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

Section A is all that area east of the porch to the east end of the chancel and from the church to the north churchyard wall. The numbers refer to the numbers on the plan. Dates before 1752 are under the Julian calendar, where the year changes on 25th March, so January 1725 is 1726 in the modern Gregorian calendar. Inscriptions in boxes thus: [  ] are missing in the original and have been reconstructed from the Registers or other sources.


SHORNE CHURCH FROM NORTH
SECTION 'A' IN FOREGROUND
(PHOTO: JOHN SALMON)

 Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically. Click on the letter below.      Plan of graves

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   K   L   N   O   P   R   S   T   U   W

18.   Chest Tomb of Thick Grey Stone, the Top is Completely Eroded Away


THREE CHEST TOMBS
FOREGROUND ARMSTRONG, 1636, BACKGROUND, LEFT, BOTTING,1805 & 1823,
(BUT MUCH EARLIER MONUMENT) AND BACKGROUND, RIGHT, BAYNARD, 1632

West Side
HERE RESTETH THE BODY
OF WILIAM ARMSTRONG
OF SHORNE [WHO DIED]
THE 2nd DAY
[OF JANUARY 1635] ?
AGED [   ] YEARS]

North Side
ANN THE DAUGHTER
OF THE SAME
WILLIAM T[   ]H ?
[WHO DIED [   ] OF MAY
16[ ]O ?

William Armstrong, of Shorne, Yeoman, Churchwarden, c. 1635
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st January 1635 (36)
   To poor of Shorne, 20s, distributed on day of his funeral. To his eldest son, Edward, and his heirs, for ever, his dwelling house called Wallifins ? House. If Edward has no lawful heirs, then it goes to other son William, for ever. If William dies with no heirs, then to youngest son Thomas, for ever. Also to son William his house in Allhallows, which he bought from his brother George, and all other land and property in Allhallows.
If William dies with no heirs then the property to be shared equally between his two other sons. Also to William his two houses in Shorne, if William dies with no heirs then shared as before. To daughter Kathlen Simmonds [lost in fold].
   His wife Ann to have benefit of his lands and properties for life; his children to allow her to have the benefits, if any refuse this, they lose their benefit in the will, which will go to wife instead. Wife is executor, she gets residue of estate. He desires and Gervase ? Maplesden, his "loving neighbours" to be overseers of the will and assist his wife, for their troubles, 20s each.
   Witnesses: Hierome Wincoats and Richard Parker
   Proved 23rd January 1635 (36)

ASHDOWN see DOWNING

7.   Chest Tomb of Thick Grey Stone, the Top is Completely Eroded Away

West Side
HERE RESTETH THE BODY
OF JOHN BAYNARD OF SHORNE
YEOMAN WHO DIED THE 16th
OF OCTOBER ANNO DOMINI
1632

John Baynard, of Thonge, Yeoman
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 1st July 1632
   To the poor of Shorne, 40/-. To John Boyden, son of his nephew Ralph Boyden, 20/- at 14 years of age. To his daughter Ann Boghurst, 20/-; to daughter Alice Baynard, 20; to only son John, for ever, his lands and properties in Shorne or elsewhere in Kent, and all his goods; son to pay all debts and funeral costs, he is also executor.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Hierom Wincoats and Richard Hobson
    Proved November 1632

 

0. The Following Inscription Recorded by John Thorpe in Registrum Roffenses, 1769, may have been on the Eroded Ledger of this Tomb ?

HERE LYETH
BONHAM
WILLIAM
ALICE, HIS WIFE

JOHN
ROBERT
GEORGE


BAYNARD



THEIR SONS





1st 
3rd
4th
WHEN DECEASED
15th JULY
7th NOVEMBER
10th JANUARY
                                  16
24th OCTOBER
13th JUNE
28th MARCH

71
69
80/1

76
70
93

 

2.   Coped Stone on Stone Base

BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF
JOHN BEVAN ESQ.
[   ] YEARS IN THE SERVICE OF THE
[HONOURABLE] EAST INDIA COMPANY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 24th 1796 AGED [51?] YEARS

MRS. SARAH BEVAN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE] NOVEMBER [ ] 1838 AGED 85 YEARS

John Beavan, of Epsom, at present of Sandy Brook, Derbyshire.
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated 16th March 1796
   Executors to pay, after expenses, his "ever dear and honoured mother" Mrs Elizabeth Drewitt, relict of Paul Drewitt, an annuity of 50 for life. To Thomas Frederick, Charles, Caroline and Juliana Bevan, his nephews and nieces, children of late brother Thomas, of Upper Harley Street, Marylebone, 100 guineas each, on their marriage days.
To nephew Thomas Torin, 100 and a further 200 after death of testator's wife, Sarah. To Mary Hartshorn, daughter of Mary Hawkes, his half sister, 200, after wife's death. To Sarah Williams, his half sister, 100, as before. To Thomas Pullen, his uncle, 25 annuity for life, continued after his death to his wife Bethiah Pullen for her life. To nephew Thomas Bevan, his engraved gold -------? watch by Elliot; to nephew Charles Bevan, his silver gilded cup; to his "much esteemed" friend Mrs Ann Shaw, a set of Japanned dressing boxes, a set of brown and gold dressing boxes, a set of black and gold quadrille boxes, a pair of green and gold china jars, a pair of candle enamelled cups and covers and one silver filigree chain. To Thomas Fitzherbert of South Cannons, Hertfordshire, his large gold headed cane with gold ferule. To Sarah Priestly, an old servant in his mother's family, 20 for her long and faithful service. To Sarah Chapman, his servant 10 annuity for life and 10 after his wife's death. Wife Sarah is executor and residuary legatee, legacies to be paid after her death, will be paid by her executor. Wife gets all personal estate, horses, harness, carriages, plate, jewellery, books, china, etc.
   Witnesses: Mary Bateman, George Buckston, Junior and William Osborne
   Proved 28th May 1796

Sarah Bevan, of Epsom, Widow, Relict of John Bevan. (Married at St. Marylebone, March 1786)
P.C.C. Will dated 24th June 1836
   Wishes to be buried in same grave as her husband at Shorne Churchyard. Executors to carry out her instructions for funeral.
   Residue of personal estate of her late father Mr George Holmes, is now in hands of Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, by reason of her having no children; this will be divided after her death according to her father's will. Her late husband made several bequests to be paid after her death, her executors will pay these.
   To Mary Hawkes, her late husband's half sister, 100 and half pint silver mug; to Elizabeth Johnson, another of her husband's half sisters, 100, if she is dead, then the 100 to her husband George Johnson. To Sarah Williams, another half sister of her husband, 100; to Mary Lee formerly Hartshorn, niece of her husband, 100; to god daughter Sarah Jowett late of Draycott but now of ------ ?, Nottingham, 100; to Hannah Lakin of Swithland, Leicestershire, wife of John Lakin, 100; to Miss Ellen Phillips daughter of Rev. Luke Phillips of Gravesend, 100; to her friend, Miss Sarah Edmeads of Boughton, 500 and her inlaid mahogany work box, and Japan card box with the fish and counters; to the sisters of Miss Edmeads, Elizabeth, Sophia, Charlotte, Mary Ann and Eleanor, 100 each; to friend, Mrs Louisa Frances Edmeads wife of John Edmeads, Rector of Cricklade, Wiltshire, 100 and her mourning hooping, set with diamonds; to friend Mrs Baker of Limehouse, late Miss Smart, 100; to her "esteemed" friend Mrs Caroline Sauxon of Epsom, 50 guineas for a ring and her two large flower pattern china jars; to friend Mrs Brown of Epsom, wife of her executor, Thomas Brown, 100 and silver teapot and stand; to Charles eldest son of late Col. Charles Bevan, her gold snuff box and 100; tp Thomas Bevan and Edward Bevan, two sons of Col. Bevan, 100 each; to Eleanor Bevan, daughter of Col. Bevan, 100 and silver bread basket.
   To god daughter Annie Sarah Gunnell her gold watch and chain, and her Oxford edition of the Holy Bible printed in 1733, bound in Morroco; to Rev. John Edmeads, such of her religious books he may choose and 500; to her solicitor, Stacey Grimaldi "Pope's Works", 9 vols. 1760 edition, "Swift's Works" 14 vols. 1760 edition, the "Spectator" 1765, two landscapes on china in drawing room and 500; to "esteemed" friend Peter Hunter late of Feltham, now of Bognor, one of her executors, all drawings and pictures in drawing room; to friend Thomas Brown of Epsom, Surgeon, another executor, four silver candlesticks, large china bowl, on which is a picture of the Gates of Calais. Her late husband bequeathed to Sarah Chapman. now Thornton, an annuity of 20 payable after testator's death, this to come from her personal estate. She wants executors to invest in the Public Funds to produce annuity of 130 for servant, Elizabeth Peters for life; and after her death, the principal sum to those Elizabeth Peters directs in her will, in default, to those entitled to her estate by Laws of Intestacy. To Sarah Peters another servant, an annuity of 40 for life.
   To Elizabeth Peters for her long and faithful attention 40 for mourning and her watch made by Wightwick, no. 1194, looking glass in back sitting room, dining table in drawing room and all her clothes, lace, muslin, silk, seven silver table spoons with flower on back, twelve silver tea spoons , sugar tongs, tea strainer, oval tea table, bedstead, bedding, mahogany double chest of drawers. To Sarah Peters and Elizabeth Webb, 20 each for mourning and their beds. To servant Caroline Hooker, if still with her, 100 and 5 for mourning. To any other servant with her at death with two years service, 20.Servants may remain in house if they choose with board and pay of guinea per week for three months after her death. 200 to the poor of Shorne at discretion of Minister and Churchwardens. To Mrs Henrietta Hunter wife of Peter Hunter, 1,000and 1,000 which by an earlier will she had bequeathed to her mother, her late friend widow of Thomas Bevan, also to Henrietta, the miniature of her late husband John Bevan, set in gold, also all plate with Bevan crest, except that already given, china dinner and tea set with Bevan crest and portrait in crayons of her late husband by Lawrence (Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. ?) and portrait of his brother Thomas.
   To Miss Henrietta Caroline Sophia Hunter daughter of Peter Hunter, 1,000 stock in 3% Reduced Annuities at 21 years, this in meantime to her father. To god daughter Anne Sophia Gunnell annuity of 100 for life, from her personal estate.
   500 each to executors. Her freeholds at Shorne to Thomas Brown forever. Residue shared equally between Peter Hunter and Thomas Brown, who are executors.
   Witnesses: George Peters of Epsom, Painter, James Puttock of Epsom, Solicitor and Thomas Stowers, Junior, Clerk to Mr Puttock.

Codicil dated 7th December 1836
   Revokes bequest of freehold estate at Shorne to Thomas Brown, forever, now he gets it for life only. After his death, to his wife Elizabeth, for life; after her death to Henrietta Ann wife of Peter Hunter, for ever. Rest of will stands.
   Witnesses: George Peters, James Puttock and Thomas Stowers, Junior.

Codicil, no date, "Directions for my Funeral"
    Her body to be in her usual night clothes and wrapped in a long white dress; she is to go in an inner coffin, then in a lead coffin, covered with black cloth, black plates and nails. She is to be kept 10 days before burial and taken to churchyard with two black coaches to attend. Clergyman of Shorne to have 10 guineas and silk scarf hat band and gloves, same for Parish Clerk and 2 guineas. If she is at Epsom at her death the Clergyman and Clerk there to have the same. It has been usual for 6 of her tenants of the cottages at the Ridgeway to attend funeral, each to be paid 1 guinea.
    Her name to be added to tomb in concise a manner as possible; any repairs needed for her tomb or her parents (Holmes, identical tomb), then it should be done. Mr Butcher of Epsom to conduct funeral. Executors to have silk scarf hat bands.
    Friend Elizabeth Peters will see that all is properly done during 10 days prior to burial. Until "change" has taken place, the lid of the coffin not to be closed. She wishes Elizabeth Peters and Elizabeth Webb to attend her body to grave.
    No witnesses

Codicil dated December 1836
   She wishes her friend Baroness de Rolle to have two silver filigree eggs with stand, picture painted on glass of a Dancing Girl; she fears the India tea boards may be too worn to be worth the Baroness's acceptance, but leaves her to choose, testator is anxious to keep promise to her. She "begs" Mrs de Tessier of Woodcote Park, Epsom to accept two pictures of Mr and Mrs Fitzherbert. To Benjamin Tourin the picture of his sister and two drawings by himself, "the residence is either Inglefield Green or Wimpole Street". To Mrs Grimaldi a pair of china jars and four enamelled basins and covers. To Mr Hunter late of Feltham, two trays of ornamental china, two enamelled basins, saucers and covers, red covered Japan square box and tray, card box with fish ans counters, with family crest, presented by Mr and Mrs Peter Hunter, small Japan cabinet, pair of green jars and saucers (called nurses). To Mr Bevan a picture of her husband in black frame, deal box of telescopes and book of charts. To Mrs Hunter her copy of Milton's Works and all remaining books.
   No Witnesses

Codicil dated 16th December 1836
    If residue of personal estate exceeds 1,000, she revokes clause in will giving residue to executors, in that case, gives residue to husband's great niece Henrietta Hunter, except sum of 1,000 which was given in equal share to executors.
   Witness: George Peters of Epsom

Codicil dated 16th December 1836
   Desires Mrs Hunter wife of Peter, to occupy her house for 12 months after her death; she gets all contents of house and effects not already given.
   Witness: George Peters of Epsom

Affidavit dated 16th December 1839
   Peter Hunter of Woodcote Green, Epsom, Elizabeth Peters of same place, Spinster and Elizabeth Webb of same place, Spinster sworn.
    Peter Hunter recalls visiting testator in early December 1836 (after the 7th); she showed him the document giving directions for funeral, he has examined the document and swears it is the same as testator showed him. Elizabeth Peters and Elizabeth Webb state they were well acquainted with testator and were acquainted with her hand and signature. Having examined will and codicils and believe they are in testator's hand.
Proved 28th December 1839 Power reserved to Thomas Brown

6.   Chest Tomb of Thick Grey Stone, Top and all Early Inscriptions Eroded Away

West Side
JOHN BOTTING DIED
JULY 11th ? 1805 AGED 47 YEARS
[Indistinct Verses]

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF JOHN BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 13th OF JUNE 1823 AGED 62 YEARS
"The Grave an Boast no Deadly Triumph here,
Who Lives for God sees Death without a Fear,
My Hopes, I Trust in Glory will be Crowned"

John Botting, of Shorne, Builder
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 21st September 1829
   To wife Elizabeth his freehold house at Shorne, household goods and furniture and 150, 4% Bank Annuities, 350, 3%
   Consolidated Bank Annuities, remainder of lease in his dwelling house. To two brothers Peter and Henry and nephew William Botting, his building and carpenter business, stock in trade, all buildings now erected, carts, horses, harness, tools, etc. All this to be valued by two competent persons and shared equally. If Peter wants to carry on business, Henry will receive 2/3 of valuation at 21 years. To his brothers and nephew all debts due to business. Residue to wife, she and his brothers are executors.
   Witnesses: Mark of Ann Day, Servant to Mr Botting and Edward Reeves, Notary, Doctors Common, Bennett's Hill.
   Proved 6th November 1833 Value of goods under 200 Power reserved to Peter Botting

Mary Botting,
wife of John Botting ,Senior, died 1823
   Was probably the temporary Schoolmistress in 1816 (Allen "History of Shorne" p.125)

John Botting married Mary Fludd at Chatham in May 1797

BOTTING see FRENCH

60.   Headstone, Against North Churchyard Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS BOWRA
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 6th 1843
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 31st 1850
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [ ]MBER 11th 1889
AGED [69] YEARS
[Eroded Verses]

Thomas Bowra
Appears in the Parliamentary Poll Book 1835. Married Elizabeth Butcher ? at Chalk October 1800

BOXALL see DINE

43.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS CHARLOTTE MAPLESDEN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS BOYS
LATE OF THE CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD
IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 12th 1852
AGED 52 YEARS

 

20.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
STEPHEN CANNON
OF SUTTON AT HONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER 11th 1837
AGED 64 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE SIX DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS
VIZ. ANN, WILLIAM, MARY, SOPHIA,
SARAH, RBECCA, GEORGE,
HARRIOT AND STEPHEN
[Indistinct Verses]

 

21.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
STEPHEN CANNON
OF SUTTON AT HONE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
FEBRUARY 27th 1856
AGED 83 YEARS
"Finally Brethren, Farewell"
ALSO OF
EMMA DAUGHTER OF
STEPHEN AND EMMA CANNON
GRAND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
AGED 9 MONTHS

Stephen Cannon
  
1804 Farmer at Cheney's Farm and landlord of Yorkshire Grey, Inn , both at Thong (Allen p. 106)
   1841and 1851 Census : A Miller at Burnt House, Sutton at Hone. Married Mary Reed at St. Clement Dane,1797

49.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER
DANIEL ALEXANDER CLARK WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1943 AGED 81 YEARS

North Side
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE ROSA CLARK WHO DIED 15th FEBRUARY 1951 AGED 92 YEARS

 

CULLAND see RENTON

39.   Pedestals and Cross

East Side
IN
EVER LOVING
MEMORY OF
JOSEPH JAMES DINE
WHO DIED ON OCTOBER THE
27th 1906 AGED 58 YEARS
"I Will Give You Rest"

North Side
ALSO
HELEN BOXALL
WHO DIED DEC. 17th 1923
AGED 76

Joseph James Dine
Master of National School, also Shorne Post Office, Kelly's Directory 1882, 1891 and 1903
Married Isabella Cracklow at Shorne in 1869

58.  Headstone


SARAH DOWNING, 1748

IN MEMORY OF
SARAH DOWNING
WIFE OF JOHN DOWNING
WHO DIED 25th MAY 1748
AGED 74 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE 2 SONS & 2 DAUGHTERS
SARAH, MARY, JOHN & THOMAS

 

57.   Double Headstone, Partly Buried


THOMAS DOWNING, 1778, MARY DOWNING, 1764 AND JOHN DOWNING, 1724

IN MEMORY OF
THOS. DOWNING
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED
MARCH [  ] 1778
 AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN DOWNING
 HIS FATHER [   ]
CLERK OF YS PARISH

IN MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
THOS. DOWNING
OF THIS PARISH
DAUGHTER OF
 THOS. ASHDOWN
OF THE PARISH
OF HORSE MOUNCES*
IN THE COUNTY
OF SUSSEX

------------------------------Ground Level------------------------------

WHO DIED
IN JUNE (sic) 172[4]*
AGED [54 ?] YEARS
[AGED [  ] YEARS]
BLACKSMITH
WHO DIED
FEB. 19th 1764

 * Buried in October (Register)                                * Herstmonceaux ?

Thomas Downing
Member of Vestry 1751; married Mary Ashdown at St. Mary, Chatham 1749

 

EVE see KETTLE  12 below

 

15.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS FRENCH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF JULY 1825
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO JOHN BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 21st OF APRIL 1832
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN BOTTING FORMERLY WIFE OF
THOMAS FRENCH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [ ] OF JULY 1847
AGED 72 YEARS

30.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. DAVID FRENCH
WHO DIED THE 12th OF AUGUST 1845
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES DAVID
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF DECEMBER 1837
AGED 1 YEAR AND 3 MONTHS
ALSO
ELIZABETH FRENCH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 24th OF SEPTEMBER 1854 (sic)*
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
LUCY MARY
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [   ]
[   ]

*This is mistaken , the year should be 1852

David French
Appears in the Parliamentary Poll Book 1835

Elizabeth French, of Shorne, Widow
P.C.C. Will dated 14th September 1852
   To executors all personal estate and effects, upon trust, to sell and share proceeds, after expenses among her children, Ellen Stanley, Lucy Mary Ann and Thomas William French, equally. Share of Lucy to be paid when she is 24, in meantime executors to pay her 20 per annum for her support. Executors can pay money to son to advance him in the world, as they think fit. To executors freehold cottages at Shorne Ridgeway, upon trust, rents to be paid to son until he is 21, then the property to be conveyed to him, for ever. Thomas Hills Barnard of Shinglewell, Farmer and Jarvis William Maplesden Noakes of Shorne, Farmer are executors and guardians of son.
   Witnesses: Frederick Thomas Southgate, Solicitor, Gravesend and John Boura ? Of Shorne
   Proved 27th October 1852
   N.B. The wrong year is on the headstone 1854 instead of 1852

54.   Headstone, Against North Wall of Churchyard

A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION
TO
BESSIE FRENCH
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & HARRIET FRENCH
OF THIS PARISH
AGED 9 MONTHS
ALSO TO CHARLOTTE
SECOND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd DAY OF MARCH 1864
AGED 1 YEAR 3 MONTHS
ALSO TO WILLIAM SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th DAY OF SEPT. 1864
AGED 1 MONTH
ALSO TO KATE QUAIFE
THIRD DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th DAY OF NOVR. 1867
AGED 1 MONTH
[Remainder Obscured by Firmly Fixed Foot Stone, which may be keeping Headstone Upright]

 

59.   Headstone Against North Wall of Churchyard

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF
JAMES FRENCH
OF 40 JAMES STREET, MARYLEBONE
(LATE OF SHORNE, KENT)
WHO DIED ON WEDNESDAY
12th DECEMBER 1883
AGED 80 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that Labour
And are Heavy Laden and I Will
Give you Rest" Matt. XL 28
ALSO [SARAH] FRENCH
WIFE [OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED [ ] MARCH 1887]
[AGED 83 YEARS]
[Verses Obscured by Foot Stone as No. 54]

James French
1861 Census: Tanner

36.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSAN LESTER GAMMON
WHO DIED JUNE 1834
ALSO GEORGE GAMMON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN BOMBAY AUGUST 19th 1855
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO JOHN GAMMON FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 25th 1870
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN GAMMON
WHO DIED DECEMBER 9th 1876
AGED 78 YEARS

 

16.   Headstone, Partly Buried

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
STEPHEN GOODEN WHO
-------------Ground Level----------
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPTEMBER YE 14th DAY
1689 AGED 30
YEARS

Stephen Godden, of Shorne , Tanner (No Monument but mentioned on his first wife's headstone)
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 20th July 1698
   To youngest son, Stephen, 20/-; to daughter Ann 20/-. Executors to pay wife Anne , mother of Stephen and Anne, 200, according to a bond entered into before their marriage. To eldest son Edward and daughter Elizabeth, born of his first wife, after legacies and debts paid, residue of goods household goods, furniture, money, stock in trade and personal estate, equally shared, if either die pre 21 or day of marriage all goes to survivor. His brother in law, George Startupp and son Edward Godden are executors; 10/- to Startupp for a ring to wear in remembrance. Desires "loving friend" Jarvis Maplesden of Shorne, Tanner to be overseer of will and to assist executors and wife; 10/- to Maplesden to buy a ring in remembrance.
   Witnesses: John Stone, Senior, Nicholas Middleton and George ------- ?
   Proved 11th October 1700

Stephen Godden married Elizabeth Startupp at Allhallows, London Wall in December 1686

14.   Headstone


HENRY GOODIN OR GOODING, 1759

IN MEMORY
OF HENRY GOODIN/G
YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. YE 7th 1759 AGED
59 YEARS

Henry Gooding, of Shorne, Yeoman, Vestry member c. 1751
P.C.C. Will dated 18th September 1759
   To sister in law [ ] Gooding wife of his late brother John of Stansted, Labourer and to cousin Mary Adams wife of [ ] Adams, Cordwainer of Fleet Street, London 1/- each. To brother George of Yalding, Labourer, 50; to his sister Ann wife of Isaac Lock of Stansted, Yeoman. 50. To wife Alice, use of his house and garden and orchard in Shorne, ready money, investments, rings, plate, watches, pewter and other household goods for life. After her death.
   After her death, then with residue of personal estate to brother George and sister Ann, equally. Wife is executor, she to make inventory of personal estate and give copy to his brother and sister.
   Witnesses: Thomas Bigg and William Gates
   Proved 16th January 1760

GLOVER see RENTON

 

1.   Coped Stone, on Stone Base, a pair to the Bevan Tomb.
      This tomb must be much later than burials, (19th Century)


JOHN AND SARAH BEVAN, 1796 & 1838 (FOREGROUND) AND GEORGE, HANNAH AND 
GEORGE HOLMES, JUN., 1782, 1781 AND 1779
THESE COPED STONES ARE USUALLY OF A LATER DATE THAN SARAH BEVAN (1838); 
THEY WERE OBVIOUSLY PLACED HERE AFTER SARAH'S DEATH, THE HOLMES FAMILY 
GRAVE WAS PROBABLY ORIGINALLY MARKED BY A STANDARD 18th CENTURY HEADSTONE.

MR. GEORGE HOLMES JNR.
OBIT JANUARY 20th 1779 AGED 22 ? YEARS
MRS. HANNAH HOLMES
OBIT DECEMBER 22nd 1781 AGED 53 ? YEARS
MR. GEORGE HOLMES SENR.
OBIT MAY 16th ? 1782 AGED 58 ? YEARS

George Holmes, Junior, of Shorne
P.C.C. Will dated 30th January 1779
   All his property, personal and goods, to sister Sarah Holmes.
   Witnesses: Robert Beckett and Frances Exton
   Proved 20th August 1780

George Holmes, Senior, of Denton, Gentleman (Tanner and Farmer), a Trustee of Lady Page's Charity, c. 1765
P.C.C. Will dated 11thMarch 1780
   Desires to be buried in churchyard of Milton next Gravesend (not complied with). Coffin to be carried by his men servants with a "Weeping Pall", and followed by two or more friends.
   To wife Hannah, 100, the ring he had from his late son, George, and all his liquors. To daughter Sarah Holmes, his carriage or post chaise. To Henry Edmeades of Nurstead, Gentleman and William Brown of Chalk, Yeoman, all his leasehold farm at Denton, held from Thomas Barrett, Esq., of Lee near Canterbury, for term of 17 years (14 years left), upon trust, for remainder of term. Also to his trustees, household goods and furniture, stock and utensils of farm, crops still in ground, investments, debts and residue of personal estate, upon trust. Trustees to make inventory of estate; they to permit his wife to have use of household goods and small bed with printed cotton furniture in his former house in Shorne. He had quit this house for his son late George. After death of his wife, the household goods, etc., to daughter Sarah. If wife only wants part of the goods the rest to daughter. His leasehold trust to be sold, together with stock and crops. From his money (after above legacies paid) 10 to Edmund Bennett of Chatham, Ropemaker; trustees to have 10 each for mourning. Residue of money to be placed in Public Funds, the annual interest of which to daughter Sarah (except interest on sum of 100), for life.
   After daughter's death, upon trust, trustees to receive interest to use for maintenance and education of daughter's female children; her son will be entitled to estate settled on father when he married mother. (The will then goes into details concerning daughter's children, but she did not have any.) In default of grandchildren the money is to be shared equally between Joseph and Sarah Harris, children of John Harris of Bishopsgate, Coach Harness Maker, at 21 years; including interest. If both died under 21, money to continue in investments.. Concerning the 100 at interest, this is for the Harris children's maintenance and education to 21, then the 100 to be shared equally between them. If they die pre 21 then all money to whomever daughter Sarah directs in her will. If money is needed to carry on farming business until it is sold, trustees an apply money so needed.
   If he dies after or near seed sowing time, corn to be harvested and brought to market. To trustees 22 acres of land at the Ridgeway and four houses on the land, purchased from Mr Carden of Chatham, House Carpenter, upon trust, for use of daughter Sarah, for life. After her death then to her husband for life. Their son shall be brought up in the business of Tanner and use the Tanyard at Shorne, settled on the testator when he married. If a son does not take up the business of tanner, then the property shared equally among Sarah's children. In default, to whoever Sarah directs in her will. In default, then to her right heirs.
   To trustees 21 acres called Mill Hill or Chequers Orchard in Denton, purchased from Daniel Darkin of Milton, Gravesend, House Carpenter, upon trust, for use of daughter Sarah, for life. After her death, then to her 2 nd son, in default to eldest daughter, in default to other children, in default, as her will states, in default, to her right heirs.
   By an Indenture of about 13th September 1775, between the Bishop of Rochester and the testator, the Bishop devised to him the Rectory of Denton with the Churchyard and Glebe lands and Tithes, during the lives of Susanna Green, the testator and his daughter Sarah. He gives this to trustees for lives of Susanna Green and Sarah, upon trust, to carry on and renew lease. Daughter can lease this property for up to 21 years. Trustees are also executors. They can sell any of his investments with the approval of his daughter; they can purchase land, in their names, upon trust, for benefit of daughter.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pattinson, Henry Jones and John Pattinson
   Proved 22nd August 1782. Trustees and Executors have renounced execution of will; administration granted to Sarah Holmes.

Note in Margin dated 4th May 1840
   Will was not administered by daughter, now Sarah Bevan. Administration granted to Caroline Small wife of Joseph Small, the niece and administrator of the goods of the late Joseph Harris, one of the residuary legatees, the other one, his sister Sarah Harris, late wife of William Bamfield has also died.

George Holmes married Hannah Startupp at Shorne in 1750

46.   Headstone


CHRISTOPHER HUNT, 1703
A STRANGE VERSE, "REMEMBER TO DYE"
WILL DEATH KEEP AWAY IF WE FORGET ?

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
CRISTOPHER (sic) HUNT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH YE 23rd 1703
AGED 55 YEARS
"Memento Mori
Remember to Dye"

Christopher Hunt, of Shorne, Butcher
Inventory appraised by George Startupp, Tanner and Thomas Tomlin, 5th April 1703
Total value of ready money, household goods and equipment and tools in shop, 90 5s 6d

52.   Headstone, Eroded

HERE LYETH
YE BODY OF
THOMAS [JUDD ?]
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
YE 21st ? OF OCT. 173[4]
AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO 2 CHILDREN
THOMAS & MARY

Thomas Judd, of Shorne, Farmer. The identity of the headstone is not certain but this is the only Thomas buried in October in the 1730's.
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th October 1734
   To son Thomas, 1/-; rest and residue of real and personal estate, to wife Elizabeth and brother William Startupp, equally divided.. Brother William and James Hubbard of Cobham, Farmer, are executors.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: John Durling, James Dingley and Thomas Harkton ?
   Proved January 11th 1735

Inventory, Household Goods only, appraised by John Fox, 21st October 1734
Total value 14 16s 9d

12.   Headstone


KETTLE AND EVE CHILDREN, 1770 AND 1773

HERE LIE 3 SISTERS AND BROTHERS
IN THIS GRAVE BURIED TOGETHER
THOMAS, WILLIAM, CHARLOTTE
SONS AND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & ELIZABETH KETTLE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAR. 29th ? 1770 AN INFANT
WHO DIED SEP. 2[  ] 1773 AGED 2 YEARS
WHO DIED SEP. 20th ? 1773 AGED 3 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH EVE DIED SEP. 19th 1773
AGED 11 YEARS SHE WAS DAUGHTER
OF DANIEL EVE DEC. BY ELIZ. KETTLE

William Kettle married Elizabeth Eves at Shorne in 1767

KETTLE see OVERY

3.   Headstone and Foot Stone


MARY AND JOSEPH LAYTON, 1760 AND 1757
(DRAWING FROM "GRAVESTONES, OLD AND CURIOUS" BY W.T. VINCENT)

TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS. MARY LAYTON DIED 5th ? JANY. 1760
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 21st MAY 1757
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO WILL. HOLMES GRANDCHILD OF THE ABOVE
DIED 26th AUGUST 1752 AGED 11 MONTHS 11 DAYS

Mary Layton, of Shorne, Widow and Tanner
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd November 1750
   Appoints Rev. Caleb Parfect of Shorne and brother in law, Thomas Johnson of Cobham, Yeoman, executors.
   Her freehold house in Shorne Ridgeway, adjoining her dwelling, occupied by Thomas Carver and Abraham Dean, to son Joseph, for ever. If Joseph dies pre 21 without heirs, then to daughter Hannah wife of George Holmes of Denton, near Gravesend, Yeoman, for ever. Her silver tankard and silver porringer, all child bed linen and all clothing to daughter Hannah. Rest and residue, personal and household to son Joseph; she wishes Tanyard business which she now uses, to be continued for benefit of Joseph. If he dies pre 21, without heirs, then to daughter Hannah, for ever.
   Witnesses: Thomas Caryer, William Caryer and Robert Taylor
   Proved 1st June 1762 Administration granted to Hannah Holmes, the surviving legatee, Thomas Johnson and Caleb Parfect have renounced as executors.

55.   Headstone, Against North Churchyard Wall

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILLIAM NASH
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 30th 1853
AGED 35 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH MARPLE BENNETT
AUNT OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 23rd 1854
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM NASH
WHO DIED MARCH 2nd 1903
[AGED 80 YEARS]
[Bottom Obscured by firmly fixed Foot Stone]

 

41.   Large Headstone and Three Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD MAPLESDEN NOAKES
OF COURT LODGE FARM IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd DAY OF MAY 1804
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF JANE NOAKES, DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 17th DAY OF AUGUST 1816
AGED 18 YEARS
ELIZABETH NOAKES
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 2nd DAY OF JULY 1844
AGED 78 YEARS

 

13.   Cruciform Coped Stone

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD MAPLESDEN NOAKES
WHO DIED DEC. 19th 1874 AGED 70
ALSO JANE HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED OCT. 16th 1873 AGED 67
HORATIA ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 24th 1844 AGED 2 YEARS

North Side
CAPTAIN HENRY MAPLESDEN
KILLED AT NINCPO FUNGWHA, CHINA OCT. 10th ? 1862 AGED 22
CHARLES MAPLESDEN , SECOND SON
DIED AT MAYTOWN, QUEENSLAND SEPT. 3rd 1879 AGED 42

Richard Maplesden Noakes,
1858 Melville's Directory Farmer
1861 Census at Gad's Hill House, Farmer, 29 acres
1871 Census same place, retired Farmer. Married Jane Shaw at Shorne in November 1831.

40.   Inscribed Iron Anchor on Ledger

WALTER MAPLESEDEN NOAKES
BORN DIED
APRIL 11th 1850 JULY 15th 1918

Walter Maplesden Noakes, died at his house, "Long Rede" at Barming, he was "late of Sydney, N.S.W.", youngest son of Richard Maplesden Noakes (Kent Messenger, July 20th 1918)

11.   Headstone


STEPHEN OVERY, 1767, (WRONGLY INSCRIBED 1769) AND ELIZABETH OVERY, 1747
ON THE REAR, ELIZABETH KETTLE, 1776

IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF STEPHEN OVERY
OF THIS PARISH, BLACKSMITH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JAN. 22nd 1747 AGED 44 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ELIZABETH & MARY
ALSO BETWEEN THIS & HIS GRAND
CHILDRENS' STONE LIES INTERRED
STEPHEN OVERY WHO DIED
APRIL YE 10th 1769 (sic)* AGED 67 YEARS

Rear
IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH
WIFE OF WILL. KETTLE OF YS PARISH
WHO DIED [   ] JUNE 1776
AGED 44 YEARS

*This date has been wrongly cut, it should read 1767

Stephen Overy, of Shorne, Blacksmith
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 28th October 1765
   He gives half of his 5 houses and his forge in Shorne to use of his daughter Elizabeth Eve, widow, for life, as long as she remains a widow. She to keep properties in good repair. After her death or re-marriage, then to the use of his grandchildren, Elizabeth and John Eve, for ever, equally shared. The other half of the property to the use of daughter Mary Eason wife of John Eason, for life, she keeping property in good repair. The properties are to be held in trust, during Mary's life by George Holmes of Shorne, Tanner and James Bowes of Strood, Stone Mason, to preserve the estate and to allow Mary to take the profits for life. After her death, her share shared equally between her children, for ever. In default of children, then to John and Elizabeth Eve, equally, for ever. To wife Ann 35 for mourning; to grand daughter Elizabeth Eve, 60 at 21 or day of marriage; to grandson John Eve 30 at 21. Theses legacies to be invested in Public Funds and interest used   for maintenance and eduction of grandchildren. Residue to daughters Elizabeth and Mary, equally.
   George Holmes and John Bowes are executors
   Witnesses: Joseph Wilkins, Robert Foreman and Thomas Watts
   Proved 12th June 1767

Stephen Overy married Elizabeth Baker at Thurnham, in December 1728

44.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF
WILLIAM PARSONS
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF AUGUST 1821
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM PARSONS
WHO DIED 22nd OF NOVEMBER 1822
AGED 70 YEARS

William Parsons, married Ann Skinner at Strood in October 1771or Ann Whitehead at St. Nicholas, Rochester in May 1780 ?

56.   Pedestals and Cross, Inscribed Metal Plates

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SARAH PEPPERELL
BORN 14th DECEMBER 1886
DIED 9th JUNE 1943
"A Devoted Wife and Mother"

North Side
ALSO HER HUSBAND
AMOS VICTOR PEPPERELL
DIED 18th JANUARY 1948
AGED 60 YEARS
R.I.P.

 

28.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PITT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 22nd
APRIL 1792 AGED 5[ ] YEARS
ALSO ANN WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM PITT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 29th ?
APRIL 1792 AGED 60 YEARS

 

29.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS PITT OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20th
JANUARY 1806 AGED 50 ? YEARS

Thomas Pitt, of Gravesend, Inn Keeper
P.C.C. Will dated 18th March 1799
   His household furniture, plate, linen, china, leases, debts, etc., to wife Sarah, she is executor.
   Witnesses: Harriott Smith and Christopher Bedingfield

Codicil dated 22nd March 1805
   To Harriott Smith, niece of wife, 100
   Witnesses: Sarah Poggetts, James Langhams, servants to Mr Pitt and Christopher Bedingfield of Gravesend
   Proved 12th June 1806

45.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MATTHEW PRINGLE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
XIX SEPR. MDCCCXXVII
AGED LXXIII

Matthew Pringle, of Shepherd's Well
P.C.C. Will dated 13th June 1823
   To wife Jane, all his property for life; after her death, to daughters Deborah and Mary Ann Pringle; they also get his property at Ball's Pond in Islington (to the amount of 28 per annum); ground rent of house and garden in Minerva Terrace, Hackney Road (16 per annum, equally shared. To daughter Sarah Pringle, 300 insured on the life of Mrs Price ?, on the property of 66 Fleet Market, occupied by George Rawbone ? Wife Jane and daughter Sarah are executors.
   Witnesses: Catherine Ruddle, Spinster, Shepherd's Well and Frances Else, same place.
   Proved 24th October 1827

3rd July 1834
   Will left unadministered by wife; administration granted to daughter Sarah. Pringle was formerly of Shepherd's Well but late of Shorne

19.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN REED, YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 26th 1803
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO MRS. MARY REED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 6th ? 1763
AGED 48 YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY REED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 19th ? 1781
AGED 43 YEARS

John Reed the Elder, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 5th April 1803
   He gives the "Bull" Inn at Birchwood Corner in St. Mary Cray, purchased from Mary Pope, and occupied by [  ] Jewell, plus property called Farmers Haugth, with barn, stables and 12 acres of land in Shorne near St. Thomas Well, purchased from Daniel Jackson and [ ] Jackson, occupied by John Clark, to son William, for ever.
   Several parcels of land called Hungar of about 80 acres, in Chalk, lately occupied by William Crips, now in his occupation; also his new house with land of about 24 acres in Shorne in his occupation; another new house, in two units, adjoining last house,occupied by [  ] Marsh and [  ] Hodsell; and house in three units near the Ridgeway, occupied by [  ] Crowhurst, George Howe and George Kemp, with nearby granary in his occupation, to son David for ever.
   His lease on part of Cobham Tithes for rest of term to son David; also to David his interest inland at Milton, next Gravesend, rented from the Hon. Board of Ordnance, and all crops, live and dead stock. His farm at Shorne in his occupation (except stock belonging to his farm at Halstow); his farm of 22 acres at High Halstow in his occupation, purchased from Catherine Winspeare; his orchard in Cliffe, occupied by [  ] Bright; his woodland in Cliffe in his occupation; house in Shorne Street, purchased from [  ] Dann, occupied by [  ] Wilson; house in Shorne near the Windmill, occupied by Edward Bodding, John Green and John Ellis, purchased from George Phillips, to son Thomas for ever. Also to Thomas, crops and live and dead stock on farm at Halstow, plus 200 and interest owed on mortgage by John Aldersley, late of Chatham, Inn Keeper.
To grandson William Reed, 200 stock in 5% Bank Annuities at 21, until then interest for his maintenance and education. If he dies pre 21, the stock to son William. To grandsons John and David Reed sons of late son John, 1,000 stock in 4% Bank Annuities, equally at 21, interest as above. If they died under 21, legacy to be shared under intestacy rules, except for children of son George. To grandchildren, Ann, George Beckett, Frances Elizabeth and Charles Johnson Reed, children of late son George, 1,000 4% Bank Annuities, equally at 21, interest as above. If they all die pre 21, then as intestacy rules. To grandson James Reed son of James, 500 4% Bank Annuities at 21, interest as before.
   If he dies pre 21, as above, except George's children.
   His house divided in two parts, one the "White Horse" at Thong, occupied by Stephen Cannon and William Palmer, to daughter Mary wife of Stephen Cannon, for life. After her death to her children, for ever, equally. If she has no surviving children then to his own right heirs, for ever. To Nicholas Gilbee of Denton, Gentleman, John Westbrook of Chalk, Yeoman and son David Reed, 1,000 3% Bank Annuities, upon trust, to pay dividends to housekeeper Margaret Easdown for life; after her death, the stock to son Thomas.
   Also to Margaret Easdown, 30, brass bedstead and bedding which she now uses. His farm in Thong, lately purchased from William Hammond, occupied by Stephen Cannon, and 34 acres in Shorne occupied by Nicholas Gilbee, purchased from Phillip Mair, to Nicholas Gilbee, John Westbrook and son David, upon trust, to sell, and pay 1,000 to daughter Mary and place another 1,000 in Public Annuities, dividends to Mary; after her death, money to her children, equally, interest in meantime for maintenance and education. If all died pre 21, then according to intestacy rules, except children of George. Sum of 1,500 upon trust, to buy annuities in Public Funds to pay daughter Sarah dividends for life, after her death to her children, as before. Residue to be divided into six equal parts; 1/6 each to son William, grandsons John and David and James,son David, son Thomas, daughter Mary, daughter Sarah. Until estates sold rents to daughters 4/7 to Mary, 3/7 to Sarah.
   To nephew John Reed son of brother Clifford, 50 and 5 for mourning; his quart silver can to son William; his silver tankard to son Thomas; pint silver mug to daughter Mary; silver pint mug to daughter Sarah. Residue of plate and household goods to son David; to trustees 10 each; residue to his children, equally. Trustees are executors.
   Witnesses: Jonathan Prall, Attorney, Rochester, Thomas Church, his Clerk and John Marsh of Shorne, Labourer

Codicil dated 18th April 1803
   He had given to son Thomas 200 and interest due from John Aldersley; he revokes this and gives this to son William, who also gets his silver watch with the name Robert Reed on the face. House Keeper Margaret Easdown to have a year's wages for year in which he dies, in addition to usual wages.
Witnesses: Jonathan Prall and John Marsh

Affidavit dated 10th May 1803
   Jonathan Prall sworn. He drew up will and confirms that alterations and obliterations were made by testator before will was signed and witnessed.
    Proved 6th June 1803

According to Allen's "History of Shorne", Reed was Licensee of the "See Ho", and bought Cheney's Farm, 200 acres in 1792. Reed's sons sold his lands, including Farmers Hoath and Cheney's to Lord Darnley in 1804.

John Reed appears in the Parliamentary Poll Book 1790 and 1803

17.   Headstone

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
SARAH WIFE OF
DAVID REED
WHO DIED THE 22nd OF NOVEMBER 1809
ALSO SARAH ANN
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 28th ? OF MARCH 1823
ALSO THE ABOVE
DAVID REED
WHO DIED THE 11th ? OF MARCH 1845
AGED 78 YEARS

David Reed, 1841 Census, Agricultural Labourer of Shorne Hill

31.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ARTHUR STANLEY
WHO DIED DEC. 28th 1888
ALSO MAGDALEN ALICE
WHO DIED DEC. 22nd 1872
ALSO HORACE STANLEY
WHO DIED FEB. 4th 1873
CHILDREN OF IRU & ELLEN STANLEY RENTON

 

33.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
IRU RENTON
WHO DIED JUNE 30th 1907
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN STANLEY
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 4th 1913
AGED 81 YEARS
"Life's Work Well Done,
Life's Race Well Run,
Life's Crown Well Won,
Now Comes Rest"

Iru Renton, Kelly's Directory 1882 and 1891, Market Gardener
Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1857; in 1865 Post Office Directory, "Rose and Crown"

32.   Voluted Stone and Ledger

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
EDITH LUCY RENTON
WHO PASSED AWAY MAY 4th 1916
"At Rest"
ALSO IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. REGINALD GLOVER KER CULLAND
THE LONDON SCOTTISH
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR YPRES
NOVEMBER 12th 1914 AGED 28

Ledger
ALSO OF HER SISTER
FLORENCE MARIANNE RENTON
WHO DIED JANUARY 13th 1945
AGED 78 YEARS

 

34.   Voluted Stone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ALBONY COMPTON RENTON
WHO DIED 28th SEPTEMBER 1924
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO HERBERT IRU RENTON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 28th DECEMBER 1934
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO SYDNEY THOMAS RENTON
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 25th JULY 1938 AGED 77 YEARS

Albany Renton, Farmer 1911 Census

26.   Pedestals, Fallen Cross

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDITH LIZZIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES ROWAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST 27th 1907 AGED 37 YEARS
"Until the Day Break"

 

51.   Headstone, Very Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SALMON
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED THE 8th OF
JULY 1808 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED THE 21st ?
OF APRIL 1808
AGED 67 YEARS

William Salmon, married Elizabeth Noune at Shorne in October 1758

8.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH SOLOMON
WIFE OF
JOSEPH SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF JANUARY 1833
AGED 53 YEARS
ALSO OF THOMAS WALKER
OF MILTON PLACE, GRAVESEND
LATE OF WROTHAM
SON IN LAW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1882
IN HIS 77th YEAR
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1883
IN HER 73rd YEAR

Thomas Walter, Husbandman, died Intestate, value of estate under 450, administration to daughter Mary, a Spinster

9.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF FEBRUARY 1835
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF MARCH 1835
AGED 28 YEARS

 

23.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY WIFE OF
THOMAS JOSEPH SOLOMON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC. 1st 1848
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS JOSEPH SOLOMON
WHO DIED FEB. 5th 1873
AGED 64 YEARS
AND OF MARIAN THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED AUGT. 15Th 1847
AGED 10 YEARS

Thomas Solomon, died 1873, 1841 and 1871 Census, Farmer, Queen's Farm, Lower Shorne, 840 acres
Parliamentary Poll Book 1847 and 1857. Married Mary Solomon at Stone, in February 1835

38.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
JOSEPH
ELDEST SON OF
THOMAS JOSEPH AND MARY SOLOMON
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17th 1857
AGED 15 YEARS
ALSO HENRY
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AT CATFORD
NOVEMBER 29th 1902
AGED 64 YEARS

Henry Solomon, 1871 Census, 8 Star Hill, Rochester, Farmer 430 acres, 7 men, 2 boys; 1881 Census, Queen's Farm, 600 acres, 17 men, 6 boys; 1882 Kelly's Directory, Farmer and Hop Grower, at Thong; 1891 Census, Queen's Fram , Farmer and Grazier

10.   Headstone and Body Stone, on Stone Base

IN MEMORY OF
JOSEPH HAINES SOLOMON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 8th DAY OF AUGUST 1877
AGED 72 YEARS
ALSO OF
CHARLOTTE SOLOMON
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1890
AGED 80 YEARS

Joseph Haines Solomon, died 1877, 1841 Census,Farmer, Green Farm, Lower Shorne; 1861 Census, Queen's Farm, 700 acres, 20 men, 6 boys; 1871 Census, Torquay Villas, Retired Farmer
Parliamentary Poll Book 1835 and 1857. Married Charlotte Amos at Molash in July 1830.

22.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
AGNES
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS JOSEPH & MARY SOLOMON
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 25th 1903
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF HER SISTER
CLARA
WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 22nd 1906
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO OF ALICE
THE LOVING WIFE OF THEIR BROTHER LACY
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 19th 1903
AGED 59 YEARS

Agnes and Clara Solomon, 1901 Census Haye's Terrace, Shorne, Own Means
Lacey Solomon, 1901 Census at Bexley, Ship Broker

SOLOMON see WHITWORTH

5.   Headstone, Mostly Buried

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
----------------Ground Level------------
FRANCIS STARTUPP
SON OF GEORGE STARTUPP
AND MARGAREAT HIS
WIFE WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 26th DAY
OF DECEMBER 1714
AGED SIX YEARS

George Starupp, of Shorne, Tanner, (His monument is probably the completely eroded headstone close to son's ?)
P.C.C. Will dated 26th September 1720
   To three grandchildren, Mary, John and George Stone, I guinea each; to "loving friend" Thomas Tomlyn of Shorne, Tanner, I gold guinea, gold ring of I guinea value. To wife Margaret, for life, use of his green bed and furniture belonging, three pairs of sheets, two pairs pillow coats, silver spoon, residue of household goods, stock in trade and personal estate. After her death, to sons George and Richard, they are executors. Thomas Tomlyn is overseer. His 12 acres at Linton, occupied by brother Francis, house at Shorne Street, occupied by John Tomlyn, Shoemaker, to wife for life, she to keep in good repair. After her death, to his two sons, equally, for ever. His house , yard, buildings and orchard at Shorne in his occupation and little house next to his, occupied by Edmund Boddying and another small house in Shorne Street, occupied by Joseph Freeman, Fellmonger, eight acres of marsh in Shorne Mead, purchased from his son in law John Stone and other property elsewhere, to two sons, equally, for ever, except his house in Ashford, which came to him by his wife, which after her death, he leaves as the "law shall direct"
   Witnesses: Richard Watte, Richard Sheafe and Richard Sheafe, Junior
   Proved 26th September 1721

48.   Headstone, Against North Wall of Churchyard

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH TOLHURST
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 1st OF MARCH 1802 AGED 15 YEARS
"I Pass with Joy in Heaven to meet my King,
With Angels and Archangels there to Sing,
Then, Father Mourn not, Mother Weep no more,
I now Die Rich, that might have Lived but Poor"

John Tolhurst, married Elizabeth Solomon at Addington, Surrey, February 1785. Same family as Shorne Solomons ?

24.   Headstone, Very Eroded


ELLEN TOMLIN,1744, FORMERLY GREENHILL

[HERE LIETH]
[THE BODY OF]
[ELLEN TOMLIN]
[   ] G[REEN]ILL
WIFE OF THOS. TOMLIN
.BOTH OF THIS PARISH
DIED FEB. YE 8th 1744
AGED 70 YEARS

Ellen Tomlin, of Shorne, Widow
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th February 1743 (44)
   To son Thomas Tomlin, 10, gold ring and silver spoon; to grand daughter Ellen Greenhill, 30 at 21, if she dies pre 21, then the 30 to grandsons, Thomas, William and John Tomlin, sons of son William, equally.
   Residue to son William, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Elizabeth Peterson ? And William Stubbs
   Proved 28th February 1744 (45)

Robert Greenhill, probably first husband of Ellen Tomlin was a Tanner ("Colori" in Parish Register)

42.   Headstone, Mostly Buried

HERE LYETH
---------Ground Level--------
YE BODY OF ELLENOR
UDALL WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 7th DAY OF JULY
1703
AGED 55 YEARS

 

27.   Headstone


THOMAS UDALL, 1704

HERE LYETH
YE BODY OF THOMAS
UDALL WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 17th DAY
OF DECEMBER
1704
AGED 63 YEARS

Thomas Udall, of Shorne, Yeoman
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 8th April 1704
   To grandson John Kingsbury son of Henry Kingsbury of Shorne, Miller, 40 and best feather bed at 21. To nephew Thomas Udall son of John Udall of Farningham, Husbandman, residue of personal estate. If nephew Thomas dies before testator, personal estate to Grandson John Kingsbury, if he dies before testator, the to John Udall of Sutton, Husbandman and George Udall of Farningham, Husbandman, equally. Nephew Thomas is executor.
    Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Edward Jones, John Rutton and Thomas Rutton
Inventory: Appraised by James Warren and William Carroll 26th December 1704
   Includes 24 cattle (in the Marsh), 5 plough horses, 2 colts, 154 sheep, 13 pigs, 20 acres of wheat, crops in barn. Total value 356 4s
   Married Ellen Parvin ?, at Trottiscliffe in 1669

 

Thomas Walker, relation of Solomons, 1881 Census, Retired Farmer

WALKER see SOLOMON

53.   Headstone, Very Eroded

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. THOMAS WALTER WHO DIED
ON THE 7th DAY OF AGUST 1810
AGED 7[ ] YEARS
ALSO MRS MARY VINER DAUGHTER
OF THE ABOVE THOMAS WALTER
WHO DIED JANUARY [  ] 1819
AGED 32 YEARS
"Husband Most Dear My Time is Past,
My Love remained while Life did Last,
And now for Me no Sorrow Take,
But Love My Children for My Sake"

 

35.   Headstone


WILLIAM WELLARD'S HALF BURIED HEADSTONE, 1728

HERE LYETH YE
BODY OF WILLIAM
WELLARD OF THIS
----------Ground Level--------
PARISH WHO DIED
MAY YE 10th 1728
AGED 44 YEARS

William Wellard, Farmer. Inventory Appraised by James Cadwell and George Maplesden, 10th July 1728
Includes 7 horses and colts, 6 cows and 4 bullocks, 7 hogs, 16 pigs, 32 acres of wheat, 29 acres of oats, 4 acres of peas and 1 acre of buckwheat. Total value 228 15s

25.   Coped Stone

North Side
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
EDITH MARIA*
WHO DIED JUNE 12th 1889 AGED 22
AND ELLA KATHLEEN*
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1869 AGED 14 MONTHS

South Side
IN MEMORY OF GEORGE DOUGLAS*
WHO DIED MAY 14th 1894 AGED 24
THE ONLY DAUGHTERS AND FOURTH SON OF
HENRY AND SUSANNA WHITWORTH
*According to the Burial Register the surname of all three is Solomon ?

 

50.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALBERT WILSON
WHO DIED
16th DEC. 1928 AGED 62
"At Rest"
ALSO HIS WIFE
LIZZIE MIRENDA GEORGIANA
WHO DIED
2nd MAR. 1947 AGED 83
ALSO OUR DARLING BROTHER
ALBERT DENNIS WILSON
WHO PASSED AWAY 15th MAY 1951
AGED 51 YEARS R.I.P.

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PLAN OF SECTION A GRAVES
(NOT TO SCALE)
This plan is purely diagrammatic, designed to give approximate
positions only, it is not meant to be accurate representations.

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