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Some Monumental Inscriptions of
Kingston Church, Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1756
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1. On ye North Wall of ye Chancel, is a Small
Monument, which has 2 Figures in a kneeling Posture, upon it; and, under them ye
Following Inscription. Johannes NETHERSOLE, de Nethersole, Vincenti Filius;
Thomae, Johannis, Wilsfordi, Francisci, Gulielmi, Annae, Sarae, et Rebeccae, ex
Peregrinâ, Francisci WILSFORDI Filiâ, Pater optimus. Natus A.D. 1546. Denatus
1627. Hic, in *illoquiesceus, expectat Diem ultimum. Tantum est caetera in
utrinsq Parentis Honorem adscribenda, si isti tacerent, Lapides hi Loquerentur.
Abi, Lector, benè, Itentidem merere de Tuis, Epitapluo ad Encomium, Vel non
habens, non carebis. The Latter Part of this Epitaph is very unintelligible,
owing, perhaps to its being not properly pointed. There appears to have been
formerly a Brazen Plate with ye Arms, wch. now are lost. (on verso of flyleaf:
*sc: in Domino, ut puto).
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2. On ye South Wall of ye Chancel, on a neat Marble Monument is this
Inscription. Hic Sitae sunt Reliquiae/Gilberti BURROUGHS, Scoto:Britanni,/Hujus
Ecclesiae, per Annos viginti Sex, Rectoris./Nec non, Regiae Scholae
Cantuariensis,/Hypodidascali perdiligutis./Quâ de Provinciâ, quinque post
Lustra,/Sexcentos verò Labores ibidem haustos,/Demigravit; ut sibi viveret,/Accedente
Senectâ./Cujus ipso in Limine,/Quinto Quinquagesimo Anno,/In Febrim delapsus,/Quod
Mortale fuit Morti concessit,/Summo cum Dolore, ac Desiderio,/Omnium, quibus
perspecta fuerat/Mirifica Illius adversus Superiores Libertas,/Erga Aequales
Comitas, in Alumnos Lenitas,/Qui Illi secondùm Liberos suos ita fuerunt,/Ut
paeuè pares essent./Uxorem habuit Margaretam, Filiam unicam/Thomae SEYLIARD,
Rectoris de Deal./Morum Suavitatis, Prudentiae, et Oikovouias,/Egregium
Exemplar./Dein, Janam, Filiam Tristrami STEVENS, Dulrensis./Ex Hâc, Nullam
Prolem; ex Illâ, Tres Filios,/Totidem Filias, suscepit/ Gilbertus, Gulielmus,
atque Anna,/Hoc Saxum, Pietatis ergo, posuerunt./Diem obiit 5 Cals. Octob./A.D.
3. On ye North Side of ye Chancel, within ye Communion Rails, on a Marble
Monument, neatly odorn’d , is ye Following Inscription. M.S. The Remains of
Margaret, ye Wife of Thomas TURNER, of Ileden, Esq. by whom He had Issue, John,
Thomas, William, Charles, and Henry: Mary, Martha, & Susanna; all living at
ye Time of her Decease: also 2 Sons, and 3 Daughters, More, that all died young.
She was humble, virtuous & religious. A Benefactor, and Physician to ye
Poor; An excellent Wife, a true Friend, & indulgent Parent. She dyed at
Lincoln’s Inn, 4 Aug. 1698. In ye 47th Yeare of her Age, & 26th
of her Marriage. Her Body, underneath doth rest; Her Soul, (no Doubt) in Heav’n
is bles’t. Gloria, in Excelsis, Deo. Also the said Thomas dyed April 1 1715 in
ye 68th Year of his Age; & lies In ye same Vault. On ye Tomb are
[¼ly of 6: 1,3,5). Sa. a
millrind or. 2,4,6). Erm. With THEOBALD in pretence. imp. Gu. 6 cross crosslets
fitchy or, 3,2,1 (Theobald). Motto: VIRTVTE ET LABORE. 2 Crests: 1. (TURNER). On
a torse, a lion seisant, holding in its dexter forepaw a millrind. 2. (Theobald).
On a torse, a bird with wings expanded].
On ye Mont. is ys. Atcheivemt. (no crest). [¼ly
of 6, TURNER (as above), with pretence of Theobald imp. Per bend sinister or
& gu. on a bend voided & cotised 3 lions passt. all countercharged.
Written round edge of shield: (Top side) In Memory of Susanna ye 2d. Wife of
Thomas Turner of Ileden Esq. She died at London on the First of April Anno Dni.
4. An Atcheivement on ye South Wall of ye Chancel within ye Com. Rails.
[¼ly: I. Tierced: 1). Az. 3
leopards’ heads or. 2). Arg. 2 flaunches sa. each bearing a leopard’s head
or. 3). Erm. a fesse checky az. & or. II. ¼ly of 6: 1). Arg. 2 chevns. betw.
3 martlets sa. 2). Arg. a chevn. sa. betw. 3 bears’ (?) heads couped gu. 3).
Arg. 2 chevns. gu. 4). Gu. 3 pickaxes arg. 5). Or, a chevn. sa. 6). Az. a chief
erm. III. Tierced: 1). Arg. on a chevn. gu 3 garbs or. 2). Gu. 4 fleurs-de-lis
or, 1,2,1. 3). Gu. 3 crescents arg. a aborder erm. IV. ¼ly of 6. 1). Sa. a fret
or. 2). Arg. a leopard gu. 3). Sa. a spreadeagle or. 4). Gu. 2 bars arg. on a
canton arg. a lion passant sa. 5). Az. 3 swans arg. 6). Arg. a bend az.].
5. Another. [BARRETT of Lee,
accg. to NAIRNE’s list sent to PARSONS). [¼ly: 1&4). Or, a chevron sa.
bearing 3 lions passt. or, betw. 3 molets sa. 2). Az. on a bend arg. 3 stags’
heads caboshed or. 3). Az. 3 stags trippant or. In pretence: Or, 3 roses gu.
imp. Or, 3 roses gu. Crest: On a torse or & sa. a leopard coucht. or,
holding in its forepaws a molet sa.
6. On ye South Side of ye Chancel without ye Rails on a Mural Monument of White
Marble, is this Inscription. [Az.
3 leopards’ heads or]. Near This Place,
lies interrd, ye Body of Vincent DENNE Esq. Serjeant at Law; and Mary his Wife,
Daughter of Thomas Denne Esq. deceas’d. By wch. said Mary, He had Issue, 4
Daughters, Dorothy, Mary, Bridget and Honeywood; Which 3 last are all dead. And,
ye said Dorothy, ye surviving Sister, who Is ye Widow & Relict of Thomas
GINDER Esq. deceas’d, Caused This Monument to be set up, in Mem’ry of her
Said Father, and Mother. He departed this Life ye 28 October 1693. Aged 65. She
departed this Life ye 19 November 1701. Aged 78. Over it is this Atcheivement.
(Thomas Godfrey. FAUSSETT queries this as CRISPE).
[On a lozenge, ¼ly of 6: 1).
Az. 3 leopards’ heads or (DENNE). 2). Arg. 2 flaunches sa. each bearing a
leopard’s head or (Denne). 3). Erm. a fesse checky or & *sa. (CRISPE). (G.
note: Quex). *Parsons has az. 4. Arg. on a chevn. gu. 3 garbs or. 5). Arg. a
fesse betw. 3 griffins’ heads erased az. 6). Gu. 3 crescents or, a border erm.].
7. On a Flat Stone wth. a Brass Plate. In ye
Chancell. Here lyeth John HASLYN, that was Pson. of Kingstone, 28 Years. He had
to Wyfe, Margaret HOGBINN; and, he had Children, by her, Mary, John, Joane, and
Alfry. HEE (sic) died A.D. 1600. Die Augusti. 24.
8. On Another Flat Stone, with a Brass Plate. In ye Chancell. Robertus DENNE,
charus Pauperibus, caeteris dilectus, Exiguo Vitae/Curriculo rectè et laudatè
confecto, Ardente Febri, immaturam/Mortem obijt. Ex Unicâ Uxore, Thomasina,
Filios quinque, duasq/Filias, Superstites relinquens, Vicessimo Septimo Die
Mensis Martij,/Anno Domini, Millessimo, Quingentessimo, Nonagesimo Quarto. Ann/Aetatis
suae agues Quadragessimum Quintum.
9. On a pew, in ye Chancel, this Inscription is cut in ye Wood. HEARE LIETH ALES
HASLIN BVRIED IN THIS PLASE WHO MADE A VIRTIVS END ONLY BY GODS GRACE YE ZI OF
10. In ye South Wall of ye Chancell, is a very Old Flat Stone under an Arch,
which appears to have had brass upon it, wch. is now lost. There are also 3
other Flat Stones in ye Chancell whose Brass is gone.
11. On ye North Wall of ye Body of ye Church is ye Following Inscription, on a
very handsome Marble Monument.
[3 shields, a large flanked
by two small. I.(small). ¼ly of 6, as before (TURNER). ¼g. the impaled coat as
before for Thos. Turner. II. (small). Turner. III. (large) as I. imp. ¼ly of 6:
1,3,5). Purp. 2,4,6). Or. 2). charged wth. a bull’s head erased sa. 4&6).
With a garb gu. Crest: Turner as before].
12. The Atcheivement for Lady LOMBE which hangs near the Monument. [In
a lozenge az. TURNER, the shield surrounded with ornaments gu. & or].
To the Precious Memory of/Thomas TURNER,/Son of John Turner, of Ileden, Esq. and
Hannah his Wife,/Daughter of Thomas LOWFIELD, of Surrey, Esq./Whose Duty to God,
his Parents, Relations, and Friends/Express’d in a Course of early Piety,
& strict Probity,/Made him, sooner than ordinary, ripe for Heaven./Immodicis,
brevis est Aetas, et rara Senectus./He was expert in Business;/And, of such
sweet and affable Deportment,/As, made him much belov’d in his Life,/And more
lamented at his Death; being but 23 Years old./He died at Drapers Hall, London
21 April 1722;/And, lies buried here, in a New Vault.
Hic, si casta Fides, Juvenumve Exempla piorum,/Quid poterat, nondum debuit ille
mori./Sed voluit Deus haec; et dignum vivere Terris/Praeripuit; Caelo quòd
Magè dignus erat.
The said John Turner had 3 other Children. Elisabeth, since married to Sr.
Thomas LOMBE, of London, Merchant. And John, and Susanna, who died Infants. Here
also lies ye said John Turner, Who departed this Life ye 13th Day of
July 1747. In ye 73d. Year of his age.
The above Sr. Thomas LOMBE departed this Life, The 3d. of January 1738(9)
aged 53, and left Issue Two Daughters, Hannah, ye eldest, married to Sr. Robt.
CLIFTON, Bt. and Knt. of ye Bath. The Youngest, Mary Turner, married to ye Right
Honourable James, EARL OF LAUDERDALE. Dame Elisabeth Lombe, Relict of Sr. Thomas
Lombe, and Daughter of ye above John and Hannah Turner, departed this Life ye 18
of November 1753. Aged 52. And both are interred In this Vault.
13. In ye Ile in ye Body of ye Church, lies a Flat Stone; the Brass, on which ye
Inscription was engraved, is torn off, and one half of it is lost; what now
remains of it, and is preserv’d in ye Parish Chest is as follows. Hic Jacet
Dns. Thomas BOTILLER, E… Obijt 12 Die Octobris Anno Dni. Mille …../ At each
of ye Corners of this stone is fix’t a Brass Plate, in form of an Escucheon,
or Shield; on ye First and Fourth of which, is engraved, an Ox; on ye Second and
third, a Sheep; and, under Each, A graczar. There are still ye Brass Figures of
a Man, and 8 Children (1 Son and 7 Daughters). The Figure of a Woman is torn
14. This Church is Small, but very Neat, and adorn’d with a very handsome
Altar Peice, by Thomas BARRET Esq. of Lee in Littlebourne, in this County, who
is ye Patron of ye Rectory, wch. is worth abt. 80 Pz. Year, clear.
15. There has formerly been good Painted Glass in ye Windows, as appears from
some little of it still remaining. It has a neat Tower, embattled on ye Top, in
wch. hang 3 Small Bells.
The First Bell has no Inscription.
The Second – Joseph HATCH made Me. 1610.
The Third – Ave Maria, Gracia Plena, Dns. Tecum.
16. The Church is dedicated to St. Michael (error for Giles). The Revd. Peter
INNES A.M. is the present Rector. 1756.
17. Thomas BARRET Esq. is Lord of ye Manor of Kingstone.
18. On the Left Hand of ye Road, as You ascend ye Hill, from the Bridge, in this
Parish, to ye Top of ye Downe, towards Ileden, are a great Many Tumuli; most of
them very round and fair. I, this Year, 1767, by ye Permission of the Revd. Mr
Dejoyas BYRCH, ye Psent. Lord of the Manor, opend no less than 54 of them. As I
intend, God willing, to give a separate Account of them & their Contents, it
will be sufficient, for ye present only to say, that, I am pretty sure, they are
Roman; at least, Roman British; and, that, ye Person’s here deposited, were ye
Ancient Inhabitants of this or some of ye Neighbouring Parishes, who had adopted
the Roman Customs – certain, however, it is, that, they were not slain in
Battle, as some have imagined, but, that they were Peaceable People, of both
Sexes, & of different Ages. Those few indeed who had their Arms buried with
them, I imagine, had formerly been Soldiers. This Year (viz: 1771) I opened no
less than 174 more – by which I am fully convinc’d of my above Opinion.
DENNE 6, 8
EARL OF LAUDERDALE 12
TURNER 3, 11, 12
Ileden 3, 13
Lee in Littlebourne 5, 14
Drapers Hall 12
Lincoln’s Inn 2
Serjeant at Law 6
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