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Description: Table Tomb Approximately 14 Metres South of South Porch of Church of St Mary the Virgin
Date Listed: 22 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 116831
OS Grid Reference: TQ7782586121
OS Grid Coordinates: 577825, 186121
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5460, 0.5632
SOUTH BENFLEET HIGH STREET
TQ 78 NE
1/13 Table tomb approx. 14
metres south of south
porch of Church of St.
Mary the Virgin
Table tomb. Circa 1728. Red brick base, black header diapering, stone slab
with moulded edges. The inscription, much worn in some places to James
Matthews, farmer and hoyman, who served in almost every parish office between
1706 and 1728. "sixty three years our Hoyman sailed merrily around. Fourty
four lived parishioner where he's aground. Five wives bear him thirty three
children. Enough, land another as honest before he gets off." At the head of
the inscription is a circle with foliate scrolls and a stork with folded wings,
said to be the Matthews Coat of Arms.
Listing NGR: TQ7782586121
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Source: English Heritage
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