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Some Monumental Inscriptions in St Nicholas Church, Rochester, Burial ground in Castle Moat
                                                                               Transcribed by D. E. WILLIAMS February 2017


Burials in Rochester Castle moat, adjacent to St Nicholas Church, from the South-West

The headstones, and one ledger, (Edwards and Finch), are on the north wall and the other ledgers are grouped together, the Wildash stone is somewhat detached, to the north west. St. Nicholas church is in the centre, behind the trees, with the Cathedral on the right.
   The Maidstone Journal, 24th may 1842, has a brief note concerning Rochester, "in levelling a part of the ditch of Rochester Castle, to form an additional burying ground for St Nicholas parish, the workmen during the last week, have excavated a number of sculls , & other human bones a few feet below the surface. The date of the deposit of these remains is subject of interesting conjecture." So, we have a date of 1842 for the establishment of this ground, which remained in use, for new graves, until the opening of St Nicholas cemetery in 1856
   The earliest date, on two monuments , ( apart from a cenotaphic one), is 1843.
   One of the ledgers, (Wavell), is definitely in situ but others may not be, some are rather too close to each other.
   The Royal Engineers' Museum and Library holds photographs taken in Rochester, c. 1869, by the royal engineers' photographic section. One is a very clear view of the moat burial ground. At that date, there were considerably more monuments than exist today, it is very likely that when the ground was cleared by the local authority, probably in the early 1960's, many of the monuments were destroyed, this is reinforced by the fact that the surviving headstones, more or less, fit the space available on the wall, (the castle walls probably could not be used for this purpose). The few gaps probably mark the position of crumbled headstones? There is a poor record of local authority involvement in the 1960's, for instance, at St Mary Magdalene, Gillingham, over 500 monuments were destroyed. Fortunately, a first class transcription of all the churchyard monuments was made by Captain Connolly, R.E. in 1862, and re-transcribed, by the present writer, with wills and other notes added and are now on the Kent Archaeological Society web site.

D. E. Williams
Borstal, Rochester
February 17th 2017

The numbers of the headstones (and one ledger) in [ ] brackets, refer to their position on the wall, east to west. Some monuments are very eroded and most headstones are partly buried. Missing details come from the burial registers. All are listed below in alphabetical order.

1.  [1]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOSEPH & MARIA ANDERSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE [           ] OCTOBER 1855
[AGED] [20 ] YEARS
ALSO [JOSEPH] ANDERSON
[WHO DEPARTED] THIS LIFE
[ON THE] [    ] FEBRUARY ] 1856
[AGED 45 YEARS]

1851 CENSUS, JOSEPH ANDERSON, MASTER PIPEMAKER, THE COMMON, EMPLOYING 3 MEN AND 3 APPRENTICES.

2.  [2]  ILLEGIBLE HEADSTONE

 

3.   [ - ]   LEDGER

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLES SAMUEL
SON OF
JAMES ATKINS R. N.
AND HANNAH HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] OF APRIL 1848
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[THE] [    ] OF DECEMBER 1854
IN HIS 37th YEAR

4.  [ - ]   LEDGER

BENEATH THIS STONE
LIE THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
HENRY BENNETT
CASHIER OF THE ROCHESTER
AND CHATHAM SAVINGS BANK
HE DIED ON THE 18th DECEMBER
1852
AGED 75 YEARS

5.   [13]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY DENT
THE BELOVED SON OF
THOMAS AND ELIZABETH DENT
OF SOUTH FERRIBY, LINCOLNSHIRE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AT ROCHESTER
ON THE 17th OF MARCH 1856
AGED 18 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS
"[                                      ]the Ground"

6.   [8]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ELIZA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN CHRISTOPHER DREYHEL[LER]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[ON] THE 12th DAY OF FEBRUARY [1848]
IN THE 36th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO ................?.............................?

7.   [19]     LEDGER, ON NORTH WALL UPRIGHT, PART BURIED

[                                       ]
MARY ANN EDWARDS
[WHO] DEPARTED [THIS LIFE]
[ON THE] [    ] DAY [OF SEPTEMBER] 1842
AGED 5 YEARS
[ALSO] MARY FINCH
[WHO DIED [    ] FEBRUARY 1851]
[AGED 75 YEARS]

FINCH SEE EDWARDS

8.   [18]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES LUFF FREELAND
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th? OF JUNE 1843
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO OF ANN FREELAND
[MOTHER?] OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPART]ED THIS LIFE
[THE] [    ] OF MARCH 1845]
[AGED 74 YEARS]

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 27th FEBRUARY 1843
ANN FREELAND, WIDOW, WHARFAGE AND HOY BUSINESS.
FIRST, ALL DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, PAID.
   TO DAUGHTERS, HARRIET AND SOPHIA, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA, VESSEL CALLED "BARGE OWNER'S DELIGHT", HORSES, WAGONS,    ?    , BUSINESS, READY MONEY, INVESTMENTS , DEBTS AND REST OF ESTATE AND EFFECTS.
   FRIEND STEPHEN STEELE OF STROOD, SURGEON AND JOHN COLES OF ROCHESTER, BROKER ARE EXECUTORS.
   WITNESSES: GEORGE ACWORTH, SOLICITOR, ROCHESTER AND ALFRED MORGAN, HIS CLERK.
   PROVED 12th APRIL 1845 POWER RESERVED TO STEPHEN STEELE.

1838 PIGOT DIRECTORY, ANN FREELAND, BARGE OWNER, FREELAND WHARF.

9.   [ - ]   LEDGER

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK SON OF
DAVID & LOUISA FREELAND
WHO DIED THE 8th OF MARCH 1847
AGED 6 YEARS
ALSO OF LOUISA ROSE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 12th OF MARCH 1848
AGED 1 YEAR AND 9 MONTHS
ALSO
LOUISA FREELAND
WIFE OF
DAVID FREELAND
WHO DIED THE 6th OF APRIL 1871
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
DAVID FREELAND
WHO DIED THE 6th OF DEC 1891
AGED 82 YEARS

DAVID FREELAND AND HIS SISTERS, HARRIET AND SOPHIA ,WERE IN THE WHARFAGE AND HOY BUSINESS BUT IN 1853 WERE RECORDED IN THE GAZETTE AS BEING IMPRISONED AS INSOLVENT DEBTORS. IN THE 1881 CENSUS, DAVID FREELAND IS COLLECTOR OF THE CITY DUES.

10.   [ 9]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR CALEB FURRELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF DECEMBER 1852
[IN THE 42nd] YEAR OF HIS AGE
[                                     ]
[                                     ]

FURRELL WAS ELECTED AS PARISHIONERS' CHURCHWARDEN..HE WAS COLLECTOR OF THE BOROUGH RATES FROM 1844 45. WEST KENT GUARDIAN

GRAHAM SEE WAVELL

11.   [16]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
RICHARD HART ESQ.
LATE LIEUT. COL. IN THE ARMY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 1843
AGED 81 YEARS
"[                   ] Poor and Needy but
[                                                 ]
[                                      ] HART
[                                                         ]
[                   ]

12.   [4].   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH BRIDGES JENNER
WIFE OF
GEORGE JENNER
[WHO DIED [    ] DECEMBER 1855]
[AGED 65 YEARS]

13.   [6]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT JOHNS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 29th DAY OF JULY 1849
AGED 50 YEARS

JOHNS WAS A BRAZIER AND TIN PLATE WORKER, 1838 PIGOT DIRECTORY AND 1841 CENSUS.

14.   [5]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND [            ] LAMB
[WHO DIED [ ] MARCH 1852]
[AGED 17 YEARS]

JAMES (BENJAMIN)? LAMB, HAIRDRESSER, 1838 PIGOT DIRECTORY

15.   [12]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ABRAHAM LESTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 8th DAY OF JULY 18[47]
AGED 60 YEARS

LESTER WAS A BUTCHER, 1841 CENSUS.

16.  [ - ]   LEDGER

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
EMMA ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES & JANE ANN LESTER
WHO DIED THE 16th OF SEPTEMBER
1851 AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY ANN DAUGHTER OF
JAMES & MARY ANN LESTER
WHO DIED THE 30th? OF MARCH 1860
AGED 60 YEARS
[ALSO] SARAH SECOND WIFE
[OF] JAMES LESTER
WHO DIED THE 30th OF JU[NE] [1865]
[AGED] 74 YEARS
ALSO [F]REDERICK
[SON] OF THE ABOVE
[CHARLES] & JANE ANN [LESTER]
[WHO DIED THE [   ]] OF [AUGUST 1869]
[AGED] [24?] YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES LESTER
[WHO DIED THE [    ] OF] NOVEMBER [1872]
[AGED 63 ? YEARS]
ALSO [JA]NE AN[N]
[WIFE OF TH]E ABOVE
[CHARLES] LES[TER]
[BORN [    ] ] NOVEMBER [1806?]
[DIED [                 ] ]EMBER [1890]

CHARLES LESTER WAS A BUTCHER, VARIOUS DIRECTORIES AND CENSUS.
HE AND HIS UNCLE, ABRAHAM, ABOVE, WERE TRAVELLING TO WROTHAM, WHEN THEY DISCOVERED THE BODY OF ROBERT DADD AT COBHAM, IN 1843, WHERE HE HAD BEEN MURDERED BY HIS MENTALLY ILL SON, THE ARTIST RICHARD DADD.

17.   [10]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN [M]OODIE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 27th DAY [OF] DECEMBER 1844
AGED 72 YEARS]

MOODIE WAS A TAILOR, 1841 CENSUS AND 1838 PIGOT DIRECTORY

18.   [14]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR JOHN SCOTT
WHO DIED IN JESUS THE 16th OF JULY 1847
AGED [69 ] [YEA]RS
ALSO OF AN[N WIFE OF ] THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [THE 16th OF NO]VEMBER 1852
[AGED] [77 ] [YEAR]S

ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF ROCHESTER WILL DATED 28th SEPTEMBER 1819
JOHN SCOTT, MASTER MARINER OF 148 PENNINGTON STREET, ST. GEORGE IN THE EAST, MIDDLESEX.
   FIRST ALL DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS TO BE PAID.
   TO WIFE, ANN, HIS SHIPS, VESSELS, SHARES OF SHIPS, MONEY, INVESTMENTS AND ALL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE, ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA, BOOKS, PICTURES, DEBTS, ABSOLUTELY. NOT TO BE LIABLE TO THE DEBTS, POWER OR CONTROL OF THEIR CHILDREN, SHE HAS DISCRETION TO MAKE PROVISION OR ASSIST THEIR CHILDREN. ANN IS EXECUTOR.
   WITNESSES: JAMES ASHBUTT AND ELIZABETH HUNTER.
   PROVED AT ROCHESTER WHERE HE HAD LIVED IN ST. NICHOLAS PARISH FOR ABOUT 14 YEARS.
   VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS LESS THAN 1,500

ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF ROCHESTER WILL DATED 29th JULY 1847
ANN SCOTT, WIDOW, OF ST. NICHOLAS.
   ALL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE TO DAUGHTER, MARY SCOTT, ABSOLUTELY, MARY IS EXECUTOR.
   WITNESSES: WILLIAM WEBB HAYWARD, JOHN BABERTON ? AND JOHN NEWLYN, ALL OF ROCHESTER.
   PROVED 18th APRIL 1853 VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS, LESS THAN 800

19.   [ - ]   LEDGER

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ALICIA STUART
WIFE OF LT.? COL. GEO. [STUART]
WHO DIED [MARCH [    ] 1847]
[AGED 63 ? YEARS]
?
[ALSO]
[GEORGE STUART]
[WHO DIED [    ] JUNE 1860]
[AGED 74 YEARS

GEORGE STUART DIED AT PAINSWICK, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

20.   [11]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
[WILL]IAM KELLY SMITH
[WHO DIED [    ] JUNE 1847]
[AGED 63 YEARS]
------------------Ground Level-------------
[ALSO THE ABOVE]
[WILLIAM KELLY SMITH]
[WHO DIED [    ] JULY 1851]
[AGED 70 YEARS]

21.   [7]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL TASSELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 30th DAY OF JUNE 1849
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF SUSANNAH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. [    ] 1851
[AGED 73 YEARS]

TASSELL WAS A SHIPWRIGHT, 1841 CENSUS.

22.   [15]   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH ANN
WIFE OF
SAMUEL [HUBB]ARD WADE
[WHO DEPARTED]THIS LIFE
[                      ] SEPTEMBER 1844
[AGED 25 YEARS]

SAMUEL HUBBARD WADE, BASKET MAKER, GRAVEL WALK.

23.  [3]   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
DAVID GREENFIELD GORDON WATT
SHIPWRIGHT AND LAMENTED
SON OF DAVID AND SARAH WATT
AND NATIVE OF SOUTHWICK
IN THE COUNTY OF DURHAM
WHO FELL FROM THE BRIG
[WEST K]ENT OF A[     ] AT
[ROCHEST]ER AND WAS
[DROWNED] [13th ] JUNE 1852]
[AGED 36 YEARS]

ROCHESTER GAZETTE, 22nd JUNE 1852
"ACCIDENTAL DEATH A JURY WAS EMPANNELLED AT THE QUEEN'S ARMS PUBLIC HOUSE, ST. NICHOLAS, ON MONDAY, BEFORE J. LEWIS, ESQ., CORONER, TO INQUIRE INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING THE DEATH OF DAVID GREENFIELD GORDON WATT, CARPENTER, BELONGING TO THE "WEST KENT" BRIG, WHO LOST HIS LIFE BY FALLING OVERBOARD FROM THAT SHIP, WHILST LYING IN BRIDGE REACH ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.
   SAMUEL MUSK, MATE OF THE VESSEL, DEPOSED THAT DECEASED WAS WITH HIM IN THE CABIN A FEW MINUTES BEFORE ELEVEN O'CLOCK ON SUNDAY MORNING AND LEFT HIM TO GO ON DECK; WHEN SHORTLY AFTERWARDS HE HEARD AN ALARM GIVEN THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE OVERBOARD. WITNESS HASTENED UPSTAIRS, BUT ALL HE SAW WAS A CAP ON THE WATER. HE OBTAINED GRAPPLING IRONS, AND ABOUT AN HOUR ELAPSED WHEN HE DRAGGED THE DECEASED UP A FEW YARDS FROM THE BRIG'S STERN, LIFE, OF COURSE, WAS EXTINCT.
   DECEASED WAS QUITE SOBER WHEN HE LEFT THE CABIN, AND WITNESS SAID HE HAD NOT THE LEAST REASON TO SUPPOSE THAT HE GOT INTO THE RIVER OTHERWISE THAN BY ACCIDENT.
   ANOTHER WITNESS DEPOSED THAT HE SAW THE DECEASED GET INTO THE BOAT ASTERN THE BRIG, AND ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AFTERWARDS HEARD HIM CALL OUT, AND ON LOOKING, SAW HIM IN THE WATER TRYING TO LAY HOLD ON THE BOAT'S PAINTER, IN WHICH, HOWEVER, HE DID NOT SUCCEED, BUT IMMEDIATELY SUNK BEFORE ANY ASSISTANCE COULD BE RENDERED.
   VERDICT - "ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED" THE DECEASED CAME FROM SUNDERLAND AND WAS ABOUT 36 YEARS OF AGE"

ON THE SAME PAGE, A NOTICE OF SHIPS ARRIVING IN ROCHESTER ON THE 12th OF JUNE, INCLUDING THE "WEST KENT", FROM SHIELDS, OWNED BY MONTAGUE.

24.   [ - ]   LEDGER

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS ANN WAVELL
WIDOW OF THE
REV. WILLIAM WAVELL B.A.
OF CRICKLADE, WILTSHIRE
WHO DIED AT THE FREE SCHOOL,
ROCHESTER DECEMBER 3rd 18[47]
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY ANN
HER ELDEST DAUGHTER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
REV. JOHN GRAHAM M.A.
WHO DIED APRIL 15th 183[4]
AGED 24 YEARS
WHOSE REMAINS LIE INTERRED
IN THE CHURCHYARD OF IVER, BUCKS.

(Long Gap)

"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 15th NOVEMBER 1845
ANN WAVELL, WIDOW OF THE REV. WILLIAM WAVELL OF CRICKLADE, WILTSHIRE, BUT NOW OF ST. NICHOLAS, ROCHESTER.
   APPOINTS SON IN LAW, REV. JOHN GRAHAM OF ROCHESTER AND FRIEND EDWARD EWER OF CRICKLADE, ESQUIRE, TRUSTEES AND EXECUTORS.
   ALL HOUSEHOLD GOODS, FURNITURE, BOOKS, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA, CLOTHES, JEWELS, TRINKETS, TO DAUGHTER, MARIA WAVELL, ABSOLUTELY.
   TO JOHN GRAHAM, 50 AND ANOTHER 50, UPON TRUST, FOR HIM TO USE AT HIS DISCRETION TOWARDS THE PROMOTION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH; TO EDWARD EWER, 19 GUINEAS.
   LAND AT CRICKLADE, GREAT AND LITTLE COMMON GROUND, TELLAR'S GROUND, RUTTER'S GROUND, MOUNT GALLOP GROUND, NESBIT'S GROUND BROODICK'S ? GROUND AND CHELWORTH GREEN, ALL TOGETHER ABOUT 66 ACRES AND BUILDINGS ON THESE GROUNDS, NOW OR LATE OCCUPIED BY [           ] WILLS?, [           ] BLAKE, WILLIAM POULTON, [           ] SKINNER, [           ] GREENWOOD AND [           ] BULGER?, TO HER TRUSTEES, UPON TRUST. OUT OF THE RENTS THEY TO PAY FROM TIME TO TIME, TO HER BROTHER, WILLIAM POULTON, OF CALROT ?, CRICKLADE, AN ANNUITY OF 40 FOR LIFE. THE SURPLUS TO DAUGHTER, MARIA FOR HER LIFE. AFTER MARIA'S DEATH, UPON TRUST, FOR HER CHILDREN. IF MARIA HAS NO CHILDREN, THEN UPON TRUST, FOR GEORGE, SON OF HER LATE BROTHER, CHARLES WALTER POULTON AND FOR CHARLES AND ARTHUR SONS OF HER LATE BROTHER JOSEPH POULTON, FOR EVER, EQUALLY SHARED. TO HER SISTER IN LAW, ELIZABETH WIFE OF LATE BROTHER CHARLES, 200; TO NIECES, MARY, GEORGIANA, JANE AND MARIA, DAUGHTERS OF LATE BROTHER, CHARLES, 200 EACH.
   TRUSTEES CAN, WITH CONSENT OF DAUGHTER, SELL PARTS OF REAL ESTATE.
   TO TRUSTEES UPON TRUST, TWO SUMS OF 700 AND 850 IN THE 3% BANK ANNUITIES, 700 AND 850 TO BE INVESTED IN PUBLIC FUNDS, THE OTHER 700 TO BE DIVIDED INTO 7 PARTS, INTEREST OF 3/7 TO NEPHEW CHARLES WELLS SON OF SISTER MARY WELLS, 1/7 TO NIECE AMELIA WELLS, 1/7 FOR NIECE, MARY WELLS, 1/7 FOR NIECE ANN WELLS, THE REMAINING 1/7 TO CAROLINE WELLS, ALL DAUGHTERS OF SISTER MARY WELLS.
THE 850, UPON TRUST, FOR BENEFIT OF THE CHILDREN OF BROTHER IN LAW, ARTHUR WAVELL (USUALLY CALLED GENERAL WAVELL), WHO ARE LIVING AT TIME OF HER DAUGHTER'S DEATH.
   THE OTHER 700, UPON TRUST, FOR BENEFIT OF GEORGE DANE, SON OF LATE SISTER MARIA DANE AND HIS 3 SISTERS, EQUALLY SHARED.
   RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE TO DAUGHTER MARIA.
   WITNESSES: G.H. DRAWBRIDGE, M.D., ROCHESTER AND MERCIA DRAWBRIDGE.
   PROVED 12th JANUARY 1848

JOHN GRAHAM WAS HEADMASTER OF THE FREE, OR MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL, ROCHESTER, WHERE ANN WAVELL DIED.

25.   [ - ]   LEDGER

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
[ELIZABETH WILDASH]
[WIFE OF]
MR WILLIAM WILDASH
WHO DIED THE [    ] OF DECEMBER 1844
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
-----------Break-----------
[MR WILLIAM WILDASH]
WHO DIED THE 6th? OF AUGUST 1852
AGED 58 YEARS

WILLIAM WILDASH DIED AT EAST SHERBORNE, HAMPSHIR, (BURIAL REGISTER). HE WAS MAYOR OF ROCHESTER IN 1837-38, HELD THE STAMP OFFICE IN ROCHESTER, WAS A BOOK SELLER AND STATIONER. HE PUBLISHED THE 2nd EDITION OF DENNE'S HISTORY OF ROCHESTER, IN 1833. HE WAS ALSO THE LOCAL AGENT OF THE COUNTY INSURANCE OFFICE.

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 11th OCTOBER 1849
WILLIAM WILDASH OF EAST SHERBORNE, HAMPSHIRE.
   TO WIFE SARAH, ALL MONEY IN THE PUBLIC FUNDS, ANNUITIES AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, GOODS AND CHATTELS, AFTER DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS ARE PAID. SARAH IS EXECUTOR.
   WITNESSES: JOHN WHISTLER, PLUMBER, JOHN WHISTLER, PAINTER AND HENRY WHISTLER, GLAZIER, ALL OF EAST SHERBORNE.

AFFIDAVIT 27th AUGUST 1852
   JOHN WHISTLER, SENIOR IS SWORN.
   HE AFFIRMS HE WAS PRESENT WITH THE OTHER WITNESSES, (HIS SONS), WHEN WILDASH SIGNED THE WILL AND THAT THEY ALL WITNESSED THE WILL, AT THE SAME TIME, IN WILDASH'S AND EACH OTHER'S PRESENCE.
   PROVED 31st AUGUST 1852

A WILLIAM WILDASH MARRIED SARAH SMITH AT MARYLEBONE IN NOVEMBER 1848. HE WAS A WIDOWER AND SHE ONLY 21. I ASSUME THIS IS THE SAME WILDASH? (FROM FAMILY SEARCH).

END

Index of Names from Gravestones/Ledger only

Names
ANDERSON 1
ATKINS 3

BENNETT 4
BRIDGES 12

DENT 5
DREYHELLER] 6

EDWARDS 7

FREELAND 8, 9
FURRELL 10

GORDON 23
GRAHAM 24
GREENFIELD 23

HART 11
HUBBARD 22

JENNER 12
JOHNS 13

KELLY 20

LAMB 14
LESTER 15, 16
LUFF 8

MOODIE 17

SCOTT 18
SMITH 20
STUART 19

TASSELL 21

WADE 22
WATT 23
WAVELL 24
WILDASH 25

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