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

Section D   lies east of Section C and again is bounded by the cemetery road on the south and the north wall, it extends to the path east of the Wyles, Norton and Peche monuments.

147.   [D 1]   Cruciform coped stone

South side
GEORGE BRINDLEY ACWORTH BORN JANUARY 29th 1830 DIED AUGUST 19th 1876

North side
CHARLOTTE EMILY ACWORTH BORN SEPT. 11th 1837 DIED JUNE 1st. 1907

ASHENDEN--- see FOREMAN

148.   [D 2]   Granite pedestal, fallen cross

IN CONSTANT MEMORY
OF
WALTER JAMES BAKER
WHO ENTERED INTO THE HIGHER LIFE
DECEMBER 22nd 1914 AGED 54 YEARS
"I know that my redeemer liveth"
AND HIS BELOVED WIFE
LOVEDAY JANE
DIED OCTOBER 2nd 1956 AGED 97 YEARS

149.   [D 3]   Standing headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY BENTHAM
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
WILLIAM WALKER BENTHAM
OF ROCHESTER
WHO DIED 24th DECEMBER 1900
IN HER 90th YEAR
ALSO
THOMAS HOLLOWAY BENTHAM
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM WALKER BENTHAM
WHO DIED 6th JANUARY 1901
IN HIS 80th YEAR

150.   [D 4]   Large ledger, stone base

IN MEMORY
OF
SARAH BUCKLEY
WIFE OF BENJAMIN BUCKLEY
FORMERLY OF OLD BROMPTON, KENT
WHO DIED ON THE 8th MARCH 1875
AT SOUTHAMPTON
ALSO THE AFORESAID
BENJAMIN BUCKLEY
WHO DIED ON THE 22nd MARCH 1876
AT SOUTHAMPTON

151.   [D 5]   Large ledger, stone base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL
SECOND SON OF
SAMUEL & HANNAH CADDEL
BORN JANUARY 1st 1810
DIED SEPTEMBER 2nd 1864
ALSO SAMUEL CADDEL
BORN NOV. 13th 1778
DIED JUNE 7th 1868
AN INHABITANT OF THIS CITY FOR
UPWARDS OF SIX [TY] YEARS
ALSO HANNAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN NOV. 24th 1782
DIED APRIL 23rd 1855
HER REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE
CATHEDRAL BURIAL GROUND
ROCHESTER
ALSO CHARLES
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN AUGUST 27th 1823
DIED JULY 23rd 1879
ALSO THOMAS
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN MARCH 25th 1807
DIED DEC. 8th 1892

152.   [D 6]   Flat headstone

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED[ WIFE ] OF
GEORGE CHAPMAN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
22nd DECEMBER 1889
AGED 70 YEARS
"[ Her children ] arise up and call her blessed"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE CHAPMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
11th JUNE 1892
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO
[   ] CHARLOTTE
[ DAUGHTER OF THE ] ABOVE
[ WHO DEPARTED ] THIS LIFE
[   ] 1915
[   ]

DRAPER---see WYLES

153.   [D 7]   Coped stone

North side
ANN MARTIN EVEREST DIED JUNE 20th 1884 AGED 83 YEARS

South side
HARRIET EVEREST DIED [   ] 1890? AGED 83 or 88 YEARS

154.   [D 8]   Classical pedestal, fluted truncated column, ivy garlands

East side
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEORGE ALFRED FILMER
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
CAROLINE FILMER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 8th 1898
AGED 33 YEAR

North side
IN PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
LIEUTENANT ALFRED
HOMEWOOD HEDGECOCK
KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE
AUGUST 1st 1918
"I shall remember him whilst the light lasts
and in the darkness I shall not forget"

West side
IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF
MY SISTER CAROLINE FILMER
WHO PASSED INTO THE HIGHER
LIFE, JANUARY 19th 1931
AGED 67 YEARS

South side
IN HAPPY MEMORY
OF
LOUISA ELLEN HOMEWOOD
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
JAMES THOMAS & ANN HOMEWOOD
DIED JULY 8th 1941
AGED 65 YEARS
CREMATED AT CHARING, KENT

155.   [D 9]   Flat, broken headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH FOREMAN
WHO DIED ON THE 15th JUNE 1884
AGED 88 YEARS
"Faithful until death"
ALSO
GEORGE BENJAMIN FINLEY
JEFFERYS
NEPHEW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 28th OCTOBER 1900
AGED 67 YEARS
MARGARET THE WIFE OF
FREDERICK ASHENDEN
AND SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 27th OCTOBER 1904
AGED 61 YEARS
EDWARD WILKINSON JEFFERYS
WHO DIED ON THE 15th JUNE 1912
AGED 80 YEARS
"Come unto me ye weary
and I will give you rest"

156.   [D 10]   Standing headstone

SACRED
TO
THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
JOHN GILES
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1889
AGED 81 YEARS
"The loss has been bitter, the sting severe
to part with him we loved so dear
the trial is oer well not complain
but trust in heaven to meet again"
ALSO MARY
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 18th 1894
AGED 85 YEARS
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EDWARD BROOKER
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 7th 1914
AGED 73 YEARS
"Rest in peace"

157.   [D 11]   Large ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MATILDA JANE
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY ANN GILES
WHO DIED 14th APRIL 1860
IN THE 26th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
MARY ANN GILES
WHO DIED 15th MAY 1872
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
WILLIAM GILES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
6th OF NOVEMBER 1874
AGED 70 YEARS

GREEN--- see WATTS

HARRIS--- see PRALL

HEDGECOCK--- see FILMER & HOMEWOOD

158.   [D 12]   Standing headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSANNAH HIDER
FOR MANY YEARS A DEVOTED WORKER IN THIS PARISH
BORN MARCH 17th 1821
DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1903
"I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness"

159.   [D 13]   Pedestal and cross

CYRIL
HUBERT JOHN HOMAN
LATE LIEUTENANT R.N.V.R.
DIED 6th AUGUST 1921
AGED 27 YEARS
HUBERT FRANKLIN HOMAN J.P.
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED 28th NOVEMBER 1937
AGED 70 YEARS

160.   [D 14]    Standing headstone    (see also FILMER)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN
WIFE OF
J.T. HOMEWOOD
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
MAY 17th 1901 AGED 64 YEARS
"Come unto me and rest"
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JAMES THOMAS HOMEWOOD
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
NOV. 8th 1908 AGED 77 YEARS
"Till the day breaks"
ALSO OF SARAH ANN WIFE OF
EDWARD HEDGECOCK
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED DEC. 23rd 1910 AGED 51 YEARS
"These are mine and I am thine"

Rear of stone
ALSO OF
JAMES THOMAS
ELDER SON OF
JAMES AND ANN HOMEWOOD
AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EMILY HOMEWOOD
WHO PASSED AWAY
SEPTEMBER 20th 1937 IN HIS 77th YEAR
"He bringeth them unto their
desired haven"

JEFFERYS--- see FOREMAN

161.   [D 15]   Standing headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
ELBOURN WILLIAM KNIGHTS
WHO DIED OCTOBER [   ] 1905
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELBOURN WILLIAM KNIGHTS
WHO DIED MARCH 13th 1917
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO
LOUISA EMILY KNIGHTS
WHO DIED 5th JUNE 1946
AGED 89 YEARS

162.   [D 16]   Flat headstone

IN REMEMBRANCE
OF
BOWER MARSH
BORN [   ] OF MARCH 1835
DIED 16th ? OF JULY 1865
[ ADA ] FRANCES MARSH
[ WIFE ] OF THE ABOVE
[ BORN ] [   ] OF JULY 1837
DIED [ ] OF JANUARY 1904
[ INTERRED AT ? ] BISHOPS STORTFORD

163.   [D 17]   Large ledger, low to ground


NORTON AND STABLE TOMB
REBECCA NORTON AND HER SISTER, ANNA, RAN A LADIES SCHOOL
IN EASTGATE HOUSE C. 1840'S. THIS SCHOOL FEATURES IN DICKENS,
"THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD".

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REBECCA NORTON
WHO DIED ON THE 23rd MAY 1861
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO OF
ANNA MARIA STABLE
SISTER OF THE ABOVE NAMED REBECCA NORTON
WHO DIED ON THE 2nd FEBRUARY 1864
AGED 77 YEARS LEAVING ISSUE ONE SON
WILLIAM HENRY STABLE
SHE WAS THE WIFE OF MR. HENRY STABLE
WHO DIED ON THE 14th NOVEMBER 1821
AGED 37 YEARS AND WAS INTERRED IN
THE CHURCH OF ST. GILES IN THE FIELDS
BLOOMSBURY, LONDON
"God hath both raised up the Lord and will
also raise up us by his own power"

164.   [D 18]   Large ledger, brick base

IN MEMORY
OF
MARTHA
WIDOW OF THE LATE
WILLIAM PECHE ESQ. R.N.
WHO DIED ON XMAS EVE 1865

165.   [D 19]   Massive granite ledger on granite base

WILLIAM PETERS ESQ.
OF WOULDHAM HALL, KENT
DIED THE 27th DAY OF JANUARY 1867
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM ELDEST SON OF
WILLIAM AND MARY PETERS
DIED THE 24th DAY OF JANUARY 1869 AGED 44
ALSO MARY PETERS WIDOW OF
THE LATE WILLIAM PETERS SENIOR
BORN JANUARY 14th 1801
DIED DECEMBER 24th 1886
ALSO MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN MARCH 30th 1822
DIED OCTOBER 25th 1893
ALSO ELLEN THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND MARY PETERS
WHO DIED AT SANDOWN 15th FEBRUARY 1917
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO HENRY PETERS
DIED 25th OF JUNE 1939 AGED 91 YEARS

166.  [D 20]   Cairn type pedestal and cross

HERBERT RICHARD PORTER
BORN OCT. 26th 1868
DIED FEB. 13th 1871
"Gods finger touched him and he slept"

167.   [D 21]   Very elaborate, tall octagonal pedestal, topped by draped urn

PRALL TOMB
AS FOUND, AFTER 20 YEARS OF NEGLECT OF THE CEMETERY

PRALL TOMB
AFTER THE CLEARANCE OF 20 YEARS GROWTH
THE PRALLS WERE SOLICITORS , TWO OF WHOM WERE
TOWN CLERKS OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER.

IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE PRALL MONUMENT IS THE
FRESHLY REPAIRED VAULT OF JAMES SMITH'S FAMILY

West side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RACHEL PRALL
WIDOW OF THE LATE JOHN PRALL
FORMERLY TOWN CLERK
OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1866
AT THE AGE OF 96? YEARS
ALSO RICHARD PRALL
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th DAY OF JAN. 1867
AT THE AGE OF 6[3]? YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM PRALL
SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN & RACHEL PRALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 18th DAY OF OCT. 1868
AT THE AGE OF 76 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN WIDOW OF
THE ABOVE RICHARD PRALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF DEC. 1871?
IN THE 72nd ? YEAR OF HER AGE
"For which cause we faint not
but though our outward man
perish yet the inward man
is renewed day by day"
Cor. 4 v 16

North side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN THOMAS PRALL
SON OF
RICHARD & MARY ANN
(PRALL)
DIED DECEMBER 30th 1874
AGED 46
ALSO
FLORENCE ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
SURGEON MAJOR F.A. HARRIS
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 18th 1897
AT DOVER AGED 36
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOHN THOMAS PRALL
DIED DEC. 24th 1905
AGED 76
"Faint yet pursuing" Job
"Be not slothful
but followers of them who
inherit the promises"

South side
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL PRALL
M.D. F.R.C.S.
OF WEST MALLING, KENT
SON OF THE LATE
RICHARD PRALL
BORN THE [   ] DEC. 1834
DIED[   ] 1881
ROBERT
POPHAM SPURWAY
CAPTAIN ROYAL [ SC]OTS
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
[   ] SPURWAY
DAUGHTER OF
[   ] PRALL
[   ]
BORN [  ]6
DIED [   ] DECEMBER 1898?
"R.I.P."

168.  [D 22]   Large ledger, brick base, partly crumbling, now (May 08) under repair

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES SMITH ESQ.
OF ST. NICHOLAS, ROCHESTER
TWENTY FIVE YEARS A MAGISTRATE FOR
THE COUNTY OF KENT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE
1st DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1861
IN THE 86th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ON THE SAME DAY, HOURS PREVIOUSLY
ISABELLA, HIS WIFE
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF THE
REV. FRANCIS ROBERT SMITH B.A.
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE DIED JUNE 10th 1873
IN THE 63rd YEAR OF HIS AGE

SPURWAY--- see PRALL

STABLE--- see NORTON

169.   [D 23]   Large ledger, ragstone base


STONE FAMILY TOMB
JOHN STONE WAS A FORMER NAVAL OFFICER
AND LATER A BANKER IN ROCHESTER HIGH STREET

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET ELIZABETH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & ANN WARTON STONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCT. 1st 1860 AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
JOHN STONE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1869
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO ANN WARTON STONE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN NOV. 26th 1804
DIED JAN. 12th 1892
"I know that my redeemer liveth"

170.   [D 24]   Large ledger, ragstone and brick base


TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PHILLIP
SON OF
CAPTAIN WILLIAM SUMMERFIELD
AND MARY ANN HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 30th 1864
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO OF
MARY ANN SUMMERFIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF JANUARY 1862
AND WAS INTERRED IN THE BURIAL
GROUND OF THE PARISH CHURCH OF
ST. MARYS, CHATHAM
ALSO OF
CAPTAIN WILLIAM SUMMERFIELD
( FATHER OF THE ABOVE )
LATE PAYMASTER OF THE 1st DEPOT
BATTALION, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF MAY 1866
AGED 65 YEARS
HAVING SERVED HIS COUNTRY ZEALOUSLY
AND FAITHFULLY UPWARDS OF 40 YEARS
ALSO OF
EMMA SUMMERFIELD
HIS SECOND DAUGHTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th OF JUNE 1885
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN SUMMERFIELD
RELICT OF THE LATE
CAPTAIN WILLIAM SUMMERFIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF OCTOBER 1892
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO
HARRIETT SUMMERFIELD
DIED 19th NOV. 1932
AGED 87 YEARS

171.   [D 25]   Large ledger, stone base

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOSEPH TUFFIL
BORN DECEMBER 21st 1818
DIED JUNE 3rd 1886
IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WAGHORN BURGE
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN OCTOBER 30th 1845
DIED MAY 23rd 1887
BURIED IN HERNE CEMETERY, KENT
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GEORGE TUFFIL
BORN JULY 21st 1841
DIED SEPTEMBER 19th 1889
IN MEMORY OF
CATHERINE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM JOSEPH TUFFIL
BORN NOVEMBER 15th 1821
DIED NOVEMBER 12th 1892
IN MEMORY OF
JOSHUA TUFFIL
BORN JUNE 6th 1844
DIED APRIL 7th 1904
IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES JOSEPH TUFFIL
BORN DECEMBER 17th 1842
DIED NOVEMBER 21st 1916

172.  [D 26]   Large ledger, stone base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR. HENRY WATTS
OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1858
AGED 25 YEARS
"Walk in the light and een the tomb
no fearful shade shall wear,
glory shall chase away its gloom
for Christ hath conquered there"

ALSO HENRY THEIR INFANT SON
DIED 3rd JANUARY 1859 AGED 14 DAYS
ALSO THE ABOVE
HENRY WATTS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1st. APRIL 1913
AGED 88 YEARS
"He giveth his beloved sleep"
ALSO ELIZA WATTS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 2nd DECEMBER 1934
"At rest"
ALSO MARIA GREEN
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st DECEMBER 1925
"Peace, perfect peace"

173.   [D 27]   Flat headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN WEBB
BORN MARCH 3rd 1803
DIED JULY 26th 1894
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

174.   [D 28]   "Standing" headstone, leaning against Smith

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIS
DIED JANUARY 20th 1864
AGED 12 WEEKS
ALSO
ARTHUR TAYLOR WILLIS
DIED MARCH 1st 1869
AGED 2 WEEKS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD WILLIS
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1890
AGED 74 YEARS
GEORGIANA PHEOBE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD WILLIS
ENTERED INTO REST MARCH 7th 1921
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO
BENJAMIN GEORGE WILLIS
ENTERED INTO REST MAY 30th 1944
AGED 85 YEARS
GEORGIANA EMILY WILLIS
BORN 2nd JUNE 1864
DIED18th AUGUST 1945

175.   [D 29]   Small tablet, same grave as above

IN SWEETEST MEMORY OF
PAMELA GEORGIANA STODDARD
DEARLY LOVED ONLY CHILD OF
H.S. & E. WILLIS
CALLED HOME FEB. 6th 1927
AGED 14 YEARS

176.   [D 30]   Red coped granite

South side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WYLES
DIED 25th APRIL 1902 AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO OF CAROLINE WYLES
DIED 10th MARCH 1916 AGED 97 YEARS
"In sure and certain hope
"
North side
ALSO OF THEIR SISTERS
ROSETTA WIFE OF THE REV. JOSEPH BUSBY DRAPER
DIED 15th MARCH 1895 AGED 74 YEARS
INTERRED AT STRENSALL, YORKS.
AND EMILY WYLES
DIED 17th FEBRUARY 1916 AGED 93 YEARS
"Until the day dawn"

End of Section D

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