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The Monumental Inscriptions in Folkestone Church, with notes from Parish Registers
Noted by Leland L. Duncan Noted 5th October 1891
Also some Monumental Inscriptions Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1759, added 20th April 2008
The following is as far as possible an exact transcription of Mr L.L. Duncan's field notebook for the M.I.s in the Folkestone area where he seems have stayed during September and October 1891. His notebook written up in his shorthand, in pencil, on the site leaves something to be desired. The paper of the notebook has over time become somewhat dirty and aged but is an immensely valuable record of that date.
Transcribed and typed up by Christine Pantrey
Memorials in Folkestone Church.
126. HENDSON monument in the South Chancel of Folkestone Church.
Coats: 1. A cross between four fleur de lys./ 2. A chevron between three fleur de lys impaling / a cross between four fleur de lys./ Crest: a hand grasping a claw? A lions jamb.
For the inscription on the above see further on.
127.In memory of / Isaac HAGUE / He died 16th of May 1772 / aged 30 years. Left issue by / Ann his wife one son and one daughter / Viz- John and Elizabeth. / Here also lieth four children / Of the above: / John died the 6th of September / 1764 aged one month / Susanna died the 7th of June / 1770 aged 4 years. / Elizabeth died the 29th of July / 1772 aged five months / John died the 11th of December / 1772 aged 4 years.
Oval black marble tablet, in South Chancel, Folkestone Church.
There is another exactly similar at the West end of the Nave.
Memorials in Folkestone Church.
215. HERDSON Monument: Folkestone Church:
(THE)ARTS AND ARMS (THOSE TWO BELLONIAN TWINS / HAVE FRENDLIE METT AND KIST EACH OTHER VEIWE / ONE HERE INSCVLPT THOUGH DEAD SVCH HONOR WINS. / NOT TO BE RAZD BY TYMES ALTERNAT HEWE / (HIS) LIFE (THEMBLEME OF TRANSCENDENT WORTH) / (E)QVIPARATS THE BEST OF NOBLE BIRTH / RELIGIOVS , PRVDENT , VALIANT , CHASTE, AND MEEKE. / DISDAINEING WRONG, OPPRESSION OR DECEIPT / SVCVRING THE HELPLESSE (WHO HELPS SVCCOVR SEEK /
OLD PHENIX LIKE DIED FROM WHOSE ASHES SPR…(ING) / (N)OE OTHER THEN AT FIRST WAS IN THE FR…(first?)
Left lower panel
216. JOHANES HERDSON ARMIGER, HEN: HERDSON CIVISET SENATORIS / LONDON FILIVS: PVER INGENVE DOMI EDVCATVS, GENEROSIS MORBIVS / ARTIBVSQ OPTIMIS ANIMVM EXCOLVIT ADOLESCENS… …/ IN EXTERAS REGIONES IVVENIS VALORE ET VERA MAG…./ .ATE INVLLI SECVNDVS IN SENECTVTE GRAVISSIMI…. NE= / GOTIJS VER…VS EST DEFVNCTVS CAELEBS, RE…CIT / CORPORE AVTEM SVB MARMORE ISTE / PVLVERESCENTE. / AVVNCVLO SVO CHARISSIMO BASIL DIXWELL NEPOS EX SO= / RORE OBSERVANTISSIMVS ET HERES VNICVS EX INTIMA / BENEVOLENTIA HOC MONVMENTVM / AMORIS MO. RENS / POSVIT OBIJT 29 MARCH Ao 1622. /
HERDSON monument in Folkestone Church. Right lower panel.
217. South Chancel Folkestone- on wall a brass plate.
HERE LYETH BVRIED THE BODY OF HENRY PHILPOT / GENT WHO WAS THRICE MAIOR OF THIS TOWNE. / HE HAD TO WIFE JVDITH BY WHOM HE HAD 7 SONS / AND 2 DAUGHTERS. HE DYED THE 15TH DAY OF JVNE / Ao DVM 1603 AETATIS SVAE 59. / VOTVM DVM VIXIT PHILIPP. 1. 23. / HANC ANIMAM CVPIO DE CORPORE MORTE RESOLVI / VNVS APVD CHRISTVM SEMPER VT ESSE OVEAM.
Memorials in Folkestone Church.
In South chancel:
320. On wall small stone:- Here lieth the body of William HOGBEN late of this Towne, jurate, who departed this life the 14th of September 1628 aged 49 years.
321. Above is a brass:- In loving memory of Agnus Anne HUME-WILLIAMS a constant worshipper in this church who died at Minchinhampton Gloucestershire on March 5th 1891.
322. On floor:- Sacred to the memory of Frederick GLASCO Died at Sandgate June 28th 1828
aged 13 years.
322a.. Brass to Henry PHILPOT, 603 Herdson Mont
A tablet to Hagne.
323. Of LANGHORNES Life be this memorial given Whose Race was virtue and whose Goal was Heaven Not thro the selfish mean unfriendly road Which ancient moralists and sophists trod Arnt ? in an active Sphere of Christian Love He mov’d himself and willed mankind to move Enthusiats Confidence or or Sceptics fear Affected not his equable career With Evangelic Eloquence he warmed With reason won us and with meekness charmed. Should in his Life his converse and his Prayer The friends attachment and the Pastors care.
Oft would he in the mines of ancient love Historic truth and moral worth explore Yet was his aim to dissipate the night Of Pagan doubt by – Revelations light. The Christians steady plan to recommend Just in its source and happy in his end. Thus to his flock whom here he left behind Thus to his Neighbours who were all Mankind He gave example to pursue? with Zeal His Saviours steps to Everlasting weal and in the moments of expiring breath To gain a Rest of Endless Joy in Death. William LANGHORNE Am Vicar of this Towne dyed 1772.
324. Sacred to the memory of Mary wife of Mr Richard BOORN of this Towne who departed this life on the 30th day of July 1806 aged 63 years. Also of the above Richard Bourn who died the 8th day of June 1835 aged 88 years.
325. Sacred to the memory of Caroline CLEMENTS wife of Admiral John Clements who died at Sandgate August the 15th 1817 aged 56 years. Vice Admiral John Clements who died in London July 1st 1825 in the 67th year of his age. This tribute of affection is offered by a grateful and attached niece.
326. In memory of Eliza CHENEY relict of the late John EWART of Liverpool, died July 2nd 1847. Her remains are interred near this spot.
327. Sacred to the memory of Joseph SLADEN Esquire who died XXVII December in DCCCXXVII in his XCII year. Also of Elizabeth his wife who died XVII September MDCCC XI in the LXX year of her age. Also of Hannah their daughter who died XXVI April MDCCXCIII in her XXI year. Their mortal remains are interred in a Vault near this tablet.
328. In memory of Charles Henry FLOWER (son of Austin Flower Esquire of Madras) who departed this life at Sandgate on the 11th of July 1820 aged 15 years. And now Lord what is my hope. Truly my hope is ever in Thee.
329. Sacred unto the memory of John CASTLE late of this Town, Gent who died 23rd October 1830 aged 80 years. Also of Ann his wife who died 3rd December 1828 aged 85 years.
330. To the memory of her honoured parents John and Francis JORDAN and also to that of her beloved brothers and sisters: John, Henry, William, Thomas, Basil, Richard, Catherine and Alice. This Monument was erected …..? and the will of Francis Jordan of this Town who departed this life 15th October 1816 aged 83 years and whose ashes together with those of all the above recited formerly (except Thomas a Captain in the Royal Navy who died and was interred at New York in America) Slumber within the walls of this church waiting for that Great Day when the trumpet shall sound and the dead. Shall be raised incorruptible.
331. A brass plate:-
In Memory of Emily Wife of Francis FAULKNER She fell asleep in Jesus February XV. AD.MDCCCLXII Aged XXXIX. Also of their child Maria Macaamara who followed her mother March iii aged iii.
Top one illegible
332. M.S. Willielmo READ Folkestone Nato UNIARMTATIS OXON ALUMNO MERITISS…. SUPERSUNT… …. RELIQUIE ALICIA CUM SUO GULIELMO HIC JACT …. …. … ………….. ………….SEPULCUM.…………. ………… ………….. ………. …… MATERMO IN GREMIO , NATI SEPELITUM CINIS UT MORS FIAT FALICIORIS OBSTETRIX NATALS PIA CUIDEM ILLA ECCLESIAE ALUMMA PAUPERUMQ LIBERALIS MATER ILLUM ERUDITA ILLUSTRABAT LETUS MOUBUSQ EGREGUE ORUBAT QUAM PROSAPIANI (?Uni) HIC JACENT AMBO, UNUS CINIS MUETUUMQ SIBI UPSIS MONUMENTUM NATUS II o NOVEMBR 1613 WILLELMUS DENATUS 30 OCTOB, 1654 NATA 2d APRILIS 1586. ALICIA DENATA 30 7 bris 1669.
333. In a vault in this chancel Resteth the Remains of Sarah wife of Mr Robert PETMAN Gent of Broadmead , who had a tear for a friend and a hand and a heart ever ready to relieve thee distressed. She departed this life the third day of February 1786 aged 67.
334. Here rests in peace The mortal remains of Robert PETMAN of Broadmead in this parish who filled the Office of Steward to the Right Honourable the Earl of Radmor. With impeachable integrity and circumspection for the space of 26 years. Nor was he less distinguished in this County, for his great and important discoveries and improvements in the service of agriculture of which the land in the neighbouring Valley where the several farms under his care and management are situated – Bare ample testimony if any rendered the same. Beautifully fertile by his Superior knowledge and perseverance in the art of Draining – who died 31st May 1799 aged 61 years.
335. Brass before altar:- Dei et Christi Jesu Domin nostri gratiem per Lavacrum regenerationis alque ommia spiritus Sancti instruments in patrem avum maiores hac in Ecclesia conlatam pio animo recordatus dedicavit E. H. M. S. presbyter fenestram in orisutali pariete superiorem anno Salvatoris 1869 Laus deo Edwardus Henrious Mainwaring SLADEN . [Coat of arms illustrated by Duncan].
335a Brass to William HARVEY.
336. A.D 1605 November 8th Dyed in ye 50th yeare of her age Joan wife of Thomas HARVEY mother of 7 sonnes and 2 daughters. A Godly harmles Woman a Chast Loving wife A charitable quiet neighbour a cofortable frendly Matro A evident Deligent, Huswyfe a carefull tenderharted mother Deere to her Husband, Reverensed by her children Beloved of her Neighbours Elected by God Whose soule Rest in Heaven her Body in this Grave. To Her a Happy advantage to Hers an unhappy Loss.
Notes found in Folkestone Parish Register: begins 1635.
(15) 1645 Mr William MASTER and Margaret NETHERSOLE, June 30th .
(16.) 1646 Nicholas MAN and Elizabeth GITTENS, 1st March.
(17) 1643 Mr Thomas JENKIN of the parish of Minster in Thanet and Mistress Margaret JENKIN eldest daughter of Mr Henry Jenken of the town of Folkestone Esquire, Maior there. married March 14th.
(18) 1654.# Thomas EATON and Katherine WRATLY, December 27th. # "Married by Mr Israell WINTER, jurat of this towne of Ffolkestone and in the presents of Henry SPICER and Peter WINTER witnessess".
(19) Mr John MICHELL and Mrs BENNETT READ were married December 14th .
(20) . 1657.William SHEPPER and Joane HODGEMAN of the town of Heth, June 24th .
(21) 1664 William MILTON and Elizabeth INGRAM, January 9th.
(22) 1673 Mr Edmond BAKER jurist and Affry MARCH, widow, January 6th .1681 John KING Esquire and Margaret CAINE by Licence July 23rd .
(24) 1684 Mr John (?) RAVEN and Mrs Ellenor INMITH, September 8th.
(25) 1636 Elizabeth wife of Benjamin (?) MASTER, January 31st.
(26) 1638 Mr Thomas MARSHALL, September 1st.
(27) 1640 Nuland NETHERSOLL widow, June 11th.
(28) 1642 Thomas son of Thomas INMETH, May 13th .
(29) 1642 Master Henry KENNET, jurate 28th June.
(30) 1642 Mrs Martha INMETH wife of Mr Thomas Inmeth, maior of Folkestone, May 24th .
(31) 1642 Benjamin MASTER, jurate January 9th.
(32) 1643 Mrs Emily (?) BEANE, widow, August 18th.
(33) 1643 Mrs Joane MARSHALL, widow, January 9th.
(34) 1644 Sibbill wife of William MASTER, jurat September 26th.
(35) 1644 Sara MINEFER, widow, October 9th.
(36) 1645 Thomas MINIFER, householder, May 27th.
(37) 1646 Mr Thomas JENKIN, householder, April 3rd.
(38) 1646 Mr William JENKIN of this towne and parish, householder, was bury’d in St. Pauls’ Church, Canterbury, May 4th.
(39) 1646 Mr Richard MARSHALL, December 5th .
(40) 1647 Sara wife of John (?) FINEUX, September 24th.
(41) 1647 ‘x’ Ann wife of Thomas FAGG, February 9th .
(42) 1648 Mrs Ann BAKER, widow, October 4th.
(43) 1654 William READ, gent, November 1st.
‘x’ N. 13. There are many FAGG entries.
(44) 1655 William son of Margaret MASTERS, widow, July 16th.
(45) 1656 Elizabeth daughter of Nicholas and Mary FAGG, September 12th.
(46) 1657 Martha daughter of John (?) BAKER, Minister, February 17th.
(47) 1657 Mr Thomas INMITH, juret, February 20th.
(48) 1670 Thomas LADD, senior, householder, 15th December.
(49) 1672 Edward WILLSON 13th March.
(50) 1672 December 11th, Mr Thomas FAGG, jurate of ye towne.
(51) 1654 Robert son of Robert and Jane JULL, April 6th.
(52) 1646. August 5th , Elizabeth daughter of Mr William and Mrs Margaret MASTER.
(53) 1647 November 24th , William son of Mr William and Mrs Margaret MASTER.
For further extracts see later on.
Folkestone Registers to 1727.
301. Baptised 1724 August 2nd Mylton son of Sam & Anne UPTON.
302. Married July 28th 1723 Samuel UPTON & Anne MYLTON.
303. Married 1724 November 24th William MANNINGS & Catherine CROWD.
304. Baptised 1726 April 10th Hannah daughter of Sam & Anne UPTON.
305. Buried 1702 October 15th Mrs Anne FAGGE widow of Mr Thomas Fagge late Jurate.
306. Buried 1707 August 31st Henry son of Henry UPTON infant.
307. Baptised 1707 May 11th Henry son of Henry & Catherine UPTON.
308. Baptised 1708 January 16th Hannah daughter of Henry & Catherine UPTON.
309. Buried January 16th Catherine wife of Henry UPTON.
310. Buried November 2nd 1720 Mr John TEMPEST (born at Great Tew in Oxfordshire November 6th 1632) aged 88 years.
311. Buried February 14th 1721 Sarah wife of John HAGUE.
[Noted 5th October 1891].
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Also some Monumental Inscriptions Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1759, added 20th April 2008
In The Chancell.
54. On a Neat Monument on The South Wall. [¼ly: 1&4). Az. a griffin segreant or. 2&3). Gu. a chevn. vairy az. & or. betw. 3 leopards’ faces or]. M.S. Willielmo READ Folkstoniae nato Universitatis Oxoniae Alumno merentissimo. Quae supersunt Readorum Reliquiae Alicia cum suo Gulielmo hic Jacet. Ne Pietatem dirimat Sepulchrum, disjungat Tumulus, Materno in Gremio, Nati sepelitur Cinis, ut Mors fiat faelicioris Obstetrix Natalis. Pia quidem Illa Ecclesiae Alumna Pauperumq liberalis Mater. Illum erudite illustrat Pietas, Moribusq egregiè ornabat suam Prosapiam. Hic jacent ambo, unus Cinis, mutuumq sibi ipsis Monumentum. Willielmus natus 11 Novembr. 1613 denatus 30 Octob. 1654. Alicia, nata 2 Aprilis 1586 denata 30 7bris 1669.
55. On Another Monument, on The South Wall. [Per fesse: upr. coat = 1&4). of the last (p’ceds. page). lr. coat = 2&3). of the last (p‘ceds. page). imp. Az. a cross patonce or]. (G. note: WARD). To the Memory of Matthew READ, Gent who having had by Alice his Wife, Daughter to Ambrose Ward Esquire three Sonnes and two Daughters, departed out of this Life Februar 16 1625(6). Fortie Eight Changes I have look’d upon/Of The Year’s Death and Resurrection./And, now, Death’s Winter does my Body hold,/Like naked Gra……/But The same ……/ Of Righteousness when Times …./is run,/A Glorious Body from this Dust shall bring;/Come quickly, Blessed Jesus, make the Spring.
56. On Another, On The South Wall. Here lieth the Body of John READ, late of Folkeston Gentleman who departed this World the 19th of April Anno, 1623 being the Age of 42 Yeares. And Ambrose READE Son of Matthew Reade of Ffolkestone Gentleman, Eldest Brother to the sayde John Reade, deceasede the 4th of May Anno 1623 beinge the Age of 6 Yeares. and Bassell Reade deceased the 12th of June Anno 1624, Sonne of the sayde Matthew Reade, aged 9 Monthes, which lyeth here all entombed.
57. *On a Monument on The N. Wall. (*Cozens MS II, 4,03 gives this epith. of H.P. but says "On a brass plate, in a stone border, at the North side of the Chancel"). Here lyeth buried The Body of Henry PHILLPOT Gent who was thrice Mayor of this Towne. He had to Wife Judith, by whome he had 7 Sonnes and 2 Daughters, and he dyed the 15th Day of June A.Dni 1603. Aetatis suae 59. Votum dum vixit. Phil. 1,23. Hanc Animam cupio de Corpore Morte resolvi, Unus apud Xtum semper ut esse queam.
58. On a Flat Stone. Here lyeth The Body of John CLOKE Sonn of Basill and Mary Cloke; died Septemb. 28 Day 1675. Aged 21 Yeares. (Cozens says 1678 – V.J.T). John is buried here wrap’t up in his Cloke;/It’s now become his Night’s Gown, as it’s seen:/It is the self same Colour bleu and greene./He was an Husbandman his Father’s Land to till./Himself he left not out, but did there Minds fullfill.
59. On Another. Here lyeth buried the Body of Mary, late Wife of Thomas HOLMES, and Daughter of …..*/ (*G. note: John? – more likely Basil) and Mary CLOKE. She departed ……./18th Day of October, A……./in the 48th Yeare of her Age. Here lyeth the Body of Thomas HOLMES Gent. who departed this Life* ……./ *The rest is hid by the Step wch. leads up to the Communion Table.
60. On Another. Here lyeth The Body of Basill CLOKE, he died September 8 1687 Aged 63 Yeares. here lyeth The Body of Katerine the Wife of Basill Cloke, she departed November 24 …../.
61. On Another. Here lyeth The Body of William READE, Gent, he died 30 Octob. Anno 1654. Aged 41 Yeares. Here lyeth the Body of Alice Reade his Mother, She died the 30th of September 1669. Aged 83 Yeares.
62. On Another – partly cover’d by a Pew. …../ lyeth the Body of Richard ……. et/, late of this Towne Jurate …./deceased ye 23d. of Novr. 1572. Aged 70 Yeares. Tibi Moruus, milii vivas.
63. On Another Flat Stone. Here lyeth The Body of Alice GODDEN, wife of Arnold Godden, who died the 19th of September Ano. Dom. 1636. Aged 70 Yeares.
64. On Another. Here lyeth The Body of Richard MARSHALL, Gent. who continued Leftenant of Sand Gate Castle, by the Space of 18 Yeares, and died, December ye 2d. 1646 aged 49 Yeares.
65. Twelve other Flat Stones not Legible – 1 of them with a raisd Cross on it, seems very Anct.
66. Under a Mitred Arch, adorn’d with Gothick Workmanship, on the North Side of the Chancell, on an Altar Tomb, lies the Figure, at full Length, of an Armed Man, cut in Stone. No Inscription, or Coat Armour, to shew who it was designd to represent.
67. There are many Peices of carved Stone, in the Pavement, which seem to have belongd to some ancient Monument, or Monuments.
In The North Chancell.
68. On an Handsome Altar Tomb, of Black Marble, on the S. Side. [(no tinctures). A castle flanked by a portcullis on each side, on a chief a gauntlet with fingers extended, betw. 2 stirrups]. Here rest in The Lord, John PRAGELL Esq. 4 Times Mayor of this Towne, 16 Yeares Lieut. of his Majestie’s Castle of Sand Gate in The Liberty of this Corporation, who died in his Mayoralty, Nov. 1 1676. Aged 73 yeares, a Batchelor, and left behind him only One Brother Mr Clement PRAGELL, Jurate, his Heire; who in his pious Remembrance erected This Tombe. Underneath This Stone/ entombed doth lye/The Representer of Majestie./Death is impartial, a bold Sargeant He,/T’arrest a Port’s man in his Mayoralty./A Magistrate upright, and truly just,/Once here a Ruler; Alass, now turnd to Dust./But, here is his Glory; it is but a Remove/From this frail Earth, to be enthroned above.
69. On The North Wall. Heare lyeth the Body of William HOCBEN, late of this Towne Jurate, who departed this Life the 14th of September 1628. Aged 49 Yeares.
70. On a Flat Stone. In Hopes of an happy Resurrection here lieth The Body of Mr Thomas FAGGE Jurate & thrice Mayor of Folkestone. He died the 29th day of June 1701. Aged 50 Years. His sorrowfull Widow, Mrs Anne Fagge, Daughter of Thomas DENNE of Folkestone and his Nephew and Heire, Mr Henry WATTON in gratefull Memory of Him, have put this plain Monument.
71. Here are several other Flat Stones not legible.
72. In an Arch’d Room, under this North Chancell, is a vast Quantity of Human Bones*, (*see My 3 Vol. of Collections, Page 36. Brown’s Posth. Works, P.30th of his Antiq. of Norwich; & de Scholâ regiâ Norvicensi, P.6, etc. see also Stowes Survey of London) piled up in the same Manner as at Hythe. There is no Entrance, or signs of any into this Vault, but through the Crown of the Arch, by an Hole made accidentally some Years ago, by the Fall of some Heavy Body – I think the Sexton told Me, of an heavy Peice of Timber – Tho, an other Person told me, that it was discovered in endeavouring to dig a Grave there.
In The South Chancell.
73. At The East End of this Chancell, is a very beautyfull Monument of Black and white Marble, on ye Altar Tomb of which are the Statues of 2 Armed Men, on their Knees, nearly as large as the Life, with the Following Coats & Inscriptions.
[I. Arg. a + engrailed sa. betw. 3 fleurs-de-lis gu. (HERDSON).
II. Arg. a chevn. gu. betw. 3 fleurs-de-lis sa. (DIXWELL) imp. (Herdson)].
If Arts and Arms, those Two Bellonian Twinns/ Have friendly met, and kiss’d each other, view,/ One here insculpt, tho dead, such Honour wins/ Not to be razed by Time’s alternate Hue./
His Life (The Emblem of transcendent Worth)/ Equiparates the best of noble Birth./ Religious, prudent, valiant, chaste, and meeke,/ Disdaining Wrong, Oppression, or Deceipt./ Succ’ring the helpless (who helps Succour seeks).
Old Ploenix-like, from whose spring,/ No other than at First, was in the first begun.
Johannes HERDSON, Armiger, Hen: Herdson, Civis et Senatoris London, Filius; Puer ingénue donii educatus, generosis Moribus Artibusq optimis, Animum excoluit; Adolescens, Perigrinatus in externas Regiones; Juvenis, Valore et verâ Magnanimi tate nulli secundus; In Senectute, gravissimis Reipublicae Negotijs versatus est; defunctus, caelebs, requiescit. Corpore antem sub Marmore* isthic pulverescente. Avunculo suo charissimo Basil DIXWELL, Nepos ex Sorore observantissimus, et Haeres unicus, ex intimâ Benevolentiâ, hoc Monumentum Amoris, maerens posuit. Obijt 29 Martij Anno 1622. *He was not buried here, but, at Hakinge adjoining. See his Epitaph P.55.
74. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth interr’d the Body of Ann Wife of Jacob WRAITH, who died Oct. 18 1738 aged 56 Yeares and had by him 11 Children, and left surviving 7. Margaret, Robt. John, Inminth, Ann, Thomas, and Eleanor. Here also lies interr’d the Body of Jacob WRAIGHT, Gent. who was 5 Times Mayor of this Corporation, and departed this Life the 28th Day of February 1740/1. aged 61 Years. and had by his Wife 11 Children, as it is above said; of which He left but 6 surviving – viz. Margaret, Robert, Inminth, Ann, Thomas, and Elleanor.
75. On Another. Here lieth interred, Henry, Son of Henry and …../WATSON, of this Towne, who died June the 24th 1720 aged 4 Years. Also Susan ……/who died Sep. 19 1721 aged ../days. Here lieth also another Son of theirs named Henry who died March 1 1727/8. And Here also lies interred the Father Mr Henry WATSON, Jurate who died June 28 1720. Aged 42 Years. He was twice elected Mayor of this Towne, and left Issue by Susan his Wife, 3 Sons, John, William, and Fagg. So Death his Conquest makes, not Youth nor Age,/Degrees nor Parts, secureth from the Grave. (The rest is missing).
76. On Another. Here lieth The Body of Captain John JORDON who was 6 Times Mayor of this Corporation; and, about 40 Years Lieutenant of Sand Gate Castle. He was a sincere Friend; a charitable Neighbour; a tender Husband, and an indulgent Father. He was a true Lover of his Country; a harty Well Wisher to the Protestant Interest; and of an uncorrupted Loyalty to the illustrious House of Hanover. He had, by Alice his Wife, 12 Children; (Seven Sons, and Five Daughters); Four only of which survived him; viz. John, Thomas, Susan, and Sarah. He died May 23 1733. Aged 77 Years. Lector, Si vis salvari, semper studeas imitari Vitam justorum; fugito Exempla malorum.
In The Body.
77. On a Brass Plate, fix’t to a flat Stone. A.D. 1605. Nov. 8 dyed, in the 50th Yeare of her Age Joan, Wife of Thomas HARVEY, Mother of 7 Sonnes, and 2 Daughters – a goodly, harmless Woman; a chaste loving Wife; a charitable quiet Neighbour; a comfortable, friendly Matron; a prudent, diligent Huswife; a carefull tenderhearted Mother; Dear to her Husband; reverenc’d by her Children; beloved of her Neighbours; elected of God. whose Soule rests in Heaven; her Body in this Grave; To Her a happy Advantage; To her’s an unhappy Lot.
78. On a Flat Stone. ……./Aliciae, Uxoris Richardi HALKE. Gulielmus, ejus Filius hoc posuit Monumentum. Obijt Anno Salutis 164./Anno Aetatis ../.
79. There are many other Flat Stones, both in the Body and Side Isles, but without Inscription.
80. This Church consists of The Great, North, and South Chancells; The Body, & 2 Side Isles. The Tower is in the Middle, between the Chancell and the Body; In it are 6 Bells, thus inscribed.
1. William DIXON, and William SPAIN, Ch. Wardens. Lester & Pack of London, 1759.
2. R. PHELPS fecit Me. Mr Lytcott GILL, and Mr Tho. BAYLEY. C.W. 1737.
3. William Dixon, and William Spain, Ch. Wardens. Lester & Pack of London, 1759.
4. R. Phelps fecit Me. Mr Lytcott Gill, and Mr Tho. Bayley. C.W. 1737.
5. Richard Phelps made Me, 1707. Tho. HOLMES, John FEARNE. C.W.
6. Edward HAMMOND, and John CASTLE, C.W. 1724. J.W. (? John WAYLETT).
(Stahl. 284.5. This ring of 6 was recast the 1st time, ut seq. 1,2,4,5,7,8). Pack & Chapman, 1778; 3&6) T. MEARS, 1813. 2nd recast: all 8 by TAYLOR & CO. 1879).
81. On The North Side of the North Chancell stand the Walls of a ruinated Chapel (perhaps this was a Vestry) wch. had a Door into it from ye North Chancell and on the South Side of the Church are Ruins, which are now call’d the Old Priory (perhaps the Cloisters).
82. Eadbald, Son of Ethelbert (the 5th, and 1st Xtian King of Kent) erected a Nunnery here, at Folkestone, circa. A.D. 630. This was the 1st Nunnery erected in England – see Speed Fol.298.
83. In The Church Yard, is an Altar Tomb, for Robert HAMMOND Esq. 1722. Ann his Wife 1749. William his Son 1753, and 4 ancient ones not legible and Headstones in Memory of BAYLEY, BRUMLEY, BROWN, BAKER, BOXER, CLARK, CULLEN, CORNISH, COLLAR, CORNES, CASTLE, CHESMAN, EMPTAGE, FULLER, FEARNE GOODE, GODDEN, GITTINS, GILL, GREENLAND, HAMPTON, HAWKES, HUNT, HALL, HOLDSTOCK, JACOBS, JOHNCOCK, KENNET, KING, KELLEY, MANINGS, MILTON, MAJOR, MARSH, MINTER, MARTIN, NICHOLLS, OLDFEILD, POPE, POLHILL, PILCHER, PETTET, PENFEILD, PISING, RAMSEY, RUTTON, ROUTHAN, REEVE, ROGERS, SLADDEN, SANDFORD, SLATER, SMITH, STEVENSON, STRESWICK, SEERE, SPEARPOINT, SQUIRE, SMITHSON, STACE, VERRIER, WOOD, WATSON, WELLARD – with Many others not legible.
84. The Following Epitaph, for Rebecka the Wife of Thomas ROGERS, who died 22 Aug. 1688 I thought so odd, that I could not help transcribing it. An House she hath made of so good a Fashion,/ The Tenant ne’er shall pay for Reparation./ We will the Land Lord ever raise her Rent;/ Nor turn her out of Doors for Non Payment./ From Chimney Money too she’s always free./ To such an House who would not Tenant be.
85. This Church was dedicated to St. Mary and St. Eanswithe, and was founded by one Nigellus DE MUNVILLE, Lord of Folkestone, in ye Year 1095. It is a Curacy of the Arch Bishop’s. The present Curate is the Revd. Mr. LANGHORNE who is also Rector of Hakinge, adjacent. 1759.
86. There were anciently 4 other Churches in this Towne. The Names of 3 of them are still remembered – viz. St. Marie’s, St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s.
87. Roman Coins and Bricks have formerly been found here; but not of late as I cd. hear of, tho I made very strict Enquiry.
88. Bp. STILLINGFLEET, in his Orig. Britain; and SOMNER, in his Roman Ports and Forts, with some others, imagine this Place to have been the Lapis Tituli, of Mennius; and the Place where Vortimer fought his last Battle with the Saxons; ‘tho Others fix it at Stonar, in Thanet. See Harris’s Hist. of Kent. Fol.124.
Index of Names and Places
|Names Index |
BAKER (22), (42), (46), 83
BAYLEY 80, 83
CASTLE 80, 83, 329
CLOKE 58, 59, 60
DE MUNVILLE 85
FAGG (41), (45), (50)
FAGGE 70, 305
FEARNE 80, 83
GILL 80, 83
|GITTENS (16) |
GODDEN 63, 83
HAGUE 127, 311
HAMMOND 80, 83
HARVEY 77, 335a, 336
HENDSON 73, 126, 215,
HOLMES 59, 80
INMETH (28), (30)
INMITH (24), (47)
JENKIN (17), (37), (38)
KENNET (29), 83
KING (23), 83
LANGHORNE 85, 323
|Mainwaring 335 |
MARSHALL (26), (33),
MASTER (15), (25), (31),
(34), (52), (53)
MILTON (21), 83
MINEFER (35), (36)
PETMAN 333, 334
|READ (19), (43), 54, 55, |
READE 56, 61
ROGERS 83, 84
SLADEN 327, 335
UPTON 301, 302, 304,
WATSON 75, 83
Broadmead 333, 334
Minster in Thanet (17)
New York, America 329
Sandgate Castle 64, 68, 76
Sandgate 322, 325, 328
St. Pauls’ Church,
Captain, Navy 329
Lieutenant 64, 68, 76
Royal Navy 329
Vice Admiral 325
Church Wardens 80
jurate (29), (31), (47), (50), 62,
68, 70, 305, 320
Lester & Pack of London 80
mayor (30), 57, 68, 69, 74-76
TAYLOR & CO 80