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

Section B pre 1930 is the small triangular area, between the stone path to the porch and the grass path leading from the gate to the tower. 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.  
   Inscriptions are arranged alphabetically. Click on the letter below.   
                 Plan Of Graves

B      C     D     G     M     R     S     T   W

BAKER see GARDINER

91.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF JOHN BLACKMAN
DIED 30th SEPTEMBER 1809
AGED 47 YEARS
TEN OF THEIR CHILDREN DIED IN INFANCY
"How Lov'd, How Valu'd once Avails thee not,
To whom Related or by whom Begot,
And I am now an Earthly Guest become,
I Hopes of Honors to my Humble Doom"
ALSO JOHN BLACKMAN HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE DIED 28th OCTR. 1818
AGED 64 YEARS

John Blackman, married Elizabeth Church at Higham in November 1795

72.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF GEORGE BROOKS
OF HIGHAM
WHO DIED JANUARY 25th 1842
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE BROOKS
WHO DIED OCTOBER 29th 1859
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN BROOKS
WHO DIED JANUARY 17th 1865
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO JAMES WHATMAN
FARMER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1916
AGED 73 YEARS

George Brooks, 1851 Census, Market Gardener at Upper Higham, 30 acres, 4 men. Born at Shorne, Mary Bushell , widow of John, his daughter.

James Whatman, Farmer, 1882, 1891, 1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directory; 1891 Census Farmer of Mill House, Hannah Rhodes, his sister.

 

73.   Curbs. ( Later Date than Burial)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN ROBERT BUSHELL DIED JUNE 21st 1843 AGED 29 YEARS

John Bushell, 1841 Census, Couch Man (Paper Making) of Sandling Road, Maidstone, wife Mary (Brooks, above), I servant in house.

86.   Double Headstone (Left Half Eroded)


ELIZABETH CARYER, 1728

HERE L[YETH YE]
BO[DY OF]
EL[IZABETH]
CARY[ER [WIFE ?]
OF RI[CHARD]
CARY[ER]
[OF] THI[S PARISH]
WHO [DIED]
[DECEMBER] YE [ ]
------------Ground Level-----------
1728
AGED 40 YEARS

Richard Caryer, of Shorne, Miller, Vestry Member 1751,may be the husband of Elizabeth Caryer ? The will gives no clue.
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 12th ? June 1759
   Personal estate to wife Ann, for life; he desires her to make inventory and give it to nephew, William Caryer, Parish Clerk of Shorne. His freehold house in Shorne,to Ann, for life. After her death, personal estate to daughter Elizabeth Medhurst, wife of William Medhurst of Chatham. His freehold house is to be sold and proceeds shared equally between daughter Elizabeth and son s Richard and William, for ever. Wife Ann is executor.
   Signs with a mark.
   Witnesses: Caleb Parfect (Vicar of Shorne), mark of Mary Giles and mark of Mary Tapsfield.
   Proved 27th June 1759

COOKE see SOLOMON

84.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
JOHN CRACKLOW
WHO DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1840
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
MARY ANN
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 14th ? MARCH 1857
AGED [20] YEARS
ALSO
SARAH
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED MARCH [ ] 1868]
[AGED 65 YEARS]

John Cracklow, of Pier Head, Wapping, Lighterman, (Dock Master at daughter Isabella's marriage to Joseph Dine)
P.C.C. Will dated 10th August 1840
   To wife Sarah (nee Tomlin), his share in freehold at Breezers Hill, St. George in the East, Middlesex, called the "Red Lion", and house adjoining; three freeholds in Red Lion Court, behind latter, and any other freeholds, upon trust.
   She to receive rents during minority of their children, Thomas Tomlin, Mary Ann and Isabella Cracklow, for their maintenance and education, and advancement in life. When they are all 21, trustee to sell properties and share proceeds equally among them. If all children die pre 21, then above properties to wife Sarah and residue; Sarah is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Edward Fearnly of Ratcliff Cross, Middlesex, Richard Gregg, his Clerk and George Birkett of Shadwell Dock Street.
   Proved 18th September 1840

John Cracklow, married Sarah Tomlin at Shorne in 1826

DEADMAN see SACHER

 

68.   Fallen Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
ISABELLA WIFE OF
JOSEPH JAMES DINE
OF TH[IS PARI]SH
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
29th MARCH 1876
AGED 36 YEARS
"Looking Unto Jesus"
ALSO
HERBERT THOMAS TOMLIN
[SON] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUG. 15th 1926
AGED 56

Joseph Dines, See Section A

Isabella Dines, Isabella Cracklow, daughter of John Cracklow, married Joseph Dine in 1869

71.   Large Headstone


GEORGE AND REBECCA GARDINER AND SON GEORGE, 1780-1782
THIS FINE, LARGE HEADSTONE WAS, PRESUMABLY ERECTED BY 
GEORGE'S FATHER, WILLIAM, WHO DIED THE SAME YEAR AS HIS 
SON; IT IS ODD THAT THERE IS NO MONUMENT FOR THE FATHER ?

MRS. REBECCA GARDINER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE GARDINER
OF THIS PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF MR THOMAS BAKER
AND MARY HIS WIFE OF THE PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS,
DEPTFORD DIED OCT. THE 27th 1780 AGED 36 YEARS
GEORGE GARDINER SON OF THE ABOVE DIED
OCTOBER [   ] 1780 AGED 3 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS
ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE GARDINER DIED
FEBRUARY THE [   ] 1782 AGED 38 YEARS
"With Patience to the Last She did Submit,
And Murmured not at what the Lord Thought Fit,
She with a Christian Courage did Resign,
Her Soul to God at Her Appointed Time,
Here Lies the Mortal Part of a Beloved Wife,
Prudent in all Her Conduct here in Life,
A Tender Mother, Faithful Consort Here,
Lamented by Her Spouse and Children Dear"

George Gardiner, married Rebecca Baker at Deptford in March 1774. George seems to be the son of William Gardiner, who was a Yeoman Farmer, and died in the same year (Will 1782). It is odd that there is no monument for the father, when there is such a handsome one for the son ?

Thomas Baker, of Deptford, House Carpenter, Mentioned on Headstone of daughter, Rebecca Gardiner; I have found no will for George Gardiner, so this will gives a glimpse of Rebecca's background and standing.
P.C.C. Will dated 7th August 1760
   His body to be buried in his vault in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Deptford. To wife Mary, all freehold and leaseholds, household goods, money, etc. for life, provided she remains his widow and on condition she maintains daughters,
   Mary and Rebecca Baker, until they marry. She to pay them, on day of marriage, 100 each. If wife marries again, instead of the 100, she to pay on marriage day of all children, John. Thomas, Mary and Rebecca, 200 each and give his estate to them, as follows: to eldest son John, after mother's death or her remarriage, in addition to what he had on his marriage with the late Mary Bone, the house, garden and summerhouse, lately occupied by Rawlins and now occupied by testator. This is in the Stowage, Deptford, and also house in Lewisham, occupied by Miskin, for ever.
   To son Thomas, , as above, four houses in the Stowage, occupied by Lyon, Mariner; Crow, Labourer; John Smith, Shipwright and John Fryday, Shipwright; two houses in Dog Kennel Row, Upper Deptford, occupied by Carey and Childs, Labourer, for ever.
   To daughter Mary, as before, three houses in the Stowage, occupied by Trigg, Nunn and Kent; four houses in Flagen Row, Deptford, occupied by Rogers, W. Marshall, Lee and Collingsworth and two cellars occupied by Williams and Sarah [ ], for ever. Also to Mary his leasehold house in Blackheath, occupied by Nash, Esq., for rest of term. To daughter Rebekah, as above, four houses in the Stowage, occupied by Ravener, Barrel, Knight and Summers; pitch house and shed, wash house, shed, oven and yard in his own occupation, late of Rawlins; two houses in Lower Street, Deptford, occupied by Curd and Groome, for ever. Also to Rebekah, six houses on east side of Butt Lane, Deptford, adjoining gravel pits, occupied by Hughes, Humbden, Rollick and Carver, for rest of lease.
   Also to his four children, on death or remarriage of his wife, use of his deep wharf and crane near the Stowage and road leading to it.
   He owns 2/3 of lease of windmill in Limehouse, the other 1/3 belongs to son John, occupied by Lewis Benson, his share to his two daughters, for rest of lease; they also get barn, shed and field in the Stowage, occupied by himself and Hawkes, Butcher, for ever.
   Wife Mary is executor, along with son John, as long as she remains his widow.
Witnesses: William Rose, Richard Phillips and Edward Moore
Proved 16th June 1761

Mary Baker,
of Deptford, Widow, Mother of Rebecca Gardiner
P.C.C. Will dated 3rd June 1766
   Her body to be buried in vault belonging to her family, next to her late husband. To her two daughters, ,Mary and Rebecca Baker, all her clothes, linen and woollen, equally. Residue to daughters and son Thomas, equally. Daughter Mary and son Thomas, executors.
   Witnesses: Mark of Ann Wheatley, James Mackis and Thomas Sawer.
   Proved 13th June 1766

77.   Headstone, Partly Buried


JOHN GLOVER, SENIOR, 1707

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF JOHN GLOVER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 29th DAY OF OCTOBER 1707
AGED 45 YEARS HE LEFT ISSUE BY
MILDRED HIS WIFE TWO SONS AND
THREE DAUGHTERS JOHN & THOMAS
------------------Ground Level-----------------
MILDRED, ELIZABETH & ANN
ALSO THE BODY OF MILDRED
THE WIFE OF JOHN SMITH
[LATE RELICT ?] OF JOHN GLOVER
WHO DIED 18th OCT. [1741]
[AGED [ ] YEARS]

John Glover, of Shorne, Yeoman (Tanner in Parish Register,1700, "Colorii")
Inventory: Appraised by William Cottmar and Thomas Udall on 3rd November 1707
Includes 32 acres of wheat, 84 sheep, 19 cows, 1 bull, 17 pigs, 8 horses. Together with ready money, household goods, etc., valued at 358 15s

76.   Small Headstone, (Next to Above)

HERE
LIETH THE
BODY OF
ELIZABETH G[LOVER] ?
OF THIS PAR[ISH] [ ]
WHO DEPA[RTED]
THIS [LIFE] [OCT. [ ]
[1718]
[AGED 27 ? YEARS]
[ ]OM

John Glover, Junior married Elizabeth Oliver at Stone in 1722 ?

78.   Small Headstone


 JOHN GLOVER, JUNIOR, 1724

HERE LYETH YE BODY OF
JOHN GLOVER
JUNR. OF THIS PARISH WHO
DIED YE 10th OF OCTOBER
1724
AGED 28 YEARS
"My Time Soon Spent,
---------------Ground Level-----------
My Glass Soon Run,
I Hope I Have Sought,
The World to Come"

 

79.   Small Early 18th Century Headstone, May be Related to Glovers ?  Completely Eroded

 

83.   Cruciform Coped

TO DEAR + EDMUND MEDHURST
DIED SEPTEMBER 6th 1893
AGED 70 YEARS

Edmund Medhurst, 1891 Census, of the Street, living on "own means".

 

REYNOLDS see WRIGHT

 

69.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE WILLIAM RHODES*
DIED 24th JULY 1907
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO OF HEZEKIAH RHODES
DIED 29th DECEMBER 1838 AGED 45 YEARS
AND HANNAH WHATMAN RHODES
DIED 19th MAY 1889 AGED 87 YEARS
PARENTS OF THE ABOVE
ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER HANNAH RHODES
DIED 4th JUNE 1911 AGED 82 YEARS

*East Window of Chancel in Memory of G.W. Rhodes

Hezakiah Rhodes, of Shorne
P.C.C. Will dated 11th February 1829
   Desires to be buried in Shorne Churchyard. To wife Hannah all his estate, for her own use and support and education of their children. Hannah is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Bowra and William Woollett
   Proved 27th April 1839

81.   Headstone, (Eroded)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM RICKETTS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 4th OF MARCH 1834
AGED 54 YEARS

 

74.   Double Headstone, (Skull Motif matches John Glover's, No. 77)


THOMAS SACHER, 1740 AND MILDRED DEADMAN, 1760
NOTE THE SIMILAR DESIGN OF THE GLOVER STONE

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF
MILDRED WIFE OF
JAMES DEADMAN
OF CHALK, FORMERLY
THE WIFE OF THO. SACHER
OF THIS PARISH
SHE DIED
28th APRIL 1760
AGED 61 YEARS, 11 MONTHS,
3 WEEKS AND 6 DAYS
HERE
  LYETH THE BODY OF
  THOMAS SACHER
  OF THIS PARISH WHO
  DIED 12th MARCH 1740
  AGED 45 YEARS

Thomas Sacher, Carpenter (Will of John Smith)

James Deadman, of Chalk, Yeoman, mentioned on wife Mildred's Monument
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 13th June 1764
   Appoints nephew Thomas Richman and niece Ann Brown, wife of William Brown, executors. He wishes them to arrange for an inventory to be made. His "dear" son Thomas, for many years since, in H.M.'s service (Navy?), has been overseas. It is not known if he is dead or alive; so, if within 17 years of the date of this will, his son does return to England, he gets the entire estate. If he does not return within this time, testator concludes he is dead. In meantime until son returns, the executors will lay out 500 from personal estate in Public Funds. The dividends to brother in lae Edmund Richman and sister Abigail Smith, equally, for life.
   If son does not return within 17 years, then 200 to niece Sarah Brown if she is living, if not then to her children; 200 to niece Ann Darby, as above; 200 to nephew James Deadman, as above; 200 to executor Thomas Richman, as above; 200 to executor Ann Brown, as above. Residue to his executors, equally.
   Witnesses: William Gates and George Gates
   Proved 22nd June 1764

Inventory: Appraised by John Tilden, John Savage and William Fry on 9th and 10th of July 1764
Quite a prosperous farmer. Total Value of inventory 2,380
   Home Farm, Chalk: 167 acres, 300 ewes, 300 lambs, 5 rams, lot of equipment, including 8 cart horses, 4 riding horses.
   Shorne Farm: 147 acres, 230 sheep, 11 cart horses, 3 wagons, 3 carts, hay in Shorne Mead. All in hands of nephew Thomas Richman and Anne Brown wife of William Brown , executors, (she is buried at Shorne, Section C)

James Deadman married Mildred Sacher at St. Margaret, Rochester in July 1740

75.   Small Headstone

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN SMITH
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
18th OF DECEMBER 1727
AGED 55 YEARS

John Smith, of Shorne, Husbandman
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 19th October 1727
   To daughter in law Mildred Sacher, wife of Thomas Sacher, Carpenter, 1/- and "exclude and cut 'em both of (sic) from laying any claim to any effects, whatsoever belonging to me ......". To his brother and sister's children, 1/- each. To John French, "whom I brought up", 5. To "son" Thomas Glover, (stepson), at 21 years, livestock, cattle, corn, goods and chattels, money, household goods and personal estate. Glover must raise from the property, an annuity of 20, to pay his mother Mildred Smith, "being my wife at the time of my decease". Wife Mildred is executor, she is to act on behalf of Thomas Glover until he is 21. If he dies without heirs before he is 21, then wife shall have everything bequeathed to him.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: John Tasker, James Greenhill and Charles Dugdale
   Proved 29th December 1727

Inventory: Appraised by John Tasker and John Cadwell on 17th July 1728
Includes 27 acres of wheat, 80 sheep, 16 hogs and pigs and 8 horses, crops in barn, ready money and household goods.
Total value 372 5s

SMITH see GLOVER

 

70.   Coped Stone on Brick Base

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CATHERINE THE BELOVED WIFE OF
HENRY SOLOMON OF THONG IN THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 15th MAY 1880 AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO OF JESSIE COOKE THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
WIDOW OF HENRY COOKE ALSO FORMERLY OF THONG
SHE DIED AT BECKENHAM 5th NOVEMBER 1937
BURIED HERE WITH HER FATHER AND MOTHER AGED 83 YEARS

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY SOLOMON
OF THONG IN THIS PARISH FOR MANY YEARS CHURCHWARDEN
WHO DIED 22nd AUGUST 1890 AGED 77 YEARS
ALSO OF KATE THE ELDER DAUGHTER
WHO DIED AT CLIFTON BRISCOE 18th OCTOBER 1906 IN HER 56th YEAR
SHE WAS INTERRED IN ARNOS VALE CEMETERY, BRISTOL
"There Remaineth therefore Rest to the People of God"

Henry Solomon, in June 1886,"The Times" reports that Henry Solomon, Senior of Thong, Farmer and Grazier was bankrupt. Married Catherine Hammond at Dartford, October 1838

"Gravesend Reporter", August 29th 1890
"DEATH OF MR. HENRY SOLOMON, OF THONG
   We regret to to have to record the death of Mr Henry Solomon, of Thong, which took place on Friday last, at the age of 77 years. The deceased was the oldest tenant of Lord Darnley, having held a farm under him for over half a century. The deceased was buried at Shorne on Tuesday, amidst every manifestation of respect. Beside the sons and grandsons, the body was followed to the grave by Lord Darnley, Mr Jull (Shorne), Mr Forfeitt (Thong), Mr Stanley Solomon (Winchester), Mr Winch (Shorne), Mr R.J. Beamish (Gravesend), Mr Brown (Chalk) and many others.
   The corpse was borne to the grave by six of the decease's oldest workmen, they having been with him all their lives. The funeral service was most impressively performed by the Vicar of Shorne, while the arrangements were satisfactorily conducted by Mr P. Shearman of Cobham."

Henry Cooke, Kelly's Directory 1882, Land Agent to Earl of Darnley

63.   Headstone (Eroded and Buried)

[HERE LYETH]
[THE BODY OF]
[THOMAS TOMLIN] ?
----------------Ground Level-------------
[ ]
[OF THIS] PARISH [ WHO DE]PARTED
YS LIFE JUNE YE 8th
1728
AGED 50 ? YEARS

Given it's proximity to the Tomlin Stone (No. 64), this may well be Thomas Tomlin, but although he made his will in December 1727, which was proved in July 1728, he does not appear in the Burial Register ?

I am putting in all the Tomlin wills, even though not all have monuments. I suspect that Hannah Tomlin was on the east side of headstone 82. Both sides have mid 18th century carved motifs, the east side was reused for John Tomlin in 1843.

John Tomlin, died 1749, Tanner (Parish Registers) He married Ann Boghurst at Chalk in May 1728, and Elizabeth Parfect at Rochester in December 1748

Thomas Tomlin, of Shorne, Tanner, died 1728
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 26th December 1727
   Weak and in great pain. To son John, 70; to son George, 230; to daughter Olive Bedham, 30; to grand daughter, Olive Bedham at 18 years, 30; if she dies pre 18, then the 30 to her mother, if she is also dead, then to his sons, equally. To son Thomas, 230 at 24 years; to wife Ellen his house and lands, tan yard, etc., in Shorne for as long as she is his widow, she to get in repair. If she marries again, or after her death, then to son William, for ever. William must pay from the property, 100 to brother Thomas. To his brother George, all his clothes and 20/-. Residue to wife, who is executor.
   Witnesses: William Warren, Anne Glover and Richard Sheafe
   Proved 17th July 1728
Thomas Tomlin married Olive Masters at Cuxton in in 1695

William Tomlin, of Shorne, Tanner
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 23rd April 1756
His freehold house where he lives and tan yard, outhouses and 8 acres, to wife Hannah, for life, she to keep property in good repair. With the other executor she is to carry on business for their childrens' benefit until daughter Mary is 21. After Hannah's death, then to his children, Thomas, William, Philip, Ellen and Mary, equally at 21.
   One third of household goods to wife, for ever; two thirds to children, equally shared. Stock in trade, tools, utensils, ready money, investments, residue of personal estate, to executors, upon trust, to carry on business of Tanner, for support executors and education of children. Until daughter Mary is 16. Executors can sell above is business decreases or fails, proceeds as follows: 100 to wife, 3/5 of residue of money to wife, 1/3 to son Thomas and 1/3 to son William, upon trust, to invest, for benefit of other children when they are 21, then 1/5 each. His wife shall not be charged with any loss of invested money unless by neglect or wilful default, provided she claims no rent from the house, tan yard or 8 acres for herself, which is carried on for children. Wife and son Thomas executors.
   Witnesses: Alles Overy, Ann West and Thomas Savage
   Proved 9th September 1756
Thomas Tomlin, married Mary Ellis at Aylesford in October 1733 , and Hannah Groombridge at Cuxton in January 1741

Thomas Tomlin,
of Shorne, Farmer, died 1759
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 2nd July 1759
   Personal estate, goods, etc., to "trusty friend" and executor,Francis Calvert of Gravesend, Gentleman, upon trust, to sell and from proceeds, , pay debts, etc., surplus to wife, Mary.
   Witnesses: William Calvert and Thomas Pattinson
   Proved 8th January 1760. Admin to wife, Francis Calvert having renounced execution of will
Thomas Tomlin, married Mary Cotmar at Rochester Cathedral in 1731

Hannah Tomlin,
of Shorne, Widow
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 22nd December 1756
   Her clothes to daughters, Ellen and Mary, equally. One third of plate, pewter, brass, linen and household goods, (which were left to her by husband William) to her three children, Philip, Ellen and Mary, equally. These goods are to be kept intact until children are 21. Executors can sell household goods at their discretion; if sold proceeds to be invested for children.100 which was given to her by her husband, to the children, equally. Rev. Caleb Parfect and Rev. John Parfect are executors and guardians of children.
   Witnesses: Matthew Coppin and Henry Mittoy
   Proved 6th January 1762

Thomas Tomlin,
of Shorne, Tanner, died 1763
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 30th March 1763
   Real and personal estate, including stock in trade, watches and rings, household goods, to brother Philip of Shorne, Tanner, and sisters Ellen and Mary, of Shorne, Spinsters, equally. Philip is executor.
   Witnesses: Jarvis Maplesden, Junior, Joshua Nunn and George Taylor
   Proved 11th April 1763

John Tomlin,
of Shorne, Tanner, died 1843
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 7th December 1842
   Unusually pious preamble for this date.
   His freehold property which came to him by the will of James Lance of Ash, to wife Mary for life; after her death, divided as follows:
   The House, tan yard, barn, stable, drying shed, garden, part of hop garden, on a line through and landway from the Highway to Fen Wood, bound by the Upper Garden; and from Hales Lane to Fen Wood, along the lower part of Pond Field to Comport's Shaw, joining Mrs Ware's land on the south, to sons Stephen and George, jointly, for ever.
   If they disagree about carrying on business of Tanner, or any other account, they can separate, one leaving the business is entitled to annual sum as executors shall award as fair share. If son who carries on, refuses the payment, he forfeits business to brother. If executors can not agree on sum they will enlist a Churchwarden and Overseer to adjudicate, their decision is final.
   He gives that part of estate called Hop Ground, measuring 310 links deep, next to Mr Barrett's garden, frontage 132 links, marked on plan number 1, to son John, for ever.
   The part adjoining the south side of Edward Tomlin's piece of land, 132 links wide, frontage, near the road, 150 links, the back adjoining Fen Wood, number 2 on plan to daughter Mrs Sarah Cracklow, for ever. Hill Field, from top of Upper Garden, joining Hales Lane, frontage 576 links and from Hales Lane to back, adjoining Jarret's garden, 465 links, and from Upper Garden to piece of land marked for James Tomlin, of 703 links, from Hales Lane to Comport's Shaw, [ ] links, to daughter Mrs Mary Wates , for ever. She also gets a small piece of land for her "accommodation", laying between Stephen Tomlin's ,George Tomlin's and James Tomlin's land, joining on the west Comport's Shaw.
   Piece numbered 4 on plan, on south of Mrs Mary Wates piece, frontage 143 links, to Hales Lane, and back to Comport's Shaw, to son James , for ever. If he dies without heirs, his share to daughter Elizabeth Tomlin, for ever. Also to Elizabeth, the remaining part of of land on south of 575 links, next to Hales Lane and 524 links next to Comport's land, number 5 on plan, for ever.
   All his children can freely cross any part of land owned by Stephen and George, to lay pipes or tanks for water to their houses, or any other purpose, except tanning business. Elizabeth is unmarried and un-provided for except by his will; if she wishes to leave house, she is to get an annuity of 10, as long as she remains single; this to be paid by brothers Stephen and George from their properties.
   Jarvis Noakes of Shorne Ifeild and James Wates of Milton, Gravesend are executors.
   Witnesses: Charles Jarrett, Samuel Bone and James French
   Proved 1st November 1843 James Wates is an Inn Keeper; power reserved to Jarvis Noakes
   Value of goods not more than 100
John Tomlin, married Mary Bowman at Shorne, February 1796

64.   Small Headstone, (Flaking)

[HERE]
[LYETH THE BOD]Y OF
OLIV[E] [ WIFE OF] THOS.
TOMLIN [OF THIS PARISH]
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE AUGUST YE 23rd
17[0]5
AGED [ ] [YEARS]

 

62.   Large Headstone and Two Foot Stones


JOHN AND ANN TOMLIN, 1749 AND 1747
BY HIS SECOND MARRIAGE, THE SON IN LAW
OF THE REV. CALEB PARFECT. DIED OF SMALLPOX

IN MEMORY OF JOHN TOMLIN
AND ANNE HIS WIFE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ANNE ON THE 27th DAY OF JANUARY 1747
AGED 30 ? YEARS
AND JOHN (CUT OFF IN HIS FULL STRENGTH
BY THE SMALLPOX)
ON THE 29th DAY OF JUNE 1749 AGED 48 YEARS
FIVE CHILDREN BY ANNE & ONE BY HIS SECOND WIFE
LIE LIKEWISE INTERRED IN THIS PLACE

 

82.   Headstone and Foot Stone   Both Sides have Carved Decoration, of Obvious 18th Century date,
                                                 the East Side was Re-cut for John Tomlin, note the Foot Stone of 1843


JOHN AND MARY TOMLIN, 1843 AND 1845
THIS STONE IS RATHER A PUZZLE, THE CARVED MOTIF IS CLEARLY MID 18th CENTURY, THE
 INSCRIPTION WAS EITHER NEVER INSCRIBED OR RECUT IN 1843 ? THE LATTER SEEMS AN ASTONISHING 
PIECE OF FAMILIAL VANDALISM AND DIS-RESPECT! NOTE THAT THE FOOTSTONE IS OF THE 1840'S

West Side
IN MEMORY OF
MR WILLIAM TOMLIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 24th APRIL 1756
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 17th DECEMBER 1739
AGED 24 YEARS

East Side
IN MEMORY OF
MR JOHN TOMLIN
WHO DIED THE 14th OF MAY 1843
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. MARY TOMLIN
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
WHO DIED THE [ ] OF JANUARY 1845]
[AGED 70 YEARS]

 

85.   Headstone


THOMAS AND MARY TOMLIN, 1756 AND 1777

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOS. TOMLIN WHO
DIED DECEMBER 22nd ? 1759 AGED 55
YEARS
MARY TOMLIN THE BELOVED WIFE
OF THOS. TOMLIN DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE [   ] DAY OF [OCTOBER] 1777
AGED 74 YEARS AFTER A LONG
---------------------Ground Level------------------
PAINFUL ILLNESS WITH A RESIGNATION
FIRMLY CHRISTIAN LEFT ISSUE [ ]
DAUGHTER(S) ?
[Obscured by Tree Roots]

 

66.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
JOHN TOMLIN
(OF THIS PARISH)
WHO DIED 15th SEPT. 1884
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE ROBERT
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN TOMLIN
WHO DIED 13th DECR. 1895
AGED 78 YEARS
AND STEPHEN THOMAS
LAST SURVIVING SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN TOMLIN
WHO DIED 24th ? MARCH 1899
AGED 84 YEARS

 

TOMLIN see WATES

67.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MRS MARY WATES
WIFE OF MR JAMES WATES
OF GRAVESEND
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
MR JOHN TOMLIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 21st 18[55]
AGED 58 YEARS
ALSO OF
JAMES WATES
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 12th ? 1872
AGED 67 YEARS

James Wates, 1871 Census, Hotel Manager at Northfleet.

WHATMAN see BROOKS

80.   Headstone and Foot Stone


MICHAEL MEMORY WRIGHT, 1837 AND LUCY REYNOLDS, 1940

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
MICHAEL M. WRIGHT, ESQ.
OF PIPE'S PLACE
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
28th SEPTEMBER 1837
IN THE 62nd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO LUCY REYNOLDS
WHO DIED 26th APRIL 1940
IN HER 94th YEAR

Michael Memory Wright, of Shorne, Gentleman.
PC.C. Will dated 25th September 1837
   Appoints William Reynolds the Younger, of 2 St. Mary Axe, Wine Merchant and George Spratt of the Bank of England, executors. To them his real and personal estate, upon trust. His money to be invested for benefit of wife, Ann, for life; after her death, 100 to Jane Norris, for her care of him; to George Spratt, 400 for his troubles as executor. Residue to William Reynolds. Executors to give mourning rings to Mr Saunders of Gravesend, Surgeon, Mr Allfree of Shorne, Mr G.E. Fenton of Shorne and Mr George Hodges of Shorne.
   Witnesses: Frederick Allfree, W, Saunders and George Hodges.
Codicil dated 25th September 1837
   He had given wife income from real and personal estate, for life, now gives her all household furniture, plate, linen and books .
   Witnesses: W, Saunders and George Hodges
   Proved 31st October 1837

Eroded Headstones

No. 87.   A very thick early 18th century stone buried at steep angle. Name and date missing

No 88.   Early 19th century. Details very worn and indistinct, surname seems to start with H


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