This page is included
here, for convenience, to
help genealogists check deaths at St Johns Church.
(Monuments later than the date of the visit - 1st August 1790 will not
be included now but will be added later)
The list is taken from the
the book "The Monuments and Painted Glass of Upwards of 100 Churches"
written by Philip Parsons A. M. and published by Simmons, Kirby and
Jones in 1794.
In the rails three black
"To the memory of George
ELCOCK, Esq of May Deacon, who died Nov 17, 1703, aged 63, and Rosamond
his wife, daughter of James ADEY Esq, by whom he had issue George, Mary,
Susannah, Elizabeth and Rosamond, who died Decem. 29, aged 62."
"To the memory of Susannah
ELCOCK, daughter of George ELCOCK, late of this parish and Rosamond his
wife. She died April 15, 1734, aged 55."
"To the memory of Elizabeth,
daughter of George ELCOCK, and Rosamond his wife, who departed this life
April 29, 1703, aged 22. Also George their son, who died an
infant, and lies buried in Bishopsbourne chancel."
Arms: A cross, between four cocks. Crest, on a mural crown, a dove with
an olive branch in its mouth. - Escutcheon of pretence, indented fess,
between 3 cherubs heads.
In the chancel are these
"To the memory of Mary the
wife of Samuel FREMOUL, rector of Wooton, daughter of Mr John NETHERSOLE,
of Barham, who died June 3, 1763, aged 57."
"To the memory of John
CURLING, and Mary his wife; he died Jan 24, 1781, aged 84; she died July
29, 1770, aged 78."
A plain white stone
"To the memory of Alexander
CURLING, and Mary, both infants, 1721."
"Elizabeth COOK, cujus
corpus hic humatum jacet E familiÔ HollisianÔ, uxor ThomŠ COOK de
Bobbing in agro Cantiano generosi, primum autem Richardi ELTON gen.
gubernatoris de Hull auĉtorisque libri ars militaris inscripti, cui
filias perperit duas, unam vero superstitem viz. Elizabetham,
adolesctuli juxta sepulti, matrem; sexegenaria obiit 6 iduum Febru
"Here lyeth the body of the
Reverend Charles BEAN, who died March 30, 1731, aged 56."
"Here lies interred Mrs
"Here lies interred the
bodies of John NETHERSOLE, gent. and Jane his wife. He died Nov. 26,
1719, aged 64.
She died Feb. 28, 1736, aged 67."
On the wall a marble
"Near this place lie the
remains of Lucy, wife of Charles BEAN, vicar of Lydd, and daughter of
the Revd, James SESSIONS, Reĉtor of Downham in the county of Gocester,
(together with those of two of her infants, Thomas and Catherine)
She died about the 30th year of her age Oĉt. 27, 1715."
Another on the same side
"Near this place lie
interred the bodies of John NETHERSOLE, of this parish, gent. and Jane
daughter of Charles SEAGRE, of Tunstall in this county, his wife, by
whom he had issue Elizabeth, Margaret and Catherine, who died in their
infancy, and are also buried near this place; and Mary and Jane, who
surviving, caused this monument to be ereĉted to the memory of their
said father and mother, who died, the former Nov. 26, 1719, aged 64, the
latter Feb. 28, 1736, aged 67; also the body of Mrs Jane NETHERSOLE, one
of the daughters and coheiresses of the abovementioned John NETHERSOLE,
by Jane his wife, who departed this life May 22, 1741, aged 32."
On the fourth side against
the wall, a white marble
"M.S. Gulielmi BARNE
generoli, filii viri reverendi Milessi BARNE EcclesiŠ AnglicanŠ
presbyteri, et JanŠillius uxoris, quŠ illi perperit sex filios filiasque
duas. Avum habuit Gulielmum BARNE de Woolwich militem Auratum. Erat dum
vixit pater optimus, conjux amantissimus, subditus fidelis, pauperum
amicus, et jam bonis omnibus flebilis occidit, mensis Jan. die 16, Anno
Dni 1706, Štatis fuŠ70. Mater obiit die 6 April 1680"
At the bottom are the
following arms: Azure 3 lions faces, Or
In the body of the church on
a flat stone
"Here lieth the bodies of
Robert and Anna Maria, son and daughter of Robert and Elizabeth LEGRAND,
who both died infants, 1753, 1756."
"Here lieth the body of
Mary, wife of Bartholomew SPARME, and daughter of the Revd, Mr John
RICHARDS, vicar of Brabourne, who departed this life Nov. 16, 1736, in
the 55th year of her age."
"Mary daughter of Richard
and Mary PILCHER, of this parish, who died an infant, 1772."
Here lie the bodies of Henry
and Mary NICKOLL;she departed this life Jan 15, 1764, aged 75. He died
Jan 17th 1778, aged 90; also the body of Clare NICKOLL, wife of Henry,
son of the above, who died April 7, 1778, aged 56."
Here lieth the body of Mary
FOX, wife of Daniel FOX, daughter of James and Mary HOLMAN of Flushing,
in the province of Zeeland. She died July 15, 1782, aged 28
years, leaving issue one son and one daughter, viz Daniel and Mary."
In the fourth chancel is an
expensive monument in the form of a quadrangular pillar,
with the following inscriptions on three different sides;
"In the vault underneath are
deposited the bodies of the under-mentioned persons, viz. Alice,
daughter of Mark DIXWELL, gent. by Elizabeth his wife, who died in her
infancy, and was buried Oĉt.16, 1639, also Sir Basil DIXWELL, knight and
baronet, who was nephew and heir of Mr John HEARDSON, of the town of
Folkestone, Esqr. and was buried Jan 12, 1642. Also Mark DIXWELL,
above-mentioned, who nephew and heir of the above said Sir Basil
DIXWELL, and was buried Feb. 8, 1643.
on another side
"In the vault underneath
lieth the body of Heardson DIXWELL by Elizabeth his wife, which said
Heardson DIXWELL was buried May 3, 1661. Also Sir Basil DIXWELL,
baronet, who was eldest son and heir of Mark DIXWELL, by Elizabeth his
wife, and was buryed May 14, 1668, leaving behind him by his wife
Dorothy, daughter of Sir Thomas Peyton, baronet, four children, viz.
Elizabeth, Dorothy, Basil and Mark; two of which Dorothy, and Basil who
succeeded his father in his title and estate, are also buried in this
vault; the latter of which died March 26, 1750, and the former,
viz.Dorothy, wife of Christopher Reeve, CLERK, died June 29, 1751, aged
on a third side
"In a vault underneath,
between his deservedly beloved wives, viz. Dorothy, daughter of Sir John
Temple, knight, of the kingdom of Ireland, and Catherine, daughter
William LONGUEVILLE, of the Inner Temple, Esqr. lies buried Sir Basil
DIXWELL, baronet, who was son and heir of Sir Basil DIXWELL, by Dorothy
daughter of Sir thomas peyton, of Knowlton, in this county, baronet, and
who for a great number of years was lieutenant of Dover Castle, and
auditor of the excise, the former of which honourable posts he
voluntarily resigned some years before his death, the latter he kept to
the time of his death, which happened on the 28th of march in the 84th
year of his age, and in the year of our Lord, 1750, leaving his estate
as he had no heirs of his own body to George OXENDEN, Esqr. second son
of his nephew, Sir George OXENDEN, baronet, who then by virtue of an act
of parliament, took his name, together with the arms and crest of
N.B. The arms and crest of
DIXWELL are placed on the side that fronts the body of the church.
The arms here mentioned appear to be by MrHasted's account, "Quarterly,
1st and 4th Argent, a chevron Gules, between 3 fleurs de lis Sable; 2nd
and 3rd, Sable a cross engrailed humette, Azure a griffin, Or"
Another coat, "Or, a cross florette sable, quartering Azure a leopard's
face, Or; and Sable; a cross humette, between four fleur de lis, Or; a
baronette's hand in chief." (See Hasted, vol. iii, page 758 (t).
In the north chancel, on a
black marble now defaced, but which was formaly decorated with coats of
arms and other ornaments in brass, are seen two figures of brass, one of
a man in armour, and the other a woman standing, and their hands raised
as in the attitude of prayer; underneath the man's feet is the figure of
In the same state is also
the figure in brass of a man standing in the same attitude, who seems by
his dress to have been an Ecclesiastic. There is a dog also under his
feet. No inscription visible.
On a monument placed against
the wall is the following inscription
"Reverendi viri Caroli
FOTHERBY, S. T. P. patre equite nati, collegii SanĉtŠ Trinitatis Cantab.
focii, deinde ecclesiarum de St Ives in com. Cornwall reĉtoris hic in
propinquo conduntur cineres, juxtaque cos fratris ipsius Antonii
FOTHERBY armig. qui et ipsi in patrimonii hŠreditate cognationis jure
sucessit. Quibus etiam apponuncur cinerestum conjugis ipsius Antonii
ASRĂ, tum flii ex eÔ primogeniti Johannais, quorum omnium memoriŠ facrum
(fummo quod eos profequeretur amore) marmor hoc ponendum curavit
obsequentissimus diĉti Antonii filius Carolus FOTHERBY, qui quam duce
fit patriŠ periclitanti adesse, proque eÔ vel mori pulchrŕ edoĉtus, ejus
se bellis (navalibus scil.) ad huc invenis valde emiscuit, quod ut
patriŠ in commodum, ita ipsi in honorem cessit. Ardens enim in dimicando
animţ virtus ad navis regiŠ prŠfeĉturam merito evexit. At fatalis illa
quŠomnes manet hora patriŠ eum terrisque abstulit nimis immaturŔ. Nondum
enim completis annis 48 reliĉtis conjuge Maria scilicet Georgii ELCOCKE
armig: filia, binisque ex ea siliabus quŠ mortum ejus ferunt quam
miserabiliter. Nex mirum, nam .......... Quis difiderio fit pudor aut
modus tam chari capitis .......... ? .......... obit 1 Oĉtobris 1720, et
juxta duas natarum suarum quiescit."