Goudhurst Monumental Inscriptions



Vousdens on Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Goudhurst Church

Noted by Leland L. Duncan August 1923
Transcribed and typed up by Dawn Weeks

The missing transcription by Duncan of the M.I.'s into a quarto lined book is still missing. However, the field notebooks in which he recorded the M.I.'s in the churchyard have been found and the contents are shown below. A new index has been compiled. The numbers in brackets after the initial grave number seem to relate to Duncan's own Index.

I am sure that you will appreciate the amount of time and effort that has been put into typing up, indexing and preparing Leland L. Duncan's notebooks for the Internet. This has all been done by members of the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS). If you have found it useful in your research, please let those responsible at the Kent Archaeological Society know some brief details. This will give them useful feedback for when they are trying to convince other members of the Society that its Website is performing a worthwhile service.

I have extracted the Vousdens from the full list and reproduced them here with the kind permission of KAS. The KAS website is very much more than transcriptions of headstones in graveyards and I can thoroughly recommend anyone interested in local or family history in Kent to inspect its pages.

I have everyone named in this list connected into my Vousden family tree. So if you find your Vousden ancestor(s) here please contact me and I should be able to tell you more.

Nigel Brown


Grave Number Inscription
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.
323 (24) Mary wife of William VOUSDEN of Iden Green in this parish died 14 December 1869 aged 77. Edward son of above died 4 May 1871 aged 44. Above William Vousden died 19 May 1889 aged 92.
389 (314) Samuel VOUSDEN of this parish died 9 April 1830 in his 67th year. Mary his second wife died 1 October 1833 in her 67th year. James their son died 21 March 1824 aged 19.
390 (316) Martha VOUSDEN, wife of Samuel Vousden of this parish, died January 19 1787 aged 25. Issue one daughter Martha.
391 (315) John VOUSDEN late of Iden Green died 29 November 1833 aged 29.
392 (313) William VOUSDEN, son of William and Mary Vousden of Iden-Green in this parish, died 27 December 1862 aged 34.
393 (317) William VOUSDEN late of Iden Green in this parish, died 14 November 1803 aged 47. Left surviving his wife and 3 children Ann, William and Jane and John unborn'd. Also of Ann, wife of above, who died 1 March 1848 aged 75.
407 (320) Thomas VOUSDEN of this parish died 21 March 1787 aged 45. Left surviving a wife and 4 children John, Thomas, William and Richard. Sarah his wife who after the death of her husband married Henry MANWARING and died June 16 1826 aged 83.


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