This page is administered jointly by Marden Parish Church and the Marden History Group. If your family tree researches have led you to Marden, we hope that you will find it a useful resource. Further details of War Memorial Names, Resting Places and Memorials are on the War Memorial page.
If you are visiting this page for the first time, please read the notes below before using these links:
A - B C - D E - F G - H I - J K - L M - N O - P Q - R S - T U - V W - X Y - Z
ON THIS PAGE YOU CAN:
1. Search for the names of former parishioners who (or whose ashes) are
- buried in the churchyard
- remembered by memorial plaques in the church
- buried at the former Wesleyan Chapel (now the Vestry Hall)
- buried or commemorated at the Congregational Church
2. Order printed details/photographs of memorial inscriptions
3. Order booklets giving details of parishioners killed in the First and Second World Wars
4. Contact us with an enquiry.
FROM LINKS ON THIS PAGE YOU CAN:
5. Search for the names of former parishioners who (or whose ashes) are buried in Marden Cemetery
6. Search the Parish Records for other burials (memorial inscriptions not necessarily recorded) in the churchyard
7. Contact the Kent History & Library Centre with an enquiry about Parish Records outside the scope of this page.
1. TO SEARCH THE CHURCHYARD, CHURCH, WESLEYAN CHAPEL OR CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH:
- Scroll back up this page to the alphabetical links. Under each letter there are two lists: the first shows existing memorial inscriptions, the second (at the end of the first) shows memorials that have been removed.
- Click here to see grid plans of the churchyard burials and the ashes plots.
- Make a note of the names in which you are interested, exactly as they appear in the list.
2. TO ORDER PRINTED DETAILS/PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS:
- Email us with the names in which you are interested by clicking here.
- We shall then confirm what details/photographs are available and advise on payment methods.
- The cost is £10.00 for the first and £8.00 each for second and subsequent in the same order, plus £1.00 UK p&p (£2.00 overseas) per order.
3. TO ORDER BOOKLETS:
- “THE FALLEN OF MARDEN 1914-1919” (including Collier Street) - commemorating our WW1 dead. Booklet 128 pages A4, with colour/BW photographs. £14.00 plus £1.50 UK p&p (£2.50 Europe, £3.50 rest of world).
- “THE FALLEN OF MARDEN 1939-1945” - commemorating our WW2 dead. Booklet 58 pages A4, with colour/BW photographs. £7.00 plus £1.50 UK p&p (£2.50 Europe, £3.50 rest of world).
- Email us with your requirements by clicking here. We shall then advise on payment methods.
4. TO CONTACT US WITH AN ENQUIRY:
- Email your enquiry to us by clicking here.
- Please note that if the matter turns out to be complex and time-consuming we reserve the right to request a donation to our funds.
5. TO SEARCH MARDEN CEMETERY:
- The Marden History Group has details of all the burials at Marden Cemetery (including ashes) from the time it opened in 1932 to the end of last year (that list is summarised here and is available to view in in full in the Marden Heritage Centre. The MHC is in Marden Library, almost opposite the church, and is open Tues & Thurs afternoons, Fri & Sat mornings).
- Plans of the Cemetery are held by Marden Parish Council. Look for them on the Marden Parish Council website. If they haven't been put up there yet, please email the Parish Clerk by clicking here.
6. TO SEARCH THE PARISH RECORDS FOR OTHER BURIALS IN THE CHURCHYARD:
- Burials from November 1561 to 1892. For now, the Marden History Group website has details from the Parish Records for these dates only. Click here.
- Other dates. For now, please contact the Kent History & Library Centre by clicking here.
7. TO CONTACT THE KENT HISTORY & LIBRARY CENTRE:
- For Parish Records enquiries outside the scope of this page, click here.
- Regrettably some older gravestones have either been removed or become illegible over the years.
- Even where they exist, some memorial inscriptions are barely legible, so we apologise if any transcriptions contain errors.
- We are working on an on-line ordering facility.
- This project has taken several years and thanks are due to Ann Coomber, Laura Cox, Jane Cunningham, Eunice Doswell, Mari Gosling, Kerry Lyle, Jane Stevens, Gill Tarry and Ann Thompson.
Key to Memorial Inscriptions:
F = the entry is the first name shown on the memorial.
* = a photograph of the memorial is available.
T = a transcription (of a removed memorial) is available.
P = a partial transcription (of a removed memorial) is available.
The place of burial (if not Marden) and Notes follow the date of death.
Memorials Removed - Details, given here in good faith, are based on informal papers which should be regarded as unreliable. "F" indications are surmised. No photographs exist.