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                    Some Monumental Inscriptions of Cudham Church,  Noted by Leland L. Duncan 3rd August 1919

Leland Duncan's pencil sketch of location of gravestones in Cudham Churchyard (To be added)

Kindly typed up for the website by Dawn Weeks

1. Here lyeth the Body of George HOLMDEN of Berris Cudham who dyed March the 22 1731 aged 62 years.

2. William WARD of this Parish died June 26 1776 aged 71.

2A. Fanny wife of Amos ROFFEY died 27 April 1922 aged 41.

3. Mr Thomas REEVES died October 2 1827 aged 43. Also Matilda daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Reeves died January 3 1814 aged 2. Also George died March 2 1820 aged 1. Edmund died April 16 1820 aged 3. Harriot died June 27 1823 aged 1 year and 10 months.

4. Frances CHARMAN of this Parish died June 9 1845 aged 55. Also Elizabeth Charman wife of above died March 7 1875 aged 84.

5. Coped George ANSELL died 2 March 1888 aged 71.

6. Here lieth ye Body of Richard JACKSON Senior of ys Parish. He died October ye 1 1722 aged 76 years.

7. Portrait Here lyeth the Body of Mary the wife of Richard JACKSON Senior who departed this life the 17 Day of June 1743 in the 84 year of her age.

8. Hourglass Here lieth the Body of Elizabeth the wife of Richard JACKSON of this Parish who departed this life the 26 day of October 1741 in the 29 year of her age.

9. Headstone. broken and lost. Foot. A M 1856

10. George BRAZIER 24 January 1888 aged 68.

11. John BORER of this Parish died 18 March 1870 in 81 year.

12. Mary wife of John BORER of this Parish died 18 June 1858 aged 72.

13. Broken ………………ep / …………. / ……………..prill the 12 172- / aged 16 years.

14. Cross William BROWN died 7 November 1878 aged 53.

15. Altar Thomas FARRANT of this Parish died December 26 1727 aged aged (?37) years (or ?57). Also Frances WHIFFEN Relict of John Whiffen of Aylisford formerly wife to the above Thomas Farrant who died March 21 1759 90 years.

16. Altar Here lyeth ye Body of Mary GLOVER the daughter of Roger KNOWE who deceased ye 16 day of June 1689 aged 34 years and Rest in Hope of a Glorious Resurection. Here lyeth also ye Body of John Glover husband of Mary Glover who departed this life June ye 24 day 1712 67 years aged.
(For Knowe see Downe – page 947 Reg Roff).

17. Altar Here lyeth the Body of Mr Roger GLOVER of this Parish who departed this life the 21 day of April 1722 aged 41 years. Here also lyeth the Body of Mrs Amy Glover of this Parish of Cudham wife of the above Mr Roger Glover who departed his life December ye 4 1750 aged 74 years.

18. George VARGE died 29 November 1825 aged 70. Frances daughter of above died 16 November 1828 aged 39.

18A. Ann MONK wife of John Monk died 4 August 1818 aged 24. John Monk 19 July 1827 aged 50.

19. An old stone surface all destroyed on a fragment ………ian Son / ……..kson / October 6 /
age

20. Robert WERRY died May 19 1735 aged 45. Also the bodies of John and Mary.

21. Mr William BLAKE died 25 December 1853 aged 67. Mrs Sarah Blake wife of above died 11 September 1863 aged 75. Ann Blake daughter of above died 21 October 1833 aged 19. Jane Blake daughter of above died 20 July 1847 aged 21. William W Blake son of above 6 November 1863 aged 46.

22. John DREW died January 10 1880 aged 43.

23. Robert HOW died 27 March 1837 aged 70. Sarah wife of above died February 19 1852 in 55 year.

24. Emma wife of William ROBERTS died 16 May 1906 aged 65.

25. George ALWEN died 29 September 1879 aged 64. Eliza wife of above died 4 February 1881 aged 60.

East of chancel
26. Ann and Elizabeth daughters of John and Mary SHOVE ………………………….

27. Mr John SHOVE 1802

28. Here lieth the Body of John BRASYER Senior of this Parish who departed this Life May the 15 1699 aged 89 years.

29. Mrs Sarah SHOVE died 19 February 1814 aged 75. Also near lyeth Mr John Shove died 24 September 1802 aged 61. Mr John Shove Yeoman late of Keston died 19 May 1853 aged 78.

30. Here lyeth ye Body of Richard GLOVER of this Parish who departed this life the 15 day of May 1722 aged 39 years.

31. Here lieth the Body of Alice the daughter of William and Amy GLOVER of this Pish (sic) who departed this life the 25 of July 1704 Hopeing for A Better. Aged 25 years.

32. Here lyeth Amy wife of William GLOVER who departed ys Life March Anno Dom 1693 aged 36.

33. Here lyeth ye Body of William GLOVER of this Parish who departed this life March ye 22 1711 aged 61.

34. Altar Tomb in rusty rails and covered with ivy and tree growth. Elizabeth GLOVER of Bombers in Cudham who was buried on – July 1743. Thomas Glover her husband was buried – January 1747 etc.

35. Mr Samuel PACKMAN of this Parish died 20 December 1847 aged 63. Also Keturah wife of above died 10 April 1864 aged 67. Matilda daughter of above died 19 June 1874 aged 34. George Packman son of above died February 19 1885 aged 63.

36. Charles Robert HOLMES late of Portlands Knockholt died 30 October 1859 aged 30.

37. Elizabeth wife of Henry COLLINS died 4 April 1878 aged 56. Henry Collins husband of above died 17 May 1884 aged 60.

38. Wood rail John YOUNG died 11 February 1857 in 31 year. William Young brother to John died 17 December 1857 aged 27.

39. Cross Sarah Elizabeth PERRY died July 21 1883 aged 19.

40. Samuel MOXHAM son of James and Caroline Matilda Moxham died 15 October 1871 aged 75. Also Caroline Matilda Moxham died April 15 1879 aged 91. See 78

41. Mrs Elizabeth DAVEY daughter of James and Caroline Matilda MOXHAM died January 3 1870 aged 84.

42. In rails Henry CARLESS MRCS late of Beckenham died 21 April 1859 aged 47. Elizabeth wife of above died June 12 1896 aged 85.

43. Louisa wife of Samuel PACKHAM died 11 December 1887 aged 55.

44. Flat William HILL son of John Hill ………………………………

45. Mr William JACKSON died December 4 1852 aged 59. Mrs Mary JACKSON wife of above died 20 January 1864 aged 73. Also Anne TREMAIN daughter of Amy and Richard Jackson of this Parish died December 26 1867 aged 11 years and 6 months.

46. Mary wife of George TREMAIN of this Parish died 29 March 1841 aged 49. Also George Tremain husband of above died October 20 1859 aged 71.

47. Robert SMITH son of Thomas and Ann SMITH died January 20 1786 aged 2 years. Also Mary Ann daughter of above died August 28 1789 aged 1 year. Also body of Salle Smith who died December 1801 aged 9 years.

48. Wood rail In memory of John WOOD died April 10 1777 aged 77. Also Sarah wife of John Wood died 31 March 1825 aged 85. (repainted).

49. Brick altar On top: Mary S------S (?STEVENS) late wife of Richard S------S of Croydon and Daughter of Thomas and Ann ?ALWEN of
Berrio died the 27th of ------ 176(?6) in the –6 year of her age. Also Ann wife of the above Thomas ?Alwen who died O……. aged 71 (or 4) years. Also Thomas --------- (?Alwen) of Newbarn who departed this life 1 (February?) he…….. 1801 aged 61 years. Also Sarah wife of the above who departed this life November 17 1802 (?) aged --.

50. Brick altar On north side: Thomas SMITH of this Parish Died September – 17(?88) aged 6(?5) years. On top: Here lieth the Body of George CUMBER late of this Parish who died the 20 of (?July) 1767 in the (?5)0 year of his age. Also the Body of Sarah ALWEN the wife of William Alwen ……………………. / who died the – of J….. 1767 / ………. of her age / (space). Also the body of the above said William Alwen of …….d in this Parish who died the 21 (or 4) of April 1772 aged 78 years. Also the body of Sarah the wife George Cumber who died October 5 1778 aged 57 years. Also Alice the daughter of Thomas Smith of Aperfield in this Parish who died February –7 1779 aged ?23 years. Also the Body of Mary the wife of Thomas Smith who died December – 1779 aged …. years.

50A.  In Register of Burials  1772 William COVELL 1 April Editha SKINNER 26 April William ALWEN from Norrads 28 April

51. Elizabeth daughter of William and Elizabeth SMITH Died October 14 1791 aged 3 months. lso Elizabeth their daughter Died January 10 1801 aged 4 months. Also George their son Died 20 January 1805 an infant.

52. Robert son of William and Elizabeth SMITH died August 2 1805 aged 15 years. Also Maria daughter of the abofe died December 31 1807 in 19th year.

53. Henry TAPSELL died July 24 1897 aged 66. Sarah TAPSELL wife of above died 26 July 1897 aged 77.

54. Julia wife of Samuel PACKMAN born 14 November 1843 died August 16 1895.

55. Rosetta wife of Ernest PACKMAN died 26 December 1891 aged 24.

56. Joseph BURRELL died 17 March 1896 aged 65.

57. David DEVINE born 14 April 1854 died 12 December 1878.

58. Thomas GILLETT died January 25 1880 aged 74.

59. Amy daughter of George and Hanna TAPSAL died April 26 1783 aged 23.

60. Mr Thomas CHEESEMAN of this Parish died 20 October 1837 aged 40. Elizabeth Cheeseman daughter of above died 24 March 1837 aged 7 weeks.

61. William COLLINS died 21 December 1854 aged 72. Mary Collins wife of above died 6 March 1869 aged 82. John Collins son of above died July 20 1845 aged 29. Sarah SKINNER daughter of above died February 23 1853 aged 34.

62. Mr Anthony CRANE died January 4 1805 aged 60. Mrs Ann Crane wife of above died January 27 1831 aged 77.

63. Anthony CRANE late of Cudham died 3 May 1859 aged 67. Sophia Crane wife of above died 9 November 1870 aged 72.

64. George CRANE Builder died 22 March 1875 aged 56. Caroline Crane died 16 February 1915 aged 95.

65. Mrs Elizabeth WESTBROOK died May 23 1857 aged 43. Thomas Westbrook died February 16 1859 aged 1 week. Jane Edith Westbrook died 30 March 1860 aged 14 months. Henry Westbrook died January 20 1882 aged 67 years.

66. George GALLOWAY died 11 February 1880 aged 73.

67. William Herculas WRIGHT of Hammersmith who met his death by the fall from a tree September 3 1872 aged 22. A sudden change, I in a moment fell I had no time to bid my friends farewell But when the Lord he thought it best He to0ok me to his heavenly rest Dear Friends take warning by my fall And be prepared when Christ shall call.

68. Hannah wife of William STONE died 29 June 1882 aged 73.

69. John SKINNER died 16 October 1880 aged 67. Also Mary Agate mother of the above died 30 April 1876 aged 80. Also Eliza Skinner wife of the above died December 30 1898 aged 87.

70. Thomas JONES husband of Lavina Jones Born February 11 1844 Died April 29 1886 For years past I suffered great etc.

71. Harriett wife of Alfred STAPLES and daughter of Henry and Eliza CHARMAN of Cudham died July 20 1888 aged 36.

72. Mrs Maria WOODS died December 17 1840 aged 49.

73. Ann BRASIER wife of Thomas Brasier died 14 February 1837 aged 56. Thomas Brasier husband of above died January 27 1857 aged 82. For many years we liv’d together At length Grim death did us sever And when the last trump shall sound May we in glory then be found.

74. Susannah Shallgrass relict of late Richard BRASIER died 16 December 1864 aged 68.

75. Elizabeth wife of Mr William LEWIS of this Parish died June 14 1860 aged 50.

76. Wood rail ……………. of John WOOD who died …………….. 10 18(?41) aged 5 years 9 months.

In Cudham Church
West end of Nave
77. Richard YEATES of this Parish died 23 November 1831 aged 55. George son of above died 24 June 1842 aged 53. Mary wife of above Richard Yeates died 23 November 1848 aged 66.

East end of nave
78. Near to this Stone are deposited the remains of Ann MOXHAM daughter of James and Caroline Matilda Moxham who died 10 April 1896 aged 10 years. Also Sarah MATTHEWS mother of the above Caroline Matilda Moxham who died 22 September 1813 aged 80. Also above James Moxham who died 16 September 1821 aged 91. Also Caroline Matilda Moxham his wife who died 11 October 1827 aged 67. Also William Moxham son of above who died 27 January 1813 aged 50. Also James Moxham Esquire son of above James Moxham Esquire who died September 17 1868 aged 78. (see No. 40).

79. WALEYS Brass before the Chancel steps.

80. North wall of Chancel Sacred to the Memory of Richard TAYLOR late of Norheads in this Parish who died March 25 1825 aged 64. Also Susanna Taylor daughter of above who died 24 March 1826 aged 41. Also Alexander Taylor late of Oxford Street W son of above died May 5 1837 aged 29. Also Susanna Taylor widow of above Richard Taylor died February 14 1844 aged 81. Also Sarah Taylor daughter of above Richard and Susanna Taylor died January 12 1855 in her 72nd year. Also Mary Ann Taylor daughter of above Richard and Susanna Taylor died June 1 1860 in her 60. Also James Taylor son of above died June 14 1866 in 77. Also Jane Charlotte Taylor daughter of above Richard and Susanna Taylor died February 22 1875 in her 73rd. Above in a sort of crest Pascal lamb with flag.

6 stones in South Chancel
81. Arnold BRASIER eldest son of Mr John Brasier of Oldhouse in thisParish died October ye 6 1735 aged 4 months and 14 days and Mr John Brasier youngest son of above Mr John Brasier died January ye 14 1761 aged 24 years.

82. Mrs Mary BRASIER wife of Mr John Brasier of Oldhouse eldest daughter of Mr Richad HAYWARD heretofore of Woldingham died 20 January 1762 aged 62. Also Mr John Brasier of Oldhouse died March 1778 aged – years.

83. Mr Arnold BRASIER of Oldhouse in this Parish died May ye 16 1722 aged 67. Also Mrs Ann Brasier wife of said Arnold Brasier died February 26 1735 aged 70. Also William Brasier of Blackmans in this Parish died October 7 1829 aged 74. Also Mrs Elizabeth Brasier wife of above died 27 February 1845 aged 90. Also Mr Richard Brasier late of Skid Hill in this Parish died October 10 1858 aged 67.

84. John WHIFFEN of this Parish died April 10 1785 aged 75. Also Ann wife of above John Whiffen died 23 April 1785 aged 74. Also William Whiffen son of above died 8 February 1816 aged 78.

85. Mrs Mary BRASIER wife of Mr William Brasier and daughter of Mr John RUSSELL of Godstone died 2 May 1766 aged 35. Also above Mr William Brasier who died – April 1777 in the 72 year.

86. Mrs Mary BRASIER one of the daughters of Mr Arnold Brasier of Oldhouse in this Parish died ye 2 February 1760 aged 69. Also William Brasier son of Thomas and Sarah Brasier of Skid Hill Farm in the Parish of Cudham Kent died October 28 1856 aged 67. (pages 935 and 936 Reg Roff) in italics = added since Thorpes time.

87. FARRANT monument on the wall of South Chancel (see Reg Roff page 936) copy on page 44 hereof.

88. Glass in east window of North Aasle drawing WALLIS
NB 1, 2, 3,5, and 6 were in the great Chancel in Thorpe’s time and the Farrant monument on the south side within the rails.

Drawing Now 2 lions or pass ??????
3 lions in Thorpe’s time page 936 Reg Roff

89. Drawing William DE VALENCE Earl of Pembroke Barry of 10 arg and az an orle of martlets gn.

90. Banns Book 1814 on Re No. 73 Banns Thomas BRAZIER batchelor and Ann WOOD spinster both of this Parish asked in September 1821 16.23.30

91. William DEVINE batchelor and Maria ALLINGHAM spinster both of this Parish March and April 1824. James FUGGLE batchelor and Jane FINNIS spinster both of this Parish August and September 1824.

Nave south wall
92. In a vault beneath are interred the remains of Mr Gorge OUNSTED formerly of Mace in this Parish ob 23 June 1811 aged 87. Mrs Ann Ounsted his wife ob 15 September 1802 aged 68. Mr Henry Ounsted also of Mace their son ob 21 April 1836 aged 65.

In newer part
93. William STONE husband of Hannah Stone 12 March 1891 aged 82.

94. Thomas MARKHAM 25 July 1889 aged 69.

95. George JACKSON 2 August 1890 aged 59.

96. George KILLICK 6 February 1893 aged 20.

97. John YEATES of this Parish 12 October 1894 aged 79. Charlotte Yeates wife of above March 15 1913 in 87th.

98. White cross James FICKUS 17 July 1916 aged 66.

99. White cross Edward Augustus RUCKER died at Cudham Hall 13 June 1915 aged 64.

100. Esther CROOKS died 18 October 1893 aged 65. Her children shall etc.

101. William HOLLAND 21 February 1902 aged 77. Clara Holland 7 December 1915 aged 69.

102. William JACKSON 24 November 1901 aged 74.

103. FARRANT inscription T.F. Here lieth interrd Thomas FARRANT senior who died November the XIV Anno Domini MDCLXXX. Thomas Farrant junior died also August the XXII Anno Domini MDCLXXX the age was LXII of the one and XVII the other. (Reg Roff page 936).

104. Here lyeth buryed Alys WALEYS somtyme wyf unto Water Walys of this parishe syster unto Johan ALEGH of Adyngton in the countie of Surrey, squire, somtyme there justice of the quoru. Which Alys decessed the XI day of July in the Yer of our Lord God MVC and III. On whose soule Jhesu have mercy.
Drawing 6 sons and 3 daughters.

3 August 1919 L. Duncan

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
ALEGH 104
ALLINGHAM 91
ALWEN 25, 49, 50, 50A
ANSELL 5
BLAKE 21
BORER 11, 12
BRASIER 73, 74, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86
BRASYER 28
BRAZIER 10, 90
BROWN 14
BURRELL 56
CARLESS 42
CHARMAN 4, 71
CHEESEMAN 60
COLLINS 37, 61
COVELL 50A
CRANE 62, 63, 64
CROOKS 100

CUMBER 50
DAVEY 41
DE VALENCE 89
DEVINE 57, 91
DREW 22
Earl of Pembroke 89
FARRANT 15, 87, 88, 103
FICKUS 98
FINNIS 91
FUGGLE 91
GALLOWAY 66
GILLETT 58
GLOVER 16, 17, 30-34
HILL 44
HOLLAND 101
HOLMDEN 1
HOLMES 36
HOW 23
JACKSON 6-8, 45, 95, 102
JONES 70
KILLICK 96
KNOWE 16
LEWIS 75
A M 9
MARKHAM 94
MATTHEWS 78
MONK 18
MOXHAM 40, 41, 78
OUNSTED 92
PACKHAM 43,
PACKMAN 34, 54, 55
PERRY 39
REEVES 3
ROBERTS 24
ROFFEY 2A
RUCKER 99
RUSSELL 85
Shallgrass 74
SHOVE 26, 27, 29
SKINNER 50A, 61, 69
SMITH 47, 50, 51, 52
STAPLES 71
STEVENS 49
STONE 68, 93
TAPSAL 59
TAPSELL 53
TAYLOR 80
TREMAIN 45, 46
VARGE 18
WALEYS 79, 104
WARD 2
WERRY 20
WESTBROOK 65
WHIFFEN 15, 84
WOOD 48, 76
WOODS 72
WRIGHT 67
YEATES 77, 97
YOUNG 38
Places Index
Addington 104
Aylesford 15
Beckenham 42
Cudham 99
   Aperfield 50
   Berris 1
   Berrio 49
   Blackmans 83
   Bombers 34
   Mace 92
   Norheads 80
   Norrads 50A
   Oldhouse 81, 85, 83, 86
   Skid Hill 83
   Skid Hill Farm 85
Godstone 85
Hammersmith 67
Keston 29
London Oxford Street W 80
Portlands Knockholt 36
Surrey 104
Woldingham 82
General
Builder 64
fall from a tree 67
Yeoman 29

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