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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter Church, Bredhurst - recorded by D. E. Williams 


St Peter Church, Bredhurst from the South-East

Introduction

Section A    South of the church, from the West end of nave to East end of
                    South Chapel, to South wall of churchyard

Section B   East of the church, to the North-East corner of Chancel and to
                         East and South-East churchyard walls

Section C    West of the church, from the North-West corner of Nave to the
                           West and South churchyard walls

Section D    All that area North of the church, to North, East and West
                           churchyard walls

Interior of Church  

Index of Names - from gravestones only

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Sections   A  1-29    B  30-47   C  48-53   54-146   Interior of Church 147-157

Names Index
AKHURST 54, 55, 56, 57, 156
ANDREWES 30, 31
ANDREWS 1, 2
APPS 48, 49

BARTON 58, 59
BATCHELOR 60, 61
BENNETT 52, 62
BLUETT 24
BRITCHER 63
BROAD 32, 33
BROOKS 64-68, 156

CHAINEY 59
CHAMBERS 69
CHAPMAN 70, 71
CLARKE 24
CONNOR 72
COOPER 3, 23
COUCHMAN 47
CURTIS 146




DADE 61, 63
DALE 73
DANN 46
DAY 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 74
DOO 50
DOWLER 123
DUDLEY 34

ELDRIDGE 75, 76
ELLIOTT 157
EVERSFIELD 35

FERGUSON 157
FINCH 36
FISHER 51
FOSTER 157
FRANKS 12, 62
FRIDAY 77
FURMINGER 78, 79

GIBBON 85
GLOVER 80, 81, 82
GODDEN 65
GOLDING 83


GOODHEW
GRIERSON 148
GROOMBRIDGE 37
GULVIN 84, 85, 86

HAIG 157
HAMMOND 87, 88
HARDY 89
HARRIS 10, 90, 91, 92, 93
HAULTAIN 148
HOGG 94
HUNT 11, 157
HYDE 38

JOHNSON 12, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 156
KENNEDY 149
KING 157

LANDEN 13
LANE 100, 101
LEWIS 102, 150
LEWIS 39, 40, 41
LEWORTHY 103

Sections   A  1-29    B  30-47   C  48-53   54-146   Interior of Church 147-157

MANNERING 157
MARSHALL 24
MASON 104, 156
MERRETT 105, 106
MILLEN 42a, 42b, 43, 100
MONDAY 107
MORGAN 44
MUNN 13, 14, 108, 109
NAYLOR 12, 15, 16, 17, 47, 52, 53, 110-118

NICHOLS 119

OAKES 120

PAYNE 121
PEARCE 122
PEMBLE 18, 19, 42
PENFOLD 123
PEPPER 124, 125, 157
PERRIN 93
PLATT 126
PRENTIS 127
PYE 21, 94, 128-131, 157
RAYFIELD 22, 45, 132, 133
READ 134

SCANTO 78
SIMMONS 135, 136, 137, 138
SIMPSON 54
SMITH 151
SNELLING 139
STEVENS 140
STEVENSON 46
STEWART 141
SUTTON 142
TAMAR 61
TAPP 43
TERRY 23
TOMLIN 31
TOMSETT 157
TOMSETT 89
TRAY 152

WARMINGTON 24, 153, 154, 155
WEDD 143
WHITE 47
WHITEHEAD 144
WILSON 39, 41, 150
WINCH 24
WISE 25, 26, 27, 28
WOOD 11, 25, 145
WOODCOCK 146

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M.I.s of Section A - St Peter Church, Bredhurst recorded by D. E. Williams


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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter Church, Bredhurst  - recorded by D. E. Williams 

Section A  South of the church, from the West end of nave to East end of
                          South Chapel, to South wall of churchyard

1.   Headstone and Body Stone

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM EDWARD
SECOND SON OF
THOMAS ANDREWS
PERPETUAL CURATE OF THIS PARISH
AND RACHEL HIS WIFE
WHO DIED 14th FEBY. 1840
AGED 18 YEARS

2.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REVD. THOMAS ANDREWS M. A.
LATE INCUMBANT
OF THIS PARISH
HE DIED AUGUST THE NINTH 1855
AGED 79 YEARS
"Be thou Faithful unto Death,
And I will give thee a Crown
Of Life"

Rear
ALSO
T. D. ANDREWS, B. D.
FELLOW OF CORPUS CHRISTI
COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
AND SON OF REV. T. ANDREWS
DIED 10th DECEMBER 1878
AGED 61 YEARS
"The Souls of the Righteous are
in the Hands of God"

3.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
HARRIETT COOPER
(LATE OF THE BELL INN, BREDHURST)
WHO DIED OCTOBER 7th 1910
AGED 61 YEARS
"Come unto me all ye that Labour,
And are Heavy Laden and I will give
you Rest" Matt. X1 28

4.   Cruciform Coped

South Side
IN MEMORY OF AGATHA MARY DAY BORN APRIL 9th 1863

East Side
DIED JAN. 8th 1867

North Side
ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE REV. H. C. DAY AND MARY HIS WIFE

5.   Cruciform Coped

South Side
HUBERT DAY BORN NOV. 14th 1869
IN LOVE OF MABEL CATHERINE SISTER OF

East Side
DIED JUNE 26th 1870
AGATHA MARY

North Side
FOURTH SON OF THE REV. H.C. DAY
SEPT. 21st 1863 AGED 9 WEEKS

West Side
BEATA

6.   Cruciform Coped

South Side
IN MEMORY OF CHARLES MELBOURNE DAY

East Side
BORN DEC. 12th ? 1862 DIED JANY. 29th 1881

7.   Cruciform Coped

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY CATHERINE WIFE OF THE REV. HERMITAGE CHARLES DAY

East Side
OF FRINDSBURY, ROCHESTER

North Side
BORN JANY. 13Th 1833 DIED AUGUST 30th 1896

8.   Cruciform Coped

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HERMITAGE CHARLES DAY BORN 13th APRIL 1833

East Side
DIED 19th SEPTEMBER 1917

North Side
VICAR OF THIS PARISH 1864 – 1878

DAY, REV. H. C. From the Times Obituary: Graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford 1855. Ordained 1856. Curate in Shropshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire before coming to Bredhurst.

9.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANNIE AGNES
GOODHEW 
WHO DIED
27th SEPTEMBER 
1917
AGED 49 YEARS

ALSO
 ALBERT JOHN
 HER HUSBAND
WHO DIED
 20th MARCH
1948
 AGED 81 YEARS

GOODHEW, ALBERT Wood Dealer of Dunn Street, nephew of Ann Naylor (1901Census)

10.   Headstone and Curbs

IN MEMORIAM
SARAH HARRIS
DIED JANUARY 4th 1883
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JAMES HARRIS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
DIED JANY. 4Th 1891 AGED 71 YEARS
"Short is our Longest Day of Life,
And soon it's Prospects End,
Yet on that Day's Uncertain Date,
Eternal Years Depend"

HARRIS, JAMES Agricultural Labourer of Lidsing (1871 Census)

11.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AMY E. HUNT
DAUGHTER OF ALFRED AND EMMA
WOOD
1895 – 1983
EUSTACE A. W. HUNT
DIED OF CANCER IN 1937
AGED 38
ALSO REMEMBERING ERIC

12.   Pedestal

North Side
TO THE
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FANNY CECELIA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES JOHNSON
ALSO THIRD DAUGHTER OF
JORDAN AND FANNY
NAYLOR SENR.
OF THIS PARISH
WHO CHANGED THIS LIFE
MAY 2nd 1889
AGED 32 YEARS
"For God so Loved the World that
He Gave his only Begotten Son
That whosoever believeth in Him
Should not Perish but have Ever
Lasting Life" St. John 3. 16 v

South Side
ALSO IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FANNY FRANKS
SECOND DAUGHTER OF
CHARLES AND FANNY
CECELIA JOHNSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 16th 1889
AGED 7 YEARS
"But Jesus called them unto Him"
St. Luke 18 . 16 v

West Side
ALSO
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CHARLES JOHNSON
WHO DIED 10th APRIL 1900
AGED 48 YEARS

JOHNSON, CHARLES General Dealer and Shop, No. 1 Dunn Street (1891 Census)

13.   Ledger on Brick Base


SOUTH OF THE CHURCH
FOREGROUND: THE LANDEN TOMB, BACKGROUND, IN FRONT
OF THE PORCH, ON THE RIGHT, THE HEADSTONE OF WILLIAM
AND ELIZABETH MUNN; ON THE LEFT, JOHN COOPER

IN MEMORY
OF
Mr JOHN LANDEN
OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1847
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF
Mrs MARY LANDEN
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th OF OCTOBER 1852
IN THE 81st YEAR OF HER AGE
NEAR THIS SPOT LIE THE REMAINS OF
JOHN MUNN LANDEN
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 6th
FEBRUARY 1843 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO TWO DAUGHTERS AND ONE SON
WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY

LANDEN FAMILY John Senior, Yeoman of Waterloo Place, Chatham. Where did he farm ? (1841 Census)
John Junior, Agricultural Labourer of Capstone (1841 Census)
   Mary was Mary Munn, who married John Landen at Bredhurst in 1793. In the 1851 Census, she was living near the Gibraltar Inn in Chatham, with daughter and son in law, Nathaniel Wall, a Wheelwright.

14.   Double Headstone and Foot Stones

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLM. MUNN
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
[   ] OF JUNE 1787 
AGED 60 YEARS
SACRED
 TO THE MEMORY OF
 ELIZH. MUNN
OF THIS PARISH WHO
 DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 13th OF DEC. 1795
 AGED 68 YEARS

  LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS
ALSO WILLIAM MUNN
SON OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE FEBY. 24Th 1805 AGED 41 ? YEARS

MUNN, ELIZABETH Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will dated 9th July 1789
   Her half share of stable and buildings near the Bell Inn in Bredhurst, "sometime since erected by my late husband", since used as a butcher's shop in the occupation of her son William Munn, now used as a stable and outhouse in her occupation. All her other real estate, to son Thomas Munn, for ever.
   To daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Downe of Rainham, Blacksmith, £20.
   To son William £5 and a suit of mourning of not more than £5 value. To two other daughters, Jane and Mary Munn, £30 each.
   Residue to son Thomas, who is executor.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: W. Bland, D. Faussett and B. ? Fausssett

15.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SARAH WIFE OF WILLIAM NAYLOR
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MAY THE 8th 1850
AGED 46 YEARS
"And I heard a voice from Heaven saying
Unto me, "Write, Blessed are the Dead which Die
In the Lord, from henceforth :Yea sayeth the Spirit
That they may Rest from their Labours and their
Works do follow them""

 

16.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM NAYLOR
WHO DIED MARCH 14th 1874
AGED 73 YEARS
" Yea though we walk in the Vale of Death,
Yet will I fear no Ill,
Thy Rod and Staff do Comfort me,
And Thou are with me Still"
ALSO ANN NAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVR. 24Th 1907
AGED 86 ? YEARS
"Her End was Peace"

William Naylor, died 1874, Wood Dealer of Dunn Street (1871 Census)

17.   Red Granite Coped

North Side
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
FANNY THE BELOVED WIFE OF JORDAN NAYLOR
WHO DIED FEB. 22nd 1893 IN HER 69th YEAR
"Simply Trusting in Jesus"
ALSO MARY DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE BORN FEB. 25th 1852 DIED APRIL 29th 1856

South Side
ALSO JORDAN NAYLOR
WHO DIED FEBY. 7Th 1912 IN HIS 87th YEAR
ALSO JOSHUA SON OF THE ABOVE BORN MAY 13th 1863 DIED MAY 6th 1864

Jordan Naylor, died 1912, Farmer and Wood Merchant, of Rose Cottage (1901& 1911 Census)

NAYLOR see JOHNSON

18.   Large Headstone

SACRED
TOT HE MEMORY OF
ISAAC PEMBLE, YEOMAN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th OF OCTOBER
1826 AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO ELIZTH. WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th OF JANY. 1831 AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO TWO SONS OF THE ABOVE VIZ. RICHARD AND
WILLIAM WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY
LEFT SURVIVING FIVE SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
VIZ. HENRY, ISAAC, GEORGE, RICHARD,
THOMAS, ANN AND SARAH

Isaac Pemble, Farmer. P.C.C. Will dated 24th August 1824
   All freehold and leasehold property in Cage Lane, Gillingham (now in Chatham), and on Chatham Hill to wife Elizabeth for life. She to keep in good repair and pay rents on leaseholds. She also gets household goods, furniture, etc., dead farming stock and husbandry implements to enable her to carry on farming business as she thinks fit. She also gets dividends and interest on all his investments in the Public Funds, or due to him on mortgage, etc. Residue to her for life. If she does not carry on farming business, then this to be offered to son Thomas (on the usual valuation). He is to give securities to executors for this valuation, which is to be invested in Public Funds. Wife to have interest of this for her life. After she dies property in Cage Lane in occupation of [    ] Honey and 4 leasehold cottages on Chatham Hill occupied by James Norman and others, and household goods, real and personal estate to sons Henry and George, Upon Trust, to be sold.
   In case son Thomas has not been "appraised" into the farm at Bredhurst, and he is inclined to take it, the Landlord of lady should accept him as tenant. He should be appraised and become a debtor to the estate to the amount of the appraisal, unless he pays the sum down.
   Sons Henry and George to pay money from above sales equally among testator's children, Henry, George, Isaac, Richard, Thomas and Sarah wife of Jesse Green. Of the remaining seventh part half to daughter Ann wife of Stephen Stoneham, the other half to Elizabeth Pemble, now living with the testator, she is the "natural" daughter of his daughter, Ann Stoneham. Sons to whom he has advanced money , should have paid interest to their mother, if they have not, sums advanced are to be taken from their legacies.
   If any of his children or grand daughter, Elizabeth, should die before his wife, leaving children, then the child or children to share parent's portion. Wife and sons Henry and George, executors.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, Joanna Stephens and Sarah R. Stephens

Codicil dated 3rd June 1826
   His will ordained a seventh part of money from above sale, after his wife's death, to son Richard. Executors are to place this seventh part in Public Funds. Interest to son Richard for life. After Richard's death, Upon Trust, for any child or children he may leave,. If no children, then shared among other sons and daughters above named; if any of them die leaving children then their share to those children. Rest of will stands.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, M. S. Stephens and Edward Brooks
   Proved 8th May 1827

19.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr THOMAS PEMBLE
WHO DIED 10th SEPTEMBER 1861
AGED 65 YEARS
ALSO HARRIET WIFE [OF THE ABOVE]
WHO DIED MARCH 23red ? 1892 AGED 85 YEARS
"Her End was Peace"
ALSO ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF
THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 6th SEPTEMBER 1834
AGED 18 MONTHS
"Them which Sleep in Jesus will
God bring with Him"

Thomas Pemble, died 1861, Farmer of 130 acres, employing 3 men and 2 boys (1861 Census)

20.   Large Ledger

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY PEMBLE LATE OF EAST MALLING, KENT
WHO DIED 17th MARCH 1865 AGED 76 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW AND TEN CHILDREN VIZ. 7 SONS AND 2
DAUGHTERS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"
ALSO ELIZABETH PEMBLE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 15th NOVEMBER 1865 AGED 82 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd, therefore I want Nothing"
ALSO THOMAS PEMBLE
WHO DIED 12th OCTOBER 1909 AGED 80 YEARS

Henry Pemble, died 1865, Farmer of Ivy House, East Malling, 245 acres employing 13 men and 5 boys

Thomas Pemble, died 1909, Grazier of Green House, Bredhurst (1901 Census)

21.   Curbs

F. J. PYE BORN 1871 DIED 1889
[FREDERICK PYE buried March 6th aged 18 years]

22.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF MY DEAR
FATHER AND MOTHER
WILLIAM RAYFIELD
DIED 28th FEB. 1939?
AGED 75
AND
 ROSA ELIZABETH
 RAYFIELD
DIED 26th APRIL 1950
 AGED 88
 RESPECTED BY
THEIR SON ALBERT

William Rayfield  Died 1933, at Yelsted, Stockbury (Register)

23.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRY CHARLES COOPER TERRY
DIED 1st SEPTEMBER 1943 AGED 65 YEARS "At Rest"

WARMINGTON see WINCH

24.   Classical Chest Tomb


SOUTH OF THE CHURCH
THE WINCH / WARMINGTON TOMB

North Side

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD WINCH
OF CHATHAM, KENT
WHO DIED 20th APRIL 1872
AGED 60 YEARS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDITH GRANVILLE BELOVED WIFE OF 
ISAAC WINCH WHO DIED XMAS EVE 1908 AGED 62 
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMMA WIFE OF
GEORGE WINCH DIED 1st APRIL 1832 AGED 83

SACRED
 TO
 THE MEMORY OF
THE WIFE OF
ELIZA EDWARD WINCH
 OF CHATHAM, KENT
 WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1885
AGED 78 YEARS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC WINCH
DIED 1st JUNE 1916 AGED 70 YEARS

 South Side

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
EDWARD WINCH
THE YOUNGER
WHO DIED 3rd SEPTEMBER 1894
AGED 58 YEARS
SACRED
 TO THE MEMORY OF
 JOSEPHINE SYDNEY
 THE BELOVED WIFE OF
 RICHARD WINCH
 WHO DIED AT BLACKHEATH
18th JANUARY 1878
AGED 28 YEARS

 IN MEMORY OF RICHARD BLUETT WINCH SON OF GEORGE WINCH BORN ? JULY 1879 DIED ? JANUARY1922
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RICHARD WINCH SECOND SON OF EDWARD WINCH BORN 19th ? APRIL 1839 ? DIED 26th AUGUST 1918 (one line, both on same line)
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZA ANN THE BELOVED WIFE OF
RICHARD WINCH DIED 3rd AUGUST 1921

West Side
TO THE MEMORY OF
CORNELIUS MARSHALL
WARMINGTON
1st BARONET
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
12th DECEMBER 1908
BORN 5th JUNE 1842
ANNIE CORNELIA WARMINGTON
DIED 2nd OCTOBER 1883 AGED 7 YEARS
LAWRENCE HUGH WARMINGTON
DIED 22nd DECEMBER 1886 AGED 13 YEARS

East Side

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY CLARKE
WIFE OF
GEORGE WINCH
OF HOLCOMBE, CHATHAM
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
19th AUGUST 1905
ALSO OF
GEORGE WINCH
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 22nd FEBRUARY 1914
AGED 71 YEARS

EDITH BLUETT DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND MARY WINCH
DIED 23rd ? JULY 1881 AGED 5 YEARS
MILDRED ANNIE BLUETT
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND MARY WINCH
DIED 2nd APRIL 1878 AGED 6 WEEKS

Edward Winch, Brewer of Chatham, employing 20 men, 1 brewer and 2 clerks (1881 Census)

Isaac Winch, Farmer of Court Lodge (1882 Kelly's Directory), in 1901 (Census) living on own means at Northfleet; died at 21 Borstal road, Rochester (Register)

Richard Winch, Member of the London Stock Exchange, living at Kidbrooke (1901 Census); died at Sidmouth (Times)

George Winch, Solicitor, first Mayor of Chatham, 1890. He married Mary Clarke Bluett at Brighton in 1866

Sir Cornelius Warmington
One of the most distinguished lawyers of his time, he was of humble origins, and was articled to a firm of solicitors in Lincoln's Inn. Called to the Bar in 1869, by the Middle Temple. Practised as a conveyancing and equity draughtsman. Became one of the leading juniors at Lincoln's Inn. In 1882 he became a Q.C., his career advanced rapidly from that time. In 1886 he became Liberal M.P. for West Monmouthshire. Among his various offices, he was a member of the Counsel for Legal Education, President of the Counsel for Law Reporting, Chairman of the General Counsel of the Bar, Treasurer of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and a member of the Senate of the University of London.
   When the Liberals won the 1906 general election, he was expected to become a Judge at the Chancery Division or even a Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal, this did not happen; he may have been offered a post but turned it down ? He was in that year, created a Baronet. He had retired by time he was made a Baronet, but shortly before his death, was on the Royal Commission on the Land Transfer Acts.
   He married Annie, youngest daughter of Edward Winch, in 1871. He was said to have a rather loud voice and forceful character, although from the beginning of his career he was beyond doubt, "an admirable advocate" (Times)

25.   Headstone


THE FOUR WISE HEADSTONES, WEST OF THE PORCH
LEFT TO RIGHT: THOMAS WISE, 1770, ANN,1761, ELIZABETH, 1768, JOHN, 1769
HENRY WISE, 1821
REBECCA WISE, 1810
MARY WISE, 1815, HENRY, 1824

IN MEMORY OF
THO. WISE WHO DIED 17th JUNE
1770 AGED [ ]8 YEARS
LIKEWISE AN HIS WIFE DIED
MAY 13th 1761 AGED [  ]7 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE ONE SON AND 3 DAUGHRS.
HENRY, ELIZTH., ANN AND MARY
ALSO ELIZABETH DIED MAY [   ]
1768 AGED 80 YEARS
LIKEWISE JOHN WISE DIED
SEPTEMBER 15th ? 1769 AGED 30 ? YEARS

John Wise, Yeoman of Lidsing, Peculiar of the Deanery of Shoreham Will, dated 6th July 1769
   "Not well in body" To sisters Elizabeth, Ann and Mary, £10 each. To wife Mary £70 within 3 years after his death, interest from this to be paid from 1 year after his death. Residue to brother Henry, he and Nixon Quarrington of Chatham, Yeoman , are executors.
   Witnesses: Wm. Twopenny and J. Mumford
   Proved 18th October 1769

Thomas Wise, Yeoman of Darling Green, Gillingham. P.C.C. Will dated 5th June 1770
   "Not well in body" To Elizabeth Mascall, his housekeeper and servant, £15 To Winny Mascall child of Elizabeth, "now aged 16 months", £20 at 21 years; if she dies before 21,the "20 equally shared among his children, Henry, Elizabeth wife of Pelham Sutton, Ann wife of William Beaumont and Mary wife of John Goldwell.
   During the infancy of Winny, the £20 to be invested , to help with her maintenance.
   Residue of money, securities, personal estate to his 4 children, equally. The £15 given to Elizabeth Mascall shall not be part of any wages due to her at his death. Son in law, William Beaumont of Chatham, Labourer, and John Goldwell of Wormshill, Blacksmith, are executors.
   Signs with mark
   Witnesses: Mary Staples and Wm. Twopenny
   Proved 18th June 1770

Thomas Wise the Elder, Farmer of Lidsing, Gillingham. P.C.C. Will dated 30th March 1816
   To daughter Mary wife of Thomas Munn of Chart, Farmer, £150. To daughter Hannah Wise, "now residing with me", £200. To daughter Elizabeth wife of James Stiles of Chatham, Baker, £200. To daughter Ann wife of James Taylor of Rainham, Shopkeeper, £200; within 3 years of his death.
    To grand daughter Elizabeth Wise Styles daughter of Elizabeth, £50 at 21 years or day of marriage; interest from this towards her maintenance and education. Annuity of £20 to daughter Hannah.
   His properties and lands in Gillingham or elsewhere in his occupation or of his tenants, to sons, John, Henry and William, all farmers of Gillingham, equally.
   His son who carries on his farming business, is to allow sister Hannah to reside and have board in testator's present house or house he occupies at death. She to live as one of the family and pay no rent or do anything for her board and lodging.
   If she wants to live elsewhere she is to have the annuity of £20, from real and personal estate. If she dies unmarried the annuity due to date, to her executors as she may bequeath.
   Ready money, investments, mortgages, bonds, debts, live and dead stock, implements, household goods and furniture, etc., to his 3 sons, they are also executors.
   Witnesses: J. Stephens, J.C. Stephens and M.S. Stephens
   Proved 8th January 1828, Administration to sons John and William, surviving executors; son Henry died 1821 (see Headstone)

26.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
REBECCA DAUGHTER OF
HENRY AND MARY WISE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. [   ] 1810
AGED 40 YEARS
"My Parents Dear Weep not for Me,
[    ] from Sin hath set Me Free,
[From ?] you to Part did [Break ?] my Heart,
But Endless Bliss ensue,
[    ] the first [    ]"

27.   Headstone

IN MEMORY
OF
MARY WIFE OF HENRY WISE
OF LIDGEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 20th 1815
AGED 62 YEARS
"Whilst in this World I did Remain,
My Latter Days were Grief and Pain,
But when the Lord did think it Best,
He took Me to a Place of Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE HENRY WISE OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DECEMBER 14th 1824
AGED 76 YEARS
LEFT 2 SONS AND 4 DAUGHTERS VIZ. JOHN,
WM., MARY, HANNAH, ELIZH. AND ANN
"He only leave a World of Pain,
And part to meet in Heaven [Again]"

28.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY WISE, JUNIOR
WHO DIED AT LIDGEN OR LIDSING
[   ] MARCH 1821
AGED 47 YEARS
[Worn Verses]

29.   Curbs

North Side

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALFRED WOOD WHO DIED 20th JUNE 1946 AGED 80 YEARS

South Side

ALSO HIS WIFE EMMA WOOD WHO DIED 3rd JULY 1950 AGED 79 YEARS

Alfred Wood, Charcoal Burner (1901 Census)

WOOD see HUNT

END OF SECTION A

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Section B  East of the church, to the North-East corner of Chancel and to
                         East and South-East churchyard walls

30.   Grey Stone Chest Tomb

All Eroded except for Easwt Side
HERE LIETH YE BODY OF
[J]AS. ANDREWES
[YEO. ?] AT LIDGING DIED
[MARC]H 20th 1658 AGED 45

31.   Grey Stone Chest Tomb, Next to Above


SOUTH EAST OF THE CHURCH
FOREGROUND, LEFT: ANDREWES CHEST TOMB WITH JUDITH ANDREWES
INSCRIPTION ON THE NORTH SIDE, THREE CHILDREN ON THE WEST
SIDE AND JAMES ANDREWES, DIED 1698 ON THE EAST SIDE.

FOREGROUND RIGHT: ANDREWES CHEST TOMB, INSCRIPTION
 ON THE EAST SIDE TO JAMES ANDREWES, DIED 1658 (9)

EAST OF THE ANDREWES: THE CHEST TOMB OF THE EVERSFIELDS, WITH
INSCRIPTION ON THE NORTH SIDE TO THOMAS EVERSFIELD, DIED 1725.
THE INSCRIPTIONS ON ALL THREE LEDGER STONES ARE ILLEGIBLE

SOUTH OF THE EVERSFIELDS: HEADSTONE OF JOHN GROOMBRIDGE

EAST OF THE EVERSFIELDS: HEADSTONE OF WILLIAM AND ANN MILLEN

ON EXTREME RIGHT: CHEST TOMB OF HENRY WHITE AND FAMILY

Ledger Illegible, But Probably:
[JAMES ANDREWES]*
[DIED OCTOBER 1737]
[MARY ANDREWES]
[DIED OCTOBER 1697]

North Side
LIKEWISE HERE LIETH [YE BODY OF JUDITH]
SECOND WIFE OF JA[MES ANDREWES]
DAUGHTER OF [FRANCIS TOMLIN OF EAST]
MALLING, YEO. SHE [DEPARTED YS LIFE]
MAY YE 16th 1720 [ AGED [   ] YEARS]
LEAVING ISSUE [   ]

East Side
ALSO HERE LIETH YE BODY
OF JAS. ANDREWES
OF YS PARISH SON OF JAS.
ANDREWES OF LIDGING DIED
MAY YE 6th 1698 AGED
[  ]4 YEARS


NORTH? SIDE OF ANDREWES CHEST TOMB
INSCRIPTION TO JUDITH ANDREWES, DIED 1720, HIGHLIGHTED WITH CHALK

West Side
ALSO YE BODIES OF 3 C[HILDN.]
[OF] JA[MES ANDR]EWES
[A]ND JUDITH HIS [WIFE]
[   ] JUDITH, JOHN ? AND
ELIZ[ABETH]
* See Supplement for Will

The name of James Andrewes, who died in 1737, was probably on the ledger stone on the tomb inscribed to his second wife and children. This ledger stone is now illegible.
   James Andrewes's first wife was Mary Candler, died 1697; they married at St. Nicholas, Rochester in May 1687. He married Judith Tomlin at East Malling in October 1700.
His P.C.C. Will is dated 5th October 1736, states he is a "Gentleman".
   He is "sick in body". Property and land in East Malling, Bredhurst, Rainham, Boxley Lidging and Gillingham, to nephew James Andrewes, son of his brother, Thomas, for ever.
   To nieces, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth, daughters of brother Thomas, £100 each.
   To James Golding son of William Golding of Barming, Carpenter, £20. He releases and forgives John Gosling of Larkfield, East Malling, Cordwainer, from £20 and interest which he owes to the testator, on a Bond. Executor is to give Gosling the Bond. Residue to brother Thomas, who is executor.
   Witnesses: John Williamson, Francis Hooper and Fra. Brooks
   Proved 25th June 1737

32.   Headstone


EAST OF THE CHURCH
THE BROAD HEADSTONE

IN
MEMORY OF ELIZTH. WIFE OF
WILLM. BROAD OF LIDGEN
WHO DIED JULY 12th 1774
AGED 63 YEARS
ALSO ELIZTH. MOTHER OF THE
ABOVE WILLM. BROAD
WHO DIED SEPR. 2nd 1752
AGED 80 YEARS
LIKEWISE IN MEMORY
OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM
BROAD WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 11th OF NOVR. 1785
AGED 80 YEARS

33.   Small Headstone and Curbs

IN SWEETEST MEMORY OF
HEATHER (LALLA)
DARLING DAUGHTER OF
J. & W. BROAD
ENTERED GOD'S GARDEN OCT. 31st 1945
AGED 6 ½ YEARS
"Sleep on Beloved"

COUCHMAN see WHITE

DANN see STEVENSON

34.   Vaulted Stone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MAGGIE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THE REVD. B. DUDLEY
ENTERED INTO REST
MARCH 6th 1930
AGED 43 YEARS
"A Crown Well Won"

35.   Grey Stone Chest Tomb, Close to Andrewes


THE NORTH SIDE OF THE EVERSFIELD CHEST TOMB
THE INSCRIPTION TO THOMAS EVERSFIELD, DIED 1725, HIGHLIGHTED IN CHALK

Ledger Illegible, But Probably:
[ROBERT EVERSFIELD]*
[DIED OCTOBER 1730]
[ANN EVERSFIELD]*
[DIED NOVEMBER 1741]
*See Supplement for Wills

North Side
[HERE LIETH] YE BODY OF Mr THOMAS
EVERSFIELD SON OF ROBERT
AND ANN EVERSFIELD OF CHATHAM
WHO DYED JUNE 17th 1725 AGED 28 YEARS

Robert and Anne Eversfield's names were probably on the ledger stone of the tomb inscribed to their son, Thomas. This ledger is now illegible.
   Robert Eversfield, died in 1730 and was buried at Bredhurst. His P.C.C. Will is dated 10th July 1728, he is a Maltster of Gillingham.
   To brother Thomas, 10/6d; to brother William, 21/-, to William son of brother William, 10/6d,to brother David, 5/-, to Eleanor daughter of brother David, 5/6d. To Thomas son of brother Thomas, all the money he owes for Malt sold to him at time of testator's death.
   Residue to "loving wife" Anne for ever, she is also executor.
   Witnesses: James Smith, Thomas Johnson and Charles Smith
   Proved 17th November 1730

Anne Eversfield, Widow of Chatham died 1741. She died in Gillingham, so her will is in the Peculiar of the Deanery of Shoreham, and is dated 1st December 1736.
   She is "weak in body". She desires to be buried "in the churchyard of Bredhurst at the discretion and ordering of Mr Thomas Johnson (Lawyer) and Mrs Susan Cooke, and that £30 be laid out upon my funeral". More could be spent if this was not sufficient.
   To cousin Robert Coveney of Chatham, Miller, £10. Residue, except personal estate, to Mary and Susan Coveney, daughters of cousin James Coveney, to cousin John Goster and James Hammond, equally divided.
   Personal estate to be sold and proceeds equally divided amongst above legatees.
   John Gostera nd James Hammond are executors.
   Witnesses: John Baker and Thomas Johnson.
   Proved 26th November 1741

Administration Document dated 1st January 1743
   Mary and Susan Coveney are minors, aged 12 and 8. It seems the executors have not paid them their share of the estate.
   They agree to appoint their father James, Guardian in Law, to bring a suit to recover their share.

36.   Pedestals, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN ARTHUR FINCH
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
1912 – 1929
DIED 29th SEPT. 1951
ALSO MARGARET ISABELLA JANE
HIS WIFE
DIED 22nd OCT. 1961 AGED 84 YEARS

37.   Double Headstone and Foot Stone, Right Side Eroded

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN GROOMBRIDGE
L[ATE] [OF] [FRINDSBU]RY ?
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE THE 6th OF OCT.
1795 AGED 37 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE BY LYDIA HIS WIFE THREE
DAUGHTERS MARY, ANN & LYDIA

John Groombridge was probably a Farmer.
   He married Lydia Millen at Thurnham in July 1785. Daughter Lydia was baptised at Strood in 1790. The headstone, which is very eroded, may well say "Of Frindsbury", which is, of course, close to Strood, and the place certainly ends with "bury".

38.   Small Stone (Flower Pot Holder)

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
MARGARET HYDE
WHO PASSED TO
HER REST ON 9th
MARCH 1948 A
DEVOTED SERVANT
OF THIS CHURCH
AND LOVED BY ALL
FROM ST. PETER'S
GUILD AND FRIENDS

39.   Coped Stone

GEORGE WILSON LEWIS
DIED 3rd APRIL 1920
AGED 79 YEARS

George Wilson Lewis Living at Erith in 1901, on "own means" (Census)

40.   Coped Stone

ALICE LEWIS AGED 87

41.   Coped Stone

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN WILSON LEWIS
COMDR. R.N., J.P.
BORN 6th JUNE 1874
DIED 3rd NOVEMBER 1960

42a.   Ledger, On Ground

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MILLEN*
LATE OF AYLESFORD WHO DIED MAY 3rd
1829 AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO JANE WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILIAM MILLEN
WHO DIED MARCH 5th 1843
AGED 74 YEARS
THOMAS SON OF WILLIAM
AND JANE MILLEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY. 22nd
1827 AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO JAMES THEIR SON WHO DIED
JULY 19th 1827 AGED 28 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE PEMBLE WHO DIED
JUNE 22nd 1830 AGED 38 YEARS
ALSO MARY PEMBLE HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 8th 1845 AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH THEIR DAUGHTER
WHO DIED APRIL 27th 1845 AGED 15 YEARS
* See Supplement for Will

Thomas Millen's wife was Jane Munn, sister of Mary Landen (see Section A). John Groombridge was his brother in law.
A Farmer of Aylesford, his P.C.C. Will is dated 28th April 1829.
   To son William of Boarley Farm, Boxley, Farmer, and son in law, George Pemble of Lunsford Farm, East Malling, Farmer, his live and dead stock and all personal estate, Upon Trust. They are to call in all debts and sell his personal estate, except money, and invest proceeds in Government Funds.
   During his wife's widowhood, she is to have interest and dividends. After her death or remarriage, investments to benefit of his children, William, Mary wife of George Pemble, Jane with of Henry Baker of Chart Sutton, Farmer, Ann wife of John Harrison of Lenham, Farmer and Cattle Salesman, Elizabeth Munn Millen and Sarah Groombridge Millen both of Aylesford.
   If any of them died in wife's lifetime, then their share to their child/children, if any.
   Any money already advanced is considered part of their share of the trust fund. When trustees die or wish to discharge the trusts or neglect or become incapable, the remaining trustee can, with wife's consent appoint another trustee.
   Wife Jane and trustees are executors.
   Signs with a mark
   Witnesses: W. H. Gunning, Attorney at Maidstone and William Taylor, his Clerk
   Proved 13th November 1829

42b.  Double Headstone


EAST OF THE CHURCH
THE HEADSTONE OF WILLIAM AND ANN MILLEN

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILL. MILLEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
THE 20th OF APRIL 1791
AGED 67 YEARS
ALSO
ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WILL. MILLEN
WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE
THE  3rd OF FEB. 1812
AGED 85 YEARS
LEFT ISSUE TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS
"If anyone should wish to know whose dust reposes here,
They were a loving couple and tender parents dear,
They labour'd hard for those they left behind,
And departed Life in peace of mind"

43.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD TAPP MILLEN
WHO DIED JANY. 24th 1915
IN HIS 82nd YEAR
ALSO SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 11th 1911
AGED 68 YEARS
"They Rest from their Labours"

44.   Large Plot, Granite Curbs

South Side

SAMUEL MORGAN
DIED JULY 6th 1889 AGED 41 YEARS

North Side
ANGELINA MORGAN
CALLED TO REST MAY 12th 1938 AGED 86 YEARS

Angelina Morgan Daughter of John and Angelina Barton (nee Pye). Married Samuel Morgan, Labourer, in 1871 (Register).  In the 1901 Census she is with son John, who is a Farmer.

NAYLOR see WHITE

PEMBLE see MILLEN

45.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHARLES RAYFIELD
WHO DIED 20th JULY 1933
AGED 68 YEARS
"Abide with Me"
ADA ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 24th DEC. 1943
AGED 75 YEARS

Charles Rayfield, an Agricultural Labourer was son in law to Jordan Naylor (1901 Census)

46.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR WILLIAM
STEVENSON
1906 – 1985
HIS WIFE
IVY ELEANA STEVENSON
1906 – 1997
THEIR DAUGHTER
MARGARET STEVENSON
1927 – 1933
JOHN ARTHUR DANN
1931 – 1986

TOMLIN see ANDREWES

47.   Chest Tomb

North Side
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF LILY NAYLOR WHITE
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF HENRY R. WHITE
AND FIFTH DAUGHTER OF JORDAN AND FANNY NAYLOR SENR. OF THIS PARISH
OCT. 9th 1922
L.N.W. TO H.R.W. "Our Saviour is Gently Leading them on,
Oh, it is Beautiful"

South Side
HERE LIES THE BODY OF LAURA CAROLINE COUCHMAN
WIFE OF HENRY GODFREY COUCHMAN OF STROOD
AND SIXTH DAUGHTER OF JORDAN AND FANNY NAYLOR OF THIS PARISH
DIED APRIL 19th 1936 AGED 71
"Till the Day Break and Shadows Flee"

West Side
HENRY
RICHARD
WHITE
PASSED HOME
JANUARY 3rd
1942
"The King of Love
My Shepherd Is"

Henry White was a Farmer at Dunn Street (1903 and 1913 Kelly's Directory)

END OF SECTION B

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Section C  West of the church, from the North-West corner of Nave to the
                           West and South churchyard walls

48.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
REBECCA
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS APPS
WHO FELL ASLEEP
DECEMBER 13th 1908
AGED 54 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO THE ABOVE
THOMAS APPS
WHO FELL ASLEEP
DECEMBER 25th 1924
AGED 76 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ADELAIDE MARY APPS
WHO FELL ASLEEP
DECEMBER 29th 1956
AGED 77 YEARS

49.   Curbs

ARTHUR FREDERICK THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF NELLIE APPS WHO ENTERED INTO REST 20th MAY 1935 AGED 54 YEARS (one line)

BENNETT see NAYLOR

50.   Double Headstone, Leaning at Steep Angle against North West Buttress


WEST OF THE CHURCH
THE DOO HEADSTONE

THERE MAY WELL HAVE BEEN OTHER HEADSTONES IN THE AREA
NOW COVERED BY THE ENLARGED CHURCH, WHICH WAS EXPANDED
20 FEET TO THE WEST IN 1867

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
ISAAC [D]OO OF
CHATHAM [SON] OF
RICHARD [DOO] WHO 
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
OCTOBER [YE] [     ] 
1720 [IN THE 46th ] 
YEAR OF [HIS AGE] 
HE LEFT[ SURVIVING ?]
HIS W[IFE] [ELIZABETH]*
ISSUE [   ] OF
L[    ] 

MAR[Y] [    ] LE[    ]
HERE
  LYETH THE BODY OF
  RICHARD DOO
  OF THIS PARISH
WHO [DIED] YE 12th ?
  DAY OF [MARCH] 1679
AGED [ ] [YEARS]
HERE [ALSO LYETH YE]
BODY [OF] [MARY ?]
  HIS WIFE [WHO]
DIED [   ]
 M[AY] [1671 ?]
AGED [    ] [YEARS]

DOO FAMILY
It is not clear which of Richard Doo's wives appears on the stone ? Isaac was baptised at Bredhurst in 1675, he later lived in Chatham; his wife Elizabeth, died 1722, was not buried at Bredhurst.
Her Archdeaconry of Rochester Will is dated 17th August 1721
   To daughter Mary Doo her silver mug marked M. D., four silver spoons and a child's coral.
   To daughter Elizabeth a silver tankard marked D and all clothes except linen.

I E

   To Richard Edwards and Charles Oare, both of Chatham, Shipwrights, are her executors. They have £30 In Trust, for the maintenance of daughter Elizabeth, and for " putting her out to learn some creditable trade or business"
   Residue to executors , In Trust, to sell , except linen, clothes, household linen and plate, as they think fit, the money and rest of personal estate, divided in half, part for maintenance of daughter Mary until she is 21, any of the half remaining paid to Mary. The other half and the £30, in trust, for the education and maintenance of daughter Elizabeth , remaining money to be paid to her at 21. If either dies, her share to sister. Executors also Guardians of daughters.
   Sign with a mark
   Witnesses: Nathanell Blackmore and Fra. Romney

51.   Headstone and Curbs

"Peace"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MUM
THERESA SARAH
WHO PASSED AWAY 28th DECEMBER 1943
AGED 69 YEARS
AND OUR BELOVED DAD
ARTHUR FISHER
WHO PASSED AWAY 25th NOVEMBER 1950
AGED 79 YEARS

52.   Headstone and Slab

IN MEMORY
OF
SARAH ANN
THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
JAMES AND SARAH NAYLOR
OF DUN STREET
WHO DIED OCTOBER 28th 1857
AGED 14 YEARS
"Ask and it shall be given you, seek
and ye shall find, [knock] and it shall
be opened [un]to you" St. Matthew v11.7
ALSO GEORGE BENNETT
WHO DIED DECEMBER 4th 1909
AGED 72 YEARS

James Naylor, of Mill House, Dunn Street, Farmer of 100 acres, employing 4 men (1881 Census)

George Bennett
, a Wood Dealer ? (1903 Kelly's Directory)

53.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
FRANCES ANN
NAYLOR
WHO DIED DECEMBER 5th 1896
AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO JAMES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 28th 1907
AGED 87 YEARS
"Their End was Peace"

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Section D   All that area North of the church, to North, East and West
                           churchyard walls

54.   Large Plot, Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ESTHER AKHURST
WHO DIED MARCH 3rd 1914
AGED 54 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO
JOHN WILLIAM
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
MARCH 31st 1917
AGED 24 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO
EDWIN SIMPSON AKHURST
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 8th 1935
AGED 77 YEARS
"Reunited"

55.   Curb

IN LOVING MEMORY OF 
MABEL MARY AKHURST 
DIED JAN. 31st 1917 AGED 28
AUGUSTUS LEONARD AKHURST
WHO DIED 26th NOVEMBER 1889
  YEARS AGED 5 MONTHS

56.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZA FRANCES AKHURST
WHO DIED 14th FEBRUARY 1933
AGED 70 YEARS
ALSO THOMAS AKHURST
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 22nd JULY 1933
AGED 73 YEARS
"At Rest"

Thomas Akhurst was a Waggoner on Grange Farm, Boxley (1901Census). Wife, Eliza, was a Pye

57.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
A DEAR HUSBAND AND
EVER LOVING FATHER
EDWIN SIMPSON
AKHURST
PASSED AWAY
22nd MAY 1957
AGED 67 YEARS
"God has you in his
Keeping"

Edwin Akhurst, Agricultural Labourer and Sweet Shop, Road Worker for Rural District Council, (1901 & 1911 Census)

58.   Curbs, Large Plot

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR ONE ELIZABETH BARTON WHO FELL ASLEEP JULY 10th 1921 AGED 73 YEARS (one line)

East Side
ALSO GEORGE BARTON WHO DIED MAY 17th 1915 AGED 77 YEARS

West Side
ALSO ERNIE WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN FRANCE MARCH 24th 1917 AGED 23 YEARS "Peace, Perfect Peace"

North Side
ALSO GEORGIE WHO DIED FEBRUARY 5th 1880 AGED 11 MONTHS

59.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARIAN CHAINEY BARTON
WHO DIED 27th NOVEMBER 1946
AGED 68 YEARS
AND JOHN WILLIAM BARTON
WHO DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1959
AGED 83 YEARS

60.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
RICHARD BATCHELOR
OF CHATHAM
WHO DIED 11th OCTOBER 1854
AGED 66 YEARS
ALSO SARAH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 10th MARCH 1869
AGED 70 YEARS
"For those who humbly keep
the Faith by Christ bestowed,
to Die is but to fall Asleep,
in the Soft Arms of God"

Richard Batchelor, Farm Labourer of Listmas Cottage, Magpie Hall, Chatham (1851 Census)

61.   Red Granite Cruciform Coped

South Side
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY BATCHELOR
DIED JANY. 29Th 1890 AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO JESSE HENRY SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED JUNE 12th 1865 AGED 14 WEEKS

North Side
ALSO HARRIETT HIS WIFE
DIED MAY 8th 1865 AGED 35 YEARS
"Gone but not Forgotten"
ALSO SARAH TAMAR DADE
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 2nd 1926 AGED 63 YEARS

Henry Batchelor, Artesian Well Borer, Hale Farm, Luton (1881 Census). Committed suicide by drowning himself in a tank he had built at Darland House. Inquest reported in "Chatham Observer", 1st February 1890 pp5 and 8. He was the father of Richard Batchelor, who was Mayor of Chatham in 1906

62.   Red Granite Coped

South Side
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT FRANKS BENNETT
THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE BENNETT
WHO DIED JANUARY 19th 1926
AGED 71 YEARS
"Trusting in Jesus"

North Side
ALSO GEORGE BENNETT
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1932
AGED 80 YEARS

George Bennett, died 1932, Wood Dealer (1901 & 1911Census)

63.   Headstone

TO THE
EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
HARRY
LATE C.P.O., R.N.
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ALICE BRITCHER, NEE DADE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY
AWAY OCTOBER 3rd 1926
AGED 51 YEARS
"A Silent Thought, a Secret Tear,
Keeps his Memory ever Dear,
Time changeth many things,
But Loving Memory ever Clings"

64.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
SARAH
WIFE OF GEORGE BROOKS, SENR.
WHO DIED JANUARY 31st 1855
AGED 43 YEARS
"The Gift of God is Eternal Life"
GEORGE BROOKS
BURIED APRIL 26th 1889
AGED 84
HANNAH BROOKS
BURIED APRIL 17th 1895
AGED 74

George Brooks, died 1889, Wood Dealer (1861 Census)

65.   Headstone

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
GEORGE SON OF
GEORGE BROOKS SENR. OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SUDDENLY SEPTEMBER 16th 1876
AGED 32 YEARS
"Boast not Thyself of Tomorrow for thou
Knowest not what a Day may bring Forth"
ALSO HANNAH
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE BROOKS SENR.
WHO DIED JUNE 28th 1854
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO FRANCES JANE WIFE OF
GEORGE GODDEN
WHO DIED OCTOBER 23rd 1875
AGED 29 YEARS
"If we believe that Jesus Died and Rose again , even them,
Also which Sleep in Jesus, will God Bring with Him"

George Brooks, died 1876, Wood Cutter (1871 Census)

66.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE BROOKS
WHO DIED DECEMBER 17th 1877
[A]GED 37 [YE]ARS

George Brooks, died 1877, Hoop Maker (1871 Census)

67.   C.W.G.C. Headstone

138444 GUNNER
FREDERICK BROOKS
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
4th FEBRUARY 1919
"At Rest"

68.   Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH BROOKS WHO DIED DECEMBER 2nd 1919 AGED 82 YEARS

69.   Curbs

South Side
ANNIE CHAMBERS DIED 9th OCT. 1922 AGED 50 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ISAAC CHAMBERS WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1928 AGED 49 YEARS

Isaac Chambers died at Gibraltar Farm, Chatham (Register)

70.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH
THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF
HORACE CHAPMAN
WHO DIED SEPT. 14th 1917 AGED 64 YEARS
"Oh, Lord our Help in Ages Past,
Our Hope for Years to Come,
Our Shelter from the Stormy Blast,
And Our Eternal Home"
ALSO FRANK
THIRD SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED SEPT. 3rd 1904 AGED 18 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"
ALSO THE ABOVE HORACE CHAPMAN
WHO DIED OCTR. 21St 1923 AGED 69 YEARS
"While I Draw the Fleeting Breath,
When my eyelids close in Death,
When I Soar through Tracts Unknown,
See thee on thy Judgement Throne,
Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me,
Let me Hide myself in Thee"

71.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HORACE
BELOVED HUSBAND OF SARAH CHAPMAN
WHO FELL ASLEEP 24th FEBRUARY 1934
AGED 61 YEARS
"The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh"
ALSO THE ABOVE
SARAH
REUNITED 29th JANUARY 1963
AGED 84 YEARS

72.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EMMA AMELIA CONNOR
WHO DIED 14th MARCH 1934
AGED 53 YEARS

DADE see BATCHELOR

73.   Derelict Pedestal, Cross Fallen

THIRZA DALE
DIED 5th JULY 1906
AGED 55 YEARS
"Oh, Weep not for Me"

74.   Tablet and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANN ELIZABETH DAY
ENTERED INTO REST 29th JULY 1943
AGED 87 YEARS
ALSO ALFRED JAMES
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
ENTERED INTO REST 6th JANUARY 1945
AGED 91 YEARS

75.   Pedestal, Cross and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM ELDRIDGE
WHO DIED SEPT. 29th 1917
AGED 61 YEARS
ALSO MARY ANN BELOVED WIFE OF ABOVE
WHO PASSED ON DEC. 5th 1931
AGED 78 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Eldridge Agricultural Labourer at Breach Farm, Newington , brother in law of Joseph Furminger (1891 Census), Farm Bailiff at Rainham in 1901 (Census)

76.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN ALSO
LOVING MEMORY WILLIAM
OF HUSBAND OF RACHEL
A DEAR WIFE AND MOTHER REUNITED
RACHEL ELDRIDGE 30th MARCH 1963
WHO FELL ASLEEP AGED 82 YEARS
21st FEBRUARY 1944
AGED 63 YEARS

77.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH FRIDAY
WHO PASSED AWAY APRIL 1st 1925
AGED 86 YEARS
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
ALSO THE ABOVE
JOSEPH FRIDAY
WHO PASSED AWAY NOV. 7th 1933
AGED 93 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"

Joseph Friday Baker and Grocer of Dunn Street (1901 Census), Carter on Farm in 1911, same man? (Census)

78.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SCANTO
FURMINGER
WHO PASSED AWAY 22nd JULY 1898
AGED 51 YEARS
ALSO FANNY FURMINGER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED AWAY 3rd JUNE 1902
AGED 52 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

William Furminger Farmer and Charcoal Maker (1891 Census)

79.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH FURMINGER
WHO DIED MAY 30th 1912
IN 76th YEAR
"At Rest"

Joseph Furminger Farmer of Breach Farm, Newington (1891 Census)

GIBBON see GULVIN

80.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HARRIETT ELLEN
ELDEST DAUGHTER OF
NEWMAN AND FANNY GLOVER OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED MARCH 1st 1894
AGED 28 YEARS
"Blessed are the Dead which Die in the Lord"

81.   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF FANNY THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF NEWMAN GLOVER WHO DIED 27th OF MAY 1917 AGED 78 YEARS (one line)

North Side
ALSO NEWMAN HUSBAND OF FANNY GLOVER WHO DIED DECEMBER 10th 1923 AGED 88 YEARS

Newman Glover, Wood Cutter (1891 Census) Sexton in 1903 (Kelly's Directory), Road Man in 1911 (Census)

82.   Very Small Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ARTHUR GLOVER
WHO DIED 20th DEC. 1952
AGED 89 YEARS
ALSO
ELLEN WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 1st JUNE 1955
AGED 91 YEARS

Arthur Glover, Gate Maker (1901Census)

GODDEN see BROOKS

83.   Detached Headstone, Leaning Against Hammond


NORTH EAST OF THE CHURCH
THE GOLDING HEADSTONE, WHICH IS BROKEN AND
NO LONGER IN SITU. IT RESTS ON IT'S SIDE AGAINST
THE HAMMOND GRAVE

IN
MEMORY OF
HENRY GOLDING
LATE OF THIS PARISH HE DIED
APRIL 10th 1763 AGED 53 ? YEARS
MARY WIFE OF HENRY GOLDING
DIED DEC. 20th 1782 AGED 60 YEARS
ALSO ELIZABETH GOLDING
DIED IN HER INFANCY

84.   Curbs, Large Plot

East Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS

North Side
GRACE GULVIN
WHO PASSED AWAY 23rd JANUARY 1912 AGED 45 YEARS

South Side
JOHN BARTON GULVIN
WHO PASSED AWAY 11th MARCH 1950 AGED 87 YEARS

John Barton Glover Thatcher and Hay Trusser in 1901 & 1911 (Census)

85.   Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
WILLIAM GULVIN
WHO DIED 16th DEC. 1915
AGED 43 YEARS
ALSO GEORGE A. J. GULVIN
SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8th FEBY. 1924
AGED 25 YEARS
ALSO
ROSE HILDA MAY GULVIN
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND BETSY
DEAR MOTHER OF VERA
DIED 22nd NOVEMBER 1974
AGED 80 YEARS

Rear
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
RALPH AND VERA GIBBON (NEE GULVIN)
DEAR PARENTS OF ELIZABETH AND JANE
DIED FEBRUARY 26th 1997
AND MARCH 26th 1997
AGED 81 AND 73
"Their Memory is our Greatest Treasure"

86.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR SON
WILLIAM CHARLES GULVIN
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
16th MAY 1952
AGED 56 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO BETSY GULVIN
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY
16th OCTOBER 1961
AGED 92 YEARS
"Reunited"

87.   Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN
AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
HEPHZIBAH ELIZA
HAMMOND
FELL ASLEEP
MARCH 12th 1935
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO WALTER
DEVOTED HUSBAND
OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 10th 1951
AGED 90 YEARS
"Reunited"

88.   Curb

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON LEONARD HAMMOND PASSED AWAY 28th DEC. 1927 AGED 27 YEARS

89.   Curbs

South Side
A DEAR MOTHER AND WIFE RHODA JANE HARDY DIED 6th JUNE 1934 AGED 63 YEARS

North Side
ALSO FREDERICK LEWIS WILLIAM TOMSETT DIED 17th FEB. 1939 AGED 89 YEARS

Frederick Hardy Wood Cutter, of Detling in 1901 (Census)

Frederick Tomsett A Wood Cutter at Detling in 1901 (Census), Labourer (1911Census)

90.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY ANN
WIFE OF
RICHARD HARRIS
OF LUTON
DIED AUGUST 8th 1903
AGED 47 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken
Away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
RICHARD HARRIS
DIED AUGUST 12th 1924
AGED 62 YEARS
"Watch therefore for ye know not what hour
Your Lord doth come"

Richard Harris Chief Stoker of Grove Road, Chatham, born Bredhurst (1901Census)

91.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
SUSANNA MARY
HARRIS
WHO DIED JANUARY 6th 1909
AGED 53 YEARS
"Thy Will be Done"

92.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF DIED 1st SEPT. 1942
FREDERICK JAMES HARRIS AGED 53 YEARS

South Side
ALSO HIS WIFE FELL ASLEEP 16th APRIL 1954
MARGARET FRANCES HARRIS AGED 63 YEARS R.I.P.

James Harris Farm Bailiff at Wedd's or Webb's Farm, Luton (1901 Census)

93.   Red Granite Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
MOTHER
ONE OF THE BEST
SARAH ANN HARRIS
DIED JUNE 23rd 1935
AGED 74 YEARS
ALSO FATHER ONE OF THE BEST
JAMES JOHN HARRIS
DIED MARCH 22nd 1936
AGED 78 YEARS
"Re-united"
ALSO
CECILY LILLIAS BLANCHE HARRIS
DIED DEC. 4th 1905
AGED 16 YEARS
ALSO
HAROLD DOUGLAS HARRIS
DIED FEB. 13th 1907
AGED 19 YEARS

Rear
ALSO
AGUSTUS JAMES PERRIN
SON IN LAW OF JAMES JOHN HARRIS
DIED NOV. 25th 1965
AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO
GWENDOLINE JANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JAN. 5th 1977
IN HER 86th YEAR

94.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR FATHER
WILLIAM HOGG
WHO DIED DEC. 28th 1936
AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO OUR MOTHER
JANE MARY PYE HOGG
WHO DIED DEC. 27th 1968
AGED 84 YEARS

95.   Headstone

IN MEMORY OF
EDWARD SON OF
WILLIAM & ELIZTH. JOHNSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY 20th 1858
IN THE 10th YEAR OF HIS AGE
"So Kind, so Young, so Gentle, so Sincere,
So Loved, so Early Lost, may claim a Tear,
Yet wherefore mourn the Life resumed by Heaven,
Doubtless Fulfilled the End for which I was Given"

William Johnson Victualler at the "Bell", and Shop (1855 Post Office Directory), Also Farmer of 60 acres, employing 2 men and 2 boys (1871 Census)

96.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
ELIZABETH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM JOHNSON
OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED 30th MAY 1880
AGED 59 YEARS
"Blessed are the Pure in Heart for
they shall see God"

97.   Curbs

HENRY JOHNSON WHO FELL ASLEEP 28th OF OCTOBER 1932 AGED79 YEARS
ALSO SARAH ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO FELL ASLEEP 8th JANUARY 1945 AGED 85 YEARS

Henry Johnson Farm Waggoner in 1901 (Census)

98.   Flower Pot and Curbs

IN MEMORY OF
MY DEAR WIFE
ELIZA
JOHNSON
WHO DIED 8th
JAN. 1944
AGED 73 YEARS

99.   Curbs

HENRY LEONARD JOHNSON DIED 11th ? JAN. 1963 AGED 86 ? YEARS

100.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM MILLEN LANE
WHO DIED APRIL 19th 1882
AGED 65 YEARS
"Afflictions Sore, Long Time I Bore,
Physicians were in Vain,
When God did Please to give me Ease,
And Release me from my Pain"
ALSO
ELIZA LANE
WHO DIED APRIL 1856
AGED 4 YEARS
ALSO EMILY LANE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 18th 1906
AGED 87 YEARS
"The Lord is my Shepherd"

William Millen Lane Agricultural Labourer (1881 Census) 

101.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MARY MARIA LANE
WHO DIED 1st FEBRUARY 1930
AGED 84 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
ALSO ALICE ELIZABETH LANE
WHO DIED 15th MARCH 1938
AGED 83 YEARS

Mary Maria Lane Coffee House Keeper at Rainham (1891 & 1901Census) (Next door to Edward Millen)

102.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
ADA LEWIS
DIED DECEMBER 18th 1940
AGED 62 YEARS
"Abide with Me

103.   Curbs

South Side
IN MEMORY OF REBECCA MARION WIFE OF G. W. LEWORTHY WHO DIED 17th MAY 1915 AGED 68

North Side
ALSO THE SAID G. W. LEWORTHY OF CAMBERWELL AND BECKENHAM 1848 – 1937

G.W. Leworthy Carpenter and Joiner; Builder's Foreman (1901 & 1911 Census)

104.   Headstone

MARY JANE
MASON
DIED 1905
WILLIAM T.
MASON
DIED 1925
HARRIET
WIFE OF ABOVE
DIED 1940
AND THEIR DAUGHTER
MARY GEORGINA
CHRISTABEL
DIED 1984
R.I.P.
[Mary died in December aged 74]
[William died in July aged 64]
[Harriet died in July aged 81]

William Mason Post Office (1913 Kelly's Directory)

105.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RICHARD MERRETT
WHO DIED 22nd MARCH 1942
AGED 87 YEARS
"For ever in our Thoughts"
ALSO HIS WIFE
MARY ANN MERRETT
WHO DIED 19th JANUARY 1945
AGED 82 YEARS

Richard Merrett Formerly a Mineral water Manufacturer in Rochester. Farmed Ivy Farm from c 1900 (1891 Census / Registers)

106.   Low Headstone and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DEAR SISTER
ETHEL MARY ELIZABETH MERRETT
WHO DIED 20th AUGUST 1947
AGED 59 YEARS

107.   Headstone and Curbs

IN
EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
ANNE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JAMES MONDAY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANUARY 8th 1918
AGED 52 YEARS
"Fondly we loved her, Dear to us still,
In must bend to God's Holy Will,
Our Sorrow was Great, our Pain hard to bear,
But Angels will Guard our Dear One with Care"

James Monday Landlord of the "Bell" (1913 Kelly's Directory)

108.   Eroded Headstone with Foot Stone

M.M.
1859
[MARY MUNN DAUGHTER OF]
[THOMAS AND MARY MUNN]
[DIED APRIL 1859 AGED 38 YEARS]

Mary & Grace Munn Daughters of Thomas, Farmer of 240 acres, employing 8 men and 1 boy (1861 Census)

109.   Headstone, Next to Above

IN MEMORY
OF
GRACE THE FIFTH DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS AND MARY MUNN
OF BLETCHENDEN FARM, HEADCORN
WHO DIED MARCH 22nd 1862
AGED 19 YEARS

110.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM NAYLOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 1st DAY OF MARCH 1846
AGED 66 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW, 5 SONS AND 7 DAUGHTERS
TO LAMENT THE LOSS
"Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and
become as Little Children,ye shall not enter into the
Kingdom of Heaven"
ALSO MARY NAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MAY 19th 1867 AGED 85 YEARS
"Her End was Peace,
Her Hope was in Christ"

William Naylor, died 1846, Agricultural Labourer (1841 Census)

111.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HARRIET
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JOHN NAYLOR OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE 1[ ] 1869
AGED 20 YEARS
LEAVING AN ONLY CHILD NAMED ELLEN
[Worn Verses]

112.   Headstone

"Not Here but There"
IN MEMORY OF
JAMES NAYLOR
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 16th OF APRIL 1871
AGED 64 YEARS
"A Sinner Saved by Grace"
ALSO MARIA NAYLOR
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DECEMBER 15th 1894
AGED 88 YEARS
"For Ever with the Lord"

James Naylor, died 1871, Wood Dealer of Dunn Street (1871 Census)

113.   Headstone

IN
MEMORY OF
ARTHUR NAYLOR
WHO DIED 29th JULY 1876
AGED 8 YEARS
WILLIAM JAMES NAYLOR
WHO DIED 7th AUGUST 1876
AGED 10 YEARS
ERNEST HENRY NAYLOR
WHO DIED 1st AUGUST 1876
AGED 6 YEARS
ALICE NAYLOR
WHO DIED 1st AUGUST 1876
AGED 3 YEARS
"Suffer the Little Children to come unto me and
Forbid them not, for the Lord hath need of them"

114.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN NAYLOR
OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13th DECR. 1880
AGED 76 YEARS
HIS LAST WORDS WERE, "It is all Joy and Peace"
ALSO FRANCES THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 10th MAY 1881
AGED 77 YEARS
"I came to Jesus and I Drank
Of that Life giving Stream,
My Thirst was Quenched, my Soul Revived,
And now I Live in Him"

John Naylor, died 1880, Wood Cutter of Ivy Cottage, Lidsing (1871 Census)

115.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE LOVING MEMORY OF
JORDAN NAYLOR
OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 4th 1896
AGED 56 YEARS
LEAVING A WIDOW, 4 SONS AND 3 DAUGHTERS
TO MOURN THEIR LOSS
HIS LAST WORDS WERE "Prepare to meet me There"
"But Oh what will the meeting be
When Partings are No More"

Jordan Naylor, died 1896, Wood Dealer of Clemon Cottage, Lidsing (1881 Census)

116.   Headstone

IN AFFECTIONATE AND LOVING MEMORY OF
JORDAN NAYLOR
THE BELOVED SON OF
JORDAN AND MARY ANN NAYLOR
OF LIDSING
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 14th SEPTR. 1901
AGED 36 YEARS
"Not Gone from Memory, not gone from Love,
But to our Father's Home in Heaven above"
ALSO
EDWARD FREDERICK STEPHEN
NAYLOR
WHO DIED 8th AUGUST 1907
AGED 31 YEARS
"Peace, Perfect Peace, with Loved Ones far away,
In Jesus Keeping, we are Safe and they"
"There will be a Happy Meeting,
With our Loved Ones gone before,
They are waiting there to Welcome,
Us upon that Heavenly Shore"

Jordan William Naylor, Engine Driver of Ivy Cottage, Lidsing (1901Census)

Edward Naylor, Wood Dealer of Ivy Cottage, Lidsing (1901Census)

117.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN NAYLOR
WHO DIED DECR. 6Th 1911
AGED 65 YEARS
"His End was Peace"
ALSO OF MARY ANN HIS WIFE
PASSED AWAY SEPT. 30th 1921
AGED 71 YEARS
"Day by Day the Voice sayeth "Come
Enter thine Eternal Home""
ALSO OF ALBERT JOHN
SON OF THE ABOVE
AGED 31 YEARS*
"The Spirit hath returned unto God who gave it"
*No date given

John Naylor, died 1911, Wood Dealer of Monkdown, Boxley (1901Census)

118.   Headstone and Curbs

"Until the Day
Break and the Shadows Flee Away"
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN JAMES NAYLOR
WHO DIED 1st APRIL 1931
AGED 68 YEARS
ALSO ELLEN MAHALA
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 29th MAY 1950
AGED 76 YEARS
"Reunited"

John James Naylor, died 1931, Gare Maker (1901Census), Farmer and Wood Dealer (1911 Census)

119.   Tablet

DONALD
NICHOLS
BORN 14. 6. 35
CAME TO
REST 18. 11. 99
DINAH
  PATRICIA
  NICHOLS
  (PAT)
  3. 9. 1928 – 2. 3. 2011
BELOVED MOTHER

 120.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HANNAH BELOVED WIFE OF ROBERT OAKES
ENTERED INTO REST 6th JULY 1924 AGED 67 YEARS

North Side
ALSO ROBERT OAKES
WHO DIED 11th MARCH 1925 AGED 68 YEARS

Robert Oakes In 1901 in London, Railway Worker (Census)

121.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
Mr GEORGE PAYNE
OF LUTON
WHO DIED 24th JULY 1845
AGED 57 YEARS

George Payne A Farmer of Upper Luton (1841 Census)

122.   Curbs

North Side
SUSAN ANN PEARCE DIED 23rd JULY 1929 AGED 70 YEARS

South Side
ALSO JAMES EDWARD PEARCE DIED 9th APRIL 1949 AGED 90 YEARS

West Side
AND THEIR DAUGHTER WINIFRED PEARCE AT REST 18th FEB. 1965 AGED 78 YEARS

123.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY DOWLER
PENFOLD
WHO PASSED AWAY
12th MAY 1938
IN HER 105th YEAR
"She Lived for Others"

Mary Dowler Penfold In 1881 living in York Avenue, Gillingham, wife of Henry, a Pensioner (Army?), and Dockyard Labourer (Census)

124.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR MOTHER
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
GEORGE PEPPER
[No name given ! - SARAH]
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
DECEMBER 14th 1899
AGED 55 YEARS
"Trust in the Lord with All thine Heart"
ALSO
OUR DEAR FATHER
GEORGE PEPPER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
MARCH 22nd 1913
IN HIS 72nd YEAR
"Keep me, O Keep me King of Kings,
Beneath thy own Almighty Wings"

George Pepper, Wood Cutter, lodging with Thomas Sharp (1911 Census)

125.   Detached Very Small Plaque (On Arthur Glover's Monument)

IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
EDIE
FROM HER
BREDHURST
FRIENDS
CHRISTMAS 1944

[This must be EDITH PEPPER, "Killed by enemy action October 1944, aged 31(See Interior)

PERRIN see HARRIS

126.   Curbs

South Side
MY DEAR HUSBAND GEORGE WILLIAM PLATT WHO DIED 24th JULY 1948 AGED 71 YEARS

North Side
ALSO OF ANN PLATT WHO DIED 27th NOV. 1964 AGED 87 YEARS

127.   Red Granite Headstone

WALTER PRENTIS
BORN 24th MARCH 1817
DIED 19th JANUARY 1901

Walter Prentis Farmer of Cozenton Farm, Rainham, 350 acres, employing 7 men and 3 boys, born Cuxton (1881 Census)

128.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
THOMAS PYE
WHO DIED JULY 17th 1907
AGED 72 YEARS
"At Rest"
ALSO MARY JANE
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MAY 25th 1915
AGED 81 YEARS
"The Lord gave and the lord hath taken
Away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord"

Thomas Pye, died 1907, brother of the transcriber's great, great grandmother. Son of William Pye, one time Farmer and Landlord of the "Harrow". At various times, was an Agricultural Labourer, Carter and Farmer. (Census) Married Mary Jane Naylor. She was a Farmer in 1911 (Census)
Thomas Pye, died 1911, son of above
Thomas Henry Pye, died 1938, son of above.

129.   Curbs

South Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS PYE DIED 1st FEB. 1911 AGED 53

North Side
ALSO OF MARY ELIZABETH PYE DIED 14th MARCH 1929 AGED 69

130.   Headstone

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
BLANCHE AGATHA ELIZABETH PYE
WHO DIED 6th DECEMBER 1911
AGED 18 YEARS
ALSO WILLIAM ARTHUR
FATHER OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZABETH PYE
WHO DIED 13th APRIL 1947
AGED 83
ALSO ELIZABETH WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1953
AGED 85 YEARS
"Reunited"

131.   Flower Pot Holder

West Side
IN LOVING
MEMORY OF
THOMAS HENRY
PYE
DIED 4th JUNE 1938
AGED 57 YEARS

East Side
ALSO
FLORENCE
PYE
DIED 28th DEC. 1967
AGED 69 YEARS

132.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JANE
THE BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE RAYFIELD
WHO DIED 5th JANY. 1898
AGED 56 YEARS
"Blessed are they that Die in the Lord"
ALSO THE ABOVE
GEORGE RAYFIELD
WHO DIED 25th NOVEMBER 1909
AGED 74 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"

George Rayfield, died 1909, Farmer at Mount Pleasant (1901Census)

133.   Tablet

LOVING MEMORIES OF
DEAR PARENTS
AND GRAND PARENTS
WHO CAME TO REST
GRACE LILLIAN
RAYFIELD
3. 4. 1897 – 5. 5. 1954
PERCY GORDON
RAYFIELD
15. 9. 1888 – 5. 11. 1961

134.   Low Headstone and Curbs, Large Plot

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ELSIE VIOLET READ
DIED MAY 3rd 1900
AGED 2 YEARS
ALSO
EVA CONSTANCE M. READ
DIED MAY 7th 1923
AGED 30 YEARS
"Rest in Peace"
ALSO ALBERT EDMUND READ
BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 23rd 1927
AGED 31 YEARS
ALSO SARAH JANE READ
MOTHER OF THE ABOVE
DIED APRIL 23rd 1947 AGED 82 YEARS

135.   Small Headstone

"I will Receive them and Fold them to my Bosom"
IN
MEMORY OF
THE BELOVED CHILDREN
OF WILLIAM AND MARY ANN
SIMMONS
LIZZIE ANN DIED AUGUST 31st
1873 AGED 10 WEEKS
GEORGE ERNEST DIED JULY 20th
1876 AGED 11 MONTHS
FRED CHARLES DIED JAN. 28th
1878 AGED 9 MONTHS

136.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES ALFRED SIMMONS
WHO DIED MAY 19th 1875
AGED 29 YEARS
"We All Fade as a Leaf"
ALSO LIZZIE ANN NIECE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED AUGUST 31st 1873
AGED 10 WEEKS

James Alfred Simmons, died 1875, Baker, apprenticed to Henry Cook in Chatham High Street (1861 Census)

137.   Headstone

IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN WILLIAM [SIMMONS]
DIED 29th OCTOBER [1887]
AGED 66 YEARS
"Afflictions Long they wo[ ],
I Bore the Cross to Win the [ ],
The Christian's Life will s[ ],
It Leads to Everlasting R[est ?],
ALSO OF
ELIZA ANN SIMMONS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED [    ] DECR. 1894
[AGED 77 YEARS]

John William Simmons, died 1887, Grocer and Carrier (1881 Census)

138.   Headstone

IN
LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
MARY ANN SIMMONS
WHO DIED 2nd FEBRUARY 1924
AGED 73 YEARS
ALSO OF
WILLIAM SIMMONS
WHO DIED 13th JUNE 1926
AGED 77 YEARS

139.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH SNELLING
OF COURT LODGE FARM
IN THIS PARISH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY 28th 1851
AGED 72 YEARS
HARRIET SNELLING
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 25th 1855
AGED 76 YEARS
ALSO OF
JOSEPH SNELLING
THEIR SON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 27th 1854
AGED 44 YEARS

Joseph Snelling, Senior, Farmer of Court Lodge. P.C.C. Will dated 16th April 1840
Appoints son Ambrose and "respected friend" Henry Morris of Maidstone, Surveyor, executors.
   All household goods and furniture, etc., to wife Harriet, for life. After her death into residue of personal estate.
   All farming implements to son Ambrose and Henry Morris to carry on farming business during his wife's life. They can use personal estate to carry this out. Wife to have profits for life. After her death or earlier if business discontinued, Upon Trust, to be sold, if wife is still living, to be invested in Government Stocks, wife to have interest for life. If she is dead, to be divided between sons, John, James, Joseph and Ambrose and daughters, Harriet, wife of Thomas Pemble, Sophia Caroline and Elizabeth Snelling, equally.
   Son John shall account for £80, without interest, which has been advanced to him, to his siblings, so all have equal shares.
   Will not signed by Snelling, but by Toke Staples, in the presence of Joseph Snelling ?
   Witnesses: William Beale, Solicitor, Maidstone and J.H. Stevens, his Clerk
   Proved 4th December 1851

Joseph Snelling, Junior, died 1854, was a Victualler in Dover in 1841 (Census). Ten years later he was a patient in the Consumption Hospital, Kensington (1851 Census). He died in Mayfair, presumably still in hospital ? (Register)

140.   Flower Pot Holder, (On Read Grave)

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAREST MUM
ALICE STEVENS
8th MARCH 1945
AGED 72 YEARS

141.   "Book" Type and Curbs

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF
MY MOTHER
BORN CO,. DOWN
DIED CHATHAM 1948
AGNES STEWART

142.   Curbs

North Side
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER RACHEL ANN SUTTON
DIED 3rd MAY 1935 AGED 66 YEARS

South Side
ALSO STEPHEN BENJAMIN SUTTON
23rd JANUARY 1947 AGED 79 YEARS

Stephen Sutton Tin Box Maker in Lowestoft (1891 Census), Solderer and Labourer in Poplar (1911 Census)

TOMSETT see HARDY

143.   Headstone

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANN WEDD
OF SHARSTED, KENT
WHO DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1836
AGED 44 YEARS
ALSO OF WILLIAM WEDD
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 18th APRIL 1842
AGED 85 YEARS

William Wedd Farmer at Little Sharsted (1841 Census)

144.   Headstone and Curbs

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED WHITEHEAD
WHO DIED 7th DECEMBER 1901
AGED 33 YEARS
"Forever with the Lord"

Alfred Whitehead Agricultural Labourer at Lidsing. When he married Ellen Pye, daughter of Thomas, in 1896, he was a Stoker in the Royal Navy.

145.   Tablet

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GRACE VIOLET WOOD
FELL ASLEEP DECEMBER 5th 1925
AGED 12 YEARS

146.   Headstone

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR PARENTS
EDWIN CURTIS
WOODCOCK
WHO DIED 21st FEB. 1938
AGED 62 YEARS
ANNIE WOODCOCK
WHO DIED 3rd JAN. 1958
AGED 75 YEARS
"At Rest"

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Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter Church, Bredhurst  - recorded by D. E. Williams

Interior of Church  

AKHURST see War Memorials

BROOKS see War Memorials

147.   Brass Plaque Under Stained Glass Window West Wall of Nave

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY
OF THOMAS HERITAGE DAY AT WHOSE COST
THIS CHURCH WAS RESTORED AND ENLARGED
A. D. 1867 THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY HIS
CHILDREN JANUARY 12th 1870

ELLIOTT see War Memorials

FERGUSON see War Memorials

FOSTER see War Memorials

148.   Brass Plaque, North Wall of Chancel

IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT HAULTAIN
GRIERSON
DIED APRIL 17th 1977
THE LAST VICAR OF BREDHURST
AS A BENEFICE SOLE 1958 – 69

HUNT see War Memorials

JOHNSON see War Memorials

149.   Brass Plaque, North Wall of Chancel

ALEXANDER ROBERT
KENNEDY
C.B.E., R,N.
CHURCHWARDEN
BORN 1908 DIED 1986

KING see War Memorials

150.   Brass Plaque, South Side of Chancel Arch

GEORGE
JOHN WILSON
LEWIS
COMMANDER R.N., J.P.
DIED 3rd NOVEMBER 1960
AGED 87 YEARS

MANNERING see War Memorials

MASON see War Memorials

PEPPER see War Memorials

PYE see War Memorials

151.   Brass Plaque, North Wall of Chancel

PHILIP SIDNEY SMITH REAR ADMIRAL, ROYAL NAVY
COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF THE BATH, D.S.O.
CHURCHWARDEN
BORN 1899 DIED 1973

TOMSETT see War Memorials

152.   Ledger, Formerly in the Chancel Floor, Kept in the Chapel 
               (Not Seen by Transcriber. Taken From a Photograph)

[HERE LYETH]
THE BODY OF [ANN TRAY] WHO LEFT
THIS LIFE[ ON THE [ ] DAY] OF SEPTEM.
1635 AND THE BODY OF RICHARD
TRAY HER HUSBAND MASTER OF
ARTS SOMTIME RECTOR OF S. MARIES IN
THE HUNDRED OF HOO AND MINISTER
OF THIS PLACE WHO LEFT THIS
LIFE THE [ ] [OF] [JUN]E [1655]
BOTH THESE LY[E] [H]E[RE] INTERRED
EXPECTING [A] JOYFUL AN[D] [ ]
RESURRECTION

153.   Brass Plaque , With Portrait, on South Wall of Nave

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SIR CORNELIUS MARSHALL WARMINGTON K.C.
1st BARONET
BORN 5th JULY 1842 DEPARTED THIS LIFE 12th DEC. 1908
"Into thy Hands I Commend my Spirit, For Thou has Redeemed Me"

154.   Brass plaque, Under Stained Glass Window, South Wall of Nave

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNIE CORNELIUS
ONLY DAUGHTER OF CORNELIUS MARSHALL WARMINGTON Q.C. AND ANNIE HIS WIFE
BORN JULY 8th 1876 DIED OCTOBER 22nd 1883
"There's a Peace for Little Children for ever Safe from Danger,
In the Arms of Jesus where they are their Saviour's Care"

155.   Brass Plaque, Below Above

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LAURENCE HUGH WARMINGTON SECOND SON OF
C. M. WARMINGTON Q.C., M.P. BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 23rd 1885 BORN NOVEMBER 18th 1872
"God so Loved the World that He gave his Only Begotten Son"

156.   Marble Tablet, South Wall of Nave

TO THE GLORY OF GOD THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
AND TO PERPETUATE THE EXAMPLE OF THE FOLLOWING MEN
WHO HAVING NOBLY RESPONDED TO
ENGLAND'S CALL TO ARMS FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919

AGED DIED INTERRED

CHARLES JOHNSON 25 SEP. 9th 1916 SOMME DISTRICT, FRANCE

JOHN WILLIAM AKHURST 24 MAR. 31st 1917 MAROC " "

WILLIAM MASON 21 FEB. 20th 1918 FARA " PALESTINE

EDMUND WILLIAM JOHNSON 35 AUG. 11th 1918 FLORIS, FRANCE

FREDERICK BROOKS 21 FEB. 4th 1919 BREDHURST

 

157.    Marble Tablet, Below Above

1939 IN MEMORIAM 1945

HENRY GEORGE ELLIOTT R.N.
ARTHUR FERGUSON R.N.
ALBERT FOSTER R.N.
ERIC CYRIL HUNT R.W.K. REGT.
EDGAR KING R.N.
ERIC MANNERING R.A.F
RONALD HENRY HAIG PYE R.A.S.C.
ARTHUR BENJAMIN TOMSETT R.W.K. REGT.
EDITH PEPPER (BY ENEMY ACTION)

THANKS BE TO GOD WHICH GIVETH US
THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

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