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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Holy Cross Church, Canterbury,  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1758

Kindly typed up for the website by Pat Tritton

In The Chancell.

1. On a Flat Stone scarce Legible. Here lieth the Body of Edw. FOSTER buried the 1st Day of January
(1634-5); and Margret his Wife, the 17th of November 1635.

2. Here are several other Flat Stones, but all without Inscriptions.

3. At the West End of this Chancell, are 6 Stalls (3 on each Side of the Entrance) like those in Cathedralls. The Seats of them are made to turn up, and are all carved. On One of them is carv’d an Angell holding a Sheild, on which is this Coat.
[3 trefoils slipped & a border engrailed].

In The Body.
4. On a Flat Stone. Near this Place lieth the Body of Richard REDWOOD who died the 28th of Oct. 1688. Aged 51 Yeares, and 5 Months. Under this Stone lieth Elisabeth his Wife who died Nov. 5 1691. Aged 64 Yeares, and 10 Monthes by home he had 2 Sonnes and 4 Daughters. Thomas and John, Ann and Elizabeth, Susan and Margaret.

5. On Another. Here lyeth interred the Bodie of Margret DRAYTON ye late loving & beloved Wife of John REDWOOD of this Parish. Shee departed this Life the last day of January, in ye Yeare of Our Lord 1633/4 and in the 21st Yeare of her Age.

6. On Another. Here lyeth the Body of Leah, Wife of Peter BOUDRAY. She died Feb. 24 1750/1. Aged 72 Years. Also here lies the Body of the Abovesaid Peter Boudray who died May the 5th 1753. Aged 80 Years.

7. Here are about 16 other Flat Stones, whose Inscriptions are all lost. Of which 7 have been inlaid with Brasses, etc. – all now gone.

In The North Isle.
8. On 4 Small Flat Stones. Robert TURNER 1633. Thomas Turner 1634. Robert Turner buried ye 26th of June 1635. Mary Turned died in 1637.

9. On a very Handsome Mural Monument, on the N. Wall, with a Fine Bust, and this Coat.
[¼ly: "same coat & quartering" as in 4.21]. In Memoria Amandi COLFE – In Spe requiescimus et resurgemus.

10. On a Flat Stone Underneath. Amandus COLFE and Kathrin BRADFORD his Wyfe. Hee dyed the 26th of May 1603. Shee dyed ye 10th May 1595.

11. On Another Flat Stone. Rebeckah GARRIT here interred June 8 Anno 1639. Wee locke up that which may be lost, but here/The Marble Casket may securely beare,/A little boasting of a richer Store/Than e’er arrived At the Iberian Shore/The Indie’s Treasure may be valued at/Some equal Price; but this exceeds all rate,/For which God gave Himselfe; this Dust wch. cost/So Deare, must live again, and not be lost/.

12. On Another. Here under lieth the Body of Elisabeth REDWOOD the loving Wife of Robert TURNER, of this City, Woolen Draper. She died in June 1631 being of the Age of 21. Here also lieth the Body of Robert Turner her once loving Husband who died on the 4th of October 1659 in the 50th Yeare of his Age, and was buried by the Care of his now surviving Widow, in the same Grave with his first beloved Wife. Here also lieth the Body of Elisabeth, Wife of the Above named Robert Turner. Shee died March 29 1678. Aged 63.

In The South Isle.
13. On a Brick near the Belfry – W.B. 1700/S.B. 1701.

14. Here are 4 Flat Stones not legible; one of them has been inlaid with Brass.

15. In the Porch are 2 Flat Stones not legible: and, on the Right Hand, as You go into the Church, over the Door is this Coat.
[Sa. a talbot seizant & a bord. engrld. arg.]. I find this to be the Coat of Arch Bishop SUDBURY, who pull’d down the Old Church (which stood upon the City Gate) and built the Present.

In the Church Yard.
16. On an Altar Tomb, with this Coat.
[On a bend 3 cross crosslets fitchy]. John PETMAN 28 Jan. 1706. Aged 66. Tomasine his Wife June 14 1712. Aged 74.

17. On Another. Samuel FREMOULT – 4 Apr. 1712 aged 78. Sarah his Wife – 2 Apr. 1739. Aged 87. Samuel Fremoult – 30 May 1749. Aged 64. Elisabeth his Wife 6 May 1722. Ag. 35.

18. (Note by D’Elboux fm. Arch. Cant. XIV 97. At Appledore: Ledger to Philadelphia, widow of Saml. FREMOULT a. d. of Saml. CROSSWELL, died April ye 21st 1754).

19. On Another. Mary, Wife of Samuel SIX, 28 July 1738. Aged 62. Samuel Six Jan.12 1749/50
. Ag. 68.

20. Another Altar Tomb, without Inscription, and an ancient Flat Stone, which has been inlaid with Brass, now lost.

21. Here are also Head Stones, for Persons of the following Names, viz. SIX, BAKER, REDWOOD, AUSTEN, MAY, GILBERT, SPENCER, WHITAKER, GARNER, FREND, BARNES, DE ANE, ASH, GILL, DEANE, BOUDRY, STAINES, LE GRAND, DE CAUFOUR, FREMOULT, STROUTS & DEVINE.

22. This Church consists of the Chancell, The Body, and 2 Side Isles. The Tower stands at the West End of the S. Isle, in which hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed.
   1.  John FISHER, Ch. Warden 1739.
   2.  R.F. Joseph HATCH made Me 1668.
   3.  I.H.R.C. Joseph HATCH made Me 1614.
   4.  Stephanus NORTON Kent Me Fecit.
   5.  R.F. Joseph HATCH made Me. 1668.

23. It is a Vicarage, in the Gift of the Church of Canterbury. It was dedicated to ye H. Cross.

24. The Present Vicar is, the Revd. Mr. Robt. Gunsley AYERST, A.M. 1758.

25. Mr SOMNER Tells us, there was Sometime, over the Porch, or Entrance into the Church, a Crucifix, or Representation of Our Saviour Crucifixion. The Crucifix is now gone, & ye Kings Arms put in its Place.

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
ASH 21
AUSTEN 21
AYERST 22
W. B. 13
BAKER 21
BARNES 21
BOUDRAY 6
BOUDRY 21
BRADFORD 10
COLFE 9, 10
CROSSWELL 18
DE ANE 21
DE CAUFOUR 21

DEANE 21
DEVINE 21
DRAYTON 5
FISHER 22
FOSTER 1
FREMOULT 17, 18, 21
FREND 21
GARNER 21
GARRIT 11
GILBERT 21
GILL 21
Gunsley 22
HATCH 22

LE GRAND 21
MAY 21
NORTON 22
PETMAN 16
REDWOOD 4, 5, 12, 21
SIX 19, 21
SPENCER 21
STAINES 21
STROUTS 21
SUDBURY 15
TURNER 8, 12
WHITAKER 21
General
Churchwarden 22
Woolen Draper 12

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