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

Thomas FOTHERBY  1674  Canterbury Cathedral

The medallion measures 24inch x 18inch and is cut in relief on a blue marble ledger stone in the north west Transept.

Arms: gu. a cross of nine lozenges, at each a fleur de lis, or. for FOTHERBY impaling gu. a mule within a bordure ar, for MOYLE. Crest: a falcon with wings expanded, ppr beaked or, holding in the mouth a branch vert, bearing an acorn of the second. [This crest was granted to Charles Fotherby of Burton, Lincs, Archdeacon of Canterbury, and to Martin Fotherby, Dean of Canterbury, his second brother, Feb. 18,1605].

Here lieth the Body of Thomas FOTHERBY Esq. son of Martin, sometime Bishop of Sarum, he married Elizabeth Daughter of Robert MOYLE of Buckwel Esq. by whom he left three children, Thomas, Priscilla and Margaret. Aged 65 Yeares he died Novr 27 Anno Dom. 1674.

Note: Martin Fotherby S.T.P. was Canon of Canterbury 1596 and subsequently Bishop of Sarum. He died in 1619 and was buried in the Church of All Hallows, Lombard St. London where his monument was burnt with the church in the fire of 1666.

Rubbed March 27 1928 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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