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

Gulielmus William BELK  1676  Canterbury Cathedral

The medallion measures 23inch x 19inch and is cut in relief on a blue marble ledger stone 78inch x 49inch in the south west Transept.

Arms: Gu, a chev. Between three leopardsí heads, ar. Crest: a lion passant, guardant.

Hic jacet Gulielmus BELK, Sacrae Theologiae Professor Canonicus Junior Ecclesiae uxorem habuit Elisabethean Thomae Hardres de Hardres in Comitatu Cantiano Equitis Filiam Obiit 12 die Augusti Anno Domini 1676 aetatis suae 74. Hic etiam jacet Thomas Belk, S.T.P. Canonicus Junior Ecclesiae Filius Gulmi Belk S.T.P. uxorem habuit Anna Henrici Oxenden de Dean in Comitatus Cantiano Barti Filiam obit 17 die Sept A.D. 1712 aetatis suae 77. Hic etiam jacet Anna Belk vidua Thomae Belk obit 27 die Sept 1733. Aetatis suae 80. Avi at Patrui juxta cuieres suos reponi voluit Elisabetha Gad Belk Gen Filia et Briani BENTHAM de Sheerness Arm. Uxor dilecta. Obiit Dec 15 A.D. 1747 Aet 62.

Note: William Belk was, successively, Rector of Wootton, Chilham and Wickhambreaux in Kent.

Rubbed April 14 1928 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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