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The Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Burmarsh Church
                                                                                Noted by Leland L. Duncan  

                                                                    Typed up by Dawn Weeks, checked by Zena Bamping

In the churchyard
366. (At east end of yard) George HAFFENDEN died 27 May 1742 aged 58.

367. (South east) Charles WRATTEN died 4 November 1901 aged 56.

368. Private R G WRATTEN 3/8 Middlesex, died 31 August 1917.

368. (Footstones) JW 1891. JW 1874.

370. Mary Ann PIPER daughter of James and Sarah WRAIGHT died 15 August 1869 aged 25 only surviving George her husband 2 years, died 19 July 1867 aged 53 and was interred in Maidstone Cemetery. Leaves surviving 2 brothers, James Wraight and John. Also James son of above died 22 January 1874 aged 25.

371. Richard MARSHALL son of Thomas and Elizabeth Marshall died 16 February 1791 aged 18. Also Ann Marshall their daughter died 16 June 1791 aged 21.

372. Thomas BROWNING died 24 May 1783 aged 39. Susanna wife of above died 20 November 1819 aged 74. Left surviving 2 daughters Ann and Sarah. Mary daughter of above Thomas and Susanna buried near. Six children died in infancy: Susanna, Elizabeth, Ann, James, William and John.

373. John AUSTEN of parish of Eastbridge died 17 July 1814 aged 53. Left issue by Mary his wife seven children: Sarah, Mary, William, Lydia, Rachel, Edward and Margaret. John buried near aged 15 months. Mary his wife died 1 January 1848 aged 84.

374. William HOY died 22 October 1830 aged 73. Susanna his wife died 24 August 1833 aged 74. Issue 1 son and 2 daughters Henry, Elizabeth and Mary. Erected by Henry their son.

375. Elizabeth wife of John CASTLE died 9 April 1874 aged 72.

376. Henry HOY died 15 March 1856 aged 56. Left surviving Elizabeth his wife.

377. Stephen WATTS died 17 October 1880 aged 84. Elizabeth his wife died 13 March 1875 aged 77. Also the sons and daughters of above: Ellen Maria died 16 February 1881 aged 40; Catharine Jane 5 April 1887 aged 54; James Brownden 20 April 1887 aged 62; Susannah Louisa 5 October 1887 aged 51; George Langley 14 April 1889 aged 62.

378. Alfred son of Stephen and Elizabeth WATTS died 13 May 1865 in 34th year. Mary Ann their daughter 22 February 1844 aged 6 years 6 months. He left surviving his father and mother 4 brothers and 4 sisters viz: Sarah Ann, James-Browning, George, Thomas Mount, William-Mitchell, Catharine-Jane, Susannah Louisa and Ellen-Maria.

379. Margaret wife of Jesse COLLYER died 21 October 1833 aged 31.

380. (By south side of tower) Emblen BELSEY youngest daughter of the late George and Mercy SAYER formerly of this parish died 24 May 1857 aged 18.

South west part of yard
381. George CHITTENDEN late of Burmarsh 24 September 1845 aged 38. Leaving issue by Elizabeth his wife 3 sons and 4 daughters: Mary Ann Nye; George, Thomas, Sarah Elizabeth; James; Anna Maria, Henrietta-Jane.

382. John son of John WILLS by Ellen his wife died 23 May 1742 aged 1 year 7 months. Also 2 more of their children: Elizabeth and William.

383. Elizabeth wife of James SEAL died 4 November 1828 aged 64. The above James Seal died 5 February 1835 aged 69 leaving issue 2 sons and 2 daughters: Elizabeth, James, Charlotte and Thomas.

384. Thomas ELGAR died 4 June 1735 aged 53. Left a wife and 4 children one son and 3 daughters.

385. Henry ELGAR died 23 June 1810 aged 52. Ann his wife 31 July 1806 aged 44. Catherine daughter of above 28 July 1806 aged 11. Left issue surviving 5 sons and 2 daughters: Thomas, William, Henry, John, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Ann.

386. John SCOTT died 1 August 1742 aged 29.

387. Thomas BUTCHER late of this parish died 6 July 1888 aged 68. Jemima Butcher born 1 November 1817 died 29 August 1894.

388. Kate Harriott daughter of Thomas and Jemima BUTCHER died 28 May 1873 aged 24.

389. Elizabeth MAJOR died 24 April 1837 aged 46.

390. John FRIEND died 17 October 1858 aged 68.

391. Mary wife of John FRIEND died 3 October 1827 aged 32. Left issue one son and 3 daughters: Richard, Elizabeth, Hannah and Mary.

392. John MAJOR son of John and Mary Major died 31 December 1822 aged 9 years.

393. Richard FRIEND died 13 April 1831 aged 66. Hannah his wife 2 September 1826 aged 62. Left surviving one son John.

394. Mary Ann PAINE died 23 May 1878 aged 54. Also our dear father William Avery Paine 27 September 1893 aged 76. Also Hannah, Rebecca, Mary Ann and Joseph who died in infancy.

395. Mary Ann PIDDOCK died 15 February 1917 aged 62. William Henry Piddock 9 June 1919 aged 63.

396. Charlotte RAYNER died 3 September 1901 aged 66. James her husband died 24 December 1908 aged 74.

In western part (north)
397. Henry Jennings BORCKHARDT, Rector of this parish 29 January 1876 aged 53.

398. Stephen FAGG died 30January1804 aged 60. Had by Margaret his wife 14 children: John, Stephen, Ann, Michael, George, Martha, Sarah, Susanna and Richard surviving, Thomas, Margaret, Mary, Margaret and Charles lie buried here. Margaret his wife died 30 July 1838 aged 89.

399. Nicholas WRATTEN died 13 August 1729 aged 65. John his son January ye 18 1729 aged 2 years.

Note – No stones in northern part of the yard.

In the church
400. (Mural north side of nave) Sacred to the memory of Edward COLEMAN Esquire who was born in this Parish 28 June 1765 and died at the Royal Veterinary College, London 14 July 1839. In early life after studying under the celebrated John Hunter he entered the medical profession and in 1794 was elected Professor of the Royal Veterinary College, an institution which by his scientific researches and mental energies attained a degree of usefulness and celebrity that exceeded the sanguine expectations of its distinguished founders. Under his fostering auspices the progress of the Veterinary art was such as qualified its practitioners to hold commissions in the Army and in 1797 he had himself the honor to be appointed Veterinary Surgeon General to the British Cavalry. The duties of which responsible situation he faithfully discharged with credit to himself and advantage to his country. His physiological investigations and the services he rendered to science caused him to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of other British and foreign scientific associations. This tablet is erected by his surviving children in whose fondest and most grateful remembrance his parental affection and undeviating kindness will forever be most dearly cherished. Requiescat in pace

401. (Mural) Edward COLEMAN of this parish who died 19 September 1811 aged 70. His integrity and unremitted attention as the Common Expenditor of Romney Marsh is universally admitted etc etc. He left issue by his first wife 3 sons and by his second wife who is still living one daughter.

402. This tablet is erected by the desire of Edward COLEMAN to his mother, Sarah West Coleman who after a long and painful illness died 11 December 1787 aged 49. She left issue 3 sons; Thomas, Richard and Edward.

403. (Mural) Sacred to the memory of Richard COLEMAN son of Richard and Mary Coleman of the parish of Dymchurch, snatched hastily away by the hand of Providence at the early age of 16 years, 24 November 1868. Also 3 children died infants.

404. (Mural in the tower) To Sarah, wife of Professor COLEMAN who died 2 March 1833 at St Pancras aged 63. Her remains are deposited in St James’s Chapel, Middlesex and in the words of her dear departed daughter Louisa, she was perfection.

405. (Tablet) To Louisa Cline SELBY wife of Thomas Selby Esquire of Town Malling and second daughter of Professor and Sarah COLEMAN died 3 July 1831 aged 33. As a daughter, sister, wife and mother she possessed all the virtues which can enrich and adorn human nature.

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
Austen 373
Belsey 380
Borckhardt 397
Browning 372
Butcher 387 388
Castle 375
Chittenden 381

Coleman 400 401 402 403 404
Collyer 379
Elgar 384 385
Fagg 398
Friend 390 391 393
Haffenden 366
Hoy 374 376
Major 389 392
Marshall 371
Paine 394
Piddock 395
Piper 370
Rayner 396
Sayer 380
Scott 386
Seal 383
Selby 405
Watts 377 378
Wills 382
Wraight 370
Wratten 367 368 399

Places Index
Dymchurch 403
Eastbridge 373
Maidstone
   Cemetery 370
Malling 405

London
   St Pancras 404
Royal Veterinary 
     College 400
St James Chapel, 
     Middlesex 404
General
Common Expenditor of Romney Marsh 401
Fellow of the Royal Society 400
Private 3/8 Middlesex 368
Professor 405
Professor of the Royal Veterinary College 400
Rector 397
Veterinary Surgeon
   General to the British
       Cavalry 400

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