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

Section C is the area from the North Churchyard wall to the southern end of the tower, bounded on the east by the grass path; on the west by the bank, below the modern extension and to the south by the hedge beyond which is the area used for cremation burials. The numbers correspond to the numbers on the plan. No.123 -139 are laying flat on the bank. 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

A   B   C   D   F   G   H   J   K   L   M   O   P   R   S   T   V   W

110.   Headstone and Body Stone


WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH ANDREWS, 1834 AND 1815
AS REQUESTED IN HIS WILL, WILLIAM ANDREWS GOT
AN IDENTICAL HEADSTONE TO THAT OF HIS WIFE'S

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM ANDREWS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 30th OF AUGUST 1815
AGED 50 YEARS
LEFT A HUSBAND WITH THREE
SONS AND EIGHT DAUGHTERS
TO LAMENT THEIR LOSS

 

109.   Headstone and Body Stone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ANDREWS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF FEBRUARY 1834
AGED 71 YEARS

William Andrews, of Deptford
P.C.C. Will dated 30th June 1828
   Appoints sons George of Deptford, Grocer, William of Upchurch, Farmer and Robert of Upchurch, Schoolmaster, executors and trustees. To them, upon trust, all his estate and effects, real and personal, including that shared with Mrs Margaret Cooper of Walworth, Widow, and Mrs Ann Read of Hollingbourne and other relatives, which by the decease of Mrs Mary Kemp, he is entitled to in right of his late wife, formerly Elizabeth Long. This property consists of houses and lands, freehold and copyhold, in Essex and Suffolk; also shares of money in the Public Funds, and other property formerly belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Thompson, then of Croydon.
    His funeral to be modest and paid for from his furniture, plate, etc.; his headstone is to be the same as that of his wife.
   Trustees to allow son William to have his clothes, daughter Jane, wife of Albermarle Tracy of Brompton, to have his watch, and daughter Cordelia, wife of John Waters of Newington, to have his mangle.
   Trustees to pay Cordelia 100; also to pay daughter Deliah wife of Robert Harrison of Charing, 100; the last two legacies paid from property once belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Thompson. This property is given to his sons in lieu of their share of 800 left by their grandmother to his 9 youngest children. Trustees to divide residue into 11 parts; 1/11 to son William; 1/11 to son George and 1/11 to son Robert. The remaining 8/11 to be invested in Public Funds, from the interest, 1/8 each to daughters, Deliah, Cordelia, Jane, Matilda Hayzelden, widow, Amelia wife of John Trest of Northfleet* and Sophia. The interest to be paid for their lives.1/8 of the interest is for the support and education of late daughter Elizabeth Ann wife of John Grace of Newington, until youngest is 21. Remaining 1/8 for support and education of children of late daughter Eliza wife of Robert Elliott of Newington, as above. After the deaths of any of his 6 daughters, their share to their children. When the youngest child is 21, the principal to be shared equally among them. If they die pre 21 with lawful children, their money to those children. If any die with no heirs, legacy shared by survivors. If Matilda, Amelia and Sophia died without heirs, their share goes to surviving grandchildren.
   Witnesses: William Peckham, Schoolmaster, Harrietsham, John Mitchell and John Murton, Farriers, Harrietsham.
   Proved 10th May 1834 Power reserved to William Andrews
   * William Andrews died at Northfleet (Parish Register)

139.   Headstone

[   ]
JOHN BECKINGHAM
DIED OCT. 20th 1896
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 12th 1878
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 1st ? 1888
AGED 42 YEARS
ALSO HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OCT. 2nd 1844
AGED 18 MONTHS

John Beckingham, Melville's Directory 1858, "Old Beefsteak House"; 1881 Census, "Duke of York", London Road, and Farmer of 19 acres, employing 1 man.
The "Old Beefsteak House" became the "Duke of York", now (2013) the "Copperfield"
Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1857

"Gravesend Reporter", October 24th 1896
"DEATH OF AN OCTOGENARIAN
    There died at Higham, on Tuesday, John Beckenham (sic), at the age of 88 years. For 37 years he lived at the "Duke of York" public house, commonly known as the Beefsteak house. His faculties remained unimpaired to the end, and he could remember the Battle of Waterloo and the Great Frost of 1815."

126.   Flat Headstone


ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM 1862
THIRD FROM LEFT: GEORGE BENNETT (BURIED IN SECTION C)

SACRED TO THE
MEMORY OF
GEORGE BENNETT
OF THIS PARISH
BORN FEBRUARY 12th
1829 DIED AUGUST
16th 1886
IN HIS DAY A FAMOUS CRICKETER
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE
KENT ELEVEN AND PLAYED FOR
ENGLAND IN AUSTRALIA IN 1862
MAY HE REST IN PEACE

George Bennett, the England Cricketer, was a Bricklayer, near the Post Office, 1881 Census

"History of Kent County Cricket", 1907
   "One of the best all rounders Kent has produced....... employed by Lord Darnley for over 25 years. He scored 160 in 1861, Gentlemen v Players of Kent; 82 for Kent v M.C.C. In 1859. As a bowler, 5 for 9 runs in 1857, Kent v Sussex; 14 for 82 in 1858, Kent v Sussex; 8 for 60 in 1865, North v South; 8 for 25 in 1866, North v South; 9 for 113 in 1871, Kent v Sussex.
   In 1875 a benefit match was held at Gravesend for him. Kent v W.G. Grace's XI."

119.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
LAURA
BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS BENNETT
WHO DIED JULY 18th 1926
IN HER 81st YEAR
"Forever with the Lord"
ALSO THOMAS BENNETT
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 16th 1936
IN HIS 85th YEAR
"At Rest"

Thomas Bennett, 1901 Census, Agricultural Labourer at 2 Park Pale

92.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDWARD ALBERT BISS
WHO PASSED AWAY 6th NOVEMBER 1922
AGED 65 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO OF MARIAN LOUISE
WHO DIED ON 10th DECEMBER 1943
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
AND DEAR MOTHER OF
WILLIAM A. HERVEY F.R.C.S.
"In Peace"

 

108.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. JOHN BODKIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED FEBRUARY [ ] 1827
AGED [55] YEARS
[ALSO ELLEN] BODKIN
[WIFE OF THE ABOVE]
[WHO DIED JULY [ ] 1830]
[AGED 66 YEARS]

John Bodkin, of Shorne, Husbandman
P.C.C. Will dated 4th November 1811
   Everything to his wife, Ellen, for ever; she is executor.
   Witnesses: John Mills Evans and Fra. Southgate
   Proved 17th May 1827

Appears in Parliamentary Poll Book 1790 and 1803

Ellen Bodkin,
of Shorne, Widow
P.C.C. Will dated 16th May 1830
   All her estate, (subject to payment of legacies of 20), to her sisters, Charlotte Pratten of Rochester, Alice Seamark of Gillingham and Elizabeth Hursey of Gillingham. Elizabeth's share not to be subject to the "control, management or intermeddling" of her husband.
   To her sister Mary Mc Donald of Gravesend, 20; to cousin John Tomlin of Shorne, Tanner, "for his services", 20. John Tomlin and brother in law Thomas Seamark are executors.
   Witnesses: William French, David French and Jarvis Noakes
   Proved 19th July 1830

John Bodkin and Ellen Cadwell were married at Shorne in January 1809

124.   Flat Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 27th 1815 AGED 29 YEARS
"To You that Come My Grave to See,
Prepare Yourselves to Follow Me,
Repent in Time, make no Delay,
I in My Prime was Snatched Away"
ALSO SARAH* WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FEB. 20th 1867 AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM BOTTING
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY 4th 1857 AGED 42 YEARS

*Sarah was SARAH NOAKES at Death

135.   Footstone
W.B. 1815 WILLIAM BOTTING

S.N. 1867 SARAH NOAKES

W.B. 1842 WILLIAM BOTTING All Headstone No. 124

William Botting, died 1815, married Sarah Solly at St. Margaret, Rochester, August 1813 ?; Sarah Botting married James Noakes at Shorne, October 1826.

William Botting, died 1857, 1851 Census, at Lambeth, a Butcher

138.   Flat Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN BOTTING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 8th 1882
AGED 63 YEARS
STEPHEN HOV[EY] BOTTING
[HUSBAND] OF THE ABOVE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY [   ] ] 1891
[AGED 75 YEARS]

Stephen Botting, 1881 Census, a Gardener.

91.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANN BOTTING WHO DIED FEB. 27th 1902 AGED 74 YEARS

South Side
ALSO OF WILLIAM TIMMS BOTTING WHO DIED JUNE 2nd 1905 AGED 75 YEARS

William Botting, died 1905, 1881 Census, a Carpenter

142.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
PETER BOTTING
DIED FEB. 1st 1905
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO SARAH HIS WIFE
DIED DEC. 27th 1929
AGED 91 YEARS
ALSO FRED THEIR BELOVED SON
BORN 1863 DIED 1916
ALSO ELEANOR THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED 18th JAN. 1949

Peter Botting, Kelly's Directory, 1891 and 1903, a Carpenter at the Ridgeway; 1901 Census, at 1 Park Cottages, Builder and Undertaker.

116.   Headstone


ANN BROWN,1771, HER FIRST HUSBAND, WILLIAM KEMPTON, 1755
AND NIECE, MARY TUCKER, 1770

IN MEMORY OF
ANN WIFE OF WILL. BROWN
OF YE PARISH OF CHALK LATE RELICT
OF WILL. KEMPTON OF YS PARISH
SHE DIED 21st JAN. 1771 AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THE SAID WILL. KEMPTON
DIED 30th NOV. 1755 AGED 34 YEARS
ALSO MARY TUCKER NEECE (sic) OF
-------------------Ground Level-----------------
ANN BROWN DIED 1st FEB. 1770
AGED 23 YEARS

William Brown, of Chalk, Yeoman. Mentioned on wife Ann's headstone.
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd September 1784
    To his "honoured" mother Sarah Batt, an annuity of 10 for life, from his real and personal estate. His houses, farms, gardens, orchard and land purchased from Henry Watson and the heirs of Sir William Milman, in Chalk and Shorne, now in his own use, also all other property which he or any trustee holds, to wife Sarah, for life. After her death, then to Benjamin Hubble of Shinglewell in Ifield, Yeoman for a term of 500 years, upon trust. After the end, sooner or later, of the term, then to his son William (subject to the annuity and other legacies). If son William has no heirs, then to son Thomas, on same conditions, in default of heirs of Thomas, then to first son his wife may yet have, in default then to 2nd, 3rd or 4th son, and so on. In default of sons, then to daughter Elizabeth and all other daughters living or expected, shared equally, for ever.
   The above 500 year term to Benjamin Hubble is limited upon special trust, that Hubble and his executors shall by sale or mortgage of the term of and in the property and from rents, etc., raise enough money at interest to pay legacies; after these legacies are paid the term of 500 years will be void and cease.
   To Thomas Rickman and Christian Rickman, son and daughter of the late Thomas Rickman, of Shorne, Yeoman, 100 each at 21. To wife Sarah, for life, the free use of his money, investments, debts, household goods, leases and stock of farms, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, corn , implements, etc. After her death, to son in law Townsend Gladdish, 550 and to daughter in law Sarah Gladdish and children Elizabeth and Thomas Brown, and any children yet to be born, (except an eldest son not yet born), 800 each at 21. The legacies from his personal estate, with any shortfall made up from his real estate.
   Executors can, in wife's lifetime, advance money to Townsend and Sarah Gladdish, Elizabeth and Thomas Brown, to help set them up in business or on day of marriage, with wife's consent. The sums not to exceed 450 for Townsend or 800 for the others; the sums advanced are deducted from legacies, or if full sum then legacy discharged. If any of the legatees make any claim, when they are 21, against the estate or the estate of the Gladdishes father, William, or testators marriage settlement, or refuse to sign a release, then their legacy is void.
   Benjamin Hubble and wife Sarah Brown are executors and guardians of children during minority. To Hubble 5 guineas for mourning.
    Witnesses: C. ? Mitchin ?, John Wyburn and J.W. Evans
   Proved 27th November 1787

William Brown married Ann Kempton at Chalk in January 1764

95.   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF CORNELIUS BURR WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS NOVEMBER 1st 1912 AGED 72 YEARS

North Side
ALSO FRANCES BURR HIS WIFE WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS 12th DECEMBER 1932 AGED 83 YEARS

Cornelius Burr, 1881 census Wheelwright at Ridgeway; 1901 Census, Wheelwright, 1 Ivy Cottage

112.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN CHIPPS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 22nd OF JUNE 1829
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO FANNY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 3rd 1832
AGED 84 YEARS

136.   Footstone
J.C. 1829 JOHN CHIPPS, Headstone No. 112

John Chipps, of Shorne, Gentleman
P.C.C. Will dated 6th April 1829
   Money in Bank of England, with interest, other money, debts due on bond or mortgage, to George Wilkinson of Cobham, Gardener and William Stevenson of Thong, Gentleman, upon trust.
   They to pay interest to his wife Fanny, for life. After her death, the interest of 600 4% annuities, part of the above funds, to be paid to daughter Mary Clarke wife of John Clarke of Limehouse, Caulker, until grandson, Charles Clarke, their son is 21, he then has interest of the 600, until he is 25, when he is 25 the principal is to be paid to him.
    After death of wife, trustees to take the profits of 400, part of the above funds, and pay to daughter Mary Clarke, for life. After her death, they are to pay 200 of the 400 to grandson John Clarke; the other 200 to grandson George Clarke.
    After death of his wife, they are to pay profits of 400 another part of funds and pay daughter Mary Clarke, for life; after her death, the 400 shared equally amongst the Clarke grandsons.
   After death of wife, trustees to interest from 600 part of same funds, and pay it to daughter Elizabeth Wilkinson wife of George Wilkinson, for life. After her death, the interest to be used for the support and education of her children, until they are 21, or day of marriage, if girls, then the 600 shared among them equally.
   If Elizabeth leaves no children, the 600 to be shared equally among the Clarke grandsons.
   To daughters Mary and Elizabeth, after mother's death, household furniture and goods, equally shared.
   Immediately after his death, trustees to pay 197 10s from his investments to wife Fanny, and pay 50 of same funds to grand daughter Mary Ann Clarke. Residue, after death of wife, shared equally between daughters.
   Witnesses: J. Stroud, Shorne and Jarvis Noakes, Shorne
   Proved 1st August 1829. In October 1829 William Stevenson renounces as executor.

John Chipps married Fanny Griffiths at St. James, Piccadilly, in 1786

103.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
MEMORY OF
JOHN ONLY SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZA CLARK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DECEMBER 19th 1874
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO JOHN CLARK
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 24th 1890
AGED 80 YEARS
"To Fall Asleep is not to Die"
ALSO ELIZA CLARK
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST MARCH 19th 1891
IN HER 75th YEAR
ALSO THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
REBEKAH (REE) CLARK
WHO PASSED AWAY JUNE 2nd 1921
"To be with Christ which is Far Better"

John Clark, died 1890, Melville's Directory 1858, Wood Dealer; 1871 Census, Retired Wood Merchant at Ridgeway.
Erected Methodist Chapel and Ridgeway House, on Ridgeway (Allen's History of Shorne, p. 131. Parliamentary Poll Book 1857

107.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
DANIEL ALEXANDER CLARK
DIED 17th NOV. 1913
AGED 77
ALSO
MARY ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 4th FEB. 1914
AGED 77
"They Sleep in Peace, Awaiting
a joyful resurrection"

 

CLARK see LEWIS

105.   Thick Ledger on Ground, Extremely Eroded

[   ]
[JOHN ?] DICKINS
[FEBRUARY [ ] 1791]
[   ]

 John Dickins, of Shorne, Vintner
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 6th April 1782
   To wife Frances and son John, all his household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, stock of beer and other liquors, money, personal estate, equally shared, subject to payment of debts. Friend William Coper of Chatham, Victualler is executor.
   Witnesses: Thomas Pattinson and John Pattinson
   Proved 9th March 1791 William Cooper died before testator, administration granted to Frances

Administration Bond dated 31st March 1791
   Frances Dickins, George Hulbert of Chatham, Gentleman (Wine Merchant) and James Barnes of Stood, Carpenter, are bound in sum of 600.

John Dickins is described as a Victualler, he died 12th February 1791, Value of goods not more than 600.

98.   Headstone, Mostly Buried


FRANCES FINCH (AND STILL BORN), 1700
(SHOWING EXTENT OF BURIED INSCRIPTION)

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
FRANCES THE WIFE
-------Ground Level------
OF THOMAS FINCH
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 10th DAY
OF AUGUST IN THE
YEAR OF OUR LORD
1700 AGED 38
YEARS

Thomas Finch, Shopkeeper (Edward Oxe's will ). In Registers described as Operii (Workman ?)
Married Frances Williams at Shorne June 1695, presumably a Widow and Edward Oxe's sister ? She was buried with her still born infant (Registers)

FINCH see OXE

 

140.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR SON
EDWARD FRENCH
WHO DIED 10th SEPT. 1928
AGED 24 YEARS
"A Sudden Change, at God's Command he Fell,
He had no Chance to bid his Friends Farewell,
Affliction came without a Warning Given,
And bid him haste to meet his God in Heaven"
AND OF HIS SISTER
JENTY FRENCH
WHO DIED 4th NOVEMBER 1993
AGED 83 YEARS

 

144.   Pedestals and Fallen Cross

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD FROUD
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
16th JAN. 1911 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY ELIZABETH
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE

Edward Froud, 1901 Census, Butcher at Hunton

118.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF FREDERICK GODDARD
WHO DIED 17th JUNE 1928 AGED 76 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO FREDERICK
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 21st NOVEMBER 1932
AGED 76 YEARS
"Peace at Last"
"Reunited"

Frederick Goddard, 1901 Census, Leather Cutter and Belt Maker in Mitcham, Surrey

141.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
SAMUEL JOHN GOWAR
WHO DIED AUG. 2nd 1901
AGED 65 YEARS
"Not my Will but Thine, O God be Done"
CAROLINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED SEPT. 26th 1905 AGED 70 YEARS

Samuel and Caroline Gowar, 1882 Kelly's Directory, Baker; 1891 Kelly's, Grocer, Draper, Post Office; 1901 Census, Baker, Grocer and Post Office; 1903 Kelly's, Caroline, Grocer, Draper and Post Office; Kelly's 1913 Miss Caroline Gowar , as above.

120.   Headstone and Foot Stone

PRISCILLA EVELYN
G.J. HALLWARD
BORN AUGT. 12Th 1895
DIED JUNE 26th 1917

Reginald Hallward, 1901 Census, Sculptor, (and Designer, Stain Glass maker), lived at Woodlands

121.   Headstone and Foot Stone

ADELAIDE CAROLINE
BELOVED WIFE OF
REGINALD HALLWARD
BORN DEC. 13th 1860
DIED MARCH 30th 1925
REGINALD HALLWARD
BORN OCT. 18th 1858
DIED MARCH 30th 1948

 

HERVEY see BISS

94.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HANNAH HOLLANDS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 1st 1913
AGED 53 YEARS
"In the Midst of Life we are in Death"

Hannah Hollands, 1901 Census, wife of William, Labourer of Homewood Cottages

93.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELIZA HOLLANDS
WHO DIED 16th NOVEMBER 1924
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM HOLLANDS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th AUGUST 1930
AGED 84 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"

William Hollands, 1881 Census, Agricultural Labourer

104.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

"Peace, Perfect Peace"
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM JOHN JACKSON
DIED MAY 1st 1892
AGED 39
ALSO EMILY JANE HIS WIFE
DIED JAN. 4th 1918
AGED 63

William Jackson, 1891 Census, Gardener of Ifield

125.   Fallen Headstone, Badly Flaked

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF JOHN JARRETT
[WHO DIED APRIL [   ] ] 1878
[AGED 66 YEARS]
[   ]
[   ] DIED
[   ] INFANCY
[   ] THE ABOVE
[BURIED] NEAR THIS PLACE

133.   Footstone
M.A.J. 1878 MARY ANN JARRETT, Headstone No. 125

Mary Ann Jarrett, 1871 Census, wife John agricultural Labourer at Cobham.

KEMPTON see BROWN

KEMSLEY see Rawlings

LE BRETON SIMMONS see TAYLOR

102.   Pedestal with Small Angel, and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MURIEL JOYCE
THE DEARLY LOVED BABE OF
J. & E. LEWIS
BORN JAN. 6th
DIED FEB. 10th 1909
"Had God asked as well we Know,
We would say, Oh Spare the Blow,
Yes with Longing Hearts would Say,
Lord, we Love her, let her Stay"

 

101.   Pedestals with Large Angel, Black and White Tiles

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA EMMA LEWIS
(NEE CLARK)
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF J.H. LEWIS
WHO DIED AT BHORE GHAUT REVERSING STATION
G.I.P.RAILWAY BOMBAY PRESIDENCY, INDIA
ON FEBRUARY 2nd 1911*
AGED 36 YEARS & 11 MONTHS
"I Leave the Burdens of my Life and all the Weariness,
And Strife with Him who Orders all my ways and knows
The Limit of my Days; and so I Rest"

*Buried at Shorne in July 1911

129.   Detached Foot Stone on Bank

T.H.L. 1869 THOMAS HAINES LIDWELL, MARCH 1869 AGED 51, From Epping

E.L. 1877 ELIZA LIDWELL, APRIL 1877, AGED 67, From Gravesend

 

114.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY THOMAS LOMAS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUG. 16th 1872
AGED 33 YEARS
"His End was Peace"

Henry Lomas, 1871 Census, Fruit Grower at Chalk.

90.   Small Headstone, with Crossbones

[   ]
SUSAN
MASTERS DYED
[SEPTEMBER] 29th ? 1721
[AGE]D 44
[YEARS]

Thomas Masters, of Shorne, Victualler. First wife Susan's headstone.
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 14th May 1724
   To cousin John French, I guinea; to cousin Robert French, his first wife's wedding ring; to cousin John Chambers*, 1/-; to wife, Anne all his goods, money, etc., she is executor and is to pay expenses and legacies.
   Signs with mark
   Witnesses: William Warren, James Hone and Elizabeth Hone
   Proved 1st June 1724

* Thomas Masters married Anne Chambers at Chalk, April 1722

111.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
[HES]TER WIFE OF
MR WILLIAM MUMFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 2nd 1814
AGED 6[3] YEARS

William Mumford, was a Timber Merchant in partnership with Easdown of Higham. He was declared bankrupt in 1813 ("The Times" and "Hants. Chronicle"). He married Hester Sidwell at Strood in October 1782

97.   Small Headstone, with Skull, Partly Buried


EDWARD OXE, 1699 (1700)
(SHOWING EXTENT OF BURIED INSCRIPTION)

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
EDWARD O[X]E WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH YE 6th DAY
AND IN THE YEAR OF
OUR LORD 1699
----------Ground Level--------
AGED 55 YEARS
ERECTED BY THOMAS
FINCH AND FRANCES
HIS WIFE

Edward Oxe, of Shorne, Shopkeeper
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 9th January 1695 (96)
   To John Rose of Shorne, 1/-; to cousin Sarah Withers, 1s; to cousin Jane Withers, 1s; to cousin Elizabeth Withers, 1s. Residue of real and personal estate to Frances, "the now wife of Thomas Finch of Shorne"; she is also executor. House and garden with outhouse, in Shorne Street, also to Frances Finch, for life; after her death to her husband Thomas, for ever.
   Witnesses: William Cottmar, Ellinor Cottmar and Henry Cottmar
   Proved 8th March 1699 (1700)

122.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HENRY POPE
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 1923
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
ROSE POPE
WHO FELL ASLEEP 19th MARCH 1951
AGED 89 YEARS
"Forever in our Thoughts"
R.I.P.

 

117.   Headstone


WILLIAM AND ANN RAWLINGS, 1823 AND 1828
AND NIECE, SUSANNA KEMSLEY, 1796

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM RAWLINGS
OF THE PARISH OF HIGHAM
WHO DIED THE 24th ? OF FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 78 YEARS
(Four Lines Half Eroded Verses)
ALSO ANN RAWLINGS HIS WIFE
DEPARTED THIS LIFE 17th DECEMBER 18[28]
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM & SUSANNA KEMSLEY
WHO DIED THE 27th OF FEBRUARY 1796
AGED 18 YEARS
"A Gentle Heart and [ ] Mind,
Grateful for Health but yet in Pain Resign'd,
To Form the House to the Faithful Given,
Death was to her Anticipated Heaven"

William Rawlings, of Higham, Grocer
Consistory Court of Rochester Will dated 3rd June 1820
   He desires to be buried in Shorne Churchyard, (the original line says "Higham", this was crossed out and Shorne substituted). A tombstone to be erected to his memory.
   To wife Ann, all his household furniture, stock in trade in his house and premises in Higham, and book debts owed, subject to the following legacies. 5 each to his brothers in law, John Kemp of Higham, Yeoman and George Kemp of Cobham, Yeoman. All sums owed to him upon mortgage or bond, to George French of Shorne, Yeoman and James French of Shorne, Yeoman, upon trust. They to pay interest from these sums to his wife for life. After her death, they are to pay the principal sum, equally shared, to Samuel Bassett of Greenwich, Wheelwright; George and James French, Richard French of Strood, Fisherman and Dredgerman, John Hollands of Perry Street, near Cobham, Labourer and Susannah Hollands wife of William Hollands of Shorne, Labourer.
Wife Ann, George and James French, executors.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: Michael Woollett and John Smith
   Proved 24th October. 1823 Value of goods under 800. George and James French described as Labourers and nephews of Rawlings.

William Rawlings married Ann Kemp at Cobham in October 1772.

Susanna Kemsley appears to have been William and Ann Rawlings niece. William Kemsley married Susannah Kemp at Cobham in 1774. Susannah Kemp was likely Ann Rawlings sister (see Rawlings)

113.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
AMELIA WIFE OF
WILLIAM RHODES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 7th DAY OF JUNE 1829
AGED 23 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM RHODES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 11th DAY OF JULY 1847
AGED 59 YEARS

William Rhodes, of Shorne, Blacksmith
P.C.C. Will dated 12th May 1846
   Appoints Jarvis Noakes of Shorne, Labourer and Mary Rhodes of East Peckham, Widow, executors.
   To housekeeper, Elizabeth Sharpe, Spinster, an annuity of 25, for life, This to be paid from profits of his freeholds at Shorne, occupied by himself, John Parker, William Shaw and George Webster, and blacksmith's forge, barn, stables, 8 acres of land at Shorne in his occupation; 2 freehold cottages and gardens in Cooling occupied by John Cooper and William Edmunds; all his other real estate. Half share in these properties to such persons as his niece Fanny Louisa Rhodes, daughter of his late brother, John Rhodes, shall devise by deed or will. In default, then to Fanny Louisa Rhodes and her heirs for ever. The other half to such persons as niece Cecelia Rhodes, another daughter of brother John, shall devise by deed or will, in default then to Cecelia and her heirs for ever.
   If these two nieces are under 21 at testator's death, then executors to receive rents and profits for not more than 7 years. This money is to go towards the nieces support and education until they are 21. Surplus to be invested in Public Funds. Income for benefit of nieces and their advancement in the world. Principal sums to nieces at 21.
   Residue of estate to the above nieces equally shared, provided that if one dies before 21 with no lawful heirs, the whole goes to the survivor.
   Witnesses: John Monckton, Solicitor, Maidstone and William Few ?, his Clerk

Codicil dated 8th July 1847
   He had appointed Jarvis Noakes and Mary Rhodes executors, and given certain powers. Mary has since married Joseph Wells of Penshurst, Gardener. He now revokes appointment of Noakes and appoints John Brooker of Higham, Farmer in his place as executor with Mary Wells. Rest of will confirmed.
   Witnesses: Edward Giles, Clerk to Mr Monckton, Solicitor, Maidstone and William Quaife, Schoolmaster, Shorne.
   Proved 29th December 1847

William Rhodes married Amelia Simmons at Christchurch, Southwark in October 1828

96.   Granite Pedestal, Cross and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WALTER
YOUNGEST SON OF
HENRY SOLOMON
OF THONG
WHO FELL ASLEEP
OCTOBER 10th 1911 AGED 67
ALSO OF ELIZABETH HANNAH
HIS WIFE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1918 AGED 73

Walter Solomon, Farmer of 300 acres, employing 12 men in 1881 (Census)

123.   Fallen Headstone

[IN MEMORY OF]
GEORGE EDWARD
THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF
GEORGE & SUSAN STEVENS
WHO DIED APRIL [   ] 1881
AGED [21] YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO GEORGE STEVENS
WHO DIED [   ]
[   ]

George Stevens, Senior, Farm Bailiff of Thong Cottage, 1881 Census

143.   Headstone and Curbs

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
HENRY TAYLOR
COLONEL LATE ARMY ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT
WHO DIED ON JUNE THE 9th 1905
AGED 69 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY TAYLOR
SISTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN OCT. 12th 1830
DIED JAN. 2nd 1913
ALSO SARAH LE BRETON SIMMONS
WIDOW OF LT. GEORGE LE BRETON SIMMONS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 19th 1914
AGED 69 YEARS
"In Sure and Certain Hope"

 

TUCK see BROWN

106.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

East Side
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SON
ALFRED
WALTER TUFF
SPO HMS WHIRLWIND
WHO DIED FROM THE RESULT OF
ACTIVE SERVICE DEC. 26th 1921
AGED 27
"O, Hear us when we Cry to Thee,
For Those in Peril on the Sea"

South Side
ALSO OF
HIS FATHER
HENRY
RICKER TUFF
WHO DIED DEC. 13th 1936 AGED 73
"At Rest"

North Side
ALSO OF
HIS MOTHER
EDITH
KEIR TUFF
WHO DIED AUG. 4th 1925 AGED 50
"Nearer to Thee"

Henry Tuff, Railway Labourer of Garden Row, 1901 Census (First wife in Section D ?)

99.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
BEATRICE MAY VITLER
WHO DIED APRIL 7th 1914
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO BENJAMIN JAMES VITLER
1st LONDON REGT. KILLED IN ACTION
FRANCE, NEAR MESSINES AUGT. 16th 1917
AGED 21 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO MARIA VITLER
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JAN. 17th 1920
AGED 74 ? YEARS
ALSO GEORGE HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED OCT. 1st ? 1944 AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

George Vitler, Agricultural Labourer, 1881 Census; Sexton, Kelly's Directory 1913

 

 

130.   Detached Foot Stone on Bank
W.W. 1865 WILLIAM WALKER, JUNE 1865, AGED 22

S.W. 1847 SUSANNAH WALKER, MARCH 1847, AGED 11

 

145.   Curbs

North Side
CHARLES THOMAS WATERMAN DIED 11th FEB. 1928 AGED 66 YEARS

South Side
CLARA WATERMAN DIED APRIL 26th 1945 AGED 77 YEARS

Charles Waterman, Bricklayer lodging at 2 Ivy Cottages in 1901, (Census)

128.   Fallen Headstone

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WHIFFEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 4th 1830
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE
OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANUARY 22nd 1839
AGED 55 YEARS

Richard Whiffen, Parish Clerk at Vicarage House, 1861 Census, 1865 Post Office Directory

115.   Pedestals and Cross

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD WHIFFEN
WHO DIED MAY 6th 1869
AGED 59 YEARS

131 and 132.   Footstones
Eroded

137.   Footstone
Eroded

127.   Headstone
Fragment Early 19th Century ?

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PLAN OF SECTION C 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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