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Epitaphs from Kent Churches
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In the Kent Archaeological Society's Library at Maidstone is a bound lined foolscap book containing handwritten notes of Monumental Inscriptions from some Kent Churches, entitled 'Epitaphs from Kent Churches'. There is no name of the author. The notes for each church are dated, between 1892 and 1897. In many entries there is a note to the effect that some M.I.'s were noted by R. G. Rice.  On page 76 a note states "Mr Bax went into church, but I did not. R.G.R." On other occasions, entries for some churches start with a note  "searched thoroughly for b's, none found".  At this moment I am of the opinion that the book was compiled by a Mr Bax.

However a search of the membership lists in Archaeologia Cantiana for the time around 1892 to 1897, reveals no member named Bax or R. G. Rice. A search of Kelly's Directory for this time proves un-successful. The 1881 Census reveals many Bax's residing in East Kent. A book of 250 pages published in 1950 by Arthur Nesham Bax entitled  'A Bax Family of East Kent; A Study in Social History' would seem to be most promising. However the length of time from 1892 to 1950 makes it unlikely the Arthur Nesham is the same person that complied our book.

The notes cover 138 pages and the contents are listed below:-

Pages

Church

Entries

Date noted

001-004
004-007
007-011
011-013
014-017
018-020
020-023
023-029
029-032
032-037
038-040
041-049
049-053  
053-057
058-061
061-061
062-066
066-072
073-075
075-076
077-078
078-078
078-078
079-079
079-079
079-079
080-080
081-086
087-088
088-092
093-094
095-095
096-106
107-112
112-115
115-121
121-122
122-127
127-128 
128-132
132-137
137-138
138-138

Buckland nr Dover, St Andrews
Charlton nr Dover, St Peter & St Paul 
Bekesbourne
Patrixbourne
Bridge
Littlebourne
Wickhambreaux
 Ickham
Wingham
Nonnington
Womenswold
Staple
Goodnestone
Chillenden
Knowlton
Bettshanger
Tilmanstone
Barham
Denton
Wootton
Whitfield
Martin nr Whitfield Churchyard
Canterbury, St Peters
Sandwich, St Clements
Elmstone, Parish Register
Sandwich, St Bartholomew
Worth
Dover, St Marys
Dover, St Martins
Rainham
Sittingbourne
Staple (2nd entry)
Herne
Hoath
Chislet
Goodnestone (Guneston) 2nd entry
Graveney
Sheldwich, St James
Selling
Fordwich
Preston nr Faversham
Ospringe
Faversham

12
18
27
10
29
17
24
29
24
26
19
48
22
20
18
3
25
44
13
8
10
1
1
2
1
1
5
30
7
29
9
5
72
36
26
30
3
28
4
29
27
9
1

5th May 1892
 5th May 1892
Fri 6th May 1892
5th May 1892
Fri 6th May 1892
Fri 6th May 1892
Sat 7h May 1892

Sat 7th May 1892
Mon 9th May 1892
Mon 9th May 1892

Tue 10th May 1892
+ 19th May 1892
Wed 11th May 1892
May 1892

Wed 11th May 1892
Thur 12th May 1892
Thur 12th May 1892
Thur 12th May 1892
Sat 14th May 1892


Thur 19th May 1892


Wed 18th May 1892

31st May 1892
Tue 3rd May 1897
Tue 3rd May 1897
Wed 17th May 1892


Thur 13th April 1897
Thur 22nd April 1897
Fri 23rd April 1897
Tue 27th April 1897
Thur 9th April 1897
Fri 30th April 1897


4th May 1897

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