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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Newington
next Hythe Church, Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1759
Kindly typed up for the website by Pat
In The Chancell.(now
moved to S. Wall of N.C., nr. E. end). (f.
1682 petitn. to Adn’s Court fm. St Clem. Sandwich (A.C. 41, 93) – since it
had been abused in former place in mid C., they want it at E. end).
1. The Altar Peice is very Neat. The Communion Table stands in ye Middle of ye
2. On an Handsome mural Monument, on ye N. Side of the Altar
[¼ly: 1&4). Or, a + paty
fitchy sa. on a chief sa. 3 fleurs-de-lis or.
2&3). Az. a fesse betw. 3 hogs arg.
In pretence: Arg. 3 rings az. on a bend az. 3 pairs of fleurs-de-lis or. Motto:
SIS QVOD VIDERI VELIS]. Simplex hoc sacratum
est Marmor Memoriae Gulielmi BROCKMAN, de Beachborough, Arm. qui Epitaphium
infra insculptum, vivens sibi composuit. viz. Religionem vere Christianam cum
Humanitate conjunctam non Superstitione obfuscatam, Hominis esse Gloriam. Spem
Futurai, Praesentis esse Solatium. Libertatem naturalem, sine effusâ Licentiâ,
maximè amabilem. Imperium magis Tutelam quam Dominationem, Sapientibus habendum.
Magistratum, tam ad malos castigandos, quam ad bonos remuniendos, institutum.
Traditorum Impunitatem Reipublicae Scabiem, perniciossimam. Astutias
Ecclesiasticas nilulominus quam aulicas, detestandas. Vitam privatam quam
Theatricam, potius elegandam. Nec non seriam tranquaillam et serenam, Morisotate
procul, ambitiosae et dependenti, Vocive Populari, omnino praeferendam; Semper
existimavi. W.B. Natus 4 Septembris 1658. Matrimonio junctus Dnae Annae GLYD,
per reverendissimum et verè paterno Animo, Doctorem Johm TILLOTSON, Archi Epise:
Cantuariensem in Lambethiae Sacello 22 Die Decris. 1692. His nati tres Filij,
Gulielmus, Jacobus, et Johannes: quorum Gu: et Jo: Patre vivente, sine Prole,
obierunt. Gul. Pater ob. 27 Feb. 1741/2. Anna Uxor obijt 24 Dec. 1730. A
Translation of the above Epitaph into English, with ye same Coat, is on a like
Monument, on the s. Side of the Altar.
3. On a Brass Plate, fix’d to a Flat Stone. Here lyeth Buried William
BROCKMAN, Gent. who departed this Life the xvith Day of Aprill 1605, beinge of
the Age of LXXIIII Yeares. Who married Margaret, daughter of Humfrey CLARCKE
Esq. yet lyving by whom he had Issue, Henry and Margaret.
4. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Here lyeth buried the Body of Henry
BROCKMAN, Sonne of William Brockman Esq. who departed out of this Life the 13th
of Septemb. 1622 at the Age of Foure Yeares, and eight Moneths.
5. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Here lyeth the Body of Helen,
Daughter of Henry BROCKMAN Esq. Wife of John STROUT, Clearke: who had Issue by
her John, Henry, William, Thomas & Helen. Shee departed this Life Oct. 11
1628 being Twentie Five Yeares of Age. Shee shall be saved in Childbearing,
having continued in Faith, and Charitye and Holyness with Sobriety. 1. Tim.
2.15. Here also lieth the Body of Helen, Daughter of John and Helen Strout: (I
think this John Strout was Rector of Monks Horton. B.F.). Shee departed this
Life, Octob. 11 1628 being 6 Weeks old. "Of such is the Kingdom of
God". Mar 10.14. Here also, lieth Henry, Sonne of John and Helen STROUT;
who departed this Life Octob. 23 1628 being 3 Yeares old. Ingeniosi sunt
6. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Here lyeth buried the Bodye of
Margaret BROCKMAN, Wife of William Brockman, Gent. deceased, and Daughter of
Humfrey CLERKE Esq. who departed this Life the vth Day of February 1610/11
beinge of the Age of LXXIII Yeares.
7. On a Flat Stone. Here lyeth The Lady Ann BOYS, late Wife to Sr. John Boys of
Bonnington in Est Kent, Knt. and Daughter to Sr. William BROCKMAN of Bichborowe
in this Pish. Shee depearted this Life the 11th of March 1651/2.
8. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Helena, the Wife of Henry BROCKMAN of
Newington, Esq. who departed this Life November the 14th Anno Dni. 1642. Aged 70
9. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Katiarin, Daughter of Sr. William
BROCKMAN, Knt. who was buried the 13th of December Anno Dni. 1633.
10. On a Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Hree lyeth buried Mary BROCKMAN, Daughter
of William Brockman of Newington, Esq. who departed her Life 29 May 1631 being
of her Age of Two Yeares and Three Months.
11. The Following Inscription is painted on the Wood Work, which parts ye 2
Venerandae et indelebili (sic) Parentûm Memeoriae Gulielmi BROCKMAN (Hen.
Brockman de Beachborough Arm. Filij) tam Dei quam Regis verè Militis aurati, et
Annae Conjugis (Sun. Bunce de Otterinden, Juris consulti, Filiae Dominae, Caelo
et Terrâ amabilissimae. Quorum Ossa, certâ Spe Resurrectionis, hic substrata,
reponuntur. Pietas Filialis Jacobi Brockman, Armigeri hanc tennem, Appendicem,
summâ cum Reverentiâ dedicavit, Anno. Dom. 1665. W.B. obijt Dec. 6 1654. A.B.
obijt Nov. 29 1660.
12. Anno. Dom. 1722. William BROCKMAN of Beachborough Esq. new modelled and
refitted this Chancell, and also made the Vault in which are reposited the
Remains of his Ancestors and other Relations who had been there interred.
In The North Chancell.
13. On a Flat Stone, inlaid with the Figures of a Man (in a Shroud), a Woman,
and three Children. Hic Jacet Thomas CHYLTON qui obijt x Die Augusti, A.Dni M.V.
ac pro bono Statû Thomasinae Uxoris ejus.
14. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Zouch BROCKMAN Esq. who
died 25 of October Anno Dni 1680. Aged 59 Yeares.
15. On a Monument on the Wet Wall. [¼ly:
1&4). a fesse wavy over all on a bend sinister 3 escallop shells. 2&3).
plain over all on a bend sinister 3 escallop shells. a chief, over all, party
per fesse, 3 reversed escutcheons in fesse; & ermine].
Here lieth the Body of Christopher PETTEY (Gentm.) Hee died the 26 of October
1668. Aged 39 Yeares. Hee left Issue at his Death 2 Sonnes, and 5 Daughters.
John, and Christophar, and Martha, and Elizabeth, and Christian and Alice, and
16. On Another on the North Wall. [Arg.
3 boars’ heads erased, mouths pointing upward, sa.].
Memoriae Magistri Thomae BOOTHE, hujus Ecclesiae Pastoris venerabilis, et
fidissimi; qui excessit ex hâc Vitâ 2 Febuar (sic) Anno Salutis Humanae,
17. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth interred, Jane, lately the Wife of Zouch
BROCMKAN, of the Parish of Cheriton, Esq. and Daughter of Robert EVERING, of
Evering, in the County of Kent, Esq. Who had Issue 4 Sonnes and 3 Daughters. She
departed this Life Aug. 3 1656. Aged 27 Yeares. Here lieth also the Body of
Zouch BROCKMAN, Son of the said Jane and Zouch Brockman: he deceased Oct. ..
1657. Aged 5 Yeares.
In The Body.
18. On The Verge of a Black, Flat Stone, on which are also inlaid the Figures of
a Man, a Woman, 2 Sons, 5 Daughters, and the 3 following Coats.
[Drawn in line; 2d. ¼ of I.
I. ¼ly: 1). BROCKMAN, p.40).
2). Per fesse indented, 3 martlets.
3). Per bend arg. & sa. 2 martlets countercharged & a bend
counter-embattled sa. & arg. (party bendwise).
4). Arg. a chevn. & border gu, the latter charged with 8 bezants.
II. No.I. imp. Az. fretty arg.a chief or (ST. LEGER).
III. No.I. imp. 3 swords in fesse, points upward (no tinctures)].
In The North Isle.
19. On a small Stone on ye N. Wall. Here lieth buried Mare SANDFORD, who died
the . . of September, 1621.
20. Three Other Flat Stones not legible.
21. This Church consists of the Great, and North Chancells; The Body, and an
Isle to the North. In a small wooden Steeple, capt. with a leaded Spire, at ye
West End, hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed.
1. Sam. KNIGHT me Fecit. 1725.
3. Henry BILTON, Curet. S.K. Me fecit. 1725.
4. William SLODDEN, Thomas TAYLOR, Ch. Wardens, S.K. Fecit. 1725.
5. James BROCKMAN, Esq. S.K. Fecit. 1725.
22. Here lieth buried Henry BROCKMAN of Bitchborough, Esq. Lord of this Manor,
who departed this Mortal Life, upon the xxviiith of March, 1630.
23. On a Flat Stone, with ye Figures of a Man and 3 Women in Brass. Pray for the
Soulis of Rychard *RYEGE (*as it seems), Alys, Johan, and Kateryn his Wyfes. The
which Rychard decessy’d the first Day of September, in the Yeare of Our Lord
God, M.V. and XXII (1522).
On whose Soules, Jhu have Mercy. Amen.
24. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Doct. Christopherus REITTINGERUS,
Natione Hungarus, Professione Medicus; per Septennium Archiaetros Impereratori
Russiae, Muscoviae, etc. potentissimo; sepultus fuit in hâc Ecclesiâ trises.
Die Mensis Decembris, 1612. Aetatis suae 55.
25. Eight other Flat Stones, none of them legible.
26. In The Church Yard, is an ancient Altar Tomb, not legible, as also Memorials
of BROWN, FAGGE, MACKET, MARSHAL, PEPPER, RIGDEN, ROLFE, SLODDEN, TURNER and
27. This Church was dedicated to St. Nicholas. It is a Vicarage in the Patronage
of James BROCKMAN Esq. The Present Vicar is The Revd. Mr. E. PARKER, who is also
Rector of Cheriton. 1759.
28. Dr. GALE, in his Remarks upon Antoninus’s Itinerary, P.86, say (sic) that
Roman Coins have been found here, as Urns are at Newington by Sittingbourne.
29. The Hill in this Parish, near Mr Brockman’s House, call’d Beachboroug
(sic) Hill, commands a vast prospect toward the Sea; A Bon Fire made on the Top
of it, is seen in France.
Index of Names and Places
BROCKMAN 2-12, 14, 18, 21, 22, 27, 29
CLERKE 5, 6
SLODDEN 21, 26
Adn’s Court Farm.
St Clem. Sandwich 2
Cheriton 17, 27
Evering, Kent 17
Monks Horton 5
Beachborough 2, 11, 12
Beachborough Hill 27
Church Wardens 21
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