During December 1919, Mr Leland L. Duncan borrowed from
another Kentish antiquarian, Dr. F.W. Cock, F.S.A. an original manuscript in
Cock's possession, which Duncan duly copied out in a quarto note book. The
original manuscript was a record of the memorial inscriptions found by Joseph
and Charles Perkins Gwilt when they surveyed the churchyard of old St
Margaret's, Lee, in Kent, on the 22nd August, 1830.
This transcription made by Frank Bamping,
11 March 2001
1. In memory of / Jane Campbell / relict of / William
Campbell Esq. / she was daughter of / Caleb Flower / and / Anne Crutchley /
his wife / Ob. A.D. MDCCXCIX. [Aet. LXVII - L.L.D.]
2. A brass by the pulpit.
Here lyeth the body of Mistris Isabel Hattclif daughter
of Mr Thomas Hattclif of Hattclif esquire and died wife to Mr Nicholas
Annesly gentleman pray to God all you that do the this rede you by as well
to God's worde as she died the XXIII day of December in the year of our Lord
3. The Crutchley Family tomb.
[a drawing] South side.
Here lies the body of / Jeremiah Crutchley late of the parish of / St
Saviour Southwark in the county of Surrey Esq / who departed this life March
29th 1752 / in the 43rd year of his age. / Also of John Crutchley one of his
children / who died the 14 of April following / aged two years and six
months. West Side. A coat of arms. [a
drawing.] North side. Here lies the body of Jeremiah Crutchley esq
/ of Sunning Hill park in the county of Berks / the eldest son of Jeremiah
Crutchley esq / of Southwark in the county of Surrey / He died December 28th
1805 in the 60th year of his age. East side. Nil.
4. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
Here lieth interred the body of / Mr John
Crutchley of the parish of / St Saviour's Southwark dyer and citizen / of
London who departed this life / the 3rd day of June Anno Domini 1727 in the
fifty second year of his age / Here also lieth interred the body of /
William Crutchley son of the / above said Mr John Crutchley / who departed
this life the 30th day of / October 1727 aged 22 years / Also Mr Thomas
Crutchley son / of the above Mr John Crutchley / who departed this life the
18th day of / July 1739 aged 42 years . Here also lieth the body of Mr
Coleman Crutchley / who departed this life the 28th day / of May 1744 aged
5. A tomb with coat of arms.
[a drawing] North side.
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Roper
of the 66th Regiment of Foot
only brother to the Right Honourable Lord Dacre
died 22nd of December 1788
Mrs Barbara Newland
Relict of Edmund Newland esq
Aunt to the Right Honourable Lady Dacre
died 23rd of January 1790
South side. Sacred to the Right Honourable Trevor Charles Roper Baron
Dacre born the 25th June 1745. Married the 2nd of March 1773 Mary Jane
daughter of Sir Thomas Fludyer Kt and died at his seat in this parish 3rd of
July 1794 aged 49 most universally and deservedly lamented. He was a most
devout and pious Christian strictly attentive to the performance of every
duty to God and man a loyal and faithful subject a zealous supporter of his
King and Country a dutiful son affectionate brother a gentle master sincere
friend humane benefactor to the poor and a firm protector of the distressed
he was a most kind constant and tender husband to his truly afflicted widow
who as a testimonial of their distinguished unclouded union for upwards of
21 years their unexampled happiness and of the unbounded confidence in which
they lived and as a sincere token of her real gratitude for his uniform
endearing affection and particular generosity her deep felt sorrow and
tenderest remembrance has erected this unadorned monument and herself
inscribed these well known truths to his beloved memory convinced they are
most cousonant to the purity of his life his mild disposition his amiable
temper and genuine character and his numberless virtues his great
benevolence and engaging manners are so universally allowed their loss so
truly regretted by every rank and that her unabating attachment and sincere
affection are so fully known there can be no stronger acknowledgment of his
eminent perfections and her heartfelt grief The meek Christian adorned with
perfect faith the virtuous man accompanied by good works relied through
divine mediation with humble hope upon the mercy of his god. The resigned
Christian submits with pious faith to the will of her God and trusts through
the same intercession to his mercy with brightest hope of lasting reunion in
eternal bliss. His faithful and mournful widow survived her beloved and
deeply lamented husband 14 years 8 months and 8 days and died at her seat in
this parish 11th of September 1808 aged 53. Her conduct evinced meek
resignation and firm faith constant affection and sincere remembrance and
she lived a striking example of submission and trust attachment and hope.
6. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
Here lies the body of / Thomas Weston esq /
formerly of Savage Gardens / in the parish of St Olave, Hart Street, London,
but late of / Greenwich in the county of / Kent, son of Mr Thomas Western /
late of the county of Devon and / Alice his wife formerly Coward / He
departed this life on / Wednesday the 8th of January 1735 / aged 72 years.
7. On a slab with a coat of arms.
[a drawing] In
memory of / Miss Louisa Chessel daughter of / Thomas and Martha Chessel / of
the parish of St Andrew's / Holborn, London, / who died on the 26th of
February 1791 / aged 14 months / Also Harriot Chessel / daughter of the
above who died / the 23rd December 1792 aged 10 months / Also Thomas Chessel
/ son of the above who died / the 16th August 1794 aged 2 days.
8. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
[a drawing] In
memory of / Rose Salusbury / late the wife of / Robert Salusbury esq / of
Chiselhurst who died / the 3rd of April 1765 aged 67 years.
9. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
To the memory
of the Honourable Joseph Pilgrim esq
One of his Majesties's Council
Chief Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
For the Island of Barbadoes
more illustrious by his virtues than his titles
unprejudiced in Council
In the dispensing of Justice impartial
in all his conduct
just uniform and honourable
worn out with service
in England he sought that health
which might again enable him for publick labour
but heaven snatch'd him to his reward
January 6th 1733
in the forty second year
of his age,
10. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
[a drawing] To the memory of
Francis Buxton Esq.
of Blackenham in the County of
who died November 15th 1778
aged 66 years. Also of Mary Buxton his wife
who died April 14th 1770
aged 68 years.
11. In memory of Master William Parsons who died November
the 22nd 1791 aged 12 years and 6 months. You who have lost an angel pity me
young. Also William Parsons, esq., father of the above who died February the
3rd 1795 aged 59 years.
Here Parsons lies oft on life's busy stage
With nature Reader has thou seen him vie
He science knew knew manners knew the age
Respected knew to live lamented die.
12. Sacred to the memory of / Mrs Margaret Denn / who
died September 5th 1808 / aged 77 years. / Most truly and sincerely
lamented / by her family and friends.
13. Fludyer Monument capped with urn & 4 coats of
arms [drawing]. East side. To the memory of Sir Thomas Fludyer late of
this parish Knight brother to Sir Samuel Fludyer Baronet died March 1769.
North side. To the memory of Sir Samuel Fludyer late of
this parish Baronet died 21st January 1768. To the memory of Jane first wife
of Sir Samuel Fludyer died 15th March 1757. To the memory of Caroline
daughter of the Honourable James Brudenell second wife of Sir Samuel Fludyer
died October 1803. continuation 14. West side. [a
drawing] To the memory of Mary daughter of Sir
George Champion wife of Sir Thomas Fludyer. South side. [a
drawing] Her truly affectionate husband caused this to
15. In a stone vault on this side and hereunder are
interred the bodies of Mr Benjamin James of Peckham in Surrey and of his
wife Mrs Elizabeth James. He died 5th April 1740 aged 84 years. She died 5th
December 1757 aged 71 years. Also of their son and only child Mr Benjamin
James of Roehampton in Surrey gentleman but formerly of this parish and of
his wife Mrs Elizabeth James late of Peckham in Surrey. He died 20th January
1773 aged 71 years. She died 22nd December 1783 aged 70 years. Also John
James esq., (who is interred on the opposite side of this tomb) and of his
wife Mrs Susanna James. He died 21st September 1830 aged 91 years. She died
28th November 1774 aged 28 years. Underneath this tomb in the vault of the
family of Mr Benjamin James formerly resident of this parish and wherein are
interred the undermentioned bodies.
16. Benjamin James who died October 1749 aged 13 years.
Edward Walter James died August 1741 aged 9 months. Thomas Edward James died
March 1752 aged 6 years, The three sons of Benjamin and Elizabeth James and
also the body of Benjamin James who died 24th January 1774 aged 8 months.
The son of John and Susanna James and also the body of Anne Elizabeth James
who died the 3rd August 1776 aged 4 months. The daughter of the Rev. William
and Anne James. In a stone vault on this side and hereunder are interred
the bodies of the Rev. William James rector of Ash near Farningham, Kent,
who died 3rd of December 1779 aged 37 years the youngest son of the late
Benjamin James of Roehampton in Surrey. Also Joseph James who died 14th
September 1799 aged 29 years. Also Mrs Hester Morton of Peckham in Surrey
died March 1793. This tomb was erected in the year 1780 by John James the
only surviving son of Benjamin and Elizabeth James. In memory of his
ancestors and of his own family.
17. Here lies the body of Mary wife of Thomas Whitfield
who died October ye 14th 1746 aged 53 years.
She was the dear companion of my youth
Pattern of Vertue chastity and truth.
Also the second wife of Thomas Whitfield who died April 16th 1754.
A faithful just beloved wife
Lies here bereaved of mortal life.
Also lies the body of Thomas Whitfield born at Muchewoolton, Lancashire, on
the 20th day of May
1691. He died December 26th 1777. He was chose parish clerk of this parish
in May 1720.
Here lies the body of Thomas Whitfield son of Thomas and Hannah Whitfield
who died 18th of April 1767 aged 12 years.
He was dearly beloved of his father
Tender and dear in the sight of his mother.
Also the above Hannah Whitfield third wife of Thomas Whitfield died 18th
October 1790 aged 76 years.
18. An altar tomb with coat of arms
To the memory of Charles Leslie, esq., late
Captain in his Majesty's Navy who died on the 28th of December 1775 aged 37
Incorrupta fides nudaque veritas
Quande ullum invenies parem.
19. Memorial with coat of arms
[a drawing] In memory of John Copeland, esq.,
a worthy magistrate
of the county of Surrey
who died August 20th 1761
aged 77 years.
In memory of Mrs Ann Copeland
wife of Mr John Copeland
junior of St Saviour's Southwark
died 16th of October 1719
aged 28 years. Also two children, John and Ede who both died under the
age of a month.
20. In memory of / Peter Copeland esq., / died 9th
September 1756 / aged 33 years. In memory of / Mary Copeland daughter / of
Peter Copeland esq., / died 2nd October 1749 / aged 3 years.
20a. Here lyeth interred ye body of Abraham Sherman Mr of
Artes late minister of God's word in this parish of Lee. He rebuilt new from
ye ground ye psonedg house of this parish in the year of our Lord God 1636.
He departed this life on ye 5th day of October 1654. Resurgam. In the
monument] To the memory of
William Chivers esquire
of Battersea Rise
in the county of Surrey
who died 24th January 1807
aged 86 years
Here lieth the body of
Mrs Sarah Chivers wife of
Mr William Chivers of Tower Street
London. Wine merchant
and since of Battersea Rise Surrey.
She departed this life 25th December 1779
aged 46 years.
22. An altar tomb. In memory of / Mary Earle wife of /
Charles Earle of the parish / of St Olave's Southwark / woolendraper / who
departed this life / March 29th in the year 1761 / aged 42 years with two of
her children who died in their / infancy (Namely Charles and Richard) / Also
the above Mr Charles Earle / who departed this life / the 22nd of December
1801 / aged 87 years / Also the body of John Earle / son of the above
Charles and Mary Earle who died March / 12th 1776 aged 28 years / Likewise
the body of / Mary Small daughter of the / above who died April 16th 1776 /
aged 24 years.
23. Also Mrs Sophia Huxley / daughter of the above / Mr
Charles Earle / who departed this life / the 19th of November 1801 / aged 25
years / Also of Mrs Mary Earle / late wife of the above / Mr Charles Earle /
died September 24th 1803 aged 60 years.
23a. Henricus Byrde valectus Camere Regie isto dormit
q'obiit XXIII die Aprilis Anno Dom. 1545. Cuie aet propicietr deus. Amen.
From a brass in the church.
24. A memorial with coat of arms.
To the memory of Sir John Call Br / of Whiteford in the county of Cornwall /
F.R.S. and F.A.S. / High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1771. Unanimously elected
member of Parliament for Callington in 1784, 1790 and 1796. Died March 7th
1801 at his mansion house Old Burlington Street, London. He was buried at
Lee in Kent the 14th of March aforesaid aged 69.
So just the skies - his heart so pure
That or succeeding scenes have palms to give
Or neer had he been born - young.
He united in his character ll the virtues that adorn the
Christian believer and dignify the man a real philanthropist without
ostentation. Humble in his opinion of himself and charitable with respect to
others meek and mild in his intercourse as a friend and master affectionate
as a husband and father. Endowed with a warmth of feeling corrected by the
most steady principles which enabled him to support without a murmur total
blindness. His life was a pattern of purity of which his demise was the
image, passing through the gates of death during his sleep. His afflicted
family must ever deplore his loss, and whilst they cherish a lively
remembrance of his virtues and a wish to follow his bright example, humbly
hope to rejoin him in a blessed immortality.
25. Within this vault are deposited the remains of John
Battie Call eldest son of Sir John Call of Whiteford in the county of
Cornwall baronet and Philadelphia his wife. Cut off in the bloom of life
after a short illness on the second day of November 1794. (The eve of
completing his 17th year) at his father's seat in this parish. He was buried
10th November 1794.
Soon not surprising death his visit paid
Fortune with youth and gaiety conspired
To weave a triple wreath of happiness
If happiness on each to crown his brow
And could death charge through such a shining shield.
26. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
In memory of / Mrs Mary Hopkins wife of / Thomas Hopkins Esq. / of
Blackheath who departed / this life the 2nd of June 1780 / aged 57 years.
27. M.S. Here lieth the body of Mrs Jane Allen late wife
of Mr Thomas Allen, citizen of London. Using the means of health she found
her grave by falling from her horse. June 24th and deceased ye 29th 1722
aged 31 years. Also four children; Mary, James, and Thomas who dyed young.
Also a third Jane aged 3 years and 3 months. Deceased the 10th of January
1724. Here lyeth the body of Miss Lydia Allen who left this world November
17th 1740 aged 21 and was daughter to Mr Thomas Allen of Peckham whose body
is interred here he quited this stage January 4th 1741 aged 88. As also the
body of Edward Barnard, merchant of London, his son in law who died August
7th 1760 in the 51st year of his age.
28. Here lieth the body of Mr Thomas Allen, senior, late
of Wing in the county of Bucks. he deceased October 15th 1724 aged 72 years.
28b. Also the body of Elizabeth wife of Mr Edward Barnard
of Ave Maria Lane, London, who died the 30th of August 1778 aged 42 years.
Within this tomb lies interred the body of Thomas Allen Barnard late of
Hatton Garden son of Edward and Ann Barnard he departed this life August
24th 1778 in the 51st year of his life. Also Mrs Ann Barnard the wife of the
above Edward Barnard obiit May 5th 1761 aetat 47.
29. A slab tomb. Hic jacent / Anna Loton uxor / Ludovicus
Loton / ob. 8 February 1728 aetat 45 / Item Ludovicus Loton / gent. ob. 18
March 1731 / aetat 48.
29a. A slab tomb. Underneath this stone lyes the body of
Mrs Jane White late wife of Peter White, esq. of St Clement Danes in the
Strandwho died 17th February 1746 aged 63 years. Also the body of Peter
White, esq. her husband who died 25th December 1770 aged 90.
30. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
[a drawing] Here lies the body of Mrs Jane Bythesea relict of John
Bythesea esq. of Wickhouse, near Trowbridge in the county of Wilts many
years in the commission of the Peace for the said county. She died at
Blackheath the 17th November 1782 in the 75th year of her age. Here also
lieth the body of Catherine Bythesea of Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
granddaughter of the above who died 21st July 1780 in the 15th year of her
age. Also William Bythesea, esq. late of Greenwich, who died 18th December
1795 aged 62 years
31. A brass in the church.
Of yo charitte pray for y soule of Elysabeth Conhyll
whych desesyd y viij day of September A.D. MVXIII on her soule Ihu have
32. A monument capped by an urn.
Sacred to the memory of Mrs Elizabeth Jackson who died
March 26th 1773 aged 75 and of her daughter Alice the wife of Jeremiah
Crutchley of Southwark esquire who died July 24th 1777 aged 54 years.
33. To the memory of Thomas Boone esq formerly of Lee
Place in this county and parish who died on 28th December 1748 aged 62
years. This tomb is erected. Within this vault is deposited all that remains of a once
amiable and most promising boy Charles the only son of Charles Boone esq and
Harriet his wife who died of a fever on the 10th of November 1786 in the
thirteenth year of his age. Also Elizabeth Boone daughter of the above who
died 3rd of April 1799 aged 28 years. Within lie the remains of Charles
Boone esquire who departed this life 3rd of March 1819 in the 90th year of
his age. A man of the strictest integrity and honour, charitable benevolent
and just, a most affectionate husband, an excellent kind and indulgent
parent, a warm and sincere friend. Here lie interred the remains of Harriet Boone the wife
of Charles Boone esq who died the 12th day of September 1811 in the 69th
year of her age.
34. Here lyeth the body of Mr William Hester, gentleman,
who departed this life June 5th 1712 aged 50 years. Also Mrs Ann Hester wife
of the abovesaid who died June the 16th 1730 in the 61st year of her age.
35. An altar tomb. Here lies / interred the body of /
Thomas Limeburner, esq., / A Captain of the Royal Navy / ob. 4th December
1750 aet. 58 / Also the body of / Mrs Elizabeth Limeburner / relict of the
above / Captain Thomas Limeburner / who departed this life / September 4th
1769 / aged 75 years.
35a. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
[a drawing] Oggi in figura Domani in sepoltura Mr Robert Honychurch
Shank of Peckham in Surrey ob. 6th of December 1777 aetat 21. Mr Samuel
Honychurch his uncle ob. 25th August 1779 aetat 56. Miss Jenny Shank his
sister ob. 25th of October 1785 aetat 21. Mr William Honychurch his uncle
ob. 11th January 1787 aetat 68. [N.S. Robert Shank esq of Peckham father of
the said Jenny Shank ob. 5th December 1789 aetat 57. Jane Shank wife of the
said Robert Shank die 17th December 1798 aged 65. Mrs Elizabeth Honychurch
relict of the said Mr William Honychurch died 9th January 1795 aetat 74.
36. An altar tomb.
To the memory of / John Cayley esquire / born 1st October
1730 / died 29th July 1795 / Also of / William Henry Poggenpohl esq./ born
16th April 1751 / died 1st September 1793.
36a. An altar tomb. Mrs Hester Susannah Lynch wife of Patrick Lynch esq of
the Island of Barbadoes died November 6th 1763 in the 21st year of her age.
37. An altar tomb.
Sub hoc marmore
Placide requiescit cum uxore carissima
Edmundus Halleius L.L.D.
Astronomorusn sui saeculi facile princeps
Ut vero scias lector
Qualis quantusque vir ille fuit
Scripta ejuis multifaria lege
Quibus imnes fere artes et scientias
Illustravit ornavit amplificavit
Alquum est igitur
Utquem avis su vivum
Tanto opere coluere
Memoriam egiis posteritas
Natus est AC MDCLVI
Mortuus est AC MDCCXII
Hoc saxum optimis parentibus
Sacrarunt diae filiae pientissimae
Anno C MDCCXLII
Here is also interred Mrs Margaret Halley the eldest daughter of the above
Dr Halley she died on the 13 of October 1743 in the 55th year of her age.
Also Mrs Catherine Price youngest daughter of the above Dr Halley who died
November the 10th 1765 aged 77 years and Mr Henry Price her husband.
38. Under this tombe lyes the bodyes of Thomas Foxal and
Elizabeth his wife he was sometime citizen and grocer of London and dyed ?
day of December 1647 being aged ? yeares. She was the second daughter of Sir
William Garroway of London merchant and dyed the 23rd day of June 1650 being
aged ? yeares. They had issue two sons and daughters whereof are living
Elizabeth, Margaret, Katherine, Mary and Martha.
Come gentle reader you shall know what is
Beneath this stone here's nature's rarities
Grand parents joy the angel's charge to keepe
In a cold bed of clay prepared by death
Till God restore to him an heavenly breath
Not ten yeares old (so young he was) and yet
Few did excell him in his grace and witt
Pregnant in learning memory retent
So docile that few so excellent
Should I say all was truly good in him
I should come short in Lymming forth this stemme
Nor would this stone conteyn't thereofre no more
So greene a roote more ripen'd fruit nere bore
Now if you'd know who tis deserves this praise
Reade the next line and's name and virtues raise.
39. Here lyes the eldest sonne of Katherine ye wife of
William Garnet of London, gentleman, one of the daughters of Thomas Foxall
by Elizabeth his wife late of this parish he departed this life the .....
day of December 1648 being not full ten yeares of age and his grandmother
Elizabeth before named in her love to him and for the imitation of his
vertues by others caused this inscription.
[On two loose stones in the churchyard]
40. An altar tomb. Here lies interred the body of Mrs
Susannah Bellamy wife of Clement Bellamy of London merchant who departed
this life November 17th 1726 aetatis 26 as also of Mrs Mary Bellamy his
second wife obiit 13th March 1744 aged 41 yeares. Also her two sons and one
daughter. Also here lies the body of Mrs Sarah Stafford wife of Edward
Stafford of Gosport in the county of Hants., gent. mother of the above said
Mary Bellamy obiit 22ud April 1745 aged 80 years. As also the body of Mr
Clement Bellamy husband to the above Susannah and Mary Bellamy who departed
this life the 21st June 1748 aged 52 years. And likewise the body of Mr
Edward Stafford who died March 17th 1763 aged 65 years. Also the body of Mrs
Mary James wife of Mr William James of London banker daughter of the above
said Clement and Mary Bellamy obiit March 5th 1773 aged 36 years.
41. Also the body of Mr Clement Bellamy son of the
above said Clement and Mary Bellamy who died May 27th aged 72 years. Also
William James esq (one of the fellows of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies
and formerly a banker in Lombard Street) who died December 12th 1786 in the
67th year of his age. Also the body of Susannah James daughter of the above
William James who departed this life 17th May 1791 aged 21.
42. An altar tomb. In memory / of Mrs Susanna Allenby /
late wife of / Mr Thomas Allenby of Bermondsey / Surrey / who departed this
life October 6th 1779 / aged 50 years. / Also the remains of the said Mr
Thomas Allenby / who departed this life / August the 8th 1795 / aged 68
43. An altar tomb. Beneath this stone lies the body of
Francis Macklay esq many years one of the clerks of the House of Peers who
departed this life on the 24th day of April 1763 in the 48th year of his
age. Also the body of Helen Macklay wife of the above mentioned Francis
Macklay who died the 24th day of June 1788 aged 74. Also the body of Helen
Macklay spinster their eldest daughter who died April the second 1792 aged
53. Also of Mrs Ann Ansell daughter of the above and wife of Mr John Ansell
of Abingdon Street, Westminster, who died the 25th June 1798 aged 55. Also
five of their infant children. Also Mr Francis Macklay son of the above
Francis Macklay esq who departed this life 7th June 1799 aged 59 years.
44. Samuel Bulman of St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, died
June 23rd 1755. Abigail Bulman daughter of the above died June 23rd 1756.
Christebel Bulman daughter of the above died June 1st 1765. Mary Bulman died
November 28th 1775 aged 75 years.
45. In the church. Here lyeth the body of Lewin
Colchester aged 10 months who departed this life the 5th of February 1699.
45a. Here lyeth the body of Mary Wethered who departed
this life August 1st 1697.
46. A slab in the wall of the church by the altar on the
North side, includes a coat of arms. [a
drawing] Here lyeth buryed the body of Bryan Auslye esquier late
of Lee in the county of Kent and Awdry his wife the only daughter of Robert
Tirrel of Burbrooke in ye county of Essex esquier he had issue by her one
sonne and three daughters Bryan who died without issue Grace married to Sir
John Willgoose knight Christian married to the Lord Sands and Cordell
married to Sir William Hervy knight ye said Bryan the father died on the
10th day of July 1604 he served Queene Elizabeth as one of the bank of
gentlemen pensioners to her Majesty the space of XXX yeares the said Awdry
died on the 25th of November 1591 Cordell the youngest daughter at her owne
proper cost and charges in further testimonie of her dutifull love unto her
father and mother caused this monument to be erected for the perpetual
memorie of their names. Against the ingrateful nature of oblivious time.
Nec primus nec ultimus multi ante
Cesserunt et omnes sequetitur.
47. A brass by the altar, with a
fugure. When ye Queene Elizabeth full five yeres had rained
Then Nocolas Ansley whos corps lyes here interred
At five and twenty yeres of age was eutertayned
In to her servis where well himself he carred
In eche man's love till fifty and eight yeres ould
Being sergant of her seller death him then contrould
48. In the church.
Here lyeth the body of Thomas Butler of this parish who
died the 23rd of September 1735 aged 59 years. Here also lieth the body of
Mary Butler wife of the above mentioned who departed this life 24th of
September 1739 aged 62 years.
49. An altar tomb.
Here lies interred the body / of Sarah Devon of Peckham /
wife of Charles Devon esq / late High Sherriff of ye county / of Surry died
29th of May / 1757 aged 59 years / In this vault also lieth / the body / of
the above named / Charles Devon / who died at Peckham / in the county of
Surry / the 10th day of May 1772 / aged 71 years.
50. Here lies interred the body of Mr Henry Spencer,
tobacconist and citizen of London born ye 2nd of February 1702 at Oughton in
Lancashire died ye 16th of August 1748 aged 46 years. Also the body of Mrs
Elizabeth Spencer wife of the abovesaid Mr Henry Spencer who departed this
life the 6th of April 1758 aged 62 years.
51. An altar tomb.
Near this place lieth the body of Mr Richardson Hide who
departed this life ye 27th December 1711 aged 29.Also beneath this stone
lieth the body of Elizabeth daughter of the said Richardson Hide who
departed this life ye 11th of February 1747 aged 47. Likewise the body of
Mrs Mary Hide wife of the above Richardson Hide who departed this life ye
13th March 1747 aged 63. Also Mrs Agnes Snow daughter of the above
Richardson and Mary Hide who died 19th November 1783 aged 72. Also Mrs
Elizabeth Jump daughter of the above Mrs Agnes Snow died 26th July 1789 aged
55. Also Jeremiah Snow esq son of the above Mrs Agnes Snow who died February
14th 1811 in the 60th year of his age. Also Mrs Mary Snow his wife who died
20th of February 1829 aged 84 years.
52. Here lieth interred the body of Mary Ann Wagner wife
of Melchior Wagner who departed this life the 27th day of January 1742 aged
50 years 7 months & 9 days. Also the body of Leah Wagner wife of Anthony
Wagner who departed this life 17th June 1745 aged 23 years. Here also lieth
the body of Witter Wager son of George Wagner who departed this life the
13th day of December 1758 aged 3 years and 10 months. Likewise here lies the
body of Miss Mary Ann Wagner who departed this life 17th November 1761 aged
37 years. Here also lieth the body of Melchior Wagner husband of the above
Mary Ann Wagner who departed this life 31st December 1761 aged 79 years.
Likewise are here deposited the remains of George Wagner esq son of the
above Melchior and Mary Ann Wagner who died 7th Day of December 1796 aged 71
years. Also of Mary Wilhelmina Wagner wife of the above George Wagner who
departed this life 14th of January 1808 aged 76 years.
53. *** Also in memory of Melchior Henry Wagner son of the above
George and Mary Wilhelmina Wagner who departed this life the 17th of
February 1811 aged 61 years. Also of Elizabeth Faith Wagner daughter of the
above Melchior Wagner and Ann his wife who departed this life the 1st May
1800 in the 15th year of her age.
54. An altar tomb.
Hic Jacent reliquiae
Gulielmi Pate viri
Propter ingenii faecunditatem
Et literarum peritiam
Hand minus eximii quam
Ob morum urbanitatem suavitatemque
Dilecti hanc lapidem
Sequenti apothegmate aures incisum
Tumulo imponi jussit
Epicharmion illud teneto
Nervos atque artus esse sapientiae
Non temere credere
Obiit nono die Decembris
Anno aetatis suae octogesimo
Aerae Christianae MDCCXLVI
55. An altar tomb. Mrs Mary Courthope died 30th November 1814 aged 65 years.
John Bryan Courthope died 3rd March 1816 aged 69 years. Mrs Martha Todd died
1st October 1819 aged 29 years. Miss Frances Courthope died 15th June 1825
in her 17th year.
56. A memorial with a coat of arms.
Here lieth interred the body of Mrs Ann Markinfield who
died the 16th of January 1763 aged 73 years. Also the body of Stepheus
Markinfield, esq., of
Blackheath who died the 16th of November 1776 aged 85 years.
57. An altar tomb. Sacred to the memory of Sarah wife of Samuel Browne,
esquire, died on the 4th of May 1793. Also to her two children Charles and
Mana who died in their infancy. Sacred to the memory of Samuel Browne, esquire, for many
years of the General Post Office born the 29th January 1756 died 19th
September 1829 aged 74 years.
57a. On a headstone. Here lies interred the body of Mr Henry Flight who died
the 11th of January 1763 aged 55 years.
57b. On a headstone. In memory of Mrs Rachael Pierce late of Blackheath,
Greenwich, obiit 21st October 1773 aetatis 46.
58. Here lyeth ye body of Richard Tockfield of Greenwich,
gardener, who departed this life February the 20th 1720 aged 63 years. [several more lines] Also the body of Mary wife of ye
abovesaid Richard Tockfield who departed this life March the 1st 1729 aged
65 years. Also the body of Mr Tockfield Evens who died December 20th 1740
aged 24 years. Also the body of Theophilus Evens of Greenwich, baker, who
died the 13 March 1740 aged 58 years.
59. An altar tomb. To the memory of / the best parents / Mr John Allen late
of / Greenwich, Kent, stationer / died February 8th 1777 aged 52 years / Mrs
Elizabeth Allen / wife of the above / died February 24th 1789 aged 58 years
/ Mrs Elizabeth Allen / wife of Mr George Allen / of Greenwich, stationer /
died July 27th 1811 aged 45 years / She was an affectionate wife / tender
mother and sincere friend / Also two of their children viz: / John Fasham
Allen / died 29th December 1806 aged 4 years / William Allen died 18th /
August 1810 aged 25 days / Likewise Jane Allen / eldest daughter of the
above / George and Elizabeth Allen / who departed this life May 17th 1820 /
in the 24th year of her age.
60. On a headstone. In memory of John George Freake who departed this life
January 2nd 1782 aged 78 years. Also John Thomas Freake son of the above who
departed this life February 24th 1784 aged 32 years.
60a. On a headstone. Here lies the body of Sarah Hughes who died June 17th
1746 aged 7 months.
61. An altar tomb with coat of arms.
Sacred to the memory of Ann the wife of Thomas Lucas of
London, merchant. She beloved of her family. To her sex an ornament and an
honour, one who had the goodness of heart to add to all ye delicate
accomplishments of ye female mind. A truly Christian character she departed
this life in childbed 11th February 1756 in the thirty sixth year of her
age. In her maternal embraces are deposited the remains of Anna Maria the
infant daughter of the said Thomas and Ann Lucas who died on ye 6th day
after her nativity they were lovely in their lives and in their deaths they
were not divided.
62. The second wife of Thomas Lucas after nineteen years
of mutual endearment which death alone could dissolve was translated to her
native skies on the 30th day of December in the year 1776 the 43rd year of
63. An altar tomb. Thomas Lucas Wheeler, Captain in the 100th Regiment of
Foot, after a series of honourable services and sufferings in the East
Indies departed this life on the 14th June 1792 aged 35.
Thomas Lucas of this village genuine in his piety warm in
his friendship unlimited in his benevolence adorned a public character and
splendid fortune with the duties proper to his state and passed to the
perfected society of virtuous minds by a departure instantaneous as
translation on the 29th September 1784 aged 64.
64. An alter tomb. Here lieth the remains of Thomas
Butler of this parish, farmer, who died 23rd September 1735 aged 59 years.
Also of Mary his wife who died 24th September 1739 aged 62 years. Also near
this place the remains of their children. Mary Dean widow of this parish who
died 23rd June 1740 aged 36 years. John Butler of Dagenham, Essex, farmer,
who died 21st October 1751 aged 42 years. James Butler of this parish,
farmer, who died 19th April 1762 aged 44 years. William Butler of London,
merchant, who died 17th July 1767 aged 57 years. George Butler of Downe in
Kent, gentleman, who died 10 June 1783 aged 63 years and Matthew Butler of
this parish who died 6th October 1784 aged 70 years.
65. The remains of George Butler, esquire, late of Great
Russell Street, Bloomsbury, son of the above named George Butler are here
deposited. ob. 26th September 1794 eatat. 41.
66. On a headstone. In memory of Eliza, the daughter of
Thomas and Elizabeth Brigland died March 7th 1775 aged 2 months. Also Ann
Bridget, second daughter of the above died June 29th 1777 aged 5 years. Also
Thomas Brigland father of the above died February 12th 1790 aged 47 years.
Likewise Mrs Alice Russell daughter of the above Thomas Brigland died June
19th 1814 aged 40 years.
67. On a headstone. This stone / is erected to perpetuate
/ the memory of / Hannah / wife of William Gowar / late of the parish of
Greenwich / she died the 14 day of June 1797 / aged 51 years. / Also Eliza
Caroline daughter of / William and Elizabeth Gowar / who died 22nd November
1815 in her 14 year. / Also Elizabeth second wife / of the above William
Gowar / who died 9th July 1820 / in the 51st year of her age./
68. Here lieth the body of Mary Chown wife of Charles
Chown of the parish of St Lawrence Jewry, London, who departed this life the
13th of March 1772 in the 46th years of her age. Also the body of Mrs Joan
Coles wife of Mr Nicholas Coles and mother of the above Mr Charles Chown she
departed this life the 4th day of December 1778 aged 76 years. Also the body
of Mr Charles Chown late of the parish of Greenwich and husband of the above
Mary Chown who departed this life the 13th of January 1783 aged 48 years.
Also Ann Chown second wife of Charles Chown who died the 19th October 1784
aged 47. Also Mr Nicholas Coles who died 30th of August 1786 aged 74 years.
69. An altar tomb. In this vault rest the remains of Margaret wife of Mr
John Coles of London, maltfactor, who died 6th of January 1823 aged 71
years. Also the above Mr John Coles who died 22nd January 1823 aged 74
years. In this vault are deposited the remains of Mrs Jane Woan wife of Mr
John Woan, surgeon, late of the parish of St Marylebone, London, daughter of
the above Mr Nicholas Coles and sister to Mrs Susanna Tomlinson who lies in
the adjoining vault died the 2nd of October 1799 aged 57 years. Also Charles
Henry Woan 24th May 1785 20 months, Edmund John Woan 6th March 1798 16
years; sons of the above.
70. An altar tomb. Here lyeth the body of Arnold Warren, esquire, of the
parish of East Greenwich in the county of Kent who died 16th June 1748 aged
69 years. Also the body of Arnold Warren, esquire, son of ye above who died
2nd November 1749 aged 29 years.
71. An altar tomb. Here lyeth interred the body of Mr Joseph Garland junior
of ye Parish of Lewisham in the county of Kent, fellmonger, who departed
this life January ye 12th 1746 in ye 62nd year of his age. Also the body of
Ann Garland wife of ye said Joseph Garland she died the 21st of July 1746
aged 57 years.
71a. Here lieth interred Mr Robert Shipton of the parish
of Greenwich who departed this life ye 11th day of February 1757 in the 42nd
year of his age. Also his widow Mrs Rebecca Shipton who departed this life
the 29th day of October 1795 aged 82 years.
72. On a headstone. In memory of / Sarah late wife of / Silvanus Chirm / of
Aldergate Street, London / stationer / who departed this life / on the 9th
of September 1757 / aged 35 years / Also of Sarah / second wife of the
abovesaid / Silvanus Chirm / who died at Kentish Town / February 1st 1791 /
aged 73 years / Likewise of the above / Silvanus Chirm / who departed this
life / November 24th 1802 / aged 85 years.
73. On a tablet in the church. In a / vault near / this tablet / are deposited the
remains of / Samuel Freak / son of Thomas and Elizabeth Freak / late of this
place / He departed this life 2nd December 1805 aged 5 years / Also the
remains of their eldest son / Thomas Freak / who departed this life 5th
September 1810 aged 17 years.
74. On a tablet in the church includes a coat of arms.
[a drawing] In memory of John Charnock esquire Only son and heir
apparent of John Charnock esq a native of the Island of Barbadoes and
sometime a barrister of the Inner Temple by Frances only sister and heir to
Robert Boothby esq and heir general of the family of Boothby, Baronets Long
seated at Friday Hall in the parish of Chingford in Essex. He died on the
sixteenth of May 1807 in the fifty first year of his age.
75. Mrs Elizabeth Rayley wife of Richard Rayley esq and
only child of Richard Walker esq died 15th October 1773 in the 49th year of
her age. Richard Rayley esq of Peckham in Surrey 4th son of Augustine Rayley
esq of Horstead in Norfolk died 24th December 1797 in the 76th year of his
age. Charles Petley Ragley esq eldest son of Richard Ragley esq and
Elizabeth his wife died 5th December 1785 in the 34th year of his age. Mrs
Ann Ragley widow of the above and only child of Thomas Morse esq of Norwich
died 8th February 1814 in the 60th year of her age.
76. Richard Walker esq of Peckham in Surrey died 20th
November 1739 in the 55th year of her [sic] age. Mrs Elizabeth Walker widow
of the above and heiress of James Petley esq of Shoreham in Kent died 2nd
March 1740 aged 48 years. Samuel Ragley esq second son of Richard Ragley esq
and Elizabeth his wife died 24th October 1811 in the 54th year of his age.