Note 1: 15/06/1853 - Declaration in the Burial Register of Gravesend St. George, Kent

Mary Arnold of Gravesend in the County of Kent do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare that I am the widow of John Arnold late of Gravesend aforesaid Officer to the Sheriff of the County of Kent and that he died on the 18th. day of July last aged 59 years and that he is the same person who is named in the annexed Certificate of Burial "John Archer Arnold" but that I never knew and indeed do not believe that he ever had any other christian name than "John" and that the name "Archer" was inserted in the Book of Burials for the Parish of Gravesend by mistake And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statute in that case made and provided.

Mary Arnold

Declared before me the undersigned one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Borough of Gravesend in the County of Kent the 15th. day of June 1853.

R. Oakes