William Elliott, of Rochester, Gentleman,
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 19th May 1772
"Not well in bodily health ". All his real and
personal estate to his "honoured" mother, Rebecca Elliott, who
is his executor.
Witnesses: Sarah Cresswell, Elizabeth How and William
Proved 10th July 1772
The following three are in the stairwell of the north
OF ANN WIFE OF THOMAS BAKER WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 30th AUGUST 17[ ]
AGED 48 YEARS
FANNY WILLAN? BAKER DIED [NOV? 1775]
AGED [ ] MONTHS
ALSO ELIZABETH BAKER WIFE OF
MR. THOMAS B[AKER]
Thomas Baker, of St. Margaret's, Gentleman,
Alderman, P.C.C. Will dated 20th March 1789
Friends William Horsnaill of Strood, Tailor and Draper,
nephew of Elizabeth, his late wife and Thomas Houlton Bond of Virginia
Street, Ratcliff Highway, Middlesex, Gentleman (husband of grand daughter,
Elizabeth) are executors.
To William Horsnaill, a gold ring, value one guinea, "to
wear in remembrance of me"; house on St. Margaret's Bank, opposite
H.M. Victualling Office, occupied by Isaac Abrams; house, now three
dwellings, near corner of Five Bells Lane, in his occupation and of Daniel
Blake and Matthew Butler, for benefit of grandson Thomas Baker, son of
late son Thomas, during his minority. Executors to take rents, for
grandson's maintenance, and manage and repair property. Also to grandson,
£475 New 4% Annuities at 21 years. To grand daughter Elizabeth Bond,
£1,000 of same annuities. To grand daughter Sophia Baker, daughter of son
Thomas, £1,000 of same annuities at 21 years or day of marriage, if
marriage has consent of executors. If Thomas or Sophia die pre 21, their
legacy to survivor, if both die, then to Elizabeth. In meantime, executors
to use interest for benefit of Thomas and Sophia. His gold watch to
Elizabeth Bond. To grandson Thomas Baker, a quart silver tankard, now in
hands of his mother Fanny Belfour, (on loan to her); his quart two handled
silver cup, pint silver can, silver sugar basin, silver cream pot, largest
silver punch ladle, and all silver spoons. His shagreen cast metal watch,
silver pint cup, pair of silver salts and spoons, silver porringer, small
silver punch ladle, silver tea tongs to grand daughter, Sophia Baker, all
these to be kept by executors during her minority.
To housekeeper Ruth Bevans, 20 guineas. Residue of personal
estate to grand daughter Elizabeth Bond.
Witnesses: John Forwood, F. S. Bond and Elizabeth Ennis
Proved 15th December 1789
DAUGHTER OF HENRY
AND FERBY? WARD
DIED APRIL 4th 1748 AGED SIX
ALSO THOMAS THEIR SON
BORN AUG. 28th 1753 AND DIED
SEPT. 7th AGED 11 DAYS
HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF MRS. FRANCIS (sic) AMOS WIFE
OF MR. PETER AMOS OF THIS
PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE SEPT. THE 1st? ANNO DO 1709
AGED 35 YEARS HEARE
LYETH ALSO FIVE OF THEIRE
HERE ALSO LYETH INTERRED YE BODY
OF MR. PETER AMOS OF THIS
PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE YE 4th DAY OF MARCH 1722* AGED
55 YEARES & HIS SON PETER
WHO DIED YE 6th OF JULY 1723 AGED 17?
* 1723, new style
Peter Amos, of Rainham (Kent), Shipwright,
Freeman of Rochester, 1699, P.C.C. Will dated 15th June 1722
He is "weak in body". Property in Ulcombe and
Frinsted, to his son Thomas, by his first wife, for ever. Will confirms
this settlement. Thomas also gets £5. To daughter Elizabeth Amos, also by
his first wife, his farm in Thurnham, occupied by Edward Hadler; also nine
leaseholds in St. Margaret's, Rochester, occupied by John Harrison,
William Whitehead, John Mason, Henry Tyte, Henry Thompson, Widow Lowdell,
Joseph Sowerby, Widow Wood and [ ] a Gunner, for ever. Also to Elizabeth,
£300 and all silver plate. To son Peter, by his "now wife",
three freehold houses in Brompton, occupied by Thomas Radford, William
B------ ? and John Hasten, for ever. To daughter Catherine Amos, by his
"now wife", two leasehold houses in St. Margaret's occupied by
William Cook and Samuel Butler. To friend, Richard Wood of Rainham, £5.
To wife Elizabeth, leasehold house in Chatham, occupied by Thomas
He had entered into a Bond, before his marriage, with his
"now wife", in the sum of £100, to be paid to her if she
survives him. Also to her, household goods and implements. If his wife
claims any dower rights on his freeholds, then her legacies will be void.
Residue to his wife and three children equally shared. Wife and daughter
Witnesses: Thomas Wilkins, Thomas Cooper and John Sheafe
Proved 21st March 1723
END OF NORTH NAVE AISLE
FLOOR OF THE CROSS AISLE, NORTH TO SOUTH
STEPHEN JENNINGS SWAYNE
Stephen Jennings Swayne, M. D., of Rochester,
Deputy Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets, J.P. For Kent, P.C.C. Will dated
23rd October 1849
To Mrs Mary Curtois, widow of Rev,. Rowland Grove Curtois,
D.D., 19 guineas; to dear wife Bessy, household goods, furniture, etc.,
carriages, horses, ready money , money in bank; also leasehold house in
Nile Terrace, Rochester and three freehold cottages in Chatham, purchased
from Henry Robins, for life; after her death, house and cottages to
trustees, upon trust, to sell. Residue to wife, Thomas Sedden Scholes,
Joseph Sedden Scholes and Francis Scholes of Manchester, upon trust, to
sell, proceeds to go into Public Funds, from interest an annuity of £40
for life to Maria Swayne of Gerrans, near Tregory, Cornwall, widow of late
brother Edward Swayne. His wife to receive rest of income of trust money,
for life; after her death, upon trust, to pay George Charles Widdington
Curtois and Rowland Latimer Sidney Curtois, two sons of Rowland Curtois,
£100 each; to Robert Swayne of Wareham, now of Bridport, £100, if he
dies in testator's wife's lifetime, then to his next of kin, as in
intestacy rules. To Charles Bartlettof Wareham , Solicitor, £100, same
conditions as Robert Swayne. To god daughter, Louisa Pennell daughter of
William Pennell, late Storekeeper of Portsmouth Dockyard, £100. Mary Ann
wife of Matthew Kennedy, Esq. also gets equal share of trust fund; she,
and the Schole brothers are niece and nephews of Bessy Swayne. Wife and
Schole nephews are executors.
Witnesses: B. Holme, New Inn, London and George Hart, Clerk
to Messrs. Holme and Co., New Inn
Proved 11th November 1853 Power reserved to Bessy Swayne,
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WHO DIED SEPT. THE 6th 1750
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE WHO DIED
OCT. THE 17th 1785 AGED 88 YEARS
MRS. ANN BOGHURST DIED
NOVEMBER 11th 1800 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO MRS. MARY BOGHURST DIED
FEBRUARY 16th 1801 AGED 70 YEARS
RICHARD BOGHURST ESQ.
OF THIS PARISH
DIED 9th SEPTEMBER 1830
AGED 60 YEARS
Richard Boghurst, of Rochester, Gentleman,
P.C.C. Will dated 12th June 1830
To brother John and friend, George Prentis of Maidstone, Wine
Merchant and John Tonge, of Stamford Street, Surrey, Wine Merchant, all
his freeholds, upon trust. They are to sell part, proceeds to his personal
estate; rents from unsold property to be part of income of personal
estate. To be invested in Public Funds; interest from fund to pay annuity
of £300 to brother John for life. Also an annuity of £200 for life, to
his "esteemed friend", Mary Williams, now living with him, as
long as she remains single. If she marries, annuity reduces to £100. An
annuity of £50 to friend John Tong of Hastings, Wine Merchant and
Catherine, his wife, to pay towards maintenance and education of Mary Ann
Williams, his reputed daughter by Mary Williams, until 21 or marriage,
(with trustees consent).If she marries trustees are to pay her £500 and
half of interest from public funds, for life. After her death, trustees to
pay interest as directed by her will, to her husband, for life, and allow
her lawful children, if any, equal shares. Until they are 21, the interest
for their maintenance and education. Long trust details follows.
If Mary Ann dies pre 21 without lawful heirs, then trustees
to pay towards maintenance and education of Jane Williams, another of his
reputed daughters by Mary Williams, until she is 21 or married; then as
for her sister. If both daughters die pre 21 with no heirs, then their
legacies to brother John's children.
Trustees are also his executors. This long will is mostly
concerned with trust conditions.
Witnesses: George Drew, Bermondsey Street, John Seely, same
place and John N. Day, same place
Codicil dated 2nd September 1830
This is dictated to brother John. Testator wishes him to pay William
Barnick of Chatham, £20 annuity for life.
Also to pay William Boghurst's housekeeper Mary ------ ?, of
St. Nicholas, annuity of £20 for life and to pay annuities of £10, for
life to Elizabeth Thornton and Sarah Crane.
Mark of Richard Boghurst
William Boghurst (mark) and Samuel Newsom (Surgeon) sign each
Witnesses: Samuel Newsom and Sarah Hunt.
Affidavit dated 4th May 1831
John Boghurst, Samuel Newsom, Surgeon of Rochester and Sarah Hunt, of
Rochester, Spinster, sworn.
They have examined will and codicil; brother John wrote the
codicil; Richard Boghurst was too ill to sign his name. All three confirm
documents are original and authentic.
Proved 14th May 1831 Power reserved to George Prentis and
Ann Boghurst, of St. Margaret's, Spinster, P. C.C. Will dated 1st
Appoints brother, John Boghurst of Strood, Gentleman, nephew
John Boghurst of St. Nicholas, Gentleman, and Richard Boghurst, of St.
Margaret's, Gentleman, executors.
Leasehold house she lives in, in Rochester High Street, with
remainder of lease, to sisters, Rebecca and Mary Boghurst; after they have
both died, to nephew John Boghurst. Her half share in woodland called
Shawl Hook (14 acres), in Aylesford near the Turnpike Road from Chatham to
Maidstone, in her occupation and of nephew Phillip Boghurst, to nephew
John Boghurst. Her annuity from the farm at Luton, in Chatham, occupied by
Thomas Filmer, to nephew Richard Boghurst, for ever. To niece, Elizabeth
Boghurst, £50; to each of executors, £50 for mourning. Residue to
sisters Rebecca and Mary, equally.
Witnesses: J. Nightingale, William Oliver and John Prall
Proved 10th January 1801
IN THE VAULT BENEATH
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
JOHN BOGHURST ESQUIRE
WHO DIED OCT. 23rd 1840
AGED 76 YEARS
MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AUG. 23rd 1842
AGED 70 YEARS
This stone has been cut in half and re-laid the wrong way round,
with the bottom half of the inscription at the top!
John Boghurst, of St. Nicholas, Esquire, (58
High Street, Pigot's Directory, 1832; Farmer, Holden's Directory 1809 –
11) P. C.C. Will dated 20th February 1840
To wife, Mary, good friend John Nightingale of Rochester,
Esq., and Samuel Caddel of Rochester, Stationer, household goods, and
furniture, (except bedstead and other furniture in room of servant Sarah
Crane, which he has log since given to her), upon trust. Wife to have
benefit of use; after her death, above goes into residuary estate.
To John Nightingale and Samuel Caddel, £100 each, real and
leasehold estate and personal estate, except that he was entitled to under
his brother, Richard's will, upon trust, to sell personal estate, except
that left to wife and not in Public Funds, trust details follow.
Interest and dividends to wife; after her death or
remarriage, executors to pay Sarah Crane, £500, if latter dies in his
lifetime, then the £500 to her brother, William Crane of Theobalds
Street, Kent Road, Surrey, Labourer and her sister Martha wife of Charles
Saunders of Mile End Road, Middlesex, City Ticket Porter, in equal shares.
To old and faithful servant, John Jarrett, £200; to godson, John Boghurst
Spencer, son of friend John Spencer, of the Kent Road, Cornfactor, £300;
to Josiah Spencer, £200, to his wife Mary Ann Spencer, £100; to friend,
George Acworth of Rochester, Gentleman, £200; to Mary Ann, Jane and Sarah
Jarrett, all Spinsters of St. Margaret's, £150; to John Fam of Burham,
Labourer £100 and to Sarah his wife, £50; to Samuel Caddel the extra sum
of £200, to Hannah, his wife, £200, to their daughter, Mary Ann Caddel,
£100; to god daughter, Mary Boghurst Barnick, (daughter of Harriet
Longford Barnick of Chatham, widow), £200; to Fanny Rhodes of Rochester,
his servant, £100; to Thomas Jarrett the Younger of Strood, Labourer,
£50; to Thomas Jarrett the Elder of St. Margaret's, £100; to William
Crane, £50; to Martha Saunders £50.
If any surplus, executors to invest and pay interest to Mary
Ann and Jane Williams, reputed daughters of the late Mary Williams by his
brother Richard, in equal shares for life. After the death of either, then
their share to their child / children, if any. If they die with no
children, then another £300 to Samuel Caddel, another £400 to John
Jarrett, another £200 each to Mary Ann, Jane and Sarah Jarrett, another
£50 to Thomas Jarrett the Elder, another £500 to George Acworth.
Residue to John Fam, Hannah Caddel, Sarah Crane and Mary Ann
By the will of his late brother Richard, he is entitled to
residuary estate subject to legacies. He gives this to his trustees, upon
trust, to pay interest to his wife, Mary for life, while she is his widow.
After her death or remarriage, upon trust, to pay Harriet Langford Barnick
£250, Hannah Caddel, £150, Josiah Spencer £100, Samuel Caddel, £150,
Sarah Crane, £300,John Jarrett, £300, Edward Perrin, of Rochester,
Mariner, £250, Jane and Sarah Jarrett, £100, shared, Mary Ann Jarrett,
£50, Thomas Jarrett the Elder and Younger, £50 each, Fanny Rhodes, £50,
John Boghurst Spencer, £150 and Mary Ann Spencer, £100.
Residue to be shared equally among Hannah and Samuel Caddel,
Josiah, John Boghurst and Mary Ann Spencer, John, Mary Ann and Jane
Jarrett, Sarah Crane and Edward Perrin.
Wife Mary and Trustees, executors. Technical trust details
If any legatee disputes will their legacy will be void.
Witnesses: Henry Morgan and Charles Etherington, Clerks to Mr
G. Acworth, Solicitor, Rochester.
Proved 28th December 1840
END OF THE CROSS AISLE
SOUTH NAVE AISLE, FROM EAST TO WEST
TO THE MEMORY
ROB. LAMBE WARD B.A.
BORN MARCH 17th 1788
DIED JANUARY 10th 1831
Robert Lambe Ward, Clergyman, P.C.C. Will dated
9th January 1831
All to wife Jane
Witnesses: Daniel Fear and Ketturah Town
Affidavit dated 23rd January 1840
Daniel Fear of Rochester, Gentleman and Jane Ward of 41 Gower
Place, Euston Square, widow, sworn, confirm will made in their presence.
Widow had not applied earlier because there was no need,. He left no
property; she is to file a bill in Chancery to find money due to estate,
so needs letters of Administration to proceed.
Proved 29th January 1840
THE MEMORY OF
MR. ALEXANDER [SINCLAIR]
LATE BOATS[WAIN] [OF HIS MAJESTY’S]
SHIP [ ]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 29th
1803 AGED  YEARS
LIKEWISE JAMES SON OF
ALEXANDER AND MARY SINCLAIR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON OCTOBER
8th 1787 AGED 3 YEARS AND 4? MONTHS
Alexander Sinclair died in Chatham
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM DIXON GENT.
(LATE A PURSER IN HIS MAJESTY’S NAVY)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th DAY OF OCT.1764
AGED 44 YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE ALSO LIETH
THE REMAINS OF
LIEUTENANT WILLIAM MOULDEN
OF THE ROYAL NAVY
WHO DIED 22nd OF DECEMBER 1778
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO WINIFRED MOULDEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
JULY 10th 1810 AGED  YEARS
LIKEWISE MR. RICHARD HUGHES
FORMERLY OF THE ROYAL NAVY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB. 9th 1792
AGED 55 YEARS
William Dixon, of St. Margaret's , Former
Sailor, P. C. C. Will dated 16th August 1764
To brother John Dixon of Selby, £200; to sister Martha Wood,
£50; to cousin Phillip Moore, £20; to cousin William Moore, £50; to
friend and neighbour, Joseph Hawkins, Schoolmaster, £50; to friend Thomas
Shaw of London, Grocer, £20. To wife Winifred, leasehold property on St.
Margaret's Banks, his dwelling house, and all goods and furniture; all
other freeholds and leaseholds, £800 and residue of personal estate to
Winifred for life; after her death, ¼ to sister Martha, if she is dead,
then to her children at 21, equally shared; the other ¾ to brother John,
if he is dead, then as above. Wife and Joseph Hawkins executors.
Witnesses: Robert Russell, Nicholas Hinton and John May
Proved 22nd October 1764
In the Parish Magazine for November 1919, Reverend Wheatley, Vicar of St.
Margaret's, discusses a "mysterious" inscription on a coffin
shaped stone in the nave, which is as follows:
W. D. 1764 W. M. 1778 R. H. 1792
"The boisterous winds and Neptune's waves,
Have toss'd us to and fro,
Yet by God's sacred degree,
We harbour here below,
At anchor here we safely lie,
With many of our Fleet,
But once again we must set sail,
Our Admiral Christ to meet"
Wheatley wondered who the seamen thus
commemorated were, and why they were on one stone? He goes on to state
that the registers "affords no guide". This is rather odd,
because it is not difficult to relate the initials to entries in the
burial register, (W. M., William Moulden appears at the start of 1779),
did Wheatley actually look? He obviously had not seen the ledger stone
covering their burial place, perhaps the ledger stone was covered with
matting? Did he find it in the subsequent 28 years he spent as Vicar of
the church ? W. M., (William Moulden) married William Dixon's widow. I do
not know how R.H. (Richard Hughes) relates to Dixon or Moulden. See the
entry for the Mouldens
William Moulden, of St. Margaret's, Lieutenant R. N., P.C.C. Will
dated 31st January 1767
All wages due and whole estate to wife Winifred, who is also
Witnesses: J. Batten, Robert Comport and Elianor Brioine ?
Proved 3rd February 1779
Winefred Moulden, of St. Margaret's, Widow of William, P.C.C. Will
dated 13th May 1809
Wishes to be buried by friend Mr John Batten in the church
upon the remains of former husband, William Dixon.
Funeral not to exceed £70, any surplus to be distributed
among poor widows, including her two servants, Frances Everett and Nanny
All her stock in 6% Long Annuities to be sold to pay debts
and legacies. To Jarvis Dixon, nephew of former husband William Dixon,
£20; to Elizabeth Dixon, niece of William Dixon, £5; to friend Joseph
Hawkins, of Rochester, £25; to friend, Elizabeth Hawkins, £10 and a ring
set with diamonds marked "William Dixon, obit 10th Oct. 1764";
to friend Benjamin Hawkins, son of Joseph and Elizabeth, £20 and a silver
mug, marked W.W. ; to Mary, Catherine , Charlotte and Sarah, daughters of
Joseph and Elizabeth Hawkins, £5 each; to Catherine Hawkins a ring set
with rubies marked "Le don d'un amis"; to Sarah Hawkins, a watch
with a gold chased case and metal case marked, "Jno. Smith, London
7913"; to Louisa Jacks, daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth
Gibson of London, a mourning ring marked "George Logge"; to
friend, James Jacks, £10, if his wife Louisa survives him, the £10 to
her; to friend Sarah wife of John Simmons, of Rochester, £5 and a watch
with tortoise shell case marked " Tho. Thompson, London 10413";
to friend John Simmons, Esq., £20; to Mary, daughter of late brother in
law, John Moulden, 5gns.; to cousin Thomas Moulden 2gns.; to cousin Thomas
Moulden ,son of Thomas Moulden of London, 2gns.; to cousin Sarah Burton,
2gns. for a ring; to Mary daughter of late Thomas Eddington, 5gns.; to Mrs
Herring, wife of a gardener in Chatham, 2gns., if she is dead, then to her
husband; to late maid servant Frances Everett, 2gns.; to late maid servant
Hannah Obee, 2gns., with a lock of her hair; to maid servant, with her at
death, 5 gns., for mourning; to cousin Rebecca Friend 2 gns. All plate and
china to Elizabeth Hawkins and Sarah Simmons, equally shared; household
linen to Joseph and Elizabeth Hawkins. All other household goods to be
sold by Mr Batten. Residue to be sold, proceeds to be divided into three
parts, two parts equally between children of late brother in law, John
Dixon, not excluding Jarvis and Elizabeth Dixon, remainder to poor of St.
Catherine's Almshouse, Rochester, including Susannah Attewell of St.
Witnesses: John Stokes and Sarah Harvey
Proved 23rd July 1810
END OF THE SOUTH NAVE AISLE
CENTRAL NAVE AISLE
It is very likely that there are more monuments on the floor of the
central nave aisle, which has recently been covered, from end to end, by a
carpet. I do not know if any inscriptions were recorded before the carpet
was laid. It is also likely that the carpet in the Vestry covers further
inscriptions. The following inscription has been previously published in
Wheatley’s Historical Notes and Smetham’s Rambles
Round Churches. Like all previously printed inscriptions,
which I have not seen, or which no longer exist, I have re-arranged the
layout to what I judge to have been the original design.
Canon Wheatley wrote a long series of historical and topographical
notes, of a high standard, in the Parish Magazine, 1916 – 1947. These
were brought together by the City of Rochester Society and published under
the title, "Historical Notes" in 1992.
14. [ ]
HERE LIETH INTERRED YE BODY OF
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
YE 27th OF JULY 1694
AGED 67 YEARS
AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
24th OF OCTOBER 1705
AGED 74 YEARS
Matthias Wood, of St. Margaret's, Gentleman,
P.C.C. Will dated 20th May 1694
"Sick and weak in body". His house in St.
Margaret's occupied by John Webb, to wife Elizabeth, for life, as long as
she remains his widow. After her death or remarriage, then to servant
Alice Hoasman, for life, provided she stays wife's servant; after Alice's
death, to Katherine Rogers, alias Wood, who lives with him, (he was
brought up by her from infancy), and to her lawful heirs. In default of
heirs, then to nephew Richard Wood, son of brother John Wood, for ever. To
wife Elizabeth, all leases and leasehold estates, goods, wages, pensions,
money and personal estate; she is executor.
Witnesses: William Pope, Fra. Brooke and Philip Brooke
Proved 7th August 1694
IN THE VAULT
BENEATH THIS TABLET
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF LIEUT. COL. WILLIAM HINDE
LATE OF H.M. 65th REGIMENT
WHO AFTER HAVING SPENT A LONG LIFE
ACTIVELY AND FAITHFULLY IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
DIED IN PEACE WITH ALL
14th FEBRUARY 1838 IN HIS 70th YEAR
William Hinde, of Brompton, Major in the Army,
P. C. C. Will dated 10th July 1833
To wife Sarah, all household goods and furniture; to son
William Henry FitzSimon Hinde, his gold watch, chain and seals; to
Jonathan Horsfield of Sheffield and his wife Susannah (Hinde's sister)
£10 between them; to sister Ann Gallimore of Sheffield, widow and her
daughter Ann, living with her, £10; to sister Mary Parkinson, of
Sheffield, Widow and youngest daughter Eliza, £10; to Edward and John
Parkinson, and Ann wife of Theophilus West, (three other of Mary
Parkinson's children) £10 each; to William Hinde Gallimore and Harriet
wife of Rawson Allan, (two children of Ann Gallimore), £10 each; to
Margaret wife of John Ellison, Bootmaker of Austwick, near Settle and
daughter of Joseph Wainwright, a "soldier of my regiment, who
received his death wounds by my side in action", £10; to each of his
sisters, Hannah Horsfield, Mary Parkinson and Ann Gallimore, an annuity of
£26 for life; to Margaret Ellison, an annuity of £5 for life.
To wife freehold at Warrall near Sheffield, until son William
is 21 years old, then to him for ever. If he dies under 21, then to
trustees. Residue of real and personal estate to wife and Thomas Hilton
Borthamley, of Coleman Street, City of London, Gentleman, upon trust, to
receive money and securities, to sell his real estate and as much of
personal estate to pay debts and for funeral, etc. Residue to be invested
in Government Stocks; wife to receive interest; after her death, upon
trust for son. If son dies in lifetime of his wife, without lawful heirs,
then to the children of his sisters, and children of Joseph Borthamley,
deceased, John Bothamley and Ann Harris, the brothers and sister of his
wife, equally divided. Long trust details follow.
Wife and Thomas Hilton Bothamley are executors.
Witnesses: W. Payne, Master Attendant, Chatham Dock Yard,
John Whitmarsh, Surgeon, Brompton and Valentine Beadon, 1st Lieutenant ,
Royal Marines, Brompton
Codicil dated 19th August 1833
He has given sister, Hannah an annuity of £26, to go after
her death to her husband for life. He revokes part of will which directs
payment of last quarter before her death to her executors. Rest of will
Proved 20th March 1838
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY HODDER AUG. 21st 1808 2 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS
AND MARY ANN HODDER MARCH 23rd 1800 1 YEAR AND 6 MONTHS
THEIR AFFLICTED PARENTS CAPT. EDWARD HODDER ROYAL NAVY
AND MARY (LATE TROY) HIS WIFE HAVE CAUSED THIS MONUMENT
TO BE ERECTED AS A SMALL TOKEN OF THEIR AFFECTION
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE ABOVE
CAPT.EDWARD HODDER R.N.
WHO DIED AT JERSEY ON THE 24th JANUARY 1829
AGED 62 YEARS
MARY RELICT OF THE ABOVE CAPT. EDWARD HODDER
AND ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JACOB CAZENEUVE TROY
WHO DIED ON THE 24th OF MAY 1843 IN THE 62nd YEAR OF HER AGE
AND WAS BURIED AT ST. SERVAN NEAR ST. MALO, FRANCE
Mary Hodder, of St. Sevran, France, Widow of
Edward, Captain, R.N., P. C. C. Will dated 6th May 1843
To George Acworth of Rochester, Solicitor and William Smart
of Lower Reinham, (sic) Chatham, Esquire, £500 stock in 3% Consols, in
trust for grandson, Eugene Pierre Edourd Godfroy. This to be invested in
Public Funds until he is 12, then to pay guardian ½ of the interest for
benefit of Eugene; if he dies pre 21, the £500 and interest, equally
among her children, Edward Mulberry , Mary Anna Maria,William Henry
George, Charlotte Amelia and Louisa Harvey Hodder. Residue of stock in 3%
funds, divided as above. Residue of property, except jewels and trinkets,
to daughters. Mary, William and Charlotte Hodder, executors.
Witnesses: Henry H. Handcock, Grange Park, Co. Tyrone,
Ireland and S. Symonds M.A., Rector of Thilleigh, Cornwall, Minister of
English Episcopalian Chapel, St. Sevran.
Proved 21st August 1843
NEAR THIS SPOT
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
RELICT OF THE LATE
LIEUTENANT COLONEL SYMES
SHE MARRIED AFTERWARDS
SIR JOSEPH DE COURCY LAFFON, BART.
AND DIED ON THE 18th DAY OF AUGUST 1835
AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF JEMIMA ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
THE SAID LT. COLONEL SYMES AND JEMIMA HIS WIFE
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER 27th 1835
AGED 23 YEARS
TO THE MEMORY OF
ROBERT MORPHETT ESQ.
ST. MARGARET’S BANKS, ROCHESTER
WHO DIED THE 10th DAY OF JANUARY 1828
AGED 83 YEARS
MRS. SARAH MORPHETT
RELICT OF THE ABOVE ROBERT MORPHETT ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 22nd DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1834
AGED 82 YEARS
ROBERT SON OF ROBERT MORPHETT ESQ.
WHO DIED THE 19th OF OCTOBER 1822 AGED 33 YEARS
THE LAST SURVIVOR OF THIRTEEN CHILDREN
BY ELIZABETH HIS FIRST WIFE
WHO LIES INTERRED IN THE CHURCH OF ST. EDMUND’S
LOMBARD STREET, LONDON
Robert Morphett, of Rochester, Esq. P. C. C.
Will dated 22nd March 1824
Wife, Sarah, Thomas Tribe of Rochester, Coal Merchant, James
Henry Henderson of Furnival's Inn, London, Gentleman and Nathaniel
Morphett of Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, Gentleman, are executors.
To Miss Christian Hufflett, now residing with him, 19gns., to servant
Frances Fenn, 10gns., over and above wages due.
Money and stocks in Public Funds to his male executors, upon
trust, dividends paid to wife, for life. After her death, upon trust, to
sell residue and pay god daughter, Jane Morphett Mould, daughter of friend
Captain Thomas Mould, of Chatham Division of Royal Marines, £100 at 21 or
day of marriage; Ann Parkes, daughter of Mr Parkes of Chatham Dock Yard,
£100, as above; annuity of £20 for life to "faithful servant.
Priscilla Summers, if she is living in his wife's service at time of
wife's death. Dividends from £2,000, part of trust fund, to be paid to
grandchildren., Harriet, John and Frederick Gordon. After death of
Harriet, trustees to pay the £2,000 to her children at 21 or marriage of
girls, equally shared.
Witnesses: Edward Seaton, Surgeon of Rochester and John
Homan, Linen Draper of Rochester.
Codicil dated 15th October 1826
Revokes legacy of £100 in trust for god child Jane Mould.
Wife to have household furniture not only in Rochester house, but
elsewhere. Rest of will confirmed
Witnesses: J. Morphett, 3 Great College Street, Camden and
Codicil dated 8th January 1828
Servant Fanny Fenn gets annuity of £10 for life Rest of will
Witnesses: D. B. Lewis and John Homan
Proved 26th April 1828. Power reserved to James Henderson
Note in margin dated 22nd May 1868
The will was not administered by widow. Testator was formerly
of Lombard Street and East Grinstead, late of Rochester, and died at St.
Margaret's Banks. Administration granted to Harriet Larkin Samson Ramsden,
formerly Gardener, wife of John Ramsden, in the will she is Harriet
Gordon, grand daughter of testator.
Sarah Morphett, of Rochester, widow of Robert, P.C.C. Will dated 28th
Portrait of 1st husband, Mr Read, hanging in her bedroom, to
be rolled up and placed in her coffin.
Appoints John Gordon, of Peterhouse College, Cambridge,
grandson of late husband, Robert Morphett, and Nathaniel Morphett of
Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, Gentleman, executors.
To Nathaniel Morphett, £50; to esteemed friend, Mrs Maysty
of Highbury Place, 10 gns., for a ring, and to her daughter, Mrs King, 10
gns., for a ring; to Mary Ann King, daughter of Mrs King, the ring
"which I wore to the memory of her late great uncle, Richard Holt,
Esq".; to Mrs Morphett, wife of Nathaniel, 10 gns., for a ring; to
god daughter Sarah Morphett Tribe, daughter of Thomas Tribe, £100; to god
daughter Harriet Morphett Parkes, daughter of John Parkes, £100 and £20
to her father; to Miss Christian Hufflett, now living with her, £100, if
she is with her at her death, a handsome suit of mourning, bed bolster,
two pillows, which were her daughter's, three blankets, two pairs of
sheets,two pairs of pillow cases, the tent bedstead with hanging in lower
back room, a round table in her bedroom, ½ dozen breakfast cups and
saucers, marked R. E. M., silver filigree sugar basket, milk bowl with
ladle and purple glass to each, two pictures of "her own
drawing" in the parlour, two card racks in the drawing room, of her
own making, card table in the parlour. If she wishes to furnish one or two
rooms, she should be "comfortably accommodated with other
articles". These legacies from her real estate in case personal
estate not sufficient.
Residue to John Gordon and Nathaniel Morphett upon trust, to
sell and invest money, which is to be divided into three parts; one part
for John Gordon, one for Frederick Gordon, another grandson of Robert
Morphett, at 21 years; remainder, in trust, for Harriet Gordon, at 21 or
day of marriage.
Her late husband gave, in trust, an annuity for Priscilla
Summers, if she was still in her service, she has since left her service,
her conduct has apparently made it impossible to retain her in service,
and she "is wholly unworthy" of the legacy, testator wants to
prevent annuity being paid!
Witnesses: John Homan, Draper of Rochester, Larkin Allan,
Gentleman of Rochester and William Wildash Mannering, Builder of Chatham
Codicil dated 30th September 1833
To Rev. George Harker, Vicar of St. Nicholas, 10guineas, as a
testimony of her regard. Will confirmed.
Witnesses: John Homan and William Wildash Mannering
Proved 26th November 1834
TO THE MEMORY OF
SIR JOSEPH DE COURCY LAFFON, BART. K.H.
OF OTHAM, KENT
WHO DIED 7th JULY 1848
AGED 68 YEARS
Joseph de Courcy Laffon died in France
20. [ ]
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE AFFECTIONATE AND BELOVED WIFE OF
MR. ROBERT CLEMENTS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 7th JULY 1846 AGED 54 YEARS
"Lo, at your feet ye serious reader, sleeps
a wife whose fall her lonely husband weeps
yet still his grief admits of some release.
In hope she dwells above in endless peace"
ALSO CAROLINE WOOLLEY
SISTER OF THE ABOVE AND SECOND DAUGHTER OF
CAPTAIN ROBERT WOOLLEY AND BETSY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 30th OF JANUARY 1835 AGED 36 YEARS
Elizabeth Clements, husband Robert was a Tailor
of Rochester High Street, he was Mayor of Rochester five times. Other
members of the family were builders. They have a large tomb in St.
Caroline Woolley, of Highgate, Spinster, P. C. C. Will dated 2nd
Her half of house in St. Margaret's, lately occupied by
William Lomas, (subject to life interest of her father Robert Woolley) and
other real estate, ready money and securities, goods and personal estate,
to sister Elizabeth wife of Robert Clements, for ever. Robert and
Elizabeth Clements, executors.
Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Solicitor, Rochester, D. R. Lewis and
Codicil , no date or witnesses.
To Mary Ann Tattam 4 half guineas given to testator by Mary
Ann's grandmother Jane Tattam, and a ring in remembrance of Ann Grover; to
Emma Tattam; a watch chain and seals, presented by her uncle; to Marianne
lloyd a ring testator received on death of her mother.
Affidavit dated 24th October 1835
John Grover of Edmonton and John James Tattam, Junior, of the
Custom House, sworn that they knew the testator, formerly of Highgate but
now of Rochester, for many years, and were well acquainted with her
handwriting and signature. They have examined the codicil and have no
doubt it is in her hand.
Proved 11th November 1835
OF THIS CHURCH WERE
RESTORED IN 1960 IN MEMORY OF
SYDNEY WILLIAMS WHEATLEY
HON. CANON, M.A., F.S.A., F.K.C.
BORN 30th MAY 1869, DIED 11th MAR. 1951
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
ARTHUR RYE FOR MANY YEARS A MEDICAL PRACTIONER
OF THIS PARISH DIED MARCH 13th 1832 AGED 50 YEARS
AMELIA HIS WIFE DIED OCTOBER 12th 1864 AGED 79 YEARS
AMELIA FRIDAY THEIR DAUGHTER DIED APRIL 21st 1865 AGED 51 YEARS
GEORGE RYE, H.E.I.C. WAS LOST OFF THE COAST OF MAURITIUS
1835 AGED 20 YEARS
SARAH ANNE RYE DIED JANUARY 22nd 1852 AGED 35 YEARS
TO THEIR MEMORY THIS IS AFFECTIONATELY PLACED BY THE SURVIVORS
ARTUR BRISLEY RYE AND WILLIAM BRENCHLEY RYE 1865
(See also BRISLEY tomb, north churchyard)
Arthur Rye is buried in the Brisley tomb in the churchyard
NORTH NAVE WALL, WEST TO EAST
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
W. T. KING
TROOPER 1st. LIFE GUARDS
WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN ITALY 5th NOV. 1918
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN
OF THE BRITISH MILITARY MISSION ATTACHED TO THE
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ITALIAN ARMY IN THE FIELD
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MOFFAT ESQ.
OF HARPERTON, ROXBURGHSHIRE
A NATIVE OF THIS PLACE AND FORMERLY
A COMMANDER IN THE H.E.I.C. MARITIME SERVICE
WHO DIED AT KENSINGTON ON THE 14th SEPTEMBER 1850
AGED 76 YEARS
"Behold God is my Salvation I will trust, and not be afraid,
for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he
also is become my Salvation"
"God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten
son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish
but have everlasting life"
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AS A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION
BY HIS SON AND DAUGHTER TO THE MEMORY OF A BELOVED PARENT
William Moffat, (Born in St. Margaret's),
Proprietor of Lands of Harperton and Highridge, Roxburgh, Former Commander
in Naval Service of H.E.I.C., now of Leam Cottage, Kensington. Trust Deed
(P.C.C.) dated 5th August 1834.
Has lately purchased land in Roxburgh, desires to settle this
land. To his trustees, Alexander Allan of Roxburgh, his brother in law,
Rev. Henry Duke Harrington, his nephew, and Alexander Moffat Allan son of
Alexander Allan, also a nephew, the lands and farm of Harperton occupied
by George Roberton, and land and farm at Heirigg or Highridge occupied by
Andrew Thomson, formerly part of Barony of Edam in Roxburgh. To daughter
Elizabeth Margaret Moffat, an annuity of £100 for life, from above lands.
These lands to be settled on his son James Douglas Moffat and his male
heirs, in default to female heirs., in default then to daughter's male
heirs, etc., in default to nephew James Moffat Allan, in default, to
nephew William Henry Allan, in default to nephew John Allan, in default to
nephew Douglas Allan, in default to testator's nearest heirs. Involved
details, with reference to Scottish law follows.
The above was written by James Hewat, Clerk to John Tod?,
Writer to the Signet, at Leam Cottage.
Witnesses: David Munro, Major 94th Regiment and of Whitehill,
Ayrshire and Richard Stonham, Builder, 3 Edwards Terrace, Kensington
Codicil dated 28th August 1841
Testator now in Edinburgh. Ratifies trust deed. Trustee Rev.
Harrington's name had been crossed out on trust deed, now reinstated.
Christian name of John Allan should be Henry John.
Witnesses: David Munro, David Forbes Grant and John Lumsden
P.C.C. Will dated 22nd September 1841
Ratifies trust deed made in 1834. His freehold house in St.
Margaret's and other freeholds in Strood and Upper Marine Terrace,
Margate, his shares in Rock Life Assurance Co., of Bridge Street,
Blackfriars, shares in Metropolitan Loan and Investment Co., of Verulam
Buildings, Gray's Inn, shares in City of New York 5% Water Stock,
redeemable in 1865, shares in Revisionary Interest Society, of King's Arms
Yard, Coleman Street, London, stock in Bank of England, stock in East
India Co., (£1,000) and his 3% stock in Great Book of France, to
trustees, in trust.
Trustees to pay Mary Elizabeth Moffat, Spinster and Margaret
Harrington, Widow, his sisters, £100 each; to Margaret Harrington, his
niece, £500; to Sophia Fisher, niece, £100; to William , Allan, John and
Douglas Allan, nephews, £500 each. £500 for his trustees to buy a
Government Life Annuity for Rev. James Harrington; £500 to Rev. Henry
Harrington. To poor of St. Margaret's over 60 years of age, £50; to poor
of Lauder and Edam, over 60, £50; to repair and paint tombs of his mother
and relations in St. Margaret's churchyard and brother's at St. Anne
Limehouse; son and sister in old churchyard , Camberwell, £50, at
discretion of trustees.
To Alexander Allan Senior, Rev. James Harrington and Rev.
Henry Harrington, £500 each for their trouble. He sets aside £1,000 for
new buildings at Harperton and Highridge Hall, if trustees think fit. From
shares in City of New York Water, interest to sisters Mary Moffat and
Margaret Harrington, equally, for life; after their deaths, to the Revs.
Harrington, equally; after their deaths to their children.
Trustees to convey to Captain William Douglas Harrington of
Madras Light Cavalry, his nephew, all his shares in Rock Assurance; if he
dies before testator, then to his children, in default to testator's
heirs. Trustees also to convey to the Allan brothers, his nephews, shares
in Metropolitan Loan Co.. His Trustees to hold shares in Revisionary
Interest Society; they to pay dividends to Elizabeth Margaret Douglas
Moffat, his daughter, now wife of William Money of Bengal Civil Service,
for life; after her death, to her children. Stock in Bank of England
interest to daughter Elizabeth Money, for life, after her death, as
before. East India Stock, (£1,000), to be conveyed to son James, if he
dies before testator, then to his heirs. He has good opinion of French
State Funds, so trustees to hold all French Stock, until 5th July 1852 and
to pay dividends to son James, for life, after his death, to his children.
Trustees to convey to daughter Elizabeth and her eldest
child, freehold house in Rochester, to convey to son James house in Strood
and house in Margate, and all furniture, household goods, etc.
Trustees to hold residue and invest in Bank of Scotland,
Royal Bank of Scotland or real estate in England or Scotland.
Ratifies settlement made on his marriage with Sarah; annuity
given to her on their separation will be void, she being well provided for
; she had "most unjustifiably absconded from my home".
Will, written by Alexander Crawford, Writer, Lauder
Witnesses: David Munro, John Lumsden Smith, Book Seller and
Stationer, Edinburgh and Alexander Crawford
Codicil dated 18th August 1847
Nephew Alexander Allan has died, appoints nephews William and
Douglas Allan as trustees and executors, along with those already
appointed. Trustees to convey to children of late nephew Captain William
Harrington and children of Rev. Henry Harrington, his shares in Rock
Assurance. Shares in British Colonial Bank and Loan Co. of Moorgate
Street, conveyed to nephews William and Douglas Allan.
Interest on his stock in Great Book of France, conveyed to
children of son James and his wife Jeanette.
Witnesses: Alexander Crawford, David Broomfield, Lauder and A. Valence,
Chief Magistrate, Lauder
Proved 5th October 1850 Power reserved to William and Douglas
TO THE MEMORY OF
STEPHEN JENNINGS SWAYNE ESQ., M.D.
OF HOSPITALS AND FLEETS
DIED SEPTEMBER 28th 1853
AGED 71 YEARS
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE VENERABLE JOHN LAW D.D. ARCHDEACON OF ROCHESTER
WHO UNITING A VIGOROUS UNDERSTANDING
AND A CULTIVATED MIND
TO A KIND, COURTEOUS, AND CHEERFUL DEMEANOUR
DURING A RESIDENCE OF ALMOST 60 YEARS IN THIS PARISH
THE EDYFYING EXAMPLE
OF A CHRISTIAN MINISTER
STEADILY EMPLOYED IN THE SACRED DUTIES OF HIS OFFICE
EAGER TO EXTEND THE BLESSINGS OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION
TO A LARGE AND INCREASING POPULATION
PROMPT AND LIBERAL IN DEEDS OF PRIVATE CHARITY
ACTIVE, ZEALOUS AND DISCREET IN THE SUPPORT
OF ALL PIOUS AND USEFUL INSTITUTIONS
AND NEVER WEARY IN WELL DOING
HE DIED FEBRUARY THE 5th 1827 AGED 87 YEARS
THE INHABITANTS PLACED THIS TABLET
THANKFUL TO GOD FOR SO BRIGHT A PATTERN
OF CHRISTIAN EXCELLENCE
AND DESIROUS THAT IT SHOULD BE HAD
IN LASTING REMEMBRANCE
John Law, D. D., Archdeacon of Rochester, is buried in the
Cathedral. P.C.C. Will dated 4th January 1827
To grand daughter Anna Maria Hussey, formerly Laws and Mary
Laws, daughters of his eldest late son Charles, £1,500 Bank 3% Annuities,
if grand daughter dies pre 21 and unmarried, then to her mother for life.
Much of this will is taken up with Marriage settlements of his daughters,
Martha, widow of Henry Dampier (a relation of Dean Dampier), and Stephana
wife of Joseph Seymour Briscoe, late of Pond Hill, Bletchingly, many
thousands of pounds are involved.
To son Francis, £1,000; testator's sister has bequeathed to
Francis reversion of estate at at Bedgbury, Kent. To daughter Jane, Bank
Stock of £3,330 2s 3d and £1,000, and his chariot. To daughter Mary,
£1,000 India Stock and £1,000.
Pictures and books at Bedgbury lately bequeathed "to me
by my dear sister, to my son Francis". In case daughter Jane is
unmarried at his death, she shall have part of his wine and furniture at
Rochester, plate, linen, books, except books at Bedgbury, as she chooses.
Remainder divided between sons ---------------- ?, and wine and spirits in
cellar. To Miss Marianne Carr late of Rochford, £100; his gold watch and
chain to son George. To each of his servants with him at death, for at
least three years, except John Aylett, a year's wages and mourning; John
Aylett gets £200 and mourning.
To son Henry, vase presented to him by Clergy of Diocese, if
son George is living at Henry's death, then vase to him, if George is
dead, vase to be sold.
Residue of personal estate to sons Henry and George, and
grandson John Lucius Dampier, in trust, to sell, proceeds divided between
daughters Martha, Jane, Mary and Stephana, and sons, equally.
Sons Henry and George and grandson John Dampier executors,
John in place of his father Henry, who was executor in former will. To
each of them, £100 "as a trifling acknowledgement for their
Witnesses: Edward Twopenny, Rochester, Gentleman, George
Essell, Rochester, Gentleman and J. S. Bullard, Rochester, Gentleman
Proved 19th February 1827
SOUTH NAVE WALL, EAST TO WEST
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS SAUNDERS ESQUIRE
COLLECTOR OF HER MAJESTY’S CUSTOMS
AT THE PORT OF ROCHESTER
AND AFTERWARDS AT GREENOCK
AT WHICH PLACE HE DIED
AND IS INTERRED IN THE
BURIAL GROUND OF THIS CHURCH
IN THE SAME VAULT ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF HIS WIFE
WHO DIED ALSO AT GREENOCK
Thomas Saunders, Mayor of Rochester in 1825, 27 and
IN FILIAL LOVE AND HONOURED MEMORY OF
CHARLES AND ANN MARIA SAUNDERS
FORMERLY OF THIS PARISH A.D. 1863
"We bless O Lord thy holy name for them thy servants departed this
life in thy faith and fear, beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow
their good examples that with them we may be partakers of thy Heavenly
THOMAS MANLY, ARMIGER TERTIUS HAERES
GEORGII MANLY DE LACH PROPE CESTRIA,
ARMIGER CUJUS INTERITUS EGREGIAM PROPTER HUMANITATEM
PIETATE (QUAM IN PUBLICA PACE CONSERVANDA
ADMINISTRAVIT) JUSTITIAM OMNICUM PROBORUM
VERIS PLORATUR LACRIMIS
IN UXORE DUXIT IANA (QUEODE TUMULO CONDITUR)
FILIAM SECUNDAM RICHARDI LEE
DE DELCE SUB CIVITATE ROFFENSI ARMIGERUM
IN FELICI HOC CONJUGIO NATI SUNT QUATUOR LIBERI
QUORAM TRES UNICUM FILIUM ET
BINAS FILIAS PATRIAS VIRTUTES EXCOLENTES
OBIJT 22 DIE MARTII, AETATIS QUAE 63
Thomas Manley, of St. Margaret's, Esquire, P.C.C. Will dated 10th
To daughter Jane, £100, to daughter Frances, £400, they to
follow example of their "excellent mother and now a St. in
Heaven" To Jane an annuity of £60 and an annuity of £27 for
Frances. If Jane dies unmarried, £50, part of the £100, to Frances and
remaining £50 to son Thomas. If Frances dies before she is married, then
£200, part of the £400, to Jane, remaining £200 to son Thomas. If
Thomas dies before marriage or without lawful heirs, all his estate in
London, as well as Kent, to daughters, for ever. If son settles on his
wife, £100 annuity for life, daughters to pay £400 each, to John Manley
of the Lach ?, Cheshire.
£5 to nephew George Willamson; 40s to niece Margaret Daniel;
40s to niece Watson; 40/- to nephew Richard Lee; £5 to niece Frances
Conny and £5 to nephew Charles Manley, all to be paid six months after
death of son Thomas. If his children all die pre marriage without heirs,
then all real estate to nephew John Manley and his male heirs, for ever,
paying to niece Jane Prestman £50, nephew George Manley of London, £100
and to his wife, £20, nephew Charles Manley, £40, niece Conny, £40,
nephew Lee, £20; niece Watson, £20, nephew George Williamson, £20
within six months of deaths of his children.
To sister Margaret Manley, £5 for mourning and a ring; to
two daughters, £25 for mourning and piece of plate in memory of him. A
ring of 15s value to: cousin Mary Brewer, nephew Lee, niece Watson, nephew
John Manley and his wife. To godson Thomas 50s, to godson Thomas Morley
son of brother George £5. A ring of 16/- value to nephew Charles Manley,
nephew and niece Conny; nephew and niece Davies, nephew and niece George
Manley, nephew and niece Daniell, niece Prestman.
To worthy friend Sir Richard Head a ring of 12s (dead); rings
of same value to nephew George Williamson, niece Frances Hulse (dead),
friend Dr Belcher and brother Conny.
To two daughters , two silver salvers, two silver noggings,
six silver spoons, four silver salt sellars, two feather beds of the best,
eight pairs of best flaxen sheets, six dozen best flaxen napkins, three
dozen pewter plates, six pewter dishes, equally divided, plus six cane
chairs, four tables, two of best callico quilts, two ------- ?, four
cushions and two best brass pots, and £60 and £200?
To poor of Chatham and St. Margaret's, 20s per annum for
ever, in wheaten bread, for poor widows, on Christmas and Easter Day,
money from rents of Manor of Walderslade, Chatham. Son Thomas executor, he
gets residue, provided he is kind and affectionate to his sisters and pays
their annuities. Any dispute of will to be settled by the Wardens and
Assistants of Rochester Bridge Trust.
Witnesses: Nannes Combe of London "and well known to Mr
Dandell, William Dandell and John Guy
Proved 21st April 1691
NORTH GALLERY, NORTH WALL, EAST TO WEST
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SECOND WIFE OF
JOHN WHITE, DISTILLER OF THIS PARISH
AND DAUGHTER OF GEORGE SAYER ESQ.
OF SANDWICH SHE DIED THE 18th OF FEB. 1784
AGED 33 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE MR. JOHN WHITE WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 11th OF JANUARY 1795
AGED 41 YEARS
John White, of St. Margaret's, Distiller and
Wine Merchant, P.C.C. Will dated 18th December 1790
Wife Mary and good friend, William Holmes of Upper Thames
Street, London, Distiller, are executors.
Leasehold house in St. Margaret's which he lives in, with
storehouse, and leasehold storehouses, stables, vaults, yard etc.,
adjoining house, to wife Mary. To William Holmes, £1,000 from his
personal estate upon trust, to invest with consent and approval of wife;
to pay her interest for life. After her death, the £1,000 to be
transferred to their children. If none living, executor to pay £400 of
the £1,000 to Peter Fennell Mann, one of the children of Ann Mann, his
wife's sister, at 21 years. Another £400, part of the £1,000, equally
between Frances and Peter Wade, children of Captain Wade, late brother of
his wife, at 21 years. Remaining £200 of the £1,000, equally between
Anna Maria Reynolds and Thomas Reynolds, two of children of late Thomas
Reynolds by Elizabeth, also deceased. If the Wades die pre 21 without
lawful heirs, then their money goes to Peter Fennell Mann, if he dies pre
21, or in wife's lifetime, without lawful heirs, and both Wades die in
wife's lifetime without lawful heirs, then theses legacies to his wife.
To William Holmes £20 for his trouble. Household goods,
furniture, stock in trade, horses, carriages and residue of personal
estate, after payment of the £1,000 and debts, to wife Mary.
Witnesses: Aaron Waddup and John Sparkes, Attorney of
Proved 8th January 1795 Power reserved to Mary White.
NEAR THIS PLACE
LIES THE BODY OF PAUL STIGANT. HE
SERV’D YE CROWN IN QUALITY OF MA. CARPENTER
OF SEVERAL SHIPS AND BUILDERS’ ASSISTANT OF HIS MAJY.
YARD AT CHATHAM AND MA. BUILDER AT PORT MAHON,
HARWICH, AND SHEERNESS. IN WHICH LAST HE
DIED 15th OF OCTOBER 1717 AET 58 UNIVERSALLY LAMENTED
BY HIS SUPERIORS AS AN USEFUL OFFICER, BY HIS
EQUALS AS A WORTHY NEIGHBOUR, BY YE POOR AS A
BOUNTIFUL HOUSEKEEPER, BY HIS OWN FAMILY AS
TENDER HUSBAND AND INDULGENT FATHER. HE MARRIED
MARY DAUGHTER OF ELEXAR. HAMMOND IN
THE COUNTY OF KENT, GENTLEMAN, BY WHOM HE
HAD ISSUE ONE SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS, JOHN
ELIZAth. AND ANN .HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW
RAISED THIS MONUMENT TO HIS MEMORY
THE BODY OF CAPTAIN
HIS SON WHO DIED THE 5th OF MARCH
AGED 31 YEARS
* 1720, new style
Mary Stigant, of St. Margaret's, Widow, P.C.C.
Will dated 8th December 1735
Her freehold fresh marsh or arable in East Malling and
Snodland, called Abbey Meads, late in occupation of Mr George Peckham, now
by Mr John May and Nicholas Wray, to "dear loving " grand
daughter, Clarina Allen (late Clarina Carrier, spinster), now wife of John
Allen of London, Gentleman, for their lives; after their deaths, to the
lawful heirs of their bodies. If no children, then to children of her 2nd
husband, etc. In default, to Clarina's own right heirs for ever. Her
freehold farmland in Birling, called Sharnold's Farm, occupied by Joan
Wetlands, to Clarina and James Allen, chargeable with an annuity of £10
to her sister Elizabeth Crayford, for life. After Clarina and James die,to
the heirs of their bodies or any later husband. In default, to niece, Anne
Garrett, daughter of sister, Elizabeth, for ever. Freehold farm and house
in Birling, called Plott's Fram, occupied by John May, to Clarina and
James Allen, for life, if no heirs, as above, then to Clarina's own right
heirs, for ever. Freehold farm in Borden, occupied by John Standley, also
to the Allens, as above.
Leasehold on St. Margaret's Banks, Rochester, in her own
occupation, also to the Allens, for term of lease,after their deaths, to
executors for rest of term. She does not want James Allen or his
executors, except children by Clarina, to hold any freehold or leasehold.
To niece Anne Garrett, £50; to Mrs Elizabeth Bird, wife of
[ ] Bird of Lambeth, daughter of John Bryant, a gold
ring of 20s value; a gold ring of 20s value to, James Bryant son of John
and Joan Bryant; William Stigant son of John Stigant of Portsmouth, three
daughters of Robert and Mary Peppitt (both deceased); Thomas Knight of
Bird's Green, Kent, Yeoman and Elizabeth, his wife. To nephew Mr John Nash
of East Ham and Rebecca, his wife, , and James Sommers of Chatham,
Shipwright, £10 each for mourning; John and Rebecca Nash, John Sommers
and John Cannon of Deptford also get a gold ring of 20s value.
Residue , including South Sea Stock, to Clarina Allen,
chargeable with debts and usual expenses; she and husband James,
Witnesses: Richard Striver, John Burgis and Hannah Dummer
("lives next door to Madam Stigant")
Proved 14th November 1736 (Clarina also known as Clarania)
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPT. CHARLES JOHN MOORE MANSFIELD
WHO DURING A PERIOD OF 40 YEARS ARDUOUS
SERVICE ESTABLISHED THE CHARACTER OF AN HONOURABLE AND GALLANT OFFICER.
IN THE YEAR 1792 HE WAS MADE COMMANDER,
AND SOON AFTERWARDS RAISED TO THE RANK OF
WHILST COMMANDING THE ANDROMACHE HE WAS
ATTACKED BY AN ALGERINE FRIGATE UNDER
SPANISH COLORS, WHICH HE CAPTURED AFTER
A LONG AND DESPERATE ENGAGEMENT.
FOR MANY YEARS HE COMMANDED THE MINOTAUR
AND HAD THE HONOUR OF CAPTURING THE
EL NEPTUNO A SPANISH 80-GUN SHIP
IN THE EVER-MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENT OF
SOON AFTER THIS PERIOD, WORN DOWN BY FATIGUE
HE RETIRED INTO THE BOSOM OF HIS FAMILY
AND AFTER A LONG AND AFFLICTING ILLNESS
CALMLY RESIGNED HIS SOUL
INTO THE HANDS OF HIS MAKER
ON THE 23rd DAY OF APRIL, 1813, AGED 52 YEARS
Charles John Moore Mansfield, of West Malling,
Captain of H.M.S. Minotaur, (one of the Trafalgar Captains) P.C.C.
Will dated 27th February 1807
Mourning for wife, Anna (nee Spong) and children to be paid
as soon as convenient. To brother in law, George Jope of St. Aubyn Street,
Plymouth Dock, Clerk and James Sykes the Younger of Arundel Street,
Strand, 10 guineas each, also to them and sister, [ ]
Jope wife of George, 2 gns for a mourning ring.
To wife, Anna, household goods and furniture, for life, as
long as she remains his widow. Money, investments and residue to George
Jope and James Sykes, upon trust, to pay wife annuity of £300 for life,
while she is his widow, and sums to pay for maintenance of son John
Hawkins Hughes Mansfield and daughter Mary, until they are 21 (or marriage
of Mary). Trustees to transfer to son sufficient to provide £500 per
annum at 21, and sufficient to advance him in business or a profession.
When daughter is 21 or married, sufficient funds to provide her with £200
per annum for life; also for a marriage settlement. Rules for succession
Household goods and furniture after death of wife or her
remarriage, and all funds to fall into residuary personal estate, upon
trust. Trustees will divide into two equal parts, ½ to son and ½ to
daughter as above. If both die pre 21, then be administered according to
intestacy rules. Wife to have no more than already provided.
Wife is guardian of children during minority, or marriage of
daughter; if wife dies, trustees will be guardians, if she remarries,
trustees will be executors. Trust conditions follow.
Witnesses: Thomas Whittaker and James Selby
Codicil dated 26th April 1808
Wife to have further sum of £40 per annum. Daughter to have
further sum of £60 per annum.
Second Codicil dated 23rd August 1809
£1,000 stock in 3% Bank of England Annuities to wife and
daughter, equally divided. Wife to have extra £60 per annum, daughter
another £40 per annum.
Witnesses; James Selby and Thomas Selby, Junior
Proved 18th June 1813
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS MORSE, GENTLEMAN
LIEUTENANT OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP, CULLODEN,
A THIRD RATE MAN OF WAR,
ONLY SON OF JOHN MORSE, GENTLEMAN
AND SUSANNA HIS WIFE,
OF NORTH REPPS IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK,
WHO WAS DROWNED AT SHEERNESS 31st AUG. 1751
BY THE BOAT’S BEING OVER SET
AS HE WAS SETTING OUT UPON HIS DUTY
FROM ON BOARD THE CULLODEN FOR CHATHAM,
AGED 29 YEARS.
HIS AFFLICTED MOTHER SETS UP THIS MONUMENT
FOR THE BEST OF SONS,
AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIS EARLY MERIT.
NEAR THIS MONUMENT ARE INTERRED
THOS. WILKINS, LATE OF THIS PARISH, ESQ.
AND MARY HIS WIFE AND THOS., THEIR ELDEST SON
ALSO ROBERT WILKINS ESQ.
(YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED THOS. & MARY)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 7th OF APRIL 1771
AGED 56 YEARS
AT HIS REQUEST THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED
Thomas Wilkins, of St. Margaret's, Gentleman,
P.C.C. Will dated 3rd April 1729
Desires to be buried in St. Margaret's church as near as
possible to son Thomas.
To only son Robert, all property and freehold estates, for
ever, subject to Dower Rights, which wife Mary may claim for life. She
gets £100 and annuity of £50 for life, charged on real and personal
estate, as long as she is his widow.
If she remarries the £50 annuity is void; if son Robert dies
pre 21, then his legacy to wife, for life.
To "worthy and esteemed friends" Thomas Fowle of
Hampstead, Middlesex, Esq., and Rev. William Dormer of Rochester, £100;
to Mrs Mary, kinswoman to Thomas Fowle, now living with him, £50, to be
paid to his father.
To Mary Westall, Thomas Fowle's servant, £5. To his maid
servant, with him at his death, £5 for mourning, if widow and son thinks
she deserves it. Residue to son; if he is dies pre 21, he should leave all
or most of his personal estate to his mother, she being an "indulgent
wife and mother". His wife and son to live in his house in "love
and amity", as long as they want. They to have use of furniture and
household goods as long as they are together.
Thomas Fowle, Rev. William Dormer and son executors.
Witnesses: John Morrall, K. Morrall and Robert Weeden
Codicil dated 29th November 1731
He has given Rev. Dormer £50, now revokes this because he
now believes he has good prospects and does not need assistance.
Witnesses: Thomas Peek and Mary Cooke
Proved 11th November 1734 Power reserved to Thomas Fowle,
Rev. Dormer has since died !
Robert Wilkins, of St. Margaret's, Gentleman, P.C.C. Will dated
18th February 1763
Desires to be buried in St. Margaret's church as near as
possible to his "honoured" father and mother. A
"decent" marble monument to be erected near his grave, the name
of his late brother Thomas and his parents to be inscribed on it.
To his cousin Ann Calloway of Fareham, widow, an annuity of
£100 for life and to Ann Wilkins of London, widow of late cousin Robert
Wilkins of the Post Office, London, Gentleman, an annuity of £100 for
life, chargeable upon his real and personal estate. His real estate to use
of Mary Wilkins of London, spinster and Isabella the "now" wife
of [ ] Terry of St. Paul's Churchyard, London, daughter
of late cousin Robert Wikins, equally shared, for ever, chargeable with
above annuities and legacies.
Annuity of £30 to friend Michael Littlewood of St.
Margaret's, Shipwright and Eleanor, his wife, for life; annuity of £20 to
Sarah Allen of St. Margaret's, widow, for life; annuity of £20 to his
maid servant Bridget Bradbury, for life, if still in his service. To Body
Spearman of Rotherhithe, Sail Maker, £1,000 part of his stock in 3½%
bank annuities of £1,756, upon trust, during minority of godson Robert
Spearman, one of Body's sons; the interest to his education and placing
him out; if he lives to 21, the £1,000 to be transferred to him; if he
dies pre 21 then to Mary Wilkins and Isabella Terry.
To Body Spearman and his wife Ann, Robert Matson of
Nonnington, Yeoman and Susanna, his wife and Mary Seager of Borden,
spinster, £10 each for mourning. Residue of money and securities,
personal estate and household goods, etc., to Mary Wilkins and Isabella
Terry, daughters of late Robert Wilkins, equally shared; they are
Witnesses: John Ashdown, Foreman of Rochester Bridge, Thomas
Harrison, Mason of Rochester Bridge and Thomas Tomlyn.
Codicil dated 17th May 1770
He has given annuity of £20 to Sarah Allen, (she is actually
of St. Nicholas) and Bridget Bradbury annuity of £20
He now increases this to £30. If Bridget is still with him
she gets two sets of mourning, one for Sundays and holidays, one for
working days. Rest of will confirmed.
Witnesses: Henry Jarvis, John Southcott and Thomas Tomlyn
Proved 16th April 1771
END OF THE NORTH GALLERY
SOUTH GALLERY, EAST WALL, NORTH TO SOUTH
NEAR THIS PLACE
LYES INTERRED THE BODY OF
MARY ALLIN DAUGHTER OF
JOSEPH ALLIN AND HESTER
HIS WIFE WHO WAS BORN IN THIS PARISH
THE 24th OF JUNE 1681 & DYED AT SHEERNESS
THE 6th DAY OF FEBRUARY 1703/4 IN HOPES
OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
(See also two brothers in churchyard)
Joseph Allin. The headstone to Allin's two sons
is the oldest monument in the churchyard. His daughter is commemorated by
the tablet on the wall of the South Gallery.
Allin was a Shipwright of Deptford when he made his
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will on 20th November 1717
His wife, Hester was to have rents and profits of properties
in Deptford, for term of leases, for life.
After her death, to his son Joseph and his children for
remainder of term. Wife, Hester to receive interest from £300 South Sea
Stock, for life. After her death, £100 of the stock to son Joseph, £100
to son Benjamin and the remaining £100 to daughter, Sarah Edge. To the
three children of son Joseph, £50 each. To grandchildren, Lewis and
Anthony Allin, £20 each and to son Benjamin, £50. Residue of real and
personal estate to wife Hester. Sons Joseph and Benjamin, executors.
Witnesses; John Hothley, Susanna Ward and J. Wheatley
Proved 26th November 1717
NEAR THIS LYETH
MRS. L.R. RUSH
DIED JUNE 15th 1782
AGED 41 YEARS
UNDER THIS PEW LIES THE BODY OF
COREY HENDRES, GENT. WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 18th OF NOVR. 1712 AGED
ALSO HIS DAUGHTER MARGARET WHO
DIED YE 24th FEBY. 1702* AGED 23 DAYS
AND HIS SON COREY WHO DIED
YE 24th OF DECR. 1705 AGED 5 YEARS
AND 5 MONTHS
LIKEWISE HIS WIFE SUSANNA
WHO DIED YE 8th OF DECEMBR.
1736 AGED 66 YEARS
*1703, new style
Corey Hendras, of St. Margaret's, Gentleman, P.
C. C. Will dated 28th March 1712
"Weak in body". Freehold properties in Borden, St.
Margaret's and St. Nicholas, to wife Susan for life, she to keep in repair
and to pay from rents to his "honoured mother" Mrs Jane Hendras,
an annuity of £15. After his mother's death, this annuity to his sister
Mrs Ann Vint for life, as long as she remains a widow. After his wife
dies, the properties go to his daughter, Susan for ever, subject to the
above annuities. If daughter dies without lawful heirs, all properties to
his sister, Ann for ever.
Personal estate to wife and gold watch, she usually wears,
and all her other ornaments and jewellery, household goods, ½ of plate
and income from residue, money and investments.
When daughter marries, residue of personal estate to her,
if she dies to his sister. His gold watch, and jewellery his daughter
usually wears, to her. To friend John Shales of Chatham, Agent Victualler,
his agate handled Cutoe?, and to friend Richard Sheafe of Rochester, his
silver hilted sword. Wife is executor. "Worthy friend", Mary
Crompe of St. Margaret's, wife of Mr Justice Crompe, and sister Mrs Ann
Vint, are overseers of will and guardians of daughter, with his wife.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Hogg Thomas Whaltott and Richard Sheafe
Proved 1st December 1712
SOUTH WALL, EAST TO WEST
NEAR THIS MARBLE
THOMAS TOMLYN OF THIS PARISH ESQ.
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
SHE DIED JUNE 19th 1781 AGED 64
HE DIED MARCH 10th 1797 AGED 83
Thomas Tomlyn, of St. Margaret's, Gentleman,
(Attorney), P.C.C. Will dated 23rd June 1790
Directs that he is to be buried in a "shell" in a
leaden coffin (the same as his late wife), inside the church, as close as
possible to his "dear and virtuous" wife Elizabeth, who died
19th June 1781 aged 64. His funeral to be as hers, in daylight, without
pomp, their coffins enclosed by a brick wall. A stone to be placed over
them, or a neat marble mural stone, inscribed with their names, day of
death and ages; his body to be kept 8 days before burial.
His mansion house, he lives in, with the meadow, purchased
from Thomas Baker, adjoining his garden wall, with the "temple"
or building, erected on it, in St. Margaret's, and all his real estate, to
Julius Shepherd the Elder of Faversham, Brewer and William Twopenny the
Younger of Rochester, Gentleman, upon trust, to sell mansion and all real
estate and to hold proceeds. He has bank stock consolidated in 1764, which
pays him £200 per annum; trustees to pay £150 from the £200 to nephew
Charles William Este (a Major in the Army) for life. The remaining £50 to
his now maid servant, Mary Franks, who lives with him, for life. After the
deaths of the latter two legatees, trustees to pay the £200 per annum to
Ann wife of Julius Shepherd for life, after her death, to her children. He
discharges nephew Charles Este from debts owed to him. To William James
West, son of late nephew, Thomas Tomlyn West, £200; to Thomas Tomlyn
West, grandson of said late nephew, £600 stock at 21 years; interest, in
meantime, for his maintenance and education. Executors can raise no more
than £50 from the £600 stock to place the latter apprentice. If latter
dies pre 21, the £600 goes into personal estate.
To servant Mary Franks, £20 for mourning, his field
bedsteddle, bed, bedding and furniture, two pairs of best sheets, two
pillow coats, metal watch and all body linen, this for her "care and
tenderness towards my late dear wife, her vigilance and strict attendance
on me in my infirmities and frequent illness; fidelity and management of
my family and household for many years".
To gardener William Brown and coachman James Titmas (a weekly
servant), £50 each in addition to wages, if still in his service; to each
of his male and female servants, at time of his death, £5, in addition to
To the Mayor, Aldermen and Recorder of Rochester, £1,100,
part of Capital Stock, upon trust, to take annual interest to pay 12 poor
alms women in the "Spytell of St. Catherine in the suburbs of
Eastgate, ordained by Symon Potyn, (long since deceased)". If this
stock is redeemed by Parliament, the trustees are to lay out the £1,100
and continue to use the interest, as above. He appoints Wardens of
Rochester Bridge, overseers of the trust.
To Julius Shepherd and William West, £50 to give to the most
deserving poor of St. Margaret's who do not live in the workhouse or
receive alms, in amounts of £10 in coals and provisions, etc.
To Mrs Mary Holt daughter of late friend, William Rivet,
Esq., now wife of William Holt, Esq., £1,000 bank annuities; to Richard
Thomas Wood, "a friendless boy, who now lives with me", £500
bank annuities at 21 years, meantime the interest for his maintenance and
education ; he is to be placed in an apprenticeship. Executors to raise
from the £500 annuities, sum not exceeding £30 for placing him out
apprentice. If he dies pre 21, then the £500 or remaining sum, to the
personal residue. Executors to deliver the picture of his "late
esteemed friend" Sir Charles Smyth, Bart., to Sir William Smyth of
Hill Hall, Essex, or other of the family residing there.
Residue of personal estate, after usual expenses, to children
of Julius and Ann Shepherd, equally.
Witnesses: Samuel Durham of St. Margaret's, B. Irish of St.
Margaret's and Alexander Pearce of Rochester, Victualler.
Codicil dated 29th July 1793
Has lately bought leasehold property in two dwellings, near
his mansion on St. Margaret's Banks, from executors of William Fuin, late
Alderman; these go to Mary Franks, for life. After her death, to
executors, upon trust, to sell under same conditions in will.
£1,200 to Mayor, Aldermen and Recorder of Rochester, to
within twelve months after his death, build twelve rooms or cottages for
twelve poor women of St. Catherine's Hospital, on part of Little Meadow,
belonging to Hospital, now occupied by him, below and on north side of of
Ground Mill and cottage occupied by Nathaniel Stedman, Miller, (which he
wishes to be continued to him ); Alderman Samuel Nicholson has drawn up
plans for his approval.
To Richard Thomas Wood, an extra £40 to place him apprentice
at 14 or 15 years; to Elizabeth Middleton of Maidstone, widow, £50; to
gardener William Brown and coachman James Titmas, if still with him, £50
extra each; to maid servants, Mary Asps ? and Sarah Norwood and man
servant, Abraham Vinton, if still with him, £25 extra each.
Witnesses: Mary Mugridge, J. H. Allen, Minor Canon, Rochester
and John Forwood
Codicil dated 8th November 1794
He had given Mary Holt £1,000 bank annuities; since he made
will, her husband, William, is "greatly embarrassed and encumbered in
the affairs of his late brother, Henry Holt, and thereby also in his own
affairs". He now revokes this legacy, and gives to £1,000 to
executors in trust, to pay Mary Holt the annual interest for life, not to
be liable to any of her husband's debts. After her death, the £1,000 to
her children equally.
To Richard Thomas Wood £20 extra to be added to the £40 for
his board, washing and mending during the first four years of his
apprenticeship, which testator has engaged to find for him at £15 per
annum; if one or more years expired at testator's death, then the £15 for
remaining years; any residue to personal estate.
To Mary Franks, all household linen; to each of maid servants
£8 for mourning, to men servants £5 for mourning.
Witnesses: J. Smerden, Clerk to Mr Simmons and John Forwod
Proved 31st March 1797
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BAYNARD ESQ.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9th OF JULY 1792
AGED 88 YEARS
|HE LEFT TO HIS RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
ALSO SEVERAL CONSIDERABLE ESTATES
TO BETHLEM HOSPITAL
THE MARINE SOCIETY
THE SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF SMALL DEBTORS
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OF ST. MARGARET’S PARISH
AND THE POOR OF IT WHO DO NOT RECEIVE ALMS
ALSO MISS ELIZABETH BAYNARD
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 4th OF NOVR. 1797 AGED 87 YEARS
John Baynard, of Rochester, Esquire, Formerly of
the Navy Office, P. C.C. Will dated 10th April 1788
All his property in Upper Heyford and Glasthorpe,
Northamptonshire, and in Hendon, Middlesex, to sister Elizabeth Baynard,
for life; she must not pull down and rebuild properties or plough ancient
pastures. After her death, "as the employment in which I acquired the
principle part of my fortune was obtained by means of the Haddock family,
without any the least pecuniary consideration", the property in
Northants to William Duffin, Esq., grandson of Richard Haddock, Esq.,
formerly Comptroller of the Navy, for ever.
To George Marsh, Esq., Clerk of the Acts of H.M. Navy, after
death of Baynard's sister, properties in Hendon, for life, after his
death, to William Duffin and Rev. Mr Bathurst, Minor Canon of Rochester
Cathedral, in trust, for life of George Marsh, Marsh is to receive rents,
for life. After his death, to William Marsh, George Marsh's younger son,
for life. Again to be held by trustees, Marsh to receive rents, for life.
After his death, to his first son, in default to male children in
succession. In default of male heirs then to children of James Morrison,
Deputy Master of the Mint, by Margaret, his late wife, niece of George
Marsh. Lands and houses in St. Margaret's to his sister Elizabeth Baynard,
for life; after her death, to the only daughter of late Admiral Nicholas
Haddock; detailed conditions follow.
To William Pemble of Cobham, £500; to Rachel, his wife,
daughter of Jarvis Maplesden, £1,250; to two sisters of Rachel, £1,000
each; to children of Rachel's late sister Mary, £1,000 equally divided,
the latter paid to Francis Hartridge, their father. To Matilda Hodsoll
daughter of Edward Hodsoll, Banker in the Strand, £1,500; to Charles
Hodsoll of South Ash, £500; to Hester Hodsoll, widow of William Hodsoll,
late of South Ash, £200; to Solomon Hughes, Attorney of Devizes, £300; ;
to William Hughes, his eldest son, £200; to Thomas Hughes, his grandson,
£100; to Mrs Elliott, widow of William Elliott, Engraver, £500; to
children of John Elliott, late brother of William, £300, equally shared;
the latter paid to Mrs Elliott, their aunt. To Eunice Anderson, £200; to
Robert Childs, brother of Eunice Anderson, a Shipwright, now or late of
Deptford Yard, £100; to Mrs Keatimg, wife of William Cooper Keating and
daughter of the late Dr Ayerst, Prebendary of Canterbury, £200; to
Catherine Baynard, formerly Catherine Mathews, £100. To John Townsend,
late of Five Fields Row, Chelsea, son of General Townsend, who commanded
at Minorca for a short time, £100; to Charles Haddock, son of Admiral
Haddock, £1,000, and to his sister £500; to Rev. Bathurst, £1,000; to
Martha Smith and Mary Mead, daughters of Mary Mead, and grand daughters of
Mrs Elizabeth Howard, who was sister to Commissioner Passenger, of the
Victualling Office, £100; to Thomas Faunce formerly "my school
fellow at Mr Thornton's", £100; to Mrs Mary Couthard, widow of James
Couthard of Lincoln's Inn, £100; to Sarah Sheafe, daughter of Richard
Sheafe, Attorney, £100. To each of the three women servants in his house
at Rochester, in his and his sister's service at his death, £20, in
addition to wages owed; to Jane Smith, late head servant to Edward
Hodsoll, £10. £1,000 to the poor of St. Margaret's, (in which parish he
was born), who do not receive alms, as executors think fit, with help of
minister and churchwardens. To trustee William Duffin, £500; to executor
George Marsh, £500.
His sister is to have custody of title deeds of estate for
life. Residue of real and personal estate to his sister, she and George
If his sister dies in his lifetime or soon after, residue to
Rachel Pemble and George Marsh, equally, and Rachel is executor in
sister's place. Executors are to pay additional £25 to all £1,000
legacies, and increase other legacies in same proportion.
Witnesses: Thomas Graham, James Graham and John Johnson,
Codicil dated 21st April 1790
Richard Pemble gets additional £200; George Marsh, £500 extra, as does
daughter of Admiral Haddock and William Duffin (if latter accepts the
trusts in the will ) Rev. Bathurst's legacy is also conditional on him
accepting trust. Martha Smith and Mary Mead get £100 extra. The 3rd and
4th sons of Solomon Hughes of Devizes, if there are such sons, get £100
each; John Hodsoll and James Sheldon, Clerks to Edward Hodsoll, Banker,
£200 each; to the President and Treasurer of the Bethlem Hospital,
Moorfields, £1,000 for the support of insane incurable patients, on
condition that they will admit one patient (if needed) from St. Margaret's
parish and parish of Shorne, upon recommendation of his executors, or
churchwardens of Shorne; St. Margaret's to have preference.
Witnesses: Thomas Graham, Lincoln's Inn, Henry Todd, Clerk to
Messrs. Hodsoll and Michael, Bankers, Strand and Elizabeth Cooper, Servant
to Mr Hodsoll
Codicil dated 5th March 1792
Confirms will and 1st codicil except:
Revokes legacy of £1,500 to Matilda Hodsoll daughter of
Edward, and all other of her legacies. £200 extra to William Hughes, son
of Solomon, Thomas Marsh Hughes, son of Solomon. To Sarah Hughes daughter
of Solomon, £200.
William Pemble gets £500 extra; Thomas Hodsoll of Riverhead
and his brother James of Sundrish (sic) Sundridge?, get £500 each. Thomas
Elliott, his next door neighbour and tenant gets £100; Charles and Robert
Hughes 3rd and 4th sons of Solomon Hughes, £100 each, extra.
To the Treasurer of the Corporation called The Marine
Society, London, £1,000; to the Treasurer of the society for the
discharge and relief of persons imprisoned for small debts, The Chartered
House Society, in Craven Street, Strand, £1,000, for the sole use and
purposes of the society. To the Minister and Churchwardens of St.
Margaret's, £300 for, with consent of executors, the Sunday School; all
these legacies from his personal estate.
Witnesses: Thomas Graham, Robert Hill and John Tinniswood,
Proved 20th July 1792
Baynard lived at Restoration House; he assisted John Thorpe with Registrum
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN FRANCIS PERCY
(A DESCENDANT OF THE NOBLE AND
ANCIENT FAMILY OF ALNWICK CASTLE
IN NORTHUMBERLAND) WHO SERVED 47 YEARS
IN THE ROYAL NAVY
IN THE YEAR 1700 HE WAS BLOWN UP IN THE CARLISLE
AND WAS PROVIDENTIALLY ONE OF THE SEVEN THAT WERE SAVED
OUT OF 200 MEN
IN 1704 HE WAS DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED IN THE
ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH FLEETS IN
IN 1707 HE WAS CAST AWAY ON THE ROCKS OF SCILLY
WITH SIR CLOUDSLEY SHOVEL AND MIRACULOUSLY PRESERVED
HE WAS AT YE BURNING OF THE YE FRENCH AND SPANISH FLEETS AT
VIGO HE WAS AT THE TAKING OF GIBRALTER WHERE HE
BOARDED AND BURNT A 28 GUN SHIP HE WAS LIKEWISE AT
THE SIEGE OF COPENHAGEN, MALTA, GUARDA FORT, BARCELONA
OSTEND, TOULON: IN ALL WHICH ACTIONS HE AQUITTED
HIMSELF WITH BRAVERY AND HONOUR
WORN OUT IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY AND LONG AFFLICTED
WITH THE GOUT AND STONE HE NOW RESTETH IN PEACE
THE BEST REWARD OF ALL HIS LABOURS
HE DIED FEBRUARY 16th 1741/2 AGED 67
Francis Percy, of St. Margaret's, Esq., P.C.C. Will
dated 18th September 1741
To son Robert, £1,000, (part of his old South Sea
Annuities), upon trust, for life of wife Sarah, to invest as she approves;
she to receive interest for life. After her death, to son Robert, for
Sarah to live in his house in St. Margaret's, and have use of
household goods, she paying son Robert £2 per annum, for rent and goods,
as long as she lives there. To sister Ann Crispe, £10; to sister,
Elizabeth Perkins, £10; to his wife's niece,
Margaret Dunning, £5. To his maid servant, Anna Maria
Hosier, £5 to buy mourning; to his "boy", Thomas Clerk, his old
clothes, if they are with him at his death;to ten poor widows of St.
Margaret's , who don't receive alms, £5.
Residue of real and personal estate to son Robert for ever,
he and mother executors.
Witnesses: John Sparks, J. Hill and Anna Maria Hosier
Proved 26th February 1741 (1742)
RICHARDI HEAD, BARONETTI
FILIUS NATU MAXIMUS
VIR, CANDORE MORUM ENGEII ACUMINE
JURIS PRUDENTIAE PERITIA, AC PIETATAS
QUOD MORTALE HABEBAT HIC RECONDIDIT
NATUS IN URBE HAC ROFFENSI ANNO 1641
RENATUS DECIMO SEXTO OCTOBRIS ANNO 1678
TEMPORIS JAM EXORS AETERNITATE
TOT VIRTUTIBUS ORBATA CONJUX
GEORGII EUTII EQUITIS AURATI
IN MEMORIS (DUM VIVERET) MUTUI MEMORIAM
Francis Head, of the Middle Temple, P. C. C.
Will dated 12th June 1674
His house in St. Margaret's to wife Sarah, for life, provided
she lives there for at least three months each year, unless she is ill;
after her death, if the Church of England continues as now constituted,
his house to the Bishops of Rochester, for their use. Upon condition that
Bishop preaches, once a year at St. Margaret's and St. Nicholas, "not
so much in remembrance of me, as poor and unworthy benefactor of the See
of Rochester, as for judgement to others, who are more able to be more
ready to do good to the Protestant Church of England, and to those
belonging thereto" (The house continues as the home of the Bishops).
To children, Sarah and Elizabeth, £2,000 each at 21 or
marriage; to executors lease of Rectory of St. Margaret's, leased from the
Dean and Chapter; executors to give daughters security for the £2,000
legacies, wishes payment of legacies made by the Bishop of Rochester. To
wife all arrears of rent due at his death; to son Francis all books in his
house and at Middle Temple, other than those his wife owned before
marriage, and books given her since, which she can keep, all ------- ? and
hangings in dining room. Also to wife, plate, rings, gold watch, cabinet
and linen, household stuff, during widowhood. If she remarries, above
divided into three, one part to wife, one part to son Francis, one part to
To children of late brother, Henry, and Elizabeth Faunce,
daughter of late sister, £20 each at 21 or marriage; to godson Francis
Vallence [£5 ] for putting him out apprentice, at 15; to poor of St.
Margaret's and St. Nicholas, £5, to be distributed on day of funeral.
Wife and brother M------ ? Head executors, implores them to educate
children and see that they have good marriages.
Witnesses: John Wyvell and John Rhodes
Proved 1st April 1675
TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. CHARLOTTE COX
DAUGHTER OF THE REVD. HADLEY COX
LATE ARCHDEACON OF BEDFORD
WHO HAVING FULFILLED THE DUTIES OF A DAUGHTER
SISTER AND FRIEND
WITH THE UTMOST STRICTNESS AND PROPRIETY
AND UNDERGONE A SERVERE AND PAINFUL ILLNESS
WITH TRUE CHRISTIAN PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION
WAS RELEASED FROM HER EXTREME SUFFERINGS
13th AUGUST 1798
TO WHOSE PIOUS MEMORY IS ERECTED THIS MONUMENT
OF SISTERLY AFFECTION
HERE ALSO ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
HER BELOVED SISTER MRS. JEMIMA COX
WHO DIED 24th AUGUST 1817 AGED 51 YEARS
"Alike on Earth, the Christian Path they trod
Together now their spirits dwell with God"
Jemima Cox, of St. Margaret's, Spinster, P.C. C.
Will dated 9th October 1810
Appoints cousin Rev. William Parslow of Yardly near
Buntingford, Herts., executor; he gets all her household goods except
grand father Cox's miniature picture, set in gold, which goes to John
Halden, Esq., of Colchester. If Halden is dead, then to Charlotte Jane
Skinner widow of William North Skinner, Esq., she also gets all her books,
any she does not want, to Charlotte Elizabeth Unwin wife of William Unwin,
If her "old and faithful servant" Ann Williams?, is
living at testator's death, she gets £100, "thinking her truly
deserving of such reward for her long and invariably affectionate and
honest service to my dear parents and their descendants".
Her clothes divided between Ann Williams? and Betty Adams her
house maid, who also gets 5 guineas; any cook with her at her death, is to
have 2 gns. in addition to wages due. Betty Adams is recommended to Mr and
Mrs Parslow, "as meriting their notice and kind assistance in any way
they may be best able to serve her, having a just opinion of her honest
integrity in every respect". To Mrs Watchurst, late Mrs Sayer?, a
ring value two gns., and the same to Mrs Rebecca Harwood of St.
Margaret's, set with hair. Also any trinket, her "dear relations may
not want", as a keepsake to each of them. To poor of the parish,
£10, Mr Parslow to pay this to Rev. Grifffiths or vicar at the time.
Income of residue of personal estate, ¼ to William Parslow,
½ to second cousin Charlotte Jane Skinner, ¼ to second cousin Charlotte
Her burial to be managed by Mr Sidden; she is to be buried in
same vault as her beloved sister, if she dies at Rochester.
Any favourite animals she may leave, she trusts her friends
will place them where they will be humanely treated.
She prays for blessings on all her relations and friends,
servants and acquaintances.
Witnesses: H. B. Harrison, Rector of Bugbrook, Northants.,
and John Bishop, Rector of Cold Higham
Codicil dated 21st August 1817
She has left ¼ of income from residue of personal
estate, to Charlotte Unwin, this is to be paid for life, free from any
control or debts of her husband; she must not assign this legacy to any
one else; after her death the principle to her children. Her servant Ann
Williams?, has died, so she gives the £100 to Betty Adams, and the small
tent bed she sleeps in, with furniture of bed and the bureau in front
upper room of house, separate from the bookcase, and small looking glass.
Rest of will confirmed.
Witnesses: D. B. Lewis, Rochester and John Thornly?,
Proved 5th September 1817
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. COLONEL NATHANIEL COLE
OF THE ROYAL MARINES
WHO FAITHFULLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY UPWARDS OF FORTY YEARS
DURING WHICH TIME
HE HAD THE HONOUR OF SHARING IN THE GLORIOUS NAVAL VICTORIES
OFF GROIX, 23rd JUNE, 1795
TRAFALGAR, 21st OCTOBER, 1805
L’ORIENT, 22nd MAY, 1812
AND IN VARIOUS MINOR IMPORTANT ACTIONS AT SEA
ALSO AT THE BATTLES OF BLADENSBURGH, BALTIMORE
AND THE TAKING OF WASHINGTON IN AMERICA
AFTER ENDURING A LONG ILLNESS WITH CHRISTIAN PATIENCE
HE DIED AT ROCHESTER, BELOVED AND LAMENTED
ON THE 12th DAY JUNE 1837 AGED 59 YEARS
Nathaniel Cole, Major Chatham Division, Royal
Marines, P. C. C. Will dated 21st October 1836
Appoints John Lintoll Senior of Horsham, brother Major
Richard Cole, late 81st Regiment of Foot, Thomas Sidden Sholt, Banker of
Manchester and wife Betsy, as trustees. Wife to be sole trustee for life,
as long as she remains his widow. To trustee, all money and properties,
these can be sold and invested in Public Funds after wife's death. She to
have interest payments and his cellar of wines; she can give his brother
any of his clothes and she can sell furniture.
After her death, interest to brother for life; after his
death, to education of children of nephew, Ensign Richard Cole, 6th
Regiment of Foot; if he has no children, then to education of late sister,
Mrs Lintoll's grandchildren from 7 years of age, until then the interest
is compounded. If he dies on full pay he wishes to be buried with military
honours, six pall bearers, with scarfs and hatbands and gloves, which,
after funeral are to be delivered to Quarter Master of Royal Marines to be
worn at Corps funerals. Trustee/s to erect tablet to his and his wife's
memory where he is interred; tomb to be kept in good order; and father's
tomb in Wareham churchyard to be kept in good repair. If he is not buried
in sister's (Miss Cole) vault in St. Margaret's churchyard, , it shall be
kept in good repair.
Witnesses: Charles Thomas, John Girley and John Siddle
Codicil dated 25th April 1837, at Nile Terrace, Rochester
He is now a Lt. Colonel in the Portsmouth Division, R.M.
Revokes the giving of scarfs and hatbands to funeral party; he leaves this
to wife's discretion.
Witnesses: Thomas Bottle and Maria Cole
Proved 14th September 1837 Betsy Cole is described as Bessy
Cole. Testator was formerly of Wareham
Brass plaque, loose on floor
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GENERAL G. W. BINGHAM, C.B., D.L.
FOR THE COUNTY OF KENT, OF THE VINES, ROCHESTER
BORN JUNE 21st 1817, DIED AT NICE, MARCH 25th 1899
ALSO OF SOPHIA, WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN MAY 2nd 1818, DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1881
"Their children shall rise up and call them blessed"
(Both buried in St. Margaret’s Cemetery)
END OF THE SOUTH GALLERY
45. [ ]
Ledger from Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses 1769 (Not Seen)
HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
CAPT. THOMAS CLARKE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF JULY 1673
BEING AGED 61 YEARS
WHO HAD ISSUE ONE SON
AND THREE DAUGHTERS
46. [ ]
Brass (Palimpsest) formerly fixed on same Ledger as Ewer, now in Frame
COD THOMS DICT FAC JACET HIC NECE VICTUS
VICARIUS GRATUS HUIC ECCLIEQUE BEATA ECCLESI
XPI MULTUQUE PROSUIT ISTI ET CAPANILI SUCCURIT
TEMPORE VILI ANNO MILLEUS QUAL C I DENQUE QUINO
NOVEMBRIS MENSA SATUM NECE VERE OBIIT HIS T. C. FIBI
SEQUE IHU MISERERE O SAC ANDREA FIBI PETR AB HOSTE TPHENA
PRO CUNCTIS MERITIS ILLI SIT VITA PERENNIS
47. [ ]
Ledger from Thorpe
HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF
SECOND SON OF MR. THOMAS EWER ESQ.
OF BUSHEY HALL IN THE COUNTY OF HERTFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST THE 3rd 1708
AGED [ ] YEARS
48. [ ]
Ledger also from Thorpe
MELIOREM EXPECTANS VITAM
QUI IN SUPERIORES VENERATIONE
IN AMICOS FIDE PERSPECTA
IN EGENOS CHARITATE PIA IN
UNIVERSO DEMUM PERITIA MEDICA
DECIMO SEPTIMO MAII ANO DNI
1683 AETATIS SUAE QUINQUAGESIMO
NONO RELIQUIT TERROS
David Jones, of St. Margaret, Gentleman, P. C.
C. Will dated 15th May 1683
To wife Elizabeth, all gold and jewels she has, and furniture
of his chamber, bed and hangings, etc. His eldest daughter Dorothy Jones
is executor. If she dies before youngest daughter Elizabeth is 20, then
good friend Christian Hugesson of Faversham, widow is executor; if she
dies before Elizabeth is 20, then Martha Woodward of St. Margaret,
spinster is executor, if she stays unmarried until Elizabeth is 20. His
worthy friend, Thomas Manley of St. Margaret's, is overseer and advisor to
executor; he gets £4 and 40/- per annum, as long as he advises executor,
until Elizabeth is 20.
To daughter Dorothy, ½ of the lease of Rose Court, Isle of
Grain, leased from Wardens of Rochester Bridge, for ever.
If she dies before 20 without lawful heirs, then to daughter
Elizabeth at 20 or has a child, for ever, if she dies without heir, then
to Sarah Dyer of Faversham, spinster, daughter of John and Elizabeth Dyer,
for ever. To daughter Dorothy, £2,000 and reversion of house in
Milkehouse Street, in Cranbrook, and attached lands, for ever. To daughter
Elizabeth, £1,000 and 50 broad pieces of gold and ½ his plate. If
Dorothy marries before Elizabeth is 20, her husband is to give security
for payment of her legacies to Elizabeth. If either daughter die
unmarried, survivor to pay Sarah Dyer £300. If either die pre 20, without
heirs, survivor is heir and gets all real and personal estate. If both
daughters die unmarried and pre 20, then all to Sarah Dyer, for ever.
Dorothy to allow Martha Woodward "her diet" and pay her £10 a
year for 2 years after his death, if Martha is still unmarried. To Martha,
£6, for mourning; to Sarah Dyer, £20; to Christian Hugesson, a double
guinea to buy a ring to wear in remembrance of him.
Mr Robert Cunney?, of Rochester "pretends
affection" for Dorothy, if she marries him, she is to have no benefit
of his will, and sister Elizabeth gets her share; if Elizabeth is dead,
then to Sarah Dyer, for ever. Any dispute arising from will to be settled
by Thomas Manley.
Witnesses: G. D. Lanne, Elizabeth Franklyn and W. Allen
Proved 18th June 1683
49. [ ]
Brass plaque set in floor by stone pulpit in the nave
OF YOURE CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF SYR
JAMES ROBERTS PRIEST WHICH DECEASED THE XXIII
DAY OF SEPTEMBER ANO DO MDXL ON WHOSE
SOULE & ALL XTN SOULES JHU HAVE MERCY AMEN
50. [ ]
Well known brass of THOMAS CODD set on the north wall of the chancel arch
Translated from the Latin
HERE LIES A VICTIM OF DEATH, HE WHO WAS ONCE
CALLED THE REVEREND THOMAS CODD, THE BELOVED
AND PIOUS VICAR OF THIS CHURCH; FOR HE RENDERED
GREAT SERVICE TO THIS CHURCH OF CHRIST, AND HE
REPAIRED THE BELFRY WHEN IN A BAD STATE (OR IN
THE WORST TIMES). THIS T.C. DIED IN THE YEAR
1465, IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, ON THE
ANNIVERSARY OF SATURNIUS (NOV. 29th). BUT DO
THOU, OH JESUS, HAVE MERCY ON HIM! O HOLY
ANDREW! BRING HIS TROPHIES FROM HIS (SPIRITUAL)
ENEMY. MAY ETERNAL LIFE BE THE REWARD OF HIS
Will of Rev. Thomas Codd. Dated 31st
He desires to be buried in the church before the crucifix in
the nave. He bequeaths 20s to paint the rood with figures of St Mary and
St John the evangelist, and a wax taper to burn before the rood. He
bequeaths 5s to the lights of the Holy Trinity and All Saints. Also 5s to
the lights of St Michael the arch angel. A cow with a "white
face" for the lights of St Christopher, St John the Baptist and St
20s for a marble stone over his grave to be engraved with the
date of his death. 20s to his sister, Margaret Codd.
Executors: Master Stangs, vicar of St Nicholas and Sir* John
Pertrech, warden of Bredgar chantry.
* "Sir" was a title used for a priest
End of Section A