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The Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Kenardington Church
                                                                      Noted by Leland L. Duncan  

The following is as far as possible an exact transcription of Mr L.L. Duncan's field notebook for the M.I.s at Kenardington.  His notebook written up in his shorthand, in pencil, on the site leaves something to be desired. The paper of the notebook has over time become somewhat dirty and aged but is an immensely valuable record of that date.
                                                                                 Transcribed and typed up by Dawn Weeks

Screen forming vestry at North West corner
1. BD CW 1717 (probably Benjamin DOWNE who died 1919. See inscription 6 leaves on.)

2. Brass north wall too men of parish died in Great War 1914-18
          Albert Sydney BRIDGER, ????
          Tom BRIDGER, East Kent
          Albert Reginald BROWN, Leicester
          William John JOY, ???
          James Bridgland PEARSON, Grenadier Guards
          Francis WILLIS, Sussex

3. Brass in chancel To Sydney Brooke LOBB MA Oxon, 27 years Vicar, Rector and patron of Kennardington died at The Rectory 28 April 1900 aged 63. Interred in the grave of his brother Arthur Frederick Lobb near south door of the church.Tablet is erected by his wife Geraldine Irene Lobb.

4. Benefactions of Margaret LOWES? of this parish died 15 July 1557. 4 shillings? out of Plummer Land between the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of the Nativity of our Saviour Christ and 5 shillings? a year out of Smith Farm.

Churchyard
5. Alter tomb east of porch William BARNES died 6 February 1800 aged 73 Also Mary his wife 12 January 1805 aged 72. Elizabeth Wightwich daughter of William and Mary Barnes died 10 January 1779 aged 22.

6. Altar tomb in rails east of haven? William Edward KINGSNORTH of this parish yeoman died 3 October 1818 aged 36. Also Edward his son died 2 April 1818 aged 7. Leaving issue by Mary his wife one son and 3 daughters Adolphus, Frances, Mary and Emma. Mary his wife afterwards wife of Mr Thomas BAYDEN of Brenzette died 10 October 1855 aged 68. Adolphus Kingsnorth of Brook- land died 23 March 1878 aged 60. Harriette his wife died 19 September 1872 aged 61.

North East of church
7. Richard FOORD died February ye 11 1775 aged 79. Mary Foord his wife died 19 August 1768 aged (?)65. Left issue 1 son 1 daughter Stephen and Sarah.

8. Flat in rails David STANDEN died 28 January 1878 aged 60. Maria Jane his wife died 16 March 1898 aged 79.

North
9. To our dear parents, John Brahof? SWIFT died 9 June 1907 aged 59. Sophia Swift, wife of above died 11 December 1905 aged 48. Thomas Swift, son of above, died 30 November 1898 aged 21. Frances Fanny Swift daughter of above died 5 April 1895 aged 1 year 11 months.

10. Elizabeth CARMAN of this parish died 3 May 1872 Left surviving 1 son and 1 daughter, Thomas and Mary Ann. Thomas Carman died 22 April 1899 aged 59 and Alice his wife died 3 July 1901 aged 59.

East of church
11. Head and altar in rails Stephen eldest son of Stephen and Susannah SAMSON of Newchurch died 26 May 1826 aged 13 years and 6 months.

12. Altar Erected by Frederic SAMSON (of) Smeeth in memory of his sister Elizabeth Samson who was born 30 April 1816 and died 9 July 1875.

13. ??? William EDMEADS???? late of Mereworth died 29 April 1872 aged 78.

14. Coped in rails Joseph KINGSNORTH of this parish, yeoman died 2 August 1867 aged 47. Left widow and 6 children

15. ???? Elizabeth Jane KINGSNORTH died May 9 1872 aged 14.

16. ?? coped in rails ? a child KINGSNORTH no inscription.

17. Coped in rails Elizabeth wife of Thomas KINGSNORTH late of this parish died 12 April 1863 aged 76. Thomas Kingsnorth late of this parish, yeoman, died 10 September 1864 aged 78. Left issue Harriette, Joseph, Alfred and Elizabeth.

18. Low with raised cross Mary Ann wife of Burren BROWN of Appledore died 26 November 1848 aged 47.

19. Low with raised cross Burren BROWN of Appledore died 23 February 1887 aged 90.

20. Low with raised cross Elizabeth second wife of Burren BROWN of Appledore. Died 5 December 1882 aged 78.

21. John DURRANT late of the parish of Appledore died 26 April 1855 aged 71. Left surviving Ann his widow and one son William. Ann his wife died 11 July 1879 aged 89 years and 2 months.

22. William DURRANT of the parish of Woodchurch died 15 October 1857 aged 75. Left surviving Sarah his widow She died 15 March 1861 aged 68.

South of Church
23. William HEASMAN late of Woodchurch died 7 April 1834 aged 73. Hannah his wife died 24 April 1846 aged 87 Issue 1 daughter Hannah.

24. Large head with top gone Footstone BP 1861

25. Thomas Walter GUNTON Rector of this parish for nearly 15 years. Died 14 January 1916 aged 64.

26. To Charles Henry and Martha ?????? his wife daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Kingsnorth of this parish

27. Arthur Frederick LOBB Died 17 March 1898 aged 63.

28. Skerrett HOLMES-WHORWOOD died 30 March 1904 aged 51.

South West by yew
29. Annie wife of Henry BROWNE and youngest daughter of Richard Springett of this parish died at Woodchurch 15 August 1892 aged 25.

30. Mary WILKENS relick (sic) of John Wilkins and daughter of Daniel Hadlar of Kennardington who departed this life 12 June 1767 aged 65 and left nephew and neece viz Henry and Elizabeth Long.

31. Daniel son of John WILKENS by Mary his wife daughter of Daniel Hadlar. He died 18 April 1747 aged 15 years.

32. Old double headed stone, all upper part gone. / MUN…………./ depart ……….. his / life Fe …………8 / 1711 / aged 63 /…………./ …………/…………………ye / ………………..?????/ …………………this / ………………ye 25 / ………………. / ……………..years / Here also lyeth ye body of John MUNK he departed this life the ……. day of (?O…..) ………… 78 years.

In angle by Tower West of Nave
33. Altar in rails Henry KINGSNORTH of this parish died 21 April 1816 aged 75. Having a large family by Elizabeth his wife and left surviving 4 sons and 2 daughters, John, Jacob, Joseph, Edward, Susanna and Elizabeth. Also Elizabeth his wife who died 30 December ……aged 77.

West of Church
34. Thomas MORRIS died 18 August 1730 aged 64. Anne died October ye (?24) 1733 aged ----- (gone).

35. Edward WELLSTED died 20 April 1872 aged 61. Had issue by Eliza his wife 4 sons and 6 daughters, Frederick-Wilton, Stephen, Kate, Edwin, Priscilla, Eliza, Ellen, Emmer, Edward and Charlotte Ditton. Eliza died 31 July 1864 aged 15 years and 5 months. Eliza his wife died 24 June 1896 in 81st year.

36. Mary wife of Thomas NOAKES died January 1 1761 aged 22.

37. Thomas NOAKES died 16 June 1755 aged 60. Margaret his wife died 11 June 1765 aged 61. He left issue by Margaret his wife 5 children, Mary, Margaret Thomas, Robert and Elizabeth.

38. William WELLSTED died 20 January 1884 aged 72. Harriott his wife died October 14 1895 aged 80. Leaving issue Charles, Mary Ann, William, Maria, Edward, Charlotte, Ellen, Samuel and John.

North West
39. Elizabeth wife of Henry KINGSNORTH died November ye 8 1747 aged 32. Henry Kingsnorth died 28 January 1776 aged 65. She left issue by him 5 children Mary, Margaret, Henry, Elizabeth and Susannah.

40. Benjamin so--- Benjamin DOWNE died April 28 1740 aged (?64). Left issue 2 sons and 2 daughters Benjamin, Joseph, Mary and Elizabeth. Mary his wife. She died May 12 --- (gone).

41. Benjamin DOWNE ye elder and Susan his wife. He died November ye 1 1719 aged 73. She died November ye 9 1706 (no age).

42. Benjamin DOWNE died 4 December 1803 aged 65. Mary his wife died 22 December 1801 aged 56 and 4 children who died in infancy.

43. Benjamin DOWNE late of Ashford (Gentleman) died 15 March 1846 aged 76. Elizabeth his wife died 9 June 1854 aged 79. Left issue 2 sons Benjamin and William.

44. John BROWN late of Griffin Farm, Appledore, born 5 October 1833 died 29 October 1909.

45. John BROWN of Bethersden died 13 June 1890 aged 79. Susannah his wife died 1 March 1886 aged 81. Left surviving 2 sons and 3 daughters Ann, John, Frederick, Eliza and Susannah.

46. Samuel BRITTON of this parish died 10 October 1884 aged 62. Lucy his wife died 27 January 1885 aged 60.

47. Robert WELLSTED died 10 October 1868 aged 66. Sarah his wife 1 November 1849 aged 44.

48. John KINGSNORTH died 27 July 1832 aged 63. Ann his wife died 20 October 1826 aged 53. Left surviving 4 daughters Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Susanna and Amelia

By Tower (North side)
49. Elizabeth WICKING died 12 April 1825 aged 79. Left surviving George, Henry and Elizabeth

4 July 1921

Index of Names and Places

Name Index
Barnes 5
Bayden 6
Bridger 2
Britton 46
Brown 2 18 19 20 44 46
Browne 29
Carman 10
Downe 1 40 41 42 43

Durrant 21 22
Edmeads 13
Foord 7
Gunton 25
Hadlar 30 31
Heasman 23
Holmes-Whorwood 28
Joy 2
Kingsnorth 6 14 15 16 17 26 33 39 48
Lobb 3 27
Long 30
Lowes 4
Morris 34
Munk 32
Noakes 36 37
Pearson 2
Samson 11 12
Springett 29

Standen 8
Swift 9
Wellsted 35 38 47
Wicking 49
Wightwich 5
Wilkens 30 31
Wilkins 30
Willis 2

Places Index
Appledore 18 19 20 21
Griffin Farm 44
Ashford 43
Bethersden 44
Brenzette 6
Brookland 6

Kenardington 30
Mereworth 13
Newchurch 11
Plummer Land 4
Smeeth 12
Smith Farm 4
Woodchurch 22 23 29
General
East Kent Regiment??? 2
Gentleman 43
Grenadier Guards 2
Leicester Regiment??? 2
Rector 3 25
Sussex Regiment??? 2
Vicar 3
Yeoman 6 14 17

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