St Mary's with
Index of names and
places at end
to Churchyards listed
Some Monumental Inscriptions of Dover,
St Mary's Church,
Noted by Bax & Rice Thursday 12th May 1892
Pages 81 to 86 of Epitaphs from Kent Churches
typed up by Margaret Broomfield
some Monumental Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795,
added 15th January 2009
ST. MARY’S, DOVER
Carefully searched No. B(ax’s)
1. Sacred to the memory of Una wife of Thomas SMITHETT who departed
this life the 25th July 1793 aged 46 years. Left surviving
one daughter Una Seamark Smithett. Also to the memory of the above
Thomas Smithett who departed this life August ye 1 1800/5 aged 66
2. (Drawing) Here lieth ye body of John KENNET, pilot of Dover. He
left issue by Rebecca his wife 3 daughters, Alice, Rebeccah and Ursule.
He died August 19/0 1731 aged 37 years.
3. HS scull Here lyeth ye body of Henry FINNIS he dyed ye 9 July 1747
aged 70 years. Also here lyeth interred ye body of Susanna Finnis wife
of the above Henry Finnis she departed this (sunk).
4. Sarcophagus shaped monument on the South wall of South slip? of
churchyard (Drawing) Sacred to the memory of Walter RICE Esq., of
Llwynybrain Caermarthenshire who departed this life at Ostend the 30th
April 1844 aged 58 years. Gorphwysed mewn heddwch.
5. High tomb – on the S side Mrs. (sic) John FINNIS died 17th
November 1835 aged 45 years. Mrs. Lucy Steriker died 5th
June 1837 aged 57 years. (On the South slant of the same, above) And
N.H. Steriker son of Lucy died 9th January 1846 aged 22
years. (On the N. slant) John Finnis died may 19th 1848
aged 56 years. (On the N side) Mrs. Elizabeth Steriker died 2nd
April 1813 aged 41 years. Mr. Nicholas Ladd Steriker died 7th
march 1830, aged 63 years. (nothing on the ends).
6. Railed high tomb, (on the top only) In a vault under this tomb are
deposited the remains of Mr. John SAURE? who departed this life the 15th
of May 1778 in the 72nd year of his age.
Return to N side of churchyard. Tombstones placed against the wall
7. Here lieth interred the body of Elizabeth wife of John GRIGGS she
died September the 8th 1747 aged 59 years. Also John Griggs
son of the above he died May ye 8th 1754 aged 42 years.
Also Mary wife of (sunk). Here lieth interred the body of John Griggs
father of the aforesaid John Griggs he departed this life the 5th
of December 1761 aged 85 years.
8. HS (near the last) Here lyeth the body of John HUGGEIT Firsherman
(sic) who had issue by Susan his wife 2 sonnes and 3 daughters he
departed this life the 13 day of August 1686 aged 60 yeares. Here
lieth interred the body of Susana the wife of Mr. John Huggert she
departed this (sunk).
9. Double HS cherub’s head above Here lieth interred the body of Ann
wife of Cornelius JONES. She died the 17 of April 1762 aged 45 years.
Also here lieth the body of Mary daughter of Cornelius and Ann Jones
she died the 19th of March 1752 aged 4 years. Also here
lieth the body of Cornelius Jones son of the above he died the 18th
of October 1757 aged 2 days.
10. HS scull, bones, pick, shovel Here lieth interr’d the body of
Mr. Robert HUTSON fisherman who departed this life the 19th
of November in the year 1735/3 aged …..years and 2 ….
11. Sarcophagus like monument against the left of the entrance to
tower of St. Mary’s – all R. caps In a vault beneath this stone
lie the remains of Mr. Thomas BASS many years an inhabitant of this
parish and afterwards of the parish of Buckland in Dover where he died
on the 15th day of January 1844 aged 70 years. Also of John
Abraham Harris Bass his second son who died on the 27th day
of July 1847 aged 7 years and 10 months. Also of Thomas Baker Bass his
eldest son 13 years town clerk of this borough who died on the 21st
day of March 1860 aged 52 years and also of Ann Bass widow of the
above first named Mr. Thomas Bass who died on the 14th day
of December 1862 aged 94 years.
12. HS scull and bones Here lyeth buried the body of Tidaman DOUES who
died the 22nd of July ..25 aged 43 years. He had issue by
Margaret his wife one son and five daughters.
13. Here lieth interred the body of Mary wife of ……. GRAVENEY
pilot. She departed this life the 14 day of August 1733/5 aged 46
years. Left issue 5 sons and 1 daughter.
14. This stone marks the spot were are deposited the remains of
William TRINGHAM Esq., late of Ripley in the County of Surry who died
at Boulogne in France the 15th of April 1826 aged 78 years.
15. HS (with foliage work) Also here lieth the body of Susanna
KINDNESS second wife of William Kindness daughter of Nicholas and Mary
Smith she died July the 4th 1761 aged 40 years. Left issue
3 daughters, Mary Ann and P……..
16. In the separate ground on the N side. HS (against the wall) Sacred
to the memory of Joseph KNOCKER who died 10th April 1825
aged 85 years. Leaving issue by Joanna his second wife two sons viz.
John and Joseph. Also of Dorothy his first wife who died 19th
of March 1763 aged 28 years. And of 3 children who died in their
infancy. Also of Joanna his second wife who died 1st July
1800 aged 51 years. Also of Richard their son who died in the West
Indies 20th July 1798 aged 23 years. And of 4 sons and 5
daughters who died young. Also of Mary his third wife who died 26th
may 1817 aged 60 years.
17. HS (adjoining the foregoing) In memory of Mary BROWN daughter of
Joseph Knocker of Dover and wife of Joseph Brown of London who
departed this life 6 November 1813? aged 28 years. Also of Joseph
Brown son of the above Joseph and Mary Brown who died 5th
February 1815 aged 5 months.
18. HS (close to foregoing) winged hour glass above In memory of
William STYLES surgeon he died April ye 29th 1773 aged 44
years. Left issue three sons.
19. HS Sacred to the memory of three children of John and Elizabeth
KNOCKER viz. Mary died the 5th July 1808 aged 1 year and 10
months. Joseph died the 8th May 1809 aged 2 years and 7
months. Mary Ann died the 7th December 1816 aged 7 years
and 4 months. Also of Elizabeth daughter of the above who died the 17th
of November 1819 aged 17 years and 10 months. Also of John son of the
above who died the 13th of October 1826 aged 22 years and 6
months. Also of Mr. John Knocker who died the 13th /8 of
June 1840 aged 67
years. Also of Elizabeth Reynolds wife of the above died (rest is
20. HS North side of railed part of churchyard To the memory of Robert
CLEVELEY Esq., late of His Majesty’s Navy and Marine Painter to his
Royal Highness the Prince of Wales who departed this life 27th
September 1809 aged 59 years. Also of Catherine relict of the above
who departed this life 20th May 1838 in the 86th
year of her age.
21. HS In memory of Mr. Thomas KING late storekeeper in His Majesty’s
Victualling Department at this Port who died 25th November
1783 aged 49 years. Also of Henry his son who died 17th
June 1801 aged 32 years.
22. HS (next to foregoing last one) Sacred to the memory of William
KING Esq. one of the Jurats of this town who was four times elected
Mayor and six times served the office of Deputy Mayor. He departed
this life 15th January 1816 aged 77 years. Also of Mr.
Charles Wellard King son of the above who died the 17th of
April 1816 aged 47 years. Also of Mr. Edward King who died the 1st
of February 1833 aged 65 years. Also of Mary King who died the 22nd
of March 1840 aged 70 years.
23. HS (next to ?J King) winged cherub, foliage In memory of Mary
KING, wife of William King, grocer, died ye 28th of
September 1779 aged 47 years. Also daughters of the above died young.
Also William King son of the above died the 10th of June
1784 aged 22 years.
24. HS (close to Mr. King Jurat etc.) To the memory of Mr. John PEPPER
who died 1st May 1838 aged 68 years. Also of Thomas Pepper
grandson of the above who was unfortunately drowned in Dover Harbour
on the 4th of December 1836 aged 19 years.
25. Small HS In memory of John, Edward and Richard Worral PEPPER, sons
of Thomas and Susanna Pepper who died in their infancy. Also Henry
Castle Pepper son of Henry Castle and Mary Pepper who died 8th
August 1832 aged 11 weeks. Also of William son of Richard and Mary
Cave grandson of T & S Pepper (sunk).
26. Small HS against the N wall of churchyard In memory of Edward, son
of William and Harriot PEPPER who died the 2nd October 1803
aged 11 days. Also Charlotte their daughter who likewise died young.
27. HS handsomely carved with winged cherub, scroll work In memory of
Thomas HOILE Esq. who died 16th January 1771 aged 82 years.
28. Broad HS with scull in centre, cross bones, pick etc. (behind the
foregoing) In memory of Mary late wife of Thomas HOILE, Brewer, by
whom he had issue two sons and five daughters whereof lie interred
with her one son and two daughters. She departed this life September
15th 1708 aged 50 years. Also to the memory of Simon Starr
who died January 1755 aged 67 years. Also Susanna his wife died July
the 8th 1763 aged 70 years leaving issue four sons and two
29. HS (S of last) In memory of Mr. James WORSFOLD, Surveyor who
departed this life the 11th day of November 1825 aged 56
years. Also of four children of the above who died in their infancy.
Also to the memory of Henry Stroud Worsfold son of the above who was
drowned off the Azores 15th December 1829 aged 26 years.
Also of Mary, widow of the above James Worsfold who died the 4th
July 1850 in the 85th year of her age.
30. HS To the memory of William PASCALL, boat builder, who died 17th
January 1746 aged 38 years. Left issue 3 sons and 3 daughters. Also of
Ann, his wife, who died 20 September 1770, aged 63 years. Also of
Mary, their daughter the wife of James Atkins who died 12th
May 1770 (sic) aged 35 years. Also of Ann Smith another of their
daughters who died 30th July 1792, aged 54 years. To the
memory also of Henry Pascall son of the above William and Ann Pascall.
He was born 21st of April 1740 and died 23rd of
April 1824. leaving issue one son. Also of Mercy the wife of Henry
Pascall who died 30th of October 1807 and whose remains lie
interred in Charlton Churchyard. The toils of life and pangs of death
are o’er and care and pain and sickness are no more.
Also some Monumental
Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah
Cozens about 1795, added 15th January 2009
31. Leaving Sandwich, we directed our course to Dover, passing
through Eastry, which we have already described, and from thence by
Waldershare, at the distance of eleven miles we arrive at the hill
whereon stands Dover-castle. From this eminence there is a most
delightful view of the town, the sea, the noble valley and the
surrounding heights; perhaps, unequalled for their romanticness: at
the bottom of the hill we enter the town of Dover.
This town having from the remotest times been a place of
note, it may be expected that we shall enter on a full description of
its rise, progress, and present condition; but in this particular, we
hope we shall be excused; as the limits of our plan forbid such an
attempt, as well as the numerous accounts already published, make it
quite unnecessary; therefore we shall content ourselves, with barely
giving a few obvious particulars.
This place appears to have been known to the antient
Britons, by the name of Dour (O.E.) to the Romans, by Dubris, and
Saxons, by Doppa. It still is very populous, though despoiled of its
walls, and gates, which were ten in number, viz. Biggin or North gate,
St. Martins or Monks gate, Common or Cow gate, Adrian’s or Upwall
gate, Severns’s gate, Snar-gate, Butcherygate, Fishersgate, St.
Helen’s gate and East-brook gate.
It could once boast of seven Churches, but which are now
reduced to two, viz. St. Mary’s, and St. James’s; St. Martin’s
le Grand, St. John’s, St. Nicholas’, St. Peter’s and St. Martin’s
the less, have been many years demolished. St. Martin’s le Grand was
in part taken down in 1546; it was collegiate and founded by Wightred
king of Kent: it is a noble ruin, particularly the East end, which may
be seen over the houses at the West side of the Market place; that
stands on the ground which was formerly inclosed for the Churchyard.
This foundation was, for twenty two Canons, removed from the College
in the Castle, founded by EADBALDUS son of ETHELBERT, which they
enjoyed for near four hundred years, until their great abuse of their
uncommon privileges caused them to be suppressed by HENRY I. and their
revenues given to Christ Church Canterbury. Then William CORBOIL
Archbishop of Canterbury, built a new Church, and Monastery for them,
without the Town, at the West side; whose remains are now known by the
name of the Priory. He designed to have founded it for Regular Canons
of St. Augustine; but dying before he could accomplish it, THEOBALD,
his successor in the reign of HENRY II filled this Monastery with
Benedictine Monks, and the King not only subjected them for ever to
the See of Canterbury, but decreed that no other Order but that of St.
Bennet should ever be admitted into this House. Valuation at the
suppression; Dugdale £170.14s.11½d. Speed £232.15s.5½d.
The Maison Dieu (now the Victualling Office for the Navy)
stands about the middle of the North side of Biggin street, and is
"venerable even in its fall". It was founded by Hubert de
BURGH, EARL of KENT, for the accommodation of Pilgrims and was valued
at the dissolution at £159.18s.6½d.
The Knights Templars had a spacious mansion in this Town.
And also there was an Hospital for leprous persons, dedicated to St.
Bartholomew. Valued at the Suppression at upwards of £180 per annum.
Dover being placed at the extremity of the luxuriant
valley above mentioned, is a fine situation for trade; having a good
harbour, which is much assisted by the rivulet before described which
empties itself into the sea at this place. The Harbour is spacious,
though, after the great sums which have been expended on it, it is
incapable of receiving ships of more than 500 Tons burden with safety.
But it being the station for the Packets between Dover and Calais in
time of peace, and Ostend during a French war, caused a great flow of
people to this place.
It is one of the principal of the Cinque ports, and, with its
dependencies, furnished twenty one ships for the King’s use; and for
which service it was exempted from all Taxes, etc.
The town is at present governed by a Mayor, Jurats and
Commonalty, and sends two Members to Parliament, as Barons of the
It is defended by the Castle (of which we shall speak
hereafter) Moats bullwark, of seven eighteen pounders, situated under
the cliff by the castle; Lord NORTH’s and two other batteries, on
the strand, between the castle and the pier, containing together,
three large mortars, sixteen thirty two pounders, and twelve eighteen
pounders, situated at the South side of the Harbour.
32. Let us now return to the Churches, and St. Mary’s, being the
principal of the two that are now left; we will describe that first.
It is situated at the North side of the Town and is very spacious. It
appears that it was originally built by the prior and convent of St.
Martin’s le Grand beforementioned, which then was considered as the
Mother Church; and indeed, the Priests of the other churches were not
permitted to sing mass until the Priest of St. Martin’s had
commenced his chant, of which the others were apprised by the ringing
of a bell. The Prior having erected this Church gave it to the
inhabitants of the Town, reserving the advowson for Hubert de BURGH,
who afterwards conveyed it to the Maison Dieu; but at the Reformation
it fell into the hands of the inhabitants with whom it has since
The present Church is undoubtedly very antient,
particularly the square tower at the West end of the Nave, which is
clearly of Saxon Architecture; within it is now a good clock, which
strikes the quarters, and a pleasant ring of eight bells; and it is
crowned with a tall spire leaded. The Church consists of a Nave, with
tow long low side ailes and a chancel. At the West end of the Nave is
a large Organ, and which would add much to the good appearance of the
church, if the pipes were gilded.
In the Chancel.
33. On a small white marble slab, at the South side of the Altar,
within the rails: Lucy MATSON Dyed in July 1750 Aged 7 Months.
34. On a grey marble slab adjoining the above at the North side: Here
Lyeth the Body of Mr. James MATSON Jurat of this Town, who dyed The
16th Aprill 1707 Aged 39 Years, and left Issue By Elizabeth his Wife
One Son & two Daughters. Here lieth the Body of John Matson Esqr.
He died ye 24th November 1752 Aged 51 Years. On a brass plate on the
same stone below: Christoferus HUTTON filios et haeres apparens
Richardi Hutton Servientis ad legem jacet hic sepult et obijt in hoc
opido vicesimo die Sept. embris. A.Di. 1616. Rediundo ab intenere suo
et fuit aetatis viginti quatuor annor. Faelix perigrinatio p quam iter
ad caelum. Arms: on a brass plate below, Quarterly, 1st & 4th. On
a fess, three piles wavy. 2nd & 3rd. Barry of 12. A Canton in
dexter chief. Crest: on a Torce, three Arrows, barbs downwards, gorg’d
with a Ducal Coronet.
35. On another near the above: Here lyeth the Body of Elizabeth widow
of Mr. James MATSON who Dyed the 11th July 1730 Aged 49 Years. Here
lieth Interred the Body of John DALGLIESH Gent who died the 29th of
April 1754 Aged 62 Years. Here lieth Interred the Body of Mrs. Susanna
Dalgliesh wife of the above John DALGLIESH who died the 29th day of
November 1756 aged 53 Years. On a brass plate, on the same stone
below: To the Memory of his dearest Mother, Mrs Jane ELWOOD.
"Heaven, Church and husband were thy thoughts deare
obiects..Whilest soule, spirit Body served the to respect them/And
shall theise three of Gods greate power the Subiects/Served by Death
nowe force the to Neglect them/Nay rather each hath nowe his Certaine
Gage/His lease to change for lasting Heritage".
36. On a large brass plate, in the center of a grey marble stone;
which has also four smaller ones on it, i.e. one at each corner: In
obitu semper colendi patris sui Mri. Tho. ELWOOD omnibus quinq portuu
numeribus functi, die 3 Januarii 1604 defuncti hicq sepulti Carmen
funebre. Quis neget Elwoodu ut vita sic morte fidelem Quu tribuit vita
et morte cuiq suu Qui bonus a caelo devenit spiritus illi Caelo
servavit restituitq, bonum Quae bona divino mundane favore receipt
Mundo servavit restituitq bona Quodq bonum est etiam terrenu corpus
adeptus Terrae servauit restituitq bonum Illu igitur caelo, mundo,
terraq sequuntur Prae mia virtutis, gloria, fame, quies. On the plate,
at the upper corner at the left side* (*The Engraver of this and the
following plate, seems not to have understood the characters he was
making, and consequently has rendered the Inscriptions almost
unintelligible by interpolating characters foreign to the Greek and
Hebrew Languages.The inscriptions are in Greek and Hebrew).
On another, at the lower corner at the left side: Si du
lion ou du sanglier la teste/Sille pourtraict d’oiseau poisson ou
beste/T’eussent bien peu accroistre le renom/Il ne s’en mangue de
plusieurs de ton nom/Tiltres d’honeur donons mais ences letres/On’t
trounraplus qu en tiltres des encestres/[On loose slip tucked into
page-gathering here] Si du lion ou du sanglieres du teste/Si le
pourtraict d oiseau poisson ou beste/T’enssent bien peu accroitre le
renom/Il ne s en mangue de plusieurs ton nom/Tiltres d honneur donons
mais en ces letters/On t honnra plus qu en titres des encestres. The
sense intended to be conveyed, appears nearly as follows: Could thy
Renown have been increased, though/but a little, by the Representation
of the Boar/or Lions head, or by the Picture of a Bird, a Fish,/ or
Beast thy Name should not have wanted/many Titles of honour, but by
these Letters/(or Instances of Literature) we honour thee/more than by
On another, at the opposite corner at the bottom: Alist
dat dese steen u lichaem hoot verborge/ Myn liefte vader nochtans is u
seele/.In Vrije plaetsen sonder alle sorgen/ End vive name vervult die
stadt gheieel/ Ja selfe die steen dieu lyff heft verdeekt/ Sal van u
spreke, na elck ieeft ghespreckt.
37. Proceeding Westward down the aile, the first memorial is on a Grey
stone abutting the altar rail: In Memory of Sarah the Wife of John
BARBER who died the 8th of June 1784. Aged 66 Years. Left Issue one
Son and one Daughter, Sarah and John. Likewise the above John Barber,
who departed this life the 27th of March 1788, Aged 71 Years.
38. On another: Here Lieth Mrs Elizth. wife of Mr. Thom. DRILL, she
died ye ……../1722…………….. [obliterated]. Here also lyeth
Interred the Body of the above said Joseph WICKES who dyed the Eighth
Day November 1747 Aged Sixty Years.
39. On a large black marble slab: Thoms. WICKES Collectr. of his
Majies. Customes and Mayor of ys. Town in ye Year 17-4, with Christian
his wife, Daughter of Mr. STOKES Attorney lies here Interred. He died
in ye 29th Year of his Collection and –6 of his Age on ye 8th of
April 17-0. Shee November the 14th 1718 Aged ../. They left Issue one
Daughter Christian who Survyied them.
40. On a large grey stone: In the Grave beneath Repose in hope of a
joyful Resurrection Through the merits of her Saviour the Remains of
Jane BYRCH, Relict of the Revd. Wm. Byrch, Minister of this Parish. A
faithful, Affectionate Wife, Mother and Friend. She died Decr. XXVIII
MDCCLXXXII Aged LXXV. "He that believeth on the Son of God hath
everlasting Life, and he that believeth not the Son shall not see
Life, but the wrath of God abideth on him". John III-6.
41. On a small grey stone: Mr James DEJOUAS late of Tunbridge died
Novr. 19 1745 Aged 78 Years. He was born at Bergerac in the South of
France. Thomas Frewer BYRCH died 30th of May 1745. Aged 10 Years.
42. On a mural tablet of white marble: Sacred to the Memory of Samuel
FOOT Esqr. Who had a Tear for a Friend and a Hand and Heart ever ready
to Relieve the Distressed. He departed this life Octr. 24th 1777 (on
his Journey to France) at the Ship Inn Dover Aged 55 Years. This
Inscription was plac’d here by his Affectionate Friend Mr. William
43. On a Tablet against the second Pillar from the East end at the
North side: Near this place lyeth Interr’d ye Body of Capn.
Alexander KENTON who married Margaret the Daughter of Mr. PETERS and
had issue 4 Sons & 4 Daughters, whereof 3 Sons and 1 Daughter
lyeth Interr’d with him. He departed this life in the 11th September
1719 In the 54th Year of his Age. In the same Vault lyes Interr’d ye
Body of Mrs Margaret Kenton Wife of ye above said Capn. Aler. Kenton.
She departed ys life Jany. ye 6th 1736/7 Aged 65. Arms:
Quarterly 1st. Az. a fess, Er. on a chief Sab. 3 fleurs de lis, Or.
2nd. Or, on a Canton, Gu. an Eagle display’d, of the field. 3rd.
Quarterly, 1st & 4th Ar. 2nd & 3rd Sab. 3 acorns, Or. surtout
on a Bend, Sab. 6 Bezants impaling PETERS viz. Or, 3 Roses, Gu. Crest:
a Wolf’s head eras’d, Or.
44. On a Monument of white marble, of the Ionic order, on the third
Pillar, at the same side: Near the East door in the Church Yard in a
Vault belonging to the Family are deposited the Remains of Mrs Susanna
ROUSE, Wife of Richards Rouse Esqr. a Jurat of this Town and Deputy
Lieut. Govr. of Dover Castle. Obt. 3rd August 1758 Aetat 53 Years.
Also The Remains of the said Richards Rouse Esqr. Obt. 4th July 1766
Aetat 64 Years. Arms: Rouse, viz. Sab. a fess
indented, Or, betw. 3 Crescents, Ar. impaling, Or, a fess dancette,
Ermines, betw. 6 Billets, Sab. each charged with an Er.
45. A large white stone, obliterated, for John FORSTER. Arms Forster,
viz. a Chevron engrail’d betw. 3 bugle horns.
46. On a brass plate, on a plain stone: Here lyeth the Body of John
TOOKE one of the Jurates of this Towne & Port of Dover at the tyme
of his death, who then was of ye age of LXVI yeres and Depted this
World on the XIIth Day of August 1607 & was Maior of the same
Towne in the yere 1606. And was one of ye Baylys for ye five ports In
ye Towne of Great Yarmouth in ye yere 1605.
47. On a large white Stone: Here lieth Interr’d the Body of George
KNOWLER Gent. who died on the 18th day of October 1743 Aged 60 Years.
Also two of his sons who died Infants. Anne Knowler Died Sepr. 12th
1743 Aged 52. Arms:
Knowler, impaling, a fleur de lis. Crest: Knowler.
48. On a large Black marble slab: Here lieth the Body of Margerie,
Daughter of William STOKES Esqr. and Wife of Edward WIVELL Gent by
whom she had Severall Children of which onely 2 Survived her, viz.
Elizabeth and Margarett. she died in the 36 year of her age on the
23d. day of October Anno Dom. 1695. Here lieth also the Body of Mrs.
Margt. Wivell (Widdo. of Mr. Edward Wivell Senr) Who dyed the 22d. of
February 1695 aged above 70 years. Also the Body of Edwd. Wivell Esqr.
above sd. who was severall years Agent to the Comrs. for Victuallg.
the Royal Navy att this Port and 34 years Jurat of this Corporation
& 6 Years Mayor. He left Issue his two Daughters above sd. Natus
14 Feby. 1657. Denatus 14 Feby. 1716. Arms:
49. On a large black marble slab: Here lyeth the Body of Elizabeth
wife of Mr. Will. STOKES of this Town (Daughter of Mr. Joseph LOPER of
this place) by whom he had issue 3 Sons viz. Thomas, Joseph &
William and 2 daughters, viz. Elizabeth and Margery of all which ye
last onely survived her, she died the 28th day of August Ann. Dom.
1687 Aged 61 Years & six months. Here lies also the body of the
said Will. Stokes who was 6 times chosen Mayor and 3 times Baron of
Parliament for this Town and Port. He died the 6th of November 1691 in
the 63rd. year of his Age. Also the Body of Mary the Relict of Edwd.
WIVELL Esqr. the Daughter of Mr. Frederick DENINEKE Gent of this Town
who Departed this life the 9th day of October 1721 aged 60 years. Arms:
50. On a Monument of white marble, on the second pillar from the East
end, at the South side: In Memory of ye late celebrated Poet Mr.
Charles CHURCHILL who died at Boulogne in France Aetatis 32 & was
buried in ys. Town Novr. 1764. The Rich and Great no sooner gone/But
Lo – a monumental Stone./Inscrib’d with panegyric Lays,/Such
fulsome – undeserved praise,/The Living blush; the conscious
Dead,/Themselves appall’d, that Truth is fled,/And can it be, that
worth like thine/Thou Great – High Priest of all ye Nine*/Should
moulder; undistinguish’d sleep/At very thought – the Muses
weep,/Forbid it Gratitude and Love,/O for a flow, like his to
prove,/How much regretted – "Honest Bard",/Accept this
shadow of Regard./ To UNDERWOOD ye Impartialist Erected June 1769. *A
Line taken from his Epistle to HOGARTH. At ye sole Expence of ye above
51. Charles CHURCHILL, a celebrated satirical poet, was the son of Mr.
Charles Churchill, curate and lecturer of St John’s Westminster,
received his education at Westminster school, where his attainments in
the learned languages were slow and not extensive; which appear more
owing to his want of application, than to his paucity of abilities:
which is evidently manifest from the following tale. "Having one
day got an exercise to make, and from idleness or inattention having
failed to bring it at the time appointed, his master thought proper to
chastise him with some severity, and even reproached his stupidity:
what the fear of stripes could not effect, the fear of shame soon
produced, and he brought his exercise the next day, finished in such a
manner, that he received the public thanks of all the masters".
Though through his peculiar exertion of his talents, he accomplished
the desired end, yet it appears, that he was rejected from Oxford for
want of a competent skill in the languages; so that he was obliged to
the school again; where he continued till he attained his seventeenth
year. At that early age he formed a connextion with, and was married
to a deserving young lady; with whom he lived happily, for some
considerable length of time.
Being ordained by the late Bishop of London, he was
presented with a curacy in Wales of the annual value of £30. Here he
settled, with his family, and was much respected by his parishioners;
and had he been content in this humble retired situation, he probably
would have passed through life comfortably; but engaging in secular
concerns, he quickly got intangled in the world, and was forced to
leave his peaceful retirement and come to London.
On the death of his father, which happened soon after, he
succeeded him at St. John’s, and in some measure to answer his
extravagancies which far exceeded his income, he assisted Mrs DENNIS
in the education of the ladies at her school, in reading, writing,
etc. with much decorum and success. Soon after this time he fell into
many difficulties through his indiscretions; and having incurred debts
which he was unable to discharge, must probably have ended his career
in a prison but for the liberality of a Mr. LLOYD.
CHURCHILL now had recourse to his wit for a subsistence,
and became the author of several poetical pieces, which met with no
inconsiderable share of applause: he now became the man of pleasure;
resigning his clerical function, putting away his wife, and wallowing
in drunkenness, incontinency and impiety. In 1764 going on a visit to
Mr. WILKES at Boulogne in France he caught a military fever, of which
he died, and was buried at Dover.
His works were collected and published soon after his
death in two volumes – among them were: 1st. The Rosciad,
his first, and probably his best written poem. 2nd. His Apology to
the Critical Reviewers. 3rd. The Ghost. 4th. His Prophecy
of Famine. 5th. His Gotham. 6th. Independence, and
7th. The Times.
52. On the fourth pillar, at the North side, is a neat Sarcophagus of
white and yellow marble, inscribed: Near the West Door within this
Church in the Family Vault are deposited the remains of Thomas
BROADLEY Junr. Esqr. one of the Jurats of this Town. Obt. the 18th
Sepr. 1777 Aet. 46. Arms: Ar, a chevron, Sab. impaling, ROUSE. Crest:
53. On the third Pillar at the South side, a Monument of white Marble
of the Ionic order, inscribed: Near this place are Deposited the
Remains of Mr. Isaac MINET of this Town, Merchant, who died the 8th of
April 1745, Aetat 85 Years. And of Mary his Wife, who died the 30th of
Novr. 1738. Aetat 68 Years. By whom he had five Sons, John, Isaac,
James, William & Daniel. Likewise the remains of Mr. Isaac MINET
Junr. of this Town, Merchant, Son of the said Mr. Isaac Minet who died
the 11th of Octr. 1731. Aetat 35 Years. And of Frances his Wife who
died the 20th of Jany. 1766. Aetat 69 Years. And of Mr. William Minet
of London, Merchant, who died a Bachelor the 18th of Jany. 1767.
Aetatis 63 Years. Arms: Minet, viz. 1st & 4th Er. 2nd & 3rd.
Ar. 3 Bars, Gu. Crest: a Wing.
54. On the fourth Pillar, on paper in a wooden frame covered with a
glass is: In Memory As Underneath Lieth Mr. Henry PASCALL Pilot, Who
Departed This Life In November The XXIII Year MDCCVLV (1745?) Aged
LXXVII. Also Mary his Wife Who departed this Life In September The XXI
Year MDCCXXV Aged LIII. "The sooner die the longe rest/The Will
of God is always best. Amen/. Arms: Ar. on a
bend, Gu. 3 - , Or.
55. On a brass plate, on a black marble slab: Heere lyeth the Bodies
of Amye NETHERSOLE, Wife of William Nethersole, Eldest Daughter of
Richard MARSH Esqr. of …………/Langdon Deceased the 6 of Aprill
56. On a large black marble slab: Here lyeth ye Body of Mr. Peter
PETERS Chyrurgion who had to wife Margarit, Daughter of Capn. Richard
JACOB by whome he had ishew two Daughters he departed this life ye
17th of December anno dom. 1684 Aged 41 Years. Here lieth the above sd.
Margaret Who died the 16th of October 1719 aged 69 Years.
57. On a large black marble slab: Philip and Elizabeth, Son &
Daugr. of ye Revd. T. EDWARDS, Minister of this Parish and Ann his
Wife Lie here Interred. Philip died May the 17th 1761. Elizabeth died
January ye 15th 1766. Also the Revd. Thos. Edwards, Minister of this
Parish 15 Years. He departed this life the 18th day of July 1772 Aged
52 Years. Also Ann, Wife of the above Revd. Thos. Edwards, she
departed this life, 28th Octr. 1775, Aged 44 Years. Also Ann
STEVENSON, Mother of the above Ann Edwards, she departed this …/ 8th
…/177-/ Aged 86 –ears.
58. On a small white stone: Mrs Hannah PATTRICK Dyed March …/.
59. On a large grey stone: M.S. The Body of Mary and Susana PASCALL
Daughters of Henry and Mary Pascall. The first died November the 20th
1719 Aged 23 Years, 3 Months and 13 dayes. The Second died March 17
1721/2 Aged 23 years 4 Months and 11 Dayes. "The Sooner die the
longer rest/The will of God is always best"/. Also Henry Pascall,
Son of Allen and Mary Pascall departed this life the 3rd of January
1773 Aged 30 Years. Also the Remains of Mrs. Emblen MACKNEL, Widw.
Daughr. of the Above Heny. & Mary PASCALL. Interr’d Mar. 12th
1773 Aged 69.
60. On a large white stone: Mr. Allen PASCALL, Pilot died April the
13th MDCCLXXXV Aged LXXX. Also here lieth Interr’d the Body of Mr.
Henry Pascall, Pilot, Husband of the abovesaid Mary Pascall, he
departed this life Novr. 23rd 1745 Aged 77 Years, left Issue 5 Sons
and one Daughter.
61. On the fifth pillar, a Monument of free stone: Near the foot of
this Pillar Lieth the Remains of Mrs. Elizth. PASCALL, Wife of Mr.
Henry Pascall, Pilot. was interr’d March 20th 1768 Aged 73 Years.
Also the remains of the abovesaid Mr. Henry PASCALL was Interr’d
Sepr. 15th 1774 Aged 79 Years.
62. At the North side, a circular tablet: Near this Place is Interred
the Body of Ann HANNAM who departed this life 24th Novr. 1778 Aged two
Years & six Months. Also Harriot Hannam departed this life 28th
May 1780. Aged three Years. Also George Hannam departed this life 26th
Augst. 1780, Aged 4 Months. Also Charles Hannam departed this life
20th Novr. 1783 Aged Eighteen Weeks.
63. On a brass plate on a plain stone, under the Effigies of a Man and
Woman: Here under this Stoune Resteth (in an Ashevred hope of a
Joyefull Resurrection) the bodies of William JONES late of this Towne
& Port of Dovor, Gent & Katherine his wife who together lived
in happie Marriage & Joyes Love the full tearme of 49 yeares the
wch. William had by ye said Katherine Issue one Sonne & 9
Daughters ye said Katherine Depted this life ye 21st day of December
1636 beinge aged 72 Yeares & the said William depted this life ye
14th daye of June 1638 beinge aged 75 Yeares as a Saboth. day was ye
Sollemnizing of theire Nuptialls in this Church as God had likewise
decreed theire Coniunte interment in the same place upon a Saboth day
which was the 17 day of June 1638. Arms:
Jones, viz. per pale, 3 Lions rampt (singly) and the same, impaling, a
fess lozengy, betw. 3 eagles heads eras’d.
64. On a large black marble slab: Here lieth the Body of Mary the Wife
of Mr Isaac MINETT who died ye 30th of Nov. 1738 Aged 68 Years. In
hope of a blessed Resurrection. Here lieth the Body of Mr. Isaac MINET
Merchant. he was born at Calais the 5th of Sept. 1660, From whence
being persecuted for the Sake of the Protestant Religion, he fled to
this Place for Refuge 1686. He had by Mary his Wife Five Sons, John,
Isaac, James, Daniel & William. He died ye 8th of April 1745. The
Memory of ye Just is blessed.
65. On another: Ann CANNON, Daughter of John and Jane Cannon, she died
the 26th of December 1763; aged two years. Also William Cannon Son of
the above, he died the 14th of January 1764: aged Eight Years and 7
Months. Also John CANNON Father of the above who died ye 24th of
August 1775 Aged 50 Years.
66. On a large black marble stone: Interred here the Body of Mrs. Mary
TAYLOR, Widow of Mr. Robert Taylor, Marriner, Grand Daughter of the
abovesaid. She died ye 18th of May 1745 Aged 71 Years. Here lieth
Interred the Body of Elizabeth the Wife of Henry PASCALL Marriner and
Daughter of Capt. Edward SLATER, she died the 7th of August 1754, Aged
67. Hee lieth Interred the Body of Luce, Wife of Wm. WALKER Who had
Issue by her three Sons & Seven Daughters. Whereof are two Sons
and Four Daughters Surviving. She was Daughter of John and Ann RAMSEY
of Hythe. She departed this life January ye ../ 1734 aged 39 years.
Also here lieth Luce WALKER, Daughter of the abovesaid Willm. and Luce
Walker.she died ye 28th of June 1742 Aged 19 Years. Also here lieth
Interred the Body of the abovesaid Willm. Walker he died the 19th day
of August 1751 Aged 57 Years. Also here lieth Interred the body of
Susanna NASH Wife of Will. Nash and Daughter of William & Luce
Walker she died the 8th of November 1754 Aged 26 Years.
68. On a large grey stone: In Memory of Elizabeth CULLEN Daughter of
Richard and Joanna WEALES who died January the 16 1719/20 Aged 42
Years. "Mourn not dear Friends for my Decease/For Christ with God
I hope hath made my Peace./My Race is run my Grief and sorrow’s
Past/From Earth to Heav’n my Christ brought me at last". Also
here lieth Interred the Body of Mr Richard WEALES Pilot who departed
this life the 8th day of Jany 1725/6 in the 72nd yeare of his age.
Also here lieth the Body of Mrs. Joanna the Wife of Mr. Richard Weales.
She departed this life the 5 day of February 1732 Aged 79 Years.
69. On a brass plate on the same stone: Here lieth interred the Body
of Wm. HUDSON Pilot who departed this life the 13 March 1757 aged 70
years. Here also lieth Easter Hudson his Wife who died 21st of Novemb.
1765 aged 77 years.
70. On a small grey stone: M.S. Joh. WEALES. Ob. Dec ../ Aet. 75.
71. On a large black marble slab: Richard HUSBANDS Esqr. Deputy
Secretary of the Island of Barbadoes, Departed this life at Sea, the
14th day of June 1765 and was buried here the 23d. of the same Month
Aged 46 Years.
72. On a large white stone: Here lies Interred the Body of Elizabeth
Wife of Mr. Stephen HAMMOND Pilot and Mr. of the Trinity howse, who
Had Issue by her 6 Sons & 5 Daughters. She departed this life the
15 day of November An.Dom. 1716 Aged 47 Years & ../Months. Here
also lieth the body of Mr. Stephen Hammond And Husband to Mrs.
Elizabeth Hammond who departed this Life the 6 of August 1725 Aged 56
Years who now are surviving 4 Sons & 4 Daughters. Also here lieth
the Remains of Mrs. Elizabeth PASCALL Wife of Mr. Henery Pascall Pilot
Interred March 20th 1768 Aged 73 Years. and Daughter of the above Mr.
Stephen & Elizabeth HAMMOND. Also the abovesaid Mr. Henry Pascall
died the 9 Septr. 1774 Aged 79 Years. NB. At the top of the Stone are
the Pilots Arms.
73. On a large grey stone: Here lieth Interred the Body of Mary, the
Wife of William NASH and Daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth WALKER. She
departed this life the 13th of November 1767: aged 33 Years. Also here
lieth Interred ye Body, In hopes of a blessed Resurrection, of the
above said William Nash Who departed this life Universally lamented on
the 16th of October 1768 In ye 37 Year of his Age. Likewise are here
deposited the Remains of Housan, Brother of the Above William NASH,
who after a Lingring Illness departed this life In just Hopes of a
Better the 14th of January 1774 Aged 73 Years.
74. On a large Stone: Under this Stone lie the Remains of Mr. Thomas
WALKER, who died the 27th of June 1772, Aged 64. Also Wm. Walker Son
of Thos. who died May 3d. 1773 Aged 36. Also Ann Walker Daughter of
Thos. who Died Decr. 25th 1784 Aged 37.
75. On a large Grey stone: In Memory of Mr John EARLE, Pilot who
departed this life ye 7th of Aug. 1767 Aged 72 Years. Also here lieth
Interr’d the Body of Mrs. Ann EARLE, Wife of the above Mr. John
Earle who departed this life the 14th of August 1777 Aged 85 Years.
Who had Issue ten Children. Left surviving one Son and one Daugr.
Thomas and Susanna.
76. On another: Here lieth Interr’d the Body of Mary Wife of Abel
TYSELL who departed this lyfe ye 14th of September 1753, Aged 61
Years. She left Issue 2 Daughters. Also the Body of the said Abel
Tysell who departed this life the 8th of December 1763, aged 79 Years.
Also here lieth Interred the Body of Mrs. Catherine Tysell who died
the 9th of February 1769 Aged 57 Years.
77. On another: Here lieth Interr’d the Body of Mr. Charles SMITH
late One of the Jurates of this Corporation and twice Mayor of the
Same. he Departed this Life the 25th day of November 1732 Aged 67
Years. Also here lieth Interred the Body of Nicholas Smith, Son of the
above Charles Smith, he departed this Life the 22d. of January 1746 In
the 51st Year of his Age. Also here lieth Interred the Body of Mary,
Wife of Nicholas Smith, she departed this life the 14th of January
1760 In the 67 Year of her Age.
78. On another: In Memory of John PASCALL Pilot who departed this Life
April the 1st 1748, Aetat 55 Years. Left Issue 5 Sons and 3 Daughters.
Also of Christian his Wife, who departed this Life Octr. the 9th 1777,
Aetat 84 Years. Also of Thomas Son of the above, who departed this
Life Octr. the 19th 1789, Aetat 69 Years. Also the Remains of Robt.
THOMPSON Esqr. Obt. the 15th of Novr. 1790, Aet. 50 Years.
79. On a small grey Stone: Here lieth Interr’d the Body of Elizth.
Mart. IRVING she died the 18th of May 1761 Aged 3 Years and 8 Months.
80. On another: Geo KNOWLER March 1730.
81. On another: G.K., Xber 1732 (KNOWLER).
82. On a large grey stone, in the middle of the Belfry: Under this
Stone lieth Buried the Body of Mrs Susannah BROADLEY, Wife of Mr. Tho.
Broadley, Surgeon of this Town who died ye 15 of Nov. 1743…./ In ye
64 Year of Her Age. Here also lieth Interred the Body of the aforesaid
Mr. Thomas Broadley who was one of the Deputy Governors of Dovor
Castle and forty seven Years Jurat of this Corporation, he Died the
17th Day of June 1756 in the 80th Year of his Age.
83. On a Large grey stone: Here lyeth Interred the Body of Mrs. Mary
RIDLEY, Wife of Capt. Alexander Ridley, she departed this life the 4th
of June 1745 Aged 28 Years …./left Issue two Sons ……/Daughter.
"My Years are gone my Days well spent/Weep not my Friends nor yet
relent.,/For I in Hopes of fuller Joy/Rest safe where Troubles cant
84. On another: Here lieth interred the body of William NEPVEV
Merchant of this Town who married Mary Daughter of William Nepvev of
Elms, Gent, who departed this life ye 21st day of June Ann. Dom.
MXCLXXXIIII. beinge 40 Yeares of Age.
85. On a small grey stone: Here lieth Elizabeth, the First Wife of
William MIDELEFREN who died in September 1602 Aged 35 Years.
86. On a large black marble slab: Here lyeth the Body of Mary Daugr.
of George WHITE and Wife of W. PILCHER by whom she had Issue five Sons
and two Daugs. She died the 21st of Decr. 1732 Aged 37 Years. Here
also lie the Bodies of George, Mary & Ann, Children of the
abovesaid Wm. & Mary Pilcher who all died Young. Also the Body of
Wm. Pilcher, Surgeon who died Octr. 5 1650 Aged 29 Years. Here also
lieth the Body of Stephen Pilcher (both Sons of Wm. & Mary Pilcher),
he died Decr. 19 1750 Aged 32 Years. Also the Remains of William
Pilcher Father of the above, he died the 18th of November 1776 Aged 88
Years. Also the Bodies of 4 Children of Boys and Judith Pilcher who
all died Young. Also George, Son of William & Mary Pilcher who
died February the 25th 1780 Aged 57 Years. Also Judith Wife of Boys
Pilcher who died the 24th of August 1783 Aged 55 Years.
In the South Aile.
87. On a small stone at the East end: Here lieth The Body of Miss
Elisth. FALLA youngest Daughter of Cap. John Falla of Guernsey. She
died The 2nd. Day of Feby. Aged 13 years. A.D. 1738.
88. On a free stone: Here lieth the body of Ann MANSFEILD onely
daughter of Henry Mansfeild she departed this life the 24th day of
Septembe Anno Dni. 1685 aged 37 Dayes.
89. On another: Here lieth the Body of Alice the Widow of Captn.
Charles SMITH, who departed this life the 9th of August 1782, Aged 87
90. On a black marble slab: Here lieth the Body of Dame Mary the
daughter of Sr. John JACOB of Bromly in the County of Essex Barntt.
and wife to Walter BRAEMS of Bridge in the County of Kent Esqr. who
died the 27th day of January 1614 in childebead of her 14 Childe
having had 7 Sons and 7 Daughters.
On the same stone: Here lieth buried the body of Mrs Joan BRAEMS
Here lieth the body of Charles Braems 4th son of Walter Braems Esqe.
and Mary his wife, daughter of Sr. John JACOB Barnt. He dyed the 29th
day of July Ann. 1678 nere the 3rd yeare of his age. Also here lieth
buried the body of Thomas Braems 7 Son of Walter Braems Esqe. and Mary
his wife, daughter of Sr. John July anno. dni. 1680 aged one yeare and
91. On a purbeck stone: In this Vault lieth the Body of Mrs. Christian
HAMMOND the wife of James Hammond Esqre. who died the 27th of April
1789, in the 75th Year of her Age. Also the Body of the said James
Hammond Esqre. who died the 21st November 1790, in the 77th Year of
92. On another, much obliterated. …………………./………./…………./
departed this life the ../ of April 15../ aged 7./ years.
93. On a small free stone: William VEEL departed this Life February
the 19th 1731. Aged 35 Years.
94. On a large black marble slab: Here lieth the Body of Tristram
STEVENS Surgeon who Married Eliz. the Daughr. of Capt. JACOB of this
Town by whom he had Issue 3 Sons & one Daughr. he died Augt. the
3d. 1658 in the 30 Year of his Age. Also Susanna his Daughr. who died
Sepr. the 11th 1658 Aged one Month & 4 Days. Also here lieth his
Daughr. Jane late wife of ye Reverend Gilbert BURROUGHS who died the
16th Day of Janr. 1732/3.
95. On a free stone: Here lieth Interred the Body of Susanna, Wife of
William HOGBIN Daughter of Richard and Mary YOUNGER who departed this
Life the 15 Day of June 1720 Aged 68 Yeares who had Issue one Son And
two Daughters one Daughter Surviving. Also here Lieth Interred the
Body of Thomas LIMBERY And of Katherin his Wife, He Departed this life
the 28th Day of Aprill 1722 Aged 38 years who had Issue by Susanna his
Wife the Daughter of William and Susanna
HOGBIN on Son who his now surviving. Mr Willm. LIMBERY, Surgeon at
Sittingbn. Son of Thos. & Susanna Limbery, he died ye 12th Novr.
1747 Aged 31 Years no Issue.
96. On a mural Monument of white marble at the North side: In Memory
of Mr William LIMBERY Surgeon at Sittingbourn he died the 12th of
November 1747 aged 31 Years. Also in Memory of Susanna HAMMOND widow
and mother of the above William Limbery, she died the 8th of April
1769 In the 78th Year of her Age.
97. On a free stone: Here Lyeth Interred the Body of Thomas GIBBON Who
departed this Life the 15 of November 1710 Aged 50 years, By whom he
had Issue By Mary his Wife Eleven Children, 5 Sons And 6 Daughters.
Here Interred the Body of Mary GIBBON wife of Thomas Gibbon who
Departed this Life the 6th day of November 1738 Aged 69 years.
98. On another: Here lyeth Interred the Body of Mr. Thomas GIBBONS
Junr. who had Issue by Margaret his Wife 3 Sons and Four Daughters of
which but One Daughter Margret Is Surviving, he Departed This life the
27 of October 1723 Aged 30 Years. Here lieth the Body of Margt.
GIBBON, Wife of the above Thos. Gibbon died 28th Decr. 1783, Aged 86
99. On a purbeck stone: Here Lyeth Interred The Body of Anne TELL the
Wid. of Mr. Richard Tell, Cordwinder who Departed this life the 14th
day of May 1735 Aged 87 Years.
100. On a large stone, much obliterated: Under this Stone is interred
the Bodies of Capt. Willm. WESTFIELD and Susanna his Wife. The sd.
Willm. Westfield died the ..th/ day of July 1736 leaving Issue 4
Children, Viz. ……/two Daughters; Th……………./Westfield Dyed
the 20th …../ …/ and ………………./ In the same Grave
………/Remains of Ch………/…us/WESTFIELD………./Sus../Jane
& Lucy who …../red/near the East ……../and some years
………./7/to be Rembred ……..two first Pews on the ……….p/
this Isle Close to ………/Interred the Remains of C…../ll/who was
the Bro……/Susanna Westfield, he dyed …………/and some time in
the …………..ber 1750, aged .5/Y……./idow./Also Susanna SMITHE…/Wife
of John Smithe …/Daughter of the above Cap. William Westfield and
Susanna his Wife she Died the 15th day of March 17../ Aged 31 Years.
101. On a mural Tablet of white marble, at the South side: In Memory
of Goddard GAY, Gent and Susanna his Wife, He died 14 March 1747 aged
74. She died 23 August 1749 aged 79.
102. On a large black marble slab, opposite the South Door: Here lieth
Interr’d the Body of the Revd. Mr John MACQUEEN Minister of St. Mary’s
35 Years, who departed this Life the 9th of January 1733. Aged 88
Years. Mrs Mary Macqueen died the 31st of October 1739. Here lie the
Remains of Stephen TOMPIE Gent who departed this Life the 12th of
April 1766 Aged 52 Years. Also Sussanna, Daughter of the above Stephen
Tompie, died November the 15th 1767. Aged 1 Year and 9 Months. Also
the Remains of Richard Larkins BATES, who died the 15th of Feby. 1772
Aged 1 Year. Also of Susanna LARKINS Widdow, who died the 28th of
September 1779 Aged 67 Years.
103. On a purbeck stone: Here lyeth the Body of Mr. Js. LAMBE, Dyed
the 22d. of November 1719 Aged 80 Years. Also Margaret Daughter of the
Above Dyed the 1st of March 1735 Aged 48 Years. Sarah Lambe Widow of
the Above Dyed the 22d. of August 1740 Aged 90 Years. Mary their
Daughter Dyed the 27 of March 1746; and Sarah their Daughter Dyed the
27th of May 1747. And Partly under this Stone to ye Right, toward the
Gallery Stairs, Interred the Bodys of Elizth. Js. and Margaret Lambe
Children of Wm. Lambe Son of the Above said Js. and Sarah. At the left
hand side of this Stone Close to the wall lieth the abovenamed William
Lambe he died Octor. ye 9th 1766 Aged 76 Years. And under this Stone
lieth the Remains of Sarah FARBRACE, granddaughter of ye Above named
William Lambe. She died the 4th of June 1773 Aged 17 Years. In ye same
Grave lyeth ye abovenamed William Lambe are deposited the Remains of
his Widow, Mrs Sarah Lambe. She died the 29th of November 1774 Aged 76
104. On a neat mural Monument of white and black Marble, at the South
side: In the Family Grave which extends from this Wall to the Organ
Gallery Stairs are deposited the Remains of Mr William LAMBE, Gent of
this Town who died the 9th of October 1766. Aged 76 Years, leaving his
widow Sarah Lambe and two Children, William Lambe and Sarah, wife of
Samson FARBRACE of Dover, Attorney at Law. And also of Sarah Farbrace,
Daughter of the said Samson and Sarah Farbrace who died the 4th of
June 1773 Aged 17 Years. And of the abovenamed Mrs. Sarah Lambe,
Widow, who died the 29th of November 1774 Aged 76 Years. In the same
Grave lie the Remains of the said Sampson Farbrace who died the 1st of
July 1782 Aged 59 years. And likewise of the said William Lambe Junr.
who died the 24th of August 1782 Aged 47 Years. Arms:
Lambe, viz. Sab. on a fess, betw. 3 Cinquefoils Ar. 2 mullets, of the
105. On a purbeck stone: Here Lyeth the Body of Ann the wife of Cap.
James LAMB, of this Towne Jurat who Died Anno. Domi. 1700 Aged Twenty
six Years and left Issue by Ye above said two Daughters (viz) Ann and
Frances. Alsoe Here lieth the Body of Patience wife of the abovesaid
Cap. Lambe who died Anno. Domi. 1707 Aged forty years. Here lieth
Interred the Body of Capt. James Lambe who departed this Life the 5th
of May 1741 Aged 68 Years.
106. On a very handsome Monument of Black and white marble, at the
North side of the aile: In a Vault under this Place is deposited in
hopes of a blessed Resurrection, all that was mortal of George
FARBRACE Esqr. a most affectionate Husband, tender Father, and dutiful
Son. To the Poor a cheerful and sympathizing Benefactor. He died of a
deep Consumption the 17th of Decr. 1785 in the Thirty second year of
his age. Leaving Issue two Infants, Sarah LAMBE and George Henry TEALE.
Elizabeth Ann his truly grateful Widow Erects this Monument to testify
her affectionate Attachment to him, and her tender veneration for his
Memory; desiring that whenever it may please the Almighty to call her
hence, She (who had uniformly shared the Enjoyments and the Cares of
her beloved Husband) may partake also of the same Grave with him.
James Teale, Esqr. (Father of the beforemention;d Elizabeth Ann
FARBRACE) departed this life the 15th of Octor. 1787 in the 61st year
of his Age and is Interr’d in the Vault. Arms:
Az. a Bend, Or, betw. 2 Roses, propr. impaling, Teale, viz. Ar. a
Wyvern V. in chief, three teals, proper.
107. On a black Marble slab: Here lieth the body of Dockter John
GOLDER fower times mayor of this towne & alsoe Katherine his wife
by who he had issue 4 Sonnes & one Daughter, he died the 12th day
of May 1689 aged 82 Years & about nine Monthes. Alsoe here lieth
the bodies of Thomas Golder & William Golder two of the Sonnes of
the said John & Katharine. Here lies the Body of Jacob GOLDER Son
of George and Mary Golder. He died Ap. 16 1740 Aged 29. Here also
lieth Interred ye Body of Mary Golder who departed this life the 2d.
of September 1757 Aged 88 Years.
108. On another: Elizabeth BELCHER (Widow of Andrew Belcher Esq. of
the Province of Massachusets Bay in America) died the 17th of January
1788, in the 68 Year of her Age. Arms:
A bend, betw. 2 Cinquefoils. Impaling, TEALE, viz. a Wyvern, stat. in
chief. 3 Teals propr. Crest: On a Torce, a dexter arm, in mail embowed,
holding a Portcullis.
109. On a purbeck stone, in part hidden by the rail of the font: Here
lieth the Body of Robert GOULD. He departed this life December 22nd
1717 Aged 44 Years. Left Issue by Mary his wife two Sons K……/ and
Abraham. Also here lieth Interred the Body of Mrs Mary Gould Wife of
the Abovesaid Robert Gould, She departed this Life the 4th of April
17../ Aged 55 Years.
110. On a purbeck stone: Here Lyeth Interred The Body of Frances
ROBINSON Marcht. who died Oct. 2 in Callis 1718 Aged 40 Years.
111. On another: John EARLE, a Pilot.
112. On an oval tablet at the South side: Near the West Door (In the
family Vault of Geo. BALDERSTON Gent) lie the Remains of Jacob ROUSE
obt. the 27th of October 1780 Aet. 74. In the same Vault are Interr’d
the Remains of Sarah, Wife of the above Jacob Rouse obt. the 17th of
Jany. 1780 Aet. 64. Arms:
Rouse, viz. Sab. a fess indented, Or, betw. 3 Crescents Ar. Impaling,
Ar. on a Cross, betw. 2 Cross crosslets, Sab. a mascle, of the field.
113. On a handsome Monument of different kinds of Marble at the West
end. In a Vault near this place lieth Philadelphia the Wife of Capn.
Henry BROADLEY who died the 3d. of January 1782 Aged 51 Years. In the
same Vault is deposited the remains of the aforesaid Capt. Henry
Broadley, he died the 2d. of February 1791 Aged 74 Years. Arms:
Or, a Chev. Az. impaling, Az. 9 mullets, 3,3,2 & 1, Or. Crest: a
114. On a Monument of white Marble: Rests in Confidence of a happy
Summons in a Vault under the Belfry, the Family of the BROADLEYs of
this Town. Susanna Broadley died 6th of Novr. 1744 Aged 64. Thos.
Broadley died 17th of June 1756 Aged 80. Thos. Son of the above Thos.
and Susanna Broadley died the 13th of Decr. 1779 Aged 66.
115. On a smaller, below the above: In Memory of Henry JENNINGS Mate
of the Express Packet who died 26th February 1786 Aged 30 Years.
"He brought down my Strength in my Journey and Shortened my
Days". Left a Weeping Mother and Mourning Friends.
116. On an antient mural Monument of Alabaster, about the middle of
the South side of the South aile, in part hidden by the Gallery, are
the following: Arms. SEPTVANS, viz. Az. three wheat fans, Or, a mullet
in chief, Ar. for difference. The Monument consists of a Canopy with
two Warriors drawing back a Curtain displaying the Effigie of a Man,
apparently a Priest, kneeling.
In the North Aile.
117. On a brass plate affixed to a large purbeck stone: Here lieth ye
Body of Ms. Martha FAGG Wife of Mr. Thos. Fagg of Dover, Daught. to
Benj. HANKINS of London Marcht. & Kathn. his Wif. & Grand-Daughr.
to Mr. Will. EATON of Dover Marcht. She died Sepr. 21st 1727 Aged 42
Years. Arms: on a Brass
plate at the top: Fagg, impaling 2 bars wavy. in base, a Lion passt.
in chief, 3 roundlets, on a Canton, 2 Crosses crosslets fitcheè.
Crest: Fagg’s. On a brass plate at the bottom, Quarterly, 1st &
4th. a fret, for Eaton. 2nd & 3rd. Barry of 6, Er. & …/
Crest: a ….’s head. N.B. The Stone lies North and South,
and had another large brass inscription plate, but which is now torne
118. On a black marble slab: Here Lyeth Interr’d the Body of Cap.
Nicholas EATON Son of Mr.Nicholas Eaton, of Dover who departed this
Life the 5 day of Aprill 1729 Aged 48 Years. Here lyeth Interr’d the
Body of Sr. Peter Eaton Knt. Son of Capt. Nicholas Eaton of Dovor and
Uncle to the above Capt. Nicholas Eaton who departed this Life the
22nd day of September Anno Domi. 1730 Aged 75 Years. Alsoe here Lyeth
Interr’d the Body of Mary Relict of the above Capt. Nicholas Eaton
and Daughter of Sr. Peter Eaton who departed this Life the 20th day of
September Anno. Domi. 1733 Aged 44 Years. Arms:
Eaton, viz. a fret. Impaling, fretty, of 6 pieces. Crest: A Stag’s
119. On another: Here rests ye body of Mr. Peter RANGER son of Mr
Edward & Joyce Ranger had issue by Anne his wife, daughter of Mr
John FOSTER 2 sons, viz. Foster and Peter who is interred here aged 18
dayes and 2 daughters viz. Margaret and Anne. He departed this life ye
2nd. of Febu. 1676 aged 30 yeares. John STEED dyed April the 27 1716
Aged 44 Years. Margt. Wife to John Steed Died Jany. 6 1736 Aged 65.
120. A large purbeck stone, obliterated, for James SMYTH. 1 day of …../
Aged 47 Years. Elizabeth SMITH his daughter died at Calais the 3d. of
Decr. 1731 Aged 19.
121. Another, obliterated, for Thomas SMOKER.
122. On a large black marble slab: Under this Stone lieth the body of
Elizabeth late Wife of Capt. James GUNMAN. She was ye Eldest Daughter
of Edward WIVELL Esqr. of this Town. had Issue three Sons and one
Daughter, Christopher and Elizabeth only Surviving her. Edwd. and
Wivell Dying Young. She was a Dutyfull Daughter, a Loveing Wife, A
Tender Mother and a Sincere Christian. She Exchanged this Life for a
better the 28th October 1739 at Bath. Aged 55 Years. Here under lieth
also the Body of Capt. James Gunman above named. He was some Years
Treasurer of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, the Eldest Captain in
the Navy, in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Kent; and a
Jurat of this Corporation. He died in London on the 27th of June in
the 79th Year of his Age. …../the Body of Mr. Hanson Gunman, 2d. Son
of ….nman Esqr. and Essex his Wife, who died ….ch 1770, in the 22
Year of his Age. … Valued. How Lamented! ,,,,utis desiderio tenemur,
Cape dona extrema tuorum. Arms: obliterated.
123. On a purbeck stone: Here lieth interred the body of William
WIVELL, son of Mr Edward Wivell Junior and Margery his wife, daughter
of William STOKES Gent, one of the Jurats of this Towne who dyed the
19th day of August, Ann. Dni. 1686 aged two moneths. Here lieth also
the Body of Edward, Son of Capt. James Gunman and Elizabeth His Wife
who was born the 18 and died the 22 of September 1712.
124. Another, obliterated for Thomas BARE .. & 2 daughters. 1613.
Index of Names and Places
BROADLEY 52, 82, 114
BYRCH 40, 41
CHURCHILL 50, 51
EARLE 75, 111
EATON 117, 118
ELWOOD 35, 36
FARBRACE 103, 104, 106
FINNIS 3, 5
GIBBON 97, 98
HAMMOND 72, 91, 96
HOILE 27, 28
JACOB 56, 90, 94
KING 21, 22, 23
KNOCKER 16, 17, 19, 47,
LAMBE 103, 104, 106
LIMBERY 95, 96
MATSON 33, 34, 35
MINET 53, 64
NASH 67, 73
PASCALL 30, 54, 59-66,
PEPPER 24, 25, 26
PETERS 43, 56
ROUSE 44, 52, 112
SMITH 77, 89
STOKES 39, 48, 49, 123
WALKER 67, 73, 74
WEALES 68, 70
WICKES 38, 39
WIVELL 48, 122, 123
Bergerac, France 41
Boulogne 14, 50, 51
Bromly, Essex 90
Buckland in Dover 11
Calais 64, 120
Dover Castle 44
Dover Harbour 24
London 17, 117, 122
Sittingbourne 95, 96
West Indies 16
Agent to the Comrs. for Victualling.
the Royal Navy 48
boat builder 30
Captain 43, 56, 66, 83, 87, 89, 94,
100, 105, 113, 118, 122
Collector. of his Majies.
Deputy Governors 82
Deputy Lieut. Govr. 44
Deputy Mayor 22
Deputy Secretary 71
Express Packet 115
Fisherman 8, 10
Jurat 22, 34, 44, 46, 48, 52, 77,
105, 122, 123
Majesty’s Navy and Marine 20
Mayor 39, 46, 48, 49, 77, 107
Merchant 110, 117
Merchant 53, 64, 84
Pilot 2, 13, 54, 60, 61, 69, 72,
75, 78, 111
Prince of Wales,
Royal Highness the 20
at Greenwich 122
Surgeon 18, 82, 86, 94, 95, 96
Trinity House 72
His Majesty’s 21
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