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Some Monumental Inscriptions of
Crundale Church, Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1757
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1. This Church consists of 1 Chancel, and 1 Isle, or Body; a Small Vestry,
& another small Room, used only for Tiles, Mortar, etc. near the Porch,
which is on ye North Side. The Steeple is a Tower, cover’d with a Leaden
Spire, about ye Middle of The Church, on ye North Side. In it hang 3 Bells.(Possibly
the indent now outside W. door of nave). On
The Other, is cut, at near ye full Length, The Figure of a Man in a Priests
Habit, with this Inscription, almost obliterated, round ye Verge. Orate pro
Anima Johannis SPRATT Baccalaurens (sic)
Juris Canonici, quondam Rector (sic)
hujus Ecclesiae, qui legavit cuilibet Parochianorum suorum, tam conjugatorum,
quam viduatorum, XL Denarios: cuilibet unmarito (sic),
XII Denarios. Qui obijt Nono Die Mensis Decembris MCCCCLXVI. Cujus Anime
propicietur Deus. At his Feet. Pastor Mundiciae, sobrius Gregis Vir fuit Ille
Ter Denis quinis Sexto redit sibi Finis.
In The Chancell.
2. Here is a very Neat Altar Piece, which was given by Sr. Robert FILMER, Bart.
in 1704. The Wainscot, within ye Communion Rails, was given by The Revd. Mr
FORSTER, late Rector of this Parish; as appears by the following Inscription cut
on it. Deo. D.D.D. RI Forster Christi Minister Indignvs 1704.
3. On The Floor are 2 very ancient flat Stones; The Inscription and Brass Plates
of 1 of which are lost.
4. In The East Window is this Coat, viz: Az. a Bend cotize’d, between 6
Lionels Rampant, Or.
5. The following Inscription was formerly in this Chancell (perhaps, on the
former of The Two last Mention’d Stones) but is, now, not to be found. I
copied it from some Papers of The Revd. Mr John LEWIS, late Vicar of Myustre, in
Thanet, who copied it from the M.S. Papers of Filmer SOUTHOUSE. Christo
Sospitatori/ Et Bonae Memoriae./ Judithae Cercleriae MISSON./ Vitae Integritate,
Suavitate Morum, Constantia, Pietate,/ Et Excellentiss: quibusq Animi Dotibus
praestantiss: Matronae./ Quae, cum Draconum, ut ainnt,/ Barbaros Furores per
totam galliam contra Reformatos/ Nefande saevientes ex infeliciss: Patria
fugeret Loudinum/ Optatum beatae Anglorum Insulae Portum, post varia rerum/,
Terra, Mariq, Discrimina, An. Dom. MDCLXXXV – XXI Octobris,/ Feliciter tandem
appulit; et ibi VI Ann. cum VII Mensibus,/ Transactis, Lectica Febri consumpta,
perseverans in Precibus/ Ardentiss: plena Fidei, pleni Spei, inter vota et
Suspiria suorum,/ Placidissime Obdormiens,/ Ad Patriam Calestem pie commigravit,/
An. Aetat LXX. XPIETORONIAZ MDCXCII. Maji XII.
In The Body.
6. On A Flat Stone, is this Inscriptn. & Coat. [Purp.
2 lions rampt. combattt. imp. 2 bars erm. in chief, 3 foxes’ heads erased].
Here lieth interrd The Body of George CARTER of Crondall, Gent, who deceased in
the Year of Our Lord God 1653, being of ye Age of 63 Years. Here also lieth
interrd The Body of George Carter, Gent (Grandson of the above George Carter
Gent deceas’d). He left Issue by Catharine his Wife, 7 Sons, and 2 Daughters
and departed this Life, Novemb. 27 A.D. 1700. Aged 57 Years.
7. On Another Flat Stone, with this Coat. [CARTER
as before, P.19. imp. Sa. a – betw. 3 right hands arg.].
Here lieth interr’d the Body of George CARTER, Gent, Eldest Sonn unto George
Carter, Gent, deceased, leaving Issue (by his Wife Jane, the only Daughter of
Thomas BATE of Lydd, Gent, also deceased, and Joane his Wife, eldest Daughter
unto William WILCOCKE, of The Town aforesaid, Gent) 6 Sons, George, Thomas,
John, William, Robert & James; and 4 Daughters, Joane, Elisabeth, Mary, and
Anne; who died ye 27th Day of July, Anno Dni 1662. Cui Nasci contigit,
Mori restat. Who has his Birthday, has his Burial too;/ As we into The World
came, out we goe./ Why boast we of Our Wealth, what Lands we have?/ We all, at
Length, are landed in the Grave.
8. On a Beam under The Queen’s Arms, this Inscription: Mrs Catherine CARTER of
Winchcomb, gave The Painting of The Queen’s Arms, 1710.
9. In the Porch, which is well built of Brick, is a very ancient Flat Stone,
with a raised Cross on it, but no Inscription. One of The Steps into ye Church
has had a Brass Plate, which is now lost.
In The Church Yard.
10. On The South Side is a neat Altar Tomb, rail’d in, with this Inscription
& Coat. [Sa. a chevn.
betw. 3 pheons arg.]. In Spe Resurrectionis
per Christum beatae Hoc Corpori suo Dormitorium, vivus, praeparabat, Richardus
FORSTER, A.M./ Generosa ortus ex Familia/ Apud Dumock in Com. Glonc. olim sita.
Ad Rectorias de Beckley Dioc. Cicest: et de Crundale, Cant./ Ac, tandem, ad
Vicariam de Eastchurch, in Scapeia./ Favente Deo, promotus./ Rectoriam
Aedificijs, Gleba, Libris,/ Redituque, adauxit./ Pauperibus annuum legavit
Stipendium./ Tri’nuno Deo Animam reddidit VIII Die Januarij A. Christi 1728(9).
11. The Bells are Thus inscribed.
1. Robert CATLING fecit, 1750.
2. William LUCE, Thomas PALMAR, Made Me 1663.
3. Robertus MOTT Me fecit 1593. The 3d. or Great Bell, has on it The 3 following
Coats of Arms.
1st. 3 Garbs, within a Bordure engrailed (viz for KEMPE) and Many
other different Quarterlings – as on ye 3d. 4th, 5th, 6th
& 8th Bells at Wye, which were cast at the same Time.
2nd. A Fess Wavy, between 9 Guttes du Sang.
3rd. a Cheveron Ermine, between 3 Swanns, by ye name of SWANN.
12. This Church was Dedicated to St. Mary. It is a Rectory, in The Patronage of
Sr. John FILMER, Bart.
13. The Parsonage House is very neat, having been rebuilt by The late Rector Mr
Richard FORSTER, who has furnish’d it with a very good and pretty Numerous
Library, which he has left for ye Use of the Rectors, for ever. The Present
Rector is Edmund Filmer. A.M. Brother to ye Patron. 1757.
14. In The Windows of The Ancient Manor of Tremworth in this Parish, wch. was
formerly in ye Possession of The Family of VALOIGNS, Then of de ALDON, then of
HERON, Then of KEMPE, Then of TUKE of Essex, and now, of Filmer, are ye
following Coats still remaining, pretty entire. All of The Family of KEMP.
2). Broke (pencil note: has been CHICHE, of course).
3). CHICHLEY. Or, a Λ betw. 3 cinquefoils gu.
4). APULDERFIELD. Erm. a fesse vair or & gu.
5). APULDERFIELD. Augmentation: Sa. a + or voided sa.
6). Or, 2 chevns. & a canton gu.
7). Az. 3 lions passt. & a border arg.
9). BROWNE. Sa. on a \ arg. voided sa. 3 lions passt. arg.
10). Per fesse gu. & sa. in chief a lion rampt. or & in base a fret arg.
¼ly Do. reversed.
12, 14). Broke.
13). (wide). Arg. a saltire betw. 4 stars of 4 pts. sa.
II. (CANT & KEMPE). Arch. Bishop Kemp. Az. a pall ppr. & +head (only)
arg. imp. Gu. 3 garbs & a border engrld. or.
III. Cu. a saltire arg. with a torteau at centre imp. Kempe.
IV. On a beam in ye Hall cut on ye Timber.
KEMPE imp. ¼ly of 6 arg. & purp. on 1, 3, 5 a lion’s head erased gu. ARGALL
as I think for Sr. Regd. KEMP mard. a Dr. of ARGELL of East Sutton. See my
Pedigrees Fol. 54.
V. CANTBY. as before imp. Or, 3 torteaux, a label of 3 points gu. Arch. Bishop
VI. Gu. 2 swords in saltire arg. hilted or imp. Kempe. T. Kempe Bishop of
VII. Tierced: 1). Broke. 2). Or, a saltire betw. 4 martlets arg. (sic). 3).
VIII. ¼ly 1). KEMPE. 2). Az. 3 lions passt. & a border arg. 3). BROWNE (as
before). 4). ¼ly 1&4). Gu. a lion rampt. or. 2&3). Sa. a fret arg.
ARUNDEL (sic) quarting MALTRAVERS. Motto: Volabo ut Requiescam. A. 1574. Crest
(directly on sh). a martlet on a garb or].
15. On a Door Case in the Hall. Over ye Parlr.
Chimney in ye Wainscot. 1596. E.R. 59. W.E. KEMPE 1600.
16. In The Parlour hangs a very Ancient Picture, painted on Board, with a large
Ruff and Sword; said to be One of The KEMP Family. This Ancient Seat (i.e. as
much as remains of it) is now turn’d into a Farm House. It has been much
17. On ye Down (near this Mansion) call’d Tremworth Down, this present Year,
1757, I had the good Fortune to find, by digging, a great Many very curious, and
well preserv’d Roman Urns, etc. – Of which I intend, One Day, to give a full
Index of Names and Places
CARTER 6, 7, 8
FILMER 2, 12, 13, 14
FORSTER 2, 10, 13
KEMP 14, 16
KEMPE 11, 14, 15
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