St. Mary’s Church: Monumental inscriptions recorded in 1790

Monumental Inscriptions in the Church of Nonington in Kent from The Topographer, 1791.

Nonington Church July 19, 1790.

The only remains of painted glass are, in a window in the north aile, a figure kneeling with two children behind —and in the east window of the Fredville Chancel, a coat of arms – – – – a bordure G. femè of fleurs de lis O. impaling G. a chevr. erm. betw. 3 griffins pass. A.

   Monuments.

  In the Fredville Chancel.

On a mural Monument of blue marble.

 IN MEMORIAM EDOARDI BOYS, ARMIGERI, DEFUNCTI.

 STEMMATA MAJORUM, GENERISQUE INSIGNIA JACTENT,

QUI LAUDARESOLENTPROAVOS, ALENAQUE FACTA;

HIC MONUMENTA SUI LIQUIT, STATUAMQUE PERENNEM

VIRTUTEM PROPRIAM VERÆ PIETATIS ALUMNUS,

MUSARUM DECUS EXIMIUM, FAUTORQUE PIORUM,

JUSTITIÆ CUSTOS, ET RELIGIONIS AMATOR;

PRO CHRISTO NATALE SOLUM, PATRIAMQUE RELIQUlT,

PER CHRISTUM SEMPER PATRIA MELIORE FRUETUR.

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IN OBITUM EDOARDI BOYS SENIORIS MILITIS.

VIR PIETATIS AMANS, CENSU DECORATUS EQJTESTRI,

MILITIÆ CLARUS, CLARUS ET ILLE DOMI;

SANGUINE CLARORUM ILLUSTRI NON NIXUS AVORUM,

SED VIRTUTE SUA VIRIBUS ATQUE SUIS;

JUTSTITIÆQUE TENAX, ET AMICUS     ILLE

  AUXILIUM MISERIS, MALLEUS ILLEMALIS.

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IN MEMORY OF THE LADY BOYS,

WIFE OF SIR EDWARD BOYS.

 IF PIETY TO GOD, AND LOVE TO SAlNTES,

IN PITTY TO THE POORE, IN THEIRE COMPLAYNTES,

IF CARE OF CHILDREN’S GODLY EDUCATION,

IF MODEST CARYAGE MERITT ESTIMATION,

ALL THESE AND MORE SHALL THIS GOOD LADY HAVE,

TO KEPE HER EVER FROM OBLIVIONS GRAVE;

GOD HE WILL CROWNE HER WITH ETERNAL BLISSE,

THE CHURCH DOTH HONOUR HER. THE POORE HER MISSE,

HER GODLY OFFSPRING, TREADING IN HER WAYES,

TO THEIR SUCCEEDING AGE COMMEND HER PRAYSE,

SUCH HONOR SHE, SUCH HONOR MAY THEY FIND,

THAT UNTO SYON BEARE A LOVING MYND.

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Arms, 1. Boys. O. griffin segr. S. bordure G. quartering, 2. S. a chevr. A. betwk 3 buckles O. 3. A. a sess S. charg’d with 3 bezants int. 3 lions heads erased G. 4. Quarterly Per sess indented, erm. and G.—Impaling. 1. S. a chevr. betw. 3 leopards faces O.   Wentworth. 2. A. a bend S. quartering G. a fret O. 3. O. 3 chevr. V. 4. Barry of 8. A. and O. a canton erm. 5. Per sesse indented A. and G. 6. A. 3 fish 2, 1, in pale, S. 7. O. on a chief G. 3 plates. 8. A. a saltier G. 9.Valence. 10. Badlesmere. 11. G. 3 shields A. a sess, and 3 fleurs de lis in chief S. 11. S. a sess O, 12. O. a sesse crenelle at top S. 13. A. 3 boars heads coup’d, 2, 1, G. 14. Obliterated.

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