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

Alexander OSBORNE  1717  All Saints Church, Maidstone

The medallion measures 28inch x 24inch and is cut on a greyish brown stone at the west end of the Nave under seats and benches.

Arms: Quarterly [argent and azure] on the first and fourth an ermine spot over all on a cross {or], five ogresses for OSBORNE of Hartlip. Crest: a lionís head erased [this was partly under a bench].

Here lyeth interred ye body of Alexander OSBORNE Gent, one of ye Jurats & .... Mayor of this town who departed this life Jany 1717 aged 77 years.

Note: The arms of Osborne were granted by Robt COOKE Clarencieux 1673 Vide. Arch. Cant Vol. V, p22).

Rubbed April 9 1936 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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