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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Worth
Noted by Bax & Rice Wednesday 18th May 1892
Page 80 of Epitaphs from Kent Churches
typed up by Margaret Broomfield
Also Some Monumental Inscriptions Noted
by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1759,
added 31st March 2007
Also some Monumental Inscriptions
Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795,
added 7th September 2008
1. HS cherub’s head winged 2 trumpets on the NE of the church In
memory of Edward HOILE and Martha his wife. He died the 19th
of February 1753 aged 67 years and she the 20th of April
1767 aged 75 years. Also of 2 of their daughters (viz) Ann and Martha.
2. HS close to foregoing – winged cherub’s 2 trumpets In memory of
Richard READ late of this parish and Ann his wife she departed this
life the 6th day of October 1761 aged 72 years and he the
13th of May 1765 aged 84 years. O that men were wise that
they understood this that they would consider their ?better end.
3. HS East of church In memory of Jacob WALRAVEN who died January 12th
1764 aged 35 years. Also of Elizabeth his wife who died January 18th
1780 aged 53 years. Elizabeth their daughter who died March 25th
1774 in the 19th year of her age. John their son died
January 2 1792 aged 31 years.
4. There is a high tomb to NETHERSOLE.
5. Here lyeth ye body of Dorothy GURNEY wife of Edward Gurney of
………… who departed this life May the 20/6 1722/4 in ye 73 of
her age. (Drawing) Memento Mori.
Also Some Monumental Inscriptions
Noted by Rev
Bryan Faussett noted 1759, added 31st March 2007
Kindly typed up for the website by Pat Tritton
In The Chancell.(Shown
side by side). [I.
Erm. imp. Sa. a Λ betw. 3 5-pt. molets or. II. Erm. imp. Gyrony of
6 az. & arg. in 1, 3, 5 a talbot’s hd. (erd?) & at fesse point
a covd. cup or].
There are no Inscriptions.
Under an Arch in ye South Wall is, either an Ancient Altar Tomb, or, a
In The South Isle.
6. On a very handsome Altar Tomb, agst. ye S. Wall. To the Memory of Mr
Ralph PHILPOTT who, being dead, yet lives in the Hearts of this Parish,
and the Esteem of the World; wch. he gain’d & deserv’d, by a
sincere, meek, and generous Temper; by a great Integrity Prudence, and
Charity; by a modest, peacefull, and Friendly Behaviour; and by soe wise
and usefull a Management, as to make himself the very Center of our
Unity, Order, and Peace. He was, also, a gentle Master; a tender
Relation; and, a noble Friend. The Temper of his Religion, was,
reverend, affectionate, and constant; which, neither Ease could corrupt,
nor Misery diminish. The very Agonies of the Stone, instead of sinking,
did but increase, his Patience, his Devotion, Faith, Resignation, and
Love to The great God; Who was pleas’d to put an End to the severe
Sufferings of His Servant in the 50th Year of his Age, Nov. 7th
1704. His Body is now at Rest, interred under this Marble, against the
happy Day of rising again, through ye Merits, and Power of Him, who is
the Resurrection and the Life.
7. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth the Body of Elisabeth, Relict of the
adjoining Ralph PHILPOTT, and Daughter of John and Elizabeth DENNE of
Patrixbourne, in the County of Kent, yeoman, who departed this Life the
31st of March 1754 in the 93d. Year of her Age. She survived
her Husband 50 Years; a Widow strictly imitating all his Virtues.
8. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Ralph PHILPOTT
late of Word, who died the 2d. Day of October 1672 and was buried the 5th
Day of the same Month, aged about 70 Yeares.
9. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of Katharine, the only Wife
of the said Ralph PHILPOTT, who died ye 24th Day of January
1650-51 and was buried the 27th Day of the same Month. Aged
about 48 Yeares.
10. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of Mary, late Wife of Mr
William PHILPOTT, who departed this Life the 6th of October
1720. Aged 25 Years.
11. On Another. Here lieth the Body of William PHILPOTT, of Eastry,
Gent, who departed this Life the 8th Day of Oct. 1742. Aged
12. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Mrs Jane PHILPOTT, Widow of the
late Mr William Philpott. She departed this Life the 22d. Day of July,
Anno Dni. 1744 aged 47 Years.
13. In a Window on ye S. Side, are these Coats.
14. This Church consists of the Chancell, Body, and 2 Side Isles; at ye
West End, is a low Sspire, in wch. hang 2 Bells (both
recast in 1881), thus Inscribed. 1.
Sancta Maria, ora pro Nobis. 2. Tho. HODSON made Me. 1675. R. PHILPOT,
15. This Church ws dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul; it is reckon’d
only as a Chappel, & is annext to Eastry
Also some Monumental
Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah
Cozens about 1795, added 7th September 2008
Kindly typed up for the
website by Pat Tritton
16. The Church is situated on the South
side of the village adjoining the road; it is a small building of a
Nave, a South aile, and a shorter one on the North side, which, together
with a Chancel, and a small spire steeple at the west end, constitute
the whole structure.
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17. The Pillars are square, and the arches low and narrow: in the
Steeple are two Bells inscribed: 1. John HODSON Made Mee 1675. Ralph
PHILLPOOT Church Warden, C.H. 2. Lester & Pack, London fecit. 1760.
18. East end of the middle Aile, on a plain stone is: Beneath this Stone
lie The Remains of Mr Charles MATSON Of whom It will be a lasting
Memorial That He was distinguished for Goodness of Heart, Generosity of
Disposition, And Affectionate Friendship. He died at Upton Farm In this
Parish the 6th Octr. 1791. Aged 39 Years.
19. On a plain stone is: Here lyeth interred ye Body of Ralph PHILPOT
late of Worth who dyed the 2d. Day of October 1672 & was buried the
5th Day of the same Moneth, aged about 70 Yeares.
20. On another adjoining is: Here lyeth interred the Body of Katherine
the onely Wife of the said Ralph PHILPOT who dyed the 24th Day of
January 1650/1 and was buried the 27th day of the same Moneth aged about
21. On an altar Monument of Stone with a Table of black Marble is: To
the Memory of Mr Ralph PHILPOTT who being dead yet lives in the Hearts
of this Parish and the Esteem of the World which he gained and deserved
by a sincere meek and generous Temper, by a great Integrity Prudence
& Charity, by a modest peaceful & friendly Behavr. and by soe
wise and useful a managemt. as to make himself the very Centre of our
Unity Order and Peace. He was also a gentle Master, a tender Relation
and a noble Friend. The Temper of his Religion was reverential
affectionate & constant, which neither Ease could corrupt nor Misery
diminish; the very Agonies of the Stone instead of sinking did but
increase his Patience, His Devotion Faith Resignation and Love to the
great God, who was pleas’d to put an End to the Severe Sufferings of
his Servant in the 50th Year of his age, Novr. 7th 1704. His Body is now
at Rest interr’d under this Marble against the happy Day of rising
again thro’ the Merits & Power of him who is the Resurrection and
22. On a plain stone adjoining the above is: Here lieth the Body of
Elizabeth Relict of the adjoining Ralph PHILPOTT and Daughter of John
and Elizabeth DENNE of Patrixbourn in the County of Kent, Yeoman who
departed this Life the 31st March 1754 in the 93d. Year of her Age. She
surviv’d her Husband 50 Years a Widdow strictly imitating all his
23. On another is: Here lieth interr’d the Body of Mary late Wife of
Mr William PHILPOTT who departed this Life the 6th of October 1720 aged
24. On another is: Here lyeth the Body of William PHILPOTT of Eastry,
Gent who departed this Life the 8th Day of October 1742 aged 52.
25. On another: Beneath this Marble lie the Remains of Mr Ralph PHILPOTT
of Woodnesborow (Son of Mr William Philpott late of Eastry by Mary his
Wife) who died the 3d. of December 1768 in the 49th Year of his Age.
26. On another: Here lyeth the Body of Mrs Jane PHILPOTT Widow of the
late Mr William Philpott. She departed this Life the 22d. Day of July
Anno Dni. 1744 aged 47 Years.
27. On another: Here lieth the Body of Mr Thomas MEREMOTH late of
Sandwich Surgeon, who died the 12th of July 1784 aged 41 Years.
28. The Soil in this Parish is very rich, as it lies very low and flat;
from which cause the prospects are confined and no-ways instructive.
29. The Living is a Chapelry, and the Church is dedicated to St, Peter
& St. Paul.
30. Patron The Archbishop. 1795 Incumbent Richard HARVEY.
31. King’s Books £……/.
(annexed to Eastry).
DENNE 7, 22
HODSON 14, 17
PHILPOT 19, 20
PHILPOTT 6-12, 14, 21-26
Patrixbourne 7, 22
Worth Upton Farm 18
Church Warden 17
Lester & Pack, London 17
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