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Toke's and others, Heraldic Ledger Stones in Kent churches

Edward LUNN  1716  St Mary Magdalene Church, Denton

The medallion measures 17¼inch x 16¾inch and is cut in relief on a blue marble ledger stone in the south west aisle of the Chancel.

Arms: Three lions(?) passant, two and one. Crest: a lion rampant.

Reader beware/lest you inadvertently/Trample upon Sacred Ashes/You stand at the stone of ye late/Rev. Edwd LUNN, A.M./Who died July 28 1764, aged 85/He was 59 yeares a worthy Rector of/this Parish, an indefatigable/Minister of the perpetual Curacy of/Noninton & Wymondswould/under 6 Archbishops/one of the 6 Preachers of/Christ Church, Canterbury/For many years Proctr for the/Convocation of the Diocese/His sincere Piety, his most/ardent love & beneficence/are sufficiently known/And when marble/and time shall be no more/will for ever remain/This stone was/laid down at the sole Expense/of his sister, Mrs Eliz. HILL.

Rubbed Oct 1916 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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