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Deborah TIMEWELL  1752  St Alphage Church, Canterbury

The medallion measures 19¾inch x 20inch and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone 78inch x 37inch in the east end of the south aisle.

Arms: Ermine, on a chief crenelle .. three lions’ heads, erased for TIMEWELL impaling [arg] on a cross [sa] a leopard’s head [or] for BRIDGES. Crest: A demieagle [gu] with wings displayed [erm] crowned, armed and gorged with a chaplet [or].

Here lie the remains of Mrs Deborah TIMEWELL only Daughter of John BRIDGES Esq, late of this City, and wife of Edward Timewell of Chigwell in Essex, Esq. She died June ye 17th 1752. Aged 47 yes. Much might be said in her praise, as her Virtues were many & great & ought to be gratefully remembered by multitudes for the benefits received by them. Here also lies the Body of the said Edward Timewell Esq. who died May ye 9th 1762. Aged 77 years. He was the eldest son of Benjamin Timewell Esq., one of the Commissioners of ye Navy in ye reign of Queen Ann: was a gentleman possessed of many valuable qualities & for above sixty years executed an employ in his Majesty’s Navy or victualling office with great diligence & fidelity. In memory of the deceased, and in gratitude for their uncommon kindness to himself, E.B. their brother hath caused this stone to be placed here.

Rubbed Dec 28 1935 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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