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The History Of All Saints' Stansfield

Memorials in the Chancel

Thomas Tyllott has a flat grave stone or ledger under the altar. See the description under Rectors.

Henry Halstead has a ledger on the north side of the altar. See as above.

Robert Kedington has a ledger on the north side of the chancel.

"Here lieth the body of Robert Kedington, one of the sons of Robert Kedington of this parish, who departed this life the ? day of August, 1779 aged 21 years."

? Kedington also has a ledger

"Near this place lies the body of ? Kedington, another son of the said Robert Kedington. He died the 8th day of April, 1780, aged 28 years."

(Neither of the two Kedingtons are entered in the burial register.) ? Kedington, a much obliterated and older ledger.

Memorial tablet on the north wall

Arms - Plume impaling Golding. Plume - ermine, a bend vairy, gules and or between 2 cotises of the second, a crescent for difference. Golding - gules, a chevron argent between 3 bezants.

"To the memory of Robert Plume, gent., youngest son of Edmond Plume of Hawkedon Hall, gent., and Frances his wife, dau of Thomas Golding of Poslingford, Esq. This monument is by Elizabeth Plume, their youngest daughter and coheiress, dutifully dedicated. Anno Domini 1719."

(Robert Plume was buried January 1st 1679, and Frances Plume, August 8th, 1712.)

Memorial Tablet

Arms - Kedington, on a bend azure 3 pairs of scymitars in saltire erect and indorsed, argent, hilted, or: impaling Kedington.

Crest - On a helmet and torse a demi-lion rampant guardant ducally crowned, holding in his dexter paw a scymitar as in the arms.

"Near this place lies the body of Frances Kedington, the wife of Robert Kedington of this parish, gent., and only sister of Ambrose Kedington of Acton, gent. She departed this life the 30th day of October, anno domini 1714, aged 41. Also near this place lies the body of the above Robert Kedington, who died the 5th day of July, 1741, aged 79."

Tablet below. "Also near lies Ambrose Kedington, son of the above Robert and Frances, who died in 1756, aged 56, and Mary his wife, formerly Mary Tweed, who died 1763, aged 61. Also of Charles Bigg, gent., who died Sept. 7th, 1798 aged 74 years. Also of Mary the wife of Charles Bigg, and daughter of Ambrose and Mary Kedington, who died April 4th, 1813, aged 74 years."

Memorial Tablet on the west wall of the chancel. Sacred to the memory of Beriah Brook, Vicar of Wressle in Yorkshire, Perpetual Curate of Denston, and 46 years Curate of this parish, who died the 26th Decr., 1809. Also of Mary his wife (formerly Mary Mason), who died 23rd February, 1836 aged 89. His tomb, reduced in height is to be found outside the SE corner of the chancel.

Last Modified Thursday 05 May 2011