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John DENEW  1750  St Stephen's Church, Hackington

The medallion, whose top is cut out of a pew, measures 24inch x 23inch and is cut in relief on a blue marble ledger stone 89inch x 44inch in the Chancel.

Arms: Or, five chevronels az. for DENEW, in pretence and lying on a fesse ... three martlets (?) ... a canton erm. For RANCE impaling or, on a quarter gu, an eagle displayed of the field, for JACOB. Crest: [hidden by a pew].

Here lies the Body of John DENEW Esqr eldest son of Nathaniel Denew, Esqr of this Parish, by Dorothy, the eldest Daugr of Sr Abraham JACOB, Knt of this Town and Port of Dover, who departed this life on the 29th day of Jany 1750 in the 56th Year of his Age. He married Elizabeth the only Daughter of William RANCE of London, Gentn by Anne the Second Daughter of Joseph ROBERTS Esqr of Harbledown in this County (whose Remains are likewise here interred) in Memory of whom his affectionate Wife their beloved Daughter hath caused this to be inscribed. This modest stone what few vain marbles can they truly say, Here lies an Honest man. A. Pope. Here also are interred the Remains of Elizabeth, Relict of the said John Denew, Esqr, who died July the 8th 1761 in the 63rd year of her Age.

Rubbed Sept 29 1928 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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