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

 Henry PALMER  1659  St Martin Church, Canterbury

The shield measures 14½inch x 12¾inch and is incised on a blue ledger stone, 80inch x 55inch on the south side of the chancel within the altar rails.

Arms: [Argent] a chevron between three palmers’ scrips [sable] the tassels and buckles [or] for PALMER impaling: [or] on a pale [gules] a sword erect [argent]hilt [or] on a chief [azure] three bezants for BARGRAVE.

Here lieth ye body of Sr Henry PALMER Kt late of Howletts in Kent. Devout sonne of ye Church, a loyal Subject of his King, a true lover of his Country, a faithful friend and affectionate Husband, a carefull Father of thirteen Children. He died in ye 49th year of his age on ye 10th day of December in ye year of or Lord 1659.

Rubbed Jan 5 1935 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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