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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Littlebourne
Church, Noted by Bax & Rice Friday
6th May 1892
Pages 18-20 of Epitaphs
from Kent Churches typed up by Margaret Broomfield
Also some Monumental Inscriptions
Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1758, added 25th May 2008
1. HS. South West angle of church: cherub’s head Here lieth the
body of Thomas DENNE of this parish he died August 5th 1762
aged 66 years.
2. HS In memory of Ann DENNE the wife of Thomas Denne who departed
this life March 1 1772 aged 80 years.
3. HS. Cherub’s head, trumpet Here lieth the body of Judith
daughter of Thomas DENNE and Ann his wife who died September 13 1762
aged 41 years.
4. HS. 2 sculls and bones Here lieth the body of Elizabeth DENNE
first wife of Henry Denne of this parish daughter of John HOLNESS and
Elizabeth his wife late of Ickham. She departed ys life November 8 1716
aged 20 years.
5. HS. Coffin, sculls, hourglass. Here lieth the body of Mary wife of
Stephen PILCHER who departed this life August 3 1743/5 aged 62 years.
Also there lieth near ys place the body of Stephen Pilcher. He died May
24 1749 aged 63 years.
6. HS. Here lieth buried ye body of Margaret ROSE relict of William
Rose of this Court Lodge who departed this life February 2nd
1727/8 aged 82 years.
7. 2 HSS the face smooth covered by grass
Copied by Mr. R.G. Rice
8. Head with body stone. N of church In memory of Mr. John KINGSNORTH
late of Fryday Street, London, who died September 1st 1783
aged 72 years.
9. High brick tomb North of church. Arms at top as rubbed: on two
flanches a leopard’s head aporte. Crest: a stag conchant Here lieth
buried the body of John DENNE late of this parish Gent, who departed
this life November 10th 1730 aged 61 years. As also of Mrs.
Esther Denne his widow who died October 6 1742 in ye 73rd
year of her age.
10. Other ‘Denne’ memorials.
11. High brick tomb, North of church. Here lieth the body of Mrs.
Esther DENNE youngest daughter of John Denne formerly of this parish
Gent (Italics) by Esther his wife. She departed this life April 18th
1764 aged 59 years.
12. Large flat stone North of church. Underneath are the remains of
the Rev. Joseph PRICE vicar of this parish. He died October 29th
1807 aged 70 years.
13. HS South of tower In memory of Mary the daughter of Edward and
Jane MUNNS who died December 26 1783 aged 23 years.
14. HS close to, and to the N of last a cherub’s head at top.
(Italics) In memory of Edward MUNNS late of this parish who died June 28
1775 aged 52 [years]. (Italics) Also of Jane his wife who died ye 1
January 1776 aged 52. Left issue 4 sons and 3* daughters * sic. 2
altered to 3 or 3 to 2 probably the latter.
15. HS close to and to the N of last. Two cherub’s heads at top.
Here lieth the body of Elizabeth wife of Edward MUNS of this parish who
died February 18th 1755 aged 24 years. Also Eliza their
daughter who died February 20th 1755 aged 15 months and left
issue 1 son William Muns. Some poetry ……….
16. HS North of tower, two cherub’s heads at top. Here lieth ye
body of Robert BILLINGHURST who died December the 5 1727 aged 88 years
and his 3 wifes leaving issue 1 son and 3 daughters, Michael, Hester,
Elizabeth, Mary. Also ………………..at ye said R……………
Copied by Mr. R.G. Rice
17. White stone leger in Chancel South side – arms as rubbed:- On a
lozenge – a fess between in chief two acorns in base a rose? between
two ammulets on a escutcheon of prentice a chevron between 3 unicorns
heads? Elizabeth DE L’ANGLE died June VII MDCCL.
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Also some Monumental Inscriptions
Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1758,
added 25th May 2008
In The Chancell.
18. On a Flat Stone, with this Coat. [On
a lozenge: Az. a fesse betw. 2 acorns in chief and 2 bezants over a
rose in base, all or Pretence of HEAD (4.57, St Mildred’s,
Canterbury)]. Elisabeth DE L’ANGLE died June 7 1750.
19. On Another Flat Stone. Here lyeth buried the Body of The Revd. Mr
George JAMES Curat of this Parish, who married Susanna, Daughter of
Edward ANDREWS of Hinxhill in this County, Gent by whom he left Issue
1 Daughter. He departed this Life, Feb. 6th Day 1699/1700
aged 25 Years.
20. Two other Flat Stones, not Legible.
21. In all The Windows of this Chancell, are Remains of good painted
Glass and, in the Middle of The East Window, which is still pretty
entire, are *ten small Scripture Histories, as they seem, one above
the other. *If they did not exceed ye Number, I shd. take them for ye
7 Sacraments of ye Church of Rome – they were placed too high for Me
to examine them, with Accuracy, without a Ladder wch. I could not
In The Body.
22. On a Flat Stone. Under this Stone lieth interred the Body of
Jonathan DENNE of this Parish who departed this Life the 6th Day of
April 1689 in ye 62d. Yere of his Age. in the First Year of the Reigne
of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady, KING WILLIAM, and QUEEN MARY.
23. On Another. Here lieth The Body of David DENNE, who lived last in
the Court Lodge of Littlebourne. He died November the 30th 1675 aged
24. On Another. Here lieth The Body of Eliza DENNE, Wife of David
Denne of Littlebourne Court Lodge and Daughter of Michael PAGE, one of
the Olderman of the Citey of Canterbury, who departed this Life the
7th of September, in the 64th Yeare of her Age in the Yeare 1689.
25. On Another. Bu: Desemb: 25 1651. Mary The Wife of David DENNE.
26. In The North Window is a Coat of Arms which I could not make out;
but, it seemd to be this. Arg. a Bull pass. Sab. betw. 6 Cross’d
Crosslets, fitchy impaling Erm. 3 Fusills…..
In The North Isle.
27. A very ancient Flat Stone, which has been inlaid with a large
Cross, etc. in Brass.
28. The Windows appear to have been finely painted.
In The South Isle.
29. At the East End is a Door Way wch. formerly led to ye Rood Loft.
30. In The Westmost Window is the Figure of a Bishop, as it seems.
31. In The Eastmost Window is this Coat – viz. Sable, 3 Cocks Arg.
32. This Church consists of The Chancell, Body and 2 Side Isles. In a
low Spired Steeple, at the West End, hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed.
1. J. PALMER made this Bell. 1659.
2. Soli Deo Honor et Gloria.
3 Joseph HATCH made Me. 1610.
4. William HATCH made Me. 1650.
5. Robertus MOT Me fecit. M.B. 1597.
33. In The Church Yard is an Altar Tomb for David DENNE, A.D. 1657.
34. Another, with ye Coat of DENNE, A.D. 1730. Two other Altar Tombs,
one of wch. seems very ancient, both without Inscription. Here are
Also Memorials of Persons of The Name of BILLINGHURST, BROWNE, MUNNS,
PILCHER, ROSE, RIGDEN, RAYNER, REYNOLDS and SPAINE.
35. This Church was dedicated to St. Vincent.
36. It is a Vicarage, in the Patronage of The Dean and Chapter of
Canterbury. The Present Vicar is the Revd. Mr. Osmund BEAUVOIR, Master
of The King’s School, at Canterbury. 1758.
BILLINGHURST 16, 34
DE L’ANGLE 17, 18
DENNE 1- 4, 9, 11, 22-25, 32-34
MUNNS 13, 14, 15, 34
PILCHER 5, 34
ROSE 6, 34
Court Lodge 6, 23, 24
Fryday Street 8
Dean and Chapter of Canterbury 36
Master of The King’s School, Canterbury 36
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