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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013

Interior of Church
Some of these inscriptions are sourced from John Thorpe's Registrum Roffenses, published in 1769. Some of those recorded by Thorpe are now lost or hidden, e.g. by fitted carpets, etc.
    Inscriptions are listed alphabetically. Click on the letter below.

A   B   C   D   E   G   H   J   M   N   P   S   V   W

A1.   Brass with Effigy of Woman, Formerly in Nave.

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ELYNOR ALLEN WHICH WAS THE ONLY DAUGHTER
AND HEYR OF JOHN HEARDEN OF SHORNE, GENT. SOMETYME WYFFE
AND WIDDOWE FIRST OF EDMUND PAGGE OF SHORNE, GENT AND AFTER
OF JOHN ALLEN, GENT. WHICH ELYNOR HAD ISSUE BY EDMUND PAGGE
HER FIRST HUSBAND XIII CHILDREN, VIII SONNES AND V DAUGHTERS
WHICH WERE THOMAS, WILLIAM, JAMES, HEARDEN, EDMUND,
GEORGE, LYONELL AND JOHN, ELIZABETH, ANN, BENETT, DORITHIE
AND AGNES WHICH SAID ELYNOR DYED THE IX OF NOVEMBER
1583. "I EXPECTING A JOYFULL RESURRECTION"

Ellinor Allen, of Shorne, Widow, Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 15th September 1583
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church, between her two husbands (Edmond Page and John Allen).
To poor householders of Shorne, 8d each. To Elizabeth Page, daughter of William Page, her son, 10 on the day of her marriage. To Francis, Edmund, George and Ellinor Page, children of William Page, 3 6s 8d each; this to be paid within 2 years of her death to son William and her friend George Wright, to be invested and paid to 3 sons at 20 years of age. To Barbara Herenden, her kinswoman, 3 6s 8d, on the day of her marriage. To Rowland S( ) ?, her servant, 1 cow. To kinsman, Steven Burk( ) ?, 1 cow. To John ( ) ?, her servant 1 cow bullock of 2 years. To son George all her (household goods ?), (except her bedstead cupboard), and presses, all brewing vessels, with the lead cistern to water malt in, which are in the malt house; all the timber about the house; also the window glass of her house and 10. To Ellynor Johnson, daughter of son George, and to Ellynor Parker, wife of Thomas Parker, 1 fine sheet of the breadth of 3 ells ? To Elizabeth Page, daughter of William Page, her son, and to Jane Kempe, daughter of Agnes Kempe, her daughter, 1 fine sheet, each. To Ellynor Kempe her silver bowl(s) ? To Frances Kempe, daughter of Agnes, 1 piece of gold, value 10/-. To To the 3 sisters, Ellynor, Frances and Jane Kempe, 1 table cloth and a dozen table napkins each. To William Page, son of her son George, a piece of gold, value 15/-. To Lord Cobham, 5 weathers (sheep). To Ellynor Parker, wife of Thomas Parker, a feather bed, bolster , pillows, blankets and a coverlet, in her chamber. To Ellynor Parker, 1 silver spoon. To Frances Johnson, daughter of Charles Johnson, 1 silver spoon. Residue to Agnes Kempe, her daughter, who is executor. Son George and friend George Wright are supervisors of the will. To George Wright, "for his paynes", 20/-.
Witnesses: Rowland S( ) ?, Thomas Wrighte and the mark of John Steward
Proved 20th December 1583

A2.   Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

NEAR THIS MONUMENT ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
REVD. ROBERT GUNSLEY AYERST, A.M.
FORMERLY OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, OXFORD
RECTOR OF SPELDHURST IN KENT
THE ELDEST AND ONLY SURVIVING SON OF THE
REVD. WILLIAM AYERST D.D.
FORMERLY A PREBENDARY OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE 16th FEBRUARY 1816
AGED 94 YEARS

Rev. Robert Gunsley Ayerst, of Chelsea
P.C.C. Will dated 22nd October 1812
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church, in the same vault as his mother, if space permits. Gives instructions for his monumental inscription, which was followed , more or less, closely; monument not to exceed 100.
   To grandson, Robert Gunsley De Lavaux, ("who may at this time have changed his name to Ayerst"), his mansion at Shorne and all lands and woodlands for life. After his death, then to his male heirs for ever; in default of male heirs, then to John Houseman, the only son of John Houseman, Clerk of the Sick and Wounded Office, (by Susanna, his wife, nee Nash), for ever.
   If John Houseman does possess the property, he will, as a "memorial" to the testator's mother, who erected the mansion, change his name to Ayerst. To his grandson (above), his property or money on mortgage he may have at his death, and 2,500 5% Bank Stock, which was settled by testator's mother (Jane) on his sister Anna Gunsley Keating, for her life, and now in the names of Robert Gunsley Ayerst, Christopher Chapman and Jarvis Maplesden, as trustees. Also to same grandson, all articles in his house and money in banks, or owed. Also to Robert Gunsley De Lavaux, Philip Boghurst Jnr. And Charles Haffenden of Ashford, co-partners in the Banking Business, 10,000 3% Bank Annuities, upon trust. They to permit his grand daughter Hester Elizabeth Kemp to have dividends for life. After her death, then the Stock to her child/children, equally shared, in default of heirs, then to son of Robert De Lavaux. To trustees Boghurst and Haffenden, 100 each for their troubles.
   Gold mourning rings, value 30/-, to the following: Mr and Mrs Kemp; sister Keating; Mr and Mrs Houseman; Rev. Lomas; Mrs Charlotte Mason; Richard Friend; Mrs Sladden; Mrs Tuggey, sister to Mr Munday of 42 Cheney Walk, Chelsea; Mr and Mrs Hunt (Chemist); , of Chelsea; the Clergyman who conducts his funeral;his Trustees; Mr and Mrs Jarvis Noakes. To his "honest and worthy tenant" Jarvis Noakes, 1,000 3% Bank Annuities; 1,00 of same stock each to: niece Mrs Charlotte Mason; John Houseman, Jnr., (now of Greek Street, Soho); Jane Ayerst Houseman, daughter of John Snr. To Mrs Young, widow of Peter Crawford Young, a distant relation of Mrs Jane Ayerst, "my ever dear mother"; Elizabeth Dennis Barrow, sister of Peter Young, late of Half moon Street, Piccadilly, 1,00 of same stock, shared equally.
   To Rev. Thomas Lomas, who married his late daughter, Jane, 1,00 of same stock. 2,00 of same stock to the Treasurer of the General Kent and Canterbury Hospital, in trust, for benefit of the hospital. To the Treasurer of the Canterbury Diocese Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of the Clergy, 1,000 of same stock, in trust, for benefit of the Society. 1,000 of same stock to the Incorporated Society for Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
   To the Minister and Churchwardens of Shorne, 1,000 of same stock, in trust, to use dividends for maintenance of a Sunday School, for poor children of Shorne.
   To housekeeper, Sarah Greenstreet, 500 of same stock, if she is with him at time of his death; to servant Mary Render Morris, 300 of same stock, same condition; to servant Mary Greenstreet, 200 of same stock, same condition.
   Residue of stock in Public Funds and other property to grandson Robert De Lavaux and John Houseman, Snr, they are also executors.
   Witnesses: Mary Blunt, Thomas Blunt and Alexander Fraser

Codicil dated 30th August 1813
   When he married Mary Spencer, lands at Graveney were settled by his father Rev. William Ayerst, on him, his wife and children. His wife is now dead as are all their children; in default of his heirs, the land to grandson Robert De Lavaux, who has now changed his name to Ayerst, for life. After his death, then to his eldest son, for ever. In default, then to John Houseman, Jnr., for ever.
   The land is occupied by Mrs Blanchard of Graveney, and lately by Mrs Sladden of Canterbury, but now Robert Francis of Canterbury, so of Mrs Sladden by her first husband.
   Also one third of land near Dover, Folkestone, Alkham, Hougham, Capel and Densole, or Swinghill, totalling about 500 acres, also in his marriage settlement, to above grandson, for life; after his death, to his eldest son; in default, to Rev. Lomas, for ever. 300 New South Sea Annuities in names of William Troward and Thomas Alkin or Alkyn, deceased, now (he thinks) in name of Sarah Alkin, daughter of Thomas, also part of marriage settlement, to Rev. Lomas.
   Witnesses: Mary Blunt, Thomas Blunt and Sarah Johnson
   Proved 24th April 1816

B1.   Brass Plaque under Stained Glass Window, West Wall, South Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE BALL
WHO DIED NOV. 30th 1882
THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED BY HER
AFFECTIONATE CHILDREN

 

B2.   Stained Glass Window, South Aisle

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF
RUSLAND TUFNELL BARRETT, CAPTAIN
THORNEYCROFT'S MOUNTED INFANTRY
BORN 11th JAN. 1859 KILLED IN ACTION
FLORENCE, ORC, SOUTH AFRICA 20th
SEPTEMBER 1901 THIS WINDOW IS
ERECTED BY SOME PERSONAL FRIENDS

 

B3.   Stained Glass Window, South Aisle

GIVING THANKS TO GOD FOR THE
MEMORY OF RUSLAND TUFNELL
BARRETT SOMETIME CHURCHWARDEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE HIS LIFE
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN SOUTH
AFRICA RELATIVES, FRIENDS, PARISHIONERS
ERECTED THIS WINDOW A.D. 1902

 

BARRETT see BOAKES

B4.   Black Marble Ledger in Chancel

HERE LYES THE BODY OF
JOHN BAYNARD
LATE OF THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 27th 1750 AGED 71
YEARS
JANE
RELICT OF
MR. JOHN BAYNARD
DIED JUNE 20th 1771

 

B5.   Black Marble Ledger, Next to Above

HERE LYES THE BODY OF
JANE BAYNARD
ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF
JOHN BAYNARD, GENTLEMAN
SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY THE 12th 1760

 

B6.   Marble Tablet, East Wall, South Aisle

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
MISS ELIZA BOAKES OF SHORNE
(WHO DIED MAY 12th 1911 AGED 70 YEARS)
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE LATE
REVD. TUFNELL SAMUEL AND LOUISA BARRETT
OF COURT LODGE, SHORNE AS A TOKEN OF ESTEMM
AND GRATITUDE FOR THEIR MANY KINDNESSES

 

B7.   Marble Tablet, North Wall of Nave

THOS. BRADLEY, GENT.
LATE OF JAMAICA
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF
OCTOBER 1766 AGED 71 YEARS
SMART SMITH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AND LATE WIFE OF MR. HENRY SMITH
MASTER JOYNER OF HIS MAJESTY'S YARD,
CHATHAM, DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5th OF
OCTOBER 1779 AGED 73 YEARS
MR. HENRY SMITH
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24th OF DECEMBER 1779
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MRS. KATHERINE GRAHAM
NIECE OF THE ABOVE HENRY SMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
1st DAY OF FEBRUARY 1807
AGED 84 YEARS

Thomas Bradley, Esq., of Rochester
P.C.C. Will dated 4th October 1767
   Wife, Smart and "good friends" Rev. Samuel Markham of Rochester and Robert Gray of St. James, Jamaica, are executors.
   To son in law Christopher Blackestone of St. Margaret's, Rochester, Surgeon, 100. Residue of real and personal estate and household goods to wife Smart, for life. After her death, to their children, Thomas, Robert, Mary wife of Waxham Graham and Elizabeth Lydia wife of Christopher Blackestone, equally shared, for ever.
   Witnesses: Thomas Cradock, William Stubbs and Richard Bristow
   Proved 14th October 1767

Henry Smith, Gentleman, Master Joiner of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham
P.C.C. Will dated 21st January 1779
   To wife Smart (widow of Thomas Bradley), nephew Waxham Graham, of Frindsbury, Gentleman, niece Catherine Graham of Chatham, Spinster, nephew William Wilson of Chatham, Commander of the Commissioner's yacht at Chatham, 10 each. To niece Catherine Graham all his clothes and ornaments on same, provided she does not sell them.
   To wife Smart, real and personal estate, and goods in England and Jamaica, bills, bonds, investments, for life (except things already bequeathed.
   Also to Catherine Graham, 120 annuity from rents of his estate, for life. If she outlives his wife, she to have all his real and personal estate, for life. After death of his wife, if Catherine is not living, then to children of William Wilson, including silver plate and half household goods and furniture, divided equally. After death of his wife, the other half to the children of Waxham Graham, Kitty, Smart, Mary, Elizabeth Hanson and Cecelia Ann, equally divided. After death of wife and niece then the other half of real and personal estate to Waxham Graham's children, equally divided.
   All debts due from Waxham Graham and farm in Hoo lately purchased from George Cherry, valued at 240, and rents due and 200 due on bond from Thomas Bradley Broadber, with interest, to Graham's children.
   Niece Catherine to have all his books, papers and writings. After death of wife and niece, any payments received from Jamaica or elsewhere, to be placed in Public Funds, unless executors wish to lend it on bond or mortgage, to Graham's children at 21 years. Wife and Catherine Graham are executors.
   Witnesses: William Thompson, Christopher Mayor and Josh. Hawkins

Codicil dated 12th August 1779
   He gave, before will was made, a Deed of Gift to Sally Graham, daughter of Waxham., all silver plate, property of his wife before their marriage. Niece Catherine may need some plate other than bequeathed, so he now gives her an extra 30 to buy some.
   All his liqueur bottles and others, empty or full to discretion of niece Catherine for her of wife's use. After death of wife and Catherine, he left remains of household goods, etc., to Waxham's children and Wilson, now, after his death, if wife and niece find they have more than sufficient goods, they may give anything they don't need to children of Graham and Wilson.
   Witnesses: William Thompson, Christopher Mayor and Jos. Hawkins
   Proved 13th June 1780 Smart Smith has died since will and codicil made.

B8.   Ledger, In Randall Chapel ? (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF
WILLIAM BUTTONSHAW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th DAY OF JUNE
ANNO DOMINI 1703
AGED 22 YEARS

 

C1.   Ledger, East End North Aisle

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF ANNE WIFE OF JAMES
CADWELL OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th DAY OF NOVR. 1730
AGED 44 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY
OF MR. JAMES CADWELL, GENT.
LATE OF GREEN FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 21st 1786
AGED 50 YEARS

 

C2.   Ledger, North West Corner of North Aisle (Moved from Original Position )

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZH. CADWELL
RELICT OF
JAMES CADWELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 29th DECEMBER 1761
AGED 80 YEARS

James Cadwell, of Shorne, Yeoman (No Monument but on wives' ledgers)
P.C.C. Will dated 20th February 1747
   To wife Elizabeth, as much household linen, woollen and other household goods, as she chooses, for life. After her death, to son James Cadwell. Executors and Trustees to make inventory of plate and household goods; wife to give them a receipt before taking possession.
   Residue of monies, leases, farm stock, etc., and personal estate to brother in law Edward Haite of Rochester, Shipwright, Jarvis Maplesden of Shorne and Thomas Carryer the Elder of Shorne, Husbandman, in trust, to sell leases of any farm he may have at death; and all his live and dead stock and crops sown. Proceeds invested in Public Funds until son James is 21 or married; interest used for his maintenance and education. When he is 21, or married, trustees to pay all principle money to him.
   His lease on Smith's Farm, Shorne, where he lives, live and dead stock, etc., to son James at 21 or marriage; in meantime, to Tomas Carryer. If James dies pre 21, then to Thomas Carryer. Executors to try to renew lease and ascertain money due to son James from Carryer when he is 21.
   An inventory to be made and Carryer accountable to son James for valuation. If James does die pre 21, then 1,000, as follows, 200 to the Minister and Churchwardens of Shorne, in trust, to buy property and land, profits from this to poor parishioners of Shorne who do not take alms from parish. 3,000 to Edward Haite; 200 to Thomas Carryer; 100 to Rachel Maplesden, daughter of Jarvis; 50 each to William, Thomas, Sarah and Ann Carryer, children of Thomas Carryer the Elder. Residue of personal estate, if son James dies pre 21 or marriage, to Elizabeth wife of George Martin of Chalk, Yeoman.
   Trustees are also executors and Guardians of son.
   Witnesses: John Tomlin and William Twopenny
   Proved 29th March 1748 Power reserved to Thomas Carryer

C3.   Stone Effigy of Mailed Knight, Randall Chapel

SIR HENRIE DE COBHAM LE EINE SEIGNOUR DE ROUNDALE FUST APELE GIST LEY DIEU DE SALME ET MERCI

 

C4.   Ledger, Edge of North Wall of North Aisle (Moved from Original Position)

GEORGE COMPORT
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 20th 1826
AGED 62 YEARS

George Comport, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 20th October 1826
   To James Edmead of Milton, Gravesend, Gentleman, Henry Collis of Maidstone, Builder, James Phillips the Younger of Ryarsh, Miller, 19 guineas each. To Thomas Knight of Snodland, Gentleman, 100.
   Residue of personal estate to Edmead, Collis and Phillips, upon trust, to gather all his money and sell rest of personal estate, to pay debts and expenses; surplus into Public Funds, etc. Freeholds in Shorne or elsewhere to trustees, upon trust, they to take rents, etc., and pay housekeeper Elizabeth wife of Richard Gill, an annuity of 30 for life. In case his son by Elizabeth Gill, George Comport Gill (born 29th December 1821 and baptised at Woolwich 24th April 1822) dies pre 24, in the lifetime of his mother, then trustees to pay Elizabeth Gill an annuity of 50 for life, instead of 30.
   Trustees to pay for maintenance and education of son George until he is 24. Income of freeholds held by trustees on son's behalf; if he dies pre 24, with no lawful heirs, then in trust, for blood relations under Intestacy Rules. Trustees are Guardians of son and are also executors.
   Witnesses: R.H. Beaumont, James Rhodes and John Wetherall

Codicil dated 27th November 1826
   Has given his freeholds to trustees, in trust. Directs that trustees to have power to lease or sell all or any part of freeholds. Any leases granted not to exceed 21 years. (Long conditions follow)
   Witnesses: R.H. Beaumont, John Botting and George Nickson

Codicil dated 19th December 1826
   He desires that Joseph Solomon the Younger of Shorne, be a trustee and executor in place of James Phillips; legacy to Phillips revoked; 19 guineas to Solomon. Revokes bequest of real estate to Phillips. Makes further provision for Elizabeth Gill, she to have an annuity of 40 for life, or 50 (if she survives her son George).
   Rest of will confirmed
   Witnesses: R.H. Beaumont, John Botting and George Dickson
   Proved 11th April 1827 Power reserved to Joseph Solomon

D1.   Ledger, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
THOMAS DICKINS
WHO DIED AUGUST THE 21st 1719
AGED 43 YEARS

 

E1.   EDOLPHI see PAGE

 

E2.   Brass, with Chalice and Wafer, Under Carpet in Chancel

PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF F. THOMAS ELLYS LATE VICAR OF SHORNE
WHICH DECESSED THE XVIII DAY OF MARCHE IN THE YERE OF OUR
LORD GOD MVLXIX ON WHOSE SOULE JHESU HAVE MERCY AMEN

 

G1.   Marble Tablet, North Wall of Nave

MRS. MARY GRAHAM
WIFE OF WAXHAM GRAHAM, GENTLEMAN
LATE OF JAMAICA
DIED 22nd OF MARCH 1788
AGED 56 YEARS
WAXHAM GRAHAM, GENT.
DIED 17th JANUARY 1789
AGED 63 YEARS

 

GRAHAM see BRADLEY

H1.   Stained Glass Window, North West End of North Aisle

West Side
ILLUSTRIOUS
LOVE AND SERVICE BOTH AS MOTHER
& ARTIST
THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED
TO ADELAIDE
HALLWARD
BORN 1860 DIED 1925 EXECUTED BY
HER HUSBAND FROM DRAWINGS BY HER IN DEVOTED MEMORY THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED

East Side
ALSO IN
MEMORY
OF PRISCILLA
DAUGHTER OF
THE SAME

 

H2.   Brass Plaque on Marble Ledger, East End of Nave

HERE LYETH INTERRED YE
BODY OF GEORGE HAYSDEN
OF SHORNE, GENT. WHO
DEPARTED FROM HIS
NATURALL LIFE THE 17th
DAY OF JULY 1670 &
HAD TWO SONNES AND
A DAUGHTER, JOHN AND
GEORGE AND MARTHA

 

HEARNDEN see ALLEN

H3.   Brass (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

OF YOUR CHARYTE PRAY FOR THE SOULE OF JOHN HEREDEN GENTILMAN WICH JOHN DYED
ON SAYNT MICHELL'S DAY IN YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD MVXXVII ON WHOSE SOUL AND
ALL CRISTEN SOUL HAVE MERCY AMEN WHO HAD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH [ELYNOR]
HIS DAUGHTER AND HEYRE THEN MARRIED TO EDMON[D] [PAGE]

John Herenden, of Shorne
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 4th December 1527
Desires to be buried before "Our Lady" in the South Chancel of Shorne Church.
To each of the High Altars of Shorne and Chalk, for his tithes, "negligently forgotten" 12d
To the lights before St. Erasmus, Our Lady of Pity, Our Lady and St. Christopher, 12d each.
To all of his godchildren at his burial, 4d. To an "honest priest" to sing for his soul, his father and mother's and all Christian souls, "by the space of a whole year", 10 ...?
   To Parnell Ganke ?, and John Ussher ?, his godson, one cow bullock each. His wife to have rents from his lands in Shorne, she keeping in good repair. After her death, land at Golfield ?in Cobham, to James Page and his heirs for ever.
   Residue of lands in Shorne to Edmond and Elanor Page (his daughter), for ver. In default of heirs, to his next heirs for ever. Agnes his wife and Edmond Page to take profits of his leases in the Manor of Beckley and at Chalk and Shorne, and Shorne Parsonage.
   Goods ? in his house ? to the use of wife Agnes. After her death, to Edmond and Elanor Page. To Elanor his hoop of gold. To the repair of the South Chancel at Shorne, 40/-.
   To the Friars ?of Aylesford ? a mother sheep; a quarter of wheat and barley to pray for his soul and all Christian souls.
   To Walter Herenden the Younger, Edward Herenden of London, John Herenden the son of Stephen Herenden, George Chapman, Thomas Page and .... ? Bu..... ? 20/- each. Residue shared between wife and daughter Elanor, who are his executors. Edward and James Page are Overseers.
   Proved January 1527 (28)

H4.   Brass Plaque on Organ

IN MEMORY OF
THE RIGHT HON. SIR WALTER HELY-HUTCHINSON
WHO DIED 23rd SEPTEMBER 1913
AGED 64 YEARS
THIS ORGAN WAS RESTORED EASTER 1914
BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN

Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson, P.C., G.C.M.G.
   Anglo Irish. Born in 1849, son of the 4th Earl of Donoughmore. Studied at Cambridge. Lt. Governor of Malta, 1884 89; Governor and C. in C. Windward Islands, 1889 93; Governor and C. in C. Natal and Zululand, 1893 1901; Governor of Cape Colony from 1901; temporary High Commissioner to South Africa in 1909.
   His son, Victor, 1901 1947, was a Musical Composer, among his works was The Carol Symphony

J1.   Diamond Shaped Ledger, Below West Wall of North Aisle

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF THE
REVD. THOMAS JONES
FIVE YEARS
RESIDENT CURATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 20th 1804
AGED 29

 

M1.   Ledger

Found buried in South East area of Church, in 2007, Transcribed by Roger Cockett

HERE [LIES]THE BODY OF [GERVASE] MAPLESDEN
THE SONNE [OF] [GERVASE ?] MAPLESDEN, LATE OF
MAIDSTON, [TANNERE] DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
1st DAY OF FEBR[UARY] [ANNO DOMINI] 1645 HE LEFT
ISSUE BY MARGARET HIS WIFE 2 SONNES AND
ONE DAUGHTER [VIZ] GERVASE, GEORGE AND
MARGARET

M2.   Black Ledger, Armorial Crest, East End of North Aisle

HERE LYETH INTERRED
THE BODY OF CAPT. JARVIS MAPLESDEN WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
22nd OF DECEMBER ANNO DOMINI 1681
AGED 55 YEARS

Gervaise Maplesden, the Elder of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 19th December 1681
   Sons Richard and Thomas are executors of different parts of will.
   To son Richard, all moveable goods, cattle (except his two colts), corn, implements of husbandry and sown crops at Gaskens Farm in Cobham, in his own occupation. His interest in the lease and all debts owing to farm.
   Richard to pay arrears of rent for farm; and to pay his sister, Elizabeth, 200 at 18 years; interest to be used for her maintenance and education. If her mother takes on this responsibility, she has an annuity of 12. If Elizabeth dies pre 18, 100 of the 200 to son George at 21, or executors if he dies. 100 residue to son Edward at 21. Son Richard to pay debts. To poor of Cobham 20s, distributed at executors discretion. Richard to give good security to brother Thomas for paying the above 200. To poor of Shorne 20s as above. To daughter Katherine, 300 and a trunk marked J.M. With all the linen in it, at 18 years. In lieu of interest from the 300, Thomas to pay Katherine 10 per annum for maintenance and education. To all servants with him at death, 5s each. To son Gervaise, all debts owed to testator by son George, upon bond, mortgage, etc. Also to son Gervaise, all title and interest in property which brother George has mortgaged.
   To wife Elizabeth, 20; to son Thomas all his interest in properties which John Rumney of Cobham, Yeoman and [ ] his wife have mortgaged or conveyed to him, and the mortgages, securities and conveyances, to enable him to pay debts and legacies. To son George all property and farm stock at Shorne Ifield, (latter to go to son Gervaise). Residue of household goods, farm stock and personal estate, to son Thomas, he to pay for funeral, etc. He is also to pay his grand mother Margaret Maplesden, an annuity of 5 for life. Also to Thomas, his rights in remainder of leases (21 years)for about 30 acres of land in Shorne Ridgeway, in his own occupation, held from George Woodyear, deceased.
   To son Gervaise his rights in 21 year lease for 40 acres near Shorne Ifield, in his occupation also held from George Woodyear. Property at Shorne Ridgeway, in his occupation and of William Cornell, to son Thomas and heirs; in default of heirs, to son Gervaise, for ever. His little house with 6 acres at Shorne Ridgeway, and salt marsh at Higham, in his occupation, to son Thomas, for ever. Provided son Gervaise, for two years after testator's death, takes the rents from the latter properties and pay 10 per annum for the properties. His Manor or reputed Manor, called Upper Tooes ? and house, with land of 60 acres, at Milton next Sittingbourne, Iwade and Bobbing, to son Thomas, upon trust, to be sold, to pay debts and legacies; surplus to Thomas. Thomas also has his two third share in lands called Farthing Coltswood, Little Coltswood and Raynecroft, adjoining each other (about 18 acres) in Boughton Monchelsea, occupied by [ ] Day, formerly the property of Mary Emyott. All other lands and houses in Boughton Monchelsea, to son George, for ever. All property in Gillingham, occupied by Christopher Pannell, and in Cuxton, occupied by John Kettle, to son Edward and his heirs; in default of heirs, then the Cuxton property to daughter Elizabeth, for ever; the property in Gillingham to son George for ever.
   Witnesses: Thomas Ayerst, the mark of William Cornell, Elizabeth Ayerst and Walter Brooke
   Proved 8th February 1681 (82)

M3.   Black Ledger, Armorial Crest,Close to Above

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY
OF MR. JARVIS MAPLESDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8th
OF APRIL 1707
IN THE 50th YEAR OF HIS AGE

 

M4.   Black Ledger, Armorial Crest, Close to Above

HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF MR. JARVIS MAPLESDEN WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE SECOND
DAY OF FEBRUARY 1716/17 IN THE
THIRTY FIRST YEAR OF HIS AGE

Jarvis Maplesden, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 26th April 1711
   All his farm and lands in Shorne, in his occupation, which was his mother's jointure, and lands purchased by his father from Mrs Martha Woodyear of Shorne, Widow and William Woodyear, Esq., also in his occupation, to his wife Jane as long as she remains his widow.
   If she remarries, she gets an annuity of 20 for life, from his real estate. After her death, the land which was his mother's and that purchased from the Woodyears, to son Jarvis; all other property to son John.
   If his wife survives the two sons, then his mother's property and that purchased from Woodyears, to his wife, for ever.
   All property in Shorne occupied by his mother in law, Elizabeth Maplesden and William Woodyear, purchased by his father from Christopher Allanson Esq., deceased, to his wife, for life; after her death, then to his cousin Jarvis Maplesden, son of his uncle Richard, late of Cobham, deceased, subject to payment of cousins, George and John Maplesden, brothers of above Jarvis,30 each. To cousin Katherine and Elizabeth Maplesden, sisters of George and John, 20 each.
   One third of his personal estate to wife Jane; one third to child/children his wife is expecting at 21 years; one third to sons Jarvis and John, shared equally at 21 years. Wife is executor.
   Witnesses: Julius Caesar, Augustine Caesar, Thomas Rogers and Henry Elwood
   Proved 21st February 1716 (17)

Jarvis Maplesden's Inventory had a total value of over 2,500; over 700 of which was owed by the Royal Navy, for timber ? Also leather ? 175 of the inventory concerns leather and hides, etc.

M5.   (There is another Black Ledger with the same crest, close to above, with completely eroded inscription.)

M6.   Ledger, Armorial Crest, North Chancel, near Vestry

HERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY
OF CHRISTOPHER MAPLESDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY THE [ ] 17[44]
AGED [ ] YEARS

Christopher Maplesden, of Chalk, Victualler
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 23rd April 1740
   To wife Mary, for ever, his half share of a house, Ifield Place and 50 acres of land, in Shorne, occupied by brother Gervaise. Also his quarter share of Upper Ifield Farm, also occupied by same brother.
   She also has residue and is executor.
   Witnesses: John ? Parker, Richard Jackson and Mary Danes
   Proved February 1st 1744 (45)

(There are probably other MAPLESDEN inscriptions under the organ)

MAPLESDEN see PEMBLE

M7.   Stained Glass Window, North Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE REVD. J.J. MARSHAM THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY HIS NEPHEW (one line)
SIR FITZROY DONALD MACLEAN BART., C.B. & HIS NIECE LADY HOOD OF AVALON, THE HON. MRS. NEVILL & MISS MACLEAN A.D. 1903 (one line)

 

M8.   Diamond Shaped Ledger, North Chancel, near Vestry

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. ANN MIDDLETON
WIDOW OF JOSEPH MIDDLETON
LATE OF BOROUGH BRIDGE
IN YORKSHIRE
DIED 27th APRIL 1812
AGED 88 YEARS

Ann Middleton, of Chatham, Widow of Joseph, Clerk of the Cheque of the Ordnance, Chatham
P.C.C. Will dated 7th March 1810
   To daughter Hannah wife of James Best, Esq., her silver s....... ? and silver cup, dozen china plates, large china dish and two other china dishes. To John Clark, late of Rome Lane, Chatham, her watch, and to his wife her silver mustard pot. To son in law, Rev. Francis Jennings, all furniture, other china, clothes, etc. (except plate, linen and bed hangings), upon trust, to sell and pay debts and funeral, etc. Residue into Public Funds, in his name, for benefit of grand daughter Ann, his eldest daughter, she also has plate. Bed hangings and linen to Francis, Jane and Ruth Jennings, siblings of Ann, shared at discretion of their father.
   When Ann is 21, father to transfer investments to her. Rev. Francis Jennings and Boswell Middleton of the Custom House, London, Esq., are executors
   Witnesses: James Best and Edward Wickham
   Proved 1st July 1812, Power reserved to Rev. Jennings

N1.   Stained Glass Window, North Aisle

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF WALTER MAPLESDEN NOAKES BORN 1850 DIED 1918
THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW JESSIE NOAKES

 

P1.   Brass Plaque, Formerly in Nave ?(Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH BURIED EDMUNDE PAGE LATE OF SHORNE, GENT. WICH DYED THE VII
DAY OF FEBRUARY IN THE V YEAR OF THE REYGNE OF KYNGE EWARD THE SYXTH
AND IN THE YERE OF OUR LORD GOD MCCCCCL[1] ON WHOSE SOUL JESU HAVE MERCY.
WHO HAD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH FIVE SONNES AND TO DOWGHTERS, THAT IS TO SAY
THOMAS, ELIZABETH, WILLIAM, GEORGE, LIONELL, JOHN AND AGNES,
BY ELENORE HIS ONLY WIFE THEN LIVING

Edmund Page, of Shorne, Gentleman
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 15th January 1551 (2)
   To Elynor, his wife all his household stuff, also 40 in cash, and 40 in corn and cattle. She also has the farm of the Manor of Beckley in Higham, for rest of lease, and house in Shorne called Gerdland ?, for life, " without any interruption or condition of my son Thomas". Also to his wife, his stock at Beckley, 28 kyne, 5 bullocks, 170 ewes and rams.
   To poor householders in Shorne and Chalk, worth, in goods, less than 3s 6d, 12d each or a bushel of wheat or 2 bushels of malt.
  
To Robert Smythe, "my boy", 40/-. To Thomas S........ ?, 40/-; to godson Edmond Page, 3 silver spoons; to child of brother James Page and sister Faythe Luff silver spoon to value of 6s 8d.
   To Richard Myddleton and Susan his wife, 5 yards of woollen cloth, "to make either of them a gown, price the yard 4s"
   To sister Luff, uncle Walter Herenden and ............ ?, his wife, cousin Thomas ............ ?, and Barbara his wife; to old friends, John Evley and Lyonell ............. ?, cousin Robert Dunstan and his wife, a gold ring, in remembrance of him.To Walter Herenden, 3 6s 8d; to William Crypps, ... ?, bullock; to Edward ......... ?, 4 bullocks, 5 ewes and 2 quarters of barley; to Faythe Srybbyng ?, his god daughter, half a quarter of barley; to each of his other god children ?, 20d. To his children, William, George, Lyonell, John, Elizabeth and Agnes, 26 13s 4d at 20 years of age or before for reasonable cause, e.g. marriage.
   To cousin Walter Herenden the Younger, 20s, per annum to be paid by son Thomas. To William Debuan ?,13s 4d, quarterly for life, from real estate at Shorne. To John Baker, for life, his dwelling house and land in Shorne, he to keep it in good repair; after Baker's death, then to wife Elynor for ever. Elynor also has 9 acres of land called Outhmen Graster ?, in Shorne. To son Thomas, house and stables, barn in ................ ?, for ever.
   Wife Elynor has the annual income of all his lands not already bequeathed, in Shorne and Higham with ....... ?, woods and timber. All land in Shorne, Higham and Merston to son Thomas, for ever. After death of Edward Whyte, Gentleman ................................................... ?, property/ in Gravesend, Milton, Chalk and Higham, to son Thomas , on condition that his mother Elynor to have benefit of Manor of Beckley, for life.
  Witnesses: Henry Adam, George Haysden and Thomas Fyurhe and William Tayllour
   Proved 20th February 1551 (52)

P2.   Large Wall Monument, with Four Kneeling Figures, North Wall of Chancel
(Figures on the West Side: George and Isabel Page; on the East Side: Sir William and Lady Elenor Page)

On West Side of Cornice
THEIS ARE NOT DEAD BUT HENCE DEPARTED ARE,
T ACCEPT BLEST KINGDOMS IN A COUNTRY FARRE

On East Side of Cornice
MORS FINIS HUJUS MISARAE PRINCIPIUM MELIORIS VITAE

West Side Below Figures
EN HAC SIMILACRA TIBI REPRESENTANT AMONTISS IMOS
GULIELMI PAGE MILITIS PARENTES GEORGIUM PAGE ARMIG. LEGIS
PERITUM ET ISABELAM UXOREM EJUS SIMUL AC PIETATUM
FILII OPTIMI QUI VIVAS JUSSIT EORUM MEMORIAM SIC FIERI
PERPETUAM PROTRAXIT DEO PERMITTENTE VITAM PRAEPATUS
GEORGIUS USQUE 22nd DIEM JANUARII ANNO SALUTIS 1611
QUANDO PLENUS ANNORUM OBIIT ISABELLA DIU PREANTEA
HUIC MUNDO VALEDICENTE

East Side Below Figures
HIC QUIESCANT OFFA ET CINERES GUILIELMI PAGE EQUITIS AURATIS QUI POST
QUINQUAGINTA ET QUIMQUE ANNOS ANTE SEPTIMUM DIEM MENSIS MAII ANNO
SALUTUS NOSTRAE 1625 RETROACTUS SPIRITUM IN MANUS REDEMPTORIS
SUI PIE REDIDIT
IN JUVENTUTE REBUS BELLO FLAGRANTIBUS ARMA SEQUE BATUT MATURIOREM
ACTATEM ABJECTIS ARMIS LITERIS ALIISQUE TUM ANIMI TUM CORPORIS ORNAMENTIS
DEDICABAT QUIBUS TANDEM SEIPSUM IDONEUM MONSTRAVIT AD SUBCUNDAM
JUSTITIAE ORDINARIAE AUCTORITATUM QUAM JUBENTIBUS JACOBO ET CAROLO
PRIMIS PRINCIPIBUS SUMMA DILIGENTIA ET INTEGRITATE IN HAC PROVINTIA
EXERCEBAT NULLAM RELIQUIT POST SE PROLEM UXOREM TAMEN MOESTISS-
MAM ELENOREM FILIAM ROBERTI EDOLPHI ARMIGERI QUAE PERPETUAE OPTIMI
UTRIUSQUE DOMICILIUM

Elenor Page, of Rochester, Widow of Sir William Page of Shorne
P.C.C. Will dated 29th April 1643
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church near her late husband.
   She wishes to carry out her husband's intentions concerning the placing out apprentice, poor children of Shorne.
   Executor to spend 50 to buy land, which is to be conveyed to him and four or more substantial freeholders of Shorne, upon trust, to provide income for the charitable purposes. The children to be chosen by the Churchwardens and Overseers. When only two trustees left, they to convey land to their successors and so on, "that neither I in my intention be frustrated, or the poor defrauded".
   The heirs of her late cousin, George Page, ..... ?, to pay to Eleanor, one of daughters of John Yardly of London, Grocer, 50, part of 100 given to him by testator within seven years of her death, according to an Indenture of Bargain and sale of land, assured by George Page and his son George, to testator, dated 30th August 1631. To William Page, son of William Page, late of Faversham, deceased, godson of her husband, 40. To Elizabeth Baker daughter of Frances, late wife of Christopher Flure ?, of Rochester, Joiner, deceased, 20.To William Scoles son of William Scoles of Cobham, deceased, 10. To Elinor daughter of William Scoles, 10. To Dorothie Johnson, 40, provided that if she claim any more out of personal estate of testator's late husband, "upon any pretext, whatsoever," then the bequest is void. To nephew Samuel Edolph son of her brother Sir Robert, 40, to his brother Thomas, 20, To nephew Henry Parker son of Richard Parker Esq., and Priscilla, her sister, 40. To Jane Edolph daughter of brother Thomas, now wife of William Rothwell, 40. To god daughter, Elinor Rothwell, daughter of William and Jane, 40.Executor to pay William Rothwell, provided that upon receipt of bequest, he becomes bound in an obligation of 80 for the payment of 40 to her god daughter at 18 years of age. Interest to be used for her benefit until she is 18.
   If Jane dies pre 18, then the 40 to her mother, Jane.
   210 to be paid to nephew John Parker and nieces Frances Parker and Ann Parker, children of Richard Parker and sister Priscilla. To her household servants with her at death, 20s each.
   Nephew John Parker of Middle Temple, Gentleman, is executor. Richard Parker and cousin Edmond Page are Overseers of will. To each of them a gold ring of 20s value. Lands in Shorne lately "assured upon me and my heirs" by George Page and his son, George, to executor, for ever, upon trust.
   To poor of Rochester 40s, to poor of Eastgate (Rochester) 40s.
   Witnesses: Benjamin Burk, William Cripps and Robert Heath
   Proved 24th January 1644 (45)

P3.   Brass Plaque on Ledger, Chancel, Under Carpet ? (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE RESTETH THE BODY OF GEORGE PAGE, GENT.
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28th DAY OF APRIL ANNO DOMINI 1639
IN THE 38th YEAR OF HIS AGE. HE HAD ISSUE BY ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN SOMERS OF ST. MARGARET'S, JUXTA ROFFEN, GENT.
FOUR SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS, VIZ. WILLIAM, EDMUND, MARY, ANNE
JOHN, GEORGE AND ELIZABETH

 

PAGE see ALLEN

PAGE see HERENDEN

P4.   Marble Tablet, South Wall, South Aisle

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RACHEL PEMBLE
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
JARVIS MAPLESDEN, ESQ.
OF THIS PARISH AND WIFE OF
WILLIAM PEMBLE, ESQ.
OF COBHAM
DIED 2nd JUNE 1798 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PEMBLE, ESQ.
DIED 17th MARCH 1823
AGED 82 YEARS

 

P5.   Brass, with Effigy of Priest, Formerly in Chancel, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HIS JACET DOMINUS WILLELMUS PEPYR QUONDAM VICARIUS HUJUS ECCLESIE
QUI OBIIT ANNO DOMINI MCCCCLXVIII ULTIMO DIE JANUARII
CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

P6.   Black Marble Ledger, with Armorial Crest,Under Carpet, Randall Chapel (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH INTERRED
IN HOPES OF A JOYFULL RESURRECTION
TO ETERNAL LIFE
THE BODY OF
ELIZB. PORTEN
LATE WIFE OF CAPT. ROBERT PORTEN
OF THE MANOR OF RANDALL
IN THE PARISH OF SHORNE
OBIIT 26th MARCH 1704
AETAT 60
HERE LYETH ALSO THE BODY OF
CAPT. ROBERT PORTEN
OF THIS PARISH, MARRINER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF APRIL 1711
AGED 72
"Tho' Blasting Winds and Neptune's Waves have Tost me to and fro',
In Spite of both, by God's Decree, I Harbour here below;
Where I do now at Anchor ride, with many of our Fleet,
Yet once again I must Set Sail, our Admiral Christ to meet"

Robert Porten, Captain, of Ratcliffe, Stepney, alias Stebenheath, Middlesex, Gentleman.
PC.C. Will dated 29th March 1711
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Church where his first wife, Elizabeth is buried. There is to be engraved on the stone over her grave, the inscription on the back of his will.
  
To Mr Thomas Tanner of the Navy Office, London, Gentleman, for ever, his freehold farm called Randall Heath and the Manor of Randall, of about 80 acres. If Tanner or his son, or daughter (if son dies childless), have a son that child should be named Porten, and the above Manor goes to that son, after death of Mr Tanner. To James Tanner, Mariner, his nephew, and his daughter Susanner Tanner, 10 each, for mourning. To Susanner Tanner, 12 damask napkins, 1 damask table cloth marked R.P., 4 Holland sheets, 4 Holland pillow bears marked R.P. E. with buttons. To Flora Gill, his servant, the house which adjoins his own in Ratcliffe (copy-hold), for life. If she marries Jacob Tab of Wapping, Joiner, then Jacob is to have the house for life, after Flora's death. When they are both dead, house to Francis Porten, Merchant of London, for ever. Also to Flora al his linen in the hair trunk and household goods in his house at Ratcliffe and all his clothes. To cousin Charles Burnham, Mariner all his books and instruments belonging to the sea. His copy-hold house in Ratcliffe, held from the Manor of Ratcliffe, to Susanner Tanner, for ever. Provided she names her first male child Porten and she lives in the house.
   Mr John Sheffield of Wood Street, Apothecary and John Scott of Clifford's Inn, Gentleman are executors.
   To Thomas Tanner all household goods at Shorne. His funeral not to cost above 50. To the Churchwardens of Shorne and two freeholders (Mr Cotmore to be one of them), 10 for the poor in bread on 10 days.
   Witnesses: Sarah Alexander, Samuel Wright, Benjamin Carleton and the mark of Ann Alexander
   Proved 5th April 1711

S1.   Brass Plaque, Formerly in Nave ?

HIS JACET THOMAS SHARPE LEGIS PERITUS QUI OBIIT XX
DIE SEPTEMBRIS ANNO IX REGIS HENRICI SEPTIMI ANNO DOMINI
MILLESIMO CCCCLXXXXIII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

S2.   SMITH see BRADLEY

S3.   Brass with Figures of a Man and Woman, Wall of North Chapel

"CREDO QUOD REDEMPTOR MEUS VIVAT ET IN NOVISSIMO DIE DE TERRA SURRECTURUS SUM ET IN CARNE MEA VIDE BO DEUM SALVATOREM MEUM" (one line)

HIS JACET JOHANNES SMYTH ET MARIANA UXOR EJUS QUI OBIIT XX DIE MENIS FEBRUARII
ANNO DOMINI MCCCCLVII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

S4.   Brass, Effigy of Man, Formerly in Nave ? (Not seen, From Thorpe)

HIC JACET JOHANNES SMYTH QUI OBIIT XXV MENSIS MARCII ANNO
DOMINI MCCCCXXXVII CUJUS ANIME PROPICIETUR DEUS. AMEN

 

S5.   Marble Tablet, Above Pulpit

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
THOMAS SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED AT BRANTWOOD, ONTARIO,
CANADA, AMERICA
FEBRUARY THE 11th 1871
AGED 29 YEARS
"Come unto Me all ye that Labour and are
Heavy Laden and I will give you Rest"
Matt. X l 28

 

S6.   SOMERS see PAGE

S7.   Brass, Formerly North of Herenden Brass, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

EDMUNDO THOMAS PROGRATUS PATRE PAGEUS
HAC RECUBAT TRISTI MORTE PEREMPTUS HUMO
QUEM STIRPS INGENIUM JURISQUE PERITIA VIRTUS
MIXTAQUE SINCERA CUM PIETATE FIDES
COMMENDES MUNDO TU CHRISTO (QUISQUIS ES) ALMIS
COMMENDES PRECIBUS (LECTOR AMICE) TUIS
OBIIT 19th DECEMBRIS ANNO SALUTIS 1558

 

V1.   Stone Tablet on Pillar between Nave and North Aisle

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ERNEST WILLIAM VINE
WHO DIED 3rd JANY. 1934 IN HIS 50th YEAR
THE ELECTIC LIGHTING OF THIS
CHURCH WAS INSTALLED BY HIS
BROTHER LOUIS VINE, CHURCHWARDEN

 

V2.   Stone Tablet, Below Above

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
LOUIS VINE
WHO SERVED THIS CHURCH FOR 49 YEARS AS
ORGANIST, CHURCHWARDEN AND TREASURER
DIED 20th JULY 1956 AGED 85 YEARS

 

W1.   Ledger, Formerly in Nave ?, (Not Seen, From Thorpe)

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM WENTWORTH
WHO DYED OCTOBER THE 28th
1719
AGED 29 YEARS

 

W2.   Stained Glass Window, South Wall, South Aisle

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
OF ALICE MAUD ELIZA
WILLIAMS WIFE OF
LIEUT. BENJAMIN WILLIAM
WILLIAMS BORN FEB. 4th
1872 DIED APRIL 19th 1924
LATE OF THIS PARISH

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