Anderson, Samuel b. December 15, 1839 d. September 11, 1881 British Army Officer, Scientist, Explorer. Served as a Major in the Royal Engineers, Inspector of submarine defenses, Surveyor to British commission in North America from 1859 to 1862, explorer in Palestine from 1865 to 1866, and as Chief Astronomer to British commission in North America from 1872 to 1874. Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England
De Glanville, Gilbert d. June 24, 1219 Bishop of Rochester and Lord Chief Justice of England. He was a prominent opponent of King John. His first ecclesiastical appointment was as archdeacon of Liseaux, Normandy. He was elected bishop of Rochester in 1185, but could not be consecrated until he had first been ordained as a priest. He took a prominent part in the coronation of King Richard I in 1189, and acted as a lord justice in the same year. When prince John attempted to seize the crown in 1193, he joined the Archbishop of...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England Plot: Chancel.
de Merton, Walter b. 1205 d. October 27, 1277 Bishop of Rochester and founder of Merton College, Oxford. Ordained as a sub-deacon in 1235, he became a clerk in the royal chancery. In 1261 he was appointed Chancellor and continued in that office until 1263. He was made a Bishop of Rochester in 1274 and died as a result of an accident while fording the River Medway. (Bio by: julia&keld) Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England
Dickens, Charles [memorial] b. February 7, 1812 d. June 9, 1870 Victorian author whose works include several masterpieces including 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol', 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'The Pickwick Papers'. He died at Gads Hill Place, his home five miles from Rochester. His wish was to be buried in front of Rochester Cathedral but was buried in Westminster Abbey instead. Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England
Gundulf of Rochester d. March 7, 1108 Bishop of Rochester, Architect. He spent his early life as a monk at Bec Abbey in Normandy where he was a pupil and later chamberlain of Lanfranc. After a period as a monk of Saint Etienne in Caen he was sent to England in 1070 to assist Lanfranc, now Archbishop of Canterbury, with his reorganisation of English monasticism. He was made Bishop of Rochester in 1077and in 1080 began work on the reconstruction of the nearly derelict Cathedral. In 1078 King William I employed his knowledge of...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England Plot: The presbytery.
Saint Paulinus of York Roman Catholic Saint, Archbishop of York. He spent his early life as a Monk in St. Andrew's monastery at Rome, remaining there until 601 AD when St. Gregory the Great sent him to assist St. Augustine with his mission to convert the English. He worked mainly in Kent, until; in 625 AD he accompanied Ethelburga, sister of King Eadbald of Kent on her journey to marry the pagan Northumbrian king Edwin. He was made a bishop by St. Justus, Archbishop of Canterbury, before leaving Kent and converted...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England
William of Perth d. 1201 Roman Catholic Saint. As a youth he had a reputation for wildness, but he grew up to devote himself entirely to the service of God. He was a baker by trade and gave every tenth loaf he produced to the poor. While attending mass one morning he found a child abandoned on the threshold of the church and adopted him and taught him his trade. He and his adopted son later embarked upon a pilgrimage, staying for three days at Rochester with the intention of going on to Canterbury. While in Rochester...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, England Plot: Northeast transept, exact site now lost.