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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Sandwich, St Clements Church, Noted by Bax & Rice 19th May 1892
Page 79 of Epitaphs from Kent Churches typed up by Margaret Broomfield
Also some Monumental Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795, added 6th September 2008
In the Church
1. Blue marble ledger in the floor of South aisle of Nave, at the Western end Here lye interred the bodies of Mr. Stephen HOBDAY who died 27th February 1715 and of Anna his wife (daughter of Mr. John Hawker) who died the 25th August 1708. And of three of their children one son and two daughters.
2. Ledger in floor of S aisle of nave Here lieth the bodyes of John HAWKER Gent, who died the 15 June 1721 aged 52 and of John and Ann, children by Ann his wife daughter of Jeffery Haford, Gent. And of the said Mrs. Ann Hawker who died 18 July 1726 aet. 41. She left issue one son, John Hawker. Also of John the son of the last said John and Jane his wife who died April 13 1746 aged 14 weeks. And of Jane who died March the 11th 1749 aged 2 years.
3. From parish register of ELMSTONE extracted by the Rev. W. Chichester of St. Mary’s Sandwich
1737 Benjamin Fisher of Sandwich and Caroline Bax (day and month omitted)
1744 Mr. James Davis* and Mrs. Joanna Fisher both of Sandwich
*He was preacher at the independent chapel afterwards ordained and became Curate to Mr. Rutton at St. Mary’s (see title page of marriage register 1754) sometime a chaplain in the Navy).
Also some information about St Clement's Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett in 1760, added 17th May 2007
In the Chancell.
4. On a Monument on The South Wall, with a small Figure of a Woman kneeling at a Faldstool. Here by this Place, appointed so to dye, A Widow, Stranger to this Place, doth lye, Frances RAMSTON (Rampston) by Name; Shee, by Descent, Noble, as shee to Virtue, nobly bent. To check Envie, which lurkes in Virtue’s Waye, My Pen, that could say much, shall only saye, To win a better Life, her Life was such; Her godly End did testifie so much.
5. Hoc parvulum Monumentum poni curavit Edovardus REDE, Miles, in perpetuam Memoriam Franciscae Ramston, Viduae, cui Fidem in Matrimonium contraxerat. Martij 24 1611/2.
6. On a Flat Stone. Hic, in Domino, requiescit Johannes MARTIN, A.B.hujus Ecclelsiae hand ignavus nuper Vicarius. Enjus scilicet Memoria, Amicis, Gregi gratissima din erit superstes. Filias habuit tres, Pater amantissimus; viz: Elizabetham, Mariam, et Amiciam, Infantem, jurgta Patiem sepultam. In Memoriam Conjugis merito dilecti hoc Marmor Elizabetha MARTIN, Vidua maereus posuit. Obijt Mar. 18. A.D. 1741/2. Aet. 60.
7. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of Mrs Mary SIMMONS, Wife of Mr Samuel Simmons of this Parish, Gentleman. She died ye 7th of Novemb. 1752 aged 31 Years.
8. On Another. Here lieth The Body of Peter SIMMONDS, ….. who died the .. of March 1615.
9. On Another. Here lieth the Body of William HALSNOD Gent. one of the Jurates of the Town and Port of Sandwich, who died the 3d. of November 1650.
10. On another Flat Stone. [A chevn. betw. 3 covered cups]. Here lieth interred the Body of Richard ODIARNE, Gent, (Son of Stephen Odiarne late of Northiam in Sussex, Gent. deceased, and Jane his wife). He died Feb. 15 1748/9 aged 36 Years.
11. On Another. Here lyes the Body of Thomas WILKES, Gent. sometimes Mayor of the Towne and Port of Sandwich who departed this Life Oct. 15 1662.
12. On a Brass Plate, on a Flat Stone. (Erm. on a chief gu. 2 escallop shells or. Motto: Quod Tibi Fieri non vis alteri ne feceris]. Under this Stone lieth buried the Bodyes of George RAWE, Gentilman, sometyme Mayor and Customer of this Towne of Sandwich, Merchant Adverturer, and Haberdasher of the Cittye of London, & Sara his Wife, who deceased both in the Faythe of Christ Jhesus with a sure Hope of the most Joyfull Resurrection. She the 1111th of December, and he the V1th of January the next following, in Anno 1583/4. They had Issue between them, V11 Sonnes, and V Daughters.
13. Round the Verge of the same Stone. Here lyeth buried the Bodyes of George RAWE Gent, sometimes Mayor and Customer of Sandwich, and Merchant Adventurer of London, and Sara his Wife, which Sara died the 11th of December and George the 6th of January 1583/4.
14. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth buried under this Stone, the Body of Bartholomew COMBES, Gent. who was born in this Towne November 1629 and was, for many Yeares, one of the Jurates of the same, and 7 times bore the Office of Mayor. He departed this Life the 18th Day of Decemb. 1694 being aged 64 Yeares, and some odd Days.
15. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Susan the Wife of Charles BEESON who departed this Life the 17th of Feb. An.Dom. 1694/5 aged 32 Yeares. Vitae Summa brevis Spemnos vetat inchoare longam.
16. On Another Flat Stone. Here lyeth the Body of Mr John PEIRS, once Jurat of the Towne and Port of Sandwich, who departed this Life the 9th Day of September, aged Sixty odd Years. 1693. Oculo modeste pio Caelum prospexit, et moritus. Eccelsiam quam colint, intellexit, et, quoad potuit, condecoravit. Abi, Viator, quisquis es, si sapis et idem facito.
17. Here are eighteen Stalls, like those in Collegiate Churches.
18. In The Body. On a Flat Stone. Hic jacet Valentinus NORWOOD, Gen. ob. 19 Martij 1690/1. Aet. 51.
19. On Another Flat Stone. In Memory of John NELSON, who was Clerke of this Parish 52 Yeares, well approved. He died 22 Feb. 1718/19 aged 74 Yeares.
20. Fifteen other Flat Stones, some of them very large, and have all been inlaid, but both the Brasses, and Inscriptions, are, now, all of them, lost.
21. The Font, wch. appears to be ancient, bears these Coats. [4 shh. in line: I. Modn. France & England quarterly. II. A merchant’s mark. III. The Arms of Sandwich. IV. On a + engrailed 5 escallop shells, in 1sb. ¼ a cresct. for difference]. (Archdeacon HALLAM).
In The North Chancell.
22. On a Flat Stone. Hic jacet George ELGAR Gent. ob. 26 May 1712. Aet. 84. Here, also, lieth the Body of Sarah the Wife of the said George Elgar, ob. Nov. 27 1742, Aet. 93.
23. Eight other anct. Flat Stones, most of which have been inlaid, their Brasses, etc. now lost.
In The South Chancell.
24. On The S. Wall. Here lieth interred the Body of Mary HAYWARD, Widow of John Hayward, Gent, who departed this Life Jan. 24 1715/6 in the 68th Year of her Age. Here also lieth the Body of Richard Hayward, Gent. Son of the abovesaid John and Mary Hayward who departed this Life the 1st Day of July, 1718, in the 48th Year of his Age. He was Mayor of this Towne the Year before he died, and died a Batchelor.
25. On an Altar Tomb, near the S. Wall. Here, under this Stone lieth the Body of Richard HURLESTON, Mariner & Jurate of Sandwich, who died in the Faith of Christ Jesus, the 14 Day of May, Anno Domini 1623 then being of the Age of 51 Yeares, the 28th of October, Anno 1623.
26. On a Brass Plate, fix’t to a Flat Stone. Under this Stone lyeth buried the Body of Elizabeth SPENCER, sometyme ye Wyfe of Nicholas Spencer, gent. Customer of Sandwich, who dyed the XVIIIth Day of Decemb. A.D. 1583. Regineque Elizabeth, XXVI. Vivit post Funera Virtus +.
27. Eight other Flat Stones, but all without Inscription – 2 of them have been inlaid.
In the South Isle.
28. On a wooden Mont. on ye S. Wall. In a Vault of Mr Boyman SAMPSON’s first was interred his granddaughter Anne, Daughter of George and Elisabeth BOYMAN, Oct. 6 1723 aged 6 Years. Also Anne his Wife, Daughter of Mr Samuel and Elisabeth FERRIIER, aged 57. Also Mary his Wife, and Daughter of Mr. Joshua PARAMORE, departed the 24th of June 1731 aged 57. And also the Body of Captain Boyman Sampson who died 6 Sept. 1741 aged 75 Years.
Children, be dutyfull unto Your Parents deare; God will bless You, as those, I hope, lay under here. Who ornamented this Church? Why, it was your Friend. His Coffin then was made, and text chose for his End. Viz: Psalms, the 128 – Verses 4 and 6 with the 1st Verse of the 129th Paalm. To be sung, Ps.128. Verses 4 and 6. In Remembrance of Captain Boyman SAMPSON 1740.
29. Underneath – On an Altar Tomb. The Vault. Captain Boyman SAMPSON, born Oct. 7 1666 and died Sept. the 6th 1741 aged 75 Years. Also Ann his Wife, Daughter of Mr Sam. and Elis. FERRIER, died Sept. 1 1725 aged 57. Also Mary his Wife, Daught. of Mr Joshua PARAMORE, died Jan. 24 1734/5 aged 57. Also 2 Grandchildren: Ann, Daughter of George and Elis. Boyman, died Oct. 3 1723 aged 6 Years. And also Eliz. his Daughter, Wife of George BOYMAN, died Jan.17 1737/8 aged 43 Years.
30. On an Altar Tomb, agst. ye N. Wall. Here lieth interred the Body of Gervas SHELVY of this Towne, Gentleman, who departed this Life the 5th Day of July, A.D. 1726 aged 61 years. Also the Body of Elizabeth his Wife who departed this Life the 25th of Octob. A.D. 1735. Aged 61 Years. Here also lies interred the Body of Mary the Wife of Mr William WYBORNE, who departed this Life 10 May 1730 aged 49 Years. Here also lies interred the Body of Joshua Wyborne, late a Lieut. in his Majestie’s Navy; who departed this Life 31 May 1745 aged 25 Years.
31. On a Flat Stone. In Memory of Wm. SMITH Esq. Rear Admiral of his Majestie’s Fleet. He died the 23rd of Feb. 1756. Aged 87 Years.
32. On Another. Here lays the Body of Mrs Jane HAWKER who died 13 Ap. 1731 aged 65. She died a Maiden.
33. On Another Flat Stone. [Sa.a – or gutté de sang betw. 3 martlets arg. (HAWKER) imp. Arg. on a pale sa. 3 scrects. arg. (HAYWARD)]
34. Here lieth interred John HAWKER, Esq. (Son of John Hawker & Anne his Wife) who died the 8th of September 1754 in the 34th Year of his Age. He married Jane, Daughter of John HAYWARD, Gent. by whom he had Issue 1 Son and 1 Daughter, who both died in their Infancy, and lie interred here.
35. On Another. Here lye interred the Bodies of Mr Stephen HOBDAY, who died the 27th of Feb. 1715/6 and of Anne his Wife, Daughter of Mr John HAWKER; who died Aug. 25 1708, and of 3 of their Children, 1 Son and 2 Daughters.
36. On Another. Here lieth the Body of John HAWKER, Gent, who died 15 June 1721 aged 52, and of John and Ann their Children, by Ann his Wife, Daughter of Jeffery HAFORD, Gent. And of the said Mrs Ann Hawker who died 18 July 1726. Aet. 41. She left Issue 1 Son, John Hawker. Also of John (the Son of the last said John and Jane his Wife) who died Apr. 13 1746 aged 14 Weeks. And of Jane, who died 11 March 1749 aged 2 Years.
37. Four other Flat Stones without Inscription.
In the North Isle.
38. Eight Flat Stones, whose Inscriptions are lost.
39. This Church consists of the Great, North and South Chancells. The Body, and 2 Side Isles. The Tower, which is adorned with Pillasters and round Arches, stands in the Middle of The Church, between the Chancell and the Body. In it hang 5 Bells, all made by John HODSON 1675.
40. In the Church Yard are Memorials of ADKINS, ADAMS, BARFOOT, BOXEL, BRADFORD, BROWN, CASTLE, CHUMLEY, CLERE, DALE, DARE, DENIS, FERRIER, GREY, HARVEY, HAMMOND, HENDLEY, HAZLEWOOD, HILLS, HURST, JONES, IRELAND, JOSLING, LEE, MASTEN, MOULDEN, PARKER, PAYNE, PEIRSON, SMITH, SIMMONDS, STEWART, STEVENS, TAYLOR, TISDELL, VICKARS, WALLER and WHITE.
41. It is a Vicarage, in the Patronage of The A. Deacon of Canterbury. The Present Vicar is The Revd. Mr. W. BUNCE 1760.
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Also some Monumental Inscriptions Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795, added 6th August 2008
Typed up for the website by Pat Tritton
42. Situated at the extremity of the Town to the Southward, it has great appearance of Antiquity, particularly its square tower, which rises from the center of the building and is a fine remain of Saxon Architecture, it is encircled above the roof of the Church with three series of columns and arches; and is supported by four pillars whose capitals are highly enriched with grotesque figures. The Church consists of 3 ailes and a Chancel, is a spacious structure, and very well lighted. In the tower are five Bells, each of them is inscribed: John WHEELER, John HODSON made mee 1672. Christopher Hodson, Isaac PEARCE, Church Wardens. Index of Names and Places
43. On a neat mural Monument at the right side of the Altar is: The Revd. William BUNCE, L.L.B. Vicar of this Church, and Rector of St. Peters in this Town and Port, died on the 12th day of June 1766 in the 53rd Year of his Age. Martha, Relict of the Revd. William BUNCE and Daughter of Stephen ODIARNE Gent. late of Northiam in the County of Sussex decd. died on the 14th day of December 1783 in the 68th Year of her Age. The son of the Deceased under the deepest sensibility of Filial love and veneration, was intent to offer at the Tomb, of his dear departed parents some memorial of their virtues and his grateful regards; but, unequal to the part of doing justice to their merits, retires with the superior satisfaction that those virtues are recorded in Heaven those regards impress’d for ever on his heart. Arms: Bunce, viz. Az. on a fess betw. 3 boars, Ar. as many eagles display’d, Sab. impal. Odiarne, viz. Sab. a chev. betw. 3 cover’d Cups, Or. Crest: on an Helmet, a Wolf’s head, pierced thro the neck with an arrow, below is W.B.
44. On the South side of the Chancel, is a neat mural Monument of Stone, painted white, with the Effigie of a Woman kneeling at a Desk; on a Tablet below is:
Here by this Place, appointed so to dye,/A Widdow, Stranger to this Place, doth lye/Frances RAMPSTON by Name, She by Descent/Noble as She to Vertue, nobly bent/To check Envie which lurkes in Vertues Waye/My Pen that could saye much shall only saye/To win a better life her Life was such/Her godly End did testifye so much/. Hoc parvulum monumentum poni curavit Edovardus REDE, Miles, in perpetuam memoriam Franciscae Rampston Viduae cui Fidem in matrinomium contraxerat. Martii 24 An.Dom. 1611/2. Arms: obliterated. Crest: on a Torce, A Griffin’s head eras’d.
45. On a tablet of white marble, in a compartment of Brick at the East end of the South wall is: Here lyeth interr’d the Body of Mary HAYWARD (Widow of John Hayward, Gent) who departed this Life the 24th of January 1715/6 in the Sixty Eighth Year of her Age. Here also lyeth the Body of Richard HAYWARD, Gent, Son of the abovesaid John & Mary Hayward who departed this Life the first Day of July 1718 in the forty Eighth Year of his Age. He was Maior of this Towne the Year before he Died and Died a Bachelor.
46. On a mural Monument of blue and white marble is: Near this Place lies the Body of Valentine SAYER, Gent. thrice Mayor of this Corporation, who died the 18th of July 1766 aged 78 Years. Also of Mary his Wife who died the 25th Day of Novr. 1777 aged 80 Years. Also of Mary the Daughter of Valentine Sayer Esqr. & Sarah his Wife. She died ye 4th Sepr. 1781 aged 20 Months. Mary, Daughter of Henry and Elizth. Sayer Junr. who died ye 13 of March 1784 aged 9 Weeks. (Added). Sarah, w. Hy. Sayer senr. Gent. d. 31 Dec 1801 aged 72. Valentine Sayer Esq. Jurat d. 16 Jan 1805 aged 80. Hy. Sayer, Gent. son of Val. thrice mayor d. 16 Feb. 1813 aged 86 and his w. Sarah d. 3 Oct. 1813 aged 70. Mary NISBETT d. 27 Mch. 1816 aged 72.
47. On a tablet of Wood, affixed to the 2nd. Pillar from the East end is: In Memory of Mr Peter JARVIS, who was Born in this Town, Lived & Died A Marcht. in Leghorn, did at the Death of his Dear Mother Give by his Will all his Estate at Mashborh. (sic) and Elsewhere For Ever to the Poor of this Town. Mr Richard MAUNDY, Trustee is on the 20th of Decr. to Pass his Yearly Accounts in the Court-hall to the Church Wardns. and the Product to be given to ye Poor. Recover’d but in 1723 and Givn. in Bread by B. SAMPSON & V. SAYER, C.W. All others ought to be Just; and Seek the Poor’s right of Him who is in Trust. Erected at the Charges of Mr Boyn. Sampson 1729.
48. On a wooden tablet, painted to imitate marble, in a frame painted blue is: My Glass is run/Your’s will soon be done/. In a Vault of Mr Boyman SAMPSON’s first was interd. his Granddaughter Ann, Daughtr. of Geo. & Eliz. BOYMAN, Oct. 6 1723 aged 6 Years. Sept. 1 1725 Alsoe Ann his Wife. Daughtr. of Mr Saml. and Eliz. FERRIER aged 57. Also Mary his Wife, Daughtr. of Mr Joshua PARAMORE departed the 24th of June 1731 aged 57. And also the Body of Captn. Boyman Sampson who died Sepr. the 6 1741 aged 75 Years. Children be Dutyfull unto your Parents dear,/God will Bless You, as those I hope Lay under here,/Who Ornamented this Church? Why it was your Friend/His Coffin then was made; and Text chose for his end/. Viz. Psalms the 128th Verse 4th & 6th with the 1st Verse of the 129 Psalm To be sung, Psalm 128th Verse 4th & 6th. In Remembrance of Capt. Boyman Sampson 1740.
49. On a Monument of Portland Stone with a tablet of black Marble is: The Vault. Capt. Boyman SAMPSON born Oct. 7 1666 & died Sept. ye 6th 1741 aged 75 Years. Also Ann his Wife, Daughr. of Mr Sam. & Eliz. FERRIER died Septr. 1 1725 aged 57. Also Mary his Wife Daughr. of Mr Thomas PARAMOR died Jan. 24 1731/2 aged 57. Also two Grand-Children, Ann, Daughr. of George & Eliz. BOYMAN died Oct. 3 1723 aged 6 Years and also Eliz. his Daughr. Wife of George Boyman died Jan. 17 1737/8 aged 43 Years.
50. On a raised Monument of Brick, with a Black Marble Slab is: (Length of the lines, etc. not particularized). Here under this Stone lieth the Bodie of Richard HURLSTON, Marener & Jurett of this Town & Port of Sandwitch who dyed in the Faith of Christ Jesus the 14th Day of May Anno Domini 1623 then being of the Age of 51 Yeares the 28th of October Anno 1622.
51. On another, like the above is: Here lieth interr’d the Body of Gervas SHELVY of this Towne Gentln. who departed this Life the 5 Day of July Anno D. 1726 aged 61 Years. Also the Body of Eliz. his Wife who departed this Life ye 25th of Oct. An.Dom. 1735 aged 61 Year. Here also lies interr’d the Body of Mary the Wife of Mr Willm. WYBORN who departed this Life the 12th of May An.Dom. 1730 aged 49 Years. Here also lies interr’d ye Body of Joshua Wyborn late a Lieut. in his Majts. Navy, who departed this Life the 31st of May An.Dom. 1745 aged 25 years.
52. On a mural Monument of Portland Stone, with an open Pediment, at the West end is: To the Memory of Elizabeth the Beloved Wife of John DEVESON, Mason of this Parish, who died the 28th of Decr. 1780 aged 32 Years & is Buried in a brick’d Grave in the Church Yard adjoining ye South side of this Wall. Blessed are the Poor in Spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of God. (Added after Cozen’s notes – Betwn. Wmst. ww. of SA & W.SW angle) Also the above said John Deveson died 22d. of January 1801 aged 79 Years. Also James his Son died November 24th 1811 Aged 39 Years.
53. On the North wall of the North aile, on an oval tablet of White Marble is: To the Memory of William Wyborn BRADLEY Esqr. one of the Jurats of this Town, who died most sincerely lamented by his Family & Friends, 6th Jany. 1789 aged 36 Years and was Interr’d in a Vault near this Place; this Monument is erected by his affectionate Widow Eliz. Catherina, Daughter of Richard HARVEY Esqr. of Barfrestone in this County by whom he left Issue Surviving Elizabeth, William-Wyborn, John & Stephen and in the same Vault lie Interr’d the Bodies of John, Mary & Richard, children of the abovementioned Wm. Wybn. Bradley Esqr. & Eliza Catherina his Wife, who died in their Infancy. Arms: BRADLY, viz. Gu. on a chev. Ar. betw. 3 Wolves heads coup’d, Or, a cross crosslet, Sab. Crest: a Wolf’s head coup’d Or.
54. On another adjoining is: To the Memory of William WYBORN Esqr. late a Jurat of this Town, who died on the 8th of March 1764, aged 86 Years & lies Interr’d in a Vault Near this Place. Also of John BRADLEY Esqr. late a Jurat of this Town who died on the 5th of July 1758 aged 40 Years. And of Mary his Wife, Daughter of the above mention’d W. WYBORN Esqr. who died on the 31st of March 1776 aged 58 Years. Likewise of Mr Stephen BRADLEY Youngest Son of the above mention’d John & Mary who died on the 29th of Octobr. 1787 aged 29 Years. And of Two of his Children, John & Sibley Martin who died in their Infancy. Arms: Wyborn, viz. Sab. a fess, Or, betw. 3 Swans, proper. Crest: on a wreath, a Coot’s head coup’d, Or.
55. On a small stone within the Altar Rails is: In a steen’d Grave under this Stone are deposited the Remains of the Revd. William BUNCE (ob. 12 June 1766, aged 53 years) and Martha his Wife (ob. 14 Dec. 1783, 68th year) & on the South side are interred the Bodies of six of their Children who died in their Infancy.
56. On a black marble stone near the above is: Hic in Domino quiescit Johannes MARTIN, A.B. hujus Ecclesiae hand ignavus nuper Vicarius cujus scilicet memoria amicis gregi gratissima diu erit superstes. Filias habuit tres pater amantissimus, viz. Elizabetham, Mariam & Amiciam Infantem juxta patrem sepultam. In memora Conjugis merito dilecti hoc Marmor Elizabetha Martin Vidua maereus posuit. Obiit. Mar. 18 A.D. 1741/2. Aetat. 60. (added: Mrs Eliz. SAYER wid. of late Geo. Sayer Esq. & d. of Rev. Jn Martin. She d. 26 Oct. 1803 aged 85.
57. On another near the last is: Here lyeth interred the Body of Mrs Mary SIMMONS Wife of Mr Samuel Simmons of this Parish Gentleman; She died the 7th of November 1752 aged 31 Years.
In the Chancel.
58. On a plain stone is: Here lyeth the Body of Mr John PEIRS once Jurat of ye Towne & Port of Sandwich who departed this Life the 9 Day of September aged sixty odd Years 1693. Oculo modeste pio Coelum prospexit/Et moritur/Ecclesiam quam coluit/intellexit/Et Quod potuit/condecoravit/Abi viator quis quis es si sapis/& idem facito/.
59. On another is: Here lyeth the Body of Susanna the wife of Charles BEESOM who departed this Life the 17th of February Anno Dom. 1694 aged 32 Years. Vitae Summa brevis spem nos vetat inchoare longam.
60. On another is: Here lyeth buried under this Stone the Body of Bartholomew COMBS Gent. who was born in this Town Nov.1629 and was for many Years one of the Jurats of the same and seven Times bore the Office of Maior. He departed this Life the 18 Day of December 1694 being aged sixty foure Years some odd dayes.
61. Round the Verge of a large stone is: Here lyeth buried ye bodyes of George RAWE, Gent, sometyme Mayor & Customer of Sandwich & Marchant Adventuer of Londo and Sara his Wyfe wh. Sara dyed ye 7 of December & George the 6 of Januarye 1583/4. On the same stone on a brass plate is: Under this Stone lyeth buried the Bodyes of George RAWE Gentillman, sometyme Mayor & Customer of this Towne of Sandwich, Marchante Adventurer and Haberdasher of the Cittye of London and Sara his Wife, who deceased bothe in the Faythe of Christ Jhesus with a sure Hope of the most joyfull resurrection. She the vii of December and he the vith of Januarye next followinge in An. 1583. They had Issue between them vii Sonnes and v Daughters. Arms: On a Brass plate above, Rawe, viz. Er. on a chief, 2 escallops. Crest: a dexter arm embowed, in mail holding an escallop shell. Motto: Quod tibi fieri non vis alteri ne feceris.
62. On the raised Pavement near the Altar Rails, on a black Marble stone is: Here lieth interrd the Body of Richard ODIARNE Gent (Son of Stephen Odiarne late of Northiam in the County of Sussex, Gent, deceased and Jane his Wife). He died 15th Feb. 1748/9 aged 36 Years. Arms: Odiarne, as before. Crest: a dexter arm, embowed.
63. On a plain stone is: Heere lieth the Body of Peter SIMON, Minister, who died the 16 of March 1615/6.
64. On another of black marble is: Here lyeth the Body of William HALSNOD Gent. one of the Jurats of the Towne & Port of Sandwich who died the 3rd. of November 1650.
65. On a plain stone is: J.W. born Novr. 19th 1771, Died Septr. 4th 1772. Suffer the little Children/to come unto me; and/forbid them not, for of/such is the Kingdom of God/. Mark 10, 14.
66. On a plain stone, in the Body of the Church is: Hic jacet Valentinus NORWOOD Gen. ob. 19 Martii 1690/1. Aet. su. 51.
67. On another is: Here lyeth the Body of Mary SAMPSON who departed this Life the 10th Day of September 1685 aged 65 Years.
68. On another is: Here lyeth the Body of John ROMNEY Maulster, who departed this Life the 3d. Day of October 1686 aged 34 Years.
69. On a brass plate, affixed to a plain stone is: Under this Stone lyeth buried ye Body of Elizabeth SPENCER sometyme the Wyfe of Nicholas Spencer Gent. Customer of Sandwich, who dyed ye xviii Day of Decemb. A.Dni. 1583 Regineq Elizabeth XXVI Vivit post Funera Virtus.
70. On a plain stone is: In Memory of William SMITH Esqr. Rear Admiral of his Majestys Fleet. He died the 23d. of Feb. 1756 aged 87 Years.
71. On a plain stone is: Here in this Vault lieth interr’d the Body of Ann BOYMAN Granddaughter of Mr Boyman & Ann SAMSON. She died Oct. 3d. 1723 aged 6 Years. She was the onely Daughtr. of George and Elisabeth Boyman.
72. On another is: Here lays the Body of Mrs Jane HAWKER who died the 13th Apr. 1731 aged 65. She died a Maiden.
73. On a large stone is: Here lieth interr’d John HAWKER Esqr. Son of John Hawker & Anne his Wife who died the 8th Sept. 1754 in the 34 Year of his Age. He married Jane, Daughter of John HAYWARD Gent by whom he had Issue one Son and one Daughter, who both died in their infancy and lie interred here. Arms: Hawker, viz. Sab. a fess, gutty de Sang, betw. 3 Hawks. impal. Hayward.
74. On a plain stone is: Her lye interr’d the Bodies of Mr Stephen HOBDAY who died the 27th of February 1715/6 and of Anna his wife (Daughter of Mr John HAWKER) who died the 25 August 1708 and of three of their Children, one Son and two Daughters.
75. On another is: Here lye the Bodies of John HAWKER, Gent who died the 15 June 1721 aged 52 and of John & Ann, Children by Ann his Wife, Daughter of Jeffery HAFORD Gent. and of the said Mrs Ann Hawker who died 18th July 1726 Aet. 41. She left Issue one Son, John Hawker.
76. Also of John (the Son of the last said John and Jane his Wife) who died April 13th 1746 aged 14 Weeks, and of Jane who died March 11th 1749/50 aged 2 Years.
77. On a small stone is: Mrs Abigail HAWKER died 22nd July 1782 Aged 91 Years and 8 Months.
78. On a plain stone is: Here lyeth the Body of John BROUGHTON Sonn of Philip Broughton who departed this Life the 18th of February in the Year of oure Lord 1676/7.
79. This is the youngest of 10 and 9 lyeth here buried. This was in ageh 12 Yeares when a dyed.
80. On a small black Marble stone is: Hic jacet George ELGAR Gen. ob. 26 May 1712 Aet. 84. Here also lyeth the Body of Sarah the Wife of the said George Elgar ob. 27th of Novembr. 1742 aet. 93. Also here lieth the Body of Mr Henry Elgar, Son of the abovesaid Mr George Elgar who departed this Life October the 11th 1762 aged 76 Years.
81. On a plain stone is: Mrs Elizabeth KITE died October 1st 1779 aged 74 Years.
82. On another is: Mr Richard KITE died the 13th of Decr. 1780 aged 52 Years.
83. On another is: In Memory of Mrs Martha BRIGHT who died the 21st of August 1770 aged 35 Years.
84. On a small stone between the Choir and South Aile. John NELSON, clerk of this parish 52 years died 22 Feb. 1718/9. (Boys).
85. On the front of the Gallery is: Sr. George OXENDEN Bart. and Josiah BURCHETT Esq. Representatives of this Town & Port of Sandwich in Parliament gave the Altar-piece and this Gallery, for the Use of this Church in the Year 1723 To their Lasting Memory Capt. Boyn. SAMPSON, C.W. erected. Arms: Oxenden and Burchett.
86. Many stones once ornamented with brass plates, are remaining at different parts of the Church.
87. The Font, placed in the North aile, is curious, very similar to that at Margate; it has on it, the Arms of France, quartering England; on another shield, a Merchants mark; on another, the Arms of the Cinque Ports; on the fourth the arms of ELLIS; the other sides, mouldings, etc. are ornamented with rosses, satyrs heads, and niches.
In the Church Yard.
88. On a Grave stone is: Ralph COZENS died Decr. 8th 1760 aged 67 Years. Mary Cozens died Novr. 13th 1767 aged 82 Years. In the fair book of Life divine/O Lord, inscribe my name,/O let it fill some humble place/Beneath the slaughtered Lamb.
89. On a mural Monument North side of the Chancel (Printed in Nichols’s Literary Anecdotes ix. 27). Juxta sepultus est Gulielmus BOYS Arm. S.K.L.S. Socius, ab antiquâ et clarâ familiâ olim de Bonington & Fredville in hoc Comitatu orinndus. Natus est apud Deal. Inde discedens Chirurgiam et Medicinam in hoc Oppido ab adolescentiâ usque ad provectiorem aetatem exercuit. Oppidi hujusce et Portus LVII annos Juratus, bis Praetoris Munere functus est. Inter official institutae vitae susceptaeque publicae curae obennda, literas humaniores feliciter excoluit; historiam naturalem, antiquitatis monumenta, domesticosque praesertim Oppidi et Portûs Sandvicensis annals inge nu solertia et studia illustravit. Vir eximio animi candore, suavissimis moribus, summâ vitae integritate ornatus, Mortem obiit LXVIII annos natus, XV die Martiii MDCCCIII. (error for 1783 – 2 x’s missing). Uxorem primum duxit anno MDCCLIX. Elizabetham Henrici WISE hujusce Oppidi Generosi filiam; quae demortua anno MDCCLXI in Ecclesiâ Sti. Petri* (At Sandwich IBN) sepulta est. Alteram, anno MDCCLXII Janam Thomae FULLER de Statenborough in villa de Eastry in hoc Comitatu Armigeri filiam, quae demortua anno MDCCLXIII in eodem tumulo cum marito sepulta est. Ex illâ filium unicum Gulielmum – Henricum, filiam unicam Elizabetham: Ex hâc sex filios, Thomam, Joannem, Paramor, Edvardum, Henricum, Robertum Pearson, Georgium; tres filias, Janam, Mariam, et Saram suscepit. Quorum Elizabetha et Sara olim e vitâ excessêre; reliquae vero superstites hac tabula Patris diletissimi memoriam consecraverunt.
90. On another is: Sarah FRISBY died Novr. 14th 1781 aged 17. Beneath the surface, near these mouldring heaps,/Consign’d to earth in peaceful silence sleeps/One led by vice, insensibly betray’d;/In early youth from virtue’s paths she stray’d/Released now from sickness, grief and pain,/She slumbers here, in humble hopes to gain/The realms of bliss beyond the starry sphere/And peace and comfort which she found not here.
91. The Revd. Benjamin HARRISON who was much persecuted by the ruling powers of the commonwealth in 1649, was Vicar of this church.
92. The Living is a Vicarage, and the Church is dedicated to St. Clement. Patron 1795 Incumbent.
93. The Archdeacon Wheler BUNCE.
94. King’s Books £13.16.10½d.
95. HARRISON - Benjamin Harrison was presented to the Vicarage of St. Clement, Sandwich the 19th of Novr. and inducted the 24th of the same month 1660 and resigned it in 1666; though he appears to have been in possession of this vicarage at an earlier date, in 1649 as he was sequestered August 1st 1650 "for refusing to observe the parliament fasts and to read their declarations". He was much harassed by different sets of sequestrators and ‘one Sunday morning, whilst he was in his prayer before sermon in the pulpit, an officer came in with one or two files of musqueteers, and commanded him to come down; but he not regarding their words but continuing the holy office he was about unconcerned, the officer gave the necessary words of command to make ready, then to present; but perceiving him still unmoved he did not think fit to give the last word of command (fire); but instead of that commanded his soldiers to go and drag him out of the pulpit, which was accordingly done; and they carried him away in great triumph to the main guard, and after that to prison, where he remained some time. But what is most remarkable is that, that very Sunday in the afternoon on which they pulled him out of the pulpit, knocking his head against the steps of the pulpit and desk, by a strange and unaccountable accident, only by providence by what ever appeared, the court of guard was blown up with gunpowder, and the man that first laid his hands upon him killed dead by taking away his belly at once, and a great many others of them mortally wounded. Nor must it be forgotten that, the same day or the day following, one Capt. WILSLON came to the church and pulled down the commandments. In 1653 Mr HARRISON came to South Taunton in Devon, and returned to St. Clements in 1660; where he continued about six years, and then was removed to another living in the West’. WALKER’s sufferings of the Clergy, P.266, and BOYS’s Sandwich, p.293.
96. Weever has preserved the following Epitaphs, which were placed over the Prior, and Brethren belonging to "the religious house of white fryers Carmelites" in this Town.
97. Epitaphium magistri Johannis SANDWICH hujus conventus prioris perquam amabilis. Sub iacet hunc tumbe denotus mente Johannes, De Sandwich dictus, huinsce priorque domus. Mille quadringentos tres annos congere lumen, Quindecimam Junii jumite, tempus habes, Quo sors superna rapuit de corpore vitam Fundito quesso preces, ut fit ei requies.
98. Epitaphium magistri fratis Thomae LEGATT qui obiit Anno Domini MCCCCIX (1409). Carmelita Thomae Legatt qui theologie Doctor erat quondam, conditur hoc lapide.
99. Epitaphium fratis Thomae HADLOW. Hic Prior iste Hadlow nunc hon sub marmore tectus, Turmas celicolas adeat nostra prece vectus. M.C. quarter, & X septeno transist anno, Huic decimo sexto Septemebris lumina nexo.
100. Magister frater Willelmus BECKLEAE hic sepultus, cum hoc epiataphio. Nunc me petra tenet, saxoque includor in isto./Et lacerum vermes lamiant nunc undique corpus/Quid miti dinicie? quid alta palacia prosunt?/Cum nihi sufficiat paruo quo marmore clandor./Quam fastus, quam pompa lenis, quam gloria mundi/Sit brevis, & fragilis humana potentia quam sit,/Collige ab exemplo, qui transis perlege posco. Obijt Anno Dom. MCCCCXXXVIII.
101. Epitaphium fratis Dionysiii PLUMCOOPER. Cuspide lethifera mors que premit impia cuncta,/Mole sub hac gelida clausit & offa viri./Qui rogitat nomen cognomen postulat ipsum;/Hoc Dionisius est Plumcooper illud erat/Mollibus hic annis Carmeli dulcis alumnus/Extitit, & placide pacis amator erat./Ad canos veniens nature inra reliquit,/Mors dedit & lassis artubus hic requiem./Valedicit mundo XX Febr. Anno. Dom. MCCCCLXXXL. (probably error for 1485) – last fig.).
102. The soil around Sandwich is very fertile, but its situation being low, the prospects in general are not very extensive, though very pleasant.
|Names Index |
BOYMAN 28, 29, 48, 49, 71
BRADLEY 53, 54
BUNCE 41, 43, 55, 93
| ELGAR 22, 80 |
FERRIER 28, 29, 40, 48, 49
HAFORD 36, 75
HALSNOD 9, 64
HARRISON 91, 95
HARVEY 40, 53
HAWKER 1, 2, 32-36,
HAYWARD 24, 33, 45
HOBDAY 1, 35, 74
HODSON 39, 42
| IRELAND 40 |
KITE 81, 82
MARTIN 6, 56
NELSON 19, 84
NORWOOD 18, 66
ODIARNE 43, 62
PARAMORE 28, 29, 48
PEIRS 16, 58
RAMPSTON 4, 44
RAWE 12, 13, 61
| REDE 5,44 |
SAMPSON 28, 29, 47-49,
SAYER 46, 47, 56
SHELVY 30, 51
SIMMONDS 8, 40
SIMMONS 7, 57
SMITH 31, 40, 70
SPENCER 26, 69
WYBORN 51, 53, 54
| Places Index |
Ashford Leghorn 47
Ashford Mashborh 47
London City of 61
London 12, 13
Northiam, Sussex 10, 43, 62
South Taunton 95
| General |
Captain 28, 29, 48, 49, 85, 95
Lieut., Majestie’s Navy 30
Rear Admiral 31, 70
Church Wardens 42
Customer 61, 69
Haberdasher 12, 61
Independent chapel 3
Jurate 9, 14, 25,50, 53,
58, 60, 64
Merchant 47, 61
Mariner 25, 50
Mayor 6, 11-14, 24, 60, 61
Merchant Adverturer 12, 13
Parish register 3