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From the 1890s onwards until his death the Lewisham based antiquarian and author, Mr Leland L. Duncan visited as many as 80+ Kent churchyards and recorded the memorial inscriptions in a field notebook using a shorthand and standardised form of recording. This is a transcription of his little notebook in which he noted all the stones which were of interest to him in the churchyard at Darenth.
                                                                                                 Frank Bamping 31st October 2000
 
The churchyard of St Margaret, D A R E N T H, Kent.
Completed 1st August, 1920, L.L.D.
 
1. Mary E. Mulligan died at Long Reach 1.3.1884 aged 19.
 
2. Frances Ann Coates died on Sexagesima 1869 aged 17 years and 8 months. Robert Coates, Lieutenant, R.A., died 22.1.1870 in his 26th year.
 
3. Alexander Hassell of the Clock House, Darenth, died 3.5.1885 aged 64. Sarah Hassell, wife of the above died 6.11.1885 aged 63.
 
4. Alexander Thomas Hassell died 22.3.1863 aged 11. Frederick, his brother, died 12.11.1863 aged 13.
 
5. George, son of Richard and Ann Wilks of this parish died 7.4.1819 aged 11 years and 8 months. Mr Richard Wilks, of this parish died 2.8.1837 aged 78. Mrs Ann Wilks, wife of the above Richard Wilks died 28.9.1839 aged 70.
 
6. A cross. Lillias Mackay, wife of Percy Hassell of the Clock House, Darenth, died 10 April 1905 aged 49. Also Percy Hassell died 18 October 1905 aged 54.
 
7. William Cripps of this parish died December 5 1861 aged 82. Charlotte, wife of the above died November 10 1845 aged 54.
 
8. A coped stone. Peter Trant Murray Payne, Col. R.M.L.I. died 18.8.1889 aged 80. Anne, widow of Col. Payne died October 25 1891 aged 71.
 
9. A coped stone. Richard Ferguson Jarvis died 25.8.1879 aged 46. Anna Maria, widow of Richard Ferguson Jarvis died 10.6.1909 aged 64. Richard Thomas Trant Jarvis elest son of the above died at Maritzburg, South Africa, 31.8.1903 aged 36.
 
10. A small cross. Maud Eveline Jarvis born 8.10.1868 died 1.12.1870.
 
11. ? An old footstone which appears to have initials -
J.O...... W.E.R. F. ?S. O. (L.L.D.)
 
12. Emily Carpenter died 7.11.1898 in her 39th year. Annie Louisa died 8.5.1884 aged 5 years 4 months. Alfred Frederic died 12.5.1884 aged 2 years 7 months. Children of the above. Winifred E. Carpenter died 17.1.1903 aged 18. John Carpenter died 6.8.1908 aged 53.
 
13. Richard Tyler died 26.8.1888 aged 59. Sarah Jane, wife of the above died 12.8.1898 aged 73.
 
14. Sarah Ann Godwin died 21.2.1884 aged 61.
 
15. Mary, wife of John Evered died 1.3.1902 aged 55. Mary Gibbons died at Tientsin, China, 4.5.1910 aged 35. John Evered Gibbons, Lieut., R.A.F., son of the above killed in action at Moeuvres, France, 9.10.1918 aged 20.
 
16. Large altar tomb outside the East end of the chancel.
On top. Here lyeth the body of Mr William Farrant late of this parish who departed this life on the 18 day of January 1716/17 in the 43rd year of his age. Having left behind him Mary his beloved wife together with five sons, Thomas, William, John, Henry and Samuel; two daughters Elizabeth and Edde [sic]. He was the son of Mr Henry Farrant formerly of the parish of Cudham in Kent. Here lyeth the body of Mrs Mary Farrant, the wife of Mr William Farrant who departed this life on the 26 day of March 1729 in the 51st year of her age. Also Mrs Elizabeth Hodges, widowed daughter of the above who died 2 January 1788 aged 82 years. Also lyeth the body of Mary, the daughter of Mr William Farrant who died September the 23rd 1713. Also lyeth the body of Henry the son of Mr William Farrant who departed this life September the 14th 1722 in the 14 year of his age. Also lyeth the body of Thomas son of William and Mary Farrant who departed this life September the 30th 1737 in the 36th year of his age.
South side. And in memory of Mrs Elizabeth Chapman, wife of Thomas Chapman of St Margaret's in this parish who died 10th August 1821 aged 40. Likewise 3 infants. Also the above mentioned Thomas Chapman who died 12 October 1848 aged 70. Also the body of Henry Chapman of the Court Lodge in this parish, 2nd son of the aforesaid Thomas Chapman who died 11 July 1855 aged 47. Also the body of Thomas Chapman of St Margaret's eldest brother of the above Henry Chapman died 5 March 1863 aged 57.
East end. Also Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Chapman of St Margaret's Esquire and Elizabeth his wife died 15.6.1869 aged 56.
North side. Also lieth the body of William, son of the above Mr William and Mary Farrant late of this parish died 12 September 1762 in his 58th year. Having left behind him Jane his beloved wife together with one son and two daughters William, Jane and Elizabeth. Also lieth the body of Jane, wife of William Farrant who departed this life February 5 1763 aged 42. Also the body of William the son of the last mentioned William and Jane Farrant who died 21 December 1788 aged 37.
West end blank.
 
17. Covered in ivy. Margaret Dort late of Chester Place, Kennington, ...... who died 14 July 180(?1) aged 87.
 
18. Covered in ivy. Elizabeth Munn, wife of Thomas Munn died 29 July 1741 aged 48. George Dort died 13 January 1805 aged 60.
 
19. An altar tomb covered with ivy. North side. Sarah, wife of William Garrow of Pegwell in this county died June 30 1808 aged 56. (The rest smothered in ivy)
 
20. Nicholas Middleton of the parish of Dartford died 9 March 1778 aged 33. Also 2 of his sons who died in infancy. He left issue one son and 2 daughters, William, Jane and Mary.
 
21. Mr John Millen late of this parish died June 11 1786 aged 82. Mary his wife died 8 November 1787 aged 87.
 
22. Mrs Mary Pitt wife of Mr Charles Pitt and daughter of Mr Richard Thorpe of this parish died May 23 1847 aged 39,
 
23. Mr George Durham died 14 May 1810 aged 74. Mrs Elizabeth Durham his wife died June 8 1780 aged 40. Mrs Esther Durham wife of the above Mr George Durham died 20 December 1790 aged 29. Jane Durham daughter of the above George and Elizabeth Durham died 18.4.1791 aged 19. George Durham son of the above George and Elizabeth Durham died 7.3.1792 aged 21. William Henry and Ann Durham died in infancy. Also Sarah Broad wife of John Broad and daughter of .........(rest in grass)
 
24. Richard Thorpe November 16 1859 aged 85. Mary wife of the above died February 14 1838 aged 60.
 
25. Percy Richard Dukes, child of William and Mary Anne Charlotte Beresford born 22.1.1847 died 16.12.1857.
 
26. Joseph Mepham of this parish died 22 October 1819 aged 79. Margaret his wife died 25.6.1782 aged 51.
 
27. A cross. Emma Clara Gull died 17.7.1915 aged 66.
 
28. Mr Richard Thorpe of St Margaret's in this parish died January 14 1868 aged 60.
 
29. Mr John Sutherden died January 1 1792 aged 74. Jane his wife died February 22 1794 aged 64. Sarah, wife of Mr William Sutherden died 9.3.1812 aged 57. Mr William Sutherden son of the above died 1.3.1820 aged 63. Richard son of the above William and Sarah Sutherden died 14.3.1823 aged 37.
 
30. Mary Reynolds wife of William Reynolds of this parish died 26.1.1850 aged 72. William Reynolds, the aforesaid died at Leicester 19.4.1857 aged 78.
 
31. William Thomas Reynolds son of William and Mary Reynolds of this parish died 27.4.1838 aged 22.
 
32. Mr Samuel Peirce died 19 July 1820 aged 38. Elizabeth Peirce daughter of the above died 24 April 1814 aged 4 years and 6 months.
 
33. A wood cross. R.I.P. in loving memory of my dear daughter Lilian M. Allam who died 8.11.1918 aged 22.
 
34. Henry Hill of the parish of Stone died October 24 1761 aged 38. Elizabeth his wife died January 12 1779 aged 49.
 
35. Elizabeth Hart, mother of Elizabeth Hill died 8 April 1773 aged 80. Sarah Hill, sister of Henry Hill died 23 March 1759 aged 23.
 
36. Mary wife of Thomas Beale of this parish died 14 May 1768 aged 60. Left issue Mary the wife of Thomas Couchman of the parish of Swanscomb.
 
37. Easter wife of Robert Hinkley of this parish died 9.11.1825 aged 65.
 
38. Sophia wife of Mr Robert Wilks of the parish of Dartford died 26.2.1866 aged 48.
 
39. Sophia wife of Augustus Applegath of Dartford died 23.8.1848 in her 56th year. Her children arise up &c. Also Richard Drew Applegath second son of the above died 22.2.1850 aged 29. The above Augustus Applegath died February 9 1871 aged 83.
 
40. John Beard died 13.1.1871 aged 48.
 
41. Emily Beard daughter of R.R.W. and M.M. Beard of this parish died 14.7.1846 aged 28. Also Mary Maria Beard, mother of the above died 29.8.1848 aged 59. R.R.W. Beard husband of the above died 30.10.1856 aged 81.
 
42. A wood cross. Private G.A. North of the 60th Canadians died aged 27 years. (No date - L.L.D.)
 
43. Mrs Sarah Palmer died 23.4.1838 aged 63.
 
44. Here lieth ye body of Judeth wife of Thomas Small of this parish who died June ye 15 1758 aged 50 years.
 
45. A wood cross. No. 22540 Private W. Stoner of the Royal Defence Corps died 3.11.18 aged 54.
 
46. Thomas Williams died 28.8.1918 aged 67.
 
47. Mr Pharez Smith of this parish died December 29 1859 aged 52.
 
48. James Parker died June 22 1885 aged 68. Erected by Edmund and Harriet Amelia Mackney of this parish.
 
49. Edmund Mackney died 6.4.1883 aged 40. Harriet Amelia wife of the above died 21.2.1886 aged 37.
 
50. Mr George Knight Mackney of this parish died 10.7.1860 aged 55. Sarah Ann daughter of the above died in infancy. Henry George son of the above died at Meerut, East Indies, 30.10.1857 aged 28. Sophia widow of the above George Knight Mackney died 31.1.1866 aged 60.
 
51. Edmund, only child of Edmund and Harriet Amelia Mackney died 25.9.1872 aged 2 years and 5 months.
 
52. Elizabeth Ware late of the parish of Gravesend died 5.4.1831 aged 76. Near here lies John Ware father of the above died 17.9.1775 aged 59. Also Mary wife of John Ware and mother of the above died January 14 1803 aged 84.
 
53. Hannah wife of William Ware of this parish died 12.7.1839 aged 63. Also William Ware died 21.7.1842 aged 63. James Ware son of the above died 12.5.1871 aged 70 who was buried at Kensall Green. John Ware died 16.5.1877 aged 72. William Ware died 16.5.1877 aged 70. Sarah Ware, wife of the above (? which L.L.D.) died 31.1.1881 aged 67.
 
54. Frederick Smith, son of James and Ann Smith of this parish died 25.10.1822 aged 1 year and 8 months.
 
55. Mr Mark Bratton who was accidentally killed April 11 1806 in his 34th year. Near here also lieth Mrs Elizabeth Clement wife of Mr Mark Clement of Swanley and relict of the above who died 2.8.1829 aged 53.
 
56. A border. Margaret, wife of Thomas Webster died 27.10.1918 aged 33.
 
57. Mr George Brakefield died August 15 1816 aged 45. He lies buried at St George's, Southwark. Also Mr John Whiffin died 10.8.1822 aged 50 and Rebecca Whiffin relict to each of the above who died 3.7.1837 aged 64. Also Eliza Brakefield daughter of the above died 3.9.1819 aged 7.
 
58. Here lyeth the body of Thomas Vickers, victualler, late of Green stead Green aged 41.
Oh! the liquor he did love, but never will no more
For what he lov'd did turn his foe
For on the 28th of January 1741 that fatal day
The debt he ow'd he then did pay.
 
59. Mr Edward Vickers late of this parish died 10.3.1775 aged 79.
 
60. Mr Thomas Vickers late of the parish of Horton Kirby died 4 December 1786 aged 54. Here lyeth the body of Mary Moxey wife of William Moxey of Horton Kirby first married the above Thomas who died ................. (the rest under grass. L.L.D.)
 
61. Mrs Elizabeth Ring died 17 January 1806 in her 78th year. Mary Tufnail, granddaughter of the above died 21.9.1803 aged 5. Thomas Ring died 9 October 1816 aged 87. Mr Philip Tufnail died 3.9.1819 aged 57.
 
62. Elizabeth wife of Mr Henry Payne late of Greenwich died 19.1.1829 in her 66th year.
 
63. Alice Wallis died 25.3.1914 aged 65.
 
64. A cross. Charlotte wife of John Wallis died 20.2.1897 aged 83. John Wallis died 7.7.1903 aged 84.
 
65. George Tufnail of the parish of Stone died 11.4.1843 aged 58.
 
66. James Barnes died 27.5.1863 aged 33.
 
67. A tomb. South side. In memory of Frances Charlotte John Martha wife of Mr Frederick Thorp of this parish died January 5 1866 aged 56. Also Frederick Thorpe died 26 August 1880 aged 70.
West end. Julian Frederick, eldest son of Frederick and Frances C.J.M. Thorpe died 24 May 1867 aged 22.
 
68. Mr William Pummell late of the parish of Crayford died 5.4.1804 aged 58. Likewise 2 sons of the above, John and Henry died in infancy. William Pummell grandson of the above Mr William Pummell died July 5 1817 aged 15.
 
 
In a triangle on the North side.
 
 
69. Mr John Williams, bookseller, of Fleet Street, in the parish of St Dunstan's in the West, died 16 January 1779 in his 44th year.
 
70. Mrs Mary Holmes of this parish died 20 October 1838 aged 57.
 
71. J. K. 1838
 
72. Mrs Ann Kelham wife of Mr Joseph Kelham of this parish died 10 October 1822 aged 65. Also Mr Joseph Kelham died 4 February 1838 aged 73.
 
73. A wood rail. Jane Mercer died ? July 1 1849 aged 9 years. James Mercer died May 27 1850 aged ? 5 years.
 
74. A tomb in rails, North side. In memory of James Swaisland, gent., of this parish died 18 April 1823 aged 49. Elizabeth, relict of the above died 13 July 1834 aged 64.
 
75. Erected by the boys of the Home for Little Boys in loving memory of their friend and first superintendent Mr George Stocks who lived for God and died in Christ. 9 August 1869 aged 52.
 
76. A wood rail. Ann Rogers died 13.9.1859 aged 61.
 
Along the Western border
 
77. A cross. Jesu Mercy. Percy Edward Smith died 31.3.1916.
 
78. Here lieth interred the body of William Hibb, carpenter and son of William Hibb of this parish who departed this life the Nineteenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and twelve in the twentyeth year of his age. Footstone W.H. 1712.
 
79. Mrs Elizabeth Sedgwick late wife of Mr William Sedgwick of this parish died September 29 1798 aged 40. Also Mr William Sedgwick husband of the above died 6 May 1802 aged 46. Also Giles Sedgwick who died 6 March 1796 aged 7 months. Also Susanna wife of Mr William Sedgwick of Crayford died 7 July 1822 aged 33.
 
80. William Sedgwick died 3.4.1877 aged 88. Samuel Thomas Sedgwick son of the above died December 22 1886 aged 66.
 
81. Mr Robert Viner of this parish died 11 December 1836 aged 79. (Cut over 69. L.L.D.) Sarah and Frances, children of the above who died in their infancy. Also Mrs Mary Viner wife of the above died 29 July 1847 aged 80. Also Charles Nash, grandson of the above died May 17 1843 aged 21.
 
82. Catharine wife of James Seager of this parish died 1.10.1848 aged 53. Harriot Hicks granddaughter of the above died 26.2.1854 aged 14 months. The above James Seager died 25.6.1871 aged 67. Also Tryphosa Jane widow of the above James Seager died 20.5.1890 aged 79 and was interred in Swanscombe Cemetery.
 
83. Mr John Morbey of this parish died 3 January 1840 aged 50. Also 3 children who died in their infancy, viz Mary, Samuel and Samuel. Also the above Mr John Morbey for many years resident of this parish who died August 15 1842 aged 56. [sic]
 
84. Mary Ann Morbey daughter of Edward and Catherine Morbey of this parish died 12.5.1832 aged 18. Also Sarah, sister of the above died 7 July 1844 aged 18.
 
85. Mary wife of George Houlton of the parish of Dartford died August 3 1810 aged 70. Sarah wife of William Houlton of Greenhith died 8.8.17 aged 25. Also 2 children of the above, Emma Barton who died October 16 1816 aged 1 year and 5 months; and Frederick James who died February 26 1817 aged 4 months.
 
86. Elizabeth Bromley daughter of George and Mary Bromley of Dartford died August 16 1806 aged 6 weeks.
 
87. George Bowers born 29.9.1790 died 14.1.1881. Also Jane wife of the above died 12.5.1895 aged 74.
 
88. Fanny, wife of Henry White of this parish died 21.1.1868 aged 75. Henry White died 24.9.1874 aged 84.
 
89. George Jesse only son of Robert and Adelaide Larner died 24.2.1902 aged 30.
 
90. Sarah wife of Jesse Bowers of Darenth died 30.6.1867 aged 43. The above Jesse Bowers died 14.1.1904 aged 80.
 
91. John Hutchings died on St Andrew's Day 1867 aged 85.
 
92. Annie Mary White daughter of James Daniel and Ann White died 17.5.1871 aged 4 years and 9 months. James Daniel White died 14.4.1879 in his 52nd year.
 
93. Jonathan Bowers died 19.2.1895 aged 74. Harriet Bowers wife of the above died 15.6.1901 aged 77. George-Jesse and David, sons of the above died 13th and 11th June 1863 aged 3 years and 1 year.
 
94. Thomas William Pankhurst of this parish died 2.6.1862 aged 62. Thomas, eldest son of the above drowned in New Zealand October 1861 aged 21. Alfred youngest son died 28.12.1849 aged 5.
 
95. A. P. 1850.
 
96. Mr Robert Stoneham of this parish formerly of Little Badder, Essex, died 13.12.1852 in his 85th Year.
 
97. Henry William Albert Goodwin only son of Henry and Mary Ann Goodwin died July 8 1873 aged 18.
 
98. Mary Ann Goodwin, wife of Henry Goodwin died 10.2.1882 aged 54.
 
99. Henry Goodwin died 16.10.1887 aged 56.
 
100. Fanny Price died January 16 1895 aged 23.
101. Harold Frederick Elliston died December 24 1891 in his 13th year.
 
102. George Henry Rogers died 22.5.1894 aged 25.
 
103. James Mepham died 15.1.1885. (no age given, L.L.D.)
 
104. Maria Pinson died 18.8.1902 aged 79.
 
105. Winifred Emma Crabbe died 5.8.1888 aged 8 months. Emma Ellen Crabbe the mother of the above died 18.9.1890 aged 46.
 
106. A rose bush in front. (L.L.D.)
 
107. Frances Elliott died 8.8.1908 aged 87. William Elliott the husband of the above died 22.5.1865 aged 48.
 
108. William Gilbert died 7.4.1888 aged 65.
 
109. My dear wife Rosa Cage died 3.10.1909 aged 54. Also Rosa Mary the daughter of the above died 15.5.1895 aged 14.
 
110. Fanny, daughter of William and Caroline Olding of Hampshire died 16.22.1889 aged 31.
 
111. Ann Hassell wife of the late Thomas Hassell of the parish of Swanscombe died 16.12.1885 aged 88.
 
112. A granite tomb near the gate. Erected to the honoured memory of a devoted mother by her deeply sorrowing son. Elizabeth Morton died 16.2.1883 aged 89. Also John Thomas Morton son of the above died 11.9.1897.
 
113. Arthur Bovey, the only son of Arthur and Sarah Bovey died 19.12.1885 aged 17.
 
114. A wood cross. 2580 Private R. Briggs, Army Service Corps, aged 52, died on 5 December 1916.
 
At the end of the West slip.
 
115. William Henry, husband of Mary Mullings died 13.4.1907 aged 52.
 
116. Margaret Nicol, born 18.12.1809 died 6.2.1895.
 
117. Ann Charlotte Murphy, wife of Edwin Murphy born 18.6.1859 died 11.3.1888.
 
118. Queenie G. Cleaver died 7.8.1919 aged 5 years. Also Sgt. Maj. Thomas Cleaver who died in France 8.5.1917 aged 42.

                                          INDEX TO DARENTH M.I.s   Compiled by Zena Bamping

Names - Index
Allam, 33.

Applegarth, 39.

Barnes, 66.

Beale, 36.

Beard, 40, 41.

Beresford, 25.

Bovey, 113.

Bowers, 87, 90, 93.

Brakefield, 57.

Bratton, 55.

Briggs, 114.

Broad, 23.

Bromley, 86.

Cage, 109.

Carpenter, 12.

Chapman, 16.

Cleaver, 118.

Clement, 55.

Coates, 2.

Couchman, 36.

Crabbe, 105.
Cripps, 7.

Dort, 17, 18.

Durham, 23.


Elliott, 107.
Elliston, 101.

Evered, 15.

Farrant, 16.

Garrow, 19.

Gibbons, 15.

Gilbert, 108.

     Godwin, 14.

Goodwin, 97, 98, 99.

     Gull, 27.

     Hart, 35.

     Hassell, 3, 4, 6, 111.

Hibb, 78.

Hicks, 82.

Hill, 34, 35.

Hinkley, 37.

Holmes, 70.

Houlton, 85.

Hutchings, 91.

Jarvis, 9, 10.

Kelham, 72.

Larner, 89.

Mackay, 6.

Mackney, 48, 49, 50, 51.

Mepham, 26, 103.

 

Mercer, 73.
Middleton, 20.

Millen, 21.

Morbey, 83, 84.

Morton, 112.

Moxey, 60.

Mulligan, 1.
Mullings, 115.

Munn, 18.

Murphy, 117.

Nash, 81.

Nicol, 116.

North, 42.

J.K., 71.
J.O.,  F.S.O., 11.

Olding, 110.

A.P., 95.
Palmer, 43.

Pankhurst, 94.

Parker, 48.

Payne, 8, 62.

Pierce, 32.

Pinson, 104.

Pitt, 22.

Price, 100.

 

Pummell, 68.
W.E.R.11
Reynolds, 30, 31.

Ring, 61.

Rogers, 76, 102.

Seager, 82.

Sedgwick, 79, 80.

Small, 44.

Smith, 47, 54, 77.

Stocks, 75.

Stoneham, 96.

Stoner, 45.

Sutherden, 29.

Swaisland, 74.

Thorpe, 22, 24, 28, 67.

Tufnail, 61, 65.

Tyler, 13.

Vickers, 58, 59, 60.

Viner, 81.

Wallis, 63, 64.

Ware, 52, 53.

Webster, 56.

Whiffin, 57.

White, 88, 92.

Wilks, 5, 38.

Williams, 46, 69.

 

PLACES
Chester Place, Kennington, 17
Clock House, Darenth, 3, 6.
Court Lodge, 16.
Crayford, 68, 79.
Cudham, 16.
Dartford, 20, 38, 39, 86.
Fleet Street, St. Dunstan's in
        the West, 69.

     

     France, 118.
Gravesend, 52.
Greenhith, 85.
Greenstead Green, 58.

Greenwich, 62.
Hampshire, 110.

Home for Little Boys, 75.

Horton Kirby, 60.


Kensall Green, 53.

Leicester, 30.

Little Bedder, Essex, 96.

Long Reach, 1.

Maritzburg, South Africa, 9

Meerut, East Indies, 50.

Moeuvres, France, 15.

New Zealand, 94.


Pegwell, 19.St. Margaret's, Darenth, 16, 28.

St. George's, Southwark, 57

Stone, 34.

Stone, 65.

Swanescombe, 36, 82.

Swanley, 55.

Tientsin, China, 15.

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