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John DAVIS  1768  Canterbury Cathedral

The medallion is 24inch in diameter and is cut in relief on a blue marble ledger stone, 78inch x 40inch, in the south west Transept.

Arms: A chevron between three mullets, pierced for DAVIS impaling arg. a chevron engrailed in between three crabs, gu. For BRIDGES. [Berry, Encyl. Heraldica gives for DAVIES (Sir Thomas Lord Mayor of London 1677) or, a chev. betw. three mullets pierced, sa]. Crest: On a ducal coronet a boar’s head.

John DAVIS, D.D. Prebendary of this Church departed this life Febry 8th 1766 Aged 58 Years. If thou canst copy out in thy Self his gentleness of Manners, Probity, Goodness of Heart, & unaffected attention to all the duties of a Christian in domestic & Social Life, thou shalt like Him, live greatly beloved, and die truly Lamented. Also Anne Davis, Second Daughter of the above Dr John Davis, who died June the 8th 1768, aged 25 Years. Here also lies Jane Davis Relict of the above mentioned Dr John Davis and Mother of the said Anne. She died February 2nd 1793, aged 82 Years.

Rubbed April 3, 1928 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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