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Some Monumental Inscriptions of St George's Church, Gravesend Noted by
T.C. Colyer-Fergusson noted 1913
Kindly typed up for the website by Pat
T.C. Colyer-Fergusson was a contemporary
of Leland L. Duncan, both served on the Council of the K.A.S. together. He
recorded the M.I.s of St George's Church, Gravesend and wrote them up in
longhand in a white skinned book of some 123 pages, which is now in the C.K.S.,
Maidstone. We are indebted to Stuart Bligh, County Archivist for permission to
copy the M.I. listings. Colyer-Fergusson divided the listings, starting the
numbering afresh in each section. The whole listing has been re-numbered for
indexing purposes. He also took quite a number of pictures of gravestones which
he pasted into the book. The graveyard was mostly cleared of stones in the
1960's. Some were placed along the Western edge of the graveyard. Pictures
Inscriptions inside the
(new) Church - 1
The Churchyard around St George's
- 12 to 209
Woodville Burial Ground
210 to 228
Addenda from Thorpes Regm Roffense
- 229 to 244
Also newspaper report of the death
of the Rev. J. Denny GEDGE - 245
Notes and pictures of the exhumation of the remains of Princess POCAHONTAS
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Inscriptions inside the Church
1. [I]. Marble Tablet south side of Chancel: This Stone
commemorates Princess POCAHONTAS of METOAKA Daughter of The mighty American
Indian Chief POWHATTAN. Gentle and humane she was the friend of the earliest
struggling English Colonists whom she nobly rescued, protected and helped. On
her conversion to Christianity in 1613 she received in Baptism the name Rebecca
and shortly afterwards became the wife of Thomas ROLFE, a settler in Virginia.
She visited England with her husband in 1616, was graciously received by QUEEN
ANNE, Wife of JAMES I. In the twenty second year of her Age she died at
Gravesend while preparing to revisit her native country and was buried near this
spot on March 21st 1617.
2. [II]. Brass on pillar of chancel: The Chancel window is
erected in Memory of Elizabeth Wife of Lieut. Col. GLADDISH 1st Brigadier K.A.V.
died August 3rd 1866 Aged 69 in the 50th year of her married life.
3. [III]. Brass. In Memory of Charles Parker DRAWBRIDGE who
entered into rest April 6th 1892 Aged 62 Years. For ten years a Churchwarden of
4. [IV]. Brass on south wall of Nave: In loving Memory of
Frances Wife of Richard GATES who entered into rest July 18th 1894 Aged 63.
"Thy Will be done".
5. [V]. Marble tablet south Nave. Sacred to the Memory of
Jonathan ADLINGTON who died January 18th 1898 in the 88th Year of his Age.
6. [VI]. Brass south Nave with Arms below: In Memory of
William FLETCHER, Justice of the Peace for Kent, Mayor of this Town 1885 &
1886. Thirteen years Churchwarden of this Parish. Died September 26th 1906 Aged
68. This tablet was placed here by his widow Amy Cecilia Fletcher.
7. [VII]. Coffin plate with cross bones & on it framed in oak
in N. aisle: George GORDON Esqre. Died 22 Decr. 1793 Aged 70 Years.
8. [VIII]. Stone in east wall of north aisle: To the Glory of
God this Memorial Stone of the North Aisle was laid on the III Day of August
MDCCCXCVII In the LXth Year of her Majestys Reign. Presented by the
Freemasons of Gravesend.
9. [IX]. Brass behind pulpit: In Memory of the Revd. L.
PHELPS, D.D. who was for 46 years a faithful Minister of this Church from 1774
to 1820. This memorial is placed here by his Great Grandson John J. SPOWERS
Brooklyn U.S.A. 1894.
10. [X]. Brass north pillar of Chancel: S. Georges Church was
licensed for divine service 1497, consecrated by Bishop FISHER 1510, superseded
S. Mary's & was made the Parish Church of Gravesend by King HENRY VIII 1544.
The Church was destroyed by fire 1727, was rebuilt mainly by King GEORGE II
1732. The apse was enlarged: vestries built: the Church and Steeple restored
1892. The new Chancel was consecrated by the Bishop of Rochester Nov. 26 1892.
F.B. NETTLEINGHAM, Charles P. DRAWBRIDGE, Churchwardens. John H. HASLAM, M.A.
Rector of Gravesend.
11. [XI]. Tablet N. of Chancel: In Memory of Major General
C.G. GORDON, C.B. Royal Engineers Commanding Royal Engineer Gravesend. Killed at
Khartoum, 26th January 1885.
Windows in Church.
11a. [a]. N. transep:. "Ladies Window A.D. 1892".
11b. [b]. S. transept: "Childrens Window A.D.
11c. [c]. S. Nave lower tier No.1: To the Glory of God and to
the beloved Memory of the Revd. Robert JOYNES 46 years Rector of Gravesend. Died
Sep. 13 1891 Aged 70. This window is erected by members of the Congregation.
11d. [d]. S. Nave lower tier No.2. To the Glory of God
and in Memory of Frederic Beckby NETTLEINGHAM, Justice of the Peace, Alderman
& for 10 years Churchwarden. Died May 3 1893 Aged 68.
11e. [e]. Lower tier S. Nave No.3: "In loving Memory of
Elizabeth BOORMAN May 26 1893".
11f. [f]. Lower tier S Nave No.4: "Labor omnia vincit"
(twice over) "It is I be not afraid".
11g. [g]. Upper tier S. Nave No.1: To the Glory of God and to
the beloved Memory of the Rev. Robert JOYNES Rector Died Sep. 13th 1891. Also of
Anna Maria his Wife Died Jan. 22nd. 1895.
11h. [h]. Upper tier S. Nave No.2: To the Glory of God and in
Memory of Robert Coles ARNOLD and of Sarah his Wife. This Window is dedicated by
their four Sons A.D. 1898.
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Churchyard East portion round Church.
12. . Head stone, body & foot, with cherubs much worn: In Memory
/Gent departed this Life
./Octr. 2 1775 Agd. 60. Mr
MAIR Grandson of
13. . Double headstones with body stone: Sacred to the
Memory of William MAIR (of this Parish) Who departed this Life the 7th of
January 1800 Aged 81 Years. Also Margaret Wife of the above William Mair who
departed this Life the 27th of February 1778 Aged 58 Years. Left Issue Three
Sons & One Daughter (viz.) James, William, Philip & Mary. Also William
Son of the above who died April the 2nd. 1806 Aged 48 Years. Mrs Mary CLEMENTS,
Daughter of the above Died 5th Octr. 1828 Aged 66 Years. Mr William Clements
Died 20th Octr. 1829(?) Aged 70 Years.
In Memory of Patience, Wife of Mr John WILSON who departed this Life September
23rd 1847 after a long and painful illness in the 60th Year of her Age.
14.  Headstone, black with face poorly cut: In Memory of
Elizabeth, Daughter of John & Ann MONK of this Parish who departed this Life
June 2nd. 1772 Aged 10 Weeks. Mrs Elizth WHEELER departed this Life March 31st
1776 Aged 60 Years. Picture
At back, crumbling:
./Aged 77 ...ars/. ..so
./of the above
..ah & Mary.
15. . Headstone with body s. skulls & other carvings, very
worn: Here lieth the Body of Mr James DUNSTON one of the Jurats of the
Corporation who departed this Life N../ 4th 17../Aged 70 Years. Also Mary his
Wife departed this Life August 19th 178./Aged 90 Years and ../Months.
16 . . Headstone, low: Erected to the Memory of Joshua ELKIN of
this Parish who departed this Life the 1st of May 1815 Aged 58 Years. Also Jane
his Wife who departed this Life the 20th of December 1845 Aged 80 Years.
17. . Head and footstone: In Memory of James HARISS who
departed this Life June the 28 1784 Aged 38 Years. "When God
/ and of
18. . Head and footstone, low: In Memory of Elizabeth Wife
of Geoe MACKAY who died Dec 2nd 1803 Aged 37 Years. Also Elizabeth MARTIN
Daughter of the above and Wife of William READ who
/ Aged 30 Years.
Also William STEDMAN Died March 17th 18../ Aged ./Years.
19. . Altar tomb. Inscription on top much crumbled: Here
lyeth the body ../Mary
../Died 19 N../
./2 Oct 17../
.BASE Died 29th Sepr
./John DONMALL of the Parish of
Milton departed this Life the 3rd of
./Aged 55 Years. Mr John D(onmall) late
of Northfleet, Son of the above who departed this ..fe the 29th of December
44 Years. West end: In Memory of Ann RICHARDSON who died 17th December
1840 Aged 86 Years. East end: In Memory of Sarah HENNEY who
Aged 76 Years.
20. . Altar tomb repainted, top blank: East end: Sarah
MURRELL died the 25th of May 1776 Aged 37 Years. Edwd Murrell died the 21st of
May 1777 Aged 39 Years. Also Jencey (sic) daughter of the above died in her
Infancy. West end: To the Memory of John GOLDSMITH who died the 28th of
May 1809 Aged 68 Years. Also Mary Goldsmith who died the 15th of Novbr 1813 Aged
81 Years. North side: Thomas KNIGHT (Citizen of London) died the 27th of
February 1809 Aged 48 Years. Also Five Children who died in their Infancy. Mrs
Anna Maria CLUTTON died the 8th of March 1813 Aged 44 Years. Sarah Wife of
Thomas Knight died the 1st of May 1838 Aged 72 Years. South side: Sarah
Elizabeth Knight died the 25th of April 1868 Aged 75 Years. Also Thomas Knight
Husband of the above who died the 27th of August 1878 Aged 73 Years.
21. . Head and body stone, with cherubs & vase: In
Memory of John TAYLOR who departed this Life the 9th of June 1787 aged 9 Years.
"Sleep on dear Youth and take your rest/For God takes first how he thinks
best". Also Mr John Taylor died the 20th of May 1803 Aged 59 Years. At
back of stone: Elizabeth, Wife of Richard Taylor d. 17 Oct. 1850 Aged 66.
Emma their daughter d. 4 Oct. 1829 Aged 2. Picture
22. . Head and footstone against Church: Mr Richard
TADMAN d. 8 Feb. 1847 Aged 61. John Tadman d. 4 Oct. 1822 Aged 17. Sarah Tadman
d. 4 June 1827 Aged 26. Maria Tadman d. 1 Aug. 1830 Aged 20. Louisa Tadman d. 11
Dec. 1836 Aged 39. Elizabeth Graham BECK neice of the above d. 5 Dec. 1847 Aged
13. Elizabeth Tadman d. 14 Ap. 1863 Aged 57.
23. . Head and body stone with cherubs & emblems: In
Memory of Mary wife of Willm SHORDS and daughter of John and Sarah BAKER of
Gravesend. She died September 30 1775 Aged 60 years. Also Mr Willm Shords
Husband to the above died Septr
24. . Altar tomb with iron railings, E & W sides blank
probably writing on latter: Top: Mr Walter NYNN died Novr 21st 1775 aged 61
years. North side: Sacred to the Memory of Mary, wife of Jeremiah DENNETT
who departed this Life February 27th 1826 Aged 48 Years. John, son of the above
died August 21st 1807 Aged 14 Months. Also William who died April 1st 1810 Aged
21 Months. Likewise the above Jeremiah Dennett who departed this Life December
11th 1842 Aged 71 Years. South side: Sacred to the Memory of
Elizabeth CARTER who departed this Life September 8 1831 Aged 65 Years.
25. . Altar tomb. Inscription on top: Sacred to the
(3 lines) William Delap (abt
12 lines hopeless). South side: All that was mortal of Mary
the wife of John Delap is deposited beneath. The immortal Part is
the Merits of a
ied Redeemer/To Him who gave it/This Separation took Place
14 of May 1779 After a Union of 6./ Years. North side: Here resteth the
remains of Mrs M. RICHARDS Wife of Mr R. Richards of London and daughter of the
late Mrs Delap who departed this life September 8th 1828 Aged 51
Years. West side: Also Mildred JOLLY Neice of Mild RICHARDS
and daughter of Wm & Sarah EVERSFIELD of this Parish who died Septr 2nd 1831
Aged 30 Years. East side:
26. . Headstone with flat stone: "Family Vaults of
William NEWMAN". Emily Ann, daughter of above d. 11 Feb 1861 Aged 16.
Alfred Dunkin, son of above d. 10 Jan 1862 Aged 19. Sarah Ann, wife of above d.
8 Aug 1868 Aged 54. Sarah Laura, daughter of above d. 23 March 1871 Aged 20.
Annette, daughter of above d. 20 July 1872 Aged 19. William Vosper, son of above
d. 2 Oct 1871 Aged 35. "Interred in the Gravesend Cemetery". On
north side of flat stone: Sarah Ann, wife of William Newman d. 8 Aug 1868
Aged 54. South side: William Newman who was 60 years Vestry Clerk of
Gravesend died 3 August 1906 in his 93rd Year.
27. . Head and body stone: Infant Children of William
& Rebecca TURNER of this Parish (viz) Rebecca, Thomas Mathews, Ann Mathews,
& Jane Bromley. Ann Mathews their daughter d. 26 July 1849 Aged 13. Mr
Thomas MATHEWS d. 13 Aug. 1822 Aged 67. Rebecca Wife of William Turner d. 30
Oct. 1826 Aged 55. William Turner d. 18 July 1834 Aged 63. William Turner their
son d. 5 July 1869 Aged 65. Harriot his wife d. 18 Ap. 1884 Aged 74.
28. . Headstone lying flat, figure emerging from coffin:
only "Memory" visible.
29. . Headstone lying flat, fragment of X bones visible:
le/of this Parish)
./of April 1743
30. . Flat stone: STARBUCKS Family Vault.
31. . Headstone against wall of Church with Cherubs heads:
In Memory of Ann SOLE Wife of Robert Sole. She departed this Life Novemr 2nd.
1766 Aged 56 Years. "Farewel vain World I have had enough of thee/And now I
am careless what thou sayest of me/Your Smiles count not nor your frowns I
fear/My cares are past my head lies quiet here/
..see in me take care to shun/
32. . Head and body stone: In Memory of Mr Isaac COOK who
departed this Life the 22nd of March 1791 Aged 50 Years. Also six of his
Children who died in their Infancy. Also Richard Dockin Cook, Son of the above
died January the 10th 1799 Aged 28 Years. Mr George WALLACE died the 20th of
November 1812 Aged 59 Years.
33. . Headstone flying flat: Sacred to the Memory of Mr
William CRAFTER Senr, 37 Years Superintendant in the Military Communication
Gravesend, 14 Years Ruler of Pilots. Died 1 of December 1830 Aged 78 Years. Also
Mary Jane, Wife of Mr William Crafter Junr Royal Engineer Department died 22nd
of December 1826 Aged 43 Years.
34. . Head and foot stone: Emma Day TYLER d. 26 Nov 1884 Aged
58. William Edward Tyler d. 25 June 1902 Aged 77. "Thy Will be done".
35. . Head and foot stone: Mary Wife of John RAWLLINGS d.
29 Jan. 1854 Aged 79.
36. . Head and foot stone: Maria, Wife of William PENNIFER d.
17 June 1851 Aged 55.
37. . Head and body stone, low and crumbled:
.Aged ../Years. Also
38. . Head and body stone, with skull & book:
/the Memory of
../who departed this Life the
./1760 Aged 50? Years. Also Susanna
GOLDEN who departed this Life the 8th October 1787 Aged 56 Years. Likewise John
/departed this Life
/December 180./. At back of stone: Sacred to
the Memory of Thomas Crafts Golden who departed this Life Sept. 24th 182./Aged
64 Years. Also Thomas Crafts GOLDEN, Son of the above who departed this life
July 10th 1827 Aged 41 Years. Picture
39. . Headstone: Amelia Heron ROGERS, Daughter of William Heron &
Mary Rogers who departed this Life the 21st of June 1812 Aged 21 Years. Also to
the above William Heron Rogers who departed this Life the 18th of March 1834
Aged 62 Years. Likewise the above Mary Rogers who departed this Life the 7th of
April 1836 Aged 69 Years.
40. . Head and foot and body stone, Cherubs heads, much obscured by elder
tree: In Memory of Mr Nicolas BULLER of this Parish who died Decr ye 2nd 1718
Aged 65(?) Years. Also Mrs M. Buller his Wife who died Sep
41. . Head and 2 footstones: William, son of William & Hannah HALL of
this Parish d. 19 Aug. 1835 Aged 22. Laura Elizabeth their daughter d. 10 July
1844 Aged 17.
42. . Head and 2 footstones, one undated with only "T.B" on it:
Cherubs, crown etc: Sacred to the Memory of Thomas BARKER who died June 29th
1832 Aged 53 Years. Picture
43. . Altar tomb, elaborate. Top & ends apparently blank. North side:
Mrs Frances EYRES died 9th March 1807 Aged 68 Years. South side: Mr Thomas GYLES
died 28th November 1805 Aged 63 Years. Mrs Mary Gyles, Wife of the above died
12th Aug. 1812 Aged 76 Years. Mr William Gyles died 9th December 1821 Aged 49
44. . A coffin shaped stone inscription, if any, quite gone.
45. . Head stone, very crumbling: Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Margaret
ANNAL, Wife of Mr John Annal, who departed this Life the 4th day of October 1833
Aged .2/Years. [4 lines of epitaph illegible]. Also Elizabeth Annal, Daughter of
the above Died 17th December 18../Aged 1 Year and 5 Months. Likewise the above
Mr John Annal who died 19th September 184./Aged 44 Years.
46. . Head and footstone: John TOLHURST d. 29 July 184? in his 46th Year.
Hannah A.A. Tolhurst, Wife of the above (interred at Northfleet) d. 13 July 1881
Aged 79. Picture
Keith Field 2009-04-01 reports that in the Church Register, available to view on
CityArk, John Tolhurst is recorded as being buried 1 August 1849, age 47.
47. . Head and footstone: Joyce, Wife of James FOX d. 2 March 1828 Aged
38. A loving Mother and a virtuous Wife/Faithfull and Just in every part of
Life. James Fox d. 7 Jan 1851 Aged 64. John their Son who died in his Infancy.
48. . Altar tomb, elaborate, nearby a slab with "Entrance to the
Vault" on top: The Burial Place of Nathaniel GYLES. South side: Frances
Gyles, Daughter of Nathaniel & Prudence Gyles died 23rd April 1808 Aged 21
Years. Prudence Gyles died 1st April 1809 Aged 55 Years. Nathaniel Gyles died
7th July 1817 Aged 69 Years. Lawrence James Gyles, Son of Nathaniel &
Prudence Gyles died 25th Novr 1817 Aged 27 Years. North side blank. East,
probably an inscription. West about 12 lines undecipherable, only "John
49. . Headstone (black) lying flat: Sacred to the Memory of Philip DADD
who departed this Life the 9th of October 181./(broken off) Aged 68 Years. Also
Millecent, Wife of the above who departed this Life the 13th of May 1783 Aged 50
Years. Likewise Rebecca PASTE, Sister to the above who departed this Life the
15th of October 1788 Aged 49 Years. Also Seven Children of the above by Ann his
Second Wife who died in their Infancy. Picture
50. . Head and body stone: Edwin, Son of Edwin & Sara ALDERMAN of
Barbican, London, d. 27 July 1838 in his 18th Year.
51. . Altar tomb, inscription on top, longways:
../to the Memory of
Mary, Wife of Richard Fisher BARTON departed this Life 27th January 18../Aged 57
Years. Also Richard Fisher Barton who departed
./Life the 18th of October
1810 Aged 48 Years. Left
52. . Head and footstone: Sacred to the Memory of Sarah, Daughter of the
late John & Elizabeth KETTLEWELL
.../who departed this Life
53. . Headstone against Church near South door, with skull &
crossbones: Here lyeth the Body ../Mary BLEAK the wife of Wm Bleak of this
Parish who departed this Life one ye 6th day of July Anno Domi 1707 in the 28th
Year of her Age. Picture
54. . Body & footstone, headstone gone. On footstone: J.M. 1792. S.M.
1802. A.M. 1803. J.A.M. 1842 or 3. (Gravesend Burial Reg. 1792, Apr 6: James
MARSHAL. 1802, Mar.6: Susanna Marshall. 1803, Oct.23: Augustus Marshal)l.
55. . Headstone, small, put with 43 but evidently not belonging to it:
Eliz. YOUMON(?) 1726.
56. . Headstone against Church wall: Here lyeth buryed ye body of An..
ye great mortality 1666 Aged 4./yeares. Mary MATHEWES her
Daughter who departed this Life 27 of March 1660 aged 3 months.
57. . Tablet fixed to West wall of Church, right hand side of West door:
In a Vault beneath rest the remains of John Gladdish, Son of William &
Elizabeth SANDERS who died the 1st of May 1848 Aged 28 Years. Also the above Mr
William Sanders, many years Surgeon in this Parish who died the 15th of October
1849 Aged 68 Years. Also Charles, Son of the above who died March 1st 1879 Aged
57 Years. Also Elizabeth, Wife of the above who died Decr 1st 1879 Aged 89
Years. "The Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
58. . Tablet near last on West wall: Here no envy swells. C. SLOANE Nat.
1690, Mort. 1764. M. Sloane, Nat. 1697. Mort. 17../. (left blank). Picture
59. . Tablet on West wall, left hand side of West door: In a Vault below
lies interred the Body of Elizabeth, Wife of Thomas PATTINSON. She died the 27th
day of August 1779 Aged 59 Years. Also the Body of Elizabeth Harman, Daughter of
the said Thomas and Elizabeth Pattinson who died the 24th day of July 1784 Aged
7 Years. Also the Body of the said Thomas PATTINSON who departed this Life on
the 9th day of December 1785 Aged 60 Years. Likewise Sarah, Wife of Samuel
HAZARD, the daughter of the above Thomas and Elizabeth Pattinson who departed
this Life the 21st of October 1796 Aged 36 Years. Mr William Pattinson who
departed this Life the 10th of January 1804 Aged 37 Ywars. Mrs Anne Sarah
Pattinson, Wife of the above died the 17th of July 1822 Aged 54 Years. (This
line recut over another inscription).
60. [48a]. Tablet near 59  on West wall: somewhat worn. Forty feet from
this vault are deposited the remains of Mr Samuel HAZARD of this parish who
departed this life October 20th 1837 Aged 83. Also Rebecca Ann Dashwood HAZARD
second wife of the above who departed this life May 24th 1818 Aged 56. This
tablet is erected to their memory by their nephews Samuel, George HOLDING &
South part of Churchyard beginning on left hand side on entering by East
61. . Obelisk on stone base, inscription on latter. North side: Elith
THOMPSON departed this Life 18th August 1774 Aged 55 Years. West side:
of Mrs Sarah MAY died ../August
./ed/ 45(?) Years. South side: In Memory of
./THOMPS|ON died ../April/..70/Aged ../.
62. . Obelisk on base, Inscriptions on both. North side of obelisk: In
this Vault are deposited the Bodys of Geor, Geor, Willm, Elizh, Geor, Elizh,
Thos, Mathews & Robt Coales ARNOLD, Sons & daughter of Geor and Ann
Arnold of this Parish who died in their Infancy. East side of obelisk: Also
Sarah Ann Alfred John Henry Edward & Sarah Ann, infant children of Robert
Coles and Sarah Arnold. West side: James Arnold died June 17th 1832 Aged 41
Years. Inscription west side of base of Mont: Mrs Ann MATHEWS, Wife of Mr Thomas
Mathews who died April the 29th 1804 Aged 72 Years. Also the above Mr Thomas
Mathews who died 28th Jany 1819 Aged 93 Years. North side: In Memory of the
above Mr Geor ARNOLD who departed this Life the 28th of July 1813 Aged 62 Years.
Also the above Mrs Ann Arnold who departed this Life the 6th of January 1832
Aged 79 Years. East side: In Memory of the above Robert Coles Arnold of Heath
House, Barming, Kent who died 14th May 1866 Aged 69 Years.
63. . Head and body stone: Sacred to the Memory of Gaynam, son of George
& Mary RACKSTRAW of who died the 12th of January 1800 Aged 17 Years. Also
Mary Bumstead WOOLLEY, daughter of the above & Wife of George Woolley (of
London) died the 27th of January 1801 Aged 24 Years. Near this place lieth 2
sons & 2 daughrs of the above George & Mary Rackstraw. Also Mary Ann,
daughter of the above died Jany the 7th 1802 Aged 14 Months. Likewise the above
George Rackstraw who died the 22nd of June 1804 Aged 50 Years. Also Mr. Philip
BUMSTEAD who died the 24th of November 1806 Aged 82 Years. Likewise Mrs Bennett
Bumstead, wife of the above Mr Philip Bumstead died May the 28th in the Year
1813 Aged 92 Years. On the other side of stone: Sacred to the Memory of Philip
Jeremiah Rackstraw who died the 10th of September 1812 Aged 2 Years. Mary Wilson
RACKSTRAW, Wife of the late George Rackstraw died March 25th 1823 Aged 68 Years.
Also Josiah Wise Rackstraw, Son of the above Mary Wilson and Geoe Rackstraw who
died January 1st 1839 Aged 48 Years. Ann Rackstraw, Wife of Benj Geoe Rackstraw
died September 19th 1847 Aged 62 Years. Benj Geoe Rackstraw died October 19th
1847 Aged 59 Years. Picture
64. . Altar tomb with railings. Coat of Arms & inscription on top: It
is appointed unto Men once to die but after that the Judgement. Heb:9Ch.: 27v.
Here lieth Buried the Remains of Elizabeth the Wife of Robert WATTERS who died
Octob. the 3rd in the Year of our Lord 1755 Aged 49 Years. Also five of her Children Elizabeth, Ruth, Richard, Eleanor and Alicia. Mr
Robert WATTERS died Augt 28th 1768 Aged 66 Years. Also to the Memory of John
Willm BOWYER who was unfortunately drowned May the 29th 1801 Aged 15 Years.
South side: Sacred to the Memory of Elizth Wife of Robert CABLE who died 9th of
December 1817 Aged 47 Years. "O cruel death that would not spare/A loving
Wife and Friend sincere/Took Her away left me behind/The World to lay and
Friends to find".
65. . Head and footstone: Hubert, Son of Henry & Martha EVERSFIELD d.
14 May 1836 Aged 4Ύ Years. H.W., Son of the above d. 18 Feb. 1850 Aged 22.
66. . Head and body stone: Thomas PIPLER d. 20 Sep. 1829 Aged 37.
Elizabeth, Wife of John Pipler Senr d. 29 Ap. 1830 Aged 78. John Pipler d. 3 May
1835 Aged 83. John eldest Son of John & Elizabeth Pipler d. 29 Dec. 1847
Aged 63. Picture
67. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Harriot Maria, Daughter of
Robert & Charlotte RANDELL who departed this Life the 3rd of January 1808
Aged 15 Months. Picture
68. . Head and footstone: Sacred to the Memory of John CORMACK, a Pupil
Teacher in the Gravesend and Milton National Schools who died January 21st 1853
Aged 19 Years. Beloved and Lamented by his Master, Schoolfellows and friends.
69. . Head and footstone: Jemima, Wife of William WALDRON d. 20 Feb. 1854
Aged 67. "Here the wicked cease from troubling and the Weary are at
70. . Altar tomb, north side: Thomas KILLICK of this Parish d. 12 Ap.
1829 Aged 58. Elizabeth Ann his widow d. 29 Nov. 1851 Aged 75. Thomas their son
d. 25 Mar. 1842 Aged 31. East side on white marble cut into stone: Thomas Beale
LOFT d. 18 Aug. 1870 in his 75th Year. "His trust was in the Lord. His end
was peace". Mary his wife d. 1 Mar. 1880 Aged 70. "In blessed hope
Waiting for Jesus Christ". (This also on top with exception of text after
Mary Loft). West side: Thomas Beale Loft d. 12 May 1893 Aged 59. "Hold thou
me up and I shall be safe".
71. A body stone here, no headstone.
72. . Head and footstone: Richard HATFIELD d. 17 Feb. 1840 Aged 55.
73. . Headstone with large inscription fast crumbling: Sacred to the
Memory of Sarah CANE, Wife of John Cane of this Parish who departed this Life
April 18th 1840 Aged 28 Years. Also Ann, Daughter of the above who departed this
Life July 25th 1839 Aged 6 Months. Likewise Clara who departed this Life August
6th 1840 Aged 4 Months and 3 Weeks.
74. . Head and footstone & flat stone, carving of tree on tomb,
crumbling: Sacred to the Memory of Laura Hannah, Daughter of William &
Elizabeth WEBB who departed this Life the 19th October 1839 Aged 11 Years. She
was an a
../and an affectionate Child. Also Hannah Webb, Mother of the above
Willm Webb who departed this Life the 4th of August 1843 Aged 75 Years. Also to
the poignant grief of her parents and deep regret of all who knew her Elizabeth
Ann, the only surviving daughter of William & Elizabeth Webb who departed
this Life the 1st of August 1847 Aged 21 Years. "The Lord gave & the
Lord hath taken away blessed be the name of the Lord". Also deeply lamented
William John, eldest son of the above William & Elizabeth WEBB who departed
this Life the 26th of July 1850 Aged 21 Years.
75. . Head and footstone: Sacred to the Memory of William Samuel TISDELL,
Son of Samuel and Harriot Tisdell who departed this Life the 3rd of July 1808
Aged 4 Months. Also Eliza Bromley Tisdell their daughter who died the 10th of
January 1813 Aged Ten Months. At back of stone: Sacred to the Memory of
Elizabeth, daughter of John and Catharine SHEPARD of West Smithfield London who
departed this Life the 16th of January 1820 Aged 22 Years. Picture
76. . Headstone, tall with body stone. Eye with rays carved: Erected to
the Memory of Mr Henry SWINEY who died July 23rd 1783 Aged 35 Years. Mrs
Elizabeth Swiney, Wife of the above who died Decr 28th 1805 Aged 58 Years. Elias
Swiney, Son of the above Henry and Elizabeth Swiney who died April 3rd 1786 Aged
5 Years. Hutchinson Swiney who died in her Infancy. Mr Elias PULLEN who died
August 16th 1758 Aged 68 Years. Mrs Mary Pullen, Wife of Mr Elias Pullen who
died June 21st 1743 Aged 47 Years. Mrs Elizabeth HUTCHINSON, Relict of the above
Mr Elias Pullen who died Decr 1795 Aged 86 Years. Elias Pullen died April 5th
1825 Aged 74 Years.
77. . Head and footstone, only G.M. on footstone: Sacred to the Memory of
Mr George MARSHALL who departed this Life the 6th April 1811 Aged 46 Years. Also
Three Children who died in their Infancy. Also Esther Marshall, Wife of the
above who departed this Life the 14th July 1848 Aged 79 Years. "Far from
the world of toil and Strife/Theyre present with the Lord/The Labours of
their mortal Life/End in a large reward".
78a. . Head and footstone: Sacred to the Memory of Samuel WINNETT who
died January 13th 1812 Aged 45 Years. PART MISSING
79. . Head and footstone: Mr Thomas ANSTED Born 4th July 1791. Died 6th
March 1843. Picture
80. . Head and body stone: Mr Isaac STARBUCK d. 23 Oct. 1837 Aged 67.
Elizabeth, Wife of William WATERS d. 15 Aug. 1854.
81. . Headstone: To the Memory of a beloved son Lieut. G.W. ELLISON, R.N.
who died at the early age of 19. The Afflicted Parents Capt Joseph Ellison, R.N.
and his wife Hester have erected this Stone. He was affectionate and brave. The
whole Tenor of his Short life evinced his affection and As a Lieutenant of H.M.
Ship Melampus in the memorable defeat of the French Squadron near Tory Island on
the 12th of Octr 1798 He gave a Manly and applauded Proof of his Bravery. Obt
Jan. 27th 1801.
82. . Altar tomb very low. Inscription on top all in capitals: In full
hope of a glorious Resurrection all that was mortal of Mrs Sarah STYLES is here
deposited who during a life short for its value was in the exercise of every
Christian virtue that could adorn human nature. She lived 43 Years and Died 12th
of May 1796. Augustine Styles, Gent formerly of the Hon. East India Companys
Service died the 24th of June 1821 Aged 86.
83. . Headstone with skull:
/the Memory of M
84. . Head and footstone ornamented: William MADDOCKS d. 23 May 1835 Aged
72. Mary his Wife d. 9 Jan. 1847 Aged 78. Elizabeth, Wife of Mr George LOWREY
daughter of the above d. 10 Dec. 1867 Aged 71. George Lowrey Esqr J.P. of the
City of Rochester d. 6 Oct. 1878 in his 85th Year.
85. . Head and 2 footstones: (1) "T.T. 1846". (2) "T.T":
Thomas TURNER d. 24 Sep. 1846 Aged 69.
West portion of Churchyard from wall on the South to railings on North.
86. . Head and footstone: William Robert, son of Joshua & Jane Sarah
WRIGHT d. 18 May 1835 Aged 9. Josuha Alexander, Son of above d. 9 May 1839 Aged
3. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, Blessed be the name of the
87. . Head and footstone: Alexander GUNN d. 9 Aug. 1834 Aged 65.
Christian his Wife d. 9 June 1851 Aged 75. (Text crumbled away).
88. . Head and body stone. Urn & Cherubs: In Memory of Richard K
89. . Altar tomb, low stone slab on red bricks: In this V
deposited the remains of Mrs Elizabeth DREWRY, Wife of Mr George Drewry of this
Parish who departed this Life Octr 15th 1816 Aged 17 Years. Also 3 of their
Children Harriet, John and George. Likewise the Remains of Mr Will(ia)m ROWE who
departed this Life Sepr 27th 1848 Aged 52 Years.
90. . Altar tomb, fine one near West door, inscription on top, sides
blank or crumbled away: Mrs Rebecca DALTON Died the ../Sepr 1761 Aged 25 Years.
Mr Daniel WATMORE Died the 16th July 1776 Aged 70 Years. Thomas Dalton Esq. of
Milton died 1st July 1796 Aged 73.
91. . Headstone with body stone, Cherub etc. crumbling: In Memory of
William TWISS of this Parish who departed this Life February 21st 1776 Aged 29
Years. Also of Sarah, Wife of the above who departed this Life July the ../Aged
37 Years. Picture
92. . Double headstone with body stone, Cherubs etc: In Memory of William
TWISS departed this Life November 19th 1766 Aged 66 Years. "Affliction sore
longtime I bore/Surgeons were in vain/Till God at last by Death d
/To ease me
of my pain". In Memory of Ann Twiss, Wife of William Twiss, Departed this
Life the 11th of January 1769 Aged 57 Years. "Rest with a Cheerful Mind
./Mother and a Faithfull Wife/
./as thy Praise oh drop one silent
../what pleasing hope lies buried
."/. Also five of his Children
93. . Head and body stone: Isabella only daughter of the late James DREW
Esqre of Clifton Gloucestershire d. 2 Nov. 1839 in her 16th Year. "Nippd in
the bud so beautiful and good/Her blessed Spirit now rests with her God".
94. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of John S
.13 1790 Aged 64 Years. William, Son of the above on June the
../178./Aged 17 Years.
../Son of the above/ ober/the 23rd 1797 Aged 30
Years. Also Joseph, Son of the above died August the 2nd 1800 Aged 28 Years.
95. . Head and body stone, blackened as if by smoke: Sacred to the Memory
of William PURNELL of this Parish who departed this Life September the 7th 1794
Aged 25 Years. Also Ann, Wife of the above departed this Life 8th of April 1802
Aged 33 Years. Likewise Mary Purnell, Wife of James Purnell died the 23rd of
September 1815 Aged 57 Years.
96. . Head and body stone: Sarah, Wife of Alfred SPAIN of his Parish d. 5
July 1846 Aged 23. Charles Alfred their Son died in his Infancy.
97. . Headstone: Charles PANNELL d. 30 Aug. 1850 Aged 49. Mary Ann, dau.
of the above d. 13 Nov 1839 Aged 13. "Blessed are the dead which die in the
98. . Head and footstone, with flat stone, fast crumbling away: Sacred to
the Memory of Henry FORRESTER who departed this Life June the 22nd 1840 in the
42nd Year of his Age. Also Mr William Forrester, Father of the above who
departed this Life March 30th 1853 Aged 76 Years. Also Mrs Mary Forrester his
./of the above who departed this Life December the ../18../Aged
58 Years and 10 Months.
99. . Low Altar tomb, stone slab on yellow bricks: George CLEMENTS late
of Worcestershire d. 15 June 1849 Aged 29. "Death is certain, Lifes but a
Span,/Prepare to meet thy God O Mortal Man".
100. . Head and footstone in front of No.81: Joseph LORD d. 1 Aug. 1817
Aged 77. Ann, Wife of the above d. 30 July 1825 Aged 84. Also two Children of
James and Anna CLARK. Picture
101. . Head and body stone: Elizabeth, Wife of Mr John WILLIAMS of 6
Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London d. 8 March 1836 Aged 38. Also three of
her Children: John Joseph d. 9 Aug. 1820. Thomas d. 11 Oct. 1823. Wesly
Macpherson d. 3 Sep. 1835. Also Mrs Mary MITCHELL, Mother of the above d. 17
Jan. 1837 Aged 67. John Turner Williams d. 31 May 1842 Aged 13 Yrs. 6 Mos. (the
only late surviving Son of the above). "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh
away/Blessed be the name of the Lord".
102. . Head and footstone, very worn:
ard, Son of the above Edward and Sarah HA
June ../Aged ./.
103. . Head and footstone with body stone. All surface of headstone
flaked off, the last surname looks like BORREL: The footstone has: W.F. 1825.
T.D.G. 1826. J.P. 1831. T.?. 18.5. H.B. 1836.
104. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Charlotte KNORR who departed
this Life the 12th of October 1801 Aged 13 Years. Also Charlotte CLAY, late of
Danbury in the County of Essex who departed this Life the 8th of June 1821 Aged
105. . At back of stone, probably the front: Sacred to the Memory of John
GOLDSMITH of this Parish, who departed this Life the 18th of April 1810 Aged 37
Years. Also Elizabeth, Daughter of the above who died the 11th of October 1801
Aged 3 Years. Likewise William, his son who died the 11th of May 1803 Aged 4
Years. And John who died an Infant. "The Path of Wisdom I too long
forgot/And to remiss the one thing needful sought/Till in affliction Schooll I
learn to prize/That which on Earth so often we despise/Load with Pain and
longing after rest/Christ heard my Prayer and
106. . Head and footstone with body stone with raised stone band on it:
Mary Ann, Wife of Edmund ALDERSLY d. 26 Jan. 1828. Aged 29. Footstone:
J.G. 1810. M.A.A. 1828. (J.G. refers to John GOLDSMITH [No.103]).
107. . Head and footstone: Mary Ann, Wife of James RAGEN of this
Parish d. 7 August 1844 Aged 55. "Faithful and true a treasure each alone/A
Wife a Mistress and a Friend in one/Rests in this Tomb raised at thy Husbands
cost/He sadly summing what he had and lost".
108. . Head and footstone painted black: Mary, Daughter of John and
Mary ARNOLD d. 21 Sep. 1825 Aged 3 years. Also Thomas & William who died in
their Infancy. Emma TOLHURST d. 19 June 1850 Aged 1 yr & 9 mos. John Arnold
d. 28 July 1852 Aged 59. Mary his Wife d. 13 May 1865 Aged 67. Interred in the
Keith Field 2009-04-01 reports that in the Church Register, available to view
on CityArk, Emma ARNOLD above is recorded as Emma Arnold TOLHURST. There was
possibly an error by Colyer-Fergusson when recording the inscription.
109. . Head and body stone with Cherubs & Shell: In Memory of
../departed this Life D
../39/Likewise of three
110. . Headstone: In memory of Benjamen TURNER who departed this Life
13th of January 1787 Aged 59 Years. Also Esther his Wife, Who died March the
10th 1795 Aged 76 Years. Also Harriet CROSTHWAITE, the Wife of William
Crosthwaite of this Parish & Daughter of the above. Died 8th December 1842
Aged 58 Years. "Whilst in this World I did/My
Lord/He took me to H
111. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Sarah, Wife of Thomas
MILEHAM who departed this Life the 21st of May 1815 in the 26th Year of her Age.
Also Four Children of the above Thomas, Ebenezer, Thomas and William who died in
their Infancy. Also Elizabeth, Second Wife of the above Thomas MILEHAM who
departed this Life the 19th of April 1837 in the 40th Year of her Age.
112. . Head and footstone and body stone: Sacred to the Memory of
Catherine LEIGH, younger Daughter of Revd. Richard SYMONDS and Mary Joynes who
died January 11th 1848 Aged 25 Years. Also of Mary, Widow of the Revd. R.S.
JOYNES, D.D. Rector of this Parish who died November 26th 1848 Aged 56 Years.
Also of Elizabeth, Widow of Mr John BAKER of Frindsbury and Mother of the above
Mary Joynes, who died at Gravesend March 28th 1851 Aged 79 Years.
113. . Head and body stone, very indistinct: Sacred to the Memory of
../who died the 2./October Aged 76 Years. Also Jane, Wife of the
died August the
114. . Head and footstone: Sacred to the Memory of Jane BARNES,
Daughter of John and Elizabeth Barnes, who departed this Lie the 3rd of Decbr
1810 Aged 6 Years. Also John Bates Barnes who died the 10th of October 1816 Aged
52 Years. Also Elizabeth, Wife of the above who died the 21st of November 1820
Aged 53 Years. Elizabeth ARNOLD, Daughter of the above died the 6th of July 1826
Aged 27 Years. Likewise Jeffrey John Barnes, Grandson of the above who died the
29th April 1830.
115. . Altar tomb, fine specimen in good preservation: Top: Sacred
to the Memory of Elizabeth CRUDEN, Wife of William Cruden who died November 17th
1805 Aged 73 Years. George Cruden, Son of the said William & Elizabeth
Cruden who died April1 19th 1808 Aged 41 Years. William Cruden who died November
13th 1809 Aged 76 Years. John Cruden who died July 9th 1813 Aged 47 Years.
Robert Peirce Cruden who died October 30th 1847 Aged 72 Years. Frances Cruden,
Widow of the above who died April 24th 1875 Aged 89 Years.
North side: In this Vault are deposited the Mortal Remains of William MAY
Esquire, Consul General in Great Britain for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who
died August the 9th 1827 in the 69th Year of his Age. In office distinguished by
his extensive Knowledge and enlarged views of the Commercial Relations between
States and in private life honoured and beloved for his endearing social
virtues. Maria Herminia, Relict of the above William May Esqr who died Novr 4th
1847 in the 87th Year of her Age. South side: Here rest the remains of
the undermentioned Children of Robt Peirce CRUDEN & Frances Cruden, viz:
Sophia, born May 16th and died May 17th 1820. Harriet died Jany 11th 1821 Aged 2
Years & 3 Months. James died August 4th 1821 Aged 6 Years. Henrietta died
July 24th 1826 Aged 15 Months. William May died June 11th 1830 Aged 17 Years.
James died April 21st 1848 Aged 27 Years. Also Maria Cruden, born March 27th
1817, died May 7th 1909. Picture
116. . Altar tomb, in good state, sides blank though probably have been
inscribed. Top: Henry THAMES, Gent, Died March 22nd 1769 Aged 68 Years. Also
Jane Thames, Wife of the Above Henry Thames who died May 27th 1779 in the 62nd
Year of her Age.
117. . Head, foot and body stone. This other next two under large elder
tree: Here Lieth the Remains of John HAZARD who died February 13th 1738 Aged
60 Years. "Omnia ex voluntate Dei". Also Mildred his Wife who died May
11th 1751 Aged 67 Years. Samuel Hazard Junr who died October 20th 1837 Aged 83
Years. Likewise Rebecca Ann Dashwood Hazard, Second Wife of Samuel Hazard who
died May 24th 1818 Aged 56 Years.
118. . Head. foot and body stone: Sacred to the Memory of Samuel
HAZARD who departed this Life December 8th 1775 Aged 56 Years. Also Elizabeth,
Wife of the above who died December 13th 1789 Aged 80 Years. In the adjoining
Grave lieth the Remains of Rebecca Ann, Wife of Samuel Jazard Junr who departed
this Life the 24th of May 1818 Aged 56 Years.
119. . Head and footstone with enormous body stone: Here Lie the
Body of Mildred SARMON, Daughter of John & Mildred HAZARD who departed this
Life the 2nd of February 1791 Aged 69 Years.
120. . Head and body stone, with Cherub & Emblems: In Memory of
Robert PAINE of this Parish who departed this Life Feb. the 21st 1771 Aged 50
Years. Also two Sons and three Daughters. And William MARSHALL who died
September 10th 1805 Aged 50 Years. Likewise Ann Marshall, Wife of the above who
died October the 15th 1806 Aged 45 (?) Years. On the other side: Sacred
to the Memory of Thomas SIMMONS who departed this Life April 25th 1829 Aged 33
Years. Also two daughters of the above who died in their Infancy. Also Mr
William Paine who departed this Life 7th November 1835 Aged 79 Years. Also
Frances, Wife of Mr William Paine who departed this Life 28th August 1848 Aged
121. . Head and footstone, very faint: Sacred to the Memory of Mr
John BAUCKHAM who departed this Life the 29th of August 1831 Aged 68 Years. Also
Sarah, Wife of the above who departed this Life the 29th of July 1850 Aged 82
Years. Also Ann, Wife of Charles Bauckham who departed this Life the 10th of
June 1835 Aged 32 Years.
122. . Headstone against South wall, with Skull, hour glass etc, quite
123. . Headstone next last: In Memory of Eliz
ADA../of June 1798(?)./Also
../Aged ../Years and
./(several lines quite gone).
124. . Head and footstone: James WALTER of this Parish unfortunately
drowned 5 Aug. 1841 Aged 51. "When God cuts off the thread of Life/Then
fatal Death parts Man and Wife". Henry William Walter d. 4 March 1853 Aged
4. James GOLDSMITH, grandson of above d. 4 Aug. 1842 Aged 6 mos. Joseph
Goldsmith d. 11 June 1853 Aged 8 Yrs & 6 mos.
125. . Head and footstone, much worn: Richard GARDNER d. 18 Mar.
1836 Aged 67. Sophia, Wife of James LUKES d. 14 Sep. 1844 Aged 56. Jane
Elizabeth, Wife of Richard Gardner d. 17 Aug. 1848 Aged 64. James Lukes d. 20
July 1854 Aged 71. Jesse Lukes d. 17 Dec. 1854 Aged 68.
126. . Altar tomb, low under elder tree: Here Lieth Interrd with
Severall of his Children the Body of William LANCE, Gent, One of the Jurats of
this Town who died 13th August 1741 Aged 59. Also Mrs Mary READ who Departed
this Life April 6th 1768 Aged 66. Also the Body of Mrs Mary LANCE, Wife of Mr
William Lance, One of the Jurats of the Corporation, who departed this Life June
the 21st 1790 Aged 61 Years.
127. . Head, foot and body stone. Inscription all in Capitals: the names
recently reblacked: Sacred to the Memory of Mary, Wife of Robert GEALE of
this Parish, who died August 28 1749 Aged 52 Years. Also of the above Robert
Geale, died the 29 of April 1752 Aged ../Years. Likewise Mary, wife of John
LANE, Daughter of William & Isabella Geale of this Parish, who departed this
Life the 4 of November 17../
./Years. This Stone is also to his Child to the
Memory of Mary, Daughter of John Lane who died
/Also to the above
./of Mary Amy LLOYD who
departed this Life
./Aged 18(?) Y
./& 4(?) Months. Footstone: M.G.
1749. R.G. 1752. M.L. 1774. M.L. 180./. J.L. 180./. M.A.L. 184./.
128. . Altar tomb. Inscription on top: To the Memory of Mr William
WILSON who departed this Life September ../1772 Aged 70 Years. Mrs Elizabeth
Wilson Died November 29th 1774 Aged 69 Years. Also thirteen of their Children.
Mrs Mary LACONHAM, Mother of the above Elizabeth Wilson departed this Life
December 12th 1750 Aged 78 Years. Samuel Smith KITE died in his Infancy. Mrs
Mary Kite departed this Life October 24(?) 1771 Aged 64 Years. Also the Body of
Sarah Wilson who died the 10 of July 1778 in the 8th Year of her Age. Mr John
Kite departed this Life the 29 of December 1779 Aged 76 Years. Mr Samuel Kite
./the 4 of May 1782 Aged 46 Years. South side: Mrs Mary
SMITH departed this Life February the 2nd 1791 Aged 90 Years. East side:
Mr George WILSON died No. 28 179./Aged 66 years. North side: Mrs Sarah
Wilson, Wife of Mr George Wilson died the 18th of March 1811 Aged 67 Years. West
129. . Head and body stone: Martha, Wife of John CRAFTER, a daughter
of John & Alice SLOPER, d. 17 Jan. 1815 Aged 23. Likewise three children of
John & Alice Sloper d. in their Infancy. John Sloper d. 18 March 1840 in his
73rd Year. Alice his Wife d. 6 Oct. 1840 Aged 76. John NIGHTINGALE who married
Alice, daughter of John & Martha Crafter d. 23 Dec. 1849 Aged 40.
130. . Headstone, small & blackened: Here Lieth the Body of
Sarah, the Daughter of Richd & Sarah FENNINGS who died ye 19 June 1768 Aged
6 Months. Also Phillip their son died 15 Novbr 1769 Aged 7 Months.
131. . Headstone, crumbling: In Memory of Mary EVEREST, Wife of
George Everest of this Parish who died September 13th 1779 Aged 44 Years. George
Everest died June 6 1785 Aged 47 Years. Also two of their Children. Also Mary
ELLEY who died July 29th 1840 Aged 38 Years. Likewise two of her Children who
died in their Infancy.
132. . Headstone, footstone buried: Sarah, Wife of George PATTISON
d. 9 Ap. 1838 Aged 58. George Pattison d. 19 Oct. 1846 Aged 71. George Pattison
their Son d. 19 Dec. 1836 Aged 24. Picture
133. . Headstone, footstone buried: Hannah HONEY of Trigon Road,
Lambeth in the County of Surrey, d. in this Parish 6 Sep.1849 Aged 73.
134. . Low slab raised, next railings North churchyard: "The
family Grave of David PAUL".
135. . Headstone, footstone buried, in crumbling state: Sacred to
the Memory of William, Son of William & Deborah L
unfortunately drowned in the River Thames the 19th of July 1825 Aged 19 Years.
136. . Headstone: In Memory of Mary Ann, Wife of Thomas FISHER who
departed this Life 18th of June 1815 Aged 27 Years. Also to the above Thomas
Fisher who died the 8th January 181 Aged 36 Years. And two of their Children,
Charles Becket died 13th February 1810 Aged 2 Years 11 Months. Thomas died the
5th May 1813 Aged 9 Months.
137. . Headstone: Thomas UPTON of this Parish d. 17 Feb. 1838 Aged
45. a blank follows. Also the Undermentioned Children of the above:
Thomas d. November 13th 1821 Aged 4 Months. John d. January 26th 1823 Aged 2 yrs
& 6 mos. Elizabeth d. February 5th 1824 Aged 5 yrs & 7 mos. Ann d.
August 28th 1832 Aged 1 yr & 11 mos. William d. October 20th 1835 Aged 2 yrs
& 4 mos. Also Henry Upton FARR, Grandson of above d. 8 May 1854 Aged 2(?)
yrs & 7 mos.
138. . Headstone: William James NEWMAN, B.8 March 1793, D.9 July
1837. Sarah his Wife B.1 Sep. 1795, D.22 Dec. 1836
../two Sons William
139. . Head and footstone: Sacred to the Memory of Frances, Wife of
William HARRIS who departed this Life the 7th of October 1794 Aged 39 Years.
Also the above William Harris, late Surgeon of this Parish, departed this Life
the 23 of June 180./Aged 47 Years. Also Eleanor Harris, Sister of the above who
./38(?) (obscured by footstone).
140. . Head and footstone: Sarah HARRISON d. 27 May 1819 Aged 83.
"Farewell my Friends, my Children dear adieu/By Gods command I leave the
World and gon/no more on Earth I shall four Faces see/But hope in Heaven we all
shall happy be". Ann Susanna SUTHERLAND d. 5 April 1807 Aged 2. Susanna,
Wife of Robert Sutherland d. 8 June 1837 in her 59th Year. Eliza, Wife of
Charles Sutherland d. 6 Aug. 1849 Aged 41.
141. . Head and footstone: George MISSING d. 1 Jan. 1838 Aged 81.
Hannah his Wife d. 14 July 1843 Aged 84. William their Son drowned near Whitby
13 Jan. 1837 Aged 44. Sarah, Wife of George Missing Junr. d. 3 Jan. 1839 Aged
45. Elizabeth GRAVES, dau. of above d. 3 Aug. 1841 Aged 38. George, Son of above
d. 3 Ap. 1843 Aged 54. Henry James, son of John & Harriot GOODYER d. 4 Nov.
1845 Aged 21. Also 2 Daus. d. in their Infancy. Mary Ann, Wife of William DADD
& dau. of above d. 12 Aug. 1847 Aged 47. Also a dau. who d. in her Infancy. At
back of stone: Hannah, dau. of George & Sarah Missing d. 11 Nov. 1850
Aged 35. Martha, Wife of James Missing d. 18 Aug. 1853 Aged 56.
142. . Head and body stone: Sacred to the Memory of Esther, Wife of
Charles MITTON, who departed this Life the 30 of December 1806 Aged 55? Years.
"To name her
../relief/A husband mourns
./Fame spread her worth a husband knew it well". Also the above
Charles Mitton died May the 31 1807 Aged 56 Years.
143. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of James HEATH who departed
this Life the 1st of April 1797 Aged 41 Years. Also Ann, Wife of the above who
departed this Life the 24th of May 1816 Aged 60 Years. "Tho long bore
down by sore afflictions Weight/Their Hearts too good to murmur at their
Fate/With Christian Fortitude they bore their pain/Till Death consignd them
to Dust again". Mr Thomas MIDDLETON Died 8th Decr 1815 Aged ..*/Years. *Concealed
by a clamp. On other side: Sacred to the Memory of Capt.
Joseph MIDDLETON who died September 19th 1843 Aged 46 Years. Also Maria, Wife of
Mr Richard TYLER and daughter of Mr Thomas Middleton died November 11th 1846
Aged 48 Years. Mary Ann, Wife of Mr Thomas Middleton died January 26th 1846 Aged
144. . Head and footstone: Martha, Wife of William MERCHANT of the
Parish of Milton d. 30 March 1850 Aged 65. George Henry, Son of above d. 27 Aug.
1853 Aged 28.
145. . Headstone with large body stone: In Memory of William CURDS
of this Parish who departed this Life the 21st of June 1822 Aged 54 Years. Also
Polly Curds, Wife of the above who departed this Life the 6th of September 1850
Aged 78 Years. At back of stone: Sacred to the Memory of
Bridget, Wife of William CURDS, who departed this Life the 27th of August 1801
Aged 31 Years. Also Mary, Lucy, Harriot, Eliza and William, who died in their
Infancy. Thomas Curds, Son of William & Polly Curds departed this Life the
19 of September 1838 Aged 30 Years. Also William Curds who departed this Life
the 28th of April 1840 Aged 35 Years.
146. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Joseph LUKES (of this
Parish) who died May 4th 1797 Aged 52 Years. Also Elizabeth his Wife d. 20 Sep.
1815 Aged 72. Elizabeth, dau. of John & Mary Lukes d. 1 Ap. 1826 Aged 16.
Mary, Wife of John Lukes d. 23 Dec. 1838 Aged 51. At back of
stone: John LEWIS, Son of John Lewis & Susanna Sarah LUKES d. 17 Feb.
1839 Aged 3. Edward Walter, their Son d. 28 June 1847 Aged 17 Mos.
147. . Headstone, sunk at back of No.140: Mr Will WOOD Died 24 June
148. . Marble curb without any inscription.
149. . Head and footstone: Elizabeth, Wife of John HOOKER d. 21 Dec.
1827 Aged 59. John Hooker d. 11 Nov. 1853 Aged 76. Elizabeth BONE, Sister of
John Hooker d. 19 May 1861 Aged 87.
150. . Head and footstone: James Thomas FELLGATE, Son of David &
Mary Fellgate d. 26 Sep. 1833 Aged 37. Mary Fellgate d. 25 Jan. 1837 Aged 70.
David Fellgate d. 1 Mar. 1840 Aged 67. Also the Undermentioned Children of
Edward & Mary Fellgate, viz: Elizabeth d. 13
./1831 Aged 13 Months.
Thomas Luke d. 17 Oct? 18../Aged ../Weeks. Edward Randal d. 4 Jan. 18../Aged 6
Yrs & ../Mos. Susannah Emily d. 17 Jan. 1840 Aged 3 Yrs & 9 Mos.
Footstone: J.T.F. 1833. M.F. 1837. D.F. 1840. E.F. 1831. T.L.F. 1838.
151. . Flat stone below 145: Also Randell REID d. 31 May 1841 Aged
68. Susanna his Wife d. 2 Jan. 1856 Aged 84.
152. . Head and footstone: Elizabeth HALES d. 17 Feb. 1819 Aged 83.
John Hales d. 17 Ap. 1820 Aged 81.
153. . Headstone & raised slab: Here rests all that is Mortal of
David Elland LANGTON and Mary, his Wife. Mary Langton, Born 17 February 1788,
Died 12 August 1845. David Elland Langton, Born 29 June 1785, Died 30 January
1873. "Thanks be to God which giveth us the Victory/Through our Lord Jesus
154. . Head and footstone: John, Son of John & Caroline MORGAN
d. 23 Feb. 1845 Aged 1 Year. "Weep not for me my Parents dear/The dear Lord
is pleased to take me to his care/There is not one temptation
I am safe from every sneer".
155. . Head and footstone: Edmund HAMMOND d. 2 Ap. 1845 Aged 44.
156. . Head and footstone, Cherubs heads etc. much worn:
../of James KIRK/GRAV
../who died June 16 1787/27/
../Also Five Sons and Four Daughters.
157. . Head and footstone: Elizabeth NEWSON d. 27 Sep. 1843? of the
Parish of Milton next Gravesend in her 80th Year.
158. . Headstone, ornamented: Beneath are interred the remains of
Elizabeth, Wife of Mr John NEWING who departed this Life the 28th April 1817
Aged 42 leaving Issue three Sons & one Daughter. Viz: John Edward John
Stephen & Elizabeth. This Stone is erected by her Husband in commemoration
of departed Worth.
159. . Altar tomb much worn. Inscription on top: To the Memory of
Robert BRONGER Esq. who departed this Life January ../1806 Aged 54 Years. Also
William, John & Elizabeth children of the above who died in their
lines of epitaph illegible]. Also Alexander and Mary Son and Daughter of
Alexander and Mary SMITH who died in their Infancy. East
side: Sacred to the Memory of William, Son of Robert Bronger of this Parish
Son in Law to Alexander SMITH of Milton who was unfortunately drowned in
Northfleet Hope the 17th of August in the Year of our Lord 1817 Aged 16 Years.
South side: Sacred to the Memory of Benjamin Alexander Smith, Son of
Alexander and Mary Smith who died May 16th 1829 Aged 5 Years. Also William
Alexander, Son of the above who died June 12th 1833 Aged 13 Years. Likewise 10
Children who died in their Infancy. Also Mary Elizabeth Smith their Daughter who
died July ../1842? Aged 8 Years and 6 Months. [4 lines of Epitaph
illegible]. West side: Sacred to the Memory of Richard
Hurst Smith, Son of John Alexander and Annette Smith who died March 19th 1849
Aged 10 Months. [North side blank].
160. (This entry follows 144 in notebook) . Head and footstone:
Sacred to the Memory of Isabella, Wife of William BEER who departed this Life
the 11th of June 1810 Aged 32 Years. "Sweet Jesus why
love/Such worthless Things as
../Why is thy Heart still towards us/Who
seldom think on thee". Also Elizabeth, Second Wife of the above William
Beer who departed this Life 21st Decr 1821 Aged 51 Years. "Nor pain nor
grief nor anxious fear/Invade thy bounds no mortal woes/Can reach the lovely
Sleeper here/And Angels watch her soft repose". Also the above William Beer
who departed this Life ../January 1817/
../. On the other side: In
Memory of Francis Beer, Son of William and Elizabeth Beer who died the 18th of
February 1815 Aged 2 Years. Also Mary Ann Beer who died the 21st of January 1819
Aged 2 Years & 8 Months.
161. . Head and footstone: Edward, Son of John & Sarah DOUGHTY
of this Parish d. 4 July 1840 Aged 4 Months. John William d. 4 Jan. 1845 Aged 11
Yrs & 5 Mos.
162. . Head and footstone with angel in cartouche in centre: Here
lyeth Interred the Body of Mrs Mary MOULD, Wife of Mr William Mould of the
Parish of Milton next Gravesend who departed this Life the twenty first day of
February 1787 Aged Sixty Nine Years. Also the above William Mould who departed
this Life the 11th of October 1802 Aged 90 Years. Picture
163. . Head and footstone: Mr John BRADDY d. 6 Oct. 1834 Aged 52.
Patty his Wife d. 26 Ap. 1840 Aged 56. John, Son of above d. in Infancy.
Charlotte Alice JESSUP, Grand daughter of above d. 16 Oct. 1835 Aged 2 Yrs &
9 Mos. Mr James Goodhugh Jessup d. 20 Nov. 1843 Aged 43.
164. . Headstone, small: Edward WARDLOW d. 7 Ap. 1828 Aged 57. Mary
his Wife d. 11 Feb. 1834 Aged 59. Edward James Wardlow their Grandson
165. . Head and footstone: Richard AUSTEN d. 25 May 1827 Aged 41.
Gelinger John MATSON, Son in Law of the above d. 21 May 1849 Aged 41. Maria,
Wife of George Austen d. 16 Ap. 1853 Aged 23.
166. . Altar Tomb in South west corner, surrounded by iron railings.
Inscription. East side: Here lie deposited the Remains of
Charlotte, late Wife of John WAKEFIELD Esq. who died on the 1st Day of December
1772 in the ../Year of her Age. North side: "Of
fair descent, of manners most refind/Englightend genius, and exalted
mind,/Formd to delight, and evry heart to please,/She spoke with dignity,
and wrote with ease/ Sweet in her converse, social and sincere/Placed her looks,
and as her conscience clear;/Touchd with a spark of pure celestial fire,/She
seemed a member of th Angelic choir;/Of all the powers, of Harmony possessd/Admiring
Friends, the skilld musician, blessd/Genrous and just, benevolent and
kind,/In sufferings patient, and in death resignd,/True to her church and
constant to her God,/The pious Christians course, She firmly trod;/Of all her
sex, the ornament and pride,/She livd respected, and lamented died"/. On
top slab: John WAKEFIELD Cheshunt Herts Died November 5th 1819 Aged 82
167. . On South wall remains of tablet, inscription gone.
168. . On West wall, Mont divided into three tablets. Upper one: In
Memory of Mr John Mills EVANS who departed this Life April 14th 1823 Aet. 53.
Also Mr Henry Wilson MILLS who departed this Life June 8th 1820 Aet. 71 (?).
Central tablet: Also Mr John EVANS who departed this
./on Sunday July the 7th
1803 Ag../of 68. Sub tablet blank.
169. . Large tablet on wall, crumbling away: Sophia
WYBORN of Shorne K
/Edward and Eli
/WILLET Died O
/1844 Aged 65
Years. Margaretta Jemima , Wife of
U.D. JOHNSON Died May 29th 1846 Aged 25
Years. Edward William WOODFORD Died August 31st 1850 and was buried at St.
Brelades Jersey Aged 66 Years. Also two infant Children of Henry PACK and Mary
WOODFORD. Henry Pack Woodford, Son of Edward William Woodford Died May 31st 1889
Aged 76 Years.
170. . Large mont, Upper tablet with wreath etc: Erected to
the Memory of William ATTER Obt. 21st Decr. 1789 Aet. 67. Mary PITT Obt. 4th
June 1791 Aet. 32. Mary Atter Obt. 5 Novr. 1792 Aet. 72. William WILLET Obt.
24th Feby 1797 Aet. 39. Edward Willet Obt. 7th Decr. 1801 Aet. 63. Middle
tablet: Henry JOHNSON Obt. 4th April 1813 Aet. 55. Jane DEAN Obt. 24th July
1816 Aet. 58. And Four Infant Children of Edward William and Sarah WOODFORD.
William PITT Died 6th of July 1820 Aged 39 Years. Henry, Son of Thomas &
Mary Johnson Died January 12th 1819 Aged 5 Years. Thomas Johnson Died January
21st 1822 Aged 11 Years. Lower tablet: Elizabeth WILLET Died July 8th
1824 Aged 75 Years. Thomas Johnson Junr Died October 5th 1826 Aged 47 Years.
Martha Johnson Died October 7th 1831 Aged 80 Years. Sarah Woodford Died February
11th 1835 Aged 49 Years. Thomas Johnson Died August 14th 1836 Aged 90 Years.
Mary Ann Johnson Died January 3rd 1842 Aged 36 Years. Charles Edward Johnson
Died Novr. 23rd 1843 Aged 52 Years.
171. . Headstone, loose: Sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth, Daughter
of Francis & Eliz
../who died the 21st of March Ag../../Y
Also the above
../DALE who died
172. . Headstone, small, painted black: To the Memory of Ephraim
RYCRAFT who died 26th August 1818 Aged 26 Years.
173. . Head and footstone, crumbling: In Memory of Three Children of
Thomas Carpenter DIXON and Susanna his Wife. Mary Obt. August 6th 1836 Aged 3
Years & 9 Months. Mary Ann Obt. Decr 27th 1837 Aged 8 Months. Thomas Obt.
Jany 17th 1838 Aged 7 Years & 9 Months. John HAM, Grandfather of the above
Obt. January 13th 1848 Aged 82.
174. . Headstone, a fragment with Cherubs heads etc: Sacred to the
Memory of S
175. . Head and footstone: Sacred to the Memory of Three Sons and
Two Daughters of Robert and Jane EVANS. Elias died the 24th of July 1800 Aged 3
Years. Ann died the 11th of May 101 Aged 8 Years. David died the 18th of June
1807 Aged 13 Months. Isaac died the 9th of September 1808 Aged 3 Months. Ann d
176. . Headstone, small black stone, inscription quite gone.
177. . Headstone leaning against wall, female head with wreath
round: In Memory of Ann, Wife of Thomas CHEESEMAN who departed this Life the
16th July 1791 Aged .9/ Years. Also Sarah
/of the above Thomas Cheeseman
who died the 24 of June 1807 Aged 32 Years. "The toils of Life and pains of
Death are oer/And care and pain and sickness are no more". Also the
above Thomas Cheeseman died July 5th 1810 Aged 54 Years. "Oh cruel Death
who would not spare/A loving Wife and Friend sincere/Took her away left me
behind/The world to try and Friends to find".
178. . Headstone behind ivy: Sacred to the Memory of Ann, Wife of
William BEER who died January 9th 1844 Aged 74 Years. Also of John ALEXANDER,
Grandson of the above who died July 14th 1847 Aged 9 Years.
179. . Headstone: Ann Smeadley BAKER late of Lambeth Surry Died the
4th of June 1792 Aged 68 Years. Also Peter, Son of Peter and Sarah PARKER who
died the 20th of May 180./Aged 22 Years.
180. . Headstone on wall crumbling: To the Memory of Elizabeth
PARKER who died February 16th 1827 Aged 21 Years. Ann P..tman Parker Died May 12
18../Aged 6? Years & 9 Months. Also Elizabeth Parker
181. . Tablet on wall with Urn & angel: Sacred to the Memory of
Mira, Wife of Richard CLEVELAND of this Parish who departed this Life July the
27th 1823 Aged 28 Years. "To wail? her virtues ill befits my Grief/What was
my bliss can now give no relief/A husband mourns the best let friendship
tell/Fame spread her worth her Husband knew it well". Also Ann, wife of
James TURTLE Died Novr 19th 1839 Aged 62 Years.
182. . Headstone, black & undecipherable.
183. . Headstone, small & much worn: In Memory of James
DONALDSON Esq. ./Second O
184. . Head and footstone: John HEDGECOCK d. 26 April 1835 Aged 49.
End of West Wall.
185. . Headstone by Church path, opposite North West door, with
female figure, anchor etc: To the Memory of Mr Richard ANDERSON Senr of this
Parish who died November 25th 1745 Aged 55 Years. Likewise Mrs Martha Anderson,
Wife of the above who died Augst 2 1770 Aged 80 Years. Also John, Son of Richard
and Eunice Anderson who died May 17th 1772 Aged 12 Weeks. Also Eunice, Wife of
Richard Anderson who died January 14th 1794 Aged 62 Years. She was a loving Wife
& an indulgent Mother to her Children.
186. . Headstone: In Memory of Robert HOPPER of this Parish departed
this Life the 10th of March 1796 Aged 55 Years. Also
./Children of the above
who died in their Infancy.
187. . Headstone: Joseph ROWLAND late of Dovercourt House? d. 17 Oct
1848 Aged 36. "Affliction sole long time I bore/Physicians were in
vain/Till God did please Death should me seize/And ease me of my pain".
188. [173.]. Head and footstone: Anne, daughter of William & Sarah
Eleanor ROXBERY who was unfortunately drowned 25 August 1830 Aged 15. "In
the midst of life we are in death". Sarah Eleanor Roxbery d. 16 Jan. 1831
Aged 48. James Roxbery, Son of above d. 11 Jan. 1845 Aged 23. William Roxbery d.
14 Feb. 1852 Aged 68.
189. . Head and body stone: Sacred to the Memory of Mary, Wife of Mr
Alexr BERNARD who departed this Life 31st May 1809 Aged 29 Years. Also seven of
their Infants. Left Issue three Children viz: Anne Joseph-Alexander and Mary.
Anne died 2nd November 1818 Aged 22. Mary died 8th January 1820 Aged 18. Joseph
died 14th February 1826 Aged 26(?). Also the above Mr Alexr Bernard who departed
this Life 5th Jan. (?) 1846 in the 80th Year of his Life. Mrs Mary BERNARD,
Mother of Mr Alexander Bernard died the 2nd of November 1818 Aged 75 Years.
190. . Headstone with urn painted black and body stone: Mary Sarah
FREW dau. of Thomas & Mary Sarah SEAGER. B. 23 Sep. 1820. D. 19 Dec. 1829.
Thomas, Son of above d. 26 Aug. 1830 Aged 8 Years & 7 Months. James Henry
Frew adopted son of the above d. 18 February 1841 in his 22nd Year. Thomas
Seager d. 7 Jan. 1845 in his 52nd Year. Mary Sarah Seager d. 21 July 1858 in her
69th Year. Her remains are deposited in the Gravesend and Milton Cemetery.
191. . Head and body stone, crumbling: Sacred to the Memory of
Elizabeth MANNING, Wife of Jonathan Manning who departed this Life January 22nd
1836 Aged 46 Years. Also the above Jonathan Manning who departed this Life
September 3rd 1844? Aged 59? Years.
192. . Head and footstone: Mr John WRIGHT d. 18 May 1828 Aged 50.
John, Son of the above d. 20 Nov. 1834 Aged 29.
193. . Headstone, very worn, next North gate of Church yard: In
Memory of NA
./Life Sept 1807
PANKHURST, Son of the above who unfortunately met with his Death by a fall from
the Mast head of the King George Tilt Boat No.
/on the 10th of Sept. 1812 of
the Age of 20 leaving a Widow & Son to lament his loss. Elizabeth CRANE died
13 February 1815 Aged 29 Years.
..ars/. At back of stone: Sacred
/Esther, Wife ../John
../Years. Also Frances TWIGG, Wife of Joseph Twigg Died May
31st 1840 Aged 50 Years.
End of West Churchyard.
194. . Head and body stone: In Memory of Miss PENN, Daughter of
George & Elizabeth Penn (Isle of Thanet) Born 1789 Died 1847. Also Thomas
PALLISTER of this Parish, Son of Blaydes & Jane Pallister of Thirsk Born
March 24th 1784 Died August 15th 1851. Picture
195. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Elizabeth HANDSOME,
Wife of William Handsome of The Temple, London who departed this Life the 27th
of July 1841 Aged 74 Years. Also the above William HANDSOME who died at Brompton
the 23rd of August 1847. His Remains lie interred in the Cemetery of that place.
196. . Headstone, with urn engraved: Sacred to the Memory of Mary,
Wife of Henry FOSTER who died the 7th of February 1792 Aged 27? Years. Also 7
Children of James & Sarah NICHOLSON. Sarah died June 5th 1785 Aged 18
Months. Will died Decr 16th 1787 Aged 21 Months. Henry died July 2nd 1790 Aged 4
Years. John died Augst 16th 1792 Aged 16 Months. James died June 7th 1794 Aged
18 Months. John died July 12th 1797 Aged 8 Months. Eliz. died Sepr 22nd 1800
Aged 16 Months. And 4 Children died Infants. Here
Wife of James Nicholson who died April 30th 1803 Aged 40 Years. Also Henry
Foster who died March 27 1809 Aged 76 Years.
197. . Head and body stone: Philip LUSCOMBE of this Parish d. 10 Jan
1831 Aged 66. Ann his Wife d. 5 Nov. 1848 Aged 78. Also three of their Sons.
John d. 2 July 1818 Aged 24. Isaac d. 27 Feb. 1829 Aged 24. Samuel d. 25 Feb.
1837 Aged 29. Ann, Daughter of the above d. 5 June 1854 in her 51st Year.
198. . Head and body stone, crumbling: Sacred to the Memory of
Lydia, Wife of David Amey GASEHAM who departed this Life 15th Seper 1826 Aged 56
Years. Also of John Gaseham of the Chief Court of Excise Broad Street and
..ber/Row London who departed this Life 7th Septr 1832 Aged 66 Years.
199. . Head and body stone: Abraham HOLMES d. 6 June 1844 Aged 74.
"When God cuts off the thread of Life/Fatal Death parts Man and Wife".
Mary his wife d. 14 Sept. 1848 Aged 68. "A tender husband and a Wife so
dear/Both in one Grave lie sleeping here".
200. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Margaret ..OBERT.?/
.. /1.0/Aged 22 Years.
201. . Head and body stone: Erected to the Memory of Nathaniel
AUSTEN Esqre late of Ramsgate in this County who died in this Parish on the 9th
day of December 1841 Aged 34 Years. Picture
202. . Head, foot and body stone: Sacred to the Memory of William
CRAIG of this Parish who departed this life November 11th 1828 Aged 56. Mrs
Eleanor COLLINS died November 7th 1828 Aged 65. Margaret GARRICK (Neice of the
above) died April 26th 1813 Aged 12. "Far from this World of toil &
strife/Theyre present with the Lord/The labours of this mortal life/End in a
large reward". Picture
203. . Head and body stone: Ann, Wife of Captn John THOMPSON of the
East India Company Service d. 22 Oct 1832 Aged 53. John Thompson d. 24 Dec 1837
Aged 67. Ann Catherine their dau. d. 18 Ap. 1853 Aged 44. Picture
204 . Altar tomb, top shaped like a coffin. Inscription North side only:
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Susannah CRUDEN who died the 22nd of July 1842 Aged
205. . Headstone: Mary, Widow of Thomas COVENEY d. 5 Oct 1848 Aged
80. "Verily, verily I say unto you Except a corn of wheat fall into the
ground and die it abideth alone but if it die it bringeth forth much
fruit". John 12th Ch. V. 24th.
206. . Headstone: Mary, beloved Wife of John HARVEY d. 6 Sep. 1841
Aged 26. Picture
207. . Head and body stone: Sacred to the Memory of Mr Samuel
GLADWELL who departed this Life the 3rd of July 1833 Aged 38? Years. "Here
lies departed from this Life/The best of husbands to his Wife/Affectionate, kind
and faithful to the
/In his dying moments a look on her
eyes on her so admired/He clasped her hand and calmly he expired/Breathing a
gentle sigh with his last breath/And soon was folded in the Arms of Death/May
his departed soul in heaven dwell/In mortal virtue (?) few could him
excel/Afflictions sore long time he bore/Physicians were in vain/ Till God did
please Death should him seize/To ease him of his pain./His Soul he calmly then
resignd/To the Almighty quite consignd". Also William Samuel GLADWELL,
Son of the above who died 24th March 1818 Aged 11 Months.
208. . Headstone, with cherubs worn away: In Memory of Mary VIALL
who departed this Life the 6 of Oct. 1753 Aged 64 Years.
209. . Stone tablet apparently fixed to another headstone next Vestry
door: Ann Faucit SAVILL who died July 17th 1827 Aetat 29 Years. Leaving two
Infant Daughters Ann? and Phebe aged one and two years. In Death she found
Life/So may we all/. To perpetuate her Memory/To commemorate her Virtues/ As
Daughter Wife and Mother/This Stone is erected/By her Afflicted Husband.
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The stones are all placed against the North wall.
210. . Headstone, low & much worn: John Thomas STEEL, Son of
Thomas and Mary Steel Died March 25th 1881 Aged 46 Years.
../the above Mary
Steel Died April 1844/
211. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of George COOPER Esqr of this
Town, Surgeon to the Honble East India Company who died February 13th 1798 Aged
70. "He did credit to every situation/As a Man and a Magistrate he was
honest and upright/As a Friend and a Father he was esteemed and beloved/And he
lives respected in the Memory of all who knew him". Also to the Memory of
Mrs Elizabeth COOPER, Wife of the above who died August 24th 1796 Aged../.
212. . Headstone: In Memory of Alexander Phil? Walter & Ann
213. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of George Shand BARCLAY, Son of
the Late Mr James Barclay, Merchant Old Broad Street London who died October
17th 1815 in the 21st Year of his Age. "Yeh were O where can evn thy
Thunders fall/Christ Blo
../oer spreads and Shields /
214. . Headstone, much weather worn: Here lies the Body of Mr Charles
CAWALDEN of New York, Merchant who died 10th November 180./Aged .2/Years.
/(Gravesend Burial Regr 1809 Nov.16, Charles
215. . Headstone, worn: In Memory of Lieut. Col. Thomas DEANE Royal
./who died on board the William East Indiaman at Gravesend the 27th
December 1815 Aged 37 Years. This Stone was erected by His Cousin German. M.
216. . Headstone: Here rest the Mortal remains of Alexander FOWLIS who
was born in the Town of Saint Andrews December the 24th 1807 and died on His
passage to India June the 5th 1839. "Deeply regretted by all who knew
him/And carrying with him to the better World/Of Which he cherished a lively
hope/The Affection and Esteem of his friends".
217. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of John HUTCHINSON Gent. who
departed this Life the 24th of August 1799 Aged 98 Years. "What now he is
full well proclaims this sod/Living he was the noblest Work of God"/. Also
Mrs Sallas TASH who died the 28th of November 1804 Aged 92 Years. Sarah
..mber/1st 1825 Aged ../Years. Frederick John KEIGHTLEY Died
September 15th 1833 Aged 3 years. Mary Ann H.LL/(sunk).
218. . Large square Tomb; Inscribed on three sides, one being against
wall: West side: Mr Walter MEDHURST Died 13th of October 1791 Aged 78 Years.
Also Thomas, Son of the above who departed this Life the 19th of February 1802
Aged 50 Years. East side: In Memory of Phebe, Wife of William TROUGHTON
who departed this life ../November 1808. Also the above William, the Second Son
of Thomas & Mildred Troughton Born December 23rd 1777. Died April 10th 1831.
Also Thomas, Eldest Son of Thomas & Mildred Troughton who departed this life
27th November 1843 Aged 67 Years. South side: In Memory of Charles Robins
TROUGHTON who died May 18th 1836 Aged 42 Years.
219. . Headstone: To the Memory of Mrs Mary Ann MILLETT, Wife of
William Giles Millett of Fulham Middlesex who departed this Life January 29th
1841 Aged 53 Years. Also George Millett, youngest son of the above who departed
this Life October 14th 1841? Aged 18 Years.
220. . Headstone: Here rest the remains of Sampson PENLEY who
departed this life April 10th 1832 Aged 67. Also of Lucy his Wife who departed
this life December 5th 1836 Aged 65. In whose memory their affectionate children
have caused this humble Tablet to be raised. Recording likewise that of their
Sons William PENLEY who died and was interred at Calais October 28th 1822 Aged
21. Also Sampson Penley who expired suddenly at Paris May 27th 1838 Aged 44.
Where his remains are deposited An Angels arm can snatch us from the Grave
Legions of Angels cant confine us there To the above remains are added those of
Phebe Penley, Daughter of Sampson & Lucy Penley who died on the 17th of June
1842 Aged 46 Years.
221. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Russell, Son of Russell and
Mary LANGLEY of this Parish who departed this Life November 11th 1801 Aged 2
Years & 1 Month. Also Martha, Daughter of the above who departed this Life
January the 10th 1802 Aged 5 Years. Likewise Mary Hart Langley, Wife of the
above Russell Langley who departed this Life April 21st 1803 Aged 33 Years.
Likewise Russell Langley who departed this Life the 9th of March 1809 Aged 52
/Babes who pity/
222. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of John BLAND who died
December 20th 1830 Aged 18 Years. "Short was my life yet long my rest/Cut
off in youth as you may plainly see/Nursd up with care for parents dear had
I/Who lovd me well and grievd to see me die".
223. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Lieut. John Sterry WEBB,
Bombay Artillery who died May 20th 1827 Aged 21.
224. . Headstone: Sacred to the Memory of Mr Henry BROWN, Master
Mariner of the Town of Kingston upon Hull who departed this Life October the
15th 1813 Aged 26 Years.
225. ]16]. Headstone: To the Memory of Mr John Haynes SKERRETT A Native
of Montserrat who departed this Life July the 2nd 1807 Aged 42 Years.
226. . Headstone with urn carved on it: Sacred to the Memory of Mr
James Cargill LAW of Newcastle upon Tyne, Master of the Brig Sarah of
Inverness and only son of Mr David Law of Montrose, who departed this Life the
1st of May 1820 in the 23rd Year of his Age.
227. . Headstone, sunk & defaced: In Memory of
228. . Foostone, no letters visible.
End of stones Woodville Burial ground.
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229. . Chancel. On South side of East window, on a mural mont these
arms, viz: Vert, on a chevron
between three bucks tripping Or, as many trefoils slipd gules, impaling
azure, a fesse wavy argent in chief, three stars of eight points Or: Crest: a
buck of pellety; inscription: Memoriae sacrum John ROBINSON, Esqr.
lies buried under the marble beneath, which tells you when he died, and his
great age. He had issue by Bridgett his only and lovying Wife, Daughter of
Robert JENKINSON of London, Esqr. One son and five daughters, viz: John,
Katherine, Mary, Bridgett, Martha & Elizabeth. He was in his conversation
truly pious, exactly just, and very charitable; a loving husband, a tender
father and a faithful friend. He lived with Jacobs blessing, and died with
Simeons prayer. Hoc posuit amoris ergo Brigetta, charissima conjux 1674.
230. . Marble gravestone: Here lyeth the body of John ROBINSON, Esqr.
late of Gravesend, who departed this life the 18th day of January Anno domini
1673 in the 96th Year of his Age.
231. . Marble gravestone: Here lyeth the body of Bridget ROBINSON,
Widdow, late Wife of John Robinson of Gravesend Esqr. deceased. She departed
this life the 6th day of
./1675 in the 90th Year of her Age.
232. . Marble gravestone: Here lyeth the body of John ROBINSON, Gent.
the Son of John Robinson, Esqr. He was born at Denston Hall in Suffolk, died the
21st of November 1659 being of the age of 34 years, and buried the 1st of
December following. He had issue three sons and one daughter: whereof two, viz:
Edmund & Bridgett, lye buried by him.
233. . Gravestone: Here lies Bridgett, one of the daughters of John
ROBINSN, Esqr. and wife of John PARKER, Esqr. To whose precious memory he placed
this with the oval monument.
234. . North wall of Chancel. Mont. of black & white marble with these
arms: Ermin, a bucks head
cabosed gules, attired Or, impaling the ROBINSN arms: P.M.S. Sub marmore
infra, mortalitatis suae exuvias deposuit Bridgetta, uxor Johannis PARKER,
Armigeri, charissime mater Bregettae, Elizabethae, Johannis et Katherinae, filia
Johannis Robinson, Armigeri. Obiit decimo 5to die Decembris, anno salutis 1650.
Aetatis tricesimo 3tio, et conjugij decimo 4to. Satis dixisse Bridgett Parker.
"All lost their shares in her sad ende,/The Church a flower, the poor a
235. [7.] On a brass fixed to a gravestone these arms: I.
ROBINSON, II on a fesse between three cinuefoils, a hind between two pheons,
impaling Robinspon: Sacred
to the Memorie of Mrs Mary LORD, second daughter of John Robinson, Esqr. and
wife to Thomas Lord, Esqr. Captain of His Majesties Fort at Gravesend. She
departed this life in the flower of her youth, at the Age of 19 Years, upon the
23rd of March 1633. "Kind gentle friend, who here appears/Stand off, if not
let fall some tears,/For fair virtue in this cold bed/Is here, oh! here,
deposited./Twould kill thee quite for to conceive/The jewells merits in this
236. . Gravestone of black marble, arms: On
Three bars five martlets in saltier. Crest: a martlet on a tower: Here
lyeth the body of Richard WARD, Esqr. one of His Majesties Searchers at
Gravesend who departed this life the 12th of November ..75/Aged 71 Years. Here
lyeth also the body of Catherine Ward, Wife to the above Richard Ward, Esqr. who
237. . South wall, Mont. of black & ewhite marble with effigies of a
man & his wife, five sons & five Daus. & these arms: Argent,
a bear rampant sable, armd & langued, & a canton gules. Crest: on a
garb prostrate Or a Cornish chough proper. Inscripn. in two
compartments. 1). "James BEERE" only visible. 2). These verses:
"After much wery sayling, worthie BERE/Arryved this quiet port, and harbers
here./As skilfully in honestie he brought,/His humaine vessel home, as he was
thought/Equall with any that by card or starr,/Took out and brought again his
barke from farr./So let him rest in quiet till he hear/The trumpet sound, when
all must rise with Bere./And for his fame and honest memorie,/This is his frail
and breef eternity.".
238. . Nave. On a black marble stone two coats quarterly.1).
Bendy of six ermine, and
2). A chevron between three cocks. Crest: an oxs
leg couped: Here lyeth interred the body of David VARCHELL, of this
parish, who departed this life the 19th day of October 1703, Aged 36 Years and 9
months. "The lord did give time to make a godly end;/The Church hath lost a
blossom, and the poor a friend".
239. . On a black marble stone these arms: Parted
per cheveon imbattled three lions rampant. Crest: a lion rampant: Here
lyeth interred the body of Lawrence HOLKER, Gent who departed this life the 16th
day of October 1708 in the 78th year of his age. And also his daughter Susannah
who died in October 1679 aged 3 years & 3 months. And also his son Lawrence,
who died the 28th day of December 1704 aged 39 years. Also the body of Susanna
FEWTRELL, his grand daughter who departed this life the 10th of October 1709
aged 24 years. Also his dear wife Susannah Holker, who departed this life the
20th of December 1709 in the 69th year of her age.
240. . Gravestone: Here lyeth interred the body of Mr William PLAINE
of Gravesend, one of the Jurats of this Corporation, who departed this life the
5th day of April 1707 Aged 59 Years. Here also lyeth interred the body of Eliz.
Plaine, his daughter, who departed this life the 21st of April 1704 Aged 21
241. . Gravestone: Here lyeth the body of William ANTROBUS, who
departed this life the 11th day of March 1666 being aged 61 years. Here lyeth
also the body of Ann, the daughter of Edward BOULTON, Wife to the above-named
William Antrobus, who departed this life the 17th of October 1672 being aged 55
242 . Memorials to: Judith JOSSE, who died the 1st of August 1716
Aged 35 Years.
243. . In North isle lyes: Ann BODELYE, Wife of Thomas Bodelye buried
the 4th September 1581.
244. Note by Mr THORPE: "The collection of inscriptions out of
Gravesend Church was made in March 1724/5, and in August 1727 the greatest part
of the town, with the Church, Monuments, and Gravestones, was destroyed by
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245. Newspaper report, un-dated, tucked in Volume:
A Veteran Figure - Death of the Rev. J. Denny GEDGE
We announce with regret the death of the Rev. John Denny Gedge, who passed away
about mid-day on Wednesday, at the Rectory, Pelham-Road, Gravesend, at the
advanced age of 83, being within a month of his 84th birthday. The rev.
gentleman was held in high regard by all classes of the community, and his death
is a loss to the social and religious life of the district.
The illness was of short duration. He assisted in the church
service at St. Georges on Sunday, October 31st, and took the Litany on
Wednesday, November 3rd. Later he was confined to the house, but his condition
was not deemed very serious, and during his last few days it was hoped that he
would soon be restored to health. A relapse occurred this week, however, and he
passed away somewhat unexpectedly.
The Rev. gentleman, who took his degree at Oxford, was for thirty years vicar of
Methwold in Norfolk, and later rector of Coston in Leicestershire. He resigned
the rectorate eleven years ago, and came to Gravesend, with his wife, to live
with his son, the Rev. Canon E.L. Gedge. During that period he assisted the
Canon in the work of St. Georges Church, and in many ways rendered valuable
service in the religious movements of the parish. His wife predeceased him seven
A great reader and classical scholar, he was a man of very keen
intelligence, and took a great interest in social topics and the problems of the
day. He had scientific tastes, was an artist and literary man, and had a
polished style as a writer of verse. His name was familiar in the daily press,
and he was a welcome contributor to this paper. He often travelled and as
recently as 1914 paid a visit to the Continent.
The funeral takes place on Tuesday at Methwold, (North West of
Thetford, Norfolk) his wife having been laid to rest in that churchyard.
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246. Additional information about, carbon copy of
typed text:- Finding the Grave of a Princess 31st May ?1914?
Exhumation in church at Gravesend.
At 6 oclock yesterday morning the grave in St. Georges
Church, Gravesend, in which the remains of the famous Princess Pocahontas are
said to lie, was opened, under a Home Office order.
Princess Pocahontas was the daughter of a Red Indian Chief,
POCAHATTAN, who ruled a territory which includes the present site of New York.
She saved the life of a young Virginian named John ROLFE, and the companion of
the famous Captain John SMITH, who later married her and brought her to England.
On her death soon after her arrival at Gravesend in 1618 she was buried in the
crypt of the Gravesend parish church.
Photo shows: Members of the party interested in the
excavations in St. Georges Churchyard,
Canon GEDGE the Blind Rector was present with various experts in Anthropology.
Photo shows: The excavation party watching the operations
which took place at 6 oclock in the morning. The group includes G.J. HOWELL
(The Museum Galleries), Canon GEDGE (the Blind Rector of St Georges), Sir
Arthur KEITH (Royal College of Surgeons), James Van Allen SHIELDS and Philip
FRANKLIN (of the English Speaking Union) and Mr Thomas Colyer FERGURSON.
Index of Names and Places
ARNOLD 11h, 62, 108, 114
BAKER 23, 112, 179
BEER 160, 178
CLEMENTS 13, 99
Coles 11h, 62
CRAFTER 33, 129
DADD 49, 141
Dashwood 60, 117
DRAWBRIDGE 3, 10
EVANS 168, 175
EVERSFIELD 25, 65
FISHER 10, 136
GLADDISH 2, 57
GOLDSMITH 20, 105, 106,
GORDON 7, 11
GYLES 43, 48
HARISS 17, 139
HAZARD 59, 60, 117-119
JENKINSON 229-233, 235
JOHNSON 169, 170
JOYNES 11c, 11g, 112
LUKES 125, 146
MAIR 12, 13
MARSHAL 54, 120
MATHEWS 27, 62
NETTLEINGHAM 10, 11d
NEWMAN 26, 138
PARKER 3, 179, 180,
RANDELL 67, 15
READ 18, 126
SMITH 128, 159
TOLHURST 46, 108
TURNER 27, 85, 101, 110
TWISS 91, 92
TYLER 34, 143
WILLET 169, 170
WILSON 13, 128
Brooklyn U.S.A. 9
Cheshunt, Herts 166
Clifton, Gloucestershire 93
Danbury, Essex 104
Denston Hall, Suffolk 232
Fulham, Middlesex 219
Gravesend & Milton
Isle of Thanet 194
Jersey, St. Brelades 169
Kingston upon Hull 224
London 20, 63, 229
Broad Street 198
Great Sutton Street,
Old Broad Street 213
Trigon Road, Lambeth 133
West Smithfield 75
Milton 19, 68, 90, 144, 157,
New York 214
Newcastle upon Tyne 226
Northfleet 19, 46
Northfleet Hope 159
Saint Andrews 216
Surrey 133, 179
1st Brigadier K.A.V. 2
American Indian 1
Bombay Artillery 223
Captain R.N. 81
Captain 143, 203
Captain, Army 235
Chief Court of Excise 198
Churchwarden 3, 6, 10, 11d
Death by a fall 193
|destroyed by fire
drowned 64, 124, 135, 141,
East India Company
82, 203, 211
His Majesties Fort at
His Majesties Searchers 236
Jurats 15, 126, 240
Lieut. Col. 2,, 215
Lieut. R.N. 81
|Major General 11
Master Mariner 224
National Schools 68
Pupil Teacher 68
Royal Engineers 11
Ruler of Pilots 33
Brig Sarah of Inverness 226
King George Tilt Boat No. 193
William East Indiaman 215
H.M. Ship Melampus 81
Superintendent in the Military
Surgeon 57, 139, 211
Tory Island 81
Vestry Clerk 26
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