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A complete transcription of Vol. VII of L.L. Duncan's manuscript notebook of Monumental Inscriptions for Hartley, Ridley, Longfield, Fawkham, Kingsdown, Knockholt  High Halden and the Martin Family. The original is lodged in the Library of the Kent Archaeological Society.

                                                                                    Frank Bamping 2 March 2000

 

The Monumental Inscriptions

in the Church & Churchyard of High Halden

 

Taken in the Summer of 1894 by Wynford B. Grimaldi of Hathewolden & printed in January 1895 by W. Thomson, printed, of Tenterden.

 

Noted from a copy lent to me by the Rev. B.W. Gilpin, rector, in 1916. Missing numbers are those of footstones. The inscriptions may be taken to be headstones unless otherwise stated.

                                                                                                                  L.L.D. 22.8.16

 

Tablets in the church of the Lord's Prayer &c were presented by Mrs Louisa Kolle Grimaldi of Hathewolden to the Parish Church of High Halden in memory of her father James Soames, Esq., J.P. of Maze Hill, Greenwich, November, 1894.

 

2.         Flatstone in porch

Wm. Baker 1583

 

Table tomb

3.         Anno 1601 - formerly had 2 small brasses - a figure & a coat of arms, the only remnant left is a small fragment of the figure.

 

4.         Flatstone

                                Here Lyeth the Body of

                                 Richard Martin, Gent.

                                 who died ye 3 of April

                              Anno Dom. 1607 [?1627]

                                     Aetatis Suae 40

                           This monument was erected

                                    In memory of Him

                                   By Margaret Martin

                                            His Wife

                            The widow of Thomas Day.

 

Flatstone

5.         Thomas Day died 6 September 1624 in 55 yere.

 

Flatstone in porch

6.         Wm. Law of Halden died 7 February 1627 in 70th yeare.

 

Flatstone in porch

7.                                              Richardus Taylor

                            Aeclesiae Haldensis pastor

                              OviHolTEH  Obiit 6 Martii

                                        1650 Aet. 65

 

 

Flatstone in porch

8.         Anne Taylor 5 July 1652 aet 12.

 

Flatstone in porch

9.                                     Here Lieth the Body of ......

                                Gent. who died the .....

                               1655 Aetatis 47 and .....

                                     His Son who ......

                                          Aug. 1656.

 

Flatstone in porch

10.                   Elizabeth, eldest daughter & coheir of

            Robt Jordan of Harborne

            in this parish, gent.

            Late wife of Stephen Odiarne, gent.

            who died 6 August 1661 aet.19

            Leaving issue only one daughter

            Elizabeth.

 

Headstone

11.       Jeremy Smalfield buried 21 July 1681 aged 64. Also ..... Smalfield widow of Jeremy Smalfield who was buryed 16 February 1688 aged 67.

 

Flatstone in porch

12.       Sarah Marshall wife of Tho. Marshall daughter of Jacob Turner of Smarden died 10 May 1683. Left 2 sons & 6 daughters. Aged 32 years. Also Mariah Marshall second wife of Thos. Marshall Gent died 17 July 1736 aged 77.

 

Flat

13.       Mrs Jane Simmons widow of Wm. Simmons, gent. by whom she had 2 sons Stephen & Richard, and 2 daughters Elizabeth and Jane, who all died as infants. Stephen the eldest lieth interred near this place, she departed this life 17 January 1695 in 24th year.

 

14.       Joseph Gorham died 18 January 1702 aged about 44 years.

 

15.       John Paull & Ann his wife. He died 14 April 1706 aged 80. She died 30 April 1682 aged 40. Issue 2 sons & 2 daughters. One son & 2 daughters survive viz..... Susan & Mary.

 

Footstone

16.       J.P. 1706

Footstone

17.       A.P. 1682

 

18.       John Edmed of Woodchurch died August 1711 aged 29. Jane his child who died an infant. Erected by his widow & mother, Jane Edmed.

 

Flatstone in porch

19.       Abraham Walter, Rector of High Halden died 13 June 1712 aged 63.

 

 

Flatstone in porch

20.       Thomas Marshall, gent., senior, died 12 October 1712 aged 66. Also Thomas Marshall, junior, a grandson aged neer nine years.

 

21.       Robert Sampson of this Parish, carpenter, died January 3 1726 in 57th year. Left issue one daughter, Mary. Also Hannah wife of John Poune & former wife of Robert Sampson died 12 October  1749 aged 64.

24.       Wm. Hyland late of this Parish, carpenter and millwright, died 13 November 1732 aged 77. Also Susannah his wife who died 18 March 1778 aged 81. He had issue 9 children.

 

27.       Thomas Marshall, gent. died 12 February 1734 aged 60.

 

28.       Mary wife of Richard Waterman died 19 November 1744 aged 28. Also 4 of their children.

 

29.       Mary daughter of James & Elizabeth Bennet of Westfield in Sussex died 12 May 1746 aged 24.

 

30.       Stephen, son of Stephen Hooke, gent., and Elizabeth Marshall his wife of this Parish. He died 22 October 1751 aged 5 years and 11 months and 11 days.

 

Headstone                             Any

31.                                                   Paull Gt.

                                               1758

 

Table tomb - West face

33.                                           John Paul ..... and

                                        August the ....

                                       aged ..... years

                        he was the son of Anthony Paul.

                                                 ***

                         Anthony Paul late of this Parish

                               gent. who died 6 March

                                       1758 aged 78.

                                                 ***

                                        Anthony Paul

                                  ....  and .... Elizabeth

                                                 ***

 

East Face          Judith wife of Anthony Paul

                   who erected this monument. She died

                         4 September 1719 aged .... left

                 issue 2 daughters, Judith and Elizabeth.

 

34.                   Elizabeth Marshall relict of

            Thomas Marshall died 30 March 1761

            aged 79 years wanting 2 days.

            He had issue 3 sons and 2 daughters

            Thomas, John, Turner, Marian

            and Elizabeth. The 4 last survive.

 

35.       Mrs Elizabeth Paull died 1764.

 

37.       Henry Hyland of this Parish, potter, died 30 May 1764 aged 33.

 

38.       Wm. Barten of this Parish died 14 July 1764 aged 59. Left issue 1 son & 2 daughters. Wm., Elizabeth and Mary. Also Mary wife of Wm. Barten died 6 March 1786 aged 74.

 

41.       Joseph Gorham late of this Parish died 28 July 1764 aged 68 and Elizabeth his wife died 30 October 1762 aged 69. [good carving on top]

42.       Mrs Jane Paull died 1765.

 

44.       Robert Drayner of this Parish, yeoman, died 15 June 1765 aged 75.

 

45.       Sarah wife of John Betts of this Parish died 4 February 1769 aged 35. Left John, Elizabeth, William, Mary, James and Susannah.

 

47.       Catherine wife of Richard Ransley died 21 November 1770 aged 42. Left issue 2 daughters, Catherine and Mary Fairway. Also Mary wife of the above Richard Ransley died 17 August 1775 aged 43.

 

49.       Sarah wife of Richard Bourne, carpenter, of this parish died 10 December 1778 in his 26th year. Left 1 son and 1 daughter, Richard and Sarah.

 

50.                   John Marshall, Esq. of Tenterden.

            Ob. 29 October 1781 Aet 69.

                        Elizabeth his wife 11 November 1800 aged 79

            Sons Thomas ob. 26 February 1793 aged 49

            John ob. 29 June 1770 aged 27

            Maria wife of Thomas ob. 1 September 1811 aged 63.

 

54.       James son of John and Sarah Betts died 6 November 1781 aged 17.

 

55.       James Jennings, builder, of this Parish died 22 June 1784 aged 74. Also Jane his wife died May 30 1795 aged 75. Left 2 sons and 1 daughter James, John and Ann.

 

56.       Margaret Sampson died 6 December 1784 aged 66.

 

58.       Thomas Lengley died 4 July 1785 aged 82.

 

59.       A footstone to a buried headstone - T.H.

 

60.       A footstone to a buried headstone - E.H.

 

61.       Headstone                  In the memory of

                          Tho. Hukins late of this Parish

               who died ... June [?January] 1786 [?1782]

                                      Aged ..... years.

                                      Also of D ..........

                              Likewise Eleanor Hukins

                       his wife died 22nd January 1802

                                      Aged 82 years.

 

62.       John Small of this Parish died 23 February 1788 aged 72. Left 3 daughters viz Mary wife of Richard Waterman, former wife of the above John Small died 1 September 1792 aged 66 years. [sic]

 

65.       Edward Barton late of this Parish, yeoman, died 17 May 1788 aged 75. Also Mary his wife died 6 December 1788 aged 64. Issue 6 children, 3 of whom are surviving. Two sons and one daughter, Edwin, Caroline and Boulden.

67.       Elizabeth wife of Richard Waterman of this Parish died 8 February 1789 aged 66. Left 2 sons and 2 daughters viz Richard, Elizabeth, Mary and Young. Also of the above Richard Waterman who died 11 September 1790 aged 74.

 

68.       Dorthy Beching of this Parish died 17 March 1789 aged 59.

 

69.       James son of Richard and Elizabeth Waterman of this Parish died 9 May 1789 aged 38.

 

71.       Wm. Lengley late of this Parish, gent., died 24 December 1790 aged 40. Left issue by Sarah his wife, Thomas, Mary and William. Sarah died 6 April 1793 aged 26.

 

73.       William Lengley, Parish Clerk, died 13 March 1791 aged 76. Left issue by Elizabeth his wife George, Elizabeth, John and Mary. Also Elizabeth his wife died 26 August 1798 aged 78.

 

74.       Thomas Taylor late of this Parish died 21 November 1791 aged 88. Also Sarah his wife died 27 December 1794 aged 86 and lies buried at Tenterden. Their issue Mary, Sarah, Stephen, Thomas, John, William, Richard and Nathaniel.

 

77.       David Meadhurst late of this Parish died 8 December 1791 in his 71st year.

 

79.       Thomas Lindridge of this Parish died 1 January 1792 aged 65. Also Susannah his wife died 2 December 1785 aged 59. Issue John, Susannah, Thomas, William, Edward and Joseph.

 

82.       Francis Phillips late of this Parish died 28 January 1793 aged 41. Erected by Elizabeth his wife.

 

84.       Joseph Drawbridge died 5 June 1793 aged 77. Elizabeth wife of Joseph Drawbridge of Cranbrook died May 7 1751 aged 32. She left issue one daughter Hannah who survived her 5 months.

 

85.       A vault built by Thomas Farrance in the year 1795 who died 14 October 1810 aged 60.

Also Wm. Farrance died 2 November 1853 aged 72.

Also Susan Farrance died 15 April 1856 aged 54.

Also Wm. Farrance died at Bishopsden Farm, Benenden, August 27 1868 aged 64.

Also Elizabeth Farrance died at Mounts Bay Cottage, Eastbourne, 12 June 1884 aged 58.

 

86.       John Betts late of this Parish died 5 April 1797 in 73rd year.

 

87.       Jane Tilry wife of Henry Tilry died 22 November 1799 aged 94.

 

88.       Young Waterman late of this Parish died 4 January 1800 aged 32

 

89.       Footstone to No. 88 Y.W.

 

90.       Footstone near No. 88 W.W. 1744

 

91.       Footstone near No. 88 E.W. 1789

 

92.       Footstone near No. 88 R.W. 1790

 

93.       Thomas Medhurst, gent. late of this Parish died 20 June 1800 aged 82. Left issue by his wife 2 sons & 1 daughter viz Thomas, James & Ann. Also 2 died in their infancy William & Ann.

 

95.       Sarah Taylor daughter of Thomas & Sarah Taylor late of this Parish died 2 January 1803 aged 67 years.

 

96.       Elizabeth Oliver daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Oliver died 21 January 1805 aged 14 months and of Elizabeth her sister died 7 May 1822 aged 15 years.

 

97.       Headstone to brick vault.     Rev.

                                            D. Wilcox

                                               A.M.

                                               1806

 

98.       White marble slab on North wall of Chancel.-

To Rev. Daniel Wilcox, A.M., 26 years Rector of this Parish & Vicar of Bethersden died 26 June 1806.

 

99.       Edwin Barton, bachelor, late of Lenham in this County, Surgeon, died 22 June 1810 aged 51. Also of Boulden Barton died 30 April 1845 aged 81 and of Mary his wife who died 30 September 1842 aged 68.

 

100.    Stephen Taylor late of this Parish, yeoman, died 12 July 1814 aged 78. Left surviving Mary Taylor his widow.

 

101.    John Davis son of John & Mary Davis of Woodchurch died 18 December 1814 aged 4 years & 15 days. Also Mary Davis their daughter died 31 August 1819 aged 11 years & 4 months.

 

103.    John Wratten of this Parish died April 5 1815 aged 30. Left issue surviving by Elizabeth his wife 3 - Sarah, Elizabeth & Mary Ann.

 

104.    Wm. Taylor late of this Parish, yeoman, died 13 February 1816 aged 73.

 

106.    Ann wife of John Neve of Tiffenden in this Parish died 16 March 1816 aged 29. Also 3 infants Ann, Mary & Ann.

 

108.    A brick vault.                    John Neve

                                   died 23 April 1816

                                            aged 67

 

109.    Wm. Foster of this Parish died 27 May 1817 aged 68. Had issue by Elizabeth his wife 13 children, 5 of whom are buried near this place & 8 survive. Elizabeth wife of Wm. Foster died 17 July 1825 aged 75. Also William their son died 19 March 1852 aged 77. Also of Elizabeth his wife died 6 March 1851.

 

110.    Mary daughter of Thomas & Mary Potten of this Parish died 17 July 1817 aged 24. Also near lie Thomas & Ann who died in their infancy.

 

112.    Wm. Betts of this Parish died 9 November 1818 aged 58. Elizabeth his wife died 12 July 1831 aged 74.

 

115.    Mary Taylor widow of Stephen Taylor late of this Parish, yeoman, died 16 December 1818 aged 84.

 

116.    Ann wife of John Watts of this Parish died 5 January 1821 aged 75.

 

118.    Mary wife of John Birch died 6 March 1821 aged 28. Also Wm. their son died 5 May 1812 aged 4 years & 7 months. Leaving issue 4 daughters - Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah & Jane.

 

121.    A vault -                 Henry Chase Lawrence

                                            Bachelor

                                   died 28 April 1821

                                            aged 20

[sic]                      Son of first of the name of

                                        Henry Chase.

 

122.    John Tusler died 22 July 1821 aged 45. Also Jemima his wife died 23 March 1818 aged 65.

 

123. John Simmons died 21 August 1821 in his 75th year. Also Maria wife of John Simmons of this Parish died 8 April 1803 aged 54.

 

124.    John Jennings late of the City of Canterbury, gent. died 9 November 1822 aged 26. Son of John & Sarah Jennings whose remains are interred in St. Margaret's Churchyard in that City. To the North are interred the remains of James Jennings late of this Parish, schoolmaster, who died 3 July 1792 in his 48th year. Also of Ann his wife who died 19 March 1805 in her 66th year. Left issue one son James.

 

126.    Ann wife of Charles Coleman died 9 June 1824 in her 50th year. Also above Charles Coleman died 11 October 1841 in his 71st year. Also 3 children who died in infancy.

 

128.    Elizabeth wife of Wm. Foster died 17 July 1825 aged 75. Also Wm. their son died 19 March 1852 aged 77. Also Elizabeth his wife died 6 March 1851 aged 77. In memory of Wm. Foster of this Place died 27 May 1817 aged 68. Had issue by Elizabeth his wife 13 children 5 of whom are buried near this place & 8 survive.

 

129.    Ann Medhurst relict of Thomas Medhurst late of this Parish, gent. died 31 July 1825 aged 75. Also of James son of Thos. & Ann Medhurst died 20 April 1862 aged 80.

 

132.    Thos. Record of this Parish, yeoman, died 12 September 1826 aged 84. Also Ann Record his wife died 3 September 1826 aged 84. Left issue Thomas & Ann.

 

135.    John Lengley late of Smarden died 5 October 1826 aged 72. Left John, William, James, George, Peggy, Mary & Elizabeth. Also Peggy his wife died 20 April 1840 aged 72.

 

140.    James Morris of this Parish died August 11 1827 aged 38. Left by Susannah his wife, James, Elizabeth, William, Stephen, Sarah, John and Thomas.

 

142.    Stephen Tyler late of this Parish who died at Guines in France 23 May 1828 aged 21. Also Sarah wife of Thomas Tyler died 9 January 1859 aged 74. Also of Sarah wife of Thomas Tyler died 9 January 1859 aged 74.

 

 

144.    William Tyler of this Parish died July 13 aged 30. Also Thomas Tyler died 4 October 1853 aged 79. Also of Thomas Tyler died 1 October 1853 aged 79. [sic]

 

146.    John Pearson of this Parish died 20 July 1833 aged 78. Mary his wife died 8 February 1832 aged 77. Also 4 children died in infancy. Left issue John & Sarah. Also of John son of above John Pearson died 22 August 1864 aged 73. Also Sophia his wife died 28 August 1863 aged 71. Leaving issue John, Thomas, Mary and George. Mary died 16 April 1842 aged 20.

 

150.    Peter Pearson died 18 July 1834 aged 28. Erected by his widow. Left issue 1 daughter - Ann.

 

152.    Jane, daughter of James & Jane Brissenden of this Parish died 29 July 1834 aged 19. Elizabeth her sister died 23 October 1829 aged 7 and 2 brothers who died in infancy. Also James their brother died 29 May 1881 aged 39.

 

155.    Richard Waterman of this Parish, yeoman, died 25 November 1834 aged 82. Mary his wife died 24 July 1839 aged 83. Left issue by Mary his wife John, Mary, Young and James.

 

158.    James Russell died 3 April 1836 aged 38. Also Elizabeth Jane Russell Tyler daughter of above died 26 October 1838 aged 5 years and 8 months.

 

160.    White marble tablet on the South wall of the South Chapel.

John Swan, esq. who suddenly departed this life 23 July 1837 aged 65.

 

161.    John Morris died 15 October 1837 aged 85. Sarah his wife died 8 July 1836 aged 82.

 

164.    Wm. Evenden of the Parish of Tenterden died 30 November 1841 aged 60. Left 1 son and 3 daughters - William, Elizabeth, Hannah and Rachel. Also of one son and 2 daughters deceased, William, Mary and Rachel.

William died 23 February 1819 aged 1 year and 7 months.

Rachel died 1 June 1820 aged 6 days.

Mary died 29 September 1826 aged 15 years.

William Evenden junior died 29 January 1838 aged 33.

 

165.    Richard Hopper died 1 September 1842 aged 40.

 

166.    White marble slab on the North wall of the Chancel.

Lieut. & Adjt. T.J. Parker 218th The Royal Regiment died at Newry  in Ireland on 26 January 1843 aged 33 years. Erected by his brother officers - sympathizing with his family - have placed this tribute &c in the church of High Halden.

 

167.    Jane widow of Wm. Birch of this Parish died 8 January 1845 aged 51. Left 2 sons and 5 daughters - Allen, Jane, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ann, Emily and William. Also 2 children who died in infancy - Wm. aged 3 weeks, Rachel aged 7 weeks.

 

169.         Margaret wife of Wm. Boots of this Parish died 1 April 1845 aged 79. Also Wm. Boots died 4 June 1860 aged 86. And Charlotte fourth daughter of the above and wife of Peter Dowell died 28 October 1837 aged 33.

171.                                             In memory of

                                               Mary

                           wife of Richard Hukins junior

                            of this Parish who departed

                            this life April the 22nd 1846

                                      aged 38 years.

                            Having nine children, five lie

                    buried at the East end of this church.

                          Left surviving one son & three

                         daughters viz Mary-Ann, Rosa,

                            James and Mary-Elizabeth

                         I pray good people cast an eye

                          In the grave where all must lie

                  My babes to the East and I to the West

                     I hope the Lord our soules will bless

                     My doom was fixed and I must obey

              The Lord have mercy on the judgement day

                                Also of Richard Hukins

                    who departed this life June 2nd 1876

                                      aged 70 years.

 

172.         Footstone to 171 M.H.

 

173.    Footstone to 171 R.H. 1876.

 

174.    Thomas Record formerly of this Parish died 30 January 1847 aged 70. Left surviving a widow, one son and one daughter viz Thomas and Ann.

 

175.    Footstone to 174 T.R. 1847

 

176.    Footstone to 174 A.R. 1826

 

177.    Footstone to 174 T.R. 1847

 

178.    Mr James Gates of this Parish died 8 December 1847 aged 70. Also Elizabeth his wife died 21 May 1839 aged 65. Also 4 of their children.

Wm. died June 4 1812 aged 4 months

Ann died January 21 1819 aged 9 years

Elizabeth died December 22 1837 aged 30 years

Wm. died November 22 1846 aged 29 years.

 

181     John Waterman died 10 April 1849 aged 68. Amelia his wife died 24 March 1849 aged 69.

 

183.    Footstone A.B. 1849

 

184.    A brick vault                     John Neve

                                   died 30 June 1849

                                            aged 71.

                                                 ***

                                          Mary Neve

                              died 22 November 1812

                                            aged 47.

                                                 ***

                                          Wm. Neve

                                  died 1 January 1814

                                            aged 14.

 

185.                                             In memory of

                                        Sarah wife of

                        William Woodgate of this Parish

                            who died January 1st 1852

                                      aged 59 years.

                              Also of the above named

                                   William Woodgate

                            who died January 4th 1865

                                      aged 70 years.

                           Their issue were William and

                                            Elizabeth

                          Elizabeth died June 5th 1852

                                      aged 36 years.

 

186.         Footstone to 185 W.W. 1865

 

187.    Footstone to 185 S.W. 1852

 

188.                                                 Sacred

                                     to the memory of

                                           Elizabeth

                                  wife of Alfred Martin

                                  and only daughter of

                          William and Sarah Woodgate

                                who died 5th Jun 1852

                                       aged 36 years

                                     much respected.

                     Leaving issue 4 sons & 3 daughters

                                    viz William, Alfred

                            John Walter, Charles Arthur

                        Elizabeth, Jane and Sarah Ann.

Added later [L.L.D.]               Also of the above

                                        Alfred Martin

               who died 17th March 1910 aged 97 years.

 

189.    A footstone to 188  E.M. 1852

 

190.    A brass sundial on a wooden pillar.

North face J.T. - J.C., West face Ch. Ws., East face 1852.

 

191.    Hannah wife of David Farrance died 28 October 1852 aged 36.

 

193.    Sarah wife of Thomas Pearson of this Parish and 3rd daughter of Wm. & Jane Burch who died 23 January 1853 aged 27. Also Alfred their son who died 25 September 1849 aged 3 months. Left surviving Walter and Alfred. [sic] Also Alfred their 3rd son died 16 February 1834 aged 13 months.

 

195.    Thos. Bright of Tenterden died 14 September 1853 aged 76. Frances his wife died 26 March 1868 aged 87. Left issue 1 daughter & 5 sons viz Sarah, Thos., Wm., John, Edward, Saul and Henry Hassell. [sic. 6 sons named!]

 

196.    Hepzibeth Marsh of Smarden daughter of the late Richard Marsh of this Parish died 20 April 1854 aged 34.

 

197.    A footstone A.B. 1854

 

198.                                                 Sacred

                                     to the memory of

                           Thomas Ramsden who died

                              June 29th 1855 aged 63.

                                             Also of

                            Elizabeth his wife who died

                         April 10th 1859 aged 63 years.

 

201.    Jane wife of James Brissenden, senior, died 30 June 1857 aged 72. Leaving issue 2 daughters & 1 son, Charlotte, Susannah & George. James Brissenden died 6 March 1871 aged 84. Thomas their son died 16 June 1855 aged 29 years.

 

203.    Henry Oliver of this Parish died 14 June 1858 aged 89 and Elizabeth his first wife died in the year 1796 and lies buried in the North East corner of this churchyard. Leaving issue 1 son, Thomas now surviving. Also Elizabeth second wife of the above who died 21 June 1857 aged 78. Who had issue 4 sons & 3 daughters, Henry, Elizabeth, James, Elizabeth, Frederick, Purfield and Caroline, of whom Henry, James & Caroline now survive.

 

207.                                                 Sacred

                                        in memory of

                              Elizabeth wife of Richard

                                       Hukins, senior

                     who died on the 10th day of August

                     1858 in the 80th year of her age left

                   surviving two sons George & Richard.

                                             Also of

                                      Richard Hukins

                                 who departed this life

                         December 30th 1871 aged 93

                                              years.

             How cruelly sweet are those echoes that start

             When memory plays an old tune on the heart

         But that heart must be one of the noblest of things

       That replies not when Childhood touches the strings.

 

208.         Footstone to 207 - E.H. 1858

 

209.    Footstone to 207 - R.H. 1871

 

210.    Nancy 4th daughter of Henry and Mary Oliver died 23 January 1859 aged 14.

Frederick their son died 7 November 1847 aged 6 years and 11 months. William their son died 22 July 1866 aged 34.

 

214.    Mary Jane second wife of Thomas Pearson, miller, and eldest daughter of Henry & Mary Oliver died 26 February 1859 aged 28. Left 1 son and 2 daughters, Emily, Mary Jane and John.

 

216.    Elizabeth Morris died iv March MDCCCLIX aged xlvii years.

 

217.    Mr John Collins late of this Parish, Grazier, formerly of Tenterden died 28 May 1859 aged 78 leaving John his only child surviving. Also Mary his wife who died on 3 May 1841 aged 50 and was buried at Tenterden. Also Ann their daughter wife of Edward Russell died in this Parish 29 May 1847 aged 28.

 

220.    Peregrine Charles Baillie Hamilton late Captain 1st Rifle Brigade died 20 February 1860 in 37 year and whose mortal remains are buried beneath this stone.

 

221.    Robert Dering (late of Boars Isle) died 13 March 1861 aged 75. Left surviving one son Henry. Also Mary his wife who died 7 December 1861 aged 71.

 

222.    Emily Burch daughter of Wm. and Jane Burch died 26 January 1862 aged 31.

 

224.    A stone sarcophagus.

Ann wife of John Tickner of this Parish died 8 October 1862 aged 66. John Tickner died 12 December 1870 aged 75.

 

225.    A stone sarcophagus.

Thomas Oliver died 27 August 1863 aged 69. Leaving a widow to lament his loss.

 

226.    Sarah wife of Sion Waterman of this Parish died at the London Surgical Home of a Fibrous Tumour 9 August 1865 aged 30.

 

228.    Elizabeth wife of Wm. Tyler died 20 January 1866 aged 36. Left 1 son and 4 daughters, Ann, Alice, Emma, William and Adelaid.

 

230.    Elizabeth Oliver second daughter of Henry and Mary Oliver of this Parish died 5 March 1867 aged 32.

 

232.    A brass tablet over South door.

                              This church was restored

                      Under the will of Mrs Evelyn Sutton

                                              1868.

 

233.    Sarah Betts died 26 March 1868 aged 67. For many years schoolmistress of this Parish.

 

234.    Eliza. wife of Mr W.Thomas died 2 April 1868 aged 43. The family vault of Mr W. Thomas.

 

235.    Elizabeth Godden died 15 February 1870. [no age]

 

236.    George Brissenden, youngest son of the late James and Jane Brissenden died 31 July 1871 aged 42.

 

238.    Thomas Daws died 10 December 1871 aged 63. Also Elizabeth Morris his widow died 1 June 1884 aged 81.

 

241.    William Burch of this Parish, farmer, died 13 January 1872 aged 84. Left surviving 2 sons and 1 daughter, Allen, Ann & William.

 

243.                                     Sacred to the memory

                                                  of

                                      George Hukins

               who departed this life February 22nd 1873

                             in the 70th year of his age.

                                             Also of

                                     Margaret his wife

                 who departed this life October 9th 1875

                             in the 56th year of her age.

                   Leaving issue John, George Richard,

                      Frederick, Margaret, Amelia, Felix

                                       and Elizabeth.

 

245.    John Rofe, grocer, of this Parish died 24 February 1873 aged 63. Eliza his wife died 26 November 1868 aged 58, and 2 children Benjamin and Susannah who died in infancy. Also Elizabeth Anne wife of Charles Oliver and eldest daughter of the above died 9 March 1867 aged 33. Left surviving Mary Parton, Jane Mannering, John and Eliza.

 

248.    George Russell, of Yalding, accidentally killed 10 September 1873 aged 26.

 

249.    Thomas Kirkbank died 2 October 1873 aged 82. Mary Ann his wife died 30 April 1872 aged 64. Also Sophronia Arabella Kirkbank died 30 April 1869 aged 22. Also William Burt Kirkbank died 8 September 1840 aged 4 years. Also Sylvester Albrina Kirkbank died in her infancy.

 

250.    William Wilkinson of this Parish died 21 March 1874 aged 83. Fanny Wilkinson wife of the above died 16 March 1875 aged 82

 

253.    A stone sarcophagus.

Ann Oliver wife of Thomas Oliver died 1 September 1875 aged 80.

 

254.    Young Waterman died 30 January 1876 aged 81. Eliza his widow died 1 August 1878 aged 74. William their son died in infancy. Left surviving 5 sons and 6 daughters.

 

258.    Francis Matthew Gaugè died 18 March 1876 aged 73. Ellen Sarah his wife died 5 March 1850 buried in Kensall Green Cemetery. [London]

 

259.    Wm. Luxford, farmer, of this Parish died 25 December 1876 aged 77. Mary his wife died 25 June 1880 aged 80. Left surviving 5 sons and 4 daughters - Henry, Ann, Alfred, Sarah, Edward, Mary, Flora, William, Elizabeth and Eli. [sic - 5 daughters listed.]

 

261.    George Davis of this Parish died at Great Chart, July 21 1877 aged 91. Mary Ann his wife died 17 November 1852 after two years suffering aged 54. Left surviving 4 sons and 4 daughters.

264.    Elizabeth Luxford 4th Daughter of Wm. & Mary Luxford died 4 August 1877 aged 39. Also Wm. Luxford Late of this Parish 4th son of Wm. & Mary Luxford died at Wanganui, New Zealand, 17 November 1877 aged 41. 

 

267.    Roderic McLeod, Esq. died 6 January 1879 aged 71. Elizabeth Foster McLeod wife of the above died 17 November 1873 aged 71.

 

268.    A red granite sarcophagus.

James Waterman, late of Knockwood, Tenterden, died at Ashford, 25 January 1879 aged 82.

 

269.    James Pounce born 26 May 1800 died 2 April 1881. Elizabeth his wife died 31 October 1887 aged 85.

 

272.    Thomas Morris second son of Wm. Morris of Pluckley died 16 February 1882 aged 42.

 

274.    Erected by brothers and sisters in remembrance of Annie Louisa, daughter of Mark and Susannah Small Morley who died 9 June 1882 aged 11 years and 11 months.

 

276.    Wm. Tyler of High Halden died 9 December 1882 aged 75. Elizabeth his wife died 25 February 1888 aged 81.

 

279     Thomas Rootes died 29 August 1883 aged 63. Charlotte his wife died 24 March 1878 aged 53. Left issue 3 sons and 1 daughter, John, Annie, Thomas and George.

 

282.    Mary wife of Samuel Packham of Northiam, Sussex, (formerly wife of Thos. Cook of this parish) died 12 January 1885 aged 98 years and 11 months. Also Thomas Cook died 9 September 1827 aged 46. George their son died 9 August 1832 aged 15 years.

 

286.    Sion Waterman died 1 April 1885 aged 53.

 

288.    Anne Betts wife of Wm. Mummery born at High Halden 8 January 1813 died at Ospringe 9 February 1886.

 

289.    Wm. Cheesman died 18 March 1886 aged 67.

 

291.    Wm. Edward Gates born 9 October 1828 died 17 April 1886.

 

293.    Wm. Hayward of this Parish died 29 April 1887 aged 66 leaving a wife and one daughter.

 

294.    Henry Oliver died 1 May 1887 aged 84 years 6 months. Also Mary wife of the above died 31 July 1888 aged 83.

 

295.    A stone cross near Chancel door.

Douglas Vivian Fincastle Collins died 23 January 1888 aged 9 months.

 

296.    Wm. Mummery late of Ospringe died 30 May 1888 aged 75.

 

297.    A stone near Chancel door.

                                  Wm. Brown Staveley

                       for 26 years Rector of this Parish

              born 22 May 1809 died 14 November 1890.

                                      Eleanor Stavely

                                      Elizabeth Elwin

                              Eleanor Sophia Staveley

                          Dydia Caroline Ellen Staveley

 

298.    A headstone                            In

            memory of

                                   William Woodgate

                    who died March 23rd 1892 aged 73.

                                       Also Elizabeth

                                     wife of the above

                      who died April 12th 1888 aged 62.

 

299.    James Morris died 4 April 1892 aged 82. Lucy wife of James Morris died 6 May 1875 aged 63. William son of the above died 11 January 1859 aged 13 years.

 

303.    Mary daughter of Boulden Barton of this Parish died 11 April 1892 aged 93.

 

304.    A flatstone in the porch.

                                Heere lieth the body of

                                          Mary Riley

                                  she lived piously and

                                 made God her refuge

                                Right deere in the sight

                               of the Lord is the deathe

                                        of his Saints.

 

305.    A flatstone in the porch

                                      S.B.- S.B.- H.C.

 

                                                *****

 

                                Index of Names High Halden

Name Index
B.S., 305

Baker, 2

Barten, 38

Barton, 65, 99, 303

Beching, 68

Bennett, 29

Betts, 45, 54, 86, 112, 233,
     288

Birch, 118, 167

Bishop, 248

Boots, 169

Bourne, 49

Bright, 195

Brissenden, 45, 142, 152, 201,
    236, 281

Burch, 167, 193, 222, 241

C.H., 305

Chase, 121

Cheesman, 289

Coleman, 126

Collins, 217, 295

Cook, 282

Davis, 101, 261

Daws, 238

Day, 4, 5

Dering, 221

Dowell, 169

Drawbridge, 84

Drayner, 44

Edmed, 18

Elwin, 297

Evenden, 164

Farrance, 85, 191

Foster, 109, 128

Gates, 178, 291

Gaugè, 258

Giles, 191

Godden, 235

Gorham, 14, 41

Hamilton, 220

Hayward, 293

Hooke, 30

Hopper, 165

Hukins, 61, 171,  173, 207, 243

Hyland, 24, 37

Jennings, 55, 124

Jordan, 10

Kirkbank, 249

Law, 6

Lawrence, 121

Lengley, 71, 73, 135, 58

Lindridge, 79

Luxford, 259, 264

Mannering, 245

Marsh, 196

Marshall, 12, 20, 27, 30, 34,
     50,

Martin, 4, 188

McLeod, 267

Meadhurst, 77

Medhurst, 93, 129

Morley, 274

Morris, 101, 140, 161, 216,
     299, 272, 292

Mummery, 288, 296

Neve, 106, 108, 184

Odiarne, 10

Oliver, 96, 203, 210, 214, 230,
    253, 245, 294, 225

Packham, 282

Parker, 166

Parton, 245

Paull, 15, 30, 31, 33, 35, 42, 
   
110

Pearson, 150, 193, 214, 146

Pennells, 258, 259, 264, 299

Phillips, 82

Potten, 110

Pounce, 269

Poune, 21

Ramsden, 198

Ransley, 47

Record, 132, 174

Riley, 304

Rofe, 245

Rootes, 279

Russell, 217, 158, 248

Sampson, 21, 56

Simmons, 13, 123

Smalfield, 11

Small, 62

Staveley, 297

Sutton, 232

Swan, 160

Taylor, 7, 8, 74, 95, 100, 104,
     115

Thomas, 234

Tickner, 224

Tilry, 87

Tusler, 122

Turner, 12

Tyler, 142, 144, 158, 228, 276

Walter, 19

Waterman, 28, 62, 67, 69, 88,
    155, 181, 226, 254, 268, 286

Watts, 116

Wilcox, 97, 98

Wilkinson, 250

Wills, 166

Woodgate, 185, 188, 298

Wratten, 103

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