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

Richard BATE  1656  All Saints Church Church, Lydd

As you pass from the chancel into the middle Ally of the church right before you is a fair blew stone with 3 Coats of Arms in white marble inscript that:  Here lieth ye Body of Richard BATE Gent., (son of James and Alice Bate sometime of this towne). He left issue by his first wife Susan, daughter of George ISHAM of London, Gent., one son viz James. And with him leith ye Body of Ellen his second wife (daughter of Mr. John WALLIS sometime Minister of Ashford in this County) by whom he had issue 4 sons and one daughter: Richard, John, Samuel, Stephen and Ann, When he had lived with her near twenty years. She died ye 17 day of June in the 42nd yeare of her age. He died ye 6 day of March following Anno 1656 in ye 47 yeare of his Age after he had been Baylief of this Corporation six times. Statutum est omnibus semel mori. Noted by Leland L. Duncan pre 1923

Nicholas Eyare Toke notes awaiting full transcription

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