with Index of names and
places at end
to Churchyards listed
Some Monumental Inscriptions of Betteshanger
Church, Noted by Bax & Rice May 1892
Pages 61 of Epitaphs from Kent Churches
typed up by Margaret Broomfield
Also Some Monumental Inscriptions
Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1759, added 29th March 2007
Also some Monumental
Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah
Cozens about 1795, added 28th November 2008
1a. Every old stone seems to have been cleared out. There is a
memorial to 1st Earl of Durham..
1b. Wooden rail to E of church Memory of Dan….l BAYLY died October
the 14th 1759. Also Elizabeth his wife who died June the 20
1c. NE of church all R. caps In memory of | Henry | sixth son of John
BOYS Esq.| of Pack,| who died at Malmains on the 21st Day
of May 1847 aged 58 years.
2. HS with body stone E of church – copied by Mr. Rice R. caps. Here
| rest the mortal remains | of | Mr. Richard EDWARDS, who departed
this life | on the 6th of May 1852 in the 77th
year of his age. He lived for upwards of 30 years as steward in the
family of | F.E. Morrice Esq. | who, with feelings of attachment | and
gratitude | inscribe this stone to his | memory | ell done, good and
faithful servant. Enter then into the joy of they Lord Mark XXV Ver.
3. NB There are not any old stones within churchyard 2 good modern low
coped tombs one of grey and one of red, granite.
Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1759
In The Chancell. On a Monument on ye N. Side of ye Communion Table. [¼ly
1&4). BOYS (3.77, Nonington) (written). 2). Arg. a fesse
counterembattd. gu. betw. 6 fleurs-de-lis sa. (BARRY). 3). Gu a – sa.
with 3 plates betw. 3 trefoils slipped arg. imp. ¼ly 1&4). Arg. a
bull salaient sa. on a mount purp. 2). Gu a Λ betw. 3 nags arg.
3). Gu a Λ betw. 3 martlets arg].
4. Here lieth The Body of Edward
BOYS of Betteshanger, Esq. interred between his Two first Wives. He
was the Sonne of Vincent Boys, of the Family of Fredville by his Wife
Elisabeth, one of the Daughters and Heirs of Richard BARREY, of
Sevington, in this County, Esq. Lieutenant of Dover Castle in 88. He
had 3 Wives; The First Judith, one of the Daughters and Heirs of
Robert RIDLEY of East Grinstead in the County of Sussex, Esq. by whom
he had Issue, John his Sonne and Heir; Edward, who died sans Issue;
Jane, married to Nicholas DARRELL, Doctor of Law; Judith, to Sr.
Samuel SLEIGH of Ash, in Derbyshire, Knt.; Mary to Moses CAPELL,
Clerke; Eliza, to Gervase Sleigh, Clerke, Brother to the said Sr.
Samuel; and Margaret, to George CRAYFORD, of Great Mongeham, Esquier.
His second Wife was Elisabeth TILSHAM, the Relict of Edward KELKE of
Sandwich Gent. His 3d. Wife was, Judith, the Daughter of Mr WHEELER,
of Totn’am High Crosse, near London. Hee departed this Life on the
23d. day of October, A.D. 1649. Quem per Lustra decem hac tantilla
Paraechia novit Incolinsse Patiem, mortuus Ille jacet. Pacificus,
Patiens, Prudens, Pius, atq. Pudicus; Mortuus astanti Moribus hic
5. On a neat Monument, on ye S. Side of the Communion Table.
[3 shh. in line. I.
BOYS (written) with THOMSON in pretence. Per fesse arg. & sa. a
– ounterembattled betw. 3 falcons, all countercharged. II. Boys
(written) with JEFFERAYE in pretence; Az. a fret or, on a chief or a
lion passt. az. III. Boys (written) with ROUTH in pretence; Arg. on a
\ cotised sa. 3 molets arg.].
To the Memory of John BOYS of
Betteshanger Esq. Son and Heir of Edward Boys, of this Parish, Esq. He
had 3 Wives. The First, Elizabeth, one of the Daughters and Coheirs of
Nicholas THOMPSON of the City of Chichester, Gent. by whom he had
Issue Edward and John; and Elisabeth, married first to Francis QUINTIN,
Clerk; and after, to Edmund IBBOTT, Clerk; Mary, married to William
DEY, Merchant; and Judith, married to Henry PARAMOR, Gent. His 2d.
Wife was Letitia, one of the Daughters and Coheirs of Thomas JEFFERAY,
of Chittingly, in Sussex Esq. by whom he had Issue Jefferaye and
Thomas, and Letitia, married to Thomas BRETT of Wye, Gent. Anne
married to Herbert WOODWARD of Ashford, Gent; and Margaret married to
Christopher MILLES of Hern, Gent. He had, also, Issue by his First
Wife, Nicholas, Margaret and Katherine; and by his second Wife, Thomas
and Joanna, who all died young. His Third Wife was Margaret, one of
the Daughters and Coheirs of Sr. John ROUTH, of Boughton, Knight. He
dyed the 21st of October 1678 in the 72nd Yeare
of his Age, when, according to his own Expression, Vitam, habuit in
Patientia, Mortem in Desiderio. Cui Natura, dedit, Rerum et moderatior
Usus Annoso et sano Corpore posse frui. Cui Res non parva, et Series
numerosa Nepotum. Abstulerant Vitae Taedia cuncta suae. Illius Mens
pura Palatia Regis anhelans Caelestis, Vitam hauc vix patienter habet.
6. On a Monument on the South Wall. [BOYS
imp. JEFFERAY (both written)]. Here
lyeth the Body of Letitia, Second Wife of John Boys, of Betteshanger,
in the County of Kent, Esq. Who was eldest of the 2 Daughters and
Coheirs of Thomas Jefferay of Chittingsly, in the County of Sussex.
Esq. by Margarite, eldest daughter of Richard MOSELEY of Owesdon Hall
in the County of Suffolk, Esq. She left Issue to the said John 2
Sonnes, Jefferay and Thomas; and 3 Daughters, Lettice, Anne and
Margaret. Sub Saxo hoc Matrona jacet, pia Tabitha esenis, Sara viro,
Natis Martha, Maria Deo. obijt Die Dominico et Pentecostae, decimo
Junij, Annoq Domini 1660. Memoriae Sacrum, et, Amoris ergo, Monumentum
hoc posuit maestissimus Maritus.
7. On Mont. on the N. Wall. [BOYS
imp. Thomson (both written)]. Here
lieth interred the Body of Mrs Elisabeth BOYS ye Wife of John Boys, of
this Parish, Esq. and one of the Daughters and Coheirs of Nicholas
THOMPSON, of Chichester, in Sussex, Gent: deceased. She departed this
Life the 24th of January, 1640-41 aged 31 Years, having
Issue then living 2 Sonns, Edward and John; and 5 Daughters,
Elisabeth, Mary, Judith, Margaret, and Katherine since dead. Comely
she was, loving, humble, and kind; Her Portion fair, most beautyfull
her Mind. Near Twelve Yeares married, aged Thirty one; She left a
Cottage, and obtained a Throne.
8. On Another Mont. on the N. Wall. [BOYS(written)
imp. Per fesse or a az. 3 rings countercharged DUKE)].
Here lyeth the Body of Edward BOYS, of Betteshanger Esq. eldest son of
John Boys Esq. he was born Mar. 25 1636. Married Ann eldest daugr. of
George DUKE, of Cosington, in this County, Esq. Sept. 18 1662 and,
died without Issue April 3 1691.
9. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth buried the Body of Judith BOYS, late
Wife of Edward Boys of Betteshanger Esq. who died the IX Day of Sept.
1628. Shee had Issue, by the said Edward two Sonnes, and 5 Daughters,
the eldest whereof died before his Mother.
10. On Another. Here lyeth buried the Body of Elisabeth BOYS,
sometimes Wife of Edward KELK, of Lincolnshire (and late of Sandwich)
Gent: and Second Wife to Edward Boys of Betteshanger Esq. who died the
29th of July 1630.
11. On Another. Under this Ston lieth interred the Body of John BOYS,
late of this Parish, Esq. who departed this Life the 21st
of October 1678 in the 72d. Yeare of his Age.
12. In The East Window are these Coats. [3
shh. in line.
I. Sa. a Λ betw. 3 prs. of stags’ antlers arg. in centre chief
a molet arg. for diffce.
II. Checky or & az. a fesse gu.
III. Az. on a + arg. X surmounted by I, both sa. (DEANERY OF CANTY.)
imp. BOYS (written)]
13. In the North Chancell. Is a very sumptuous Monument for Admiral
MORRIS, adorn’d with a Fine Busto of him, as also with Trophies,
Arms, etc. and an elegant Basso releivo representing a Sea Prospect
– it was done by P. SCHEEMAKERS. It bears ye following Coat and
Inscription. The Coat is on an Obelisk, behind ye Busto. [Gu.
a lion rampant or (MORRIS) imp. (WRIGHT). Az. 2 bars and in chief 3
leopards’ hds. arg]. Near this
Place is interred Salmon MORRIS, Esq. Vice Admiral of his Majesties
White Squadron, who died the 21st of March, 1740-41 aged 68
Years. Also his beloved Wife Elizabeth, Daughter of William WRIGHT,
Esq. late one of the Commissioners of his Majesties Navy. She died 22
Sept. 1733 aged 48 Years.
14. Over the South Door, is a small Figure, cut in ye Stone Work,
sitting, and holding the Book of ye Gospell, wch. appears to be very
This Church consists of a Chancell, North Chancell, and Body, wch. are
all very small. In a low wooden Spire, at ye West End, hang 3 Bells,
which I could not get at, so know not whether they bear any
15. It was dedicated to (St.
Mary). It is a Rectory, in the Gift
of the Proprietor of Betteshanger. The present Rector is Mr (Jn.)
JAMES, who is also Rector of Upper Deal. 1759.
Also some Monumental
Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah
Cozens about 1795, added 28th November 2008
From the village of
Tilmanston to Betteshanger, the adjoining Parish to the Eastward, is
not more than a mile.
16. The Church stands in a valley almost close to Betteshanger house,
a handsome Mansion, at present (1793) unoccupied. It was for many
years the property and residence of the family of the BOYS’s as
particularly appears by the following curious paper, which was annexed
to the register of Betteshanger, by Dr. BRETT.
The Names of the Rectors of this Parish from about ye
Year 1600. John BOYS, Son of Thomas Boys of Eythorne and Nephew to Sr.
John Boys, purchaser of the Manor of Betteshanger, Dr. of Divinity and
Dean of Canterbury, was also Rector of this Parish and Rector of Great
Mongeham, died Sept. 26 1625. He was immediately succeeded by John
SACKET who being collated to the Rectory of Mongham made a Cession of
Betteshanger and was immediately succeeded by Moses CAPEL, Septem.
1628 who was married to Mary, one of the Daughters of Edward BOYS Esqr.
Lord of the Manor of Betteshanger, Oct. 11th 1629 who also resigned
this Cure Jan. 10 1643/4 and was succeeded by Nicholas BILLINGSLEY,
who also resigned July 4, 1651, and was succeeded immediately by
Robert SCUDDER who died the latter end of the Year 1660 and was
immediately succeeded by John DOD who quitted it again at the Feast of
St. Bartholomew 1662 because he would not conform according to the Act
of Uniformity and was immediately succeeded by Thomas BRETT, who was
also Curate of Sutton. He died 1680 and was immediately succeeded both
at Betteshanger and at Sutton by Thomas BOYS, A.M. of Catherine Hall
in Cambridge. Being the youngest Son of John Boys Esqr. Lord of the
Manor of Betteshanger. He was buried in the Chancel of the Parish
Church of Betteshanger Decem. 8, 1702, and was immediately succeeded
by his Sister’s Son Thomas BRETT, L.L.D. of Queens College in
Cambridge To Whom also the Manor of Betteshanger descended on the
Death of Edward Grotius BOYS Gent. July 1706. But so encumbered with
Mortgages and other Debts that he was forced to part with it and
therefore sold it to Salmon MORRICE, Esqr. the present Possessor. It
having continued in the Family of Boys little more than 100 Years
under the Persons following: Sr. John BOYS, the first Purchaser who
was the youngest Son of William Boys of Fredville, Esqr.
He was an eminent Lawyer, Steward to the Archbishop and
the Dean and Chapter’s Court’s and raised a considerable Estate,
which, having no Children of his own, he divided between his Brothers
Sons, Thomas, eldest Son of Thomas BOYS of Eythorne beforementioned
and Brother of Dean Boys, to whom he left the Lease of Hoth-Court with
other Lands, and Edward, Son of Vincent Boys, whom he settled at
Betteshanger several years before his own Death which happened in the
Year 1612 & he was buried in the Body of the great Church at
Canterbury, where is a handsome Monument erected for him. Edward Boys
to whom this Estate was given lived in the Mansion House here about
fifty Years and was buried Oct. 28 1649, leaving this Mannor &
Estate to his only Son, John BOYS Esqr. who being a Member of that
infamous Parliament which began Nov. 1640 and siding zealously with
the Faction against the Church and King as far as the Presbyterians
were concerned (for he refused to joyn with the Independants who
barbarously murdered the King) and seeking to enrich himself by the
Purchase of the Bishop’s Lands, may be reasonably supposed to have
entailed a Canker on his large Estate, & a Curse on his numerous
Posterity*. For soon after his death his Family & Estate sunk till
his Name in his own Line was quite extinguished. He died & was
buried Oct. 25 1678. *How exceedingly absurd to suppose that the
political faith of the Parent should be the cause of all the
misfortunes which befell the family! Surely Dr. BRETT had forgotten
that God had sworn (Ezekiel XVIII, 3) that there should be no more
occasion to use this proverb in Israel, "The fathers have eaten
sour grapes and the childrens teeth are set on edge".
Edward BOYS his eldest Son succeeded to this Mannor and
best part of the Estate. But he lived but little Time at Betteshanger
and was then forced to let it and retire to board in the Neighbourhood
to pay his Debts, which he honestly and honourably did and then died
and was buried Apr. 7 1691 leaving this Mannor and Estate to his next
Brother John BOYS, who enjoyed it but lived not here, except sometimes
for about a month, the Mansion House being from this Time for the most
part wholly uninhabited ‘till the Alienation made to Capt. MORRICE.
John Boys dying in London unmarried Nov. 1698 left the Mannor and a
clear Estate to the next Brother Jefferay BOYS Esqr. a Bencher of
Grays Inne who before this Estate fell to him had run himself so in
Debt, that he Mortgaged the whole to clear his Fortune but it was
scarce sufficient. He died and was buried with his Ancestors in the
Chancel of this Church Apr. 21 1703 leaving his broken mortgaged
Estate to his only Child Edward Grotius BOYS who having considerably
encreased the Debt of the Estate died and was buried Jul. 22 1706
leaving the Mannor of Betteshanger and the rest of his miserably
encumbered Estate to Thomas the Son of Latitia BRETT, his father’s
only surviving Sister which Thomas Brett being also Rector of this
Parish as before has been observed was very desirous to have kept the
Mannor and Estate if it had been possible: But finding it altogether
impracticable, he at last sold it as abovesaid to Capt. Salmon MORRICE
Captain of one of his Majesties great Ships of War.
Edward LLOYD M.A. formerly of Christ Church in Oxford who
was inducted into the Rectory of Betteshanger July 17th 1716 presented
thereunto by Salmon MORRICE Esqr. who before was possessed of the
Rectory of Ripple and quitted the Curacy of Mongham, for to discharge
his Cure of the two Rectorys. The Revd. Mr LLOYD died about Lady Day
1741 and was succeeded at the Presentation of William MORRICRE Esqr.
by James LAVAURE, A.M. who died in November 1743 and was immediately
succeeded by the Revd. Mr John JAMES (formerly of Oriel in Oxford) who
was inducted into the said Rectory on the seventh Day of January
1743/4; (to which I add) and died Novr. 27th 1775 and was succeeded by
the Revd. John KENRICK, who died April 8th 1793 of a Paralytic stroke
17. The Church is a small building of only one Aile, and a Chancel,
with a turret at the West end, containing three Bells. It is kept
remarkably neat and from the multiplicity of Monuments, etc. for so
small a Church, makes a handsome appearance. Over the South door is a
Saxon arch with zig-zag ornaments, with a Small figure of a Man under
the center of it.
In the Chancel.
18. On a mural Monument on the South side of the East window is:
To the Memory of John BOYS of Betteshanger Esqr. Son and Heir of
Edward Boys of this Parish Esq. He had three Wives, the first
Elizabeth, one of the Daughters & Coheirs of Nicholas THOMPSON of
the City of Chichester Gent. by whom he had issue Edward & John
and Elizabeth, marryed first to Francis QUINTIN Clerk and after to
Edmund IBBOTT Clerk. Mary marryed to William DAY Merchant and Judith
marryed to Henry PARAMOR Gent. His second Wife was Laetitia one of the
Daughters and Coheirs of Thomas JEFFERYAY of Chittingly in Sussex Esq.
by whom he had Issue Jefferay and Thomas and Laetitia marryed to
Thomas BRETT of Wye Gent. Anne marryed to Herbert WOODWARD of Ashford
Gent. and Margaret marryed to Christopher MILLES of Hern, Gent. He had
also Issue by his first Wife Nicholas, Margaret & Katherine who
all dyed young. His third Wife was Margaret one of the Daughters and
Coheirs of Sr. John ROUTH of Boughton, Knight. He dyed the 21 of Oct.
1678 in the seventy second Year of his Age when according to his own
Expression Vitam habuit in Patientiâ, Mortem in Desiderio Cui natura
dedit rerum et moderator usus Annosa et sano corpore posse frui Cui
Res non parva et series numerosa nepotum Abstulerant vitae taedia
cuncta suae Illius Mens pura Palatiâ Regis an helans Caelestis, vitam
hanc vox patienter habet. Arms: 3
shields. 1st. BOYS on an escutcheon of pretence, THOMPSON, Viz. Ar. a
fess raguleè, betw. 3 Birds, Sab. 2nd. Boys surtout an esutcheon of
pretence, ROUTH of Boughton. Crest: on a Chapeau, a Demy Lion, crown’d
with a Ducal Coronet. 3rd. BOYS overall an escutcheon of pretence,
JEFFERAY, viz. Az. a Fret, Or, on a chief, Ar. a Lion passt. Gu.
19. On a mural Monument at the North side of the Window is: Here lyeth
ye Body of Edward BOYS of Betteshanger Esqr. inter’d between his two
first Wives. Hee was the Sonne of Vincent Boys of ye Family of
Fredvile by his Wife Elizabeth one of ye Daughters & Heires of
Richard BARRY of Sevington in this County Esqr. Lieutenant of Dover
Castle in 88. He had three Wives, ye first Judith, one of ye Daughters
& Heires of Robt. RIDLEY of East Greensted in ye County of Sussex
Esqr. by whom he had Issue John his Sonne & Heire, Edward who died
sans Issue, Jane married to Nicholas DARREL, Dr. of Law, Judith to Sr.
Samuell SLEIGH of Ash in Derbishir, Knt. Mary to Moses CAPELL, Clerke,
Eliza to Gervase SLEIGH, Clerke, brother to ye said Sr. Samuell &
Margarett to George CRAYFORD of Great Mungham Esquire. His second Wife
was Elizabeth TILGHAM ye Relict of Edward KELK of Sandwich Gent. His
third Wife Judith ye Daughter of Mr WHELER of Totnam High crosse neare
London. Hee departed this Life on ye 23rd Day of October Ano Dni.
20. Against the North wall of the Chancel, on a Monument of black and
white marble is: Here lyeth interr’d ye Body of Mrs Elizabeth BOYS
ye Wife of John Boys of this Parish Esqr. & one of ye Daughters
& Coheires of Nicholas THOMPSON of Chichester in Sussex Gent,
deceased. She departed this Life ye 24th of January 1640 aged 31 Years
having Issue then living 2 Sonnes Edward, John and 5 Daughters
Elizabeth, Mary, Judeth (Margaret & Katherine since dead). Comely
she was loving humble & kind/Her portion fair, most beautiful her
mind./Near twelve Years marid aged thirty one/She left a Cottage and
obtain’d a Throne./erected 1649. Arms: Boys,
21. On a small mural Monument at the South side of the Chancel is:
Here lyeth the Body of Laetitia 2nd Wife of John BOYS of Betteshanger
in the County of Kent Esqr. She was eldest of the two Daughters and
Coheirs of Thomas JEFFERAY of Chittingly in the County of Sussex Esqr.
by Margarite eldest Daughter of Richard MOSELY of Owesden Hall in the
County of Suff. Esqr. She left Issue to the said John 2 Sonnes
Jefferay & Thomas and 3 Daughters, Lettice, Anne & Margarite.
Sub saxo hoc Matrona jacet pia Tabitha egenis Sara viro, natis Martha,
Maria Deo obiit die dominico et pentecosta decimo Junii anno que Dni
1660. Memeoriae sacrum Et amoris ergo monumentum hoc posuit
maestissimus maritus. Arms: BOYS, impaling
22. On an oval Tablet of white marble against the North wall of the
Chancel is: Here lyeth the Body of Edward BOYS of Betteshanger Esqr.
eldest Son of John Boys Esqr. He was born March 25th 1636, marryed
Anne eldest Daughter of George DUKE of Cosington, in this County, Esqr.
Sepr. 18 1662 and dyed without Issue April ye 3 1691. Arms:
Boys, impaling Duke, viz. Party per fess, Or, & Az. 3 annulets,
23. On a small neat Monument of white marble at the South side of the
Chancel is: Near this Place lie the Remains of John JAMES, M.A. Rector
of this Parish and of Deal. He died Novr. 27th 1775 Aged 57 Years.
Also of Sarah James his Wife who died Septr. 30th 1782 Aged 57 Years.
24. On a plain Grave stone in the Chancel is: Here lyeth buried the
Body of Judeth BOYS, late Wife of Edward Boys of Betteshanger Esqr.
who dyed the ix Day of Sept. 1628. Shee had Issue by the sayd Edward
two Sonnes & five Daughters, the eldest whereof dyed before her
25. On another is: Under this Ston lyeth interr’d ye Body of John
BOYS late of this Parish Esqr. who departed this Life the 21 of
October 1678 In the seventy second Year of his Age. Arms: Boys.
26. On another is: Here lyeth buried the Body of Elizabeth BOYS
sometimes Wife of Edward KELK of Lincolnshire (and late of Sandwich)
Gent. and second wife to Edward Boys of Betteshanger Esqr. who dyed ye
29th of July 1630.
27. On the North wall of the aile is an oval tablet of white marble,
inscribed: Near this Place lie the Remains of William BOYS late of
this Parish Gent. He died at Mongham the 17th of July 1781 in the 68th
Year of his Age.
28. Within a very small Chapel at the North side of the Aile is an
elegant Monument, consisting of a Sarcophagus of black marble bearing
the underwritten inscription; on the Pedestal is a fine representation
of three Ships, on the Sarcophagus stands a fine Bust of the Admiral
with emblems of War, as Cannon, Swords, Spears, etc. all in white
marble; in the back ground is a noble pyramid of grey marble: the
whole is executed in a masterly manner, by Scheemakers: Near this
Place is Interr’d Salmon MORRICe Esqr. Vice Admiral of His Majesty’s
White Squadron who Dyed the 21st of March 1740 Aged 68 Years. Also His
Beloved Wife Elizabeth, daughter of William WRIGHT Esqr. late one of
the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Navy She dyed the 22d. of
September 1733 Aged 48 Years. Arms:
MORRICE, viz. Gu. a Lion rampant regardant, Or. impaling, WRIGHT, viz.
Az. two Bars, Ar, in chief three Leopards faces, Or.
29. On a plain stone, at the East end of the Aile is: Underneath is
Interr’d Mary NIBBS, Daughter of James Langford and Barbara Nibbs.
She died an Infant on the 26th of December 1763. Also Thomas Son of
the abovesaid James Langford Nibbs Esq. and Barbara his Wife. He died
the 23d. April 1765 Aged 11 Weeks.
30. On a very small stone in the middle of the aile is: R.B. 1705.
31. On another is: W.B. 1750.
32. On another is: M.B. 1764.
33. On another is: W.B. 1781.
34. On a plain stone at the West end of the Aile is: To the Memory of
John BOYS, Son of John Boys and Mary his Wife, who died the 21st of
October 1777, Aged 6 Months.
35. On another near the above is: To the Memory of Thomas HUGHES, Son
of William Hughes Esqr. and Mary his wife: he died the 19th of August
1776 Aged 4 Months.
36. On Hatchments, against the North side of the Aile.
1st. WRIGHT impaling, Ar.
a Bend, between 6 Roman Ices, Sab. Motto: Resurgam.
2nd. MORRICE, impaling
WRIGHT. Crest: on a Perch, a Jay, proper.
3rd. MORRICE impaling
4th. MORRICE impaling
CHADWICK, viz. Gu. an Inescutcheon, within 8 martlets, in orle, Ar.
37. In the East window of the chancel: Arms. 1st
Sab. on a chevron, between 3 attires of a stag, affixed to the scalp,
Ar. an annullet, of the field, for COCKS.
2nd. Checky, Or & Az. a fess, and bordure, Gu.
3rd. (Some remains of the arms of BOYS).
4th. Deanery of Christ Church, Canterbury, viz. Az. a cross, Ar.
impaling BOYS, for Dean Boys.
38. On the bells.
1st. Maria Plena Gratia Mater Misecordie Scta Maria. Arms:
Quarterly 1st & 3rd. a Cross, 2nd & 4th,
2nd. Istae Tres Nolae
sunt fratrum dona duorum (Scts. Thomas. Arms:
Quarterly 1st a chev. in chief 3 Leopards
faces. 2nd. a chev. between 3 stags attires. 3rd. a bend sinister
gutte. 4th. two bends sinister cotized.
3rd. Hic qui olim
pastor, aeque patronus errant. Scts. Edmundus Rex. Arms:
as on the 2nd.
N.B. All these Arms are reversed.
39. This Parish is not extensive, and the soil is not very fertile,
but as there is a great deal of hill and dale the prospects are very
various and pleasing.
40. The Living is a Rectory, and the Church is dedicated to St. …../.
41. Patron: Revd. James MORRICE. 1795. Incumbent: The Patron.
King’s Books £6.5s.2½d. Tenths 12s.5¼d.
From Betteshanger we directed our attention to Knowlton.
Index of Names and Places
R.B., W.B., M.B., W.B.
BOYS 1c, 4-10, 16, 18-22,
24-27, 34, 37,
BRETT 5, 16, 18
CAPELL 4, 19
CRAYFORD 4, 19
DARRELL 4, 19
DUKE 7, 21
Earl of Durham.1a
IBBOTT 5, 18
JAMES 15, 126, 23
JEFFERYAY 18, 19
KELK 10, 19, 26
MILLES 5, 18
MORRICE 2,16, 28, 36, 41
PARAMOR 5, 18
QUINTIN 5, 18
RIDLEY 4, 19
ROUTH 5, 18
SCHEEMAKERS 13, 28
SLEIGH 4, 19
THOMPSON 5, 7, 18, 19
WOODWARD 5, 18
WRIGHT 13, 28, 36
Ash, Derbyshire 4, 19
Ashford 5, 18
Betteshanger house 16
Boughton 5, 18
Chichester, Sussex 5, 7,
Chittingly, Sussex 5, 18, 19
Chittingsly, Sussex 6
Cosington, Kent 7, 21
Sussex 4, 19
Fredville 4, 16
Great Mongeham 4, 16
Great Mungham 19
Herne 5, 18
Lincolnshire 10, 26
Owesden Hall, Suffolk 21
Owesdon Hall, Suffolk 6
Sandwich 4, 10, 19, 26
Sevington 4, 19
Sutton, Kent 16
Tottenham? High Crosse,
near London 4, 19
Upper Deal 15
Wye 5, 18
Vice Admiral 13
Lieutenant of Dover
Castle 4, 19
Vice Admiral 28
Commissioners of his
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