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

William FOCHE  1773  St Martin's Church, Herne

The medallion measures 21¾inch x 22½inch and is cut in relief on a blue marble ledger stone in the north Chapel under the north window.

Arms: Gu. a fesse dancettée, betw. Six lozenges, or, for FOCHE impaling per fesse, az. and or, a pale countercharged, three lions rampant, of the second, for WHEATLEY. Crest: A griffin’s head, erased, pale-wise transfixed obliquely by a second, hilt downwards.

Here lieth the Body of William FOCHE Vicar of this Parish, son of Henry Foche of Christ-Church, Canterbury,Gent who had by his Wife Seven Children died Augst the 1st 1773 Aged 56 Years. Here also lieth the Body of Elizabeth his Wife Daughter of John WHEATLEY of Margate in the Isle of Thanet, Gent. Who died Novr 21st 1747(?) Aged 31 years(?)

Rubbed Dec 20 1924 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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