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Monumental Inscriptions are taken from a book published in 1895 by
Charles Cotton, entitled History & Antiquities of the Church
and Parish of St Laurence (Lawrence), Thanet (Ramsgate).
Page 129 "The
Inscriptions on the Tombstones, down to 1800, have been
taken off in the following order:— Firstly, those immediately around
the Church beginning at the east end, passing round to the south, the
west, and the north, all within the path; then those outside the
path, beginning at the triangular piece upon the south and passing to
the west and straight down towards the east to the Abbott Mausoleum thus
completing those contained in the original Churchyard; secondly, the
Inscriptions are taken from those within the first addition to the
original Churchyard (upon the north of the old Churchyard), they begin
at the east, and are given as far as possible row by row, up to the west
end of this part of the ground. The other portions of the new Churchyard
were added subsequently to 1800, therefore the inscriptions to be found
there—and they are very numerous—are not given in this work.
For the sake of reference every stone has a distinct
number, which will be found to contain its own group of inscriptions.
Cozens in his "Tour Through the Isle of Thanet,
etc," gives the Inscriptions of nine monuments in this Churchyard,
all of which are included (with additions) except three; these I cannot
now find, so they are added at the end of this Chapter and are marked as
being extracted from that work."
Page 152 "The
. . . transcripts were
copied from the tombstones for this work by Mr. John B. Gibbs, of St.
Laurence, and as might be expected, the task was beset with difficulties
on account of the great age of many of the inscriptions, and the effects
of long standing neglect and bad weather. All the inscriptions down to
the year 1812 have been searched for, and except those marked
with an * have been compared with the names and dates in the Burial
Registers, and verified there from by Mr. Kenyon W. Wilkie, whose
additions from the Registers have been printed in italics and
placed within brackets. Those marked with an * have not been identified
in the Registers, failure being due either to the illegibility of the
inscriptions on the stones, or omission of the clerk to enter the
particulars in the Registers. The greatest praise is due to Mr. Wilkie
for the care and. accuracy with which this most laborious work has been
completed, which it is hoped, will be of some value to future
genealogists and Pedigree hunters."
1. John LANGLEY, died 14th June
1785 aged 37 years; also four children who died in infancy.
2*. Peter, son of William and Sarah BENET, died 13th …./ 28
years. Also of …/ Sarah and Richard.
3*. An old stone, inscription quite obliterated.
4. Mary, wife of Henry CROWN, died 25th January 1752 aged 25
5. (Geor)ge, ye son .. (Ric)hard and (Mary) BENNETT
died 17th September 1683.
6. Daniel STONE died 16th October 1770 aged 33 years. Also
Daniel, son of the above died 26th October 1761 (1762)
aged 3 years. Also Daniel, a second son, died 21st April 1770
aged 6 years. Also Elizabeth, daughter of the above, died 14th
July 1772 aged 6 years.
7. Robert EASON died 24th April 1779 aged 46 years, leaving
two children, viz: Ann and Robert. Also Ann, wife of Edward WYBORN, died
(30th) April 1793 aged 27 years.
8. Edward LONG died 28th December 1746 aged 83 years. Also
Ann, his wife, died 31st August 1749 aged 82 years.
8A*. Elizabeth, only wife of William LONG, d…/ in ye 48th
year of her age (remainder illegible).
9. William BURGESS died 5th March 1767 aged 64 years. Also
Susannah his wife, died 5th July 1785 aged 77 years. Also
Sarah WHITE, daughter of the above, died 22nd April 1787 aged
10. John JARMAN died 17th June 1718 aged 62 years. Left
surviving Stephen, Sarah, Jane and Elizabeth. Also Sarah, wife of above,
died 18th June 1736 aged 78 years.
10A. Stephen JERMAN and Elizabeth his wife. He died August 17th
1753 in the …3 year …./. She died December (buried December 6th)
1756 aged 63.
11. Stephen READ died 30th April 1747 aged 63 years. Also
Hannah his wife died 8th May 1766 aged 77 years.
12. (Jane wife of Thomas) SPURGEN and daughter of George and Jane
MUDDLE, died 11th October (bur. 17 September) 1764.
13. Johanna, wife of Robert LAWRENCE, died 16th June 1782
aged 62 years. Also the above Robert Lawrence died 6th
February 1795 aged 89 years.
14. Robert, son of George PATTEN, died 9th January 1748 aged
15. Anthony HOOPER died 17th January 1758 aged 79 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 16th January 1765 aged 82 years.
South side of Church within the path:
16. Judith, wife of John BRATHERY, died 14th July 1756 aged
70 years. Also John Brathery died 22nd September 1756 aged 80
years. Also Elizabeth, daughter of above, died 16th April
1784 aged 60 years.
16a. Katharine HOOPER died 19th May 1812 aged 76 years.
17. Sarah, wife of Stephen READ, Junr. died 19th October 1765
aged 41 years. Also 3 children, viz: Stephen, Sarah and Richard, who
died in infancy.
18. William LONG died 13th February 1757 aged 74 years. Also
John JOAD died 16th July 1769 aged 68 years, and Susannah,
his wife, died 19th January 1773 aged 67 years. Also Sarah
HINDS, daughter of above John Joad, died 19th August 1777
aged 41 years. Also two of their children, who died in infancy.
19. Elizabeth READ died 11th January 1759 aged 58 years. Also
her husband Stephen Read died 11th January 1781 aged 84
years. Also Ann, daughter of above and wife of Anthony HOOPER, died 11th
June 1787 aged 58 years.
20. Moses, son of Stephen and Elizabeth READ, died 21st June
1743 aged 19 years. Also 4 other children, viz: 1 son and 3 daughters.
21. Mary MOSES died 21st February 1732 aged 25 years. Also 3
children, viz: Elizabeth, Mary and Eliza, in their first year.
22. Edward READ died 10th January 1716 in his 36th
year. Also Judith, his daughter (an infant) died March 1716.
Remainder of inscription gone.
23. Robert TICKNOR, Sen. died 11th October 1715 aged 75
years. Left issue 5 sons and 5 daughters. Also Anne Ticknor died 23rd
January 1731 aged 82 years.
24. Henry TICKNOR died 9th January 1730 aged 61 years. Also
Elizabeth, his daughter, died 2nd November 1750 aged 46
years. Also Sarah, his wife, died 2nd October 1760 aged 91
25. Ann, wife of William LONG, daughter of Robert and Anne TICKNOR, died
7th December 1739 aged 56 years. Also 3 children, viz: Mary,
Catherine and Nicholas died in infancy.
26. Henry GRANT died 28th April 1767 aged 68 years. Also
Henry, son of above, died 21st October 1729 aged 13 months.
Also Jane, his wife, died 4th March 1782 aged 86 years. A.a.
Bb Cc Dd E.e FFf G on bottom of stone.
27. John TICKNOR, Sen. died 20th March 1731 aged 54 years.
Also Mary and Catherine, daughters of above. Also Judith, wife of above,
died 4th December 1733 aged 53 years. Also Judith, wife of
Martin BROOK, died 3rd December 1733 aged 31 years. Also
Judith, daughter of above, died June 1760 aged 33 years.
28. Edward STOCK, son of William and Mary, died 15th May 1788
aged 28 years. Also 3 children, Mary, William and John died in infancy.
Also the above Mary Stock died 11th April 1798 aged 73 years.
Also the above William Stock died 15th July 1799 aged 77
West side of Church within the path:
29. Remains on an old inscription. (John) SAMPSON died September (October)
1686. Also (Martha) his wife died 1722 aged 82 years.
30. George SKINNER died 11th May 1656 aged 62 years, leaving
Martha, his wife, and one son and one daughter, Thomas and Martha. Also
George Skinner died 22nd July 1757 aged 79 years. Also
Elizabeth, wife of Stephen JESSARD, died 22nd October 1778
aged 62 years. Also the above Stephen Jessard died 30th March
1798 aged 80 years. Also Elizabeth JOAD, daughter of above Stephen
Jessard died 4th October 1820 aged 72 years.
31. George KEMP died 6th January 1737 aged 42 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died 7th February 1779 aged 82 years.
32. Elizabeth, wife of William DEVERSON, died 16th January
1753 aged 31 years.
33. Sarah, wife of Daniel CURLING, died 9th September 1761
aged 29 years.
34. Daniel CURLING, of Chilton, died 6th March 1745-6 aged 45
years. Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 31st January 1788
aged 90 years.
35. Ann, wife of William CURLING, died 1st June 1780 aged 61
years. Also the above William Curling died 24th February 1798
aged 83 years.
36. Mary, relict of Alexander CURLING, died 26 August 1767 aged 63
years. Also two daughters, Mercy and Mary.
37. John MAXTED died 29th April 1700 aged 63 years. Also
Jane, daughter of Robert and Jane Maxted, died 25th August
1714 aged 3 years. Also Ann Moses SAYER died 1st July 1781
aged 23 years. Also Ann Maxted Sayer died 7th January 1790
aged 8 years. Also George Osborn Sayer died 25th August 1805
aged 54 years.
38. Richard GRANGER died 14th May 1714 aged 68 years. Also
Thomasin, wife of above, died 17th November 1732 aged 81
years. Also Richard, son of John and Jane Granger, died 14th
August 1705 aged 6 months. Also Jane, wife of John Granger, died 13th
October 1714 aged 36 years. Also John Granger died 24th March
1733 aged 57 years.
39. Sarah, wife of John HOLMAN, died 31st July 1730 aged 63
years. Also Mary, wife of John Holman, minor, died 28th April
1801 (aged 65) years.
40. Francis HOLMAN died 19th January 1739 aged 43 years.
Anne, wife of Thomas GRIGSON, Junr. died 8th September 1757
aged 50 years. Also the above Thomas Grigson died 8th April
1782 aged 67 years.
41. William LILLEFORD died 25th May 1788 aged 79 years. Also
Susannah, his wife, died 23rd December 1777 aged 69 years.
42. John MAXTED died 10th August 1786 aged 99 years and 10
months. Also Jane, his wife, died 10th July 1756 aged 81
43. Stephen TERRY died 14th June 1791 aged 69 years.
44. John FRIEND died 27th February 1740 aged 65 years.
45. Here lie the bodies of George FRIEND, Ann, his wife, and Mary their
daughter. He died September 1749 aged 65 years. She died December 1746
aged 50 years. Mary died November 1749 aged 20.
46. Sarah, wife of George KENNEARD, died 25th February 1739
aged 77 years. Also the above George Kenneard died 18th June
1744 aged 75 years.
47. Daniel CHEESEMAN died 10th March 1760 aged 72 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 14th November 1782 aged 98 years.
*Also Elizabeth, their daughter, died 7th May 1783 aged 64
48. George SMITH died 1790 aged 55 years.
49. Ann, wife of William DEAR, died 11th January 1709 aged 34
years. Also William Dear, her husband (buried March 1718).
North side of Church within the path:
50. Ann, wife of James BARMAN, died 21st December 1790 aged
50 years. Also Simon, son of above, died 9th July 1802 aged
21 years. Also the above James Barman died 10th September
1822 aged 86 years.
51. George HOOPER died March 9th 1791 aged 62 years.
52. Elizabeth, wife of Martin LONG, died 18th June 1742 aged
53. Old Alexander LONG, the ffisherman, died 9th September
1708 aged 95 years. Also Mercy, his wife, died 15th September
1702 aged 88 years. Also Margaret HOOPER died 25th December
1761 aged 55 years. Also Margaret Hooper, daughter of above, died 25th
May 1768 aged 36 years. Also Jane Hooper died 26th June 1789
aged 54 years. Also Mary Bostock Read CHALLENER died May 20th
1880 aged 56 years.
54. Mary, wife of Alexander LONG, died 21st November 1732
aged 37 years.
55. Elizabeth, wife of William NOBLE, died May 1737 aged 50 years.
56.* Mary, wife of Alexander LONG, daughter of William and Elizabeth
JENKIN, of Minster, died 20th August 1715 aged 38 years.
57. Mr Alexander LONG died 3rd June 1723 aged 49 years.
58. George COCK died 17th September 1743 aged 65 years. Also
Mary, his wife, died 15th December 1749 aged 58 years.
59. Catherine, daughter of John & Catherine COCK, died 6th
April 1742 aged 12 years. Also Susannah and Thomas ……/. Also the
above John Cock died December 1757 aged 66 years.
60. Catherine, wife of John COCK, died 3rd July 1763 aged 67
years. Also John Cock, grandson of above, died 14th November
1762 aged 1 year 11 months. Also John, son of Daniel & Dorothy Cock,
died 9th January 1771 aged 3 months.
61. Catherine, wife of John REDWOOD, died 9th October 1737
aged 52 years.
On the large stone towards the west, in the path on the north side of
61a. Stephen SAMPSON of Ramsgate, Esq., surgeon, died 19th
March 1767 aged 34 years, and was buried near and to the left of this
grave. Also Elizabeth, his widow, died 18th August 1807 aged
75 years and 6 months. Also John, son of above, died 15th
October 1822 aged 64 years. Also Mary Rutter Sampson died 30th
March 1826 aged 64 years. Also Elizabeth Sampson died 2nd
January 1830 aged 66 years. Also Matilda Sampson, last surviving
daughter of the above Stephen Sampson, died May 3rd 1857 aged
On the smaller stone towards the east with a long inscription almost
61b*. Robert CORBETT, 2nd son of William Thompson Corbett, of
Darshall, Cheshire, and Desham, Lincolnshire; and Jane Elizabeth, his
South side of Church, without the path:
62. Elizabeth, wife of Josiah CULLMER, died 11th October 1719
aged 29 years. Also Mary Cullmer, their daughter, died September 1719
aged 5 years. Also Ann Cullmer died October 1719 aged 3 years. Also
Margaret, wife of Capt. Josiah Cullmer, died 19th September
1767 aged 72 years.
63. Ellen, wife of Daniel GOATLEY, died 2nd March 1730 aged
64. John NETHERSOLE died 19th April 1751 aged 76 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died 6th January 1764 aged 80 years. Also
Ann RICHARDSON died 30th November 1796 aged 75 years.
65. Thomas TOMSON, M.D. Ob. 27th January 1794, etat 33.
66. William CURLING died 27th September 1728 aged 29 years.
Also John, son of John and Susannah JOAD, died 29th October
1756 aged 23 years.
67. Esther, wife of John CURLING, died 12th September 1735
aged 68 years. Also Thomas, son of above, died 3rd March 1733
aged 32 years.
68. George TICKNOR died 2nd December 1734 aged 57 years. Also
Helena, wife of above, died 11th May 1752 aged 72 years. Also
Ann, daughter of Capt. Thomas PHILLIPS, died 11th June 1753
aged 9 years. Also Thomas Phillips died 10th June 1765 aged
71 years. Also Eleanor, wife of Thomas PHILLIPS, died 1st
April 1767 aged 61 years.
69. William READ died 18th May 1743 aged 45 years.
70. Martin LONG died 10th May 1707 aged 52 years. Also (Anne),
wife of above, died 10th September 1740 aged 84 years.
71. Ann, daughter of Anthony BAYLY, died 6th July 1720 aged 6
72. Captn. Anthony BAYLY died 16th May 1774 aged 85 years.
Also Ann, wife of above, died 20th November 1742 aged 52
years. Also 3 sons and 2 daughters.
73. Robert LONG died 12th December 1723 aged 67 years. Left
surviving one daughter, Judith. (See also no.16).
74. Affery, daughter of Robert and (Afry) LONG, died 13th
October 1701 aged 17 years. Also Affery, daughter of John and Judith (See
also no.16) BRATHERY, died ……../.
75. Nathaniel AUSTEN, Sen. died 7th April 1745 aged 70 years.
Also Mary, wife of above, died 20th July 1757 aged 79 years.
Also Edward, son of above, died 24th October 1760 aged 46
years. Also Ann, wife of John QUINCE, died 6th September 1765
aged 45 years. Also Mrs Elizabeth Austen, widow of above Edward, died
February 1st 1788.
76. John MOCKENESS died 27th January 1757 aged 76 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died 3rd January 1752 aged 72 years. Also
Richard, son of above (date gone).
77. George CURLING of Ramsgate, mariner, died 29th January
1731 aged 70 years. Also John BAX, Gent., grandson of above, died 22nd
January 1788 aged 71 years.
78. Ebenezer BRADSHAW, Dissenting Minister of Ramsgate, died March 11th
1741 aged 80 years.
79. George DEAR died 5th June 1771 aged 49 years.
80. Margaret, wife of David RUTTER, died 11th February 1731
aged 56 years.
81. Thomas CURLING died 11th June 1741 aged 45 years. Also
Sarah, wife of above, died 24th September 1767 aged 69 years.
82. Margaret RUTTER died (September 29th) 1749, aged
62 years. Also one son and one daughter.
83*. Robert ATHERTON died 21st February 1710 aged 66 years.
84. William CURLING died 27th September 1728 aged 29 years.
85. Elizabeth, wife of Richard FOWLER, died 27th November
1762 aged 60 years. Also Elizabeth LILLO, granddaughter of above
86. William DEAR died 25th March 1719 aged 77 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 24th February 1719 aged 47 years.
87. Christopher BURCHAM (Birch) died 20th December (buried
December 3rd) 1759 aged 32 years. Also John Burcham (Birch)
died 2nd December 1766 aged 69 years. Also Dorothy, wife of
Christopher Burcham, died 16th August 1806 aged 89 years.
88. Mary, wife of George CURLING, died 22nd November 1706
aged 28 years.
89. Judith, wife of Roger STRIVENS, died 24th (July)
1794 aged 70 years. Also the above Roger Strivens died 6th
April 1798 aged 75 years.
90. George LONG died 24th May 1756 aged 57 years.
91. George LONG died 8th November 1725 aged 56 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 14th August 1728 aged 57 years,
leaving 4 sons and one daughter ……/ married to Isaac ELVIN, and died
92. Adam LONG died March 13th 1750 aged 50 years. Also
Elizabeth, wife of above, died 28th November 1767 aged 67
years. Also two sons, Robert and Alexander. Also Elizabeth, daughter of
above, died 9th April 1806 aged 64 years.
93. George FARLEY died 25th March 1799 aged 68 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died August 7th 1797 aged 66 years. Left
issue 4 sons, John, Thomas, George and William, and 4 daughters, Dinah,
Susannah Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth.
94. John FARLEY died 21st December 1763 aged 63 years. Also
Mary, daughter of above, died 2nd October 1768 aged 32 years.
Also Mary, wife of above, died 29th November 1781 aged 86.
95. Mary DEVERSON, daughter of Thomas and Ann Deverson, died 8th
February 1749 aged 22 years. Also Thomas Deverson died 11th
April 1760 aged 63 years. Also Ann, wife of above, died 5th
November 1785 aged 86 years. Also Ann, daughter of above, died 7th
June 1740 aged 15 years.
96. G.L.S. 1790.
97. 4 children, sons of John and Mercy HESTER, viz: Thomas died 22nd
October 1741 aged 2 years. Deverson died 5th April 1750 aged
7 years. Thomas died 30th January 1754 aged 6 years and
Deverson died 10th December 1758 aged 9 years.
98. Richard STEVENS died 8th May 1730 aged 72 years. Also
Richard, Sarah and Annah.
99. William, son of John and Mercy HESTER, died 30th July
1764 aged 23 years. Also John, son of above, died 15th March
1765 aged 27 years.
100. William DARLING died 17th December 1753 aged 66 years.
Also Sarah, wife of above, died 31st August 1758 aged 64
101. (Martha), daughter of Thomas and Ann HOLMAN, died 3rd
May 1718 aged 18 years. (Ann), wife of Stephen Holman, died ../
July 1732 aged 24 years. Also Nicholas, son of Stephen Holman by his 2nd
wife Mary, died 7th May 1754 aged 15 years.
101A. (Ann), wife of Stephen HOLMAN, died July (buried July 10th)
1732 aged 24. Also Nicholas, son of Stephen Holman by his 2nd
wife Mary, died May (buried May 18th) 1754.
West wide of Church without the path:
102. George MARTIN died 20th May 1743 aged 56 years. Also
George, son of above, 10th July 1744 aged 25 years.
103. Ann, relict of G. MARTIN, Jun. died 4th February 1765
aged 45 years.
104. Michael SMITH died 12th April (buried 11th
April) 1794 aged 73 years. Also Ann, his wife, died 6th
July 1803 aged 73 years.
105. Mary, wife of Simon STOCKLY, died 12th November 1787
aged 68 years. Also the above Simon Stockly died 7th February
1805 aged 75 years.
106*. Daniel, son of Zacariah and Margaret BALDEN, died 30th
November 1713 aged 22 years.
107. John COOPER died 17th July 1765 aged 82 years.
108. Oliver BOULTON died 29th November 1763 aged 39 years.
Also Mildred, his wife, died 5th November 1772 aged 53 years.
109. Sarah, wife of John JOAD, died 21st February 1753 aged
57 years. Also the above John Joad died 3rd April 1757 aged
66 years. Also Gilbert Joad, son of above, died 23rd
September 1761 aged 34 years. Also Mary, wife of Gilbert Joad, died 18th
May 1778 aged 47 years.
110. John JOAD died 7th June 1738 aged 89 years. Also Sarah,
wife of above, died 11th June 1734 aged 76 years. Also
William SIMMONS, died 10th September 1723 aged 45 years.
111. Jane Mary LONG died July 1771 aged 81 years.
112. (Ann, wife of) Thomas CORNISH, died 22nd January
1749 aged 44 years. Also Thomas Cornish died (December) 1764 aged
113. George JOAD died 7th May 1742 aged 86 years. Also
Susanna, daughter of Adam and Mary RIGDEN, died 26th June
1742 aged 22 years.
114. Thomas BELCY died 29th February 1764 aged 57 years. Also
Mary, his wife, died 6th October 1739 aged 36 years. Also 2
children, Mary and Ann.
115. George JOAD died 7th May 1773 aged 76 years. Also
Martha, his wife, died 15th December 1771 aged 75 years. Also
George, son of above, died 23rd January 1750 aged 23 years.
116. James STOCK died 12th December 1744 aged 57 years. Also
Elizabeth, his wife, died 28th March 1760 aged 79 years.
117. Jane, wife of John GRIGG, of Manston, died 6th April
1792 aged 50 years. Also John Grigg died December 1819 aged 86 years.
118. Here Lyeth Richard ye son of Richard & Jane MAYE, How left
behind him Susanna, his wife, and aged 28 yeares, and died May ye 9th,
1705. (This inscription is exactly the same as it is on the stone).
119. Jane SOLLY, wife of Edward Solly, died 17th February
1781 aged 31 years.
120. Sarah NEWMAN, wife of John, died 3rd November 1753 aged
121. Sarah CURLING died 23rd February 1775 aged 10 years 7
months. Also Thomas Curling died 2nd November 1812 aged 85
years. Also Mary, his wife, died 14th September 1814 aged 86
122. Elizabeth, wife of John BOWLES, died 26th December 1704
aged 63 years. Also Sarah HILLS, an infant, buried 23rd May
1706. Also John Bowles died 1st December 1709 aged 58 years.
John Hills died 27th March 1716 aged 45 years. Also an infant
son of John Hills died 22nd November 1716. Elizabeth, wife of
John Hills, died 27th March 1736 aged 52 years. Mary, widow
of John Bowles, died 9th March 1739 aged 88 years. John Hills
died July 31st 1751 aged 40 years. Also Sarah, wife of
Stephen Hills, died 24th February 1767 aged (48)
years. Also Elizabeth CURLING died 16th January 1787 aged 77
years. Also Mary CORNISH died 1st January 1801 aged 87 years.
123. Ann, wife of Thomas EMPTAGE, died 30th July 1753 aged 83
124. Jane, wife of Thomas PHILPOTT, died 18th September 1798
aged 64 years. Also Susannah, wife of Thomas Philpott, of Haine, died 8th
(August) 1807 aged 56 years.
125. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard LONG, died 17th November
1714 aged 21 years.
126. Arthur REAKES died 7th April 1761 aged 81 years.
127. Martha, wife of John GIFFORD, died 10th January 1763
aged 49 years.
128. Thomas MANTLE died 12th July 1753 aged 70 years. Also
William, son of above, died 10th May 1746 aged 25 years.
129. Edward SMITH died 16th August 1749 aged 46 years.
130. William, son of William and Anne SHEPHERDSON, died 29th
April 1730 aged 3 years.
131. Grace, relict of the late Captain Edward READ, died 9th
March 1791 aged 75 years. Also 3 children who died in infancy, viz:
Mary, Grace and William. Also Mary Bostock Read died 22nd
December 1816 aged 70 years. Also Grace Read died 18th
February 1830 aged 87 years.
132. Sarah, wife of William MORSE, died 14th October 1757
aged 66 years.
133. Elizabeth Straton SKINNER died 12th February 1760 aged 1
year 8 months.
134. Hannah GOATLEY, wife of Daniel Goatley, died 21st
February 1749 aged 33 years, leaving issue 2 children, viz: John and
Hannah. Arms: Ermine, a goat’s head erased; impaling, on a chevron 3
mullets, between 2 crescents in chief, and one escallope in base.
135. Susannah, wife of David MILLER, died 15th December 1723
aged 41 years.
136. George RAINIER, Junr., of Deal, died 27th April 1765
aged 43 years. Also Sarah Rainier died 30th April 1766 aged
69 years. Also Ann, wife of Mark Seller GARRETT, daughter of George
Rainier, of Ramsgate, died 3rd October 1767 aged 41 years.
137. Robert, son of John and Abia CURLING, died April 1710.
138. Richard SPAIN died 24th July 1768 aged 45 years.
139. John WESTBEECH died 14th September 1779 aged 62 years.
Also Mary, wife of above, died 13th December 1797 aged 69
years. Also Susanna, daughter of above, died 2nd January 1763
in infancy. Also William, son of above, died 17th February
1771 aged 7 years.
140. William BUCKETT died 16th February 1739 aged 56 years.
Also his daughter Alice, wife of Thomas PHILPOTT, died 12th
April 1739 aged 27 years. Also John Buckett died 13th
December 1736 aged 53 years, leaving 11 children, 6 of whom are buried
141. Thomas CRAMP died 15th January 1767 aged 81 years. Also
Mary, his wife, died 8th March 1770 aged 84 years. Also
Robert, son of above, died 31st July 1769 aged 51 years. Also
Sarah, daughter of above, born 11th May 1730, died 1813.
142. William TROWARD died 7th April 1767 aged 65 years.
143. Thomas STACE died 19th September 1766 aged 35 years.
Also Sarah, daughter of above, died in infancy.
144. Henry CURLING died 28th June 1793 aged 60 years. Also
Sarah, wife of above, died November 1808 aged 75 years.
145. Elizabeth, wife of William WOODCOCK, died October (buried 1st
November) 1728 aged 39 years. Left issue one son, viz: John. Also
the above William Woodcock died 28th March 1755 aged 82
146. John ELGAR died 26th December 1712 aged 80 years. *Also
Mary, wife of above, died 23rd July 1731 aged 63 years.
147. Jeffery HORN died 8th November 1782 aged 50 years. Also
Martha, his wife, died 8th February 1808 aged 82 years.
148. John PENNEY died 4th October 1762 aged 42 years. Also
Mary, daughter of John and Elizabeth Penney, died December 1746 aged 2
months. Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 23rd June 1774
aged 59 years.
149. Edward CULMER died 20th October 1797 aged 33 years. Also
Thomas MACKNEY died 19th May 1799 aged 58 years. Also Joyce
Mackney, wife of above, died 1st February 1823 aged 83 years.
Also Edward SILK died 27th February 1848 aged 75 years. Also
Sarah, wife of Edward Silk, died 28th December 1850 aged 85
150. George COOPER died 3rd August 1786 aged 63 years.
151. Elizabeth, wife of William COOPER, died 19th November
1732 aged 38 years. Also the above William Cooper died November (buried
5th December 1769) aged 86 years.
152. Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary THOMAS, died 19th
December 1799 aged 17 days.
153. Mary JAMES, of Knightsbridge, died 15th September 1797
aged 53 years.
154. Thomas GARRETT (buried 7th January) 1744, aged 78
years. Also Stephen, son of above, died 3rd January 1749 aged
48 years. Also Mary CASBY, daughter of above, died 24th
October 1751 aged 57 years. Also Mary, daughter of above Mary Casby,
wife of George RAINIER, died 13th June 1751 aged 33 years.
Also Thomazine, wife of above Thomas Garrett, died 12th May
1753 aged 78 years. Also Ann BAX, daughter of Mary Casby, died 29th
September 1755 aged 31 years. Also Sarah BROWN died 27th July
1763 aged 54 years. Also Thomazine SMITH, wife of Dryden Smith and
daughter of Mark Seller Garrett, died 27th January 1773 aged
20 years. Also Thomas Garrett, of Nether Court, died 18th
February 1838 aged 82 years.
155. Mark Seller GARRETT died 15th March 1779 aged 61 years.
Also John Garrett died 25th May 1779 aged 66 years. Also 5
children of John and Elizabeth Garrett who died in infancy. Also
Elizabeth, their second daughter, born 26th January 1796,
died 7th October 1817. Also Ann, third daughter, born 23rd
November 1800, died 17th May 1825. Also John, second son of
Mark Seller and Ann Garrett, died 1st May 1835 aged 77 years.
* Henry, Cornet in the 16th Lancers, youngest son of John and
Elizabeth Garrett, died 26th April 1833 aged 23 years. A
monument is erected at Cawnpore in the presidency of Bengal, by his
brother officers, as a mark of their esteem and the regret they felt at
156. Christopher MAYHEW died 9th April 1803 aged 46 years.
Also Sarah, wife of above, only daughter of Mark Seller GARRETT, died 19th
May 1811 aged 54 years. Also Ann SMITH, mother of Christopher Mayhew,
died 18th December 1800 aged 77 years. *Also Christopher died
July 1787 aged 3 years. Also Thomazine died 31st March 1802
aged 15 years. Also Christopher, second son of above, died 22nd
June 1819 aged 24 years. Also Ann, eldest daughter of above, died at St
Mary’s Platt, 13th May 1855. Also Margaret, 4th
daughter of above, died 23rd February 1860 aged …./.
157. Sarah, wife of Daniel RAINIER, died 8th December 1822
aged 37 years. Also the above Daniel Rainier died 15th March
1825 aged 39 years. Also Louisa DIRS, wife of Thomas MAYHEW, died 12th
August 1850 aged 24 years. Also their infant daughter, Maryanne
Thomasine, July, aged 17 months. Catharine, 5th daughter of
Christopher and Sarah Mayhew, died 8th December 1863 aged 70
158. Elizabeth, wife of John GARRETT, died 9th August 1850
aged 79 years. Also Augusta Ann, daughter of John Garrett (Commander R.N.),
died 12th September 1854 aged 13 years. Also Sarah, wife of
Robert B. JOHNSTONE (Commander R.N.), daughter of John Garrett, died 17th
January 1862 aged 69 years. Also the above Robert B. Johnstone died 23rd
March 1863 aged 69 years. Lieut. General Sir Robert Garrett, K.C.B., K.H.,
eldest son of John and Elizabeth Garrett, of Ellington, died 18th
June 1869, aged 78 years.
159. Charlotte Georgina Sophia, wife of Robert GARRETT, Captain in the
army, died 6th November 1819, aged 30 years. Buried in the
Churchyard at Molenbeck, near Brussels, in the Netherlands, in the same
grave as her father, Lord Edward Charles Cavendish BENTINCK, only
brother of William, third Duke of PORTLAND. Also Louisa, wife of the
above Robert Garrett, Lieut. Colonel of the 16th Regiment and
Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order, died 16th May
1850, aged 63 years. Buried at Kensal Green, London. Also John, son of
John and Elizabeth Garrett, Commander (R.N.) died 17th
November 1850, aged 58 years. Buried All Souls’ Cemetery, Kensal
160. Sir William GARROW, of Pegwell Cottage, third son of David Garrow
of Hadley, County Hereford. Born 13th April 1760, and in 1793
was appointed by King George III one of His Majesty’s Counsel. In 1806
he was made Attorney General to his Royal Highness George, Prince of
Wales. In 1812 he was promoted to the office of Solicitor General, and
in 1813 to that of Attorney General to King George III. In 1814 he was
constituted Chief Justice to the County Palatine of Chester. In 1817 he
was raised to the dignity of Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and having
discharged with uprightness and ability the duties of that office during
a period of nearly 15 years, he retired from it in February 1832 and was
immediately afterwards appointed by King William IVth one of
His Majesty’s most honourable Privy Council. He died at Pegwell,
beloved and honoured, 21st September 1840, aged 80 years.
North side without the path, going down to east end of old Churchyard:
161. John MAXTED died 23rd December 1737 aged 60 years. Also
Robert Maxted died 25th April 1740 aged 77 years. Also
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Ann Maxted, buried 18th
October 1740, aged 10 years. Also Robert, son of above Robert Maxted,
died 3rd February 1747 aged 44 years. Also Jane, wife of the
above Robert Maxted, Senior, died 6th August 1766 aged 88
years. Also Robert, son of Robert Maxted, Junior, died 4th
September 1772 aged 46 years. Also Ann, widow of Robert Maxted, Junior,
died 1773 aged 69 years. *Also Francis HOLMAN died 29th
November 1784 aged 55 years.
161A. Elizabeth, wife of John GRAY, died 21st July 1764 aged
40 years. Also 5 children who died in infancy.
162. Jeffery FOAT died 11th May 1763 aged 43 years. Also
Daniel, son of above, died 26th September 1780 aged 22 years.
Also Mary BRICE, formerly wife of Jeffery Foat died 10th
February 1800 aged 79 years. Also Richard Brice, husband of above, died
24th March 1802 aged 69 years.
163. Ann, wife of William RATCLIFFE, died 1st November 1796
aged 32 years. Also William, son of above, died 10th April
1797, an infant.
164. A.R. 1796, W.R. 1797.
165. Ann FANNON died 20th November 1792 aged 23 years.
166. Thomas POTTER died 17th November 1768 (buried 19th
November) aged 58 years.
167. Thomas, son of Thomas and Ann PARAMOUR (buried 14th
November) 1773, aged 2 years. Also the above Thomas Paramour died 13th
March 1820 aged 91 years. Also Ann, widow of above, died 14th
April 1829 aged 87 years.
168. Mary, wife of Cornelius MARTIN, died 15th December 1728
aged 57 years.
169. Susanna, second wife of Cornelius MARTIN, died 12th July
1741 aged 33 years. Also Mary, daughter of above, died 17th
May 1740 aged 7 years.
170. Hic jacet corpus Johannis HANDCOCK, filii Samuelis Handcock,
Novicastri super Tynam, gen.obit., 12 Maii, anno Christi 1720, inter
horas 2 and 3 matutinas cum vixisset, 13 an 10 menses v. 2 dies.
Occidebat saevitia servorum ejus.
171. Here lies Elizabeth GILES, ye good wife of Mathias, whose exit
sudden was whose life was pious./ She loved all of each denomination,/
that fear’d ye Lord, acquaintance, or relation,/ sincere in all her
ways, heaven was her aim,/ Her self-denying temper shew’d it plain;/
and now we hope she’s in that place above,/ where’s nothing else but
joy, peace, and love./ Died September .. aged 38 years, left issue 4
sons and 2 daughters.
172. Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Ann AUSTEN, died 22nd
February 1756 aged 16 years. Also Mary, sister of above, died 23rd
November 1766 aged 21 years. Also the above Ann Austen died 28th
March 1775 aged 66 years. Also the above Henry Austen, who is supposed
to have been lost on board H.M.S. Lion, in an engagement.
173. George HALES died 4th September (buried August 31st)
1731 aged 55 years. *Also Jane, wife of above, died 10th
April 1755 aged 77 years. Also Sarah Hales died 12th May 1746
aged 36 years. Left issue two children, viz: William and Mercy.
174. George HALES died 27th December 1766 aged 65 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 30th November 1779 aged 76 years.
Also John, son of above, died 13th September 1798 aged 62
years. Also Elizabeth, wife of John Hales, died 13th May 1794
aged 58 years.
175. William GREEN died 26th December 1736 (buried 30th
December) aged 77 years. Also Ann, wife of William Green, died 18th
May 1725 (buried 23rd May) aged 66 years. Also three
176. Mildered (daugher of John and Jane) SANDERS, died 23rd
January 1685 aged 4 years.
177. William MOVERLEY died 10th May 1705 aged 8 years.
178. Richard SAYER (buried 4th June 1761) aged 77
years. Also Ann, wife of above, died 17th March 1755 aged 75
179. Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah BLINCKER, died 22nd
September 1720 aged 18 years. Also the above Sarah Blincker died 1744
aged 64 years. Also Susanna, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth BAYLY died
(September) 1756 aged 27 years. Also Sarah, daughter of above,
died 9th February 1799 aged 72 years.
180. Thomasine, daughter of Thomas and Thomasine FREEMAN, died December
1723 aged 30 years.
181. Robert SMALL died 22nd December 1763 aged 50 years. Also
Francis, William, Susanna, Thomas, Robert and Sampson. Susanna died
December 1745 aged 9 weeks. Thomas died 20th July 1750 aged 3
months. Robert died 4th December 1752 aged 13 months. Sampson
died 28th May 1754 aged 20 months. William died 18th
July 1761 aged 19 years.
182. Mary SMALL died 15th August 1730 aged 50 years. Also
Francis Small, husband of above, died 16th December 1753 aged
183. William SAUNDER, mariner, died 24th October 1705 aged 66
184. Jeremiah PHILPOTT died 24th November 1717 aged 54 years.
Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 9th October 1747 aged 85
185. George, son of George and Elizabeth PHILPOTT, died February 19th
1746 aged 21 years. Elizabeth, daughter of George Philpott, died 20th
December 1769 aged 81 years.
186. Mary Philpott died 16th February 1774 aged 82 years.
187. Cuthbert FARLESS died 22nd October 1720 aged 75 years.
188. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth KNOWLER, died 27th
July 1708 aged 15 years.
189. Martha, wife of Richard KNOWLER, died 14th January 1711
aged 34 years.
190. Robert, son of Robert FOAT, died 14th October 1724 aged
191. Stephen HOOPER died 17th May 1744 aged 72 years.
192. Captain William HOOPER died 5th December 1765 aged 65
years. Also Sarah, wife of above, died 15th March 1764 aged
193. Robert FOAT died 16th April 1722 aged 84 years.
194. Edward CANNEY died 8th June 1795 aged 20 years. *Also
Sarah, daughter of Edward and Jane Canney, died 4th May 1786
aged 8 weeks. Also Elizabeth Bax Canney died 13th May 1794
aged 57 years.
195. Mary, wife of George MARTIN, died 10th January 1727 aged
196. Martha, wife of Roger CURLING (buried 10th September)
1706 aged 41 years.
197. Aliscey, wife of Thomas HOOPER, died July (buried 17th
July 1762) aged 20 years. Also Thomas, son of Thomas and Alice
Hooper, died 30th December 1764 aged 2 years 3 months. Mary,
second wife of above, died 24th December 1772 aged 40 years.
Also 2 children, Jane and Frances, who died in infancy.
198. Frances, wife of William DOWDING, died 18th December
1773 aged 72 years. Also Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary HOOPER, died 18th
January 1782 aged 16 years. Also the above Thomas Hooper died 24th
September 1783 aged 63 years. Also Roger, son of above, died 1st
October 1809 aged 37 years. Also Mary, daughter of above Thomas Hooper,
died 20th November 1844 aged 78 years.
199. Adam COXEN died 24th November 1781 aged 69 years. Also
Jane, wife of above, died 27th October 1809 aged 93 years.
Also Jane NAIRNE died 30th April 1807 aged 57 years. Also
Jane Nairne, daughter of above, died 29th May 1817 aged 31
200. Sarah, wife of John SMITH, died 24th December 1729, aged
39 years. Also the above John Smith died 24th May 1768 aged
78 years. Left issue 7 sons and 2 daughters.
201. Richard HOOPER died 26th February 1720 aged 63 years.
Left issue 3 sons and 4 daughters. Also Mary, wife of above, died 17th
October 1728 aged 73 years. Also Nicholas, son of above, and Jane, his
wife. She died 25th January 1764 aged 67 years. He died 23rd
September 1773 aged 77 years. Also Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Jane
Hooper, died 10th August 1781 aged 60 years. Also Nicholas,
son of Nicholas and Sarah, died 26th August 1777 (buried
August 31st) aged 25 years.
202. Daniel CURLING died 27th March 1782 aged 52 years. Also
Jane Curling, relict of above, died 30th March 1790 aged 56
years. Also George, son of above, died 21st August 1815 aged
56 years. Also Elizabeth Curteis, wife of above George Curling, died 17th
February 1821 aged 51 years.
203. Jane, second wife of William HOOPER, died 3rd December
1782 aged 54 years. Also two children, William and Jane (removed from a
vault at the other side of the path – Cozens, p.63). Also Mary,
daughter of Stephen HOLMAN, died 27th April 1802 aged 1 year
10 months. Also the above William Hooper died 26th April 1810
aged 85 years.
204. Elizabeth, wife of William SPENCER, died 31st July 1743
aged 59 years. Also the above William Spencer died May 1757 aged 74
years. Also three children, Silvester, Elizabeth and John. Also Mary
TOMSON, daughter of above (wife of Lewis Tomson) died 6th
November (buried 12th November) 1803 aged 83 years.
205. Thomas, son of Edward and Ann SPENCER, died 27th May
1757 aged 16 years. Also three sons and three daughters who died in
infancy. Also Robert CURLING, Junior, grandson of above, died on his
passage from Jamaica 9th November 1799, aged 29 years. Also
Edward Spencer, son of above, died at sea 17th August 1771,
aged 26 years.
206. Francis, son of Francis and Mary COXEN, died 6th
February 1704 aged ../ months.
207. Martha BAILEY died March 1701 (age gone).
208. Martha, wife of William PEPPER, aged 26 years, buried 11th
November 1705. Elizabeth and Sarah, daughters of above.
209. William PEPPER died 15th April 1746 aged 73 years.
210. Mary, widow of Anthony HOOPER, Junior, died 6th March
1785 aged 33 years. Also their daughter who died in infancy. Also Laura,
daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth Hooper, died 27th September
1810 aged 13 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of John NETHERSELL, died 2nd
June 1831 aged 82 years.
211. John ROBERTS died 13th March 1741 aged 67 years. Also
John Roberts COOPER, son of William and Margaret Cooper, died October
1779 aged 23 years. Also the above William Cooper died 10th
September 1783 aged 67 years. Also Margaret, wife of Richard BURBANK,
died 2nd June 1784 aged 33 years. Also the above Margaret
Cooper died 29th December 1789 aged 67 years.
212. Hannah, wife of John EASTLAND, died 29th August 1754
aged 57 years. Also the above John Eastland died 23rd January
1764 aged 64 years.
213. Mary CLEVELAND died 7th December 1767 aged 61 years.
214. John DUNKIN died 21st October 1761 aged 65 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 29th February 1788 aged 89 years.
Also Elizabeth and Mary, daughters of above. Elizabeth died 2nd
September 1739 aged 20 months. Mary died 9th September 1739
aged 3 years.
215. Susanna, wife of John DUNKIN, died September 1773 aged 29 years.
Also Hannah, daughter of above, died 26th November 1770 aged
7 years. Also the above John Dunkin died December 1788 aged 50 years.
216. Martha, daughter of Daniel and Mary HOOPER, died 8th May
1793 aged 23 years. Also Sarah, daughter of above, died 7th
August 1801 aged 30 years 9 months. Also the above Daniel Hooper died 10th
July 1803 aged 75 years 10 months. Also Daniel, only son of above, died
12th January 1838 aged 31 years. Also Ann WINTER, relict of
above, widow of Samuel Winter, of Southwood House, died 12th
January 1838 aged 65 years. Also Daniel, son of last named Daniel
Hooper, died 9th May 1853 aged 55 years.
217. Mary, wife of George HOOPER, died 22nd November 1748
aged 56 years. Also Jane, wife of William Hooper, Junior, died 22nd
November 1761 aged 32 years. Also George, son of above William Hooper,
died 2nd December 1765 aged 4 years. Also Martha, wife of
Richard GARRETT, daughter of George and Mary Hooper, died 24th
April 1767 aged 48 years. Also the above George Hooper died 4th
October 1768 aged 78 years. Also William and Jane, children of above
William Hooper. William died 23rd December 1769 aged 3 years.
Jane died 11th February 1770 aged 2 years. Also Mary,
daughter of Daniel and Mary Hooper, died 15th July 1780 aged
12 years. Also Mary, wife of above Daniel Hooper, died 2nd
August 1783 aged 40 years. Also their son Lewis (Tomson) Hooper
died 3rd November 1783 aged 3 months 6 days.
218. Mary, wife of Richard KEMP, died 10th September 1789
aged 59 years. Also in a grave near, Captain Richard Kemp, died 12th
January 1820 aged 84 years.
219. Ann, wife of Captain Thomas ABBOTT, died 17th August
1728 aged 39 years, leaving one son and one daughter, viz: Thomas and
Mary. Thomas died 14th November 1729 aged 1 year 4 months.
Mary (Anesley) died 17th November 1730 aged 3 years 4
months. (There is a mural monument inside the Abbott Mausoleum with this
inscription and surmounted by Coat of Arms bearing: Parti per pale,
Dexter, gules, a chevron or between three pears stalked of the last.
Sinister, argent upon a pile sable three griffins’ heads erased of the
first. Crest: Out of a Ducal coronet a unicorn’s head or, between two
ostrich feathers argent). Also John and Thomas, son of above Thomas
Abbott by Mary, his wife. John died 13th February 1748 aged 3
years and 10 months. Thomas died 5th November 1749 aged 8
years 9 months. (In the same Mausoleum is a Mural Monument inscribed to
John and Thomas Abbott, Captain Thomas Abbott, Elizabeth Curteis,
daughter of Captain Thomas and Mary Abbott, and Mary, wife of John
Abbott and daughter of John and Sarah MOSES). Also the above Captain
Thomas ABBOTT died 7th November 1750 aged 60 years, leaving
issue Elizabeth and John.
220. Elizabeth, wife of Samuel CURTEIS, died 28th September
1761 aged 20 years. Also their son who died in infancy. Also Mary, wife
of John ABBOTT, died 27th May 1772 aged 36 years, leaving
issue Thomas and Elizabeth. (In the same Mausoleum is a Mural Monument
inscribed to John and Thomas Abbott, Captain Thomas Abbott, Elizabeth
Curteis, daughter of Captain Thomas and Mary Abbott, and Mary, wife of
John Abbott and daughter of John and Sarah MOSES). Also the above
Samuel CURTEIS died 13th June 1773 aged 36 years. Also
Elizabeth Curteis, daughter of John Curteis, died 28th July
1781 aged 15 years. Also Mary LONG, daughter of John ABBOTT, died 1st
June 1787 aged 13 years. Also two infants of John and Mary Abbott. Also
Mary Abbott, widow of Captain Thomas Abbott, died 29th
January 1793 aged 80 years, leaving one son, John, who in 1802, inclosed
221. Charlotte, daughter of John and Mary ABBOTT, died 20th
April 1802 aged 21 years. Also Jane, daughter of above, died 3rd
January 1806 aged 14 years. *Also William Henry Abbott, born 17th
July 1789, died 18th August 1864 at Brighton, where he was
buried. *Also his son, William Henry, born at Calcutta 30th
May 1822, died at Rangoon, British Burmah, 16th July 1869.
The appointment of Registrar to the diocese of Calcutta was held
continuously by the above father and son from the date of arrival there
of the first Bishop (MIDDLETON) in 1814 until 1869, or 55 years.
222. Charlotte ABBOTT, daughter of John Abbott. On an oval marble
tablet: A Tribute of affection to the Memory of Charlotte Abbott,
daughter of John Abbott, Esq. of Canterbury, by Major Henry BECKWITH, of
the 32nd Regiment, to whom she was betrothed. She died April
20th 1802, aged 21 years. The remainder of the inscription
(apparently verses) illegible.
223. John, son of Captain Thomas ABBOTT, the last of their children,
died 30th May 1822, aged 74 years. Also Mary, relict of above
John Abbott, died 31st December 1837, aged 85 years.
First addition to original Churchyard, beginning at the east end and
working towards the west:
224. Mary, wife of Richard CRACRAFT, Senior, died 10th
September 1769 aged 74 years.
225. Anthony BAYLY, Junior, died 12th April 1771 aged 29
226. Hannah, daughter of Robert and Hannah HORSETTER, died 30th
October 1769 aged 15 years. Also the above Robert Horsetter died 3rd
February 1772 aged 48 years.
227. Anthony BAYLEY (buried 11th April) 1700.
228. Susannah, wife of Robert WILLIAMS, died 11th November
229. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary FARRIS, died 6th
November 1769 aged 8 years 6 months. Also John, their son, died 24th
September 1770 aged 5 years. Also the above Thomas Farris died 22nd
October 1782 aged 60 years.
230. Mary PEACOCK died 2nd January 1772 aged 6 years.
231. John STRIVENS died 17th July 1794 aged 76 years. Also
Susannah, his wife, died January 19th 1794 aged 79 years.
Also Mary, their daughter, died 5th December 1769 aged 18
years. *John, eldest son of above, died at the Island of Granada,
1784-5, aged 34 years. Sophia, his widow, died 7th February
1839 aged 80 years. Also their 2 children, Harriet and Susannah, died in
infancy. *Also John, who died at the Island of Tobago, 4th
June 1793, aged 15 years. Also Harriet died 27th April 1847
aged 68 years. Also Sophia Strivens died 2nd September 1854
aged 70 years.
232. William SMALL died 10th May 1771 aged 67 years. Also
Elizabeth, wife of above, died 25th August 1774 aged 71
years. Also Margaret, widow of Robert Small, died 23rd
February 1773 aged (60) years.
233. Emblen, wife of Richard SAYER, died 27th February 1778
aged 62 years. Also Emblen, their daughter, died 25th January
1771 aged 19 years. *Also Richard, son of above, died in infancy. Also
the above Richard Sayer died 6th December 1786 aged 71 years.
*Also 4 grandchildren, viz: Ann aged 4 years, Ann, Stead, and George
Joshua died in infancy.
234. John EASON died 18th July 1791 aged 57 years.
235. William DEVERSON (buried 19th) November 1770 aged
236. Mary, wife of Isaac BUXELL, died December 1769 (buried 15th
December) aged 76 years.
237*. James, son of James and Sarah BOWER, died 25th December
1789 aged 9 months.
238. Elizabeth, wife of Daniel ADNETT, died 7th September
1792 aged 63 years. Also the above Daniel Adnett died 20th
November 1801 aged 68 years.
239. Hannah, wife of John FARLEY, died 8th November 1772 (buried
12th November) aged 47 years. Also the above John Farley
died 1st (buried 6th October) 1799 aged 71
240. Francis FOWLE, a man of respectable family, of no mean fortune, and
of an inoffensive temper, who having unhappily sacrificed his youth, and
his substance to the vice of others more than to his own, was reduced to
undertake the meanest offices, which he executed several years with
uncommon patience and fidelity, until the 18th May 1776 (buried
23rd May, at 40), when he died by the kick of a horse and
was here interred. Learn reader from this man’s example, to beware of
241. Robert SMITH died 1st April 1776 aged 74 years. Also
Mary Smith, relict of above, died 13th June 1789 aged 76
242. Samuel CURTEIS died 10th January 1795 aged 86 years.
243. William FAGG, Senior (buried 15th November) 1776
aged 74 years. Also William, son of above, died 22nd November
1778 aged 42 years. Also Mary, wife of William Fagg, Senior, died 20th
April 1788 aged 82 years. Also George STONE died 25th
September 1801 aged 44 years. Also Elizabeth, his wife, died 31st
July 1812 aged 69 years.
244. Benjamin AUSTEN died 15th June 1784 aged 34 years. Also
two sons and one daughter. Also Jane, widow of above, died 19th
January 1837 aged 86 years.
245. John HOPE died 27th November 1784 aged 70 years. Also
Elizabeth, his wife, died April (buried May 5th) 1789
aged 69 years. *Also George, son of above, died 26th August
1783 aged 1 year 9 months. Also Elizabeth, daughter of above, died 21st
December 1783 aged 5 months.
246. Isaac LEEDS died 4th September 1788 aged 45 years. Also
Mary BELLONCLE, wife of Joseph Belloncle, died 20th July 1815
aged 67 years. Also the above Joseph BELLONCLE died 11th June
1833 aged 80 years.
247. Richard BIGGENDEN died 27th August 1781 aged 44 years,
leaving one daughter, Sarah. Also Samuel William WATKINS died 24th
March 1824 aged 27 years. Also Affra Biggenden, wife of above, died 24th
March 1833 aged 92 years.
248. Henry GOODBURN died 4th December 1798 aged 36 years.
249. Thomas CRAMP died 30th June 1785 aged 69 years. Also
Jane, wife of above, died 27th April 1774 aged 40 years. Also
Elizabeth, daughter of above, died in infancy.
250. Thomas BRICE (buried 26th) March 1782 aged 72
251. Peter MARSHALL died 17th August 1789 aged 28 years.
252. Robert Smith Peter COMMERFORD died 15th November 1786
aged 28 years. Left issue by Mary, his wife, Robert S. Commerford,
Martin, and Nicholas William. Also Catherine, their daughter, born 12th
April 1784 (buried 29th April) aged 17 days. Also
Catherine CRAMP died 6th September 1783 aged 57 years. Also
Ann HUBBARD died 8th March 1798 aged 78 years. Also Mary
Commerford died 22nd October 1811 aged 57 years. Also Martin,
son of above, died 4th December 1817 aged 35 years.
253. Martin CRAMP (buried 15th) December 1790 aged 72
years. Also Ezekiel, son of above, died 24th April 1788 aged
31 years. Also Charlotte, daughter of above, died 26th June
1813 aged 47 years. Also Ann, wife of John DAWSON, died 11th
November 1809 aged 51 years. Also Martin, son of above, died 10th
September 1830 aged 82 years 6 months.
254. John GWYN died 11th June 1789 aged 56 years. Also Mary,
wife of above, died 25th March 1810 aged 67 years. *Also John
Gwyn, grandson of above, died 14th March 1810 aged 3 years 10
255. Daniel FRIEND, Senior, died 30th October 1785 aged 69
years. Left issue John, Daniel and George. Also Mary, wife of above,
died 27th February 1801 aged 85 years.
256. Susanna WEBBER, daughter of Samuel and Mary Webber, died 6th
February 1791 aged 6 years 9 months. *Also Stephen, son of above, died
at Barbadoes, 30th August 1805 aged 16 years. Also Mary, wife
of above, died 25th February 1815 aged 64 years. Also the
above Samuel Webber died 3rd July 1820 aged 73 years.
257. Richard CLUNN died 20th June 1794 aged 66 years. Left
issue three children, John, Sarah and Mary. Also (Sarah), wife of
above, died 17th September 1796 aged 70 years. Also Mary,
wife of John FLEMING, daughter of above, died 21st December
1800 aged 36 years.
258. Richard ASHENDEN died 9th November 1777 aged 72 years.
Also Elizabeth, wife of above (buried 7th March) 1800
aged 96 years.
259. Thomas PHILPOTT, Junior, died 4th March (1784)
aged 25 years.
260. Martha, daughter of John and Elizabeth PENNEY (buried 23rd
February) 1794 aged 14 years. Also the above John Penney died 9th
November 1821 aged 76 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died (date
and age entirely gone).
261. Ann, wife of Stephen NEW, died (buried 20th December)
1799 aged 48 years.
262. Susanna, wife of Daniel GRAY died 6th April 1795 aged 80
263. Elizabeth, wife of John GIBBENS, died 30th March 1794
aged 62 years. Also Stephen, son of above, died 25th October
1800 aged 28 years. Also the above John Gibbens died 6th
September 1810 aged 79 years.
264. Martha GIBBENS died 23rd June 1817 aged 52 years.
265. Charles (Francois) DAUPHIN died 31st August 1795
aged 29 years.
266. Mary Ann, daughter of James and Mary KELSELL died 6th
February 1790 aged 9 months. Also Charlotte, daughter of above, died
August (buried 4th September 1791) aged 3 months. Also
George, son of John and (Anna Maria) WIGHT, died 4th
September 1811 aged 8 months.
267. James BISHOP died 4th April 1793 aged 27 years. Also
John Roberts BRISTOW died 29th September 1799 aged 1 year.
268. Mary, wife of Richard STEVENS, died 26th March 1795 aged
63 years. Also the above Richard Stevens died December 1810 (buried
January 2nd 1811) aged 85 years. Also Richard, son of
George and Mary Stevens, died 17th December 1816 aged 52
years. Also George, son of George and Mary Stevens, died 9th
February 1867 aged 80 years.
269. John, son of George and Mary STEVENS, died 3rd December
1791 aged 6 years. Also Mary, wife of above, died 16th
September 1803 aged 42 years. John Stevens drowned at sea 18th
July 1814 aged 21 years. William Lancefield Stevens died 30th
September 1817 aged 20 years. Also the above George Stevens died 2nd
January 1847 aged 85 years.
270. John BUCKETT and Ann, his wife. She died 27th April
1790, he died 28th April 1790, aged 70 years each.
271. Francis TAYLOR died 9th December 1799 aged 29 years.
East side of central path:
272. George KENNARD died 4th June 1776 aged 45 years. Also
Hammond Kennard died 21st October 1780 aged 78 years. Also
Elizabeth, daughter of George Kennard, died 3rd January 1797
aged 26 years.
273. Sarah, daughter of Walter and Sarah GRIFFEN, died 10th
July 1775 aged 18 years.
274. Ann, daughter of John and Mary (Ann) FULLER, died 20th
September 1777 aged 17 years.
275. Ann COCK died 7th October 1797 aged 28 years.
276. J.B. 1783.
277. John DOUGHTY died 9th October 1798 aged 44 years.
278. (Elizabeth HUDDLE) died 12th August 1798 aged 26
279. (Michael Joseph) NOVOSIELSKI died April 1795 aged 45 years.
*Also James George Novosielski, lost in the "Lutine" Frigate
10th October 1799.
280. Mary, wife of Thomas SPURGEN, died 16th May 1789 aged 45
years. Also two daughters, viz: Frances, died 28th December
1788 aged 13 years, and Elizabeth Trafford, died 5th November
1789 aged 8 months. Also the above Thomas Spurgen died 5th
April 1800 aged 79 years. Also Susannah, daughter of above, died 9th
October 1808 aged 21 years.
281. William SPOTTISWOODE died 26th September 1800 aged 18
282. George HOWARD died 10th March 1799 aged 22 years.
283. Jenny, (wife of Joseph) DUPLOCK, died 1st October
1795 aged 20 years.
284. Sarah, wife of Joseph DUPLOCK, died 7th October 1800,
aged 40 years.
285. Joseph MAYO died 22nd October 1789 aged 61 years.
286. Mary, wife of Thomas BUSHELL, died 3rd October 1780 aged
51 years. Also the above Thomas Bushell died 16th May 1781
aged 48 years. Also George, son of above, died 16th March
1795 aged 30 years. *Also Daniel Hitchings, son of above, died 4th
May …./ aged 68 years.
287. John, son of James and Susanna AUSTEN, died 12th October
1791 aged 7 weeks. Also 4 children of above died 1795, viz: Susanna died
April 26th aged 1 year 7 months. John died April 29th
aged 2 years 7 months. Ann (buried 5th) May aged 4
years 11 months. Elizabeth died 28th October aged 11 months.
288. Sarah, widow of Henry TICKNOR, died 7th September 1796
aged 72 years. Also Denne (son of Daniel Hitchings and Mary)
BUSHELL, died 7th July 1798 aged 15 weeks.
289. Thomasine, wife of Daniel CURLING, died 1st March 1778
aged 35 years. Also the above Daniel Curling died 1st August
1818 aged 89 years.
290. Stephen HOOPER died 5th January 1783 aged 69 years. Also
5 children, viz: Mary (buried 30th July) 1741 aged 3
years. 2nd Mary (buried 15th December) 1744
aged 21 days. Edward Read (buried 30th January) 1747
aged 15 months. Stephen (buried 7th May) 1748 aged 5
years 3 months. Mary died 5th May 1753 aged 2 years 8 months.
Also Zacariah WITHERDEN (buried 20th) October 1782
aged 42 years. Also 4 of his children, viz: Sarah (buried 23rd)
January 1771 aged 2 months 26 days. Mary died 15th December
1771 aged 2 years 4 months. Zacariah (buried December 5th)
1773 aged 2 years 6 weeks. Zacariah died 25th October 1779
aged 3 years 6 months. Also Daniel Witherden, brother of above Zacariah,
died 25th August 1785 aged 50 years. Also Sarah, wife of
above Stephen Hooper, died 26th July 1800 aged 86 years. Also
Sarah BOURN died 25th November 1813 aged 72 years. Also
Barman Bourn died 19th July 1831 aged 86 years. Also Edward
Read (son of Robert and Mary) SKEEN, died 10th May
1791 aged 8 weeks. Also John Bourn Skeen died 1st September
1792 aged 3 months. Also Adeliza Skeen died 5th December 1800
aged 1 year 7 months.
292. Three daughters of Thomas and Hannah LITHERED: Catherine, wife of
Henry TWYMAN (buried 27th April) 1770 aged 60 years.
Judith, wife of Peter DAVID, died 1st December 1770 aged 47
years. Ann died 25th April 1775 aged 57 years. Also Sarah
SPENCER (buried 6th January) 1781 aged 21 years. Also
the above Peter David died 2nd January 1804 aged 71 years.
293. Elizabeth GOUGER died June (buried July 5th) 1770
aged 81 years. Also Rebecca (wife of Francis) SMALL, died March (buried
April 5th) 1793 aged 86 years. Also John Gouger died 7th
August 1809 aged 83 years. Also Mary Gouger, relict of above, died 19th
April 1825 aged 89 years.
294. Mary, wife of William STOCK, died 17th September 1771
aged 50 years, leaving issue one son and 3 daughters, viz: James, Mary,
Mercy and Elizabeth. Also 2 sons, William and Henry. Also the above
William STOCK died 4th January 1774 aged 55 years. Also
James, son of above William and Mary Stock, died 25th
September 1831 aged 89 years. Also 2 children, viz: Henry and Mercy.
Also Mercy, wife of James Stock, died 12th December 1835 aged
88 years. Left issue one son and 2 daughters. Arms: Parti per chevron
ermine, in chief argent, in base a chevron; impaling, ermine, on a
chevron 3 pears, on a canton a crescent for difference. [Cozens, p.65].
295. Peter (MACKLAURIN) died 18th September 1787 aged
296. Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas HILLS, died 4th November
1777 aged 53 years. Also 2 children, viz: Elizabeth (buried November
5th) 1777 aged 15 years. Mary died 22nd
November 1777 aged 17 years. Also the above Nicholas Hills died 16th
August 1800, aged 67 years.
West side of central path.
297. Hammond, son of George and Judith KENNARD, died 11th
November 1799 aged 14 weeks. Also John died 2nd May 1819 aged
2 years 9 months. Also George, son of above, died 28th
November 1820 aged 23 years. Also Dorothy, daughter of above, died 4th
September 1822 aged 20 years. Also the above Judith Kennard died 2nd
February 1823 aged 48 years.
298. George SMITH died 15th July 1793 aged 56 years.
299. Thomas Jonas, son of William and Jane SUTTON (buried 25th)
October 1777 aged 13 years.
300. Joseph STEAD died 26th July 1787 aged 59 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died 18th April 1788 aged 55 years. Also
Jane, daughter of above (buried 23rd December 1770)
aged 9 years. Also Jacob, son of above, died 23rd March 1782
aged 28 years. Also 2 children who died in infancy. Also Mary Ann,
daughter of above, died 2nd December 1839 aged 84 years. Also
Ann, daughter of above, died 30th April 1840 aged 80 years.
301. Sarah, wife of John OAKLEY, died 29th November 1786 aged
47 years. Also the above John Oakley, Lieut. R.N., died 4th
June 1790 aged 57 years. Also George, son of Thomas and Elizabeth
Oakley, died 5th October 1816 aged 9 months 13 days.
302. M.A.F. (FARLEY), H.A.F. (Farley), (infants). 1794.
303. John DALE died 28th May 1782 aged 21 years. Also (EVE,
widow of William) Dale, mother of above, died 11th
September 1809 aged 87 years.
304*. Thomas ELVERY died 30th June 1786 aged 45 years.
305. Thomas DAVID of Topsham, County Devon, (buried October 21st)
1798 (aged 44 years).
306. Anne, wife of Edward WOOTTON, died 20th January 1783
aged 58 years. Also the above Edward Wootton (buried 1st
February) 1792 aged 74 years. Also Eliza (daughter of Thomas and
Judith), granddaughter of above, died 4th July 1799 aged
307. John Mayner (son of William and Elizabeth) TERRY (buried
April 24th 1791) aged 17 years.
308. Nicolas TERRY died 18th December 1783 aged 26 years.
Also his sister Elizabeth (daughter of Nicholas and Mary) died 23rd
July 1781 aged 20 years. Also William, brother of above, died 17th
February 1833 aged 86 years.
309. Mary, wife of Tyro GRIGSON, surgeon, died September (buried
October 7th) 1786 (aged 44 years). Also the above
Tyro Grigson died (buried 17th) July 1793 aged 65
years. *Also Richard Thomas and Richard Thomas, sons of above and Mary
310. John CLADINGBOLL died 28th December 1781 aged 59 years.
311. Elizabeth, wife of Henry CULL, died 23rd March 1793 aged
60 years. Also Mary, daughter of above, died 21st July 1808
aged 47 years. Also the above Henry Cull died 11th January
1822 aged 87 years. Also Sarah, daughter of above, and wife of John
PHILPOTT, died 20th September 1822 aged 48 years. Also the
above John Philpott died 23rd June 1864 aged 89 years.
312. William, son of William and Elizabeth RICKETT, of Oxford Street,
London, died 16th September 1785 aged 17 years.
313. Margaret, daughter of John and Martha MILL, of Hackney, died 19th
July 1799 aged 3 years 3 months.
314. Mrs Susanna (wife of Robert) GEORGE, died 4th
April 1786 aged 55 years. Also Mr Robert George died 11th May
1790 aged 64 years. Also Sarah, daughter of above and wife of George W.
BOURN, died 28th May 1814 aged 44 years.
315. George BOURN died 29th June 1787 aged 56 years. Also
Elizabeth, widow of above, died 17th November 1788 aged 56
316. Sarah, daughter of Peter and Mary SMITH, died 4th
October 1765 aged 2 years. Also Thomas, son of above (buried July 2nd)
1773 aged 5 years. Also the above Mary Smith died 16th
October 1781 aged 51 years. Also the above Peter Smith died 18th
January 1783 aged 58 years.
317. James, son of Thomas and Ann BULLOCK, born 13th March
1770, died 21st January 1781.
318. Captain John CURLING died 21st September 1779 aged 69
years. Also Catherine Curling, relict of above, died 23rd
March 1791 aged 82 years. Also Elizabeth, granddaughter of above, died
at Margate 19th June 1844. One side of stone "Tomb of
John Curling, born 1710, died (buried September 25th) 1779".
Arms: Or, on a pile gules, a leopord’s head, Jessant-de-lis, of the
field. Crest: out of a mural crown, or, a dragon’s head, erased, vert,
ducally gorged and lined, fire issuant from the mouth ppr.
319. Daniel John, and George, son of Daniel and Ann WOOD. Also Joseph,
their son, died 24th May 1772 aged 12 years.
320. John JONES, of Manston, died ../ January (buried 10th
January) 1795 aged 35 years. Also on the left are Valentine, William
and Mary Jones. Also Mary (widow of Valentine), mother of above,
died 7th March 1799 aged 74 years. Also Stephen, uncle to
above John Jones, died 4th January 1797 aged 68 years.
321. William FOX died 26th December 1770 aged 46 years.
322. Henry WITHERDEN die d9th March 1773 aged 61 years. Also Sarah, wife
of above, died 2nd February 1783 aged 59 years. Also
Elizabeth, daughter of above, died 7th November 1830 aged 67
323. Robert WITHERDEN died 31st August 1769 aged 54 years.
Also Susanna, wife of above, died 12th November 1774 aged 59
years. Left issue 2 sons and 2 daughters, Sarah, Robert, Ann and
Francis. Also Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Jane Witherden, died 4th
September 1789 aged 18 months.
D’Este Mausoleum. South side: Sacred to the beloved memory of The Right Honorable Thomas WILDE, 1st
Baron TRURO, who began his professional life as an attorney, by great
talent, perseverance, and integrity, unaided by patronage, became Lord
Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and afterwards Lord High
Chancellor of England. Born 7th day of July 1782, died 11th
November 1855. He had by his first marriage with Mary WILEMAR three
sons, the eldest of whom died in infancy, and one daughter. By his
second wife Augusta Emma D’ESTE he left no issue. In this tomb are
also enclosed the remains of The Right Honourable Augusta Emma, Baroness
Truro, widow of Thomas, 1st Baron Truro. And only daughter of
Augustus Frederick, Duke of SUSSEX, who died on the 21st day
of May 1866. "May God mercifully receive her soul".
On the west side of ditto: Erected by Augustus Frederick D’ESTE, to receive the mortal remains of
his venerated and loved mother, the Lady Augusta MURRAY, 2nd
daughter of John, Earl of DUNMORE. Married at Rome on the 4th
day of April, A.D. 1793, to His Royal Highness, Prince Augustus
Frederick, afterwards Duke of SUSSEX, 6th son of His Majesty
KING GEORGE THE THIRD, a subsequent marriage was solemnized at St George’s
Church, Hanover Square, London. Both marriages were held invalid in
England, as contrary to an Act of Parliament entitled "The Royal
Marriage Act". Here also repose the remains of Augustus Frederick D’Este,
the only son of Lady Augusta, and His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex.
Born 13th January 1794, died 18th December 1848.
North side of ditto: On this side are deposited the remains of John, 4th Earl of
DUNMORE, died March 1809, and of his Countess, the Lady Charlotte
STEWART, daughter of Alexander, 6th Earl of CALLAWAY, died
325. Cozens, No.62, p.65. On a Mural Monument against the south
side of the Church: Mr Nathaniel AUSTEN, of Ramsgate, died 24th
October 1784 aged 73 years. Also Judith COXEN, wife of Mr John Coxen,
died 10th July 1784 aged 64 years. Also Captain John Austen
died 18th February 1786 aged 47 years. Arms: A chevron
between three lions’ paws erased.
326. Cozens, No.63, p.66. On a Mural Monument at west end of
Churchyard: Mr John BRATHERY, Junior of Ramsgate, died 19th
October 1766 aged (51) years. Jane, late wife of John QUINCE,
died October 1st 1786 aged 68 years.
327. Cozens, No.65, p.66. Adjoining the last. Hannah, wife of
Thomas LITHERED, died September 17th 1741 aged 57 years.
Thomas Lithered (buried 29th November) 1753 aged 46.
John died October 26th 1755 aged 46. Hannah JOAD died 14th
December 1756 aged 44. The above Thomas Lithered died November 7 1759
aged 77 years.
The Mural Monuments and tablets
within the Church
Death levels man – the
wicked and the just,
The wise, the weak, lie blended in the dust;
And by the honours dealt to every name,
The King of Terrors seems to level fame – George Crabbe
Index of Names and Places
"There are now sixty seven tablets and mural monuments upon the
walls within the church, of which the sixteen only then existing, were
described by Cozen in his "Tour through the Isle of Thanet" in
1793; he also mentions two tablets which I have been unable to discover,
and which I have included at the end of this chapter, for the sake of
preserving their inscriptions. The coats of arms, where emblazoned, have
been carefully described, and compared where possible with the arms now
borne by the descendants of those commemorated.
The inscriptions are literal transcriptions, almost line by line, of the
originals; and from the care bestowed upon them will be found to be
perfectly accurate in every particular, and in every case have been
brought down to date."
South Chapel. In the South Chapel, upon the north wall:
328 . Upon a tablet of black and white marble: "In a vault
beneath are deposited the remains of Robert SMALL, Esquire, of Upton
House, Kent, who departed this life on the xxv May MDCCCX, aged xxxii
329 . On a mural monument of white marble: "In memory of Sarah,
wife of Mr Adam SPENCER, who, dying July ye 2nd 1745 in the
57th year of her age, was deposited with three children in a
vault near this place, waiting for a joyful resurrection. She was by Mr
Adam Spencer the mother of 9 children, of whom 4 only survive. Also, of
the abovesaid Mr Adam Spencer, merchant, who died the 23rd of
May 1757 aged 68. Also of Ann Spencer, relict of George Spencer,
youngest son of the above Adam Spencer, who died on the 6th
of December 1821 in the 95th year of her age. Also in Memory
of George HARDY, Esquire, who died the 18th day of August
1786 aged 67 years, and of Ann his wife (daughter of Adam Spencer the
elder) who died the 1st day of March 1795 aged 76 years.
Likewise of William & Lucy Curtis HARDY, two infant children of
George Tickner Hardy, Esquire. Also the above George Tickner Hardy,
Esquire, who was born 26th of May 1758 and died 19th
of June 1801. Also of Sarah, wife of the above, who died 28th
of December 1838 aged 81 years." ARMS, upon two shields: The dexter
for HARDY, Argent, on a bend engrailed gules, a crescent between two
leopards’ heads of the first; on a chief azure, three catherine
wheels, or. For Crest, an eagle’s head bendy of four, argent and
sable, between two wings the dexter or, the sinister gules, in the beak
a pansy flower proper, stalked and leaved vert. THE SINISTER FOR
SPENCER, Parti per pale, quarterly 1st & 4th.
Argent; 2nd & 3rd Gules, a fret, or, over all
on a bend, sable, three escallops of the first. Impaling Barry of six,
azure and gules, a chief ermine.
330 . Beneath the above monument is a tablet of white marble with a
black border, upon which is inscribed: "Beneath this tablet are
deposited the remains of Ann, wife of William SPENCER, Esquire, and
daughter of the above George and Ann Spencer, who died on the 25th
of March 1823 aged 64 years, and of Mary, the only child of the above
named William and Ann Spencer, who died on the 7th day of
July 1864 aged 71 years. For ever with the Lord." Above are the
Royal Arms of KING GEORGE II, and dated 1729.
331 . Upon a white marble tablet: "In a vault in the churchyard
near the southeast corner of this Chancel are deposited the remains of
John FAGG, of Ramsgate, gentleman, who died on the 27th day
of December 1795 aged 67 years. Also the remains of his Father and
Mother, James Fagg, who died on the 6th day of May 1762.
Sarah Fagg, who died on the 1st day of February 1755."
332 . Upon a tablet of black and white marble, beneath an urn:
"Near this place are deposited the remains of the Revd. William
ABBOT, B.D., of Ramsgate, Prebendary of York and formerly Fellow and
Tutor of St John’s College, Cambridge, who died on the 15th
day of January 1826 aged 92 years. Also of Jane his wife, who died on
the 28th day of March 1814 aged 72 years. ARMS. Gules, three
Pears or, between a chevron of the same.
On the north side of the East Window in the same Chapel.
333 . Upon a black and white marble tablet: "In a family vault
beneath this tablet are deposited the mortal remains of Mary Rebecca,
second daughter of Colonel CONY, of Walpole Hall, Norfolk, who died the
27th of February 1836 in the 60th year of her age.
Also the mortal remains of John SICKLEMORE, Esquire, of Wetheringsett,
Suffolk, who departed this life the 5th of February 1837 in
the 81st year of his age. Universally respected and esteemed,
leaving to deplore his loss, his widow Ann, third daughter of the above
Colonel Cony, and two sons, John Cony, Lieut. in the Royal Navy, and the
Rev. George WILSON, Vicar of this Parish. In the Parliaments of 1654,
etc. his ancestors represented the County of Suffolk, and Borough of
Ipswich, and were faithful supporters of the Monarchy."
On the south side of the East Window in the same Chapel.
334 . On a black marble tablet: "In a vault near this place lies
interred the body of Mr Nathaniel AUSTEN, of Ramsgate, who departed this
life the 24th of October 1784 aged 73 years. Also the body of
Judith COXEN, wife of Mr John Coxen, who died the 10th of
July 1784 aged 64 years. And also the body of Captain John Austen, who
departed this life the 18th of February 1786 aged 47 years.
Also Mrs Mary Austen, widow of the above named Nathaniel Austen, who
died October the 28th 1792 aged 78 years. Also the above Mr
John Coxen, who died August 19th 1799 aged 82 years. Also of
George Austen, Esquire, youngest son of the above Nathaniel and Mary
Austen, born 17th of December 1755, died the 4th
of April 1827." At the bottom is carved a Shield of Arms, bearing:
Or, a chevron gules between three lions jambs erased and erect sable,
clawed gules. For Crest, On a Mural Crown or, a stag sejant argent,
Upon the south wall of the South Chapel, beneath the escutcheon of the
335 . Upon a white marble tablet: "In the family vault of this
church are deposited the remains of Nathaniel AUSTEN, of Ramsgate,
Esquire, who departed this life on the 4th day of August 1818
aged 73 years, leaving a wife and five children to lament their
irreparable loss. Requiescat in Pace. In the same vault is also interred
Sarah, relict of the above Nathaniel Austen. She died on the 12th
day of July 1839 aged 85 years, and was the last surviving daughter and
coheiress of Thomas COBB, Esquire, formerly of Sadler’s Hall, London,
and of Lichfield." At the bottom of the tablet is carved a Shield
of Arms, bearing, Or, a chevron gules between three lions jambs erased,
and erect sable, clawed gules, surmounted by a shield of pretence
bearing argent, a chevron gules between three cocks of the last ppr.,
combs and wattles or.
336 . Upon a mural monument of black and white marble surmounted by a
Shield of Arms, bearing, Gules, a saltire, or, between four Garbes of
the last, for READ. "Near this place lies buried the body of
Margaret, the wife of Martin Read and daughter of John and Mercy
CURLING, of Chilton, who departed this life the 16th day of
December 1753 in the 44th year of her age. Also two of their
children, viz: Edward and Mercy, who died in their infancy. Here lies
also the remains of Catherine, wife of T.H.G. SNOWDEN, daughter of
Richard and Mary TOMSON, and grand daughter of Captain Martin Read, who
died August the 24th 1837 aged 30 years, after a series of
afflictions borne with the most exemplary fortitude. In the same vault
are deposited the remains of William Tomson, Esquire, second son of the
above Richard and Mary Tomson. Also Captain Martin Read who died the 21st
of December 1792 aged 83 years. Likewise Mary, wife of the above Captain
Martin Read, who died the 15th of May 1806 aged 63
337 . Upon a black and white marble tablet, beneath the above:
"Sacred to the Memory of Richard Read TOMSON, late a lieutenant 51st
(K.O.) Light Infantry, who died at the Curragh, Kildare, Ireland, June
the 26th 1871 aged 27 years. Erected by his brother officers
as a mark of their esteem and regard."
338 . Over the South east door, upon a white marble tablet,
ornamented with Caen Stone: "In the family vault near this place
are deposited the remains of Edward Giles TOMSON, third son of William
and Harriett Tomson, who died on the 10th of August 1867 aged
20 years. Also of Richard Read Tomson, 51st King’s own
Light Infantry, second son of the above William and Harriett Tomson, who
died on the 26th of June 1871 aged 27 years. Also the above
named Harriett Tomson, wife of William Tomson, who died on the 8th
of August 1878 aged 62 years. Also of Thomas Charles Tomson, youngest
son of the above William and Harriet Tomson, who died on the 15th
of March 1883 aged 27 years."
339 . On a mural monument of white marble, surmounted by a Shield of
Arms, bearing – Sable, a lion rampant argent, within eight cross
crosslets of the same. For Crest, a lion’s head erased. "In
memory of Captain Martin LONG, many years commander of a ship in the
Russian and Mediterranean trade, and at his death, Captain of the
Militia, of the Port of Ramsgate, who died May the 6th 1751
in the 65th year of his age. This monument was erected in the
same year by his sister Elizabeth Long, by whom ten shillings is to be
annually given to keep it clean. Mrs Elizabeth Long, sister of Captain
Martin Long, died the 27th of August 1753 aged 58 years. Mrs
Catherine ABBOT, widow of Mr William Abbot, and sister of Captain Martin
Long, died January the 2nd 1779 in the 87th year
of her age. Martin Abbot, son of the Revd. William Abbot and Jane his
wife, died May the 17th 1793 aged 17 years."
340 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black marble border:
"Sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth Long ABBOT (youngest daughter of
the Revd. William Abbot and Jane, his wife) who was born February 13th
1783 and died September 6th 1810, after having sustained a
long illness with Christian patience and resignation."
341 . Beneath a beautifully carved, recessed effigy of a recumbent
female figure asleep, worked in marble by T. WOOLNER, R.A., is
inscribed: "Henrietta Elizabeth, daughter of John Ashley WARRE,
Esquire of West Cliff, and wife of James Anthony FROUDE, died February
12th 1874, aet. 49."
342 . Upon the south wall of South Transept upon a black and white
marble tablet: "Sacred to the Memory of Mr George LOUCH, who died
the 29th of April 1811 aged 65 years. Also Mrs Ann LOUCH,
relict of the above, died August 29th 1822 aged 73
343 . Upon a black and white marble tablet: "Near this tablet
are deposited the remains of Henry Stephenson ASHTON, Esquire, of
Walthamstow, Essex, who departed this life on the 23rd of
January 1823 in the 36th year of his age."
344 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border:
"Elizabeth Anne, the infant daughter of Timothy Abraham CURTIS,
Esquire and Harriett Margaret, his wife, of Southgate, Middlesex, died
the 4th of December 1822 aged 1 year and 5 months. ‘Of such
is the Kingdom of Heaven’, Mark 10th, 44."
345 . Upon the west wall of the South Transept, upon a handsome
mural Monument, emblazoned with Shields of Arms as follows: Above all
for SPRACLINGE Sable, four leopard’s faces or, between a cross saltire
ermine. Crest, From a wreath, a wolf’s head erased sable, tufted,
armed or, and ducally gorged of the last. Upon the dexter side of the
tablet the same, and upon the sinister side, the same party per pale
with *or, a chevron gules, between three bulls passant sable, langued
and horned gules. For OXENDEN. "Here lyethe Robert SPRACLINGE, the
eldest sonn of Nicolas Spraclinge, gentelma; whiche Nicolas had fowre
sonnes, Robert, John, Leonard and Luke, and had one daughter, whose name
was Alse. Robert SPRACLINGE, gentelman, had fowre sonnes, Nicolas, Adam,
Luke and John; whiche Adam was founder of this Monument; he had also
five daughters, Marie, Eve, Margeret, Judethe and Rachell, and dyed the
xv daye of Maye, in the year of our Lorde 1590." Below this
inscription is engraved upon the tablet, the figure of a man in armour,
lying in the recumbent position, with his hands in an attitude of
prayer, and beneath is written "Garde promesse fidelement."
*The Blazon is so on the Monument, and Hasted also so gives it,
evidently copying the error from this Monument. The correct arms are
given in the original grant, which see; also the Spraclinge Pedigree.
346 . Upon the west wall of the same Transept, but upon the north of
the arch, upon an oval white marble tablet: "Sacred to the memory
of Anna Eliza WILSON, eldest daughter of the Revd. William Worcester
Wilson, D.D., late Vicar of Deptford, who departed this life March the
12th 1792 aged 36 years."
347 . Beneath the above, upon an oval white marble tablet: "To
the memory of Jane, wife of Francis FREELING, Esquire, of the General
Post Office, London, who died at Ramsgate, on the 4th day of
May 1796 aged 33 years. She sustained a severe illness of considerable
duration, with the fortitude and resignation of a true Christian."
348 . Upon the south wall of the South Aisle, upon a plain mural
Monument, surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing, Quarterly, 1st
and 4th for GIBSON, gules a fess argent between three leaves
two and one, vert. 2nd and 3rd azure, three
curlews proper. "To the Memory of Mary, the beloved wife of John
GIBSON, of Ramsgate, and daughter of George CURLING, of West Hatch, in
the County of Essex, Esquire. She departed this life deservedly
regretted, on the 21st day of August 1785 in the 26th
year of her age."
349 . Upon the same wall, upon a white marble mural Monument with a
black marble border, surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing, Argent,
upon a fess sable a lion passant of the first. Crest, a leopard sejant
reguardant proper. "Sacred to the Memory of Thomas GARRETT,
Esquire, of Nether Court, late Colonel Commandant of the East Kent
Yeomanry Cavalry, who died 18th of February 1838 in the 83rd
year of his age. Esteemed and beloved by all who knew him, and deeply
regretted by his surviving relatives, who have caused this tablet to be
erected, in testimony of their attachment and respect. ‘The memory of
the just is blessed’."
350 . Upon the west wall of the same Aisle, on the south of the West
Window, upon a white marble tablet with a black border and in gilt
lettering: "Near this place are deposited the remains of Samuel
VINCE, M.A., F.R.S., Archdeacon of Bedford, and Plumian Professor of
Astronomy in the University of Cambridge. He died November the 28th
1821 aged 72 years."
351 . On a white tablet: "Near this place lieth buried the body
of Dorothy, wife of Mr William ABBOTT, who departed this life July 23rd
1728 in the 42nd year of her age. Also two of their
daughters, both named Dorothy. Also one son named Adam died December 5th
1735 in the 22nd year of his age. Here also lies interred the
above said Mr William Abbott who died the 26th of January
1755 in the 70th year of his age."
352 . On a black marble tablet, with a white border and gilt
lettering: "In Memory of Dame Anna HOLMANS, who died the 29th
of July 1741 aged 40 years, daughter of Thomas FISHER, Gent. Also of Ann
Holmans who died the 29th of May 1768 aged 64 years, daughter
of Thomas GARRETT, lord of this Manor, both wives of Nicholas Holmans.
And also the abovesaid Nicholas Holmans, who died the 8th of
May 1775 aged 77 years."
353 . On a plain mural Monument: "Near this place lieth
interred the body of Mrs Mary COXEN, wife of Mr John Coxen, who departed
this life September the 24th day, Anno Dom. 1737 aged 58
years. And also one son, viz: Thomas. Here also lies interred the body
of the abovesaid Mr John Coxen, who died the 10th of June
1764 aged 82 years."
354 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border situated upon
the north wall of this Aisle: "Beneath this stone rest the remains
of Richard Warburton LYTTON, Esquire, F.R.S. of Knebworth Park,
Herefordshire, and of this place. He was born vi September M.D.C.C.X.L.V.,
and died xxix December M.D.C.C.C.X."
355 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border, upon the same
wall: "Beneath this tablet rest the remains of Elizabeth
COLLINGRIDGE, who departed this life on the 14th of February
1833 aet 60 years. Also of Sarah Collingridge, who departed this life on
the 16th of February 1850 aet 78 years."
356 . Upon the same wall beneath the above, on a white marble tablet
with a black border: "Near this place are deposited the remains of
Thomasine GIRDLER, widow, the last surviving daughter of the late
Bellingham MAULEVERER, Esquire, of London, who departed this life on the
3rd day of March 1833 aged 75 years."
357 . Upon a beautiful white tablet: "Near this place rests, in
hopes of a blessed resurrection, the remains of Martha SHORTE, widow of
Darell Shorte, Junior, Esquire, of Wadhurst in Sussex, and daughter of
Sir Robert KEMP, Bart., late of Appeston in the County of Suffolk. She
departed this life on the 27th day of September in the year
of our Lord 1789 aged seventy seven years. She affectionately loved her
friends, and sincerely forgave her enemies, ‘No malice in her heart
did e’er preside, she hated scandal as she hated pride’."
358 . In the North Chancel, at the west end of the south wall, upon
a white oval marble tablet: "In Memory of Captain Joseph NORWOOD of
the Royal Navy, who died the 10th day of May 1793 aged 66
359 . Upon the same wall, on a white marble tablet, supported by
black marble trusses, ornamented with gold: "Sacred to the Memory
of Harry FARNAL, Esquire, a Captain in the Royal Navy, who died at
Ramsgate 29th of March 1806 aged 30 years, only son of
Nathaniel Farnal, Esquire, of the 60th Regiment, and Jacintha
his wife, daughter of Colonel BURRARD of Lymington, Hants."
360 . Beneath the above, on a lozenge ornamented with fluting in
white marble, on a grey marble urn: "Sacred to the Memory of the
Honourable Catherine FERMOR, relict of the Revd. John Shirley Fermor,
who died April 3rd 1814."
361 . On the same wall, upon a lozenge ornamented with fluting in
white marble, with a black marble border: "Sacred to the Memory of
the Right Honourable Elizabeth, Baroness CONYNGHAM. Died October 31st
1814 aged 83".
362 . Upon the same wall, in what is now the Vestry, upon an oval
white marble tablet: "The late Revd. Gilbert BOUCHERY, A.M.,
Prebendary of Meliden, and Rector of Llansanfraid, in the Diocese of St
Asaph, and Vicar of Swaffham in Norfolk, directed at his death that
2250£ stock in the Reduced three per cent Annuities should be vested in
the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, in trust to pay the
annual interest, being £67.10s.0d. to the Vicar of St Laurence in
Thanet for the time being for ever. To perpetuate the Memory of this
truly valuable man whose virtues and munificence were universally
acknowledged and experienced, and that future Vicars may ever retain the
remembrance of their generous Benefactor, this tablet is erected by his
grateful friend Richard HARVEY, A.M., who in the year 1788 received the
first half yearly payment of this very liberal and beneficial
Beneath the above is the Brass recording the restoration of the Church
in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Year of her long and
363 . Upon the east wall, just under the East Window, upon a square
stone: "R.T., I.R. 1715."
For the initials of the Churchwardens Robert TROWARD and John RUTTER,
together with the date of the year when this Vestry was altered, when
the Rev. Matthew BOOKEY was Vicar.
364a . Upon the North wall of Vestry, upon a black tablet:
"Near this place lies interred the body of the Revd. Robert TYLER,
A.M., twenty six years Vicar of this Parish. He died on the 10th
of June 1766 aged 65 years. Also of Mrs Mary Tyler, widow of the Revd.
Robert Tyler. She died July 23rd 1779 aged 85 years."
364b . On the outside of the Screen is fixed the figure in brass of
Joane, daughter of Roger MANSTON, and wife of Thomas ST NICHOLAS of
Oare. She is buried under the pavement in this chapel.
365 . Against the north wall of this Chapel, upon an upright stone,
evidently moved from its place next the grave of Eleanor MANSTON in this
Chapel, is the brass of Nicholas Manston. The shields have been torn
from their matrices, but beneath the central figure of a man in armour
is this inscription: "Hic jacet Nicholaus Manston, Armig’ qui
obiit vio die Augusti Anno Dni M oCCCC oXLIIII
o cujus anime propicietur Deus. Amen."
366 . Upon a white marble tablet: "Near this place, in a vault
with her grandfather Mr Thomas TOMSON, lies Elizabeth, daughter of John
and Sarah MOSES, who died the 6 of November 1756 aged 21 years. In the
same vault lies Mrs Catherine, the wife of Mr Thomas TOMSON, and
daughter of Mr George and Sarah RAINIER, who died the 27th of
April 1757 aged 27 years, leaving two daughters, Dorothy CURLING and
Sarah. And also Mr William Tomson, son of Mr Richard and Sarah Tomson,
who died the 4th day of May 1757 aged 34 years and 7 months.
Also Richard and Dorothy Tomson their son and daughter; the former died
the 17th of March 1759 aged 25 years and 9 months, the latter
died the 29th of April 1759 aged 28 years. Here also lies the
body of the abovesaid Sarah, the wife of Mr Richard Tomson, who departed
this life the 20th day of June 1764 aged 70 years."
367 . On a mural Monument, with a black marble tablet: "Here
lies the body of Mrs Dorothy TOMSON (relict of Mr Thomas Tomson) who
departed this life the 9th day of August 1768 aged 66 years.
She left only one surviving son, viz: Richard. As she lived, so she
died, a pattern of goodness, patience and resignation, agreeable to her
text 57th Psalm, verse 1st. Here also lies the
body of Richard, son of the above Thomas and Dorothy Tomson, who
departed this life April 7th 1793 aged 64 years. And likewise
the remains of Mary, wife of the above Richard Tomson, who died the 3rd
of October 1808 in the 74th year of her age. Also of Mary,
daughter of the above Richard and Mary Tomson, who died 17th
December 1828 aged 60 years."
368 . Upon a Monument next to the above, on a tablet of white
marble: "Sacred to the memory of Richard TOMSON, Esquire, for
nearly thirty years Deputy of the Town of Ramsgate, who died universally
respected and lamented on the 28th of September 1842 in the
80th year of his age. Also of Mary Tomson, relict of the
above Richard Tomson, Esquire, who died on the 15th of April
1858 in the 91st year of her age."
369 . Upon a white marble tablet: "This monument to the memory
of the late Rear Admiral William FOX, who died 3rd December
1810 aged 77 years, is erected by His Royal Highness PRINCE WILLIAM
HENRY, Duke of Clarence and St Andrews, and Earl of Munster, K.G. &
K.T., Admiral of the Red Squadron of His Majesty’s Fleet from a
sincere regard for the character of the late Rear Admiral, and from an
uninterrupted friendship which subsisted for 31 years. October 11th
370 . Upon a fine mural Monument, surmounted by a Shield bearing the
Arms of COPPIN; and underneath an achievement of arms, viz: Parti per
pale for Baron and Femme. On the dexter side for Coppin, Parti per pale,
azure and gules, three boars’ heads couped or, two and one, a chief of
On the sinister side, quarterly, 1st and 4th
for BROOKE, Or, a cross engrailed parti per pale gules and sable. 2nd
and 4th, argent, three stags’ heads or, between a chevron
sable. "Frances COPPIN, daughter of Robert Brooke, of Nocton, in
Comit’ Suffolk, Esquire. My dear wife, on a journey into these parts,
was by death intercepted at Manston, ulto September 1677 aetat suae 54.
‘Vita iter, coelum domicilium’. ‘This faythful stone records her
prayse, to make additions to her dayes; Know then, you strangers to her
lyfe, she was a truly virtuous wife. Adorn’d with graces was her
breast, I. Tim. II.9. As by th’ Apostles she was drest, I. Peter
III.4. In dutyes, or in recreation, in house and in conversation, in all
relations such she was, as for a patern she may pass, with love and
honour crown’d she dies; Prov xi.16. And leaves us these dear legacyes.
Here let the pretious dust take rest, till Christ shall come, with ‘Come
ye blest’, Matt. xxv.34. And then, all tears, wip’d from her eyes.
She to eternal joy shall ryse’. ‘Jesus said unto her, I am the
resurrection and the life’ etc. John xi.25. Hoc, optimae mentae
conjugis memoriae consecrat Tho’ Coppin, de Civit’ West’ in Com’
371 . Upon the north wall of the North Transept, on a white marble
ornamental tablet with a black border: "Sacred to the memory of
Mary BOWLING who died 18th January 1819 aged 83 years. Also
Nathaniel GOTT, late resident engineer of Ramsgate Harbour, who died the
23rd of February 1822 aged 58 years. Also Grace Bowling, who
died the 23rd of December 1849 aged 85 years.
372 . Beneath the above, upon a white marble tablet: "Haud
procul hinc situs est Petrus THOROTON, L.L.B., Ecclesiarum de Colwicke
et West Bridgeford in agro Nottinghamiensi, Rector, Ecclesiae
Collegiatae de Wolverhampton Prebendarius. Natus est A.D. MDCCLXIII,
Decessit A.D. MDCCCXVII. Compositum jus, fasque animo, santosque
recessus mentis, et incoctum generoso pectus honesto."
373 . Upon a mural pyramidical Monument, below an urn, and
surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing, Parti per pale for Baron and
Femme. Upon the dexter side Parti per pale, or and argent, a lion
rampant, proper. Upon the sinister side. Argent, a talbot sable,
collared gules, a chief azure with three crosses moline in line.
"Sacred to the memory of Mr William ROGERSON, late of the City of
London. His beloved wife hath caused this monument to be erected as a
token of love and respect. In the relative duties of life, as a husband,
parent, and friend, he acquitted himself with singular tenderness,
probity, and honour. In his attention to business, he was indefatigable.
In his commerce with mankind, strictly just and upright. It pleased the
Almighty to afflict him with a long and painful illness, which he
sustained with a pious resignation and manly fortitude, and on the 9th
of November 1782 resigned his soul to his blessed Redeemer, in steadfast
hope of a glorious immortality, aged 60 years. ‘The righteous shall be
had in everlasting remembrance’. Psalm cxii.6."
374 . Upon the north wall of the North Aisle, upon an oval white
marble tablet, surmounted by a Shield of Arms (the crest of which is
destroyed): *Upon the shield, A cross saltire, charged with five crosses
botonnee. "Here lie the remains of Henry Ralph CRAYTHORNE, Esquire,
of Craythorne in the County of York. He was born the 1st of
January 1757 and died the 5th of December 1797. Requiescat in
pace". *Burke gives for Crathorne, of Crathorne, Co. York. Ar. on a
cross gu. five crosses pattee or. Crest, on a mount vert, a bird sa. For
CRAWTHORNE of Salaby, Co. Lincoln. Ar. on a saltire gu. five crosses
flory or. Crest, a bird standing on a thornbush all ppr. From what
remains on the above shield, it is probable that this last was there
375 . Upon a white marble Monumental tablet beneath an urn:
"Near this tablet are deposited the mortal remains of Alexander
BRYMER, Esquire, of Bathwick in the County of Somerset, formerly one of
His Majesty’s Council for Nova Scotia, who departed this life on the 7th
of August 1822 aged 76 years. As a member of society he was deservedly
esteemed for his integrity, liberality, candour and benevolence. As a
husband and a father his memory will long be cherished in the hearts of
those who as they best knew can best appreciate his claims to their
lasting gratitude and sincere affection. This poor token of grateful
love is consecrated to his memory by his affectionate widow and
376 . Upon a square black marble tablet with gold lettering:
"Sacred to the memory of the Lady Augusta MURRAY, and daughter of
John, 4th EARL OF DUNMORE, married at Rome the 4th
of April 1793 to His Royal Highness PRINCE AUGUSTUS FREDERICK, Duke of
Sussex, and died at Ramsgate March 4th 1830."
377 . Upon the same wall, but over the old North Door, on a white
marble tablet with a black border: "In affectionate the loving
memory of Charles Henry JOHNSON, who died on board the Peninsular and
Oriental Steam Navigation Company’s S.S. ‘Verona’, and was buried
in the Red Sea, September 24th 1883 aged 21 years. R.I.P.
Much respected and deeply lamented."
378 . Upon the west wall in the same Aisle, but north of window, on
a mural Monument of black marble: "Near this place lieth, in hopes
of a joyful resurrection, Captain John RICHARDSON. He departed this life
the 30th of August 1776 aged 72 years. Also Mrs Mary SHAFTON,
widow, sister to the above John Richardson. She departed this life the
18th of September 1775 aged 79 years. Also Mary COCK, niece
to the above mentioned Captain John Richardson. She departed this life
the 30th of July 1787. Aged 57 years."
379 . Upon the same wall, and on the south of the window, on an
ornamental mural Monument: "Near this place lies interred the body
of Mrs Catherine TICKNER, wife of Mr Edward Tickner, who departed this
life the 5th day of April, Anno Domini 1731 aged 33 years,
leaving one daughter, viz: Catherine their only surviving issue. ‘A
loving wife, a mother dear, a faithful friend lies buried here.’ Mr
Edward TICKNER died ye 30th of September 1740 aged 47
380 . Upon the north wall of the High Chancel, between the bays, on
an oval tablet of white marble: "In a vault beneath are the remains
of Mr Gilbert BEDFORD, of Newland Grange in this Parish, who died
October 3rd 1796 aged 46 years. Also Elizabeth, daughter of
the above Gilbert Bedford, who died February the 19th 1799
aged 10 years and 4 months. Also (after a lingering illness) Sarah,
eldest daughter of the said Gilbert Bedford, who died September the 19th
1800 aged 21 years. Also Elizabeth, widow of the above Gilbert Bedford,
who died June 2nd 1826 aged 72 years."
381 . Upon the north wall of Sacrarium, on a plain white marble
square tablet: "To the memory of Mr Thomas BEDFORD, of Ramsgate,
who died October 1st 1830 in the 41st year of his
age. Also of William, son of above, who died October 14th
1827 aged 5 months. Also of Thomasine, widow of the above Mr Thomas
Bedford, who died June 6th 1833 in the 40th year
of her age."
382 . Upon the same wall, upon a fine mural Monument of white
marble, beneath an urn, with a Shield of Arms, at bottom, bearing,
Argent, a chevron embattled gules, surmounted by three crescents ermine,
between three lions Paws erased, armed gules: "Near this place are
deposited the mortal remains of the Revd. Richard HARVEY, A.M., Vicar of
Eastry and Worth. One of the six preachers of the Cathedral of
Canterbury, Curate of Ramsgate Chapel, formerly Vicar of this Parish and
a Magistrate for the County of Kent and the liberties of the Cinque
Ports, who closed a long, useful and exemplary life, and a ministry of
sixty three years (fifty-five of which were dedicated to this Parish) on
the 29th day of July 1821 aged 86 years. In grateful
testimony of whose worth as a Christian Pastor, upright Magistrate, and
benevolent neighbour, this tablet was erected by his numerous friends,
as a sincere (though inadequate) memorial of his virtues and their
383 . Upon the south wall of High Chancel, on a white marble tablet
with a black border: "Mary KEMP (who died on the 14th of
December 1828) whose remains are interred in the churchyard, near the
entrance from the Vicarage house, bequeathed the following legacy: the
sum of £1000, three per cent consols, unto her executors, John GARRETT
and Robert Garrett, their executors, administrators and assigns, upon
trust, to receive the dividends thereof, and to distribute them yearly
on the 15th of January, in equal proportions to six of the
most deserving poor persons either male or female, being of the age of
65 years or upwards, residing within the Parish of St Laurence."
384 . Upon the same wall, on a white marble tablet with a black
border: "In the family vault opposite lies the body of Ann, the
wife of Gilbert BEDFORD, of Newland’s Grange, who departed this life
the 23rd of March 1837 aged 48 years. Also of the above named
Gilbert Bedford, of Newland’s Grange, who departed this life the 12th
July 1852 aged 66 years. ‘Requiescat in pace.’".
385 . Upon the east wall of the Nave, south of Tower, on a white
marble tablet: "Sacred to the memory of Charles SMITH, Esquire, of
Richmond in Surrey, late Surgeon of the 2nd Royal Surrey
Militia, who died at Ramsgate on the 23rd of February 1809 of
a fever brought on by his kind and unremitting attention to the sick
soldiers landed there from Spain, aged 30 years. This stone is erected
by his brother officers as a testimony of their great regard."
386 . Upon the south wall of the Nave, on a white marble tablet with
a black border: "Sacred to the memory of Cromwell MASSEY, Esquire,
late a Colonel in the service of the Honorable East India Company, on
the Madras Establishment, who died at St Lawrence on the 8th
of September 1845 aged 103 years. He was a combatant on the 10th
of September, 1780 in the sanguinary battle of Parambaneum, in Mysore,
against the forces of Hyder Ally, where he with Colonel BAILLIE, Captain
(afterwards) Sir David BAIRD, and about 200 British soldiers, were taken
prisoners without ammunition, their Tumbrels having accidentally been
blown up. They formed themselves under the fire of the enemy’s
numerous artillery into a square, and there resisted and repulsed
thirteen different attacks until borne down and trampled upon, and still
fighting under the legs of elephants and horses, they were thrown
chained together two and two, into the dungeons of Hyder Ally, suffering
from their wounds without surgical care, almost naked, exposed to
privations, cruel indignities and ill-treatment, remained captives for 3
years and 9 months, when the death of Hyder Ally led to the release of
the few survivors. He resided at St Laurence for the last 11 years of
his life, where he was greatly respected for his benevolence and his
many acts of charity to the poor and to the public Institutions of the
387 . Upon a white tablet with a grey marble border: "In a
vault near this tablet are deposited the mortal remains of Elizabeth,
sixth daughter of George WADE, of Dunmow, Essex, Gentleman, and Frances
Barbara his wife, who departed this life on the 15th day of
March 1819, in the 16th year of her age, at the house of her
uncle-in-law, the Rev. Richard HARVEY, Vicar of this Parish."
388 . Upon a white marble mural Monument with a black border, with a
Shield of Arms above, bearing, Parti per pale, for baron and femme, on
the dexter side, Azure, on a mount vert, a falcon proper; in chief
gules, a crescent or, between two mullets of the same for DEVAYNES. Upon
the sinister side, Argent, three boars’ heads couped sable, langued
gules and tusked argent, for EVANS. Crest, Out of a Comte’s coronet a
demi-griffin holding in the dexter claw a sword. "Sacred to the
memory of William Angus de VAYNES, Esquire, of Updown, Isle of Thanet,
late Captain in the 25th Regiment, K.O.B. Died the 16th
December 1859 aged 42 years. ‘Thy will be done.’ Also of Julia Ann
de Vaynes, widow of the above, died March 19th 1886."
389 . Upon the north wall of Nave, upon a white marble tablet, with
an ornamental black border: "To the memory of Thomas Fretwell
GOODWIN, Esquire, only nephew of the above Mary Jane SHARP who died at
Hampton, U.S. America, on the 24th of March 1847 aged 43
years, after a residence of many years in that country. This monument is
erected by his disconsolate widow Sarah Ann Goodwin, daughter of Major
SIMKIN, of Hampton."
390 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border: "Sacred
to the memory of Mr William KEBELL, who resigned his soul to his Blessed
Redeemer (in hopes of a glorious resurrection) on the 3rd of
August 1810, aged 51 years. ‘Forgive the wish that would have kept
thee here.’ Also Martha Kebell, wife of the above, who died on the 10th
of July 1818 aged 61 years."
390A . Upon a white marble mural Monument, with a grey marble
border: "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant George Allen SPENCER,
R.N., who died the 30th May 1809 aged 53 years. Also of Lucy
Crichlow, wife of George JOHNSTON, and only child of the above by Mary
Jane, his wife, who died the 25th of February 1816 aged 23
years, leaving issue one daughter, Lucy Spencer Johnston. Also of the
said Lucy Spencer Johnston, who died the 18th of October 1821
in the 6th year of her age. Also of Captain William SHARP,
R.N., who departed this life the 7th of September 1844 aged
77 years. Also of Mary Jane, wife of the above named William Sharp, who
died at Blackheath, near London, the 10th of August, A.D.
1845 aged 77 years."
391 . Upon a white marble mural Monument, with a grey marble border,
surmounted by a Shield of Arms, of which the blazon has disappeared:
"Sacred to the memory of John, EARL OF DUNMORE, who died the 25th
of February 1809 aged 78 years. His Lordship was ye son of William, Earl
of Dunmore, grandson of John DUKE OF ATHOL, the 8th in
descent from John, Earl of Athol, ye eldest son of ye marriage of Jane,
QUEEN OF SCOTLAND, with James STUERT, Lord of Lorn. Queen Jane was grand
daughter to Edward ye 3rd, KING OF ENGLAND. Charles MURRAY ye
1st Earl of Dunmore’s mother was Amelia STANLEY, Lady of ye
Isle of Man, daughter of James, EARL OF DERBY and of Charlot de la
TREMOUILLE, the daughter of Charlotte, of Nassau, Charlotte of Nassau,
daughter of William, PRINCE OF ORANGE, and of Charlotte of Bourbon,
Prince of the blood Royal of France."
392 . Upon a mural Monument surmounted by an urn: "In memory of
Mary Anne CLEMENTS, the beloved wife of George JOHNSTON, Esquire of
Camden Place, Bath, and formerly of Tanygraid, Carmarthen, North Wales,
who departed this life on the 28th of November 1841 aged 50.
This tablet is erected by her afflicted husband, in grateful remembrance
of her devoted and affectionate conduct as a wife, and the exemplary
discharge of her duties as a mother, during a period of 25 years."
South west Porch.
393 . A mural Monument over door in the South west Porch: "Near
this place lieth the body of Mr Robert TICKNOR, who died September ye 13
day A.D. 1741 in ye 70th year of his age. Also Ann, his wife,
who died January 13th 1745 in the 66th year of her
The following tablets, etc. are described in Cozens’s "Tour
through the Isle of Thanet", pub. 1793, but are now lost or
destroyed. They are given here for the sake of preserving the
inscriptions for posterity, Cozens’s book having become so scarce that
I only know of two copies in the Isle of Thanet.
394 . On a black tablet: "To the memory of Captain Stephen
HOOPER, late of Ramsgate, who was lost in the year 1767, on a voyage
from Jamaica, aged 41 years. Also Ann, his wife, who died January the 8th
1786 aged 57 years."
395 . Upon a handsome black marble tomb: "Beneath this stone,
at rest the body sleeps, The soul being fled to God, who safely keeps,
The spirit of all just men, till that great day, When Christ shall from
the clouds be heard to say, Arise! ye sleeping dust, and come away! At
which the world shall all to Judgement come; And, reader, thou and I
shall hear our doom, From Christ our Judge, whose sentence then shall be
Eternal bliss, or endless misery! Consider well this truth, and hourly
pray, That you may happy be in that last day." "In memory of
Captain Thomas REDWOOD, who died March 14th 1754 in the 84
year of his age. Here also lies interred Thomasin Redwood, wife of the
abovesaid Captain Thomas Redwood. She died March 28th 1755
The inscriptions upon the ledger
stones within the Church
I gladly trust My bodie to this school, that it may learn
to spell his elements, and finde his birth written in dustie heraldrie
and lines; Which dissolution sure doth best discern, comparing dust with
dust, and earth with earth. – George Herbert
Chapter IV - Leger stones
upon the Leger Stones have been transcribed with great care, and where
they have been covered by pews or benches, with the kind permission of
the Vicar and Churchwardens, these have been raised, so that a faithful
copy of each has been obtained and is here recorded. During the
restoration of the Tower in 1888, it was necessary to open, and
subsequently to fill in, many of the vaults around the piers; the ground
in which the foundations were laid, being almost honeycombed, and the
foundations themselves even cut away to make room for burials. All the
human remains and coffins found in these vaults were carefully removed,
and placed in a large vault in the middle of the North Aisle, formerly
containing the remains of the EARL OF DUNMORE, but empty since their
removal to the D’ESTE Mausoleum in the churchyard."
396. In a vault near the south west angle of the south west pier were
found three leaden coffins, their name plates being inscribed, Mary
BRACE, Ann WILLIAMS, 1834, and Major James Brace, 1836, respectively. In
a vault at the south of this pier, was a leaden coffin with no name upon
it, and immediately to the east of this another vault, which was empty.
397. To the east of this pier were three vaults under the south Tower
arch, the southernmost containing one leaden coffin with no name upon
it; the middle vault containing the wooden coffin of Mary ELFORD dated
1797; and the northern vault containing the leaden coffin of George
LOUCH, and the wooden coffin of Ann Louch. Under the centre of the Tower
was a vault containing the leaden coffin of the Rev. Peter JAMES.
398. Under the north Tower arch a vault, containing the three leaden
coffins of Mary BOWLING, Nathaniel GOTT, and Grace Bowling respectively
399. In the North Aisle towards the north west angle of the north west
pier, a vault containing a wooden coffin with no name upon it; and to
the north of the same pier, another vault containing a coffin of lead,
and underneath another of wood with no name upon either. Curiously
enough the wooden coffin was quite empty, the coffin had been buried
without the body!
400. In a vault under the South Transept Window, the leaden coffin of
Mary LUCAS, dated 1830; and in a vault at the south west angle of the
south east pier a wooden coffin with no name upon it.
401. In a vault at the north east angle of the north east pier were
several ancient remains, but they were all decayed; and under the North
Transept Window a vault containing the leaden coffin of Mary COX.
402. At the north east angle of the north west pier and interred in an
angular direction north east and south west, about eighteen inches under
the level of the floor, we found the skeleton of a man between 6 and 7
feet in height; who he was and why buried in this manner will probably
ever remain a mystery: but it may have been the remains of Mr Adam
SPRACKLING who was buried on Thursday the 28th of April 1653
in St Laurence Church, see "The Bloody Husband" under
ELLINGTON, "where in the night he was buried neer his wife",
and as there is no entry in the Burial Register of this Mr Adam
Sprackling’s funeral, although that of his wife is duly recorded –
"The wife of Adam Sprackling, gen., buryed the fifteen day of
Desember, 1652 (Burial Register) – it seems probable that it
was he who was thus hastily interred, especially as the burial was in
the passage way.
The other vaults in the Church were not disturbed.
This enumeration of the Legers begins at the east end of the South
Chapel, and they are numbered in rows from south to north.
403 . Covered by the seats. It is surmounted by a Shield of Arms,
which is so much defaced by time that the bearings cannot accurately be
made out. Parti per pale for Baron and Femme. Dexter for WILSON,
Quarterly 1st and 4th, three wolves’ heads
coupled two and one. 2nd and 3rd, in fess a mullet
of six points, upon a chief indented two mullets. Sinister, 1st
and 4th for PETTIT, argent upon a chevron gules, between
three lions’ heads erased sable, crowned or, as many bezants. 2nd
and 3rd for DAUNDELYONN, sable, three lions rampant in fess,
between two barrulets dancettee argent. "Here lyeth interrd the
body of Mrs Elizabeth WILSON, daughter of Paull Pettit, of this County,
and late wife of Mr Thomas Wilson, London Citizen and Cloath worker, who
departed this life the 10th of May 1694 in the 37th
year of her age."
404 . Next the above, also covered by seats, surmounted by a Shield
of Arms, bearing, argent on a chevron gules, between three lions’
heads erased sable, crowned or, as many bezants. Crest, a lion’s gamb
erased and erect or, holding a pellet, for PETTIT. "To the memory
of Sarah TICKNER who died the 27th of July 1785 aged 94
years. To the memory of Ann CURLING, who died the 8th of
October 1779 aged 86 years. They were both daughters of John and Sarah
Pettit. Here lye buried the bodys of John Pettit, gent., and Sarah his
wife. They had issue 5 sons and 4 daughters. He departed this life
September 15th …./ aged 69 years. She departed this life
November 25th 1715 aged 54 years. S. Curling."
405 . "J.S. 1836." (For Jane SICKLEMORE, an infant daughter
of the Vicar).
406 . In the next row, to the west, covered by seats: "Here
lies interr’d the body of Mr Robert PARKER of Ramsgate, who
departed this life ye 11th of May 1740 aged 49 years. Here
also lyeth Katherine the wife of Robert Parker who died October 28th
1747 aged 64 years. Here also lies the remains of Mrs Jane QUINCE, who
died the 25th of May 1773 aged 89 years. Also Mary BAKER died
the 23rd of September 1801 aged 90 years. Likewise John
GOODWIN, who died March 19th 1822 aged 76 years. Also of Mary
Goodwin, who died (sic) relict of the above John Goodwin, who died on
the 28th February 1835 aged 88 years."
407 . Next the above on a slab covered by seats; surmounted by the
following Coat of Arms for MOSES, gules, a chevron between three cocks
heads or. Crest, a greyhound’s head erased, regardant. "Here
lieth ye body of Elizabeth, wife of Capt. John Moses, who died June ye
28th 1735 in ye 54th year of her age. And likewise
hereunder lies ye body of Capt. John Moses, who died September the 22nd
1733 in ye 36 year of his age. They left issue two sons and three
daughters, viz: John, George, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary. Here also lies ye
body of Mr George Moses, son of ye above said John and Elizabeth Moses,
who died October ye 16 1741 in ye 27 year of his age. Also
Mary HINDS, buried February 2 1802 aged 93 years. Also John MOSES,
nephwr (sic) of the said George Moses, who died July 7th 1817
aged 77 years."
408 . "In a vault beneath are deposited the remains of Ann
SPENCER, relict of Capt. George Spencer youngest son of Adam Spencer
beneath, who died the 6th of December 1821 in the 95th
year of her age. Here also lies the Body of Sarah Spencer, aged 57
years. Also of Adam Spencer, aged 68 years. Also three of their
children. Also of George TICKNOR, who died the 25th of
January 1754 aged 41 years. Also William, son of the above said Adam and
Sarah Spencer, he were (sic) buried the 28th September 1761
aged ../ years." Also Mary, wife of Adam Spencer, Jun., She died 26th
August 1783 aged 64 years and 11 months. Also of the said Mr Adam
Spencer, Junr. who died 26th day of March 1791 aged 78 years.
Also of Mr George HARDY, who died the 18th day of August 1786
aged 66 years. Also of Ann Hardy, daughter of the same Adam Spencer, Sen.,
and relict of the same George Hardy, who died the 1st March
1795 aged 76 years. Also of William and Lucy Curtis Hardy, children of
George Ticknor Hardy, son of the said George and Ann Hardy, his wife,
who died in their infancy."
409 . Just inside the south east Door, upon a large plain stone:
"M.L. E.L." (For Martin LONG and Elizabeth Long, see Tablets
410 . "Here lieth interr’d the Body of Mr Thomas EVERS of this
Parish. He departed this life the 16th day of May, Anno
Domini 1716 aged 50 years. Also Jane CURLING, widow of Mr Henry Curling,
and sister of the above Thomas Evers, who died May the 9th
1756 aged 93 years. Also Jane, daughter of the above Jane Curling, who
died March 20th 1759 aged 66 years."
411 . "Hereunder lyeth buried the Body of Mr John EVERS, the
elder, who departed this life the 30th of December Anno Dni:
1702 in the 71 year of his age, leaving behind him (by Sibilla, his
wife) Jane, Thomas, Maria, and Stephen. Here also lies the Body of Mrs
Sibilla Evers, late widow of the above specified Mr John Evers, leaving
only issue one daughter, and one son, viz: the above specified Jane and
Stephen, who died the 15th of September, Anno Domini 1719
aged 85 years."
412 . "Here lieth the Body of Capt. John EVERS, who died the 30th
July 1762 aged 48 years. He left issue one son and one daughter, Thomas
and Catherine. And also John Evers WHITE, the son of John and Catherine
White, who departed this life the 5th of April 1770, aged 1
year and 1 month. Also of John White, the ii son, who departed this life
the 13th of August 1771 aged 1 year and 1 month. Also of
Catherine, the wife of Capt. John White, and daughter of Capt. John
Evers, by Mary, his wife, who died the 5th November 1778 aged
33 years. Also Mary, the wife of the abovesaid Capt. John EVERS, who
died the 20th March 1777 aged 67 years. And also the
abovesaid Capt. John WHITE, who departed this life the 30th
of March 1786 aged 54 years."
413 . "To the memory of Mr John WHITE, son of the late Capt.
John White, who died March 21 1810 aged 41 years, leaving surviving
Sarah, his wife. Also Catherine, the only child of the above."
414 . "Here lieth the remains of the EVERS family, with their
daughter Martha, wife of John HOOPER, obiit 27th June 1738,
ae 49. Also the above John Hooper, died 13th August 1756 ae
69. Likewise the Body of Francis SMALL, who died the 20th
August 1818 aged 79 years. Also Martha, the widow of the above Francis
Small, who died the 6th of February 1836 aged 87 years. Also
of William Small, third son of the above, who died the 16th
of April 1864 aged 84 years. Also of Elizabeth Small, youngest daughter
of the above Frances and Martha Small, died April 9th 1865
aged 83 years. This grave is full."
The above inscription upon the stone contains the following errors: The
first date (i.e. of John Hooper’s death) is cut 1756 – the correct
date 1738 being cut over it. His age was cut 69, the correct number of
years 49 being cut over again. And the last time the name Francis
occurs, it is spelt with an E instead of an I.
415 . "In memory of Moses Napleton JOAD, son of John and
Elizabeth Joad, who departed this life the 20th day of
October 1784 aged 27 years. Also Robert SMALL, Esq., son of Francis and
Martha Small, who departed this life May 25th 1810 aged 32
years. Also Mrs Sarah Joad, died April 9th 1838 aged 85. Also
Stephen Joad, who died 26th of February 1848 aged 80
416 . Covered by the stove: "Here lieth interr’d ye Body of
Capt. Robert PARKER, of Romans-gate who died September the 4th
1706 in the 61 year of his age."
417 . On a small stone close to column: "Here also lieth the
Body of Mrs Mary CARROWAY, who died the 29th of June 1774
aged 79 years."
418 . Immediately east, on a similar stone: "Here also lieth
interr’d ye Body of Mrs Mary PARKER, late widow of the said Captn.
Robert Parker. She departed this life the 8th day of May, in
the year of our Lord 1714, aged 65 years; they had issue one son."
419 . On a plain white stone just beneath Mrs FROUDE’s effigy:
"J.A. 1860, M.A. 1870."
420 . "Here lieth the Body of George GARRETT, Esqre. who
departed this life the 12th of July 1775 aged 63 years. Also
the body of Mrs Elizabeth ADAMS, who departed this life 7th
March 1789 aged 59 years.
421 . Is the slab of Capt. Robert PARKER’s altar tomb, now let
into the floor; beneath is the vault, and in it are the remains with the
rest of this monument, except the panels which are Nos. 14 and 16. Sad
422 . In the North Chapel, now the Vestry, surmounted by a Shield of
Arms carved on the stone: Parti per chevron, azure and ermine, in chief
two eagles displayed or. In fess a shield of pretence gules, on a bend
argent, three rooks sable, within a bordure engrailed. "In this
tomb are deposited the remains of Oliver STEPHENS, Esqre. of
Woodnesborough, a Justice of the Peace and a deputy lieutenant for this
County, and formerly a Captain in the Royal regiment of Horse Guards. He
was son of John Stephens, Esqe. of London. Born October 30th
1720. He married June 23rd 1753, Ann, daughter and heiress of
Captn. Matthew BOOKEY, and departed this life June 9th 1795.
In the same tomb are deposited the remains of Ann Stephens, the wife of
the above named Oliver Stephens, who departed this life February 11th
1800 aged 73 years."
423 . Immediately to the east on a similar slab and surmounted by a
Coat of Arms, bearing, Gules, on a bend argent, three rooks sable,
within a bordure engrailed. "Here lies interred the body of Captn.
Matthew BOOKEY, eldest son of the Rev. Matthew Bookey, deceased. He
married Ann (now living) eldest daughter of Thomas PEKE, ……..NTY,
Esqr. by whom he ……../ one daughter. He departed this life
the 13th of January 1741 in the 48th year
of his age ……./ being the ……./ are in the ……."
The rest of this inscription is covered by the fire-place in vestry.
424 . To the north of No.19, on a leger half the size:
"Likewise the body of Mrs Ann BOOKEY, daughter of John DANNELL, of
Elmbridge Hall, Worcestershire, Esqr. and relict of Captn. William
Bookey, late Commander in the Honourable East India Company Service, and
son of the above mentioned Matthew Bookey, Clerk. She died on the 29th
of March 1770 aged 50 years, and left issue one daughter."
425 . On similar leger, surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing,
Gules, on a bend argent, three rooks sable, within a bordure engrailed;
impaling a chevron between three covered cups. "Here lieth the body
of the Reverend Matthew BOOKEY, A.M., formerly fellow of King’s
College, in Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Right Honourable John, EARL
OF BATH, Viscount GRANVILE, afterwards Rector of Watton in
Herefordshire, and then 40 years Vicar of this Parish. He departed this
life March 15th 1739 in the 74th year of his age,
and left by Cathain, his only wife (now living) four sons and three
daughters. And also the body of Cathain BOOKEY, relict of the above
named Matthew Bookey and daughter of Edward CHRISTIAN, late of the
County of Middlesex, Esqr., who departed this life the 15th
of February 1755 aged 82 years."
426 . Alongside the two last on a similar stone: "In this vault
rests the remains of Robert EASON, of St John’s, Margate, who died the
9th of July 1796 aged 70 years."
427 . On a small slab to west of above: "R.T. 1766."
Marking the grave of the Revd. Robert TYLER, A.M., formerly Vicar of
428 . On a similar leger having a design cut upon it of a death’s
head crowned with leaves, upon two crossed thigh bones, and a scythe.
"In this vault lieth interr’d the body of Mr Robert EASON, who
departed this life ye 26th of December 1718 aged 59 years.
Also Ann, the wife of Robert Eason, Jun., who died April the 27th
day 1740 in the 38th year of her age; she left issue three
sons and one daughter, viz: Robert, Martin, John , and Anne. Also
Martin, son of the above said Robert and Ann Eason, who died the 5th
of August 1741 in the 14th year of his age. Here also lies
the body of Robert Eason, father of the above said children who died the
23rd of March 1747 aged 50 years. Also Mercy GILLOW (formerly
wife of Robert Eason, Sen.) deceased ye 31st of March 1753
aged 84 years."
429 . Outside Vestry door on a stone, having a Shield of Arms cut in
the upper part and bearing, An embattled tower between and supported by
two lions rampant. For Crest, a greyhound passant. Motto "Fide et
Pernicitate Turris Fortis mihi Deus." "In memory of Mrs
Elizabeth KELLY, daughter of Doctor Kelly, late of Winchester, and
sister of Doctor Kelly, Regius Professor of Physic, late of Oxford. She
departed this life the 20th of January 1788 aged 65 years.
Also in memory of Mrs Martha Kelly, sister to Elizabeth, and wife of
Lieut. Charles Kelly, of the Royal Navy. She departed this life the 25th
of April 1788 aged 68 years. Also the above Charles Kelly, who departed
this life the 20th of October 1800 in the 73rd
year of his age. Also Ann, second wife of the above Charles Kelly, who
died May 6th 1814 aged 78 years."
430 . On a similar slab with the following Shield of Arms.
Quarterly, per fess indented, sable and or; in the first quarter, a
pelican vulnerating itself, or. "His jacet Petrus Henrici JOHNSON,
Generosi, filius, A.M., Corporis Christi Collegii, apud Oxonienses,
socius, olim hugus ecclesiae, vicarious. Baptizatus, decimo die Maii
Anno Domini 1629. Occubuit decimo octavo Aprilio die. Anno Domini 1704,
Anno aetatis 75."
421 . To the west a large stone, inscription almost obliterated, but
at the top is "E.B.C. 1814 aged 83." (For Elizabeth, BARONESS
CONYNGHAM. See Tablets, No.34, p.72).
432 . The grave of Eleanor MANSTON. (See Brasses).
433 . Next on a large stone: "In this vault lays interr’d the
body of Mr Thomas TOMSON of Ramsgate, who departed this life the 8th
of September 1721 in the 57th year of his age. Here also
lieth interr’d the body of Ann, daughter of Richard and Sarah Tomson,
who departed this life April ye 25th day 1732 aged 12 years
and 12 days. Here lieth also the body of Mr Richard Tomson, who died
April ye 5th 1733 aged 39 years. He left issue by Sarah his
wife, three sons and two daughters, viz: William, Thomas, Richard, Sarah
and Doroty. Here also lies the body of Mr Thomas Tomson, son of the
above said Thomas, who died March ye 8th day 1740 in the 40th
year of his age. He left issue by Doroty, his wife, five sons, viz:
Thomas, Richard, William, Adam and Simpson. Also Simpson, son of Thomas
and Doroty Tomson, who died September ye 17th 1741 in the 5th
year of his age. Also Mary, wife of Lewis Tomson, who died February ye
13th 1742 aged 26 years and 5 months. Also Lewis, son of
Lewis and Mary Tomson, who died July ye 20th 1740 aged 1 year
and 3 months. Also Mary, widow of Mr Thomas Tomson, Sen. She died
November ye 22nd 1755 aged 83 years."
434 . To the west a plain stone underneath the organ: "H.F.
1806." (For Harry FARNAL. See Tablets, page 71).
435 [32A]. A stone inscribed "……/Domino dormit ……/ nobis
436 . Next to the above and to the north, a stone inscribed with a
Shield of Arms. Covered by organ: "(Capt. John PETTIT died …..?).
See Cozens’s "Tour Through the Isle of Thanet," pub. 1793,
No.26. The Pettit Arms being, Argent, on a chevron gules, between three
lions’ heads erased sable, crowned or, as many bezants. Crest, a lion’s
gamb erased and erect or, holding a pellet.
437 . Just beneath the arch separating North Chapel from North
Transept and partly covered by a wooden platform. "Beneath the pews
on the right hand side of this stone lies the remains of James COX, Esqr.
late of London who departed this life the 23rd of January
1815 in the 67th year of his age. Also of Mary Cox, relict of
the above James Cox, Esqr. She departed this life on the 23rd
of December, aged 79 years."
437A . In the North Transept is a plain stone with oblong matrix at
the bottom from which the brass has been abstracted.
438 . To the west in the Aisle: "Here lies the body of William
ROGERSON, citizen of London, who died the 9th of November
1782 aged sixty years. Also the body of Elizabeth*, his wife, who died
the 24th day of January 17../ aged ../ years. *This interment
is not to the found in the Burial Register.
439 . To the west in the same Aisle: "To the memory of Joseph
Royal LORING, Lieut. of the Royal Navy, who departed this life the 16th
of October 1792 aged 41 years, second son of Captn. Joshua and Mary
Loring, of Roxbury, in New England. A trusty friend, a husband dear, A
worthy man lies buried here. This stone was laid here by the desire of
Mary, loving wife of the above Joseph Royal Loring."
440 . On a white stone in same Aisle to the west: "Capt. Edward
WILLIAMSON, died the 22nd of December 1792 aged 51
441 . On a small slab of white stone in same Aisle towards the west,
inscription obliterated, the only words that can be made out being
"John Murray, EARL OF DUNMORE." (See page 78).
442 . In the High Chancel from south to north in front of sacrarium:
Upon a large slab of blue stone, the matrix of a shield with oblong
matrix beneath for brasses, both gone, but filled in with white stone.
There is no inscription.
443 . Upon a large slab similar to the last, beneath a Shield of
Arms, cut in stone, bearing, Parti per pale for Baron and Femme. On the
Dexter side, a pale between four fleurs le lys, two and two for GILLOW,
and on the Sinister side a lion rampant: "Here lyeth ye Body of
Mary wife of John GILLON, (sic) Gent, ye daughter of Mark CULLEN, of
Feversham, Gent., who departed this life ye tenth day of July 1682 in ye
thirty third year of her age."
444 . Upon a similar slab beneath a Coat of Arms: "Here lyeth
ye body of John GILLON (sic) Gent., who departed this life ye 18th
day of January 1682 and in ye thirty first year of his age."
445 . Upon a similar stone but hidden beneath the Choir stalls on
the south, is the slab and grave of Adam SPRAKELING, from its brass (now
to be seen under the western arch of the Tower with its Coat of Arms,
viz: Sable, a cross saltire ermine, between four leopards’ faces or,
proper) we can read this inscription: "Here lyeth buried the body
of Adam SPRAKELING, Gent., ye second sonne of Sir Adam Sprakeling,
Knight, deceased, who dyed the xxiiiith daye of September, in the year
of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred and fifteen, leaving Issue two
sonnes, Robert and Henrye, and two daughters Katherne and Rebecca."
446 . Upon the largest slab in the Church, between the choir stalls,
beneath an achievement of Arms within a mantling of ostrich feathers*
bearing: A pale between four fleurs de lys, two and two. For Crest, Upon
an Esquire’s helmet, a negro’s head crowned: "Here lyeth buried
ye body of Mr Thomas GILLOW late of Walmer in ye County of Kent. He left
issue by Mary his only wife one son and three daughters John, Margaret,
Mary, and Elizabeth. He died ye twenty third of November in ye yeare of
our Lord 1678, being aged 49 years." *The Arms of Gillow, of
Woodnesborough and of St Nicholas were: Argent, a lion rampant gules, on
a chief azure, three fleurs de lis, or.
447 . To the north is a similar slab covered by the north choir
stalls: "Here lyeth interr’d ye Body of Mr John PAMFLEET, late of
this Parish. He married Elizabeth ye daughter of Mr William JENKEN, of
Minster, in this Isle of Thenett. He had issue by her 10 children, and
left surviving 3 sons and 3 daughters. He departed this life Aprill ye
23rd 1707 aged 36 years. And also Elizabeth ye only wife and
widow of Mr John Pamfleett above written who departed this life ye 4 day
of February 1714."
448 . In the next row to the west almost covered by the south choir
stalls: "Here lyeth buried the bodie of Dame Katharen
SPRAKELING, Daughter to John ESTDAY, of Hith (Hythe) Gent., wife
widow to Sir Adam Sprakeling, Knight, by whome she had issue 7
sonnes and 10 daughters. She lived 67 yeeres and dyed on ye 24th
daye of August, Ano Domini 1627. Here lyeth also the Body of Anne*
wife of Adam ABBITT (sic) who departed this life the 31th of …4,
in the 66th Year of her age." *Mary, wife of Adam
ABBOTT, buried June 3rd 1714 (Burial Register).
449 . Upon a large stone to the east of the East Tower Arch (into
which have been inserted the brasses containing the Shield of Arms and
inscription of Sir Adam SPRAKELING, Knight). (See Brasses). "Under
this stone lieth ye Body of Mr Adam ABBOTT, who departed this life April
the 7th 1723 aged 78 years."
Lantern of Tower.
450 . Under the Lantern on the south is the tomb of Margaret
SPRAKELING, with three Shields of Brasses, bearing the Arms of
Sprakeling, MOYLE, and of Sprakeling and Moyle impaled. (See Brasses).
"Hic jacet Margareta Sprakeling, Una filia 27 Rob’ti Moyle, armig.’
nup’ (per 27 annos) uxor Rob’ti Sprakeling, armig,’ cui 7 liberos
peperit, e quibu’ sunt superstes Adam’ Rob’t,’ Maria, Margareta,
et Margeria. Obiit die sexto Januarii, ano aetatis suae 49, salutis
nostrae 1623, stylo angliae."
451 . Next to the above and to the north is another slab: "Here
lie the remains of the Rev. Peter JAMES, M.A., late of Greenwich, in the
County of Kent, and Rector of Ightham, in the same County, who died July
the 15th 1791 aged 53 years."
452 . On a similar slab to the north: "Here lieth interr’d
the body of Elias, son of Elias and Catherine PAMFLETT, of Newland, in
this Parish, who died the 10th of February 1743 aged 30
453 . To the immediate north is a leger almost completely covered by
the Churchwarden’s pew: "Here lieth interr’d ye Body of Mr
Elias PAMFLETT, who had issue by Kathren his wife, one son and three
daughters surviving. He departed this life July ye 2nd 1714
aged 30 years. Here also lieth ye body of Kathren ye wife of Mr Stephen
HOOPER, of Romsgate, and eldest daughter of Mr Elias Pamflett by Kathren
his wife, and she departed this life ye 3rd of October 17../
aged 24 years.
454 . This leger marks with initials only, the vaults of Mary
BOWLING, 1819; Nathaniel GOTT, 1822; and Mary Bowling, 1849.
Commemorated on the Mural Tablet No.44. (See Tablets).
455 . The next row towards the west, close to the south west column,
on a brass let into a plain stone: "George LOUCH, Esqr., Engineer,
Ramsgate Harbour, died April 29th 1811 aged 65 years."
456 . Just inside south west column on a large slab of grey stone,
is the matrix of a Brass of what was probably a woman full length; and
also the matrix of an oblong Brass beneath, as the central screw hole
remains. (See Brasses).
457 . Next to the above and to the north: "Here lyeth interr’d
ye Body of Henry HARNETT, late of Spreding Street, who departed this
life the 9th day of May 1685 in the 65th year of
his age. Here also lyeth interr’d the Body of Mary Harnett, wife of ye
said Henry Harnett, who departed this life the 3rd day of
January 1715 in the 91st year of her age. Who had issue 7
sons and 3 daughters By ye abovesaid Henry Harnett."
458 . To the west of the Chancel Arch on a white stone: "Here
lyeth the body of Thomas HARNET, sonne of Henery Harnet (sic), who
departed this life the 28th Day of August, Anno Dom. 1678, in
ye 26 year of His age leaving Behind him Alice, his wife, and Mary his
459 . Further to the west on a much worn stone: "In memory of
Mr Peter HARNETT, who died the 10th of May 1776, aged 70
years. Also Mary his wife, who died November 2nd
1783 aged 73 years."
460 . A little further to the west on a diamond shaped stone: W.H.
1798. For William HARVEY, son of Richard and Ann Harvey, an infant, ob.
19th February 1798.
461 . To the west of the above is another diamond shaped stone: R.H.
1795. For Richard HARVEY, son of Richard and Ann Harvey, an infant, ob.
14th October 1795.
462 . Upon a large slab just inside the west door, the other half
covered by a pew. (This west door is now walled up). "The Rev.
Richard HARVEY, A.M., died July 29th 1821 aged 86 years. Mrs
Judith Harvey, widow of the above Rev. Richard Harvey died February 3rd
1822 aged 83 years. Mrs Ann Harvey, wife of the Rev. Richard Harvey,
Vicar of this Parish, and son of the above Richard Harvey and Judith his
wife, died on the 13th day of June 1827 aged 55 years. The
Revd. Richard Harvey, 43 years Vicar of this Parish, who remains are
interred in the Parish of Walcot, Somersetshire, died on the 11th
day of February 1836 aged 68 years."
463 . On a white stone in the passage from the south west door to
nave: "An… Maria WHITEHOUSE died April 1 1820 aged 28 years. She
lived beloved and died lamented. Also Mary Whitehouse (mother of the
above) and relict of Edward Whitehouse Esq. She died the 3rd
of April 1825 aged 84 years."
464 . To the south of the above, a plain white stone upon which no
inscription is legible, but which is the Leger stone of Richard
Warburton LYTTON, Esq. (See Burial Book).
465 . Upon a Leger on the floor of the South Porch: "To the
memory of Mercy, wife of Mr Henry TICKNOR, who died the 19th
May 1753 aged 33 years. Also of the said Mr Henry Ticknor, who died the
28th day of September 1791 aged 72 years."
The following Legers I have been unable to find, being either covered by
seats, or through lapse of time the inscriptions have become totally
worn away and lost, and the situation of the graves forgotten; they are
however given amongst the few recorded in Cozens’s "Tour Through
the Isle of Thanet", pub. 1793, and so have been included in this
466 . On a plain gravestone: "Hic jacet Robertus SPRAKELING,
armiger, filius natu Maximum Adami Sprakeling, equities aurati. Reliquit
duos filios, Adamum et Robertum; et tres filias, Mariam, Margaretam, et
Margeriam. Obit die II November, aetatis suae 69. Salutis nostrae
467 . On a plain stone: "Here lyeth buried the body of
Margerate SPRAKELING, one of the daughters of Sir Adam
SPRAKELING, Knight, deceased, whiche Margarete died the 22nd
day of December, in the year of Our Lord Christ, 1620."
468 . On a plain stone: "Elizabeth LAW, of Westminster, London,
died July 4th, ….."
469 . On a plain stone: "M.S., 1789."
470 . On a plain stone: "John, son of Thomas and Thomasin
REDWOOD, died June 11th 1748 aged 45 years."
471 . On a plain stone: "Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Moses
NAPLETON, Gent., of St Nicholas t Wade, wife of John EVERS, died August
30th 1719 aged 55 years." "Mrs Sarah HOOPER,
October 6th 1777 aged 61 years." "John Hooper, May
17th 1779, aetatis 62." "Capt. John JOAD, November
2 1780, aged 61 years."
472 . On a plain stone: Mr John EVERS, September 17th
473 . "An ancient grave stone of one "UMFRY, "but the
arms are gone as well as the inscription, if it ever had any."
Hasted Hist. Kent.vol. x. p.399. This was probably the Leger stone of
John Umfry, of Manston. (See Manston).
"In the above transcriptions all those words appearing
in Italics are in the originals either worn away and obliterated, or
covered by some structure within the Church, which we were unable to
remove. In order however, that the utility of these complications to the
Genealogist may be as complete as possible, the lacunae have been
supplied by reference to the Burial Register, for the purpose of
extracting the correct dates (as also for the verification of those
doubtful); whilst other parts have been sought for in the works of
various authors, though this search has not been successful in every
The Brasses ancient and modern,
and the Hatchments hanging within the Church.
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that
beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Await alike th’ inevitable hour:
The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Thomas Gray.
CHAPTER V. - Brasses
"The Brasses now remaining in the Church are
unfortunately few, from the fact that many have been ruthlessly torn
from their matrices and are now lost; one at least is probably still
existing, but if so is covered by a pew, perhaps one day to be
rediscovered, as it has not been heard of since 1802; two have lately
been restored by the generosity of a recent purchaser, but many I am
afraid we shall never see again. I propose to mention all those known to
have existed in the Church, as well as to describe those now remaining,
and of these last, the two Plates of Brasses, which are reproductions of
Photographs of rubbings made by myself, contain all the most
474. Roger MANSTON and Julian his wife. What is probably the oldest
record of an inscription upon a brass in this Church is to be found in
WEEVER’s "Funeral Monuments," London, 1631, page 267, where
he states that in his time when he made his survey there was a Leger
Stone with the following inscription upon it (but now quite lost):
"Roger Manston & Julian sa femme gisoinct ici Dieu des almes
ent mercy. Amen." This inscription in Norman French would be of
about the fourteenth century, and might be translated thus: "Roger
Manston and Julian his wife lie here, upon whose souls God have mercy.
Their daughter married John SEPTVANS, of Milton, near
Sittingbourne, whose son, also called John, married Constance ST.
NICHOLAS. (See page 63).
475. A female member of the family of ST. NICHOLAS, unknown. LEWIS in
the "History of Tenet", 2nd edition, page 108, of
the Collections, at the foot of the page, gives a cut of a shield in
brass, bearing the arms of the family of St Nicholas, and states that
"Just by on a flat stone (is) an effigies of a woman in brass, and
an inscription underneath, both now gone, but under them is this coat of
arms yet remaining."
The Blazon given is Ermine, a chief quarterly, or and
gules, and I have identified the Leger Stone, as being the one under the
Tower at its western part, where it was placed when it was removed from
the north east Chancel. The Leger Stone presents the indents of an
effigy of a woman in brass and an inscription underneath, and below is
the indent for the shield of brass, which since Lewis’s time has also
disappeared. This Leger Stone marked the last resting place of a female
member of the family of St. Nicholas, who died during their occupation
of Nether Court, which was from before 1375 to about the year 1500, but
the particular individual to whom the stone relates is unknown.
476. Nicholas MANSTON. The next Brass which demands our attention is
that of Nicholas Manston, it is figured upon the first Plate of Brasses,
p.96, as he appears upon his tomb with the indents of his shields of
arms above. This Leger Stone is now to be seen upright against the north
wall of the Manston Chapel, close to the screen, and is viewed in the
very beautiful illustration showing the screen opposite page 37. This
Brass is the best one in the Church, and exhibits the Armiger or Esquire
in full armour, belted and spurred, at his feet his faithful hound, and
round his neck the collar of S.S., the Badge of the Guild or Order of
the Holy Spirit, to which he, as a military member of the church
militant belonged. Notice his sword and short dagger, both sheathed, for
his hands assume an attitude of prayer. This collar of S.S. has given
rise to a vast amount of speculation; it has become a kind of
antiquarian puzzle, as to what it means, why it is worn by certain
persons, who introduced it, and why its use has been so very limited. It
would be beyond the limit of this volume to go into these side issues,
but we may briefly state our own conviction that the design really means
the letters S.S., and stands for the words Sanctus Spiritus. That it was
adopted by JOHN OF GAUNT, Duke of Lancaster, there can be no doubt, he
taking over the letter S, the badge of Lancaster, as well as the office
of "Senechallus" or Steward, in right of his wife who was the
daughter of HENRY OF LANCASTER. This collar of S.S. was introduced about
the time of RICHARD II, and both he and John of Gaunt wore it, HENRY IV
also wore it, as well as Dukes and other noblemen, Knights, and
Esquires, but these probably were all of the King’s household or
retinue, or Esquires of the Body to the sovereign. Sir H. SPELLMAN in
his Glossa. lit. Armor. describes five distinct kinds of Esquires, in
which the "fourth rank are reckoned those, unto whom the king
himself, together with a title, giveth arms, or createth Esquires, by
putting about their neck a silver collar of S.S. (Esses), and in former
times, upon their heels, a pair of white spurres silvered: whereupon at
this day in west parts of the kingdom, they be called white spurres, for
distinction from Knights, who are wont to wear gilt spurres: and to the
first begotten sonnes only of these doth the title belong". The
collar remained in use during the reigns of HENRY V, HENRY VI, HENRY
VII, and to a very limited extent during HENRY VIII, down to EDWARD VI
and ELIZABETH, when the use of it was restricted to certain Judges of
the Courts. It only remains to be said that the pendant by which the
collar is brooched, varies somewhat in different reigns, in the example
before us of Nicholas MANSTON it is a jewelled ring. For a very full and
comprehensive account of this collar, reference may be made to the
article on "Hackington, Canterbury, and the Collar of S.S." by
Mr Edward FOSS, F.S.A., in the "Arch.Cant" vol. I, p.73, to
which I am indebted for much historical information with regard to this
To return to the Brass before us, it will be seen that the
Shields of Arms at the upper corners of the Leger Stone are missing,
only the indents remain, but HASTED has recorded them as, Quarterly, 1st
and 4th. A fess ermine between three mullets; 2nd
and 3rd on a cross engrailed a cinqfoil. And the inscription
is as follows:
"Hic jacet Nicholaus MANSTON armig’ qui’ obiit vio
die Augusti Anno Dni, mccccxliiiio cujus anime
propicietur Deus. Amen." Which may be translated thus: "Here
lies Nicholas Manston, Esquire, who died the 6th day of
August 1444, upon whose soul God be gracious. Amen."
477. Eleanor MANSTON, née HAUTE. In the middle of this Chancel upon the
ground will be seen a Leger Stone, with the Brass torn out of its
centre, but it now has five of its six Shields of Arms upon Brasses on
either side; this marks the spot where the wife of the above described
Nicholas Manston rests, his remains probably still lie next but nearer
the north wall of the Church, though his Leger Stone has been displaced.
It is recorded that this lady was Eleanor, only daughter of Edmund
Haute, Esquire, of Petham and Bourn, and was married to Nicholas Manston,
Armiger, of Manston Court. The exact date of her death is unknown, but
it must have been before the death of her husband (1444) as the lowest
shield on the sinister side of her Leger Stone, bears the Arms of their
daughter and heir, with the Manston Quarter labelled, showing that the
father of the bearer was still alive.
The indent shows that the lady was dressed in a costume of the period
(middle of the fifteenth century) and that she wore a mantle, and what
was known as a mitre-shaped head-dress. The brass Shields of Arms which
surround the indent of the figure upon the Leger Stone are shown in the
opposite Plate, with the Shields placed in their proper positions, and
exhibiting the following bearings:
(1). The Brass in the uppermost indent on the dexter side is lost, but
probably bore the Manston Arms.
(2). The uppermost Shield upon the sinister side denotes the Arms of
Haute, viz: Or,* a cross engrailed gules. [*Hasted says sable, but he is
clearly wrong, vide Shields No. 4, 5, and 6].
(3). The dexter middle Shield is the same, but bears a "rose"
in the fess point as a cadance mark.
(4). The sinister middle Shield contains the Arms of MANSTON and HAUTE,
as baron and femme, viz: Party per pale, gules, a fess ermine, between
three mullets argent, for Manston. Upon the sinister side Or, a cross
engrailed gules, for Haute.
(5). The dexter bottom Shield contains the Arms of Manston, impaling
FREEMAN (?), the latter being: Gules, three lozenges or, two and one.
This last Shield had been missing for over one hundred years, but coming
into the hands of Mr HILLS, of King Street, he at once restored it (with
another) to the Church, where it has been replaced in its ancient
(6). The sinister bottom Shield bears the Arms of Manston’s issue
quartering Haute; the Manston quartering being labelled with a File of
three points, to denote the heir, the father still alive.
478. John PAWLN and Margery his wife, 1462. The next Brass in
chronological order, that we have to deal with, has not been seen since
the year 1802, when a communication appeared in the November number of
that year of "The Gentleman’s Magazine", to the following
effect: "The removal of a pew in the Church of St Laurence has
brought to light a small brass plate for John Pawlyn and Margery his
wife, 1462; which, from its situation, had escaped the notice of Mr
LEWIS in his ‘History of the Isle of Thanet’"; then follows the
inscription which is more than usually abbreviated, but as this is not a
facsimile we will give it entire: "His jacet Johannes Pawlyn et
Margeria uxor ei qui quidem Johannes obiit in festo Sancti Hillarii Anno
domini Millio: cccclxii quorum animabus propiciet deus. Amen."
Which may be translated thus: "Here lies John Pawlyn and Margery
his wife, of whom the said John died on the Festival of St Hillary (13th
January) in the yeare of our Lord 1462, upon whose souls God be
If this inscription has been correctly transcribed, it will
be noticed that a small d is used for Domini and Deus, which is very
unusual. The name of PAWLYN (formerly of Stone) was extinct here as a
surname, in the beginning of the present century, but existed as a
Christian name in connection with the families of SACKET, HUGGETT, and
PEARCE; the names are kept up still upon the site of what was once the
property of these families, e.g. upon the right hand side of Trinity
Place, in Hereson Road, are two cottages, one called Huggett Villa and
the other Paulin Villa 1440, inscribed upon them. There is also at the
bottom of Broad Street, at the left hand side out of King Street, an
inscribed stone in the old wall, with Huggett Lodge 1777 upon it. The
Arms of Paulin, as given by Burke are as follows: Azure, on a bend
between six lozenges or, each charged with an escallop sable, four
escallops of the last.
479. Thomas ST. NICHOLAS and Joane MANSTON, 1499, and Thomas St.
Nicholas their son. Of the next two Brasses we have records only, except
a fragment, a female figure, numbered 1 upon the Plate of Brasses
opposite page 101, and viewed in the illustration of the screen opposite
page 37, where it is seen screwed upon the upper of the two northern
panels; and here the thanks of all lovers of antiquity are due to the
unknown person, who with pious forethought and Christian care, so
prevented this most remarkable Brass from being lost. This Effigy of the
lady, and the records of her husband in WEEVER, LEWIS, and those
continued in the writings of other Historians, even down to the present
day, have apparently caused much confusion and difficulty in the attempt
to identify the individuals to whom they refer. It was probably in the
north eastern or Manston Chapel that WEEVER in 1631, noted the following
inscription, contained on page 267 of his "Funeral Monuments".
"Here lieth Thomas St. Nicholas, who married Joane Manston …./
dyed …../ had issue Thomas St. Nicholas, here entombed."
Now this Thomas ST. NICHOLAS has apparently always been taken for Thomas
St. Nicholas, of Thorne, who married Juliana, daughter of Nicholas and
Eleanor MANSTON, but it should be noted that WEEVER and Peter LE NEVE,
distinctly state that his wife was Joane and not Juliana Manston. (*Church
Notes, 1603-1624. [Add.M.S.S. Brit. Mus. No. 5479]). Also LEWIS in his
"History of Tenet" amongst the "Collections", gives
a part of the inscription of another brass relating to this same Thomas
St. Nicholas, who married Joane (here called Jehane) Manston. Part of
the inscription was gone in his time, now it is all gone, but I have
supplied, within brackets, the missing part as well as I can. "On a
piece of Brass Plate, under the portraiture of a man and woman in brass,
that of the man is gone". "(Hic jacket corpus Thom)e Sanen
Nicholas, Armigeri & Jehane Consort sue que obiit xxo (Die
mensis …./Anno D)omini millesimo cccclxxxxix quorum animab’
propicietur Deus. Amen." Which may be translated thus: "Here
lies the body of Thomas St. Nicholas, Esquire, and Jehane, his wife, she
(Jehane) died the twentieth day of the month of …./ in the year of our
Lord, 1499. Upon whose souls may God be gracious. Amen."
Lewis says that above this inscription was the portraiture of a man and
woman in brass but that the brass of the man had disappeared. I don’t
think it will take much stretch of the imagination to identify the Brass
of the Lady who adorns the screen, as the Brass that was left upon this
Leger Stone in Lewis’s time, which stone and remnant of inscription
have long since disappeared. Now my objection to these brasses having
been those of Thomas St. Nicholas, of Thorne, and his wife Juliana
(née) Manston are as follows: Thomas St. Nicholas, of Thorne, married
Juliana, daughter of Nicholas and Eleanor Manston: he died in 1474 (see
Pedigree) and gave minute directions in his Will that "his body
should be buried before the image of St. Nicholas in the Chancel of the
Chapel of Thorne, at Minster", that is the Chapel in the north
Transept at St Mary’s Minster, and this image of St. Nicholas which
formerly stood in the Thorne Chantry, at Minster, is still shown to the
"tourist" visiting Minster, but is described there as the
image of St. MILDRED, the foundress of the Church, which of course
greatly enhances its value as a relic of that pious princess and adds a
greater glory to that already glorious Church. But the experienced eye
immediately detects in this fragment, the broad chin and shoulders of a
man; and the cope, morse, alb, and the insulae or orphreys of the mitre
of a Bishop of the Church of England, in the style of the early part of
the fifteenth century, the date that the family of St. Nicholas were in
possession of the estate of Thorne, near Minster, and what more
probable, than that this image of the Bishop should be that of the
Patron Saint of this family.
Now it is hardly likely that the testamentary wishes of this personage
were not carried out, and we may be pretty certain that he was as he
desired, buried in the Thorne Chantry; and that his wife Juliana who
died in 1493, and whose Will was proved in that year, and in which she
mentions her mother and grandfather, was also buried beside him.
But the inscription says that Jehane ST. NICHOLAS died in
1499, six years later, and her brass, which is seen to be the effigy of
a lady in a butterfly head-dress, tight fitting gown trimmed with fur,
and fur cuffs (for her fingers and nails are distinct), and her curious
long belt, ending in embroidery and tasselled, is evidently that of
quite the very end of the fifteenth century.
Now a glance at the Pedigree of the family of St. Nicholas,
which I have very carefully corrected by the light thrown upon it by the
research of the late J.R. PLANCHE, Esqr., will, I think, lead us to
identity these inscriptions and this remnant of Brass, as belonging to
the Leger Stones of Thomas St. Nicholas of Oare, near Faversham, and
Joane, daughter of Roger MANSTON, who died in 1499, and their eldest
son, another Thomas St. Nicholas and elder brother of Roger St.
Nicholas, named after his maternal grandfather, as was the custom in
This Thomas ST. NICHOLAS of Oare, would be second cousin to Elizabeth
St. Nicholas, of Nether Court and Manston Court; her
brother and all her near relations being dead, and being a minor, the
duties of guardian naturally fell upon this cousin of Oare, who brought
his family with him to Thanet to nurse the estates during her minority.
There they died and in the Manston Chantry they are buried, their very
memory is almost gone, their graves are unknown, and all that is left in
the parish of this illustrious family is the solitary figure in brass of
a lady in a butterfly head-dress, which now adorns that screen, which
she must often have looked upon when in the flesh, and wondered at the
beautiful figures of the saints with which it was adorned, little
dreaming that when they were effaced by lawless hands, her own effigy
would one day take their place, and become a cause of wonder to the
village maiden of four hundred years later.
During the same century, and perhaps during the
previous one, it is recorded by PHILIPOT, that many members of a family
named ELINTON or ELLINGTON who resided at a place frorm which they
derived their name, lay buried in St Laurence Church, and had
inscriptions upon plates of Brasses fixed upon their Leger Stones; this
family were succeeded by the THATCHERS about 1479, and they likewise
were buried in the High Chancel, but neither Legers nor Brasses have
been discovered of either family, they have all been destroyed or lost,
and there is only one Leger Stone which may have belonged to this latter
family, it is a large slab of blue stone, lying towards the south of the
High Chancel, and has a matrix or indent for an oblong plate of brass,
for an inscription and shield above, these have recently been filled in
flush. (See Legers, No.40, page 88).
480. Sir Adam SPRAKELING, Kt., 1610. The date of the next set of Brasses
is 1610. They are in a very fair state of preservation. (See Plate on
opposite page, Nos. 3 and 4). They belong to a family who succeeded the
Thatchers, at Ellington; marking the grave of Sir Adam Sprakeling, Kt.,
(see Ellington), and they consist of a Shield of Arms, mantled, bearing:
Sable, a saltire ermine between four leopards’ faces, or, surmounted
by a Knight’s helmet bearing the Crest, An heraldic tiger’s head,
erased sable, ducally gorged, maned and armed or. And underneath is the
inscription, full of genealogical information: "Here lyeth buried
ye body of Sr. Adam SPRAKELING, Kt., sonne to Robt. Sprakeling, Gent.,
leaving issue 7 sonnes, Robt. Sprakeling, Adam Sprakeling, John
Sprakeling, Henry Sprakeling, Henry Sprakeling, Charles Sprakeling,
Thomas Sprakeling, and 10 daughters named Judeth Sprakeling, Elizabeth
Sprakeling, Katheren Sprakeling, Mary Sprakeling, Annis Sprakeling,
Katheren Sprakeling, Margery Sprakeling, Frances Sprakeling, Margret
Sprakeling, Hanna Sprakeling, who died one the 7th day of
April, aged 58. Salutis nostrae, 1610."
481. Adam SPRAKELING, Gent., 1615. The next two Brasses, Nos. 5 and 6,
now under the Tower, formerly under the south choir stalls where their
slab and indents may still be seen, relate to the second son of the
above, and are surmounted by a brass plate, bearing: Sable, a saltire
ermine between four leopards’ faces. or. Beneath is the following
inscription upon an oblong Brass: "Here lyeth buried the body of
Adam Sprakeling, gent., ye second sonne of Sr. Adam Sprakeling, Knight,
deceased, who dyed the xxiiiith daye of September, in the yeare of our
Lord one thousand sixe hundred and fifteene, leaving issue two sonnes
Robert & Henrye & two daughters Katherin & Rebecca."
His wife, Ann, daughter of Henry HEYMAN, of Sellinge, died
in 1659, and was buried at Chilham.
482. Margaret SPRAKELING, 1623. The last set of ancient Brasses consists
of three Shields, which are let into the Leger Stone of Margareta
SPRAKELING (No.2 in the Plate opposite page 101), the Leger Stone is
under the tower now, but was formerly partly hidden under the Communion
rails. This lady was daughter of Robert MOYLE, Armiger; the inscription
will be found upon Leger No. 48, p.89.
The bearings upon the shields are as follows: Dexter at
Top. Sable, a saltire ermine, between four leopards’ faces or, for
Sprakeling. Sinister at Top. Gules, within a bordure a mule passant
argent, in sinister chief a mullet, for Moyle. At Bottom. Parti per
pale, Sprakeling impaling Moyle.
The last Shield was one of those missing, but was restored
as before stated by Mr HILLS.
May we here earnestly express the hope that if any more
Brasses are discovered, which by comparison with the remaining indents
are found to belong to Leger Stones in this Church, they may be promptly
restored; so that the curious as well as the devout may be constantly
reminded of the Communion of Saints, and thus learn greater reverence
for the House of the Lord which is the gate of Heaven.
It now only remains to transcribe the modern Brasses, all
of which have been placed during the last half of the present century.
In the South Aisle.
483 (1). Along the sill of S.E. window: "*G.W.C.S. To the glory of
God and in memory of a Beloved daughter. March 16th 1869.
R.M.C.M." (*For George WILSON and Catherine SICKLEMORE.)
484 (2). Upon the splay of S.W. window: "In memory of Lieut.
General Sir Robert GARRETT who served his country with distinction in
the Peninsular and Crimean wars, Knight Commander of the Bath. Knight of
Hanover, Office of the Legion of Honour, Knight of the Medjidie, Knight
of the Sardinian Military Order, Colonel of the XLIII Regiment of Foot;
eldest son of John and Elizabeth Garrett of Ellington. He was born
September xviii, MDCCXCI, died June xiii, MDCCCLXIX. This window is
erected as a tribute of respect and affection by his son Lieutenant
Colonel Algernon Robert Garrett, late LXVI Regiment."
485 (3). Upon splay of west window, two Brasses: "In memory of ten
successive generations of the family of GARRETT, who during four and a
half centuries between the years of our Lord 1350 and 1800, were born
and buried in and near this Parish ending with Mark Seller Garrett, of
Nether Court. In memory of Thomas Garrett, of NetheCcourt and of John
Garrett, of Ellington, sons of Mark Seller, and of Elizabeth, wife of
John, and of their sons and daughters who since A.D. 1800 have been born
or buried in this Parish: this window is dedicated, A.D., 1866."
486 (4). Under central panel of great West Window, within an ogee arch:
"To the glory of God and in memory of Thomas Noel HARRIS, Knight,
K.C.H., etc. who served and bled for his country in the glorious
campaigns of the Peninsula, Germany and France from 1811 to 1814, and at
the famous Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815. Sacred also to
the memory of Eliza, his wife. This window was completed in the year of
our Lord MDCCCLXI ‘And now Lord what is my hope: Truly my hope is even
487 (5). Upon the sill of the N.E. Window: "C.T.W. To the glory of
God and the beloved memory of John Ashley WARRE, 18th
November 1860. J.H.W."
North East Chapel.
488 (6). Under N.E. Window: "To the glory of God and in memory of
Anthony CROFTON, J.P. for County of Kent and Liberties of the Cinque
Ports. Died Oct. 16th 1867. Susanna, wife of Anthony Crofton
died July 24th 1863: Sophia Marianne BRYDONE, daughter of the
above, died April 22 1871: and Marianne MATHER, sister of Susanna
Crofton, died September 16th 1871. This window is erected by
John Henry BLACKBURNE, late Captain, R.A., and Elizabeth Susanna, his
wife, daughter of the above named Anthony and Susanna Crofton."
489 (7). Brass in the Vestry. "In commemoration of the Jubilee year
of the Reign of Queen Victoria who had worshipped in this Church as a
child. This Church was restored from the foundation to the parapet by
public subscription 1837-8." Charles Arthur MOLONY, Vicar. J.
KENNETT, W. MASCALL, Churchwardens 1887. J. FROST, W. MASCALL,
490 (8). In the N. Wall of the Sacrarium: "In affectionate memory
of John and Anne SICKLEMORE this part of the Church was restored by G.W.
Sicklemore, Vicar of the Parish and his wife Catherine. A.D., MDCCCLX.
‘We shall go to them, but they shall not return to us’. ‘The
memory of the just is blessed’.
Beneath the Tower.
491 (9). Close to S.W. Column. "George LOUCH, Esqr. Engineer,
Ramsgate Harbour, died April 29th 1811 aged 65 years."
Upon the ceiling of Nave upon the North, and beginning from the Tower or
492 (1). Samuel WINTER, of Southwood House, St Laurence, (which see) for
Winter: Chequy, or and sable, a fess argent: Impaling, Barry of six, or
and azure, three estoiles of the first, upon a chevron gules.
For Crest, a hind pass. argent, ducally gorged, lined and
ringed or. The above is also given in Burke’s General Armory for the
Winters of Derham, Co. Gloucester; Berningham, Co. Norfolk; and
Worcestershire; and is different from the arms of Winter, of Canterbury,
Co. Kent, 1610; which are: Chequy, or and sa. on a fess gules, an
annulet of the first. Crest same as above.
493 (2). The Hatchment of Lady Catherine STEWART, Countess of DUNMORE,
she died in 1818, at her daughter’s residence, Mount Albion House,
Ramsgate. Upon a lozenge shield:
Parti per pale, quarterly, 1st and 4th.
Azure, three mullets argent, within a double tressure flory counter
flory, for MURRAY. 2nd and 3rd, quarterly 1st
and 4th. Or, a fess chequy argent and azure, for Stewart. 2nd
and 3rd. Paly of six or and sable, for STRABOLGI, ancient
EARLS OF ATHOLE. Above all on a shield of pretence, Gules, three legs in
armour, proper, spurred and garnished or, conjoined at the thigh in
triangle, for the Isle of Man. Impaling, Or, within a double tressure
flory counter flory gules, a fess chequy argent and azure, over all a
bend engrailed gules.
Surmounted by an Earl’s coronet, and the supporters
being: Dexter, a lion gules, gorged with a collar azure, charged with
three mullets argent; Sinister, a savage wreathed about the head and
loins with oak, holding in the dexter hand a sword erect, proper, pommel
and hilt or, in the sinister a key of the last.
494 (3). The Hatchment of James TOWNLEY, Esq. of Townley House and
Townley Castle, Ramsgate. He married Miss Mary GOSTLING, and died in
Parti paer pale, Quarterly, 1st, Argent a fess
sable three estoiles of the second in chief, for Townley. 2nd,
Argent, on a bend sable three covered cups of the first, for RIXTON. 3rd,
Argent, a chevron engrailed ermines, on a chief sable three martlets
proper, for WILDE. 4th, Ermine, three greyhounds courant in
pale collard gules: on a canton gules, a lion passant gardant or, for
MOORE. Impaling, Gules, a chevron or, between three crescents argent,
For Crest, a falcon close proper, beaked, perched and
belled or, jessed gules.
495 (4). Argent, a fess engrailed gules beneath three lions passant of
For Crest, upon an Esquire’s helmet, a lion’s face and neck erased
496 (5). The Hatchment of Charles JOLIFFE, Esqr. of Southwood House, St
Parti per pale, Quarterly, 1st, Argent, on a pile azure three
dexter gauntlets or, 2 and 1. 2nd, Argent, two bars azure. 3rd,
Gules, six annulets or, 3, 2 and 1. 4th, Argent, a shield of
pretence between ten mullets azure. Impaling, Argent, a lion rampant
azure within a double tressure flory counter flory.
For Crest, An arm erect, couped and in armour, holding a
broad sword, all proper; and additional Crest, A human face proper.
Motto: Tant que je puis.
497 (6). The Hatchment of John SICKLEMORE, Esquire, of Wetheringsett,
Parti per pale, Sable, three sickles interwoven, a label in chief,
argent: Impaling, Sable a bar between two bars-gemel argent dividing
three rabbits ppr. of the last.
For Crest, A garb banded.
Motto: Par pari.
498 (7). Captain John PETTIT, buried in the south east (or north?)
chapel in St Laurence Church. The Arms upon the Hatchment are as
Argent, on a chevron gules between three lions’ heads1
erased sable, crowned or, as many bezants.
Crest, A lion’s gamb, erased, and erect or, holding a
John Pettit, Esquire, his wife Sarah (née HOOPER), his
sister Elizabeth, married to Mr Thomas WILSON, and certainly two of his
children, Sarah married to John TICKNOR2 and Ann married to
Henry CURLING3 all lie buried within the Church (see their
Leger Stones Nos. 1 and 2, p.82, and Nos.33, p.87). He was descended
from an old Kentish family (Philpott, Vill.Cant.p.386), originally from
Shalmesford4 near Chartham, from whence his ancestor about
the beginning of the reign of KING EDWARD IV came into Thanet, to marry
the sole daughter and heiress of John DAUNDELYONN (Lewis’s Tenet
Coll.p.86) of Dent-de-Lion near Margate, who dying in the year
1 Hasted in his "History of
Kent", 2nd edition, vol. x, p.400, describes them as
2 Sarah, widow of John Ticknor, bur.
August 3 1785 aged 94. Burial Register.
3 Ann Pettit married Henry Curling, March
1 1719-20. Marriage Register.
4 Early mention is made of a PETIT family
in Thanet, one of whom, John Petit was a feudal tenant of Christ
Canterbury, in 1338.
1445, left his estate to his daughter and her husband. Of their son (or
grandson) we only know that his name was Valentine, and that he had a
son whose name was John, and who was an Alderman of the City of London.
Alderman John PETTIT had a son called Valentine after his grandfather,
he was seated at Dent-de-lion, and married Joan, daughter of ……./BEVERLEY,
of Fordwich, a family who had been in possession of the Isle of Tancrey
in Fordwich, since the reign of HENRY IV (Hasted 1st Edit.
Vol 3, p.603).
Valentine’s eldest son, Edward Pettit (Berry’s Kent.
Genealog.) married Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander NORTHWOOD, of
Northwood, and their only son Elias died abroad without issue; therefore
the second son Henry Pettit succeeded to Dent-de-lion; he married
Dennis, daughter of ……../THATCHER, of Ellington, she died in 1607,
surviving her husband eight years, and both were buried at St John’s
Margate. They were succeeded by their son, also called Valentine, who
married firstly Mary, daughter of Thomas CLEVE (she died in 1609) and
secondly a lady whose name was Martha HENNEKER, of St Nicholas, who died
without issue. By his first wife he had five sons and two daughters, and
he died in 1626, and was buried in St John’s Margate, where a monument
with a curious inscription records his piety and virtues. His youngest
son was named Paule Pettit or Petite (Lewis Hist.Tenet.), who appears to
have held some office under the Lieutenant of Dover Castle, at the time
when James, DUKE OF YORK, KING CHARLES II’s brother, (Afterwards KING
JAMES II) was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, A.D.1660-1668. We do not
know whom he married, but it was his son (Captain) John Pettit whose
Hatchment is described above; and upon referring to the Leger Stone of
the Captain’s sister, Elizabeth, who married Thomas WILSON, will be
found impaled the Pettit Arms quartering those of Daundelyonn.
499 (8). The Hatchment of Sir Thomas WILDE, First Lord Truro (afterwards
Lord Chancellor). He married Miss D’ESTE, daughter of H.R.H.
FREDERICK, Duke of Sussex, and Lady Augusta D’AMELAND, née MURRAY.
Parti per Pale, Ermine a cross sable, in the fess point a plate, on a
chief sable, three martlets argent: impaling, Azure an eagle displayed
sable crowned or.
For Crest, on a Baron’s coronet, A stag lodged proper.
Supporters, Two greyhounds proper salient.
Motto: Equabiliter et Diligenter.
The Lady Augusta MURRAY, daughter of John Murray, 4th
Earl of Dunmore, and of Catherine his Countess, married HIS ROYAL
HIGHNESS The DUKE OF SUSSEX in 1792; and it was their daughter who
became the wife of the 1st LORD TRURO, succeeding to the
Truro estate upon the death of her brother, Sir Augustus D’ESTE (see D’Este
500 (9). The Hatchment of Mark Sellers GARRET, Esqre. of Nether Court,
St Laurence (which see).
Parti per Pale, Argent1, a lion passant between
two flaunches sable. Impaling, Argent, an eagle displayed sable crowned
or, and in base, on a mount vert a fox in full cry, proper.
Crest2, A lion passant ermine resting dexter paw
on a fleur-de-lys or.
500A (10). The Hatchment upon a Lozenge, of Elizabeth, BARONESS
Parti per Pale, Argent, a shakefork between three mullets sable.
Impaling, Argent, two bendlets wavy sable, on a chief gules, three
Crest, Upon a Baron’s coronet, A unicorn’s head erased
argent, armed and maned or. Supporters, The dexter, A horse argent,
charged on the shoulder with a spread eagle or, maned and hoofed of the
last; the sinister, A buck proper charged on the shoulder with a griffin’s
head erased or, attired and unglued or the last.
Motto: Over fork over.
1 and 2. Burke gives the same for
Garrett or GARAT, of London.
3. Lord Conyngham, Lord of the Manor of Minster,
purchased Conyngham House, in High Street, Ramsgate,
of the Abbots
subsequently to 1777, and it was held by the family till about 1814.
Upon the North Wall of the South Chapel.
501 (11). The Royal Arms of KING GEORGE II, dated 1729, evidently
replacing an older achievement, perhaps that of KING EDWARD VI himself,
of pious memory, who in 1547 ordered all Roods throughout the land to be
pulled down, and the King’s Arms to be put up in their place; to show
that the supreme head of the Church was an earthly monarch in the
opinion of Parliament at that time.
Quarterly, 1st, Gules, three lions passant
guardant in pale or; Impaling, Or, a lion rampant, within a double
tressure, flory counter flory gules, for England impaling Scotland. 2nd
Azure, three fleurs-de-lis or, 2 and 1, for France. 3rd
Azure, a harp stringed or, for Ireland. 4th Gules, two lions
passant guardant in pale or, for Brunswick: impaling Or, semée of
hearts gules, a lion rampant azure, for Lunenburgh: on a point in point
gules a horse courant, argent, for Saxony; on the centre of the fourth
quarter an escutcheon gules charged with the crown of Charlemagne, or,
as the Arch Treasurer of the Holy Roman Empire.
For Crest, Upon a Royal helmet, The crown of England
surmounted by a lion statant guardant or, crowned proper of the last.
Supporters, Dexter, a lion rampant guardant or, crowned as the crest.
Sinister, an unicorn argent, armed, crined, and unguled or, gorged with
a coronet composed of crosses patée and fleurs-de-lis, a chain affixed
thereto, passing between the forelegs, and reflexed over the back, also
Motto: Dieu et mon Droit.
In the compartment below the shield, roses, shamrock, and
thistle are engrafted on the same stem.
502 (12). Upon the South Wall of the South Chapel and close to the
AUSTEN Memorial tablet is the Hatchment of Nathaniel Austen, Esqr.,
bearing: Or, on a chevron gules between three lions’ gambs erect,
erased sable, armed of the second, for Austen; surmounted by a shield of
pretence, argent, a chevron gules between three cocks of the same,
combes and wattles or, for COBB.
For Crest, On a mural crown or, a stag sejant argent,
BURKE’s "General Armory" with regard to this family says,
"AUSTEN of Grovehurst and Broadford, Co. Kent (also of Taywell,
same county, granted 20 April 1603) from which family derives that of
Austen of Hertfordshire and Hampshire: of which was Miss Jane Austen,
the celebrated novelist. Her brother Edward Austen, Esqre. inheriting
the Godmersham estates, assumed the surname and Arms of Knight.
503. Canon Scott ROBERTSON in his article on St Laurence in the
"Archaeologia Cantiana", vol.xii, p.372, states that on his
visit to the Church, the Hatchment of John MURRAY, 4th EARL
OF DUNMORE, was to be seen, as was also an achievement of Arms, bearing,
Gules, two bars vairy, azure and argent. These last two are not now
visible; but the Canon omits to mention No.3; and also No.11, which is
of great interest, as GEORGE II was the last sovereign who, until his
death, quartered the Arms of France upon the Royal Shield, his
successor, GEORGE III, abandoning the claim, on the union with Ireland.
J.A. 1860, M.A. 1870. 419
ABBOT 331, 339, 340
ABBOTT 219-223, 351, 448,
AUSTEN 75, 172, 244, 287,
325, 334, 335, 502
J.B. 1783. 276
BAX 77, 154, 194
BAYLY 71, 72, 179, 225
BEDFORD 380, 381, 384
BENET 2, 5
BOOKEY 363, 422-425
Bostock 53, 131
BOURN 290, 314, 315
BOWLING 371, 398, 454
BRATHERY 16, 74, 326
BRICE 162, 250
BUCKETT 140, 270
BUSHELL 286, 288
COBB 335, 502
COCK 58, 59, 60, 275, 378
CONYNGHAM 361, 42, 500a
COOPER 107, 150, 151, 211
CORNISH 112, 122
COX 401, 437
COXEN 199, 206,325,334,353
CRAMP 141, 249, 252, 253
CURLING 33-36, 66, 67, 77,
81, 86, 88, 121, 122, 137,
144, 196, 202, 205, 289,
318, 336, 348, 366, 404,
CURTEIS 219, 220, 242
CURTIS 344, 408
D’ESTE 324, 499
DAUNDELYONN 403, 498
DAVID 292, 305
de VAYNES 388
DEAR 49, 79, 86
DEVERSON 32, 95, 97, 235
DOWDING 198, 201
Duke of PORTLAND 159
Duke of SUSSEX 324
DUNKIN 214, 215
DUPLOCK 283, 284
Earl of CALLAWAY 324
Earl of DUNMORE 324, 391
EASON 7, 234, 426, 428
ELLINGTON 402, 479
EVERS 410-412, 414
EVERS 471, 472
FAGG 243, 331
FARLEY 93, 94, 239, 302
FARNAL 359, 434
FOAT 162, 190, 193
FOX 321, 369
FRIEND 44, 45, 255
FROUDE 341, 419
GARRETT 136, 154-158, 159,
217, 349, 352, 383, 420,
GIBBENS 263, 264
GILES 171, 338
GILLON 442, 444
GILLOW 428, 442,446
GOATLEY 63, 134
GOODWIN 389, 406
GOTT 371, 398, 454
GRIGSON 40, 309
HALES 173, 174
HARDY 329, 408
HARNETT 457, 458, 459
HARVEY 361, 382, 387,
HESTER 97, 99
HILLS 122, 296, 477
HINDS 18, 407
Hitchings 286, 288
HOLMAN 39, 40, 101, 101a, 161, 203
16a, 19, 51, 53,
191, 192, 197, 198, 203,
210, 216, 217, 290, 394,
414, 453, 471, 498
JAMES 153, 397, 451
JOAD 18, 30, 66, 109, 110,
113, 115, 327, 415, 471
JOHNSON 377, 430
JOHNSTON 158, 390a, 392
KEMP 31, 218, 357, 383
KENNARD 272, 297
KNOWLER 188, 189
LITHERED 292, 327
LONG 8, 8a, 18, 25, 52-57,
70, 73, 74, 90, 91, 92, 111,
125, 220, 339, 409
LOUCH 342, 397, 455, 491
LYTTON 354, 464
MANSTON 364b, 365, 432,
473, 474, 476, 477, 479
MARTIN 102, 103, 168, 169
MAXTED 37, 42, 161
MAYHEW 156, 157
MOSES 21, 219, 220, 366,
MURRAY 324, 376, 499
PAMFLEET 447, 452, 453
PARKER 406, 415, 418, 421
PENNEY 148, 260
PEPPER 208, 209
PETTIT 403, 404, 436, 498
PHILPOTT 124, 140,184-186,
QUINCE 75, 326, 406
RAINIER 136, 154, 157, 366
READ 11, 17, 19, 20, 22, 53,
69, 131, 290, 336, 337, 338
REDWOOD 61, 395, 470
RICHARDSON 64, 378
ROGERSON 373, 438
RUTTER 61a, 80, 82, 363,439
G.L.S. 1790 96
M.S., 1789. 469
SAMPSON 29, 61a
SAYER 37, 178, 233
Seller 136, 154, 155
SHARP 389, 390a
SICKLEMORE 331, 405, 483,
SKINNER 30, 133
SMALL 181, 182
SMALL 232, 293, 328,414,415
SMITH 48, 104, 129, 154,156,
200, 241, 298, 316, 385
SPENCER 204, 205, 292,
329, 330, 390a, 408
SPRAKELING 445, 448-450, 466, 467, 480-482
SPURGEN 12, 280
ST NICHOLAS 364b, 474,
STEVENS 98, 268, 269
STEWART 324, 493
STOCK 28, 116, 294
STONE 6, 243
STRIVENS 89, 231
TERRY 43, 307, 308
TICKNER 329, 379, 404
TICKNOR 23-25, 27, 68, 288,
393, 408, 465, 498,
TOMSON 65, 204, 217,
336-338, 366-368, 433
TROWARD 142, 363
TYLER 364a, 427
de VAYNES 388
Warburton 354, 464
WARRE 341, 487
WHITE 9, 412, 413
WILDE 324, 499
WILLIAMS 228, 396
WINTER 216, 492
WITHERDEN 290, 322, 323
Appeston, Suffolk 357
Bathwick, Somerset 375
Berningham,. Norfolk 492
Broadford, Kent 502
Camden Place, Bath 392
Cawnpore, Bengal 155
Craythorne, Yorkshire 374
Curragh, Kildare, Ireland 337
Darshall, Cheshire 61b
Dent-de-Lion, nr Margate 498
Derham, Gloucestershire 492
Desham, Lincolnshire 61b
Diocese of St Asaph 361
Dunmow, Essex 387
Elmbridge Hall, Worcestershire 424
Hadley, County Hereford 160
Hampton, U.S. America 389
Hyder Ally 386
Isle of Tancrey
in Fordwich 498
Jamaica 205, 394
London 356, 422, 438
City of London 373, 498
Kensal Green 159
Oxford Street 312
Sadler’s Hall 335
St George’s Church,
Hanover Square 324
Lymington, Hants 359
St John’s, Margate 426
Manston 117, 320
Manston Court 474
Milton, Sittingbourne 474
nr Brussels 159
Nocton, in Comit’ Suffolk 370
Nova Scotia 375
Oare 364b, 479
Parambaneum, Mysore 386
Mount Albion House 493
Nether Court 154, 349,
Newland Grange 380, 384
Pegwell Cottage 160
Southwood House 216,
Spreding Street 457
Townley Castle 494
Townley House 494
West Cliff 341
Rangoon, British Burmah 221
Red Sea 377
Richmond, Surrey 385
Roxbury, New England 439
Salaby, Lincolnshire 374
Shalmesford, nr Chartham 498
Southgate, Middlesex 344
St John’s College,
St Mary’s Platt 156
St Nicholas t Wade 471
Swaffham, Norfolk 361
Tanygraid, Carmarthen 392
Taywell, Kent 502
Topsham, Devon 305
Updown, Isle of Thanet 388
Upton House, Kent 328
Wadhurst, Sussex 357
Walcot, Somerset 462
Walpole Hall, Norfolk 331
Walthamstow, Essex 343
Watton, Herefordshire 425
West Bridgeford, Notts 372
West Hatch, Essex 348
Suffolk 331, 497
Woodnesborough 422, 446
2nd Royal Surrey Militia 385
16th Lancers 155
16th Rgt 159
25th Regiment, K.O.B. 388
32nd Rgt 222
51st (K.O.) Light Infantry 337, 338
60th Regiment 359
LXVI Regiment 484
XLIII Regiment of Foot 484
East Kent Yeomanry Cavalry 349
Royal regiment of
Horse Guards 422
Honourable East India
Company Service 424
Militia, Port of Ramsgate 339
Captain 159, 339, 386, 388,
422, 423, 424, 488
Colonel 331, 359, 386, 386, 484
Colonel Commandant 349
Lieutenant Colonel 159
Lieutenant General 158, 484
Major 222, 389, 396
Royal Navy 358, 359
Captain 358, 359, 390a
Commander R.N. 158, 159
Lieutenant 390a,331, 429,
439, 301, 390a
Rear Admiral 369
H.M.S. Lion 172
"Lutine" Frigate 279
S.S. ‘Verona’ 377
Captain 23, 62, 72, 131, 192, 218,. 219, 318, 334, 336, 378, 394,
395, 407, 408, 412, 413, 415, 418, 421, 436, 439, 440, 471, 498
Battle of Waterloo 486
Attorney General 160
Churchwardens 363, 489
Dissenting Minister 78
Prebendary of Meliden 361
Prebendary of York 331
Rector 361, 372, 425, 427,
Rev 331, 339, 340, 346, 360,
361, 363, 364a, 382, 387,
397,4 23, 425, 451, 462
Vicar 346, 361, 363, 364a,
382, 387, 425, 427, 462,
Cloath worker 403
deputy lieutenant 422
Deputy of the Town
of Ramsgate 368
|East India Co
Engineer 371, 455, 491
fisherman 53General Post Office 347
LEWIS in the "History of
Tenet", 2nd edition 475
Lord Chief Justice 324
Lord High Chancellor 324
lord of this Manor 352
mariner 77, 183
Plumian Professor of Astronomy 350
Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order 159
Russian & Mediterranean
Surgeon 309, 385
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