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Monumental Inscriptions of St Michael Church, Sittingbourne including concise wills, 
other notes and photographs
 - recorded by D. E. Williams Easter 2017



ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH , C. 1910

INTRODUCTION
The above view, from the south east, is much clearer than can be obtained today, when the church seems very constricted by modern buildings and mature trees. On the right, in the south east of the churchyard, one can identify the Boulding tomb, with it's railings, and just west of this, the railings of the Hogwood tomb. Almost all of the headstones, east of the Boulding tomb, which probably include most of the Garrett and Bax monuments, recorded by Bax and Rice in 1897, are no longer to be found. I have included these, with acknowledgement to Bax and Rice.
   The main part of the churchyard is west and north of the church, the space is relatively small for such a parish when compared to others nearby, notably St Mary, Newington, which has a considerably larger plot.
   I have divided the churchyard into four areas, 
   A -  is a very small area south of the tower and east to the west wall of the south chapel; 
   B -  is the south east and eastern section, prominent in the above photograph; 
   C -  is the whole of the area west of the church
   D -  is the whole area north of the church. 
I have added the area suffix to each monument number. The transcriptions are listed alphabetically. Although I follow the original layout, I do not follow the original fonts.
   It should be noted that there are many, finely decorated 18th century headstones and a prominent 18th/19th century chest tomb, which have completely obliterated inscriptions; the churchyard contains a high number of body stones.
   I have added concise versions of Prerogative Court of Canterbury, wills, which were proved in London and Canterbury Court wills, the majority in the archdeaconry court, which were proved in Sittingbourne. I have also included entries from local commercial directories, etc.
   My thanks to my wife, Beverley, for her invaluable assistance, and also to Ted Connell for placing this record onto the K.A.S. website and for compiling the index.

D.E. Williams
Borstal,
Rochester.
Easter Sunday, 2017

INSCRIPTIONS

1 (D).   HEADSTONE

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH WIFE OF
WILLIAM ABBOT
[DIED NOVEMBER 1853]
[                      ]
[Eroded Verses]
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM ABBOT
[DIED FEBRUARY 1858] 
[                             ]

2 (D)  COPED STONE

SOUTH SIDE
THIS SPOT IS HALLOWED AS THE RESTING PLACE OF
THOMAS ALEXANDER
LATE STOREKEEPER OF THE ORDNANCE
IN THE MAURITIUS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 26th OF JANUARY 1854 AGED 73

NORTH SIDE
ALSO GRACE HIS BELOVED DAUGHTER
WHO DIED ON THE 21st OF NOV 1852

(GRACE WAS 30 YEARS OLD IN THE 1851 CENSUS)
PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL, NO DATE OR LOCATION GIVEN
THOMAS ALEXANDER
VERY PIOUS PREAMBLE, UNUSUAL FOR PERIOD.
THE WHOLE OF HIS PROPERTY, AFTER DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS ARE PAID, TO HIS WIFE, GRACE, IN TRUST FOR THEIR CHILDREN. AFTER HIS WIFE'S DEATH WHAT REMAINS TO THEIR CHILDREN, EQUALLY SHARED.
WITNESSES: ROBERT MACFARLANE AND J. DARNE
PROVED 20th FEBRUARY 1854, GRANTED TO HIS WIDOW, GRACE.

3 (C)   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
JOHN ARNDELL
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 14th OF FEBRUARY 1822
AGED 68 YEARS
LIKEWISE [ANN A]RNDELL
SISTER OF [THE ABOVE] WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE [   ] [     ] [1841
[                       ]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL, DATED 1st FEBRUARY 1822
JOHN ARNDELL, CARRIER.
   TO SISTER, ELIZABETH BARNARD, 200; TO HER HUSBAND, JOHN, THE FREEHOLD HOUSE THEY OCCUPY, FOR THEIR LIFETIMES, AFTER BOTH THEIR DEATHS, THEN TO THEIR SON, ALFRED, FOR EVER.
   TO NIECE, ANN BARNARD, 100; TO NEPHEWS CHARLES, RICHARD, STEPHE N, WILLIAM, JAMES, FREDERIC, EDWIN AND HENRY BARNARD, 100 EACH; TO HIS SISTER, HANNAH FORSTER, 300; TO NEPHEW, JOHN ARNDELL BARNARD, THE FREEHOLD HOUSE NOW IN NEPHEW JOHN'S OCCUPATION AND CURRIER SHOP, ALSO A FREEHOLD COTTAGE, OCCUPIED BY JOHN FLETCHER, ALSO A FREEHOLD COTTAGE AT THE EAST END OF SITTINGBOURNE, OCCUPIED BY EDWARD SMITH, BUTCHER, FOR EVER, ALSO 200.
   TO HIS SISTER ANN ARNDELL, HIS OWN HOUSE, LATELY OCCUPIED BY JAMES FIELD, ESQUIRE, ALSO A FREEHOLD COTTAGE OCCUPIED BY THOMAS WEST, FOR HER LIFETIME AND AFTER HER DEATH, TO NEPHEW JAMES BARNARD.
  ALSO TO SISTER ANN, ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN,CHINA AND RESIDUE OF HIS PROPERTY FOR EVER.
SISTER ANN IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: JOHN DEAN, JOHN SMITH AND WILLIAM ARNOLD.
PROVED 3rd MAY 1822. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS, LESS THAN 3,000

4 (C)   HEADSTONE

CATHERINE WIFE OF
HENRY BACK
DIED 13th MARCH 1854
AGED 78 YEARS
JOHN IRONS
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED 31st MARCH 1849
AGED 40 YEARS
THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY BACK
DIED 17th FEB 1867?
[                    ]

5 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN BALLARD
WIFE OF JOSEPH BALLARD
LATE OF GRO[VEHURST?] IN THIS PARISH
OBT. JUNE 2nd 1805
AGED 72 YEARS
(Four lines eroded verse)
ALSO NEAR THIS SPOT
LIETH ISAAC SON OF THE ABOVE
OBT. JAN 27th 1822
AGED 63 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW, 3 SONS
AND 7 DAUGHTERS
ALSO OF MARY WIDOW OF ISAAC?
BALLARD OBT. OCTOBER 30th 1840?
[AGED 75 YEARS [                 ]

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 22nd FEBRUARY 1813
ISAAC BALLARD, OF THE "ROSE" INN.
   DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS FIRST PAID.
HIS FUNERAL TO BE "AS SMALL AS DECENTLY CAN BE". TO WIFE, MARY, ALL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE AND EFFECTS, SHE AND HIS BROTHER, RICHARD, OF HOO COMMON, MILLER*, ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: JOHN LEACH AND PETER BATES.
PROVED 22nd FEBRUARY 1822
* BALLARD'S MILL WAS A PROMINENT FEATURE ABOVE HOO FOR MANY YEARS.

6 (C)   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
SAMUEL BARNES
OF THIS PARISH, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF JULY 1800
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM BARNES
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 27th OF [DECEMBER] 182[0]
[                
                ]

CANTERBURY ARCHDEACONRY COURT WILL DATED 27th MARCH 1800
SAMUEL BARNES, GRAZIER.
   HIS OWN HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE, WITH THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE AND STABLE, ETC., TO SON JOHN, ALSO TWO SHAMBLE SHOPS OR STALLS IN THE MIDDLE OF MILTON HIGH STREET, FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY JOHN SIMES AND CHARLES MARNCOCK, SINCE OCCUPIED BY SON JOHN, TO HIS SONS, SAMUEL AND JOHN, EQUALLY SHARED, FOR EVER.
   HIS LAND CALLED THE WELL ? ? INCH, OF ABOUT 5 ACRES IN A FIELD CALLED SAWYER'S FIELD, PART ARABLE AND THE REST, PLANTED WITH HOPS AND FRUIT TREES, CALLED SHAMBLE FIELD, NOW IN TILLAGE AND PLANTED WITH APPLES AND CHERRIES, OF ABOUT 6 ACRES; ALSO ANOTHER PIECE PLANTED WITH FRUIT TREES, ADJOINING AND FORMERLY PART OF SHAMBLE FIELD, OF ABOUT 1 ACRE; ALSO A PIECE, PLANTED WITH HOPS ADJOINING SHAMBLE FIELD AND PURCHASED FROM THE LATE LORD DUDLY, THEN IN THE OCCUPATION RICHARD ARNNOLD, THEN OF [ ] GRAYLING AND AFTERWARDS OF THOMAS SIMPSON, NOW IN HIS OWN OCCUPATION. ALSO TWO HOUSES IN SITTINGBOURNE, OCCUPIED BY HIS SISTER, MARY TWOPENNY AND JOHN HARMS, TO HIS DAUGHTERS, ELIZABETH AND SUSAN BARNES, EQUALLY SHARED, FOR EVER, SUBJECT TO A PAYMENT OF 200 TO DAUGHTER, SARAH BARNES, WHEN SHE IS 21.
   TO DAUGHTERS, ELIZABETH AND SUSAN, THE GOOD FURNITURE IN HIS BEST CHAMBER, HIS BEDROOM, KITCHEN AND PANTRY, EQUALLY SHARED.
   TO HIS CHILDREN, ELIZABETH, SUSAN, SARAH, SAMUEL, JOHN, THOMAS, DANIEL , WILLIAM, ROBERT AND JAMES, 5 EACH FOR MOURNING.
   RESIDUE, REAL AND PERSONAL, INCLUDING LIVESTOCK, HORSES, CATTLE, SHEEP AND CROPS, AFTER PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO SONS, SAMUEL AND JOHN, IN TRUST, TO CARRY ON FARMING AND GRAZING BUSINESS, UNTIL HIS YOUNGEST CHILD IS 21. WHILE THEY CARRY ON BUSINESS, THEY TO PAY 3 SHILLINGS PER WEEK TO SONS WILLIAM AND THOMAS AND DIVIDE REMAINDER OF PROFITS AMONG HIS CHILDREN, DANIEL, JAMES AND SARAH, (SON RICHARD IS ALREADY PROVIDED FOR UNDER HIS GRANDFATHER'S WILL), UNTIL THEY ARE 21, IN THE MEANTIME THE MONEY USED FOR THEIR MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION.
AFTER HIS LEASES EXPIRE, OR WHEN YOUNGEST CHILD IS 21, AND BUSINESS CEASES, MONEY FROM THE SALE OF STOCK, AS FOLLOWS, 1,00 TO SON JAMES AND REMAINDER DIVIDED AMONG SONS, THOMAS, DANIEL AND WILLIAM, EQUALLY DIVIDED. IN CASE EITHER OF HIS SONS, JAMES, THOMAS, DANIEL AND WILLIAM ARE, AT THE TIME OF THE DIVISION, DEAD, WITH NO LAWFUL ISSUE, THEIR SHARE TO SURVIVORS. IF ANY HAVE DIED LEAVING LAWFUL ISSUE, THEN THEIR SHARE TO THE CHILD/CHILDREN.
   SONS SAMUEL AND JOHN ARE EXECUTORS AND GUARDIANS OF ROBERT, JAMES AND SARAH, UNTIL THEY ARE 21.
WITNESSES: JOHN GIBBONS, WILLIAM ? LUSHMAN AND B. FAUSSETT.
PROVED 30th SEPTEMBER 1800 VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS, LESS THAN 2,000


7 (C)   SMALL HEADSTONE

HERE LYETH YE BODY
OF JOHN BARNS OF
THIS PARISH WHO
DIED OCT 23rd
1741
----------Ground Level----------
[AGED 34 YEARS]

8 (A)   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES BATE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 31st? [AUGUST]
1802 AGED 32 YEARS
Psalm 37, Verse 37
"I went by, and lo,
He was Gone,
I Sought Him, But His Place
Could no where be Found"
ALSO FRANCES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JAMES BATE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
7th OF OCTOBER 1800
AGED 32 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES BATE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
[                                         ]
[                             ]

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 12th MAY 1802
JAMES BATE, SHOPKEEPER.
   HE IS SICK AND WEAK.
   REAL ESTATE TO WIFE, FRANCES, FOR LIFE, AFTER HER DEATH, TO SON JAMES, FOR EVER, ON CONDITION THAT HE PAYS 200 DUE ON MORTGAGE AND 150 TO DAUGHTER FRANCES BATE. IF SON JAMES DIES PRE 21 WITH NO LAWFUL ISSUE, THEN THE PROPERTY TO DAUGHTER FRANCES, FOR EVER.
   ALL PERSONAL ESTATE, GOODS, CHATTELS, RIGHTS, CREDITS, AFTER DEATH OF HIS WIFE, TO HIS SON AND DAUGHTER, EQUALLY SHARED AT 21 YEARS. IF THEY BOTH DIED PRE 21 WITH NO LAWFUL ISSUE, THEN ALL TO HIS WIFE, FOR EVER.
   WIFE AND COUSIN, JOHN BATE OF SITTINGBOURNE, LINEN DRAPER, AND GOOD FRIEND, WILLIAM GREATHEAD OF BLUE TOWN, SHEERNESS, LINEN DRAPER, ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: ROBERT HINDE, WILLIAM GARRETT AND JOHN SMITH.
PROVED 22nd FEBRUARY 1803

9 (A)   

TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN BATE
OF THIS PARISH, B     ?
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF DECEMBER 1813
AGED 44 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING A WIDOW AND
SEVEN CHILDREN
ALSO CECELIA DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED MAY 28th 1827
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT RELICT OF THE
ABOVE JOHN BATE WHO DIED AT
BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE?
MAY [   ] 18[   ]7
[                                  ]

10 (C)   HEADSTONES AND BODYSTONES, OVER VAULT(S)

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF MR JOHN BATE
WHO DIED THE 8th OF FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO OF
MR JOHN BATE
WHO DIED THE 30th OF NOVEMBER 1847
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO OF MARIA
RELICT SUCCESSIVELY OF
THE LATE REV
JOSEPH TANNER, ESQ.
AND MR JOHN BATE
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
THE 3rd OF NOVEMBER 1849
AGED 69? YEARS

TO
THE MEMORY OF
MARY DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH BATE
WHO DIED THE [    ] OF NOVEMBER 1827
AGED 2[   ] YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZA AGED 23? MONTHS
GEORGE AGED 13? MONTHS
ELIZABETH AGED 11? MONTHS
SAMUEL AGED [  ] YEARS

11   HEADSTONES   (FROM BAX AND RICE, 1897)

TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
WILLIAM BAX
OF THIS PARISH
COLLAR MAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF MARCH 1778
AGED 32 YEARS ?
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM BAX
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th OF JULY 1792
AGED 80 YEARS?

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 26th NOVEMBER 1784
WILLIAM BAX, COLLAR MAKER.
   TWO HOUSES AND LAND AT EAST END OF SITTINGBOURNE, NOW OCCUPIED BY [      ] BUDDS AND [       ] SUDELL? AND ALL OTHER REAL ESTATE, TO DAUGHTER, ELINOR, WIFE OF JOHN GARRETT OF SITTINGBOURNE, COLLAR MAKER, FOR EVER.
   TO GRANDSONS, WILLIAM BAX GARRETT, JOHN, GEORGE AND RICHARD GARRETT, SONS OF JOHN AND ELINOR, 100 EACH AT 21 YEARS.
   TO BROTHER RICHARD, COACH HARNESS MAKER, MONEY DUE FROM THE FRIENDLY SOCIETY OF DREDGERS OF MILTON OR ANY OTHER CLUB OF WHICH HE IS A MEMBER.
   TO SISTER, ELIZABETH BARLARN? OF FOLKESTONE, WIDOW, 5; TO SISTER, ELINOR STROUD OF ASHFORD, WIDOW, 5.
   TO ANN POPPLEWELL, OF SITTINGBOURNE, WIFE OF HENRY, BUTCHER AND HER CHILDREN, MARY AND RICHARD, 20, EQUALLY DIVIDED. THIS MONEY TO BE PAID TO THE FATHER AS BY THE WILL OF KINSMAN, JOHN PATEY, LATE OF ASHFORD, GENTLEMAN, TESTATOR WILL BE ENTITLED TO 100 ON DEATH OF JOHN PATEY'S BROTHER, GEORGE.
   RESIDUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS, RIGHTS, CREDITS AND PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS ARE PAID, TO DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH GARRETT. SON IN LAW, JOHN GARRETT IS EXECUTOR .
WITNESSES: JAMES TONGE, JAMES BATE AND BR. FAUSSETT
PROVED 4th OCTOBER 1792

12 (C)   HEADSTONE

[                                     ]
MARGARET WIFE OF
THOMAS BIRCH OF THIS
PARISH AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN
AND MARGARET KEEPPEN WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL
THE 24th 1776 AGED 42? YEARS
ALSO [    ] CHILDREN
LEFT ISSUE TWO DAUGHTERS
?         AND ELIZABETH

13 (B)   CHEST TOMB, RAILED

SOUTH SIDE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE SON OF THOMAS AND ANN BOULDING
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6th OF JAN 1847 AGED 61 ? YEARS
LEAVING 4 SONS & 2 DAUGHTERS
"Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord"
THIS TOMB WAS ERECTED BY GEORGE ROBERT AND EDWIN
SONS OF THE ABOVE NAMED GEORGE AND ROSE BOULDING

EAST SIDE
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD THOMAS
SON OF
GEORGE & ROSE
BOULDING
WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 16th OF
NOV 1814
AGED 7 YEARS

WEST SIDE
ALSO
EDWIN BOULDING
DIED AUGT. 23Rd 1903
AGED 84 YEARS
ALSO EMMA WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 8th 1913
AGED 83 YEARS
"Asleep"

1838 STAPLETON DIRECTORY, GEORGE SENIOR, BUTCHER; 1881 CENSUS, GEORGE JUNIOR, BUTCHER AND CATTLE DEALER, EMPLOYING 1 MAN, EDWIN, POSTMAN. ONE WOULD EXPECT SUCH A TOMB, IN A PROMINENT POSITION TO BELONG TO THE LOCAL GENTRY. IT THROWS AN INTERESTING LIGHT ONTO THE STATUS AND WEALTH OF SOME TRADESMAN.

14 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD BRENCHLEY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st OF AUGUST 179[4]
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd? OF JANUARY 1780
AGED 71 or 74 YEARS

BUFF SEE COWLAND

15 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS BURLEY
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 3rd OF DECEMBER 1809
AGED 39 YEARS
"The Child of Affliction"
ALSO ONE SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS
OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM DIED THE 20th OF AUGUST
1807 AGED 8 MONTHS
ELIZABETH DIED THE 5th OF JULY
1809 AGED 10 YEARS
FANNY DIED THE 12th OF JULY
1818 AGED 17 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS BURLEY
WHO DEPARTED [THIS LIFE] THE 22nd
[ OF JANUARY 1828]
[                               ]

16 (C)   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY
OF
WILLIAM CLEAVE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF SEPTEMBER 1828
AGED 65 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW, 4 SONS & 7 DAUGHTERS
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF JULY 1837
AGED 67 YEARS

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 11th JANUARY AND 6th FEBRUARY 1826
WILLIAM CLEAVE, BUILDER
   APPOINTS WIFE, MARY AND THOMAS REASON OF SITTINGBOURNE, UPHOLSTERER AND JOHN DEAN OF SITTINGBOURNE, TAILOR AND     ?     , EXECUTORS.
   TO THEM HIS ESTATE, UPON TRUST. AN INVENTORY TO BE MADE OF HIS GOODS WHICH ARE HIS WIFE'S FOR LIFE, SHE IS TO HAVE HIS HOUSE, RENT FREE FOR LIFE, AS LONG AS SHE REMAINS HIS WIDOW, SHE CAN OCCUPY ANY OF HIS HOUSES, RENT FREE, AS SHE CHOOSES, SHE CAN ALSO CARRY ON HIS BUSINESS IF SHE CHOOSES. HIS STOCK IN TRADE AND TOOLS TO BE VALUED AND SON WALTER CAN HAVE FIRST OPTION OF BUYING THEM. WALTER CAN LIVE IN HIS DWELLING HOUSE WHERE BUSINESS IS CARRIED OUT FROM, DURING HIS MOTHER'S LIFETIME, UNTIL THE YOUNGEST CHILD IS 21 WALTER TO PAY RENT OF 30 PER ANNUM TO TRUSTEES AND PAY RATES AND KEEP HOUSE IN GOOD ORDER. ALSO TO WALTER THE GOODWILL OF THE BUSINESS.
PROPERTY NOT ALREADY MENTIONED TO BE LET, AND NET RENTS TO HIS WIFE, FOR LIFE AND WIDOWHOOD, TO SUPPORT HER AND CHILDREN. IF WIFE REMARRIES SHE LOSES ALL RIGHTS AND IS NO LONGER AN EXECUTOR. INCOME FORMERLY PAID TO HER GOES TO THE MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN UNTIL THEY ARE 21, THEY ARE HENRY, ELIZA, HARRIET AND ANN REGARD ?. WHEN THEY ARE ALL 21, TRUSTEES TO SELL ESTATE AND SHARE EQUALLY AMONG HIS CHILDREN ALL PROCEEDS.
WITNESSES: ALICE CORFIELD?, 6 WARDROBE PLACE, DOCTORS' COMMONS AND GEORGE DUNMAN?, SAME PLACE.
WILLIAM KEEL, SITTINGBOURNE, THOMAS YOUNG, SITTINGBOURNE AND GEORGE KEEL, SITTINGBOURNE.

NOTE, AFTER FIRST WITNESSES, ABOUT CHANGES TO VARIOUS LINES, AFTER THIS HE SIGNS AGAIN AND NEW WITNESSES SIGN.
PROVED 31st MARCH 1829. POWER RESERVED TO REASON AND DEAN.

17 (C)   SMALL HEADSTONE

HERE LIETH YE BODY
OF ROBERT CLIFFORD
WHO DIED JAN YE 27th 1742
AGED 45 YEARS
ALSO RICH. CLIFFORD
SON DIED JAN 22nd 1739
AGED 10? MONTHS

(THE YEARS IN THE MODERN CALENDAR ARE 1743 AND 1740)
CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 11th JANUARY 1742 (43)
ROBERT CLIFFORD, VICTUALLER.
   TO SON ROBERT, 50, TO BE PAID TO HIS GRANDFATHER, JOHN OLLIVER OF DODDINGTON AND SECURELY INVESTED BY HIM UNTIL ROBERT IS 21.
   ALSO TO ROBERT HIS WATCH, SILVER SPURS AND 2 GOLD RINGS WHICH TESTATOR USUALLY WEARS. TO BROTHER (IN LAW?), WILLIAM SUTTON OF BEARSTEAD?, VICTUALLER AND HIS WIFE, ELIZABETH, 5 EACH TO BUY MOURNING.
   REST AND RESIDUE, READY MONEY, INVESTED MONEY, DEBTS, FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, HORSES, HAY, STOCK IN TRADE AND PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER PAYMENT OF DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO WIFE, AMY FOR EVER, SHE IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: THOMAS WACKLIN, EDWARD ELLEN AND J. BATCHELLER.
PROVED 14th APRIL 1743

18 (C)   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

[                                     ]
[                                     ]
MARY CLIFFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCT [   ] 1800? AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES CLIFFORD
DAUGHTER? OF
GEORGE? AND MARY CLIFFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 30th
[OF] FEBRUARY 1807 AGED 25 YEARS

19 (C)   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

[                      ]
[                                 ]
JOHN CLIFFORD
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER [18] 1810 AGED 60? YEARS
[                                         ]
JOHN & MARY [                  ]
[           ] ANN M[              ]
[                               ]
[                          ]
MARY WIFE OF
JOHN CLIFFORD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[FEBRUARY] [ ] 1828 AGED [ ] YEARS

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 17th NOVEMBER 1810
JOHN CLIFFORD, THE ELDER, BLACKSMITH.
   DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS TO BE FIRST PAID.
   TO DAUGHTERS MARY OF SITTINGBOURNE, SPINSTER AND HARRIET PARKER, WIDOW, (HIS EXECUTORS) ALL OF HIS ESTATE, UPON TRUST, TO ALLOW HIS WIFE MARY, TO USE THE SAME AND TAKE INTEREST PAYMENTS FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, TO DAUGHTER MARY, 50. REST AND RESIDUE TO FOUR DAUGHTERS, MARY, HARRIET PARKER, ANN WIFE OF THOMAS HUGHES OF FRINSTEAD, LABOURER AND MARCY WIFE OF RICHARD EPPS, EQUALLY SHARED. DAUGHTERS, MARY AND HARRIET ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: RICHARD BATHURST AND E. CRUMP
PROVED 14th MAY 1811. POWER RESERVED TO HARRIET PARKER, VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS LESS THAN 450

20 (A)   HEADSTONE

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF WILLIAM COLLEY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 11th NOV 1794
AGED 56? YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH SECOND WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED 24th DEC 18[46]
AGED [   ]3 YEARS
ALSO
WILLIAM CHAPMAN COLLEY
SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH
[WHO DIED] [6th] JUNE 1854
[Buried]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 17th AUGUST 1853
WILLIAM CHAPMAN COLLEY, GENTLEMAN.
   DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS FIRST PAID FROM PERSONAL ESTATE, IF INSUFFICIENT, THEN PAID FROM REAL ESTATE. APPOINTS SISTER, ELIZABETH MARY COLLEY OF SITTINGBOURNE AND NIECE EMILY MUGGLETON, WIFE OF SAMUEL OF SITTINGBOURNE, WHEELWRIGHT, EXECUTORS.
   HIS 1/6 INTEREST IN A HOUSE AND MALTHOUSE, WITH KILN ADJOINING AND OUTBUILDINGS IN RAINHAM AND ALL OTHER FREEHOLDS, COPYHOLD AND LEASEHOLD ESTATE TO SISTER ELIZABETH, SHE TO RECEIVE RENTS FOR LIFE AND KEEPING PROPERTY IN GOOD REPAIR AND INSURED FOR 120. AFTER HER DEATH THEN TO EMILY MUGGLETON, FOR EVER.
   TO EXECUTORS ALL ESTATES VESTED IN HIM AS TRUSTEE OR MORTGAGEE ACCORDING TO TERMS.
WITNESSES: J. A. SMITH, SOLICITOR, SITTINGBOURNE AND JOHN SMITH, GENTLEMAN, SITTINGBOURNE.
PROVED 6th SEPTEMBER 1854. POWER RESERVED TO ELIZABETH COLLEY. GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS VALUE LESS THAN 1,000

1838 STAPLETON DIRECTORY, WILLIAM CHAPMAN COLLEY, GROCER, TEA DEALER AND CHEESEMONGER.

21 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CECILIA DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND MARY ANN COOPER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 15th OF DECEMBER 1846
AGED 11 YEARS
ALSO HARRIETT SISTER
OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 15th SEPTEMBER 1857
AGED 7 YEARS
"Gone to the Grave in Youth's Bright Bloom,
They could not keep thee from the Tomb,
Nor can Recall thee from the Dead."
ALSO OF
MARY ANN ANOTHER SISTER
WHO DIED 14th AUGUST 1860
AGED 27 YEARS
"Weep not Dear Friends that here we Lie,
Prepare yourselves in Peace to Die,
That tho' Death comes we all may Rise,
To greet our Saviour in the Skies"

22 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HANNAH WIFE OF MR THOMAS COOPER
OF THE BOROUGH?, SOUTHWARK
AND FORMERLY OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE [   ] OF MARCH 1827
AGED 47 YEARS
[8 lines eroded verses]

23 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN EDMUND COULTER
WHO DIED THE 16th OF JULY 1850
AGED 40 YEARS
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY
HIS WIDOW

1838 STAPLETON DIRECTORY, BOOK SELLER, STATIONER, LIBRARY, READING ROOM, ALSO AGENT OF THE KENT FRIENDLY SOCIETY, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF SAVINGS BANK SOCIETY, SECRETARY OF SITTINGBOURNE AND MILTON LOAN SOCIETY, RECEIVER OF SUBSCRIPTIONS, SITTINGBOURNE AND MILTON AUXILIARY BUILDING SOCIETY.

24 (B)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOMAS COWLAND
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 17th OF AUGUST 1799
AGED [  ] 5 YEARS
LIKEWISE [   ] CHILDREN
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO SUSANNAH COWLAND
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF MAY 1832
AGED 75 YEARS
LIKEWISE [ANN] WIFE OF
      ] BUFF
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 22nd OF MARCH 18[2]4
AGED 46? YEARS

25 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
MRS MARY CRIGHTON
WIFE OF MR JAMES CRIGHTON
OF LEMAN STREET, GOODMAN FIELD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 26th? OF SEPTEMBER 181[3]
IN THE [ ]7th YEAR OF HER AGE
ON HER JOURNEY
HOME FROM MARGATE TO LONDON

A JAMES CRIGHTON, OF THE SAME ADDRESS AS ON THE INSCRIPTION, DIED IN 1847, LEAVING A P.C.C. WILL, WHICH STATES THAT HE WAS A BAKER.

26 (D)   HEADSTONE

ERECTED
BY HIS AFFECTIONATE WIFE AND
DAUGHTER IN MEMORY OF
THE REV.
WALTER OKE CROGGON
WESLEYAN MINISTER
HAVING LABOURED WITH HONOUR
AND SUCCESS IN VARIOUS PARTS
OF GREAT BRITAIN AND
IRELAND AND FOR SEVERAL
YEARS IN FRANCE, THE IONIAN
ISLES AND GREECE, THIS
DEVOTED SERVANT OF CHRIST
FELL ASLEEP AT
SITTINGBOURNE JAN 30th 1854
IN THE 63rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
"I Know that my Redeemer Liveth"

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 28th DECEMBER 1853
WALTER OKE CROGGON.
  
HE HAS AN HOUSE, AT THE TOP OF ST. GLUVIAS, ST. PENRYN, CORNWALL, OCCUPIED BY THOMAS BARELEY. THE DEED FOR THIS HOUSE SIGNED BT WILLIAM RICHARD CROGGON OF LONDON AND GIVEN TO HIM BY HIS FATHER, THOMAS, IN HIS WILL.
   HE HAS 700 STOCK IN THE ANNUITY? CONSOLS. DIVIDENDS ARE PAID TO MESSRS MILES & CO. BANKERS OF BRISTOL.
   HIS BOOKS, PLATE, MANUSCRIPTS AND PICTURES, TO DAUGHTER MARIANNE, IF SHE MARRIES, AFTER HER DEATH THEN TO HER HUSBAND FOR LIFE. IF THEY HAVE CHILDREN, THEN SHARED EQUALLY AMONG THEM AFTER FATHER'S DEATH.
  HE GIVES LEAVE TO HIS DAUGHTER AND HUSBAND OR THEIR CHILDREN, TO SELL THE HOUSE.
   IF MARRIANNE DIES BEFORE HER MOTHER, (LUCY), HIS WIFE WILL RECEIVE ALL RENTS FOR LIFE, AFTER HER DEATH, ALL BOOKS, PRINTS, PLATE AND FURNITURE THAT HIS WIFE OWNED BEFORE THEIR MARRIAGE OR SHE HAD PURCHASED SINCE, HE CONSIDERS HER PROPERTY. HE GIVES TO HIS WIFE ALL MANUSCRIPTS, HE "FEELS PERSUADED" THAT HIS WIFE WILL GIVE MARRIANNE TO COPY OR LOAN ANY SHE MAY WANT. HIS WIFE TO GIVE MARRIANNE ALL THE PLATE SHE DOES NOT WANT. IF HIS WIFE REMARRIES ALL PLATE TO MARRIANNE.
   THE SALVER HE HAD AT LANTE AND CUP HE HAD AT CHARENTON TO REMAIN WITH CROGGON FAMILY AND GO TO MARRIANNE, SHE IS TO HAVE THE MEDITERRANEAN PICTURES. BOOKS TO BE SHARED BETWEEN HIS WIFE AND MARRIANNE. IF MARRIANNE NEVER MARRIES AND NEEDS TO LIVE ON ANY OF THE MONEY IN THE CONSOLS, SHE CAN WITH HIS WIFE ? IF MARRIANNE DOES NOT MARRY THEN, AFTER HER DEATH AND HIS WIFE'S DEATH, ANY RESIDUE TO WHOM THEY DECIDE. HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: AMOS BALEY OF SITTINGBOURNE AND CHARLES ROWE OF SITTINGBOURNE
PROVED 3rd MARCH 1854. POWER RESERVED TO LUCY CROGGON.

27 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH
WIFE OF EDMUND CRUTTENDEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[DECEMBER?] [   ] 1801
AGED [   ] YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDMUND CRUTTENDEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OCTOBER 1858
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO OF MARY DOROTHY HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[DECEMBER] [    ] 18[7]3 AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO ADELAIDE DAUGHTER OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED MARCH [    ] 1872
IN THE 41st YEAR OF HER AGE
                                          ]

PIGOT DIRECTORY 1832, EDMUND CRUTTENDEN, CATTLE DEALER

28 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE DEACON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
28th DAY OF NOVEMBER 1838
AGED 49 YEARS

1838 STAPLETON DIRECTORY, BEER SELLER, MILTON

29 (D)   CRUCIFORM HEADSTONE

SAMUEL DEAN
DIED SEPTEMBER 23rd 1815
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO JOHN DEAN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 22nd 1859 AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO ANN WIFE OF JOHN DEAN
WHO DIED APRIL 2[   ] 1863 AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO JOHN ROWLAND
SON OF THE ABOVE JOHN DEAN
WHO DIED MARCH 25th 1839
AGED 10 MONTHS

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 5th JULY 1808
SAMUEL DEAN, TAILOR.
   TO DAUGHTER, SARAH WIFE OF RICHARD CREED OF HIS MAJESTY'S OFFICIES? OF ENGINEERS, FAVERSHAM, 20.
   REST AND RESIDUE OF ALL ESTATE, TO SON JOHN, WHO IS EXECUTOR, FOR EVER.
WITNESSES: ROBERT GIBBS, THOMAS WHITE AND RICHARD TANNER
PROVED 22nd MARCH 1816. SON JOHN IS ALSO A TAILOR. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS, LESS THAN 800.

30 (C)   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[THOMAS] DENNIS [OF THIS]
[PARISH] WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[                     ] 1776 [             ]
[                                  ]
[6 Lines eroded verses]
ALSO MARAGARET WIFE OF
THOMAS DENNIS
(Buried)
[Either March 1780 or November 1790]


RESURRECTION AT HEAD OF DENNIS HEADSTONE

DIVERS SEE HOGWOOD

31 (D)   HEADSTONE

THIS STONE IS ERECTED
TO
COMMEMORATE THE INTERMENT
OF
SUSANNA
WIFE OF RICHARD DRAYSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 10th DAY OF OCTOBER 1823
AGED 38 YEARS
LEAVING A HUSBAND AND SEVEN CHILDREN
TO LAMENT THE IRREPARABLE LOSS
ALSO THE ABOVE
RICHARD DRAYSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 17th OF JUNE 1832?
AGED [   ] YEARS
LIKEWISE ANN ELIZABETH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [              ] 1830
[                               ]

32 (D)   TWO HEADSTONES IN DOUBLE PLOT

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
AGNES DAUGHTER OF
JOHN AND AGNES DRAYSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF AUGUST 1829
AGED 16 YEARS


SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN DRAYSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF NOVEMBER 1837 AT S[EA]
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLES SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN DRAYSON AND AGNES HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE SAME DAY ABOVE
AGED 30 YEARS
LIKEWISE
AGNES WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN DRAYSON
WHO [DEPARTED THIS] LIFE
THE 7th DECEMBER 1840
[                            ]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 18th FEBRUARY 1831
JOHN DRAYSON
   DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS FIRST PAID. TO WIFE AGNES, FOR LIFE, ALL HIS PROPERTY, A YEAR AFTER HIS WIFE'S DEATH, TO DAUGHTER ELIZABETH, "FOR HER ?
AND UNDUTIFUL CONDUCT, PARTICULARLY TO HER MOTHER", 50.
REMAINDER OF THE ESTATE TO BE DIVIDED AMONG HIS OTHER CHILDREN, CHARLES, MARY ANN AND JANE IN EQUAL SHARES.
   HIS WIFE, VALENTINE COURT OF FAVERSHAM AND STEPHEN COURT OF MILTON, ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: HARRY BACK, WILLIAM RICH AND MATTHEW BONNER
PROVED 9th MAY 1838. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS. LESS THAN 600.

JOHN DRAYSON WAS AN EXECUTOR OF WILLIAM MILLENOR IN 1813 AND WAS DESCRIBED AS A CABINET MAKER.

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 28th MARCH 1840
AGNES DRAYSON
  
APPOINTS BROTHERS, VALENTINE AND STEPHEN COURT, EXECUTORS.
   TO DAUGHTERS, MARY ANN AND JANE, 150, EQUALLY SHARED.
   REAL ESTATE AND REMAINDER , AFTER PAYMENT OF DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, DAUGHTERS SARAH HEARNDEN, MARY ANN AND JANE DRAYSON, AND GRAND DAUGHTER, AGNES DRAYSON, EQUALLY SHARED. GRAND DAUGHTER'S SHARE TO BE USED AT EXECUTOR'S DISCRETION DURING HER MINORITY, TOWARDS HER MAINTENANCE, EDUCATON AND ADVANCEMENT IN LIFE. IF SHE DIES BEFORE SHE IS 21, HER SHARE TO BE DIVIDED AMONG THE THREE DAUGHTERS.
WITNESSES: HENRY MILASH? AND WILLIAM TAYLOR
PROVED 4th JUNE 1841. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS, LESS THAN 600

33 (C)   HEADSTONE

TO
THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
SECOND WIFE OF
THOMAS EASON
FORMERLY OF MILTON
WHO DIED THE 25th OF JUNE 1854
AGED 45? YEARS

34 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF RICHARD
SON OF ROBERT AND
SARAH EDMONDS
OF NEW CROSS, SURREY
DIED 16th JUNE 1840
AGED 78 YEARS

EPPS SEE HOGWOOD

35 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CAPT. JOHN FARRINGTON
WHO LOST HIS LIFE BY FALLING
OVERBOARD
ON THE 18th DAY OF SEPT. 1843
AGED 38 YEARS
(Gap)
ALSO HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED [    ] FEBRUARY 1850
AGED 26 YEARS
ALSO HENRY RAWLINGS
GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 16th 1856
AGED 11 DAYS
ALSO GEORGE SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANUARY 18th 1869?
AGED 49 YEARS

CAPTAIN FARRINGTON DIED IN THE SWANSEA CIVIL REGISTRATION DISTRICT, TOGETHER WITH THE FACT, THAT IN AN 1850 DIRECTORY, HIS WIDOW WAS A COAL MERCHANT, IT SEEMS HE WAS TRANSPORTING COAL FROM SOUTH WALES.

36 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARGARET WIFE OF
MICHAEL FINNIS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEB 29th 1820
AGED 46 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
MICHAEL FINNIS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 21st 18[45]
AGED 73 YEARS
LIKEWISE THOMAS SEATH?
SON OF THE [ABOVE? ]
[ DIED FEBRUARY 1805?]

38 (B?)   (FROM BAX AND RICE 1897)   HEADSTONE

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF
ELEANOR WIFE OF
JOHN GARRETT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 28th OF DECEMBER 1788
AGED 41 YEARS
LEFT A HUSBAND AND 4 SONS
VIZ, WILLIAM, JOHN, RICHARD AND GEORGE
(Verses not recorded?)
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
JOHN GARRETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th OF DECEMBER 1797
AGED 57 YEARS
(Verses not recorded?

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED24th AUGUST 1792
JOHN GARRETT, COLLAR MAKER.
   HIS NEW BUILT HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE, NEAR THE "PLOUGH" INN, TO SON WILLIAM BAX GARRETT, FOR EVER.
   ANOTHER NEW HOUSE NEAR THE ABOVE, TO SON JOHN GARRETT, FOR EVER.
   ANOTHER HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE OCCUPIED BY BENJAMIN SNELLING, TO SON RICHARD, FOR EVER. ANOTHER HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE OCCUPIED BY THOMAS BUDDS, TO SON GEORGE, FOR EVER.
   A HOUSE IN WEST STREET, FAVERSHAM, OCCUPIED BY [
        ] BISHOP, TO HIS FOUR SONS, SHARED EQUALLY.
   ALL HIS LEATHER, ROPE, HARNESSES, COLLARS AND OTHER STOCK IN TRADE, TO SON WILLIAM TO ENABLE HIM TO CARRY ON TRADE.
   REST AND RESIDUE, READY MONEY, INVESTED MONEY, BANK ANNUITIES, HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN AND PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO HIS FOUR SONS AT 21 YEARS OF AGE, EQUALLY SHARED........
   APPOINTS JOHN ARNDELL OF SITTINGBOURNE CURRIER AND WILLIAM KING OF GREEN STREET, TEYNHAM, GROCER, EXECUTORS AND GUARDIANS OF HIS SONS. ARNDELL AND KING TO HAVE 5 GUINEAS EACH AS A SMALL GRATUITY.
WITNESSES: MARY REYNOLDS, HENRY GIBBS, SERVANTS TO MR BARLING AND JOHN BARLING OF FAVERSHAM.
PROVED 31st JANUARY 1798

39 (B?)   (FROM BAX AND RICE)   HEADSTONE

HERE
LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN GARRETT
OF THIS PARISH
COLLAR MAKER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL [    ] [1794]
AGED [                ]
(Verses not recorded) 

40 (B?)   (FROM BAX AND RICE)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BAX GARRETT
OF RAINHAM
WHO DIED THE 10th OF NOVEMBER 1837
AGED 40 YEARS
ALSO THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE
MARY WHO DIED THE 3rd OF AUGUST 1828
AGED 2 YEARS AND A HALF
JOHN WHO DIED THE 11th OF DECEMBER 1836
AGED 4 MONTHS
FRANCES WHO DIED THE 31st OF DECEMBER 1837
AGED 5 YEARS
HENRY WHO DIED THE 17th OF JANUARY 1838
AGED 7 YEARS

41 (B)   LEDGER, MISPLACED?

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BAX GARRETT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 16th JULY 1850 (sic)*
AGED 86 YEARS
ALSO RUTH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd NOV 1859
AGED 82 YEARS
ALSO JOHN SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 19th MARCH 1865
AGED 59 YEARS
WHO LIES IN MILTON CHURCHYARD
*Died in 1849

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 15th FEBRUARY 1849
WILLIAM BAX GARRETT, HARNESS MAKER.
   ALL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE, SUBJECT TO PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO WIFE RUTH, ABSOLUTELY. TO HIS EXECUTORS ALL REAL ESTATE VESTED IN HIM AS TRUSTEE OT MORTGAGEE. SON WILLIAM AND SON IN LAW GEORGE PAYNE ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: JOHN GARRETT AND WILLIAM GARRETT, JUNIOR.
PROVED 28th JULY 1849. POWER RESERVED TO WILLIAM BAX GARRETT, JUNIOR.

42 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
MR? SILLS G[IBBONS]
[              ] WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] APRIL 1807 AGED 62 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW                 THOMAS, [JOHN],
AND THE FOLLOWING           MARY, FRANCES
               CHILDREN               RICHARD SILLS
JANES WIFE OF THE ABOVE SILLS [GIBBONS]
[DIED [   ] FEBRUARY 18]12
[                                    ]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 10th NOVEMBER 1798
SILLS GIBBONS, CARPENTER.
   WISHES TO BE BURIED IN A GOOD, PLAIN OAK COFFIN, WITH NO OUTSIDE COVERING, WITH HIS NAME AND AGE, WITH FOUR PAIRS OF STRONG HANDLES AND BRASS NAILS.
   AFTER PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO WIFE, JANE HIS HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE, WITH WORKSHOP, STABLE AND STOREHOUSE, YARD, GARDEN AND ORCHARD, ALSO HIS THREE HOUSES IN MILTON, OCCUPIED BY WIDOW BAKER, [ 
       ] ELSON AND [        ] GORE, ALSO HIS HOUSE IN OADE STREET, BORDEN, OCCUPIED BY WIDOW WAGHORN.
   AFTER HIS WIFE'S DEATH, , HIS FIVE SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS, THOMAS, JAMES, RICHARD, JOHN, SILLS, MARGARET AND FRANCES GIBBONS, TO SHARE EQUALLY, THE PROPERTIES, AFTER PAYING OFF ANY CHARGES ON THEM.
   HIS STOCK IN TRADE TO BE VALUED WITH ANY DEBTS OWED AND SHARED EQUALLY AMONG HIS CHILDREN. THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN AND CHINA TO HIS WIFE, ABSOLUTELY. TO HIS CHILDREN, HIS SHARE OF AN ESTATE AT STONE NEAR DARTFORD. TO HIS WIFE, HIS LIVESTOCK AND TOOLS, SHE TO CARRY ON HIS BUSINESS, AS LONG AS SHE THINKS FIT, SHE TO HAVE RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE.
   HIS WIFE AND RICHARD HARMAN, CARPENTER OF BORDEN, ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: WILLIAM CLEAVE, JOSEPH ARNOLD AND THOMAS HEDGCOCK.
PROVED 28th JULY 1807 GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS LESS THAN 3,500

43 (C)   HEADSTONE   FINELY CARVED RESURRECTION AT HEAD

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR CHARLES GLOVER
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE OCTOBER 13th 1819
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
MR CHARLES GLOVER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 31st 182[8]
AGED 45? YEARS

CHARLES GLOVER WAS AN EXECUTOR OF WILLIAM MILLENOR IN 1813 AND WAS DESCRIBED AS A BUTCHER.

44 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LUCY FIFTH DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE
JOHN FRANCIS GORDELIER
OF FAVERSHAM
WHO DIED 27th AUGUST 1843
AGED 47 YEARS

45 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SIX BELOVED CHILDREN OF
JAMES & ELIZABETH GOUGE
OF THIS PARISH
CHARLES JAMES JUNE 2nd 1810 AGED 6 MONTHS
JEMIMA SEPT. 13th 1816 AGED 10? YEARS
MARGARET OCT 21st 1831 AGED 29 YEARS
WILLIAM MAR 18th 1835 AGED 20 YEARS
SAMUEL AUG 12th 1835 AGED 18 YEARS
SOPHIA SEPT. 24th 1835 AGED 22 YEARS
"They were Lovely and Pleasant in their Lives,
In their deaths are not Divided"
"Nip'd by the wind & unkindly Blast,
Parched by the Sun's directed Ray,
The      ? Glories      ? Waste
The Short Lived      ?      Die
?
        ?      "

46 (C)   HEADSTONE

TO THE MEMORY OF
ISAAC GREEN
WHO DIED MARCH THE 11th 1843
AGED 36 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNAH GREEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED
THE 13th OF OCTOBER 1842
AGED 30? YEARS
ALSO MARIA THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED FEBRUARY THE [    ] 1834
AGED 3 YEARS
[Worn Verses]

PIGOT DIRECTORY 1840, ISAAC GREEN, OF THE "GEORGE" HOTEL

47 (C)   HEADSTONE

THIS STONE
IS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HALMARACK
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 7th 18[5]8
AGED 44? YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH REDFORD
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE?
WHO DIED [                        ]
[                             ]

PRINCIPAL PROBATE REGISTRY 29th JUNE 1858
WILLIAM HALMARACK OF SITTINGBOURNE, SADDLER. ADMINISTRATION TO JOHN PETERS OF BROMPTON, TAILOR, ONE OF THE EXECUTORS. EFFECTS VALUE UNDER 450. RESWORN AT UNDER 600.

48 (C)   SMALL HEADSTONE

HELEN
OBIT 9th JAN. 1848
( HELEN HASSELLS)

49 (D)   HEADSTONE


SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
DAVID HOGBEN
WHO DIED THE 21st OF AUGUST 1849
AGED 57 YEARS
"Thou Turnest Man, O Lord to Dust,
Of which he first was Made,
And when thou Speak'st the Word Returns,
?                Instantly Obeyed"

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 25th APRIL 1845
DAVID HOGBEN, BREWER.
   WIFE SARAH AND GEORGE GOUGE OF SITTINGBOURNE, GROCER, ARE EXECUTORS.
   TO WIFE, 30. HIS PROPERTIES IN SITTINGBOURNE, BOUGHT FROM MRS CRUMP TO HIS WIFE FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, TO HIS BROTHER WILLIAM AND SISTER LYDIA HOGBEN, EQUALLY SHARED, FOR THEIR LIVES, THE PROPERTIES ARE TO BE INSURED AND MAINTAINED. AFTER THE DEATH OF THE SURVIVOR THEN TO GEORGE GOUGE, UPON TRUST, TO SELL.
   ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA, BOOKS AND EFFECTS TO HIS WIFE FOR LIFE. THEN AS FOR THE PROPERTY ABOVE. RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE, UPON TRUST, ALSO TO BE SOLD. PROCEEDS INVESTED IN GOVERNMENT FUNDS, IN TRUSTEE'S NAME. INCOME FROM THIS TO WIFE FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, UPON TRUST, TO BENEFIT HIS BROTHER AND SISTER, FOR LIFE. AFTER THEIR DEATHS THE PRINCIPAL TO BE TRANSFERRED TO HIS NEPHEWS AND NIECES, GEORGE, THOMAS, ALFRED, MARY, EDWARD HOGBEN AND SARAH WIFE OF JAMES BRIDAL?, ALL CHILDREN OF LATE BROTHER, THOMAS, AND ALSO TO CHILDREN OF LATE SISTER, MARY PETTY, EDWARD AND THOMAS, SHARED EQUALLY.
WITNESSES: RICHARD BATHURST, SOLICITOR, FAVERSHAM AND J. K. BRADLEY, GROCER, SITTINGBOURNE.
PROVED 14th SEPTEMBER 1849.

50 (B)   LARGE, SQUARE COPED STONE, ONCE RAILED


HOGWOOD TOMB, NOTE HOW CLOSE THE CHURCH IS TO WATLING STREET ON THE RIGHT.

SOUTH SIDE
IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD HOGWOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th APRIL 1843
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN ROBERT DIVERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 14th AUGUST 1858
AGED 66 YEARS
WHO WAS INTERRED AT OSPRINGE, KENT
ALSO ELIZABETH DIVERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd MARCH 1877
AGED 86 YEARS

NORTH SIDE
IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH EPPS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 12th? APRIL 1845
AGED 78? YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH HOGWOOD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE? [JANUARY 184]6
AGED 44 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 24th OCTOBER 1838

EDWARD HOGWOOD, OF 15 UPPER GROSVENOR STREET, MIDDLESESX, FORMERLY OF GILLINGHAM, BUTLER TO MRS RADCLIFFE, OF SAME ADDRESS.
   TO WIFE, ELIZABETH, HIS FOUR FREEHOLD HOUSES IN SITTINGBOURNE AND TWO HOUSES IN FLUSHING STREET, MILTON, ONE OF THE LATTER PURCHASED FROM RICHARD TAGG, THE OTHER FROM WILLIAM EASON, FOR EVER.
   HE HAS A MORTGAGE ON A COTTAGE AT TEYNHAM, "FOR SERVICING TO ME THE REPAYMENT OF 500 AND INTEREST". HE GIVES THE SAME 500 TO HIS WIFE, ABSOLUTELY. HE GIVES THE COTTAGE, (SECURITY FOR THE MORTGAGE), TO HIS WIFE, FOR EVER.
   ALSO TO HIS WIFE, HIS STOCK IN THE 3 % ANNUITIES. ANY OTHER FREEHOLD ESTATE TO HIS WIFE, FOR EVER.
   TO HIS SON, 19 GUINEAS. REST AND RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE, ALSO TO HIS WIFE, SHE IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: EDWARD ROWLAND PICKERING AND ARTHUR P. PICKERING OF LINCOLN'S INN.
PROVED 9th AUGUST 1843.

51 (C)   HEADSTONE, TOP VERY ERODED


ALSO
MRS. MILDRED HUNT
[WIFE?] OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
[    ] DAY OF APRIL 18[4]2
AGED 64? YEARS

52 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SAMUEL HURD
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 3rd? DAY OF SEPT. 1854
AGED [   ]8 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 2nd SEPTEMBER 1854
SAMUEL HURD, INNKEEPER.  
   FIRST ALL DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS PAID.
   HE DESIRES TO BE BURIED IN THE "NEW BURIAL GROUND NEAR THE CASTLE WALL IN ROCHESTER", AND A HEADSTONE PLACED OVER HIS GRAVE.
   TO HIS WIFE, CHARLOTTE, THE USE OF SUCH OF HIS HOUSEHOLD GOODS, FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN AND CHINA AS SHE CHOOSE, SUFFICIENT FOR HIS HOUSE IN ROCHESTER, OR SIMILAR ONE, FOR HER LIFETIME. SHE CAN HAVE POSSESSION AND OCCUPATION OF HIS HOUSE IN MORDEN STREET, ROCHESTER, OCCUPIED BY [       ] SMITH OR THE RENT FOR LIFE SUBJECT TO KEEPING THE HOUSE IN GOOD REPAIR. HIS LEASEHOLD HOUSE AND ALL OTHER HOUSEHOLD GOODS, MONIES, PERSONAL ESTATE AND EFFECTS, TO JAMES JACOB NORTH? OF ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE, ESQUIRE AND JOHN MOUNT OF BLUETOWN, SHEERNESS, GROCER, UPON TRUST, TO CONVERT INTO MONEY AND COLLECT DEBTS AND INVEST IN GOVERNMENT FUNDS, FREEHOLD, COPYHOLD OR LEASEHOLD SECURITIES AND PAY INCOME RECEIVED TO HIS WIFE, FOR LIFE. IF SHE BECOMES BANKRUPT OR A DEBTOR, TRUSTEES TO SELL LEASEHOLDS AND INVEST HALF THE PROCEEDS AND PAY INTEREST TO HIS BROTHER JAMES, FOR LIFE. AFTER HIS DEATH, TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL SUM TO HIS CHILDREN, (EXCEPT WILLIAM), IN EQUAL SHARES. THE OTHER HALF OF THE PRINCIPAL, TO BE SHARED AS DIRECTED BY HIS WIFE. IN DEFAULT OF SUCH DIRECTION, THEN TO HIS WIFE'S NEXT OF KIN.
   HIS WIFE, JOHN MOUNT AND JAMES JACOB NORTH ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: WILLIAM TOMLINSON, SOLICITOR, ASHBOURNE AND GEORGE TOMLINSON, HIS CLERK.
PROVED 13th FEBRUARY 1856 POWER RESERVED TO JOHN MOUNT AND CHARLOTTE HURD

53 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARK IVES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF OCTOBER 1840
AGED 41 YEARS
LEFT SURVIVING A WIDOW AND
THREE CHILDREN
VIZ. MARY ELIZABETH,
HESTER ANN
AND ELLEN GRACE

STAPLETON DIRECTORY 1838, MARK IVES, GROCER, TEA AND CHEESE MONGER, ALSO CHINA, GLASS AND EARTHENWARE MERCHANT,

54 (C)   HEADSTONE

HERE
LIETH YE BODY OF
WILL. JACKSON WHO
DEPARTED THIS [LIFE]
[   ] DECEMR. 1745 AGED [               ]
ALSO JOZAAN [HIS] WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
14th OCTOR. 17[   ] AGED 79

JACQMIN SEE PHILLIPE

KEEPEN SEE BIRCH

55 (B)   HEADSTONE


THE KEYES INSCRIPTION IS ON A SUPERIOR STONE, AND IS WELL PRESERVED.

HERE LIETH THE
BODY OF MARY WIFE OF
JOHN KEYES SHE DIED
SEPT. YE 23rd 1712 AGED
28 YEARS
HERE ALSO LIETH YE BODY
OF YE SAID ABOVE JOHN
KEYES WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE YE 17th DAY OF
MARCH 1722 AGED 42 YEARS
NEAR THIS PLACE
LIETH THEIR THREE SONS

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 12th MARCH 1721 (22)
JOHN KEYES, OF MIDDLETON ALIAS MILTON, MILLER.
   TO WIFE, ALICE, FOUR HOUSES IN MILTON, OCCUPIED BY JOHN? , RICHARD BURTON, ALEX ANDER CRAKE? AND JOHN WILLARD, ALSO THE "SHIP" IN SITTINGBOURNE, OCCUPIED BY JOHN WESTLAKE, ALSO HOUSE AT THE DENNERARY? IN NEWINGTON, OCCUPIED BY ROBERT HASTED?, FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, THEN TO HIS SISTER'S DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH LITTLE OF LONDON, SPINSTER, FOR EVER, SHE ALSO TO HAVE 5 FOR MOURNING.
   TO THOMASIN MULLINGER, HIS SERVANT MAID, NOW LIVING WITH HIM, 50 SHILLINGS TO BUY MOURNING.
  ALL DEBTS TO BE PAID OUT OF READY MONEY, SHOP DEBTS, GOODS AND CHATTELS, IF SUFFICIENT LEFT AFTER HIS FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS ARE PAID, THE LEGACIES TO BE PAID. RESIDUE TO HIS WIFE, WHO IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: JOHN BATCHELLER, M. THURSTON AND THOMAS BAKER.
PROVED 27th APRIL 1722

56(C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HESTER KING OF THIS PARISH
SHE DIED 9th OF JANUARY 1841
AGED 41 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead
That Die in the Lord"

57 (C)   HEADSTONE , BOTTOM HALF

[ALSO]
[THE] ABOVE NAMED
ANN KINGSMILL
WHO DIED MARCH 5th ? 1860
AGED 63 YEARS
SILAS KINGSMILL
DIED FEB. 7th 1862
AGED 73? YEARS
AND WAS INTERRED IN THE CEMETERY [          ]

58 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
JOHN AND ELIZABETH KNOWLES
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 21st? 1806
AGED 1[   ] YEARS
ALSO ANDREW SON OF THE ABOVE
JOHN AND ELIZABETH KNOWLES
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 11th 1817
AGED 23 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO ELIZABETH KNOWLES THEIR SISTER
BORN JAN. 15th? 1787? DIED MARCH 3rd 1862
INTERRED IN THE [CEMETERY?]

MAIDSTONE JOURNAL, 21st JANUARY 1817
"JAN 11th AT SITTINGBOURNE, MR ANDREW KNOWLES,
AGED 23, A YOUNG MAN OF RESPECTABLE CHARACTER AND
FAMILY, MUCH REGRETTED BY THEM AND HIS FRIENDS,
AFTER A LONG AND SEVERE ILLNESS"

59 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN KNOWLES
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE 15th OCT 1820
AGED 64 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
[                         ] AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO OF THOMAS KNOWLES
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV 6th 1856 AGED 68 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 29th MARCH 1814
JOHN KNOWLES, PLUMBER, GLAZIER AND PAINTER.
ALL PROPERTY AND LAND IN SITTINGBOURNE OR ELSEWHERE AND ALL PERSONAL ESTATE, TO WIFE ELIZABETH, FOR LIFE, AS LONG AS SHE REMAINS HIS WIDOW. AFTER HER DEATH OR REMARRAIGE, THEN TO HIS CHILDREN, EQUALLY SHARED. (HE APPOINTS HIS WIFE AND JEREMIAH FINNIS AS EXECUTORS BUT THEN CROSSES THIS OUT ON SEPTEMBER 31st 1815 ).

WITNESSES: ANN FINNIS, ELIZABETH FINNIS AND WILLIAM LYNG

AFFIDAVIT 9th FEBRUARY 1821
ELIZABETH KNOWLES, SPINSTER, SAMUEL HAYWARD OF 2, ST. DUNSTAN'S HILL, LONDON, GLASS MANUFACTURER AND JOSEPH CHATER OF THE SAME PLACE, GLASS MANUFACTURER, ARE SWORN.
HAYWARD AND CHATER WERE WELL ACQAUNTED WITH THE DECEASED, THEY HAVE SEEN HIM WRITE AND SIGN DOCUMENTS. HAVING CAREFULLY EXAMINED THE WILL AND SAY THAT THE NAME CROSSED OUT WAS JEREMIAH FINNIS OF SOUTHWARK, CARVER AND GILDER. THEY CONFIRM THAT CROSSED OUT LINES AND THE NOTE IN THE MARGIN OF THE DATE IN 1815, ARE IN DECEASED'S HAND.

PROVED 20th FEBRUARY 1821. GRANTED TO HIS WIDOW, ELIZABETH.
NOTE IN MARGIN DATED SEPTEMBER 1838, ELIZABETH KNOWLES HAS DIED LEAVING THE WILL UNADMINISTERED. NOW GRANTED TO DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH KNOWLES, RESIDUARY LEGATEE.

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 11th APRIL 1842
THOMAS KNOWLES, PAINTER, (AND CARVER AND GILDER)
   THOMAS TURNER OF SITTINGBOURNE, SADDLER AND JOHN DEAN OF SITTINGBOURNE, TAILOR, ARE EXECUTORS.
   TO THEM ALL REAL ESTATE, UPON TRUST, TO SELL, PROCEEDS TO HIS RESIDUARY ESTATE. ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA AND EFFECTS, STOCK IN TRADE, DEBTS OWED, MONEY AND OTHER PERSONAL ESTATE, TO TRUSTEES, UPON TRUST. THEY TO PAY HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS. THEY TO ALLOW HIS WIFE, MARGARET, TO HAVE USE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR LIFE OR WIDOWHOOD. AFTER HER DEATH, TRUSTEES TO SELL AND ADD PROCEEDS TO HIS RESIDUARY ESTATE. TRUSTEES TO INVEST MONEY IN GOVERNMENT FUNDS AND PAY INTEREST TO WIFE MARGARET FOR LIFE OR WIDOWHOOD. AFTER HER DEATH, PRINCIPAL MONEY AND HER FURNITURE AND GOODS TO HIS DAUGHTER AND GRANDCHILDREN, AMELIA SELLS, WIDOW, ELIZABETH ANN SELLS, ELEANOR, ARTHUR AND MARIA KNOWLES, EQUALLY SHARED, WHEN GRANDCHILDREN 21 YEARS OF AGE.
IN THE MEANTIME THE INTEREST TOWARDS THEIR MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION.
WITNESSES: RICHARD BATHURST, SOLICITOR, FAVERSHAM AND THOMAS BATHURST, SITTINGBOURNE.
PROVED 14th JANUARY 1857. THOMAS TURNER HAS DIED . VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS, LESS THAN 200. RESWORN JUNE 1858 AT LESS THAN 300

AFFIDAVIT SAME DATE AS ABOVE.
HENRY KOWLES OF SITTINGBOURNE, PLUMBER, SON OF DECEASED, IS SWORN.
   ON THE DAY OF HIS FATHER'S FUNERAL, HE FOUND A SEALED ENVELOPE CONTAINING THE WILL. THE WILL BEING PROVED IS THE SAME IN EVERY RESPECT, INCLUDING ALTERATIONS AND OBLITERATIONS.

60 (C)   FALLEN HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM CHARLES SAMUEL LANG
SON OF WILLIAM & ELIZA LANG
OF THE [             ] [CH]ATHAM
WHO DIED [FEBRUARY [   ] [1838] AGED 3 YEARS
(Eroded Verses)

61 (C)   ELEGANT CLASSICAL CHEST TOMB


LINSELL AND WANSTALL TOMB.

(I HAVE FOUND NO INFORMATION ON THESE FAMILIES.)

EAST SIDE
IN THIS VAULT
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS
OF
MR ROBERT LINSELL
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED THE 25th? OF MAY
1808 AGED 47 YEARS

SOUTH SIDE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MR STEPHEN WANSTALL
BROTHER TO THE WIDOW LINSELL
(OF THIS PARISH)
WHO DIED 19th JUNE
1815
AGED 44 YEARS

NORTH SIDE
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
DENNIS WIFE OF
ROBERT LINSELL
WHO DIED THE 4th OF JAN 1842
AGED 84 YEARS

62 (C)   HEADSTONE

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF
WILLIAM LISHMAN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER [   ] 180[4]
AGED [   ]2 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE
WILLIAM LISHMAN
[WHO DIED JUNE [   ]]18[22]?
[                             ]

63 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE WIFE OF
THOMAS LY[ON]
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF MARCH 1827
AGED 63? YEARS
ALSO DANIEL [LYON]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[    ] MARCH 1823
AGED 21 YEARS

64 (C)   HEADSTONE

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
MARY
WIFE OF JOHN MASTERS
?      ?      ?      ?
WHO DIED THE 28th OF DECEMBER
1828
AGED [   ]3 YEARS
ALSO JOHN MASTERS
WHO DIED MARCH 25th 1863
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 13th 1879
AGED 75 YEARS
AND TWO CHILDREN
ELIZABETH & WILLIAMS
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

1851 CENSUS, JOHN MASTERS, WEST LANE, FRUITERER, BUT AGE GIVEN AS 67?

65 (C)   HEADSTONE

MARY
SECOND WIFE OF
WILLIAM MILLENOR OF
THIS PARISH WHO DIED [               ]
1800? AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WILLIAM MILLENOR
[Footstone Obscures]1820
[                            ]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 23rd OCTOBER 1813
WILLIAM MILLENOR, FRUITERER
   ALL PROPERTY AND LAND AT SITTINGBOURNE, BAPCHILD AND NEWINGTON, TO CHARLES GLOVER OF SITTINGBOURNE, BUTCHER AND JOHN DRAYSON OF SITTINGBOURNE, CABINET MAKER, UPON TRUST.
   THEY, WITH CONSENT OF HIS WIFE, WHILE SHE REMAINS HIS WIDOW OR AFTER HER DEATH OR REMARRIAGE, ON THEIR OWN DISCRETION, TO SELL HIS ESTATE. THE PROCEEDS TO BE PART OF HIS PERSONAL ESTATE. THE RENTS UNTIL PROPERTY SOLD TO BE PART OF HIS PERSONAL ESTATE. HIS PERSONAL ESTATE TO HIS WIFE FOR LIFE OR WIDOWHOOD. AFTER HER DEATH OR REMARRIAGE, THEN SHARED EQUALLY TO ALL OF. HIS DAUGHTERS AT 21 OR DAY OF MARRIAGE AND TO SONS WHEN ALL ARE 21 YEARS. BEFORE THEN TRUSTEES CAN ADVANCE SUMS TO HIS CHILDREN AT THEIR DISCRETION.
   GLOVER AND DRAYSON ARE EXECUTORS.
   MILLENOR SIGNS WITH HIS MARK.
WITNESSES: ROBERT HINDS, JUNIOR, JOHN HINDES AND WILLIAM GARRETT.
PROVED 5th JUNE 1820. CHARLES GLOVER HAS SINCE DIED.

MILLS SEE BOULDING 

66 (D)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN MITCHELL
[WHO] DIED APRIL 21st 1836
AGED 80 YEARS
"{With Patience] to the Last he did Submit,
[And Mur]mered not at what the Lord thought Fit,
[He with] a Christian Courage did Resign,
[His Soul to] God at his Appointed Time"
ALSO ELINOR HARRIOTT
PARNELL WIFE OF THE
ABOVE DIED MARCH 20th 1[    ]
AGED [   ] YEARS

67 (C)   HEADSTONE   FINELY CARVED HEAD

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
[MARY] WIFE OF JOHN MOORE
OF THIS PARISH, COOPER WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[AUGUST 1757]
[                     ]
[ALSO] JOHN MOORE
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[   ] APRIL 1770 [                 ]
[                          ]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 24th JULY 1769
JOHN MOORE, COOPER.
   TO HIS DAUGHTER (SARAH ANNE), ALL HER MOTHER'S CLOTHES, ALSO 50, AS FOLLOWS, 5 AT 14 YEARS, 5 AT 19 YEARS AND 35 AT 21 YEARS, IF HER AUNT SMITH IS ALIVE, SARAH WILL NOT RECEIVE THE MONEY WITHOUT AUNT SMITH'S CONSENT, UNTIL SHE IS 21. IF SARAH DIES BEFORE SHE IS 21, WITHOUT RECEIVING ANY MONEY, IT WILL BE DIVIDED EQUALLY AMONG HIS OTHER CHILDREN. IF SARAH BECOMES ILL AND IT IS THOUGHT NECESSARY, SHE MAY HAVE 5 BEFORE SHE IS 14.
  TO SON THOMAS, 50 TO PUT HIM OUT APPRENTICE IN MEANTIME THE INTEREST FROM THIS TOWARDS HIS MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION, BUT TO NO OTHER PURPOSE.
   IF HE DIES THE 50 TO THE OTHER CHILDREN, EQUALLY SHARED. HE NOT TO RECEIVE ANY MONEY UNTIL HE IS 22, EXCEPT WHAT IS SUFFICIENT TO APPRENTICE HIM.
   TO SON JAMES, 50, AS FOR THOMAS BUT EDUCATION NOT MENTIONED.
   TO SON WILLIAM AS FOR JAMES. TO SON JOHN, WHO IS EXECUTOR, REST AND RESIDUE OF GOODS AND EFFECTS, STOCK IN TRADE, MONEY OWED, CLUB MONEY, (AFTER HIS DEBTS ARE PAID). HIS PLATE TO BE SHARED EQUALLY AMONG HIS CHILDREN. THERE ARE TWO OTHER EXECUTORS, HIS BROTHER (IN LAW), JOHN SMITH AND PETER REASON, " WHO I HOPE OUT OF CHARITY TO THE CHILDREN WILL ACT FOR THEIR GOOD"
WITNESSES: THOMAS BIRCH, GEORGE CRONDER? AND MARY CRONDER?

68 (C)   HEADSTONE, BODY STONE ON LEDGER

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
LUCY
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN PARKINSON
OF CHESHUNT
IN THE COUNTY OF HERTFORD
WHO DIED 20th SEPTEMBER 1837
AGED 55 YEARS

69 (D)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN PARKS
OF THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF APRIL 1826
AGED 38 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW AND DAUGHTER
VIZ. ANNE BORN THE SAME YEAR

70 (C)   HEADSTONE   WITH CREST OF ORDER OF ST. LOUIS

D.O.M.
ICI REPOSE LE CORPS
DE MELLNR? JEAN BAPTISE LOUIS PHILLIPE
COMTE DE CICQUERAY
DESCENDU? ANCIENT FAMILLE NOBLE DE NORMANDIE
CHEF DE L'LEADRE CADRE
DES ARMES NAVLES DU ROI DE FRANCE
COMMANDEUR DE L'ORDRE DE SAINT LOUIS
MORT LE 30th JULIET [1802] [    ] 72 ANS

REAR
IN MEMORY OF
MONS. ALEXIS JACQMIN
OF THIS PARISH LATE OF PARIS
WHO DIED DEC. 1st 1826
[Footstone Obscures]
ALSO [LOUISA MAGDA]LENE
W[IFE OF THE ABOVE]
WHO [DIED JULY [ ] 1838]
[AGED ABOUT 80 YEARS]

FROM AN ACCOUNT OF PHILLIPE IN JOHN CLANCY'S HISTORY OF SITTINGBOURNE
PHILLIPE'S FAMILY WERE INVOLVED IN GLASS MAKING IN THE MIDDLE AGES.
   HE WAS BORN IN MAY 1730, THE THIRD SON OF THE LORD OF VALMENIER AND IN 1745 ENTERED THE COAST GUARD SERVICE. HE WAS PROMOTED ENSIGN IN 1751. IN 1757 HE WAS POSTED TO THE WARSHIP, "DUKE OF BURGUNDY" AND PROMOTED LIEUTENANT, HE SAW ACTIVE SERVICE IN CANADA, WHICH WAS LOST TO BRITAIN BY GENERAL WOLFE'S VICTORY AT QUEBEC IN 1759.
   IN 1763 HE SERVED ON THE "STRANGER", SEEING ACTION OFF BREST AGAINST THE ROYAL NAVY, IN THE SAME YEAR HE WAS MADE A KNIGHT OF ST. LOUIS.
   IN 1771 HE WAS A CAPTAIN IN COMMAND OF A FRIGATE, IN 1772 HE WAS CAPTAIN OF THE 64 GUN "PROTEUS". IN 1775 HE WAS MADE A MAJOR IN THE MARINE CORPS AND PROMOTED IN 1781 TO BRIGADIER IN THE NAVY. IN THE LATTER YEAR .
   IN 1782 HE WAS CAPTAIN OF THE 74 GUN "BELOVED" AND IN THE SAME YEAR MARRIED MARIE LOUISE DE PRODEL. IN 1786 HE WAS A SQUADRON COMMANDER.
   AT SOME TIME AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, HE WENT TO LONDON AS A REFUGEE AND IT SEEMS THAT DURING THE SHORT LIVED TREATY OF AMIENS, 1802, HE MAY HAVE BEEN RETURNING TO FRANCE WHEN HE DIED AT SITTINGBOURNE. BUT THERE ARE SOME FACTORS WHICH CAST DOUBT ON THIS VERSION OF HIS END. THERE MUST HAVE BEEN SOME RELATIONSHIP WITH JACQMIN WHO IS BURIED IN THE SAME GRAVE AND JACQMIN WAS "OF THIS PARISH", I.E. SITTINGBOURNE, IN FACT JACQMIN'S WIFE MAY HAVE LIVED ON IN THE TOWN UNTIL SHE DIED, IN 1838. DID PHILLIPE DIED IN LONDON AND WAS BURIED IN SITTINGBOURNE BY JACQMIN, WHO WAS ALREADY RESIDENT? AFTER ALL PHILLIPE WAS 72 WHEN HE DIED AND SO, UNLESS HIS DEATH WAS SUDDEN, IT MIGHT SEEM ODD TO WANT TO RETURN TO FRANCE WHEN HE MAY HAVE BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH, ON THE OTHER HAND HE MAY HAVE HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO DIE IN HIS NATIVE LAND?

THE NAME ALEXIS JACQMIN (OF PARIS) APPEARS IN THE DICTIONARY OF THE FRENCH NOBLESSE IN THE 1740'S SO IT SEEMS THAT JACQMIN SHARES A SIMILAR FAMILY BACKGROUND WITH PHILLIPE.

71 (C)   HEADSTONE 

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PILES
OF THIS PARISH, MARINER WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE [ MAY [   ] 1823?] AGED [    ] YEARS

72(C)  HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SUSANNA PAXTON THE WIFE OF
PHILEMON POWNOLL
[WHO DIED] 6th JUNE 1819
AGED 46? YEARS

PHILEMON POWNOLL WAS PROBABLY RELATED TO THE DISTINGUISHED NAVAL OFFICER , PHILEMON POWNOLL, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1781. THE FAMILY WAS FROM DEVON.

73 (D)   HEADSTONE

IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
WIFE OF THOMAS REASON OF THIS
PARISH WHO DIED THE [    ] OF JANUARY 1787
AGED [    ] YEARS

74 (D)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM REASON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 24th OF OCTOBER 1828
AGED 79 YEARS
WHO WAS COLLECTOR OF THE PAROCHIAL
RATES 47 YEARS FOR THIS PARISH
"With Patience to the End he did Submit,
And Murmured not at what the Lord thought fit,
He with a Christian Courage did Submit,
His Soul to God at the Appointed Time"
ALSO RACHEL REEVES
WHO DISCHARGED THE [DUTY OF]
HOUSEKEEPER TO THE ABOVE UPWARD
OF FORTY YEARS WITH THE UPMOST
FRUGALITY AND FIDELITY
DIED MARCH 12th MARCH 1849
IN THE 73rd YEAR OF HER AGE

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 22nd JANUARY 1824
WILLIAM REASON, LATE SCHOOLMASTER.(DIED AT MILTON)
    DESIRES EXECUTOR TO PUT UP A HEADSTONE TO HIM, WITH HIS NAME, DATE OF HIS DEATH, AGE AND CONDITION IN LIFE.
   TO RICHARD HODGES AND MARY HIS WIFE,50, IF THEY BOTH DIED IN HIS LIFETIME, THEN TO ISAAC BOULDING REEVES. HIS HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE, IN HIS OCCUPATION, AND ALL OTHER REAL ESTATE, TO RACHEL REEVES, FOR EVER. ALSO TO RACHEL REEVES, HIS GOODS, CHATTELS, CREDITS, FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA, READY MONEY, INVESTED MONEY, CLUB MONEY AND PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL, PROBATE COSTS AND LEGACY, FOR EVER.
  RACHEL REEVE, JOHN [ Crease ] AND CLOTHIER AND THOMAS TAYLOR OF SITTINGBOURNE, HAIRDRESSER, ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: THOMAS HUNT, MARY ELIZABETH WATSON AND WILLIAM LYNG
PROVED POWER RESERVED TO THOMAS TAYLOR, THE THIRD WITNESS HAS SINCE DIED. VALUE OF GOODS AND CHATTELS, LESS THAN 1,000

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 26th FEBRUARY 1849
RACHEL REEVES, SPINSTER.
  APPOINTS STEPHEN COURT OF MILTON, COAL MERCHANT, ROBERT STROUTS OF MILTON, BUTCHER AND NIECE ELIZABETH BERRY WIFE OF GEORGE BERRY OF SITTINGBOURNE, EXECUTORS. TO THEM, ALL HER INVESTMENTS AND PERSONAL ESTATE, UPON TRUST, TO SELL AND PAY HER DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS. ONE THIRD OF RESIDUE TO ELIZABETH BERRY, ONE THIRD TO NIECE ELIZABETH GRIGSBY WIFE OF JAMES GRIGSBY, REMAINING THIRD TO NIECE RACHEL REEVES PRICE, WIFE OF HENRY PRICE.
   TO STEPHEN COURT AND ROBERT STROUTS, ALL REAL ESTATE VESTED IN HER , UPON TRUST, ACCORDING TO THE CONDITIONS ATTACHED.
SIGNS WILL WITH HER MARK.
WITNESSES: WILLIAM TAYLOR AND STEPHEN COURT.
PROVED JUNE 25th 1849. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS LESS THAN 800. POWER RESERVED TO ELIZABETH BERRY.

75 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MR THOMAS REASON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1829
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
ELIZABETH
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
8th JULY 1855
AGED 81 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 7th JUNE 1829
THOMAS REASON, UPHOLSTERER.
   FIRST, ALL DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS PAID.
   TO SON THOMAS FILMER REASON, FOR EVER, HIS HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE, STOCK IN TRADE AND FIXTURES AND 200. IF AT ANY TIME HIS WIFE ELIZABETH STOPS LIVING WITH SON THOMAS, THEN HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND GOODS TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THEM.
   TO DAUGHTER ELIZABETH BECKETT REASON, 1,000 IN THE 3% REDUCED ANNUITIES.
   REST AND RESIDUE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN HIS WIFE, SON THOMAS AND FRIEND CHARLES BECKETT OF GRAVESEND, BREWER, UPON TRUST, TO INVEST PROCEEDS (AFTER SALES?), AND PAY INTEREST TO HIS WIFE FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, UPON TRUST, AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 3% ANNUITIES TO NAME OF DAUGHTER ELIZABETH.
RESIDUE TO SON THOMAS.
WIFE, SON AND CHARLES BECKETT ARE EXECUTORS.
   WITNESSES: RICHARD BATHURST, SITTINGBOURNE, RICHARD BATHURST, JUNIOR AND MARY MAILING.
PROVED 13th AUGUST 1829. POWER RESERVED TO CHARLES BECKETT.
PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 12th DECEMBER 1839

ELIZABETH REASON.
DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS FIRST PAID.
   TO SON THOMAS FILMER REASON, FOR EVER, HER HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE, LATELY BOUGHT FROM AMOS LEEDS, NOW OCCUPIED BY JESSE WRASTON AND OTHERS.
   TO DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH BECKETT CLEAVE, 100 NEW 3 % ANNUITIES.
   TO SON THOMAS REST AND RESIDUE, IN CONSEQUENCE OF HER LOST BY BAD INVESTMENTS, 550, WHICH WAS TO HAVE BEEN HER SONS, AT HER DEATH, BY HIS FATHER'S WILL ?
   SON THOMAS IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: RICHARD? SMITH AND GEORGE WAKEFIELD, JUNIOR.
PROVED 27th OCTOBER 1855.

REDFORD SEE HALMARACK

REEVES SEE REASON

76 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
FRANCIS ROUSE
OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED
THE [           ] FEBRUARY
1790
AGED 68 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 17th FEBRUARY 1790
FRANCIS ROUSE, RIDING OFFICER. (CUSTOMS OFFICER, WHO PATROLLED SECTION OF COAST ON HORSEBACK.)
   TO BROTHER JOHN, 20; TO THE FOUR CHILDREN OF LATE SISTER, KATHERINE SHOULDERS, MARY, CATHERINE, ELIZABETH AND JOHN, 5 EACH; TO BROTHERS, CHARLES AND BENJAMIN AND SISTER, ALICE, WIFE OF THOMAS BIRCH, GROCER, 20 EACH; TO NEPHEWS, BENJAMIN ROUSE, 50, FRANCIS CARTER OF DOVER,   ?  , 10. ALSO TO FRANCIS CARTER, ALL HIS CLOTHES. TO NIECE, MARY ROUSE, DAUGHTER OF BROTHER, BENJAMIN, ALL HIS PLATE.
   REST AND RESIDUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS, CREDITS, MONEY, MONEY IN PUBLIC FUNDS AND PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO BROTHER, RICHARD, RICHARD AND BENJAMIN ROUSE ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: CALHAN GLOVER AND B. FAUSSETT
PROVED 8th JUNE 1790 POWER RESERVED TO BENJAMIN ROUSE.

77 (C)   SMALL HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE SARGENT
POSTMAN OF THIS PARISH
TWENTY SIX YEARS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 19th OF DECEMBER 1849
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF
THE ABOVE WHO DIED 16th MARCH
[                                                        ]
[                                  ]

STAPLETON DIRECTORY, 1838, LISTS A GEORGE SARGENT AS A TAILOR, SAME MAN?

78 (D)   HEADSTONE

[SACRED]
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN SEATH
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [    ] OF MAY 1788
AGED 38 YEARS
[Eroded Verse?]
ALSO
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN SEATH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVEMBER 18th 1817
AGED 65? YEARS

79 (D)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
RICHARD SEATH
LATE OF MURSTON, YEOMAN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 31st OF AUGUST 1815
AGED 52 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 28th APRIL 1813
RICHARD SEATH, OF MURSTON, GENTLEMAN.
  HIS REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE CHARGED WITH PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS.
   TO SISTER ANN SEATH, 200 AND HIS PLATE AND LINEN; TO NEPHEW JOHN BECKE SEATH, SON OF LATE BROTHER, WILLIAM, 1,200; TO HESTER MATILDA SEATH, DAUGHTER OF LATE BROTHER, JOHN, 600. THE INTEREST OF 400 TO SISTER MARY, WIFE OF JOHN WHITE, FOR LIFE.
   AFTER HER DEATH, THE PRINCIPAL SUM OF 400 TO HER CHILDREN, EQUALLY SHARED.
   TO JOHN WHITE OF 3 PRINCES STREET, WALWORTH, THE HOUSE HE OCCUPIES; TO RICHARD WHITE, SON OF SISTER MARY, 600; TO JOHN WHITE, ALSO SON OF MARY, 800; TO SOPHIA WHITE, MARY'S DAUGHTER, 800; TO THOMAS WHITE, ALSO SON OF MARY, 2,200.
   HIS ESTATE AT EAST HALL, MURSTON, TO BE VALUED. NEPHEW THOMAS WHITE CAN CARRY ON FARMING BUSINESS WITH ROBERT SEATH FOR 14 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH. THOMAS WHITE TO PAY SEATH AND HIS HEIRS 200 A YEAR AS RENT AND HALF THE MAINTENANCE COSTS OF EAST HALL ESTATE. AFTER 14 YEARS SEATH TO PAY THOMAS WHITE HALF THE LIVE AND DEAD STOCK VALUE? TO ANN SOPHIA BARNES, WIDOW, DAUGHTER OF HIS LATE BROTHER, JOHN, THE INTEREST OF 400, FOR LIFE, AFTER HER DEATH, THE PRINCIPAL 400 TO ALL HER LAWFUL CHILDREN AT 21 YEARS. IF SHE DIES WITH NO LAWFUL CHILDREN, THE 400 WILL GO INTO HIS RESIDUARY PERSONAL ESTATE. TO ANN SARAH AND ELIZABETH WHITEHEAD, CHILDREN OF LATE SISTER, SARAH WIFE OF WALTER WHITEHEAD, 100 EACH AT 21 YEARS OF AGE.
   TO HIS NATURAL DAUGHTER, CHARLOTTE BALLARD, 600. HIS MANORS, HOUSES, LAND IN KENT OR ELSEWHERE AND RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS AND LEGACIES ARE PAID, TO BROTHER ROBERT, FOR EVER. THE LATTER IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: ROBERT HINDE, ROBERT HINDE, JUNIOR AND JAMES TAYLOR.
PROVED 14th FEBRUARY 1816

80 (D)   SMALL HEADSTONE

ANN SENIOR
1855

1840 PIGOT DIRECTORY, BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER

81 (C)   DOUBLE HEADSTONE

HERE
LIETH YE BODY
OF WILLIAM
SON OF JOHN
SARAH SHARP
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 
[    ] 1735
]
JOHN SHARP 
------------------- 
[DIED AUGUST 1736] 
HERE
  LIETH YE BODY
OF SARAH WIFE OF
  JOHN SHARP
  [WHO DIED ]
JUNE 2nd 1720
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO MARY
GREENHILL
DAUGHTER OF
YE SAID JOHN SHARP
-----------------------------
[DIED NOVEMBER 1729]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 16th APRIL 1735
JOHN SHARP, INN HOLDER.
TO SERVANT KATHERINE EDMONDS, 100; TO SERVANT JOHN LEWIS, 5, IF WITH HIM AT DEATH;
   5 TO CHILDREN OF KINSMAN, WILLIAM BROCKWELL, LATE OF MILTON, BAKER, DECEASED, IF MORE THAN ONE CHILD EQUALLY SHARED.
   TO SON IN LAW, HENRY GIBBONS OF MAIDSTONE, INN HOLDER AND DAUGHTER, SARAH, HENRY'S WIFE, HIS HOUSE IN MILTON AND ALL OTHER HOUSES AND ALL REAL ESTATE, FOR EVER.
   HIS DEBTS AND LEGACIES, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS TO BE PAID FROM PERSONAL ESTATE. TO HENRY GIBBONS AND HIS WIFE SARAH, THE RESIDUE, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, GOODS, BONDS, MORTGAGES AND PERSONAL ESTATE. HENRY AND SARAH ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: FRANCES BATCHELLER, WILLIAM BATCHELLER AND J. BATCHELLER.
PROVED 5th DECEMBER 1736

82 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM STANTON
SURGEON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF FEBRUARY 1811
AGED 47 YEARS
ALSO DEBORAH WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DIED THE 22nd OF
MARCH 1838 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH TURNER
SISTER OF THE LAST NAMED WHO DIED THE
26th OF MARCH 1838 AGED 73? YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 8th JANUARY 1806
WILLIAM STANTON, SURGEON.
  FIRST, DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS PAID.
   TO FRIENDS JOHN TONGE, OF SITTINGBOURNE, LINEN DRAPER AND JAMES TONGE OF CHATHAM, LINEN DRAPER, ALL OF HIS ESTATE, UPON TRUST, TO SELL AT THEIR DISCRETION AND GET IN ALL DEBTS OWED. THEY TO INVEST MONEY IN PUBLIC FUNDS AND PAY HIS WIFE, DEBORAH, FOR LIFE, THE ANNUAL INTEREST. AFTER HER DEATH, TO PAY HIS NIECE, MARY SUSANNA STANTON, DAUGHTER OF HS LATE BROTHER, THOMAS, THE INCOME AT 21 YEARS OF AGE, UNTIL THEN THE INTEREST GOES TOWARDS HER MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION. IF SHE DIES BEFORE SHE IS 21, WITH NO LAWFUL ISSUE, THE INTEREST TO HIS SISTER IN LAW, ELIZABETH TURNER, OF SITTINGBOURNE, SPINSTER AND SISTER IN LAW, MARY STANTON, WIDOW OF BROTHER, THOMAS, FOR THEIR LIFETIMES. WHEN THEY HAVE BOTH DIED, THEN HALF THE PRINCIPAL TO HIS MATERNAL UNCLE, [      ] WILLS, CLERK, RECTOR OF [      ], CUMBERLAND, THE FATHER OF HIS LATE RESPECTED FRIEND, JOHN WILLS.
   TO HIS WIFE ALL THE PLATE AND LINEN. JOHN AND JAMES TONGE ARE EXECUTORS.
   HE STATES THAT THE WORDS, "FORMERLY ASSISTANT SURGEON OF HIS MAJESTY'S REGIMENT OF [      ] GUARDS" HAVE BEEN CROSSED OUT AND THE BEQUEST TO HIS WIFE OF THE PLATE AND LINEN, INTERLINED.
(THIS IS NOT TRANSCRIBED IN THE OFFICIAL COPY, WHICH IS ALL THAT IS AVAILABLE).
WITNESSES: SARAH BRETT?, MARTHA TIDY , SERVANT TO MR STANTON AND RICHARD BATHURST, SITTINGBOURNE.
PROVED 18th MAY 1811

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 31st DECEMBER 1821
DEBORAH STANTON, WIDOW, OF KEY STREET, SITTINGBOURNE.
   SHE IS INFIRM IN HER BODY.
   DESIRES TO BE BURIED BESIDES OR WITH HER LATE HUSBAND.
   AFTER PAYMENT OF HER FUNERAL COSTS AND DEBTS, ALL HER PROPERTY TO HER SISTER , ELIZABETH TURNER, WHO LIVES WITH HER, FOR EVER, THE LATTER IS EXECUTOR.
   SHE ASKS HER TO OBTAIN WITHOUT DELAY, THE 200 GUINEAS WHICH ELIZABETH LENT TO GEORGE MONK TRACEY OF SITTINGBOURNE AND TO PURCHASE AN ANNUITY FOR HER OWN BENEFIT. THIS ADVICE IS "WORTH RECOMMENDING AND WORTH HER ATTENTION".
   HER PLATE IS IN THE HANDS OF GODDARD FOSTER OF SITTINGBOURNE, WATCH MAKER. ON A PLEDGE OF 10, WHICH SHE RECEIVED FROM HIM, SHE DIRECTS THE 10 TO BE PAID AND THE PLATE REDEEMED WITHOUT DELAY. THIS COMPRISES A SILVER WATCH, PAIR OF SHOE BUCKLES, 5 TEA SPOONS MARKED "T", A TABLE SPOON MARKED "J.P.", PAIR OF SUGAR TONGS MARKED "W.E.S.", 6 TABLES SPOONS MARKED "W.J.S.", 2 GRAVY SPOONS MAKED "W.J.S.", PAIR OF SALT SPOONS MARKED "W.J.S.", A "HANDSOME" SUGAR URN AND CREAM URN BOTH MARKED "W.J.S.",11 TEA SPOONS MARKED "W.J.S." AND A MOURNING RING OF MISS TURNER'S.
   SHE NOW REPEATS ALL HER PROPERTY TO GO TO SISTER, ELIZABETH.
WITNESSES: EDWARD DICKENSON AND JAMES HATCH.
PROVED 19th APRIL 1838. DECEASED WAS LATE OF CHALKWELL. ADMINISTRATION WAS GRANTED TO JOSEPH GOODCHILD, ELIZABETH TURNER DIED WITHOUT PROVING THE WILL.

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 31st MARCH 1838
ELIZABETH TURNER.
HER FUNDED PROPERTY AND ALL OTHER EFFECTS TO HER SISTER, DEBORAH STANTON, IF SHE SURVIVES HER, IF NOT THEN TO JOSEPH GOODCHLD OF TOOLLEY STREET, LONDON, "IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE WISH OF MY SISTER WHO NOW LIES DANGEROUSLY ILL AND CANNOT DIRECT ME HOW TO DO THIS, I HOPE IT IS WRIGHT, (sic) I HAVE WRITTEN PLAIN BUT SHORT"
NO WITNESSES

AFFIDAVIT 9th APRIL 1838
   JOHN BAGGS, SERVANT OF JOSEPH GOODCHILD OF 2 TOOLLY STREET, SOUTHWARK, GLASS MERCHANT, IS SWORN.
   HE WAS WELL ACQUAINTED WITH ELIZABETH TURNER FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND AT TIME OF HER DEATH. HE HAS FREQUENTLY READ HER LETTERS TO MR GOODCHILD'S FATHER AND HE HAD SEEN HER SIGN HER NAME WHEN HE HAD ACCOMPANIED HER TO THE BANK OF ENGLAND TO RECEIVE DIVIDENDS. HE HAS CAREFULLY EXAMINED THE WILL AND CONFIRMS IT IS IN HER HAND.

AFFIDAVIT 11th APRIL 1838
THOMAS TILLEY OF SITTINGBOURNE, GLAZIER AND PLUMBER IS SWORN.
   HE WAS WELL ACQUAINTED WITH MISS TURNER , LATE OF CHALKWELL, FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND AT TIME OF HER DEATH. HE IS VERY FAMILIAR WITH HER HANDWRITING AND SIGNATURE. SOME DAYS AFTER HER DEATH, HE PURCHASED FROM MR. JOSEPH GOODCHILD AND REMOVED FROM HER HOUSE TO HIS, A CHEST OF DRAWERS. SOME DAMAGE HAPPENED WHEN TAKING THE CHEST THROUGH THE WINDOW OF DECEASED'S HOUSE AND WHEN REPAIRING THE DAMAGE HE FOUND THE WILL , WHICH HAD FALLEN BEHIND A DRAWER. HE HAS EXAMINED THE WILL AND CONFIRMS IT IS THE SAME DOCUMENT HE FOUND AND THAT THE WRITING ON IT IS MISS TURNER'S.
PROVED 18th APRIL 1838

83 (C)   HEADSTONE

BENEATH
THIS STONE ARE DEPOSITED
THE MORTAL REMAINS OF
MR JOHN STEVENS
WHO DEPARTED THIS TRANSITORY LIFE
THE 10th DAY OF MARCH 1818
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO
MRS ANN STEVEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS TRANSITORY LIFE
THE 7th DAY OF APRIL 1829
AGED 82 YEARS

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 30th APRIL 1812
JOHN STEVENS, MALTSTER.
   FIRST ALL DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS TO BE PAID.
   TO WILLIAM HAYZLEDEN OF MILTON, SADDLER, 60, TO BE PAID WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER DEATH OF TESTATOR'S WIFE, ANN, FOR HIS TROUBLE IN THE EXECUTION OF THE TRUSTS IN THE WILL.
   TO JAMES GOUGE OF SITTINGBOURNE, LAND SURVEYOR, 10.
   HE WISHES TO MAKE PROVISION FOR HIS NEPHEW, SAMUEL STEVENS, WHO IS EMPLOYED IN THE MALTING TRADE CARRIED ON BY TESTATOR AND HIS BROTHER, BENJAMIN AT BAPCHILD.
   HIS EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES TO GIVE SAMUEL TESTATOR'S HALF SHARE OF THE BUSINESS, HE TO PAY ONLY FOR THE STOCK IN TRADE; ALSO TO SAMUEL ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS IN THE BUSINESS AT BAPCHILD, AS ON AN INVENTORY MADE BY THE TESTATOR.
   TRUSTEES TO LEND SAMUEL OUT OF THE RESIDUE OF THE ESTATE, 600, SAMUEL TO GIVE A BOND AND WARRANT OF ATTORNEY AS SECURITY FOR PAYMENT OF INTEREST AT 5% PER ANNUM, DURING THE LIFE OF TESTATOR'S WIFE, AFTER HER DEATH, HE GIVES SAMUEL 500, PART OF THE 600 AND THE REMAINING 100, 6 MONTHS AFTER HIS WIFE'S DEATH. TRUSTEES WILL NOT CALL UPON SAMUEL TO REPAY THE PRINCIPAL SUM DURING HIS AUNT'S LIFE, UNLESS HE DEFAULTS ON THE INTEREST PAYMENTS.
   TO HIS EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES, HIS HALF SHARE OF THE MALT HOUSE, COTTAGE, STABLES AT BAPCHILD, UPON TRUST, TO ALLOW SAMUEL TO USE AND OCCUPY IT, DURING HIS AUNT'S LIFE, SAMUEL TO PAY TO HIS AUNT ANN AN ANNUITY OF 10. AFTER HER DEATH, AND PAYMENT OD ARREARS OF THE ANNUITY AND ANNUAL INTEREST ON THE 600 AND PAYMENT OF THE 100, THEN THE MALT HOUSE AT BAPCHILD TO BE CONVEYED TO SAMUEL, FOR EVER.............
   TO HIS WIFE, HIS HOUSE AT SITTINGBOURNE AND THE FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA AND EFFECTS . AFTER HER DEATH, TO NEPHEW SAMUEL STEVENS, WILLIAM HAYZLEDEN AND JAMES GOUGE, UPON TRUST, TO BE SOLD AND PROCEEDS TO GO INTO HIS RESIDUARY PERSONAL ESTATE.
   REST AND RESIDUE, UPON TRUST, TO INVEST IN PUBLIC FUNDS WITH INTEREST PAID TO HIS WIFE, FOR LIFE. THE RESIDUE 6 MONTHS AFTER HER DEATH AND MONEY FROM SALE OF HIS HOUSE AND CONTENTS, TO BE DIVIDED AND SHARED AMONG HIS NEPHEWS AND NIECES, EQUALLY, THEY ARE, JAMES, ELIZABETH AND ANN, CHILDREN OF HIS LATE BROTHER, JOSEPH, WILLIAM AND BENJAMIN WRIGHT, SONS OF HIS SISTER ANN AND HER HUSBAND WILLIAM, OF ELTHAM, GARDENER AND JOHN TOWNSEND, SON OF SISTER, SARAH WIFE OF [                ] TOWNSEND OF [                    ], BERKSHIRE............................................
   WIFE ANN, HAYZLEDEN AND GOUGE ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: MARY ANN BATHURST, RICHARD BATHURST, SITTINGBOURNE AND E. CRUMP, HIS CLERK.
PROVED 16th JUNE 1818. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS LESS THAN 2,000

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 2nd FEBRUARY 1825
ANN STEVENS.
  
AFTER HER DEATH SHE WISHES MONEY in the FAVERSHAM SAVINGS BANK TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS, 10 TO HANNAH FARROW OF SITTINGBOURNE, WHO IS IS LIVING WITH HER SISTER AND BROTHER IN LAW. RESIDUE TO MRS ANN HAYZLEDEN WHO LIVES AT NEWINGTON, SHE ALSO TO HAVE HER WATCH, CLOTHES AND BED HANGINGS, THE LATTER RECENTLY PURCHASED. SHE REQUESTS THE SURVIVING EXECUTOR OF HER LATE HUSBAND TO SEE HER WILL IS CARRIED OUT.
SIGNS WILL WITH HER MARK.
WITNESSES: ELIZABETH MITCHELL AND D. GRACE.
PROVED 3rd JUNE 1828. GRANTED TO JAMES GOUGE, LAND SURVEYOR OF SITTINGBOURNE, SURVIVING EXECUTOR OF HER LATE HUSBAND. VALUE OF GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS, LESS THAN 100.

DATE OF DEATH STATED AS 29th MARCH 1829, SO, NOT CONSISTENT WITH INSCRIPTION

84 (C)   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

[                                   ]
[                                               ]
[                         ] STRO[NGHILL]
[                           ] OCTOBER? 17[   ]
AGED 66 YEARS
[                      ] STRONG[HILL]
[                       ] MAY 1779? AGED 22 YEARS

85 (D)   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
AMY WIFE OF
THOMAS SUTTON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 11th APRIL 1856
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO FOUR CHILDREN WHO
DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
VIZ. HENRY, THOMAS NOARES?,
FREDERICK AND EMMA
"A Kind, Indulgent Mother, a Warm
and Sincere Friend"

SWIFT SEE BOULDING

TANNER SEE BATE

86 (B)   HEADSTONE

[          ]
[                                ]
ROBERT TAPLEY
OB. [    ] APRIL 1741
[                               ]

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 15th APRIL 1741
ROBERT TAPLEY, HOUSE CARPENTER.
   HE IS SICK AND WEAK.
   TO WIFE SUSAN, FOR EVER, HIS HOUSE AND MALTHOUSE, BARN, STABLE, MILKHOUSE, GARDEN AND ORCHARD AND 18 ACRES OF ARABLE, PASTURE AND WOODLAND IN HARRIETSHAM AND LENHAM, LATELY OCCUPIED BY PETER CROUCHER, NOW BY JAMES BARHAM; HIS HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE, "OPPOSITE AGAINST THE CHURCH THERE" , IT WAS BUILT BY JOHN STEPHENS OF SITTINGBOURNE, CARPENTER, SINCE OCCUPIED BY TESTATOR AND NOW EMPTY.
   AFTER THE PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, THE RESIDUE , REAL AND PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, READY MONEY, INVESTED MONEY AND DEBTS, TO HIS WIFE, FOR EVER; SHE IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: JOHN REEVE, EDWARD ELLEN AND J. BATCHELLER.
PROVED 25th APRIL 1741

87 (D)   DARK GREY LEDGER, ILLEGIBLE IN PLACES, LYING
ON THE GROUND, CLOSE TO THE FOUNDATIONS OF A DESTROYED CHEST TOMB.


REMAINS OF THE TAPPENDEN TOMB

THE UPRIGHT STONE, WHICH WAS LYING ON TOP OF THE LEDGER, MAY BE A SIDE OR END PANEL? THE FOUNDATION, IN THE FOREGROUND LOOKS RATHER SQUARE IN RELATION TO THE LEDGER WHICH IS ABOUT SIX FEET LONG. IN THE BACKGROUND IS AN OLDER, ILLEGIBLE TOMB, I WONDER IF THIS IS ALSO OF THE TAPPENDEN FAMILY?

HERE LIETH INTERRED THE BODY OF JOHN
TAPPENDEN SON OF RICHARD AND MARY
TAPPENDEN OF CROWN KEY WHO DEP.
THIS LIFE [ MAY [    ] 1717]
[AGED 48 YEARS]
[                                                ]BODY OF
RICHARD TAPPENDEN [OF] CROWN
KEY HUSBAND OF [MARY TAPPENDEN
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE?}
[                  ] OCTOBER [   ] 169[4] AGED 6[   ] YEARS
LEAVING ISSUE [   ] SON [             ] DAUGHTERS
[                                                         ] CHILDREN
BY HER?
ALSO RICHARD TAPPENDEN JUNIOR SON
OF RICHARD & MARY TAPPENDEN OF
CROWN KEY DEPARTED THIS LIFE
21st OF JUNE 169[2] IN THE 18th ? YEAR
OF HIS AGE

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATE OBSCURE
RICHARD TAPPENDEN OF MILTON, MARINER.
HE IS SICK IN BODY.
   SON JOHN IS EXECUTOR. DESIRES TO BE BURIED IN SITTINGBOURNE CHURCHYARD IN THE SAME GRAVE AS FIRST WIFE MARY.
   TO DAUGHTER, UNA, 300 AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS "NOW" WIFE, MARY, ALSO BEDDING, BEDSTEAD, LINEN, [     ] AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS.
   CONCERNING JOHN LANES, OF MILTON, MARINER, WHO WAS MARRIED TO LATE DAUGHTER, ELLEN, [ obscure ], NOW IN TESTATOR'S CUSTODY, FOR BENEFIT OF THEIR DAUGHTERS, MARY AND KATHERINE LANES, ALL THE THINGS WHICH WERE THEIR MOTHER'S, 6 LARGE SILVER SPOONS, MARKED E.T., ONE SMALL SPOON? MARKED K.T.; A SILVER CUP MARKED R. T. E.; 4 GOLD RINGS; 1 PIECE OF GOLD VALUED, 23s 6d ; 1 HALF PIECE OF GOLD, VALUED, 11s 9d; 1 QUARTER PIECE OF GOLD, VALUED, 5s 10 d; 1 SILVER NUTMEG GRATER AND 4 OLD 5s PIECES OF SILVER; SILVER SALT, SILVER CASE ?, TOOTH PICK IN FASHION OF AN ANCHOR?, 6 DIAPERS, 3 DIAPER CUPBOARDS AND CLOTHES; SUIT OF CHILD'S BED LINEN, 6 NAPKINS, 1 CHILD'S BED?, 14 APRONS, 2 LACE HANDKERCHIEFS, 1 PLAIN AND 2 PAIRS LACE SHEETS,1 RED MANTLE WITH SILVER AND GOLD LACE, 1 WHITE MANTLE, 1 RED MANTLE WITH? , 1 GREEN MANTLE, SILK? , 1 SILK GOWN AND PETTICOAT, 1 WHITE SARSENTT? HOOD, 1 COMMON PRAYER BOOK, SILVER PORRINGER MARKED N, 1 SILVER CORAL, HER MOTHER'S WEDDING RING, 3 OTHER GOLD RINGS, 1? PIECE OF GOLD VALUE 23s 6d, 5 QUARTER PIECES OF GOLD VALUED 21s 4 d, SILVER BOX MARKED E.T., A SILVER CUP MARKED M.L., 5 SHILLING PIECES, CROWN, 1 GILT MILLED SHILLING, AND OTHER SMALL PIECES OF MONEY VALUED 38s, 6 LARGE SILVER ? MARKED E.T., 1 SILVER SALT MARKED E.T., 1 SILVER THIMBLE, KNIFE AND FORK TIPPED WITH SILVER, PAIR OF SISSORS, WITH SILVER CHAIN, 1 SILVER BODKIN MARKED E.T., 1 SILVER WHISTLE, AMBER NECKLACE, 1 HOLLAND SHEET WITH LACE ? , 1 WHITE SATIN MANTLE, 6 DIAPERS? , 1 DAMASK CUPBOARD CLOTH, 7 FLAX NAPKINS, 1 WHITE ROCKETT, 2 HOLLAND PILLOW BEARES, 1? APRON, 1 LACED? , 3 PAIRS FINE SHEETS, PAIR OF DOUBLE LACED RUFFLES, 1? SCARF, BLACK TAFFETY HOOD, 2 WHITE SARSNETT HOODS, 1 CORNET?, A SUIT OF CHILD'S BED LINEN, WITH SATIN SLEEVES, 1 LACED SUIT AND HEAD BAND?, PAIR OF SILK GLOVES, FLOWERED SILVER PIN CUSHION, 1 [      ] WITH SILVER AND GOLD LACE, 1 SILK BLUE PETTICOAT, PAIR OF SILK SLEEVES, BIBLE MARKED E.T., 1 BLUE SILK PARRENTEEN GOWN, SILK TABBY PETTICOAT, A BOOK ENTITLED " THE GREAT ASSIZE", A RED RIBBON, A WHITE RIBBON, FOR A MANTLE, ONE MARKED R.E.T.
   JOHN LANES IS BOUND TO HIM IN THE SUM OF 200, LANES IS TO LEAVE HIS DAUGHTERS, 50 AT HIS DEATH, EXECUTORS TO KEEP BOND.
   TO GRAND DAUGHTERS, MARY AND KATHERINE LANES, 50 EACH AT 21 OR DAY OF MARRIAGE.
   TO SON JOHN, HIS HALF SHARE OF 2 HOYS AND THE RIGGING AND TACKLE AND HIS 2 HOUSES IN SITTINGBOURNE AND BAPCHILD, ONE PURCHASED FROM MARY DIV?????, FRANCIS MOORE AND ANNA HIS WIFE, AND THOMAS DIVIA????? AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE. ALSO SEVERAL HOUSES IN MILTON LATE OCCUPIED BY ABRAHAM HARPER, WILLIAM BART, GENT. AND WIDOW ANDERSON, TO JOHN FOR LIFE.
   AFTER HIS DEATH, TO HIS LAWFUL CHILDREN, IN DEFAULT TO DAUGHTER UNA AND HER HEIRS, IN DEFAULT, TO TO HIS GRAND DAUGHTERS, MARY AND KATHERINE LANES AND THEIR HEIRS, IN DEFAULT, THEN TO HIS COUSIN, JAMES BROWN OF PLUCKLEY, YEOMAN, AND HIS HEIRS, FOR EVER.
   AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS NOW WIFE, TO DAUGHTER UNA, THE HOUSE HE LIVES IN IN MILTON, FOR LIFE, AFTER HER DEATH TO HER CHILDREN, IN DEFAULT, TO SON JOHN AND HIS HEIRS, IN DEFAULT, TO TO GRAND DAUGHTERS, MARY AND KATHERINES AND THEIR CHILDREN, IN DEFAULT, TO COUSIN JAMES BROWN, FOR EVER.
   HIS HOUSE AT TONGE, LATELY OCCUPIED BY [      ] BISHOPP AND 2 HOUSES IN MILTON AND BOBBING LATELY OCCUPIED BY THOMAS FLETCHER , WALTER LEE AND MARGARET HARRIS, WIDOW, TO SON JOHN AND HIS HEIRS, IN DEFAULT AS IN THE PREVIOUS SUCCESSIONS.
   RESIDUE AFTER PAYMENT OF DEBTS AND LEGACIES, TO SON JOHN, FOER EVER.
WITNESSES: JOHN LEENARD, THOMAS BENNITT AND WILLIAM BACK.
PROVED 2nd NOVEMBER 1694

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 16th MAY 1717
JOHN TAPPENDEN, OF CROWN KEY, GENTLEMAN.
   TO SON RICHARD, 700, AS FOLLOWS, 300 WHEN HE COMPLETES HIS APPRENTICESHIP, 300 12 MONTHS AFTER THAT AND 12 MONTHS LATER, THE REMAINING 100; TO SON WILLIAM AT 21, 600; TO SON THOMAS AT 21, 700; TO HIS WIFE, JOHANNA, FURNITURE IN HIS BEST CHAMBER AND BED CHAMBER, HER CHOICE OF 6 PAIRS OF SHEETS, , 6 TOWELS, 24 NAPKINS, ALSO A SILVER TANKARD MARKED J.T.J., ALSO FOR HER LIFETIME, 2 FIELDS ADJACENT TO HER JOINTURE LAND IN MURSTON, WHICH HE PURCHASED FROM JOHN FRY, ALSO SEVERAL SMALL PIECES OF LAND AND A LITTLE WOOD, VALUE 5, IN BOUGHTON COURT ? ADJOINING HER OWN ESTATE.
   TO SON RICHARD HIS HOUSE AND 10 ACRES OF HOP GROUND IN BOUGHTON UNDER BLEANE, FOR EVER.
   TO SON JAMES, AN ANNUITY OF 50 FROM LAND AT LENHAM OCCUPIED BY RICHARD WAKELY.
   WIFE, JOHANNA TO RECEIVE THE ANNUITY DURING HIS MINORITY, FOR HIS MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION, AS LONG AS SHE REMAINS HIS WIDOW.
   TO SON CHARLES, HIS BARN AND LAND AT ON THE HILL AT LENHAM AND MEADOW, OCCUPIED BY RICHARD BRENCHLEY AT LENHAM, FOR EVER.
   HIS WIFE TO RECEIVE THE RENTS WHILE CHARLES IS A MINOR, AS FOR SON JAMES.
   TO SON WILLIAM, HIS 3 HOUSES IN MILTON, OCCUPIED BY THOMAS DOE, NICHOLAS JACKSON AND WILLIAM BECK?, ALS THE YARD CALLED POORES' YARD OCCUPIED BY BECK AND JACKSON, ALSO 20 ACRES OF WOODLAND IN LENHAM IN HIS OWN OCCUPATION, FOR EVER.
   TO SON THOMAS, HIS HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE AND HIS HOUSE IN LYNSTEAD, OCCUPIED BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIS, FOR EVER.
   THE RESIDUE, REAL AND PERSONAL TO SON JOHN, FOR EVER, JOHN IS EXECUTOR.
   SON JOHN, SHOULD PRESENT HIS MOTHER, AND HIS AUNT AND UNCLE BANNISTER AND HIS BROTHERS WITH A "HANDSOME SUIT OF MOURNING".
   IF HE DIES AT SITTINGBOURNE, HE WISHES TO BE BURIED IN THE PARISH CHURCHYARD IN HIS FATHER'S TOMB AND A BLACK MARBLE STONE LAID OVER HIM.
  
HIS FRIENDS, RICHARD EASSELL, JOHN SMITH, NICHOLAS JACKSON, AUGUSTINE COBB, RICHARD ELDEN AND JOHN BATCHELLER TO BE PALL BEARERS.
   IF ONE IS MISSING, THEN CAPTAIN SAMUEL BELCHER TO TAKE HIS PLACE.
   IF HIS WIFE DIES DURING THE MINORITY OF SONS JAMES AND CHARLES, HE APPOINTS BROTHER (IN LAW) JACOB BANNISTER TO BE TRUSTEE FOR THEM. AND USES THEIR INCOME AS STATED BEFORE.
   IF BANNISTER SUBSEQUENTLY DIES DURING THEIR MINORITY, HE LEAVES THEM TO CARE OF SON JOHN AS HE HAS DIRECTED.
WITNESSES: NICHOLAS MANNOOCH, JOHN BRENCHLEY AND RICHARD BUTLER.

CODICIL 18th MAY 1717
   TO WIFE, JOHANNA, 100, TO HIS SONS, A HOUSE, 2 BARNS, 1 DOVE HOUSE AND SEVERAL ACRES OF ARABLE AND PASTURE, KNOWN AS HOBLETTS IN LENHAM, PURCHASED FROM JOHN TURNER AND NOW OCCUPIED BY RICHARD BRENCHLEY, FOR EVER, REST OF WILL RATIFIED.
WITNESSES, AS FOR WILL.
PROVED 29th MAY 1717

88 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM TERREY
DIED MAY 24th 1843
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JANE TERREY
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED NOV. 7th 18[57]
AGED 66 YEARS

REAR
(OR ORIGINAL FRONT?)
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WIFE OF
WILLIAM TERREY
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 23rd OF JANUARY 1816
AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM TERREY
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED IN HIS INFANCY

CANTERBURY COURT WILL DATED 30th SEPTEMBER 1833
WILLIAM TERREY, BREWER..
   TO THOMAS TONGE VALLANCE OF SITTINGBOURNE AND WIFE, JANE TERREY, 50 OD 3% CONSOLIDATED BANK ANNUITIES, UPON TRUST, TO PAY INTEREST TO HIS DAUGHTER, MARY ANN, WIFE OF [      ] COCHRANE OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY, WOOLWICH, FOR LIFE, INDEPENDENT OF PRESENT OR FUTURE HUSBAND.
   AFTER HER DEATH, UPON TRUST, TO PAY THE INTEREST TO HER CHILDREN, EQUALLY SHARED AT 21. IN DEFAULT OF CHILDREN, THEN CONTINUING ON TRUST. REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE TO HIS TRUSTEES, TO PAY ANNUAL PRODUCE TO WIFE, JANE, FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH, UPON TRUST, TO PAY REMAINDER AND THE 50 STOCK, EQUALLY AMONG ALL HIS CHILDREN, EXCEPT MARY, WHO ARE LIVING AT TIME OF HIS WIFE'S DEATH. HIS TRUSTEES ARE HIS EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: WILLIAM VALLANCE, JAMES VALLANCE AND GEORGE GROSVENOR.
PROVED 10th AUGUST 1843. GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS VALUE LESS THAN 800
POWER RESERVED TO THOMAS TONGE VALLANCE.

89 (C)   HEADSTONE

[IN MEMORY OF]
MARY ANN
WIFE OF THOMAS TILLEY
WHO DIED [    ] NOVEMBER [           ]
AGED 27? YEARS
ALSO SARAH LANG[RAHAM ?]
SECOND WIFE OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS TILLEY
WHO DIED THE 15th? OF JUNE ? 184[   ]
AGED [    ] YEARS

THOMAS TILLEY IS PROBABLY THE PLUMBER, GLAZIER AND PAINTER IN THE STAPLETON 1838 DIRECTORY. HE DIED IN 1848, LEAVING A P.C.C. WILL HE ALSO APPEARS IN THE 2nd AFFIDAVIT AFTER ELIZABETH TIRNER'S WILL, 1838.

90 (A)   HEADSTONE   SEVERELY ERODED AT TOP AND BOTTOM

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
[JAMES TONGE]
[DIED FEBRUARY 1781]
ALSO
THOMAS TONGE
SON OF THE ABOVE JAMES TONG
WHO DIED DECEMBER [ ]
1807
AGED 60 ? YEARS
[                ?                ]
[                ?                ]
[           ?           ]

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 19th NOVEMBER 1777
JAMES TONGE, BREWER.
   ALL HIS LAND PLANTED WITH FRUIT TREES, KNOWN AS GREAT HOLDRIDGE AND ABOUT 1 ACRE, IN SITTINGBOURNE, TO SON JAMES, FOR EVER.
   TO JOHN SMITH BARLING OF FAVERSHAM, GENTLEMAN, 2,000, UPON TRUST, TO INVEST IN GOVERNMENT FUNDS OR OTHER SECURITIES AND THE INTEREST TO BE PAID TO SON JAMES, FOR LIFE. AFTER HIS SON'S DEATH, THE 2,000 TO BE EQUALLY SHARED BETWEEN ALL OF SON JAMES'S CHILDREN. IF JAMES DIES LEAVING NO CHILDREN LIVING, THEN TO SON THOMAS AND DAUGHTERS, DOROTHY ANN AND SARAH TONGE AND GRANDSON, WILLIAM VALLANCE.
   TO SON WILLIAM, 200; TO DAUGHTERS DOROTHY AND SARAH, 100 EACH; TO GRANDSON, WILLIAM VALLANCE, 2,000 AT 21 YEARS. 100 TO BE LAID OUT TO PLACE WILLIAM VALLANCE IN A TRADE OR PROFESSION, AS HE CHOOSES, WILLIAM VALLANCE ALSO TO HAVE ALL HIS CLOTHES.
   TO JOHN SMITH BARLING, 20 TO PAY TO DAUGHTER ELIZABETH, WIFE OF JOHN VALLANCE, ALSO TO ELIZABETH AN ANNUITY OF 20, FOR LIFE.
   TO HIS DAUGHTERS, DOROTHY AND SARAH, ALL THE HOP POLES IN HIS 10 ACRE HOP GROUND AT 
     ?      LEAD IN SITTINGBOURNE AND MILTON ABD HOP CROP. THEY CAN OCCUPY THE LAND AND DRY THE HOPS, THEY ALSO TO HAVE HIS "NEW ORDERED" OAST HOUSE AND MALT HOUSE, FORMERLY CALLED JACKSON'S BARN IN SITTINGBOURNE, GRATIS.
   THEY TO BAG AND LAY THE HOPS IN THE OAST AND MALT HOUSE, FOR ONE MONTH AFTER THE SEASON, AS LONG AS THEY USE THE HOP GROUND. ANY OF HIS DAUGHTERS CAN OCCUPY HIS HOUSE ADJOINING THE RED LYON INN IN SITTINGBOURNE, LATE OCCUPIED BY THOMAS TEMPLEMAN AND FOR AS LONG AS SHE/ THEY CHOOSE, GRATIS.
   TO DAUGHTER, DOROTHY, THE FURNITURE IN HIS BEST FORE CHAMBER, EXCEPT THE CASH BOX AND IT'S CONTENTS; TO DAUGHTER SARAH THE FURNITURE IN THE BACK CHAMBER, EXCEPT THE GREEN BED AND TWO PAIRS OF SHEETS; TO SON THOMAS, HIS CASH BOX AND CONTENTS, AND
      ?      IN THE GREAT PARLOUR.
   REST AND RESIDUE OF FURNITURE TO HIS 3 DAUGHTERS, EQUALLY SHARED. HE DESIRES HIS DAUGHTERS TO GIVE DAUGHTER ELIZABETH VALLANCE, "A FEW NECESSARIES" ALL SILVER PLATE TO SON THOMAS AND DAUGHTERS, DOROTHY AND SARAH AND GRANDSON WILLIAM VALLANCE, EQUALLY SHARED.
   TO THE POOR
     ?      AND POOR WIDOWS IN SITTINGBOURNE, 10, DISTRIBUTED AMONG THEM BY HIS EXECUTOR. HE CHARGES HIS PROPERTY, EXCEPT LAND ALREADY GIVEN TO SON JAMES, AND ALL GOODS AND PERSONAL ESTATE, EXCEPT THOSE ITEMS ALREADY BEQUEATHED, WITH PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS AND LEGACIES.
   TO THE MAINTENANCE OF GRANDSON, WILLIAM VALLANCE, AN ANNUITY OF 20. ALL HIS PROPERTY EXCEPT THAT ALREADY CHARGED, TO SON THOMAS, WHO IS EXECUTOR .
WITNESSES: JOHN CUMMING, PETER FLINT AND SAMUEL FLINT
PROVED 16th FEBRUARY 1781

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 28th APRIL 1806
THOMAS TONGE, GENTLEMAN.
   FIRST, ALL DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS TO BE PAID.
   TO SISTER DOROTHY ANN GRAYLING OF SITTINGBOURNE, WIDOW, ALL HOUSEHOLD GOODS, FURNITURE, PLATE, CHINA, EASY MONEY, PROPERTY AND EFFECTS, ALSO 3,000.
   IF DOROTHY DIES IN HIS LIFETIME, HER LEGACY TO NEPHEW THOMAS GRAYLING, SON OF DOROTHY, AND 400.
   TO SISTER SARAH TONGE, SPINSTER OF SITTINGBOURNE, 100. TO SARAH FOWLE, WIDOW, OF ADAM FOWLE, LATE OF CANTERBURY, BUTCHER, 20. ALSO TO THOMAS GRAYLING, HIS HOUSE AND FARM AT SHOTTINGTON? GREEN AT CHILHAM, OCCUPIED BY WILLIAM WYLES; TO DOROTHY GRAYLING AND SARAH TONGE, HIS HOUSE IN SITTINGBOURNE NOW OCCUPIED BY THEM, FOR LIFE; AFTER THE SURVIVOR'S DEATH, TO NEPHEW WILLIAM VALLANCE OF SITTINGBOURNE, BREWER, FOR EVER, HE ALSO TO HAVE RESIDUE AND IS EXECUTOR.
WITNESSES: THOMAS DERING, OF SITTINGBOURNE, GRAZIER, JOHN ARNDELL OF SITTINGBOURNE, CARRIER AND RICHARD BATHURST, ATTORNEY OF SITTINGBOURNE.
PROVED 16th JANUARY 1807.

TURNER SEE STANTON

91(A)   CHEST TOMB WITH "MEDIEVAL" STYLE DECORATION   


VALLANCE TOMB, DESIGNED BY AYMER VALLANCE?

WEST END
HERE LIES THOMAS

SOUTH SIDE
WILLIAM VALLANCE BORN MARCH 1829

EAST SIDE
DIED 18th NOVEMBER 1902

NORTH SIDE
PACE(?) AVE DE PROFUNDIS AMEN

VALLANCE WAS A CAREER ARMY OFFICER.
THIS TOMB WAS PROBABLY DESIGNED BY VALLANCE'S SON, AYMER VALLANCE, THE ANTIQUARY AND ASSOCIATE AND BIOGRAPHER OF WILLIAM MORRIS AND CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA.

FROM A MAIDSTONE NEWSPAPER 27th NOVEMBER 1902
"THE LATE CAPTAIN VALLANCE---- THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE CAPTAIN T. W. VALLANCE, OF AYMERS, TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AT ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD.
   THE HYMNS WERE "JESUS LIVES, NO LONGER NOW", AND "TEN THOUSAND TIMES, TEN THOUSAND". THE OFFICIATING CLERGY WERE THE REV. T.G.L. LUSHINGTON (VICAR OF SITTINGBOURNE), R.B. BARBER (RECTOR OF ELMLEY), AND T.J. SEWELL (VICAR OF LYNSTEAD). SEVERAL HANDSOME FLORAL TRIBUTES WERE TO BE SEEN ON THE COFFIN. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE YOUNGEST SON OF THE DECEASED, WHO IS IN SOUTH AFRICA, EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY WAS PRESENT.
   AMONG OTHERS WHO ATTENDED THE FUNERAL WERE MR ALLEN TASSELL, DR. PRIDEUX SELBY, MR R.G.E. LOCKE, MR F. GARELL BARNES, LIEUT,. COL. TYLER, LORD TEYNHAM, MR R. MERCER, MR F.G. GIBSON, MR W.J. HARRIS, ETC. THE INTERMENT WAS WITNESSED BY A LARGE GATHERING OF PEOPLE"

WANSTALL SEE LINSELL

92 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
ROBERT HUBBLE
WHIBLEY
BORN 27th NOV. 1822
DIED 20th JAN 1825
ELIZABETH S.
WHIBLEY
BORN 11th JULY 1826
DIED 10th JULY 1847

93 (D)   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
MARY WHITE
LATE OF MURSTON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 1st OF FEBRUARY 1822
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO ROBERT SEATH, YEOMAN
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
LATE OF EAST HALL WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 9th OF MARCH 1823
AGED 68 YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 13th FEBRUARY 1820
MARY WHITE, OF MURSTON, WIDOW.
   DESIRES TO BE BURIED IN SITTINGBOURNE CHURCHYARD AS NEAR TO HER PARENTS AS POSSIBLE.
   ALL HOUSEHOLD GOODS, FURNITURE, BOOKS, PLATE, LINEN, CHINA, CLOTHES, RINGS AND ORNAMENTS OF HER PERSON AND MONEY, TO DAUGHTER, SOPHIA ANN COWLAND WIFE OF THOMAS COWLAND OF CANTERBURY, BRAZIER, ABSOLUTELY.
   RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE, AFTER PAYMENT OF DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS, TO HER 3 SONS, JOHN, THOMAS AND RICHARD AND DAUGHTER SOPHIA COWLAND, EQUALLY SHARED.
   SONS JOHN AND THOMAS ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: SARAH FOUGAMBLE? AND JOHN BUCKTON OF CANTERBURY, ATTORNEY.

CODICIL 7th DECEMBER 1820
SHE IS NOW WEAK IN BODY.
   SHE HAD BEQUEATHED RESIDUE OF PERSONAL ESTATE TO HER SONS AND DAUGHTER. SON RICHARD HAS SINCE DIED, LEAVING 3 CHILDREN, JOHN, RICHARD AND MARY, ALL MINORS, SO HIS SHARE TO HIS CHILDREN AT 21 YEARS. IN MEANTIME, MONEY TO BE INVESTED IN PUBLIC FUNDS AND INTEREST TOWARDS THEIR MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION AND PLACING OUT.
WITNESSES: ELIZABETH? MITCHELL AND SOPHIA LOUDWELL.
PROVED 14th MAY 1822. SOPHIA COWLAND HAS ALSO SINCE DIED . POWER RESERVED TO THOMAS WHITE.

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 2nd JANUARY 1822
ROBERT SEATH, OF EASTHALL, MURSTON, GENTLEMAN.
   FIRST, HIS DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS TO BE PAID FROM REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE.
   INTEREST FROM 800 TO SISTER MARY WHITE, FOR LIFE, AFTER HER DEATH, THEN 800 TO JOHN AND THOMAS WHITE AND SOPHIA COWLAND, SONS AND DAUGHTER OF SISTER MARY.
   600 TO JOHN BEAKE SEATH OF TONGE, YEOMAN AND THOMAS WHITE OF MURSTON, YEOMAN, UPON TRUST, THEY TO INVEST THE MONEY IN REAL OR GOVERNMENT FUNDS, FOR THE CHILDREN OF NEPHEW, RICHARD WHITE, EQUALLY SHARED AT 21, IN THE MEANTIME, THE INTEREST TOWARDS THEIR MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION.
   TO SOPHIA COWLAND, 400; TO JOHN WHITE, 1,000; TO NIECES ANN AND ELIZABETH WHITEHEAD, 100 EACH..........................................................
   TO NEPHEWS, JOHN BEAKE SEATH AND THOMAS WHITE, ALL REAL ESTATE VESTED IN HIM AS TRUSTEE OR MORTGAGEE.......................................
THE LATTER ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: ROBERT HINDE, JUNIOR, M. HINDE AND JAMES TAYLOR.

CODICIL 30th JUNE 1822
MARY WHITE, HIS SISTER, IS NOW DEAD. HE REVOKES THE LEGACY OF 800 TO JOHN AND THOMAS WHITE AND SOPHIA COWLAND AND THE 800 WILL NOW BE PART OF HIS RESIDUARY PERSONAL ESTATE.
PROVED 22nd JULY 1823

94 (C)   HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF
SARAH THE WIFE OF
THOMAS WHITE
OF EAST HALL IN THE PARISH
OF MURSTON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [  ] OF FEBRUARY 1823
AGED 3[   ] YEARS
[                             ] ISSUE
[                              ] DAUGHTER, VIZ.
THOMAS [                                            ]

95 (D)   HEADSTONE  

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN WHITE
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 18th OF JANUARY 1829
AGED 56? YEARS
ALSO SIX CHILDREN WHO DIED
IN THEIR INFANCY
LEAVING A WIDOW FOUR SONS
AND ONE DAUGHTER
RICHARD, ROBERT, GEORGE
JOHN AND MARIA
ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE
ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 27th OF NOVEMBER 183[    ]
AGED [    ] YEARS

PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY WILL DATED 17th JANUARY 1829
JOHN WHITE, IRONMONGER.
   FIRST, DEBTS, FUNERAL AND PROBATE COSTS TO BE PAID.
   ALL FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD PROPERTY AND LAND, READY MONEY, INVESTMENTS, RENT ARREARS, DEBTS, GOODS, CHATTELS, STOCK IN TRADE AND PERSONAL ESTATE, TO HIS WIFE, FOR LIFE. AFTER HER DEATH OR REMARRIAGE, THEN TO HIS CHILDREN, EQUALLY SHARED AT 21 YEARS..................................
  
TO WIFE SARAH, THOMAS WHITE OF MURSTON, GENTLEMAN AND SON RICHARD, REAL ESTATE VESTED IN HIM AS TRUSTEE OT MORTGAGEE...........................................
   THE LATTER THREE ARE EXECUTORS.
WITNESSES: JOHN HINDE, THOMAS RUFF AND THOMAS ADAMS.
PROVED 3rd SEPTEMBER 1829.

96 (C)   HEADSTONE

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELEANOR WIFE OF
STEPHEN WILLCOCK
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[             ] MARCH 1819
AGED 27? YEARS

97 (C)   HEADSTONE

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
STEPHEN WILLCOCK
WHO DIED THE 17th OF SEPTEMBER
18[25]
AGED 37 YEARS

98 (C)   HEADSTONE, VERY ERODED

[SACRED]
[TO THE MEMORY OF]
MR WILLIAM HO[PPER] [WILLSON]
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE [   ] DAY OF MARCH 1833
AGED 54? YEARS
[                                         ]
[                                         ]
[                                         ]
ALSO
[Illegible]
[WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE]
[THE] [ ] DAY OF APRIL 184[   ]?
AGED 64 ? YEARS

Index of Names - from gravestones only

Names Index
ABBOT 1
ALEXANDER 2
ARNDELL 3

BACK 4
BALLARD 5
BARNES 6, 7
BATE 8, 9, 10
BAX 11
BIRCH 12
BOULDING 13
BRENCHLEY 14
BUFF 24
BURLEY 15

CLEAVE 16
CLIFFORD 17, 18, 19
COLLEY 20
COOPER 21, 22
COULTER 23
COWLAND 24
CRIGHTON 25
CROGGON 26
CRUTTENDEN 27


DEACON 28
DEAN 29
DENNIS 30
DIVERS 50
DRAYSON 31, 32

EASON 33
EDMONDS 34
EPPS 50

FARRINGTON 35
FINNIS 36

GARRETT 38, 39, 40, 41
GIBBONS 42
GLOVER 43
GORDELIER 44
GOUGE 45
GREEN 46

HALMARACK 47
HASSELLS 48
HOGBEN 49
HOGWOOD 50
HOPPER 98
HUBBLE 92
HUNT 51
HURD 52
IRONS 4
IVES 53

JACKSON 54

KEEPPEN 12
KEYES 55
KING 56
KINGSMILL 57
KNOWLES 58, 59

LANG 60
LANGRAHAM ? 89
LINSELL 61
LISHMAN 62
LYON 63

MASTERS 64
MILLENOR 65
MITCHELL 66
MOORE 67

PARKINSON 68
PARKS 69
PAXTON 72
PHILLIPE 70
PILES 71
POWNOLL 72
RAWLINGS 35
REASON 73, 74, 75
REDFORD 47
REEVES 74
ROUSE 76

SARGENT 77
SEATH 36,78,79,93,94,95
SENIOR 80
SHARP 81
STANTON 82
SURGEON 83
STEVENS 84
STRONGHILL 85

TANNER 10
TAPLEY 86
TAPPENDEN 87
TERREY 88
TILLEY 89
TONGE 90

VALLANCE 91

WANSTALL 61
WHIBLEY 92
WHITE 93
WILLCOCK 96, 97
WILLSON 98

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