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The Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Church, Rolvenden
                                     
Noted by Leland L. Duncan  1919. Typed up by Margaret Broomfield 

Leland Duncan's pencil sketch plans of location of gravestones in Rolvenden Churchyard

Section A
Stones in the South Western part of the yard
1. (Table Tomb). William METCALFE, schoolmaster of Lydd, died 12 April 1801 aged 68. Francis Metcalfe died 11 February 1826 aged 86. Mary wife of above Francis Metcalfe died 2 April 1828 aged 65.

2. William PIKE late of this parish died 18 May 1770 aged 49.

3. Sarah wife of Thomas BUSS died 16 July 1775 aged 36. Thomas their son aged 6 years. The aforesaid Thomas Buss died 25 October 1790 aged 61.

4. Mary wife of John RUSSELL of this parish died 8 August 1821 aged 58. Left issue one son Thomas.

5. (Altar Tomb). Inscription North side: Here lieth buried Mary MAPLSDEN maiden dafter ………. Jarvis Maplsden and Ana his wyf now dweling in Batel in the county of Susex, Yeoman, and being ther only child left hath brou ………hether to lye amongest ………. her brother ………. who ……. who in this glanathern (?) (?generation) ……………….. conversacion ……….. who deserved the good report of al pepil she was buried the Fyrst day of March in the year of our lord god 1572.

6. Headstone of Bethersden marble now flat and decayed.   Footstone: M.B. 1750.

7. Elizabeth wife of Brandsend GODING of Kinghtsbridge in the parish of St. George Hanover Square, London died March ye 20 1779 aged 84. Left surviving 3 children, Jane, Thomas and Mary.

8. John DAWSON died 20 April 1866 aged 82. Jane his wife died 3 April 1870 aged 84.

9. Lawrence FOSTER of this parish, Miller, died 7 March 1853 aged 52. Leaving surviving by Martha Ann his wife 4 sons and 2 daughters, Eliza, William, John, Richard, Martha-Ann, and Albert. Martha-Ann widow of above died 18 December 1872 aged 60.

10. Thomas BOORMAN son of John Boorman and Elener his wife died May ye 7 1709 aged 24 years.

11. Mary BOORMAN daughter of John Boorman and Elanor his wife died May ye 5 1713 aged 13 years 11 months.

12. Here lyes the Body of John BOORMAN yeoman who died January 22 1718 aged 72 years. Also Eleanor his wife, she died ye 25 February 1729 aged 72.

13. (Rough portrait) Here lieth ye Body of John CHEESMAN who dyed February ye 6 1720 aged 34 years.

14. Nathaniel GOBLE of this parish yeoman died 29 October 1759 aged 62. Left Constance his wife surviver. (Left half of stone blank)

15. Richard MORRIS of this parish died (?2)0 February 1818 aged (?73). Mary Morris wife of above of this parish died 1 March 181(?4) aged 76.

16. (Coped tomb) Henry WICKEN of this parish died May 6 1882 aged 84. Charlotte Wicken his wife died 8 April 1875 aged 70.

17. Mary wife of John WHITE died 14 February 1835 aged 78. Above John White died November 6 1838 aged 74.

18. M……. (?Mary) Ann BLACKMAN second wife of the late John Blackman died 27 September 1822 aged 51 [see 26.27.28].

19. Samuel JAMES died 27 February 1799 aged 62. 

20. Hannah wife of Samuel JAMES of this parish died 11 November 1786 aged 52.

21. Thomas AVERY late of this parish yeoman died at Cranbrook 15 January 1793 aged 85.

22. Elizabeth wife of Thomas AVERY of this parish and daughter of William FAULKNER of Hellingly in County of Sussex ………….., died 24 July 1767 aged 56.

23. Philip BLACKMAN late of this parish died 21 June 1784 aged 62.

24. Thomas WITHERDEN of this parish died 31 October 1763 aged 42. Left issue by Hannah his wife 4 children viz: John Clinon, Elizabeth, Thomas Canna. Also near lyeth two infants Thomas and Catherine. J. Clinon died 5 June 177- aged 13. Elizabeth died 23 November ……….aged 11.

25. Sarah wife of Thomas WITHERDEN of this parish yeoman died 7 December 1746 in 28th year. Left issue one daughter Sarah.

26. John BLACKMAN of this parish died 27 September 1769 aged (?58). Left issue by Mary his wife, John, William, Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth. 

27. Mary relict of John BLACKMAN and widow of Thomas ……HAM (?Binham) died ……………. 178(1 or 4) ………….

28a. Harriet BLACKMAN died 31 March 1880 aged 91.

28b. William BLACKMAN died 7 July 1870 aged 77.

29. John BLACKMAN of Strood, Rolvenden, died Friday 5 March 1875 aged 84.

30. Sarah wife of John BLACKMAN of this parish 15 October 1780 aged 29. John Blackman aforesaid died 21 February 1817 aged 68. Left issue by Margery his second wife 3 sons, John, William and Alfred.

31. Sarah daughter of John and Mary BLACKMAN died 21 August 1770 aged 23.

32. William son of William and Elizabeth (?PIKE) died ?January 22 1766 aged 6 years. Also another son who died an infant.

33. William PIKE senior late of this parish also Jane and Ann his two wives. William ) (6 September 1772 ) 53
Jane ) died (1 May 174(?8) ) aged ?35 Ann ) (19 March 1782 ) 73

34. Elizabeth DUNK wife of David Dunk died 6 January 1899 aged 68. Above David Dunk died 1 February 1902 aged 63.

35. William DUNK died at Salehurst 10 January 1872 aged 66. Elizabeth his widow died 17 April 1896 aged 75.

36. Eliza wife of William DUNK of this parish and daughter of John and Elizabeth GOBLE died 23 August 1846 aged 40. Left surviving 3 children, William, Elizabeth and Mary Matilda.

37. Catherine RELF died 19 April 1914 aged 54.

38. Sarah DRURY died 21 June 1869 aged 81.

39. John DRURY only son of John and Amelia Antionette Drury died 23 August 1864 aged 19. Eleanor widow of the late John Drury and 4th daughter of the late Thomas HARDEN senior of Windmill Farm of this parish died 30 December 1899 aged 80 (see 45).

40. John LANSDELL late of Bexhill in Sussex died February ye 11 1769 aged 79. Elizabeth his wife died February ye 11 1756 aged 70. Erected by their son Isaac Lansdell of Bexhill, Sussex.

41. Elizabeth wife of George LANSDELL of this parish died 2 October 1773 aged 70. Likewise their children,       George - March 17(?34) aged 1 year, George - May 1737 aged 4 years, Lucy died June 1740 aged 11 years, Lucy  March 1744 aged) 1 year, Robert 1747 aged 5 years, Sarah 1771 aged 3 years. Left surviving Mary, Elizabeth, William, George, Edward, Stephen, James, Lucy and Hannah. The above George Lansdell died 1 March 1780 aged 78.

42. George LANSDELL late of Benenden died 11 April 1811 aged 73. Esther his wife died 30 April 1824 aged 78.

43. Theodosia wife of Mr. George GRIFFITHS of the parish of Stepney, Middlesex died 28 August 1830 aged 40. Left  issue Eliza and Amelia.

44. Joseph JENNER died 25 March 1807 aged 59. Mary his wife died 27 November 1837 aged 91.

45. Amelia Antoinette wife of John DRURY of this parish 3rd daughter of Mathew and Frances COWIN of New Romney died 31 March 1850 aged 35. Left surviving one son John. Above John Drury died 20 October 1862 aged 32 leaving his second wife Eleanor (see 39).

46. Reginald LEWIS of this parish died August 1799 aged 67.

47. A small iron cross, evidently to a child, inscription gone.

48. Ann WINSER born 5 October 1803 died 18 May 1804. Edward Winser born 19 August 1805 died 30 August 1806.

49. Richard SMITH, yeoman of this parish died 5 March 1839 aged 62. Elizabeth his wife died 8 September 1852 aged 7(?3).

50. Mary wife of Richard SMITH died 14 July 1881 aged 67. Richard Smith of this parish died September 5 1853 aged 45. Left surviving 3 children Richard-George, Sidney and Elizabeth.

51. Lower part of a broken stone …………. October ye 11th 17 …………. in ye 5 year of her age.

52. Mary wife of Thomas BINHAM of this parish yeoman, daughter of Richard CLARKE late of Guildford in Sussex, yeoman died 8 July 1765 aged 62.

53. Thomas BINHAM died September 178(?4) in the (?8-) year of his age.

54. Stephen HARDEN died 9 October 1877 aged 35.

SECTION B
Stones on the South side of the church from the porch to a line level with the East end of the Chancel.

55. Edmund JEWHURST of this parish died 13 December 1858 aged 67. Left surviving a widow and 5 children.

55a. A footstone: C.J. 1833

56. Here lyeth ye Body of William Kadwell of Rolvenden yeoman who dyed May ye 2nd 1686 aged 47 years. Also here lyth Anne his wife dyed December ye 11 1701 aged 58 years. Having had 6 children 3 surviving William, Elizabeth and Giles.

57. Jane daughter of Samuel and Sarah HAYWARD of Benenden died 20 April 1823 aged 19. Also her brother Robert died 8 July 1814 aged 19. Also their sister Martha daughter of above Samuel Hayward by a former wife died 9 March 1813 aged 27 and of William their brother died 11 December 1835 aged 22 years.

58. Samuel HAYWARD died 28 October 1827 aged 70. Sarah his wife died 5 March 1845 aged 79. Three children of above Samuel and Sarah Hayward – Sophia died 26 October 1833 aged 34, Thomas died on his passage to Port Philip 18 June 1841 aged 40, James died 8 July 1842 aged 50.

59. Mary wife of Robert HOWARD of this parish died November 1766 aged 51 [?leaving issue] Martha, Robert, Samuel ………………..

60. Betsy HINKLY died ……….. 1806 …………

61. Henry HAYWARD died 24 March 1830 aged 24 also Kitty his wife died 2 April 1826 aged 24.

62. Monument and cross by South Aisle: Robert Thomas Gybbon GYBBON-MONYPENNY Justice of the Peace D.L. of Maytham Hall in this parish late of the 86th and Colonel of the Royal West Kent Regiment, born 9 March 1823 died 27 December 1893. Erected by Marian to her beloved husband.

63a. Three coped graves: Sally KADWELL born 31 December 1825 died 7 July 1864

63b. Catharine wife of Robert KADWELL born 17 March 1797 died 26 August 1877

63c. Robert KADWELL born 15 August 1789 died February 23 1864 leaving a widow and 2 daughters – Sally and Fanny.

64. John GOBLE died August ye 12 in ye year 1721 aged sixty five years. Elizabeth wife of John Goble died November the 6th 1744 aged 62 years.

65. John GOBLE of this parish and Elizabeth his wife – He died 21stJuly 1775 aged 65. She died 17th July 1737 aged years 31. By whom he had 4 children 3 of whom lie near this place and one son who survives and by Mary his widow he left 4 sons and one daughter.

66. Mary wife of the said John GOBLE on the next stone died 12 February 1799 aged 81.

67. To Philip and Henry sons of Thomas and Sarah GOBLE the former died 21 May 1819 aged 26 the latter 20 May 1805 aged ?23.

68. Priscilla wife of Thomas BEEVES of this parish and 5th daughter of Thomas and Sarah GOBLE of this parish died 11 September 1820 aged 25 leaving issue 2 children Mary and Thomas.

69. Thomas ADES eldest son of George and Harriott GOBLE died 8 July 1825 aged 4 years

70. Ann daughter of (?Robert) and ……….. GOBLE died ………. 17 …. aged 11 years.

71a&b. Footstones to No. 65 M.G. 1737. J.G. 1775.

72. John STEDMAN died 9 October 1864 aged 64. Elizabeth his wife died 15 December 1880 aged 80.

73. Emma Rosamund Mary SUART of Kingsgate Lady of the Manor of Rusthall 8 October 1904.

74. Elizabeth wife of William HINDS (of Smarden in this County) died 8 January 1838 aged 50 leaving William, Maria, George, Elizabeth and Francis children surviving. Also above Francis died June 27, 1838 aged 14 years. Also above
William Hinds died 25 March 1869 in 80th year. 

75. John WELLS died 23 February 1866 aged 71. Harriett his wife died 1 January 1861 aged 64 had 
issue 4 sons and 9 daughters. Her end was peace.  Eliza died 28.3.1826 aged 6 weeks
Ann " 11.2.1837 " 19 years
Ellen " 30.5.1838 " 3 years
Katherine " 8.6.1838 " 3 years
Caroline " 27.2.1880 " 56  years
Maria " 27.10.1884 " 46 years
Albert " 12.5.1886 " 66 years
William " 3.1.1888 " 65 years
Edward D. " 16.11.1890 " 71 years
Thomas C. " 8.6.1891 " 60  years
Harriett " 26.3.1895 " 79 years
Sophia " 28.4.1900 " 72 years
Emma " 1.3.1904 " 75 years

76. Robert WELLS late of East Guldeford in Sussex died October 1829 aged 87.

77a. James GOBLE late of Benenden died 22 August 1804 aged 53. Left by his former wife Elizabeth two sons and …… daughters and by his surviving …….. three sons and …….. daughters.

77b. Elizabeth wife of James GOBLE of this parish died 31 March 1786 aged ?53. Leaving ……… George, Charles,  and Elizabeth also Margaret his second wife died 26 June 1800 aged 46.

77c. Richard Ashby GOBLE son of James and Margaret Goble died 30 September 1805 aged 16 years.

The following five are in an enclosure.
78. (Altar Tomb) In memory of Alexander WELLER of Rolvenden who died 1671 and his wife Joan. His sons Alexander, John and Richard and also of Tobias (son of Alexander last mentioned) who died 1689. Near this stone is also interred Captain John Weller Royal Navy son of Tobias who died 1752 aged 61. Likewise his son Admiral John Weller who died 1772 aged 51. Brother of Captain Nicholas Weller who died in the East Indies also in 1793 aged 67 Catharine widow of the above Nicholas daughter of the Right Reverend Charles CARR, Bishop of Killaloe in Ireland and William her son who died 1791 aged 22. In memory also of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Weller, second son of the above named Nicholas Weller who died on 22 January 1837 at Glasgow N.B. aged 73 years, of Rosamond his wife who died on the 1st November 1831 at Tonbridge Wells and of William their son a midshipman in the Royal Navy who died on the 22nd August 1824 off the coast of Africa in the 26th year of his age. [On North side] In memory of the eldest daughter of Nicholas Weller before mentioned who died in 1824, her husband Lieutenant Colonel Eidingtoun of Gargannock House, Stirling, N.B. who died in 1800 and of their son James Eidingtoun who died November 12 1837 at Duagh House, Listowel County Kerry, Ireland.

79. (Altar Tomb) Shield of Arms. Quarterly 1 and 4: Two chevrons between 3 roses 2 and 3 , on a bend eugrailed 3 martlets, Crest a greyhounds head erased holding in the mouth a rose slipped. To Robert WELLER of Kingsgate House, Rolvenden, died 11 May 1839 aged 75. Miss Mary Weller, spinster sister of above, died at Kingsgate House 2 December 1849 aged 81.

80. Three flat stones. C.W. – W.W. – J.W.

81. A cross. Christian Jane wife of Major T.M.M. WELLER and daughter of the late John BAIRD Esquire Justice of the Peace Lanarkshire, died 29 October 1866. Erected by her husband.

82. Daniel WELLER son of Richard Weller and grandson of Alexander Weller of Kingsgate in Rolvenden, died 30 June 1762 aged 79.

83. Thomas Montague Marlin WELLER, Justice of the Peace of Kingsgate in this parish, Lord of the Manor of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells and formerly Lieutenant Colonel West Kent Light Infantry Militia Born 11 October 1803, died 15 April 1888. Mary Anne wife of Thomas Montague Marlin Weller and daughter of the late James SWORD of Westhorn Lanarkshire Born 9 July 1818 died 15 August 1899.

84. Ann GOBLE daughter of the late James and Margaret Goble of the parish of Benenden, died 2 July 1810 aged 11 years.

85. To Edward and Mary Ann WELLS of Tenterden who died 27 April 1849 aged 6 years and 5 months (sic) (name of child omitted ? or were they twins?)

86. Harriet widow of Thomas REYNOLDS and daughter of the late Stephen BRYANT of Rolvenden died 30 December 1879 aged 65, left surviving one son Thomas and 4 daughters, Jane, Sarah, Eliza and Emily-Mary. Also Thomas Reynols husband of above died 21 July 1893 aged 83.

87. John GREENHILL died 3 November 1880 aged 59. Leaving a widow and one son Edward-John. Also Eliza-Jane widow of above died 12 March 1894 aged 58.

88. Altar Tomb. Arms – 3 lions passant in pale. Crest a stags head, antlered, erased. [Coombe] On Top. In a vault beneath this Tomb are deposited the remains of Charlotte wife of Major George WILCOCK K.I.S. of ………….. East India Company’s …………. only child of The Reverend John R. COOMBE M.A. and Charlotte Coombe of Sparkes in this Parish. She died 23 October 1835 aged (?26) years. On South side In memory of The Reverend John Riche Coombe M.A. for 25 years Vicar of Tenterden and sometime resident in this Parish who departed this life 12 May  1855 aged 80 years. On North side Charlotte widow of the Reverend John Riche Coombe M.A. who died 14 May 1866 aged 90.

89. Nicholas BISHOP died 25 July 1821 aged 56. Left issue by Catharine his wife 4 sons and four daughters, Catharine, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Samuel, Thomas, Mary, John and Charlotte. Also Catharine his wife ………….

90. Mariann GREENHILL died 6 February 1809 aged 4 years and 5 months.

91. Thomas Bagley GREENHILL died 6 October 1850 aged 75. Rose his wife died 17 July 1850 aged 73.

92. John THRIFT died 28 December 1865 aged 82.

93. Sarah wife of John THRIFT died 15 November 1856 aged 76.

94. Jane 3rd daughter of John and Sarah THRIFT died 30 November 1858 aged 43.

94a. Small stone grave. F.T.1839

95. Harriet KADWELL daughter of Robert and Kitty Kadwell died 9 March 1826 aged 8 months. Also Ambrose their son died 22 July 1832 aged 8 months. 

96. Alexander KADWELL died 11 June 1817 aged 62 years. Left surviving by Ann his widow 2 sons and 4 daughters. Ann Kadwell wife of Alexander Kadwell died 21 June 1830 aged 72.

97. Ann Catharine KADWELL died 12 October 1825 aged 11 years 5 months.

98. Granite Tomb beneath East window of South Chancel: Michael TWEEDIE Captain Royal Artillery and Justice of the Peace for Kent died 3 February 1874 aged 82. Frances his wife, of Rawlinson in this parish died 19 June 1884 aged 76.

99. James KADWELL died 31 January 1864 aged 90 years and 10 months. Sophia Kadwell his second wife died 26 May 1864 aged 72, Louisa-Mary his daughter wife of Thomas CABHAM who died 31 May 1841 aged 33, interred at Clapham, Surrey. Henry-Alexander his eight and last child died 24 September 1842 aged 37. Interred at Montreal, Canada.

100. Winifred, wife of James KADWELL died 3 October 1828 aged 55. Also buried in the same grave Frances their daughter and wife of Thomas TICKNER who died 7 October 1828 aged 33 and George their son who died 31 July 1828 aged 18 years. Buried in the same grave Samuel his twin brother who died 9 January 1838 aged 28. Robert their brother died November 23 1840 aged 28.

101. James and William KADWELL sons of James and Winifred Kadwell of this parish James died 14 April 1804 aged 1 year 6 months, William died 20 January 1807 aged 9 years 4 months.

This completes the stones on the South side up to a line on a level with the East wall of the Chancel.

SECTION C

Stones on the North side of the Church commencing on a line on a level with the East end of the Chancel and working Westwards.

102. (at North East corner of Chancel) Iron Cross. Henry Hunn RUMSEY, Born 5 November 1852 died 6 May 1861.

103. Joseph COVENEY late of this parish died 1 December 1783 aged 60. He had issue by Ann his wife 6 children Ambrose and Samuel died infants. Left surviving Joseph, Henry, Thomas and Ann. Aforesaid Ann his wife died 30 March 1787 aged 62.

104. Martha COVENEY wife of Henry Coveney of this place died 22 November 1817 aged 53. Left surviving Henry, William, Mary, Ambrose and Joseph.

105. (by North wall of Chancel) Frances Emma wife of the late Frederick HUNN, Captain Royal Navy died 8 January 1860 aged 72 and her daughter Harriette Emma PESSINA died 8 December 1859 aged 44.
   ( 2008-04-21 Grant Betts very kindly sends the following from the Gentleman's Magazine 1860
"At the vicarage, Rolvenden, aged 72, Frances Emma, widow of Capt. Hunn, R.N., and last surviving child of the late Adm. Pickmore, Governor of Newfoundland. Also, at Paris, on Dec. 8, aged 44, Mary Ann Harriette Emma, widow of Signor G.D. Pessina, and eldest daughter of the above Frances Emma Hunn."

106. Phillips Dunn MONYPENNY youngest son of Robert and Elizabeth Monypenny of Merrington in this parish died 16 February 1810 aged 3 years 6 months. Also near are the remains of James John Monypenny, second son of above Robert and Elizabeth died 5 December 1821 aged 17 years.

106a. (by East wall of North Chancel) Alexander VINE died 15 September 1804 aged 79. Left surviving Martha his wife, Alexander and James. Martha his wife died 1 February 1840 aged 83.

107. Robert TURLEY of Gate House in this parish Born 1 March 1788 died 30 January 1862. Sophia his wife died 17 October 1871 aged 81.

108. Charlotte Elizabeth CORKE died 1 May 1855 aged 7 years 6 months. Also Fanny Mary Corke died 7 October 1855 aged 6 years 6 months. Children of Richard and Mary Corke of this place.

109. Helen CORKE daughter of Benjamin and Dorothy Corke died 22 November 1829 aged 6 years. Also Emma died 29 November 1839 aged 14.

110. Mary wife of Benjamin CORKE late of Tunbridge died 9 October 1834 aged 64.

110a. Ellen wife of Edward TAYLOR and eldest daughter of Robert and Ellen TURLEY of Gate House in this parish died 26 August 1866 aged 26.

111. Mary LUCKHURST died December ye 1 1748 aged 24 in memory of whom Robert DAVICE of Biddenden erected this stone.

112. E.M. 1877

112a. E. & J. BUSS aged 8 years.

113. Edward MORFEE died in this parish 6 December 1873 aged 64. Also Harriet June his wife died 8 July 1884 aged 70. Also Edward Morfee son of Edward and Harriett Jane Morfee died 26 December 1877 aged 33.

114. Thomas Harden MORFEE and Mary Harden Morfee children of Edward and Harriett June Morfee of Park Road, Peckham, West London. Thomas died 6 November 1843 of scarlet fever aged 1 year and 4 months, his remains were buried in the ground of the Nunhead Cemetery Company. Mary died 21 May 1845 from the effects of a fit which came suddenly upon her in full health aged 4 years and 4 months. Her remains lie buried beneath this Tablet.

115. Caroline Harriette second daughter of Mr. F. BURCHAM of Dereham in Norfolk and second wife of Thomas HARDEN Senior of this parish died 13 December 1860 suddenly leaving one son Charles Wood.

116. (Altar Tomb) William and Elizabeth SLADE William died 20 March 1806 aged 70, Elizabeth died 18 May 1836 aged 89.

117. Mary wife of Thomas HARDEN of this parish Builder died 7 January 1813 aged 60, leaving issue 3 sons and 6 daughters: Mary-Ann, Caroline, William-George, Harriette-Jane, Thomas-Rubie, Albert, Ellen, Elizabeth and Maria. Also above Thomas Harden died 7 February 1868 aged 82.

118. Sarah wife of Thomas Rubie HARDEN died at Windmill Farm, Rolvenden, 3 September 1873 aged 55. Also aforesaid Thomas Rubie Harden died 11 February 1899 aged 83.

119. Ann wife of Oak SHOOBRIDGE of this parish died 16 May 1855 aged 86. Above Oak Shoobridge died 1 March 1862 aged 80.

120. Edward SHOOBRIDGE died 7 March 1878 aged 72. Leaving a widow and one son John.

121. (By North gate and steps) Georgiana wife of James George COOK died 23 February 1878 aged 37.

The Kadwell Altar Tombs at top of the steps by North gate and under the old Yew Tree.
122. Shield of Arms on West end: A cross formee fitchee between eight estoiles. Here lyeth buried the Body of Thomas KADWELL Esquire late | High Sheriffe of this County who dyed the 10th of | February Anno Domini 1680 aged 39 yeares | This monument was erected at the proper costs of | charge of Sarah relict of the said Thomas | in testimony of her respect and kindnesse | due to the memory of the deceased.

123. Shield of Arms on West end: A cross formee fitchee between eight estoiles, (Kadwell), impailing a lion rampant between 3 escallop shells (Gybbon). Here lyeth en…….d under this s……enor wife | of Thomas KADW….. venden ………… High Sherife | of Kent. Shee w ……………..r of George GIBBON late of | Benenden whoe le ………. here Bod ………… sonns and | one daughter. Shee died ……. ………… this lif………ay of January 1678 aged 39 yeares | wh ……. lived l…… and died lamented.

124. On South side an inscription now nearly all perished save a letter here and there. On top has been cut:- Here lies buried the Body of Felix KADWELL Esquire who died Anno Domini 1715. Their tombs were repaired 1820 by Ellen wife of William JEMMETT Esquire great granddaughter of the above Felix Kadwell Esquire.

125. Here lyes ye Body of George KADWELL of this | parish Gentleman the youngest and sixth son of Thomas | Kadwell of ye same parish Esquire late Sherife of this | County who died December ye 30, 1700 in ye 24 year of | his age and ye 38th day after his marriage |. This done at ye expense of his wife Jane.  On the East end: My beloved is in the | Clefts of ye rocks How | Fair and How Pleasant | went thou to mee | This Thy tomb stone is like | a Palme tree and my | desir is towards thee.

126. On West end a shield of Arms – a cross formee fitchee between eight estoiles. Crest, a cocks head between 2 wings expanded, holding in the beak a cross formee fitchee. Supporters, on right a lion on left ---? Here lies the Body of John KADWELL Esquire 5th son of Thomas Kadwell late of this parish Esquire. He died the 15th day of August 1736 aged 64. He was for several years in the Commission of the Peace for the Counties of Kent and Middlesex and for the City and Liberty of Westminster. He married Elizabeth daughter of Mr. John GIBBON of London, Merchant by whom he had Issue 6 daughters where of 3 are now living viz: Elizabeth, Anne and Sarah.

127. In West end a lozenge shaped shield bearing Kadwell impaling Gibbon. Here lyeth the Body of Mrs. Elizabeth KADWELL widow of John Kadwell Esquire who lies near this place. She died May ye 3rd 1740 aged 59.

128. In the wall of the North Chancel. Beneath this stone lie the remains of Lawrence PETERS who having been found in a destitute and perilous condition on a foreign shore was providentially and humanely rescued by Captain James Monypenny Royal Navy. He lived for many years a faithful and attached servant in his benefactors family and at his death bequeathed the sum of one hundred pounds | the saving of his honest services | the interest thereof to be applied annually for the benefit of the poor of this Parish. The inhabitants desirous of recording their grateful recollection of his benevolence have erected this tablet Anno Domini 1853.

129. On a stone let into the wall near the above L.P. August VIII Anno Domini 1777 Aged 77 years

130. (Altar Tomb) Under this vault lyeth the | Body of Sarah CHAMBERLAINE | who died June the 4th | 1744 aged 32 | She was one of the daughters | and Coh …….. of the late | John (?Lansdell) Esquire | and wife (?of the late) | Thomas Chamberlaine | by whom she (? has left) ………. | son …….n……….. ma ………….. [much worn]. On the West end is a shield of arms: An inescutcheon within an orle of 7 mullets (Chamberlain). On the inescutcheon are the arms of Kadwell. ?was she a daughter of No. 126.

131. In memory of The Reverend Alexander ROGERS 20 years Vicar of this Parish, died 20 January 1833 aged 51 (Long inscription as to his breadth of mind, discourses re).

132. Thomas SCOTT son of The Reverend A. ROGERS and Sarah his wife died 28 April 1820 aged 8 months.

133. under Yew Tree), Mary, wife of Henry ALLEN of Goudhurst Kent, and daughter of Robert and Ann DUNK of this parish died 22 December 1836 aged 31. Left surviving 3 children Henry, Ann Dunk and Mary. Also Mary Allen daughter of above died 11 February 1858 aged 21 (or 4).

134. (Altar tomb in rails). South side: Robert DUNK of this parish yeoman, son of Robert and Catharine Dunk died 10 April 1839 aged 62. Ann his wife died 9 May 1844 aged 62. Left surviving 4 sons and 2 daughters William, Ann, David, Hannah, Albert and Ambrose. West end: William Dunk late of this parish yeoman son of Robert and Catharine Dunk, died 9 January 1857 aged 81. Mary his wife died 1 August 1841 aged 64. North side; Robert Dunk late of this parish yeoman died 20 March 1829 aged 85. Catharine Dunk his wife died 10 January 1824 aged 76. Elizabeth their daughter wife of John GOBLE died 18 June 1826 aged 53. Left surviving William, Robert and Mary. East end: Mary daughter of Robert and Catharine Dunk died 1 January 1856 aged 83. On top: Robert Dunk died 18 October 1824 aged 25. Catharine his daughter died March 1824 aged 5 years and 8 months. Robert Dunk son of abovesaid died 31 March 1829 aged 6 years and 5 months. Maria daughter of Ambrose and Eliza Dunk died 15 September 1849 aged 3 years and 8 months. Ann daughter of Robert and Ann Dunk late of Corn Hill died 21 January 1885 aged 82. (see 261)

135. The Reverend Daniel CHADSLEY A.M. who was 31 years Vicar of this parish died 22 September 1768 in 59th year. He was charitable and ( ).

136. Ellen and Maria infant daughters of Robert and Sophia TURLEY. Ellen died 7 January 1823 aged 7 weeks. Maria died 10 September 1826 aged 11 months. Also Thomas Mills son of Robert Turley junior and Ellen his wife (of Staplehurst, Kent) died 2 October 1843 aged 6 months.

137. Ann TURLEY, widow of Richard Winch Turley of Hawkhurst died 10 January 1864 aged 73.

138. Jane daughter of Reverend J. HOOPER Vicar and Frances his wife. Born 30 January, died May 10, 1834.

139. James TAPPLY died 24 November 1816 aged 57. Left issue by Hester his first wife one son, James-Gillbee and by Hannah his second wife Edward-Lansdell, John, William and Henry. Henry Tapply died 16 May 1827 aged 19. John died 3 January 1833 aged 29. Leaving issue by Mary Ann his wife Edward Baker, Ellen, Mary Ann and John Bridgland. Hannah Tapply wife of above James Tapply died 26 June 1858 aged 84.

140. Edward LANSDELL and Mary his wife late of this parish He died 8 December 1789 aged 55.  She died 20 January 1790 aged 40. Left issue Elizabeth, Jane, Hannah, and Edward Lucia and George died in their infancy. Also Jane Witherden their daughter died 13 June 1834 aged 64.

141. Mary Ann WITHERDEN of Canterbury, niece of the late Thomas RICHARDSON died 20 November 1880 aged 90 years.

142. Elizabeth LANSDELL daughter of Edward and Mary Lansdell of this parish died 27 November 1851 aged 83. Also her sister Mary WITTS wife of Edward Ward Witts formerly of Tenterden, died 12 June 1839 aged 85.

143. Louisa daughter of Edward and Sarah LANSDELL died 9 December 1880 aged 72.

144. Edward LANSDELL died 24 June 1863 aged 81. Sarah his wife died 11 May 18….

145. Flat stone in front of North Porch. Sarah wife of David RUSSELL of this parish died 25 February 18(?44) aged ?60. Above David Russell died - February 18(?48) aged 75. Also Ann their daughter died 1(?0) September ……… aged (?28).

Section D
Stones on the North side of the path leading to the North porch, beginning at the East, near the steps by the Yew Tree and going Westwards.

146. (Altar Tomb). Top blank. South side: Erected to the memory of Thomas RICHARDSON of this parish yeoman died 21 January 1832 aged 77. Left surviving Ann his wife. West end: Anna wife of Thomas Richardson, born 1764 died 2 May 1856. North side: Gilbert CULLEN, Gentleman late of this parish born January 1791 died November 1866. East end: Jane wife of Gilbert Cullen died 29 December 1869 aged 81.

147. John SHOOBRIDGE of this parish died 24 June 1832 aged 61.

148. Richard DAVIS died 1 August 1833 aged 91. Sarah his wife died in May 1808 aged 63. Likewise the children of Humphrey and Elizabeth Davis, viz: Humphrey-Moses, Solomon, Henry, Susan, Humphrey and Silas. Also Richard their brother who died 21 January 1833. Elizabeth wife of Humphrey David died 8 March 1850 aged 59. Aaron Davis died 21 August 1869 aged 49. The above Humphrey Davis died 9 February 1874 aged 82.

149. Coped tomb: Caroline EDWARDS died 1860 aged 60. Hannah Maria wife of John BISHOP of this parish died 21 September 1844. Left surviving one son John.

150. John THOMAS of ys parish died 14 October 1743 in ye 88th year of his age. Also Hester his daughter interr’d here aged 7 years. Esther wife of John Thomas died December ye 15, 1746 aged 70. Left issue ……….. Sons and 2 Daughters John, Richard, Elizabeth and Sarah.

151. Flat within rails: Hannah EDWARDS died  1837. William Edwards died 1838. Albina their 3rd daughter wife of George GOBLE died 1838. Mary Ann Edwards, granddaughter of the above William Edwards died 1863 aged 62. Also George GOBLE husband of the above Albina died 1870 aged 68.

152. John WITHERDEN of this parish died May ye 28, 17-0 aged 84. Ann wife of John Witherden of this parish yeoman died …………… Footstone J.W. 1770.

153. Stephen BRYANT died 6 March 1855 aged 64. Elizabeth his wife died 14 March 1848 aged 60. Stephen son of above died 9 April 1834 aged 24. James son of above died 9 August 1838 aged 8. Left surviving 2 daughters Frances and Harriott.

153a. Mary Jane RUMARY died 21 February 1855 aged 6 months.

154. John WITHERDEN of this parish died 8 January 1795 aged 52. Left surviving Barbara his wife William and Mary and John. Barbara his wife died 21 March 1819 aged 46.

155. Mary daughter of William and Mary WITHERDEN died 16 December 1767 aged 8 years 11 months.

156. William Fullagar WITHERDEN late of this parish died 3 December 1803 aged 73. Mary his wife died August 1816 aged 83.

157. Frances wife of William WITHERDEN of this parish died 11 December 1851 aged 76.

158. Mary wife of Thomas WITHERDEN of this parish died 15 May 1843 aged 65. Also Thomas Witherden of this parish died 9 June 1851 aged 83.

159. Harriet 3rd daughter of Thomas and Mary WITHERDEN of this parish died 28 October 1847 aged 35. Also Mary their eldest daughter died 9 December 1852 aged 52.

160. Catharine JACKSON died 30 December 1825 aged 80.

161. Coped Tomb: South side: Philadelphia widow of John WITHERDEN died 9 July 1875 aged 82. North side: ……….. (broken) … 14th 1836 aged 41 (?John Witherden). 

162. Sarah MILSTED died 30 December 1868 aged 19.

163. George MILSTED died 10 March 1863 aged 11.

164. Sarah MILSTED died 10 March 1862 aged 72.

165 Thomas MILSTED died 5 June 1856 aged 78.

166. John Milsted died 24 February 1835 aged 22.

167. Mary GEERING born 26 September 1879 died 25 August 1883.

168. Mary wife of William MASTERS died 16 December 1825 aged 51. Said William Masters died 7 December 1839 aged 59. Mary their daughter died 15 August 1824 aged 21. Left surviving Sophia and George. Sophia wife of John Luke BOORMAN of Gravesend and daughter of above died 30 March 1834 aged 26. Left surviving one son John Luke.

169. Thomas HODGSON died 16 June 1830 aged 62.

170. Mary MACDONALD died 6 January 1871. Ada Macdonald died 30 April 1876 [no ages].

171. Samuel WINSER died 25 November 1824 aged 66. Elizabeth his wife died 20 November 1835 aged 79. Left surviving 3 sons and 5 daughters [no names].

172. Edward WINSER died 27 May 1826 aged 45. Leaving surviving Anne Elizabeth his wife, 3 sons and 5 daughters.

173. Stephania wife of George BRIDGE late of Ashbourne Mills, Tenterden, died 26 March 1853 aged 37. Left surviving 4 children, one daughter and 3 sons viz: Mary, George, Thomas James, and Walter Jesse.

174. To three sons of the late Samuel and Elizabeth WINSER of this parish Mary Nash died 1 November 1860 aged 64. Elizabeth Winser died 29 May 1860 aged 77; Ann Wilsher died 30 September 1876 aged 52.

175. John OXLEY of this parish died 12 March 1830 aged 60. Ann his wife died 16 November 1830 aged 54.

Four crosses (near North West gate)
176a. John Williams RUMSEY 28 years Vicar of Rolvenden born 6 December 1813 died 1 March 1884.

176b. Ann Emily RUMSEY, widow of John Williams Rumsey and only surviving daughter of the late Frederick HUNN, Captain Royal Navy. Born 5 July 1817 died 18 March 1891. [see Nos 102 and 105].

176c. Charles James RUMSEY died 3 May 1885 aged 28 James Basil Rumsey died at sea 9 February 1885 aged 25. Children of John Williams Rumsey Vicar of Rolvenden 1865-1884. John Williams Rumsey died 5 October 1891 aged 42. Buried in Gateshead Cemetery.

176d. Robert Murray RUMSEY born 28 May 1811 died 20 October 1884. Louisa Frances his wife died at St. Kitts, West Indies 27 May 1852.

177. James OXLEY, 30 December 1799 V November 13, 1863 46 years. Schoolmaster and Organist of this Parish. Mercy his wife 6 November 1808 U 21 December 1847 and their infant children Edgar and Arthur.

178. Joseph ELLIOTT died 2 February 1857 aged 77. Left surviving a widow 3 sons and 8 daughters.  Also Lucy wife of above died 17 March 1859 aged 75.

179. John and Mary OXLEY. Father 21 June 1858 aged 56, Mother 7 April 1895 aged 88.

180. Young HYLAND died 7 June 1876 aged 69 Mary Ann his wife died 24 December 1836 aged 34. Left surviving 3 children, Mary Ann, Fanny and Young.

181. A modern head-cross. Inscription begins "This memorial was erected ………………… (lettering perished).

182. Susanna daughter of Francis and Mary AGER died 18 September 1825 aged 18.

183. (Under West window of North aisle). Mr. William BURDEN of Halden Place in the parish of Rolvenden died 27 November 1744 aged 46. Erected by his relict Elizabeth Burden. He had issue: Elizabeth died 16 November 1763, William died 6 January 1740. Mary and Jeffery who died infants. (End of inscriptions in this part of the yard, except modern stones in the portion next the high road, for which see (Nos 309-332).

Section E
Stones in the Eastern part of the yard, East of a line drawn from the end of the high Chancel beginning at the North, working Southward and from South to North (and so on) as nearly as possible in lines.

184. (by North gate and steps). Thomas WINSER died 6 September 1882 aged 66.
 
185. John JACKSON died 22 April 1882 aged 65. Mary his wife died 13 October 1884 aged 71.

186. Ephraim GOODEARLE died 13 August 1871 aged 47.

187. Mary WINSOR wife of William Winsor died 9 June 1793 aged 67.

188. To William WINSOR senior and William and George his two sons by Mary his wife who died 10 July 1771 aged 42 years. William died 16 January 1768 aged 11 years. George died March ye 9th 1767 aged 20 weeks and lies near this place. Left surviving his wife with Thomas, James and John.

189. James CARE died at Tenterden 23 September 1811 aged 46. Left Mary his wife and eleven children Mary, Elizabeth, John, Lucy, Lydia, Sarah, Thomas, George, James, Hannah and Harriot. Harriot died at Ivychurch 1 July 1812 aged 2 years  Mary wife of above died at Ivychurch 9 December 1851 …………………. (under grass).

190. (By Chancel East wall) Sibyl MUNN late of this parish spinster died 26 June 1788 aged 75.

191. Here lieth interr’d Mary wife of Benjamin MUNN who died April ye 17, 1721 aged 38 years. Also here lieth interr’d the body of Benjamin Munn yeoman of this Parish who died t.l. September the 5th 1747 aged 65.

192. Mary second wife of Benjamin MUNN died October ye 15, 1765 aged 69. She left issue 2 sons and 2 daughters. Thomas, Richard, Elizabeth Ann and Margaret.

192a. (On South East buttress of Chancel) In memory of Mary wife of John IDEN. She died January 24, 1770 aged 25 years. Left issue Mary and William.

193. Charles Simmonds PILCHER died 21 October 1863 aged 55. Alfred ……….. August 29 1875 aged 33 years. Arthur ……….. July 18, 1882 …… 32 years, sons of the above. Also Art …………. (perished).

194. Arthur Edwards 4th son of Charles Simonds and Frances PILCHER died 2 February 1850 aged 1 year and 9 months.

195. Benjamin MUNN late of this parish Gentleman died 15 September 1788 aged 77. Left surviving Ann his wife Benjamin, Ann, John and Mary. Ann his wife died 9 December 1812 aged 81.

196. Mary relict of James PARTINGTON, yeoman, who for upwards of 52 years was a faithful servant and true friend in the family of the late James DEARDEN Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Rochdale. Died at Maytham Hall Rolvenden 3 November 1849 aged 68.

197. Here lyeth ye Body of Thomas BROWNE ye son of Thomas and Mary Browne late of Raynham in Kent. Deceased who departed this life ye 9 of March 1705/6 aged 9 years and 7 months.

198. Here lyeth ye Body of Stephen CHITTENDEN yeoman who died September 24, 1690 aged 55 years. And here ye Body of Elizabeth his wife who died May ye 8, 1705 aged 73 years. She left issue (of 12) only Stephen and Samuel.

199. Samuel CHITTENDEN son of Stephen Chittenden died 25 September 1721 aged 40. Left issue 5 sons and 3 daughters (no names).

200. Edward JEWHURST of this parish died 23 October 1868 aged 69. Left 5 children, Hannah, Edward, Valentine, Isabel and Joseph. Hannah his wife died 5 November 1874 aged 74.

201. William OSBORNE of this parish died 30 December 1845 aged 78. Mary his wife died 26 February 1844 aged 71. Leaving issue 3 daughters, Jane, Mary and Hannah. William their son died 5 June 1829 aged 37. Also William Osborne, Hagar and Lewis children of Edward and Hannah Jewhurst. William Osborne died 2 May 1838 aged 5 years. Hagar died March (?1845) aged ?9 years, Lewis died 10 March 1846 aged ……

202. Four small stones. W.O., H.J., W.O.J., L.J. footstones to above.

203. Harriet wife of Thomas BISHOP of this parish died 7 August 1858 aged 46. Left surviving 4 sons and 3 daughters. Thomas, John, Charles, Philadelphia, Harriett, Samuel and Constance.

204. Samuel BISHOP of Wittersham in Kent, died 1 November 1859 aged 52.

205. Helen Bessie COCKETT born April 17 died September 30, 1891.

206. Altar Tomb. On top a shield of Arms. Quarterly 1 & 4 a ?lion statant quardant, in chief two (?lions heads) 2 & 3 a cross fleury between 4 martlets, a canton. (much worn). Crest a demi (?lion)  holding in it s left paw a fish, tail down. On North side Charlotte wife of Admiral John HENRY died 12 February 1816 in her 76th year. South side. To John Henry Esquire, Admiral of the Red, died 6 August 1829 aged 98.

207. Ann wife of William HINDS died 15 March 1832 aged 71. The above William Hinds died 8 May 1844 aged 88. Mary Hinds daughter of above died 31 October 1852 aged 66.

208. 209. Footstones to above. A.H. 1832 W.H. 1844   M.H. 1852

210. David HINDS of this parish died July ye 8, 1763 in the 63rd year of his age. Sarah his wife died 9 March 1771 in her 76th year. Left issue by Sarah his wife 2 sons and 1 daughter Joseph, David and Sarah.

211. David HINDS of this parish died 27 July 1799 aged 72. Sarah his wife died 26 August 1800 aged 76. Left surviving 3 sons, William, Joseph and Thomas who erected this stone to the memory of the best of parents.

211a. Flat stone – no legible inscription.

212. (By gate to Park) Eliza ROBERTSON wife of James Robertson and daughter of John and Hannah REEVE of Rolvenden died 31 August 1832 aged 27.

213. Jane HUGHES of this parish wife of Robert Hughes died 5 September 1879 aged 76.

214. Robert, Jane Judge and Elizabeth children of Samuel and Jane EDWARDS. Robert died 1 May 1843 aged 5 days; Jane Judge died 10 May 1843 aged 2 days; Elizabeth died April 1849 aged 2 years. Also Jane Edwards aforesaid died 24 April 1852 aged 43.

214a. (In path, flat) Harriet CUTSELL died 22 March 1811 aged 58.

215. Flat stone no inscription legible.

216. Jane wife of Thomas HORNSBY died 4 June 1766 aged ?77. Above Thomas Hornsby died August 1773 aged ?78. Footstone 1766.

217. Mary Bishop wife of the late Alfred BLACKMAN died 10 January 1867 aged 51.

218. Fanny wife of Nicholas BISHOP junior of this parish died 7 June 1866 aged 32. Mary daughter of Nicholas Bishop junior died 15 April 1863 aged 3 years 11 months.

219. Charlotte KADWELL late of Tenterden died 30 July 1833 aged 47.

220. Thomas AYERST M.D. for 35 years an able and benevolent Medical Practitioner in Rolvenden and Sandhurst and for ?4 years Honorary Surgeon in the 5th Battalion Kent R.V. died December 1864 in his 60th year. Elizabeth Ann his wife died 17 December 1865 in her 60th year.

221. Caroline wife of Richard CLEMETSON died 27 August 1859 aged 30. Thomas-James their son died 2 January 1858 aged 7 months.

222. Nicholas BISHOP died 6 October 1893 aged 65. Fanny Bishop his wife died 22 November 1905 aged 70. Robert their 5th son died at Chicago 15 March 1905 aged 27l.

223. Albert youngest son of Nicholas and Fanny BISHOP died November 1885 aged …..6 years [a child].

224. Nicholas eldest son of Nicholas and Fanny BISHOP died 2 May 1878 aged 6 years.

225. (White Marble Tomb). Nicholas BISHOP died at Thornden, Rolvenden, March 31, 1877 aged 72. Harriett Bishop widow of late Nicholas Bishop died 8 November 1887 aged 81.

226. Catherine Plain wife of Robert DUNK of Sandhurst died 17 November 1879 aged 76. Also Robert Dunk died 14 June 1884 aged 83.

227. Robert Willsher HILDER died 28 February 1879 aged 58. Sarah his widow died 8 February 1894 aged 71.

228. Katherine third daughter of the Reverend E.M. SHEARN died 19 August 1881 aged 10.

229. Robert WILLSHER died 13 August 1829 aged 50. Ann his wife and wife of Thomas BOURNE of Biddenden died 10 August 1837 aged 54. Left issue 2 sons and 3 daughters, Robert, Stephen, Mary Ann, Martha and Esther.

230. John Edgar WILLSHER infant son of Edgar and Sarah Willsher died 12 September 1859 aged 3 months 1 week.

231. Susan WILLSHER wife of Stephen Willsher of this parish died 21 January 1791 aged 47. Stephen Willsher died 9 February 1824 aged 75.

232. Stephen WILLSHER late of this parish yeoman, died 12 August 1785 aged 69. Esther Catharine wife of Stephen Wilsher died July ye 31 1772 aged 51. Had issue 5 sons, Stephen, John, Robert, Thomas and William died infants and 6 daughters Mary died aged 1, Catharine, Elizabeth, Jane, Esther and Martha.

233. Low Tomb. Mary wife of Henry ELLIOTT died 8 April 1872 in 59th year. Henry Elliott of Mockbeggar Farm, Playden, died 2 April 1880 in 73rd year.

234. John BRIDGER died 23 March 1788 aged 49. Sarah his wife died 8 April 1804 aged 66. Issue – Samuel, Stephen and William died in their infancy. Sarah and James survive.

235. William CURD of this parish died 13 April 1844 aged 77. Left surviving a widow and 3 daughters Lucy, Elizabeth and Mary. Lucy his wife died 1 March 1852 aged 81. (12-05-2005
Deborah Broadley writes that William Gurd, should read CURD. His PCC will was proved 5 July 1844. Surviving daughter, Elizabeth was the wife of Fidge Russell, number 290.)

236. Samuel BRIDGER late of the parish of Benenden yeoman, died April ye 7, 1804 aged 69. Elizabeth his wife died 20 November 1807 aged 73.

237. William LANSDELL of this parish died 25 October 1813 aged 80. Elizabeth his wife died 27 September 1823 aged 89. Had issue by Elizabeth his wife 5 sons and 6 daughters [No names].

238. James LANSDELL died 4 May 1857 aged 80.

239. Here lies ye body of Edward UNDERDOWN of Rolvenden who died March ye 25, 1726 aged 39 years. Leaving issue 2 sons and 2 daughters viz: Thomas and James, Sarah and Elizabeth. (Note. In the Tenterden Registers 21 September 1726 Thomas Underdown of Rolvenden and Mary Dibley of Tenterden, married).

240. John EMERY of this place died 18 December 1822 aged 52.

241. (Low Tomb) Emeline wife of William LOVE of this parish died 16 June 1839. Catherine youngest daughter of William and Emeline Love died 1867.

242. (Low Tomb). On 11 April 1863 of fever Arthur Edward aged 10 years and 9 months, child of William and Emmeline LOVE of Rolvenden. Frank Love born September 11 1864 died 16 February 1865.

243. (Flat) Fanny Elizabeth DRURY died 8 February 1870 aged 18.

244. George DRURY died 13 March 1860 aged 32.

245. (Marble tomb with cross) John BELL of Hole Park in this parish. Born 30 September 1805 died 7 April 1875. Also Maria Susannah his widow died 13 September 1895.

246. Joseph HINDS died 27 September 1881 aged 90. Eliza his wife died 11 September 1880 aged 66.

247. Fanny youngest daughter of Joseph and Eliza HINDS of this parish died 10 February 1870 aged 11.

248. (Altar tomb) South side:- Henry-Mighall VALLANCE (youngest son of the late John Vallance Esquire of Hove, Sussex) died at Rolvenden 21 January 1847 aged 41.

249. Mary GOBLE, spinster, daughter of William and Priscilla Goble late of the parish of Benenden died 10 October 1821 aged 31.

250. Mary wife of Joseph HINDS late of the parish of Benenden died 16 May 1822 aged 65.

251. Joseph HINDS late of the parish of Benenden died 23 March 1804 aged 45. Erected by Mary his wife.

252. Sally daughter of David and Sarah HINDS of this parish died 15 January 17(?90) aged 28.

253. David HINDS late of this parish, junior, died May 1788 aged ?56 …………………. (illegible) ………….. Elizabeth his widow.

254. Simon HINKLY of this parish died 3 January 1772 aged 76. Leaving Ann [Barbara cut lightly over] his widow and issue Ann, Simon, Thomas and Stephen and Bab(?). Also Barbara his wife died 2 December 1782 aged 71. 

255. Thomas HINKLY died 19 June 1815 aged 71 (or 4).

256. William WINTON son of Samuel and Mary Winton died 6 June 1834 aged 3.

257. Samuel WINTON of Yew Tree Farm Wittersham died 3 July 1864 aged 77. Julia Winton died 31 August 1873 aged 81. Leaving a widow and 5 children viz: Mary, Thomas, William, Charlotte and George. Also near, Samuel Winton died October 1852 aged 41, son of the above. Also Ann RICHARDSON daughter of the above died at Canterbury in the 54th year of her age.

258. William WINTON late of this parish yeoman, died 20 January 1772 aged 46. Ann his wife died 10 October 1787 aged 62. Left issue Thomas, William, Samuel and Sarah and Ann.

259. Samuel WINTON of this parish died 23 April 1809 aged 51. Mary his wife died 11 February 1843 aged 84. Left issue by Mary his wife Ann, Mary, Samuel, Thomas, Sarah, John, William, George and Louisa.

260. In memory of William BUCKWEELL of this Parish, yeoman, who died April 25, 1773 aged 63. He left surviving his wife with two children viz: William and Elizabeth. Mary wife of William Buckwell died 11 April 1790 aged 78.

261. Ambrose DUNK died 22 September 1877 aged 59. Eliza his wife died 26 September 1877 aged 62 both interred 29 September. Left surviving 4 sons and 4 daughters. (see 134).

262. Eliza Kingsnorth DUNK daughter of the late Ambrose and Eliza Dunk died 22 August 1881 aged 32. Also Horace Kingsnorth Dunk died 9 March 1896 aged 39. Edward Dunk died 21 March 1896 aged 49 and was interred in Swanley churchyard.

263. George WELLSTED of Fairfield died 10 October 1870 aged 30. Leaving a widow and 2 sons.

264. Jane wife of William ELPHEE died 29 October 1816 aged 45. Leaving issue Mary, Jane, Charlotte, William, James, Matilda and Edwin.

265. Sarah wife of Richard BUTTON died August ye ……. 1772 aged 59.

266. Sarah wife of William BUTTON died ……. ye 1766 aged 33. Neath this place lies …………children. Left issue surviving ………….and …………

267. John BUTTON died 28 November 1847 aged 76. Hannah his wife died 28 July 1858 aged 88.

268. Thomas Lambert son of Thomas and Hannah GOBLE died 6 May 18(?44) aged 3 years. George Gilbert their 3rd son died 2 April 1848 aged 10 months.

269. William Frederick son of William and Harriet HUMPHREY died 29 May 1875 aged 17.

270. Daniel TITMUSS (TITTMOSS) died 7 November 1877(possibly 1881) aged 31(should be 71) leaving 8 children, Daniel, John, Ellen, Louisa, George, Jane, Amos and Arthur. (16-11-2002 Mary Pellett, living in New Zeland states that Daniel TITTMUSS was her husbands Great Grandfather. All the children's names tally. However he was on the 1881 Census at the Star Inn, Rolvenden. It is not known when Mary his wife died or where)

271. (By Northern edge of yard) William BOURNER died 24 November 1879 aged 59.

272. (By path to vicarage, Southern side of yard) Sophia widow of the late Richard WINDER of Brixton who died 10 March 1860 aged 73.

273. Louisa wife of Richard WINDER died 18 September 1877 aged 65. Leaving one daughter Ruth Ann Ward. Also above Richard Winder died 21 February 1890 in 81st year.

274. (Low Tomb) Charles AVERY died 31 January 1876 aged 46 years. Adelaide Avery wife of above died 17 December 1891 aged 57.

274a. (Flat stone in vicarage path) The wife of Jesse FRENCH lies buried behind this stone. She died 19 August 1843 aged 37 leaving an only daughter named after her Elizabeth Wilmshurst. Her only son Jesse Ebenezer died in his 6th year July 25, 1839 reposes by her side. 

275. Barbara MILLENER daughter of Dive and Hannah Millener died 2 July 1806 aged 15.

276. Hannah daughter of William and Barbara BUCKWELL of this parish and wife of Dive MILLENER of Old Romney died 13 July 1797 aged 22. Left issue Barbara, Mary and John.

277. Bab BUCKWELL wife of William Buckwell of this parish died 1 December 1815 aged 66. Also William Buckwell died 7 August 1826 aged 76. Had five daughters, left surviving Barbara, Mary and Ann.

278. William WATSON son of Hannah Watson of this parish who died 26 February 1819 aged 8 months.

279. Thomas BURDEN died 20 February 1832 aged 81 years also Hannah his wife died 29 December 1832 aged 80.

280. Thomas JENNER of Rye, Solicitor, died 23 March 1850 aged 38. Left one daughter Charlotte-Elizabeth.

281. James eldest son of James and Ann JENNER died 6 June 1818 aged 6 years and 9 months, George their infant who died 12 March 1814 and Sarah their daughter who died 16 July 1803.

282. In memory of Prince WHEELER who died 26 April 1808 aged 62. Here lieth a woman who lived a sober life She was a tender mother and a loving wife A quiet neighbour and a faithful friend And as she lived I hope so is her end. 

283. Mary Ann EVEREST died July 1788 aged (?40) years.

284. Robert EVEREST died 19 February 1786 aged 42.

285. William BARRETT died 27 July 1806 aged 42. Sarah his wife died 9 December 1812 aged 64.

286. Daniel BARRETT of Rollinson in this Parish died 23 January 1836 aged 70. Left surviving a widow and 7 children, 3 sons and 4 daughters (no names).

287. (A large circular monument, with urn) In the vault beneath are deposited the mortal remains of Richard Walter FORBES Esquire of the family of Watertoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and of Rawlinson in this Parish, a Deputy Lieutenant and for many years a Magistrate of the County of Kent. November 8 1835 and Mary MAULE his wife daughter of the Reverend John Maule, Rector of Horseheath in Cambridgeshire and Chaplain of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, died September 7, 1868 aged 89. And if the dead on this dull world may gaze To breathe a blessing round our troubled ways If by some ministry to man unknown They still can make a human wish their own  And wander round ineffably serene That unforgotten home where life has been Spirit eternal! often gave on me And sooth the pang that so remembers thee. 

288. Peter HODGES of this parish died 31 March 1871 aged 68. Sarah his wife died 23 December 1878 aged 75. John his brother died 14 June 1863 aged 64.

289. John HODGES of this parish died 1 February 1848 aged 71. Sophia his wife died 17 January 1849 aged 70. Left surviving 6 sons and 2 daughters, John, Peter, James, Benjamin, Daniel, Horatio, Harriot and Rosamond. Likewise Elizabeth daughter of above John and Sophia Hodge died 18 February 1811 aged 3 months. Daniel their son died 10 January 1846 aged 3 years.

290. Fidge RUSSELL died 25 December 1868 aged 67. Left surviving Elizabeth his widow, 3 sons and 5 daughters: Martha-Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Harriett, Lucy, David, William, Ellen-Mathilda and Fidge. Elizabeth (see 235) widow of Fidge Russell died at Beachen Land Farm of this parish 14 October 1875 aged 68.

291. (Altar) Elizabeth wife of Richard Parker DUNK of this parish died 2 August 1872 aged 40. Richard Parker son of above by Catharine his second wife died 21 October 1877 aged 1 year 4 months.

292. Reginald APPACH Justice of the Peace of Swattenden, Cranbrook, son of Thomas and Emily Appach born 7 November 1827 died 12 June 1888.

293. Gertrude APPACH of Swattenden, Cranbrook daughter of Thomas and Emily Appach. Born 8 February 1831 died 2 October 1906. (Grateful thanks to Tomas Christie for supplying the correct date of birth and date of death from certificates. 24-03-2011) 

294. Emily wife of Thomas APPACH Esquire died at Maytham Hall 22 May 1869 aged 75.

295. Thomas APPACH Esquire died at Swattenden, Cranbrook 16 January 1877 aged 84.

296. Hannah wife of William LONGLEY of this parish Butcher, died 1 June 1868 aged 43. Left issue William-Henry, Elizabeth, Alice, Kate and Emma-Finn. William Longley died 23 March 1878 buried at Cranbrook aged 50.

297. Hannah wife of William BURDEN of this parish died 16 October 1902 in 83rd year. The above William Burden died 8 November 1908 in 88th year. For over 70 years a member of the Rolvenden church choir.

298. (Large flat stone within rails, North-East part of yard). Mary daughter of John and Ann MUNN died 19 September 1821 aged 26. Ann Munn sister of above John Munn died 15 February 1830 aged 67. Mary Munn sister of above died June 1821 aged 61. Ann Munn wife of above John Munn and daughter of John MACE died 8 April 1832 aged 67. Ann Mace wife of John Ellis Mace daughter of the above John Munn died 19 October 1838 aged 44. John Munn above named died 1 February 1840 aged 74. John Munn eldest son of above died at Tenterden June 22, 1865 aged 73. In imitation of his Divine Master he went about doing good. Joseph Munn son of above, late of Tenterden, Solicitor,
died 9 February 1879 aged 81. Eliza Catherine wife of above Joseph Munn died 13 November 1890 aged 92.

299. John BODY died 5 June 1866 in 16th year only child of Martain and Susan Body.

300. A vault. On keystone:- ROFE

301. Caroline LARKING died 25 February 1868 aged 49.

302. James only son of James VINE of this parish died 25 April 1878 aged 76. Harriet his widow died 11 July 1893 aged 81. Leaving 6 sons; Alexander, George, James, William, Edwin and Charles.

303. Albert VOUSLEY (Bertie) born 4 February 1870 died 30 October 1885.

304. William HORTON died 18 September 1883 aged 69.

305. William HOSKINS died 10 July 1885 aged 76. For 46 years servant and friend of Captain and Mr. Tweedie and family of Rawlinson in this parish. Also Frances widow of above died 10 March 1899 aged 87.

306. Thomas AVERY of this parish died 19 April 1891 aged 29.

307. Barbara WILLIAMS (known as Barbara MOON) Born at Gibraltar 1811 died at Rolvenden 26 September 1903. One of the last surviving British witnesses of the Battle of Waterloo. Erected by public subscription 1904.

308. John Wicken of Austen House Rolvenden died 13 December 1910 aged 83. Hester his wife died 13 May 1911 aged 80.

The remaining stones in this, the Eastern part of the Churchyard are all of quite recent date.

Section F
Stones in the Northern part of the yard between Section D (at the top of the bank) and the road beginning at the stops and going towards the North-West gate:-


309. Mary Ann wife of John BRUNGAR 20 October 1887 aged 45.

310. Charles Wood HARDEN of Maytham Farm, Rolvenden died 24 September 1908 aged 60. Mary Ann Catherine (Kate) his wife died 2 April 1884 aged 38.

311. Mary BRUNGER of Rolvenden died 9 February 1884 aged 82. Also James Brunger of the same parish died 13 January 1885 aged 83.

312. Jane WEST died 24 February 1884 aged 46. Erected by her daughter Adelaide.

313. George MILLUM died 10 July 1884 aged 66. Erected by his children. Eliza wife of above died 30 August 1892 aged 70.

314. Grace wife of Frank WIMBLE died 23 June 1904 aged 25.

315. Nelson husband of Jane BURGESS of this parish died 24 October 1901 aged 63.

316. Ann THRIFT daughter of John and Sarah Thrift of this parish died 12 February 1895 aged 77.

317. David DAVIS died 11 September 1893 aged 78. Alfred his son died at sea. Buried in Bay of Biscay 21 February 1903 aged 54.

318. William COTTON born 30 April 1812 died 22 February 1900. Emma his wife died 1895.

319. Sarah widow of Edward SHOOBRIDGE of this parish died 26 October 1886 aged 81.

320. Henry LANSDELL of Tenterden born at Rolvenden 23 June 1807 died 6 November 1888 aged 81. Sarah his 2nd wife born 29 June 1819 died 20 March 1898 aged 78.

321. Jane wife of George HINDS of this parish died 18 September 1899 aged 54. George Hinds died 25 August 1912 aged 72. Plumber of this parish for 46 years.

322. Thomas Joseph GRACE died 19 January 1890 aged 54.

323. George Henry husband of Mary HINDS and eldest son of late George Hinds of this parish died 15 October 1912 aged 45.

324. William George BARNES died 17 October 1894 aged 16. Mary Elizabeth Barnes died 18 January 1900 aged 18.

325. Ann Elizabeth OXLEY born 22 October 1813 died 19 March 1887.

326. Susan widow of Stephen H. PILE died 18 January 1908 aged 72.

327. Stephen Horner PILE died 24 December 1896 aged 62.

328. Elizabeth Matilda wife of William PHILLIPS of Rolvenden died 28 October 1904 aged 54.

329. Lucy ALDRIDGE late of ‘Mockbeggar’, Playden Sussex died 21 December 1900 in 71st year.

330. Martha Ann HOPPER wife of late Thomas Hopper of Frog’s Hole, Benenden died 9 March 1902 aged 78.

331. William SHARP died 25 October 1908 aged 85. Mary Elizabeth his wife died 22 November 1915 aged 89. (27-05-2005 Rodney A Sharp writes that the gravestones of his great great grandfather Alfred Sharp and his daughter Agnes and the neighbouring one dedicated to his wife were missed by L.L.Duncan. Both grave stones are near that of William Sharp. In addition the ashes of Rodney's father are also buried in the same grave and marked with a tablet stone installed five years ago when he had the grave refurbished and cleaned up by Mr Fuggles the local undertaker.)

332. (By North-West gate). In ever loving memory of Harry Richard only son of P.R. and E. WARD of this parish wireless operator R.N.A.S. accidentally drowned on patrol duty 21 July 1917 aged 18. This memorial is erected by his comrades of the R.N.A.S. at Howden East Yorkshire. (White marble cross).

End of Rolvenden Churchyard

I
nscriptions within the church
I - In the Chancel. On the floor.
333. Thomas WHITE died the 2nd day of May 1756 aged 72 years. Sarah his wife died the – day of May 175(?7) aged 74. Leaving issue only one daughter, Mary, who married Mr. John GOBLE of this Parish.

334. Underneath interr…. | Mr. Thomas WHIT- | of this Parish | who died February the 1st 1… | In his eighty third y … | and Mary his wi.. | who died | June the fifteenth | 1765 in her eighty-fo… | year. (Partly under steps to North Chancel).

335. Here lieth inter’d the Body of Mary the wife of Richard HOPE Gentleman who died February ye 16, 1747 aged 56 years. Likewise the Body of the above named Richard Hope who died February the 14th 17(?50) aged 63.

336. Elizabeth AMHURST widow and Relict of Edward Amhurst late of Barngett in the Parish of …. est Barming in this County Esquire ……. of the daughters of ………….. (rest destroyed).

337. (Before the midst of the steps to the sacrarium). The Rails and this Ascent where done at the expense of Mrs. Elizabeth GIBBON, sister of Robert Gybbon Esquire, of this Parish Anno Domini 1701. [The rails have perished but the stone floor in diamonds of black and white may be the same].

338. In memory of Thomas GOBLE Junior late of Rye who died August 19th 1811 aged 32 years. Left issue 2 sons and 3 daughters.

339. Mary wife of Thomas GOBLE died 9 September 1780 aged 27 years. Left issue Thomas, John and David. David died an infant.

340. (Mural Brass North side) To the memory of W. Sackville CRESSWELL Justice of the Peace of Beacon Hall, Benenden, who died at Hole Park, Rolvenden, 6 June 1909. This Tablet is erected in affectionate remembrance by his nephew Captain A.S. Cresswell.

341. To the memory of Mabel the beloved wife and constant companion for 34 years of Sackville CRESSWELL who died at Hole Park 29 November 1907. Also in memory of Mary Ann Cresswell who died 10 February 1906.

342. (A cross) John Williams RUMSEY 28 years Vicar of Rolvenden Born December 6 1813 entered into rest March 1, 1884. (Mural brass).

343. (Mural Brass, South side) In memory of Walker George BAKER Lieutenant 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment who died at Cairo 29 August 1889 aged 27. A tribute of affection from his Brother Officers.
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II - In the North Chancel.

344. (Mural Brass. North side) In memory of Janet Phillips eldest daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Henry BURNEY H.E.J.C.S. first wife of Colonel R.T.C. GYBBON-MONYPENNY of Maytham hall in this Parish died 18 June 1863. This Tablet is erected by her 5 surviving children. Also of Ada Jessie elder daughter of above died 3 February 1872 aged 17.

345. (Marble Tablet. East wall). M.S. Jacobi MONYPENNY armig ictu paralytico (et animum et corpus per quatuor annos aegrotante) demum confecti obut tertio die June MDCCCXXII aetat: Ann: LXII.

346. A shield of arms:- Quarterly of twelve. 1. Quarterly 1 & 4 az a dolphin or in pale (Monypenny) 2 & 3 or a lion rampant between 3 escallops sa (Gybbon). 2 az 3 crosses crosslet fitchee issuing out of as many crescents ar (Cathcart). 3 ar a dolphin naiant az (Monypenny). 4 (Cathcart). 5 (Gybbon). 6 a lion rampant gorged with a mural crown and chained (Philips). 7 (Gybbon) 8. (Phillips) 9. Arg 2 pales az on a chief or a lion statant gu, all within a bordure ermine (Blackwell). 10 Gules a chevron between 3 swans or. ( ) 11. (Blackwell). 12 as 10. Above are three crests (1) Neptune riding a dolphin (Monypenny). (2) On a chapeau gu, turned up ermine au escarbuncle or. (Gybbon) (3) a demi-lion rampant reguardant gorged with an embattled crown (Phillips). Motto Imperat aequor. In loving memory of Robert Thomas Gybbon GYBBON-MONYPENNY, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Kent. Born March 9, 1823. Late of the 86th and Colonel of the Royal West Kent Regiment, and of Maytham Hall in this Parish. Descended of an ancient family of Pitmilly, Fifeshire, N.B. Eldest son of the late Colonel Thomas-Gybbon-Monypenny Justice of the Peace for the County of Kent and of Hole Park in this Parish. Married in 1869 Marian eldest daughter of Captain Michael TWEEDIE, Royal Artillery and of Frances his wife of Rawlinson in this Parish. Died December 27, 1893. His widow and 5 children survive him. This memorial Tablet is erected by Marian to her beloved husband. I shall go to him he shall not return to me.

347. (Marble monument under East window) A shield of Arms Quarterly 1 & 4 Monypenny 2 & 3 Cathcart; impaling Gybbon. Crest: Neptune riding a dolphin. Underneath is buried James MONY--PENNY Esquire who died October 23, 1721 aged 51. Descended of an eminent family at Pitmilli in the Shire of Fife in Scotland. He married Mary daughter of Robert GYBBON of this Parish Esquire by whome he had five children; James Elizabeth, Robert, Phillips, James. The eldest James was buried in St. Ann’s Church, Soho, in the County of Middlesex and Phillips in this chancell, the three surviving children are under the care of Mary his beloved widow who erected this monument in memory of the best of Husbands. Underneath is also buried the said Mary Monypenny who died June the 2nd 1756 aged 71 years. She lived beloved and died lamented by all who knew her. Underneath is also buried the said Elizabeth Monypenny who died July 21, 1760 aged 43 years. [On left panel] Underneath is buried Robert Monypenny who died 29 March 1772 aged 53 years. Also Mary wife of the said Robert Monypenny who died December 4 1775 aged 54 years. (On right panel) Underneath is buried Robert Monypenny Esquire of Merrington Place in this Parish who died 14 January 1834 aged 62 years and 11 months. Also Elizabeth wife of the said Robert Monypenny Esquire who died 28 April 1833 aged 61 years and 10 months. Also Robert Joseph Monypenny their eldest son who died at Maytham Hall September 4, 1842 aged 42.

348. (Marble) M.S. Carolettae MONYPENNY uxoris dilectissimae Hoc posint monumentum confinx moestissimus. Underneath are deposited the remains of Charlotte wife of the Reverend Phillips Monypenny A.M. of Maytham Hall in this Parish and Vicar of Hadlow in this County, second daughter of Sir Edward DERING of Surrenden -Dering in this county, the sixth Baronet by his 2nd wife Deborah daughter of John WINCHESTER of Nethersole in this County Esquire died XII November in MDCCCXXVI aged LXIV years. Underneath are also deposited the remains of the above Phillips Monypenny who died January the IV in MDCCCXLI aged LXXVIII years. A shield of arms below as follows. Quarterly 1 & 4 Monypenny. 2 Cathcart, 3 Blackwell . Impaling Quarterly 1 & 4 arg a fess az in chief 3 torteaux gules (Dering). 2 & 3 or a saltire sa.

349. (Marble) Underneath are deposited the mortal remains of James MONYPENNY Esquire, youngest son of James Monypenny Esquire and Mary his wife. Descended of an ancient and noble family at Pitmilli in the Shire of Fife in Scotland. He married Silvestra eldest daughter and co-heiress of the Reverend Thomas BLACKWELL A.M. Rector of St. Clement-Danes, London whom with four sons and one daughter (James, Phillips, Thomas Silvestra and Robert) he left surviving. Having finished a long and well spent earthly course he entered into Life Eternal on the 11th day of May 1800 in the 79th year of his age. Uncorrupt through life, just, kind, gentle, affable, patient in sickness, in death resigned. His afflicted widow and children bewailing together their loss have caused this monument to be erected. Underneath is buried Thomas Monypenny, son of the above James Monypenny, who died 24 September 1814 aged 51. Underneath are deposited the mortal remains of Silvestra widow and relict of the above named James Monypenny who departed this life February  13, 1818 in the 91st year of her age. Below is a shield of arms. Quarterly 1 & 4 Monypenny 2 & 3 Cathcart. In centre a shield of Pretence now blank but probably had Blackwell
(see No. 346).

South Chancel
350. (Marble monument on North wall) In a vault beneath is deposited with the remains of her ancestors the body of Elizabeth JODRELL widow the surviving daughter and heir at law of Phillips GYBBON and Catherine his wife. Obit 13 March 1775 aetat 57, without issue. Below is a lozenge shaped shield: A lion rampant between 3 escallops (Gybbon) impaling a lion rampant between 3 crosses crosslet fitchee issuing out of as many crescents.

351. (Under East window, a marble monument) over is a shield bearing on a wreath a demi afe (?lion) rampant reguardant, gorged with a embattled crown gu (?Phillips). Crest on a chapeau, turned up ermine on escarbuncle (Gybbon). Underneath are laid the Bodys of Robert GYBBON Esquire who died October 9, 1719 in his 77th year and of Elizabeth his wife who died October 20, 1691 in her 43rd year, only child of Elizabeth PHILLIPS widow here also interred who died July 13, 1718 in her 94th year. The said Robert and Elizabeth Gybbon had ten children: Elizabeth, Edmund, Phillips, Robert, Ann, Elizabeth, Mary, Richard, Ann, Margarett, of whom Elizabeth, Robert and Richard were buried in St. Clement Danes Church at London. Edmund the two Anns the youngest Elizabeth and Margarett in this Chancell. Mary the surviving daughter married James MONYPENNY Esquire. Phillips married Catherine daughter of Honor BEAR widow and erected this monument in memory of the best of parents. The said Phillips and Catherine are here buried. She died 27 September 1733 in her 51st year and he died 11 March 1762. in his 84th year.

352. (Marble Tablet) To the memory of Silvestra Elizabeth LE TOUZEL wife of Francis Thomas Le Touzel Esquire and eldest daughter of Thomas Gybbon-Monypenny Esquire of Hole House in this Parish died August 5 1848 aged 27. Left three sons Gybbon-Monypenny, Francis St. Denis and Charles-Edward. On the floor is a large stone with S.E. Le T.

353. (Tablet on South wall) A shield of arms. Quarterly of six: 1 Monypenny. 2 Cathcart. 3 Phillips. 4 Bear. 5 Blackwell. 6 A chevron between 3 swans. Crest Neptune riding a dolphin. Motto Imperat aequor. To the memory of Robert Honywood MONYPENNY Esquire late Captain in the 4th "The Kings Own" Regiment of Foot who died at Bangalore, East Indies on the 8th of March 1839 aged 29. This Tablet is erected by Lieutenant Colonel Breton and his brother officers in remembrance of his many estimable qualities and a token of affectionate regard.

352. (Marble Tablet) In memory of W.D. Cathcart Gybbon MONYPENNY died 26 September 1893. Thomas Phillips Blackwell Gybbon Monypenny. Emily Catharine Gybbon Monypenny died 8 December 1904 (sic). Laura Dunn Gybbon Monypenny died 2 July 1894. Richard James Lamb Gybbon Monypenny died 3 November 1874.

355. In memory of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gybbon MONYPENNY of Hole House in this Parish died 15 January 1854 also of Silvestra Rose widow of the above died 14 October 1874.

356. On the floor in the centre of this South Chancel is a slab containing the matrix of a foliated cross with a shield in the centre and one at each corner.

The four following inscriptions are on stones on the floor of this Chancel from North to South:

357. (Partly hidden by stairs to pew loft) Inhimator Eliza ……….. | de Hole in hac P……..| Johis Phillips mil …….| Nata 29th Jun ………. | Denata 20 O ……. | .. eros Peperit io Qu …….. | Edmundom Phillips …. | et Margarita …. |
Reliquit | Nec Pietas moram | Inbomitue (sic) afferet morti.

358. Hic requies …… | Edmunduo filino primogenitus | Robertus et Elizabethae GYBBON | Natus 19 Maii 1677 | Denatus 23 Martii 1698 | et inhumatur | Margarita Filia ejusdem ortus novissima | Nata 4 Julii 1699 | Denata 26 Janii 1703. | ….. endunt terris hos Tantum … alan ….. vltra | Esse sinunt | ?Saluixerunt din | Quos non poenituit vixisse nec piguit mor-

359. (A lozenge shape shield) A lion rampant collared and chained Elizabeth PHILLIPS ….. do of J Phillips of Middlesex Gentleman. Born ye 7 of February 16-4 died ……. of July 17….

360. (A shield of arms) Quarterly 1 & 4 Gybbon, 2 & 3 Phillips: impaling a bear rampant (Bear) crest – an escarbuncle Catherine wife of Phillips GYBBON Esquire died 27 of September 1733 aged 51, and he in his 84th year 11 March 1762.

361. In the East window of this Chancel is a shield of six quarters in glass. !. Quarterly 1 & 4 Monypenny, 2 & 3 Gybbon. 2 Cathcart. 3 Gybbon. 4 Arg a lion rampant, chained or (Phillips) 5 Blackwell. 6 gu a chevron arg between 3 swans (or pelicans) or. Under is "Anno Domini 1837". Over is the Gybbon crest – on a caf turned up ermine and escarbuncle. On either side is a roundel of glass, that on the left Neptune riding a dolphin (Monypenny), on the right, a demi-lion rampant reguardant, gorged with an embattled crown gu.

In the North Aisle
362. A brass to Richard Walker FORBES Esquire with inscription identical with No. 287 q.v.

363. (Brass) To the glory of God and in loving memory of Kenenth Digby TWEEDIE youngest son of Alexander Forbes Tweedie of Rawlinson in this parish. Born March 10, 1873 died at Peking February 17, 1910. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.

In the South Aisle
364. (Tablet) In memory of Trooper Joseph William CATT 86th Company Imperial Yeomanry second son of Amos Richard and Elizabeth Ann Catt of Upper Woolwich Farm in this Parish who died at Winberg, South Africa, 25 June 1901 aged 20 years.

365. On the font (14th Century) are the arms of Culpeper (arg a bend euyrailed gu) Guldeford of Nemsted Place (or a saltire between 4 martlets sa).

On the South arcade of the Nave are three hatchments:-
366. Quarterly 1 & 4 sa. 2 chevrons between 3 roses arg (Weller) 2 & 3 az on a chevron euprailed or 3 martlets gu. Crest a greyhounds head erased , holding a rose slipped gu leaves rest. motto ‘Steady’.

367. Gu, on a or between three cushions ermine tasseled or a fleur de lys sic (Hutton); impaling Quarterly Monypenny and Cathcart. Crest a Blackmore, holding a trident. [Probably for Reverend John Hutton of Houghton Hall Durham).

368. A lozenge shaped shield bearing as above (367) impaling Quarterly 1 & 4 Monypenny, 2 Cathcart 3 Blackwell. [Probably for Silvestra daughter of James Monypenny of Maytham Hall, wife of the Reverend John Hutton (see 367) She ob: 1826]

369. At the West end of the South aisle the Royal arms A.R. 1713 with motto Semper Eadem.

6.9.1919  EXPRESS AND ASHFORD ??? (Newspaper cutting)
Mrs. Charlotte Frances Baker, who passed away at Sparkeswood, Rolvenden, on August 29th, in her eighty-sixth year, was the widow of the Rev. Frederick Walter Baker, M.A. She had long family connections with Tenterden and the neighbourhood her grand-father, the Rev. John Riche Coombe, M.A. having been vicar of Tenterden from 1806 to 1830. he himself had followed his father, Dr. Thomas Coombe, D.D., formerly Chaplain to King George the Third, in the same vicarage. Dr. Coombe was a preacher of great eloquence, and a friend of St. Joshua Reynolds, Dr. Johnson and Benjamin Franklin.
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After his resignation of the vicarage of Tenterden, the Rev. J.R. Coombe lived for many years at Sparkeswood, a house he had inherited through his wife on the death of Admiral John Henry, R.N., an old resident in the parish since 1760. Admiral Henry was allied by marriage to the very old Rolvendon family, of Weller, of Kingsgate. Mrs. Baker had been laid aside by illness for a considerable number of years, but there are many who will remember her unfailing acts of kindness in cases of need. The interment took place on Tuesday, in the family grave at Brighton, the service being taken by the Rev. H. Percival Smith, M.A., of High Halden, a former vicar of Rolvenden. In addition to the tokens from the family very beautiful wreaths were received from the Rolvenden Parish Council, Rolvenden V.A.D. detachment and the household and garden staff.

Index of Names and Places

Name Index
Ades 69
Ager 182
Aldridge 329
Allen 133
Amhurst 336
Appach 292. 293. 294 295
Avery 21. 22. 274. 306
Ayerst 220
B. 6
Baird 81
Baker 343
Barnes 324
Barrett 285. 286
Beeves 68
Bell 245
Binham 27. 52. 53.
Bishop 89,149,203,204,218,
   222, 223, 224, 225
Blackman 18, 23, 26  27.
   28. 29. 30. 31. 217
Blackwell 349
Body 249. 299
Boorman 10. 11. 12. 168
Browne 229
Bourner 271
Breton 353
Bridge 173
Bridge 234. 236
Browne 197
Bryant 86. 153
Brungar, Brunger 309. 311
Buckwell 260. 276. 277
Burcham 115
Burden 183. 279. 297
Burgess 315
Burney 344
Buss 3. 112a
Button 265. 266. 267
Cabham
Care 189
Carr 78
Catt 364
Chadsley 135
Chamberlain 130
Cheesman 13
Chittenden 198. 199
Clarke 52
Clemetson 221
Cockett 205
Cook 121
Coombe 88

Corke 108. 109. 110
Cotton 318
Cowin 45
Coveney 103. 104
Cresswell 340. 341
Cullen 146
Curd 235
Cutsell 214a
Davice 111
Davis 148. 317
Dawson 8
Dearden 196
Dering 348
Drury 38. 39. 45. 243. 244
Dunk 34. 35. 36. 133. 134.
    226. 261. 262. 291
Edwards 149. 151. 214
Eidingtoun 78
Elliott 178. 233
Elphee 264
Emery 240
Everett 283. 284
Faulkner 22
Forbes 287. 362
Foster 9
French 274a
Geering 167
Gibbon Gybbon 123. 126.
   337,347,350,351,358,360
Goble 14,36,64-70,  77. 84.
   134. 151. 249. 268. 333. 338. 339
Goding 7
Goodearle 186
Grace 322
Greenhill 87. 90. 91
Griffiths 43
Harden 39. 54. 114. 115.
    117. 118. 310
Hayward 57. 58. 61
Henry 206
Hilder 227
Hinds 74. 207. 210. 211.
   246. 247. 250. 251. 252.
   253. 321. 323
Hinkly 60. 254
Hodges 288. 289
Hodgson 169
Honywood 353
Hooper 138
Hope 335
Hopper 330
Hornsby 216
Horton 304
Hoskins 305
Howard 59
Hughes 213
Humphrey 269
Hunn 105. 176b
Hyland 180
Iden 192a
Jackson 160. 185
James 19. 20
Jennett 124
Jenner 44. 280. 281
Jewhurst 55. 200. 201
Jodrell 350
Kadwell 56. 63. 95. 96. 97.
    99. 100. 122. 123. 124.
    125. 126. 127. 219
Lansdell 40. 41. 42. 130.
   139. 140. 142. 143. 144.
   237. 238. 320
Larking 301
Le Touzel 352
Lewis 46
Longley 296
Love 241. 242
Luckhurst 111
M. 112
Macdonald 170
Mace 298
Maplsden 5
Masters 168
Maule 287
Metcalf 1
Millener 276
Millum 313
Milsted 162 – 166
Monypenny 62. 106. 128.
  344-49, 351-55
Moon 307
Morfee 113. 114
Morris 15
Munn 190-92, 195. 298
Osborne 201
Oxley 175. 177. 179. 325
Partington 196
Pessing 105
Peters 128
Phillips 328. 351.357. 359
Pike 2. 32. 33
Pilcher 194
Pile 326. 327
Relf 37
Reynolds 86
Richardson 141. 146. 257
Robertson 212
Rofe 300
Rogers 131. 132
Rumary 153a
Rumsey 102, 196a to d,342
Russell 4. 145. 290
Sharp 331
Shearn 228
Shoobridge 119-20.147.319
Slade 116
Smith 49. 50
Stedman 72
Suart 73
Sword 83
Tapply 139
Taylor 110a
Thomas 150
Thrift 92. 93. 94. 316
Tickner 100
Titmuss(Timoss) 270
Turley 107. 110a. 136.137
Tweedie 98. 305. 346. 363
Underdown 239
Vallance 248
Vine 106a. 302
Vousley 303
Ward 332
Watson 278
Weller 78. 79. 81. 82. 83
Wells 75. 76. 85
Wellsted 263
West 312
Wheeler 282
White 17. 333. 334
Wicken 16. 308
Wilcock 88
Williams 307
Wilsher 229. 230. 231. 232
Winchester 348
Wimble 314
Winder 272. 273
Winser 48. 171.172.174.184
Winsor 187. 188
Winton 256. 257. 258. 259
Witherden 23. 25. 141. 152.
    154-59. 161
Witts 142

Places Index
Aberdeenshire 287
Barming 336
Battle 5
Benenden 42. 57. 77a.
  84.123. 236. 249. 250
Bexhill 40
Biddenden 11. 229
Brixton (Surrey) 272
Cranbrook 21. 293
Dereham (Norfolk) 115
Gibraltar 307
Gravesend 168
Goudhurst 133
Greenwich 287
Guldeford, East, (Sussex)
   52. 76

Hawkhurst 137
Hellingly (Sussex) 22
Hove 248
Howden (Yorkshire) 332
Killaloe 78
Lanarkshire 81. 83
Listowel 78
London –
   Knightsbridge 7
   St. Clement Danes 349
Lydd 1
Nethersole 348
Peckham (Surrey) 114
Playden 233. 329
Raynham 197
Rochdale 196


Rolvenden:-
   Austen House 308
   Beachen Land Farm 290
   Gate House 107
   Halden Place 183
   Hole Park 245. 340. 341.
      355
   Kingsgate 73. 79. 82. 83
   Maytham Farm 310
   Maytham Hall 62. 348
   Merrington 106
   Rawlinson 98. 287. 305.
     363
   Rollinson 286
   Sparkes 88
   Thornden 225
   Upper Woolwich Farm 364
   Windmill Farm 39. 118

Rye 280. 338
Rusthall Manor 73. 83
Sandhurst 220
Smarden 74
Staplehurst 136
Stepney 43
Stirling 79
Surrenden Dering 348
Tenterden 85. 88. 142 
  . 219. 239. 298. 320
Tenterden Ashbourne
   Mills 173
Tonbridge Wells 78
Waterloo 307
Westminster 126
Winberg, South Africa 364
Wittersham 204. 257
Index of Arms
Bear 353. 360
Blackwell 346.348.353.361.368
Cathcart 346.347.348.349.353.
    361. 367. 368
Coombe 88
Culpeper 365
Dering 348

Guldeford 365
Gybbon 346. 350. 351. 360. 361.
Henry 206
Monypenny 346.347.348.349.
    353.361. 367. 368
Phillips 346.351.353.359.360.361
Weller 79. 366
General
Builder 117
Butcher 296
Captain Royal Navy 105. 176b
Doctor 220
‘Gentleman’ 195
Miller 9
Solicitor 280
Vicar 131. 135. 138 (?228). 342
Yeoman 5. 12. 14. 21. 25. 49.52. 56.134.146.
     152. 196. 198. 232. 236. 258. 260

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