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Monumental Inscriptions of St Nicholas Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Rochester
                                                                                   
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2007-08

Section A  comprises the whole area north of the main (west – east) cemetery road as far as the north wall and from the Maidstone Road to the transverse tarmac path just east of the monuments to John Ross Foord, Henry Pye and John Nightingale Boys.

1.   [A1]   Red granite, cruciform coped


AVELING TOMB SECTION A
THOMAS LAKE AVELING WAS THE SON OF THE FOUNDER OF AVELING AND PORTER,
MANUFACTURERS OF STEAM TRACTION ENGINES, ORIGINALLY BASED IN STROOD.
LAKE'S WIFE, ROSITA, DROWNED HERSELF IN THE MEDWAY AT ROCHESTER BRIDGE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROSITA MARION WIFE OF THOMAS LAKE AVELING
DIED 27th DEC. 1904
AND THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER ROSITA KATHLEEN
DIED 16th JUNE 1892
ALSO THE ABOVE THOMAS LAKE AVELING J.P. BORN 25th AUG. 1856 DIED 5th OCT. 1931

ALDERSLEY see WINCH

2.   [A2]   Flat headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ELLEN BAGNELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
18th APRIL 1879
AGED 89 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord"
ALSO GEORGE ROLFE
DIED 10th JUNE 1927
AGED 76 YEARS
[   ]
MARY ANN [   ]
[   ]

3.   [A3]   Pedestals, cross missing

East Side
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY
THE TEACHERS
SCHOLARS AND OTHER FRIENDS
OF THE ST. NICHOLAS SUNDAY SCHOOL
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF ONE
WHO FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS
(AS TEACHER AND SUPERINTENDENT)
MAIFESTED AN UNWEARIED INTEREST
IN THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS BALCOMB
WHO DIED FEB. 17th 1871
AGED 66 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
ANN ELEANOR
WIFE OF
THOMAS BALCOMB
WHO DIED 26th JULY 1882
AGED 66 YEARS

North Side
ALSO
LUCY
SISTER OF
THOMAS BALCOMB
WHO DIED 8th SEPTEMBER 1888
AGED 77 YEARS
"With Christ which is far better"

4.   [A4]   Flat headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MATILDA ELIZABETH BALDOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DAY OF FEBRUARY 1861
AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO OF
[THOMAS] BALDOCK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 8th? DAY OF JUNE 1869
AGED 42? YEARS

BALLARD see WINCH

5.   [A5]   Pedestal and fallen cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH BLACKSTOCK
WHO DIED 16th NOV. 1931
AGED 72 YEARS

6.   [A6]   Standing headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH MARY BOUCHER
BORN MAY 14th 1838
DIED JAN. 20th 1918
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZABETH MARY BOUCHER
BORN AUGUST 31st 1839
DIED FEB. 1st 1926
MARY ANN ELIZABETH
BORN SEPT. 25th 1859 DIED SEPT. 21st 1880
WILLIAM GEORGE
BORN SEPT. 12th 1863 DIED DEC. 21st 1863
FRANK
BORN NOV. 21st 1876 DIED MARCH 1st 1887
ADA LOUISE BOUCHER
DIED MARCH 19th 1923 AGED 51 YEARS
CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BOUCHER
DIED JUNE 23rd 1940 AGED 72 YEARS
MARY ANN BOUCHER
DIED MARCH 12th 1951 AGED 89 YEARS

7.   [A7]   White stone obelisk

East Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN NIGHTINGALE BOYS
WHO DIED 30th APRIL 1877
AGED 45 YEARS
"May she rest in peace"

West Side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN NIGHTINGALE BOYS
WHO DIED 26th MARCH 1882
AGED 53 YEARS

BRISTOW see KENT

8.   [A8]   Granite curbs and small headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FRANK HENRY BRITTAN
DIED 18th JANUARY 1930
AGED 81 YEARS
"Forever at rest"

BROWN see HOMAN

 

9.   [A9]   Large ledger, brick base

IN REMEMBRANCE
OF
AMELIA
WIFE OF
JAMES BUDDEN
OF CHATHAM BARRACKS
WHO DIED 17th JANUARY
1857
AGED 38 YEARS
"Is this death a quiet of the heart?
The whole of that of which we are apart,
for life is but a vision"
ALSO IN REMEMBRANCE OF
JAMES BUDDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 6th 1866
AGED 44 YEARS
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you
not as the world giveth, give I unto you"

BURTON see PARROCK

10.   [A10]   Coped stone, ragstone base

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
CAROLINE BROOKS THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOSEPH EDWARD BUTCHER OF FRINDSBURY
WHO DIED OCTOBER 21st 1875 AGED 40 YEARS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOSEPH EDWARD BUTCHER HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED OCTOBER 1st 1886 AGED 60 YEARS

 

11.   [A11]   Coped stone, ragstone base

North Side
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY CACKETT
DIED 2nd JUNE 1891
AGED 64 YEARS
"He giveth his beloved sleep"

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM HENRY CACKETT
WHO DIED 17th JULY 1882 AGED 47 YEARS
"Looking unto Jesus"

East Side
ALSO
IN
MEMORY OF THEIR SON
CHARLES EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND
OF
EMMA DORA CACKETT
BORN MAY 26th 1860
DIED NOVEMBER 26th 1898
R.I.P.

 

12.   [A12]   Large ledger, ragstone base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF
EDWARD CADDEL
BORN FEBRUARY 18th 1826
DIED SEPTEMBER 11th 1863
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD CADDEL
BORN OCTOBER 17th 1812
DIED DECEMBER 6th 1899
ALSO
MARGARET MARY CADDEL
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN FEBRUARY 11th 1856
DIED SEPTEMBER 24th 1916

 

13.   [A13]   Coped stone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARTHA CHANDLER
WHO DIED APRIL 10th 1899 AGED 68 YEARS
"Her end was peace"

14.   [A14]   Pedestal, cross missing

East Side
[   ]
ERNEST COBB
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SUNDAY JULY 19th 1891
IN HIS 49th YEAR

West Side
[   ]
WILLIAM ERNEST COBB
BORN 29th FEBRUARY 1840
AT REST 11th MARCH 1919

North Side
[   ]
ERNEST & ELIZABETH COBB
BORN MARCH 31st 1868
DIED DECEMBER 18th 1906

15.   [A15]   Curb, displaced

MARY ANN COLSON DIED 1st NOV. 1898 AGED 38 YEARS

16.   [A16]   Standing headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM THOMAS CONSTABLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN. 31st 1894
AGED 42
"Loved by all who knew him"
ALSO OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER 28th 1910
AGED 60

17.   [A17]   Pedestals and kneeling angel /  Standing headstone

IN

LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE HARRISON
COULSON
LATE OF BOUGHTON UNDER
THE BLEAN, KENT
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 15th 1884
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HENRY
COULSON NOLAN
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 26th 1890
AGED 1YEAR AND 8 MONTHS
ALSO LESLIE THOMAS
COULSON
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1905
AGED 24 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO EMMA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE HARRISON COULSON
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1916
AGED 78 YEARS
"Until the day breaks"

DALE see MARKS

DOWSING see LOTT

18.   [A18]   Curbs

South Side
URBAN DREW DIED JAN. 8th 1931

North Side
ALSO HIS WIFE ELLEN GERTRUDE DIED MARCH 29th 1940

19.   [A19]   Large ledger, brick base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES EDWARDS
WHO DIED JUNE 26th 1857
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 24th 1877
"My times are in thy hands"

20.   [A20]   Coped stone, rendered base

South Side
[   ]
ELIZA WIFE OF FREDERICK ELGAR
BORN JULY 23rd 1841 DIED JANUARY 23rd 1890
WILLIAM METCALFE ELGAR SECOND SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 16th 1904 AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE FREDERICK ELGAR
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1909 AGED 72 YEARS

North Side
ALSO RHODA SECOND WIFE OF FREDERICK ELGAR
WHO DIED JANUARY 24th 1938 AGED 91 YEARS

FILLEY see LOTT

21.   [A21]   Pedestals and cross


WILLIAM COLES – FINCH, THE ROCHESTER BORN AUTHOR OF SUCH 
WORKS  AS THE CLASSIC "WINDMILLS AND WATER MILLS OF KENT"
 I  HAD TO  CRAWL IN ON MY BACK TO RECORD THIS !

ABOVE: AS FOUND.
BELOW: PARTLY CLEARED

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM COLES FINCH
WHO PASSED AWAY
6th JUNE 1944
IN HIS 80th YEAR
ALSO EMILY SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO PASSED AWAY 17th FEBRUARY 1951
IN HER 81st YEAR
ALSO IRENE UNDINE THEIR DAUGHTER
RE-UNITED 14th JULY 1962 AGED 54 YEARS

22.   [A22]   Flat headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH FLENLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] 1866 AGED 71? [YEARS]
[ALSO] JOSEPH FLENLEY
[   ]
[WHO] DEPARTED [THIS LIFE]
[   ]
ALSO FREDERICK CHRI[STOPHER]
[   ]
APRIL [ ]
ALSO LOUISA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
J. & S. FLENLEY
DIED JULY [   ] 1909?
INTERRED AT STROOD CEMETERY
ALSO HARRIET FLENLEY
[   ]

23.   [A23]   Large, grey granite chest tomb

IN MEMORY OF
JULIA
THE WIFE OF
JOHN ROSS FOORD
WHO DIED
MARCH 8th 18886
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN ROSS FOORD
J.P. FOR THE CITY OF
ROCHESTER
WHO DIED
MAY 23rd 1902
AGED 82 YEARS

24.   [A24]    Coped stone, ragstone base

South Side
IN MOST LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR TRIGG FORDHAM
AGED 76 YEARS
WHO PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY TO HIS REST
AUGUST 9th 1892
"He feared not Man but God"
"I know whom I have believed"

North Side
ALSO OF JANE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JUNE 30th 1900
"Who loved me, and gave himself for me"
"Without me, you can do nothing"

25.   [A25]   Small headstone and tablet, derelict

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FANNY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WALTER GILL
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1923 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WALTER GILL
WHO DIED MAY 2nd 1925 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF BERNARD GILL
SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE DEC. 7th 1917
AGED 25 YEARS

26.   [A26]   Standing headstone

[   ]
JOHN JILLINGS GIRLING
BORN AUGUST 23rd 1818
DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 187[ ]
ALSO FIVE CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN INFANCY

27.   [A27]    Granite curbs and small headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLORENCE JENNIE DOLBY
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
THE REV. CANON W. J. GRAY
VICAR AND RURAL DEAN
AT REST MARCH 1st 1935
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JAMES GRAY
ARCHDEACON EMERITUS
RE-UNITED SEPTEMBER 17th 1960

28.  [A28]    Flat headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FREDERICK
THE BELOVED SON OF
JAMES & SARAH HARRINGTON
WHO DIED MAY 22nd 1890
AGED 21 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH HARRINGTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 1st 1900
AGED 66 YEARS
"Her sufferings were great, her end was peace"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JAMES HARRINGTON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 18th 1929
AGED 95 YEARS

29.   [A29]   Red granite obelisk

South Side
IN FOND MEMORY OF
MARTHA
WIFE OF WILLIAM HAYMEN
DIED 7th AUGUST 1875
IN HER 44th YEAR
AND THEIR INFANT CHILDREN
FLORENCE
AND GUY WILLIAM
ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WILLIAM HAYMEN
DIED 12th MARCH 1902
IN HIS 73rd YEAR

East Side
ALSO
CATHERINE LOUISA
HAYMEN
AT REST 6th NOV. 1957
AGED 95 YEARS

West Side
IN FOND MEMORY OF
GORDON HENRY
ELDEST SON OF
WILLIAM & MARTHA HAYMEN
DIED 22nd FEBRUARY 1881
IN HIS 23rd YEAR
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER
EDITH CAROLINE HAYMEN
DIED 16th FEBRUARY 1945
IN HER 86th YEAR

30.  [A30]   Red granite cruciform coped

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERNEST HENRY HAYMEN
BORN 12th MAY 1867 DIED 28th DECEMBER 1932

North Side
MABEL CAROLYN HAYMEN BELOVED WIFE OF ERNEST HENRY HAYMEN
BORN 17th JANUARY 1871 DIED 4th JANUARY 1942

31.   [A31]   Red granite cruciform coped

South Side
IN FOND MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PATTEN HAYMEN
BORN DECEMBER 14th 1804
DIED JULY 21st 1893

North Side
ALSO OF
CAROLINE SECOND WIFE OF W.P. HAYMEN
BORN JANUARY 31st 1830
DIED NOVEMBER 11th 1893

32.   [A32]   Coped stone

 North Side
HERE RESTS IN HOPE OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
THE BODY OF ELIZABETH JENKINS
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM HEMSLEY COMMANDER R. N.
WHO DIED 8th OF NOVEMBER 1873

South Side
ALSO THE SAME WILLIAM HEMSLEY
BORN 10th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1801
DIED 8th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1888
ALSO ELIZABETH BLAKE HEMSLEY WIDOW OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM HEMSLEY
WHO DIED 14th DECEMBER 1891

HICKSON see LAWRENCE

33.   [A33]   Cruciform coped stone

South Side
IN MEMORY OF ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN HOMAN
DIED 26th APRIL 188[5?] AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO JULIA EMMA SECOND DAUGHTER OF JOHN HOMAN
DIED 27th FEBRUARY 1933 AGED 83 YEARS

North Side
ALSO JOHN HOMAN
DIED 16th SEPTEMBER 1897 AGED 87 YEARS

34.   [A34]   Pedestals and cross

W. Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MABEL LOUISE
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
A.R. HOMAN
OF BO, SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
MR. & MRS. ROBERT LANE
DIED APRIL 19th 1923
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR ROBERT
HOMAN
HUSBAND OF
MABEL LOUISE HOMAN
WHO DIED 29th FEBRUARY 1932
AGED 45 YEARS
"Gone but not forgotten"

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ESTHER ANNIE LANE
WIFE OF
GRAINGER BROWN, THE SHEILING, COUROCK
BORN 2nd JUNE 1875 DIED 14th JUNE 1918

North Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT GEORGE LANE
WHO DIED 3rd OCTOBER 1931
AGED 63 YEARS

35.   [A35]    "Oven " type, railed

IN MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM HOMAN
WHO DIED 28th AUGUST 1885
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM JOHN
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1886
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO MARIA WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM HOMAN
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1886
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM HOMAN
WHO DIED 8th NOV. 1917
AGED 71 YEARS

36.   [A36]    Standing headstone

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
MRS. LUCY HYDE
WIFE OF
MR. THOMAS HYDE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th OF JULY 1857
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MR. THOMAS HYDE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st AUGUST 1863
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
LUCY ELIZABETH HYDE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. 23rd 1900
AGED 71 YEARS

Rear of stone
ALSO
KESANNAH HYDE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd MARCH 1878
AGED 87 YEARS

Footstone
L.H. 1857
T.H. 1863
L.E.H. 1900

37.   [A37]    Pedestal and cross

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE KENT
WHO FELL ASLEEP AUGUST 28th 1886
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO SOPHIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
PASSED AWAY MARCH 5th 1911
AGED 77 YEARS

South Side
ALSO
RALPH BRISTOW
DIED AT STAFFORD
MARCH 18th 1942 AGED 80
ALSO JULIA HIS WIFE
[   ]

38.   [A38]   Flat headstone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KETTLE
DIED 25th SEPTEMBER 1883
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO RACHEL WOOD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 19th JUNE 1887 AGED 84 YEARS
"The Lord our righteousness"
ALSO AMELIA WHITY STONE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 4th AUGUST 1893 AGED 57 YEARS
"Thy will be done"

39.   [A39]   Coped, railed

North Side
TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA AGNES KNIGHTON
FORMERLY OF EASTGATE HOUSE, ROCHESTER
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM KNIGHTON LL D
LATE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
IN OUDE, INDIA
SHE WAS BORN IN CALCUTTA 1929
AND DIED AT SYDENHAM 1882
DISTINGUISHED AS A POETESS AND ESSAYIST
FOUND TIME TO MAKE HER HUSBAND HAPPY AND HER CHILDREN GOOD

South Side
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDGAR JAMES KNIGHTON
SON OF WILLIAM KNIGHTON AND LOUISA AGNES
WHO DIED AT EASTGATE HOUSE, ROCHESTER
ON THE 1st OF JULY 1868
AGED SIXTEEN YEARS AND FIVE MONTHS

40.   [A40]    Small headstone, fallen

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAUD AMELIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
FREDERICK KNOTT
WHO DIED 24th MAY 1929
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
FREDERICK KNOTT
WHO DIED 19th MAY 193[  ]
AGED 76 YEARS

41.   [A41]    Grey granite pedestal and cross

E. Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA JANE
DAUGHTER OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH LANE
BORN JULY 17th 1871
DIED APRIL 17th 1896
ALSO THE ABOVE
ROBERT LANE
WHO DIED OCT. 2nd 1924
AGED 82 YEARS

North Side
TO THE MEMORY OF
WALTER
YOUNGER SON OF
ROBERT AND ELIZABETH LANE
WHO DIED IN FRANCE
31st MARCH 1918
AGED 40 YEARS
"His Country Called"

42.   [A42]   Flat headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOSEPH LAWRENCE
DIED THE 19th JUNE 1885
AGED 64 YEARS
"For we are saved by hope"
ALSO MARIANNE HICKSON
THE BELOVED NIECE OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 25th JANUARY 1889
AGED 32 YEARS
"The weary are at rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
JOSEPH LAWRENCE
DIED THE 4th DECEMBER 1891
AGED 72 YEARS
"Requiscat in Pace"

43.   [A43]    Large, polished grey granite standing headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH
WIDOW OF THE LATE
WILLIAM LOTT
FORMERLY OF EASTGATE, ROCHESTER
WHO DIED AT CHATHAM
ON THE 10th OF MAY 1858
AGED 84 YEARS
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
ALSO
CAROLINE AMELIA
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES LOTT
WHO FELL ASLEEP ON THE 30th OF DECEMBER 1892
AGED 43 YEARS
"Not lost but gone before"
ALSO
IN SACRED AND EVERLASTING MEMORY
OF THE ABOVE
CHARLES LOTT
WHO WAS CALLED TO REST ON SUNDAY
THE 12th OF FEBRUARY 1899
AGED 83 YEARS
"He looked for a city which hath foundations
whose builder and maker is God"
"Peace, perfect Peace"
ALSO MARY ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ALFRED HENRY FILLEY
AND NIECE OF THE ABOVE CHARLES LOTT
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JANUARY 27th 1904
AGED 53 YEARS
"God’s finger touched them and they slept"

44.   [A44]   Coped stone

North Side
FREDERICK LOTT, GENT.
BORN FEBY. 27th 1819
DIED NOV. 15th 1901

South Side
IN MEMORY OF
SUSANNA DOWSING
WHO DIED THE 2nd OF SEPTEMBER 1894
AGED 60 YEARS

45.   [A45]    Standing headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANNA ELIZABETH MADDOCKS
WIFE OF W. C. MADDOCKS
LATE OF EAST PECKHAM
WHO DIED 30th DECEMBER 1899
AGED 71 YEARS
"Not lost but gone before"
ALSO
JAMES JOHN ROBERTS
WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1908
AGED 46 YEARS

46.   [A46]   Flat headstone

[   ]
SAMUEL MARKS
DIED AT ROCHESTER 4th DECEMBER 1885
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO SARAH MARKS
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED AT HONITON, DEVON 11th JAN. 1898
AGED 76 YEARS
[   ]
IN MEMORY OF MY DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND
ALFRED DALE
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE SAMUEL MARKS
WHO PASSED AWAY MOST PEACEFULLY
9th JANY. 1903 AGED 77 YEARS
"At rest with thee in heaven at last"
ALSO MARY ANN DALE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 25th MARCH 1914
AGED 86 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"

47.   [A47]   Pedestal and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE MOORE
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZA ANN MOORE
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 13th 1905 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA ANN MOORE
DIED MARCH 5th? 1954 AGED 89 YEARS

48.   [A48]   Flat headstone, broken and displaced

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FANNY CLARA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WILLIAM PARR
OF ROCHESTER
LATE OF CHESHUNT, HERTFORDSHIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd OF NOVEMBER 1856
IN THE 33rd YEAR OF HER AGE

49.   [A49]    Pedestals, cross missing

South Side
HANNAH PARROCK
WHO DIED APRIL 21st 1912
AGED 87 YEARS

West Side
ARTHUR PARROCK
WHO DIED DECEMBER 29th 1909
AGED 90 YEARS

East Side
HANNAH BURTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 15th 1892
AGED 92 YEARS

North Side
MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF HANNAH BURTON
WHO DIED FEBY. 11th 1898

50.   [A50]    Large ledger, low to ground

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. ROBERT PENN
DIED SEPTEMBER 27th 1857
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO OF
MRS. ANN PENN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY [   ] 1870
AGED [   ]
[ALSO]
GEORGE HENRY PENN
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED [   ]
[   ]

51.   [A51]   Curbs and small headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LOUIE (LULU) PETLEY
WHO PASSED AWAY 7th AUG. 1922
IN HER 18th YEAR
BELOVED AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND LOUISA PETLEY
ALSO THE ABOVE
LOUISA
WHO DIED 29th APRIL 1943
CHARLES RICHARD KINGSFORD PETLEY
WHO DIED 7th NOV. 1948
AGED 74 YEARS

52.   [A52]    Pedestals and cross

E. Side
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ANN PILCHER
WHO DIED OCTOBER 16th 1907
AGED 73 YEARS
"Loved by all who knew him"
ALSO THE ABOVE MARY ANN PILCHER
WHO DIED 11th FEBRUARY 1912 AGED 85 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THEIR SON ERNEST CHARLES PILCHER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST JANUARY 15th 1936 AGED 59 YEARS
"God is Love"
ALSO THEIR SON
FREDERICK ROBERT PILCHER
WHO DIED 15th DECEMBER 1926
AGED 45 YEARS

53.   [A53]   Curbs and small headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
SIDNEY ISAAC PRITCHETT
MRCS (ENG), LRCP (LOND), DPH (ENG)
MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH
FOR THIS CITY FROM 1901 TO 1934
WHO DIED ON THE 20th MARCH 1936
AGED 70 YEARS

54.   [A54]    Large red granite obelisk


THE OBELISK IS THAT OF HENRY PYE, DIED 1909,  THE ANGEL 
TO EDWARD TREMAIN, WAS UNDETECTABLE, EVEN FEET
 AWAY UNTIL THE UNDERGROWTH WAS FINALLY CLEARED !

IN MEMORIA
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF HENRY PYE
OF ST. MARY’S HALL, HOO
WHO DIED AT BOLEY HILL, ROCHESTER
DECEMBER 4th 1880
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY PYE
J.P. FOR THE COUNTY OF KENT
DIED JULY 23rd 1909
AGED 85

ROBERTS see MADDOCKS

ROLFE see BAGNELL

55.   [A55]   Small ledger

IN MEMORY OF
MARY GERTRUDE SHUTE
BORN AT BANGALORE, INDIA JULY 30th 1878
DIED AT BOLEY HILL HOUSE, ROCHESTER
JUNE 15th 1879

56.   [A56]    Standing headstone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN GODFREY SMITH
FOR 17 YEARS PARISH CLERK AND VERGER
OF ST. NICHOLAS PARISH
WHO DIED 31st DECEMBER 1877
AGED 51 YEARS
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY A FEW FRIENDS
IN TOKEN OF THEIR RESPECT
ALSO BETSY ANN SMITH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 2nd MAY 1889
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SMITH
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th MARCH 1861
AGED 17 YEARS

57.   [A57]    Coped stone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY SHARLAND STAMPER
WHO DIED
THE 30th DAY OF DECEMBER 1879
[   

58.   [A58]    Square classical limestone, coped top


JOSEPH STAPLE
JOSEP STAPLE, AN OIL AND COLOURMAN OF CHATHAM,
LEFT £100, IN TRUST, TO THE VICAR AND CHURCHWARDENS OF
ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF HIS GRAVE !

West Side
IN AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
ISABELLA
WIFE OF
JOSEPH STAPLE
OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1858
IN HER 38th YEAR
"Blessed are
the pure in heart for
they shall see
God"

South Side
ALSO
THE SAID
JOSEPH STAPLE
WHO DIED 20th FEBRUARY 1877
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND WHO BY HIS WILL BEQUEATHED
ONE HUNDRED POUNDS [   ] THREE
PER CENTS TO THE VICAR AND
CHURCHWARDENS OF ST. NICHOLAS,
ROCHESTER IN TRUST TO KEEP
HIS GRAVE AND STONE IN ORDER
AS THEREIN DIRECTED AND TO
PAY THE SURPLUS IN TRUST TO
THE SAINT NICHOLAS CHURCH
SUNDAY SCHOOL

49.   [A59]    Standing headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM SYMS
BORN 11th NOVEMBER 1820
DIED 15th APRIL 1894
SECRETARY AND ENGINEER
OF THE
ROCHESTER GAS COMPANY
FROM 1857
ALSO OF
PHOEBE
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
BORN 18th JANUARY 1818
DIED 6th DECEMBER 1903

60.   [A60]    Coped red granite

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
DIED 14th DECEMBER 1912 IN HER 57th YEAR
"At Rest"
ALSO SARAH TAYLOR
DIED 12th SEPTEMBER 1922 AGED 73 YEARS
"The memory of the just is blessed"

North Side
ALSO GEORGE PARAMOR TAYLOR
DIED 3rd MAY 1923 AGED 76 YEARS

61.   [A61]   Tall classical pedestal surmounted by an angel

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD TREMAIN
WHO DIED
THE 17th OF NOVEMBER
1892
IN HIS 81st YEAR
"Thy will be done"
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF MARCH 1903
AGED 83 YEARS
"Peace, perfect Peace"
"We shall meet again"

62.   [A62]   Flat headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN JAMES TRUEMAN
OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 4th 1890
IN THE 72nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO AMELIA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 27th 1896
IN HER 75th YEAR
"And they shall see his face"
ALSO EMMA AMELIA HOGG
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1914
AGED 67 YEARS

63.   [A63]    Pedestals and cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
JAMES C. TRUEMAN
WHO PASSED AWAY OCT. 16th 1909
AGED 64
ALSO ELLEN TRUEMAN
WHO PASSED AWAY DEC. 11th 1953
AGED 97 YEARS
ALSO
MY DEAR CHILDREN
EVA AGED 9 MONTHS
AND
CECIL AGED 3 MONTHS

64.   [A64]    Large ledger, brick and stone base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MERCY TURPIN
BORN 30th JANUARY 1786
DIED 3rd NOVEMBER 1869

65.   [A65]   Flat headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
GEORGE JOHN ALEXANDER WADY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER 2nd 1879
AGED 69 YEARS
[   ]
ALSO ELIZA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 22nd 1883
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA JANE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES WADY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 6th 1894
AGED 46 YEARS

66.   [A66]    Pedestal, cross fallen

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
PERCY WATERHOUSE
WHO DIED SUDDENLY
DECEMBER 6th 1891
AGED 30 YEARS
"The Lord gave, and the Lord
taketh away, blessed be the
name of the Lord"

67.   [A67]    Pedestal, cross fallen

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS HENRY WIDGER
DIED MAY 24th 1906
AGED 43 YEARS
"At Rest"

68.   [A68]    Flat headstone

IN
LOVING
REMEMBRANCE OF
SARAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE FRANCIS WILLIAMS
WHO DIED MAY 13th 1878
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE FRANCIS WILLIAMS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 8th 1890
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH
THE SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
GEORGE FRANCIS WILLIAMS
WHO DIED JUNE 4th 1898
AGED 66 YEARS

69.   [A69]   Standing headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
SOPHIA WALSH WILLIS
DAUGHTER OF THE REV. N. WILLIS
FORMERLY DIRECTOR OF RATH BOURNEY
IRELAND
DIED 28th MAY 1878
AGED 21
[   ]
ALSO OF HER SISTER
FRANCES DEBAVEL WILLIS
DIED 21st? APRIL 1884
AGED 21

70.   [A70]   Pedestal

HENRY
RICHARD NICHOLAS
WILSTEAD
WHO DIED 29th NOVEMBER 1907
AGED 51 YEARS
"Rest in the Lord"
"Until the day breaks"
ALSO ELIZABETH WILSTEAD
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th MARCH 1931
AGED 71 YEARS

71.   [A71]    Large ledger, ragstone base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNAH DAUGHTER OF EDWARD AND ELIZA WINCH
OF CHATHAM WHO DIED ON THE 2nd DAY OF JUNE 1863 AGED 8 YEARS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF HENRY WINCH
OF LONDON (SON OF THE ABOVE EDWARD AND ELIZA)
WHO DIED ON THE 27th DAY OF APRIL 1866 AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES WIDOW OF EDMUND ALDERSLEY
OF STROOD, KENT (MOTHER OF THE ABOVE MARY WINCH)
WHO DIED ON THE 28th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1869? AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO EDWARD BALLARD
WHO DIED ON THE 5th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1882 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ELIZA WIFE OF THE ABOVE EDWARD BALLARD
WHO DIED ON THE 15th DAY OF OCTOBER 1884 IN HER 90th YEAR
ALSO HENRY WINCH
SON OF THE ABOVE NAMED MARY WINCH
WHO DIED ON THE 27th OF JANUARY 1917 AGED 54 YEARS

72.   [A72]   Standing headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE
[WRIGHT?]
DIED [   ] JANUARY 188[ ]
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO
FREDERICK THOMAS WRIGHT MRCS
WHO DIED ON THE 16th NOVEMBER 1926
AGED 90 YEARS

73.   [A73]    Curbs and small fallen headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SARAH ELIZABETH
THE WIFE OF EDWARD H. WRIGHT
WHO FELL ASLEEP 12th NOV. 1937

74.   [A74]   Very large chest tomb, isolated, close to Maidstone road
                        Worn ledger on top of this tomb, inscription identical to panels on South side


YATES FAMILY TOMB
JOHN YATES WAS VARIOUSLY, SECRETARY OF A STEAM SHIP COMPANY,
FARMER AND LIMEBURNER, (THE LATTER IN WOULDHAM).

THIS TOMB STANDS ISOLATED FROM THE REST OF THE CEMETERY,
CLOSE TO THE MAIDSTONE ROAD. THIS WAS PROBABLY AN EXPENSIVE
POSITION. DID THE YATES FAMILY SEEK THE ATTENTION OF PASSERS BY ?

South Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES YATES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN YATES
OF LEE AND WOULDHAM IN THIS COUNTY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 10th OF MAY 1863
IN THE 64th YEAR OF HER AGE
"Her end was peace"

ALSO OF JOHN YATES ESQ.
HUSBAND OF FRANCES YATES
WHO DIED AT RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT 11th JANUARY 1876
AGED 78 YEARS
BELOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM AND DEEPLY
MOURNED BY HIS SORROWING WIDOW ELIZA YATES
"I know that my Redeemer liveth"

West Side
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH PHOEBE YATES
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
JOHN & FRANCES YATES
BORN APRIL 22nd 1823
DIED APRIL 7th 1889

 

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