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

Elizabeth BOYS  1707  St Lawrence's Church, Hawkhurst

The medallion measures 25inch x 21˝inch and is cut in relief on a blue marble ledger stone in the north porch.

Arms: Or, a griffin segreant sa (?) within bordure gu for BOYS impaling paly of six, or and az. A canton erm for SHIRLEY. Crest: a hart’s head (Shirley of Ifield, Sussex has ‘out of a ducal coronet a stag’s head ar’].

Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth wife of William BOYS of Hawkhurst in the County of Kent Esquire and late Wife of Temple STANGAN, Gent who dyed the 5th day of October 1707 in the 55th year of her Age. Elizabeth Daughter of Sam. Boys Esq., and Jane his Wife dyed ye 26th of March 1711. Aged almost Nine Months.

Note: According to Hasted , Hist. Kent, Vol. III William Boys = Elizabeth, d. of Sir Atony Shirley of Sussex Bt. He died 1698. Samuel Boys = Jane, da. of Sir Richard NEWDIGATE Bt. He died 1753.

Rubbed July 1917 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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