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

Thomas HAWKINS  1678  St Peter & Paul Church, Boughton-under-Blean

The medallion measures 29inch x 27½inch and is incised on a blue ledger stone 80inch x 45inch in the north Chapel.

Arms: Ar. on a saltire sa. five fleurs le lis, or. Crest: on a mount. vert. A hind, ? or.

Here Lyeth Interr’d the body of Thomas HAWKINS Esq. who after having had 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters departed this life in the year of our Lord 1678 the 19th day of December in the 31st year of his age. To whose dear memory his beloved wife laid this stone in the year of our Lord 1683. This stone was laid by Catherine the Daughr of Walter GIFFORD Esq. of Chillington who was plundered at ye Revolution & forced into France & was buried at ye English Poor Clares in Rouen. She was Great by Birth but more by Virtue. Her son Thos of a pious regard to her Memory & the great obligation he owes her hath ordered these lines to be cut.

Rubbed July 1931 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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