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                    Some Monumental Inscriptions of Higham Churchyard,  Noted in July 1922 by Leland L. Duncan

Leland Duncan's pencil sketch plan (68KB) of location of gravestones in Higham Churchyard

1. Altar. Armorial drawing. Here lieth the Body of the Reverend Mr Major NOURSE MA, Fellow of St Johns College, Cambridge, late Vicar of this Parish for 21 years who departed this life January ye 18 1759 aged 53 years. Where the wicked cease from ?????? and the weary be at Rest. Here also lieth the Body of Isabella his wife and since wife to Mr Edward TAYLOR Late of Wouldham Hall. She departed this life November the 11 1770 aged 60 years.

2. Altar. Armorial drawing. In sure hopes of a Resurrection to Eternal life Here lyeth Interred ye Body of ye Reverend Mr George SMITH BD lat Fellow of St Johns Colligai Cambridge ye Chaplan General to ye Army and Vicar of ys Parish. A Person equally esteemed for his learn and knowledge and Sound principles of Religious as he was for ye Prudence, Integrity and Christian Conduct of his Life. Lamented by all yt knew him but Especially by his Dear Wife who causd this Tomb to be erected to his memory. Farewell my Bretheren til ye last Trumpet Sounds He died April ye 17 1725 aged 58 years.

3. Jane ye daughter of William STOCKER and Betty TROOD died 26 September 1862 aged 19. Also Fanny Matilda ninth daughter died 25 July 1852 aged 11 months. Also an Infant son. Above Betty Trood died 5 January 1876 aged 68. Emily Sophia GOUGE sixth daughter of above died 3 April 1892 aged 44. Mary GOODSELL second daughter of above died 22 September 1894 aged 64.

4. Mr Thomas TOWNSEND of this Parish Yeoman died 28 June 1765 aged 53. Mrs Mary Townsend his wife died 2 October 1766 aged 58. And two sons of above Thomas and Mary Townsend. Thomas died in infancy. Henry died at age of 5 years. Left issue Sarah and Mary.

5. Henry EDMEADES of this Parish died 25 September 1775 aged 29. Left issue one Son and 2 daughters Henry, Mary and Amy. Mary wife of James STAINES
and late wife of the above Henry Edmeades died 2 March 1750 aged 55.

6. Mary PREBBLE wife of Mr John Prebble of this Parish and daughter of Thomas and Mary TOWNSEND died 25 September 1775 aged 29.

7. Mr Richard PREBBLE son of John and Mary Prebble late of this Parish died 26 January 1821 aged 46.

8. Mrs Ann PREBBLE wife of Mr Thomas Prebble of this Parish died 31 July 1847 aged 75.

9. George BLACKMAN who after 8 years patient suffering died 7 February 1880 aged 56.

10. Catharine wife of Thomas JAMSON of this Parish died 26 August 1806 aged 52. Above Thomas Jamson died 3 November 1828 aged 82.

11. Altar Tomb: Here lyeth the Body of Ann DAVIS of this Parish who died ye 26 day of May 1737 aged 58 years.

12. Top of ruined altar tomb. Mr John CLADOCK of this Parish died May the (?5) 1747 aged 60. ? text.

13. William FRENCH died 9 June 1853 aged 52. Erected by his Employer with whom he was connected upwards 30 years as a tribute of respect etc and particularly for having brought up a large family in the fear of God and in charity with their neighbours. Also Elizabeth RUSSELL wife of Edward Russell former wife of William French of this Parish died 26 July 1873 aged 72. Also George French son of above died 26 May 1850 aged 15.

14. William son of James and Ann FRENCH died 2 August 1840 aged 8. Ann their daughter died 5 July 1852 aged 15. Robert died 11 August 1871 aged 28. Ann French wife of James French died 12 December 1877 aged 71. James French husband and father of above died 28 February 1892 aged 83.

15. James STAINES of this Parish died 22 May 1756 aged 68.

16. Elizabeth wife of James STAINES who dyed June 24 1735 aged 34. Also Ann and Mary STAINS.

17. Philip son of James and Rachel STAINES. He died January ye 24 1733 aged 19 years. Also Ann daughter of James and Elizabeth STAINES died January 23 1733 aged 4 years.

18. Mr James STAINES of this Parish died 7 October 1759 aged (?27) years. He left issue one daughter.

19. George SAUNDERS died 7 February 1881 aged 70. James son of above died 19 February 1886 aged 40. John son of above died 3 September 1847 aged 7 months. Eliza wife of above died 20 September 1901 aged 84.

20. Wood cross. Our dear Mother Emma HOLLARDS died 3 September 1898 aged 67. Father William Hollards died 29 December 1918 aged 96.

21. Cross Phyllis K D PRINCE died 19 November 1915 aged 4 months. My dear husband Lieutenant G R Dudley Prince RE died at Salonia 24 November 1918.

22. Ruth wife of William PALMER died 21 October 1918 aged 53. William, son, died from wounds in France 18 December 1916 aged 27.

23. John HEATH late of this Parish died 14 March 1844 aged 60. Sarah WEBSTER, daughter of above, died 7 March 1844 aged 29. John Heath son of above died 14 August 1849 aged 38. Hannah Heath died 25 October 1885 in 95th --------.

24. Thomas WALKER born 27 March 1832 died 12 June 1906. Mary his wife born 4 November 1835 died 18 September 1913.

25. Cross John William BURROW 13 years Vicar of this Parish died 20 April 1911 (no age).

26. Wood cross J GREENFIELD aged 67 1894

27. Mary Ann wife of Thomas ELLIOTT of Gravesend died 7 June 1873 aged 37. Above Thomas Elliott died 2 June 1875 aged 39.

28. Hannah wife of Thomas HOMPSTEAD of this parish died 18 October 1874 aged 67. Above Thomas Hompstead died 21 April 1876 aged 68.

29. Benjamin WRIGHT of this Parish died 18 January 1880 aged 79. Sarah his wife died 11 March 1904 aged 100 years.

30. William GODDEN died 27 February 1887 aged 77. Mary Godden his wife died 15 May 1890 in 78th year.

31. Thomas son of Thomas and Hannah HOMPSTEAD of this Parish died 17 December 1850 aged 16 years 9 months. Also Hannah, Maria and Emily died in infancy.

32. Emma wife of Alfred CRITTENDEN died 17 October 1895 aged 62. Amy his second wife died 8 June 1906 aged 77. Alfred Crittenden died 11 March 1916 aged 84.

33. John WEBB died 14 November 1843 aged 66. Mary his wife died 20 August 1859 aged 78. Hannah their daughter died 3 June 1870 aged 65.

34. Joseph HOMPSTEAD died 20 June 1869 aged 70.

35. Rebecca ROSE died 6 January 1907 aged 76. John Rose her husband died 22 April 1916 aged 83.

36. Philip LATTER died 16 July 1906 aged 73.

37. William SMITH died 29 January 1907 aged 80.

38. Ann SMITH wife of Thomas Smith died 13 November 1867 aged 65. Above Thomas Smith died 25 April 1877 aged 79.

39. Thomas NEWMAN died 30 January 1903 aged 69. Frances Emmeline Newman his wife died 7 October 1908 aged 77.

40. Mr William SLAUGHTER of this Parish died 7 February 1780 aged 52. Dorothy his wife died 7 November 1790 aged 75.

41. Open book of stone Thomas DAY died 2 November 1912 aged 59.

42. Wood cross Sylvia M MARTIN 8 years 1902

43. Wood cross Richard STEPHENS aged 77 1914.

44. William SMOOKER died 23 April 1820 aged 65. Ann his wife died 9 January 1820 aged 59. Also William Smooker son of above died 14 October 1820 aged 20. Sarah Smooker granddaughter of above died 24 March 1820 aged 2 years.

45. William CODD of this Parish Yeoman but late of the Parish of Saint Mary Whitchapel Middlesex died 7 November 1810 in 53rd year.

46. John YOUENS died 17 November 1801 aged 36. Jane Youens relict of the above died 28 February 1833 aged 66. Thomas Youens son of above died 13 January 1838 aged 43.

47. Cross William James TAYLOR died 7 February 1900 aged 53.

West side of path to porch
48. Dorothy widow of ????? WADE and former wife of Henry MASTERS. Both of this Parish. Obt July 28 1744 aged 77.

49. In this grave lies ye Bodys of three sisters Ann MASTERS obt 15 November 1732 aged 17 years. Hannah obt 2 April 1732 aged 7 years. Elizabeth obt 24 November 1732. Near ye three lies ye Bodies of 4 Brothers and 1 Sister Henry obt 1723, George ob 1722, Henry obt 1721, Henry obt 1719 and Henrietta ob 1718.

50. Sundial "Lux Esto" Repent. Believe. Hope. Love. Watch and Pray No date or name.

51. Mary wife of Mr William CRUDOCK of this parish died 14 February 1762 aged 24 years. Likewise William their son died in infancy.

52. Altar TOMB: Top William TADMAN Gentleman of this Parish died 6 April 1775 aged 52. Good father and husband. He had issue six sons, William, Edward, Francis, Lance, Richard and Peter, by Sarah his wife who has caused this Tomb to be erected. Also Mrs Sarah Tadman widow died December 6 1787 aged 58. Mr William Tadman son of the above died 13 January 1794 aged 45. Also Lance Tadman Esquire son of above died 1 April 1798 aged 42. Also Mary Grace Tadman died 19 April 1885 in 85th year. North side Mr Edward Tadman of Oakley in this Parish died 12 January 1781 in 28th year. Sarah Tadman daughter of above died in infancy. Ann wife of Mr George QUICK daughter of Peter and Ann Tadman died 13 September 1835 aged 44 and was interred in the Church. Captain Frederick Tadman youngest son of Charles and Mary Tadman died August 4 1863 in 36th year. West end Frederick Tadman died 6 August 182- aged 21. William Tadman died August 30 1835 aged 28. South side Peter son of the above William and Sarah Tadman died 20 August 1826 aged 64. Also Ann Tadman wife of above died November 3 1836 aged 63. Charles Tadman son of above died January 27 1836 aged 37. East end Francis Tadman Esquire Captain in the West Kent Regiment of Militia Obiit January 8 1787 Aetat 32.

53. Mr William BOGHURST of this Parish died 5 Aprill 1720 aged 65. Elizabeth Boghurst his daughter died ye 25 March 1720 aged 2 years and 11 months.

54. Altar TOMB: North side John WADE Esquire died 6 March 1837 in 71st year. Nothing on south, east or west side Top John Wade died 22 February 1777 in 80th year. Mary MARRIOTT his daughter died 24 November 1770 aged 39. James Wade his son died 19 December 1775 aged 48. Martha widow of John (sic) died 16 December 1784 aged 84. Ann PATTINSON daughter of John and Martha died 21 December 1812 aged 79.

55. Tomb at gate Frederick STUNT of this parish died 16 May 1889 aged 64. Catherine Stunt died at Westgate 23 October 1912 aged 85.

56. James Frederick EASDOWN died 25 June 1855 aged 45. Amelia his wife died 22 October 1884 aged 73. Cristiana wife of James Easdown died 25 October 1898 aged 44. Above James Easdown died 4 August 1907 aged 54.

57. Joseph PORTER died 6 October 1862 aged 68. Sarah his wife died 18 March 1881 aged 73.

58. William IDE, HM Customs, died 26 July 1885 aged 45. Also Mary wife of Thomas YOUENS of this Parish died 11 April 1893 aged 82.

59. Ellen BROOKER died 31 October 1898 aged 62. John Brooker her husband died 7 September 1901 aged 70.

60. Alice Jane wife of William THOMPSON Junior of London died 25 January 1885 aged 29. John Anderson THOMPSON brother of above William Thompson died 20 January 1885 aged 25.

61. Amelia Emma wife of George BROOKER of Rede Court, Frindsbury, died 9 July 1911 aged 66. Above George Brooker died 16 February 1913 aged 67.

62. Charles STONEHAM died 22 November 1843 aged 76. Elizabeth his wife died 23 March 1867 aged 98. Thomas son of above died 28 September 1884 aged 84.

63. Olive HASELDEN eldest daughter of John and Jane BROOKER of this Parish died 30 December 1879 aged 52. John Thomas Haselden, husband of above Olive Haselden died 18 December 1889 aged 67.

64. John Benjamin BROOKER died 1 January 1906 aged 35. Benjamin PEARCE uncle of above died 13 March 1908 aged 44. Amelia Brooker died 26 October 1920 aged 75.

65. Richard BROOKER died 12 April 1895 aged 45.

66. Mary Ann wife of George RAYFIELD and second daughter of John and Jane BROOKER of this parish died 22 February 1869 aged 39. Left 6 sons. Edward son of above John and Jane Brooker died 17 July 1878 aged 34. Above Jane Brooker died 24 December 1882 aged 78. Above John Brooker died 12 February 1884 in 83rd year.

67. Ruth wife of William BROOKER yeoman of this Parish died 19 January 1843 aged 76. Above William Brooker died 4 September 1852 aged 87. Sarah MARTIN daughter of above died 9 June 1864 aged 66. Mary wife of Edward WHITE died 29 November 1872 aged 68.

68. Mary YOUENS wife of Thomas Youens Yeoman of this Parish died 27 November 1855 aged 73. Above Thomas Youens died 18 February 1865 aged 78.

69. Emily wife of James NASH died 8 March 1866 aged 42. Above James Nash son of Edward Nash died 15 May 1866 aged 42. Harriot SAVAGE daughter of Edward Nash died 30 December 1868 aged 48.

70. John NASH son of Edward Nash of this Parish died 12 March 1858 aged 30. Jane wife of Charles Frederick Nash of Park Terrace, Clapham Park, Surrey and daughter of Edward Nash died 2 December 1863 aged 30. Above Edward Nash died 27 March 1870 aged 78. Harriot wife of above died 25 April 1872 aged 75. Thomas son of above died 13 July 1881 aged 63.

71. Jane wife of Alfred NASH after a painful illness died 5 August 1894 aged 53. Above Alfred Nash youngest son of late Edward Nash of this Parish died 2 June 1911 aged 75.

72. Walter Edward NASH died 14 January 1905 aged 37.

73. Annie MERRICKS daughter of late Edward NASH died 8 February 1908 aged 69.

74. Tomb Angus Colin MACKAY died 9 March 1914 aged 47. Edith Mary his wife died 22 November 1915 aged 49.

75. William NASH of this Parish died 4 March 1903 aged 80. Rosina his wife died 28 June 1907 aged 81.

76. Samuel GOODING died 17 February 1825 aged 32. John Gooding died 6 October 1827 aged 25.

77. Low tomb Joseph ADAMS Civil Engineer died 9 September 1837 aged 68.

78. Cross William Henry NASH died 5 October 1921 aged 72.

79. Leonard MISKIN of this Parish died October 2 1796 aged 75. Ann his wife died 19 March 1807 aged 77. Richard their son died 4 March 1807 aged 42.

80. Sarah FRENCH wife of Thomas French of this parish died 24 August 1797 aged 48. Left issue 2 sons and 6 daughters.

81. John FRENCH of this Parish Victualler died 23 September 1777 aged 71.

82. Mr Thomas FRENCH died 29 October 1800 aged 72.

83. Macey FRENCH wife of Thomas French died 23 May 1802 aged 52.

84. Curb Mernie died 3 November 1918 aged 4 years. Joyce died 20 October 1920 aged 1 year 9 months. Children of G and F EASDOWN.

85. Sarah wife of John BARNES of this parish died 28 July 1856 aged 44. John Barnes Master Mariner son of above died at Taganrog 13 August 1872 aged 34. John Barnes husband of above died 11 May 1888 in 82nd year.


86. Henry infant son of Robert and Frances COBB died 15 March 1845 aged 7 months.

87. Robert Edward infant son of Robert and Frances COBB died 10 April 1853 aged 1 year 8 months.

88. Cross Robert Lake COBB born 9 June 1817 died 4 February 1893. Frances widow of Robert Lake Cobb born 14 October 1824 died 9 January 1899.

89. Louis husband of Amelia PUCKETT died 8 August 1897 aged 60. Above Amelia Puckett died 20 June 1907 aged 85.

90. William HURDEE died 17 June 1828 aged 77. Mary wife of above died 7 July 1839 aged 74.

91. Elizabeth wife of John TAYLOR of this parish died 1 January 1891 aged 76. Above John Taylor died 12 August 1899 aged 97.

92. Wood cross No. 128479 Act Bombardier EASDOWN H E 52nd A A Company RGA died 27 June 1918. Mary wife of above died 25 October 1920 aged 39 and 43.

93. Matilda wife of William EASDOWN of this parish and daughter of William and Ann BARNS died 25 April 1838 aged 24. Clara Jane daughter of William and Ann Easdown died 12 April 1858 aged 1 year 6 months.

94. William BARNS of this parish died 14 October 1836 in 68th year. Ann wife of above died 6 May 1854 aged 90.

95. Mary Ann wife of Robert BARNES late of Parish of Orsett and daughter of James and Ann SAUNDERS who died in childbed 13 June 1825 aged 26. Also Robert Barnes her infant. Above Robert Barnes died 4 April 1855 aged 62.

96. Matilda wife of Joseph LINDRIDGE died 18 June 1867 aged 45. Matilda Ann daughter of above died 20 October 1867 aged 19. Edwin son of above died 10 September 1879 aged 29. Amelia daughter of above died 24 March 1882 aged 18. Joseph Alexander son of above died 4 November 1890 aged 46. Above Joseph Lindridge died 16 March 1903 aged 81.

97. Alexander STEEL Esquire Native of the Isle of Sky NB died 12 November 1834 aged 74.

98. Mrs Harriott SANGSTER Native of Aberdeen died 13 October 1835 aged 74.

99. Emily SMITH died 12 July 1876 aged 3 years 8 months. Charles George Smith brother of above killed in action near the Dardanelles 4 June 1915 aged 41. Charles Edward Smith father of above died 2 January 1921 aged 72.

100. Mr John SMITH 20 years Clerk of this Parish died 26 November 1841 aged 69. George son of above died 31 August 1825 aged 8. Ann Elizabeth daughter of above died 13 November 1825 aged 3 years 7 months. John son of above died 8 January 1850 aged 38. Susannah Ann wife of above Mr John Smith died 7 February 1854 aged 73.

101. Emily SMITH died 9 December 1891 aged 35. George Smith brother of above died 4 March 1914 aged 60.

102. Joseph Thomas SMITH died 15 May 1879 aged 65. Harriett wife of above died 15 August 1899 aged 82.

103. Two small wooden footstones EA HA No dates.

104. Kate Mildred wife of J B HALL died 17 November 1917 aged 31.

105. William EDMONDS died 14 November 1902 aged 80. Susanna Edmonds his wife died 5 October 1916 aged 84. Ernest Edmonds son of above died 17 April 1902 aged 28 interred in Kalgoorlie Cemetery Australia.

106. William FULLER of this Parish died 19 June 1851 aged 59. Sarah Fuller wife of above died 10 July 1856 aged 61. Erected by Joseph Fuller to his parents.

107. Emily BARNES died 2 April 1814 in 8th year.

108. Mary Ann youngest daughter of William and Sarah FULLER of this Parish died 28 October 1870 aged 38.

109. William FULLER died 28 March 1910 aged 86. Frances his wife died 1854. Elizabeth PARRY wife of above died 1897.

110. Wood cross A HAWKINS aged 90 1921.

111. Wood cross Eliza EVERETT 1921 aged 73.

112. Coped cross William BARNES of this Parish died 19 November 1859 aged 61. Sarah his wife died 12 March 1880 aged 65.

113. Elizabeth wife of James BARNES of this Parish died 1 June 1815 aged 43. Charlotte second wife of above James Barnes died 3 October 1821 aged 39. Above James Barnes died 27 March 1834 aged 69.

114. George TOMLIN died 12 January 1854 aged 24.

115. James TOMLIN died 17 October 1843 aged 53. Sarah Tomlin died 24 May 1855 aged 62.

116. Elizabeth TOMLIN died 20 March 1834 aged 72. William Tomlin died 6 March 1835 aged 75.

117. John TOMLIN died 3 October 1870 aged 55. William Tomlin died 12 December 1840 aged 2 years. James Tomlin died 17 February 1871 aged 30. Mary Tomlin wife of above John Tomlin died 22 August 1884 aged 70.

118. A low brick tomb with heavy stone top. Inscription quite gone. ?c 1800.

119. Wood cross Dorothy TWITCHEN 5 years 1920.

120. Wood cross STEDMAN James aged 82 years. Amos Harold killed on HMS Natal 30 December 1915 aged 30. Hephzibah aged 74 years.

121. Wood cross Ivy May BROWNING died 18 July 1891 aged 27.

122. Wood cross STEDMAN. Annie Maria aged 24 years. James Thomas aged 28 years. [no dates].

123. Wood cross F and J BUTLER ages 72 and 84 1908 and 1910.

124. Wood cross Julia GASKELL 6 April 1904 [no age].

125. George ROSHER of the Knowle in this Parish died 5 August 1877 aged 45. Ida daughter of above died 27 March 1906. Mary wife of above G Rosher died 3 March 1919.

126. Cross Joseph third son of the Reverend Joseph HINDLE late Vicar of this Parish died 18 August 1892 aged 54.

127. James CRITTENDEN died 2 April 1911 aged 81. Amy daughter of above died in Canada 8 April 1911 aged 34.

128. Phoebe wife of Robert CRITTENDEN died 2 July 1853 aged 50. John son of above died 19 May 1866 aged 32. Above Robert Crittenden died 30 June 1889 aged 96.

129. Maria AYERS died 4 February 1919 aged 66. George her husband died 29 July 1921 aged 74.

130. Hellen wife of Robert ANDERSON Esquire of Sudbury, Suffolk, died 8 January 1839 aged 66. Also her sister Mary Ann BENTLEY of Hermitage in this Parish died 16 August 1842 aged 73. Thomas Bentley Esquire of Hermitage died 24 January 1844 aged 73 brother of the above.

131. Wood rail John FENNER died ---- 1871 aged 6 months.

132. Wood rail George CHAPMAN died 10 December 1868 aged 38. Ann Chapman died 1860 aged 3 years.

133. Edward WHITEBREAD son of Thomas and Ruth Whitebread died 23 October 1869 aged 37. Also his children: Thomas died 5 March 1863 aged 14 months. Hannah died 30 March 1866 aged 5 years 8 months. Mary daughter of above Edward Whitebread died 21 February 1901 aged 35. Martha wife of above died 23 December 1907 aged 75.

134. Thomas WHITEBREAD died 23 January 1860 aged 73. Ruth his wife died 8 February 1869 aged 80. Hannah daughter of above died 20 January 1885 aged 69.

135. Charlotte wife of James WHITEBREAD of this Parish died 25 January 1887 aged 67. Thomas son of above died 15 November 1861 aged 15. George died 9 July 1887 aged 27. Above James Whitebread died 17 March 1900 aged 83.

136. Carolina Margaret WHITEBREAD died 29 September 1889 aged 62. Jane Ruth Whitebread died 27 July 1890 aged 59. Ellen Ruth Whitebread died 29 January 1891 aged 56. Mary Whitebread died 10 July 1891 aged 72.

137. Rosina Jemima WHITEBREAD died 23 July 1874 aged 23. Thomas William Whitebread died 4 March 1890 aged 76. Jemima Whitebread wife of above died 21 October 1893 aged 74.

138. Myrtle daughter of Richard and Frances HATCH of Golf House Higham died 18 March 1918 aged 23.

139. Elizabeth wife of John LATTER of this Parish died 22 November 1855 aged 68. Above John Latter died 23 December 1856 aged 68.

140. Joshua JOHNSON died 28 July 1825 aged 40. Left a wife and 6 children. Thomas Johnson son of above died 5 August 1847 aged 39. Left a wife and 2 children. Jemima wife of above Joshua Johnson died 12 March 1883 aged 98.

141. Joseph GOWER of this Parish died 18 April 1851 aged 56. Deborah his wife died 16 June 1868 aged 68. Mary wife of Joseph Gower son of above died 30 January 1892 aged 51 interred at Hornchurch, Essex. Joseph husband of above Mary Gower died 23 October 1892 aged 58 interred at Hornchurch.

142. Small cross Violet Morton BUDDEN died 21 April 1881 aged 12 days.

143. Small cross Our dear mother Ann TURNER died 9 June 1909 aged 67.

144. John SMITH of Higham died 27 March 1876 aged 50. Elizabeth his wife died after a short and painful illness 31 March 1886 aged 66. William Henry LINDRIDGE son of above died 8 November 1881 aged 30 interred in Highgate Cemetery.

145. John HEAD died 16 June 1868 aged 57. Hannah his wife died 22 December 1871 aged 64.

146. Charles HEARN of this Parish died 30 March 1838 aged 74. Mary his wife died 1 April 1837 aged 74. Joseph their son died 11 March 1851 aged 47.

147. William HEARN of this Parish died 21 April 1871 aged 74.

148. John DANIELS died 13 May 1869 aged 59. Sarah Daniels his wife died 2 January 1918 aged 93.

149. Cross George Cantrell ALLEN DD Vicar of Higham 1912-1921 died 25 April 1921.

150. John Edward WARLTERS died 23 January 1912 aged 62. His third son Raymond Alfred Price Warlters, Assistant Pa?? RN, killed in an air fight off the Kentish Coast 21 April 1917.

151. Martha wife of George BUTCHER of Gads Hill, Higham died 15 September 1875 aged 75. Above George Butcher born 28 January 1802 died 18 July 1898.

152. Cross James HOPE died 8 June 1874 aged 57. Emma his wife died 11 January 1876 aged 54.

153. Cross Robert DARTNALL died 30 March 1914 aged 68.

154. William ASHLEY of this Parish died 19 May 1861 aged 52.

155. George DARTNALL died 17 August 1873 aged 61. Jane his wife died 8 December 1904 aged 85. Robert Dartnall, grandson of above died 18 August 1877 aged 8 months.

156. Elizabeth DARTNALL died 7 February 1893 aged 82. Edward Dartnall died 28 November 1893 aged 94 after 67 years of married life. Sarah Fisher Dartnall born 18 July 1827 died 22 September 1828. Jesse Dartnall died 6 August 1866 aged 23. James Dartnall born 9 April 1831 died 1 August 1869 at Gibberton Gold Fields, Queensland. Henry Dartnall born 10 May 1833 died 11 July 1875 at Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. Edward Dartnall born 9 March 1829 died March 1881 in Australia. Mary Jeeves daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Dartnall died 23 December 1890 aged 43 interred at Ponders End, Middlesex. Jesus mercy. Elizabeth Dartnall died 31 July 1903 aged 53 interred at Ponders End.

157. Thomas OGDEN died 10 April 1909 aged 51.

158. Vitale Domenico De Michele, Higham Hall Born 11 November 1848 died 21st March 1906.Below is a coronet.

159. The remaining stones on the north side of the church are all modern.
29 July 1922 LD

160. In the south Porch over the door. Elizabeth wife of Mr William SLAUGHTER died 16 January 1803 aged 58. Above Mr William Slaughter died 13 September 1813 aged 60. Elizabeth daughter of above and wife of Mr Michael WOOLLETT of this Parish died 9 December 1830 aged 40. Also William and John Woollett two of their children.

161. In north chancel on floor John PREBBLE died 19 December 1811 aged 73. Ann his wife died 4 October 1822 aged 74. Christopher Prebble Esquire born 1791 died 1873 aged 82. Frances Maria MERCER daughter of John Prebble Esquire widow of Colonel E S Mercer Colonel Con??? RM born 1788 died 1879 at Peckham near London. She lies in this vault. Also John WINKWORTH grandson of above John Prebble died 23 January 1813 aged 7 years 2 months.

162. North chancel Another on floor Mary Ann daughter of William and Mary Ann STUNT of this Parish died 2 May 1833 aged 12 years. William Stunt father of above died 10 August 1842 aged 57. Mary Ann Stunt wife of above died 28 October 1861 aged 73.

163. Another William son of William and Mary STUNT died 28 August 1843 aged 24.

164. Mural, north aisle Thomas YOUENS of this Parish died 18 February 1865 aged 78. Mary his wife died 27 November 1855 aged 73.

165. Thomas BENTLEY Esquire of Hermitage in this Parish died 24 January 1844 aged 73. Marianne relict of above died 16 February 1845 aged 63.

South chancel
166. Under wooden step of altar is a fine slab with arms a chev erm below 3 leaves but inscription is hidden.

167. Also slabs are under the choir stalls One to --- HINDLE BD of St Johns College, 45 years Vicar died 1874. Rest hidden. and another to Richard ------- Eccle-------- Vicar ------ Hidden--------
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A few other murals.

See registrum for the early ones.

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Inside Higham church. Recorded by Pat & Paul Tritton
168. A large board high up on wall of church above door lists George LAKE as churchwarden 1845

169.


Stained Glass window for  the Whitebread family.and Ellen Ruth BLAKE

The stained glass window behind the front door is inscribed for Ellen Ruth BLAKE (nee WHITEBREAD) born 1862, Chequers Street, Higham. Died 1951 Gravesend. Frank Blake her husband, born 1840 Upnor, Kent and died 27 July 1912 Gravesend. Also included are her brothers and sister - Alfred George Whitebread, James Edward and Rosina Jemima plus a niece also Rosina. Frank Blake's sister Kate Whitebread (nee Blake) born 1859 Upnor, died 19 March 1912, is interred somewhere within the Higham graveyard.
   Contributed by Ken Bardley 26th August 2014

I noticed on this page that a new entry has been added concerning the stained glass window behind the front door. There is a text accompanying it, but the actual inscription is missing. I think it would be appropriate to add it.

"To the Glory of God and in loving 
memory of Thomas William Whitebread
and Jemima his wife and their children 
Rosina Jemima, Alfred George, James Edward, 
Ellen Ruth and her husband Frank Blake, 
also niece and god-child Rosina Helen. erected 1935"

   The text added in 2014 above gives the impression that the window was erected for Ellen Ruth Blake and her husband Frank, even though it is largely for the Whitebread family.
   The window was commissioned by Ellen Ruth Blake, even though she is included in the inscription. Interestingly, the original version of the window did not include the name 'Whitebread' (it read 'in loving memory of Thomas William and Jemima his wife'). This was corrected, possibly while being erected, which is why the framing passes through the names 'William' and 'Jemima', whereas in the original design the framing did not bisect any of the words.
   Also interesting is the fact that Ellen Ruth's eldest brother Thomas William Whitebread (d.1896 and the father of Rosina Helen) was not included on the inscription. We assume this was because there was some sort of 'falling-out' between the two families, possibly over the upbringing of Rosina Helen, but I don't think anyone knows for certain. Thomas William and Jemima Whitebread lived at Dairy Farm, Lower Higham.
   Contributed by Steven Whitebread 3rd November 2015

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
EA, HA
ADAMS 77
ALLEN 149
ANDERSON 60, 130
ASHLEY 154
AYERS 129
BARNES 85,95,107,111-12
BARNS 93, 94
BENTLEY 130, 165
BLACKMAN 9
BLAKE 169
BOGHURST 53
BROOKER 59, 61, 63-67
BROWNING 121
BUDDEN 142
BURROW 25
BUTCHER 151
BUTLER 123
CHAPMAN 132
CLADOCK 12
COBB 86, 87, 88
CODD 45
CRITTENDEN 32, 127-28
CRUDOCK 51
DANIELS 148
DARTNALL 153, 155-56
DAVIS 11
DAY 41
EASDOWN 56, 84, 92, 93
EDMEADES 5

EDMONDS 105
ELLIOTT 27
EVERETT 111
FENNER 131
FRENCH 13, 14, 80-84
FULLER 106, 108, 109
GASKELL 124
GODDEN 30
GOODING 76
GOODSELL 3
GOUGE 3
GOWER 141
GREENFIELD 26
HALL 104
HASELDEN 63
HATCH 138
HAWKINS 110
HEAD 145
HEARN 146, 147
HEATH 23
HINDLE 126, 166
HOLLARDS 20
HOMPSTEAD 28, 31, 34
HOPE 152
HURDEE 90
IDE 58
JAMSON 10
JOHNSON 140
LAKE 88, 168
LATTER 36, 139
LINDRIDGE 96, 144
MACKAY 74
MARRIOTT 54
MARTIN 42, 67
MASTERS 49
MERCER 161
MERRICKS 73
De Michele 158
MISKIN 79
NASH 69, 75, 78
NEWMAN 39
NOURSE 1
OGDEN 157
PALMER 22
PATTINSON 54
PEARCE 64
PORTER 57
PREBBLE 6-8, 161
PRINCE 21
PUCKETT 89
QUICK 52
RAYFIELD 66
ROSE 35
ROSHER 125
RUSSELL 13
SANGSTER 98
SAUNDERS 19, 95
SAVAGE 69-73
SLAUGHTER 40, 160
SMITH 2,37-38,99-102,144
SMOOKER 44
STAINES 15, 16, 17, 18
STAINES 5
STEDMAN 120, 122
STEEL 97
STEPHENS 43
STOCKER 3
STONEHAM 62
STUNT 55, 162, 163
TADMAN 52
TAYLOR 1, 47, 91
THOMPSON 60
TOMLIN 114-17
TOWNSEND 4, 6
TROOD 3
TURNER 143
TWITCHEN 119
WADE 48, 54
WALKER 23
WARLTERS 150
WEBB 33
WEBSTER 23
WHITE 67
WHITEBREAD 133-137, 169
WINKWORTH 161
WOOLLETT 160
WRIGHT 29
YOUENS 16, 46, 58, 68

Places Index
Aberdeen 98
Australia 105, 156
Canada 127
Dardanelles 99
France 22
Gibberton Gold Fields,
    Queensland 156
Gravesend 27
Higham
   Higham Hall 158
   Hermitage 130, 165
   Gads Hill 151
   Golf House 138
   Knowle The 125
   Oakley 52
Highgate Cemetery 144

Hornchurch, Essex 141
Isle of Sky NB 97
Kalgoorlie Cemetery 105
Orsett 95
Park Terrace, Clapham
    Park, Surrey 70
Peckham, London 161
Ponders End, Middlesex 156
Rede Court, Frindsbury 61
Salonia 21
St Johns College 166
Sudbury, Suffolk 130
Taganrog 85
Westgate 55
Warrnambool, Victoria,
     Australia 156
Wouldham Hall 1
General
air fight off the Kentish
   Coast 1917  150
Act Bombardier 92
52nd A A Company 
   RGA 92
RE 21
Captain 52
Captain in the West Kent
   Regiment of Militia 52
Chaplan General to ye
   Army 2
Civil Engineer 77
Churchwarden 168
Clerk of this Parish 100
Colonel Con??? RM 161
Gold Fields 156

HM Customs 58
HMS Natal 120
Lieutenant 21
Master Mariner 85
Reverend 1, 126
RN Assistant Pa?? 150
Saint Mary Whitchapel
   Middlesex 45
St Johns College, Cambridge 1, 2
Sundial 50
Vicar 149
Victualler 81
Yeoman 4, 45, 67, 68

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