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  Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 26  1906  page 83

Little Mote, Eynsford, with a pedigree of the Sybill Family. By R. H. Ernest Hill, A.R.I.B.A.  continued

able to search at the local Probate Registry of Canterbury, which would no doubt yield some further information, but I believe that the pedigree is very nearly complete, and it now appears for the first time in print.
   In conclusion I must express my hearty thanks to Mr. Scott-Gatty, York Herald, for his kind assistance and criticism; to the Rev. A. S. Hutchinson, Vicar of Eynsford, for permission to. examine the Parish Register; and last but not least, to Mr. Till for his valuable help and encouragement during the compiling of these notes and making the measured drawings. I should like further to draw attention to Mr. Tillís admirable example in starting a village museum for objects of purely local interest connected with the history and antiquities of Eynsford. For example, there are in the collection some forty photographs of old miniatures. The originals are dated 1622, and were formerly preserved at Little Mote in the time of the Bosviles. They are beautifully executed, and were done probably by Peter Oliver. Pieces of old furniture, and 

photos of the village taken many years ago, recording its former appearance, are among the most interesting exhibits. I am happy to say that though the museum is at present small, it promises to increase rapidly both in size and value under the fostering care of its energetic originator.
   Before bringing these remarks to a close it may be as well to state that the south transept of Eynsford Church is undoubtedly the "Chapel of St. John Baptist" in which John Sibbill desired to be buried in 1502, and where his grandson directed that he should be "decentlie buried in my chappell (annexed to the Church of Eynisforde emonge my Auncitors)" in 1574. No monuments or inscriptions remain to commemorate the Sybills, but the transept has many memorials of their successors, the Bosviles, and one of these is unfortunately partly covered by the modern organ. It is a quaint inscription to Mrs. Mary Bosvile, who died 18 Jan. 1659, aged 17, and "whoe like a jewel taken out of a box was shewen to the woride and put up againe."

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