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

Richard WATTS  1579  Rochester Cathedral

The medallion measures 26½inch x 26inch and is cut in high relief on a blue ledger stone 100inch x 47inch in the south Transept.

Arms: Ar. a chev. sa. seence de gouttes d’or between three hares’ heads, erased, gu. Crest: A demi hare, sa.

Richard WATTS died September 10th 1579.

Note: This stone, by its appearance and carving in high relief must have laid down sometime in the 18th C. to mark the site of the grave of R. Watts to whom there is an elaborate mural monument in the Cathedral in the Lady Chapel. R. Watts, of Satis House, was the founder of the hospital and charity of his name in Rochester.

Rubbed July 1930 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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