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               Some Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter's ChurchNoted by Rev Bryan Faussett in 1760

Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Zechariah Cozens after 1820, added 28th August 2008

Kindly typed up for the website by Pat Tritton

In the Chancell.
1. On a Flat Stone. Jhere lieth interred The Body of Major William VERRIER a Jurat of this Towne, who departed this Life the 30th Day of Oct. 1710 in the 65th Year of his Age. Also the Body of Martha the Wife of the said William Verrier who departed this Life the 9th day of July 1712 aged 59.

2. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Capt. John VERRIER once Mayor of this Towne, who died 8 day of March 1686/7 in the 63d. Year of his Age.

3. On Another. Here lieth The Body of Susanna VERRIER the Wife of Mr. John Verrier who dyed the 12th Day of April 1681 in the 62 Yeare of her Age. Here also lieth ye Body of Benjamin Verrier, Gent. who departed this Life the 17th of Sept. 1737 aged 54 Years. Also the Body of Anne his Daughter aged 22 Months.

4. On Another, wch. has formerly been inlaid. William VERRIER Gent Second Son of Major Verrier. He died the 2d. of June. A. 1713 aged 39 Years. And also the Body of Elisabeth his Wife, who afterwards was married to The Revd. Gerard DE COLS Rector of this Parish. She dyed the 27th of March 1751. Aged 65 Years. Here also lieth the Body of Elisabeth BARBER Neice to ye abovenamed Elisabeth de Cols. She died the 30th of ….. (hid by ye Communion Steps).

5. On Another, wch. has also formerly been inlaid. Susanna VERRIER, Relict of Benj. Verrier who departed this Life the 12th of Novemb. 1754. Aged 68.

6. On Another Flat Stone. Spe laetae Resurrectionis his jacet Corpus Thomae VERRIER, Equitis, (Sic in Lapide sed falso) qui obijt 13 Aprilis 1758. Aet. 60. Sub hoc quoque Marmore quiescent Reliquiae Elisabethae, Gulielmi Verrier *Equitis, Uxoris dilectae quae obijt Mar. 15 1759. Aet suae 44.

7. On Another. In Memory of Mary the First Wife of Mr John SOLLY, Mercer (who was Eldest Sister to Sr. Henry FURNESE, Bart.) who died November the 8th 1685. Also Martha, Second Wife of the said John Solly, Daughter of Mr. Isaac LEGAY, of West Stoke in Sussex, Gent. who died July the 14th 1716, and had Issue 8 Sons and 1 Daughter, whereof her 3d. and 4th Sons died in their Minority and also are here interred. Mr John Solley died Feb. 15 1747. Aged 87, and was interred the 21st of the same Month.

8. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Mr Henry FURNESE, who departed this Life the 12th of June 1672 in the 43d. Year of his Age. And also the Body of Anne his Wife, who were the Parents of Sr. Henry Furnese Bart. She departed this Life Nov. 6 1696 in ye 63d. Year of her Age. And also the Body of Mr John BRANCH, Merchant, who departed this Life the 31st of January 1718. Aged 63 Years. Also the Bodies of 3 of his children who died in their Minority. And also the Body of Elisabeth, Wife of Mr John BRANCH and Daughter of the above Mr. Henry FURNESE, and Ann his Wife, and Mother of ye Children above mentd. She departed this Life the 11th of Sept. 1737 in the 70th Year of her Age.

9. Round the Verge of a Flat Stone. Here lieth buried Barnard van …DENISON and borne in *Lacf. Land of the Age of 47 and was buried the 14 of Maye in Anno 1584 (*Leveland, as I imagine).

10. In the Body. On a Flat Stone. Here lye interred the Bodies of Jeffery HAFFORD Gent. Collr. of Her Majesties Customs in The Towne and Port of Sandwich who departed the 3d. Day of July A.D. 1710 in the 60th Year of his Age. And of his eldest Daughter Maria Wife of Mr SPENCER, who died Mar. 30 A.D. 1710. Aged 24 Years.

11. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Alban SPENCER, Gent. deceased 15 Octob. 1736 aged 56 Yeares. Also Mary his 2d. Wife deceased May 24 1738 aged 49 Yeares. They left Issue surviving 4 Daughters, viz. Ann, Sarah, Susan and Mary.

12. On Another. Here lies interred the Body of Lydia, Wife of Mr David LANCE, Gent. Daughter of Mr John JAMES, Gent. and of Sarah his Wife, who departed this Life 5 April 1742. Aged 34 Years. Here also lies interred the Body of Ann Lance Second Wife of Mr David Lance, Daughter of Mr Richard PEMBROKE Gent. and Mary his Wife of The City of Canterbury. She departed this Life Mar. 22 1753. Aged 32 Years. With her lie buried David and Mary Ann, Son and Daughter of the above David and Ann LANCE. David died Sept. 3 1750. Mary Ann died Feb. 4 1752, both in their Infancy.

13. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth the Body of Solomon KELLY, Gent. who was Mayor of this Towne in 1708. He died the 5th of August 1710. Aged 59. Also Anne his Wife, Daughter of Capt. Valentine JEKEN, Gent. She died Jan. 30 1725/6 aged 75. Also John, their Son, Gent. who was Mayor of this Towne 1728 He died July 14 1740 aged 60 Yeares. Also Ann their Daughter, Wife of Mr Samuel FERRIER, who died the 16th of July 1754 aged 80 Yeares.

14. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of Susanna Young JEKEN, Daughter of John and Eliz. Jeken. She departed this Life Jan. 4 1718/9 aged 11 Months.

15. On a Monument on The S. Wall
. (Per saltire az. & gu. a leopard betw. 2 f-de-lis in chief & base or]. Near this Place lies Capt. Valentine JEKEN and his Wife. He was twise Mayor of this Towne, and died in Aug. 1678. Also Mr Thomas YOUNG of St Dunstan’s near Canterbury who died 17 Dec. 1729 aged 57 Years. Also John JEKEN Gent. Grandson of the said Valentine Jeken likewise Mayor of this Towne who died 27 March 1738. Aged 51 Years. Also 2 Daughters of the said John Jeken and Elisabeth his Wife, daughter of the said Thomas YOUNG, who both died Infants. Here also lieth the Body of Susanna WYBORNE formerly Wife of the abovenamed Mr Thomas Young but late of William Wyborne, Brewer of this Towne. She died June 18 1755 aged 76 Years. If Industry and Frugality joyn’d with Benevolence and uncorrupted Honesty are worthy of Remembrance, Reader, think of them who rest here.

16. Nine other Flat Stones not legible.

17. In the North Isle. On a Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. Here lyeth buried the Bodies of John GYLBERTE, and Anne hys Wyffe, wch. said John was twice Mayor of This Towne. Anne hys sayed Wyffe deceased the XXVIIIth Daye of September Anno Domini 1582, beinge of the Age of 57 Yeares. And the sayde John deceased the 10th Daye of July Anno 1595, being of Ave LXXIIII Yeares. They had Issue between them XV Children; whereof are lyving one Sonne and two Daughters.

18. On Another Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone.
[Gu. a saltire or, a chief indented erm. & gu]. Hee lyeth The Bodye of Thomas GILBERT, Gentleman, who was Searcher of Kent. Hee had to Wyfe Katherine the Daughter of Robert FYLMER of East Sutton in Kent, and had Issue by her VI Sounes and III Daughters: whereof, at his Death, weare lyvinge Thomas, Anne, Joan, and Elizabeth. And the said Thomas deceased the VIth of Decemb. 1597 beinge of the Age of XXXIIII Yeares.
On the same Stone. Here lyeth the Body of John PROBERT, Gent who died 30 May 1726. Aet. 53.

19. On a Neat Monument on the N. Wall. Near this Place lies interred the Body of Mary the Wife of Mr Walram OLIVER, Merchant who died 28 Aug. 1726. Aged 68 Years. Also, of the aforesaid Mr Walram Oliver who died 22 Jan. 1744/5 aged 80 Years. Also of Sarah ye Daughter of the abovesaid Mr Walram and Mary Oliver and Wife of Mr Stephen LONG who died ye 4th of Feb. 1756 aged 51 Years. And also of Mary the Wife of Mr David TROWARD and Daughter of the Aforesaid Mr Walram and Mary Oliver who died ye 26th of May 1758. Aged 64 Years.

20. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Mary wife of Mr Walram OLIVER, Merchant. She departed this Life the 28th of Aug. 1726. Aged 58. And also the abovesaid Mr Walram Oliver, who died the 22 of January 1744/5. Aged 80 Years.

21. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Robert JEFFERIES who departed this Life the 1st Day of March 1709/10 aged 61 Years. Also Eliz. his wife, who died the 22d. of Feb. 1739/40 aged 80 Years.

22. On Another wch. has formerly been inlaid. Here lieth the body of Mr Thomas BENTLY of Staffordshire. He died July 7 1755. Aged 63 Years.

23. Under an Arch in the North Wall, on an Altar Tomb, are 2 Figg. as large as ye Life, viz: of a Man and a Woman – without Inscription, or Coat Armour. KILBURNE, says (Page 238) they are in Memory of Thomas ELLIS and Margaret his Wife, who founded the 2 Hospitals of St John, and St Thomas, in this Town; and also a Chantry at the East End of this Church; and appointed 3 Priests – viz: 2 for his said Hospitals, and 1 For the said Chantry, wch. was anciently called St Peter’s *School. *(139b. It is still standing, but is used as a Store House for Wine.

24. Under Another Arch, in ye same Wall, almost hid by the Pews, is another Ancient Altar Tomb, on wch. lies ye Fig. of a Man, at full Length – HARRIS (F.238) says it was for Sr. Simon SANDWICH, who, he tells us was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, in King EDWARD the 2’s Reign, and was a great Benefactor towards building ye Steeple of this Church.

25. On the North Wall near ye Pulpit, are these 2 Coat cut in Stone.
[2 shh. in Line: I. Arms of Sandwich. II. Az. fretty arg. a chief or (ST LEGER)].

26. There are about twenty other Flat Stones, in ye N. Isle, without Inscription. Some of which, particularly 1, have been very richly inlaid.

27. The Font
(this was possibly of lead and like Eythorne (1628) wch. has low reliefs around the bowl) seems to be very Ancient, and has 4 Small Female Figures upon it, in Basso Releivo – 3 of them have Children in their Arms. The *4th seems to have been intended for Dame Nature; it [has] Polumammia, and ends like a Terminus. *[Was this an uncommon kind of mermaid?]

28. In The Porch are several Flat Stones, all without Inscription.

29. This Church consists of The Chancell, Body, and N. Isle. It had formerly a S. Isle, wch. is now demolish’d, the Ground where it stood making a Part of the Church Yard. At The East End stands the abovemention’d Chantry, or St Peters School. The Tower which is of more modern Workmanship than ye Church, and is built of Brick, stands between the Chancell and the Body. In it hang 5 Bells. The 4 Smallest were made by Joseph HATCH 1625 and the Largest, or Tennor, by S. KNIGHT. 1727.

30. In The Church Yard.
Under an Arch in the south Wall (wch. was formerly ye Wall of the S.Isle) is a very ancient Fig. of a Man lying, at full Length, upon an Altar Tomb, without Inscriptn.

31. Here are also Memorials of ALLESON, AUSTEN, ABBOT, BARBER, Revd. Mr BENSON, 1738, BENNET, BOORN, BRADLEY, BUNDOCK, BUBBER, BISHOP, CASPALL, COOK, CULVER, DILLNOT, EATELL, EDWARDS, FREMBLY, GARDNER, GILBERT, GODDEN, GOLDFINCH, HUTTON, HORNE, HOWGILL, JAMES, JENNINGS, JULL, JENKINSON, MORGAN, MARSH, OLIVER, POTT, READ, RUTTER, ROFFE, SMITH, STEWARD, TROWARD, VEDEN, WILKINSON, WOODRUFFE and WYBORNE.

32. It is a Rectory in the Gift of The Town of Sandwich. 1760.

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Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795, added 28th August 2008

33. St. Peter’s which is situated near the centre of the town. It now consists of two aisles and a chancel, with a square tower, containing a peal of eight bells, in the middle. Formerly there was a South aisle, but it was destroyed by the falling on October 12th 1661, though the walls of it still remain, about breast high. [From note PP at the end of the volume – Page 27]. The 13th of October 1661 St Peter’s church fell down. That day the same year was a Sabbath day; there were two sermons preached there that day, and it fell down within six or seven hours after the people were gone home, presently after one quarter of an hour past eleven o’clock at night. Had it fell at the time when the people were there, the chiefest of the town and parish would have been killed, and buried under the rubbish, and stones, and timber; but the Lord was so gracious as to show a miraculous mercy in that judgement, for there was no man, woman or child killed or hurt, and very few heard it. The rubbish was three fathom deep in the middle of the church, the bells underneath it; two or three rods long it lay. Register of St. Peter’s.
[From note opposite] The South Aisle fell down in 17../ (sic) and is now a ruin – at least a part of the outside South Wall is still standing. In that wall was an arch, under which was the Monumental Effigies of Sir John GROVE, now removed to the west End of the Nave. The lower part of the figure is broken off. The figure is in Armour, and lays on a low altar tomb, on the North side of which are 8 small shields in borders.

34. On a mural monument of white Marble near the South [sic] door is: Near this place lies Capt. Valentine JEKEN and his Wife. He was twise Mayor of this Town and died in August 1678. Also Mr. Thomas YOUNG of St. Dunstans near Canterbury who died the 17th of December 1729 aged 57 Years. Also John Jeken Gent, Grandson of the said Valentine Jeken, likewise Mayor of this Town, who died the 27th of March 1738 aged 51 Years. Also two Daughters of the said John Jeken & Elizabeth his Wife, Daughter of ye said Thomas Young, who both died Infants. (On a table beneath): Here also lieth the Body of Susannah WYBORN, formerly Wife of the above named Mr. Thomas Young but late of Mr. William Wyborn, Brewer of this Town; She died June 18th 1755 aged 76 Years. "If Industry and Frugality/Join’d with Benevolence/ And uncorrupted Honesty/Are worthy of Remembrance/Reader/Think of them who rest here"/. Arms. parted per Saltier, Az. & Gu. a Lion passt. gardt. betw. 2 fleurs de lis, in pale, Or.

35. On a plain Marble Tablet over the second Pillar from the West end is: Near this Place (in a Vault granted by a Faculty) lieth interred the Body of Mr. Young JEKEN, late an eminent Attorney of Canterbury, Son of John Jeken, Gent, late of this Town & Elizabeth his Wife, Daughter of Thomas & Susanna YOUNG late of Westgate near Canterbury. Who departed this Life the 11th May 1770 in the 51st Year of his Age after a long & painful Illness, which he bore with great Patience & Resignation. He was a dutiful Child and a loveing Brother. He lived Beloved & died Lamented. Also the Body of Mrs Elizabeth CLARK, Wife of Mr. Wm. Clark, Hop Merchant, late of Southwark, Daughter of the above John and Elizabeth Jeken, who died 28th Augst. 1751 in the 20th Year of his (sic) Age. Likewise Elizabeth, Daughter of the above John Jeken & Grace his Wife, who died 11th April 1752; aged 3 Months. Also lieth interr’d the Body of Mrs Elizh. BRIDGES Widow of John JEKEN ye Elder and Mother to the above Young Jeken, Gentleman & She died 21 Octor. 1773 in ye 74 Year of her Age. Also of Sarah, Daughter of the above John & Elizabeth Jeken, and Wife of George BAKER of the City of Canterbury Esqr. who died January 15th 1787 aged 58 Years.

36. On a neat oval tablet of white marble, over the first pillar from the West end is: Near this Place lieth the Body of George BAKER Esqr. who departed this Life Nov. 1st 1790 aged 76 Years. Arms.
Ar. a waterbouget, betw. 3 Keys, Sab. a crescent for diff. impaling, Az. a fess & 3 stars in chief Ar.

37. On a near tablet of white marble, adorned with an Urn, foliage, carved trusses, etc. on the North Wall is: Near this Place lies interr’d the Body of Mary the Wife of Mr. Walram OLIVER, Merchant. She died the 28 of Aug. 1726 aged 38 Years. Also of the abovesaid Mr. Walram Oliver
who died the 22 Jany. 1744/5 aged 80 Years. Also of Sarah the Daughter of the abovesaid Mr. Walram & Mary OLIVER and Wife of Mr. Stephen LONG who died the 4th of Feby. 1756 aged 31 Years. And also of Mary the Wife of Mr. David TROWARD and daughter of the abovesaid Mr. Walram & Mary Oliver who died the 26th of May 1738 aged 64 Years.

38. Opposite the above, against one of the Pillars, is a small monument with the following Inscriptions and Arms: Near this Place lie the Bodies of Henry WISE Esqr. who died Augst. 15 1769 aged 62 Years and Elizabeth his Daughter, Wife of Mr. William BOYS who died November 24th 1761 aged 23 Years. Also of Mary the Wife of the said Henry who died the 28th of April 1772 aged 62 Years.
Arms. Sab. 3 chevronels, Ermine.

39. Adjoining the above, an oval tablet of black marble, in a white frame, inscribed: Mrs. Elizh. ROLFE, Wife of John Rolfe Junr, Gent. of New Romney in this County, died the 5th of August 1780, aged 20 Years. Elizabeth HARVEY, Daughter of John Harvey Esqr. and Judith his Wife of this Town, died the 29th of January 1778 aged 6 Years.

Within the Rails of the Communion Table.
40. On a plain Grave stone, is: Spe laetae resurrectionis hic jacet corpus Thomae VERRIER, Equitis qui obiit 13 Aprilis 1758 Aet. 60. Sub hoc quoq marmore quiescent Reliquiae Elizabethae Gulielmi VERRIER Equitis Uxoris dilectae, quae obiit Mar. 15th 1759 Aetat. suae 44. Supradictus Gul. Verrier Eq. obiit Decr. 6 1759. Aetat suae 41 et hic supultus (sic) est.

41. On another, adjoining the above, is: Here lyeth the Body of Capt. John VERRIER once Mayor of this Towne, who dyed 8th Day of March 1686/7 in the 63d. Yeare of his Age.

42. On another is: …../Mr. William VERRIER, Gent, second Son of Major Verrier, he dyed the 2d. of June Ao. 1713 aged 37 Yeares. And also the Body of Elizabeth his Wife who, afterwards was married to the Revd. Gerrard DE GOLS, Rector of this Parish. She dyed the 27 of March 1751 aged 65 Years. Here also lyes the Body of Elizabeth BARBER Neice to the abovenamed Elizabeth de Gols, She died the 7th of November 1751 aged 43 Years.

43. On another is: Here lyeth inter’d the Body of Major William VERRIER a Jurat of this Town, who departed this Life the 30th Day of October 1710, in the 65th Year of his age. Also the Body of Martha the Wife of the said William Verrier who departed this life the 9th Day of July 1712 aged 59. Here also lieth the Body of Mrs Martha VERRIER, their Daughter, who departed this Life the 17th of November 1767, aged 91 Years.

44. On another is: Here lys. the Body of Susanna VERRIER the Wife of Mr. John Verrier who dyed 12th Day of Aprill 1681 in the 62 yeare of her age. Here also lyeth the Body of Benjamin Verrier, Gent, who departed this Life the 17th of Septemr. 1737 aged 54 Years. Also the Body of Ann his Daughter aged 22 months.

45. On a small Black stone is: Mrs Amelia MILNES. She died Decr. 2 1776, Aged 30 Years.

46. On another, in the Chancel is: Here lyeth interr’d the Body of Mrs Susanna VERRIER, Relict of Benjn. Verrier Gent, who departed this Life, the 12th of November 1754, aged 68.

47. On another, adjoining the last is: In Memory of Mary the first wife of Mr. John SOLLY, Mercer, who was the eldest Sister to Sr. Henry FURNESE, Bart. who died November the 8th 1685. Also Martha, second wife of the said John Solly, Daughter of Mr. Isaac LEGAY of West Stoke in Sussex, Gent, who died July the 14th 1716. And had Issue 8 Sons & one Daughter. Whereof her 3rd. & 4th Sons died in their minority & also are here inter’d. Mr. John Solly died Feb. the 15th 1747 aged 87 and was inter’d the 21 of the same Month.

48. Round the verge of an antient stone is: Here lyeth buried Barnabie VAN LENT, Bruer & free Denison and borne in ……/laeflande, of the age of 47 and was buried the 15th of Maye in anno 1584.

49. On another near the above is: Here lieth inter’d the Body of Mr. Henry FURNESE who departed this Life the 12th of June 1672 in the 43 year of his age. And also the Body of Ann his wife who were the Parents of Sr. Henry Furnese Bart. She departed this Life November the 6th 1696 in the 63 year of her Age. And also the Body of Mr. John BRANCH, Merchant who departed this Life the 31st of January 1718/9 aged 63 Years. Allso the Bodies of three of his Children who died in their minority. And also the Body of Elisabeth, Wife of Mr. John BRANCH and Daughter of the above Mr. Henry Furnese & Ann his Wife and Mother of the Children above mentd. She departed this Life the 11th of Sept. 1737 in the 70th Year of her Age.

South space.
50. On a plain stone, near the Chancel, is: Here lies interr’d the Body of Alban SPENCER Gent, deceased the 15th Day of Oct. 1736 aged 50 Years. As also Mary his second Wife deceased the 24 Day of May 1738 aged 49 Years. They left Issue surviving four Daughters, viz: Ann, Sarah, Susanna and Mary.

51. On another is: Here lies interred the Body of Lydia Wife of Mr. David LANCE, Gent, Daughter of Mr. John JAMES Gent & of Sarah his Wife, who depd. this Life the 5th of April 1742 aged 34 Years. Here also lieth interr’d the Body of Ann LANCE, second wife of Mr. David Lance, Daughter of Mr. Richard PEMBROKE, Gent & Mary his Wife of the city of Canterbury. She departed this Life the 22d. of March 1753 aged 32 Years. With her lie buried David & Mary-Ann, Son and Daughter of the above David & Ann Lance. David died Sepr. 3 1750. Mary Ann died February 4th 1752 both in their Infancy.

52. On a small stone is: Here lieth the Body of Thos. KETCHERELL Gent who Died Jany. 19th 1774 Aged 61 Years.

53. On a stone near the above is: Here lieth the Remains of Mr. Benjamin FISHER of this parish Gent. Who departed this Life in the Year of our Lord 1733 Aged 73. And Johanna his Wife who departed this Life October 11th 1768 Aged 87. Also the Remains of John FISHER Her Grandson Who died August 18th 1768 Aged 29. Also of several Children of the said Benjamin & Johanna Fisher. This Grave is full 1776.

54. On a stone very much defaced is: Here ……………../Nicholas GREENWOOD …………./October 8th 1721 a Mary his Wife ob. M…../1707 aet 63 and of their Children, Mary, ob. Feb 9th 1691/2 Aet 21. Ann ob ….3/1689. Richard aet 18 months, Amity Wife to Mr. William SAMPSON of St Peter’s Thanet …../dyed in Childbed Sepr. 13, 1696 Aet 22, 11 months. Greenwood Sampson her Son Aet 5. ob. Aug 25 1701.

55. On a plain stone is: Here lieth the Body of Cap. William ROBINSON who departed this Life in the year of 1763 Aged 72 Years. Also the Remains of Mrs Elizabeth ROBINSON Widow of the Above Cap. William Robinson who departed this Life the 11 Day of Feby. in the Year 1776 Aged 71 Years. The Grave is full.

56. On another is: Here lyeth the Body of Solomon KELLEY, Gent, who was Mayor of this Town in 1708 he died the 5th of August 1710, aged 59. Also Ann his Wife, Daughter of Capt. Valentine JEKEN Gent. She died the 30th of Jany. 1725/6 aged 75. Also John their Son, Gent, who was Mayor of this Town in 1728 he died the 14th of July 1740 aged 60 Years. Also Ann their Daughter, Wife of Mr. Samuel VERRIER who died the 16th of July 1754 aged 80 Years.

57 On another is: Here lyes interr’d the Body of Thomas YOUNG, late of St. Dunstans Canterbury. He departed this Life Decr. 17 1729 aged 57 Years. Also the Body of Susanna, Daughter of John & Elizth. JEKEN & Grand-daughter to the said Thos. Young. She departed this Life Augst. 27 1730 aged 5 Years. Here also lieth interr’d the Body of Susanna, Wife of Mr. William WYBORN, formerly Wife of the abovesaid Thomas Young, who departed this Life the 18th of June 1755 aged 76 Years.

58. On another is: Here lies interr’d the Body of Susana Young JEKEN, Daughter of John & Elizth. Jeken. She departed this Life Jany. ye 4th 17189 aged Eleven Months.

59. On another near the West end is: Here lieth interr’d the Body of Ann HUNT, a Daughter of the late Revd. Dr. Hunt of London, who died the 28 of June 1764 aged 35 Years. Also the Body of John, Son of Jeremiah & Mary Hunt of this Parish who died 27 of June 1764 aged 4 years & 7 Months. Under a large Stone in the Chancel belonging to the late Mr. John SOLLY are interr’d two children of the said Jeremiah & Mary Hunt, viz: Jeremiah who died in December 1760 aged 2 years and 5 Months, and Mary who died in Novr. 1762 aged 1 Year and 10 Months. Also the Body of Katherine, Relict of the above mentioned Dr. Hunt, who died the 27th March 1765 aged 69 Years.

North Aile, West end.
60. On a plain stone is: In a vault beneath this Marble are interr’d the remains of Mr. Thomas JENKINSON who died the 4th of May 1755 aged 59 Years. Also the Remains of Sarah his Wife who died the 28th of January 1768 aged 73 Years. And also the Remains of Sarah their Daughter who died the 11th of February 1750/1 aged 20 Years. Also of John the Son of Mr. John BROWN by Elizabeth his wife, Daughter of the above said Thomas & Sarah JENKINSON who died the 16th of August 1768 aged one Year and seven Months. Also of William Jenkinson Brown their Son who died the 7th of July 1770 aged 5 Years.

61. On another, adjoining the above is: Here lieth the Body of Mr. Thomas BENTLEY of Staffordshire. He Died July 9 1755 Aged 63 Years.

62. On another is: Here lyeth the Body of Mr. Robert JEFFERYS who departed this Life the 1 Day of March 1709/10 aiged 61 Years. As also Eliz. his Wife who died the 22d. of Feby. 1739/40 aged 80 Years.

63. On another, near the above is: Here lieth interr’d the Body of Mary the Wife of Mr. Walram OLIVER, Marcht. who departed this Life the 28th of August 1726 aged 58 Years and also the aboved. Mr. Walram Oliver who died the 22d. of January 1744/5 aged 80 Years.

64. On a stone much defaced is: …………../HAWKER …………../ 1709.

65. On a plain stone is: In Memory of Leiut (sic) Richard WOODRUFF who departed this Life the 22d. of October 1765 aged 22 years.

66. On another adjoining is: Also of Leiut (sic) John WOODRUFF who died the 24th of May 1767 aged 32 Years.

67. On a Coffin shaped Stone, in the middle of which is a Cross flory standing on a Dog, is: ..VS:KE:PAR:ICI:…/SET:PVR:LE ALM…/ADAM:STENNAR:PRI…./LE:CORS:PERY:ICI* for Vous ke par ici passet pur le alme Adam STENNAR priet; le cors pery ici…../.

68. On a brass plate affixed to a grave stone is: Here lyeth the Bodie of Thomas GILBERT, Gentleman which
[should be who] was Searcher of Kent, he had to Wyfe Katherine ye Daughter of Robert FYLMER of East Sutton in Kent, & had Issue by her vi Sonnes and iii Daughters whereof at this Death were living Thomas, Ann, Joane & Elizabeth & ye saide Thomas deceased ye vi of December an. 1597 being of the age of xxxvii years. Arms. on a brass plate above, Gilbert, viz. a Saltier, on a chief, Er. 3 piles. Crest. A Griffin’s head, gorged with a Collar.

69. On the same stone is: Here lieth the Body of John PROBERT, Gent who died the 30th of May 1726 Aetatis 53.

70. On a stone near the above is: Here lye the Bodies of three of Mr. John & Mary PROBERTs Children 1722.

71. On a plain stone almost obliterated is: Here lye interr’d the Bodies of Jeoffrey HAFFORD Gent, Collr. of her Majesties Customes in the Town & Port of Sandwich who departed this Life the 3d. Day of July, Anno Dom. 1710 in the 60th Year of his Age. And of His eldest Daughter Maria, Wife of Mr. SPENCER who died the 30th Day of March anno Dom. 1710 aged 24 Years.

72. On a tablet of wood against the North east pillar of the Steeple is: Near this place lieth the Body of Robert COOK who died June 5th 1769; aged 74. He was Commander of a Ship in the West India Trade, and going from Antigua to South Carolina, was taken off the Barr by Charles VANE the Pirate in 1718, by whom he was cruelly used, but by God’s Providence his Life was spared. In 1719 He was cast away in another Ship: afterward He was Master of several Vessels belonging to this Place: but quitting the Sea taught the Art of Navigation in this Town Twenty Years. "But now has cast his Anchor here,/To wait for his Redeemer dear;/Hoping to Heav’n with Him to Steer"/.

73. On a stone near the bottom of the South Wall in a pew a little to the left of the Pulpit: Here lies interr’d the Body of Mr. Benjamin FISHER, who Departed this Life the 15th Day of July 1775 Aged 66 Years. Also Katherine Fisher his Wife who died Novr. 27th 1779 Agd. 71 Years.

74. The learned Gerard De GOLS was Rector of this Church twenty four years, to his death on the 22d. of Feby. 1737/8; but if buried here the place is not particularized by any memorial. [From note QQ at end of volume - Page 49a]. De Gols. Gerard De Gols was presented to the Rectory of St. Peter in 1713; and was likewise Minister of the Dutch congregation n Sandwich. He died the 22nd. of February 1737/8, having published the following works during his residence at that place. "A vindication of the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ as the supreme God in all the dispensations patriarchal, mosaick, and Christian; demonstrating that Christ was so known and worship’d in all ages form Adam to this day". 8vo. 1736.
   Also several single Sermons, among the rest "The terrors of God’s judgements occasioned by the late dreadful storm of wind on Monday the 15th of February 1713". Nalrum chap.i, v.3, 8vo. 1714.
   "Nemesis, or the divine justice vindicated from the impious objections of the libertines of this age". John ch.V. v.28, 29, 8vo. 1720.
   "Consolations against the fears of Death". A sermon preached on Sunday 4th Novr. 1711 to a condemned person, Richard PARTRIDGE of Deal, who was hanged for the murder of his son.
   "Pestilence, God’s judgement, or repentance the best preservative against the infection of the plague". 2 Chron. ch.vii, v.13,14.
   He was one of the persons appointed by the corporation of Sandwich to support the canopies at the coronation of GEORGE THE SECOND and Queen.

75. In the North Aile and many other parts of the Church are very antient Grave stones, but without legible inscriptions. Near the Font lies the remains of the Effigie of Sir John GROVE which was formerly under a beautiful Gothic arch in the South wall of the South aile, now in ruins. Arms. 3 leaves in bend sinister; on a canton in dexter chief as many Crescents, 2&1.

76. In the wall of the North aile, under three arches, are as many tombs; on the Easternmost are the Effigies in stone, of a Man and Woman lying at full length. But no Inscription or Arms. On the second (behind the pulpit) are four shields;
1st. SEPTVANS, viz. 3 wheat fans, a crescent for diff. 2nd. …../a fess fusilly, betw. 3 Griffins heads. 3rd. CHICHE viz. 3 Lions rampant. 4th. Blank.

77. On two stones near the springing of the arch, are two coats of arms.
1st. Fretty, a chief. 2nd. Cinque Ports, viz. 3 demi-Lions, impal. 3 demi-ships. On the westernmost, six shields, on which the arms were originally painted, but are now obliterated.

78. On an Hatchment, over THURBARNE’s Vault, are Arms.
3 Coats. 1st. THURBANE, viz. Sab. a griffin passant, Ar. impal. Ar. a Bend engrail’d, Sab. for Cutts. 2nd. Thurbarne, impal. FORSTER, viz. Sab. a chev. engrail’d betw. 3 arrows, Ar. 3rd. Thurbane, impal. ……/ Gu. a fess betw. 6 martlets, Ar. Crest, on a Wreath, A Griffins head coup’d, Ar. Motto, Mors Janua Vitae.

79. On another, at the East end, are Arms. MENNES.
Gu. a chev. vairé, Or, & Az. betw. 3 Leopards faces, of the 2nd. surtout an escutcheon of pretence, quarterly, 1st & 4th the royal arms of Scotland, bruised with a batton, Sab. 2nd & 3rd. a Ship with sails furled, within a double tressure flory and counterflory. Crest. an antelope’s head Gu. tufted and armed, Or, issuing out of rays of the last. Motto: "Christus mihi Salus".

80. On a mural Monument against the North Wall. H.S.E. Joannes CONANT, A.M. hujusce Ecclesiae annos XLIV. Pastor pius, fidelis, dilectus. Vir fi quis alius Candore et Caritate vere Christiana praestans. Natus xviii 18 Aprilis MDCCXXXV. Denatus xxx Marrii MDCCCXI.
In eodem fimul sepulchro Anna CONANT, Coujux amantissima, obiit 1 Septembris MDCCCXI. Aet. LXXVIII.
This worthy Divine was the elder Brother of Sr. Nathanial CONANT, the chief Magistrate at Bowstreet. He had an impediment in his speech. Of his Family much will be found in Nichols’s Literary Anecdotes. IBN.

81. On a tablet in the Chancel. Sacred to the Memory of Frances, wife of William WODSWORTH, A.M. Rector of this Parish, who died as She had lived a Christian, A.D. 1813, aged 29. Also of Anne DUDLEY, daughter of William and Elizabeth Wodsworth, who departed to her heavenly Parent on Good Friday, A.D. 1820, aged 3 years and 6 months.

82. On the Bells.
1st. I mean to make it understood/That tho’ I’m little yet I’m good/. Mears & Co. Fecit 1779.
2nd. To honour both of God and King/Our voices shall in Consort ring/. Wm. Mears & Co. of London Fecit 1779.
3rd. Whilst thus we join in Chearful sound/May Love and Loyalty abound/. Wm. Mears & Co. of London Fecit 1779.
4th. Music is Medicine to the mind. Mears & Co. 1779.
5th. In Wedlock Bands all ye who join With Hand & Hearts unite/So shall our tuneful Tongues combine To laud 
          the Nuptial rite/.
6th. Peace and Good neighbourwood (sic). Wm. Mears & Co. Fecit 1779.
7th. Ye Ringers all that prize your Health & Happiness/Be sober merry wise & you’ll the same possess/. 
          Wm. Mears & Co. Fecit 1779.
8th. The Revd. Mr J CONANT A.M. Rector. W.W. BRADLEY, W. BRICE. Ch. Wardens. Forbes 1779.

83. The Living is a Rectory, and the Church is dedicated to St. Peter.

84. Patron 1795 Incumbent.

85. The King and Corporation John Conant.
alternately
King’s Books £28.0.0d.
Tenths £2.16s.0d.

Index of Names and Places
Names Index
ABBOT 31
ALLESON 31
AUSTEN 31
BAKER 35, 36
BARBER 4, 31, 42
BENNET 31
BENSON 31
BENTLEY 61
BENTLY 22
BISHOP 31
BOORN 31
BOYS 38
BRADLEY 31, 81
BRANCH 8, 49
BRICE 81
BRIDGES 35
BROWN 60
BUBBER 31
BUNDOCK 31
CASPALL 31
CLARK 35
CONANT 80, 81
COOK 31, 72
CULVER 31
DE COLS 4
DE GOLS 42, 74


DENISON 9
DILLNOT 31
DUDLEY 81
EATELL 31
EDWARDS 31
ELLIS 23
FERRIER 13
FISHER 53, 73
FREMBLY 31
FURNESE 7, 8, 47, 49
FYLMER 18, 68
GARDNER 31
GILBERT 18, 31, 68
GODDEN 31
GOLDFINCH 31
GREENWOOD 54
GROVE 33, 75
GYLBERTE 17
HAFFORD 10, 71
HARRIS 24
HARVEY 39
HATCH 29
HAWKER 64
HORNE 31
HOWGILL 31
HUNT 59

HUTTON 31
JAMES 12, 31, 51
JEFFERIES 21
JEFFERYS 62
JEKEN 13, 14, 15, 34, 35,
   56-58
JENKINSON 31, 60
JENNINGS 31
JULL 31
KELLEY 56
KELLY 13
KETCHERELL 52
KILBURNE 23
KNIGHT 29
LANCE 12, 51
LEGAY 7, 47
LONG 19, 37
MARSH 31
MENNES 79
MILNES 45
MORGAN 31
OLIVER 19, 20, 31, 37, 63
PARTRIDGE 74
PEMBROKE 12, 51
POTT 31
PROBERT 18, 69, 70

READ 31
ROBINSON 55
ROFFE 31, 39
RUTTER 31
SAMPSON 54
SANDWICH 24
SMITH 31
SOLLY 7, 47, 59
SPENCER 10, 11, 50, 71
STENNAR 67
STEWARD 31
THURBARNE 78
TROWARD 19, 31, 37
VAN LENT 48
VANE 72
VEDEN 31
VERRIER 1-6, 40-44, 46, 56
WILKINSON 31
WISE 38
WODSWORTH 81
WOODRUFF 65, 66
WOODRUFFE 31
WYBORN 34, 57
WYBORNE 15, 31
YOUNG 14, 15, 34, 35, 57
Places
Antigua 72
Canterbury 12, 35, 51
   St. Dunstans 15, 34, 57
   Westgate 35
Deal 74
East Sutton, Kent 18, 68
London
   Bowstreet 80
   Southwark 35
New Romney 39
Sandwich Hospitals of 
 St John, and St Thomas 23
South Carolina 72
St Peter’s Thanet 54
Staffordshire 22, 61
West Stoke, Sussex 7, 47
General
Captain 2, 13, 15, 34, 41, 55, 56
Commander of a Ship 72
Lieutenant 65, 66
Major 1, 4, 42

Attorney 35
Bells 29
Brewer 15, 34
Chantry 23
chief Magistrate 80
church fell down 33
Churchwardens 81
Cinque Ports 24
Controller of her Majesties Customs 10, 71

Hop Merchant 35
Jurat 1, 43
Lord Warden 24
Mayor 2, 13, 15, 17, 34, 41, 56
Mears & Co. 81
Mercer 47
Merchant 8, 19, 20, 37, 49, 63
Pirate 72
Rector 4
Searcher of Kent 18, 68
St Peter’s School 23
Store House for Wine 23
taught the Art of Navigation 72
West India Trade 72

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