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                    Some Monumental Inscriptions of Halstead Church,  Noted by Leland L. Duncan 4th August 1919

Kindly typed up for the website by Dawn Weeks

1. Emma Claudiana MAN 10 August 1858 aged 78.

2. Mary CONSTABLE 24 April 1875 aged 69. Philip Constable died May 17 1877 aged 62.

3. Elizabeth DRIFFIELD March 11 1855 aged 36. Margaret sister of above July 19 1868 aged 56.

4. Joseph WHITEHEAD 15 February 1861 aged 81. James son of above 3 January 1857 aged 48. Also Elizabeth wife of Joseph Whitehead December 7 1865 aged 81. Also Jonathan John HENSHAW infant son of Alfred and Rose Henshaw 29 March 1868 aged 8 days.

5. Elizabeth wife of John H W WHITEHEAD formerly of this Parish died 22 October 1862 aged 30.

6. Elizabeth WARD 15 June 1874 aged 82. Henry Ward February 26 1896 aged 82.

7. William WHITEHEAD of Rushmore Hill born 27 June 1827 died December 22 1915. Also Catherine Forbes Whitehead wife of above died 3 June 1903 in 80th year.

8. John BOWEN of this Parish died 22 December 1869 aged 57. Also Ann Bowen wife of above
died 10 July 1879 aged 65. Caroline youngest daughter of above 30 October 1877 aged 20.

9. Under east window John Pelly ATKINS Esquire of Halstead Place, JP for Kent and founder of this cemetery died 29 September 1872 aged 83. Anna his wife only child of John George CHILDREN Esquire FRS died 9 June 1871 aged 72.

10. Mary Ann wife of James BLUNDELL 15 June 1874 in 35th year. Charles John son of above died in infancy. James Blundell died 6 December 1916 in 80th year.

11. Laura Matilda ROSE 27 June 1862 aged 24. George Rose 31 December 1848 aged 3. Anne Maria 13 January 1849 aged 6. These two were interred in one grave in Halstead churchyard. Job 1.21 Sophia Rose died 24 February 1866 aged 17. Laura Eliza wife of Richard Rose died 22 November 1871 aged 62. Also To Father Richard Rose born at Sevenoaks 4 November 1809 died at Sandwich October 30 1881. 40 years resident in this Parish.

In the Old Yard by the side of Halstead Place
12. James son of Richard and Elizabeth MARTEN died 16 November 1835 in 19th year.

13. Charles son of Richard and Elizabeth MARTEN died 26 September 1838 aged 25.

14. Richard MARTEN late of Ferrin Sussex died 9 April 1837 aged 50. Elizabeth wife of above Richard Marten died 11 April 1855 aged 73.

15. The Reverend Edward HEAWOOD late Rector of this Parish died February 19 1847 aged 53.

16. Harry STOEMAN RN obit January 2 1848 aged 64.

17. Here Lieth the Body of William STILE of this Parish who died November the 8th 1736 aged 60 years. Here also Lieth Mary Stile the wife of William Stile who Departed this Life June 20 177 aged 84 years.

18. Timothy WHITEHEAD 30 years Parish Clerk of Halstead who died Advent Sunday December 1 1850 aged 86.

19. One end John son of William and Eliza JEMSON died 15 October 1837 aged 67. Other end William Jemson died 14 June 1831 aged 26 years. John son of the above 15 October 1836 aged 6 years.

20. Elizabeth ADAMS a relation and long respected member of the family of John ATKINS. John P Atkins Esquire of Halstead Place died 18 March 1845 much respected (no age).

21. Thomas son of M J and Mary CHALLIS died 21 October 1853 in 17th year. Sarah daughter of M J and M Challis died 6 April 1851 aged 9 months.

22. Thomas GRAVETT died June 1 1825 aged 85.

23. Thomas GRAVITT Senior died February 8 1802 aged 65.

24. Ja----- -RAVETT ……………………. Parish who departed this life 16 of August 1788 aged 22 years.

25. Mary second wife of John CORNFIELD of this Parish died October 30 1813 aged 71.

26. John CAMFIELD of this Parish died 24 August 1816 aged 76.

27. Mary PARRELL daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Parrell died 29 October 1820 aged 4 months. Also above Charles Parrell died 15 December 1843 aged 52. Also Elizabeth Parrell wife of above Charles Parrell died 2 January 1852 aged 61.

28. Elizabeth wife of Thomas GREENSMITH both of the Parish of Bradly near Ashbourne Derbyshire December 3 1803 aged 75.

29. Thomas GREENSMITH died July 25 1807 aged 87.

30. Foot J E A 1847 J A 1833 S A 1834 To memory of John Edward ATTWOOD formerly of this Parish born 16April 1822 died 21 July 1847. John Attwood of this Parish Grandfather of the above died June 7 1833 aged 72. Sarah his wife died 9 February 1834 aged 64. Also Charles their son died 12 February 1829 aged 22 years.

31. The Reverend Denzil IBBETSON Batchelor of Divinity Rector of this Parish died 14 June 1821 aged 65 years. He was the second son of the Reverend Doctor Ibbetson Archdeacon of St Albans of the family of the Baronets of that name of Denton Park, Yorkshire. See No. 123 of Bromley

32. Broken top of an altar Tomb Here lieth the Body of Thomas HOLT late of this Parish Yeoman Obiit March 16 1742 in the 74th year of his age. Near also lieth the body of Mary wife of the above who died December ye 30 17(?6)0 aged 83 years. Near ……………………… Sarah wife of …………………. and daughter of Ma…………… HAYWARD of Tatsfield in the County of Surrey died September 24 17--. Also ………………………… Died April 7 17(?5)4 aged 35 years. This stone is broken with several pieces and some of the lettering has perished.

The above are all the inscriptions in the Old Yard which is in a disgraceful state of neglect.
4 August 1919 LD

From Reg Roff when the Monuments were in the Old Church.

33. In the Isle near the pulpit Brass to William BURYS arminger quondam dommus de Halsted qui obiit V die Sept 1444.

In North Chancel
34. Sir Thomas WATSON Knight died 30 October 1621.

35. Dame Elizabeth WATSON wife of Sir Thomas Watson of Halsted who died 9 June 1623. Stone layd here by right hon Thomas Earl of Downe grandchild of sayd Dame Elizabeth.

35. At east end mural monument to Sir James ASHE of Twickenham in Middlesex baronet who marryd the daughter of Sir Edmond BOWYER of Richmond Surrey, bart by whom he had one son and 5 daughters of whome only the eldest daughter Martha survived. him who married Jos WINDHAM Esquire 4th son of William Windham of County Norfolk Esquire obijt 8 November 1733 in 60th yeara. On top arms – arg 2 chevs sable impaling or a bend varrey arg and az between 2 cotizes az. Crest on a wreath a cockatrice seiant gules crested and armed or.

37. GREENWOOD adds – a monument for John SARGENT Esquire of Halstead who died 20 September 1792 aged 76. Also for Rosamond his wife who died 5 December 1792 aged 70. Near it another for George Arnold ARNOLD Esquire of Halstead Place who died 18 August 1805 aged 57.

In the great Chancel
38. North side, mural Sacred to memory of Mr Thomas HOLT late wine cooper and citizen of London son of Thomas Holt of this Parish Yeoman (see page 59) he departed this life 15 March 1761 aged 47. On top these arms – arg on a bend engraved sable 3 fleur de lis of the fold. Crest an arm holding a pheon or.

39. On south side a stone with brass to William PETLEY and Alys his wyf the whiche William deceased 8 October 1528.

40. In the middle aisle a large stone with cafss of 13th Century but all letters lost. Philfoot page 45 of Vilare Cantianum supposes it to be the tomb of William DE CHELLESFIELD.

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
ADAMS 20
ARNOLD 37
ASHE 35
ATKINS 9, 20
ATTWOOD 30
BLUNDELL 10
BOWEN 8
BOWYER 36
BURYS 32
CAMFIELD 26

CHALLIS 21
CHILDREN 9
CONSTABLE 2
CORNFIELD 25
DE CHELLESFIELD 40
Denzil 30
DRIFFIELD 3
GRAVETT 22, 24
GRAVITT 23
GREENSMITH 28, 29
GREENWOOD 37
HAYWARD 32
HEAWOOD 15
HENSHAW 4
HOLT 32, 38
IBBETSON 30
JEMSON 19
MAN 1
MARTEN 12, 13, 14
PARRELL 27
Pelly 9
PETLEY 39
ROSE 11
SARGENT 37
STILE 17
STOEMAN 16
WARD 6
WATSON 34
WHITEHEAD 4, 5, 7, 18
WINDHAM 36
Places Index
Bradly near Ashbourne Derbyshire 28
Denton Park, Yorkshire 31
Downe 34
Ferrin, Sussex 14
Halstead
   Halstead Place 9, 20, 37
   Rushmore Hill 6
Norfolk 36
Richmond, Surrey 36
Sandwich 11
Sevenoaks 11
Tatsfield, Surrey 32
Twickenham, Middlesex 35
General
Brass 32
Archdeacon of St Albans 31
Rector 15, 30
Reverend 15, 30
Parish Clerk 18
RN 16
wine cooper 38
Yeoman 32, 38

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