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

Jane FAUNCE  1759  Rochester Cathedral

The medallion measures 24¾inch x 28⅜inch and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone 88inch x 43inch in the Nave.

Arms: Erm. on a chief sa. three talbots’ heads, erased of the field for FAUNCE, a crescent for difference for BARRELL. Crest: (on an Esqr’s helmet) a lion rampant.

Here lieth the Body of Mrs Jane FAUNCE wife of Thomas Faunce Esq. and daughter of the Rev. Mr Edmd BARRELL Prebendary of this Cathedral Church. A woman who was a most eminent Pattern of all the private and domestick Virtues, Adorned with the graces of the Christian, A strict observer of every part of her religious duty, A faithful and most affectionate wife, A dutiful and tender daughter, A loving and careful Mother, relation and friend, Whose wisdom and the best temper rendered useful and amiable. The contemplation of such an example should animate us in our Christian course, When we see what a pitch of excellence Human nature with religion can attain. She died of the small-pox the 22nd of June 1759 in the 54th year of her age.

Rubbed July 1930 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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