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

Jane HORSMANDEN  1729  All Saints Church, Maidstone

The medallion measures 19inch x 19inchand is cut on a blue ledger stone 78inch x 32inch on the south side of the Choir.

Arms: [Sa] three fess de molins between two bendlets [ar] for TURNER impaling [gu] a saltire [ar] over all a fess [azure] charged with three leopards’ faces [or] for HORSMANDEN.

Inscription: Here lies Interr’d the Body of Mrs Jane HORSMANDEN Relict of Anthony Horsmanden Esq by whom she had four Children viz: Willm, Elizabeth, Jane and John. She was Daughter of Sr Willm TURNER of Richmond in Surrey Kt and departed this Life the 22d of Octbr 1729 in the 78th year of her Age. Also the body of Elizth her Daughter who was Married to Daniel RUSSELL Esq. son of Sr Willm Russell, Kt and Alderman of the City of London. She departed this Life the 29th of July 1773 in the 86th Year of her Age. William Horsmonden TURNER Esq. by his last will directed this stone to be laid here in Memory of his dear Mother and Sister.

Note: William Horsmonden Turner was M.P. for Maidstone in 1734 and 1747. He was the son of Anthony and Jane Horsmonden and took the name of Turner and also the Arms of his mother’s family.

Rubbed July 28 1932 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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