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                    Some Monumental Inscriptions of Swanscombe Church,  Noted by Leland L. Duncan 4 June 1922       
                                                                              Typed up by Ted Connell, checked by Frank & Zena Bamping

Leland Duncan's pencil sketch plans (86KB) of location of gravestones in Swanscombe Churchyard

1. Square monument in railings: Mrs Susanna HURST wife of James Hurst died 23 May 1789 aged 26 years. Also 2 children of above died in infancy. Mr Silas CHAPMAN died 21 June 1819 aged 40 years. Kitty Chapman his wife died 20 June 1844 aged 70 years.

2. Mr Francis ELAND late of this Parish died 8 October 1775 aged 75 years.

3. Mr William WARE of this Parish died 11 February 1834 in his 76th years. Mrs Elizabeth Ware his wife died 4 July 1841 aged 78 years. Sarah daughter of above and wife of Mr BLISS of this Parish died 10th April 1838 aged 40 years. Emily Ann wife of Mr A. B. Bliss of this Parish died 23 March 1865 aged 36 years.

4. Mr Rowland WARE born in this Parish 30 October 1761 died 11 May 1846. These stones are raised by the remaining children of Rowland and Ann Ware.

5. Mrs Ann WARE wife of Mr Rowland Ware died 21 June 1821 aged 57 years. Also Rowland Ware son of above died 26 May 1818 aged 19 years.

6, Mr Jonathan WARE late of this Parish, yeoman died 27 February 1797 aged 77 years. Mr Ann Ware late wife of above died 11 November 1779 aged 66 years.

7. Mrs Sarah RIXSON 2nd wife of George Rixson of this Parish died 30 July 1789 aged 44 years.

8. Mr William SMALL yeoman of this Parish died 22 August 1758 aged 31 years. Sarah daughter of the above William and Elizabeth Small lies buried in a lead coffin in the grave she died 2 June 1765 aged 9 years.

9. Mr George POWSEY died 21(?) November 1801 aged 30 years. verse.

10. Mr John POWSEY of the Parish of Northfleet died 23 February 1794 aged 63 years. Elizabeth his wife died 5 May 1802 aged 67 years.

11. Philip POWSEY son of John and Elizabeth Powsey of Northfleet died 19 January 1786 aged 19 years.

12. Mr James POWSEY of the Parish of Northfleet died 25 April 1803 aged 34 years.

13. Ann RIXSON wife of George Rixson and daughter of Thomas POWSEY of this Parish died 23 September 1773 aged 27 years.

14. Thomas POWSEY for many years Clerk of this Parish died 10 June 1779 aged 61 years. Elizabeth Powsey wife of above died 19 March 1783 aged 70 years. .

15. Mary wife of Henry MARTIN of this Parish daughter of George HARDS of Dartford died 1 November 1766 aged (?50) years. .

15a. Lefthand side: Sarah MARTIN aged 5 years died 1759. Righthand side: Margaret Martin aged 1 year died 1758.

16. Mrs Ann LAVENDER wife of Mr John Lavender died 20 May 17(?93) aged 75 years. [Register: 1793 May 23 Anne LAVENDER, widow buried F+ZB]

17. Headstone broken: Mary Ann WALLIS of this Parish died 8 December 1844 aged 32 years. Also (?William) Wallis husband of above died 31 December 1888 aged 83 years.

18. Elizabeth WILLIAMS died 13 September 1842 aged 42 years. Also Page 8Keziah WATTS her sister died 24 September 1846 aged 40 years.

19. Edwin CHALLIS died 16 December 1843 aged 4 years. .

20. Mr John BARTLETT, mason died 6 December 1833 aged 24 years.

North East corner of graveyard
21. Footstone: M.A.W. 1844 W.W. 1887

22. Charles Robert CURTIS died 16 December 1835 aged 25 years. Henry Curtis died 14 February 1836 aged 24 years.

23. Ann wife of William MUNN of this Parish died 14 May 1862 aged 63 years. Above William Munn died 4 October 1883 aged 79 years.

24. Sophia wife of John MUNN of the Parish of Longfield died 20 November 1853 aged 72 years. Above John Munn died 5 May 1863 aged 83 years.

25. Mrs Mary Ann TOLHURST died 24 December 1825 aged 29 years. Thomas Tolhurst died 4 December 1823 aged 3 weeks. Mr Thomas Tolhurst of this Parish died 28 July 1849 aged 49 years. Charles Edmeades son of the above Mr Thomas Tolhurst and Jane Elizabeth his 2nd wife died 18 December 1850 aged 18 years. Jane Elizabeth wife of the above Mr Thomas Tolhurst died 2 December 1884 in her 85th year. Thomas Edmeades Tolhurst son of Thomas and Jane Tolhurst died at Northfleet 21 June 188(?5) aged 57 years.

26. In memory of William McBEATH late late M _ _ ross in the Royal Artillery who died 5 June 1775 aged 32 years. Who in his military character was respected by his Officers Beloved by his equals and much lamented by his friends ‘ 8 lines of verse’

27. Mr Benjamin ARLETT of this Parish died 29 April 1829 aged 83 years.

28. Mr George ARLETT of Greenhithe in this Parish died 18 January 1842 aged 64 years. Sarah his wife died 4 May 1842 aged 65 years.

29.William Henry ARLETT of this Parish died 14 December 1848 aged 40 years.

30. Coffin shaped slab: Elizabeth wife of George Thomas SWETTENHAM died 31 May 1832 aged 41 years. Ann Swettenham daughter of above died February 1824 aged 3 weeks.

31. Ann wife of John PRIME of this Parish died 11 December 1855 aged 65 years. John Prime died 21 January 1864 aged 58 years.

32. Here lies the body of Henry EDWARDS of Rye in Sussex who died of smallpox at this place on board the vessel of which he was Page 13Master the 25 April 1763 aged 51 years. He left issue a disconsolate widow, 2 daughters and 1 son. His character both in publick and private capacity was such as to leave not an enemy behind and who himself endeavoured to be the friend of everyone.

33. Henry William son of Mr George ANDREWS and Charlotte his wife of Greenhithe died 18 April 1848 in his 18th year. Elizabeth Ann died 1 January 1844 aged 7 months. Above Mr George Andrews died 17 July 1849 aged 53 years. He left issue by Charlotte his wife 4 sons and 4 daughters.

34. Flat stone: Mrs Elizabeth HARE wife of Mr John Hare died 22 October 1775 aged 70 years.Also the above Mr John Hare died 8 April 1787 aged 87 years.

35. Mr William HENDEN late of this Parish died 27 January 1802 aged 68 years. Mrs Sarah PHILLIPS wife of Mr James LAWRANCE Phillips and daughter of above died 27 February 1803 aged 21 years.

36. (Decayed) Mr John WOODWARD died May _ _ 1847 aged _ _ Footstone J. W. 1847, C. W. 1861

37. Mr Thomas SHEPHERD son of John and Ann Shepherd of this Parish died 20 December 1815 aged 18 years. A sudden death, a mind contented he lived beloved and died lamented. Edward Shepherd died 27 May 1819 aged 13 years. George Shepherd died 18 February 1821 aged 13 years. Also Thomas, William and James died in infancy. Walter Shepherd died 10 October 1832 in 30th years. John Shepherd father of above died 10 November 1833 aged 72 years. Footstones: E.S. 1819, G.S. 1821, W.S. 1832, G.S. 1821, E.S. 1810, T.S. 1815, J.S. 1833.

38. Mr Sampson WATERS of this Parish died 8 June 1846 aged 71 years.

39. Mrs Elizabeth MORRIS wife of Cartwright Morris Esq. of Greenhithe died 22 June 1795 aged (?5)6 years. Charles MORRIS son of above obit died 5 July 1791 aged 19 years.

40. Charles WILKS Esq formerly of Purfleet Essex and late of Greenhithe died 17 November 1847 aged 87 years, 64 of which he served in Her Majesty’s Navy and Ordnance.

41. Elizabeth HALL wife of Ambrose Hall of this Parish died 5 June 1779 aged 70 years. The above Ambrose Hall died 8 December 1793 aged 93 years.

42. Frederick William infant son of Frederick and Lucy ABBOTT of Pustwell House in this Parish died 10 April 1861 aged 10 months. [PUSTWELL family appear in the registers in the 1550’s F+Z B]

43. Raymond Reginald infant son of James and Mary Elizabeth VOGAN of Greenhithe died 26 September 1858 aged 8 months. Harry James likewise son of above died 6 February 1859 aged 4 years 4 months. Also their sister, Mary died 15 August 1862 aged 5 weeks. Frederick Overall Vogan son of above died 9 May 1865 in his 10th year.

44. Richard Edward WEST Esq. late of the Borough of Southwark and of this Parish died 6 October 1857 aged 68 years.

45. Mr John SMALL of this Parish died 28 September 1825 aged 73 years. William Small son of the above died 22 August 1826 aged 12 years and 8 months. Mrs Ann Small wife of the above Mr John Small died 28 September 1832 aged 49 years. Mr John Small son of above John and Ann Small died 13 March 1842 aged 30 (or 32) years.

46. Tankerville Drew INGALL born 19 April 1857, died 23 July 1858. Helen Maria Ingall born 2 January 1860 died 28 February 1862. Cedric Drew Ingall born 7 July 1867, died 9 July 1867. Jane DREW grandmother of above died 13 October 1881 aged 80 years.

47.. Selina the much loved granddaughter of Mrs Mary Ann WHITEHEAD of Greenhithe died 18 August 1847 aged 7 years.

48. Cross head stone: Laura Mitford BRAMWELL died 13 July 1859 aged 11 years.

49. Cross head stone: Charles William BY Esq. died 16 October 1864 aged 83 years.
Charlotte his wife died 30 October 1864 aged 82 years.

50. Catherine wife of William COSSART Esq of St Johns Wood London died at Greenhithe 12 October 1845
aged 26 years.

51. William Stephen HOADLEY husband of Ann Hoadley died 27 January 1863 aged 55 years. The above Ann Hoadley of Greenhithe died aged years. [not filled in on headstone]

52. Mr Robert DONNE Senior died 2 December 1836 aged 73 years

53. Elizabeth DONNE late wife of Charles Doone of the Parish of St Saviours Southwark died 5 November 1847 aged 60 years. An affectionate mother and wife. Above Charle Donne 30 January 1873 aged 76 years.

54. Hannah DONNE died 30 October 1848 aged 49 years. James Doone died 16 January 1865 aged 66 years.

55. Mary CHAPMAN daughter of Edward and Mary Chapman of Greenhithe in this Parish died 21 March 1801 in her 24th year.
56. Low flat tomb: Mr John WOOTTON late of this Parish died 22 January 1764 aged 56. Also Mary his wife died 5 March 1778 aged 71 years. Also Mr Richard Wootton of Northfleet, native of Greenhithe in this Parish died 10 August 1796 aged 59 years. also Mrs Mary Wootton of Northfleet wife of the above Mr Richard Wootton died 18 October 1828 in his 86th year.

57. Large brick altar tomb with stone top: Mary wife of John HILL of the Parish Swanscombe died 6 November 1740 aged 42 years.

58. Richard WHISKIN of Greenhithe died 15 June 1796 aged 38 years. James Whiskin son of above died 26 June 1830 aged 37 years. Mary Whiskin relict of above died 12 May 1834 aged 84 years.

59. Thomas HEWITT died 21 January 1857 aged 44 years. Elizabeth daughter of above died 17 May 1849 aged 7 years.

North of Tower:
60. Robert RICHARDSON Esq late of Honourable East India Company Bengal Civil Service died 17 June 1847 aged 66 years.

61. Eliza wife of Mr Peter VITOU of Greenhithe in this Parish died 15 November 1854 aged 61 years. Above Mr Peter Vitou died 15 January 1858 aged 75 years. Elizabeth daughter of above died 20 January 1871 aged 53 years. Louisa PARSONS eldest daughter of above and relict of Joseph Parsons (late of Barkingside Essex) died 21 October 1880 aged 67 years. Also Sarah Vitou daughter of above died 19 December 1895 aged 73 years. .

62. Altar tomb: Top Here lyeth the body of Ma _ _ _ _ KINGSLAND late? wife of Mr John Kingsland of this Parish who departed January 17[?5] aged 54(?9) years. She lived . . . . . . . .mother . . . .. . . . . Here lyeth the body of Mr John EVEREST of this Parish who departed this life _ _ May 1732 aged 67 years. 3 lines of verse
North side: In this vault beneath whose silence had not previously been invaded for nearly a century are interred the remains of Judith Sarah STEVENS the wife of Mr William Stevens solicitor of Hatton Garden. The only grandchild and heir at law of William EVEREST Esq formerly of Fawkham in this County by his daughter Mildred who married Mr William Stevens of Woodmanstone in Surrey. The above named Judith Sarah was the th _ _ _ daughter of the late Mr Samuel KING formerly of Yarmouth and afterwards of Beccles in Suffolk. She died on the 17th day of January 1832 aged 61 years. Her father and mother whose maiden name was JAY were both eminently pious christians and brought up their children in the fear of God and their daughter Judith Sarah followed their bright example in fulfilling the various duties of the daughter, the sister, the wife, the mother and the friend. She was uniformly exemplary taking the Holy Scripture as the only rule of her faith and conduct. Her husband and children with an _ _ _ ( 4 more lines.

63. Henry HOLLAND died 19 November 1719 aged 37 years.

64. Cross opposite tower: William GOSTLING died 31 Julu 1890 aged 58 years. Elizabeth his wife died 3 February 1893 aged 57 years.

65. Mr John SMALL yeoman of this Parish died 19th December 1757 aged 63 years. He left issue by his first wife Sarah one son William Small who survived his father 3 months and 3 days,

66. Margaret SMALL widow of John Small died 10th February 1763 aged 79 years.

67. Altar tomb: Top: Mr Harry MASON late of Cross Lane London died 26 September 1802 aged 26 years. Also Edward Harden Mason died 5 October 1819 aged 57 years. North side Mr Edward Mason of this Parish died (?17) July 1768 aged 6(?7) years. South side Mr Henry Mason of this Parish died 21 May 1781 aged __ years. Also Mr Harry Mason died 26 September 1802 aged 26 years.

68. Large tomb in railings. North side: The family vault of William COLYER of this Parish died 12 October 1846 aged 93 years. Christian his wife died 21 August 1804 aged 52 years. West end: Ann wife of Thomas
Page 34Colyer died 28 October 1854 aged 62 years. Thomas Colyer above named died 12 May 1860 aged 69 years. South side: Eliza daughter of Thomas Colyer died 19 April 1836. Elizabeth wife of William Colyer died 20 July 1850 aged 35 years. William Colyer above named died 12 September 1856 aged 39 years.

69. Mrs Sarah FULLJAMES wife of Mr Edward Fulljames of this Parish died 5 July 1770 aged 48 years. Also Mr Edward Fulljames died 4 August 1781 aged 66 years. Also Edward Fulljames son of the above died 26 February 1800 aged 48 years.

70. Mr Robert DURLING of the Parish of Stone died 14 September 1833 in his 77th year.

71. Mrs Elizabeth DAVIDSON relict of the late Mr Robert Timothy Davidson of the City of Rochester and daughter of Robert and Ann Durling of the Parish of Stone died 28 December 1829 in her 36th year. Also Mary Durling of Stone Wood 4th and last surviving daughter of the above Robert and Ann Durling died 13 August 1854 aged 57 years.

72. Mrs Ann DURLING wife of Mr Robert Durling of the Parish of Stone died 9 November 1827 in her 73rd year.

73. Mrs Sarah WARNER wife of Mr James Warner of this Parish died 13 January 1815 aged 49 years. Mr James Warner died 15 April 1832 aged 79 years.

74. Ann GRAY wife of Caleb Gray died 6 March 1812 aged 30 years. Mr Caleb Gray husband of above died 6 July 1825 aged 56 years. Also Elizabeth FIELDER died 15 April 1827 aged 71 years.

75. Mrs Ann SIMMONS wife of Mr Thomas Simmons died 19 July 1809 aged 19 years. Also Ann Simmons daughter of above died 18 February 1810 aged 6 months. Mrs Elizabeth HORLOCK died 24 April 1856 aged 72 years. Mr Samuel Horlock died 18 December 1863 aged 82 years. Alice Martin Horlock died 16 June 1865 aged ?11 years.

76. Mr John HAYES late of Pitsey in Essex died 30 November 1795 aged 59 years. Mrs Rebecca Hayes wife of above died 5 April 1818 aged 84 years.

77. Mr William Bray MUSGROVE late of the pr _ _ _ _ _ _ Yarmouth died September 185(?4) aged 41 years. Also Maria Louisa Musgrove died 30 September 1872 aged 58 years.

78. John FELDWICK of Greenhithe died 5 June 1839 aged 79 years. Also Joanna wife of above died 9 December 1847 aged 80 years.

79. Mr Edmund FARMER-FRANCIS died 23 September 1833 aged 26 years. Also Edmund Farmer-Francis
son of above died 17 March 1833 aged 3 months and 3 days.

80. John PIRKINS of the Parish of Stone died 28 February 1742 aged 71 years.

81. Elizabeth HOLDAWAY daughter of Edward and Mary Ann Holdaway died _ February 1811 aged _ _ (gone). Also Mary Ann Holdaway wife of Edward Holdaway died 15 March 1811 aged [?3]2 or [?72] years of age.

82. Lieutenant George SOWTON late of His Majesty’s Ship JUNO died 8 February 1803 aged 21 years.

83. Mary Ann wife of Lieutenant J.G. JAMES Half Pay H.M. 69th Regiment who died in this Parish 29 December 1832 in his 38th year.

84. Mr John CHILD of this Parish died 16 May 1836 aged 48 years. Julia daughter of above died 25 May 1832 in her 6th year. Elizabeth relict of above Mr John Child died 31 May 1850 aged 50 years.

84A..Josiah son of Richard and Sarah CHAPMAN born 23 May 1790 died 10 September 1790.

84B. In memory of Richard Thomas and Robert sons of Richard and Mary CHAPMAN of this Parish. Richard died _ _ April 1772 _ _ weeks. Thomas died _ _ April 1773 aged 10 weeks. Robert died _ _ February 1775 aged 3 weeks.

85. Mr Jeremiah CHAPMAN of this Parish died 25 August 1831 aged 37 years. Mary Chapman died 2 February 1880 aged 78 years.

86. Mr Richard CHAPMAN born 30 November 1745 died 16 August 1800. Also Francis TOWNSEND who was born 18 August 1824 died 19 July 1835.

87. Mrs Sarah CHAPMAN who was born 5 April 1754 and died 17 August 1827. Also Mary Oliver Chapman daughter of above born 8 February 1787 died 17 November 1805.

88. Mr Trobenius CHAPMAN of this Parish died 25 December 1840 aged 59 years. Mrs Elizabeth Chapman widow of above died 20 February 1845 aged 68 years.

89. Charlotte Swain HARDEE daughter of Mr James and Charlotte Hardee of Southwark died 16 March 1815 aged 1 years 11 months.

90. Richard Edward son of Thomas and Harriot WESTBROOK born 28 September 1859 died 2 February
1861.

91. William RIDLEY late of this Parish died 17 September 1705 aged 57 years.

92. Mr William BRASIER late of Jamaica Row Bermondsey died 6 December 1819 aged 39 years. Dear wife and children etc he left 2 infant children viz Henry Hooper and Thomas William Brasier by his wife Elizabeth.

93. Mary BRASIER wife of William Brasier of Greenhithe in this Parish died 21 August 1811 aged 31 years. Left issue 2 children, William and Edward.

94. Footstone M.A.B. 1805

95. Large low tomb: Sophia Eliza wife of Thomas Hibberds CLUETT youngest daughter of Jeremiah and Eliza BROWN died 1 December 1855 in her 22nd year.

96. Mr Thomas BROWN of Greenhithe in this Parish died 10 December 1795 aged 53 years. Mary Ann Brown daughter of Thomas and Ann Brown died 27 November 1805 aged 18 years. Also four children of above Thomas and Ann Brown, Thomas, John, Rebecca and Ann. Also Mrs Elizabeth REED wife of Mr Abraham Reed and daughter of the above Thomas Brown died 21 August 1808 aged 37 years.

97. Sarah wife of William SALE of Charing Cross, Westminster died 10 June 1816 aged 50 years. Also William their son who died in infancy. Also above William Sale died 8 August 1826 aged 61 years.

98. Sarah wife of Arthur READ died 26 July 1853 aged 37 years, [see 110]

99. Mary Ann MURRAY died 13 September 1862 aged 22 years. Charles William Lawrance Murray died 16 May 1864 aged 4 years.

100. Mrs Mary CHILD relict of Mr William Child of this Parish died 9 March 1838 aged 73 years. Mr William Child son of above died 22 May 1838 aged 52 years.

101. William CHILD late of this Parish born 11 December 1732 and died 10 November 1779. Ann Child wife of above died 12 May 1782 aged 43 years.

102. Mr William BAXTER of Greenhithe died 24 February 1856 aged 85 years. Elizabeth Baxter his wife died 18 July 1860 aged 87 years.

103. To children of Mr and Mrs SHELBOURNE late of this Parish, Mary Ann died 23 September 1823 aged 10 weeks, Maria died 27 July 1825 aged 1 year, William died 22 August 1826 aged 9 months, William Henry died 22 July 1834 aged 2 years 10 months, George died 3 October 1837 aged 2 years, Ellen died 2 November 1838 aged 7 months.

104.Here lyeth the body of Henry HARDEN died 6 July 1723 aged 68 years. Also the body of Henry Harden son of the above Henry Harden who died 8 January 1727/8 aged 33 years. verse: Tho ‘Borea’s’ blast and Neptunes waves. He lost us to our few. Inspite of both by God’s decree. We Harbour here below where we do ride at Anchor safe with many of our Fleet (rest under ground).

105. Charles STEWART infant son of Charles and Elizabeth PULLING died 12 August 1832 (no age)

106. Mrs Hestor WESTON late wife of Mr John Weston of Greenhithe in this Parish died 10 December 1800 aged 29 years. Also John Weston son of above died in infancy. Also Ann Weston daughter of above Mr John Weston died 12 April 1810 aged 5 months.

107. Peter Cornelius van KEMPEN born in Amsterdam Holland 17 January 1796, died 21 June 1857 in his 61st year,

108. Mr Ralph WHEATLEY of this Parish died 23 March 1844 aged 66 years. Ralph Wheatley eldest son of above died 28 June 1852 aged 49 years. John Townsend Wheatley born 17 July 1808, died 5 June 1871. Sarah Fulljames Wheatley born 2 January 1813, died 8 November 1873.

109. Sarah wife of Ralph WHEATLEY of this Parish born 10 July 1777, died 22 September 1821. Mary daughter of above born 24 September 1804, died 8 November 1814. Thomas Wheatley died 3 November 1838 aged 32 years.

110. 4 footstones: R. R. 1805, E. R. 1808, A. R. 1823, A. R. 1826, [? Read of no 98 and 111]

111. Elizabeth READ, formerly of the Parish of Southfleet and late of Thames Street, Rotherhithe died 4 May 1835 aged 78 years.

112. Moses MANNING late a master and owner of a vessel from Redbridge near Southampton who died in the third fit coming down London River on 5th day of May 1832 in the (?4)9 year of his age.

113. Rib brick altar with stone top: Here lieth the body of Cook TOLLET Gent, younger son of George Tollet Esq. Commissioner of the Navy in the reigns of King William the 3rd and Queen Anne by his wife Elizabeth Cook he dyed 20 July 1738 in the forty-first year of his age. To whose memory Hannah his wife and Elizabeth his sister have placed this tombstone.

114. Mr James HIGHAM late of Greenhithe died 10 April 1817 aged 70 years. Mr Robert Higham his son died 19 June 1835 aged 47 years.

115. Mrs Sarah NETHERCOAT daughter of George and Sarah Nethercoat of this Parish died 23 July 1781 aged 20 years and 5 months.

116. Mary NETHERCOAT daughter of George and Sarah Nethercoat died 5 April 1773 in her 10th year.

117. George NETHERCOAT died 13 September 1762 aged 6 months. Ann Nethercoat died 22 October 1766 (no age).

118. Mr George NETHERCOAT yeoman late of this Parish who left behind him, his widow and 4 daughters died 8 January 1769 aged 38 years.

119. Mrs Sarah NETHERCOAT wife of Mr George Nethercoat late of this Parish died 30 August 1793 aged 68 years.

120. Mrs Martha ASHBY wife of Mr Richard Millson Ashby of Dartford died 26 May 1818 aged 53 years.

121. A large low tomb entirely covered with thick ivy.

122. William BEADLE died 23 November 1841 aged 23 years. Also Thomas SAWYER died 24 March 1852 aged 68 years.

123. Thomas BURDES of Greenhithe, formerly of Monkwearmouth Durham died 9 July 1848 aged 67 years. Margaret relict of above died 28 March 1863 aged 82 years. Also their children, viz: Edward died 10 September 1811 aged 15 months, Anne died 12 June 1821 aged 15 years, Helen died 5 October 1833 aged 21 years, Catherine died 19 October 1836 aged 28 years, Margaret the youngest and last surviving daughter and wife of William ATKINSON of Monkwearmouth, Durham died 16 May 1841 aged 26 years.

124. Monument with an urn in railings: South side: Thomas FORREST Esq died 30 December 1863 aged 93 years. Sarah Forrest wife of Thomas Forrest died 30 November 1859 aged 80 years. Richard James Forrest son of above died 7 February 1872 aged 53 years. East end: Richard Forrest died 16 February 1807 aged 38 years. Frances Forrest died 22 October 1881 aged 76 years. Ann Forrest born 24 February 1808, died 22 December 1893. North side: In the memory of Richard Forrest Esq. of Greenhithe in this Parish died 6 February 1796 aged 62 years. Mrs Sarah Forrest widow of above died 5 August 1818 aged 82 years. Allatson Forrest died 8 January 1912 aged 88 years. William Sidney Forrest died 4 February 1915 aged 94 years. West end: James Forrest son of above Mr James Forrest of this Parish died 9 May 1794 aged 3 years 6 months. [These people owned Swan Farm, Ash, and appear in the South Ash Manor Rolls! 1878-1921 F+Z Bamping]

125. Mr Thomas COUCHMAN of this Parish died 17 June 1820 aged 81 years. Mrs Efree Couchman wife of Mr Thomas Couchman died 20 June 1823 aged 79 years.

126. Thomas COUCHMAN eldest son of Thomas and Efree Couchman of this Parish died 8 March 1779 aged 5 years.

127. Sarah Couchman 2nd daughter of Thomas and Efree Couchman died 5 May 1781 aged 1 year.

128. Sophia COUCHMAN 4th daughter of Thomas and Efree Couchman died 14 December 1788 aged 1 year 7 months.

129. Mr Henry William Couchman died 18 September 1807 in 30th year leaving issue 3 children Eliza Selina and Thomas. Beneath this mouldering turf lies buried a tender husband and father the best of sons of brothers and of friends.

130. _ _ eli _ _ daughter of John and Ann ALEWOOD of this Parish died 20 October 1829 aged 13 years 8 months. Above Ann Alewood died 19 April 1839 aged 60 years. And her husband John Alewood many years an inhabitant of this Parish died 8 October 1862 in his 87th year.

131. To the following children of William and Sarah BROWN of this Parish Ann Maria died 10 August 1812 aged 15 months. Henry died 20 August 1816 aged 6 months. Susan died 11 November 1819 aged 15 months. Eleanor died 25 April 1825 aged 4 years 10 months. Also Francis son of John and Sarah SMITH died 17 February 1831 aged 28 years.

132. Mr William BROWN Governor of the Poor House of this Parish 27 years, during which time he filled the situation to the satisfaction of the parishioners, died regretted 5 March 1836 in his 77 Page 61year leaving issue one son William.

133. Mr John BARNETT of Mincing Lane died at Greenhithe 24 December 1861 in his 62nd year. Erected by his widow.

134. George SMITH seaman belonging to H.M.S. Hercules who was drowned at Greenhithe 26 December 1850 aged 44 years. Erected by his shipmates.

135.  John MACKAY late shipmaster in Inverness died 17 May 1855 aged 55 years.

136. In railings: Thomas BRADLEY Esq. of Greenhithe died 4 September 1864 aged 83 years.

137. Thomas COUCHMAN late of this Parish, blacksmith died 28 July 1761 aged 49 years. Mary Couchman his wife died 6 September 1759 aged 47 years.

138. Large tomb in railings: North side Mr William BASSETT of Greenhithe died 28 February 1804 aged 70 years. Mrs Martha Bassett his wife died 12 November 1773 aged 34 years. Likewise James and Ann two of their children died in infancy. West end: Mrs Mary PALMER of this Parish died 10 June 1820 aged 64 years.
On small cross in front of West side. Mary Catherine RUSSELL died 18 August 1865 aged 11 months. South side: Mr John Russell formerly of Manor House in this Parish late of Summer Hill Dartford died 23 November 1843 aged 73 years. Martha his widow died 1 August 1851 aged 80 years. Mr William Edward Russell of this Parish died 4 August 1859 aged 57 years. Eleanor Anastasia 2nd wife of above died 25 November 1889 aged 87 years. East end: In a vault beneath are deposited the remains of Mr Thomas GREGORY of Gravesend died 31 October 1804 aged 64 years.

139. To the memory of Mary 1850 rest gone Footstones: M.J.H. 1850 L.H. 1865 O.H. 1865

140. William, son of William and Ruth COOPER died 26 October 1821 aged 8 months.

141. Ann RHOADE died 28 August 1796 aged 23 years. On right are the remains of Lydia WARD died 9 February 1811 aged 81 years.

142. Jane HICKS spinster and eldest daughter of the late John CHAMPION Esq. and Mary Charlotte CAREY his wife of the island of Guernsey who died at Greenhithe 30 August 1859 aged 68 years.

143. Ann Eliza MANTLE sister of Fanny WHATSON died 16 August 1911 aged 65 years.

144. Fanny wife of William John WHATSON died 10 January 1892 aged 52 years. Above William John Whatson died 9 December 1915 aged 78 years.

145. Mr William WATSON died 8 January 1826 in his 80th year.

146. Mr Solomon WELLS of this Parish died 23 June 1826 aged 73 years.

147. Large monument in railings at West gate: South side: Mary wife of Mr W. E. RUSSELL of the Manor House, in this Parish daughter of the late Commander T. HILL, R.N. died 27 December 1844 aged 42 years. Also William eldest son of above William Edward and Mary Russell died 10 June 1863 aged 29 years. East end: Edward Thomas son of William Edward and Mary Russell died 6 January 1898 in his 62nd year. West side: Margaret last surviving child of the late Commander Thomas and Mary Hill died 7 March 1895 aged 90 years. North side, front: Sacred to the memory of Commander Thomas Hill R.N. of Greenhithe died 8 December 1836 aged 69 years. Mrs Mary Hill widowof above died 6 January 1862 aged 95 years. Also Lieutenant Thomas Sharp Hill R.N. son of above died at Smyrna (Turkey) 11 November 1845 in his 39th year.

148. Mary widow of William DICKINSON Esq. solicitor formerly of London born 25 February 1773 died at Greenhithe in this Parish 20 February 1859.

149. Emma wife of John Henry DAY died 17 April 18(?31) aged 26 years.

150. Robert W. FISHER a native of Orford in Suffolk accidentally drowned in the Thames 27 July 1865 aged 2(?4) years.

151. Rebecca wife of William GOREHAM of this Parish died 10 July 1865 aged 44 years. Harriott their infant daughter died 14 February 1851 aged 13 months Mary wife of John Goreham and mother of above William Goreham died 16 June 1859 aged 78 years. Also William Goreham died 24 March 1886 aged 67 years.

152. Mr James MOSS late of this Parish, bricklayer died 20 March 1801 aged 51 years. William Moss son of above died 15 May 1797 aged 5 weeks.

153. Footstone: J 1798 S

154. In memory of ?John SMALE[?] only child of John and Katherine Smale[?] the EGGMOUNT (?name of a ship) who died 28 May 1798 aged (?) 4 years four months.End of churchyard 24 June 1922

In the church:
155. West end of North Aisle matrix [outline] of a brass woman pedimental head dress + 2 husbands + 3 or 4.
3 sons. eus 2 daus

Nave Floor
156. Mrs Elizabeth LEFEBURE died 1 August 1826 aged 83 years. Charles Gore Lefebure died 29 July 1829 aged 82 years.

157. Rev. Charles Robert MARSHALL died 12 April 1823 aged 58 years.

158. Stone with heraldic shield at the top Mr John BAYLY died 7 February 1791 aged 65 years. Mrs Sarah Bayly wife of above died 4 November 1817 aged 86 years. Mr John Howard Bayly eldest son of above died 31 March 1824 aged 68 years. Mrs Ann STYLES 2nd daughter of above died 5 March 1831 aged 65 years. Mr James Bayly 2nd son of above died 31 July 1834 aged 76 years.

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
ABBOTT 42
ALEWOOD 130
ANDREWS 33
ARLETT 28-30
ASHBY 120
ATKINSON 123
M.A.B. 94
BARNETT 133
BARTLETT 20
BASSETT 138
BAXTER 102
BAYLY 158
BEADLE 122
BLISS 3
BRADLEY 136
BRAMWELL 48
BRASIER 92, 93
Bray 77
BROWN 95, 96, 131, 132
BURDES 123
BY 49
CAREY 142
Cartwright 39
CHALLIS 19
CHAMPION 142
CHAPMAN 1, 55, 84A+B,
    85-88
CHILD 84, 100, 101
CLUETT 95
COLYER 68
Cook 113
COOPER 140
COSSART 50
COUCHMAN 125-129, 137
CURTIS 22
DAVIDSON 71
DAY 149
DICKINSON 148
DONNE 52-54

Drew 46
DURLING 70, 72
Edmeades 25
EDWARDS 32
ELAND 2
EVEREST 62
FARMER-FRANCIS 79
FELDWICK 78
FIELDER 74
FISHER 150
FORREST 124
FRANCIS 79
FULLJAMES 69, 108
GOREHAM 151
GOSTLING 64
GRAY 74
GREGORY 138
M.J.H. 139
HALL 41
HARDEE 89
HARDEN 104
HARDS 15
HARE 34
HAYES 76
HENDEN 35
HEWITT 59
Hibberds 95
HICKS 142
HIGHAM 114
HILL 57, 147
HOADLEY 51
HOLDAWAY 81
HOLLAND 63
Hooper 92
HORLOCK 75
HURST 1
INGALL 46
JAMES 82
JAY 62
KEMPEN, van 107
KING 62
KINGSLAND 62
LAVENDER 16
LAWRANCE 35, 99
LEFEBURE 156
MACKAY 135
MANNING 112
MANTLE 143
MARSHALL 157
MARTIN 15, 15a
MASON 67
McBEATH 26
Millson 120
Mitford 48
MORRIS 39
MOSS 152
MUNN 23, 24
MURRAY 99
MUSGROVE 77
NETHERCOAT 115-119
PALMER 138
PARSONS 61
PIRKINS 80
POWSEY 9-14
PRIME 31
PULLING 105
PUSTWELL 42
R. R.110
READ 98, 111
RHOADE 141
RICHARDSON 60
RIDLEY 91
RIXSON 7, 13
RUSSELL 138, 147
J S 153
SALE 98
SAWYER 122
Sharp 147
SHELBOURNE 103
SHEPHERD 37

 

SIMMONS 75
SMALE[?] 154
SMALL 8, 45, 65, 66
SMITH 131, 134
SOWTON 82
STEVENS 62
STEWART 105
STYLES 158
Swain 89
SWETTENHAM 30
Tankerville 46
TOLHURST 25
TOLLET 113
TOWNSEND 86, 108
van KEMPEN 107
VITOU 61
VOGAN 43
M.A.W. 21
W.W. 21
WALLIS 17
WARD 141
WARE 3, 4, 5, 6
WARNER 73
WATERS 38
WATSON 145
WATTS 18
WELLS 146
WEST 44
WESTBROOK 90
WESTON 105
WHATSON 143, 144
WHEATLEY 108, 109
WHISKIN 58
WHITEHEAD 47
WILKS 40
WILLIAMS 18
WOODWARD 36
WOOTTON 56

Places Index
Amsterdam, Holland 107
Barkingside, Essex 61
Beccles, Suffolk 62
Dartford 15, 120, 138
East India Company Bengal Civil Service 60
Fawkham 62
Gravesend 138
Greenhithe 28,33,39,40,43,
   47,50,55,56,58,61,78,93,
   96,102,105,114,123,
   134,136,138,142,148
Guernsey 142
Inverness 135
London 148
   Charing Cross,
       Westminster 98
   Cross Lane London 67
   Hatton Garden 62
   Jamaica Row,
        Bermondsey 92
   Mincing Lane 133
   St Johns Wood 50
   Southwark 89
   Borough of Southwark 44

   St Saviours Southwark 53
   Thames Street, 
    Rotherhithe 111
Longfield 24
Monkwearmouth 
        Durham 123
Northfleet 10-12, 56
Orford, Suffolk 150
Pitsey, Essex 76
Purfleet, Essex 40
Redbridge near 
    Southampton 112
Rochester 71
Rye, Sussex 32
Swanscombe 
    Manor House 138, 147
Smyrna (Turkey) 147
Southfleet 111
Stone 70, 71, 72, 80
Stone Wood 71
Summer Hill, Dartford 138
Swanscombe Pustwell
     House 42
Woodmanstone, Surrey 62
Yarmouth 62, 77
General
Army 82
   69th Regiment 82
   Lieutenant 82
   M _ _ ross 26
   Royal Artillery 26
blacksmith 137
brass 155
bricklayer 152
Clerk of this Parish died 14
drowned 134, 150
EGGMOUNT (?name of
   a ship) 154
Governor of the Poor 
   House 132
King William the 3rd and
   Queen Anne 113
lead coffin 8
mason 20


Master 32, 112
Navy
   Commander R.N. 147
   Commissioner of the
       Navy 113
   H.M.S. Hercules 134
   H.M.S. JUNO 82
   Her Majesty’s Navy and
       Ordnance 40
   Lieutenant 82, 147
owner 112
Rev. 157
seaman 134
shipmaster 135
shipmates 134
smallpox 32
solicitor 62, 148
vessel 32, 112
yeoman 6, 8, 65, 118

Swanscombe Churchyard M.I.s - Location Map

L. Duncan's pencil sketch plan of location of gravestones in Swanscombe Churchyard

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