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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Blean
Church, Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1758
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In The Chancell.
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1. On a small Flat Stone. Daniel HORSEMONDEN obijt 26th of January
2. On Another. Under this Stone lieth The Body of Mrs Katherine, a Scott
Gentlewoman, and first Wife to Mr James WILLIAMSON, late Parson, of Kirkialdie,
and now of Blean, who was buried 1 Feb. 1691/2. Aged 46 Years. Also lyeth the
Body of Henry, Son to the said Mr James Williamson and his second Wife
Elisabeth, an English Gentlewoman, and was buried 17 June 1696 aged 3 Years.
3. On Another. Here lyeth the Body of Mrs Lucy HAMMOND, who departed this Life
the 8th Day of December 1696 aged 90 Years. Here also lieth the Body
of Mr John STUART, Son of John Stuart Gent, and Lucy his Wife. He departed this
Life Novembr. the 1st Day 1697, aged 16 Years. Here also lieth the
Body of Mrs Lucy STUARD, late Daughter of the said Mrs Lucy HAMMOND and Wife of
the said John Stuart Gent. She departed this Life the 24th of April
1718 aged 70 Years.
4. On a Monument on The South Wall. (impd. sh. bearg. these notes). Dr. BOYS
quarterly as at P.82 except the Escutcheon of Pretence. Sr. HEAD as at Page 57.
M.S. Domini Johannis Boys, de Hode, è perantiquâ Boysiorum Gente, de Fredville
et de Bonnington, oriundi. Qui Patriae fuit, et suis, Honos. Vir, Belli Pacisq
Artibus promptus, Oxonio Musarum Gymnasio Belgium praetulit Martis Scholam. Sed
Academiam, non Literas, desernit, Optimos sibi Armorum Comites. Adolescens in
Praelio Seneffensi primum exihibuit [sic] Tyrocinij et Fortitudinis Specimen.
hinc Vexillo Militari honoratus est a Principe Auriaco: et, brevi, ad superiorem
Gradum evectus debitum Virtuti suae Praemium quae Obsidione Trajecti ad Mosam
ulterius eminuit. Litterisq Imperatoris praedicti commendatitijs abundè testata
est Regum Caroli et Jacobi Exercitu summâ cum Laude militavit. Ab hoc speciatim
honestatus sunsq vocatus est Centurio. Sub Annae Reginiae Auspicijs, civilia
subijt Negotia quae illum plurium Vectigalium Delegatum et Judicem constituit.
Quo Munere functus est inccoruptâ Fide et pari Prudentiâ. Uxorem duxit Janam
Dom. Rich. HEAD, Barti. Filiam, meritò memorandam Corporis et Animi
Pulchritudine, examiam; egregium Faemimis [sic] Decus et Exemplum. Ille Paralysi
correptus, ob. Sept. 4 Anno Domini 1710. Aetatis 57. Haec ob. Dec. 17 1717. Aet.
5. On a Monument on The N. Wall. BOYS, as at .109. imp. Sa. a + engrl. ermne.
KINGSLEY. Near to this Place lyes interred the Body of John Boys, of Hode Court
Esq; eldest Son of John Boys of the same Place, Esq. He married Anne Daughter of
Dr. William Kingsley by whome he had 3 Sonnes and 2 Daughters, Thomas, John,
William, Mary, Damaris. He died about the 46 Year of his Age, on ye 18th
Day of March 1660/1.
6. On a Flat Stone. [¼ly 1. SYMPSON as at P.11. 2). Gu. an eagle dispd. arg.
3). Sa. a chevn. betw. 3 f-de-l. arg. 4). Az. a chevn. betw. 3 bunches of grapes
or. Over all, an escut. of ptence. per pate gu. & az. 3 pheons or]. Here
lyeth The Body of Mrs Elizabeth Sympson, Wife of Mr John Sympson of this Parish,
eldest Daughter and Coheir of John ROBERTS Esq. by Elizabeth, eldest Daughter of
Sr. William TURNER of Richmond in Surrey; she departed This Life, May 31 1686,
in ye 26th Year of her Age, in Childbed of her Sixth Child; 2 of
which lie buried with her.
7. One Large Flat Stone, which seems ancient, without Inscription.
8. Some Remains of good Glass in the Windows.
In The Body.
9. One Large ancient Flat Stone, the Brasses and Inscription gone.
10. This Church consists only of the Chancell and Body. It has no Steeple, and
but 1 Small Bell, without Inscription, wch. hangs at The West End.
11. This Church was dedicated to Sts. Cosmus and Damianus. It is a Vicarage in
the Gift to the DUKE OF BRIDGEWATER. The pst. Vicr. is Mr R. LEIGHTONHOUSE.
Hode Court 5
Richmond, Surrey 6
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