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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Boughton Malherbe Church
Leland L. Duncan Monday December 23rd 1889
1. Robert CUCKOW (Boughton Malherbe
etc) Clerk nearly 50 years of this Parish died October 8 1818 aged 91. Susannah
Cuckow died April 20 1822 aged 86. Elizabeth Cuckow, died February 14th
1839 aged 76.
2. In Vestry Sir James WOTTON of Worthy Memory Knight. Brother to Edward late
Lord Wotton leaving his Dust here. entered immor- talitie the 20th of
October 1628. Drawing
3. Brass plate in the Vestry:- Drawing (coat – see rubbing) Here resteth the
body of that truly noble and virtuous Lady Mary eldest daughter and coheire of
Sir Arthur THROCKMORTON of Pavlers-Perry in the County of Northampton Knight,
widow of the Rt Hon Thomas Lord WOTTON, Baron of Marlighhereby interd by whom
she had issue 4 daughters coheires Katherine married to Henry Lord STANHOP son
and heire of Philip Earl of Chesterfield, Hester to Baptist Noel Viscount
CAMPDEN, Margaret (who dyed without issue) to Sir John TUFTON Knight and Baronet
and Ann to Sir Edward HALES, Baronet and her executour who by her owne order
caused this small memorial here to be placed. Shee departed this life 25th
of Aprill Anno Domini 1658 Aetatis suae 67.
4. Another brass beside the above See rubbing.
There was another monument high up on the vestry wall with a bust and
inscription but too high up to be read.
5. Unica nata patris spes unica coniugis Hester Chara parti virgo mater amata
viro Tres Habuit natos quora Deos abstulit Natariu superset unica viva trivom.
Nata equitis sponsata equiti Christoo dicater coniugio vita morte beata fuit.
The above on a marble tomb in the vestry.
6. On floor of south chapel See rubbing Drawing Here rests in hopes of a blessed
resurrection The Reverend Michael STANHOPE A.M. -0 years Rector of this Church
and Great Langton. in Yorkshire which being in different provinces He held by a
Royal dispensation from King Charles the Second. As also Catherine MUSGRAVE his
wife descended from ye ancient honourable families of ye Stanhopes and Musgraves
in ye north of England. He being son of John eldest son of Sr John Stanhop of
Mellwood in Lincolnshire. She daughter of Christopher Musgrave Esquire a Captain
in ye Army of King Charles 1st. They were both righteous and studied
with a truly Christian Simplicity of manner to walk blameless before God. He
died in September 1724 aged 78 years. She died in August 1721 aged 74 years.
They had issue besides Philip (who died an infant) Darcy a clerk in the
Exchequer. William who died a Colonel in the Guards in the fatal field of
Almanza. Charles a captain of a man of war. John a captain in the Army. Philip
of great hopes but died in his youth by an unfortunate accident. Ursula
Elizabett who laid down this memorial of her parents Dorothy Elizabett was
married to the Reverend Richard BUTE, Vicar
of Chilham and Rector of Warehorn in Kent a man whose great learning true
Christian courage, excellent doctrine and suitable example were buried in the
obscurity of a private life. She had by him a numerous issue all desirous of
treading in ye footsteps of ys best of Parents.
7. In the nave (north) in a recess formed by a closed doorway. Drawings D.O.M In
Memory of Leonell SHARPE
In the Churchyard
8. Richard RECORD of Lenham Yeoman who died 2nd April 1819 aged 81
Years leaving Issue John, Martha and Richard. Also Elizabeth his first wife who
died 29 April 1764 aged 48 years. Likewise Martha his second wife who died 5
November 1777 aged 34 Years. Also Richard son of the above Richard Record who
died October 12 1871 in his 88th year. Likewise Thomas, son of
Richard and Martha Record who died 21st January 1814 aged 41 years
and 4 of their children who died in infancy.
9. Charlotte WOOD Died August XIIth MDCCCLIV aged XXXIIIShe was for 14 years the
faithful and trusted servant in the family of the Reverend Edward MOORE.
10. In memory of Sarah Ann wife of Joseph CHAMPION and second daughter of John
and Harriett OFFEN who departed this life September 10th 1856 aged 32
years. Leaving 2 children viz Harriett and Amy. Weep not for me my children dear
I’m only gone one stage before And when the Lord doth call his race I hope in
Heaven to see your face.
11. Joseph CHAMPION of this parish died November 7 1887 aged 70.
12. Harriett wife of John OFFEN of this Parish who died September 7th
1849 aged 56 years. Also the above John Offen who died May 29 1871 aged 79. Left
issue 9 sons and 4 daughters viz Charles, Thomas, Frederick, Henry, John,
Alfred, Mary Ann, Sarah Anne, Elizabeth Ann, Jemima, Richard, George and James.
13. Sophia Mary daughter of John Thomas and Sophia Ann POPE of this Parish born
April 1st 1849 died April 1st 1850. Also Elizabeth, wife
of John CATT Born November 4 1788 died November 5 1862. Also the above John Catt
who died December 17 1866 aged 82.
14. Albert fifth beloved son of Henry and Mary-Ann TAPPENDEN of this parish who
departed this life September 12 1859 aged 19. Also of the above Mary-Ann wife of
Henry Tappenden who died January 16th 1873 aged 66. Also of above
Henry Tappenden died September 1 1882 aged 85. Also of John son of Henry and
Mary-Ann Tappenden died February 24 1884 aged 42.
Enclosed with rails. (It is not clear wether Duncan intentended if this
belongs to one above or one below)
15. Urban? MOORE Born 14 January 1846 Accidentally killed January 20 1873.
16. In loving Memory of Mary wife of the Reverend Edward MOORE born January 14
1812 died January 11 1888.
17. Edmund Lucy MOORE Born April 5 1834 Died May 26 1880.
18. Vault, tomb of Christian WEIR wife of Duncan Weir Esquire Master RN of Popes
Hall in the County 2nd daughter of the Reverend John McLEA Minister
of Loch Goil Head Argyleshire Had issue 3 sons left one surviving John Alexander
She died January 10th 1837 aged 49.
On other side: Duncan Weir Esquire Master RN of Popes Hall in this Parish died
April 7 1839 aged 84. Drawing
Index of Names and Places
Champion 10 11
Moore 9 15 16 17
Offen 10 12
Stanhop 3 6
Wotton 2 3
Boughton Malherbe 1
Great Langton, Yorkshire 6
Loch Goil Head, Argyleshire 18
Mellwood, Lincolnshire 6
Pavlers-Perry, Northampton 3
Popes Hall, Kent 18
Warehorne Kent 6
Captain (Army) 6
Captain of a man of war 6
Clerk in the Exchequer 6
Colonel in the Guards 6
Earl of Chesterfield 3
King Charles 1st 6
King Charles the Second 6
Lord 2 3
Master RN 18
Reverend 6 18
Royal dispensation 6
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