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On a plain oblong marble tablet on the wall of the north staircase:
Sacred to the Memory of
Mrs. ANN MARY
wife of JAMES STEWART
of Kingston in Jamaica
who departed this Life
24th Feb. 17894
Aged 33 Years
There is a stone in Kingston churchyard, Jamaica, to their son Thomas, who died 20 Aug. 1794, aged 20 months (L. Archer, p. 137)
The Hon. James Stewart, custos of St. Andrew's, died 25 March 1824, aged 74. (L. Archer, p. 243)
The Hon. James Stewart of Trelawny died in 1828, aged 66. (L. Archer, p. 325).
On a headstone west of the church:
IN this grave
are deposited the remains of
JOHN BAPTISTE HEZIER Esquire
formerly of the island of St. Domingo
and for may years a valued
and respected inhabitant
of this parish
also the remains of
SARAH HEZIER his wife
are deposited in the same grave.
A Son and a Daughter
died from home
and were buried elsewhere.
This memorial stone was erected by
GEORGE C. HEZIER Esquire,
the only survivor of the family
On the south wall of chancel close to the altar:
to the memory of
HENRY JOHN BLAGROVE
of Southwick Place, London;
and of Cardiff Hall,
and Orange Valley,
in the Island of Jamaica;
who was killed
by a fall from his horse in Hyde Park,
on the 4th March 1854
aged 33 years.
His remains are deposited
in the vault of the "Coore" family
in this church
Above these are arms: Or, between two boars' heads erased, on a bend Sable three legs in armour couped at the thigh.
CREST: An oak tree eradicated, pendent therefrom a shield with the arms Gules, a leg in armour couped at the thigh.
1854, March 4. At St. George's Hospital, in consequence of a fall from his horse in Hyde Park, aged 32, Henry John Blagrove, esq. late of Gloucester House, London, and Orange Valley, Jamaica, eldest surviving son of the late Frederick Richard Coore, esq. and grandson of the late John Blagrove, esq. of Abshot House, Hants, and Cardiff Hall, Jamaica. ("Gentlemen's Magazine", 445)
He married 25 July 1850 in Jamaica, Eliza, eldest daughter of Utten J. Todd of the Ridge, and their only son Col. Henry John Blagrove, born posthumously 30 July 1854, Lieut. Col. 13th Hussars, of Cardiff Hall, was a fellow passenger with me returning from the W. I. in 1914. He gave me a MS. account of his family by F. Cundall to read, which appeared in the W.I.C. Circular, xxix., 342.
In the churchyard:
Anna Maria, wife of Francis Henry Moxsy, Esq. of the Island of Jamaica, and third daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Hill, of this parish, born 11th December 1809; died 24th November 1859. (Cussan's "Herts," ii, 196.)
1850, Jan. 31. At his son-in-law's, Francis H. Moxsy, esq.. Jamaica, aged 77, Francis Hill, esq. late of Broxbourne, Herts. ("G.M.", 558).
In the churchyard, west of the church:
In memory of James Craig, Esq., who departed this life the 10th of April, 1789, aged 64 years.
Also the remains of Judith Lewin Munt, daughter of Isaac and Judith Munt, of Kingston, Jamaica, who departed this life the 27th of February, 1803, aged 12 years and 6 months.
Also the body of Mrs. Judith Craig, relict of the above Colonel James Craig, who departed this life the 25th of November 1814, aged 74 years. (Clutterbuck's "Herts," 11, 121.)
Mrs. Mary Matilda Goffe, relict of John Goffe, Esq., of Kingston, Jamaica, and aunt of the above-named Judith Lewin Munt, departed this life 18th December 18...
Mrs. Judith Munt, relict of the above-named Isaac Munt, Esq., departed this life 17th July 1837, aged 76.
Mary, wife of Matthew Munt, Esq., of Beaumont in this parish, departed this life 31st July 1847, aged 74.
The above-named Matthew Munt, Esq., died at Clifton 13th November 1853, aged 67. (Cussan's "Herts," ii, 239-40).
The manor of Beaumont was sold by the devisees of ... Griffenhoofe on 11 April 1842 to Matthew, son of Isaac and Judith Munt of Kingston, Jamaica. On the 28th Jan. 1851 Mr. Munt sold it. (ibid., 219.)
1771, April. Matthew Munt, Esq; at Kingston, in Jamaica. ("G.M.," 38).
1819, Feb. 5. J. Early Cook, esq. of the Nunnery, Cheshunt, to Sarah, daughter of Isaac Munt, esq. of Jamaica. (Ibid., 272).
1837, July 17. At Cheshunt, Herts., aged 75, Judith, relict of Isaac Munts of Kingston, Jamaica. (Ibid., 325).
1847, July 31. At Beaumont, Cheshunt, Mary, wife of Matthew Munts (ibid., 332).
1853, Nov. 14. At Clifton, aged 69, Matthew Munt, esq., late of Beaumont, Cheshunt. (Ibid., 1854, 106).
In the nave:
In memory of Edward Manby, esq., who departed this life on the 26th day of October, 1785, aged 56 years. He was many years a resident of Kingston, in Jamaica, where he carried on an extensive business with great credit and reputation, and much esteemed by all who had the pleasure to be acquainted with him. Reader! Under this stone lies one of the noblest works of God, a truly honest man. (Clutterbuck's "Herts," 1, 422).
In the churchyard,
In affectionate remembrance of CAROLINE widow of EDWARD JAMES REID of Kingston Jamaica who died at St. Albans February 15th 1876 in the 85th year of her age.
Sacred to the memory of Joseph Dods of Donington Lincolnshire who died at St. Albans April 21st 1877, in the 76th year of his age. (Cussans' "Herts," 111, 306).
On the north wall of the chancel:
To the memory of Archibald Randolph, Lieut. Royal Engineers, son of the Revd. Thomas Randolph, and Catherine his wife. He died in Jamaica 14th May 1841, in the 20th year of his age.
To the memory of Gower William Randolph, D.C.L. of All Saints' College, Oxford, who died at Madeira, 29th December 1863; and Frances Catherine, who died 3rd July, 1864. (Cussans' "Herts," 1, 180).
South of the church:
William Rutter of the parish of Isleworth, died in Jamaica 6th August 1803, aged 37. Lydia, his wife, died May 23rd, 1819, aged 59. William Johnson, of this parish, died October 27th, 1825, aged 43.(Cussans' "Herts," iii, 158.)
"Misc. Gen. et Her.," 4th Ser., vol. 1., p. 76
Sacred to the memory of
Mrs. MARY HOLT
only sister of the late
AARON HOLT, Esquire
died September 28th 1853
aged 83 years.
She was buried 1 October.
1847, June 18. At Camberwell Grove, aged 72, Ann, relict of Aaron Holt, merchant of Liverpool, and f. of J. ("G.M.," 217.)
"Monuments of 100 Churches in East Kent," p. 377
In the vault beneath are deposited the remains
of Mrs. Ann Tubb,
wife of Merchant Tubb, esquire late of the island of Jamaica
She died the 26th of June, 1777, aged 55 years.
(6 lines follow)
(Drake's "History of the Hundred of Blackheath," 132.)
In the church at the west end:
John Mayon Wilson, Lieut. H. M. 3rd West India Regiment, son of John Maryon, 2nd son of Sir Thomas M. Wilson, Baronet, died at Kingston, Jamaica, 12 Aug. 1853, aged 25; Elizabeth his widow, died 8 Sep. 1853, aged 21, both of yellow fever, leaving an infant daughter.
General George Morrison, died 26 Nov. 1799, aged 69; Mary his widow, daughter of Edward Becher of Kingston, Jamaica, died 24 June 1822, aged 84.
ARMS: Or, on a cross Sable five fleurs-de-lis of the field, impaling Vair, on a canton a stag's head caboshed.
CREST: Out of a ducal coronet an eagle's head between 2 wings. (Ibid., 133).
On a white marble lozenge in the floor of the south aisle:
. . . PHEMIA [Euphemia?] KERR JOHNSTON
. . . the island of Jamaica:
died July 7th 1817
aged 13 years.
On a marble slab over a vault, enclosed by heavy iron railing, in perfect condition:
To the Memory of
MARY BONELLA HALL
Wife of James Wallace Richard
Hall, Esq. of Springfield,
and Daughter of the late
David Bernard, Esq.
of the Island of Jamaica,
who died at Torquay
August 5th 1838,
Aged 36 years.
1838, Aug 5. At Torquay, Mary, wife of Wallace Hall, esq. of Springfield, near Ross. ("G.M.," 339.)
David Bernard was Colonel of the St. James' Militia in 1779. (Feurtado).
On a headstone:
In memory of
Mrs NICOLA MINTO,
Widow of Robert Minto Esq.
of Trelawney, Jamaica:
she died at her House
on Park Hill
in this Parish
on the 1st Decr 1832
and her remains were
There are Deeds relating to Water Valley plantation, purchased in 1781 by her husband.
("G.M.," FOR 1831, PT. 11, 16).
A neat mural marble slab has recently been erected, upon which is inscribed:
"Sacred to the memory of Joseph James Swaby, esquire, son of Honourable Joseph James Swaby, late of the parish of St. Elizabeth in the island of Jamaica. . . He died Oct. 3d, 1821, in the 32d year of his age."
1821, Oct. 3. At Knottingley, aged 33, Joseph James Swabey, esq. of Montpellier, Jamaica, son of the late Hon. Joseph James Swabey. ("G.M.," 381).
1842, March 5. At Jamaica, Frederick Peat, to Ann Margaret Eleanor Swaby, of Eaton square., elder daughter of Joseph James Swaby late of Kilnsey, Yorkshire, and granddaughter and coheiress of the Hon. Joseph James Swaby late of Jamaica. (Ibid., 661.)
Beneath this Stone are
deposited the Remains of
Mrs. ELIZABETH HALE HAYNE
JOSEPH HAYNE Esquire
St. Anns Jamaica
who departed this Life
the 21st September 1792
Aged 59 years
In the churchyard south of the tower, on the top slab of a stone tomb:
to the memory of
ISABELLA PATRICK FULLER
youngest daughter of
the late PEAK FULLER Esqr
and grandaughter of
the Honble. FELTON HERVEY
who departed this life June 13th 1839
FREDERICK HERVEY FULLER
Lieut. Col. late 58th Foot
Son of the above PEAK FULLER Esqr
who departed this life January 25th 1865
aged 79 years.
CAROLINE LEPEL FULLER
daughter of the above
PEAK FULLER Esqr
who departed this life April 1st 1867
in her 89th year.
1839, June 13. Berks. At Bear-hill Villa, Harehatch, Isabella Patrick Fuller. ("G.N.," 99.)
Peck (sic) Fuller was admitted to Westminster School in Nov. 1746, aged 14, and Beckford Fuller in Sept. 1747, aged 8. ("Notes and Queries," 11S., 1., 488; and ii., 236.) They were sons of Thomas Fuller of St. Dorothy, Jamaica, Esq., whose will was dated 1768 (88, Bogg). Peeke died in that island about 1799. Will (170, Cresswell). He married Caroline Hervey, daughter of the Hon. Felton Hervey, M.P., 8th son of John, 1st Earl of Bristol.
The church was unfortunately burnt down by the suffragettes a short time ago, and the tower and lower walls only were saved. It is now (1915) being rebuilt. All tablets were destroyed, but a few broken blue marble floor stones which I saw stacked in the churchyard appear to have been preserved. John Prettejohn of Barbados died at Hare Hatch in this parish.
In the church is a large armorial tablet with a long Latin inscription in honour of ELIZABETH, wife of EDWARD BATHURST, "ex aede de Finchcox" and daughter of Stephen Stringer of Priggs (i.e. Triggs), arm. She died of smallpox 3 June 1715, aged 30, and had four children, Edward, John, Elizabeth and Thomas. Her husband died 1 August 1772, aged 92, and her eldest son, father of the writer of this inscription, died in Jamaica 1751.
(Finchcock's and Trigg's are both in the parish of Gourhurst. Edward Bathurst of Jamaica left an only child Dorothy, who died unmarried 1837, aged 94).
Outside the same church is a monument to JOHN COLLENS, who died 15 Jan. 1807, aged 66, also to JAMES THOMPSETT COLLENS, who died at Jamaica 20 June 1805, aged 27.
(J.T.C. was apparently son of John, but his relationship is not stated on the monument.)
(Contributed by Mr. W. P. Haskett Smith)
Edward Bathurst, Senior, senior bencher of the middle Temple, died 1 Aug. 1772, aged 92. Will (391, Taverner). Edward, his eldest son, matriculated from Trinity College, Oxford, in 1726, aged 16, B.A. 1729, M.A. All Souls 1733, F.A.S., and became Registrar in Chancery and Clerk of the Patents in Jamaica. Charles, son of Edward Bathurst, Senior, by the 2d wife, in his will dated 4 Feb 1766 (38, Legard), refers to his estate and slaves in Jamaica £11,000 being owing to him from various persons there. Joseph Bathurst in 2 William and Mary was appointed Clerk of the Court of C.P. of Jamaica (Hotten's "Lists"). John Bathurst of Orange River estate made his will 3 Nov. 1692, then of St. Andrew's, Holborn (47, Box), but apparently died without children. Major Richard Bathurst of Orange River Estate made his will 24 April 1754, then of Lincoln (216, Glazier), and left an only child Richard Bathurst, M.B. of St. Catherine's. (Reade's "Johnsonian Gleanings," part ii.)
It is not known if all the above were connected. - Editor.
On a broken stone column:
In affectionate remembrance of
EDWARD ELSWORTHY PYM, R.N.
of South Devon,
and wife of
ANDREW ARCEDECKNE, Esqr.
of Clevering Hall, Suffolk
and Golden Grove, Jamaica
died 5th October 1879
In Walford's "County Families" (1871 edition) her name is not mentioned. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, 21 Oct. 1840, aged 18, served as High Sheriff in 1856, and apparently died childless, as the estates passed to his only sister Louisa, who married in 1839 Charles, 3rd Lord Huntingfield. His great-grandfather Andrew Arcedeckne, attorney-general of Jamaica, died there in 1763, aged 72, and was from co. Galway. A pedigree of only three generations appeared in Burke's "Landed Gentry," 1847 edition.
On a white marble cross:
In Memory of
WILLIAM ARTHUR PARKE
younger son of the late
WILLIAM PARKE Esquire
of 10 Cromwell Place South Kensington London
and The Thicketts St. Anns Jamaica
who died at Brighton on February 14th 1877
in his 23rd year.
1848, Dec. 7. At St. Paul's Wilton-place, William eldest son of William Parke of the Thicketts, Jamaica, to Emma, daughter of the late William Grasett, Ovenden-house, Sevenoaks. ("G.M.," 1849, p. 200)
Her mother was Elizabeth Barrow, the 2nd wife. William Parke, Junior, was born 19 Sept. 1819, and died at Cannes 8 Feb. 1864. His grandfather, also William (younger son of William Parke of Whitbeck, co. Cumb.), settled in Jamaica between 1760-70, became a Lieut. Gen. of Militia, born 5 Nov. 1752, died 27 April 1813, aged 60. M.I. in St. James', Hampstead Road, St. Pancras, having m. Eleanor Crosse, daughter of Samuel Baldwin Crosse of Jamaica.
On the ledger of an altar-tomb within iron railings:
to the memory of
JOHN WATSON Esqr
who died 23rd Novr. 1844
Aged 72 years.
John, son of the above
who departed this life
on the 6th of March 1852
aged 32 years.
Also MELVILLE CHARLOTTE
Wife of the above
who departed this life
on the 7th Novr. 1865
Aged 77 years.
On the south side:
Also in loving memory of
WILLIAM BRYCE WATSON
who died in Jamaica
the 26th December 1878
aged 57 years
There is no inscription to the last-named in Lawrence Archer's M.I.
1844, Nov. 23. Aged 72, John Watson, esq. of Wick's Lodge, Brighton. ("G.M.," for 1845, p. 110.)
On a white marble tablet on the south wall of the chancel:
To the memory of
SIR WILLIAM ANGLIN SCARLETT Knight
Chief Justice of Jamaica,
who died in that island on 9th October 1831
and was interred in the church yard
Also in memory of MARY his wife
who died at Worthing 11th October 1832
Also in memory of
ROBERT WILLIAM their eldest son
who died at Worthing
on 22nd October 1832 in the 23rd year of his age
and was buried in the same vault
with his mother
beneath the vestry room in this Church.
To the beloved memory of
a Father a Mother and a Brother
this tablet is erected by the only survivor.
1831, Oct. 10. At Jamaica, Sir William Anglin Scarlett, the Lord Chief Justice of that island. Sir William was a younger brother of Sir James Scarlett, the late Attorney General. He was a student of Trinity College Cambridge, where he took the degree of D.A. in 1902. He settled as a barrister in Jamaica, where he was appointed Chief Justice about ten years ago.
He had been for some time labouring under ill health, and removed himself and family to the mountains of Manchester for change of air, his son also being ill. "As a barrister," observes a Jamaica paper, "his talents were well known; as a judge he was unequalled in this colony; and those who were ready to condemn will now admit his impartiality, his love of justice, his beneficence, his unostentatious moral worth. The annals of the court of judicature, the affection of his friends, the respect of the community, and the general gloom which the report of his death has occasioned, bear ample testimony of the character he long supported." ("G.M., 1832, p. 178).
He was born in June 1777, entered Gray's Inn 5 May 1799, was M. for St. James' parish 1809, Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court 1812, and of Grove Pen and Manchester estate. He married 19 July 1809 Mary Williams, daughter of Joseph Williams of Luana in St. Elizabeth, by whom he had two sons:
I. Robert William, b. 1 Aug. 1810, at Eton 1826, later of Trinity College, Cambridge, died as above.
II. James Williams, born 20 Feb. 1812, of Downland House, Uckfield, co. Sussex, and Achamore, co. Argyll, who married and left issue.
Francis Knollys of the Island of Jamaica, merchant. Will dated 17 Nov. 28 Charles II, 1676. Bound to sea. All estate to my brother William Knollys of Jamaica, Esquire, and if he die before me to my two nephews Willoughby and Edward Byam. Said brother to be Executor. Witnessed by George Nedham, H. Toulson. Sworn by G. Nedham 28 Sept. 1677, before "Vaughan." Recorded in Libro 2, folio 187.
Captain Francis Knollys, son of Richard Knollys, Esq., brother to the Earl of Banbury, of Stanford in the Vale, co., Berks, died 1640. Married 1st, a daughter of Sir Charles Wiseman; and 2d, Alice, sister and coheir of Sir William Beecher, Knight, who remarried Air Henry Huncks, Governor of Barbados, had two sons, the above Francis and William, and an only daughter Dorothy, wife of William Byam, a noted Royalist, sometime in Barbados, later Governor in Surinam, but last of Antigua, where he died in 1670. ("The Herald and Genealogist," iii, 378.)
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