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

Jacob PICKERING  1721  St Nicholas Church, Rochester

The medallion measures 27½inch x 21¼inch and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone 87inch x 44inch in the Nave, close to the Chancel step.

Arms: Erm. A lion ramp. crowned for PICKERING impaling ar. a stag’s head, cabossed, between the horns an estirle gu. for CAST. Crest: A lion’s head erased, gorged with a crown, and a chain and ring.

Here Lyeth Interred the Body of Jacob PICKERING who Departed this Life July ye 3rd 1721. Aged 44 years. He married Ann Daughter of Robt CAST Gent. who in Memory of her truly Beloved Husbd laid this Stone. He left issue 3 Sons Jacob, Robert and Cast. Also the Body of Elizth the wife of Mr Jacob Pickering Junior who died 25th March 1759. Aged 54 Years.

Rubbed July 1930 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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