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The Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Orlestone 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 Orlestone . 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

North
1. James IFIELD late of this parish died 31 December 1814 aged 78. Elizabeth his wife died 3 April 1830 aged 85. Issue surviving 1 son and 2 daughters John, Elizabeth and Sarah.

2. Jane LUCKETT widow of William Luckett of Preston near Wingham. Died 1 February 1772 aged 71. Left issue 3 daughters Ann, Jane and Mary.

3. Elizabeth STAPLEY died 14 May 1814 aged 78. Mary Vinset her sister died 24 Februray 1818 aged 86.

4. Mary wife of Jeremiah VINSET? died 5 May 1763 aged 65 issue 4 daughters Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth and Ann. Jeremiah Vinset? died 14 July 1765 aged 61.

5. Footstone. MV 1815

6. Jonah LORDEN died 19 January 1837 aged 46. Issue by Sarah his second wife 2 children William-Joseph died an infant on 15 September 1831 and Thomas. Also Jane his first wife died 4 September 1826 aged 27.

7. An old stone sunk in ground (18th century)

8. Wood. SL 1899

9. Sophia widow of William LONKHURST died 8 July 1899 aged 77.

10. William LONKHURST died 28 December 1876 aged 58 leaving a widow, 3 sons and 3 daughters.

11. William John LONKHURST of Hamstreet, died 3 December 1904 aged 54.

12. Broken pillar To little lovey Lavinia Dening TANTON died 1 August 1879 aged 1 year 8 months.

13. Ellen wife of T J WALKER died 2 October 1881 aged 30. Also Thomas William Pope, brother of above died 10 September 1877 aged 21. Also William Pope father of above died 18 February 1868 aged 42.

14. William son of George and Mary LORDEN died 23 August 1845 aged 24. George died 5 February 1843 aged 5 years 6 months.

15. James Dorman LORDEN died 30 September 1853 aged 25. George and Mary Lorden, parents of above erected this stone.

16. George RUMMERY? died 11 August 1865 aged 57. Ann his wife died 13 December 1865 aged 55.

17. Mary Ann (Pollie) daughter of Robert and Elizabeth DAY died 4 May 1895 aged 11.

18. Joseph COBB of this parish died 8 April 1807 aged 42. Left Mary his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters, Charles, William, Henry, Sarah, Mary and Harriet. Mary his wife died 18 December 1823 aged 56. Sarah were buried at Maidstone (sic). Foot JC 1807 MC

19. Curb Clark HOWLAND born 25 October 1821 died 26 January1885 Mary Elizabeth Howland born 12 December 1829 died 6 August 1900.

20. Elizabeth wife of Robert COBB died 29 April 1776 aged 73. Robert Cobb died 26 November 1779 aged 76. Left 4 children Jane, Thomas, Robert and Elizabeth.

21. Thomas COBB died 9 August 1805 aged 76. Sarah his wife died 10 May 1805 aged 73. Left 3 sons and 1 daughter Thomas, Joseph, Elizabeth and William.

Under yews at west end of church
22. John and Mary MORLEY. He died Jun? ye 24 1707 aged 25. She died October 20 1697 aged 22.

23. Mary late wife of John SAXBE died 15 August 1715 aged 67. Left issue 2 daughters Margaret and Elizabeth.

24. Thomas BISHOP of this parish died 16 December 1739 aged 59. Ann second wife of above 11 November 1768 aged 63. Issue by Ann his second wife 2 sons John and Richard who erected this.

North west
25. Cross? Clara Louisa wife of Reverend P HAMER Rector of Orlestone and Ruckinge born 19 March 1852 died 19 August 1903.

26. Cross George Sarson PRIEST died Whitsuns Eve 1902. Vicar of Holy Trinity??? Dover, sometime Rector of this parish. Ruthie died 21 April 1891 aged 8½ years.

27. Mary Elizabeth wife of Samuel JONES died 9 July 1884 aged 54.

28. Mary wife of James WELLER of Tenterden died 8 April 1895 aged 86.

East
29. Wilfred third son of Joseph and Sarah CAFFYN died 18 October 1901 aged 11.

30. Curb Emily Ann CATT died 22 August 1909 aged 59.

31. Sophia Isabella wife of Henry ELSE died 25 August 1908 aged 47 leaving an only son John Lonkhurst.

32. Cross? James STICKELLS died 15 February 1916 aged 76 erected to one of nature’s Gentlemen who spent his life as keeper and died in Orlestone Woods.

33. George GODDEN of this parish died 18 February 1906 aged 70. Emily his wife died 30 March 1909 aged 70.

34. Cross in north east corner Edward William DOWNE died 23 January 1910 aged 32.

South side
35. Elizabeth BUTLER died 19 December 1835.

36 Susanna wife of Richard SMITH died 6 November 1762 aged 36. Richard Smith died October 11 1777 aged 56. Elizabeth their daughter died 11 June 1751 aged 2 months.

37. Henry WIGLESWORTH ????? died 21 May 1897 aged 76.

38. Eliza daughter of Thomas and Eliza TICKNER died December 15 1860 aged 6.

39. Thomas TICKNER died 1 January 1902 aged 77. Elizabeth his wife died 16 September 1906 aged 75.

40. Flat Edward KINGSNORTH Orlestone Court Lodge born 12 ???? 1806 died 2 October 1875 Mary his wife died 27 October 1889 aged 74.

41. Alice Jane eldest daughter of Edward and Mary KINGSNORTH died after a short illness 1 June 1867 aged 23.

42. ??? stone Edward Kingsnorth died 16 March 1856 aged 1 year 8 months ???? Clark Kingsnorth died 31 December 1852 aged 2 years 2 months ???? illegible except "1 year".

43. Thomas BAKER of this parish died 25 January 1829 aged 79 leaving greatest part of his property to his nephew Henry Elgar who erected this.

44. John Morris BUTLER of this parish died 2 February 1880 aged 39 leaving a widow and 3 children John Morris, George and Emma Elizabeth.

45. Martha wife of Benjamin DOWNE died 23 June 1897 aged 53.

46. Sundial. Orlestone made by Thomas HOGBEN 1757

47. Hannah HOWLAND daughter of Clark and Elizabeth Howland of this parish died 11 December 1808 aged 20. Also near Charles Howland her infant brother died 20 August 1805 aged 14 days.

48. Lewis Victor son of William and Ann OVENDEN died 12 August 1871 aged 5 months.

49. Thomas PAINE died 8 September 1784 aged 18.

50. Thomas PAYNE of this parish died 17 April 1794 aged 54. Left issue by Elizabeth his wife one son and 2 daughters John, Hannah and Elizabeth and by Susanna his second wife one daughter Ann who lies near this place.

51. Elizabeth wife of Thomas PAINE died 24 October 1781 aged 42.

52. Mary Ann wife of William BRIDGE of Ashford died 12 August 1875 aged 51.

53. Hannah wife of John THURSTON? died 18 January 1829 aged 61.

54. Jane THURSTON died 8 March 1854 aged 30 leaving a son aged 4 months.

55. Wooden rail Here layeth the body of William Thurstun aged 62 1772 First wife Sarah Thurstun and child 1739. William Thurstun fourth son aged 3 years 1752. Robert Thurston sixth son aged 6 years 1764. Second wife Mary Thurstun aged 64 1781 had 8 children, 3 buryed here Richard Thurstun the first son aged 34 years 1777. On the other side of above: Susannah? Thurston aged 31 years 1792. Left husband T Thurston son of William Thurstun also issue 3 children William Thurstun, Hannah? Thurstun, ???? Thurston

56. Esther wife of William THURSTUN died 28 June 1884 aged 86 years.

57. Ann wife of Robert THURSTUN of Hamstreet died 6 February 1875 aged 49.

58. Two small stones next but no inscription now legible.

59. Low tomb John THURSTUN died 20 August 1846 aged 56.

60. Ellen Mary wife of William WRAGG died 11 August 1876 aged 26.

61. Thomas eldest son of Thomas and Sarah THURSTUN died 22 August 1868 aged 19 years. Edgar third son of above died 8 July 1857 aged 9 months. Harry Mount fourth son of 16 November 1861 aged 18 months.

62. Margaret wife of Joseph SACRE died 19 October 1888 aged 57. Surviving?? one son and 5 daughters Margaret, Ellen, Gertrude Susanna, Eliza and Joseph Henry.

63. Ann wife of Joseph SACRE died 10 October 1864 aged 33. Left surviving 1 son and 3 daughters William George, Jane-Elizabeth, Ann and Sarah.

64. Jane wife of George PAINE died 5 November 1860 aged 57. Sarah Sacre, granddaughter of above died 12 November 1860 aged 1 year 11 months and buried in same grave.

65. Six small stones in south west corner
1. Samuel JONES died 16 September 1859 aged 62 years. 2. Mary Jones died April 11 18-6 aged 76. (these two are side by side) 3. Jane Jones died May 25 1854 aged 23. 4. George Jones April 10 1848 aged 5 years.  
5. Eliza Jones died a babe. 6. Alfred Jones October 7 1838 aged 5 months These are in a row behind 1 and 2.

Index of Names and Places

Name Index
Baker 43
Bishop 24
Bridge 52
Butler 35 44
Caffyn 29
Catt 30
Cobb 18 20 21
Day 17
Downe 34 45
Elgar 43

Else 31
Godden 33
Hamer 25
Hogben 46
Howland 19 47
Ifield 1
Jones 27 65
Kingsnorth 40 41 42
Lonkhurst 9 10 11
Lorden 6 14 15
Luckett 2
Morley 22
Ovenden 48
Paine 49 51 64
Payne 50
Pope 13
Priest 26
Rummery? 16
Sacre 62 63 64
Saxbe 23
Smith 36
Stapley 3
Stickells 32
Tanton 12
Thurston 53 54 55 56 57 59 61
Tickner 38 39
Vinset 3 4
Walker 13
Weller 28
Wiglesworth? 37
Wragg 60

Places Index
Ashford 52
Dover
Holy Trinity 26
Hamstreet 11 57

Maidstone 18
Orlestone 25 46
Orlestone Court Lodge 40
Orlestone Woods 32
Preston near Wingham 2
Ruckinge 25
Tenterden 28

General
Keeper 32
Rector 25 26
Reverend 25
Vicar 26

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