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Some Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary's Church, Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett in 1760
Also some Monumental Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah Cozens noted 1795, added 8th August 2008
Kindly typed up for the website by Pat Tritton
In the Chancell.(at) a Faldstool.
1. On a Monument, on ye N. Wall, wth. 2 small Figg. kneeling
Abrahamus RUTTEN Praetoriano hujus Oppidi Officio fungens; praefuit prudens; vixit probus; obijt pins; Vitam hauc terrestrem coelesti commutans, 16 Septembris 1608. Mense Praefecturae suae decimo; Anno Aetatis 43. Multiplici interim beatus Prole: septem nimirum masculis, sexque faeminis, è Susannâ Uxore ejus charissimâ, prosperè prognatis; quae hoc dilectissimi Conjugis defuncti Memoriae et Amoris ergo, posuit.
2. On a neat Mont. on the S. Wall. [¼ly 1 & 4). Arg. 5 chevronels sa (HOUGHAM). 2 & 3). Per pale az. & gu. a Lion rampt. arg]. In Memory of Solomon HOUGHAM Mayor of this Towne, 1639 who died 27 Nov. 1658. Aged 59 Yeares. And of Mary his Wife, buried Jan. 19 1641-42. And also of Richard Hougham his eldest Son, buried Apr. 26 1662 and, lastly, of Solomon Hougham Esq. his second Son, Merchant of London, and high Sheriff of the County of Kent, 1696, who died a Batchelor, March 16 1696/7 in ye 73d. Year of his Age. Both Indies, both The Poles, nay both Worlds, knew, His Traffick, Justice, and his Bounty Too. Giving all on Earth The heav’nly Pearl to attain, He liv’d with Profit, and he died with Gain. Solomon HOUGHAM, Nephew, Heir, and sole Executor to the last deceased, caused this Monument to be erected, who departed this Life, Oct. 24 1714 in ye 58th Year of his Age.
3. Round the Verge of a Flat Stone – ye Coat lost. (This was brass). Here lyeth buried the Body of Phebe DEN late Wife to Thomas Den; who was buried the 15th of July 1612.
4. On Another Flat Stone. [¼ly 1 & 4). Sa. a \ erm. cotised flory or. 2 & 3). Arg. 3 escallops [ppr?]. At fesse point a cresct. or for difference]. Here lieth The Body of Edward KELK, Gen. Soune of Christopher Kelk of Lincolnshire Gent; who had to Wife Elizabeth, Daughter of Christopher TYLCHMAN of Sellinge, gent; and had Issue by her, 2 Sounes Edw. and Edward who deceased the 6th of June 16.3 (Boys 323, gives it as 6 June 1623) being of the Age of 53 Yeares. (127b, see it spelt TILSHAM P.170).
5. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Peter BROUCKE, of this Town, Merchant, who departed this Life the 12th of July 1701 aged 59 Years.
6. Twelve other Flat Stones, whose Inscriptions are lost – most of them have been inlaid.
In The Body.
7. On a Mont. on ye S. Wall – over the Door. [Sa. a Λ or betw. 3 soles naiant arg]. In Memory of Richard SOLLY, Gent. who was thrice Mayor of this Corporation. He died 7 May 1731. Aged 57 Years. And, likewise, of Anna his Wife, Daughter of John CRICKETT, Gent. and Mary his Wife, by whom he had Issue 10 Sons, and 3 Daughters. She died 27 Dec. 1730 aged 54 Years. And also of Mary their Daughter, wife of Mr Stephen LONG who died Jan. 30 1725-26 aged 28 Years. And also of 7 Sons, and 1 Daughter, who all died in their Minority.
8. On An Altar Tomb. In a Vault beneath this Stone lieth the Bodies of Mr John CRICKETT (once Mayor of this Towne) who died 24 May 1720 aged 72. And of Mary, his Wife, who died the 24th of December 1729 aged 76. And of Peter their Son, who died 26 May 1717 aged 26.
9. On Another Altar Tomb. [Arg. 3 covd. cups sa. garnished or]. Here lies the Body of Peter NOWELL, Gent. aged 68 Years, who died the 25th Day of Oct. 1694 being Mayor of this Corporation. And Judith, his Wife, aged 59 Years, who died May 20 1695. And also of Thomas Nowell their Son, aged 36 Years, who died Feb. 14 1694-95. And Catherine his Wife aged 27 Years who died 16 May 1694. Reader, here lie, beneath this single Stone, Four, yet as much as Love could make them one. Not Souls and Bodies are so strictly tied; For, Fate could those, but could not these divide. And sooner could pale Death’s resistless Dart Them from Themselves, than from each other part. Fate ev’n improved their Union, since it gave, Death in one Year, and, in one Tomb, a Grave.
10. On a Flat Stone. Here lyeth the Body of Richard SMITH, who departed this Life Jan. 25 1717-18 in the 25th (*sic for 75th) Year of his Age. Also the Body of Mary, Wife of Richard Smith, who departed this Life the 25th Day of March 1722. Aged 71 Years. Here also lieth the Body of Richard Smith, Son of the abovesaid Richard and Mary Smith, who died 3 March 1731-32. Aged 50 Years. Here also lieth the Body of John VERRIER Esq. who died Aug. 1 1737 aged 62. He was the eldest Son of Major William Verrier (Wm. ob. 30 Oct 1710) and Martha (Martha ob. 9 July 1712) his Wife (who lie in St Peter’s Chancell) and Son in Law to the above Richard Smith Senr. and Mary his Wife. Here also lies the Body of Mary Verrier Wife of John Verrier Esq. and Daughter of Richard Smith Senr. & Mary his Wife who died 4 March 1739-40 aged 54. Also here lieth the Body of Mr Richard Verrier, Son of the above John Verrier Esq. who departed this Life 13 Day of Feb. 1744-45 aged 41 Years.
11. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Edward PARKER who departed this Life Jan. 6 1703-04 aged 26 Years. Mors ultima Linea Rerum.
12. On Another. H.S.E. Johannes CARDER, Generosus, Oppidi hugus quondam Praetor Artis medicae peritissimus, chirurgicae aptissimus. Cujus Morum Suavitas facilè reddidit ombinus charum et dilectum. Cujus Aequitas jure vendicabat a Civibus suis Cultum et Honorem. Cujus itaq Fatum ineluctabile Populum, Amicos et praesertim Familiam suam Luctu et Maerore affecit. Obijt 9 Calendarum Aprilis Anno Aetatis suae 60 Salutis humanae 1747-48. Hic etiam in Pace requiescunt Filij ambo, Johannes et Georgius. Indolis eximiae Juvenes. hic 8 Aprilis, Aet. 20. Ille 9 Feb. obijt Aet 21 1749-50. "Ostendunt Terrisquos Tantum Fata supremis". "*His saltem accumulem Donis, et fungar inani". "Munere". *(Boys, 320).
13. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of John PETLEY, Gent. who departed this Life the 14th of Feb. 1752. Aged 51 Years. Also John the Son of John & Sarah Petley, who died in his Minority.
14. On Another. Mary the Wife of Captain John WHITE, died 9 December 1737 aged 38 Years. Captn. John White died March 30 1741. Aged 47 Years.
15. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth The Bodye of Mrs Rebecca POWELL (*Povel) and her Child, The Wife of Mr Joseph Powell; the eldest Daughter of Mrs Rebecca STROUD, deceased at the Age of 27 Yeares, the 9th of October 1687. If the Tears (*teares) of a Mother could fetch (*fech) them back again, I could be (*bee) mourning all my Days (*dayes), to My Live’s (*lives) End. But, I hope, in Heav’n their (*there) Souls are at Rest; Which makes the Change (*theire exchaing) much for the best. (*Variants in Boys, 319).
16. Fourteen other Flat Stones – some of wch. have been inlaid.
In The North Isle.
17. On An Altar Tomb. Here lye the Bodies of William MAUNDY, Gent. who died (whilst Mayor of this Towne) Oct. 15 1701. Aged 65. And of Martha his Wife who died 15 May 1691. Aged 47. Also Sarah, Wife of Richard Maundy, Gent. (a Son of William and Mar.) who died 5 Mar. 1709-10 aged 34 – and, of William, Martha, John, Anne, and Sarles, their Children wch. 6 all died in 7 Months, and 2 Days. And of Robert and Anne, Son & Daughter of Richard Maundy and Susanna his Wife who both died 12 May 1718. And of Richard and Marche, who both died in Oct. 29. And of Robert, who died 20 Jan. 1734-35. Rd. Mr. & Ro. all died about 12 Years old.
18. On Another Altar Tomb. Here lieth interred The Body of Captain Joseph JORDAN who died 15 Nov. 1747 aged 53 Years. And, of Elisabeth his Wife who died 28 July 1738. Aged 28 Years. And also of Elisabeth their Daughter who died an Infant in the Year 1735.
19. On Another Altar Tomb. Here lieth The Body of Tho. The Son of Tho. DANSON late Preacher in this Towne, who was born Oct. 23 1668 and died Oct. 23 1674. Upon October’s three and twentieth Day; The World began; (as learned Annals say). That was this Childs Birth day, on that he died. The Worlds End may in him be typified. Oh happy little World, whose Work is done, Before the greater, and his Rest begun!
20. On a Flat Stone. [HAYWARD (written) ]. In This Vault lieth interred the Body of John HAYWARD, Gent. 4 Times Mayor of this Towne, who died the 10th of December 1731 in the 63d. Year of his Age. Also of Mary his Wife, Daughter of John DE BACK, of this Towne, Merchant, who died the 15th of July 1719 in the 47th Year of her Age. Also of Richard, Son of the said John and Mary, who died 22 April 1712. Aged 14 Years. Also of Elisabeth, Daughter of the said John and Mary who died 5 Oct. 1718 aged 7 Years. Also of Richard HAYWARD, Gent. Another Son of the said John and Mary, who was twice Mayor of this Towne, and died 2 May 1753 in the 39th Year of his Age. Also of John and Thomas, Sons of John Hayward Gent (Another Son of the abovesaid John and Mary) by Katherine his Wife, Daughter of Thomas NOWELL Gent, which Thomas died Aug. 9 1726. Aged 4 Months. John died July 18 1730 in the 7th Year of his Age.
21. On Another Flat Stone. [HAYWARD (3.126) imp. Arg. 3 covd. cups sa. garnished or]. In This Vault lieth interred The Body of John HAYWARD Esq. who died the 14th of January 1758 Aet. 63 *in the 63d. Year of his Age (* So on the Stone). He married Jane, Daughter of John PARAMOR Esq. who died 15 Apr. 1720. By whom he had Issue Jane, Widow of John HAWKER Esq. He then married Catherine the Daughter of Thomas NOWELL, Esq. (who is still living) by whom he had Issue 2 Sons, John and Thomas, who both died in their Infancy (Coz. 2, 22 says "minority").
22. On Another. [HAYWARD (written) imp. A lion rampt. on a chief a molet betw. 2 roundels]. In This Vault, lieth interred the Body of Mary, Wife of Gervas HAYWARD Gent. Son of John Hayward, and Mary his Wife. She was Daughter of John VERRIER Esq. of this Towne, and died 24 Oct. 1750 in the 49th Year of her Age, leaving Issue 1 Daughter.
23. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Sarah BROWNE, the Daughter of *……… Browne of this Towne, who departed this Life the **2d. of Feb. 1716(17) aged 18 Years and also George Browne their Son, aged 2 Years, and 3 Months. (Coz.1, 16, Boys, 321. *Daniel & Elizth. **21st).
24. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth buried the Body of Jeffery SACKETT, Son of Capt. Jeffery Sackett, Gen. One of the Jurats of This Towne. he died Aug. 24 1681. Aged 21.
25. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of Capt. Jeffery SACKETT One of the Jurats of this Towne; and was twice Mayor of the same. He died 22 Sept. 1695. Aged 80 Years. "Blessed are the Dead wch. die in the Lord".
26. On Another. Here lyeth buried The Body of Sarah SACKETT, Daughter of Capt. Jeffery Sackett One of the Jurats of this Towne. She died the 22d. of July 1688 (Boys, 322. 1683) aged 28.
27. On Another. Here lieth buried the Body of Patience SACKETT Daughter of Capt. Jeffery Sackett one of the Jurats of this Towne. She died 22 of Sept. 1676 aged 21.
28. On Another. Here lies interred the Body of Mrs Sarah KELLY, Wife of Mr John Kelley, who died Apr. 13 1743. Aged 55 Years. Also, the Body of the abovesaid Mr John Kelley, who died May 17 1744. Aged 62 Years. And, the Body of Mrs Elisabeth Kelley who died May 5 1749. Aged 88 Years. Also The Body of John Kelley Gent. Son of the above John Kelley. He died ye 8th of July 1758. Aged 30 Years. Also Sara, and Mary Elisabeth, Daughters of William and Ann CANNON, who died in their Minority.
29. On Another. Here lye interred the Bodies of Mr Benjamin KELLEY who died the 11 Apr. 1702 in the 47th Year of his Age. And of Benjamin his Son, aged 9 Months. And of Elisabeth, Daughter of Mr John Kelley, and Sarah his Wife aged 4 Years and 10 Months. 1721. And of Mary, who died 2 Dec. 1722. Aged 2 Months and of Sarah who died 23 July 1738 aged 18 Years. Daughters of Mr John Kelley and Sarah his Wife. Here also lyeth the Bodies of Elisabeth, Mary & Jane Kelley, Daughters of Benjamin Kelley and Elisabeth his Wife. 1700.
30. On Another. My Resting Road is found; vain Hope, and Hap, adieu! Love whom You list … Death hath me hid from You. But, before one Yeare was spent, The Lord his Messenger for me sent. The Lord did Me from London bring, To lay My body close herein. I was My Father’s only Heir; And the First My Mother bare.
31. Robert NEEDLER deceased the 24th of June 1635.
32. Seven other Flat Stones without Inscription.
33. DR HARRIS mentions the Following Persons to have been buried in this Church, viz: "Sr. Edward RINGLEY, who married a Daughter of William LANGLEY of Knowlton; buried in the South Isle, in ye Reign of EDWARD 6".
34. "Sr. William LEVERICK, and Emma his Lady, Daughter of Sr. …..SEPTVANS, of Ash; under ye Arches in ye N. Wall; they were the Rebuilders of this Church, after it had been burnt by the French. They died in ye Reign of KING HENRY 4".
35. "William LORD CLINTON, Founder of the Friery here, under a gilded Arch in the South Wall. This Arch was wall’d up in King Edward 6 Time".
36. "Thomas CANDIS, The Founder of a Chantry of Monks here".
37. "Thomas MANWOOD (in ye Belfry) who died in KING HENRY 8ths Time".
38. "Stephen PEROT in 1570".
This Church consists of The Chancell, Body and the North Isle. The Steeple which is of Wood, and very small, is over the Porch of the S. Door. In it hangs 1 small Bell, without Inscription.
39. In the Church Yard are Memorials of BARKER, BRATHEN, BUCKSELL, CARDER 1686, CHITTEY, DEKEWER, HARVEY, ?JECKNAM, MASTER, READ, STEWART, STODDART and VANLEER.
40. (DEKEWER) *[Purp. a + engrld or charged with 5 d-de-lis sa. betw. 1 & 4) a caltrop arg. 2 & 3). a lion rampt. arg]. *I find this Coat thus emblazon’d by John WARBURTON, Esq. Somerset Herald, in his London & Middlesex illustrated. Octavo, p.37. Printed at London, 1749. He takes it from Coll. Armor. Lib. IX. Mag. Regist.
It is a Vicarage, in the Gift of the Arch Deacon.
The Present Vicar is ……. 1760.
Near this Church formerly stood a Nunnery, built by DOMNEVA, A.D. 640 and dedicated to The Virgin Mary. There is still part of an Ancient Building standing on the East Side of the Church Yard.
St Jacobs Church stood also somewhere hereabouts.
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Also some Monumental Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah Cozens noted 1795, added 8th August 2008
41a. From Chillenden to Sandwich is five miles, and the road is in general open and pleasant; we enter Sandwich at the place where formerly stood Woodnesborough-gate, but which has been taken down many years. We shall not pretend to give a particular account of this town, as it is already so excellently done by William BOYS Esqr. F.S.A. in 2 vol. 4to. under the modest title of "Collections for an History of Sandwich"; it will therefore be quite sufficient for us to notice the Churches, and transcribe the Epitaphs (though the substance of them is given by the above learned Gentleman, to whom the author of this work, thankfully acknowledges the greatest obligations:) beginning at St Mary’s. It is situated in the Northernmost part of the Town; is an antient structure of two [sic] ailes, separated by wooden columns, one chancel and a low turret erected over the porch at the South side, in which hangs a small bell inscribed "This Bel was bought and the steeple built A.D. 1718. J. BRADLEY, R. HARVEY, Ch. wardens. R.P.F.". Index of Names and Places
In the Chancel.
41b On a mural monument, at the North side of the altar, containing Effigies kneeling at a desk, and a Figure, on a tablet at the top, astride on a scull, etc.: Abrahamus RUTTEN, praetoriano hujus oppidi officio, fungens, praefuit prudens, vixit probus obiit pius, vitam hanc terrestrem caelesti commutans 16 septembris 1608, mense praefecturae suae decimo ano aetatis 43: multiplici interim beatus prole, septem nimirum masc sexque foemellis e Susana uxore eius carissima prospere prognatis, que hoc dilectissimi defuncti coniugis memoriae et amoris ergo posuit.
42. On a tablet of black Marble, close to the above: Near the Remains of Abraham RUTTEN lieth the body of the Rev. John Rutten his descendant: He died July the 28th 1763 aged 85 after having been Rector of this Parish upwards of Fifty Years.
43. On a neat mural Monument on the South wall of the Church is: In Memory of Solomon HOUGHAM, Mayor of this Town 1639, who Died Nov. the 27th 1658, aged 59 years, And of Mary his wife buried Jan. 19th 1641/2: And Also of Richard Hougham his Eldest son buried Aprill 26 1662; And lastly of Solomon Hougham Esqr. his 2d. son, merchant of London, and High sheriff of the County of Kent 1696, who dyed a Bachlour March the 16th 1696/7, in the 73d. year of his age. "Both Indies, both the Poles, nay both worlds knew/His traffick, Justice and his bounty too./Giving all on Earth the Heavenly pearl t’obtain,/He liv’d with profit, and he died with gain"/. Solomon Hougham, Nephew, Heir & sole Executor to the last deceased, caused this monument to be Erected, Who departed this life Oct. 24th 1714, in the 58th year of his age. Arms. Quarterly, 1st & 4th: Hougham, vis: Ar. five chevronels, Sab. 2d. & 3d. Per pale, Az. & Gu. a Lion rampt. Az.
44. On a tablet of black Marble: Mrs Mary STEWART, Wife of Joseph Stewart, Esqr. of this Town died the 6th of Decr. 1775 aged 41. Arms. Ar. a lion rampt. Gu. overall, a bend raguled, Or. Crest, on a Torce, Ar. & Gu. a Lion’s head, of the 1st.
45.. Over the South Door, a neat mural Monument of white Marble, inscribed: In Memory of Richard SOLLY Gent, who was Thrice Mayor of this Corporation. He died the 7th day of May 1731, Aged 57 years. And likewise of Anna his Wife, Daughter of John CRICKET Gent, and Mary his wife, by whom He had issue 10 sons & 3 daughters: She died the 27th day of Decr. 1730, Aged 54 Years. And also of Mary their daughtr. Wife of Mr. Stephen LONG, who died ye 30th of Jany. 1725/6 aged 28 years. And also of Seven Sons and one Daughter who all died in their minority.
46. On an altar Tomb of Brick, covered with a black Marble slab, at the West end of the South Aile, is: In A Vault beneath this Stone Lieth the Bodies of Mr John CRICKET (once mayor of this Town) who died the 24th May 1720, aged 72. And of Mary His Wife, who died the 24th Decemr. 1729, aged 76. And of Peter their Son, who died the 26th May 1717, Aged 26.
47. On another Tomb, to the North of the above is: Here lies ye bodys of Peter NOWELL Gent. Aged 68 yeares, who died ye 25th day of Oct. 1694, being Maior of this corporation and Judith his Wife aged 59 Yeares, who died May the 20th 1695; and also of Tho. Nowell their Sonne, aged 36 year. who died Febr. the 14th 1694/5 and Catherine his wife Aged 27 Yeares who died ye 16th day of May 1694. "Reader here lie beneath this single stone/Four, yet (as much as love cou’d make em) one./Not souls & Bodys are soe strictly tied,/For fate could those but cou’d not these divide./ And sooner cou’d pale Death’s resistless dart/Them from themselves than from each other part./Fate ev’n improv’d their union, since it gave/Death in one year, and in one Tomb a Grave"/. Arms. NOWELL, viz: 3 covered Cups. Crest, on a wreath, a dexter Arm in Mail, embow’d, holding a grenade enflamed.
48. On another Tomb adjoining the Gallery stairs: Here lyeth the Body of Tho. the Son of Tho. DANSON late Preacher in this Towne, who was born Octr. 23d. 1668 and died Oct. 23d. 1674. "Upon october’s three and twentith day/The world began (as learned Annals say);/That was this Child’s birth day, on yt. he dy’d/The World’s end may in his be typify’d./Oh happy little world! whose work is done/Before the greater, and his rest begun"/.
49. On another Tomb, in the North aile is: Here lies Interr’d The Body of Captain Joseph JORDAN, who died the 15th November 1747 Aged 33 years. And of Elizabeth his Wife, who Died the 28th July 1738, aged 28 Years; And also of Elizabeth their Daughter, who Died an Infant in the year 1735.
50. (In an arched recess at the back of this Tomb is an antient one for Sir William LAVEROCK Knt. of Ash and Emma his wife, but has no inscription remaining).
51. On another Tomb of Brick, covered with a veined marble slab is: Here lye the Bodyes of William MAUNDY Gent. who died (whilst Maior of this town) 15 Oct. 1701, Aged 65; And of Martha his Wife, who died 15 May 1691 aged 47, Also of Sarah wife of Richard Maundy Gent age 8. (a son of Will. and Mar.) who died 5 Mar 1709/10 aged 34; and of William, Martha, John, Anna and Sarles their Children; which six all died in 7 mos. & 2 days; And of Robert & Anna son & daughter of Richard MAUNDY & Susanna his Wife, who both died 12 May 1718; And of Richard & Marche, who both died in Octr. 1729; And of Robert who died 20th Jan. 1734/5. Rd. Mr. & Ro. all died about 12 years old. (On a tablet at the South side of the Tomb): Near this Tomb lies also interr’d the Body of Mr. Richard Maundy Gent, who exchang’d this mortal for an immortal life Feb. 11 1739/40. Aetat. 63. "Of whom it may be said/Such was his life & such his happy end,/As shew’d whate’er could justly recommend,/The Gentleman, the Christian, or the Friend"/.
52. On a plain stone is: Here lieth ye body of Edward KELK Gent, Sonne of Christopher Kelk of Linolneshire Gent, who had to wife Elizabeth daughter of Christopher TYLGHMAN of Selling Gent and had Issue by her two sonnes Edw. & Edward, who deceased the 6th of June 1623 being of the age of 53 yeares. Arms. Quarterly, 1st & 4th. a bend cotized flory. 2d. & 3d. 3 escollops, 2 & 1. a crescent for diff.
53. At the South side of the Rails of the Communion Table, round the verge of a plain stone is: Here lyeth buryed the Body of Phebe DEN, late Wife of Thomas Den who was buryed the 15th of July 1612.
54. On an antient stone which has lost a brass: Here lieth Interred The Body of Peter BROOKE of this Town, Merchant Who departed This Life The 12th of July 1701 Aged 59 Years.
55. On a stone, which formerly had a brass plate: The remains of J & M WHITE are remov’d 3 ft. in this directn. where also lies ye Body of Mrs Sarah BUTLER (Daughter to ye above mention’d) who died Decr. 5th 1787 aged 56. Mary the Wife of Cap. John White Dyed the 19th of Decembr. 1735 Aged 38 Years. Capt. John White Dyed March 30th 1741 Aged 47 Years.
56. On a brick: M.S.
57. . On a large black slab: Here lieth Interred the Body of John PETLEY Gent who departed this Life the 14th of February 1752, Aged 51 Years. Also John the Son of John and Sarah Petley who died in his Minority.
58. H.S.E. Johannes CARDER Generosus Oppidi hujus quondam Praetor/Artis Medicae peritissimus Chirurgicae expr tissimus./Cujus morum Suavitas facile reddidit/Omnibus charum & Dilectum/Cujus Aequitas jure vendicabat/A Civibus suis/Cultum & Honorem./Cujus igutur Fatum ineluctabile/Populum Amicos & praesertim Familia sua/Luctu & Maerore affecit/Obiit 9 Calendarum Aplis/Anno 7 Aetat suae LX/Salut Human MDCCXLVII (24 Mar 1747-8). Hic etiam in Pace requiescunt Filij ambo Johannes ac Georgius Indolis eximiae Juvenes. Hic obijt 8 Apr 1749 Anno Aetat 20. Ille obijt 9 Feb 1749 Anno Aetat 21. Ostendunt Terris quos tantum Fata supremis Hos saltem accumulem Donis & fungar inani Munere.
59. On a large plain black stone under the South end of the Gallery is: HeRe lieth the Body of Richard SMITH who departed This life the twenty fifth of Jan. 1717/8 In the seventy fifth year of his Age. Here lyeth also the Body of Mary Wife of the said Richard Smith who departed this Life the 25 day of March 1722 Aged 71 Years. Here lyeth also the Body of Richd. Smith, Son of the abovesaid Ricd. & Mary Smith who died the 3d. of March 1731/2 Aged 50 Yeares. Here also lyeth ye Body of Jn. VERRIER Esqr.. who died ye 1st of August 1737 Aged 62. He was ye eldest Son of Major Wm. Verrier & Martha his wife who lie in St. Peter’s Church & Son in Law to the abovesaid Ricd. SMITH Senr. and Mary his wife. Here also lies the Body of Mary Verrier, Wife of Jn. Verrier Esqr.. & Daughter of Richd. Smith Senr. and Mary his Wife who died March 4th 1739/40 Aged 54.
60. On a small Stone adjoining is: Also here lieth the Body of Mr. Richard VERRIER, Son of the above named John Verrier Esqr.. who departed this life the 13th day of Feby. 1744/5 Aged 41 Years.
61. On a small square stone is: J.A. 1659.
62. On a stone (having on it a cross flory resting on a lion is: ………………../………ie/Novembris Anno MCCCXXX cuju./.
63. Near the Font. On a plain stone is: Here lyeth the Boddy of Ms. Rebecca POUEL and her Child the wife of Mr Joseph Pouel the eldest Daughter of Ms. Rebecca STROUD deceased at the eage of 27 years the 9th of October 1687. "If the teares of A mother could fetch them back Again/I could be mourning all ways to my live’s end/But hope in heven there souls are at rest/Which makes theire exchaing. much for the best"./.
64. On a plain stone is: Here Lieth the Body of Mrs Sarah NAIRNE of the Parish of St. Peter in this Town who died Decr. 10 1789 in the 90th year of her Age. She was the Widow of Mr George Nairne of St. Peter aforesaid who died Decr. 13 1747 aged 51 years and was buried in the adjoining Ile.
65. On a stone adjoining is: Here lyeth Interd. the Body of Edward PARKER who Departed this Life the 6 of January 1703/4 Aged 26 Years. Mors Vetima Linea Rerum.
North Aile, East end.
66. On a plain Stone is: Here lies Interred the Body of Mrs Sarah KELLEY, Wife of Mr John Kelley, who died April 13th 1743 Aged 55 Years. Also the Body of the above said Mr John Kelley who died May 17th 1744 Aged 62 Years. And the Body of Mrs Eliz. Kelley who died May 5th 1749 Aged 88 Years. Also the Body of John Kelley, Gent, Son of the above John Kelley. He died the 8th of July 1758 Aged 30 Years. Also Sarah, and Mary Elizabeth, Daughter of William and Ann CANNON who Died in their Minority. Also here lieth ye Body of the above named Mrs Ann Cannon who died the 29th of Sepr. 1759 Aged 35 Years. *Elizabeth, Mary and Jane, daughters of Benjn. and Elizth. Kelley died 1700 (Boys).
67. On another is: Here lye Interred the Bodies of Mr Beniamin KELLEY who Dyed ye 11 of Aprill 1702 in the 47 Year of His age; And of Beniamin His Son aged 9 Months; And of Elizabth. Daughr. of Mr John Kelley and Sarah his Wife aged 4 Years & 10 months 1721. And of Mary who died 2 Decemr. 1722 aged 2 Months; And of Sarah who died 23 July 1738 aged 18 Years, Daughrs. of Mr John Kelley & Sarah his Wife.
68. On another is: In Memory of Edward FELLOW Gent, one of the Jurats of this Town who departed this Life the 1st of December 1731 Aged 65 Years. Also of Mrs Elizabeth Fellow, Wife of the above Edward Fellow who departed this Life the 8th of August 1759 Aged 84 Years. And also of their Eight Children.
69. On a black stone is: Beneath this Stone lie deposited the remains of Mr William MAUNDY, Mercht. of this Town who died 6th Feby. 1790 aged 69 Years. Also of Mary his Wife who died 2d. Novr. 1756 aged 36 Years, leaving Issue one Daughter Katherine, Wife of Mr Samuel HARVEY, Brewer of this Town, who from her dutiful & affectionate regard placed this Marble over the Sacred relics of her deceased Parents. Also to the Memory of Mrs Susannah Maundy, Mother of the abovementioned Willm. Maundy and Wife of Mr Richard Maundy, Gent, Who lies Interr’d near this Place. Arms, 3 Bars, betw. 10 Wolves, passt. 3,3,3,&1. Crest, a Boar’s head coup’d erect, a spear head jessant.
70. On a plain stone: Here Lieth the Body of Sarah BROWNE the Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Browne of this Towne, Who departed this life the 21 of Febry. 1716(7) aged 18 Years. And also George Browne their Son Aged 2 Years & 3 Months.
71. On another: Here lyeth Buried the Body of Patience SACKET Daughter of Captn. Jeffrey Sacket, one of the Jurats of this Towne. Died the 22d. of September 1676 aged 21.
72. On another: Here lyeth Buried the Body of Sara SACKET, Daughter of Cap. Jeffrey Sacket, one of the Jurats of this Towne. Died the 22d. of July 1683 Aged 28.
73. On the upper step of the font is remaining: Hic requie …../WARSON ……/ ille 12 Oc……/1613 obiit ……./ vixit aetat …../.
74. On another: Arms, A chevron between T.B. & 1663. On the same stone is (though probably for the person whose name is placed under the verse): "My resting road is found,/Vaine hope and hap adieu!/Love hoome you list;/Death hath me rid from you./The Lord did me from London bring/To lay my body cloas Heare-in/I was my fathers only heyre,/And the first my mother bare;/But before one yeare was spent/The Lord his messenger for mee sent"./. Robert NEDLER deceased the 24th of June 1635.
75. On another is: Here lyeth Buried the Body of Jeffrey SACKET, Sonne of Cap. Jeffrey Sacket Gent, one of the Jurats of this Towne. Died the 24th of August 1681 Aged 21.
76. On another is: Here lyeth Interred the Body of Captain Jeffrey SACKET, one of the Jurats of this Towne and was twise Maior of the same who departed this life the 22 day of September 1695 Aged Fourscore Years. "Blessed are the Dead Which Die in the Lord"./ Rev. ye XIV & XIII Ver.
77. On a large black marble grave stone, the first of three that lie abreast and are raised a few inches from the pavement at West end of the North Aile is: In this Vault lieth Interred the Body of John HAYWARD Gent, four times Mayor of this Town who died the 10 of December 1731 in the 63d. Year of his Age, Also of Mary his Wife, Daughter of John DE BACK of this Town, Mercht. who died the 15th of July 1719 in the 47 Year of her Age. Also of Richard, Son of the Said John & Mary who died the 22d. of April 1712 Aged 14 Years. Also of Elizabeth, Daughter of the said John and Mary who died the 5th of Octr. 1718. Aged 7 Years. Also of Richard HAYWARD Gent, another Son of the Said John & Mary who was twice Mayor of this Town and died the 2d. of May 1753 in the 39th Year of his Age. Also of John & Thomas, Sons of John Hayward Gent (another Son of the abovesaid John & Mary) by Katherine his Wife, Daughter of Thomas NOWELL Gent, which Thomas died Augst. the 9th 1726 Aged 4 Months. John died July the 16th 1730 in the 7 Year of his Age. Arms: Hayward, viz: on a Pale, 3 Crescents. Crest, on a Wing, a pale charged with 3 Crescents.
78. On another, adjoining the above, on the North side is: In this Vault lieth Interrd the Body of Mary, Wife of Gervas HAYWARD, Gent, Son of John Hayward & Mary his Wife. She was Daughter of John VERRIER Esqr. of this Town and died the 24th of Octr. 1750 in the 49th Year of her Age, leaving Issue one Daughter. Also Mary, the Daughter of John & Mary Hayward who died the 16th Day of April 1765 aged 57. Also Thomas the Son of John & Mary Hayward who died the 3d. of May 1766 in the 67 Year of his Age. Also the Body of Gervas Hayward Esqr. who died the 16th of Oct. 1779 aged 74 Years. He left one Daughter, Dame Mary HALES, Widow of Sr. Thomas Pym Hales, Bart. of Howlets in this County. Arms: Hayward, as before, impal. Verrier, viz: a Lion rampt. on a chief, a mullet, betw. 2 roundlets. Crest, Hayward as before.
79. On another, adjoining the last: In this Vault lyeth interr’d the Body of John HAYWARD Esqr. who died the 14th of January 1758 Aetat 63. He married Jane, the Daughter of John PARAMOR, Esqr. who died the 15th of April 1720. By whom he had Issue Jane, Widow of John HAWKER Esqr. (now living). He then marri’d Catherine the Daugr. of Thos. NOWELL Esqr. (who is still living) by whom he had Issue two Sons, John & Thomas who both died in their minority. Here also lieth Catherine the Wife of John Hayward Esqr. who died the 20th of September 1760 aged 67. Arms: Hayward, impaling Nowell, viz: 3 cover’d Cups.
80. At many parts of the Church are antient stones, once richly ornamented with Effigies and inscriptions though not one of the brasses are now remaining.
81. In this Church was buried Mr Richard KNOLLES once Master of the Free school in this Town, and a learned writer; but there is no memorial remaining of him*.
KNOLLES*. Richard Knolles, of the family of the Knolles’s of Cold Ashby in Northamptonshire, went to the university about the year 1560, and became fellow of Lincoln college. Being appointed by Sr. Roger MANWOOD, Master of the Free School in Sandwich, he left the university and settled at that place; and appears to have been abundantly useful in the former part of his time, by "doing much good in his profession and sending many young men to the universities". But in the latter part of his time he appears to have become remiss, which probably might arise from his paying too much attention to his studies and from allowing too great a portion of his time to the composition of those numerous works for which he is justly celebrated; as we find that it is recorded, that as Mr Knolles had not attended the school with that diligence as it was necessary he should, it was resolved that a more industrious master should be appointed, and that Mr Knolles being dismissed should be allowed a yearly stipend of twelve pounds during life". He died at Sandwich, in a good old age, and was buried in St. Mary’s church, July 2d. 1610.
He was the author of the following celebrated works: "The History of the Turks", Lond. folio 1610; "The Lives and Conquests of the Ottoman Kings and Emperors", etc.; "A brief discovery of the greatness of the Turkish Empire"; "Grammat. Latinae, Graecae et Hebraicae compendium", etc.; A translation from the Latin and French of "The six books of a commonwealth", Lond. 1606; and probably a manuscript English translation of Camden’s Britannia in the Ashmolean museum, No.7469, folio. That he was a learned excellent writer, the following extract from the 122nd. No. of the Rambler, by Dr. JOHNSON, will abundantly testify. "But none of our writers can, in my opinion, justly contest the superiority of KNOLLES, who in his history of the Turks, has displayed all the excellencies that narrations can admit: His stile, though somewhat obscured by time, and sometimes vitiated by false wit, is pure, nervous, elevated, and clear. A wonderful multiplicity of events so artfully arranged, and so distinctly explained, that each facilitates the knowledge of the next. Whenever a new personage is introduced, the reader is prepared by his character for his actions; when a nation is first attacked, or city besieged, he is made acquainted with its history or situation, so that a great part of the world is brought in view. The descriptions of this author are without minuteness and the digressions without ostentation. Collateral events are so artfully woven into the contexture of his principal story, that they cannot be disjoined without leaving it lacerated and broken. There is nothing turgid in his dignity, nor superfluous in his copiousness. His orations only, which he feigns like the ancient historians (85) to have been pronounced on remarkable occasions, are tedious and languid, and, since they are merely the voluntary sports of imagination, prove how much the most judicious and skilful may be mistaken in the estimate of their own powers. Nothing could have sunk this author in obscurity, but the remoteness and barbarity of the people whose story he relates. It seldom happens that all circumstances concur to happiness or fame. The nation, which produced this great historian, has the grief of seeing his genius employed upon a foreign and uninteresting subject; and that writer, who might have secured perpetuity to his name, by a history of his own country has exposed himself to the danger of oblivion, by recounting enterprises and revolutions of which none desire to be informed".
82. In the Church Yard, at the South side, is a Tomb inclosed with Iron rails, on which is: Hic jacent corpora Johannis et Gulielmi CARDER. Johannes Carder Chirurgus animam exhalavit 6 Julii anno Salutis 1686, aet 64. Gulielmus Carder chirurgus, filius Johannis, Ob. 30 Nov. anno 1731, aetatis 74. Per varios casus per tot discri mina rerum. Tendimus in coelum.
83. The Living is a Vicarage, and the Church is dedicated to St. Mary. Patron: The Archdeacon. Incumbent William THOMAS. 1795.
King’s Book £8.1.0½. Tenths 16s.0¼.
|Names Index |
BROWNE 23, 70
CANNON 28, 66
CARDER 12, 39, 58
CRICKET 45, 46
CRICKETT 7, 8
DANSON 19, 48
DE BACK 20, 77
DEN 3, 53
HARVEY 39, 41a, 69
HAWKER 21, 79
HAYWARD 20-22, 77-79
HOUGHAM 2, 43
JORDAN 18, 49
KELK 4, 52
KELLEY 66, 67
KELLY 28, 29
LONG 7, 45
MANWOOD 37, 81
MAUNDY 17, 51, 69
NOWELL 9, 20, 47, 77, 79
PARAMOR 21, 79
PARKER 11, 65
PETLEY 13, 57
RUTTEN 1, 41b, 42
SACKET 71, 72, 75, 76
SMITH 10, 59
SOLLY 7, 45
STEWART 39, 44
STROUD 15, 63
TYLCHMAN 4, 52
VERRIER 10, 22, 59, 60, 78
WHITE 15, 55
Lincolnshire 4, 52
London 2, 43
Selling 4, 52
burnt by the French 34
Captain 14, 15, 18, 24-27, 49, 55, 71, 72, 75, 76
Free school 81
High sheriff 43
Jurat 24, 26, 27, 68, 71, 72, 75, 76
King’s Book 83
Major 2, 7-10, 17, 20, 25
Mayor 45, 51, 76, 77
Merchant 2, 5, 20, 43, 77
Somerset Herald 39