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Monumental Inscriptions of St Nicholas Church, Strood - recorded by D. E. Williams 2014

Section B   "TYPED MANUSCRIPT"
This typed manuscript, date unknown, consists, with three exceptions, of monuments which can no longer be found. The three still extant are, the May headstone, which I am including under South West Corner; the Stevens chest tomb, see Churchyard Existing Monuments, and the Fry monument, the latter inside the church, see Interior.
   This record seems to be accurate, although not all the ages can be guaranteed to be accurate.
   It is also not clear whether some of the monuments are headstones or ledgers.

46.   [1]   

TO THE MEMORY OF
MR. MARK BARNES
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd OF JULY 1803
IN THE 33rd YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO
TWO CHILDREN WHO
DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
ALSO
THOMAS R. SAKER
WHO UNFORTUNATELY WAS LOST IN
1834
AGED 56 YEARS
ALSO
MARIA WIFE OF BOTH THE ABOVE
WHO DIED JANY. 17Th 1850
IN HER 75th YEAR
ALSO
MARK AND ANN BARNES
GRANDCHILDREN OF THE ABOVE

47.   [2]   

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 16th OF JULY 1774
IN THE 75th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO OF
SARAH HIS WIFE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 2nd OF OCT. 1776
IN THE 76th YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO
WILLIAM BARTHOLOMEW
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th NOV. 1788
IN THE 50th YEAR OF HIS AGE
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
FRANCES BARTHOLOMEW
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
JAMES AND SARAH BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 19th OF JUNE 1823
IN THE 82nd YEAR OF HER AGE

Consistory Court of Rochester Will, dated 10th September 1764
James Bartholomew, Shop Keeper of Strood
   To sons James and William, his freehold house in Strood, equally shared, for ever.
   To daughter Frances Bartholomew, a damask table cloth and six damask napkins. All other goods and chattels, real and personal estate not already bequeathed, to his wife Sarah, for life, but she can dispose of as she thinks. She is sole executor.
   Witnesses: William Dourett, Mary Dourett and J. Bowes
   Proved 21st September 1774
Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 12th September 1774
Sarah Bartholomew, Widow of Strood
   She is "aged, sick and infirm". To daughter, Sarah, wife of Francis Baker of Rochester, half of her clothes. To son James, all his father's clothes; to son William, one guinea. All household goods, shop goods, ready money, debts, bonds, securities and all real and personal estate, not already bequeathed, to daughter Frances Bartholomew, for ever. Frances and William Bartholomew are executors.
   Witnesses: Richard Peachy and J. Bowes
   Proved 4th March 1777 Power reserved to son William
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will, dated 23rd April 1816
Frances Bartholomew, Spinster of Maidstone
   To nephew, Robert Henry Bartholomew, of New Inn, Middlesex, Gentleman, half of her bank annuities, in trust, for niece Ann Tennent. To niece Frances Skiller, 20; to niece Frances Jarrett, 20 and clothes, household linen and furniture. To nieces Elizabeth and Bronell Tennent, daughters of her niece Ann Tennent, 10 each, if there are adequate funds after funeral costs etc. To Elizabeth Woodham of Maidstone, Spinster, 10.
   Residue to Robert H. Bartholomew, who is executor.
   Witnesses: Caroline Burgess and Thomas Freeland
Codicil
   To each of her nieces, 10
   Affidavit, 5th December 1823
Thomas Hobbs of Rochester is sworn, he was well acquainted with testator's hand and confirms that codicil is in her handwriting. Frances Austin Bartholomew of Rochester also confirms handwriting is authentic.
   Proved 9th December 1823

48.   [3]   

IN MEMORY OF
ANN BARTHOLOMEW
WIDOW OF
WILLIAM BARTHOLOMEW
WHO DIED THE 23rd DAY OF DEC.
IN THE 81st YEAR OF HER AGE
ALSO OF
ANN TENNENT
WIDOW & DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED ON THE 8th OF DECEMBER 1831
AGED 62 YEARS

Bennett see Stevens

49.   [4]   

TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES BROMLEY
WHO DIED ON THE 12th OF MAY 1829
AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO OF
MARGARET SARAH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
JAMES BROMLEY
WHO DIED ON THE 29th OF APRIL 1842
AGED 67 YEARS

50.   [5]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD FOORD BROMLEY M.D.
SURGEON, R.N.
DIED 29th JUNE 1836
AGED 69 YEARS

Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Will, dated 26th August 1820
James Bromley, Gentleman of Rochester
   Wife Margaret and son James Hither are executors. His house in High Street, Strood, lately occupied by Mary Kingsnorth, widow, now unoccupied, to wife and son James, upon trust, they are to sell and hold money in trust.
   Furniture, and all household contents and his watches, to wife, for ever. She also gets all silver plate, for life, as long as she remains his widow. After her death or second marriage, then equally divided(by weight) among his children. Wife also gets 80.
   All money from sale of property and residue of personal estate and effects, after payment of debts, funeral, etc., to wife and son James, upon trust. They are to invest money in Public Funds and to pay interest to wife for maintenance and education of their children, as long as she remains his widow. After her death of re-marriage, then to other executor, upon trust. Money to be transferred to children at 21 years of age or marriage of daughters, and to their lawful issue, equally divided.
   Witnesses: D.B. Lewis, Attorney, Rochester, George Osborn and Jane Lewis
   Proved 2nd December 1829
   Testator "late of Strood". Wife and son James, both of Strood.
   Value of goods and chattels less than 200.

51.   [6]   

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE COLLINGS
HUSBAND OF
MARY COLLINGS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
APRIL 19th 1795
AGED 41 YEARS

52.   [7]   

HERE LIETH
MRS ELIZABETH DAY
THE WIFE OF
DAVID DAY
OF THE PARISH OF CHALK
SOLE DAUGHTER OF
HENRY & ELIZABETH LOFT
OF THIS PARISH
SHE DIED SEPT. THE 17th 1764
AGED 20 YEARS
ALSO PENELOPE
SECOND WIFE OF
DAVID DAY
DIED OCT. 15th 1785
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO SUSANNA
THIRD WIFE OF
DAVID DAY
DIED FEB. 21st 1808
AGED 73 YEARS

53.   [8]   

[      ]
ALSO
OF THE ABOVE NAMED
MR MICHAEL EATON
WHO DIED AT BOULOGNE, FRANCE
THE 6th OF AUGUST 1848
IN THE 85th YEAR OF HIS AGE

54.   [9]   

IN MEMORY OF
MARY EDWARDS
WHO DIED MAY 29th 18003
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO OF
EDWARD EDWARDS
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 8th 1817
AGED 52 YEARS
ALSO REBECCA
WIFE OF
EDWARD EDWARDS
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED NOV. 14th 1852
AGED 55 YEARS
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD EDWARDS
WHO DIED JAN. 11th 1880
AGED 85 YEARS
ALSO OF
EDWARD KNIGHT EDWARDS
SON OF THE ABOVE
EDWARD & REBECCA EDWARDS
WHO DIED APRIL 26th 1842
AGED 8 YEARS

55.   10]   

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE GOLDSTON
WHO DIED THE 13th OF MAY 1804
AGED 70 YEARS

GOLDSTON see STEVENS

56.   [11]   

HERE LIETH
THE BODIES OF
TWO SONS OF
HENRY & ELIZABETH LOFT
OF THIS PARISH
HENRY THEIR FIRST
DIED 27th OF MAY 1732
AGE 15 MONTHS
HENRY THEIR SECOND
DIED 28th OF FEBRUARY 1762
AGED 24 YEARS
IN MEMORY OF
HENRY LOFT
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED ON THE 18th OF NOV.1773
AGED 81 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH HIS WIFE
WHO DIED THE 28th OF MAY 1779
AGED 70 YEARS

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, dated 2nd February 1765 & 4th July 1775
Henry Loft, Collar Maker
   To wife Elizabeth, all of his estate, for ever. She is executor.
   Witnesses: William Barton, Martha Mitton and Henry Mitton
   Proved 6th December 1773

Elizabeth Loft, Widow
   To Sarah Loft of Dartmouth (sic), Kent, Spinster, niece of late husband, Henry Loft, 160 Bank of England Annuities. To Mary Kempton, wife of John of Dartford (aforesaid), Plumber, another niece of late husband, 140 of same annuities. To Elizabeth Hawkings, wife of Edward of Dartford, Yeoman, another niece of late husband, 140 of same annuities, and white callico bed quilt. To cousins Abraham and John Hosmer, sons of cousin, Abraham Hosmer, (deceased).late of Strood,
   50 of the same annuities at 21 years.
   All of her clothes and plate, except silver tankard, to Sarah Loft, Mary Kempton and Elizabeth Hawkings, equally shared.
   To Hester Alexander of Strood, Spinster, 10. Rest and residue, after expences, to son in law, David Day of Frindsbury, Gentleman; Day is also executor.
   Witnesses: James Hulkes and William Twopenny
   Proved 13th June 1779

57.   [12]   The part of this inscription to Charles Martin reads as if it were inside the church, why otherwise
                       the reference to the churchyard ?

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA MARTIN
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
MR. CHARLES MARTIN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 11th 1844
AGED 9 YEARS
ALSO
MRS. SARAH MARTIN
WIFE OF
ME. CHARLES MARTIN
AND MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED THE 19th OF JULY 1853
AGED 48 YEARS
IN A VAULT IN THIS CHURCHYARD
LIE THE REMAINS OF
CHARLES MARTIN
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
SARAH MARTIN
WHO DIED ON THE 21st DAY OF MARCH 1868
IN THE 70th YEAR OF HIS AGE

58.   [13]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN PUCKLE
WHO DIED 23rd OF OCTOBER 1792
AGED 61YEARS
ALSO MARY PUCKLE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd OF NOV. 1792
AGED 39 YEARS
ALSO
CHARLOTTE TAYLOR
WIFE OF JOSEPH TAYLOR
AND DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st OF AUG. 1827
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR. FREDERICK PUCKLE
WHO DIED 29th OF MAY 1838
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO
MR. JOHN PUCKLE
WHO DIED 13th OF AUG. 1848
AGED 88 YEARS

59.   [14]   

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN ROBINSON, JNR., ESQ.
LATE OF BOULTON STREET, PICCADILLY
WHO DIED 12th JUNE 1823
AGED 43 YEARS

SAKER see BARNES

TAYLOR see PUCKLE

TENNENT see BARTHOLOMEW

END OF "TYPED MANUSCRIPT"

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