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Toke's and others, Heraldic Ledger Stones in Kent churches

William KINGSLEY  1647  Canterbury Cathedral

The medallion measures 28inch x 23inch and is incised on a blue marble ledger stone, 78inch x 39inch in the south west Transept.

Arms: Vert, a cross engrailed erm. In the first quarter a mullet, or. For KINGSLEY impaling gu. a chev. betw. three pears, stalked, or. for ABBOT.

Here Lyeth interred the Body of Will. KINGSLEY, Dr of Divinity once Archdeacon of Canterbury and Prebendary of Christchurch. A person as exemplary in his life as he was sound in his doctrine he took to wife Damaris daughter to Mr John Abbot of Guilford & Brother to Geo. L. Archb. Of Cant. by whom he had 16 children. As he lived soe he died piously on ye 29 of Jan. 1647. In memory of who his deare wife hath caused this memorial. Here also lieth ye Body of Damaris wife of ye above named William Kingsley. She died Octo ye 30 1678 aged 85 years.

Rubbed April 3 1928 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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