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

  Maria KITCHELL  1656  St Martin Church, Canterbury

The shield 7½inch x 6½inch and is incised on a blue ledger stone 36inch x 25½inch; fixed against the north wall of the chancel just without the communion rails.

Arms: [Azure] within a bordure [or] a falcon rising with wings displayed and belled [or] for KITCHELL impaling [argent] a pile issuing from the chief within two piles from the base [sable] for HURLOE?

Spe Resurgendi jacet in hoc tumulo Maria KITCHELL uxor Edwardi Kitchell Genersi Societatis Novi Hospitii in comitatu Middx comensalis illa invida morti correpta quae omnibus suavis erat & nemini noxia usque felicium mortalium resurrectionem in hoc sepulturo occlusa est aetatis suae 20 ano cri 1656 vita supplicio data est mors serena.

Note: Edward Kitchell was a member of the New Inn, St Clement Danes. His Will was dated 1 July 1657 and proved 22 May 1658. The largest stone was originally on the floor of the church but was cut down and placed in its present position.

Rubbed Jan 5 1935 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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