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Monumental Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Goudhurst, Kent from 1 to 150

1. Martha Maria wife of James DOBELL died 29 November 1868 aged 59. Above James Dobell died 29 January 1892 aged 85.

2. Richards ROBERTS of Little Augley Cottages Cranbrook died 16 October 1902 aged 85. Jane Roberts his wife died 4 April 1909 aged 75.

3. (174) George LOCK of Pembury died 18 May 1875 aged 69. Susanna widow of above died at Tunbridge Wells 15 January 1885 aged 79.

4. (177) Samuel FORD of this parish died 5 June 1866 aged 89. Ann his wife died 14 June 1867 aged 68. Martha daughter of above died 28 September 1863 aged 39.

5. (176) Mr William GIBBS of this parish died 4 September 1778 aged 72. Mrs Margaret Gibbs spinster sister of above William Gibbs died 5 June 1764 aged 56.

6. (175) Mrs Anna GIBBS spinster late of this parish died 4 June 1791 aged 76.

7. (178) Louisa wife of George BOLDING of Mount Pleasant in this parish died 3 March 1864 aged 53. Above George Bolding died 27 January 1884 aged 74.

8. (179). Ann daughter of Thomas and Ann MERCER of this parish died 2 November 1808 aged 9 weeks. Thomas their son died 15 March 1840 aged 14 years.

9. (180) Thomas MERCER of this parish died 3 July 1856 aged 66. Leaving a widow and 2 daughters. Ann his wife died 20 January 1868 in 79th year.

10. John DOUST of this parish died 20 March 1875 aged 67. Leaving a widow and 2 daughters. Jane DOUST eldest daughter of above died 9 April 1888 aged 41. Fanny Elizabeth Kate Doust second daughter died 17 November 1888 aged 41 and lastly Jane Doust wife of above John Doust died 20 April 1889 aged 85.

11. (185) J?????? RUSSELL of this parish died 15 May 1784 aged 29. Left Elizabeth his wife and 4 children: Thomas-Nevya, William, Ann and Elizabeth.

12. (184) Susanna wife of Nevya RUSSELL of this parish died 17 January 1789 aged 67. Above Nevya Russell died th February 1795 aged 76.

13. (183) Mary wife of Nevya RUSSELL of this parish Senior died 13 January 1763 in 75th year. Left issue one son Nevya. Also above Nevia Russell died 6 February 1778 aged 89.

14. (182) Thomas RUSSELL late of Biddenden died 8 November 1763 in the 74th year.

15. (181) Body of Lucya wife of Thomas RUSSELL of .. .h, Yeoman, wh ye 6th . (gone) (Early 18th Century) Footstone LR 1719

16. Early 18th Century face gone Footstone TR 1736

17. (186) Ann wife of Henry STYLES of this parish died 30 August 1848 aged 48. Jane Elizabeth second wife of above died 18 September 1872 aged 64 and the following children of Henry and Ann Styles who died and were buried near this place viz 4 sons and one daughter. Also Henry Styles died 1 December 1885 aged 85.

18. (187) Here lyeth ye body of Elizabeth CHALKIN died July ye 3 1707 aged 21.

19. (188) Henry CHALKIN and Ane his wife. He dyed January ye 31 1709 aged 66. Ane died February ye 7 1708/9 aged 64. They had issue: Thomas, Catharine, Henry, Mary and Elizabeth.

20. (189) Sarah wife of Thomas HOBBS of this parish died 10 May 1860 aged 64. Also Thomas Hobbs husband of above died 25 October 1871 aged 77. Also 3 sons viz Thomas, John and Joseph.

21. (195) Thomas COALE and Elizabeth his wife. He died January ye 14 1703 about 78 years. She died December ye 21 1702 aged about 70 years. Thomas STENNARD marryed Elizabeth BAKER their nephew and they in memory of them erected this stone.

22. Mary wife of John NYE of this parish. Sister of Thomas HAMMOND of Penshurst. Died 19 July 1878 aged 77. Above John Nye died 2 April 1883 aged 79. Had issue 5 sons and 1 daughter Mary Ann, Frederick, Walter, Thomas, George and Charles. Above Mary Ann died June 1844 aged 11 years. Above Walter Nye died 28 January 1851 aged 13 years.

23. (196) Altar. North side Ann widow of John THORPE who died April ye 24th in ye year 1727 aged 89.
They left issue 3 sons. South side: John Thorp [no e] died ye 15 February 1725 in ye 71st. On west end but upside down is a coat of arms a helmet but no crest [diagramme] Tudor rose and crown

24. (197) North side Here lyeth the bodyes of Richard THORP of this parish Barbar Chirugeon and Elizabeth his wife which said Elizabeth was aged 48 years and the said Richards was aged [6?/8?]0 years. Leaving issue John and Richard Thorp now living. Contra uim mortis non ?? medicam in hortis edisse? On west end same arms as on no. 23 No date c. early 18th century

25. North side. In this tomb lieth the body of Richard THORPE, Chirurgeon, who died in this parish 20th of April 1712 aged 48 years. On west end: Coat as before South side: Richard Thorpe son of John Thorpe of Hawkhurst, Surgeon, died November ye 16th 1712 in ye 26th year.

26. (193) Richard STANDEN late of this parish died 23 March 1766 aged 42. Left issue 3 sons and 4 daughters Richard, Francis, Stephen, Elizabeth, Mary, Jane and Susanna. Also Jane and Frances who died in infancy. Jane Standen wife of above died 13 December 1807 aged 85.

27. (192) Hugh WELCH late of this parish, Woolstapler, died 21 September 1806 aged 54. Susanna wife of above died 18 December 1827 aged 70. Left issue one son and 3 daughters Francis, Elizabeth, Jane-Jarvis and Harriott. Amelia daughter of Hugh and Susanna Welch died in her infancy.

28. (190) Elizabeth STANDEN late of this parish died 18 December 1805 aged 55.

29. (191) James JARVIS late of Calcutta, Bengal, died December 24 1787 aged 38 years. Also Jane his wife died May 1792 aged 36 years at Bencollen in her passage to England . Here also Francis Standen died January 19 1789 aged 27 years.

30. (202) Jarvis LAMBERT of this parish plumber died 4 January 1844 aged 68. Ealey (sic) his wife died 14 February 1847 aged 70. Issue 7 children Jarvis, Sarah, Henry, Elizabeth, Ealy, John and Mary Ann.

31. (201) Jarvis LAMBERT of this parish Plumber died 13 November 1816 aged 72. Elizabeth his wife died 5 October 1770 aged 35. Sarah his second wife died 27 February 1827 aged 80. Left issue by Sarah his second wife Jarvis, Sarah, Mary Ann, John, Fanny and Harriet.

32. (199) Margaret COPPER died 14 day of July Anno Dom 1691 aged above 50 years.

33. (198) John BUTCHER of this parish died 15 June 1768 aged 39.

34. (200) [?Thomas] STANDEN late of Smugly in this parish who died December ye 29 1681 aged 58. He left issue by his first wife 2 sons William and John and by his surviving wife on daughter Martha.

35. (203) Louisa wife of Isaac STANDEN of this parish died 14 November 1841 aged 32.

36. (204) Alexander BAKER of this parish died 23 September 1831 aged 75. Also Sarah his wife died 13 February 1830 aged 72. Alexander their son died 11 February 1813 aged 20. Ann their daughter died 30 July 1816 aged 20. Left surviving 2 sons and 1 daughter James, William and Sarah.

37. (414) Altar, north Elizabeth wife of George WORSLEY who departed this life on the 30th October 1732 aged 72. South: George Worsley of this parish Butcher who departed this life on the 12th December 1738 aged 74.

38. (205) John BARBER son of William Barber (?Barber) died 22 of July 1714 aged 42 years.

39. Altar. North side. IOHES Bir-HET? (Birchet?) IOHES LEIGH Geno / erecerunt hunc tumulum in memoria IEDRI ROADE NV / COMBOORN IN GOVDHE / ST SOD V VIII MAM VOLVNI / . PIV QVI OBIIT QVI / ..O Die Maii Anno Domm 1631 / Hic sepultus est cum / na uxroe ??????

40. (206) Eliza HAYWARD youngest daughter of James and Ann Hayward of this parish died 4 April 1864 aged 11 years 8 months. Also Ann-Elizabeth Hayward eldest daughter of James and Ann Hayward died 13 April 1864 aged 23 years and 7 months.

41. (208) Alice wife of Thomas WATERHOUSE of this parish died 28 June 178-(?) aged 46. Also 3 children aged 2 years..Also said Thomas Waterhouse died 26 December 180(?7) aged 79..

42. (210) Ann wife of James BAKER of this parish died 13 June 1807 aged 53. Left issue James, William, Alexander, Thomas, Samuel, Ann and Elizabeth. Above James Baker died 6 March 1840 aged 91. Ann their second daughter wife of George VOUSDEN died November 5 1813 aged 27. Elizabeth their third daughter died 29 December 1814 aged 19 years and Thomas their fourth son died 13 July 1826 aged 33.

43. (209). George VOUSDEN of this parish died 23 January 1842 aged 52. Susan his second wife died 10 March 1836 aged 59. Also Winifred his third wife died 28 September 1844 aged 52 leaving 2 daughters Hannah and Susannah. Also Robert son of George and Ann Vousden his first wife died 10 July 1832 aged 21.

44. (211) Thomas MORRIS of this parish died 25 July 1771 aged 72.

45. (207) Harriet relict of Samuel-George BIRCH late of Sutton Valence died 18 May 1867 aged 35. Leaving 3 children Harriet, Ellen and Samuel-George.

46. Flat no inscription.

47. RY M.N../../ IUNI/.died November/ -2 years./
(?MUNK) (c 1810)

48. (212) John LATTER eldest son of John and Elizabeth Latter of ys parish. He died 26 September 1750 aged 25 years.

49. (213) Frances wife of Joseph CAVEY died 17 July 1863 aged 62. Joseph Cavey died 30 December 1874 aged 75.

50. A footstone BS 1728.

51. A footstone MH no date c 1800

52. do. RS no date c 1800

South west tower angle
53. Iron cross in rails Dorothy BATHURST widow of Edward Bathurst of Finchcocks died 3 March 1794 aged 78.

54. Do. Dorothy daughter of above died 10 December 1837 aged 94.

55. Cross. Frieda Sigrid eldest daughter of Canon and Mrs RAIKES born 27 February 1886 died 3 December 1918.

South yard
56. (216) Barbara SIMS /./Died July the . (2nd) / 180-(8) aged .. 81.

57. (214) Barbara wife of Zachariah SIMS died 12 August 1729 in 23rd year. Left issue 1 son and 2 daughters Zachariah, Barbara and Mary. See 50

58. (215) Zachariah SIMS of this parish died 6 March 1777 aged 81. Ann his wife died 8 July 1742 aged 30 years. Ann their daughter January 8 1789 aged 56.

59. (217) Mrs Susan WELDON daughter of Mr Thomas Weldon of Goudhurst who died March ye 13 1728 aged 84? years. Foot SW 1729

60. (219) Altar. Here lyeth ye body of Elizabeth one of ye two surviving daughters and coheirs?? of William COMDEN. She was first married to Edward BATHURST fourth son of Edward Bathurst of Finchcocks Esquire by whom she had issue one daughter. She was after married to Thomas WELDON eldest son of Sir Anthony Weldon of Swanscom in Kent Knight by whom she had issue 2 sons and 2 daughters. She left this mortal life January 28 1679 aged 77 years.
South side. Here lyeth ye body of ?William..--DEN of Trillingherst in this parish and also ye body of Alice his wife and South side here of 7 of on ye???? their children who dyed young.
West end. Here under lieth the body of ye be forenamed Thomas Weldon who died ye 18 of October 1682 in the 78 yeare of his age.

61. (218) Coped cross Ann SMITHE deceased 6 January 1855 aged 76.

62. (220) Altar, north side. Neare this place lyeth buryed John ALPHE clothier who departed this life August ye 31th Anno Domini 1669 aetatis 88.
South side. Here lyeth interred the body of Stephen STRINGER, Gentleman, who died the 17th day of July in the yeare of our Lord 1670 and in the 57 yeare of his age leaveing his surviving wife Hannah daughter of John Alphe clothier deceased by whom he had 2 sons and 3 daughters, John and Stephen, Hannah, Hester and Jane.

63. (221) Altar, south side. Here lyeth interred the body of Edward STRINGER, Gentleman, whose pius single life deserves our remembrance. He departed this life ye 12 of November Anno Domini 1680 in the 63 yeare of his age.

64. (222) Altar, south side. Here lieth ye body of Thomas STRINGER of this parish, Gentleman, who died December ye (20) 1699 in ye (?80 but indistinct? 89?) year of his age. He married Chathe-ie (Chatharine?) daughter of William /BVOINAND in ye coun. / . / He had issue.. / Z /..E /

65. Louisa third daughter of William and Anne BURGESS of this parish died 19 February 1843 aged 1 year 8 months. Also Charles third son died 2 January 1859 aged 16.

66. Anne wife of William BURGESS of this parish died 30 November 1866 aged 66. George Burgess second son of above died 29 September 1866 aged 26. Also William Burgess died 4 February 1898 aged 89.

67 & 68. Flat stones no inscription apparent.

69. (224) John APPS of this parish, bricklayer, died 11 March 1800 aged 46. Hannah his wife died 3 September 1804 aged 42. Left issue one surviving son John.

70. (223) Mary wife of Thomas APPS of this parish, bricklayer, died 29 October 1815 aged 73. Thomas Apps of this parish, bricklayer, died 12 December 1823 aged 75.

71. (225) Footstone JB Head. James BRISELDEN of Horsmonden died March 15 1793 aged 60.

72. (226) Samuel BRIDGLAND and Elizabeth his wife. He died 28 January 1717 aged 65. She died ye 6 July 1728 aged 73. He had issue by his said wife 8 sons and one daughter Elizabeth who from a just sense of filial duty this stone by her was erected.

73. (227) Elizabeth BRIDGLAND who departed this life 31 January in 1754 aged 71.

74. (228) Base of a cross Thermutis Ashe daughter of Haskett SMITH of Trowswell born 29 September 1854 died 27 February 1864. Haskell Smith of Trowswell died 7 October 1895 aged 83. Anne (DAVIES) his wife died 6 September 1893 aged 74. Algernon HASKETT-SMITH born 4 July 1856 died 27 November 1887.

75. (230) George JOHNSON of Forge Farm in this parish died 1 February 1815 aged 70. Anne Elizabeth widow of above died 10 March 1847 aged 90. He left issue 3 sons and 1 daughter, George, John, Samuel and Anne Elizabeth.

76. (231) George JOHNSON late of the Forge Farm died at Broadford in Horsmonden 6 April 1850 aged 65. Left a widow, 3 sons and 5 daughters. Mercy Johnson, widow of above, died at Tenterden 19 July 1859 aged 62.

77. (229) John WATERS who was for many years a faithful servant on the Scotney estate died 19 September 1847 aged 64 leaving issue 7 sons and 6 daughters. Erected by E HUSSEY Esquire. Phoebe his wife died 1 April 1856 aged 72.

78. (232) Harry Ernest son of C & S FREELAND born 27 April 1869 died 15 January 1870.

79. (233) Richard HARRIS 34 years sexton of this parish died 29 December 1811 aged 50 leaving one son Richard. Hannah his wife died 25 February 1821 aged 64.

80. (234) Ann wife of Richard HARRIS of this parish sexton died 3 February 1856 aged 66. Richard Harris died 2 January 1865 aged 79.

81. (235) Altar in rails, South Daniel WEST late of Lidwells in this parish died 16 April 1847 in 74th year leaving a widow and 2 daughters. North. Mary Ann widow of Daniel West died 15 January 1850 aged 69.

82. (236) Harriott BISHOP died at St Johns, Sutton at Hone in this county 23 September 1849 aged 42. This stone is erected to a faithful and attached servant. Also William Bishop of this parish father of the above who died 27 June 1836 aged 62. Also Mary wife of above William Bishop died 18 October 1849 aged 73. George son of above William and Mary Bishop died 11 July 1836 aged 22.

83. (237) Stephen WEBB of Ticehurst died February ye 5 1733 aged 67.

84. (238) Here lieth the body of ?Mary wife of Richard? KINGSMELL who died June ye (16) 1719 aged 50? or 59? years.

85. (239) Flat. Stephen MATHEWS, Gentleman, died 30 March 1818 aged 65. Ann widow of above Stephen Mathews Esquire died May 28 1836 in the 76th year.

86. (243). Thomas GATLAND of Goudhurst died 20 April 171(2) aged 75. Issue 2 sons and 3 daughters Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Mary and Deborah. Also Deborah his wife died August ye 9 1728 aged 81.

87. (242) Barbary wife of Thomas POOLEY died 16 March 1822 aged 63. Thomas Pooley above died 12 March 1832 aged 79.

88. (241) John POOLEY of this parish died 28 July 1808 aged 62.

89. (240) Samuel HAYWARD of Trillinghurst in this parish died 15 April 1816 aged 76. Mary his wife died 12 February 1830 aged 79. Leaving issue 6 sons one daughter Samuel, Thomas, John, James, William, Henry and Ann.

90. (246) Stephana wife of George FREELAND of this parish died 7 May 1863 aged 49. Following children buried near. John died 20 February 1849 aged 4 years 7 months. Eliza died 9 July 1851 aged 16. Also George Freeland husband of above died 2 December 1879 aged 70 leaving 3 sons and 3 daughters.

91. (250) James HAYWARD of Marlingate in this parish died 16 March 1842 aged 58. Sophia Hayward his wife died 17 August 1855 aged 64. Henry and Mary Ann Hayward, children of above, died in infancy.

92. (244) John CROUCH of this parish died 15 July 1818 aged 72. Hannah his wife died 6 July 1792 aged 41. They had issue 1 son and 4 daughters John, Elizabeth, Sarah, Hannah and Ann.

93. (245) Elizabeth ye wife of Thomas CROUCH of this parish junior died 17 August 1754 aged 29. Issue one son John Crouch.

94. (247) John WILLETT Junior died 20 July 1856 aged 36 leaving a widow and 2 children John Thomas, Elizabeth Jane. John Willett senior died 29 January 1871 aged 85. Harriett Willett wife of above died 5 March 1873 aged 90.

95. (248) Sarah BAKER wife of William Baker of this parish died 27 November 1816 aged 39.

96. (253) Mary Ann wife of Thomas CHANTLER late of Cranbrook died 4 December 1845 aged 33. Left issue surviving 3 daughters Mary Ann, Frances and Susanna. Frances Chantler daughter of above died 25 March 1859 aged 18.

97. (249) Stephen STANBRIDGE the Estate carpenter at Finchcocks in this parish for 42 years died 9 November 1852 aged 61. Left surviving 5 sons Stephen, James, William, Thomas and Charles. Erected by Stephen and William who are in Australia.

98. (252) Thomas STANBRIDGE late of Cranbrook died 8 September 1804 aged 57. Mary wife of above died 16 April 1822 aged 78. Left issue by Mary his wife 6 sons and 2 daughters viz Zachary since dead and lies buried at Greenwich, George, Joseph, Benjamin, James, Stephen, Mary and Eleanor.

99. (251) John son of Thomas and Mary STANBRIDGE died 24 August 1783 aged 16 years. Also Thomas their son died 7 June 1799 aged 20. Eleanor their daughter died 14 January 180(3?) aged 19 and 2 sons died in infancy and Benjamin son of Benjamin Stanbridge who died 13 December 1804 aged 3 years.

East of south chancel window
100. (277) Ann wife of Samuel WAGHORN? of this parish ?December /?February the 2? / 12? 1765 (or 3?) aged 5 (?3 or 5) Issue 1 daughter..Ann.Also.

101. (258) Hannah wife of Thomas CHANTLER of this parish died 6 April 1802 aged 52. Above Thomas Chantler died 21 March 1836 aged 87. Issue 4 sons and 4 daughters Thomas, Edward, Hannah, John, James, Elizabeth, Ann and Jemima. Also Thomas son of above died 5 April 1842 aged 68. Thomas William his grandson died 29 January 1840 aged 4 months.

102. (255) Joseph DOUST of this parish died 16 November 1852 aged 78. Mary his wife died 29 November 1840 aged 64. Issue 21 children Elinor, Thomas, Stephen, Joseph, Mary, George, Isaac, Elizabeth, Zechariah, James, Benjamin, Susanna, William, John, Eliza, Stephana, Emelia, Edward and 3 died in infancy. Also Susanna daughter of above Edward Doust and Caroline his wife died 19 February 1832 aged 10 months. Also Walter son of above Edward and Caroline Doust died 30 April 1851 aged 1 year 10 months.

103. (254) George STANBRIDGE of this parish died 5 March 1836 aged 58.

104. small coped. Susanna DOUST died 19 February 1852 aged 10 months.

105. small coped. Walter DOUST died 30 April 1854 aged 1 year 10 months.

106. (260) Humphrey WICKHAM of this parish died 31 January 1827 aged 80. Mary his wife died 6 January 1835 aged 85. Left issue by Mary his wife one daughter viz Mary.

107. (261) Mary wife of Richard WESTON died 25 April 1835 aged 41. Also 2 children of above, Richard and Mary, who died in infancy leaving surviving 1 son and 5 daughters Mary-Wickham, Humphrey, Elizabeth Ann, Frances, Jane and Emma. Above Richard Weston died 1 May 1841 aged 53 deposited????? in Northfleet churchyard.

108. (262) Stephen OSBORNE died 12 July 1846 aged 82. Mary Osborne widow of above died 12 January 1856 aged 85.

109. (263) Frances WESTON died 21 January 1857 aged 33.

110. (259) Head now flat. Elizabeth wife of Edward DRURY died 28 May 1817 aged 69. Edward Drury died 18 March 1820 aged 62. Issue 5 sons John, Thomas, Samuel, Edward and William.

111. (258) Mary wife of Edward CHANTLER of this parish died 15 (or 13) February 178(3 or 5) aged 60. The said Edward Chantler died 29 March 1794 aged 71. Issue 3 daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Ann.

112. (257) Philadelphia FARLEY died 19 December 1870 aged 77.

Under east window
113 (280) Mary wife of William MORRIS of this parish died 27 December 1756 in her 47th year. Verse

114. (281) David BROOKER died 1 January 1836 aged 86. Elizabeth his wife died 3 September 1829 aged 72. Elizabeth daughter died 10 August 1791 aged 16.

C. Slip, north of north aisle
115. (289) William STANDEN of this parish died 8 September 1846 aged 86. Sarah his wife of this parish died 24 December 1831 aged 74. Left issue 3 sons and 5 daughters Richard, Stephen, William, Elizabeth, Sarah, Sophia, Susanna and Mary.

116. (288) William STANDEN of this parish died 3 January 1808 aged 74. Left issue surviving 5 sons and 3 daughters John, William, Thomas, Jesse, Desper (sic), Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary. Also Sarah his wife died 16 May 1816 aged 83.

117. (286) Stephen son of William and Sarah STANDEN of this parish died January 25 1794 aged 30. Left surviving Sophia his wife and one daughter Sophia.

118. (287) black letters erected by Thomas FRIEND to the [memory of?] William SMITH perished (?Fe) ????by ye 1st 1808 .. 27 years Footstone WS

119. (285) Ann wife of Mark William STOAKES of this parish, butcher, died 31 March 1858 aged 29.

120. (282) Helen wife of William PEIRCE died 21 April 1798 aged (blank) years. Charles Peirce son of William and Lucy Peirce died 16 November 1833 aged 24. Also William Peirce died 12 September 1843 aged 74. Lucy Peirce, second wife of William Peirce, died 19 December 1850 aged 76. Left surviving 2 sons and 3 daughters John, William, Eliza, Hannah and Mary.

121. (283) James LAUSDELL late of this parish died 23 December 1826 aged 85. Jane widow of James Lausdell died 17 April 1817 aged 63. Left issue 2 sons and 1 daughter James, Elizabeth and George.

122. (284) Mary daughter of James and Jane LAUSDELL of this parish died 29 October 1790 aged 10 years and 3 months. 123. (389) James LAUSDELL of this parish died 2 May 1846 aged 70. Ann Lausdell his wife died 27 February 1849 aged 75.

124. (390) Edward son of Thomas and Ann MARTIN of this parish died 9 November 1795 aged 8 years. Also Abigail their daughter died 30 October 1795 aged 8 years. Thomas their son died June 25 1792 aged 8 weeks. Also David their son died November 9 1795 aged 3 years. George their son died November 14 1795 aged 10 years.

125. Jesse ONION died 10 May 1862 aged 30. Elizabeth Onion died 21 May 1913 aged 82.

126. (392) In rails beneath east window of north aisle Mr William HOOK of this parish died 11 August 1819 aged 75. Mrs Ann Hook wife of the above died 30 August 1810 aged 74.

127. (391) H ..dy (H Kingsmell) of Richard . KINGSMELL son of Richard Kingsmell who died Novem ye 7 17(?11) aged 11 years.

128. Here Lyeth . an .. (Frances?_ HILL w.. dy (who dyed?) . (gone) wife to H..who dyed February the ..1676 and Dorothy daughter of their eldest son who dyed November ye 6th 1680

129. (393) Harriett Bathurst HODGSKIN daughter of Thomas and Ann Hodgskin died 7 April 1833 aged 31.

130. (394) Mary GUNNER relict of Alexander Gunner of Tonbridge (Tollridge?) who died 16 November 176(2?) aged 75.

131. (395) Humphrey WICKHAM of this parish died 17 October 1786 aged 58. Left issue by Mary his wife four sons and 2 daughters Humphrey, Edward, William and Thomas, Mary, Frances. Also Thomas their son died 1 December 1792 aged 28. Mary wife of above Humphrey Wickham died 6 September 1793 aged 68.

132. (396) Mary wife of Edward WICKHAM died 17 April 1805 aged 50. Edward Wickham died 27 November 1821 aged 67. William Wickham their son died 18 January 1792 aged 5 years 6 months.

133. (399) Altar north side 1618 Jane the wife of Richard MASCALL died the 16 day of June.

134. (400) Charles DOWN late of Maidstone died 23 August 1828 aged 40. The pale consumption struck the fatal blow.

135. (398) Mrs Mary HODGSKIN wife of Mr John Hodgskin daughter of Edward BATHURST late of Finchcocks Esquire died 25 September 1788 aged 57. Above Mr John Hodgskin died 3 January 1795 aged 74.

136. (397) Ann wife of Thomas HODGSKIN died 9 March 1835 aged 69. Above Thomas Hodgskin died 19 April 1842 aged 75.

137. (401) Elizabeth wife of John MYNN of this parish and daughter of John and Elizabeth GRANT of Horsmonden

138. (402) Matilda wife of Mr John Lambert WEST of Hammersmith, Middlesex and fourth daughter of Mr William MYNN of Harrietsham in this county died 6 August 1832 aged 30. Also Eliza fifth daugher of Mr William Mynn died 28 May 1821 aged 17.

139. (405) Low altar Mary TAMPSETT late of this parish widow and relict of John Tampsett late of Wittersham (?) in this county, Gentleman, died 27 October 1786 aged 86.

140. (404) John MYNN of this parish died 17 April 1767 aged 39. Left issue 2 sons John and William. Elizabeth widow of above John Mynn and late wife of Richard RATCLIFFE died April 30 1798 aged 68. Also Thomas Parker aged 5 years. Joseph aged 14 days, sons of William Mynn.

Newspaper clipping included in notebook From Kent? Express? of 3 November 1923 "Thursday of the present week was not only All Saints Day, but was to Kentish people notable as being the anniversary of the death of our greatest champion cricketer, Alfred MYNN, who so often demonstrated his prowess with bat and ball on old Bearsted Green, and was world-widely known as "The Lion of Kent". He was the son of William and Anne Mynn, of Twisden Lodge, Goudhurst, where he was born on January 19th, 1807. For many years before his death, on November 1st 1861, he resided at Mount Pleasant, Thurnham, and in the secluded churchyard of that parish of romantic and historic interest, the great cricketer lies, with his tombstone almost hidden beneath fir trees."

141. (403) Joseph CLARKE of this parish died December 24 1808 aged 80.

142. (406) Ye body of Easter FORSTER who dyed ye first of October 1717 in the 85th year of her age. This stone is erected by her son Stephen Forster.

143. (409) Jasper SPRANGE died 7 November 1979 aged 86. Susannah wife of Jasper Sprange died 2 June
1793 aged 76. Also Elizabeth De-Gois Sprange, daughter of the above Jasper and Susannah Sprange late of Tunbridge Wells died 20 March 1803 aged (3 or 5)0 years.

144. (408) Isaac SPRANGE late of Tunbridge Wells died October 4 1825 aged 77.

145. (407) At Pattenden died June 9 1859 aged 32 Thomas UPTON husband of Mary Ann Upton leaving her and 4 young children.

146. (410) Here resteth ye body of William ROWLES. He died July 17 1724 aged 42. Also Thomas son of William Rowles who died November 11 1723 aged 8 years.

147. (411) North of tower William STEVENS of this parish died 5 February 1858 aged 71. Harriett Stevens wife died 5 May 1882 aged 94 years and 7 months. Jonathan died 10 December 1821 aged 5 years. Catherine died 10 September 1849 aged 20 Children of above.

148. Emily STEVENS of this parish died 31 May 1895 gaed 83. Matilda Mary Stevens, sister of above died 27 September 1906 aged 87.

In triangle in front of tower
149. (412) Samuel HICKLING of Cawston, Norfolk, died at Combwell in this parish 31 January 1857 aged 59. Thomas second son of Thomas and Ann BARTON of Combwell died 19 October 1872 aged 11 years 7 months. Arthur George infant son of same died 10 January 1863 aged 6 weeks.

150. (413) Large flat Ralph OAKDEN Esquire of Ladham House in this parish died 17 April 1840 aged 80. Ralph Oakden, eldest son of Ralph and Anne Oakden died at Ladham 6 December 1868 aged 28. Mary Ellen, daughter of Ralph and Anne Oakden, died 24 April 1881 aged 39 and is buried at Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Also Annie Blanche Oakden died 28 June 1904 aged 59, buried at Bramshall, Staffs. Right half. Elizabeth ROBINSON ob 24 March 1856 aet 85. Also Anne wife of Ralph OAKDEN late of Ladham House died at Hurst Hill, Freshwater, 15 July 1878 aged 73. Above Ralph Oakden died at Sutton Maddock, Shropshire, February 5 1885 aged 79.

This list was made by Leland Duncan in 1923 for the Kent Archaeology Society.

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How does one find the Poor Law Union? If one knows the townland or parish in which
their ancestor lived, there are two books in the library that they can consult.
These are General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies
of Ireland based on the Census of Ireland for 1851 (R9/10/01) and Townlands in
Poor Law Unions (R7/94/03).
Once an ancestor is identified, bearing in mind that there could be many with the
same name in the one town and many spelling variants, the simplest way to view the
actual certificate would be to order the LDS film containing the certificate.
For details of how to purchase a photocopy of the certificate
from Ireland. See the The General Register Office of Ireland.

From your certificates you can expect the following information:-

A birth certificate will state the date and place of birth, the name given to the child, sex, also the surname, occupation and place of dwelling of the father and, after 1903, the maiden name of the mother.

A marriage certificate will state the names of the parties, age, marital status, date and place of marriage, the residence of each at the time of the marriage and the names and occupations of the fathers of both parties to the marriage and names of witnesses.

A death certificate is the least informative of these documents, merely stating date and place of death, the name, sex, age, occupation, cause of death and name of informant.

Honorah Collins -Marriage certificate

Honora COLLINS The daughter of Michael COLLINS 1722-1815 and Ann RYAN b:1730 was born in 1763 in Kerry, Ireland d:5 September 1837 at Castlereagh. married by the Rev. Samuel Marsden, using the name Norah Collins on the 3 July 1801 at St.John's Parramatta to Thomas FRANCIS b:4 April 1764 in Warwickshire d:3 September 1820 at Castlereagh. Honora arrived 11 February 1796 on the 'Marquis Cornwallis'which had left Cork on 9 August 1795. She had been tried at Kerry and sentenced to 7 years. Cannot find her crime recorded. Her husband Thomas arrived with the third fleet on the 'Admiral Barrington' 16 October 1791.

See below for a copy of the entry in the marriage register at St.John's Parramatta.

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JAMES BOOTH 1836-1931

James BOOTH the son of William James BOOTH 1808-1875 and Mary STRETTON 1805-1877, was born on the 12 June 1836 at Edensor,Derbyshire,and died at the age of 95 in Barraba, New South Wales on the 8 July 1931. He arrived in Australia in 1856 as an assisted immigrant aboard the ship 'Conway' he settled at Camperdown in Sydney where he worked as a clerk. There, he met and married Mary Ann COLLINS,b:1837 in Donegal, Ireland. Mary Ann arrived as an assisted immigrant on the 'Bee' on 6 June 1856. James and Mary Ann were married in 1862 at Camperdown. the children of this marriage were:-

1.Alfred Booth 1862 1885, North Sydney

2. William James Booth b:28 Oct.1864 d:9 April 1948, Lidcombe,married Ann CUTMORE 1871-1958 daughter of William CUTMORE 1829-1909 and Ann BASHAM 1833-1914 at Barraba in 1889 -7 Children

3. John A. Booth 1866 1869, Sydney

4. Rose Booth 1867 1869, Sydney

5. Mary Emily Booth 1869 1949, Ryde NM

6. Elizabeth Booth b:25 Feb 1870 d:11 October 1949, Sydney Married Frederick RABE at Barraba 11 June 1895 - 3 children

7. Catherine Booth b:27 June 1872 Newtown d:5 December 1951, Werris Creek. married Arthur Charles BARTIER b:1869 - d:28 July 1955 at Werris Creek. on 27 June 1897 at Barraba, NSW

8. Rose Booth b: 19 Dec.1873 Newtown d: 19 March 1944, Barraba

9. James Henry Booth b: 17 July 1875 Newtown d:2 August 1949, Sydney

10. Frederick Charles Booth b:16 May 1877 Barraba 1945, Queensland, Australia

James and Mary moved to Barraba around 1878 and James opened a general store.
Mary BOOTH, nee COLLINS died on the 6 February 1880, at Barraba,after an illness of two days, leaving James and 8 children. Buried at Barraba General Cemetery.The headstone is broken and laying on the ground but the date of death is clear, and newspaper obituaries clearly give 6th as d.o.d.

In 1881 at Warialda, NSW James BOOTH married Sarah Jane CUTMORE b:25 November 1858 at Wilberforce,NSW d:11 April 1938 Barraba, NSW. The children of this marriage were:-

George James Booth 1881 1947, Rockdale, Sydney

Arthur William Booth 1883 1958, Katoomba

Albert Booth 1885 1951, Burwood, Sydney

Walter Booth 1887 1949, Concord, Sydney

Thirza Jessie Booth 1889 1968, Barraba

Stanley Roy Booth 1891 1946, Barraba

Percy Cecil Booth 1893 1953, Kempsey

Stella May Booth 1898 1964, Barraba

James died on the 8 July 1931 at Barraba and his second wife Sarah Jane followed on the 11 April 1938 at Barraba. Both, are buried at the Barraba General Cemetery, West St, Barraba in the old CofE section.

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Hiding Your Convict Past

Because of embarrassment and the desire to gain status in their community, there was a widespread cover-up involving ordinary families and officials to keep their convict past secret. During the early nineteenth century some families who had aquired wealth thought their convict antecedants were a handicap to them attaining status and respect. A case in point is Mary REIBY, nee HAYDOCK 1777-1855, the first female retailer in Sydney. At 13 she was transported to New South Wales for dressing up as a boy and stealing a horse. She arrived in 1792 on the 'Royal Admiral' and spent two years as a nursemaid. She married Thomas REIBY 1769-1811, an irish officer she had met on the voyage from Britain. Mary and Thomas set up a store near Sydney Harbour. Thomas spent a good deal of time buying ships and travelling and Mary looked after the business and their 7 children.
Thomas died in 1811 and Mary was left with the lot including a new warehouse in George Street. Mary was one of the earliest settlers of Hunters Hill. She built a cottagelater known as Fig Tree Houseon land that fronted the Lane Cove River; Reiby Street is named after her.
In 1821 She travelled back to England and bought valuable property and buildings over there, She lived off her investments and died a very wealthy woman.
Mary was far-sighted and when a sequence of official musters culminating in the census of 1828 came around she recorded the ship on which she had returned on after her visit to England, thereby appearing in the 1828 muster as came free on the 'Mariner' in 1821.
If Mary had not been so well known this stratagem would have created a huge puzzle for her decendants and family researchers.
*The full story of Mary REIBY as Mary REIBEY 1777-1855 can be obtained online.
**Dr.Alison Alexander an academic historian at the university of Tasmania asked 127 of her students if they were decended from convicts. Of nearly 20% who knew they were. 60% had only, discovered the information through research done by a family member.

Thomas EATHER 1836-1929

The eldest son of James EATHER 1811-1899 and Mary Ann HAND 1815-1894.
Thomas was born in Richmond, New South Wales on the 17 January 1836.
Thomas married Charlotte Margaret HOWELL on the 22 November 1860 at Parramatta. Charlotte was born in Richmond, New South Wales on the 3 October 1842, the daughter of Thomas HOWELL 1809-1876 and Elizabeth CROWLEY 1815-1891.
The children of Thomas and Charlotte were:-
1. Emily Ann Eather 18621944 m. James Cousins DUNCAN 1856-1909 at
Baan Baa, New South Wales, on 5 April 1882.

2. Albert Eather 18631949 m.Harriett PRATT 1869-1937 at
Narrabri, New South Wales in 1886.

3. Laura Lavinia Eather 18641950 m. William Francis BOYLE 1860-1928 at Narrabri, New South Wales, in 1885.

4. Thomas Charles Eather 18661943 m. Hannah Mary McGINNITY 1871-1929 at Narrabri, New South Wales,in 1890.

5. Jane Charlotte Eather 18681954 m. John Reading 1863-1936 at
Narrabri, New South Wales, in 1889.

6. James Vincent Eather 1870 1870

7. Celia Eather 1871 1871

8. Julia Eather 1871 1872

9. James Hilton Eather 18731950 m. Ada Amelia NELSON 1866-1944 at
Boggabri, New South Wales, in 1893.

10. Arthur Howell Eather 1874 1900

11. Sydney Eather 18761960 m. Susannah Anastasia BENNETT 1879-1931 at Boggabri, New South Wales, in 1906.

12. Alexander Eather 1878 1942 m. Linda Pearle BRACKENREG 1881-1965 at Boggabri, New South Wales,in 1905.

13. Edith May Eather 18791952 m.James Robert NELSON 1868-1950 at
Boggabri, New South Wales,in 1899.

14. Julia Eliza Eather 18801955 m. Leopold GUEST 1869-1932 at
Boggabri, New South Wales, in 1899.

15. Eva Elizabeth Mary Eather 18841919 m. Sidney A EATHER 1889-1944 at Sydney, New South Wales,in 1911.

Dorothy Eather nee Kinsela 1839-1915 tells her story

After the death of George Eather 1834-1912, his widow Dorothy (Dora),nee KINSELA 1839-1915 recalled her experience during the Hawkesbury flood of June 1867 in which 12 members of the EATHER family lost their lives:

" The waters crept up until only three rows of shingles were out. Then, the roof collapsed and twelve were drowned. It was a new slab house, just built at the time and when the waters began to rise they regarded it as the safest shelter. The water overflowed the flats and they were cut off. George CUPITT was taking some men away in a boat when one said to Mrs. EATHER, " You had better go up in the boat to your sister's and take the four children with you." At first she refused, saying she would have to bake some bread and get everything in the loft before morning. However, they prevailed upon her to go, her husband staying. When they were getting into the boat, Tom and Bill Eather came over with their families to take refuge in the new house. Mrs. Bill EATHER said. "You won't forget us if the water's come over the ridge?" she was asked to get into the boat too, but she refused. They pulled away at 4 in the afternoon.

That night the river rose fast. In the morning Mrs. SMITH and Mrs ? EATHER came from Clarendon into Richmond and tried in vain to get a boat sent over. At night they went back to Clarendon. About 1 o'clock they saw a signal light away over the water, in the direction of the house. It was the family still on the roof. They put rags and papers on the end of a fishing rod. Lit them and returned the signal.

They rushed down to a man with a boat and told him. A dozen men were standing around and none offered to go. It was dark and raining. Mr. DIGHT's coachman, named RILEY, came along and when he was told of the trouble, he went to Mr.DIGHT, who sent him galloping away to try and secure the public boat when it came to shore and offer the crew 50 pounds to go out at once , and save the Eathers. The boat was got about 10 o'clock. and three men offered to go out. To help them to steer across a fire was lit at DIGHT's. They reached the house about half an hour too late."

The Mr. DIGHT mentioned by Dora is Arthur DIGHT 1819-1895 to whom the Eather's will be forever grateful. Although it was too late by this time. He rallied when others turned their backs. When Thomas Eather 1828-1916 remarried Caroline MCKELLAR 1847-1915 he named his second son Arthur after the brave Mr. Dight.

A letter from Margaret Catchpole

MARGARET CATCHPOLE was born in Suffolk on the 14 March 1762 the daughter of Elizabeth Catchpole. She was transported for life and arrived in Sydney onboard the 'Nile' on the 14 December 1801. She worked at one time for a very good friend of the Eather's (my ancestors), Arthur DIGHT 1819-1895 at 'Mountain View' Richmond. She was a prolific letter writer and chronicler. paper, back in those days was not cheap and Margaret used every space on the paper first writing across the page and then down. There are several stories online about Margaret. For the interest of the members of Family Tree Circles I wanted to show you part of one of her letters, unfortunately I was not able to attach the whole page. All her letters have been transcribed. What a painstaking job that would have been.
For those interested, there are several stories about her online.

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Gold Fever and women

Some people believed that finding gold would be easy!

Indeed! The reality was hard work. Intense heat and dust in the summer, bringing clouds of flies and mosquitoes then very cold winters and of course there was the mud.

Wives and children had little choice but to accompany their men to the diggings and they were among the thousands of people who became ill with dysentery and typhoid.

Drinking water was polluted by panning and by sewage that escaped from the thousands of holes the miners dug to use as toilets. The diet was inadequate, the basic food was mutton, damper, tea and sugar and nobody escaped the inflated food prices. You truly had to find more than a few specks to afford fruit and vegetables. Most diggers didn't bother to wash and shared their beds with fleas. 'Cures" for just about every imaginable ailment were available from the 'quacks, Sunday was observed everywhere as a day of rest. On this day men repaired their equipment mended their clothes and wrote letters home. Some sought out the sly-grog shops and drank away their aches and pains and blot out the fact they had failed to find gold and relieve their homesickness. Overall, the diggings were not a very pleasant place to be for most people.
Even getting to the goldfields was a life and death struggle.

As news of Australian gold rushes swept the world all available ships were crammed with people hoping to make their fortunes. Up to half of the children on those ships died of contaminated food and water and diseases like Scarlet fever, measles and typhoid. On the diggings children continued to be at risk. In the first half of the 1850s 200 European and chinese children under two died at the Mt.Alexander diggings alone. Goldfields cemeteries are today resting places for thousands of children.

Official estimates have reckoned the total population on the Victorian goldfields in 1853 as 46,550 men, 10,747 women, and 11,590 children. Gold digging was an almost exclusively male activity.

Women on the goldfields have often been stereotyped as entertainers and prostitutes but most women were wives of miners or single women accompanying their families. Many women died in childbirth and had to cope with poor diet, the threat and fact of disease, the loneliness and the worries of trying to bring up a family on the goldfields. As towns developed , women played an active role in changing them into places where children could go to school and where the sick could be properly looked after.

A woman by the name of Ellen Clacy recorded her observations of life on the goldfields in Victoria in 1852:-

"But night at the diggings is the characteristic time: murder here-murder there- revolvers cracking-blunderbusses bombing-rifles going off-balls whistling-one man groaning with a broken leg.....Here is one man grumbling because he brought his wife with him, another ditto because he left his behind, or sold her for an ounce of gold or a bottle of rum. Donnybrook Fair is not to be compared to an evening at Bendigo. Success at the diggings is like drawing lottery tickets-the blanks far outnumber the prizes; still, with good health and strength, and above all perseverance, it is strange if a digger does not in the end reap a reward for his labour. Meanwhile he must endure almost incredible hardships. In the rainy season, he must not murmur if compelled to work up to his knees in water, and sleep on the wet ground, without a fire, in the pouring rain, and perhaps no shelter above him more waterproof than a blanket or a gum tree.....In the summer, he must work hard under a burning sun, tortured by the mosquito and the little stinging March flies....."

Some women were successful miners in their own right. Alice CORNWELL 1852-1932 known on the goldfields as "Princess Midas" or "Madam Midas" began mining on her father George CORNWELL's lease at Ballarat. She supervised miners who worked for her and instructed them where to dig for gold. She was so good at finding gold that she once paid 20,000 for a mine. The mine yielded her 100,000 in one year.
In 1887 she went to London and listed her Midas mine on the stock exchange. She also owned the London newspaper, The Sunday Times for five years.
She was enormously wealthy, with many financial and industrial enterprises.
Her financial operations were not less notable than her diamonds which were the talk of London. There is a book and a stage play based on her life.Also the National Gallery does own some biographical cuttings which may be viewed.

*The Photograph of Alice Ann Cornwell, below, was taken in 1900.

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Lee Macdonald Cooke 1890-1936

Lee Macdonald Cooke was born on 26 February 1890 at Patricks Plains New South Wales. The son of George B COOKE 1865-1925 and Mary May CLARK 1865-1951 and sister to Lyndall Dorothy COOKE who married Stanley Common CLARK.
Lee married Mary Edith Isabel MERRICK 1896-1976 in 1916

I have attached a photo of Lee Cooke's bullock team. This great photo shows the team crossing the creek at Milbrodale - a tributary of Parson's Creek. Lee's family home "Leeholme" is about a kilometre up over the hill and on the right hand side of the road. This is the Putty Road. Once again, I don't have a date for ths photo either. The older generation never named or dated photos unfortunatley. So it is always an educated guess as to what year it was. He may have been in his 20's or early 30's which makes the photo about 1910-1930.

Lee died on the 25 April 1936 aged 46 - not very old. Lee reared Berkshire pigs. He used to show them at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney. At the Easter Show in 1936, he got wet and developed pneumonia, and died soon after.

Lee's grave stands alone in St Mark's Church graveyard at Bulga as his widow Mary married Pat ARCHINAL in 1938 after Lee died, and she is buried at Whittingham with Pat.