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

 Benjamin HATLEY  1723  All Saints Church, Maidstone

The medallion measures 24inch x 21inch and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone 88inch x 43inch on the north side of the Choir.

Arms: [Ar] a sword, in bend [ar], hilt and pommel [or], hilt towards the dexter chief point [between two mullets of six points, pierced of the third]. (These are the arms of HATLEY given by Berry & Hasted, and are shown on stone of Joanne Hatley. The mullets have been worn away from this shield). Crest: Out of a ducal coronet, an antelope’s head [or], armed tufted and maned [sa], pierced through the neck with a broken spear [gu].

Here lyeth Interr’d the Body of Benjamin HATLEY of London, Merchant. He died the 19th day of December MDCCXXIII in the 78th year of his Age. Mary his wife departed this Life on the 4th day of April MDCCXVII Aged 65 years and is Buried near this Place.

Rubbed July 28 1932 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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