45. Sr Stephen Thornix
Ermine, on a
chief gules, 2 leopards faces argent, langued
Son of Stephen
Thornhurst of St. George's, Canterbury and
Agnes (? sister of William
Pettowse, Petty Canon of Christ
Church); married (1) after
1596, Mary, d. of John Gifford,
widow of Richard Fletcher,
Bishop of London, by whom Sir
William Thornhurst of Ford;
(2) after 1611, Dorothy, d. of Dr.
Roger Drew of Densworth,
Sussex, widow of Hippocrate de
Otten,1 by whom
Sir Thomas, Knighted 1625, slain at Isle of
A letter of Robert, Earl of
Leicester, anent exportation of
horses without license is
endorsed to Sir Thomas Scott,
Henry Guildford, Captain of
the fort of Artcliffe and Stephen
Thorneux, Esquires in 1585; Keeper
of the Park of Forde in
Hoath; Knighted, 1593 by
Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy. (Shaw
says 1594, but this list is
against that date); freeman of
Canterbury, 1598; died, 1616
and was buried Canterbury
Cathedral. (See Cowper's
Memorial Inscriptions, Canterbury
CONSTABLES OF QUEENBOROUGH CASTLE.
Turmine, in his Rambles in the Isle of Sheppy of 1843,
gives the following list. I have collated with it that of Philipot, from
the Church Notes once the property of Dr.
and now in the British Museum. The arms are from Philipot, and Turmine's
regnal years have been converted. Turmine's list came from Hasted. II.
1. 1362-1363. John Foxley.
Gules 2 bars argent.
2. 1376-1377. John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
England and France with a
label of 3; an escutcheon of
pretence of Castile & Leon.
3. 1384-1392. Robert de Vere, Earl of Oxford; "Marchio Dublin"
in Philipot, who places him fifth. He held the office for life.
Quarterly, 1 & 4, three
crowns & a border; 2 & 3, per cross
in dexter quarter a mullet.
4. 1392-1393. Sir Arnold Savage; Philipot's no. 3, with same date.
Argent 6 lions sable.
5. 1396-1397. William le Scrope; "filius Domi Scrope" says
Philipot, who puts him eighth.
Azure a bend or, a label of
1. He died 13 Nov., 1611 and was
buried at St. Clement Danes, London, where a monument to him was erected
by his late wife "the now Lady & Wife unto Sir Stephen
Thornhurst of Kent, the most worthy & valerous Knight".