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Monumental Inscriptions are taken from a book published in 1895 by
Charles Cotton, entitled History & Antiquities of the Church
and Parish of St Laurence (Lawrence), Thanet (Ramsgate).
Page 129 "The
Inscriptions on the Tombstones, down to 1800, have been
taken off in the following order:— Firstly, those immediately around
the Church beginning at the east end, passing round to the south, the
west, and the north, all within the path; then those outside the
path, beginning at the triangular piece upon the south and passing to
the west and straight down towards the east to the Abbott Mausoleum thus
completing those contained in the original Churchyard; secondly, the
Inscriptions are taken from those within the first addition to the
original Churchyard (upon the north of the old Churchyard), they begin
at the east, and are given as far as possible row by row, up to the west
end of this part of the ground. The other portions of the new Churchyard
were added subsequently to 1800, therefore the inscriptions to be found
there—and they are very numerous—are not given in this work.
For the sake of reference every stone has a distinct
number, which will be found to contain its own group of inscriptions.
Cozens in his "Tour Through the Isle of Thanet,
etc," gives the Inscriptions of nine monuments in this Churchyard,
all of which are included (with additions) except three; these I cannot
now find, so they are added at the end of this Chapter and are marked as
being extracted from that work."
Page 152 "The
. . . transcripts were
copied from the tombstones for this work by Mr. John B. Gibbs, of St.
Laurence, and as might be expected, the task was beset with difficulties
on account of the great age of many of the inscriptions, and the effects
of long standing neglect and bad weather. All the inscriptions down to
the year 1812 have been searched for, and except those marked
with an * have been compared with the names and dates in the Burial
Registers, and verified there from by Mr. Kenyon W. Wilkie, whose
additions from the Registers have been printed in italics and
placed within brackets. Those marked with an * have not been identified
in the Registers, failure being due either to the illegibility of the
inscriptions on the stones, or omission of the clerk to enter the
particulars in the Registers. The greatest praise is due to Mr. Wilkie
for the care and. accuracy with which this most laborious work has been
completed, which it is hoped, will be of some value to future
genealogists and Pedigree hunters."
1. John LANGLEY, died 14th June 1785 aged 37
years; also four children who died in infancy.
2*. Peter, son of William and Sarah BENET, died 13th …./ 28
years. Also of …/ Sarah and Richard.
3*. An old stone, inscription quite obliterated.
4. Mary, wife of Henry CROWN, died 25th January 1752 aged 25
5. (Geor)ge, ye son .. (Ric)hard and (Mary) BENNETT died 17th
6. Daniel STONE died 16th October 1770 aged 33 years. Also
Daniel, son of the above died 26th October 1761 (1762) aged 3 years. Also
Daniel, a second son, died 21st April 1770 aged 6 years. Also Elizabeth,
daughter of the above, died 14th July 1772 aged 6 years.
7. Robert EASON died 24th April 1779 aged 46 years, leaving
two children, viz: Ann and Robert. Also Ann, wife of Edward WYBORN, died (30th)
April 1793 aged 27 years.
8. Edward LONG died 28th December 1746 aged 83 years. Also
Ann, his wife, died 31st August 1749 aged 82 years.
8A*. Elizabeth, only wife of William LONG, d…/ in ye 48th
year of her age (remainder illegible).
9. William BURGESS died 5th March 1767 aged 64 years. Also
Susannah his wife, died 5th July 1785 aged 77 years. Also Sarah WHITE, daughter
of the above, died 22nd April 1787 aged 55 years.
10. John JARMAN died 17th June 1718 aged 62 years. Left
surviving Stephen, Sarah, Jane and Elizabeth. Also Sarah, wife of above, died
18th June 1736 aged 78 years.
10A. Stephen JERMAN and Elizabeth his wife. He died August
17th 1753 in the …3 year …./. She died December (buried December 6th) 1756
11. Stephen READ died 30th April 1747 aged 63 years. Also
Hannah his wife died 8th May 1766 aged 77 years.
12. (Jane wife of Thomas) SPURGEN and daughter of George and
Jane MUDDLE, died 11th October (bur. 17 September) 1764.
13. Johanna, wife of Robert LAWRENCE, died 16th June 1782 aged
62 years. Also the above Robert Lawrence died 6th February 1795 aged 89 years.
14. Robert, son of George PATTEN, died 9th January 1748 aged
15. Anthony HOOPER died 17th January 1758 aged 79 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 16th January 1765 aged 82 years.
South side of Church within the path:
16. Judith, wife of John BRATHERY, died 14th July 1756 aged 70
years. Also John Brathery died 22nd September 1756 aged 80 years. Also
Elizabeth, daughter of above, died 16th April 1784 aged 60 years.
16a. Katharine HOOPER died 19th May 1812 aged 76 years.
17. Sarah, wife of Stephen READ, Junr. died 19th October 1765
aged 41 years. Also 3 children, viz: Stephen, Sarah and Richard, who died in
18. William LONG died 13th February 1757 aged 74 years. Also
John JOAD died 16th July 1769 aged 68 years, and Susannah, his wife, died 19th
January 1773 aged 67 years. Also Sarah HINDS, daughter of above John Joad, died
19th August 1777 aged 41 years. Also two of their children, who died in infancy.
19. Elizabeth READ died 11th January 1759 aged 58 years. Also
her husband Stephen Read died 11th January 1781 aged 84 years. Also Ann,
daughter of above and wife of Anthony HOOPER, died 11th June 1787 aged 58 years.
20. Moses, son of Stephen and Elizabeth READ, died 21st June
1743 aged 19 years. Also 4 other children, viz: 1 son and 3 daughters.
21. Mary MOSES died 21st February 1732 aged 25 years. Also 3
children, viz: Elizabeth, Mary and Eliza, in their first year.
22. Edward READ died 10th January 1716 in his 36th year. Also
Judith, his daughter (an infant) died March 1716. Remainder of inscription gone.
23. Robert TICKNOR, Sen. died 11th October 1715 aged 75 years.
Left issue 5 sons and 5 daughters. Also Anne Ticknor died 23rd January 1731 aged
24. Henry TICKNOR died 9th January 1730 aged 61 years. Also
Elizabeth, his daughter, died 2nd November 1750 aged 46 years. Also Sarah, his
wife, died 2nd October 1760 aged 91 years.
25. Ann, wife of William LONG, daughter of Robert and Anne
TICKNOR, died 7th December 1739 aged 56 years. Also 3 children, viz: Mary,
Catherine and Nicholas died in infancy.
26. Henry GRANT died 28th April 1767 aged 68 years. Also
Henry, son of above, died 21st October 1729 aged 13 months. Also Jane, his wife,
died 4th March 1782 aged 86 years. A.a. Bb Cc Dd E.e FFf G on bottom of stone.
27. John TICKNOR, Sen. died 20th March 1731 aged 54 years.
Also Mary and Catherine, daughters of above. Also Judith, wife of above, died
4th December 1733 aged 53 years. Also Judith, wife of Martin BROOK, died 3rd
December 1733 aged 31 years. Also Judith, daughter of above, died June 1760 aged
28. Edward STOCK, son of William and Mary, died 15th May 1788
aged 28 years. Also 3 children, Mary, William and John died in infancy. Also the
above Mary Stock died 11th April 1798 aged 73 years. Also the above William
Stock died 15th July 1799 aged 77 years.
West side of Church within the path:
29. Remains on an old inscription. (John) SAMPSON died
September (October) 1686. Also (Martha) his wife died 1722 aged 82 years.
30. George SKINNER died 11th May 1656 aged 62 years, leaving
Martha, his wife, and one son and one daughter, Thomas and Martha. Also George
Skinner died 22nd July 1757 aged 79 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of Stephen
JESSARD, died 22nd October 1778 aged 62 years. Also the above Stephen Jessard
died 30th March 1798 aged 80 years. Also Elizabeth JOAD, daughter of above
Stephen Jessard died 4th October 1820 aged 72 years.
31. George KEMP died 6th January 1737 aged 42 years. Also Ann,
wife of above, died 7th February 1779 aged 82 years.
32. Elizabeth, wife of William DEVERSON, died 16th January
1753 aged 31 years.
33. Sarah, wife of Daniel CURLING, died 9th September 1761
aged 29 years.
34. Daniel CURLING, of Chilton, died 6th March 1745-6 aged 45
years. Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 31st January 1788 aged 90 years.
35. Ann, wife of William CURLING, died 1st June 1780 aged 61
years. Also the above William Curling died 24th February 1798 aged 83 years.
36. Mary, relict of Alexander CURLING, died 26 August 1767
aged 63 years. Also two daughters, Mercy and Mary.
37. John MAXTED died 29th April 1700 aged 63 years. Also Jane,
daughter of Robert and Jane Maxted, died 25th August 1714 aged 3 years. Also Ann
Moses SAYER died 1st July 1781 aged 23 years. Also Ann Maxted Sayer died 7th
January 1790 aged 8 years. Also George Osborn Sayer died 25th August 1805 aged
38. Richard GRANGER died 14th May 1714 aged 68 years. Also
Thomasin, wife of above, died 17th November 1732 aged 81 years. Also Richard,
son of John and Jane Granger, died 14th August 1705 aged 6 months. Also Jane,
wife of John Granger, died 13th October 1714 aged 36 years. Also John Granger
died 24th March 1733 aged 57 years.
39. Sarah, wife of John HOLMAN, died 31st July 1730 aged 63
years. Also Mary, wife of John Holman, minor, died 28th April 1801 (aged 65)
40. Francis HOLMAN died 19th January 1739 aged 43 years. Anne,
wife of Thomas GRIGSON, Junr. died 8th September 1757 aged 50 years. Also the
above Thomas Grigson died 8th April 1782 aged 67 years.
41. William LILLEFORD died 25th May 1788 aged 79 years. Also
Susannah, his wife, died 23rd December 1777 aged 69 years.
42. John MAXTED died 10th August 1786 aged 99 years and 10
months. Also Jane, his wife, died 10th July 1756 aged 81 years.
43. Stephen TERRY died 14th June 1791 aged 69 years.
44. John FRIEND died 27th February 1740 aged 65 years.
45. Here lie the bodies of George FRIEND, Ann, his wife, and
Mary their daughter. He died September 1749 aged 65 years. She died December
1746 aged 50 years. Mary died November 1749 aged 20.
46. Sarah, wife of George KENNEARD, died 25th February 1739
aged 77 years. Also the above George Kenneard died 18th June 1744 aged 75 years.
47. Daniel CHEESEMAN died 10th March 1760 aged 72 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 14th November 1782 aged 98 years. *Also Elizabeth,
their daughter, died 7th May 1783 aged 64 years.
48. George SMITH died 1790 aged 55 years.
49. Ann, wife of William DEAR, died 11th January 1709 aged 34
years. Also William Dear, her husband (buried March 1718).
North side of Church within the path:
50. Ann, wife of James BARMAN, died 21st December 1790 aged 50
years. Also Simon, son of above, died 9th July 1802 aged 21 years. Also the
above James Barman died 10th September 1822 aged 86 years.
51. George HOOPER died March 9th 1791 aged 62 years.
52. Elizabeth, wife of Martin LONG, died 18th June 1742 aged
53. Old Alexander LONG, the ffisherman, died 9th September
1708 aged 95 years. Also Mercy, his wife, died 15th September 1702 aged 88
years. Also Margaret HOOPER died 25th December 1761 aged 55 years. Also Margaret
Hooper, daughter of above, died 25th May 1768 aged 36 years. Also Jane Hooper
died 26th June 1789 aged 54 years. Also Mary Bostock Read CHALLENER died May
20th 1880 aged 56 years.
54. Mary, wife of Alexander LONG, died 21st November 1732 aged
55. Elizabeth, wife of William NOBLE, died May 1737 aged 50
56.* Mary, wife of Alexander LONG, daughter of William and
Elizabeth JENKIN, of Minster, died 20th August 1715 aged 38 years.
57. Mr Alexander LONG died 3rd June 1723 aged 49 years.
58. George COCK died 17th September 1743 aged 65 years. Also
Mary, his wife, died 15th December 1749 aged 58 years.
59. Catherine, daughter of John & Catherine COCK, died 6th
April 1742 aged 12 years. Also Susannah and Thomas ……/. Also the above John
Cock died December 1757 aged 66 years.
60. Catherine, wife of John COCK, died 3rd July 1763 aged 67
years. Also John Cock, grandson of above, died 14th November 1762 aged 1 year 11
months. Also John, son of Daniel & Dorothy Cock, died 9th January 1771 aged
61. Catherine, wife of John REDWOOD, died 9th October 1737
aged 52 years.
On the large stone towards the west, in the path on the north
side of the Church.
61a. Stephen SAMPSON of Ramsgate, Esq., surgeon, died 19th
March 1767 aged 34 years, and was buried near and to the left of this grave.
Also Elizabeth, his widow, died 18th August 1807 aged 75 years and 6 months.
Also John, son of above, died 15th October 1822 aged 64 years. Also Mary Rutter
Sampson died 30th March 1826 aged 64 years. Also Elizabeth Sampson died 2nd
January 1830 aged 66 years. Also Matilda Sampson, last surviving daughter of the
above Stephen Sampson, died May 3rd 1857 aged 90 years.
On the smaller stone towards the east with a long inscription
61b*. Robert CORBETT, 2nd son of William Thompson Corbett, of
Darshall, Cheshire, and Desham, Lincolnshire; and Jane Elizabeth, his wife
South side of Church, without the path:
62. Elizabeth, wife of Josiah CULLMER, died 11th October 1719
aged 29 years. Also Mary Cullmer, their daughter, died September 1719 aged 5
years. Also Ann Cullmer died October 1719 aged 3 years. Also Margaret, wife of
Capt. Josiah Cullmer, died 19th September 1767 aged 72 years.
63. Ellen, wife of Daniel GOATLEY, died 2nd March 1730 aged 54
64. John NETHERSOLE died 19th April 1751 aged 76 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died 6th January 1764 aged 80 years. Also Ann RICHARDSON
died 30th November 1796 aged 75 years.
65. Thomas TOMSON, M.D. Ob. 27th January 1794, etat 33.
66. William CURLING died 27th September 1728 aged 29 years.
Also John, son of John and Susannah JOAD, died 29th October 1756 aged 23 years.
67. Esther, wife of John CURLING, died 12th September 1735
aged 68 years. Also Thomas, son of above, died 3rd March 1733 aged 32 years.
68. George TICKNOR died 2nd December 1734 aged 57 years. Also
Helena, wife of above, died 11th May 1752 aged 72 years. Also Ann, daughter of
Capt. Thomas PHILLIPS, died 11th June 1753 aged 9 years. Also Thomas Phillips
died 10th June 1765 aged 71 years. Also Eleanor, wife of Thomas PHILLIPS, died
1st April 1767 aged 61 years.
69. William READ died 18th May 1743 aged 45 years.
70. Martin LONG died 10th May 1707 aged 52 years. Also (Anne),
wife of above, died 10th September 1740 aged 84 years.
71. Ann, daughter of Anthony BAYLY, died 6th July 1720 aged 6
72. Captn. Anthony BAYLY died 16th May 1774 aged 85 years.
Also Ann, wife of above, died 20th November 1742 aged 52 years. Also 3 sons and
73. Robert LONG died 12th December 1723 aged 67 years. Left
surviving one daughter, Judith. (See also no.16).
74. Affery, daughter of Robert and (Afry) LONG, died 13th
October 1701 aged 17 years. Also Affery, daughter of John and Judith (See also
no.16) BRATHERY, died ……../.
75. Nathaniel AUSTEN, Sen. died 7th April 1745 aged 70 years.
Also Mary, wife of above, died 20th July 1757 aged 79 years. Also Edward, son of
above, died 24th October 1760 aged 46 years. Also Ann, wife of John QUINCE, died
6th September 1765 aged 45 years. Also Mrs Elizabeth Austen, widow of above
Edward, died February 1st 1788.
76. John MOCKENESS died 27th January 1757 aged 76 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died 3rd January 1752 aged 72 years. Also Richard, son of
above (date gone).
77. George CURLING of Ramsgate, mariner, died 29th January
1731 aged 70 years. Also John BAX, Gent., grandson of above, died 22nd January
1788 aged 71 years.
78. Ebenezer BRADSHAW, Dissenting Minister of Ramsgate, died
March 11th 1741 aged 80 years.
79. George DEAR died 5th June 1771 aged 49 years.
80. Margaret, wife of David RUTTER, died 11th February 1731
aged 56 years.
81. Thomas CURLING died 11th June 1741 aged 45 years. Also
Sarah, wife of above, died 24th September 1767 aged 69 years.
82. Margaret RUTTER died (September 29th) 1749, aged 62 years.
Also one son and one daughter.
83*. Robert ATHERTON died 21st February 1710 aged 66 years.
84. William CURLING died 27th September 1728 aged 29 years.
85. Elizabeth, wife of Richard FOWLER, died 27th November 1762
aged 60 years. Also Elizabeth LILLO, granddaughter of above (remainder buried).
86. William DEAR died 25th March 1719 aged 77 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 24th February 1719 aged 47 years.
87. Christopher BURCHAM (Birch) died 20th December (buried
December 3rd) 1759 aged 32 years. Also John Burcham (Birch) died 2nd December
1766 aged 69 years. Also Dorothy, wife of Christopher Burcham, died 16th August
1806 aged 89 years.
88. Mary, wife of George CURLING, died 22nd November 1706 aged
89. Judith, wife of Roger STRIVENS, died 24th (July) 1794 aged
70 years. Also the above Roger Strivens died 6th April 1798 aged 75 years.
90. George LONG died 24th May 1756 aged 57 years.
91. George LONG died 8th November 1725 aged 56 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 14th August 1728 aged 57 years, leaving 4 sons and one
daughter ……/ married to Isaac ELVIN, and died …../ 1754.
92. Adam LONG died March 13th 1750 aged 50 years. Also
Elizabeth, wife of above, died 28th November 1767 aged 67 years. Also two sons,
Robert and Alexander. Also Elizabeth, daughter of above, died 9th April 1806
aged 64 years.
93. George FARLEY died 25th March 1799 aged 68 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died August 7th 1797 aged 66 years. Left issue 4 sons, John,
Thomas, George and William, and 4 daughters, Dinah, Susannah Mary, Sarah and
94. John FARLEY died 21st December 1763 aged 63 years. Also
Mary, daughter of above, died 2nd October 1768 aged 32 years. Also Mary, wife of
above, died 29th November 1781 aged 86.
95. Mary DEVERSON, daughter of Thomas and Ann Deverson, died
8th February 1749 aged 22 years. Also Thomas Deverson died 11th April 1760 aged
63 years. Also Ann, wife of above, died 5th November 1785 aged 86 years. Also
Ann, daughter of above, died 7th June 1740 aged 15 years.
96. G.L.S. 1790.
97. 4 children, sons of John and Mercy HESTER, viz: Thomas
died 22nd October 1741 aged 2 years. Deverson died 5th April 1750 aged 7 years.
Thomas died 30th January 1754 aged 6 years and Deverson died 10th December 1758
aged 9 years.
98. Richard STEVENS died 8th May 1730 aged 72 years. Also
Richard, Sarah and Annah.
99. William, son of John and Mercy HESTER, died 30th July 1764
aged 23 years. Also John, son of above, died 15th March 1765 aged 27 years.
100. William DARLING died 17th December 1753 aged 66 years.
Also Sarah, wife of above, died 31st August 1758 aged 64 years.
101. (Martha), daughter of Thomas and Ann HOLMAN, died 3rd May
1718 aged 18 years. (Ann), wife of Stephen Holman, died ../ July 1732 aged 24
years. Also Nicholas, son of Stephen Holman by his 2nd wife Mary, died 7th May
1754 aged 15 years.
101A. (Ann), wife of Stephen HOLMAN, died July (buried July
10th) 1732 aged 24. Also Nicholas, son of Stephen Holman by his 2nd wife Mary,
died May (buried May 18th) 1754.
West wide of Church without the path:
102. George MARTIN died 20th May 1743 aged 56 years. Also
George, son of above, 10th July 1744 aged 25 years.
103. Ann, relict of G. MARTIN, Jun. died 4th February 1765
aged 45 years.
104. Michael SMITH died 12th April (buried 11th April) 1794
aged 73 years. Also Ann, his wife, died 6th July 1803 aged 73 years.
105. Mary, wife of Simon STOCKLY, died 12th November 1787 aged
68 years. Also the above Simon Stockly died 7th February 1805 aged 75 years.
106*. Daniel, son of Zacariah and Margaret BALDEN, died 30th
November 1713 aged 22 years.
107. John COOPER died 17th July 1765 aged 82 years.
108. Oliver BOULTON died 29th November 1763 aged 39 years.
Also Mildred, his wife, died 5th November 1772 aged 53 years.
109. Sarah, wife of John JOAD, died 21st February 1753 aged 57
years. Also the above John Joad died 3rd April 1757 aged 66 years. Also Gilbert
Joad, son of above, died 23rd September 1761 aged 34 years. Also Mary, wife of
Gilbert Joad, died 18th May 1778 aged 47 years.
110. John JOAD died 7th June 1738 aged 89 years. Also Sarah,
wife of above, died 11th June 1734 aged 76 years. Also William SIMMONS, died
10th September 1723 aged 45 years.
111. Jane Mary LONG died July 1771 aged 81 years.
112. (Ann, wife of) Thomas CORNISH, died 22nd January 1749
aged 44 years. Also Thomas Cornish died (December) 1764 aged 59 years.
113. George JOAD died 7th May 1742 aged 86 years. Also
Susanna, daughter of Adam and Mary RIGDEN, died 26th June 1742 aged 22 years.
114. Thomas BELCY died 29th February 1764 aged 57 years. Also
Mary, his wife, died 6th October 1739 aged 36 years. Also 2 children, Mary and
115. George JOAD died 7th May 1773 aged 76 years. Also Martha,
his wife, died 15th December 1771 aged 75 years. Also George, son of above, died
23rd January 1750 aged 23 years.
116. James STOCK died 12th December 1744 aged 57 years. Also
Elizabeth, his wife, died 28th March 1760 aged 79 years.
117. Jane, wife of John GRIGG, of Manston, died 6th April 1792
aged 50 years. Also John Grigg died December 1819 aged 86 years.
118. Here Lyeth Richard ye son of Richard & Jane MAYE, How
left behind him Susanna, his wife, and aged 28 yeares, and died May ye 9th,
1705. (This inscription is exactly the same as it is on the stone).
119. Jane SOLLY, wife of Edward Solly, died 17th February 1781
aged 31 years.
120. Sarah NEWMAN, wife of John, died 3rd November 1753 aged
121. Sarah CURLING died 23rd February 1775 aged 10 years 7
months. Also Thomas Curling died 2nd November 1812 aged 85 years. Also Mary, his
wife, died 14th September 1814 aged 86 years.
122. Elizabeth, wife of John BOWLES, died 26th December 1704
aged 63 years. Also Sarah HILLS, an infant, buried 23rd May 1706. Also John
Bowles died 1st December 1709 aged 58 years. John Hills died 27th March 1716
aged 45 years. Also an infant son of John Hills died 22nd November 1716.
Elizabeth, wife of John Hills, died 27th March 1736 aged 52 years. Mary, widow
of John Bowles, died 9th March 1739 aged 88 years. John Hills died July 31st
1751 aged 40 years. Also Sarah, wife of Stephen Hills, died 24th February 1767
aged (48) years. Also Elizabeth CURLING died 16th January 1787 aged 77 years.
Also Mary CORNISH died 1st January 1801 aged 87 years.
123. Ann, wife of Thomas EMPTAGE, died 30th July 1753 aged 83
124. Jane, wife of Thomas PHILPOTT, died 18th September 1798
aged 64 years. Also Susannah, wife of Thomas Philpott, of Haine, died 8th
(August) 1807 aged 56 years.
125. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard LONG, died 17th November
1714 aged 21 years.
126. Arthur REAKES died 7th April 1761 aged 81 years.
127. Martha, wife of John GIFFORD, died 10th January 1763 aged
128. Thomas MANTLE died 12th July 1753 aged 70 years. Also
William, son of above, died 10th May 1746 aged 25 years.
129. Edward SMITH died 16th August 1749 aged 46 years.
130. William, son of William and Anne SHEPHERDSON, died 29th
April 1730 aged 3 years.
131. Grace, relict of the late Captain Edward READ, died 9th
March 1791 aged 75 years. Also 3 children who died in infancy, viz: Mary, Grace
and William. Also Mary Bostock Read died 22nd December 1816 aged 70 years. Also
Grace Read died 18th February 1830 aged 87 years.
132. Sarah, wife of William MORSE, died 14th October 1757 aged
133. Elizabeth Straton SKINNER died 12th February 1760 aged 1
year 8 months.
134. Hannah GOATLEY, wife of Daniel Goatley, died 21st
February 1749 aged 33 years, leaving issue 2 children, viz: John and Hannah.
Arms: Ermine, a goat’s head erased; impaling, on a chevron 3 mullets, between
2 crescents in chief, and one escallope in base.
135. Susannah, wife of David MILLER, died 15th December 1723
aged 41 years.
136. George RAINIER, Junr., of Deal, died 27th April 1765 aged
43 years. Also Sarah Rainier died 30th April 1766 aged 69 years. Also Ann, wife
of Mark Seller GARRETT, daughter of George Rainier, of Ramsgate, died 3rd
October 1767 aged 41 years.
137. Robert, son of John and Abia CURLING, died April 1710.
138. Richard SPAIN died 24th July 1768 aged 45 years.
139. John WESTBEECH died 14th September 1779 aged 62 years.
Also Mary, wife of above, died 13th December 1797 aged 69 years. Also Susanna,
daughter of above, died 2nd January 1763 in infancy. Also William, son of above,
died 17th February 1771 aged 7 years.
140. William BUCKETT died 16th February 1739 aged 56 years.
Also his daughter Alice, wife of Thomas PHILPOTT, died 12th April 1739 aged 27
years. Also John Buckett died 13th December 1736 aged 53 years, leaving 11
children, 6 of whom are buried near.
141. Thomas CRAMP died 15th January 1767 aged 81 years. Also
Mary, his wife, died 8th March 1770 aged 84 years. Also Robert, son of above,
died 31st July 1769 aged 51 years. Also Sarah, daughter of above, born 11th May
1730, died 1813.
142. William TROWARD died 7th April 1767 aged 65 years.
143. Thomas STACE died 19th September 1766 aged 35 years. Also
Sarah, daughter of above, died in infancy.
144. Henry CURLING died 28th June 1793 aged 60 years. Also
Sarah, wife of above, died November 1808 aged 75 years.
145. Elizabeth, wife of William WOODCOCK, died October (buried
1st November) 1728 aged 39 years. Left issue one son, viz: John. Also the above
William Woodcock died 28th March 1755 aged 82 years.
146. John ELGAR died 26th December 1712 aged 80 years. *Also
Mary, wife of above, died 23rd July 1731 aged 63 years.
147. Jeffery HORN died 8th November 1782 aged 50 years. Also
Martha, his wife, died 8th February 1808 aged 82 years.
148. John PENNEY died 4th October 1762 aged 42 years. Also
Mary, daughter of John and Elizabeth Penney, died December 1746 aged 2 months.
Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 23rd June 1774 aged 59 years.
149. Edward CULMER died 20th October 1797 aged 33 years. Also
Thomas MACKNEY died 19th May 1799 aged 58 years. Also Joyce Mackney, wife of
above, died 1st February 1823 aged 83 years. Also Edward SILK died 27th February
1848 aged 75 years. Also Sarah, wife of Edward Silk, died 28th December 1850
aged 85 years.
150. George COOPER died 3rd August 1786 aged 63 years.
151. Elizabeth, wife of William COOPER, died 19th November
1732 aged 38 years. Also the above William Cooper died November (buried 5th
December 1769) aged 86 years.
152. Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary THOMAS, died 19th December
1799 aged 17 days.
153. Mary JAMES, of Knightsbridge, died 15th September 1797
aged 53 years.
154. Thomas GARRETT (buried 7th January) 1744, aged 78 years.
Also Stephen, son of above, died 3rd January 1749 aged 48 years. Also Mary CASBY,
daughter of above, died 24th October 1751 aged 57 years. Also Mary, daughter of
above Mary Casby, wife of George RAINIER, died 13th June 1751 aged 33 years.
Also Thomazine, wife of above Thomas Garrett, died 12th May 1753 aged 78 years.
Also Ann BAX, daughter of Mary Casby, died 29th September 1755 aged 31 years.
Also Sarah BROWN died 27th July 1763 aged 54 years. Also Thomazine SMITH, wife
of Dryden Smith and daughter of Mark Seller Garrett, died 27th January 1773 aged
20 years. Also Thomas Garrett, of Nether Court, died 18th February 1838 aged 82
155. Mark Seller GARRETT died 15th March 1779 aged 61 years.
Also John Garrett died 25th May 1779 aged 66 years. Also 5 children of John and
Elizabeth Garrett who died in infancy. Also Elizabeth, their second daughter,
born 26th January 1796, died 7th October 1817. Also Ann, third daughter, born
23rd November 1800, died 17th May 1825. Also John, second son of Mark Seller and
Ann Garrett, died 1st May 1835 aged 77 years. * Henry, Cornet in the 16th
Lancers, youngest son of John and Elizabeth Garrett, died 26th April 1833 aged
23 years. A monument is erected at Cawnpore in the presidency of Bengal, by his
brother officers, as a mark of their esteem and the regret they felt at his
156. Christopher MAYHEW died 9th April 1803 aged 46 years.
Also Sarah, wife of above, only daughter of Mark Seller GARRETT, died 19th May
1811 aged 54 years. Also Ann SMITH, mother of Christopher Mayhew, died 18th
December 1800 aged 77 years. *Also Christopher died July 1787 aged 3 years. Also
Thomazine died 31st March 1802 aged 15 years. Also Christopher, second son of
above, died 22nd June 1819 aged 24 years. Also Ann, eldest daughter of above,
died at St Mary’s Platt, 13th May 1855. Also Margaret, 4th daughter of above,
died 23rd February 1860 aged …./.
157. Sarah, wife of Daniel RAINIER, died 8th December 1822
aged 37 years. Also the above Daniel Rainier died 15th March 1825 aged 39 years.
Also Louisa DIRS, wife of Thomas MAYHEW, died 12th August 1850 aged 24 years.
Also their infant daughter, Maryanne Thomasine, July, aged 17 months. Catharine,
5th daughter of Christopher and Sarah Mayhew, died 8th December 1863 aged 70
158. Elizabeth, wife of John GARRETT, died 9th August 1850
aged 79 years. Also Augusta Ann, daughter of John Garrett (Commander R.N.), died
12th September 1854 aged 13 years. Also Sarah, wife of Robert B. JOHNSTONE
(Commander R.N.), daughter of John Garrett, died 17th January 1862 aged 69
years. Also the above Robert B. Johnstone died 23rd March 1863 aged 69 years.
Lieut. General Sir Robert Garrett, K.C.B., K.H., eldest son of John and
Elizabeth Garrett, of Ellington, died 18th June 1869, aged 78 years.
159. Charlotte Georgina Sophia, wife of Robert GARRETT,
Captain in the army, died 6th November 1819, aged 30 years. Buried in the
Churchyard at Molenbeck, near Brussels, in the Netherlands, in the same grave as
her father, Lord Edward Charles Cavendish BENTINCK, only brother of William,
third Duke of PORTLAND. Also Louisa, wife of the above Robert Garrett, Lieut.
Colonel of the 16th Regiment and Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order,
died 16th May 1850, aged 63 years. Buried at Kensal Green, London. Also John,
son of John and Elizabeth Garrett, Commander (R.N.) died 17th November 1850,
aged 58 years. Buried All Souls’ Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.
160. Sir William GARROW, of Pegwell Cottage, third son of
David Garrow of Hadley, County Hereford. Born 13th April 1760, and in 1793 was
appointed by King George III one of His Majesty’s Counsel. In 1806 he was made
Attorney General to his Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales. In 1812 he was
promoted to the office of Solicitor General, and in 1813 to that of Attorney
General to King George III. In 1814 he was constituted Chief Justice to the
County Palatine of Chester. In 1817 he was raised to the dignity of Baron of the
Court of Exchequer, and having discharged with uprightness and ability the
duties of that office during a period of nearly 15 years, he retired from it in
February 1832 and was immediately afterwards appointed by King William IVth one
of His Majesty’s most honourable Privy Council. He died at Pegwell, beloved
and honoured, 21st September 1840, aged 80 years.
North side without the path, going down to east end of old
161. John MAXTED died 23rd December 1737 aged 60 years. Also
Robert Maxted died 25th April 1740 aged 77 years. Also Elizabeth, daughter of
Robert and Ann Maxted, buried 18th October 1740, aged 10 years. Also Robert, son
of above Robert Maxted, died 3rd February 1747 aged 44 years. Also Jane, wife of
the above Robert Maxted, Senior, died 6th August 1766 aged 88 years. Also
Robert, son of Robert Maxted, Junior, died 4th September 1772 aged 46 years.
Also Ann, widow of Robert Maxted, Junior, died 1773 aged 69 years. *Also Francis
HOLMAN died 29th November 1784 aged 55 years.
161A. Elizabeth, wife of John GRAY, died 21st July 1764 aged
40 years. Also 5 children who died in infancy.
162. Jeffery FOAT died 11th May 1763 aged 43 years. Also
Daniel, son of above, died 26th September 1780 aged 22 years. Also Mary BRICE,
formerly wife of Jeffery Foat died 10th February 1800 aged 79 years. Also
Richard Brice, husband of above, died 24th March 1802 aged 69 years.
163. Ann, wife of William RATCLIFFE, died 1st November 1796
aged 32 years. Also William, son of above, died 10th April 1797, an infant.
164. A.R. 1796, W.R. 1797.
165. Ann FANNON died 20th November 1792 aged 23 years.
166. Thomas POTTER died 17th November 1768 (buried 19th
November) aged 58 years.
167. Thomas, son of Thomas and Ann PARAMOUR (buried 14th
November) 1773, aged 2 years. Also the above Thomas Paramour died 13th March
1820 aged 91 years. Also Ann, widow of above, died 14th April 1829 aged 87
168. Mary, wife of Cornelius MARTIN, died 15th December 1728
aged 57 years.
169. Susanna, second wife of Cornelius MARTIN, died 12th July
1741 aged 33 years. Also Mary, daughter of above, died 17th May 1740 aged 7
170. Hic jacet corpus Johannis HANDCOCK, filii Samuelis
Handcock, Novicastri super Tynam, gen.obit., 12 Maii, anno Christi 1720, inter
horas 2 and 3 matutinas cum vixisset, 13 an 10 menses v. 2 dies. Occidebat
saevitia servorum ejus.
171. Here lies Elizabeth GILES, ye good wife of Mathias, whose
exit sudden was whose life was pious./ She loved all of each denomination,/ that
fear’d ye Lord, acquaintance, or relation,/ sincere in all her ways, heaven
was her aim,/ Her self-denying temper shew’d it plain;/ and now we hope she’s
in that place above,/ where’s nothing else but joy, peace, and love./ Died
September .. aged 38 years, left issue 4 sons and 2 daughters.
172. Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Ann AUSTEN, died 22nd
February 1756 aged 16 years. Also Mary, sister of above, died 23rd November 1766
aged 21 years. Also the above Ann Austen died 28th March 1775 aged 66 years.
Also the above Henry Austen, who is supposed to have been lost on board H.M.S.
Lion, in an engagement.
173. George HALES died 4th September (buried August 31st) 1731
aged 55 years. *Also Jane, wife of above, died 10th April 1755 aged 77 years.
Also Sarah Hales died 12th May 1746 aged 36 years. Left issue two children, viz:
William and Mercy.
174. George HALES died 27th December 1766 aged 65 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 30th November 1779 aged 76 years. Also John, son of
above, died 13th September 1798 aged 62 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of John
Hales, died 13th May 1794 aged 58 years.
175. William GREEN died 26th December 1736 (buried 30th
December) aged 77 years. Also Ann, wife of William Green, died 18th May 1725
(buried 23rd May) aged 66 years. Also three children.
176. Mildered (daugher of John and Jane) SANDERS, died 23rd
January 1685 aged 4 years.
177. William MOVERLEY died 10th May 1705 aged 8 years.
178. Richard SAYER (buried 4th June 1761) aged 77 years. Also
Ann, wife of above, died 17th March 1755 aged 75 years.
179. Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah BLINCKER, died 22nd
September 1720 aged 18 years. Also the above Sarah Blincker died 1744 aged 64
years. Also Susanna, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth BAYLY died (September)
1756 aged 27 years. Also Sarah, daughter of above, died 9th February 1799 aged
180. Thomasine, daughter of Thomas and Thomasine FREEMAN, died
December 1723 aged 30 years.
181. Robert SMALL died 22nd December 1763 aged 50 years. Also
Francis, William, Susanna, Thomas, Robert and Sampson. Susanna died December
1745 aged 9 weeks. Thomas died 20th July 1750 aged 3 months. Robert died 4th
December 1752 aged 13 months. Sampson died 28th May 1754 aged 20 months. William
died 18th July 1761 aged 19 years.
182. Mary SMALL died 15th August 1730 aged 50 years. Also
Francis Small, husband of above, died 16th December 1753 aged 85 years.
183. William SAUNDER, mariner, died 24th October 1705 aged 66
184. Jeremiah PHILPOTT died 24th November 1717 aged 54 years.
Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 9th October 1747 aged 85 years.
185. George, son of George and Elizabeth PHILPOTT, died
February 19th 1746 aged 21 years. Elizabeth, daughter of George Philpott, died
20th December 1769 aged 81 years.
186. Mary Philpott died 16th February 1774 aged 82 years.
187. Cuthbert FARLESS died 22nd October 1720 aged 75 years.
188. Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth KNOWLER,
died 27th July 1708 aged 15 years.
189. Martha, wife of Richard KNOWLER, died 14th January 1711
aged 34 years.
190. Robert, son of Robert FOAT, died 14th October 1724 aged
191. Stephen HOOPER died 17th May 1744 aged 72 years.
192. Captain William HOOPER died 5th December 1765 aged 65
years. Also Sarah, wife of above, died 15th March 1764 aged 60 years.
193. Robert FOAT died 16th April 1722 aged 84 years.
194. Edward CANNEY died 8th June 1795 aged 20 years. *Also
Sarah, daughter of Edward and Jane Canney, died 4th May 1786 aged 8 weeks. Also
Elizabeth Bax Canney died 13th May 1794 aged 57 years.
195. Mary, wife of George MARTIN, died 10th January 1727 aged
196. Martha, wife of Roger CURLING (buried 10th September)
1706 aged 41 years.
197. Aliscey, wife of Thomas HOOPER, died July (buried 17th
July 1762) aged 20 years. Also Thomas, son of Thomas and Alice Hooper, died 30th
December 1764 aged 2 years 3 months. Mary, second wife of above, died 24th
December 1772 aged 40 years. Also 2 children, Jane and Frances, who died in
198. Frances, wife of William DOWDING, died 18th December 1773
aged 72 years. Also Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary HOOPER, died 18th January
1782 aged 16 years. Also the above Thomas Hooper died 24th September 1783 aged
63 years. Also Roger, son of above, died 1st October 1809 aged 37 years. Also
Mary, daughter of above Thomas Hooper, died 20th November 1844 aged 78 years.
199. Adam COXEN died 24th November 1781 aged 69 years. Also
Jane, wife of above, died 27th October 1809 aged 93 years. Also Jane NAIRNE died
30th April 1807 aged 57 years. Also Jane Nairne, daughter of above, died 29th
May 1817 aged 31 years.
200. Sarah, wife of John SMITH, died 24th December 1729, aged
39 years. Also the above John Smith died 24th May 1768 aged 78 years. Left issue
7 sons and 2 daughters.
201. Richard HOOPER died 26th February 1720 aged 63 years.
Left issue 3 sons and 4 daughters. Also Mary, wife of above, died 17th October
1728 aged 73 years. Also Nicholas, son of above, and Jane, his wife. She died
25th January 1764 aged 67 years. He died 23rd September 1773 aged 77 years. Also
Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Jane Hooper, died 10th August 1781 aged 60 years.
Also Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Sarah, died 26th August 1777 (buried August
31st) aged 25 years.
202. Daniel CURLING died 27th March 1782 aged 52 years. Also
Jane Curling, relict of above, died 30th March 1790 aged 56 years. Also George,
son of above, died 21st August 1815 aged 56 years. Also Elizabeth Curteis, wife
of above George Curling, died 17th February 1821 aged 51 years.
203. Jane, second wife of William HOOPER, died 3rd December
1782 aged 54 years. Also two children, William and Jane (removed from a vault at
the other side of the path – Cozens, p.63). Also Mary, daughter of Stephen
HOLMAN, died 27th April 1802 aged 1 year 10 months. Also the above William
Hooper died 26th April 1810 aged 85 years.
204. Elizabeth, wife of William SPENCER, died 31st July 1743
aged 59 years. Also the above William Spencer died May 1757 aged 74 years. Also
three children, Silvester, Elizabeth and John. Also Mary TOMSON, daughter of
above (wife of Lewis Tomson) died 6th November (buried 12th November) 1803 aged
205. Thomas, son of Edward and Ann SPENCER, died 27th May 1757
aged 16 years. Also three sons and three daughters who died in infancy. Also
Robert CURLING, Junior, grandson of above, died on his passage from Jamaica 9th
November 1799, aged 29 years. Also Edward Spencer, son of above, died at sea
17th August 1771, aged 26 years.
206. Francis, son of Francis and Mary COXEN, died 6th February
1704 aged ../ months.
207. Martha BAILEY died March 1701 (age gone).
208. Martha, wife of William PEPPER, aged 26 years, buried
11th November 1705. Elizabeth and Sarah, daughters of above.
209. William PEPPER died 15th April 1746 aged 73 years.
210. Mary, widow of Anthony HOOPER, Junior, died 6th March
1785 aged 33 years. Also their daughter who died in infancy. Also Laura,
daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth Hooper, died 27th September 1810 aged 13
years. Also Elizabeth, wife of John NETHERSELL, died 2nd June 1831 aged 82
211. John ROBERTS died 13th March 1741 aged 67 years. Also
John Roberts COOPER, son of William and Margaret Cooper, died October 1779 aged
23 years. Also the above William Cooper died 10th September 1783 aged 67 years.
Also Margaret, wife of Richard BURBANK, died 2nd June 1784 aged 33 years. Also
the above Margaret Cooper died 29th December 1789 aged 67 years.
212. Hannah, wife of John EASTLAND, died 29th August 1754 aged
57 years. Also the above John Eastland died 23rd January 1764 aged 64 years.
213. Mary CLEVELAND died 7th December 1767 aged 61 years.
214. John DUNKIN died 21st October 1761 aged 65 years. Also
Mary, wife of above, died 29th February 1788 aged 89 years. Also Elizabeth and
Mary, daughters of above. Elizabeth died 2nd September 1739 aged 20 months. Mary
died 9th September 1739 aged 3 years.
215. Susanna, wife of John DUNKIN, died September 1773 aged 29
years. Also Hannah, daughter of above, died 26th November 1770 aged 7 years.
Also the above John Dunkin died December 1788 aged 50 years.
216. Martha, daughter of Daniel and Mary HOOPER, died 8th May
1793 aged 23 years. Also Sarah, daughter of above, died 7th August 1801 aged 30
years 9 months. Also the above Daniel Hooper died 10th July 1803 aged 75 years
10 months. Also Daniel, only son of above, died 12th January 1838 aged 31 years.
Also Ann WINTER, relict of above, widow of Samuel Winter, of Southwood House,
died 12th January 1838 aged 65 years. Also Daniel, son of last named Daniel
Hooper, died 9th May 1853 aged 55 years.
217. Mary, wife of George HOOPER, died 22nd November 1748 aged
56 years. Also Jane, wife of William Hooper, Junior, died 22nd November 1761
aged 32 years. Also George, son of above William Hooper, died 2nd December 1765
aged 4 years. Also Martha, wife of Richard GARRETT, daughter of George and Mary
Hooper, died 24th April 1767 aged 48 years. Also the above George Hooper died
4th October 1768 aged 78 years. Also William and Jane, children of above William
Hooper. William died 23rd December 1769 aged 3 years. Jane died 11th February
1770 aged 2 years. Also Mary, daughter of Daniel and Mary Hooper, died 15th July
1780 aged 12 years. Also Mary, wife of above Daniel Hooper, died 2nd August 1783
aged 40 years. Also their son Lewis (Tomson) Hooper died 3rd November 1783 aged
3 months 6 days.
218. Mary, wife of Richard KEMP, died 10th September 1789 aged
59 years. Also in a grave near, Captain Richard Kemp, died 12th January 1820
aged 84 years.
219. Ann, wife of Captain Thomas ABBOTT, died 17th August 1728
aged 39 years, leaving one son and one daughter, viz: Thomas and Mary. Thomas
died 14th November 1729 aged 1 year 4 months. Mary (Anesley) died 17th November
1730 aged 3 years 4 months. (There is a mural monument inside the Abbott
Mausoleum with this inscription and surmounted by Coat of Arms bearing: Parti
per pale, Dexter, gules, a chevron or between three pears stalked of the last.
Sinister, argent upon a pile sable three griffins’ heads erased of the first.
Crest: Out of a Ducal coronet a unicorn’s head or, between two ostrich
feathers argent). Also John and Thomas, son of above Thomas Abbott by Mary, his
wife. John died 13th February 1748 aged 3 years and 10 months. Thomas died 5th
November 1749 aged 8 years 9 months. (In the same Mausoleum is a Mural Monument
inscribed to John and Thomas Abbott, Captain Thomas Abbott, Elizabeth Curteis,
daughter of Captain Thomas and Mary Abbott, and Mary, wife of John Abbott and
daughter of John and Sarah MOSES). Also the above Captain Thomas ABBOTT died 7th
November 1750 aged 60 years, leaving issue Elizabeth and John.
220. Elizabeth, wife of Samuel CURTEIS, died 28th September
1761 aged 20 years. Also their son who died in infancy. Also Mary, wife of John
ABBOTT, died 27th May 1772 aged 36 years, leaving issue Thomas and Elizabeth.
(In the same Mausoleum is a Mural Monument inscribed to John and Thomas Abbott,
Captain Thomas Abbott, Elizabeth Curteis, daughter of Captain Thomas and Mary
Abbott, and Mary, wife of John Abbott and daughter of John and Sarah MOSES).
Also the above Samuel CURTEIS died 13th June 1773 aged 36 years. Also Elizabeth
Curteis, daughter of John Curteis, died 28th July 1781 aged 15 years. Also Mary
LONG, daughter of John ABBOTT, died 1st June 1787 aged 13 years. Also two
infants of John and Mary Abbott. Also Mary Abbott, widow of Captain Thomas
Abbott, died 29th January 1793 aged 80 years, leaving one son, John, who in
1802, inclosed this vault.
221. Charlotte, daughter of John and Mary ABBOTT, died 20th
April 1802 aged 21 years. Also Jane, daughter of above, died 3rd January 1806
aged 14 years. *Also William Henry Abbott, born 17th July 1789, died 18th August
1864 at Brighton, where he was buried. *Also his son, William Henry, born at
Calcutta 30th May 1822, died at Rangoon, British Burmah, 16th July 1869. The
appointment of Registrar to the diocese of Calcutta was held continuously by the
above father and son from the date of arrival there of the first Bishop
(MIDDLETON) in 1814 until 1869, or 55 years.
222. Charlotte ABBOTT, daughter of John Abbott. On an oval
marble tablet: A Tribute of affection to the Memory of Charlotte Abbott,
daughter of John Abbott, Esq. of Canterbury, by Major Henry BECKWITH, of the
32nd Regiment, to whom she was betrothed. She died April 20th 1802, aged 21
years. The remainder of the inscription (apparently verses) illegible.
223. John, son of Captain Thomas ABBOTT, the last of their
children, died 30th May 1822, aged 74 years. Also Mary, relict of above John
Abbott, died 31st December 1837, aged 85 years.
First addition to original Churchyard, beginning at the east
end and working towards the west:
224. Mary, wife of Richard CRACRAFT, Senior, died 10th
September 1769 aged 74 years.
225. Anthony BAYLY, Junior, died 12th April 1771 aged 29
226. Hannah, daughter of Robert and Hannah HORSETTER, died
30th October 1769 aged 15 years. Also the above Robert Horsetter died 3rd
February 1772 aged 48 years.
227. Anthony BAYLEY (buried 11th April) 1700.
228. Susannah, wife of Robert WILLIAMS, died 11th November
229. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary FARRIS, died 6th
November 1769 aged 8 years 6 months. Also John, their son, died 24th September
1770 aged 5 years. Also the above Thomas Farris died 22nd October 1782 aged 60
230. Mary PEACOCK died 2nd January 1772 aged 6 years.
231. John STRIVENS died 17th July 1794 aged 76 years. Also
Susannah, his wife, died January 19th 1794 aged 79 years. Also Mary, their
daughter, died 5th December 1769 aged 18 years. *John, eldest son of above, died
at the Island of Granada, 1784-5, aged 34 years. Sophia, his widow, died 7th
February 1839 aged 80 years. Also their 2 children, Harriet and Susannah, died
in infancy. *Also John, who died at the Island of Tobago, 4th June 1793, aged 15
years. Also Harriet died 27th April 1847 aged 68 years. Also Sophia Strivens
died 2nd September 1854 aged 70 years.
232. William SMALL died 10th May 1771 aged 67 years. Also
Elizabeth, wife of above, died 25th August 1774 aged 71 years. Also Margaret,
widow of Robert Small, died 23rd February 1773 aged (60) years.
233. Emblen, wife of Richard SAYER, died 27th February 1778
aged 62 years. Also Emblen, their daughter, died 25th January 1771 aged 19
years. *Also Richard, son of above, died in infancy. Also the above Richard
Sayer died 6th December 1786 aged 71 years. *Also 4 grandchildren, viz: Ann aged
4 years, Ann, Stead, and George Joshua died in infancy.
234. John EASON died 18th July 1791 aged 57 years.
235. William DEVERSON (buried 19th) November 1770 aged 77
236. Mary, wife of Isaac BUXELL, died December 1769 (buried
15th December) aged 76 years.
237*. James, son of James and Sarah BOWER, died 25th December
1789 aged 9 months.
238. Elizabeth, wife of Daniel ADNETT, died 7th September 1792
aged 63 years. Also the above Daniel Adnett died 20th November 1801 aged 68
239. Hannah, wife of John FARLEY, died 8th November 1772
(buried 12th November) aged 47 years. Also the above John Farley died 1st
(buried 6th October) 1799 aged 71 years.
240. Francis FOWLE, a man of respectable family, of no mean
fortune, and of an inoffensive temper, who having unhappily sacrificed his
youth, and his substance to the vice of others more than to his own, was reduced
to undertake the meanest offices, which he executed several years with uncommon
patience and fidelity, until the 18th May 1776 (buried 23rd May, at 40), when he
died by the kick of a horse and was here interred. Learn reader from this man’s
example, to beware of bad company.
241. Robert SMITH died 1st April 1776 aged 74 years. Also Mary
Smith, relict of above, died 13th June 1789 aged 76 years.
242. Samuel CURTEIS died 10th January 1795 aged 86 years.
243. William FAGG, Senior (buried 15th November) 1776 aged 74
years. Also William, son of above, died 22nd November 1778 aged 42 years. Also
Mary, wife of William Fagg, Senior, died 20th April 1788 aged 82 years. Also
George STONE died 25th September 1801 aged 44 years. Also Elizabeth, his wife,
died 31st July 1812 aged 69 years.
244. Benjamin AUSTEN died 15th June 1784 aged 34 years. Also
two sons and one daughter. Also Jane, widow of above, died 19th January 1837
aged 86 years.
245. John HOPE died 27th November 1784 aged 70 years. Also
Elizabeth, his wife, died April (buried May 5th) 1789 aged 69 years. *Also
George, son of above, died 26th August 1783 aged 1 year 9 months. Also
Elizabeth, daughter of above, died 21st December 1783 aged 5 months.
246. Isaac LEEDS died 4th September 1788 aged 45 years. Also
Mary BELLONCLE, wife of Joseph Belloncle, died 20th July 1815 aged 67 years.
Also the above Joseph BELLONCLE died 11th June 1833 aged 80 years.
247. Richard BIGGENDEN died 27th August 1781 aged 44 years,
leaving one daughter, Sarah. Also Samuel William WATKINS died 24th March 1824
aged 27 years. Also Affra Biggenden, wife of above, died 24th March 1833 aged 92
248. Henry GOODBURN died 4th December 1798 aged 36 years.
249. Thomas CRAMP died 30th June 1785 aged 69 years. Also
Jane, wife of above, died 27th April 1774 aged 40 years. Also Elizabeth,
daughter of above, died in infancy.
250. Thomas BRICE (buried 26th) March 1782 aged 72 years.
251. Peter MARSHALL died 17th August 1789 aged 28 years.
252. Robert Smith Peter COMMERFORD died 15th November 1786
aged 28 years. Left issue by Mary, his wife, Robert S. Commerford, Martin, and
Nicholas William. Also Catherine, their daughter, born 12th April 1784 (buried
29th April) aged 17 days. Also Catherine CRAMP died 6th September 1783 aged 57
years. Also Ann HUBBARD died 8th March 1798 aged 78 years. Also Mary Commerford
died 22nd October 1811 aged 57 years. Also Martin, son of above, died 4th
December 1817 aged 35 years.
253. Martin CRAMP (buried 15th) December 1790 aged 72 years.
Also Ezekiel, son of above, died 24th April 1788 aged 31 years. Also Charlotte,
daughter of above, died 26th June 1813 aged 47 years. Also Ann, wife of John
DAWSON, died 11th November 1809 aged 51 years. Also Martin, son of above, died
10th September 1830 aged 82 years 6 months.
254. John GWYN died 11th June 1789 aged 56 years. Also Mary,
wife of above, died 25th March 1810 aged 67 years. *Also John Gwyn, grandson of
above, died 14th March 1810 aged 3 years 10 months.
255. Daniel FRIEND, Senior, died 30th October 1785 aged 69
years. Left issue John, Daniel and George. Also Mary, wife of above, died 27th
February 1801 aged 85 years.
256. Susanna WEBBER, daughter of Samuel and Mary Webber, died
6th February 1791 aged 6 years 9 months. *Also Stephen, son of above, died at
Barbadoes, 30th August 1805 aged 16 years. Also Mary, wife of above, died 25th
February 1815 aged 64 years. Also the above Samuel Webber died 3rd July 1820
aged 73 years.
257. Richard CLUNN died 20th June 1794 aged 66 years. Left
issue three children, John, Sarah and Mary. Also (Sarah), wife of above, died
17th September 1796 aged 70 years. Also Mary, wife of John FLEMING, daughter of
above, died 21st December 1800 aged 36 years.
258. Richard ASHENDEN died 9th November 1777 aged 72 years.
Also Elizabeth, wife of above (buried 7th March) 1800 aged 96 years.
259. Thomas PHILPOTT, Junior, died 4th March (1784) aged 25
260. Martha, daughter of John and Elizabeth PENNEY (buried
23rd February) 1794 aged 14 years. Also the above John Penney died 9th November
1821 aged 76 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died (date and age entirely
261. Ann, wife of Stephen NEW, died (buried 20th December)
1799 aged 48 years.
262. Susanna, wife of Daniel GRAY died 6th April 1795 aged 80
263. Elizabeth, wife of John GIBBENS, died 30th March 1794
aged 62 years. Also Stephen, son of above, died 25th October 1800 aged 28 years.
Also the above John Gibbens died 6th September 1810 aged 79 years.
264. Martha GIBBENS died 23rd June 1817 aged 52 years.
265. Charles (Francois) DAUPHIN died 31st August 1795 aged 29
266. Mary Ann, daughter of James and Mary KELSELL died 6th
February 1790 aged 9 months. Also Charlotte, daughter of above, died August
(buried 4th September 1791) aged 3 months. Also George, son of John and (Anna
Maria) WIGHT, died 4th September 1811 aged 8 months.
267. James BISHOP died 4th April 1793 aged 27 years. Also John
Roberts BRISTOW died 29th September 1799 aged 1 year.
268. Mary, wife of Richard STEVENS, died 26th March 1795 aged
63 years. Also the above Richard Stevens died December 1810 (buried January 2nd
1811) aged 85 years. Also Richard, son of George and Mary Stevens, died 17th
December 1816 aged 52 years. Also George, son of George and Mary Stevens, died
9th February 1867 aged 80 years.
269. John, son of George and Mary STEVENS, died 3rd December
1791 aged 6 years. Also Mary, wife of above, died 16th September 1803 aged 42
years. John Stevens drowned at sea 18th July 1814 aged 21 years. William
Lancefield Stevens died 30th September 1817 aged 20 years. Also the above George
Stevens died 2nd January 1847 aged 85 years.
270. John BUCKETT and Ann, his wife. She died 27th April 1790,
he died 28th April 1790, aged 70 years each.
271. Francis TAYLOR died 9th December 1799 aged 29 years.
East side of central path:
272. George KENNARD died 4th June 1776 aged 45 years. Also
Hammond Kennard died 21st October 1780 aged 78 years. Also Elizabeth, daughter
of George Kennard, died 3rd January 1797 aged 26 years.
273. Sarah, daughter of Walter and Sarah GRIFFEN, died 10th
July 1775 aged 18 years.
274. Ann, daughter of John and Mary (Ann) FULLER, died 20th
September 1777 aged 17 years.
275. Ann COCK died 7th October 1797 aged 28 years.
276. J.B. 1783.
277. John DOUGHTY died 9th October 1798 aged 44 years.
278. (Elizabeth HUDDLE) died 12th August 1798 aged 26 years.
279. (Michael Joseph) NOVOSIELSKI died April 1795 aged 45
years. *Also James George Novosielski, lost in the "Lutine" Frigate
10th October 1799.
280. Mary, wife of Thomas SPURGEN, died 16th May 1789 aged 45
years. Also two daughters, viz: Frances, died 28th December 1788 aged 13 years,
and Elizabeth Trafford, died 5th November 1789 aged 8 months. Also the above
Thomas Spurgen died 5th April 1800 aged 79 years. Also Susannah, daughter of
above, died 9th October 1808 aged 21 years.
281. William SPOTTISWOODE died 26th September 1800 aged 18
282. George HOWARD died 10th March 1799 aged 22 years.
283. Jenny, (wife of Joseph) DUPLOCK, died 1st October 1795
aged 20 years.
284. Sarah, wife of Joseph DUPLOCK, died 7th October 1800,
aged 40 years.
285. Joseph MAYO died 22nd October 1789 aged 61 years.
286. Mary, wife of Thomas BUSHELL, died 3rd October 1780 aged
51 years. Also the above Thomas Bushell died 16th May 1781 aged 48 years. Also
George, son of above, died 16th March 1795 aged 30 years. *Also Daniel Hitchings,
son of above, died 4th May …./ aged 68 years.
287. John, son of James and Susanna AUSTEN, died 12th October
1791 aged 7 weeks. Also 4 children of above died 1795, viz: Susanna died April
26th aged 1 year 7 months. John died April 29th aged 2 years 7 months. Ann
(buried 5th) May aged 4 years 11 months. Elizabeth died 28th October aged 11
288. Sarah, widow of Henry TICKNOR, died 7th September 1796
aged 72 years. Also Denne (son of Daniel Hitchings and Mary) BUSHELL, died 7th
July 1798 aged 15 weeks.
289. Thomasine, wife of Daniel CURLING, died 1st March 1778
aged 35 years. Also the above Daniel Curling died 1st August 1818 aged 89 years.
290. Stephen HOOPER died 5th January 1783 aged 69 years. Also
5 children, viz: Mary (buried 30th July) 1741 aged 3 years. 2nd Mary (buried
15th December) 1744 aged 21 days. Edward Read (buried 30th January) 1747 aged 15
months. Stephen (buried 7th May) 1748 aged 5 years 3 months. Mary died 5th May
1753 aged 2 years 8 months. Also Zacariah WITHERDEN (buried 20th) October 1782
aged 42 years. Also 4 of his children, viz: Sarah (buried 23rd) January 1771
aged 2 months 26 days. Mary died 15th December 1771 aged 2 years 4 months.
Zacariah (buried December 5th) 1773 aged 2 years 6 weeks. Zacariah died 25th
October 1779 aged 3 years 6 months. Also Daniel Witherden, brother of above
Zacariah, died 25th August 1785 aged 50 years. Also Sarah, wife of above Stephen
Hooper, died 26th July 1800 aged 86 years. Also Sarah BOURN died 25th November
1813 aged 72 years. Also Barman Bourn died 19th July 1831 aged 86 years. Also
Edward Read (son of Robert and Mary) SKEEN, died 10th May 1791 aged 8 weeks.
Also John Bourn Skeen died 1st September 1792 aged 3 months. Also Adeliza Skeen
died 5th December 1800 aged 1 year 7 months.
292. Three daughters of Thomas and Hannah LITHERED: Catherine,
wife of Henry TWYMAN (buried 27th April) 1770 aged 60 years. Judith, wife of
Peter DAVID, died 1st December 1770 aged 47 years. Ann died 25th April 1775 aged
57 years. Also Sarah SPENCER (buried 6th January) 1781 aged 21 years. Also the
above Peter David died 2nd January 1804 aged 71 years.
293. Elizabeth GOUGER died June (buried July 5th) 1770 aged 81
years. Also Rebecca (wife of Francis) SMALL, died March (buried April 5th) 1793
aged 86 years. Also John Gouger died 7th August 1809 aged 83 years. Also Mary
Gouger, relict of above, died 19th April 1825 aged 89 years.
294. Mary, wife of William STOCK, died 17th September 1771
aged 50 years, leaving issue one son and 3 daughters, viz: James, Mary, Mercy
and Elizabeth. Also 2 sons, William and Henry. Also the above William STOCK died
4th January 1774 aged 55 years. Also James, son of above William and Mary Stock,
died 25th September 1831 aged 89 years. Also 2 children, viz: Henry and Mercy.
Also Mercy, wife of James Stock, died 12th December 1835 aged 88 years. Left
issue one son and 2 daughters. Arms: Parti per chevron ermine, in chief argent,
in base a chevron; impaling, ermine, on a chevron 3 pears, on a canton a
crescent for difference. [Cozens, p.65].
295. Peter (MACKLAURIN) died 18th September 1787 aged 58
296. Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas HILLS, died 4th November 1777
aged 53 years. Also 2 children, viz: Elizabeth (buried November 5th) 1777 aged
15 years. Mary died 22nd November 1777 aged 17 years. Also the above Nicholas
Hills died 16th August 1800, aged 67 years.
West side of central path.
297. Hammond, son of George and Judith KENNARD, died 11th
November 1799 aged 14 weeks. Also John died 2nd May 1819 aged 2 years 9 months.
Also George, son of above, died 28th November 1820 aged 23 years. Also Dorothy,
daughter of above, died 4th September 1822 aged 20 years. Also the above Judith
Kennard died 2nd February 1823 aged 48 years.
298. George SMITH died 15th July 1793 aged 56 years.
299. Thomas Jonas, son of William and Jane SUTTON (buried
25th) October 1777 aged 13 years.
300. Joseph STEAD died 26th July 1787 aged 59 years. Also Ann,
wife of above, died 18th April 1788 aged 55 years. Also Jane, daughter of above
(buried 23rd December 1770) aged 9 years. Also Jacob, son of above, died 23rd
March 1782 aged 28 years. Also 2 children who died in infancy. Also Mary Ann,
daughter of above, died 2nd December 1839 aged 84 years. Also Ann, daughter of
above, died 30th April 1840 aged 80 years.
301. Sarah, wife of John OAKLEY, died 29th November 1786 aged
47 years. Also the above John Oakley, Lieut. R.N., died 4th June 1790 aged 57
years. Also George, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Oakley, died 5th October 1816
aged 9 months 13 days.
302. M.A.F. (FARLEY), H.A.F. (Farley), (infants). 1794.
303. John DALE died 28th May 1782 aged 21 years. Also (EVE,
widow of William) Dale, mother of above, died 11th September 1809 aged 87 years.
304*. Thomas ELVERY died 30th June 1786 aged 45 years.
305. Thomas DAVID of Topsham, County Devon, (buried October
21st) 1798 (aged 44 years).
306. Anne, wife of Edward WOOTTON, died 20th January 1783 aged
58 years. Also the above Edward Wootton (buried 1st February) 1792 aged 74
years. Also Eliza (daughter of Thomas and Judith), granddaughter of above, died
4th July 1799 aged 2 years.
307. John Mayner (son of William and Elizabeth) TERRY (buried
April 24th 1791) aged 17 years.
308. Nicolas TERRY died 18th December 1783 aged 26 years. Also
his sister Elizabeth (daughter of Nicholas and Mary) died 23rd July 1781 aged 20
years. Also William, brother of above, died 17th February 1833 aged 86 years.
309. Mary, wife of Tyro GRIGSON, surgeon, died September
(buried October 7th) 1786 (aged 44 years). Also the above Tyro Grigson died
(buried 17th) July 1793 aged 65 years. *Also Richard Thomas and Richard Thomas,
sons of above and Mary Fairway Grigson.
310. John CLADINGBOLL died 28th December 1781 aged 59 years.
311. Elizabeth, wife of Henry CULL, died 23rd March 1793 aged
60 years. Also Mary, daughter of above, died 21st July 1808 aged 47 years. Also
the above Henry Cull died 11th January 1822 aged 87 years. Also Sarah, daughter
of above, and wife of John PHILPOTT, died 20th September 1822 aged 48 years.
Also the above John Philpott died 23rd June 1864 aged 89 years.
312. William, son of William and Elizabeth RICKETT, of Oxford
Street, London, died 16th September 1785 aged 17 years.
313. Margaret, daughter of John and Martha MILL, of Hackney,
died 19th July 1799 aged 3 years 3 months.
314. Mrs Susanna (wife of Robert) GEORGE, died 4th April 1786
aged 55 years. Also Mr Robert George died 11th May 1790 aged 64 years. Also
Sarah, daughter of above and wife of George W. BOURN, died 28th May 1814 aged 44
315. George BOURN died 29th June 1787 aged 56 years. Also
Elizabeth, widow of above, died 17th November 1788 aged 56 years.
316. Sarah, daughter of Peter and Mary SMITH, died 4th October
1765 aged 2 years. Also Thomas, son of above (buried July 2nd) 1773 aged 5
years. Also the above Mary Smith died 16th October 1781 aged 51 years. Also the
above Peter Smith died 18th January 1783 aged 58 years.
317. James, son of Thomas and Ann BULLOCK, born 13th March
1770, died 21st January 1781.
318. Captain John CURLING died 21st September 1779 aged 69
years. Also Catherine Curling, relict of above, died 23rd March 1791 aged 82
years. Also Elizabeth, granddaughter of above, died at Margate 19th June 1844.
One side of stone "Tomb of John Curling, born 1710, died (buried September
25th) 1779". Arms: Or, on a pile gules, a leopord’s head, Jessant-de-lis,
of the field. Crest: out of a mural crown, or, a dragon’s head, erased, vert,
ducally gorged and lined, fire issuant from the mouth ppr.
319. Daniel John, and George, son of Daniel and Ann WOOD. Also
Joseph, their son, died 24th May 1772 aged 12 years.
320. John JONES, of Manston, died ../ January (buried 10th
January) 1795 aged 35 years. Also on the left are Valentine, William and Mary
Jones. Also Mary (widow of Valentine), mother of above, died 7th March 1799 aged
74 years. Also Stephen, uncle to above John Jones, died 4th January 1797 aged 68
321. William FOX died 26th December 1770 aged 46 years.
322. Henry WITHERDEN die d9th March 1773 aged 61 years. Also
Sarah, wife of above, died 2nd February 1783 aged 59 years. Also Elizabeth,
daughter of above, died 7th November 1830 aged 67 years.
323. Robert WITHERDEN died 31st August 1769 aged 54 years.
Also Susanna, wife of above, died 12th November 1774 aged 59 years. Left issue 2
sons and 2 daughters, Sarah, Robert, Ann and Francis. Also Elizabeth, daughter
of Robert and Jane Witherden, died 4th September 1789 aged 18 months.
324. D’Este Mausoleum. South side: Sacred to the beloved
memory of The Right Honorable Thomas WILDE, 1st Baron TRURO, who began his
professional life as an attorney, by great talent, perseverance, and integrity,
unaided by patronage, became Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas,
and afterwards Lord High Chancellor of England. Born 7th day of July 1782, died
11th November 1855. He had by his first marriage with Mary WILEMAR three sons,
the eldest of whom died in infancy, and one daughter. By his second wife Augusta
Emma D’ESTE he left no issue. In this tomb are also enclosed the remains of
The Right Honourable Augusta Emma, Baroness Truro, widow of Thomas, 1st Baron
Truro. And only daughter of Augustus Frederick, Duke of SUSSEX, who died on the
21st day of May 1866. "May God mercifully receive her soul".
On the west side of ditto: Erected by Augustus Frederick D’ESTE,
to receive the mortal remains of his venerated and loved mother, the Lady
Augusta MURRAY, 2nd daughter of John, Earl of DUNMORE. Married at Rome on the
4th day of April, A.D. 1793, to His Royal Highness, Prince Augustus Frederick,
afterwards Duke of SUSSEX, 6th son of His Majesty KING GEORGE THE THIRD, a
subsequent marriage was solemnized at St George’s Church, Hanover Square,
London. Both marriages were held invalid in England, as contrary to an Act of
Parliament entitled "The Royal Marriage Act". Here also repose the
remains of Augustus Frederick D’Este, the only son of Lady Augusta, and His
Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex. Born 13th January 1794, died 18th December
North side of ditto: On this side are deposited the remains of
John, 4th Earl of DUNMORE, died March 1809, and of his Countess, the Lady
Charlotte STEWART, daughter of Alexander, 6th Earl of CALLAWAY, died November
325. Cozens, No.62, p.65. On a Mural Monument against the
south side of the Church: Mr Nathaniel AUSTEN, of Ramsgate, died 24th October
1784 aged 73 years. Also Judith COXEN, wife of Mr John Coxen, died 10th July
1784 aged 64 years. Also Captain John Austen died 18th February 1786 aged 47
years. Arms: A chevron between three lions’ paws erased.
326. Cozens, No.63, p.66. On a Mural Monument at west end of
Churchyard: Mr John BRATHERY, Junior of Ramsgate, died 19th October 1766 aged
(51) years. Jane, late wife of John QUINCE, died October 1st 1786 aged 68 years.
327. Cozens, No.65, p.66. Adjoining the last. Hannah, wife of
Thomas LITHERED, died September 17th 1741 aged 57 years. Thomas Lithered (buried
29th November) 1753 aged 46. John died October 26th 1755 aged 46. Hannah JOAD
died 14th December 1756 aged 44. The above Thomas Lithered died November 7 1759
aged 77 years.
The Mural Monuments and tablets within the Church
Death levels man – the wicked and the just,
The wise, the weak, lie blended in the dust;
And by the honours dealt to every name,
The King of Terrors seems to level fame – George Crabbe
"There are now sixty seven tablets and mural monuments
upon the walls within the church, of which the sixteen only then existing, were
described by Cozen in his "Tour through the Isle of Thanet" in 1793;
he also mentions two tablets which I have been unable to discover, and which I
have included at the end of this chapter, for the sake of preserving their
inscriptions. The coats of arms, where emblazoned, have been carefully
described, and compared where possible with the arms now borne by the
descendants of those commemorated.
The inscriptions are literal transcriptions, almost line by
line, of the originals; and from the care bestowed upon them will be found to be
perfectly accurate in every particular, and in every case have been brought down
South Chapel. In the South Chapel, upon the north wall:
328 . Upon a tablet of black and white marble: "In a
vault beneath are deposited the remains of Robert SMALL, Esquire, of Upton
House, Kent, who departed this life on the xxv May MDCCCX, aged xxxii
329 . On a mural monument of white marble: "In memory
of Sarah, wife of Mr Adam SPENCER, who, dying July ye 2nd 1745 in the 57th year
of her age, was deposited with three children in a vault near this place,
waiting for a joyful resurrection. She was by Mr Adam Spencer the mother of 9
children, of whom 4 only survive. Also, of the abovesaid Mr Adam Spencer,
merchant, who died the 23rd of May 1757 aged 68. Also of Ann Spencer, relict of
George Spencer, youngest son of the above Adam Spencer, who died on the 6th of
December 1821 in the 95th year of her age. Also in Memory of George HARDY,
Esquire, who died the 18th day of August 1786 aged 67 years, and of Ann his wife
(daughter of Adam Spencer the elder) who died the 1st day of March 1795 aged 76
years. Likewise of William & Lucy Curtis HARDY, two infant children of
George Tickner Hardy, Esquire. Also the above George Tickner Hardy, Esquire, who
was born 26th of May 1758 and died 19th of June 1801. Also of Sarah, wife of the
above, who died 28th of December 1838 aged 81 years." ARMS, upon two
shields: The dexter for HARDY, Argent, on a bend engrailed gules, a crescent
between two leopards’ heads of the first; on a chief azure, three catherine
wheels, or. For Crest, an eagle’s head bendy of four, argent and sable,
between two wings the dexter or, the sinister gules, in the beak a pansy flower
proper, stalked and leaved vert. THE SINISTER FOR SPENCER, Parti per pale,
quarterly 1st & 4th. Argent; 2nd & 3rd Gules, a fret, or, over all on a
bend, sable, three escallops of the first. Impaling Barry of six, azure and
gules, a chief ermine.
330 . Beneath the above monument is a tablet of white
marble with a black border, upon which is inscribed: "Beneath this tablet
are deposited the remains of Ann, wife of William SPENCER, Esquire, and daughter
of the above George and Ann Spencer, who died on the 25th of March 1823 aged 64
years, and of Mary, the only child of the above named William and Ann Spencer,
who died on the 7th day of July 1864 aged 71 years. For ever with the
Lord." Above are the Royal Arms of KING GEORGE II, and dated 1729.
331 . Upon a white marble tablet: "In a vault in the
churchyard near the southeast corner of this Chancel are deposited the remains
of John FAGG, of Ramsgate, gentleman, who died on the 27th day of December 1795
aged 67 years. Also the remains of his Father and Mother, James Fagg, who died
on the 6th day of May 1762. Sarah Fagg, who died on the 1st day of February
332 . Upon a tablet of black and white marble, beneath an
urn: "Near this place are deposited the remains of the Revd. William ABBOT,
B.D., of Ramsgate, Prebendary of York and formerly Fellow and Tutor of St John’s
College, Cambridge, who died on the 15th day of January 1826 aged 92 years. Also
of Jane his wife, who died on the 28th day of March 1814 aged 72 years. ARMS.
Gules, three Pears or, between a chevron of the same.
On the north side of the East Window in the same Chapel.
333 . Upon a black and white marble tablet: "In a
family vault beneath this tablet are deposited the mortal remains of Mary
Rebecca, second daughter of Colonel CONY, of Walpole Hall, Norfolk, who died the
27th of February 1836 in the 60th year of her age. Also the mortal remains of
John SICKLEMORE, Esquire, of Wetheringsett, Suffolk, who departed this life the
5th of February 1837 in the 81st year of his age. Universally respected and
esteemed, leaving to deplore his loss, his widow Ann, third daughter of the
above Colonel Cony, and two sons, John Cony, Lieut. in the Royal Navy, and the
Rev. George WILSON, Vicar of this Parish. In the Parliaments of 1654, etc. his
ancestors represented the County of Suffolk, and Borough of Ipswich, and were
faithful supporters of the Monarchy."
On the south side of the East Window in the same Chapel.
334 . On a black marble tablet: "In a vault near this
place lies interred the body of Mr Nathaniel AUSTEN, of Ramsgate, who departed
this life the 24th of October 1784 aged 73 years. Also the body of Judith COXEN,
wife of Mr John Coxen, who died the 10th of July 1784 aged 64 years. And also
the body of Captain John Austen, who departed this life the 18th of February
1786 aged 47 years. Also Mrs Mary Austen, widow of the above named Nathaniel
Austen, who died October the 28th 1792 aged 78 years. Also the above Mr John
Coxen, who died August 19th 1799 aged 82 years. Also of George Austen, Esquire,
youngest son of the above Nathaniel and Mary Austen, born 17th of December 1755,
died the 4th of April 1827." At the bottom is carved a Shield of Arms,
bearing: Or, a chevron gules between three lions jambs erased and erect sable,
clawed gules. For Crest, On a Mural Crown or, a stag sejant argent, attired
Upon the south wall of the South Chapel, beneath the
escutcheon of the Austen family.
335 . Upon a white marble tablet: "In the family vault
of this church are deposited the remains of Nathaniel AUSTEN, of Ramsgate,
Esquire, who departed this life on the 4th day of August 1818 aged 73 years,
leaving a wife and five children to lament their irreparable loss. Requiescat in
Pace. In the same vault is also interred Sarah, relict of the above Nathaniel
Austen. She died on the 12th day of July 1839 aged 85 years, and was the last
surviving daughter and coheiress of Thomas COBB, Esquire, formerly of Sadler’s
Hall, London, and of Lichfield." At the bottom of the tablet is carved a
Shield of Arms, bearing, Or, a chevron gules between three lions jambs erased,
and erect sable, clawed gules, surmounted by a shield of pretence bearing
argent, a chevron gules between three cocks of the last ppr., combs and wattles
336 . Upon a mural monument of black and white marble
surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing, Gules, a saltire, or, between four
Garbes of the last, for READ. "Near this place lies buried the body of
Margaret, the wife of Martin Read and daughter of John and Mercy CURLING, of
Chilton, who departed this life the 16th day of December 1753 in the 44th year
of her age. Also two of their children, viz: Edward and Mercy, who died in their
infancy. Here lies also the remains of Catherine, wife of T.H.G. SNOWDEN,
daughter of Richard and Mary TOMSON, and grand daughter of Captain Martin Read,
who died August the 24th 1837 aged 30 years, after a series of afflictions borne
with the most exemplary fortitude. In the same vault are deposited the remains
of William Tomson, Esquire, second son of the above Richard and Mary Tomson.
Also Captain Martin Read who died the 21st of December 1792 aged 83 years.
Likewise Mary, wife of the above Captain Martin Read, who died the 15th of May
1806 aged 63 years."
337 . Upon a black and white marble tablet, beneath the
above: "Sacred to the Memory of Richard Read TOMSON, late a lieutenant 51st
(K.O.) Light Infantry, who died at the Curragh, Kildare, Ireland, June the 26th
1871 aged 27 years. Erected by his brother officers as a mark of their esteem
338 . Over the South east door, upon a white marble
tablet, ornamented with Caen Stone: "In the family vault near this place
are deposited the remains of Edward Giles TOMSON, third son of William and
Harriett Tomson, who died on the 10th of August 1867 aged 20 years. Also of
Richard Read Tomson, 51st King’s own Light Infantry, second son of the above
William and Harriett Tomson, who died on the 26th of June 1871 aged 27 years.
Also the above named Harriett Tomson, wife of William Tomson, who died on the
8th of August 1878 aged 62 years. Also of Thomas Charles Tomson, youngest son of
the above William and Harriet Tomson, who died on the 15th of March 1883 aged 27
339 . On a mural monument of white marble, surmounted by a
Shield of Arms, bearing – Sable, a lion rampant argent, within eight cross
crosslets of the same. For Crest, a lion’s head erased. "In memory of
Captain Martin LONG, many years commander of a ship in the Russian and
Mediterranean trade, and at his death, Captain of the Militia, of the Port of
Ramsgate, who died May the 6th 1751 in the 65th year of his age. This monument
was erected in the same year by his sister Elizabeth Long, by whom ten shillings
is to be annually given to keep it clean. Mrs Elizabeth Long, sister of Captain
Martin Long, died the 27th of August 1753 aged 58 years. Mrs Catherine ABBOT,
widow of Mr William Abbot, and sister of Captain Martin Long, died January the
2nd 1779 in the 87th year of her age. Martin Abbot, son of the Revd. William
Abbot and Jane his wife, died May the 17th 1793 aged 17 years."
340 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black marble
border: "Sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth Long ABBOT (youngest daughter of
the Revd. William Abbot and Jane, his wife) who was born February 13th 1783 and
died September 6th 1810, after having sustained a long illness with Christian
patience and resignation."
341 . Beneath a beautifully carved, recessed effigy of a
recumbent female figure asleep, worked in marble by T. WOOLNER, R.A., is
inscribed: "Henrietta Elizabeth, daughter of John Ashley WARRE, Esquire of
West Cliff, and wife of James Anthony FROUDE, died February 12th 1874, aet.
342 . Upon the south wall of South Transept upon a black
and white marble tablet: "Sacred to the Memory of Mr George LOUCH, who died
the 29th of April 1811 aged 65 years. Also Mrs Ann LOUCH, relict of the above,
died August 29th 1822 aged 73 years."
343 . Upon a black and white marble tablet: "Near
this tablet are deposited the remains of Henry Stephenson ASHTON, Esquire, of
Walthamstow, Essex, who departed this life on the 23rd of January 1823 in the
36th year of his age."
344 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border:
"Elizabeth Anne, the infant daughter of Timothy Abraham CURTIS, Esquire and
Harriett Margaret, his wife, of Southgate, Middlesex, died the 4th of December
1822 aged 1 year and 5 months. ‘Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven’, Mark
345 . Upon the west wall of the South Transept, upon a
handsome mural Monument, emblazoned with Shields of Arms as follows: Above all
for SPRACLINGE Sable, four leopard’s faces or, between a cross saltire ermine.
Crest, From a wreath, a wolf’s head erased sable, tufted, armed or, and
ducally gorged of the last. Upon the dexter side of the tablet the same, and
upon the sinister side, the same party per pale with *or, a chevron gules,
between three bulls passant sable, langued and horned gules. For OXENDEN.
"Here lyethe Robert SPRACLINGE, the eldest sonn of Nicolas Spraclinge,
gentelma; whiche Nicolas had fowre sonnes, Robert, John, Leonard and Luke, and
had one daughter, whose name was Alse. Robert SPRACLINGE, gentelman, had fowre
sonnes, Nicolas, Adam, Luke and John; whiche Adam was founder of this Monument;
he had also five daughters, Marie, Eve, Margeret, Judethe and Rachell, and dyed
the xv daye of Maye, in the year of our Lorde 1590." Below this inscription
is engraved upon the tablet, the figure of a man in armour, lying in the
recumbent position, with his hands in an attitude of prayer, and beneath is
written "Garde promesse fidelement." *The Blazon is so on the
Monument, and Hasted also so gives it, evidently copying the error from this
Monument. The correct arms are given in the original grant, which see; also the
346 . Upon the west wall of the same Transept, but upon
the north of the arch, upon an oval white marble tablet: "Sacred to the
memory of Anna Eliza WILSON, eldest daughter of the Revd. William Worcester
Wilson, D.D., late Vicar of Deptford, who departed this life March the 12th 1792
aged 36 years."
347 . Beneath the above, upon an oval white marble tablet:
"To the memory of Jane, wife of Francis FREELING, Esquire, of the General
Post Office, London, who died at Ramsgate, on the 4th day of May 1796 aged 33
years. She sustained a severe illness of considerable duration, with the
fortitude and resignation of a true Christian."
348 . Upon the south wall of the South Aisle, upon a plain
mural Monument, surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing, Quarterly, 1st and 4th
for GIBSON, gules a fess argent between three leaves two and one, vert. 2nd and
3rd azure, three curlews proper. "To the Memory of Mary, the beloved wife
of John GIBSON, of Ramsgate, and daughter of George CURLING, of West Hatch, in
the County of Essex, Esquire. She departed this life deservedly regretted, on
the 21st day of August 1785 in the 26th year of her age."
349 . Upon the same wall, upon a white marble mural
Monument with a black marble border, surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing,
Argent, upon a fess sable a lion passant of the first. Crest, a leopard sejant
reguardant proper. "Sacred to the Memory of Thomas GARRETT, Esquire, of
Nether Court, late Colonel Commandant of the East Kent Yeomanry Cavalry, who
died 18th of February 1838 in the 83rd year of his age. Esteemed and beloved by
all who knew him, and deeply regretted by his surviving relatives, who have
caused this tablet to be erected, in testimony of their attachment and respect.
‘The memory of the just is blessed’."
350 . Upon the west wall of the same Aisle, on the south
of the West Window, upon a white marble tablet with a black border and in gilt
lettering: "Near this place are deposited the remains of Samuel VINCE,
M.A., F.R.S., Archdeacon of Bedford, and Plumian Professor of Astronomy in the
University of Cambridge. He died November the 28th 1821 aged 72 years."
351 . On a white tablet: "Near this place lieth
buried the body of Dorothy, wife of Mr William ABBOTT, who departed this life
July 23rd 1728 in the 42nd year of her age. Also two of their daughters, both
named Dorothy. Also one son named Adam died December 5th 1735 in the 22nd year
of his age. Here also lies interred the above said Mr William Abbott who died
the 26th of January 1755 in the 70th year of his age."
352 . On a black marble tablet, with a white border and
gilt lettering: "In Memory of Dame Anna HOLMANS, who died the 29th of July
1741 aged 40 years, daughter of Thomas FISHER, Gent. Also of Ann Holmans who
died the 29th of May 1768 aged 64 years, daughter of Thomas GARRETT, lord of
this Manor, both wives of Nicholas Holmans. And also the abovesaid Nicholas
Holmans, who died the 8th of May 1775 aged 77 years."
353 . On a plain mural Monument: "Near this place
lieth interred the body of Mrs Mary COXEN, wife of Mr John Coxen, who departed
this life September the 24th day, Anno Dom. 1737 aged 58 years. And also one
son, viz: Thomas. Here also lies interred the body of the abovesaid Mr John
Coxen, who died the 10th of June 1764 aged 82 years."
354 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border
situated upon the north wall of this Aisle: "Beneath this stone rest the
remains of Richard Warburton LYTTON, Esquire, F.R.S. of Knebworth Park,
Herefordshire, and of this place. He was born vi September M.D.C.C.X.L.V., and
died xxix December M.D.C.C.C.X."
355 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border, upon
the same wall: "Beneath this tablet rest the remains of Elizabeth
COLLINGRIDGE, who departed this life on the 14th of February 1833 aet 60 years.
Also of Sarah Collingridge, who departed this life on the 16th of February 1850
aet 78 years."
356 . Upon the same wall beneath the above, on a white
marble tablet with a black border: "Near this place are deposited the
remains of Thomasine GIRDLER, widow, the last surviving daughter of the late
Bellingham MAULEVERER, Esquire, of London, who departed this life on the 3rd day
of March 1833 aged 75 years."
357 . Upon a beautiful white tablet: "Near this place
rests, in hopes of a blessed resurrection, the remains of Martha SHORTE, widow
of Darell Shorte, Junior, Esquire, of Wadhurst in Sussex, and daughter of Sir
Robert KEMP, Bart., late of Appeston in the County of Suffolk. She departed this
life on the 27th day of September in the year of our Lord 1789 aged seventy
seven years. She affectionately loved her friends, and sincerely forgave her
enemies, ‘No malice in her heart did e’er preside, she hated scandal as she
358 . In the North Chancel, at the west end of the south
wall, upon a white oval marble tablet: "In Memory of Captain Joseph NORWOOD
of the Royal Navy, who died the 10th day of May 1793 aged 66 years."
359 . Upon the same wall, on a white marble tablet,
supported by black marble trusses, ornamented with gold: "Sacred to the
Memory of Harry FARNAL, Esquire, a Captain in the Royal Navy, who died at
Ramsgate 29th of March 1806 aged 30 years, only son of Nathaniel Farnal,
Esquire, of the 60th Regiment, and Jacintha his wife, daughter of Colonel
BURRARD of Lymington, Hants."
360 . Beneath the above, on a lozenge ornamented with
fluting in white marble, on a grey marble urn: "Sacred to the Memory of the
Honourable Catherine FERMOR, relict of the Revd. John Shirley Fermor, who died
April 3rd 1814."
361 . On the same wall, upon a lozenge ornamented with
fluting in white marble, with a black marble border: "Sacred to the Memory
of the Right Honourable Elizabeth, Baroness CONYNGHAM. Died October 31st 1814
362 . Upon the same wall, in what is now the Vestry, upon
an oval white marble tablet: "The late Revd. Gilbert BOUCHERY, A.M.,
Prebendary of Meliden, and Rector of Llansanfraid, in the Diocese of St Asaph,
and Vicar of Swaffham in Norfolk, directed at his death that 2250£ stock in the
Reduced three per cent Annuities should be vested in the Dean and Chapter of
Christ Church, Canterbury, in trust to pay the annual interest, being
£67.10s.0d. to the Vicar of St Laurence in Thanet for the time being for ever.
To perpetuate the Memory of this truly valuable man whose virtues and
munificence were universally acknowledged and experienced, and that future
Vicars may ever retain the remembrance of their generous Benefactor, this tablet
is erected by his grateful friend Richard HARVEY, A.M., who in the year 1788
received the first half yearly payment of this very liberal and beneficial
Beneath the above is the Brass recording the restoration of
the Church in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Year of her long and
363 . Upon the east wall, just under the East Window, upon
a square stone: "R.T., I.R. 1715."
For the initials of the Churchwardens Robert TROWARD and John
RUTTER, together with the date of the year when this Vestry was altered, when
the Rev. Matthew BOOKEY was Vicar.
364a . Upon the North wall of Vestry, upon a black tablet:
"Near this place lies interred the body of the Revd. Robert TYLER, A.M.,
twenty six years Vicar of this Parish. He died on the 10th of June 1766 aged 65
years. Also of Mrs Mary Tyler, widow of the Revd. Robert Tyler. She died July
23rd 1779 aged 85 years."
364b . On the outside of the Screen is fixed the figure in
brass of Joane, daughter of Roger MANSTON, and wife of Thomas ST NICHOLAS of
Oare. She is buried under the pavement in this chapel.
365 . Against the north wall of this Chapel, upon an
upright stone, evidently moved from its place next the grave of Eleanor MANSTON
in this Chapel, is the brass of Nicholas Manston. The shields have been torn
from their matrices, but beneath the central figure of a man in armour is this
inscription: "Hic jacet Nicholaus Manston, Armig’ qui obiit vio die
Augusti Anno Dni M oCCCC oXLIIII o cujus anime propicietur Deus. Amen."
366 . Upon a white marble tablet: "Near this place,
in a vault with her grandfather Mr Thomas TOMSON, lies Elizabeth, daughter of
John and Sarah MOSES, who died the 6 of November 1756 aged 21 years. In the same
vault lies Mrs Catherine, the wife of Mr Thomas TOMSON, and daughter of Mr
George and Sarah RAINIER, who died the 27th of April 1757 aged 27 years, leaving
two daughters, Dorothy CURLING and Sarah. And also Mr William Tomson, son of Mr
Richard and Sarah Tomson, who died the 4th day of May 1757 aged 34 years and 7
months. Also Richard and Dorothy Tomson their son and daughter; the former died
the 17th of March 1759 aged 25 years and 9 months, the latter died the 29th of
April 1759 aged 28 years. Here also lies the body of the abovesaid Sarah, the
wife of Mr Richard Tomson, who departed this life the 20th day of June 1764 aged
367 . On a mural Monument, with a black marble tablet:
"Here lies the body of Mrs Dorothy TOMSON (relict of Mr Thomas Tomson) who
departed this life the 9th day of August 1768 aged 66 years. She left only one
surviving son, viz: Richard. As she lived, so she died, a pattern of goodness,
patience and resignation, agreeable to her text 57th Psalm, verse 1st. Here also
lies the body of Richard, son of the above Thomas and Dorothy Tomson, who
departed this life April 7th 1793 aged 64 years. And likewise the remains of
Mary, wife of the above Richard Tomson, who died the 3rd of October 1808 in the
74th year of her age. Also of Mary, daughter of the above Richard and Mary
Tomson, who died 17th December 1828 aged 60 years."
368 . Upon a Monument next to the above, on a tablet of
white marble: "Sacred to the memory of Richard TOMSON, Esquire, for nearly
thirty years Deputy of the Town of Ramsgate, who died universally respected and
lamented on the 28th of September 1842 in the 80th year of his age. Also of Mary
Tomson, relict of the above Richard Tomson, Esquire, who died on the 15th of
April 1858 in the 91st year of her age."
369 . Upon a white marble tablet: "This monument to
the memory of the late Rear Admiral William FOX, who died 3rd December 1810 aged
77 years, is erected by His Royal Highness PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY, Duke of
Clarence and St Andrews, and Earl of Munster, K.G. & K.T., Admiral of the
Red Squadron of His Majesty’s Fleet from a sincere regard for the character of
the late Rear Admiral, and from an uninterrupted friendship which subsisted for
31 years. October 11th 1811."
370 . Upon a fine mural Monument, surmounted by a Shield
bearing the Arms of COPPIN; and underneath an achievement of arms, viz: Parti
per pale for Baron and Femme. On the dexter side for Coppin, Parti per pale,
azure and gules, three boars’ heads couped or, two and one, a chief of the
On the sinister side, quarterly, 1st and 4th for BROOKE, Or, a
cross engrailed parti per pale gules and sable. 2nd and 4th, argent, three stags’
heads or, between a chevron sable. "Frances COPPIN, daughter of Robert
Brooke, of Nocton, in Comit’ Suffolk, Esquire. My dear wife, on a journey into
these parts, was by death intercepted at Manston, ulto September 1677 aetat suae
54. ‘Vita iter, coelum domicilium’. ‘This faythful stone records her
prayse, to make additions to her dayes; Know then, you strangers to her lyfe,
she was a truly virtuous wife. Adorn’d with graces was her breast, I. Tim.
II.9. As by th’ Apostles she was drest, I. Peter III.4. In dutyes, or in
recreation, in house and in conversation, in all relations such she was, as for
a patern she may pass, with love and honour crown’d she dies; Prov xi.16. And
leaves us these dear legacyes. Here let the pretious dust take rest, till Christ
shall come, with ‘Come ye blest’, Matt. xxv.34. And then, all tears, wip’d
from her eyes. She to eternal joy shall ryse’. ‘Jesus said unto her, I am
the resurrection and the life’ etc. John xi.25. Hoc, optimae mentae conjugis
memoriae consecrat Tho’ Coppin, de Civit’ West’ in Com’ Midd."
371 . Upon the north wall of the North Transept, on a
white marble ornamental tablet with a black border: "Sacred to the memory
of Mary BOWLING who died 18th January 1819 aged 83 years. Also Nathaniel GOTT,
late resident engineer of Ramsgate Harbour, who died the 23rd of February 1822
aged 58 years. Also Grace Bowling, who died the 23rd of December 1849 aged 85
372 . Beneath the above, upon a white marble tablet:
"Haud procul hinc situs est Petrus THOROTON, L.L.B., Ecclesiarum de
Colwicke et West Bridgeford in agro Nottinghamiensi, Rector, Ecclesiae
Collegiatae de Wolverhampton Prebendarius. Natus est A.D. MDCCLXIII, Decessit
A.D. MDCCCXVII. Compositum jus, fasque animo, santosque recessus mentis, et
incoctum generoso pectus honesto."
373 . Upon a mural pyramidical Monument, below an urn, and
surmounted by a Shield of Arms, bearing, Parti per pale for Baron and Femme.
Upon the dexter side Parti per pale, or and argent, a lion rampant, proper. Upon
the sinister side. Argent, a talbot sable, collared gules, a chief azure with
three crosses moline in line. "Sacred to the memory of Mr William ROGERSON,
late of the City of London. His beloved wife hath caused this monument to be
erected as a token of love and respect. In the relative duties of life, as a
husband, parent, and friend, he acquitted himself with singular tenderness,
probity, and honour. In his attention to business, he was indefatigable. In his
commerce with mankind, strictly just and upright. It pleased the Almighty to
afflict him with a long and painful illness, which he sustained with a pious
resignation and manly fortitude, and on the 9th of November 1782 resigned his
soul to his blessed Redeemer, in steadfast hope of a glorious immortality, aged
60 years. ‘The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance’. Psalm
374 . Upon the north wall of the North Aisle, upon an oval
white marble tablet, surmounted by a Shield of Arms (the crest of which is
destroyed): *Upon the shield, A cross saltire, charged with five crosses
botonnee. "Here lie the remains of Henry Ralph CRAYTHORNE, Esquire, of
Craythorne in the County of York. He was born the 1st of January 1757 and died
the 5th of December 1797. Requiescat in pace". *Burke gives for Crathorne,
of Crathorne, Co. York. Ar. on a cross gu. five crosses pattee or. Crest, on a
mount vert, a bird sa. For CRAWTHORNE of Salaby, Co. Lincoln. Ar. on a saltire
gu. five crosses flory or. Crest, a bird standing on a thornbush all ppr. From
what remains on the above shield, it is probable that this last was there
375 . Upon a white marble Monumental tablet beneath an
urn: "Near this tablet are deposited the mortal remains of Alexander BRYMER,
Esquire, of Bathwick in the County of Somerset, formerly one of His Majesty’s
Council for Nova Scotia, who departed this life on the 7th of August 1822 aged
76 years. As a member of society he was deservedly esteemed for his integrity,
liberality, candour and benevolence. As a husband and a father his memory will
long be cherished in the hearts of those who as they best knew can best
appreciate his claims to their lasting gratitude and sincere affection. This
poor token of grateful love is consecrated to his memory by his affectionate
widow and children."
376 . Upon a square black marble tablet with gold
lettering: "Sacred to the memory of the Lady Augusta MURRAY, and daughter
of John, 4th EARL OF DUNMORE, married at Rome the 4th of April 1793 to His Royal
Highness PRINCE AUGUSTUS FREDERICK, Duke of Sussex, and died at Ramsgate March
377 . Upon the same wall, but over the old North Door, on
a white marble tablet with a black border: "In affectionate the loving
memory of Charles Henry JOHNSON, who died on board the Peninsular and Oriental
Steam Navigation Company’s S.S. ‘Verona’, and was buried in the Red Sea,
September 24th 1883 aged 21 years. R.I.P. Much respected and deeply
378 . Upon the west wall in the same Aisle, but north of
window, on a mural Monument of black marble: "Near this place lieth, in
hopes of a joyful resurrection, Captain John RICHARDSON. He departed this life
the 30th of August 1776 aged 72 years. Also Mrs Mary SHAFTON, widow, sister to
the above John Richardson. She departed this life the 18th of September 1775
aged 79 years. Also Mary COCK, niece to the above mentioned Captain John
Richardson. She departed this life the 30th of July 1787. Aged 57 years."
379 . Upon the same wall, and on the south of the window,
on an ornamental mural Monument: "Near this place lies interred the body of
Mrs Catherine TICKNER, wife of Mr Edward Tickner, who departed this life the 5th
day of April, Anno Domini 1731 aged 33 years, leaving one daughter, viz:
Catherine their only surviving issue. ‘A loving wife, a mother dear, a
faithful friend lies buried here.’ Mr Edward TICKNER died ye 30th of September
1740 aged 47 years."
380 . Upon the north wall of the High Chancel, between the
bays, on an oval tablet of white marble: "In a vault beneath are the
remains of Mr Gilbert BEDFORD, of Newland Grange in this Parish, who died
October 3rd 1796 aged 46 years. Also Elizabeth, daughter of the above Gilbert
Bedford, who died February the 19th 1799 aged 10 years and 4 months. Also (after
a lingering illness) Sarah, eldest daughter of the said Gilbert Bedford, who
died September the 19th 1800 aged 21 years. Also Elizabeth, widow of the above
Gilbert Bedford, who died June 2nd 1826 aged 72 years."
381 . Upon the north wall of Sacrarium, on a plain white
marble square tablet: "To the memory of Mr Thomas BEDFORD, of Ramsgate, who
died October 1st 1830 in the 41st year of his age. Also of William, son of
above, who died October 14th 1827 aged 5 months. Also of Thomasine, widow of the
above Mr Thomas Bedford, who died June 6th 1833 in the 40th year of her
382 . Upon the same wall, upon a fine mural Monument of
white marble, beneath an urn, with a Shield of Arms, at bottom, bearing, Argent,
a chevron embattled gules, surmounted by three crescents ermine, between three
lions Paws erased, armed gules: "Near this place are deposited the mortal
remains of the Revd. Richard HARVEY, A.M., Vicar of Eastry and Worth. One of the
six preachers of the Cathedral of Canterbury, Curate of Ramsgate Chapel,
formerly Vicar of this Parish and a Magistrate for the County of Kent and the
liberties of the Cinque Ports, who closed a long, useful and exemplary life, and
a ministry of sixty three years (fifty-five of which were dedicated to this
Parish) on the 29th day of July 1821 aged 86 years. In grateful testimony of
whose worth as a Christian Pastor, upright Magistrate, and benevolent neighbour,
this tablet was erected by his numerous friends, as a sincere (though
inadequate) memorial of his virtues and their loss."
383 . Upon the south wall of High Chancel, on a white
marble tablet with a black border: "Mary KEMP (who died on the 14th of
December 1828) whose remains are interred in the churchyard, near the entrance
from the Vicarage house, bequeathed the following legacy: the sum of £1000,
three per cent consols, unto her executors, John GARRETT and Robert Garrett,
their executors, administrators and assigns, upon trust, to receive the
dividends thereof, and to distribute them yearly on the 15th of January, in
equal proportions to six of the most deserving poor persons either male or
female, being of the age of 65 years or upwards, residing within the Parish of
384 . Upon the same wall, on a white marble tablet with a
black border: "In the family vault opposite lies the body of Ann, the wife
of Gilbert BEDFORD, of Newland’s Grange, who departed this life the 23rd of
March 1837 aged 48 years. Also of the above named Gilbert Bedford, of Newland’s
Grange, who departed this life the 12th July 1852 aged 66 years. ‘Requiescat
385 . Upon the east wall of the Nave, south of Tower, on a
white marble tablet: "Sacred to the memory of Charles SMITH, Esquire, of
Richmond in Surrey, late Surgeon of the 2nd Royal Surrey Militia, who died at
Ramsgate on the 23rd of February 1809 of a fever brought on by his kind and
unremitting attention to the sick soldiers landed there from Spain, aged 30
years. This stone is erected by his brother officers as a testimony of their
386 . Upon the south wall of the Nave, on a white marble
tablet with a black border: "Sacred to the memory of Cromwell MASSEY,
Esquire, late a Colonel in the service of the Honorable East India Company, on
the Madras Establishment, who died at St Lawrence on the 8th of September 1845
aged 103 years. He was a combatant on the 10th of September, 1780 in the
sanguinary battle of Parambaneum, in Mysore, against the forces of Hyder Ally,
where he with Colonel BAILLIE, Captain (afterwards) Sir David BAIRD, and about
200 British soldiers, were taken prisoners without ammunition, their Tumbrels
having accidentally been blown up. They formed themselves under the fire of the
enemy’s numerous artillery into a square, and there resisted and repulsed
thirteen different attacks until borne down and trampled upon, and still
fighting under the legs of elephants and horses, they were thrown chained
together two and two, into the dungeons of Hyder Ally, suffering from their
wounds without surgical care, almost naked, exposed to privations, cruel
indignities and ill-treatment, remained captives for 3 years and 9 months, when
the death of Hyder Ally led to the release of the few survivors. He resided at
St Laurence for the last 11 years of his life, where he was greatly respected
for his benevolence and his many acts of charity to the poor and to the public
Institutions of the place."
387 . Upon a white tablet with a grey marble border:
"In a vault near this tablet are deposited the mortal remains of Elizabeth,
sixth daughter of George WADE, of Dunmow, Essex, Gentleman, and Frances Barbara
his wife, who departed this life on the 15th day of March 1819, in the 16th year
of her age, at the house of her uncle-in-law, the Rev. Richard HARVEY, Vicar of
388 . Upon a white marble mural Monument with a black
border, with a Shield of Arms above, bearing, Parti per pale, for baron and
femme, on the dexter side, Azure, on a mount vert, a falcon proper; in chief
gules, a crescent or, between two mullets of the same for DEVAYNES. Upon the
sinister side, Argent, three boars’ heads couped sable, langued gules and
tusked argent, for EVANS. Crest, Out of a Comte’s coronet a demi-griffin
holding in the dexter claw a sword. "Sacred to the memory of William Angus
de VAYNES, Esquire, of Updown, Isle of Thanet, late Captain in the 25th
Regiment, K.O.B. Died the 16th December 1859 aged 42 years. ‘Thy will be done.’
Also of Julia Ann de Vaynes, widow of the above, died March 19th 1886."
389 . Upon the north wall of Nave, upon a white marble
tablet, with an ornamental black border: "To the memory of Thomas Fretwell
GOODWIN, Esquire, only nephew of the above Mary Jane SHARP who died at Hampton,
U.S. America, on the 24th of March 1847 aged 43 years, after a residence of many
years in that country. This monument is erected by his disconsolate widow Sarah
Ann Goodwin, daughter of Major SIMKIN, of Hampton."
390 . Upon a white marble tablet with a black border:
"Sacred to the memory of Mr William KEBELL, who resigned his soul to his
Blessed Redeemer (in hopes of a glorious resurrection) on the 3rd of August
1810, aged 51 years. ‘Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here.’ Also
Martha Kebell, wife of the above, who died on the 10th of July 1818 aged 61
390A . Upon a white marble mural Monument, with a grey
marble border: "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant George Allen SPENCER,
R.N., who died the 30th May 1809 aged 53 years. Also of Lucy Crichlow, wife of
George JOHNSTON, and only child of the above by Mary Jane, his wife, who died
the 25th of February 1816 aged 23 years, leaving issue one daughter, Lucy
Spencer Johnston. Also of the said Lucy Spencer Johnston, who died the 18th of
October 1821 in the 6th year of her age. Also of Captain William SHARP, R.N.,
who departed this life the 7th of September 1844 aged 77 years. Also of Mary
Jane, wife of the above named William Sharp, who died at Blackheath, near
London, the 10th of August, A.D. 1845 aged 77 years."
391 . Upon a white marble mural Monument, with a grey
marble border, surmounted by a Shield of Arms, of which the blazon has
disappeared: "Sacred to the memory of John, EARL OF DUNMORE, who died the
25th of February 1809 aged 78 years. His Lordship was ye son of William, Earl of
Dunmore, grandson of John DUKE OF ATHOL, the 8th in descent from John, Earl of
Athol, ye eldest son of ye marriage of Jane, QUEEN OF SCOTLAND, with James
STUERT, Lord of Lorn. Queen Jane was grand daughter to Edward ye 3rd, KING OF
ENGLAND. Charles MURRAY ye 1st Earl of Dunmore’s mother was Amelia STANLEY,
Lady of ye Isle of Man, daughter of James, EARL OF DERBY and of Charlot de la
TREMOUILLE, the daughter of Charlotte, of Nassau, Charlotte of Nassau, daughter
of William, PRINCE OF ORANGE, and of Charlotte of Bourbon, Prince of the blood
Royal of France."
392 . Upon a mural Monument surmounted by an urn: "In
memory of Mary Anne CLEMENTS, the beloved wife of George JOHNSTON, Esquire of
Camden Place, Bath, and formerly of Tanygraid, Carmarthen, North Wales, who
departed this life on the 28th of November 1841 aged 50. This tablet is erected
by her afflicted husband, in grateful remembrance of her devoted and
affectionate conduct as a wife, and the exemplary discharge of her duties as a
mother, during a period of 25 years."
South west Porch.
393 . A mural Monument over door in the South west Porch:
"Near this place lieth the body of Mr Robert TICKNOR, who died September ye
13 day A.D. 1741 in ye 70th year of his age. Also Ann, his wife, who died
January 13th 1745 in the 66th year of her age."
The following tablets, etc. are described in Cozens’s
"Tour through the Isle of Thanet", pub. 1793, but are now lost or
destroyed. They are given here for the sake of preserving the inscriptions for
posterity, Cozens’s book having become so scarce that I only know of two
copies in the Isle of Thanet.
394 . On a black tablet: "To the memory of Captain
Stephen HOOPER, late of Ramsgate, who was lost in the year 1767, on a voyage
from Jamaica, aged 41 years. Also Ann, his wife, who died January the 8th 1786
aged 57 years."
395 . Upon a handsome black marble tomb: "Beneath
this stone, at rest the body sleeps, The soul being fled to God, who safely
keeps, The spirit of all just men, till that great day, When Christ shall from
the clouds be heard to say, Arise! ye sleeping dust, and come away! At which the
world shall all to Judgement come; And, reader, thou and I shall hear our doom,
From Christ our Judge, whose sentence then shall be Eternal bliss, or endless
misery! Consider well this truth, and hourly pray, That you may happy be in that
last day." "In memory of Captain Thomas REDWOOD, who died March 14th
1754 in the 84 year of his age. Here also lies interred Thomasin Redwood, wife
of the abovesaid Captain Thomas Redwood. She died March 28th 1755 aged 84
The inscriptions upon the ledger stones within the Church
I gladly trust My bodie to this school, that it may learn to
spell his elements, and finde his birth written in dustie heraldrie and lines;
Which dissolution sure doth best discern, comparing dust with dust, and earth
with earth. – George Herbert
Chapter IV - Leger stones
"The inscriptions upon the Leger Stones have been
transcribed with great care, and where they have been covered by pews or
benches, with the kind permission of the Vicar and Churchwardens, these have
been raised, so that a faithful copy of each has been obtained and is here
recorded. During the restoration of the Tower in 1888, it was necessary to open,
and subsequently to fill in, many of the vaults around the piers; the ground in
which the foundations were laid, being almost honeycombed, and the foundations
themselves even cut away to make room for burials. All the human remains and
coffins found in these vaults were carefully removed, and placed in a large
vault in the middle of the North Aisle, formerly containing the remains of the
EARL OF DUNMORE, but empty since their removal to the D’ESTE Mausoleum in the
396. In a vault near the south west angle of the south west
pier were found three leaden coffins, their name plates being inscribed, Mary
BRACE, Ann WILLIAMS, 1834, and Major James Brace, 1836, respectively. In a vault
at the south of this pier, was a leaden coffin with no name upon it, and
immediately to the east of this another vault, which was empty.
397. To the east of this pier were three vaults under the
south Tower arch, the southernmost containing one leaden coffin with no name
upon it; the middle vault containing the wooden coffin of Mary ELFORD dated
1797; and the northern vault containing the leaden coffin of George LOUCH, and
the wooden coffin of Ann Louch. Under the centre of the Tower was a vault
containing the leaden coffin of the Rev. Peter JAMES.
398. Under the north Tower arch a vault, containing the three
leaden coffins of Mary BOWLING, Nathaniel GOTT, and Grace Bowling respectively
399. In the North Aisle towards the north west angle of the
north west pier, a vault containing a wooden coffin with no name upon it; and to
the north of the same pier, another vault containing a coffin of lead, and
underneath another of wood with no name upon either. Curiously enough the wooden
coffin was quite empty, the coffin had been buried without the body!
400. In a vault under the South Transept Window, the leaden
coffin of Mary LUCAS, dated 1830; and in a vault at the south west angle of the
south east pier a wooden coffin with no name upon it.
401. In a vault at the north east angle of the north east pier
were several ancient remains, but they were all decayed; and under the North
Transept Window a vault containing the leaden coffin of Mary COX.
402. At the north east angle of the north west pier and
interred in an angular direction north east and south west, about eighteen
inches under the level of the floor, we found the skeleton of a man between 6
and 7 feet in height; who he was and why buried in this manner will probably
ever remain a mystery: but it may have been the remains of Mr Adam SPRACKLING
who was buried on Thursday the 28th of April 1653 in St Laurence Church, see
"The Bloody Husband" under ELLINGTON, "where in the night he was
buried neer his wife", and as there is no entry in the Burial Register of
this Mr Adam Sprackling’s funeral, although that of his wife is duly recorded
– "The wife of Adam Sprackling, gen., buryed the fifteen day of Desember,
1652 (Burial Register) – it seems probable that it was he who was thus hastily
interred, especially as the burial was in the passage way.
The other vaults in the Church were not disturbed.
This enumeration of the Legers begins at the east end of the
South Chapel, and they are numbered in rows from south to north.
403 . Covered by the seats. It is surmounted by a Shield of
Arms, which is so much defaced by time that the bearings cannot accurately be
made out. Parti per pale for Baron and Femme. Dexter for WILSON, Quarterly 1st
and 4th, three wolves’ heads coupled two and one. 2nd and 3rd, in fess a
mullet of six points, upon a chief indented two mullets. Sinister, 1st and 4th
for PETTIT, argent upon a chevron gules, between three lions’ heads erased
sable, crowned or, as many bezants. 2nd and 3rd for DAUNDELYONN, sable, three
lions rampant in fess, between two barrulets dancettee argent. "Here lyeth
interrd the body of Mrs Elizabeth WILSON, daughter of Paull Pettit, of this
County, and late wife of Mr Thomas Wilson, London Citizen and Cloath worker, who
departed this life the 10th of May 1694 in the 37th year of her age."
404 . Next the above, also covered by seats, surmounted by
a Shield of Arms, bearing, argent on a chevron gules, between three lions’
heads erased sable, crowned or, as many bezants. Crest, a lion’s gamb erased
and erect or, holding a pellet, for PETTIT. "To the memory of Sarah TICKNER
who died the 27th of July 1785 aged 94 years. To the memory of Ann CURLING, who
died the 8th of October 1779 aged 86 years. They were both daughters of John and
Sarah Pettit. Here lye buried the bodys of John Pettit, gent., and Sarah his
wife. They had issue 5 sons and 4 daughters. He departed this life September
15th …./ aged 69 years. She departed this life November 25th 1715 aged 54
years. S. Curling."
405 . "J.S. 1836." (For Jane SICKLEMORE, an
infant daughter of the Vicar).
406 . In the next row, to the west, covered by seats:
"Here lies interr’d the body of Mr Robert PARKER of Ramsgate, who
departed this life ye 11th of May 1740 aged 49 years. Here also lyeth Katherine
the wife of Robert Parker who died October 28th 1747 aged 64 years. Here also
lies the remains of Mrs Jane QUINCE, who died the 25th of May 1773 aged 89
years. Also Mary BAKER died the 23rd of September 1801 aged 90 years. Likewise
John GOODWIN, who died March 19th 1822 aged 76 years. Also of Mary Goodwin, who
died (sic) relict of the above John Goodwin, who died on the 28th February 1835
aged 88 years."
407 . Next the above on a slab covered by seats; surmounted
by the following Coat of Arms for MOSES, gules, a chevron between three cocks
heads or. Crest, a greyhound’s head erased, regardant. "Here lieth ye
body of Elizabeth, wife of Capt. John Moses, who died June ye 28th 1735 in ye
54th year of her age. And likewise hereunder lies ye body of Capt. John Moses,
who died September the 22nd 1733 in ye 36 year of his age. They left issue two
sons and three daughters, viz: John, George, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary. Here also
lies ye body of Mr George Moses, son of ye above said John and Elizabeth Moses,
who died October ye 16 1741 in ye 27 year of his age. Also Mary HINDS, buried
February 2 1802 aged 93 years. Also John MOSES, nephwr (sic) of the said George
Moses, who died July 7th 1817 aged 77 years."
408 . "In a vault beneath are deposited the remains of
Ann SPENCER, relict of Capt. George Spencer youngest son of Adam Spencer
beneath, who died the 6th of December 1821 in the 95th year of her age. Here
also lies the Body of Sarah Spencer, aged 57 years. Also of Adam Spencer, aged
68 years. Also three of their children. Also of George TICKNOR, who died the
25th of January 1754 aged 41 years. Also William, son of the above said Adam and
Sarah Spencer, he were (sic) buried the 28th September 1761 aged ../
years." Also Mary, wife of Adam Spencer, Jun., She died 26th August 1783
aged 64 years and 11 months. Also of the said Mr Adam Spencer, Junr. who died
26th day of March 1791 aged 78 years. Also of Mr George HARDY, who died the 18th
day of August 1786 aged 66 years. Also of Ann Hardy, daughter of the same Adam
Spencer, Sen., and relict of the same George Hardy, who died the 1st March 1795
aged 76 years. Also of William and Lucy Curtis Hardy, children of George Ticknor
Hardy, son of the said George and Ann Hardy, his wife, who died in their
409 . Just inside the south east Door, upon a large plain
stone: "M.L. E.L." (For Martin LONG and Elizabeth Long, see Tablets
410 . "Here lieth interr’d the Body of Mr Thomas
EVERS of this Parish. He departed this life the 16th day of May, Anno Domini
1716 aged 50 years. Also Jane CURLING, widow of Mr Henry Curling, and sister of
the above Thomas Evers, who died May the 9th 1756 aged 93 years. Also Jane,
daughter of the above Jane Curling, who died March 20th 1759 aged 66
411 . "Hereunder lyeth buried the Body of Mr John
EVERS, the elder, who departed this life the 30th of December Anno Dni: 1702 in
the 71 year of his age, leaving behind him (by Sibilla, his wife) Jane, Thomas,
Maria, and Stephen. Here also lies the Body of Mrs Sibilla Evers, late widow of
the above specified Mr John Evers, leaving only issue one daughter, and one son,
viz: the above specified Jane and Stephen, who died the 15th of September, Anno
Domini 1719 aged 85 years."
412 . "Here lieth the Body of Capt. John EVERS, who
died the 30th July 1762 aged 48 years. He left issue one son and one daughter,
Thomas and Catherine. And also John Evers WHITE, the son of John and Catherine
White, who departed this life the 5th of April 1770, aged 1 year and 1 month.
Also of John White, the ii son, who departed this life the 13th of August 1771
aged 1 year and 1 month. Also of Catherine, the wife of Capt. John White, and
daughter of Capt. John Evers, by Mary, his wife, who died the 5th November 1778
aged 33 years. Also Mary, the wife of the abovesaid Capt. John EVERS, who died
the 20th March 1777 aged 67 years. And also the abovesaid Capt. John WHITE, who
departed this life the 30th of March 1786 aged 54 years."
413 . "To the memory of Mr John WHITE, son of the
late Capt. John White, who died March 21 1810 aged 41 years, leaving surviving
Sarah, his wife. Also Catherine, the only child of the above."
414 . "Here lieth the remains of the EVERS family,
with their daughter Martha, wife of John HOOPER, obiit 27th June 1738, ae 49.
Also the above John Hooper, died 13th August 1756 ae 69. Likewise the Body of
Francis SMALL, who died the 20th August 1818 aged 79 years. Also Martha, the
widow of the above Francis Small, who died the 6th of February 1836 aged 87
years. Also of William Small, third son of the above, who died the 16th of April
1864 aged 84 years. Also of Elizabeth Small, youngest daughter of the above
Frances and Martha Small, died April 9th 1865 aged 83 years. This grave is
The above inscription upon the stone contains the following
errors: The first date (i.e. of John Hooper’s death) is cut 1756 – the
correct date 1738 being cut over it. His age was cut 69, the correct number of
years 49 being cut over again. And the last time the name Francis occurs, it is
spelt with an E instead of an I.
415 . "In memory of Moses Napleton JOAD, son of John
and Elizabeth Joad, who departed this life the 20th day of October 1784 aged 27
years. Also Robert SMALL, Esq., son of Francis and Martha Small, who departed
this life May 25th 1810 aged 32 years. Also Mrs Sarah Joad, died April 9th 1838
aged 85. Also Stephen Joad, who died 26th of February 1848 aged 80 years."
416 . Covered by the stove: "Here lieth interr’d ye
Body of Capt. Robert PARKER, of Romans-gate who died September the 4th 1706 in
the 61 year of his age."
417 . On a small stone close to column: "Here also
lieth the Body of Mrs Mary CARROWAY, who died the 29th of June 1774 aged 79
418 . Immediately east, on a similar stone: "Here
also lieth interr’d ye Body of Mrs Mary PARKER, late widow of the said Captn.
Robert Parker. She departed this life the 8th day of May, in the year of our
Lord 1714, aged 65 years; they had issue one son."
419 . On a plain white stone just beneath Mrs FROUDE’s
effigy: "J.A. 1860, M.A. 1870."
420 . "Here lieth the Body of George GARRETT, Esqre.
who departed this life the 12th of July 1775 aged 63 years. Also the body of Mrs
Elizabeth ADAMS, who departed this life 7th March 1789 aged 59 years.
421 . Is the slab of Capt. Robert PARKER’s altar tomb,
now let into the floor; beneath is the vault, and in it are the remains with the
rest of this monument, except the panels which are Nos. 14 and 16. Sad
422 . In the North Chapel, now the Vestry, surmounted by a
Shield of Arms carved on the stone: Parti per chevron, azure and ermine, in
chief two eagles displayed or. In fess a shield of pretence gules, on a bend
argent, three rooks sable, within a bordure engrailed. "In this tomb are
deposited the remains of Oliver STEPHENS, Esqre. of Woodnesborough, a Justice of
the Peace and a deputy lieutenant for this County, and formerly a Captain in the
Royal regiment of Horse Guards. He was son of John Stephens, Esqe. of London.
Born October 30th 1720. He married June 23rd 1753, Ann, daughter and heiress of
Captn. Matthew BOOKEY, and departed this life June 9th 1795. In the same tomb
are deposited the remains of Ann Stephens, the wife of the above named Oliver
Stephens, who departed this life February 11th 1800 aged 73 years."
423 . Immediately to the east on a similar slab and
surmounted by a Coat of Arms, bearing, Gules, on a bend argent, three rooks
sable, within a bordure engrailed. "Here lies interred the body of Captn.
Matthew BOOKEY, eldest son of the Rev. Matthew Bookey, deceased. He married Ann
(now living) eldest daughter of Thomas PEKE, ……..NTY, Esqr. by whom he
……../ one daughter. He departed this life the 13th of January 1741 in the
48th year of his age ……./ being the ……./ are in the ……."
The rest of this inscription is covered by the fire-place in
424 . To the north of No.19, on a leger half the size:
"Likewise the body of Mrs Ann BOOKEY, daughter of John DANNELL, of
Elmbridge Hall, Worcestershire, Esqr. and relict of Captn. William Bookey, late
Commander in the Honourable East India Company Service, and son of the above
mentioned Matthew Bookey, Clerk. She died on the 29th of March 1770 aged 50
years, and left issue one daughter."
425 . On similar leger, surmounted by a Shield of Arms,
bearing, Gules, on a bend argent, three rooks sable, within a bordure engrailed;
impaling a chevron between three covered cups. "Here lieth the body of the
Reverend Matthew BOOKEY, A.M., formerly fellow of King’s College, in
Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Right Honourable John, EARL OF BATH, Viscount
GRANVILE, afterwards Rector of Watton in Herefordshire, and then 40 years Vicar
of this Parish. He departed this life March 15th 1739 in the 74th year of his
age, and left by Cathain, his only wife (now living) four sons and three
daughters. And also the body of Cathain BOOKEY, relict of the above named
Matthew Bookey and daughter of Edward CHRISTIAN, late of the County of
Middlesex, Esqr., who departed this life the 15th of February 1755 aged 82
426 . Alongside the two last on a similar stone: "In
this vault rests the remains of Robert EASON, of St John’s, Margate, who died
the 9th of July 1796 aged 70 years."
427 . On a small slab to west of above: "R.T.
1766." Marking the grave of the Revd. Robert TYLER, A.M., formerly Vicar of
428 . On a similar leger having a design cut upon it of a
death’s head crowned with leaves, upon two crossed thigh bones, and a scythe.
"In this vault lieth interr’d the body of Mr Robert EASON, who departed
this life ye 26th of December 1718 aged 59 years. Also Ann, the wife of Robert
Eason, Jun., who died April the 27th day 1740 in the 38th year of her age; she
left issue three sons and one daughter, viz: Robert, Martin, John , and Anne.
Also Martin, son of the above said Robert and Ann Eason, who died the 5th of
August 1741 in the 14th year of his age. Here also lies the body of Robert
Eason, father of the above said children who died the 23rd of March 1747 aged 50
years. Also Mercy GILLOW (formerly wife of Robert Eason, Sen.) deceased ye 31st
of March 1753 aged 84 years."
429 . Outside Vestry door on a stone, having a Shield of
Arms cut in the upper part and bearing, An embattled tower between and supported
by two lions rampant. For Crest, a greyhound passant. Motto "Fide et
Pernicitate Turris Fortis mihi Deus." "In memory of Mrs Elizabeth
KELLY, daughter of Doctor Kelly, late of Winchester, and sister of Doctor Kelly,
Regius Professor of Physic, late of Oxford. She departed this life the 20th of
January 1788 aged 65 years. Also in memory of Mrs Martha Kelly, sister to
Elizabeth, and wife of Lieut. Charles Kelly, of the Royal Navy. She departed
this life the 25th of April 1788 aged 68 years. Also the above Charles Kelly,
who departed this life the 20th of October 1800 in the 73rd year of his age.
Also Ann, second wife of the above Charles Kelly, who died May 6th 1814 aged 78
430 . On a similar slab with the following Shield of Arms.
Quarterly, per fess indented, sable and or; in the first quarter, a pelican
vulnerating itself, or. "His jacet Petrus Henrici JOHNSON, Generosi, filius,
A.M., Corporis Christi Collegii, apud Oxonienses, socius, olim hugus ecclesiae,
vicarious. Baptizatus, decimo die Maii Anno Domini 1629. Occubuit decimo octavo
Aprilio die. Anno Domini 1704, Anno aetatis 75."
421 . To the west a large stone, inscription almost
obliterated, but at the top is "E.B.C. 1814 aged 83." (For Elizabeth,
BARONESS CONYNGHAM. See Tablets, No.34, p.72).
432 . The grave of Eleanor MANSTON. (See Brasses).
433 . Next on a large stone: "In this vault lays
interr’d the body of Mr Thomas TOMSON of Ramsgate, who departed this life the
8th of September 1721 in the 57th year of his age. Here also lieth interr’d
the body of Ann, daughter of Richard and Sarah Tomson, who departed this life
April ye 25th day 1732 aged 12 years and 12 days. Here lieth also the body of Mr
Richard Tomson, who died April ye 5th 1733 aged 39 years. He left issue by Sarah
his wife, three sons and two daughters, viz: William, Thomas, Richard, Sarah and
Doroty. Here also lies the body of Mr Thomas Tomson, son of the above said
Thomas, who died March ye 8th day 1740 in the 40th year of his age. He left
issue by Doroty, his wife, five sons, viz: Thomas, Richard, William, Adam and
Simpson. Also Simpson, son of Thomas and Doroty Tomson, who died September ye
17th 1741 in the 5th year of his age. Also Mary, wife of Lewis Tomson, who died
February ye 13th 1742 aged 26 years and 5 months. Also Lewis, son of Lewis and
Mary Tomson, who died July ye 20th 1740 aged 1 year and 3 months. Also Mary,
widow of Mr Thomas Tomson, Sen. She died November ye 22nd 1755 aged 83
434 . To the west a plain stone underneath the organ:
"H.F. 1806." (For Harry FARNAL. See Tablets, page 71).
435 [32A]. A stone inscribed "……/Domino dormit ……/
436 . Next to the above and to the north, a stone
inscribed with a Shield of Arms. Covered by organ: "(Capt. John PETTIT died
…..?). See Cozens’s "Tour Through the Isle of Thanet," pub. 1793,
No.26. The Pettit Arms being, Argent, on a chevron gules, between three lions’
heads erased sable, crowned or, as many bezants. Crest, a lion’s gamb erased
and erect or, holding a pellet.
437 . Just beneath the arch separating North Chapel from
North Transept and partly covered by a wooden platform. "Beneath the pews
on the right hand side of this stone lies the remains of James COX, Esqr. late
of London who departed this life the 23rd of January 1815 in the 67th year of
his age. Also of Mary Cox, relict of the above James Cox, Esqr. She departed
this life on the 23rd of December, aged 79 years."
437A . In the North Transept is a plain stone with oblong
matrix at the bottom from which the brass has been abstracted.
438 . To the west in the Aisle: "Here lies the body
of William ROGERSON, citizen of London, who died the 9th of November 1782 aged
sixty years. Also the body of Elizabeth*, his wife, who died the 24th day of
January 17../ aged ../ years. *This interment is not to the found in the Burial
439 . To the west in the same Aisle: "To the memory
of Joseph Royal LORING, Lieut. of the Royal Navy, who departed this life the
16th of October 1792 aged 41 years, second son of Captn. Joshua and Mary Loring,
of Roxbury, in New England. A trusty friend, a husband dear, A worthy man lies
buried here. This stone was laid here by the desire of Mary, loving wife of the
above Joseph Royal Loring."
440 . On a white stone in same Aisle to the west:
"Capt. Edward WILLIAMSON, died the 22nd of December 1792 aged 51
441 . On a small slab of white stone in same Aisle towards
the west, inscription obliterated, the only words that can be made out being
"John Murray, EARL OF DUNMORE." (See page 78).
442 . In the High Chancel from south to north in front of
sacrarium: Upon a large slab of blue stone, the matrix of a shield with oblong
matrix beneath for brasses, both gone, but filled in with white stone. There is
443 . Upon a large slab similar to the last, beneath a
Shield of Arms, cut in stone, bearing, Parti per pale for Baron and Femme. On
the Dexter side, a pale between four fleurs le lys, two and two for GILLOW, and
on the Sinister side a lion rampant: "Here lyeth ye Body of Mary wife of
John GILLON, (sic) Gent, ye daughter of Mark CULLEN, of Feversham, Gent., who
departed this life ye tenth day of July 1682 in ye thirty third year of her
444 . Upon a similar slab beneath a Coat of Arms:
"Here lyeth ye body of John GILLON (sic) Gent., who departed this life ye
18th day of January 1682 and in ye thirty first year of his age."
445 . Upon a similar stone but hidden beneath the Choir
stalls on the south, is the slab and grave of Adam SPRAKELING, from its brass
(now to be seen under the western arch of the Tower with its Coat of Arms, viz:
Sable, a cross saltire ermine, between four leopards’ faces or, proper) we can
read this inscription: "Here lyeth buried the body of Adam SPRAKELING,
Gent., ye second sonne of Sir Adam Sprakeling, Knight, deceased, who dyed the
xxiiiith daye of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred
and fifteen, leaving Issue two sonnes, Robert and Henrye, and two daughters
Katherne and Rebecca."
446 . Upon the largest slab in the Church, between the
choir stalls, beneath an achievement of Arms within a mantling of ostrich
feathers* bearing: A pale between four fleurs de lys, two and two. For Crest,
Upon an Esquire’s helmet, a negro’s head crowned: "Here lyeth buried ye
body of Mr Thomas GILLOW late of Walmer in ye County of Kent. He left issue by
Mary his only wife one son and three daughters John, Margaret, Mary, and
Elizabeth. He died ye twenty third of November in ye yeare of our Lord 1678,
being aged 49 years." *The Arms of Gillow, of Woodnesborough and of St
Nicholas were: Argent, a lion rampant gules, on a chief azure, three fleurs de
447 . To the north is a similar slab covered by the north
choir stalls: "Here lyeth interr’d ye Body of Mr John PAMFLEET, late of
this Parish. He married Elizabeth ye daughter of Mr William JENKEN, of Minster,
in this Isle of Thenett. He had issue by her 10 children, and left surviving 3
sons and 3 daughters. He departed this life Aprill ye 23rd 1707 aged 36 years.
And also Elizabeth ye only wife and widow of Mr John Pamfleett above written who
departed this life ye 4 day of February 1714."
448 . In the next row to the west almost covered by the
south choir stalls: "Here lyeth buried the bodie of Dame Katharen
SPRAKELING, Daughter to John ESTDAY, of Hith (Hythe) Gent., wife widow to Sir
Adam Sprakeling, Knight, by whome she had issue 7 sonnes and 10 daughters. She
lived 67 yeeres and dyed on ye 24th daye of August, Ano Domini 1627. Here lyeth
also the Body of Anne* wife of Adam ABBITT (sic) who departed this life the 31th
of …4, in the 66th Year of her age." *Mary, wife of Adam ABBOTT, buried
June 3rd 1714 (Burial Register).
449 . Upon a large stone to the east of the East Tower
Arch (into which have been inserted the brasses containing the Shield of Arms
and inscription of Sir Adam SPRAKELING, Knight). (See Brasses). "Under this
stone lieth ye Body of Mr Adam ABBOTT, who departed this life April the 7th 1723
aged 78 years."
Lantern of Tower.
450 . Under the Lantern on the south is the tomb of
Margaret SPRAKELING, with three Shields of Brasses, bearing the Arms of
Sprakeling, MOYLE, and of Sprakeling and Moyle impaled. (See Brasses). "Hic
jacet Margareta Sprakeling, Una filia 27 Rob’ti Moyle, armig.’ nup’ (per
27 annos) uxor Rob’ti Sprakeling, armig,’ cui 7 liberos peperit, e quibu’
sunt superstes Adam’ Rob’t,’ Maria, Margareta, et Margeria. Obiit die
sexto Januarii, ano aetatis suae 49, salutis nostrae 1623, stylo angliae."
451 . Next to the above and to the north is another slab:
"Here lie the remains of the Rev. Peter JAMES, M.A., late of Greenwich, in
the County of Kent, and Rector of Ightham, in the same County, who died July the
15th 1791 aged 53 years."
452 . On a similar slab to the north: "Here lieth
interr’d the body of Elias, son of Elias and Catherine PAMFLETT, of Newland,
in this Parish, who died the 10th of February 1743 aged 30 years. C.M."
453 . To the immediate north is a leger almost completely
covered by the Churchwarden’s pew: "Here lieth interr’d ye Body of Mr
Elias PAMFLETT, who had issue by Kathren his wife, one son and three daughters
surviving. He departed this life July ye 2nd 1714 aged 30 years. Here also lieth
ye body of Kathren ye wife of Mr Stephen HOOPER, of Romsgate, and eldest
daughter of Mr Elias Pamflett by Kathren his wife, and she departed this life ye
3rd of October 17../ aged 24 years.
454 . This leger marks with initials only, the vaults of
Mary BOWLING, 1819; Nathaniel GOTT, 1822; and Mary Bowling, 1849. Commemorated
on the Mural Tablet No.44. (See Tablets).
455 . The next row towards the west, close to the south
west column, on a brass let into a plain stone: "George LOUCH, Esqr.,
Engineer, Ramsgate Harbour, died April 29th 1811 aged 65 years."
456 . Just inside south west column on a large slab of
grey stone, is the matrix of a Brass of what was probably a woman full length;
and also the matrix of an oblong Brass beneath, as the central screw hole
remains. (See Brasses).
457 . Next to the above and to the north: "Here lyeth
interr’d ye Body of Henry HARNETT, late of Spreding Street, who departed this
life the 9th day of May 1685 in the 65th year of his age. Here also lyeth interr’d
the Body of Mary Harnett, wife of ye said Henry Harnett, who departed this life
the 3rd day of January 1715 in the 91st year of her age. Who had issue 7 sons
and 3 daughters By ye abovesaid Henry Harnett."
458 . To the west of the Chancel Arch on a white stone:
"Here lyeth the body of Thomas HARNET, sonne of Henery Harnet (sic), who
departed this life the 28th Day of August, Anno Dom. 1678, in ye 26 year of His
age leaving Behind him Alice, his wife, and Mary his daughter."
459 . Further to the west on a much worn stone: "In
memory of Mr Peter HARNETT, who died the 10th of May 1776, aged 70 years. Also
Mary his wife, who died November 2nd 1783 aged 73 years."
460 . A little further to the west on a diamond shaped
stone: W.H. 1798. For William HARVEY, son of Richard and Ann Harvey, an infant,
ob. 19th February 1798.
461 . To the west of the above is another diamond shaped
stone: R.H. 1795. For Richard HARVEY, son of Richard and Ann Harvey, an infant,
ob. 14th October 1795.
462 . Upon a large slab just inside the west door, the
other half covered by a pew. (This west door is now walled up). "The Rev.
Richard HARVEY, A.M., died July 29th 1821 aged 86 years. Mrs Judith Harvey,
widow of the above Rev. Richard Harvey died February 3rd 1822 aged 83 years. Mrs
Ann Harvey, wife of the Rev. Richard Harvey, Vicar of this Parish, and son of
the above Richard Harvey and Judith his wife, died on the 13th day of June 1827
aged 55 years. The Revd. Richard Harvey, 43 years Vicar of this Parish, who
remains are interred in the Parish of Walcot, Somersetshire, died on the 11th
day of February 1836 aged 68 years."
463 . On a white stone in the passage from the south west
door to nave: "An… Maria WHITEHOUSE died April 1 1820 aged 28 years. She
lived beloved and died lamented. Also Mary Whitehouse (mother of the above) and
relict of Edward Whitehouse Esq. She died the 3rd of April 1825 aged 84
464 . To the south of the above, a plain white stone upon
which no inscription is legible, but which is the Leger stone of Richard
Warburton LYTTON, Esq. (See Burial Book).
465 . Upon a Leger on the floor of the South Porch:
"To the memory of Mercy, wife of Mr Henry TICKNOR, who died the 19th May
1753 aged 33 years. Also of the said Mr Henry Ticknor, who died the 28th day of
September 1791 aged 72 years."
The following Legers I have been unable to find, being either
covered by seats, or through lapse of time the inscriptions have become totally
worn away and lost, and the situation of the graves forgotten; they are however
given amongst the few recorded in Cozens’s "Tour Through the Isle of
Thanet", pub. 1793, and so have been included in this work.
466 . On a plain gravestone: "Hic jacet Robertus
SPRAKELING, armiger, filius natu Maximum Adami Sprakeling, equities aurati.
Reliquit duos filios, Adamum et Robertum; et tres filias, Mariam, Margaretam, et
Margeriam. Obit die II November, aetatis suae 69. Salutis nostrae 1646."
467 . On a plain stone: "Here lyeth buried the body
of Margerate SPRAKELING, one of the daughters of Sir Adam
SPRAKELING, Knight, deceased, whiche Margarete died the 22nd
day of December, in the year of Our Lord Christ, 1620."
468 . On a plain stone: "Elizabeth LAW, of
Westminster, London, died July 4th, ….."
469 . On a plain stone: "M.S., 1789."
470 . On a plain stone: "John, son of Thomas and
Thomasin REDWOOD, died June 11th 1748 aged 45 years."
471 . On a plain stone: "Elizabeth, daughter of Mr
Moses NAPLETON, Gent., of St Nicholas t Wade, wife of John EVERS, died August
30th 1719 aged 55 years." "Mrs Sarah HOOPER, October 6th 1777 aged 61
years." "John Hooper, May 17th 1779, aetatis 62." "Capt.
John JOAD, November 2 1780, aged 61 years."
472 . On a plain stone: Mr John EVERS, September 17th
473 . "An ancient grave stone of one "UMFRY,
"but the arms are gone as well as the inscription, if it ever had
any." Hasted Hist. Kent.vol. x. p.399. This was probably the Leger stone of
John Umfry, of Manston. (See Manston).
"In the above transcriptions all those words appearing in
Italics are in the originals either worn away and obliterated, or covered by
some structure within the Church, which we were unable to remove. In order
however, that the utility of these complications to the Genealogist may be as
complete as possible, the lacunae have been supplied by reference to the Burial
Register, for the purpose of extracting the correct dates (as also for the
verification of those doubtful); whilst other parts have been sought for in the
works of various authors, though this search has not been successful in every
The Brasses ancient and modern, and the Hatchments hanging
within the Church.
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that
beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Await alike th’ inevitable hour: The
paths of glory lead but to the grave. Thomas Gray.
CHAPTER V. - Brasses
"The Brasses now remaining in the Church are
unfortunately few, from the fact that many have been ruthlessly torn from their
matrices and are now lost; one at least is probably still existing, but if so is
covered by a pew, perhaps one day to be rediscovered, as it has not been heard
of since 1802; two have lately been restored by the generosity of a recent
purchaser, but many I am afraid we shall never see again. I propose to mention
all those known to have existed in the Church, as well as to describe those now
remaining, and of these last, the two Plates of Brasses, which are reproductions
of Photographs of rubbings made by myself, contain all the most ancient."
474. Roger MANSTON and Julian his wife. What is probably the
oldest record of an inscription upon a brass in this Church is to be found in
WEEVER’s "Funeral Monuments," London, 1631, page 267, where he
states that in his time when he made his survey there was a Leger Stone with the
following inscription upon it (but now quite lost): "Roger Manston &
Julian sa femme gisoinct ici Dieu des almes ent mercy. Amen." This
inscription in Norman French would be of about the fourteenth century, and might
be translated thus: "Roger Manston and Julian his wife lie here, upon whose
souls God have mercy. Amen."
Their daughter married John SEPTVANS, of Milton, near
Sittingbourne, whose son, also called John, married Constance ST. NICHOLAS. (See
475. A female member of the family of ST. NICHOLAS, unknown.
LEWIS in the "History of Tenet", 2nd edition, page 108, of the
Collections, at the foot of the page, gives a cut of a shield in brass, bearing
the arms of the family of St Nicholas, and states that "Just by on a flat
stone (is) an effigies of a woman in brass, and an inscription underneath, both
now gone, but under them is this coat of arms yet remaining."
The Blazon given is Ermine, a chief quarterly, or and gules,
and I have identified the Leger Stone, as being the one under the Tower at its
western part, where it was placed when it was removed from the north east
Chancel. The Leger Stone presents the indents of an effigy of a woman in brass
and an inscription underneath, and below is the indent for the shield of brass,
which since Lewis’s time has also disappeared. This Leger Stone marked the
last resting place of a female member of the family of St. Nicholas, who died
during their occupation of Nether Court, which was from before 1375 to about the
year 1500, but the particular individual to whom the stone relates is unknown.
476. Nicholas MANSTON. The next Brass which demands our
attention is that of Nicholas Manston, it is figured upon the first Plate of
Brasses, p.96, as he appears upon his tomb with the indents of his shields of
arms above. This Leger Stone is now to be seen upright against the north wall of
the Manston Chapel, close to the screen, and is viewed in the very beautiful
illustration showing the screen opposite page 37. This Brass is the best one in
the Church, and exhibits the Armiger or Esquire in full armour, belted and
spurred, at his feet his faithful hound, and round his neck the collar of S.S.,
the Badge of the Guild or Order of the Holy Spirit, to which he, as a military
member of the church militant belonged. Notice his sword and short dagger, both
sheathed, for his hands assume an attitude of prayer. This collar of S.S. has
given rise to a vast amount of speculation; it has become a kind of antiquarian
puzzle, as to what it means, why it is worn by certain persons, who introduced
it, and why its use has been so very limited. It would be beyond the limit of
this volume to go into these side issues, but we may briefly state our own
conviction that the design really means the letters S.S., and stands for the
words Sanctus Spiritus. That it was adopted by JOHN OF GAUNT, Duke of Lancaster,
there can be no doubt, he taking over the letter S, the badge of Lancaster, as
well as the office of "Senechallus" or Steward, in right of his wife
who was the daughter of HENRY OF LANCASTER. This collar of S.S. was introduced
about the time of RICHARD II, and both he and John of Gaunt wore it, HENRY IV
also wore it, as well as Dukes and other noblemen, Knights, and Esquires, but
these probably were all of the King’s household or retinue, or Esquires of the
Body to the sovereign. Sir H. SPELLMAN in his Glossa. lit. Armor. describes five
distinct kinds of Esquires, in which the "fourth rank are reckoned those,
unto whom the king himself, together with a title, giveth arms, or createth
Esquires, by putting about their neck a silver collar of S.S. (Esses), and in
former times, upon their heels, a pair of white spurres silvered: whereupon at
this day in west parts of the kingdom, they be called white spurres, for
distinction from Knights, who are wont to wear gilt spurres: and to the first
begotten sonnes only of these doth the title belong". The collar remained
in use during the reigns of HENRY V, HENRY VI, HENRY VII, and to a very limited
extent during HENRY VIII, down to EDWARD VI and ELIZABETH, when the use of it
was restricted to certain Judges of the Courts. It only remains to be said that
the pendant by which the collar is brooched, varies somewhat in different
reigns, in the example before us of Nicholas MANSTON it is a jewelled ring. For
a very full and comprehensive account of this collar, reference may be made to
the article on "Hackington, Canterbury, and the Collar of S.S." by Mr
Edward FOSS, F.S.A., in the "Arch.Cant" vol. I, p.73, to which I am
indebted for much historical information with regard to this matter.
To return to the Brass before us, it will be seen that the
Shields of Arms at the upper corners of the Leger Stone are missing, only the
indents remain, but HASTED has recorded them as, Quarterly, 1st and 4th. A fess
ermine between three mullets; 2nd and 3rd on a cross engrailed a cinqfoil. And
the inscription is as follows:
"Hic jacet Nicholaus MANSTON armig’ qui’ obiit vio
die Augusti Anno Dni, mccccxliiiio cujus anime propicietur Deus. Amen."
Which may be translated thus: "Here lies Nicholas Manston, Esquire, who
died the 6th day of August 1444, upon whose soul God be gracious. Amen."
477. Eleanor MANSTON, née HAUTE. In the middle of this
Chancel upon the ground will be seen a Leger Stone, with the Brass torn out of
its centre, but it now has five of its six Shields of Arms upon Brasses on
either side; this marks the spot where the wife of the above described Nicholas
Manston rests, his remains probably still lie next but nearer the north wall of
the Church, though his Leger Stone has been displaced. It is recorded that this
lady was Eleanor, only daughter of Edmund Haute, Esquire, of Petham and Bourn,
and was married to Nicholas Manston, Armiger, of Manston Court. The exact date
of her death is unknown, but it must have been before the death of her husband
(1444) as the lowest shield on the sinister side of her Leger Stone, bears the
Arms of their daughter and heir, with the Manston Quarter labelled, showing that
the father of the bearer was still alive.
The indent shows that the lady was dressed in a costume of the
period (middle of the fifteenth century) and that she wore a mantle, and what
was known as a mitre-shaped head-dress. The brass Shields of Arms which surround
the indent of the figure upon the Leger Stone are shown in the opposite Plate,
with the Shields placed in their proper positions, and exhibiting the following
(1). The Brass in the uppermost indent on the dexter side is
lost, but probably bore the Manston Arms.
(2). The uppermost Shield upon the sinister side denotes the
Arms of Haute, viz: Or,* a cross engrailed gules. [*Hasted says sable, but he is
clearly wrong, vide Shields No. 4, 5, and 6].
(3). The dexter middle Shield is the same, but bears a
"rose" in the fess point as a cadance mark.
(4). The sinister middle Shield contains the Arms of MANSTON
and HAUTE, as baron and femme, viz: Party per pale, gules, a fess ermine,
between three mullets argent, for Manston. Upon the sinister side Or, a cross
engrailed gules, for Haute.
(5). The dexter bottom Shield contains the Arms of Manston,
impaling FREEMAN (?), the latter being: Gules, three lozenges or, two and one.
This last Shield had been missing for over one hundred years, but coming into
the hands of Mr HILLS, of King Street, he at once restored it (with another) to
the Church, where it has been replaced in its ancient matrix.
(6). The sinister bottom Shield bears the Arms of Manston’s
issue quartering Haute; the Manston quartering being labelled with a File of
three points, to denote the heir, the father still alive.
478. John PAWLN and Margery his wife, 1462. The next Brass in
chronological order, that we have to deal with, has not been seen since the year
1802, when a communication appeared in the November number of that year of
"The Gentleman’s Magazine", to the following effect: "The
removal of a pew in the Church of St Laurence has brought to light a small brass
plate for John Pawlyn and Margery his wife, 1462; which, from its situation, had
escaped the notice of Mr LEWIS in his ‘History of the Isle of Thanet’";
then follows the inscription which is more than usually abbreviated, but as this
is not a facsimile we will give it entire: "His jacet Johannes Pawlyn et
Margeria uxor ei qui quidem Johannes obiit in festo Sancti Hillarii Anno domini
Millio: cccclxii quorum animabus propiciet deus. Amen." Which may be
translated thus: "Here lies John Pawlyn and Margery his wife, of whom the
said John died on the Festival of St Hillary (13th January) in the yeare of our
Lord 1462, upon whose souls God be gracious. Amen."
If this inscription has been correctly transcribed, it will be
noticed that a small d is used for Domini and Deus, which is very unusual. The
name of PAWLYN (formerly of Stone) was extinct here as a surname, in the
beginning of the present century, but existed as a Christian name in connection
with the families of SACKET, HUGGETT, and PEARCE; the names are kept up still
upon the site of what was once the property of these families, e.g. upon the
right hand side of Trinity Place, in Hereson Road, are two cottages, one called
Huggett Villa and the other Paulin Villa 1440, inscribed upon them. There is
also at the bottom of Broad Street, at the left hand side out of King Street, an
inscribed stone in the old wall, with Huggett Lodge 1777 upon it. The Arms of
Paulin, as given by Burke are as follows: Azure, on a bend between six lozenges
or, each charged with an escallop sable, four escallops of the last.
479. Thomas ST. NICHOLAS and Joane MANSTON, 1499, and Thomas
St. Nicholas their son. Of the next two Brasses we have records only, except a
fragment, a female figure, numbered 1 upon the Plate of Brasses opposite page
101, and viewed in the illustration of the screen opposite page 37, where it is
seen screwed upon the upper of the two northern panels; and here the thanks of
all lovers of antiquity are due to the unknown person, who with pious
forethought and Christian care, so prevented this most remarkable Brass from
being lost. This Effigy of the lady, and the records of her husband in WEEVER,
LEWIS, and those continued in the writings of other Historians, even down to the
present day, have apparently caused much confusion and difficulty in the attempt
to identify the individuals to whom they refer. It was probably in the north
eastern or Manston Chapel that WEEVER in 1631, noted the following inscription,
contained on page 267 of his "Funeral Monuments". "Here lieth
Thomas St. Nicholas, who married Joane Manston …./ dyed …../ had issue
Thomas St. Nicholas, here entombed."
Now this Thomas ST. NICHOLAS has apparently always been taken
for Thomas St. Nicholas, of Thorne, who married Juliana, daughter of Nicholas
and Eleanor MANSTON, but it should be noted that WEEVER and Peter LE NEVE,
distinctly state that his wife was Joane and not Juliana Manston. (*Church
Notes, 1603-1624. [Add.M.S.S. Brit. Mus. No. 5479]). Also LEWIS in his
"History of Tenet" amongst the "Collections", gives a part
of the inscription of another brass relating to this same Thomas St. Nicholas,
who married Joane (here called Jehane) Manston. Part of the inscription was gone
in his time, now it is all gone, but I have supplied, within brackets, the
missing part as well as I can. "On a piece of Brass Plate, under the
portraiture of a man and woman in brass, that of the man is gone".
"(Hic jacket corpus Thom)e Sanen Nicholas, Armigeri & Jehane Consort
sue que obiit xxo (Die mensis …./Anno D)omini millesimo cccclxxxxix quorum
animab’ propicietur Deus. Amen." Which may be translated thus: "Here
lies the body of Thomas St. Nicholas, Esquire, and Jehane, his wife, she (Jehane)
died the twentieth day of the month of …./ in the year of our Lord, 1499. Upon
whose souls may God be gracious. Amen."
Lewis says that above this inscription was the portraiture of
a man and woman in brass but that the brass of the man had disappeared. I don’t
think it will take much stretch of the imagination to identify the Brass of the
Lady who adorns the screen, as the Brass that was left upon this Leger Stone in
Lewis’s time, which stone and remnant of inscription have long since
disappeared. Now my objection to these brasses having been those of Thomas St.
Nicholas, of Thorne, and his wife Juliana (née) Manston are as follows: Thomas
St. Nicholas, of Thorne, married Juliana, daughter of Nicholas and Eleanor
Manston: he died in 1474 (see Pedigree) and gave minute directions in his Will
that "his body should be buried before the image of St. Nicholas in the
Chancel of the Chapel of Thorne, at Minster", that is the Chapel in the
north Transept at St Mary’s Minster, and this image of St. Nicholas which
formerly stood in the Thorne Chantry, at Minster, is still shown to the
"tourist" visiting Minster, but is described there as the image of St.
MILDRED, the foundress of the Church, which of course greatly enhances its value
as a relic of that pious princess and adds a greater glory to that already
glorious Church. But the experienced eye immediately detects in this fragment,
the broad chin and shoulders of a man; and the cope, morse, alb, and the insulae
or orphreys of the mitre of a Bishop of the Church of England, in the style of
the early part of the fifteenth century, the date that the family of St.
Nicholas were in possession of the estate of Thorne, near Minster, and what more
probable, than that this image of the Bishop should be that of the Patron Saint
of this family.
Now it is hardly likely that the testamentary wishes of this
personage were not carried out, and we may be pretty certain that he was as he
desired, buried in the Thorne Chantry; and that his wife Juliana who died in
1493, and whose Will was proved in that year, and in which she mentions her
mother and grandfather, was also buried beside him.
But the inscription says that Jehane ST. NICHOLAS died in
1499, six years later, and her brass, which is seen to be the effigy of a lady
in a butterfly head-dress, tight fitting gown trimmed with fur, and fur cuffs
(for her fingers and nails are distinct), and her curious long belt, ending in
embroidery and tasselled, is evidently that of quite the very end of the
Now a glance at the Pedigree of the family of St. Nicholas,
which I have very carefully corrected by the light thrown upon it by the
research of the late J.R. PLANCHE, Esqr., will, I think, lead us to identity
these inscriptions and this remnant of Brass, as belonging to the Leger Stones
of Thomas St. Nicholas of Oare, near Faversham, and Joane, daughter of Roger
MANSTON, who died in 1499, and their eldest son, another Thomas St. Nicholas and
elder brother of Roger St. Nicholas, named after his maternal grandfather, as
was the custom in those times.
This Thomas ST. NICHOLAS of Oare, would be second cousin to
St. Nicholas, of Nether Court and Manston Court; her brother
and all her near relations being dead, and being a minor, the duties of guardian
naturally fell upon this cousin of Oare, who brought his family with him to
Thanet to nurse the estates during her minority. There they died and in the
Manston Chantry they are buried, their very memory is almost gone, their graves
are unknown, and all that is left in the parish of this illustrious family is
the solitary figure in brass of a lady in a butterfly head-dress, which now
adorns that screen, which she must often have looked upon when in the flesh, and
wondered at the beautiful figures of the saints with which it was adorned,
little dreaming that when they were effaced by lawless hands, her own effigy
would one day take their place, and become a cause of wonder to the village
maiden of four hundred years later.
During the same century, and perhaps during the previous one,
it is recorded by PHILIPOT, that many members of a family named ELINTON or
ELLINGTON who resided at a place frorm which they derived their name, lay buried
in St Laurence Church, and had inscriptions upon plates of Brasses fixed upon
their Leger Stones; this family were succeeded by the THATCHERS about 1479, and
they likewise were buried in the High Chancel, but neither Legers nor Brasses
have been discovered of either family, they have all been destroyed or lost, and
there is only one Leger Stone which may have belonged to this latter family, it
is a large slab of blue stone, lying towards the south of the High Chancel, and
has a matrix or indent for an oblong plate of brass, for an inscription and
shield above, these have recently been filled in flush. (See Legers, No.40, page
480. Sir Adam SPRAKELING, Kt., 1610. The date of the next set
of Brasses is 1610. They are in a very fair state of preservation. (See Plate on
opposite page, Nos. 3 and 4). They belong to a family who succeeded the
Thatchers, at Ellington; marking the grave of Sir Adam Sprakeling, Kt., (see
Ellington), and they consist of a Shield of Arms, mantled, bearing: Sable, a
saltire ermine between four leopards’ faces, or, surmounted by a Knight’s
helmet bearing the Crest, An heraldic tiger’s head, erased sable, ducally
gorged, maned and armed or. And underneath is the inscription, full of
genealogical information: "Here lyeth buried ye body of Sr. Adam SPRAKELING,
Kt., sonne to Robt. Sprakeling, Gent., leaving issue 7 sonnes, Robt. Sprakeling,
Adam Sprakeling, John Sprakeling, Henry Sprakeling, Henry Sprakeling, Charles
Sprakeling, Thomas Sprakeling, and 10 daughters named Judeth Sprakeling,
Elizabeth Sprakeling, Katheren Sprakeling, Mary Sprakeling, Annis Sprakeling,
Katheren Sprakeling, Margery Sprakeling, Frances Sprakeling, Margret Sprakeling,
Hanna Sprakeling, who died one the 7th day of April, aged 58. Salutis nostrae,
481. Adam SPRAKELING, Gent., 1615. The next two Brasses, Nos.
5 and 6, now under the Tower, formerly under the south choir stalls where their
slab and indents may still be seen, relate to the second son of the above, and
are surmounted by a brass plate, bearing: Sable, a saltire ermine between four
leopards’ faces. or. Beneath is the following inscription upon an oblong
Brass: "Here lyeth buried the body of Adam Sprakeling, gent., ye second
sonne of Sr. Adam Sprakeling, Knight, deceased, who dyed the xxiiiith daye of
September, in the yeare of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred and fifteene,
leaving issue two sonnes Robert & Henrye & two daughters Katherin &
His wife, Ann, daughter of Henry HEYMAN, of Sellinge, died in
1659, and was buried at Chilham.
482. Margaret SPRAKELING, 1623. The last set of ancient
Brasses consists of three Shields, which are let into the Leger Stone of
Margareta SPRAKELING (No.2 in the Plate opposite page 101), the Leger Stone is
under the tower now, but was formerly partly hidden under the Communion rails.
This lady was daughter of Robert MOYLE, Armiger; the inscription will be found
upon Leger No. 48, p.89.
The bearings upon the shields are as follows: Dexter at Top.
Sable, a saltire ermine, between four leopards’ faces or, for Sprakeling.
Sinister at Top. Gules, within a bordure a mule passant argent, in sinister
chief a mullet, for Moyle. At Bottom. Parti per pale, Sprakeling impaling Moyle.
The last Shield was one of those missing, but was restored as
before stated by Mr HILLS.
May we here earnestly express the hope that if any more
Brasses are discovered, which by comparison with the remaining indents are found
to belong to Leger Stones in this Church, they may be promptly restored; so that
the curious as well as the devout may be constantly reminded of the Communion of
Saints, and thus learn greater reverence for the House of the Lord which is the
gate of Heaven.
It now only remains to transcribe the modern Brasses, all of
which have been placed during the last half of the present century.
In the South Aisle.
483 (1). Along the sill of S.E. window: "*G.W.C.S. To the
glory of God and in memory of a Beloved daughter. March 16th 1869. R.M.C.M."
(*For George WILSON and Catherine SICKLEMORE.)
484 (2). Upon the splay of S.W. window: "In memory of
Lieut. General Sir Robert GARRETT who served his country with distinction in the
Peninsular and Crimean wars, Knight Commander of the Bath. Knight of Hanover,
Office of the Legion of Honour, Knight of the Medjidie, Knight of the Sardinian
Military Order, Colonel of the XLIII Regiment of Foot; eldest son of John and
Elizabeth Garrett of Ellington. He was born September xviii, MDCCXCI, died June
xiii, MDCCCLXIX. This window is erected as a tribute of respect and affection by
his son Lieutenant Colonel Algernon Robert Garrett, late LXVI Regiment."
485 (3). Upon splay of west window, two Brasses: "In
memory of ten successive generations of the family of GARRETT, who during four
and a half centuries between the years of our Lord 1350 and 1800, were born and
buried in and near this Parish ending with Mark Seller Garrett, of Nether Court.
In memory of Thomas Garrett, of NetheCcourt and of John Garrett, of Ellington,
sons of Mark Seller, and of Elizabeth, wife of John, and of their sons and
daughters who since A.D. 1800 have been born or buried in this Parish: this
window is dedicated, A.D., 1866."
486 (4). Under central panel of great West Window, within an
ogee arch: "To the glory of God and in memory of Thomas Noel HARRIS,
Knight, K.C.H., etc. who served and bled for his country in the glorious
campaigns of the Peninsula, Germany and France from 1811 to 1814, and at the
famous Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815. Sacred also to the memory of Eliza,
his wife. This window was completed in the year of our Lord MDCCCLXI ‘And now
Lord what is my hope: Truly my hope is even in Thee."
487 (5). Upon the sill of the N.E. Window: "C.T.W. To the
glory of God and the beloved memory of John Ashley WARRE, 18th November 1860.
North East Chapel.
488 (6). Under N.E. Window: "To the glory of God and in
memory of Anthony CROFTON, J.P. for County of Kent and Liberties of the Cinque
Ports. Died Oct. 16th 1867. Susanna, wife of Anthony Crofton died July 24th
1863: Sophia Marianne BRYDONE, daughter of the above, died April 22 1871: and
Marianne MATHER, sister of Susanna Crofton, died September 16th 1871. This
window is erected by John Henry BLACKBURNE, late Captain, R.A., and Elizabeth
Susanna, his wife, daughter of the above named Anthony and Susanna
489 (7). Brass in the Vestry. "In commemoration of the
Jubilee year of the Reign of Queen Victoria who had worshipped in this Church as
a child. This Church was restored from the foundation to the parapet by public
subscription 1837-8." Charles Arthur MOLONY, Vicar. J. KENNETT, W. MASCALL,
Churchwardens 1887. J. FROST, W. MASCALL, Churchwardens 1888."
490 (8). In the N. Wall of the Sacrarium: "In
affectionate memory of John and Anne SICKLEMORE this part of the Church was
restored by G.W. Sicklemore, Vicar of the Parish and his wife Catherine. A.D.,
MDCCCLX. ‘We shall go to them, but they shall not return to us’. ‘The
memory of the just is blessed’.
Beneath the Tower.
491 (9). Close to S.W. Column. "George LOUCH, Esqr.
Engineer, Ramsgate Harbour, died April 29th 1811 aged 65 years."
Upon the ceiling of Nave upon the North, and beginning from
the Tower or Eastern end:
492 (1). Samuel WINTER, of Southwood House, St Laurence,
(which see) for Winter: Chequy, or and sable, a fess argent: Impaling, Barry of
six, or and azure, three estoiles of the first, upon a chevron gules.
For Crest, a hind pass. argent, ducally gorged, lined and
ringed or. The above is also given in Burke’s General Armory for the Winters
of Derham, Co. Gloucester; Berningham, Co. Norfolk; and Worcestershire; and is
different from the arms of Winter, of Canterbury, Co. Kent, 1610; which are:
Chequy, or and sa. on a fess gules, an annulet of the first. Crest same as
493 (2). The Hatchment of Lady Catherine STEWART, Countess of
DUNMORE, she died in 1818, at her daughter’s residence, Mount Albion House,
Ramsgate. Upon a lozenge shield:
Parti per pale, quarterly, 1st and 4th. Azure, three mullets
argent, within a double tressure flory counter flory, for MURRAY. 2nd and 3rd,
quarterly 1st and 4th. Or, a fess chequy argent and azure, for Stewart. 2nd and
3rd. Paly of six or and sable, for STRABOLGI, ancient EARLS OF ATHOLE. Above all
on a shield of pretence, Gules, three legs in armour, proper, spurred and
garnished or, conjoined at the thigh in triangle, for the Isle of Man. Impaling,
Or, within a double tressure flory counter flory gules, a fess chequy argent and
azure, over all a bend engrailed gules.
Surmounted by an Earl’s coronet, and the supporters being:
Dexter, a lion gules, gorged with a collar azure, charged with three mullets
argent; Sinister, a savage wreathed about the head and loins with oak, holding
in the dexter hand a sword erect, proper, pommel and hilt or, in the sinister a
key of the last.
494 (3). The Hatchment of James TOWNLEY, Esq. of Townley House
and Townley Castle, Ramsgate. He married Miss Mary GOSTLING, and died in 1817.
Parti paer pale, Quarterly, 1st, Argent a fess sable three
estoiles of the second in chief, for Townley. 2nd, Argent, on a bend sable three
covered cups of the first, for RIXTON. 3rd, Argent, a chevron engrailed ermines,
on a chief sable three martlets proper, for WILDE. 4th, Ermine, three greyhounds
courant in pale collard gules: on a canton gules, a lion passant gardant or, for
MOORE. Impaling, Gules, a chevron or, between three crescents argent, for
For Crest, a falcon close proper, beaked, perched and belled
or, jessed gules.
495 (4). Argent, a fess engrailed gules beneath three lions
passant of the last.
For Crest, upon an Esquire’s helmet, a lion’s face and
neck erased or.
496 (5). The Hatchment of Charles JOLIFFE, Esqr. of Southwood
House, St Laurence:
Parti per pale, Quarterly, 1st, Argent, on a pile azure three
dexter gauntlets or, 2 and 1. 2nd, Argent, two bars azure. 3rd, Gules, six
annulets or, 3, 2 and 1. 4th, Argent, a shield of pretence between ten mullets
azure. Impaling, Argent, a lion rampant azure within a double tressure flory
For Crest, An arm erect, couped and in armour, holding a broad
sword, all proper; and additional Crest, A human face proper.
Motto: Tant que je puis.
497 (6). The Hatchment of John SICKLEMORE, Esquire, of
Wetheringsett, Co. Suffolk.
Parti per pale, Sable, three sickles interwoven, a label in
chief, argent: Impaling, Sable a bar between two bars-gemel argent dividing
three rabbits ppr. of the last.
For Crest, A garb banded.
Motto: Par pari.
498 (7). Captain John PETTIT, buried in the south east (or
north?) chapel in St Laurence Church. The Arms upon the Hatchment are as
Argent, on a chevron gules between three lions’ heads1
erased sable, crowned or, as many bezants.
Crest, A lion’s gamb, erased, and erect or, holding a
John Pettit, Esquire, his wife Sarah (née HOOPER), his sister
Elizabeth, married to Mr Thomas WILSON, and certainly two of his children, Sarah
married to John TICKNOR2 and Ann married to Henry CURLING3 all lie buried within
the Church (see their Leger Stones Nos. 1 and 2, p.82, and Nos.33, p.87). He was
descended from an old Kentish family (Philpott, Vill.Cant.p.386), originally
from Shalmesford4 near Chartham, from whence his ancestor about the beginning of
the reign of KING EDWARD IV came into Thanet, to marry the sole daughter and
heiress of John DAUNDELYONN (Lewis’s Tenet Coll.p.86) of Dent-de-Lion near
Margate, who dying in the year
1 Hasted in his "History of Kent", 2nd edition, vol.
x, p.400, describes them as griffins’ heads.
2 Sarah, widow of John Ticknor, bur. August 3 1785 aged 94.
3 Ann Pettit married Henry Curling, March 1 1719-20. Marriage
4 Early mention is made of a PETIT family in Thanet, one of
whom, John Petit was a feudal tenant of Christ
Church Priory, Canterbury, in 1338.
1445, left his estate to his daughter and her husband. Of
their son (or grandson) we only know that his name was Valentine, and that he
had a son whose name was John, and who was an Alderman of the City of London.
Alderman John PETTIT had a son called Valentine after his grandfather, he was
seated at Dent-de-lion, and married Joan, daughter of ……./BEVERLEY, of
Fordwich, a family who had been in possession of the Isle of Tancrey in
Fordwich, since the reign of HENRY IV (Hasted 1st Edit. Vol 3, p.603).
Valentine’s eldest son, Edward Pettit (Berry’s Kent.
Genealog.) married Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander NORTHWOOD, of Northwood, and
their only son Elias died abroad without issue; therefore the second son Henry
Pettit succeeded to Dent-de-lion; he married Dennis, daughter of ……../THATCHER,
of Ellington, she died in 1607, surviving her husband eight years, and both were
buried at St John’s Margate. They were succeeded by their son, also called
Valentine, who married firstly Mary, daughter of Thomas CLEVE (she died in 1609)
and secondly a lady whose name was Martha HENNEKER, of St Nicholas, who died
without issue. By his first wife he had five sons and two daughters, and he died
in 1626, and was buried in St John’s Margate, where a monument with a curious
inscription records his piety and virtues. His youngest son was named Paule
Pettit or Petite (Lewis Hist.Tenet.), who appears to have held some office under
the Lieutenant of Dover Castle, at the time when James, DUKE OF YORK, KING
CHARLES II’s brother, (Afterwards KING JAMES II) was Lord Warden of the Cinque
Ports, A.D.1660-1668. We do not know whom he married, but it was his son
(Captain) John Pettit whose Hatchment is described above; and upon referring to
the Leger Stone of the Captain’s sister, Elizabeth, who married Thomas WILSON,
will be found impaled the Pettit Arms quartering those of Daundelyonn.
499 (8). The Hatchment of Sir Thomas WILDE, First Lord Truro
(afterwards Lord Chancellor). He married Miss D’ESTE, daughter of H.R.H.
FREDERICK, Duke of Sussex, and Lady Augusta D’AMELAND, née MURRAY.
Parti per Pale, Ermine a cross sable, in the fess point a
plate, on a chief sable, three martlets argent: impaling, Azure an eagle
displayed sable crowned or.
For Crest, on a Baron’s coronet, A stag lodged proper.
Supporters, Two greyhounds proper salient.
Motto: Equabiliter et Diligenter.
The Lady Augusta MURRAY, daughter of John Murray, 4th Earl of
Dunmore, and of Catherine his Countess, married HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS The DUKE OF
SUSSEX in 1792; and it was their daughter who became the wife of the 1st LORD
TRURO, succeeding to the Truro estate upon the death of her brother, Sir
Augustus D’ESTE (see D’Este Mausoleum).
500 (9). The Hatchment of Mark Sellers GARRET, Esqre. of
Nether Court, St Laurence (which see).
Parti per Pale, Argent1, a lion passant between two flaunches
sable. Impaling, Argent, an eagle displayed sable crowned or, and in base, on a
mount vert a fox in full cry, proper.
Crest2, A lion passant ermine resting dexter paw on a
500A (10). The Hatchment upon a Lozenge, of Elizabeth,
Parti per Pale, Argent, a shakefork between three mullets
sable. Impaling, Argent, two bendlets wavy sable, on a chief gules, three
Crest, Upon a Baron’s coronet, A unicorn’s head erased
argent, armed and maned or. Supporters, The dexter, A horse argent, charged on
the shoulder with a spread eagle or, maned and hoofed of the last; the sinister,
A buck proper charged on the shoulder with a griffin’s head erased or, attired
and unglued or the last.
Motto: Over fork over.
1 and 2. Burke gives the same for Garrett or GARAT, of London.
3. Lord Conyngham, Lord of the Manor of Minster, purchased
Conyngham House, in High Street, Ramsgate,
of the Abbots subsequently to 1777, and it was held by the
family till about 1814.
Upon the North Wall of the South Chapel.
501 (11). The Royal Arms of KING GEORGE II, dated 1729,
evidently replacing an older achievement, perhaps that of KING EDWARD VI
himself, of pious memory, who in 1547 ordered all Roods throughout the land to
be pulled down, and the King’s Arms to be put up in their place; to show that
the supreme head of the Church was an earthly monarch in the opinion of
Parliament at that time.
Quarterly, 1st, Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale
or; Impaling, Or, a lion rampant, within a double tressure, flory counter flory
gules, for England impaling Scotland. 2nd Azure, three fleurs-de-lis or, 2 and
1, for France. 3rd Azure, a harp stringed or, for Ireland. 4th Gules, two lions
passant guardant in pale or, for Brunswick: impaling Or, semée of hearts gules,
a lion rampant azure, for Lunenburgh: on a point in point gules a horse courant,
argent, for Saxony; on the centre of the fourth quarter an escutcheon gules
charged with the crown of Charlemagne, or, as the Arch Treasurer of the Holy
For Crest, Upon a Royal helmet, The crown of England
surmounted by a lion statant guardant or, crowned proper of the last.
Supporters, Dexter, a lion rampant guardant or, crowned as the crest. Sinister,
an unicorn argent, armed, crined, and unguled or, gorged with a coronet composed
of crosses patée and fleurs-de-lis, a chain affixed thereto, passing between
the forelegs, and reflexed over the back, also or.
Motto: Dieu et mon Droit.
In the compartment below the shield, roses, shamrock, and
thistle are engrafted on the same stem.
502 (12). Upon the South Wall of the South Chapel and close to
the AUSTEN Memorial tablet is the Hatchment of Nathaniel Austen, Esqr., bearing:
Or, on a chevron gules between three lions’ gambs erect, erased sable, armed
of the second, for Austen; surmounted by a shield of pretence, argent, a chevron
gules between three cocks of the same, combes and wattles or, for COBB.
For Crest, On a mural crown or, a stag sejant argent, attired
BURKE’s "General Armory" with regard to this
family says, "AUSTEN of Grovehurst and Broadford, Co. Kent (also of Taywell,
same county, granted 20 April 1603) from which family derives that of Austen of
Hertfordshire and Hampshire: of which was Miss Jane Austen, the celebrated
novelist. Her brother Edward Austen, Esqre. inheriting the Godmersham estates,
assumed the surname and Arms of Knight.
503. Canon Scott ROBERTSON in his article on St Laurence in
the "Archaeologia Cantiana", vol.xii, p.372, states that on his visit
to the Church, the Hatchment of John MURRAY, 4th EARL OF DUNMORE, was to be
seen, as was also an achievement of Arms, bearing, Gules, two bars vairy, azure
and argent. These last two are not now visible; but the Canon omits to mention
No.3; and also No.11, which is of great interest, as GEORGE II was the last
sovereign who, until his death, quartered the Arms of France upon the Royal
Shield, his successor, GEORGE III, abandoning the claim, on the union with
Index of Names and Places
J.A. 1860, M.A. 1870. 419
ABBOT 331, 339, 340
ABBOTT 219-223, 351, 448,
AUSTEN 75, 172, 244, 287,
325, 334, 335, 502
J.B. 1783. 276
BAX 77, 154, 194
BAYLY 71, 72, 179, 225
BEDFORD 380, 381, 384
BENET 2, 5
BOOKEY 363, 422-425
Bostock 53, 131
BOURN 290, 314, 315
BOWLING 371, 398, 454
BRATHERY 16, 74, 326
BRICE 162, 250
BUCKETT 140, 270
BUSHELL 286, 288
COBB 335, 502
COCK 58, 59, 60, 275, 378
CONYNGHAM 361, 42, 500a
COOPER 107, 150, 151, 211
CORNISH 112, 122
COX 401, 437
COXEN 199, 206,325,334,353
CRAMP 141, 249, 252, 253
CURLING 33-36, 66, 67, 77,
81, 86, 88, 121, 122, 137,
144, 196, 202, 205, 289,
318, 336, 348, 366, 404,
CURTEIS 219, 220, 242
CURTIS 344, 408
D’ESTE 324, 499
DAUNDELYONN 403, 498
DAVID 292, 305
de VAYNES 388
DEAR 49, 79, 86
DEVERSON 32, 95, 97, 235
DOWDING 198, 201
Duke of PORTLAND 159
Duke of SUSSEX 324
DUNKIN 214, 215
DUPLOCK 283, 284
Earl of CALLAWAY 324
Earl of DUNMORE 324, 391
EASON 7, 234, 426, 428
ELLINGTON 402, 479
EVERS 410-412, 414
EVERS 471, 472
FAGG 243, 331
FARLEY 93, 94, 239, 302
FARNAL 359, 434
FOAT 162, 190, 193
FOX 321, 369
FRIEND 44, 45, 255
FROUDE 341, 419
GARRETT 136, 154-158, 159,
217, 349, 352, 383, 420,
GIBBENS 263, 264
GILES 171, 338
GILLON 442, 444
GILLOW 428, 442,446
GOATLEY 63, 134
GOODWIN 389, 406
GOTT 371, 398, 454
GRIGSON 40, 309
HALES 173, 174
HARDY 329, 408
HARNETT 457, 458, 459
HARVEY 361, 382, 387,
HESTER 97, 99
HILLS 122, 296, 477
HINDS 18, 407
Hitchings 286, 288
HOLMAN 39, 40, 101, 101a, 161, 203
16a, 19, 51, 53,
191, 192, 197, 198, 203,
210, 216, 217, 290, 394,
414, 453, 471, 498
JAMES 153, 397, 451
JOAD 18, 30, 66, 109, 110,
113, 115, 327, 415, 471
JOHNSON 377, 430
JOHNSTON 158, 390a, 392
KEMP 31, 218, 357, 383
KENNARD 272, 297
KNOWLER 188, 189
LITHERED 292, 327
LONG 8, 8a, 18, 25, 52-57,
70, 73, 74, 90, 91, 92, 111,
125, 220, 339, 409
LOUCH 342, 397, 455, 491
LYTTON 354, 464
MANSTON 364b, 365, 432,
473, 474, 476, 477, 479
MARTIN 102, 103, 168, 169
MAXTED 37, 42, 161
MAYHEW 156, 157
MOSES 21, 219, 220, 366,
MURRAY 324, 376, 499
PAMFLEET 447, 452, 453
PARKER 406, 415, 418, 421
PENNEY 148, 260
PEPPER 208, 209
PETTIT 403, 404, 436, 498
PHILPOTT 124, 140,184-186,
QUINCE 75, 326, 406
RAINIER 136, 154, 157, 366
READ 11, 17, 19, 20, 22, 53,
69, 131, 290, 336, 337, 338
REDWOOD 61, 395, 470
RICHARDSON 64, 378
ROGERSON 373, 438
RUTTER 61a, 80, 82, 363,439
G.L.S. 1790 96
M.S., 1789. 469
SAMPSON 29, 61a
SAYER 37, 178, 233
Seller 136, 154, 155
SHARP 389, 390a
SICKLEMORE 331, 405, 483,
SKINNER 30, 133
SMALL 181, 182
SMALL 232, 293, 328,414,415
SMITH 48, 104, 129, 154,156,
200, 241, 298, 316, 385
SPENCER 204, 205, 292,
329, 330, 390a, 408
SPRAKELING 445, 448-450, 466, 467, 480-482
SPURGEN 12, 280
ST NICHOLAS 364b, 474,
STEVENS 98, 268, 269
STEWART 324, 493
STOCK 28, 116, 294
STONE 6, 243
STRIVENS 89, 231
TERRY 43, 307, 308
TICKNER 329, 379, 404
TICKNOR 23-25, 27, 68, 288,
393, 408, 465, 498,
TOMSON 65, 204, 217,
336-338, 366-368, 433
TROWARD 142, 363
TYLER 364a, 427
de VAYNES 388
Warburton 354, 464
WARRE 341, 487
WHITE 9, 412, 413
WILDE 324, 499
WILLIAMS 228, 396
WINTER 216, 492
WITHERDEN 290, 322, 323
Appeston, Suffolk 357
Bathwick, Somerset 375
Berningham,. Norfolk 492
Broadford, Kent 502
Camden Place, Bath 392
Cawnpore, Bengal 155
Craythorne, Yorkshire 374
Curragh, Kildare, Ireland 337
Darshall, Cheshire 61b
Dent-de-Lion, nr Margate 498
Derham, Gloucestershire 492
Desham, Lincolnshire 61b
Diocese of St Asaph 361
Dunmow, Essex 387
Hadley, County Hereford 160
Hampton, U.S. America 389
Hyder Ally 386
Isle of Tancrey
in Fordwich 498
Jamaica 205, 394
London 356, 422, 438
City of London 373, 498
Kensal Green 159
Oxford Street 312
Sadler’s Hall 335
St George’s Church,
Hanover Square 324
Lymington, Hants 359
St John’s, Margate 426
Manston 117, 320
Manston Court 474
Milton, Sittingbourne 474
nr Brussels 159
Nocton, in Comit’ Suffolk 370
Nova Scotia 375
Oare 364b, 479
Parambaneum, Mysore 386
Mount Albion House 493
Nether Court 154, 349,
Newland Grange 380, 384
Pegwell Cottage 160
Southwood House 216,
Spreding Street 457
Townley Castle 494
Townley House 494
West Cliff 341
Rangoon, British Burmah 221
Red Sea 377
Richmond, Surrey 385
Roxbury, New England 439
Salaby, Lincolnshire 374
Shalmesford, nr Chartham 498
Southgate, Middlesex 344
St John’s College,
St Mary’s Platt 156
St Nicholas t Wade 471
Swaffham, Norfolk 361
Tanygraid, Carmarthen 392
Taywell, Kent 502
Topsham, Devon 305
Updown, Isle of Thanet 388
Upton House, Kent 328
Wadhurst, Sussex 357
Walcot, Somerset 462
Walpole Hall, Norfolk 331
Walthamstow, Essex 343
Watton, Herefordshire 425
West Bridgeford, Notts 372
West Hatch, Essex 348
Suffolk 331, 497
Woodnesborough 422, 446
2nd Royal Surrey Militia 385
16th Lancers 155
16th Rgt 159
25th Regiment, K.O.B. 388
32nd Rgt 222
51st (K.O.) Light Infantry 337, 338
60th Regiment 359
LXVI Regiment 484
XLIII Regiment of Foot 484
East Kent Yeomanry Cavalry 349
Royal regiment of
Horse Guards 422
Honourable East India
Company Service 424
Militia, Port of Ramsgate 339
Captain 159, 339, 386, 388,
422, 423, 424, 488
Colonel 331, 359, 386, 386, 484
Colonel Commandant 349
Lieutenant Colonel 159
Lieutenant General 158, 484
Major 222, 389, 396
Royal Navy 358, 359
Captain 358, 359, 390a
Commander R.N. 158, 159
Lieutenant 390a,331, 429,
439, 301, 390a
Rear Admiral 369
H.M.S. Lion 172
"Lutine" Frigate 279
S.S. ‘Verona’ 377
Captain 23, 62, 72, 131, 192, 218,. 219, 318, 334, 336, 378, 394,
395, 407, 408, 412, 413, 415, 418, 421, 436, 439, 440, 471, 498
Battle of Waterloo 486
Attorney General 160
Churchwardens 363, 489
Dissenting Minister 78
Prebendary of Meliden 361
Prebendary of York 331
Rector 361, 372, 425, 427,
Rev 331, 339, 340, 346, 360,
361, 363, 364a, 382, 387,
397,4 23, 425, 451, 462
Vicar 346, 361, 363, 364a,
382, 387, 425, 427, 462,
Cloath worker 403
deputy lieutenant 422
Deputy of the Town
of Ramsgate 368
|East India Co
Engineer 371, 455, 491
fisherman 53General Post Office 347
LEWIS in the "History of
Tenet", 2nd edition 475
Lord Chief Justice 324
Lord High Chancellor 324
lord of this Manor 352
mariner 77, 183
Plumian Professor of Astronomy 350
Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order 159
Russian & Mediterranean
Surgeon 309, 385