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

William CHAPMAN  1679  St Mary's Church, West Malling

The medallion measures 25¾inch in diameter and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone at the west end of the Nave. It is partly under a pew.

Arms: Per chevron [ar and gu] a crescent [countercharged] for CHAPMAN impaling Erm. on a pile [gu] a leopard’s head, jessant de lis [ar] for TERRY?. Crest: An urn, embossed in armour, holding in the hand [ppr a broken tilting spear or, enfiled with a chaplet vert].

Here lie the bodies of William CHAPMAN and Mary his wife late of this Parish. She died the XXIV day of January MDCLXXIX (1679) in the LX year of her age. He died the XII day of August MDCXCIV in the LXXVII year of his Age.

Rubbed July 1930 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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