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                              Monumental Inscriptions of All Saints Church, Snodland  Noted by Andrew Ashbee 1984

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INTRODUCTION
Churchyards include much historical evidence, not all of which survives elsewhere. Of particular importance, of course, is the information about local people: dates of death (rather than of burial as in the registers) and details of relationships within and between families. Often other interesting points emerge: ‘born in Gloucestershire’, ‘died at Monte video’, ‘of Spratts Brook Farm, Tunbridge Wells’ are three instances here. Some researchers may be interested in the stone-work itself: the types, styles, symbolic designs, or even the masons; others may collect the verses and epitaphs.
   Time, weathering, erosion, damage by plants or man, all contribute to the decay of these memorials. We are fortunate that some Snodland inscriptions were noted in times past; this is the record of how things stood in 1984.
   There are very few stones here dating back beyond 1800, and of those the greater number are now illegible. The oldest is the Wray family chest tomb east of the tower (c.1685). Originally the churchyard consisted of about half-an-acre, but in 1867, William Poynder, whose father had once owned the cement works, offered an additional half-acre on the north and west of the site if the Parish would provide a wall for it. This was done at a cost of £225 and the new ground was consecrated by Bishop Leigh of Rochester on October 20th that year. In September 1869 William Lee, the current owner of the cement works, spent £51 on providing trees and shrubs. Do any of these remain today? In 1905 the vestry was enlarged and it is probable that some memorials were moved to allow this. Certainly a drawing of 1841 shows a different arrangement of the group of stones now outside the vestry door. The churchyard was closed (with certain exceptions) in 1898, by which time the village cemetery was available. During the early 1950’s a large number of the memorials were lifted and placed (mostly) against the north wall. It is unfortunate that no record seems to have been made of their original positions, though one or two can be identified in old photographs. Today the churchyard is maintained by the Parish.
   The inscriptions listed here have been collected over a period of five or six years. Many memorials are worn or damaged, and those against the wall tend to disappear behind ivy or brambles, so the task has not always been easy. However, repeated visits have caused some difficult inscriptions to yield up their secrets, though a good many illegible items remain. The church registers have sometimes helped solve problems with dates. I think there will be little more that can be deciphered on site, but there is always the possibility of finding old transcriptions or photographs which will add to the story.
   At some time a proper and systematic survey should be undertaken, following guidelines suggested by the Council for British Archaeology, but many will find these lists adequate for their needs. In addition to recording the extant inscriptions, I have included details of some now lost, but copied in the past. Also, this seemed the place to publish the series of notes made for, or by, the parish sexton between 1785 and 1796. They survive as loose sheets within one of the church registers [Heritage Centre, Strood: P342/l/2]. Many indicate the position of burials and clarify relationships between some of Snodland’s eighteenth century parishioners.
   Unless otherwise stated, each memorial is a headstone, with the inscription facing east. No attempt has been made here to copy the use of capitals and lower case letters of the originals.
Andrew Ashbee. April 1984
   Postscript (1997). It is remarkable how worn the inscriptions have become in the few years since the survey was made.

I. MEMORIALS STILL IN POSITION
[1]. In / 1oving memory / of / JOHN TERRY / who departed this life / Feb. 14, 1892, aged 20 years

[2]. In / loving memory / of / GEORGE HILDER / who departed this life / June 11th 1890 / aged 63 years / Also NATHAN / son of the above / who departed this life / June 26th 1892 / aged 27 years / Also SARAH / wife of the above / George Hilder / who departed this life / September 18, 1901 / aged 74

[3]. In loving memory of / SARAH CHITTENDEN / who died August 12th 1894 / aged 74 years / Also of / WILLIAM CHITTENDEN / who departed this life / October 2nd 1900 aged 79 years

[4]. [Cross (now lost) on plinth] In loving memory / of / LOTHIAN STEPHEN / youngest son of GERALD H. JACKSON / (Rector of this Parish) / and DORA his wife [Born 26 December 1886? died 1 March l902]

[5]. [Cross (broken off) on plinth] In loving memory of / ERNEST DALBY FINCH SMITH / Rector of Snodland 1906-1909 who fell asleep January 10 1909 / aged 41 years

[6]. In loving memory of the / deceased children of / JOHN and SARAH BARKER / HENRY JOHN WESTBOURNE / died Decr 26th 1869 aged 8 months / LILLY MAUD / died June 20th 1874 aged 5 months

[7]. ELLA MAUD GAMMON / Born April 27, 1871, Died Sept: 23, 1872 / ERNEST WILLIAM GAMMON, / LOUIS WILLIAM GAMMON, / Born May 15, 1874, Died March 16, 1875 / EVA JANE GAMMON / Born Jan: 18, 1878, / Died April 30 / 1878

[8]. In / affectionate remembrance of / CHARLES WILLIAM ELLIOTT / who died Jan: 30th 1877 / aged 5 years & 9 months

[9]. ELIZABETH / JANE GAMMON / Born Sept. 23, 1865. Died Oct. 24, 1865 / ALFRED WILLIAM GAMMON / Born Jan. 30, 1877 / Died June 14, 1878

[10]. In loving memory of / our dear parents / JOHN EDWARD GAMMON / who died December 20th 1894 / aged 51 years / and / JANE UPTON GAMMON / who died October 19th 1906 / aged 65 years

11. [Cross on plinth - no inscription]

[12-13]. Two headstones moved from position between west porch tower during excavations in 1979. Inscriptions lost. 18th century?

[l4]. [Cross (now lost) on plinth] [East]: In memory of / Israel May / Aged 37 Years / Police Constable of the / Malling Division / Kent County Constabulary [North]: + / Found cruelly murdered / on Sunday morning / August 24th 1873 / + [West]: He received a Public Funeral / on Thursday August 28th 1873. / The Memory of the Just is Blessed. [South]: + / Erected by Voluntary Contributions / +

[15]. In affectionate remembrance of / CAROLINE / the dearly beloved wife of / THOMAS WOODRUFF / who died Octr 12th 1884 /aged 35 years.

[16]. [Mostly illegible] THOMAS HULKS HUGGINS [buried 5 Jan 1850, aged 65] ... ELIZA ... in the ... year of her age ... WILHELMINA MILLICENT [buried 29 May 1863, aged 72]

[17]. [Top missing] ... also MARY ANN KING / who passed peace-fully away / 27th March 1902 aged years.

[18]. [Cross (now lost) on plinth] [Inscription lost]

[19]. Sacred / to the memory of / RICHARD ANTRUM / who died at Sutton Valence / January 7th 1873 / aged 55 years / leaving MARGARET his widow / and 3 children surviving / viz: JOHN, MARGARET SARAH / and RICHARD. /Thy will be done. / Also of MARGARET / daughter of the above / RICHARD & MARGARET ANTRUM / who died June 13th 1859 / aged 4 years. / Also EDWARD RICHARD their son / who died Dec. 9th 1858 aged 2 years / Also of ALFRED their son / who died April 30th 1863 aged 11 months

[20]. In loving remembrance / of / JOHN ANTRUM / son of Richard & Margaret Antrum / who died May 22nd 1888 / aged 35 years / And so shall he ever be blessed

[21]. [Cross on plinth] In / 1oving memory / of / EUSTACE HOOK / died at De1amere / Dec. 14, 1890. / Also of EVELINA AUGUSTA HOOK / beloved wife of the above / who died Sept. 2nd l892. / When the toil is over / Then comes rest at last.

[22]. [Tomb chest] [North]: Sacred / to the memory of / SAMUEL, only son of WILLIAM LEE Esq. of Holborough / who departed this life August 15th 1852, aged 26 years. / Also of / CHRISTIANA, the beloved wife of WILLIAM LEE Esq. / Born July23rd 1801, Died December 14th 1871. / Also of / WILLIAM LEE / Who departed this life September 29th 1881, aged 80.   [West & South: no inscriptions]   East : Sacred / to the memory of / Captain WILLIAM HENRY ROBERTS / (Royal Engineers) / Who departed this life July 25th 1848, / in his 32nd year. / Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord. / Also EDITH CICELY ROBERTS / Born Octr 1873, Died Jany 2 1874. / Also of ANN ROBERTS / widow of the above / who departed this life May 18th 1881 / aged 58.

[23]. Here / lieth ye body of / JOHN PARKER / who died in 1682 / aged 29 years / Also here lieth / ye body of / DEBORAH his wife / who died May 14th 1720 / aged 68 years / Left issue one daughter / wife of James Cockle of Hallin[g]

[24]. [Flat stone, inscription lost]

[25]. [South side of stone missing] Here / lyeth ye body [of] / MARY wife of [GEORGE] / COURTHOP ... / who departed this life] ... / March ... [1728] / Aged 37 / Likewise ye body [of GEORGE] / their son who dy[ed] / ye 26th [February 1728]

[26]. Sacred / to the memory of / REBECCA / wife of RICHARD PETERS / who departed this life / October 18th, 1877 / in the 81st year of her age / Also of the above RICHARD PETERS / who departed this life / February 4th, 1881 / in the 90th year of his age

[27]. Sacred / to the memory of / JOHN PETERS / died 12th April 1823 / GEORGE PETERS / died 3rd December 1845 aged 37 years / JOSEPH PETERS / died 6th September 1859 aged 33 years / MARY PETERS / died 10th May 1865 aged 36 years

[28]. Sacred to the memory of / SARAH PARKER / wife of / THOMAS WILLIAM PETERS / of this parish / who died February 17th 1850 / aged 37 years / Also ABEL, son of the above / who died February 10th 1853 / aged 4 years / Also THOMAS WILLIAM PETERS / who died July 20th 1905 / aged 89 years / Also their two daughters / MARY died 5th January 1904 / aged 59 years / FRANCES REBECCA BEADLE / died March 12th 1905 / aged 59 years

[29]. In loving memory of / EMILY wife of / THOMAS WILLIAM PETERS / who died July 19th 1892 / aged 58 years

[30]. [Body stone] In memory of / ELIZA JANE ALLENDER / born July 24th 1854 / died Dec. 4th 1854

[31]. [Body stone] ROBERT GEORGE ALLENDER / who died Jan. 6th 1860 / aged 7 years and 4 months

[32]. [Bevelled rectangular stone] In loving memory of / ROBERT ALLENDER / born August 25th 1824 / died at Salt-wood, August 23rd 1881 / ‘Untjl the Lord come’ / Also his wife / ELIZABETH ALLENDER / born April 2nd 1827 / died June 1st 1905 / ‘In thy presence is fulness of joy’

[33]. In memory of / ELIZABETH / daughter of / WILLIAM and MARY GORHAM / late of this parish / who departed this life / October 16th 1861 aged 60 years / Also GEORGE son of the above / who departed this life / November 14th 1861 aged 67 years

[34]. [East] In memory of / ELIZH PERRYMAN / who died Feby 15th 1825 / aged 40 years [West] In memory of / ADELA F. I. WRAY / who died July 12th 1835 / aged 4 years

[35]. [Illegible, but two footstones are marked ‘JF 1803’ and ‘EF 1803’] [JOHN FLETCHER, buried 16 Nov 1803 and ELIZABETH FLETCHER, buried 7 Oct 1803]

[36]. Sacred / to the memory of / WILLIAM GORHAM / of this parish / who departed this life / ... August 1820 / aged 61 / Also MARY / wife of the above / who departed this life / February 26th 1851 / aged 90 years / leaving five sons and two daughters / viz. JOHN, WILLIAM, ALEXANDER / GEORGE, MARY-ANN, ELIZABETH / and AMBROSE.

[37]. Sacred / to the memory of / SARAH ANN / daughter of / WILLIAM and CHARLOTTE / GORHAM / of this parish / who departed this life / September 13, 1851 / aged 19 years

[38]. Sacred / to the memory of / ELIZABETH the dear wife of / JOHN GOODHUGH / of this parish / who departed this life / on the 19th day of ... / aged 3. years / Also ELIZABETH, FANNY / and WILLIAM / their children whose remains / are here interred / Also of the above / JOHN GOODHUGH / born the 2Oth of April 1745 / who departed this life on 2nd day of December 1834 / Also ... [their son] JOHN GOODHUGH / .... / ANN, JOHN and JAMEStheir children

[39]. In memory of / MARGARET / wife of / JOHN FLETCHER / who died the 20th August 1748 / aged 51 years [Poem: 6 lines, mostly il1egib1e]

[40]. To the memory of / JOHN FLETCHER / who died 2d March 1752 / aged 67 years / left issue one son JOHN. From mortall Life all Mortalls must Remove/The narrow Lodging of a grave to prove/But those who do in Jesus Christ Believe/The Grave shall not confine nor hell Receive

[41]. Sacred / to the memory of / FRANCES WAGHORN / who died December 1848 / aged 38 years / This stone was placed here / by her affectionate brother / Lieut. Waghorn R.N.

[42]. Sacred / to the memory of / THOMAS FLETCHER WAGHORN / Lieutenant / who departed this life / January 7th 1850 / aged 49 years / Also of HARRIET / widow of the above / who departed this life / January 19th 1856 / aged 54 years

[43]. In memory of / ELIZABETH daughter of / WILLIAM and FRANCES / SOUTHGATE who died the 24th / of September 1819 aged 8 years / Also WILLIAM son of the above / who died the 14th of June 1828 / in the 21st year of his age / [Poem - 9 lines - mostly illegible] / Also the above / FRANCES SOUTHGATE / who departed this life July 18 1855 / aged 82 years

[44]. Here lieth the body of STEPHEN MANLEY of this parish. He died Oct. ye 8th 1763 aged 62. Here also lieth the body of ELIZH MANLEY, wife of Stephen Manley. She died Jan. ye 1st 1769 aged 65 years. Left issue one son JOHN MANLEY. Here also lieth four of their children who died in their infancy viz. STEPHEN, THOMAS, AMY and ELIZH. WILLIAM their son died Aug. 7 1762, aged 29 years. Farewell vain world I know enough of thee/And now am careless what thou sayth of me./Thy smiles I court not, nor thy frowne I fear/All cares are past, my head lies quiet here./What faults you know, take care to shun/And look at home, enough there’s to be done.

[45]. Sacred / to the memory of / JOHN MANLEY / who died the 4th of Oct. 1797 / aged 60 years / Also FRANCES / wife of the above / died the 29th of May 1822 / aged 83 years

[46]. [Headstone - inscription lost - 18th century]

[47]. In memory of / ELIZABETH DARTNELL / who died 6 Feb. 1872 / aged 83 years / Also WILLIAM / son of the above / who died 18th December 1893 / aged 76 years

[48]. In loving memory of / LEVI KING / who died March 11th 1895 / aged 32 years

[49]. [Body stone - no inscription]

[50]. [Chest tomb] Here lye the Bodies of Geo: David & Joanna, Sons & Daughr of Geo: Wray of Paddlesworth by Joanne His Wife. [Thomas] July 9 1709 Agd 22 yrs. Geo. d. April 14 l7l2 Agd 2l yrs. David March 3 l696 Agd 4 yrs. Joanna Feb. 1693 Agd 9 yrs. Here lyeth the Body of Elizh Wife of Nicholas Wray of Paddlesworth who died June 6th 1729 Aged 33 years Also Jane Wife of Nicholas Wray died March ye 11th 1734 Aged 33 years Here also — The Body of the above said Nicholas Wray of Paddlesworth who died Aug. ye 24th 1745 Aged 54 years left issue one son and 3 drs. George, Eliz., Jane and Frances. On the North Side (some letters illegible) Mems. of Hammond [Wray] [died 1675; his wife Mary died 1681] 167- 1681

II. MEMORIALS MOVED TO THE BOUNDARIES

[5l]. [Damaged plinth] In loving memory of / GERALD FREDERICK / Eldest son of / FREDERICK W . and CONSTANCE WOODHOUSE died at Holborough Court / Sunday 27 Decr 189 l / Aged 13 years and 5 months

[52]. [Cross (now detached) on plinth] [Much illegible] JOSEPH EVAN / SMITH / Born at Horsha[m] [Worcester]shire 181. / Died at Snodland / Feb. 7 1907
In / Memory of / ANNE NORTON SMITH / Born .......... / Gloucestershire / Died at Snodland Jan 1. 1897

[53]. [Illegible] ....FLORENCE....

[54]. In memory of / ANN daughter of / WILLIAM and MARY PETERS / who departed this life / the l5th of September 1826 / Aged l8 Days / Also SARAH Daughter of the / above departed this life / the l7th of September 1826 / aged 15 days

[55]. In memory of / JANE wife of / ARMIGILL HADLOW / died November 24th 1797 / Aged 31 years / Also JAMES their son / died July 4th 1790 / Aged 6 years & 7 months

[56]. In memory of / WILLIAM son of / WILLIAM and ANN / CATHERINE JOYNSON / who departed this life / the 23rd of September 1827 / aged 5 weeks

[57]. [Thin headstone - no inscription visible]

[58]. In loving memory of / ELIZA / the beloved wife of the late / GEORGE THOMAS / of Spratts Brook Farm, Tunbridge Wells / who died May 22nd 1900 / aged 78 years

[59]. Sacred / to the memory of / FANNY / wife of / RICHARD GOWAR / who departed this life / the l7th day of Octr 1857 / aged 79 years / Also of the above / RICHARD GOWAR / who departed this life / on the lst day of August l86l / aged 77 years / left issue 2 sons and one daughter / WILLIAM, AMBROSE and ELIZA

[60]. In / loving memory / of / ANN wife of / WILLIAM RANDELL / Born Oct. llth 1829 / Died Oct. 7th 1889 / Also of WALTER son of / WILLIAM & ANN RANDELL / who died March 2nd 1875 / aged l0 years & 5 months

[61]. [Illegible] ....JOHN HODGES....

[62]. [In] Memo[ry] / of / RICHARD JUPP / Died llth April 1846 / aged 69 years / Also AMELIA / wife of the above / Died llth April l850 / aged 66 years

[63]. [Damaged] [In memory of / ELI]ZABETH wife of / EDWARD HAWKS / who departed this life / February 18 l871 / aged 72 years / Also the above / EDWARD HAWKS / Died Octr 28 l875 / aged 85 years

[64]. Sacred / to the memory of / CHARLES son of / RICHARD & REBECCA PETERS / who departed this life / December 8th 1877 / aged 37 years / Also RICHA.RD son of the abo[ve] / Richard & Rebecca Peters / who departed this life / November 5 1884 / aged 63 years

[65]. In affectionate + remembrance of / MARIA the beloved wife of / GEORGE MARTIN / who departed this life / November 27th 1884 / aged 59 years. Afflictions sore long time I bore/Physicians were in Vain/Till God did please to give me ease/And free me from my pain

[66]. [Illegible] In loving remembrance of / ELIZA ALICE ANSTEY

[67]. In memory of / JAMES WOODING / who died April 27th l868 / aged 78 years / Also of FRANCES / wife of the above / who died March l8th l877 / aged 85 years

[68]. In / loving memory / of / PETER BROOK / died Novemer llth l873 / aged 60 years / Interred at East Peckham / Also ELIZA / beloved wife of the above / died June 2lst 1892 / aged 70 years

[69]. In / affectionate remembrance of / JOSIAH GAY / who departed this life / 22nd August l861 aged 22 years / Also ROZETTA THWAITES / who died l5th December l878 / aged 20 years / Also WILLIAM HENRY GAY / their beloved father / who died l. November 1879 / aged 62 years Also DIANA / their darling mother / who died l4th May 1881 / aged 62 years

[70]. In / loving memory of / WILLIAM GEORGE / son of / THOMAS and ANN MOORE / born November 19th 1862 / died April 8th 1888. Death has taken many a loved one/From our homes and fond embrace/But the hour of joy is coming/When we’ll meet them face to face./Healing balm for wounded spirit/For the hour will soon appear/And within his glorious kingdom/We shall meet our friends so dear

[71]. Sacred / to the memory of / MARY / the beloved wife of JOHN DAY / who died July 2nd 1858 / aged 28 years / leaving issue 2 sons / WILLIAM and GEORGE / ‘In the hour of death and the / day of judgment the Lord have / mercy on us’ / Also of SARAH DAY / mother of the above / JOHN DAY / who departed this life / 21 April 1873 / aged 82 years

[72]. [broken plinth] ...BERNARD EDWIN / the much / loved child of / EDWIN & LILLY BLANCHE / PERRIN of Wouldham / who died Sept. 2nd 1880 / aged 11 months

[73]. [Fragment] ....GEORGE DAY / who departed this life /... WILLIAM DAY / who departed this life / ...

[74]. Sacred / to the memory of / FREDERICK / youngest son of / GEORGE & MARTHA JURY / late of Maidstone / who died April 6 1865 / aged 27 years ...[facing on stone gone] [GEORGE JURY] / who died May l0th 1867 / aged 66 years / Also of MARTHA his widow who died Decr 4th 1872 / aged 69 years

[75]. In / affectionate remembrance of / GEORGE HENRY / son of / WILLIAM & SOPHIA MOORE / who died July l4th 1864 / Also / FREDERICK JOHN MOORE / who died June 9th l866 aged 6 months

[76]. In loving memory / FRANCES FREEMAN PEMBLE / wife of ISAAC PEMBLE / who entered into rest April l0th / 1890 aged 75 years / Also the above named / ISAAC PEMBLE / who died March l5th 1896 / aged 83 years

[77]. In / loving remembrance of / WILLIAM MOORE / born April 10 1829 / died March 5 l883 / Also / SOPHIA / the beloved wife of the above / Born November 9th 1835 / Died April l4th 1888. God of my life be near/ On thee my hopes I cast/Guide me through the desert here/And bring me home at last

[78]. [Fragment] [MARY?] / wife of / GEORGE CAPON / who died Dec l5th 18.. / aged 63 years / Also the above named / GEORGE CAPON / who died March l8th 1903 / aged 74 years. Gone from us but not forgotten/Never shall thy memory fade/Loving thoughts shall always linger/Around the spot where thou art laid

[79]. [Fragment] ...GEORGE FIELD [died] / June l8 l880[?] / aged 58 years / Also of MARY his wife / who died Sep. 13 1913 / aged 74 years

[80]. In affectionate remembrance of / LYDIA / the beloved wife of / AMBROSE CRICK / who died September 8th 1887 / Also the above / AMBROSE CRICK / [who died] Oct. 18 l90l / aged 78

[81]. In memoriam / ELIZA MARY BRACE / of Camden Town London / Born Octr 26th 1809 / Died Septr l6th 1877

[82]. In affectionate remembrance of / JOHN WALTON / late Master Tailor of Chatham / who died December 3lst l886 / aged 5l years / Also JOHN JONES of Northampton / who died May l3th 1889 / aged 78 years / Also of ELIZA ANN / wife of Johzn Walton / and daughter of John Jones / who died Sept 4th 1933 aged 88 years

[83]. In loving memory of / WILLIAM KINGSNORTH / of this parish / died 5th Novr 1883 aged 81 / ‘Lord have mercy upon us’ / Also SARAH wife of the above / died 2lst June 1884 aged 69 years

[84]. In memory of / SARAH LURCOCK / who died 26th March 1876 / aged 59 years / Also of GEORGE LURCOCK / who died October 1880 / aged 58 years

[85]. In memory of / ELIZA wife of / WILLIAM EVANS / who died Aug. 27 l875 / aged 65 years / Also of / WILLIAM CHARLES EVANS / son of the above / who died at Monte video / South America / on the l0th Feby l885 / aged 38 years / Also of / the above named / WILLIAM EVANS / who died Jan 23rd l896 / aged 75 years

[86]. [Fragment] ...ALLEN CHARLES....

[87]. Sacred to the remembrance of / REBECCA wife of / JAMES HEWITT / and daughter of the late / RICHARD and REBECCA PETERS / Died April l5th 1886 / Also JAMES HEWITT / husband of the above / departed April 23rd 1897 / aged 77 years

[88]. In / affectionate memory / of / ELIZA beloved wife of / ... SETH PUDNEY / who fell asleep Jan. 3lst 1890 / aged 57 years

III . MEMORIALS RECORDED , BUT NOW LOST


[89] . In Memory of Mr. WILLIAM HUGGINS of Chatham, joiner, son of Mr. WM. HUGGINS of this Parish, died the 8 of July 1?68 Aged 7l years

[90]. In memory of Mr. WM . CRAFT of this Parish who departed this life the 23rd of Nov. l775 Aged 34 years Also Mr. WM . WINGATE who departed this life the l2th of Sept . 1792 Aged 47 years Ely [ELIZABETH] TOWNSEND departed this life l4th Sept. 1808 Aged 58 years Likewise five of their children. O cruel Death that would no longer spare/My tender Husbands and your Fathers dear/Great is the loss to those they left behind/But they, we hope, eternal joys will find

[91]. In memory of Mr. JOHN BRAIN of this Parish who departed this life 23rd September 1801 aged 58 years - left Issue two sons: WILLIAM and JOHN. After a short but sharp Affliction here/take my leave of Wife and Children dear/Low here I be in this soft Bed of Dun/Waiting for the Rising of the Sun. Also SARAH wife of the above,who departed this life 6th September 1808 Aged 61 years - Also three grand-children died in their infancy

[92-93]. [Two body stones] In loving memory of AMY and ADA HILDER. AMY died 1867 aged 3 months. ADA died 1874 aged 7 years

[94] . ‘Smal1 square stone’ near the market cross steps] [Grave of Henry Dampier Phelps - Rector of Snodland, 1804-1865]

IV. SEXTON'S NOTES : 1785-1796

[95] 1785
May the l7th Died Nichs Blackman Aged [65] and was Buried the 22nd
Sepr the l8th A Stranger from Paddle[sworth] middle aged, Had but one Eye supposd to be a native of Ireland
Sepr the 2lst Died H. [Henry] Dowsel Aged 64 and was buried the 24th
Decr 22 Died Isaac Wenman & was buried at Cuxton Aged 46 yr

[96] 1786-7
Jany llth Ann Austin Aged 3l Years, and was buried the 15th
May the 8th Died Hannah a Stranger at Mr Hawkes Barn and was Buried the 10th
June 22d Died Wm Manly aged 19 years and was buried the 27 the Head South of Stephen Manley (his grandfather’s) Stone
Octor 28th Died Wm Squibs Aged 47 Years, & was buried Novr 2d
Octor 30 Died Ann Daughter of Jno & Martha Kemsley Aged [8 weeks] and was Buried Novr 2d
Decr the 27th 86. Died Elizh Kebble Aged 14 years & was buried 31st
Janry 21st 87. Died Richd Wingate aged 2 year & was buried 26.

[97] 1788-9
Jany the 7th Died Eleanor Martin Aged [56] and was buried the 9 on the South side of her Husband Richd Martin
June l5th Died Thos Greenwood Aged 27 Years and was buried the 18 on the South side of his Child
June l6th Died Jane Wray at Mr Lane's Uper Halling & was buried und. the Tomb Here the 20th Aged 64 Years
Susanna Greendwood Died July 28th 1788 Buried Aug lst 1788 between her Husband and Father near the west end of the Steeple
Augt 9th Died Susanna Daughter of Wm & Elizh Butler Aged 8 Months & was Buried the l3th on Jno Goffe Great Grandfather to the said Deceased at the West end of the Steeple
Dec. the 17th Died Sarah Durling Aged 56 and was buried at Halling 23d
Died Elizh Daughter of Wm & Elizh Wingate and was Buried Sepr 12th near on the South side of Richd Wingate. Aged 18 Days
Septr l5th Died Jeremiah French and was Buried the 17 Aged 65 Years
Novr 27th Died Jno Butler aged 40 & was Buried Decr lst 88 near the Stone of Jane Goffe
Elizh Austin Widow died Septr 5th & was buried the 8th 1789 Aged 72

[98] 1790
Wm Hadlow Son of Elizh Hadlow died Janry 27th l790, Aged 1 Year & 4 Months and was buried the 3lst on the South of Jane
Wm Son of Wm & Elizh Butler Died Febry 4th & was Buried 9th on the south side of his Sister
Richd Townsend Kebble son of Ann Kebble Base Born Died Febry 10th and was Buried the 14th 1790 Aged 5 Days on the south side of Wm Kebbl
Novr l3th died Sarah Daughter of Thos & Elizh Bassett and was buried the l9th on the East side of Wm Butler Close to the West side of the Steple

[99] l791
Jany 6th Died Adm Wilson and was Buried on the 9th on the East side of the Steple Close to the West End of Mr Wrays Tomb
April 25th Died Sarah Daughter of Wm & Sarah Clark and was Buried May 1st on the North side of her Brother James Clerk aged 10 months
May the l4th Died Ann Daughtr of Wm & Sarah Clark and was Buried the l9th on her sister above aged l0 months
July the Died Jno Son of Jereh & Jane Townsend & was buried the 23rd to the West of Ann Hadlows Stone
Octr 9th died George Son of Thos and Sarah Martin Aged 2 Years and was buried the 13th on the south side of his Grandmother Eleanor Martin
Nov. the 9th Died Wm Broad Son of Hy & Mary Aged 8 Years and was buried the l3th
l5th [Nov.] Died Martha Wenman Aged 18 Years and was buried the 22 on her Brother in a Bricked Arch
l5 [Nov.] Died Elizh Sosbe Aged 28 Years and was Buried the 20th on the North side of her Husband's Father

[100] 1792
June the 28th 1792 Died Ann Daughter of G[eorge] & Margot Hadlow Aged 6 years & was buried on the north side of Ann Hadlow who hath a stone. Joined her Coffin.
Sept the l0th 1792 Died Wm Wingate and was buried the l6th on the North side of Wm Craft on the North side of the Church near the North Door aged 47 Years
Sept 26th Died Elizh Hadlow [daughter] of Wm & Margaret and was Buried 30 near Ann Hadlow’s Stone
Octor 22 Died Wm Broad son of Sarah Broad and was Buried the 28th aged 5 months on the south side of the wife of Weatherell near Sosbe’s Gra.
Decr llth Died Thos Hadlow Son of Wm & Mary Hadlow and was buried the 16th on the south side of his sister Elizh - aged 2 years

[101] 1793
April 6th 1793 Died Jno Martin & was buried the 9th the Head one Foot East of His Sister Sarah Martin Aged 30 Years
24th [April] Died Mary Reed wife, of Wm Reed Aged 25 years and was buried Feet East of Widow Jupp on the 26th
May l6th Died John Phillips aged 33 Years and was Buried the 2lst the Head Feet East of the Brick Grave from the Pathe
2lst [May] Died Martha Kemsley aged [27] years and was buried 25 on the South side of her 2 Children. Aged 27, by the Parish
July 1st Died Stephen Son of the above Jno Phillips & was buried on his father the 4th
6th [July] Died Ann Wood Widow & was buried the 9th on the South side of her Husband. Aged 8l Years
l3th [July] Died Sarah Daughter of Jno & Martha Kemsley and was buried l4th on her mother.
30th [July] Died Mary Daughter of Jno & Martha Kemsley with the Small Pox and was buried the 3lst on its mother
Octor the lst Died Mary Burges at Mr Samsons at Cuxton Aged 23 Years and was buried the 6 on the North side of her mother her Head Feet South of Mr Gilder’s Stone
Novr 1st Died Elizh Daughter of Jno Kemsley and was Buried the 3d on the North side of her sister Ann aged 5 months
19 [November] Died Thos Baker aged 57 Years and was Buried the 24th the Feet Feet West of Mr Manley’s Stone
26 [November] Died Mary Daughter of Mary Baker Aged 15 Months
Illegittimate and buried Decr the lst on her grandfather Thos Baker above

[102] 1794-5
Janry 12th Died Jno Son of Thos and Sarah Martin and was Buried the 17th at the feet of George Martin the Brother Aged 10 weeks
April 1st Died Margaret Wife of George Hadlow and was buried the 8th the Head against the little stone close on the North side of Mrs Hadlow's stone, close on the south side of the Path
l7th [April] Died Mary Pankhurst Daughr of Wm & [ ] Pankhurst aged 11 years & was buried the 2lst the Feet from Wm Turners Stone & Feet on the South side of the Path
May the 22d Died Elizh Daughter of Elizh Phillips, widow Aged 20 months, and was Buried the 27th on the North side of her Father
23rd [May] Died Edwd Broad and was Buried the 27th on the south side of His Brother near Sanders Stone
Augt 30th 1794 Died James son of Sarah Broad Base born & was buried the 3lst on the South side of his brother Wm Aged 3 Months
Octo 5th Died a Stranger in Mr Hawkes Lodge name unknown Seemed to be about 60 Years of Age, appeared to be a Seafaring Man was buried the 8th at the North side of the Church close to the seventh from Wenmans Stone
Novr 30th Died Wm Pankhurst and was Buried on Decr 7th 1794 on the south side of his Child aged 48 Years
May 21st 1795 Died Wm N Craft aged l8 years and was Buried the 24th on the North side of his Mother Sarah Paramore under the Hawthorn Bush on Whitsunday
Octor 4th Died Jno Perceval Aged 88 and was Buried the 9 in the East Corner of the Church on the south side of the Chancel 3 Feet from the Church and 3 Feet from the Chancel
Novr the 26th 1795 Died Robt Knell & on Decr lst Died Lawe Knell Twins and was buried there on Decr the 5th on Mr & Mrs Manley Grave Aged about 6 Weeks

[103] 1796
April the 18th Died Sarah Wife of Jn Pett in Childbed and was Buried the 22d on the North side of her Son Thos Pett aged 40 Years
June 2lst Died George Pett (only privately Baptized) and was Buried the 26th (Sunday) on his mother Sarah Pett
July 3d Found Drowned in the River near Mr Manleys Salts a Stranger his Name unknown. Appeared to be between 50 & 60 65 Years of Age middle Size, had on a Brown Coat, and Waistcoat Velveret Breeches Brown Worstead Stockings a White Shirt a Stock with a Plated Buckle, the Stock marked WC one Silver Stude with a Stone in Do 1 Plated Necbuckle, no Shoes or Hat. [in margin:] Wm Crestfield Name was buried the 5th on the Top of the Strangers Row
19th [July] Drowned Jno Taylor Aged 30 Years. Forced overboard by the Foresail of Mr Benstead's Barge and Drowned near the mouth of the Creek, was Buried the 24th North of the second Grave from the Bottom of Strangers Row

[104] NOTES
Inscriptions on the following memorials face west :
23, 25-29, 38-41, 43
Inscriptions for the following memorials are transcribed in British Library, Add. MS 4l799, ff.l76v-178v:
23, 44, 50, 89-9l
Persons mentioned in the following memorials are also commemorated by memorials or furniture inside the church:
4, 5, 21, 22, 32, 42
No. 24. May be the grave noted in the register:
‘Isaac Tylghman dyed Dec: ye 21 1644 & is buried under the Great Chancell Window at the East End [of] Snodland Church yard Near [where] If we can make any Guess his Father Whetonhall Tylghman of this Parrish Gent: (is deposited)’
No. 25. Additions are from the church register
No. 34. Elizabeth Perryman was buried 22 Feb. 1827
No. 36. William Gorham was buried 8 Aug. 1820
No. 55. Jane Hadlow was buried 2 Dec. l787
No. 6l. A John Hodges was buried 24 Nov. 1873, aged 29
No. 63. A photograph shows its original position S.E. of the church
Nos. 92 & 93. Removed by Gerald Edgeler (a relative) in 1979 during the excavations to the church surrounds
No. 94. This flat stone is mentioned by Rev. Wall in his book ‘Snodland and its History’
In the following index, references are to the number of the memorial, or, for the sexton's notes, to the year. Two or more references to the same name ( not necessarily the same person) are shown as (2) or [x2]

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Index of Names and Places

Names Index
ALLENDER 30, 31, 32
ANSTEY 66
ANTRUM 19, 20
AUSTIN 96
BAKER 101
BARKER 6
BASSETT 98
BEADLE 28
BENSTEAD 103
BLACKMAN 95
BRACE 81
BRAIN 91
BROAD 99, 100, 102
BROOK 68
BURGES 101
BUTLER 97, 98
W. C. 103
CAPON 78
CHITTENDEN 3
CLARK 99
COCKLE 23
COURTHOP 25
CRAFT 90, 100
CRICK 80
CRESTFIELD 103
DARTNELL 47

DAY 71, 73
DOWSELL 95
DURLING 97
ELLIOTT 8
EVANS 85
FIELD 79
FINCH-SMITH 5
FLETCHER 35, 39,40
GAMMON 7, 9; 10
GAY 69
GILDER 101
GOFFE 97
GOODHUGH 38
GORHAM 33, 36
GOWAR 59
GREENWOOD 97
HADLOW 55, 99, 100, 102
HAWKS 63, 96,104
HEWITT 87
HILDER 2, 92, 93
HODGES 61
HOOK 21; 61
HUGGINS 16, 89
JACKSON 4
JONES 82
JOYNSON 56
JUPP 62; 101
JURY 74
KEBBLE 95, 98
KEMSLEY 96, 101
KING 17, 48
KINGSNORTH 83
KNELL 102
LANE 97
LEE 22
LURCOCK 84
MANLEY 44, 45, 96
MARTIN 65, 97,99,101, 102
MOORE 70, 75, 77
PANKHURST 102
PARAMORE 102
PARKER 23, 28
PEMBLE 76
PERCEVAL 102
PERRIN 72
PERRYMAN 34
PETERS 27-29, 54, 64, 87
PETT 103
PHELPS 94
PHILLIPS 101, 102
PUDNEY 88
RANDELL 60
REED 101
ROBERTS 22
SAMPSON 101
SANDERS 102
SMITH 52
SOSBE 99, 100
SOUTHGATE 43
SQUIBS 96
TAYLOR 103
TERRY 1
THOMAS 58
THWAITES 69
TOWNSEND 90, 99
TURNER 102
TYLGHMAN 104
WAGHORN 41, 42
WALTON 82
WEATHERELL 100
WENMAN 95, 99, 102
WILSON 99
WINGATE 96, 97, 100
WOOD 101
WOODHOUSE 51
WOODING 67
WOODRUFF 15
WRAY 34, 50

Places Index
Chatham 82, 89
Cuxton 95, 101
Gloucestershire 52
Halling 23
Holborough 19
Horsham, Worcestershire 52
Ireland 95
Lodge Mr Hawkes Lodge 102
London Camden Town 81
Malling Division 14
Monte video, 
   South America 85

Northampton 82
Paddlesworth 50, 95
Snodland
Hawkes Barn 96
Holborough Court 51
South America 85
Spratts Brook Farm, Tunbridge Wells 58
Sutton Valence 19
Tunbridge Wells 58
Upper Halling 97
Worcestershire 52
Wouldham 72
General
Barge, Mr Benstead's 103
Base born 102
book ‘Snodland and its
   History’ 104
British Library 104
Captain 22
cruelly murdered 14
Drowned 103
Forced overboard by the Foresail 103
joiner 89
Kent County Constabulary 14
Lieut.R.N. 41, 42
Police Constable 14
Rector 4, 5
Rev. 104
Royal Engineers 22
Salts Mr Manleys Salts
  103
Seafaring Man 102
SEXTON'S NOTES 95
Small Pox 101
A Stranger 96, 102, 103
Master Tailor 82

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