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The Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Stanford Church
                                                                      Noted 2nd October 1891 by Leland L. Duncan  

The following is as far as possible an exact transcription of Mr L.L. Duncan's field notebook for the M.I.s in the Folkestone area where he seems have stayed during September and October 1891.  His notebook written up in his shorthand, in pencil, on the site leaves something to be desired. The paper of the notebook has over time become somewhat dirty and aged but is an immensely valuable record of that date.
                                                                                 Transcribed and typed up by Christine Pantrey

Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1758, added 10th January 2008

The only monument in the church is a Tablet one the South Wall of the Nave at the West end.

273. To the memory of William SMYTHE gent who died the 4th of January 1768 aged 60 yeares. He was the last male issue of the family of the Smythe’s who had resided at Horton in this parish for 200 years and upwards. Moorhouse Dover Freit 1791.

Notes in Stanford Churchyard:-
274. John HOGBIN of this parish Died September 11th 1820 aged 83. Left surviving four sons and three daughters. Susanna his wife, September 19th 1826 aged 85.

275. Jane wife of William SAWYERS Died 10th December 1834 aged 60. Also William Sawyers died 19th November 1835 aged 72.

276. William COOK, Late of Horton Died 4th February 1818 aged 37.

277. (Altar tomb opposite the porch):-
John CULLEN late of this parish Died May ye 18th 1712 aged 58. Also Mary daughter of John GOARE of Chislet and Grand-daughter to John Cullen died January ye 1st 1710/11 aged 13 years. [Chislet Register 1697 October 19th baptised Mary daughter of John and Ruth Goare].

278. Richard HART died 10th November 1793 aged 38. Also John and Edward Hart sons of Richard and Sarah Hart died 8th February 1786: John aged 3 years and Edward eleven months. Richard, Henry, Sarah and Ann survive the loss of their parent.

279. Henry VILE late of this parish Died 20th May 1750 in 58th year. Also Richard and Sarah HART He died 28th February 1791 aged 77. She, 19th December 1789 aged 66. Left issue Richard, Isaac, John and Sarah. Henry died 26th December 1782 aged 30.

280. Mr Richard MARSH and Ann his wife late of the parish of Sutton. He died 26th July 1773 aged 88. She, 22nd February 1779 aged 92. Left two sons and five daughters: Richard, William, Ann, Sarah, Mary, Hannah and Elizabeth.

281. Mr William MARSH late of Sutton by Dover, yeoman Died 18th May 1803 Aged 77.

282. George AMES late Bricklayer of Sellinge died 12th December 1836 aged 84. Left Elizabeth his wife and seven children: Elgar, George, Ann, Henry, Elizabeth, Thomas and Jane. And two children died in infancy.

283. Thomas AMES, Bricklayer at Stanford, died March 28th 1799 aged 70. Also near his wife and daughter Ann who died March 29th 1775 aged 21. Erected by his son George Ames.

Leland L. Duncan 2nd October 1891.

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Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1758, added 10th January 2008

In this Church I did not meet with a Single Inscription; and but one Tomb Stone, which is on The Floor in the Body, and has the Appearance of Antiquity.

This Church is very small, consisting of A Chancell, Body, and a small Isle to the South. In a small wooden Steeple, at the West End, hang 2 small Bells, thus inscribed:

284. William REVELL Me Fecit.
285. John WILLNAR 1631.

286. In the Church Yard, is an Altar Tomb for John CULLEN 1712. And Headstones for CAREW, KENNET, MARSH & VILE.

287. The Church was dedicated to All Saints. And is a Chapel of Ease to Lyminge.

288. For an Account of Oastenhanger or Westenhanger, in this Parish, see HARRIS, P.294, and PHILPOT, 302.

Index of Names and Places

Name Index
AMES 282, 283
CAREW 286
COOK 276
CULLEN 277, 286
GOARE 277
HART 278, 279
HOGBIN 274
KENNET 286


MARSH 280, 281, 286
Moorhouse 273
REVELL 284
SAWYERS 275
SMYTHE 273
VILE 279, 286
WILLNAR 285
Places Index
Chislet 277
Dover 273
Oastenhanger 288
Sellinge 282
Stanford Horton 273, 276
Sutton by Dover 281
Westenhanger 288
General
Bricklayer 282, 283
yeoman 281

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