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Some Monumental Inscriptions of Worth Church,  Noted by Bax & Rice Wednesday 18th May 1892

                                             Page 80 of Epitaphs from Kent Churches typed up by Margaret Broomfield

Also Some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1759, added 31st March 2007

Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795, added 7th September 2008

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1. HS cherub’s head winged 2 trumpets on the NE of the church In memory of Edward HOILE and Martha his wife. He died the 19th of February 1753 aged 67 years and she the 20th of April 1767 aged 75 years. Also of 2 of their daughters (viz) Ann and Martha.

2. HS close to foregoing – winged cherub’s 2 trumpets In memory of Richard READ late of this parish and Ann his wife she departed this life the 6th day of October 1761 aged 72 years and he the 13th of May 1765 aged 84 years. O that men were wise that they understood this that they would consider their ?better end.

3. HS East of church In memory of Jacob WALRAVEN who died January 12th 1764 aged 35 years. Also of Elizabeth his wife who died January 18th 1780 aged 53 years. Elizabeth their daughter who died March 25th 1774 in the 19th year of her age. John their son died January 2 1792 aged 31 years.

4. There is a high tomb to NETHERSOLE.

5. Here lyeth ye body of Dorothy GURNEY wife of Edward Gurney of ………… who departed this life May the 20/6 1722/4 in ye 73 of her age. (Drawing) Memento Mori.

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Also Some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Rev Bryan Faussett noted 1759, added 31st March 2007

Kindly typed up for the website by Pat Tritton

In The Chancell.
There are no Inscriptions.

Under an Arch in ye South Wall is, either an Ancient Altar Tomb, or, a Confessional Seat.

In The South Isle.
6. On a very handsome Altar Tomb, agst. ye S. Wall. To the Memory of Mr Ralph PHILPOTT who, being dead, yet lives in the Hearts of this Parish, and the Esteem of the World; wch. he gain’d & deserv’d, by a sincere, meek, and generous Temper; by a great Integrity Prudence, and Charity; by a modest, peacefull, and Friendly Behaviour; and by soe wise and usefull a Management, as to make himself the very Center of our Unity, Order, and Peace. He was, also, a gentle Master; a tender Relation; and, a noble Friend. The Temper of his Religion, was, reverend, affectionate, and constant; which, neither Ease could corrupt, nor Misery diminish. The very Agonies of the Stone, instead of sinking, did but increase, his Patience, his Devotion, Faith, Resignation, and Love to The great God; Who was pleas’d to put an End to the severe Sufferings of His Servant in the 50th Year of his Age, Nov. 7th 1704. His Body is now at Rest, interred under this Marble, against the happy Day of rising again, through ye Merits, and Power of Him, who is the Resurrection and the Life.

7. On a Flat Stone. Here lieth the Body of Elisabeth, Relict of the adjoining Ralph PHILPOTT, and Daughter of John and Elizabeth DENNE of Patrixbourne, in the County of Kent, yeoman, who departed this Life the 31st of March 1754 in the 93d. Year of her Age. She survived her Husband 50 Years; a Widow strictly imitating all his Virtues.

8. On Another Flat Stone. Here lieth interred the Body of Ralph PHILPOTT late of Word, who died the 2d. Day of October 1672 and was buried the 5th Day of the same Month, aged about 70 Yeares.

9. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of Katharine, the only Wife of the said Ralph PHILPOTT, who died ye 24th Day of January 1650-51 and was buried the 27th Day of the same Month. Aged about 48 Yeares.

10. On Another. Here lieth interred the Body of Mary, late Wife of Mr William PHILPOTT, who departed this Life the 6th of October 1720. Aged 25 Years.

11. On Another. Here lieth the Body of William PHILPOTT, of Eastry, Gent, who departed this Life the 8th Day of Oct. 1742. Aged 52.

12. On Another. Here lieth the Body of Mrs Jane PHILPOTT, Widow of the late Mr William Philpott. She departed this Life the 22d. Day of July, Anno Dni. 1744 aged 47 Years.

13.  In a Window on ye S. Side, are these Coats.

(Shown side by side). [I. Erm. imp. Sa. a Λ betw. 3 5-pt. molets or. II. Erm. imp. Gyrony of 6 az. & arg. in 1, 3, 5 a talbot’s hd. (erd?) & at fesse point a covd. cup or].

14. This Church consists of the Chancell, Body, and 2 Side Isles; at ye West End, is a low Sspire, in wch. hang 2 Bells
(both recast in 1881), thus Inscribed. 1. Sancta Maria, ora pro Nobis. 2. Tho. HODSON made Me. 1675. R. PHILPOT, Ch.Warden.

15.  This Church ws dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul; it is reckon’d only as a Chappel, & is annext to Eastry

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Also some Monumental Inscriptions  Noted by Zechariah Cozens about 1795, added 7th September 2008

Kindly typed up for the website by Pat Tritton

16. The Church is situated on the South side of the village adjoining the road; it is a small building of a Nave, a South aile, and a shorter one on the North side, which, together with a Chancel, and a small spire steeple at the west end, constitute the whole structure.

17. The Pillars are square, and the arches low and narrow: in the Steeple are two Bells inscribed: 1. John HODSON Made Mee 1675. Ralph PHILLPOOT Church Warden, C.H. 2. Lester & Pack, London fecit. 1760.

Epitaphs.
18. East end of the middle Aile, on a plain stone is: Beneath this Stone lie The Remains of Mr Charles MATSON Of whom It will be a lasting Memorial That He was distinguished for Goodness of Heart, Generosity of Disposition, And Affectionate Friendship. He died at Upton Farm In this Parish the 6th Octr. 1791. Aged 39 Years.

South Aile.
19. On a plain stone is: Here lyeth interred ye Body of Ralph PHILPOT late of Worth who dyed the 2d. Day of October 1672 & was buried the 5th Day of the same Moneth, aged about 70 Yeares.

20. On another adjoining is: Here lyeth interred the Body of Katherine the onely Wife of the said Ralph PHILPOT who dyed the 24th Day of January 1650/1 and was buried the 27th day of the same Moneth aged about 48 Yeares.

21. On an altar Monument of Stone with a Table of black Marble is: To the Memory of Mr Ralph PHILPOTT who being dead yet lives in the Hearts of this Parish and the Esteem of the World which he gained and deserved by a sincere meek and generous Temper, by a great Integrity Prudence & Charity, by a modest peaceful & friendly Behavr. and by soe wise and useful a managemt. as to make himself the very Centre of our Unity Order and Peace. He was also a gentle Master, a tender Relation and a noble Friend. The Temper of his Religion was reverential affectionate & constant, which neither Ease could corrupt nor Misery diminish; the very Agonies of the Stone instead of sinking did but increase his Patience, His Devotion Faith Resignation and Love to the great God, who was pleas’d to put an End to the Severe Sufferings of his Servant in the 50th Year of his age, Novr. 7th 1704. His Body is now at Rest interr’d under this Marble against the happy Day of rising again thro’ the Merits & Power of him who is the Resurrection and the Life.

22. On a plain stone adjoining the above is: Here lieth the Body of Elizabeth Relict of the adjoining Ralph PHILPOTT and Daughter of John and Elizabeth DENNE of Patrixbourn in the County of Kent, Yeoman who departed this Life the 31st March 1754 in the 93d. Year of her Age. She surviv’d her Husband 50 Years a Widdow strictly imitating all his Virtues.

23. On another is: Here lieth interr’d the Body of Mary late Wife of Mr William PHILPOTT who departed this Life the 6th of October 1720 aged 23 Years.

24. On another is: Here lyeth the Body of William PHILPOTT of Eastry, Gent who departed this Life the 8th Day of October 1742 aged 52.

25. On another: Beneath this Marble lie the Remains of Mr Ralph PHILPOTT of Woodnesborow (Son of Mr William Philpott late of Eastry by Mary his Wife) who died the 3d. of December 1768 in the 49th Year of his Age.

26. On another: Here lyeth the Body of Mrs Jane PHILPOTT Widow of the late Mr William Philpott. She departed this Life the 22d. Day of July Anno Dni. 1744 aged 47 Years.

27. On another: Here lieth the Body of Mr Thomas MEREMOTH late of Sandwich Surgeon, who died the 12th of July 1784 aged 41 Years.

28. The Soil in this Parish is very rich, as it lies very low and flat; from which cause the prospects are confined and no-ways instructive.

29. The Living is a Chapelry, and the Church is dedicated to St, Peter & St. Paul.

30. Patron The Archbishop. 1795 Incumbent Richard HARVEY.

31. King’s Books £……/.
Tenths……/.
(annexed to Eastry).

Index of Names and Places

Names Index
DENNE 7, 22
GURNEY 5
HARVEY 30
HODSON 14, 17
HOILE 1
MATSON 18
MEREMOTH 27


NETHERSOLE. 4
PHILLPOOT 17
PHILPOT 19, 20
PHILPOTT 6-12, 14, 21-26
READ 2
WALRAVEN 3
Places
Eastry 24
Patrixbourne 7, 22
Woodnesborough 25
Worth Upton Farm 18
General
Church Warden 17
Lester & Pack, London 17
Surgeon 27