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

John HAYWARD  1731  St Mary (& St Clement?), Sandwich

On a large black marble grave stone, the first of three that lie abreast and are raised a few inches from the pavement at West end of the North Aile is: In this Vault lieth Interred the Body of John HAYWARD Gent, four times Mayor of this Town who died the 10 of December 1731 in the 63d. Year of his Age, Also of Mary his Wife, Daughter of John DE BACK of this Town, Mercht. who died the 15th of July 1719 in the 47 Year of her Age. Also of Richard, Son of the Said John & Mary who died the 22d. of April 1712 Aged 14 Years. Also of Elizabeth, Daughter of the said John and Mary who died the 5th of Octr. 1718. Aged 7 Years. Also of Richard HAYWARD Gent, another Son of the Said John & Mary who was twice Mayor of this Town and died the 2d. of May 1753 in the 39th Year of his Age. Also of John & Thomas, Sons of John Hayward Gent (another Son of the abovesaid John & Mary) by Katherine his Wife, Daughter of Thomas NOWELL Gent, which Thomas died Augst. the 9th 1726 Aged 4 Months. John died July the 16th 1730 in the 7 Year of his Age. Arms: Hayward, viz: on a Pale, 3 Crescents. Crest, on a Wing, a pale charged with 3 Crescents.  Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795

Nicholas Eyare Toke notes awaiting full transcription

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