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Some Monumental Inscriptions of
Sellindge Church, Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1759
Kindly typed up for the website by Pat
quorum Animat ppicietur Deus. Amen.
1. No Altar Peice.
2.. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth, in Hope of a blessed Resurrection, the Body of
Elisabeth CADE, daughter of Dr. Edward LAYFEILD, and Relict of William Cade,
late Rector of Aldington, and Neice to the ever blessed Martyr LAUD, A.Bp. of
Canterbury. Save Me, O Thou, Who gavest Me Breath,/From Hell; I’ve overcome ye
World & Death./Make no long Tarrying, O My God./ Ob. Dec. 16 1719. Aet. suae
3. On Another, inlaid with ye Figures of a Man, a Woman, 7 Sons, and 8
Daughters. Hic jacent Johannes BERNS, et Johanna Uxor ejus; qui quidem Johannes
obijt xxii die Mensis Marcij, Anno Dni. Millmo CCCCLIX
4. On a very handsome black and white Marble Monument, on the North Wall, with
(3 shs. drawn in
¼ly, 1&4). Sa. a chevn. betw. 3 pelicans’ hds. rased & vulning or.
Az. a fess or betw. 3 + +lets fitchy arg. PIX.
Arg. a fess betw. 6 scallop shells arg. STROUGHILL.
GODFREY imp. Gu. a chevn. vair betw. 3 lambs arg. LAMBARD.
GODFREY imp. ¼ly 1&4). Arg. a fess wavy, & in chief 3 f-de-l sa.
Arg. on a chevn. az. 3 crescts. or.
*Post Spinas Palma. (A Motto sometimes used
by The Family).
Here lyeth interried the Bodie of Tho. GODFREY of Hoddiford in this Parish, Esq.
Who had to his First Wife, Margaret, Daughter of William LAMBARD OF Greenwich,
Esq. by whome he had Issue, 2 Sonnes. And, to his Second Wife Sarah the Daughter
of Thomas ILES of Hammersmith Esq. with whome he lived in Wedlocke above 53
Yeares; and, by her had Issue 12 Sonnes and 4 Daughters. He was a great Lover of
Learning and all Ingenuity, which he shew’d in ye generous Education of his
Children. He served his Generation eminently, and faithfully, in several
Capacities: with Christian Courage he overcame many Infirmities of this Life.
Having lived beloved 47 Yeares in this Parish, he died lamented the 10th
Day of October 1664, being the 79th Yeare of his Age. To whose Memory
his sorrowfull Widdow erected this Monument of her lasting Affection.
5. On a Flat Stone – with this Coat. (no tinctures). [GODFREY
as Before, imp. (this side only is drawn) on a fess a stag coucht.]
6. Near this Stone lieth interred the Body of Mr. Thomas GODFREY, Gent. The only
Son of Peter Godfrey Esq. late of Hodiford, who married Mary, the 3d. Daughter
of Mr John DALLMAN, Gent, of Dunnistrop, in Staffordshire. They were married 19
Years. He departed this Life, without Issue on the 20th Day of July
1699, in the 48th Year of his Age. In Token of his Love to his said
Wife, he made her his sole Executrix; who out of her great Respect to his Memory
caused this to be laid.
7. Four other Flat Stones not legible.
8. Under an Arch, between the Great (=N), and South Chancells, is a very
handsome Altar Tomb, at the West End of which, is a Statue of White Marble, of a
Man, kneeling on a Cushion, and wearing a Sword, and Cloak. Round about ye Tomb
are these Coats; and, ye Following Inscription is on ye East Wall.
(4 drawn in
Arg. a chevn. engrld. az. charged wt. 3 5foils or, betw. 3 martlets sa. HEYMAN
imp. ¼ly 1&4).
bendlets. 2&3). quarterly (plain).
2 bendlets imp. quarterly, in the 1st a molet.
¼ly (1). HEYMAN. (2) 3 griffins’ heads rased. (3) a chevn. (4) 6 roundels, 3,
HEYMAN imp. 3 martlets.
Memoriae Sacrum Petri HEYMAN Armigeri, et
Eliz. Uxoris ejus, Filiae et Haeredis Willielmi TILL Generosi.
9. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth the Body of Elisabeth /… and Sidg…../ Wife of
Thomas SANDFORD Gent. Master of Art, Clark, Rector of Hope, Vicar of Newington:
by him she had 9 Children, 5 Sonnes, and 4 Daughters. After his decease she
remained a Widdow .7 Yeares; and then became the Wife of Richard BURTON, Master
of Art, Clark, Rector of Dimchurch, and Vicar of this Parish; with ……./
10. One Ancient Flat Stone, with a Cross cut on it.
In The Body.
11. At The North West Corner is a Wooden Gallery, on ye Front of wch. is this
Coat. 1630 W.*M. (B.F. arranges this line thus: 1630 over sh. & W.M. 1 on
each side). *MANTELL – of Horton Priory – erected by
¼ly of 8.
Arg. a + engrld. betw. 4 martlets sa.
Gu. a maunche or.
Erm. on a chevn. gu 3 leopds. faces or.
Gu. 2 bars wavy arg. over all a bend sa.
Arg. on a bend gu. 3 billets or.
Gu. a chevn. betw. 3 scallops or.
Arg. a chevn. betw. 3 bulls’ hds. cabossed sa.
In The South Isle.
12. 2 Very Ancient Flat Stones, 1 of them has been inlaid with Brass.
13. This Church consists of The Great and South Chancells, The Body, and a South
Isle. The Tower stands at ye West End, and is cap’t with a Shingled low Spire.
In it hang 5 Bells, all made by Sam. KNIGHT, 1723.
14. In The Church Yard are Memorials of ELVEY, CLARKE and COLLET.
15. The Church was called St. Marie’s. It is a Vicarage, in the Gift of The
King. The present Vicar is John WILSON, A.M. 1759.
Index of Names and Places
GODFREY 4, 5, 6
Dunnistrop, Staffordshire 6
Horton Priory 11
Sellindge Hoddiford 4, 6
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