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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 124
                      ICKHAM CHURCH, ITS MONUMENTS AND ITS RECORDS By the Rev  Scott Robinson Continued

1769, was Archdeacon of Canterbury; one of her great-grandsons (another John Lynch) was also Archdeacon there.
   Sir Paul Barrett's* descendants possessed Lee, and this transept, during nearly two hundred years. Mr. Thomas Barrett, the last of his name, who died in 1803, was lord of Kingston Manor and M.P. for Dover. He was a friend of Horace Walpole, who visited him in 1780 at Lee Priory, which James Wyatt the architect was employed to improve. Horace Walpole likewise induced the two Misses Berry to visit Mr. Barrett at Lee, in 1794; he has left a flattering 

description of the house, its library and its pictures. Mr. Barrett's niece, Elizabeth Byrche, married Sir Egerton Brydges, of Denton Court; and to her son, Thomas Barrett Brydges, who died before his father, Lee Priory was bequeathed by Mr. Barrett. Her third daughter, Charlotte Katherine Brydges, who married Mr. Frederic Dashwood Swann, is buried in this church, where she is commemorated by a mural tablet. A few books, printed by Sir Egerton Brydges at a press set up in Lee Priory, are now classed among the rarities for which Bibliophiles give large prices.

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