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

Robert SPRAKELING  1687  Canterbury Cathedral

The medallion measures 26˝inch x 26inch and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone, 96inch x 48inch, on the north side of the Cloisters.

Arms – Sa. a saltern erm. between four leopards’ faces, or. For SPRAKELING impaling. two piles on a chief, a lion passant guardant. Crest: A boar’s head erased gorged with a crown.

Here lyeth the bodys of Robert SPRAKELING, Esqr & Rebecca his Wife. She was the Daughter of Richard LAMINGE, Gent by whom he had issue two sons Robert and Adam. He dyed the 28th Day of January 1687 in the Eightieth year of his Age. She dyed the 30th Day of March, 1706, in the Eighty Fourth Year of her Age. Who doe their Ancestors commend But those whose Lives are virtuous to the end the above said Adam Sprakeling lyes Here Interred who departed this life the 16th of January 1727. Aged 74 years.

Rubbed February 6, 1926 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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