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

Martin HIRST  1679  Canterbury Cathedral

The shield of Arms measures 13inch x 12inch and is surrounded by an oval 23inch x 18inch cut in relief on a grey stone which is broken in several places and much worn. It is situated on the north side of the Cloisters.

Arms: Az. a sun in his splendour, or. for HIRST impaling within a bordure a griffin segreant for BOYS.

Here lieth the Bodyes of Martin HIRST, Gent and Lucie his wife. She dyed the Fourth Day of September 1679 in the 59th year of her Age, he the one and thirtieth day of March 1680 in ye 69 Year of his Ageinch.

Note: Both were buried in the body of the Church.

Rubbed April 14, 1928 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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