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St Margaret's Church, Rochester M.I.s with Index of names from gravestones

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Margaret's Church, St Margaret's Street, Rochester
                                                                
 - recorded by D. E. Williams 2008

Section D     Southern boundary wall (Vange Mews), Eastern Boundary Wall
       (St Margaret's Street, from the south. North of Lych Gate. Ledgers & headstones forming
       a retaining wall south of the church. Cut down ledges forming steps on south side of church. 

PART 2
SOUTHERN BOUNDARY WALL (VANGE MEWS) NOS. 1 – 14 (FROM THE WEST)


St Margaret's Church gravestones along southern wall from the east

224.   [1]

[   ]
JOSEPH GOBBETT
[WHO DIED] 13th [DECEMBER 1814]
AGED [18] YEARS
JAMES GOBBETT
[FATHER OF THE ABOVE DIED] [   ] APRIL 1826
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO MR. CHARLES GOBBETT
[SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 1st ? JA]NUARY 1831
AGED 30 YEARS
ALSO CHARLES HIS SON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 26th 1830
[AGED 3 MONTHS]
ALSO ANN THE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] [ ] MARCH [1851]
IN THE 95th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO MARTHA WILKINS
[MAY 1867]

225.   [2]

Illegible

226.   [3]

Facing the wall
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LIEUT. WILLIAM NARRACOTT R.N.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 29th OF AUGUST 1839
AGED 53 YEARS

227.   [4]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM HALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 25th OF JUNE 1824
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO MR. JOHN HALL
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF JULY 1836
IN THE 32nd? YEAR OF HIS LIFE
ALSO ANN WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM HALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF OCTOBER 18[ ]
AGED [    ] YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HALL
[    ]
WILLIAM AND MARY HALL

228.   [5]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
FRANCES
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
MR. GEORGE ROOTS
OF THE PARISH OF CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF DECEMBER 1856
AGED 43? YEARS
[   ]

George Roots, Brick Merchant of 1 Brougham Place, Chatham (1851 Census)

229.   [6]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. SARAH JURY
WHO DIED 27th APRIL 1847
AGED 75 YEARS
WIDOW OF THE LATE
MR. WALTER JURY OF MAIDSTONE
ALSO OF MARY THE WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM PAINE
WHO DIED 14th DECEMBER 1850
AGED 53 YEARS
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
MR. W(ALTER AND SARAH JURY)
(ALSO MR.WILLIAM PAYNE)
(WHO DIED 24th NOV. 1856)
(AGED 59 YEARS)

Sarah Jury, Independent, was living with William and Mary Paine in Tonbridge, in 1841 (Census)

William Paine, an Excise Man of Tonbridge, in 1841 (Census)

230.   [7]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN CORRALL
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 20th OF DECEMBER [1806]
AGED 45? YEARS

John Corrall, of St. Margaret's, Painter and Gilder, Freeman of Rochester 1802 Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 14th December 1806
   Appoints William Blenkinsop, Plumber of Rochester, John Hill of Strood and wife Rebecca, executors. To daughter Rebecca Mary Corrall, £300 from his business at 21; also £300 as above to son Charles Prow Corrall, at 21. If either die pre 21, their share to survivor; if both die then to wife. Stock in trade and residue to wife. Children to be brought up and educated from profits of business, until they are 21, provided they assist mother in business.
   Witnesses: Elias Bradbury, James Wilson and Thomas Day
   Proved 1st October 1807. Value of goods under £300
   Widow Rebecca carried on a China, Earthenware and Glass business on St. Margaret's Banks, ( Pigot's Directory 1823); in the same year, son Charles is a Carver and Gilder.

231.   [8]

Front
[   ]
MARY ANN KIDWELL
DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND ANN KIDWELL
WHO DIED ON THE 1st? APRIL 1806
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND ANN KIDWELL
[WHO DIED ON ]
AGED 4 MONTHS
ALSO GEORGE CHARLES SON OF
ROBERT AND [REBECCA] KIDWELL
WHO DIED 16th MAY 1844 AGED 21 YEARS
WILLIAM GEORGE BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN HIS INFANCY
ALSO ELIZABETH ANN KIDWELL
SISTER? OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 29th OCT.
1850 AGED 29 YEARS

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN KIDWELL
WHO DIED THE 20th MARCH 1810
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ANN KIDWELL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE DIED THE [   ]
NOVEMBER 1831 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA WIFE OF ROBERT KIDWELL
WHO DIED 30th OF MARCH 1845 AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH THE WIFE OF
Rest too low and close to wall to read

John Kidwell, died 1810 was a Cabinet Maker, freeman of Rochester in 1802

Robert Kidwell was an Auctioneer, Cabinet Maker and Furniture Broker of Eastgate (Pigot's Directory 1832, 1838)
The Clock Tower at the top of Star Hill is a memorial to a 20th century John Kidwell.

232.   [9]

Illegible

233.   [10]

IN
MEMORY OF MR. THOMAS [WALKINS] OF
THIS PARISH LATE OF CH[ATHAM?]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE [ ] MARCH
1802 AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO MRS. MARY BARTHOLOMEW
WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER [   ] 1831 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH [   ]
[   ]
ALSO THE ABOVE WILLM. BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[JULY 1848]

William Bartholmew, Carpenter, Builder and Undertaker of Delce Lane; Founder of Bartholomew's Free Chapel (Pigot's Directories, 1832, 1838, etc.)

234.   [11]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH BROOKS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF MAY 1831
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO
MR. JOHN BROOKS
OF THIS PARISH
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th OF JUNE 1852
AGED 68 YEARS

John Brooks, probably the Printer and Book Binder of Troy Town, Church Warden in 1822–26? (Pigot's Directory 1838)

235.   [12]

Illegible

236.   [13]

HERE
RESTS IN HOPE OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
TO ETERNAL LIFE THE REMAINS OF
MARY NORRIS WIFE OF WILLIAM NORRIS
(OF CHATHAM) WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 5th OF DECEMBER 1804
AGED 63 YEARS
"Afflictions sore
long time I bore
Physicians were in vain
Till God did please
Me to release
and ease me of my pain"

237.   [14]

[   ]
[JEMIMA?] ALEXANDER
[   ]
JOHN ALEXANDER
[    ]
[    ]
[    ]
MRS. SARAH TREGO
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS ALEXANDER
[NOVEMBER or DECEMBER 1850]
[AGED 76 YEARS]

END OF THE SOUTHERN WALL

PART 3
EASTERN BOUNDARY WALL (ST. MARGARET’S STREET) (NOS. 1 – 17 FROM THE SOUTH)


EAST WALL, LOOKING NORTH

238.   [1]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ANN HALL
WIFE OF
MR. WILLIAM HALL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 15th DAY OF OCTOBER [1814]
IN THE 31st YEAR OF HER AGE
HENRY HALL
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED THE 21st OF MARCH [1816]
IN THE 4th? YEAR OF HIS AGE
WILLIAM [HALL?]
[   ]

239.   [2]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. ELIZABETH
WIFE OF MR. REUBEN FLETCHER
WHO DIED AUGUST 5th 1813
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO CATHERINE DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[DIED AUGUST [   ] 1820]
AGED [   ] YEARS
ALSO THOMAS SON OF THE ABOVE
[REUBEN AND ELIZABETH]
[   ]

240.   [3]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JANE WIFE OF
MR. CHARLES HOMAN
OF LONDON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER 1846
AGED 29 YEARS

241.   [4]

Facing the wall
[   ] ELIZA ANN DAUGHTER OF
[WILLIAM] FRANCIS AND CAROLINE ESTHER HARRISON
[WHO DEPARTED] THIS LIFE OCTOBER 26th 1854 AGED 22 YEARS
[ALSO] OF FRANCIS CRIST HARRISON
DIED JANUARY 15th 1865 AGED 36 YEARS
Panel from a Chest Tomb?

242.   [5]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS HORN
WHO DIED THE [   ] AUGUST 1821
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE [   ] OF NOVEMBER?
1826
AGED 72 YEARS
LEFT TWO SONS
WILLIAM AND JAMES

Thomas Horn, died 1821, a Miller, Freeman of Rochester 1772?

243.   [6]

Front
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY HARRIOT
WIFE OF
CHARLES LANE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 31st DAY OF OCTOBER 1834
AGED 64 YEARS
"Grateful she lived with honour, died in Peace
in hope of Heavenly Joys which never cease"
ALSO THE ABOVE
CHARLES LANE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st DAY OF JANUARY 1843
AGED 80 YEARS
"Tho’ plain in manner, rich he was in mind
Religious, quiet, honest, meek and kind"

Rear
IN
MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS LANE
BORN JULY 23rd 1795 DIED NOV. 25th 1856
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO CHILDREN OF
THOMAS AND JANE LANE
JOHN WILLIAM
BORN SEP. 13th 1833 DIED JULY 11th 1852?
AGED 19 YEARS
THOMAS
BORN MAY 1st 1830 DIED JULY 9th 1858
AGED 28 YEARS
JANE MARY
BORN AUG. 31st 1833 DIED JULY 13th 1893
AGED 59 YEARS

Thomas Lane, Gun Maker, Freeman of Rochester, 1818

244.   [7]

IN
MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH BINGHAM
WHO DIED 7th NOVR. 1856
AGED 84 YEARS

245.   [8]

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GUTTERIDGE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
21st JULY 1795? AGED [   ] YEARS
ALSO CHARLES GUTTERIDGE
HIS BROTHER WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 15th MAY 179[8]
AGED [   ] YEARS
WILLIAM GUTTERIDGE
[FATHER?] OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
16th MARCH 1810 AGED [58] YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE [   ]
[MAY 1847]
JOHN ANDREW
[   ]

William Gutteridge was a Baker, a Freeman in 1786

246.   [9]

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
EDWARD CRESY GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[JANUARY] [   ] 1812 AGED [7]0 YEARS
ALSO MRS. SARAH JOHNSON
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
APRIL 16th 1827 AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN HARDWIDGE
WHO DIED [   ] OCTOBER 1839?
AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO MRS. ELIZABETH HARDWIDGE
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
[   ] JULY 1841? AGED 69 YEARS
EDWARD CRESY GENT.
[AUGUST 1841]
[AGED 55 YEARS]

Edward Cresy, of St. Margaret's, Gentleman, P. C.C. Will dated 1st August 1807
   To son George of Chatham, £100 in 5% annuities; to daughter Mary Doughty, £130 in 5% annuities; to daughter Elizabeth Hardwidge, £300 in 5% annuities; to daughter Sarah Ann Cresy, £350 in 5% annuities.
   Residue of money in funds to son Edward, other money not already given, household goods, furniture and effects, equally between son Edward and daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Ann. To grand daughter Mary Ann Hardwidge, £100 in 5% annuities, this to remain with executors, interest to be paid to Elizabeth Hardwidge, until she is 21, or earlier at discretion of executors. £10 for executor Henry Doughty for mourning, allowed in his wife's £130. Son Edward and Henry Doughty of Camberwell, Plumber and Glazier, executors.
   Witnesses: William Dunstall and Thomas Fielder
   Proved 17th January 1809

Edward Cresy, of Victoria Place, Rochester, Gentleman, P. C. C. Will dated 9th January 1838
   To natural daughter, Mary Ann Cresy Clarke, spinster, commonly called Mary Ann Cresy, living with him. His freehold house in Minster, Sheppey, abutting the High Road, called Minster Lane, formerly occupied by Rev. Turmine?, now of [      ], for ever.
   To good friend George Woods of Ordnance Terrace, Chatham, Gentleman, his stock in 3½% bank annuities or other public funds, upon trust, to sell and pay Mary Ann Cresy Clarke. Household goods, etc., in his house to be sold, proceeds and money, etc., to daughter Mary Ann and his sister Elizabeth Hardwidge and her daughter Mary Ann, equally shared.
   Witnesses: A. Martin, M. D., Rochester and S. Stephens, Solicitor, Chatham

Codicil dated 26th July 1841
   He had left furniture and household goods to daughter Mary Ann, sister Elizabeth and her daughter. His sister and her daughter are now both dead. His daughter has married George Lee Brabley, Master in the R.N., he now revokes bequest and all goes to his daughter.
   Witnesses: J. Knewstub, Gentleman, Office of Ordnance, Chatham and J. E. Marks, Gentleman, Clover Street, Chatham

Affidavit dated 20th September 1841
   Dr. Adam Martin sworn, he was present when testator signed will
   Proved 22nd September 1841

NORTH OF LYCH GATE

247.   [10]

WILLIAM LOWRY
[SEPTEMBER 1787?]
[   ]
AMELIA LOWRY
WHO DIED OCTOBER THE 26th 1830
AGED 7[5] YEARS
[   ]
[   ]
[ALEXANDER] LOWRY
WHO DIED DECEMBER [   ] 1833
AGED 82 YEARS

Alexander Lowry, was a Grocer (Universal British Directory 1794), Freeman of Rochester in 1789

248.   [11]

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH BENNESS WIFE OF
WILLIAM BENNESS
WHO EXCHANGED THIS EARTHLY FOR A HEAVENLY
MANSION THE 30th DAY OF MARCH 1806
IN THE 53rd YEAR OF HER AGE
"Be ye not slothful but followers of them
who through faith and patience inherit
[   ] promises"

249.   [12]


EAST OF CHANCEL
ALL THAT REMAINS OF LEAKE HEADSTONE

Fragment of headstone
HENRY LEA[KE]
MASTER CAULKER OF [CHATHAM?]
DOCK WHO DEPART[ED] [THIS LIFE]
APRIL 7th? 1735 AGED 7[  ]?
AS ALSO THE BODY OF A[   ]
WIFE WHO DIED OCTR. [   ]
[   ] N [   ]

Henry Leake, died at Chatham

250.   [13]

Footstone
W.M. 1824
H.M.M. 1835
J.M 1856? 
M.M.M 1859
  [WILLIAM MILLER]
  [HANNAH MEAD MILLER]
 [JOHN MILLER]
 [MARGARET MILLER]

251.   [14]


PANELS FROM DESTROYED CHEST TOMBS
LEFT TO RIGHT: HARLING; GIBSON AND SIMMONS

IN MEMORY OF JANE DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND SARAH SIMMONS
WHO DIED 2nd DAY OF APRIL 1833
Panel from a Chest Tomb?

John Simmons, father of Jane, was probably the Attorney, of Boley Hill

252.   [15]

DEPOSITED ON THIS SPOT
THE REMAINS OF
MR. CRASWELL GIBSON
WHO DIED MARCH 7th 1810 AGED 40 YEARS
HE MARRIED SOPHIA THE ELDEST
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE
MR. JOHN MATTHEWS
ALSO AN INFANT DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
ALSO SOPHIA WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
MR. CRASWELL GIBSON
WHO DIED JANUARY 17th? 1830
[AGED 58 YEARS]
Panel from a Chest Tomb?

Craswell Gibson, probably the Grocer and Tea Dealer of White Chapel (Kent's London Directory 1794) He died at West Malling.

Sophia Gibson, of St. Margaret's Bank, Widow, P.C.C. Will dated 16th August 1829
   To sister Katherine Matthews of St. Margaret's Bank, all her funds in the Bank of England and legacies left to her by the late Thomas Dance of Stoke Newington at the death of his widow Mary Dance; also household furniture and goods, freehold and personal estate. Brother Joseph Matthews of the Long Room Custom House, London and sister Katherine executors.
   Witnesses: Arthur Rye, Surgeon, Rochester, Mary Muir of Hammersmith and Elizabeth Green, Rochester.
   Proved 8th April 1830 Power reserved to Joseph Matthews

John Matthews, probably the Coal Merchant (Bailey's Directory 1784), Mayor of Rochester, 1789 and 1792

253.   [16]

IN MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS HARLING OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE [   ] OF APRIL 1757 AGED 52? YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THOMAS AND SARAH HARLING
WHO DIED THE 8th OF JULY 1770 AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE THOMAS HARLING
WHO DIED THE 4th? OF AUGUST 1794? AGED 60? YEARS
ALSO MRS. HANNAH PAYNE SISTER OF THE ABOVE
SARAH WHO DIED THE 21st OF OCTOBER 180[8]
AGED 69? YEARS
Panel from a Chest Tomb?

Thomas Harling, ancestor of Thomas Harling, Brewer, who died in 1828?

254.   [17]


EAST WALL CLOSE TO NORTH GATE
THE ALLIN BROTHERS' HEADSTONE, THE OLDEST SURVIVING
MONUMENT IN THE CHURCHYARD, 1680

HERE
LYETH THE
BODYS OF WILL.
AND JOSEPH AL[LIN]
WHO DEPAR[TED THIS]
LIFE ON YE [   ] [MARCH 1679]*
AND [   ]
Y[   ]
* Date "old style", actually 1680

THE END OF THE EASTERN WALL

PART 4
LEDGERS & HEADSTONES FORMING A RETAINING WALL SOUTH OF THE CHURCH
   (NOS. 1 – 11 FROM THE EAST, 1 – 7 ARE LEDGER STONES)


St Margaret's Church gravestones forming retaining wall, south of church

255.   [1]

Illegible

256.   [2]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
(WILLIA)M CLARKE ESQ’
(LA)TE CAPTAIN (OF THE)
(1st) ROYAL (REGIMENT)
(IN) WHICH (CORPS HE WAS WOUNDED)
(AT SALAMANCA, ST. SEBASTIAN AND WATERLOO)
(WHO DIED THE 21st OF NOVEMBER 1840)

The missing details were found in Canon Wheatley's notes.

257.   [3]

Illegible

258.   [4]

SACRED TO THE REMAINS OF
MRS. ALICIA CAMERON WIDOW OF THE LATE
BRIGADIER GENERAL DUNCAN CAMERON
WHO DIED IN MARTINIQUE OCT. 2nd 1798
[   ] MARRIED IN THIS CHURCH IN THE YEAR [1765]
[   ] LIVED IN THE PRAC[   ]OF EVERY
[   ] FOR SEVEN AND THIRTY YEARS
[   ]
[   ] DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE [   ] [MAY] 181[2]
AGED 66 YEARS

In 1798 Martinique was seized by Britain from the French and held until 1802 (the year of the short lived Peace Treaty of Amien)

259.   [5]

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MRS. ELIZABETH BREWER
WIFE OF
MR. ISAAC BREWER
WHO DIED 15th SEPTEMBER 1841
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 27th? DECEMBER [1842]
[AGED 39 YEARS]

Isaac Brewer, Dredgerman of Chatham?, (1841 Census), Freeman of Rochester, 1798

260.   [6]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN WIFE OF
RICHARD ROBERTS
LATE OF DENHAM, BUCKS.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 21st? DAY OF APRIL 1833
AGED 79 YEARS

261.   [7]

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH ANN FARQUHAR
WIFE OF
ROBERT FARQUHAR ESQ.
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 7th 182[8]
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO
[ROBERT] FARQUHAR
[JULY 1840]
[AGED 81 YEARS]

Robert Farquhar, of Nile Terrace, Purser, R.N.,  P.C.C. Will dated 18th July 1839
   To brother Rear Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar, K.C.B., nephew Arthur Farquhar, Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh and cousin Curtis Reid, of 3 Savoy Street, Strand, a Director of the Thames Plate Glass Co., all his properties, including six shares in latter company, in trust for the widow and children of his late brother Major General William Farquhar of the Madras Engineers; the shares not to be sold until youngest child is 21. Residue of property to be sold and money placed in Public Funds; when youngest child is 21, the whole to be sold and proceeds equally divided. His trustees are his executors.
   Witnesses; R. G. Curtois and Mary Curtois

Affidavit dated 22nd July 1840
   Rev. Rowland Grove Curtois of Rochester, sworn, that testator signed will in his presence and that of his wife Mary Curtois.
   Proved 23rd July 1840 Power reserved to nephew Arthur Farquhar

262.   [8]

Illegible

263.   [9]

Illegible

264.   [10]

Illegible

265.   [11]

Front
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUISA PENELOPE
DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & ELIZABETH WOOLNOUGH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [JANUARY 1845]
IN THE 21st YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH WOOLNOUGH
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 1845 IN THE [22nd] YEAR OF HER AGE
[   ]

Rear
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELLEN DAUGHTER OF
JOHN & ELIZABETH WOOLNOUGH
[NOVEMBER 1845 AGED19 YEARS]

John Woolnough, the father, was a Veterinary Surgeon of Star Hill (Pigot's Directory 1838)

PART 5
CUT DOWN LEDGERS FORMING STEPS ON SOUTH SIDE OF CHURCH
   NOS. 1 – 7 (FROM THE NORTH)


OPPOSITE MAIN ENTRANCE
STEPS TO SOUTHERN CHURCHYARD, AN EXAMPLE OF MUNICIPAL
VANDALISM? MADE FROM CUT DOWN LEDGER STONES !

266.   [1]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. JANE WALKER

267.   [2]

MEMORIAE SACRA
MR. THOMAS ETHERINGTON
OF SAINT NICHOLAS, ROCHESTER
DIED 23rd FEBRUARY 1807 AGED 43

Thomas Etherington, Stationer, Freeman of Rochester, 1794. The Etherington family were Booksellers and Stationers in Rochester and Chatham, (Holden's Directory, 1805, 1809 and Pigot's Directory 1838, etc.). His widow married Daniel Spong of Cookham Hill Farm at Borstal. The family paid a fee of 4 guineas for a brick lined grave but built a vault (fee 10 gns.) The difference was outstanding at the time of the burial.

268.   [3]

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS LAWS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 8th OCT. 1818
AGED 50 YEARS

Thomas Law(e)s, of Rochester, Inn Keeper ("George"), Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 29th September 1818.
   His freehold on corner of Love Lane (one of his six freeholds in Love Lane), and his other freeholds adjoining to son William, for ever. Two freeholds adjoining each other in Love Lane, (part of the six), to wife Margaret, until son Thomas is 21, then to him, for ever. Two other freeholds in Love Lane, "up the court", adjoining the other houses to wife until son John is 21, then to him, for ever. All his leaseholds on the Common and house in the High Street, in occupation of Alice Bristow, and others to George Munn of Chatham, Victualler, Robert Penn of Rochester, Ironmonger and wife Margaret, upon trust; wife to receive rents of leaseholds for life, she to maintain and educate children. Also to trustees, all household goods, funds, stock in trade in the "George", and his interest and license in the inn, to allow wife to live there and have use of furniture, etc., to sell stock in trade and carry on business for life. After her death, trustees to sell all leaseholds for term left, furniture, household goods and stock; proceeds equally shared among his children. To trustees his funds in Messrs. Day, Hulkes and Co., of Rochester Bank, to invest in Public Funds and pay interest of £1,000 to wife for life. Remainder of principle equally shared among children, as follows, at 21 years, £1,000 to William, £1,500 and £200 to Thomas, £1,500 and £200 to John, £500 to Sarah at 21 or marriage, when she gets interest of £1,000 for life. After her death the £1,000 transferred to her children, if she dies with none, the £1,000 goes into personal estate. Interest from above sums for benefit of daughter Sarah and wife until children are 21. Trustees are also executors.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: John Prall, Attorney of Rochester, Richard Prall and John Bone
   Proved 5th June 1819

269.   [4]

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY BOSNELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th AUGUST 1833
AGED 22 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS BOSNELL
[ APRIL / MARCH 1834]
[AGED 56 YEARS]

Thomas Bosnell, of Union Street, Troy Town, Licensed Victualler of Beer, (the Cock Inn, on St. Margaret's Banks, Pigot's Directory,1823) Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 6th January 1833
   His 2 freehold houses in Union Street and 6 freehold houses in Cottage Place, Union Street, to wife Fanny, for life.
   After her death, equally divided between son Henry and daughter Sarah Ann Bosnell, and their heirs for ever.
   His share of barge "Mary" of Rochester to wife, for life, after her death to son Henry* for his own use.
   Household furniture and goods, money and residue to wife for life; after her death, equally between son and daughter, for ever.
   Wife Fanny and Thomas Patten, Attorney of Rochester, executors
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Samuel Newson, Surgeon, Rochester, R. Patten, Clark to Mr Patten, Attorney and Henry Beare, of Troy Town, Tailor
   Proved 16th July 1834 Power reserved to Thomas Patten
   Value of goods and chattels under £200
   Bosnell died 27th February 1834
   *Son Henry died October 1833

270.   [5]

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF [A]BEL GOULD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 5th OF OCTOBER
1813 AGED [58] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE MR. ABEL GOULD WHO DEPARTED
[THIS LIFE ON THE [   ] OF FEBRUARY1821]
[AGED 63 YEARS]

Abel Gould, was Agent for the Hope Insurance Co., (Holden's Directory 1809), Churchwarden in 1811

271.   [6]

IN MEMORY OF
MARY MARTIN INFANT DAUGHTER OF
ADAM AND ADELAIDE MARY MARTIN
WHO DIED 14th SEPTEMBER 1832 AGED 1 YEARS
ALSO JAMES HARKER MARTIN SON OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED 15th MAY 1843 AGED 5 DAYS

Adam Martin was a prominent Rochester Surgeon

272.   [7]

IN MEMORY OF
MARY ANN WIFE OF
WILLIAM PARKINSON ESQ.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 10th DAY OF APRIL 183[3]
AGED 26 YEARS

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