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

Anne HEAD  1711  Canterbury Cathedral

The medallion is 25inch in diameter and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone 90inch x 45inch in the south west Transept close to the steps to the S. Door.

Arms: Dexter. A griffin segreant within a bordure engrailed for BOYS. Centre. Ar. a chev. erm betw. three unicorns’ heads couped sa. for HEAD. Sinister Sa cross engrailed in the first quarter a mullet or for KINGSLEY.

[Here lyeth the] Body of Dame [Anne HEA]D Daughter of Dr [William KINGSL]Y [Arc]h Deacon [of this church and wife of John BOYS of Hode Esq. and of Sr] Richard He[ad] of Rochester Bartt. Shee had [three Sons & 2 Daughters] by the [Former & surviving] ye latter departed this life ye 21 of Febr in ye 81st year of her Age, & of our Lord 1711.

Note: The portions of the inscription within brackets are now illegible. I am indebted for these to Mr J. Cowper’s Monumental Inscriptions in Canterbury Cathedral.

Rubbed Jan 5 1929 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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