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Some Monumental Inscriptions of
Church, Buckland - Noted by Bax & Rice
Friday 5th May 1892
Pages 1-4 of Epitaphs
from Kent Churches typed up by Margaret Broomfield
Also Some Monumental Inscriptions Noted
by Rev Bryan Faussett in 1759,
added 8th July 2007
1. Stone with arms above on SW side
of the Church. In memory of William BENTLEY of Deal in this county who departed
this life the 28th September 1719 aged 59 years. Also Sarah his wife
who departed this life the 14th of October 1738 aged 72 years. Also
of Capt. Thomas Bentley son of the above William Bentley and Sarah his wife who
departed this life ye 16th of March 1739 aged 38 years. Also of
Edward Baker Esq. who was a Rear Admiral in his Majesties Navy he married Sarah
daughter of the above William Bentley and Sarah his wife who departed this life
ye 31st of August 1752 aged 64 years. Also of Elizabeth Bentley
daughter of the above William and Sarah Bentley who departed this life the 23rd
of June 1763, aged 57 years. Also Sarah widow of the above Edward Baker Esq.
departed this life the 19th February 1769 aged 77 years.
2. HS now flat in the path by the S. side of church. Susanna the wife of Richard
MEADOWS of Dover. She departed this life the 28th of February 1795/3
aged 57 years. With patience to the last she did submit and murmur’d not at
what the Lord thought fit. After a lingering illness, smart and pain physicians
skill and physic prov’d in vain. She with a Christian courage did reign, her
soul to God at the appointed time. Also of the above Richard Meadows who died 21st
September 1809 aged 65 years.
3. Flat stone near the ………???? In memory of James BAKER who died 1st
January 1778 aged 60 years. Also of Sarah his wife who died 1st
January 1810 aged 84 years.
4. Flat HS. In the upper part some emblem or device. In memory of Matthew son of
Thomas and Hannah NEWMAN who belong’d to his Majesty’s packquet Express and
was unfortunately drown’d Boulgone Road 26 February 1786 and was interr’d
here the 6th of March following aged 17 years 9 weeks and 2 days. He
weakened my strength in this way he shortened my days 92 Psalm 13 verse.
5. Double HS. NE side of the churchyard a chevron between 3 compasses. Here
lieth interred the body of Henry GARLING who departed this life May the 22 day
1749 aged 89 years. Here lieth interred the body of Sulann the wife of Henry
Garling who departed this life ye XIV of February 1701 aged LV years, who had
issue 11 sons and 10/15 daughters, John and Henry and Elizabeth.
6. Close to the entrance gate. E. end. In memory of six children of John and
Jemima BENTLEY viz. Mary Ann died 29th of February 1805 aged 10
weeks, Eliza died 31st January 1811 aged 2 years and 1 month. A son
born 31st July 1811 died the same day. William died 24th
July 1813 aged 11 weeks, Maria died 27th April 1814 aged 3 weeks,
Henry died 6 November 1815 aged 12 weeks.
The following copied by Mr. R. Gassaway Rice.
7. Square column. SW of church having white marble panels. The whole
surrounded with high iron rails on top of column an urn. MI in south side only
in roman capitals. Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Edward WINTHROP for some
years vicar of Darenth in this county, who died the 7th of January
1826 aged 56, also to the memory of Martha, wife of the above Revd. Edward
Winthrop who died at Dover the 30th January 1844 aged 50. Sacred also
to the memory of their eldest daughter Martha Winthrop who died suddenly on the
10th of February 1853 aged 41.
8. Head and body stone close to, and E. of last. In memory of William HARVEY of
Dover who died 15th January 1784 aged 35 years. Thomas CHITTENDEN of
Biggen Street, Dover (Italics?) who died 12th April 1795 aged 35
years. Frances Chittenden widow of the above, William Harvey and Thomas
Chittenden who died 15th May 1834, aged 87 years. Also of their
children William Harvey who died 17th April 1795, aged 20 years,
James Chittenden who died 20th June 1809 aged 18 years, Elizabeth
Harvey who died 27th July 1810 aged 32 years, Fanny Harvey who died
13 July 1848 aged 69 years. "Let me die this death of the righteous and let
my last end be like his".
9. HS to S. of chancel. S. of church …… on top. Here lieth interred ye body
of John HAMMOND yeoman of the parish of Buckland who departed this life July 11th
1736 aged 72 years who had issue by Margarey his wife one son and two daughters
and one son and one daughter now sur…………
10. HS near to, and SW of last . Two sculls and cherub’s head at top. Here
lieth interred the body of Thomas HAMMOND of River who departed this life the 7th
of August 1750 aged 57 years. Also John son of the above said Thomas Hammond who
departed this life the 18th of December 1756 aged 28 years. Also
Susanna wife of the above Thomas Hammond who departed this life the 5th
of January 1757 aged 60 years.
11. HS laid flat close to the N wall of church. Two sculls and one hour glass on
top. Here lyeth interred the body of William HATTON of this parish who departed
this life the 3 day of December 1724 aged 59 years who had issue by Sarah his
wife two sons and 3 daughters to sons and two daughters now surviving.
12. HS E of church Sacred to the memory of (Italics) James GOULD who died August
31st 1849 aged 64 years [black letters]. Also of Mary wife of the
above who died December 16th 1851 aged 66 years.
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Some Monumental Inscriptions Noted
by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1759, added
8th July 2007
Kindly typed up for the website by Pat
In The Chancel.[A
fesse betw. 3 garbs in a border engrailed. Crest: a bird with wings
spread statant & holding a garb in dexter claw (One copy adds palm
sprays to sides of shield except at top].
Here lyeth interred the Body of Andrew SMYTHEYT, late of Northbourn in
the County of Kent, Gent. He was born December 21st 1656 and
died January 4th 1736/7.
13. On a Flat Stone. Here lyeth interred the Body of William WOOD,
Yeoman, Sonne of William Wood of Charlton, Lieutenant of the Trayne
Bands of Dover, who departed this Life the 3d. day of July 1680 aged 81
Years. He had to Wife Sarah the Daughter of Robert HATTON, Yeoman, by
whome he had Issue one Son William, and two Daughters, Amy and Joane.
14. On Another. Here lyeth the Body of Mrs Amy SMITH, Wife of Mr John
Smith and Daughter to Mr William Wood. She died the 25th day
of February 1706/7 aged 81 Years. Also Elizabeth, Wife of Nick HATTON,
Surgn. who departed this Life the 30th of March 1742 aged 41
Years. Also Nick Hatton of Deal, Surgn. who departed this Life the 5th
of August 1743 aged 39 Years.
15. On Another. Here lyeth the Body of Mr John SMITH who departed this
Life the 25th day of February 1695/6 aged above 85 Years.
16. On a flat black Marble in the Middle Aile near the West End.
17. At the West End of the North Isle. On an Altar Tomb inclosed with
Iron rails. Arms:
Ermin a Griffin rampt. empaled with a Chevron bet. 3 Martlets. Crest –
a Hand issuing out of a naval Crown holding a Trident.
In Memory of William BENTLEY of Deal in this County who departed this
Life the 28th day of Sept. 1719 aged 59 Years. Also of Sarah
his Wife who departed this Life the 14th of October 1738 aged
72 Years. Also of Captain Thos. BENTLEY, Son of the above William
Bentley and Sarah his Wife who departed this Life the 16th of
March 1739/40 aged 38 Years. Also of Edward BAKER Esquire who was a Rear
Admiral of his Majesties Navy. He married Sarah, Daughter of the above
William Bentley and Sarah his Wife. He departed this Life the 31st
of August 1731 aged 64 Years. Also of Elizabeth Bentley, Daughter of the
above William and Sarah Bentley who departed this Life the 23d. of June
1763 aged 57 Years. Also of Sarah, Widow of the said Edward Baker
Esquire, who departed this Life the 19th day of February 1769
aged 77 Years.
18. On a handsome mural Monument of Marble, within ye Rails. Arms.
Az. Chevn. bet. 3 Martlets Or. Sacred
to the Memory of Sir John BENTLEY, Knight. Vice Admiral of the White of
the British Fleet. In his Youth, he served under the Admirals HADOCK and
MATTHEWS. By their Example, he learned to conquer, by his own Merit, he
rose to Command. In the Action of Cape Finister, the 4th of
March 1747/8, he was Captain of The Prince George, on Board which Ship,
Lord ANSON had his Flag. In the Action October 14th in the
same Year, under Sir Edward HAWKE, he distinguished himself, as Captain
of the Defiance; And in the Battle in 1759 off Cape Lagos, under the
Command of Admiral BOSCAWEN, he signalised himself, as Captain of the
Warspite; and had the Honour of Knighthood conferred on him, for his
gallant Behaviour; after which, he had in the same Year, a Share in the
Engagement of Belle Isle, when the French Fleet was defeated by Sir
Edward Hawke. He was in private Life, Humane, temperate, just and
bountiful. In publick Station, valiant and honest. He was esteemed and
favoured by his King, beloved and honoured by his Country. He died the
3d. of January 1772 aged 69.
N.B. The Arms in the Atchievements differ from ye Monuments. In that for
BENTLEY – Argt. a Chevn. bet. 3 Martlets sable. Crest a Talbot passant
Argt. In BAKERS – Sab. A Griffin rampt. regardant. Erm. gorged with a
ducal Coronet Or. armed Gules empaled with Argt. a Chevn. bet. 3
19. The Steeple is a small wooden Spire, with 3 small Bells in it. 2
dated 1683, 1754.
20. The West Door only has a plain round Arch, the other Arches are all
21. In the East Window are some remains of painted glass, wch. seems to
have been part of the Royal Arms.
22. Mr LYON, Minister of St Mary’s in Dover, informs Me that there
"was a beautyfull Urn, dug up, in this Parish, not many Years ago;
but that it was broken through Carelessness and the Remains of it cast
into ye River". Letter, dated 22d. Aug. 1775. – B.F.
23. On a loose sheet in Vol.2. On a Handsome Monument fixt to ye E.Wall
of Pew belonging to the HALES Family – under wch. is a spacious Vault.
Sr. Thomas Pym HALES, Bart. Representative of the Port of Dover, a
Steady and true Friend to Liberty and the Laws of this Country, of
unceasing Kindness to his Family, Fidelity to his Friend and Benevolence
to Mankind. Human Virtue adorned his Life, Christian resignation his
Death. He dyed the 18th March 1773 Leaving Five Daughters by
his Wife Mary, the Daughter of Gervas HAYWARD Esq. who as a tribute of
Gratitude to the best of Husbands hath erected this Monument to his
Memory. Aged 47.
Index of Names and Places
BAKER 1, 3, 17
BENTLEY 1, 6, 17, 18
HAMMOND 9, 10
HATTON 11, 13, 14
SMITH 14, 15
Boulgone Road 4
Deal 1, 14, 17
Dover 2, 7, 8
Biggen Street 8
St Mary’s 22
Trayne Bands of Dover 13
Captain 1, 17
Rear Admiral 1, 17
Vice Admiral 17
Action off Cape Finister 17
Battle of Cape Lagos 17
Engagement of Belle Isle 17
Majesty’s packquet Express 4
The Defiance 17
The Prince George 17
The Warspite 17
The White of the British Fleet 17
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