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

Thomas GODFREY  1625  All Saints Church, Lydd

About the middle of the Chancel is a fair blew stone with the Godfreys Arms viz: In a field sable between a chevron 3 Pelicans Heads erased or and inscript: To the memory of Thomas GODFREY Esquire borne at New Romney in the yeare of our Lord God 1553. Sonne and Heire of Peter Godfrey of Lydd, Gent. Wheire he and his ancestours have continued in good esteem and Reputation for above two hundred yeares as appears by their funeral monuments yet extant in the said Church and by their several wils and Testaments prouved in the Registers Office at Canterbury and London. Hee was Captian of ye Horse for above 40 yeares together before his Death notwithstanding which hee himself was charged with and did find at every Mvster five Light Horse and twentye Foot. Hee was a Frank Howsekeeper, Hospitable to strangers and charitable to ye needy. He lived beloved and died lamented by all especially ye poore In the threescore and eleventh yeare of his age being in the yeare of ovr Lord God 1623. Noted by Leland L. Duncan pre 1923

Nicholas Eyare Toke notes awaiting full transcription

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