The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Monumental Inscriptions
by Leland Lewis Duncan, M.V.O., O.B.E., F.S.A.
published in 1923
reproduced with the kind permission of the Kent Archaeological Society

 
ST MARY THE VIRGIN, SUNDRIDGE
BY THE CHURCH TOWER
44. William Exeter Wood, son of George and Frances Wood died January 1 1867 aged 28 years. Jesse Wood died August … 1842 aged 10 months. John Wood died June 4 1845 aged 9 years. Alfred Wood died August 29 1853 aged 18 years. Dearly loved in his family, valued as a faithful servant.
Footstone W.E.W. 1867, J.W. 1842, J.W. 1845, A.W. 1853.
45. Ann Rose died December 28 1863 aged 78 years. Alexander Rose died June 28 1848 aged 84 years.
46. Robert Hunt late of this parish died February 8 1801 aged 56 years. Ann Hunt, wife of the above died February 6 1838 aged 80 years.
47. Sarah Ingram, wife of William Ingram of this parish, born 1 February 1792, died 25 August 1856. I have left 6 children dear with thee, take care of them, remember me. William Ingram died August 19 1880 aged 79 years.
48. Altar stone.
In a vault beneath this stone lyes interred the body of Samuel Hawse, yeoman, late of Brook Place in this parish, who departed this life June 12 1747 aged 80 years.
Also the body of John Hawes, clerk, Rector of Charlton at Dover in this county, who departed this life August 2 17(1 or 4)7 aged 37 years.
Also Jane Hawes, relict of the above named Samuel and mother of the above named John Hawes who departed this life August 12 1717 aged 63 (?) years.
Also Samuel Hawes, son of the above named Samuel and Jane Hawes who departed this life September 7 1747 aged (?3 or 5)9 years.
Also Jane Waters, daughter of William and Jane Waters and granddaughter of the above named Samuel Hawes, who departed this life November 4 1781 aged 25 years.
Also Jane Waters, wife of William Waters. She was daughter of Samuel Hawes who died July 6 1792 aged 79 years.
Also in this vault the body of William Steer, yeoman, late of Westerham in this county who died 3 January 1841 aged 86 years.
49. H.W. M.A. 1713.
50. Mary, wife of Joseph Tearle died February 17 1855 aged 67 years.
The above Joseph Tearle died March 10 1870 aged 82 years.
51. Mr William Dench died May 21 1824 aged 63 years.
52. Elizabeth Staples, wife of Francis Staples of this parish died 15 August 1817 aged 43 years. (Other half blank).
53. Elizabeth, wife of William Potter of this parish died 28 January 1837 aged 74 years.
William Potter died 24 April 1840 aged 75 years.
54. Ann Staples died January 7 1816 aged 76 years.
55. William Staples died November 11 1806 aged 69 years.
56. William, son of William and Ann Staples died January 3 1800 aged 34 years.
57. No name. Aged 56 years, aged 38 years. "Weep not for me my husband dear".
The bottom of a taller stone. Footstone. J.S. 1803, S.S. 1803.
58. Mr Richard Staples, formerly of Yorks Hill in this parish died March 30 1842 aged 73 years.
Mrs Jane Staples, wife of the above died January 26 1849 aged 70 years.
Catherine Staples, 8th daughter of the above died October 31 1847 (no age).
59. Jonathan, eldest son of Jonathan and Maria-Sophia Thompson of this parish died 9 October 1828 aged 7 years and 83 days.
60. Charles Webster died 29 October 1874 aged 80 years.
Mary Webster, widow of the above died November 17 1875 aged 78 years.
61. Elizabeth, wife of Henry Barrett died 4 March 1840 aged 75 years.
62. Elizabeth Deane, wife of Thomas Deane died February 4 1775 aged 66 years.
63. Edward Nash, born March 17 1806 died February 11 1858.
Ann, wife of the above died January 29 1879 aged 80 years.
64. Catherine, wife of Thomas Wylde died 24 April 1828 aged 80 years.
Catharine Jane Wylde, daughter of the above died May 1 1835 aged 63 years.
Thomas Wylde of Sundridge Place died October 2 1811 aged 73 years.
65. Mary Ann, wife of Charles Hooker and daughter of Thomas and Catharine Wylde died August 26 1806 aged 32 years.
Spencer Hooker, son of the above died September 19 1803 aged 7 months.
George Hooker died October 2 1813 aged 10 years. (Other half not filled in).
66. Edward, son of Thomas and Catharine Wylde died August 13 179(?0) aged 4 months.
67. Robert, son of William and Elizabeth Jefferson of Newington in Surrey died 21 March 1811 aged 10 years.
68. Harry Deacon Hammond, son of Henry Anthony Hammond and Catherine Charlotte his wife, born June 8 1862 died June 6 1870.
69. Mr William Scotton late of this parish died 26 June 1779 aged 70 years. Also Jane Scotton, wife of Mr William Scotton died 14 July 1779 aged 64 years.
70. (Small early stone).
71. (Small early stone, illegible).
72. Monument on south wall of south chancel.
Here lies interred the body of John Hyde, late of Cornhill, London, merchant who died the 30th July 1776 aged 52 years.
Also the body of Humphry Hyde, brother of the above John Hyde who died in April 1743 aged ten years.
Both were the sons of John Hyde, late of Bore Place in this county, Esq. who died in May 1740 and is interred within this Chancel.
Where also lieth the body of Katherine, wife of the above John Hyde who died February 14 1807 aged 79 years.
73. Another mural tablet, east of the above. Near this place lieth interred the body of Humphry Hyde, Esq. who departed this life ye 16th of May 1719 aet 83 ……
Near this place also lieth interred the body of Mr Edward Hyde, son of ye above said Humphry Hyde Esq. who departed this life ye 29th day of March 1726 aet 39.
Below is Coat of Arms.
74. Low tomb, below, above.
Here lyeth the body of Humphry Hyde Esq. who departed this life 16th of May 1719 aetalis 83.
Here also lyeth the body of Mr Edward Hyde, son of the above said Humphry Hyde Esq. who departed this life the 29th of March 1726. Aetalis 39.
75. An altar tomb next above in rails. …. body of John Hyde, late of Cornhill, London, merchant. Died the 30th of July 1776 aged 52 years. … body of …… Hyde …. aged 10 years.
76. Mrs Savilla Pearch, wife of Mr Thomas Pearch and daughter of John Hyde of Quornden, Leicestershire who died September 10 1805 aged 31 years.
77. Sarah, wife of Thomas Pearch of this parish died 13 December 1827 aged 51 years. Left issue 3 sons and 4 daughters.
The above Thomas Pearch died November 2 1851 aged 75 years.
Jane, daughter of the above died 20 March 1836 aged 15 years.
Sarah, daughter of the above died July 18 1855 aged 46 years.
Jane Drummond, mother of the above died May 2 1833 aged 79 years.

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