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

Philadelphia BOY[S]  166?  St Lawrence's Church, Hawkhurst

The arms are incised on a ledger stone on the floor of the Nave, next the altar step.

Arms: Or, a griffin segreant .. for BOYS impaling az. fretty or, over all a fesse of the second, for PARKER of Ratton. Crest: a demi-lion, ar, ducally crowned, or.

Here lyeth the body of Philadelphia wife of Samuel BOY[S] of Hawkeherst in the County o[f] Kent, Esquire, second Daughter o[f] Thomas PARKER of Ratton in the parish of Willingdon, County of Sussex, Knight, and Philadelphia his wife second[d] daughter of Henry Lord DAC[RE] of Herstmonceaux in Susse[x]. She died the 31 day of July 166[6?] in the 43d yeare of her age. [L]ord I have loved the habitation of thy house and the place wher[e] thine honur dwelleth.

Rubbed July 1921 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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