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This coat of arms occurs on a mural monument to the memory of Mary Bode, late wife of John Bode, Gent., who died 6 July 1620, then lying in childbed of her daughter Rebecca. She was the daughter of Henry Heyman of Sellindge, Esq., and grandchild (by her mother) to the Right Rev. Robert Horne, Bishop of Winchester in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

8. Arms.-Sable, a bend engrailed or, between six bezants, on a chief gules three cinquefoils of the second, for Bax (?).

This coat is on a mural monument to Ann daughter of Stephen Bax, Esq., by Sarah his wife, daughter of John Lynch, Esq., of Grove in the parish of Staple. She died 10 March 1765, aged 39 years.

9. Arms. Argent, a bend sinister gules between six torteaux, on a chief of the last three cinquefoils or, for BAX (?); impaling, Per chevron sable and argent, three griffins passant counterchanged. Crest.—A demi-lion rampant sable.

This coat is on a mural monument to the memory of Stephen Bax, Esq. (late improprietor of this parish), who died 8 December 1758, aged 69 years. Also to Sarah his third wife, who died 12 July 1782, aged 63 years. Also to their son Stephen, who died 12 March

1770, aged 26 years. 10. Arms.-Ermine, a bend engrailed gules between six bezants, on a chief of the second three cinquefoils or, for Bax (?); impaling, Quarterly: 1 and 4, Gules, a chevron wavy between three crosses patée fitchée, all argent, for BONHAM of Essex; 2 and 3, Argent, on a chief sable three lions' heads erased of the field, for RICHARDSON of Gloucester.

This coat of arms is on the mural monument to John Bax, Esq., of this town (Faversham), who died 30 March 1832, aged 86 years, and also to the memory of his wife Jane, who died 11 November 1829, aged 66 years.

11. Arms. A bend engrailed between six roundels, on a chief three cinquefoils. Crest.-A demi-lion rampant, for BAX (?). This coat is cut on a slab to the memory of Stephen Bax, Esq., who died 8 December 1758, aged 69 years.

Which is the correct coat of arms of the Bax family?

12. Arms.-Ermine, on a pile a leopard's head jessant-de-lis.

This coat occurs on a slab to the memory of Abraham Terry, Gent., only child of Mr. Isaac Terry of this town (Faversham) by Ann his wife. He died 29 March 1729, aged 59 years. The slab commemorates too, Elizabeth, late wife of the above Abraham Terry, who died 5 January 1708, aged 24 years; and also Mary, second wife of Abraham Terry, who died 2 February 1734, aged 45 years, leaving issue: Elizabeth, Abraham, Isaac, and James.

Mrs. Ann Terry, widow of Isaac Terry (three times Mayor of Faversham), gave in 1722 two silver chalices for the use of the Communion table.

13. Arms. Quarterly: 1, Three broad arrows in pale, 2 and 1; 2, A chevron embattled; 3, Three lions' heads erased; 4, On a chevron three talbots passant; over all, on fess point, a crescent for difference; impaling, A chevron engrailed between three griffins passant, for FINCH of Grovehurst (?). Crest. -A dexter arm embowed in armour, bound round the wrist with a scarf, and holding in the hand, in bend sinister, an arrow; a crescent for difference.

This coat of arms appears on a brass to the memory of Edward Hales, Gent., twice Mayor of Faversham, and Captain of the Select Band, only son of Edward Hales of Chilham in Kent, Gent., by Martha, sister of Sir Charles Hales, Kt. Edward Hales married Bennet daughter of Clement Finch of Grovehurst in the same county, Gent., by whom he had five sons and seven daughters, and died 10 January 1634, aged about 52 years, "and wedded about


14. Arins.-On a mount a squirrel sejeant, holding in its forepaws a branch of . . . . Crest.-A griffin passant, for NAPLETON. This coat is on a slab to the memory of Thomas Napleton, Armiger, who died 6 February 1721, aged 61 years. By his will dated 2 February 1721 he gave to the Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty of Faversham, all his lands and tenements in Faversham and Herne Hill, in trust that they found a hospital for six old men, and provide them with £5 a year, and every two years a new coat. 15. NAPLETON Arms and Crest.

This coat is on a mural monument to Thomas Napleton of Faversham, of the family of Napleton of Graveney, who died 1679, aged 46 years.

Below this coat and inscription occurs another coat on the same monument, viz. :—

16. Arms-NAPLETON; impaling, A lion passant between two cotises, for KNOWLER (?).

Below this coat is an inscription, which, so far as I could make out, seemed to be:

"In tam (?) chari conjugis . . monument. . . .



KNOWLER de Hearne de Stroode in Agro

Cant. Gen' filia unica."

17. Arms.-Paly of six, argent and gules, over all three crescents sable. Crest.-A demi-lion rampant (?), for WATERMAN.

This coat of arms occurs on four slabs and a mural monument of the Waterman family. The following persons are commemorated, viz. :—

Edward Waterman, M.A., Vicar of Hollingborne, and Curate of Leeds and Bromfield in the county of Kent, died May 1725 (?), aged 67 years.

Francis Waterman, Gent., Service-Master, and Captain of the Select Trained Band of this town.

Thomas Waterman, late of Faversham, Gent., died 27 September 1706, aged 54 (?) years.

Sarah wife of Francis Waterman, daughter of Robert Knowler of Faversham, Gent.

Mrs. Anne Waterman, Gentlewoman of Faversham, died 13 December 1727, aged 67 years. She was the daughter of Francis and Sarah Waterman; the former died 7 November 1707, aged 79 years, and the latter (daughter of Robert Knowler of Faversham) died 28 April 1694, aged 61 years.

Francis and Sarah Waterman had seven sons and daughters; four died in infancy, and were buried in the chancel of Faversham Church. Of the other three children: Thomas Waterman of Faversham, Gent., died 27 September 1706, in the 54th year of his age; Rev. Edward Waterman, A.M., Vicar of Hollingbourne, etc., died 5 May 1725, aged 67 years; and the above Mrs. Anne Waterman. 18. Arms. On a fess between three birds (crows ?) as many fleurde-lis, for STACE; impaling, Ermine, on a chief three battleaxes erect, for SHEPHERD. Crest. A cubit arm erect, habited and cuffed, holding in the hand a fleur-de-lis. This coat occurs on a slab to the memory of Richard Stace of Faversham, Gent., who died 6 February 1711, aged 49 years. Also to Ann his wife, who died 13 December 1735, aged 68 years. Richard Stace was Town Clerk of Faversham from 1696-1711. 19. Arms.-TERRY; impaling, a chevron between three covered cups, for SPILLET.

This coat occurs on a slab to the memory of Isaac Terry, Gent., three times Mayor of Faversham, who died 16 December 1719, aged 64 years. The same slab commemorates his wife Anne the daughter of Mr. Edward Spillet, Gent., once Mayor of Faversham. She died 24 February 1729, aged 70 years. From the same slab we learn that Edward Spillet and Elizabeth his wife and William their son "near this stone lieth interred."

20. Arms. Three horses' heads couped. Crest.-A griffin's head erased.

This coat is on a slab to the memory of Richard Reynolds, Citizen and Salter of London, who died 16 September 1661, aged nearly 63.

21 and 22. Palimpsest brass shields.

(21). Arms.-Three lions passant-guardant in pale, dimidiating three hulls of ships in pale, for CINQUE PORTS.

On the other side certain marks go to shew that this shield has been cut from some brass figure.

(22) The CINQUE PORTS' arms on one side. On the other: Quarterly 1 and 4, Quarterly, per fess indented (for CHAPMAN ?); 2 and 3, Quarterly, a bend.

23. Arms.-Gules, three lions passant-guardant in pale or, dimidiating azure, three hulks of galleys or, for CINQUE PORTS.

24. Arms.-Gules, a fess wavy between three estoiles all or, for EVERARD (?); impaling, vert (?), on a bend or, three crosses patées-fitchées of the field, for.


This coat of arms is on a mural monument to the memory of Stephen Everard of Faversham, M.D., who died 17 January 1738, aged 76, to Mary Everard, relict of Stephen Everard, died 19 December 1757, aged 76, and to Mary daughter of James Lawson and Thomasin his wife, and niece of the above Stephen and Mary Everard, died 26 February 1741, aged 8 months.

25. Arms.-Gules, a fess between three hawks close or. Crest.An arm embowed in armour, the hand holding a battle-axe in bend, for HALKE.

The coat occurs on the mural monument to Mary, wife of Rev. Richard Halke, Vicar of Faversham, who died 23 (?) December 1800, aged 43 years. The same monument is also to the memory of Susannah Halke, widow, mother of the above Richard Halke, who died 1 April 1709, aged 78 years. Also to three sons and two daughters of the said Richard Halke and Mary his wife, viz.: Richard, who died 8 October 1776, aged 1 year, and was buried at Ospringe; Mary, who died 8 March 1788, aged 5 years; Susannah, who died 1 November 1792, aged 11 years; Edward, who died at Clarendon in Jamaica 1 June 1794, aged 18 years; and Charles, who died 8 August 1804, aged 20 years. Also to the above-named Richard Halke, 36 years Vicar of this Parish (Faversham), and late Rector of Badlesmere with Leaveland in this County, who died 13 December 1813, aged 70 years. Also to Frances wife of Rev. James Halke, Vicar of Selling, and surviving son of the above Richard and Mary Halke; she died 18 May 1813, aged 23 years.

26. Arms.-Gules, two bendlets vaire.

Crest.-An ostrich, ducally

gorged, wings expanded, argent, holding in its bill a horseshoe azure, for FAGG.

27. Arms.--FAGG; impaling, Argent, a chevron between three griffins sable, for FINCH.

28. Arms.-FAGG; impaling, Gules, six cross-crosslets fitchée or in pile, 3, 2, and 1, for THEOBALD of Seal.

29. Arms.-A plain coat; impaling FAGG.

30. Arms Azure, three otters in pale or, each holding in its mouth a fish argent, for PROUD; impaling FAGG.

These coats of arms (Nos. 26-30) occur on an altar-tomb to the memory of Edward Fagg, Armiger, who married Anne Theobald, relict of Thomas Nevinson of Estry, Armiger; to them was born one son, Michael, and two daughters, Mary and Anne. Edward Fagg lived a widower from 1594 to 1618, when he died in his 58th year.

Ann Theobald was the daughter of Richard Theobald of Seal in the county of Kent. The above Michael Fagg went on a military expedition to the United Provinces in search of glory, but found an untimely death, and lies buried in a country beyond the sea.

31. Arms.-Gules, a tower argent within an orle of eight crosslets or, for CASLOCKE.

32. Arms.-Quarterly: 1 and 4, CASLOCKE; 2 and 3, Or, a bull's head caboshed between three mullets of five points all sable, for HEYWARD or HAWARD of SHEPPEY.

33. Arms.-Quarterly of six: 1 and 6, HEYWARD or HAWARD of Sheppey; 2, Gules, three garbs within a bordure engrailed or, for KEMP; 3, Argent, three crescents gules; 4, Argent, two chevronels sable; 5, Sable, three cinquefoils or.

These three preceding coats occur on a mural monument to the memory of John Caslocke, Esq., late Jurat, twice Mayor, and Captain of the Select Band of Faversham. He married Bennet, one of the daughters and coheirs of Thomas Cole of Faversham, Gent., and had by her three sons and four daughters. He married secondly Alice, one of the daughters and coheirs of Samuel Haward of the Isle of Harty, Gent., and died 22 September 1651, in his 77th year.

About the year 1500 William Caslocke was induced by his brother John, the last Abbot of the Monastery of St. Saviour at Faversham, to take up his abode in this town. William and his descendants to the third generation, besides filling other important offices, were Jurats, and two of them were twice elected Mayor of Faversham.

34. Arms. Per pale, a lion rampant supporting a tree in pale eradicated, for WINSTON.

This coat is on a mural monument to the memory of Gyles Winston, the only child of Philip Winston of Willington's Court in co. Gloucester, and of Joane his wife. He died 4 June 1659, aged 8 years.

35. Arms.-Ermine, three bezants, for SMITH; impaling, argent, a lion rampant gules, on a chief sable three fleur-de-lis or. Crest. A plume of five ostrich feathers argent enfiled with an annulet or.

This coat of arms occurs on a mural monument to John Smith, Esq., of Throwley, who died 1 May 1810, aged 35 years; and to Ann his wife, who died 31 January 1829, aged 54 years.

36. Arms.-Azure, on a bend cotised argent, three martlets gules, for SOUTHOUSE; impaling, sable, three bars argent and in chief as many mullets or. Crest. Out of a ducal coronet a talbot's head argent.

This coat of arms occurs on a mural monument to Thomas Southouse of Selling (Historian of Faversham ?).

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