East Sussex Church Monuments - 1530 to 1830 - Archive of Photographs
by Professor Nigel Llewellyn

(221) RYE, St. Mary

Norman with Perpendicular additions - Nairn & Pevsner (594-6), Butler (SAC 22 124-133), VCH (IX 58); for a view from North-East see Godfrey & Salzman (Pl. 142); the church paving was reported as in fine state of repair in 1686 and in 1724 (Ford 44, 100); Horsfield (Sussex I 495-6) found the nave aisle in liturgical use but the North chancel with its vaults and M.I.s (but with brasses stripped), was used 'as an engine house, and … for the lumber of the town' and the South chancel (St. Clare) as a parish school; at East end of South aisle, the remains of a chantry used by the Lamb family for burials, restored to church use as a vestry in earlier 19th century, see Butler (SAC 22 124-133); Butler (SAC 13 288) records a Privy Council order dated 29 Mar 1854, discontinuing burials in the church; the parish had c.200 families in 1724 and a population of 2187 in 1801; the church now looks much as it does in photographs accompanying the article on its architectural history in Borrowman, J., 'A short account of Rye Church' (SAC 50 20-40); much of the floor is (still) paved with ledger stones, which are especially dense in the North-East (St. Nicholas) Chapel; there are interesting groups of mural monuments in North aisle and crossing but there is nothing really spectacular amongst what is the largest collection of monuments in East Sussex.


221A Wall mounted monument for John THREELE, d. 1654 or 1655

-  North transept, against North wall, West of North door.

-  116(W) x 260(H)~Fine: repainted.

-  M.I. (engraved, Latin) on a slate panel; set portrait-wise; elaborate architectural freestone frame; above, escutcheon against a fluted frieze; on top, segmented pediment breaking forward from pointed pediment; base mouldings and a high pedestal.

-  John Threele, d. 4 Sep 1654 or 1655; son of Thomas Threele, of Levisham (Leasam, Rye), Sussex; his widow, Anne [d.1641], daughter of Sir Henry Waldegrave, of Stanningbath, Sussex; quotes Matt. VII.12.


221B Mural monument for members of the PROCTER family, including James, d. 1809

-  North transept, high on North wall, facing East.

-  Inaccessible~Very good; colour.

-  An irregular black baseplate; on cornice, a grey marble draped urn with palmette decorations; M.I. (19 lines, engraved, black) fills a trapezoidal panel; below, 2 decorative corbels and an achievement.

-  Anne Procter, d. 2 Feb 1831, aet 78; second daughter of James Lamb, Esq., by his first wife, Anne, daughter of David and Anne Morris; and wife of Nathaniel Procter, Esq., d. 5 Aug 1836, aet 79; their second son, Lieut. James Procter, R.N., lost off the Texel, 18 Jun 1809, aet 26, when in command of H.M. schooner Sealark.


221C Ledger for Ralph NORTON, d. 1750, his wife Anne, d. 1748

-  North transept floor, centre.

-  98(W) x 198(L)~Fine: local losses (lower right).

-  M.I. (23 lines, engraved) in upper 80% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Ralph Norton, Esq., d. 7 Jul 1750, aet 84; his wife, Anne d. 17 Jul 1748, aet 81; their issue - daughters Catherine and Elizabeth.


221D Ledger for [Caroline] DURRANT, d. 18..

-  North transept floor, West side.

-  105(W) x 183(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. on a slab; head to West.

-  Illegible.


221E Ledger for Mercy ODIARNE, d. 1703

-  North transept floor, centre, South of 221C.

-  95(W) x 200(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (14 lines, engraved) fills surface of a freestone slab; head to West.

-  Mercy Odiarne, d. 7 Mar 1703, aet unknown; daughter of Mr Thomas Kelly, of Herfield [sic], and wife of John Odiarne, Gent., of Rye; issue - daughters: Christian, Anne, both died as infants.


221F Mural monument for Hannah PINKERTON, d. 1786

-  Crossing, North-West pier, facing North, above head height.

-  c.55(W) x 140(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (9 lines, engraved, black) on an unframed tablet in grey-veined marble; above, cornice with flaming urn; below, a plain curved apron; with ball finial as corbel.

-  Hannah Pinkerton, d. 18 Oct 1786, aet 22; daughter of the late John Pinkerton, Esq., of North Cave in Yorkshire.


221G Ledger for Samuel MILLER, d. 1800

-  North transept floor, near North door and North wall.

-  c.93(W) x 185(L)~Very worn; losses (upper right).

-  M.I. (engraved) fill surface of a brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Largely illegible.


221H Ledger for the KENNETT family, d. 1820, 1822, etc.

-  North transept floor, South of 221G.

-  90(W) x 196(L)~Very worn; cracked.

-  M.I. (a few lines, engraved) on a pale grey freestone slab; head to East.

-  Part legible only - Anonymous, d. ?? ??? 1822, aet 20; Maria, d. 20 Oct 1820, daughter of John and Hannah Kennet.


221I Ledger for John and Elizabeth BUCKHURST, d. 1771 and 1782

-  North transept floor, East side.

-  97(W) x 191(L)~Very worn; cracked; repaired.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills surface of a brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Largely illegible.


221J Wall-mounted brass for Louis and Anne MERYON, d. 1824

-  North transept, East wall, North-East corner, facing West, at head height.

-  40(W) x 50(H)~Very good.

-  A wall-mounted engraved brass; floral ornament in corners.

-  Louis Meryon, d. Feb 1824, aet 84; his wife, Anne, aet 50 plus; issue - youngest son, Charles Louis Meryon, M.D. (Oxford), FRS, etc.; daughter, Sarah, wife of William Holloway, quotes Matt. 7. 12.


221K Mural monument for Thomas HOLFORD, d. 1780, and his family

-  North transept, East wall, facing West, above head height.

-  100(W) x 210(L)~Very good; colour.

-  Above, a black baseplate in obelisk form; in centre, grey marble flaming urn in relief on a cornice; M.I. (10 lines, engraved) fills upper 80% of an unframed tablet; undulating lower contour with small corbels and panel of arms.

-  Thomas Holford, Gent., of The Friars, Winchelsea, d. 15 Nov 1780, aet 35; his issue - Catherine, Frances and William Howard (all died as infants); Thomas Holford, Lieutenant in 21st Regiment of Foot, died abroad, 3 Sep 1795, aet 20.


221L Ledger for Charlotte PROCTER, d. 1809, her sister and her mother Charlotte, d 1828

-  North-East chapel floor, centre, West end.

-  92(W) x 198(L)~Very worn; cracked.

-  M.I. on pale brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Charlotte Procter, d. 21 Sep 1809, an infant; daughter of Thomas Procter, of Rye, and his wife Charlotte, d. 21 Oct 1828, aet 40; also Sarah Ann, their second daughter who died in infancy .


221M Ledger for Henry WATERMAN, d. 1798, his wife and sister-in-law

-  North-East chapel floor, against North wall, towards West end.

-  85(W) x 182(L)~Cracked.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills surface of freestone slab; head to West.

-  Henry Waterman, Gent., d. 20 Jan 1798, aet 58; his wife, Martha, d. 7 Jul 1802, aet 66; her sister, Elizabeth Swaine, d. 12 Feb 1804, aet 76.


221N Ledger for James MEGAW, d. 1808

-  North-East chapel floor, near North wall, West end.

-  86(W) x 138(L)~Sound; worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills upper 80% of a light grey freestone slab; head to West.

-  James Megaw, surgeon, d. 26 Jul 1808, aet 65; his widow, Sarah, d. 21 Jan 1826, aet 75, eldest daughter of Thomas Procter, Esq., and his second wife, Sarah.


221O Anonymous ledger, no date

-  North-East chapel floor, against North wall, towards West end.

-  87(W) x 180(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a slab; head to West.


221P Ledger for James ELLIOTT, d. 1801

-  North-East chapel floor, near North wall, towards West end.

-  93(W) x 190(L)~Cracked.

-  M.I. (2 sets of lines, engraved) on a slab; head to West.

-  James Elliott, wine merchant of Rye, d. 31 Jan 180[1], aet 60; his wife, Sarah, d. 8 May 1814, aet 90.


221Q Ledger for Rev. Lewis JONES, d. 1759 and his wife Elizabeth, d. 1746

-  North-East chapel floor, against North wall.

-  75(W) x 121(L)~Poor; cracked.

-  M.I. (14 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a slab.

-  Rev. Lewis Jones, master at Rye Grammar School (35 years), d. 13 Dec 1759, aet 63; his wife, Elizabeth, d. 14 Feb 1746, aet 64.


221R Ledger for Edward and Mary SWAINE, d. 1772 and 1773, and descendants

-  North-East chapel floor, near North wall and 221Q.

-  99(W) x 194(L)~Badly scaled on South side.

-  M.I. (engraved) on upper parts of a freestone slab; head to West.

-  Largely illegible: Edward Swaine, Mayor's Sergeant, d. 25 Apr 1772, aet 69; his wife Mary, d. 14 Jan 1773, aet 75; issue - John, his first wife, Ann, d. 10 Jan 1765, aet 28, and his second wife, Mary, d. 24 Jun 1801, aet 55; also, Elizabeth, Mary and Martha, daughters of Edward and Mary Swaine.


221S Ledger for Marke SPYE, d. 1657, his wife Elizabeth SPYE, d. 1667, and her second husband, Thomas CROUCH, d. 1682

-  North-East chapel floor, near centre of North wall.

-  84(W) x 179(L)~Serious cracks.

-  Escutcheons at either end; M.I. in centre; all fills surface of a black slab; head to West.

-  Marke Spye, merchant, d. 15 Aug 1657, aet 32, son of John Spye; his wife, Elizabeth, d. 18 Oct 1667; her second husband, Thomas Crouch, Gent., Mayor of Rye, d. 7 Aug 1682, aet 49; their issue - Elizabeth, d. 9 Sep 1682, aet 23, wife of Henry Da[r]ington, Gent.


221T Ledger for Catherine GREBELL, d. 1732 and Allen GREBELL, killed 1742

-  North-East chapel floor, against North wall.

-  100(W) x 177(L)~Sound; stained.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills surface of a brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Catherine Grebell, d. 9 Nov 1732, aet 36; wife of Allen Grebell, Esq., jurat, mayor for 10 years, etc., d. 17 Mar 1742, aet 50; their issue - Thomas, 18 May 1729 - 15 Jul 1729, an infant; another son and another daughter still living.


221U Ledger for Charles HICKS, d. 1814, and others in the family

-  North-East chapel floor, near North wall and 221S.

-  98(W) x 199(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved) on upper parts of a brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Charles Hicks, d. 18 Aug 1814, an infant; his brother James Smith Hicks, d. 18 Jan 1827, aet 11; their parents, Elizabeth, d. 17 Feb 1853, aet 74, and Charles Hicks, d. 18 Dec 1857, aet 75.


221V Ledger for Thomas GREBELL, d. 1724, and members of his and the LAMB family

-  North-East chapel floor, near North wall, alongside 221T.

-  112(W) x 198(L)~Sound; marked.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 80% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Thomas Grebell, jurat, d. 7 Oct 1724, aet 59; his wife, Alice, d. 13 Nov 1727, aet 62; their daughter, Martha, d. 12 Feb 1737, aet 40, wife of James Lamb; their issue - Martha, d. 9 Jul 1727, an infant; William, d. 5 Aug 1729, an infant; Grebell, d. 30 Jun 1730, an infant; another William, d. 16 Aug 1732, an infant; Samuel, d. 17 Jan 1737, an infant; John, d. 18 Apr 1771, aet 47.


221W Ledger for Mary and Daniel DAVIS, d. 1728/9 and 1749/50, and their son, d. 1726

-  North-East chapel floor, against South wall, West end.

-  91(W) x 190(L)~Cracks; stains.

-  M.I. (14 lines [3 + 9] , engraved) in upper 60% of surface of brown freestone slab, head to West.

-  Mary Davis, d. 9 Mar 1728/9, aet 37; wife of Daniel Davis, Gent., d. 12 Jan 1749/50, aet 63; their son (also) Daniel Davis, d. 20 Apr 1726, infant.


221X Ledger for Ann LONG, d. 1725, and descendants

-  North-East chapel floor, against South wall, towards West end, partly obscured by furnishings.

-  90(W) x 190(L)~Fine; rough edges.

-  Arms, cherub's head and crossed bones, then M.I. (in 2 panels, divided, engraved in different hands) on a freestone slab; head to the West.

-  Ann Long, d. 23 Mar 1725, aet 84; her first husband, Stephen Pigram, of Cambridge, no dates; her second husband, unidentified; her son, Nathaniel Pigram, jurat of Rye, whose wife was Jane; their daughter Ann, 7 Dec 1702-10 May 1729; this Ann's husband, John Baker of Queenborough; another daughter Eliza, d. 11 Nov 1742, aet 42, was first wife of Thomas Procter; also his second wife, Sarah, d. 22 Jun 1802, aet 86; also Eliza, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Proctor, d. 23 Nov 1733.


221Y Ledger for Thomas PROCTER, d. 1775, and descendants

-  North-East chapel floor, near South wall, towards West end, alongside 221X.

-  100(W) x 186(L)~Very worn; rough edges.

-  Trumpeting angel on relief panel, then M.I. (engraved in different hands) fills a freestone slab; head to West.

-  Thomas Proctor d. 27 Nov 1775, aet 73; his second wife, Sarah; their issue - another Thomas Proctor, d. 5 Aug 1751, aet 4; Richard Proctor, d. 18 Aug 1751, aet 1; Mary, d. 9 Nov 1760, aet 8.


221Z Ledger for Needler and Martha CHAMBERLAIN, d. 1781 and 1839, and their son

-  North-East chapel floor, against South wall, centre.

-  90(W) x 184(L)~Sound; stained.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 50% of a brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Needler Chamberlain, of Rye, surgeon, d. 7 Nov 1781, aet 36; his wife, Martha, d. 2[?] Aug 1839, aet ??; their son, James Edwin Chamberlain, d. 4 Nov 1782, infant.


221AA Ledger for Major Richard HAY, d. 1825

-  North-East chapel floor, centre of South wall.

-  106(W) x 72(L)~Sound; worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills surface of a small white freestone slab; head to West.

-  Major Richard Hay, late of the Bengal Military Establishment, 6 Feb 1761 - 16 Mar 1825; his widow, Mary, 11 Jun 1772 - 25 Sep 1827.


221BB Ledger for John CHAMBERLAIN, d. 1794

-  North-East chapel floor, along South wall, near 221X.

-  93(W) x 196(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 80% of a brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  John Chamberlain, Gent., of Greenwich, Kent, d. 26 Aug 1794, aet 41; his sister, Rebecca Chamberlain, d. 17 Jan 1790, aet 30; also Needler Chamberlain Watson, Esq.; his widow, Elizabeth Watson, d. 25 Aug 1808, aet 66; their daughter, Mary Watson, d. ?? ??? 1795, aet 26.


221CC Ledger for William CHAMBERLAIN, 1831

-  North-East chapel floor, near South wall, towards East end.

-  84(W) x 74(L)~Very worn.

-  Head to West.

-  Illegible.


221DD Ledger for Anne and James LAMB, d. 1755 and 1780

-  North-East chapel floor, near South wall, near East end.

-  91(W) x 183(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a slab; head to West.

-  James Lamb, the younger, jurat, d. 20 Feb 1780, aet 58; his wife, Ann, d. ?? ??? 1755, aet 26; his grandson, James Matthew Lamb, d. 16 Sep 1825, aet 45.


221EE Floor-mounted brass, on slab, for Mary Jane WATSON, d. 1822, and her parents, etc.

-  North chapel floor, near East end.

-  31(W) x 31(H)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a brass escutcheon, on a freestone slab; head to West; additional engraved lines on slab (added later).

-  On brass: Mary Jane Watson, d. 16 Sep 1822, aet 15, daughter of William and Margaret [email protected] On slab: William Watson, d. 4 May 1841, aet 69 and Margaret, his widow, d. 18 Dec 1855, aet 85; [sister of] John Haddock Lardner, solicitor, d. 13 Jul 1852, aet 58.


221FF Ledger for Nathaniel PIGRAM, d. 1756

-  North-East chapel floor, near South wall, towards West end.

-  114(W) x 199(L)~Fine.

-  An escutcheon, then M.I. (engraved) fill a black slab; head to West.

-  Nathaniel Pigram, Esq., d. 26 Mar 1756, aet 82; his wife, Jane, d. 1 Jan 1758, aet 83; their daughter, Mary, d. 28 Aug 1754, aet 41; their son (also) Nathaniel Pigram, Esq., d. 13 Dec 1765, aet 52; their grandson, Nathaniel Pigram Beaver, d. 21 Jun 1768, aet 16.


221GG Anonymous ledger, with an attached brass, no date

-  Chancel floor, centre, North side.

-  71(W) x 170(L)~Dirty.

-  1 brass refixed (upside down); 3 indents (M.I.s, arms); on a brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  No M.I.


221HH Ledger for Henry Perch BUTLER and Rhoda Jane BUTLER, d. 1829 and 1847

-  Chancel floor, North-East corner, South of 221GG, partly obscured by furnishings.

-  103(W) x 116(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved lines) in upper 50% of a pale grey freestone slab; head to West.

-  Henry Perch Butler, Gent., of Rye, d. 20 Dec 1829, aet 66; also Rhoda Jane Butler, d. 7 Jul 1847, aet 70, daughter of John and Rhoda Slade, and wife of Richard Weeden Butler.


221II Ledger for Rev. Edward WILSON, d. 1738/9

-  Chancel floor, centre, East of 221HH.

-  100(W) x 155(L)~Worn.

-  Escutcheon, then M.I. (engraved) in English and Latin fills a pale brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Rev. Edward Wilson, 15 May 1662 - 5 Jan 1738.


221JJ Ledger for William BAR[HAM]?, d. 1694, and his children

-  Chancel floor, North side, largely under stalls.

-  100(W) x 199(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved) densely in Latin on a black slab; head to West.

-  William Barham, d. 19 Jul 1694, aet 43; his wife (from 29 Sep 1678), Elizabeth, d. 26 Feb 1694/5, aet 43, daughter of William Stretton, of Tenterden, Kent; their issue - William, of New Romney, Kent, d. 20 Apr 1717, aet 36; Mary; Susanna, d. 26 Nov 1713, aet 35; Elizabeth, d. 23 Dec 1692, aet 8; James.


221KK Ledger for Anne FRANCIS, d. 1704

-  Chancel floor, immediately East of 221JJ.

-  100(W) x 170(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 80% of a reddish-brown patterned freestone slab; head to West.

-  Anne Francis, d. 20 Jun 1704, aet 84; wife of Richard Francis of Lamberhurst; issue - a surviving daughter, Mercy, d. 8 Mar 1734, aet 81, wife of Nicholas Mannooch, of Rye, jurat, d. 24 Dec 1724, aet 69; issue - Nicholas died an infant.


221LL Ledger for Robert HOUNSELL, d. 1727

-  Chancel floor, South of centre, near East end.

-  92(W) x 183(L)~Poor.

-  M.I. on brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Robert Hounsell, d. 30 Sep 1727, buried Topsham; also, Ann, daughter of Robert and Margaret Hounsell, d. 29 Mar 1730, aet 12; also John, William, Mercy, all died as infants.


221MM Ledger for Edward WILMSHURST, d. 1718

-  Chancel floor, near South side, East end.

-  94(W) x 174(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. on a slab; head to West.

-  Edward Wilmshurst, late of Garbary, d. 21 Apr 1718, aet 51; his wife, Elizabeth, only daughter of Thomas Hawks, of Playden; issue - 6 sons and 6 daughters.


221NN Ledger for Mary HOOD, d. 1788

-  Chancel floor, at door to South aisle.

-  85(W) x 102(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. on a pale slab; head to West.

-  Illegible.


221OO Ledger for Richard, Elizabeth and Humphrey BUTLER, d. 1734, d. 1727 and d. 1734, and others

-  Chancel floor, South-East corner, largely obscured by stalls.

-  98(W) x c.100(visible L)~Fine.

-  M.I. on slab; head to West.

-  Richard Butler, Gent., Common Clerk of Rye, d. 16 Sep 1734, aet 49; his wife, Elizabeth, d. 12 Jun 1727, aet 52; their son, Humphrey, also Common Clerk, d. 25 Nov 1734, aet 25; Richard Butler's nephew, another Richard Butler, Gent., jurat of Rye, d. 25 Aug 1808, aet 72; and his wife, Susanna Butler, d. 12 May 1814, aet 77.


221PP Ledger for Anne and David MORRIS, d. 1733 and 1753, and their children

-  Sanctuary floor, partly obscured by altar.

-  102(W) x 140(visible L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (8 lines engraved) in upper 50% of a brown freestone slab.

-  Anne Morris, d. 1 Jul 1733, aet 31; daughter of Rev. Edward Wilson, vicar of Rye, and wife of David Morris, Gent., d. 11 Oct 1753, aet 58; issue - Anne, David (both d. infants), Anne, wife of James Lamb the younger, jurat; Susanna, unmarried.


221QQ Floor-mounted brasses for Thomas HAMON, d. 1607

-  Sanctuary floor, partly obscured by altar.

-  90(W) x 150(L)~Local losses (brass edges).

-  A grey freestone slab; in centre, a standing male figure engraved on a brass plate; below, M.I. (6 lines, engraved) on a brass; around edges, some parts survive of a M.I. on a brass band.

-  Thomas Hamon, burgess, mayor, trained band captain, etc., d. 20 Jul 1607; his widow, Martha.


221RR Ledger for James BENN, d. 1724, and his wives Susanna, d. 1717, and Anne, d. 1721

-  Sanctuary floor, South side, East of 221 QQ, partly under main altar.

-  98(W) x 125(L)~Worn; stained.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills a grey freestone slab.

-  Susanna Benn, d. 9 Aug 1717, aet 42; second daughter of James Brown, Esq., of Spelmenden, Kent, and wife of James Benn, customs collector of Rye, d. 25 Apr 1724, aet 45; his second wife, Ann, d. 16 Jun 1721, daughter of William Bishop, Esq., of Sedlescombe; issue - a son, died an infant.


221SS Ledger for Elizabeth GLAZIER, d. 1829

-  Sanctuary floor, more detail?

-  80 x 29 mostly lost~Fragmentary.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a slab.

-  Elizabeth Glazier, d. 24 Aug 1829, aet 77.


221TT Ledger for Mary PEADLE, d. 1676

-  South nave aisle floor, West end, abutting wall and pier.

-  40(W) x 50(L)~Worn; dirty.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a grey freestone slab.

-  Mary Peadle, d. 6 Dec 1676; wife of Aron Peadle, junior.


221UU Ledger for Henry BRAZIER, d. 1838, and his parents

-  Crossing floor.

-  130(W) x 213(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills a freestone slab; head to South.

-  Henry Brazier, d. 22 Feb 1838, aged 2 weeks; son of Henry Brazier, d. 10 Feb 1845, aet 43 and Mary Munn Brazier, d. 4 Jan 1846, aet 37; another surviving brother, Frederick.


221VV Ledger for Henry CARLETON, d. 1771

-  North transept floor, South side.

-  93(W) x 197(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills a black slab; head to West.

-  Henry Carleton, jurat of Rye, d. 22 Oct 1771, aet 78; his wife, Mary, d. 3 Nov 1727, aet 36; their issue - Rev. George Carleton, M.A., jurat and vicar of Rye, d. 27 Nov 1761, aet 43 and his wife, Constance, d. 19 May 1754, aet 22; Mary, d. 1721, infant; Thomas, d. 1726, infant; also Henry, son of George and Constance, died an infant.


221WW Mural monument for John WOOLLETT, d. 1819

-  Crossing, North-West pier, facing West, at head height.

-  119(W) x 248(H)~Fine; local damage (fluted panels, flanking).

-  On a thin black baseplate with pointed arched top; a white marble panel with arched top, against which, in low relief, heavenly glory opens out over allegorical figures of Hope and Faith (?) against an altar; beneath, a moulding; then M.I. (8 lines, engraved, black) on an ornamental apron; flanking, very short fluted pilasters; signed (lower left and right): 'J. BACON. INVT' and 'S.MANNING. FT'.

-  John Woollett, Esq., d. 23 Mar 1819, aet 59.


221XX Wall monument for Elizabeth WOOLLETT, d. 1810

-  Crossing, South-East pier, facing West, at head height.

-  78(W) x c.140(L)~Very good.

-  Against a black arched top baseplate, a draped urn in white marble; below, a wreath on a panel, against a fluted frieze; below, an unframed M.I. (8 lines, engraved); curved lower edge; signed (lower right): 'J.BACON / Junior / LONDON'.

-  Elizabeth Woollett, d. 28 Jun 1810, aet 42; wife of John Woollett, of Rye, Attorney at Law.


221YY Ledger for William HOPE, d. 1732, and several others

-  South transept floor, East side, mostly obscured by altar.

-  100(W) x 177(L)~Local losses (upper left corner).

-  M.I. on slab; head to West.

-  Illegible.


221ZZ Ledger for James HOPE, d. 1740

-  South transept floor, South of 221YY, partly obscured by furnishings.

-  95(W) x 195(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. on a freestone slab; head to West.

-  Illegible.


221AAA Ledger for Thomas HUDSON, d. 1743

-  Nave aisle, near crossing, centre.

-  91(W) x 188(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (6 lines, engraved) in upper 25% of a dark grey slab; head to West.

-  Rev. Thomas Hudson, A.M., vicar of Rye, d. 13 Oct 1743, aet 48.


221BBB Ledger for John MYERS, d. 1834

-  Nave aisle, near crossing, centre.

-  76(W) x 187(L)~Worn; cracked.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved) in Latin in upper 25% of a slab.

-  Rev. John Myers, vicar of Rye for 40 years, d. 24 Oct 1834, aet 77.


221CCC Ledger for several members of the SLADE family, d. 1777 etc.

-  Nave aisle floor, centre.

-  100(W) x 200(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (many lines, engraved in many stages) fills a black slab; head to West.

-  George Slade, d. 7 Dec 1777, aet 19; his brother, William Slade, d. 5 Mar 1783, aet 26; another brother, Samuel Slade, d. 1 Jan 1789, aet 25; their parents, Chiswell and Jane Slade; also, Daniel Slade, d. 9 May 1826, aet 72; his brother, John Slade, dates unknown and John's wife, Rhoda Slade, d. 27 Aug 1828, aet 72; his sister, Elizabeth Griffith, d. 10 Jan 1840, aet 84.


221DDD Ledger for Thomas KENNETT, d. 1824, and his family

-  Nave aisle floor, centre, East of 221EE.

-  119(W) x 182(L)~Scratched; cracked; repaired.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved) in upper 50% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Thomas Kennett, d. 19 Jul 1824, aet 87; his wife, Mary; his son, Charles, d. 23 Oct 1824, aet 55 and Charles' wife, also Mary, d. 11 Sep 1818, aet 44.


221EEE Ledger for Edward HASWELL, d. 1703/4, and his wife Elizabeth, d. 1747

-  Nave aisle, centre, West end.

-  100(W) x 107(L)~Very good.

-  M.I. (15 lines, engraved) in upper 75% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Edward Haswell, d. 12 Jan 1703/4, aet 53; his wife, Elizabeth, d. 15 May 1747, aet 83, widow to her second husband, Thomas Haswell, of Leigh, Tunbridge, Kent.


221FFF Ledger for Ann HADDOCK, d. 1790, and her son Henry, d. 1783

-  South nave aisle floor, just North of 221GGG.

-  93(W) x 210(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (9 lines, engraved) in upper 30% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Ann Haddock, d. 27 Jun 1790, aet 57; wife of Captain John Haddock; their son, Henry Haddock, d. 19 Aug 1783, aet 18.


221GGG Ledger for John HADDOCK, d. 1797, and his father, d. 1812

-  South nave aisle floor, just North of 221 HHH.

-  93(W) x 210(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (10 lines, engraved) in upper 30% of a black slab; head to West.

-  John Haddock, d. 15 Nov 1797, aet 29; son of Captain John Haddock, 1737 - Jul 1812.


221HHH Ledger for Joseph HADDOCK, d. 1810, and his wife Elizabeth, d. 1841

-  South nave aisle floor, just North of 221III.

-  93(W) x 210(L)~Very worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 30% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Joseph Haddock, of Playden, d. 28 Nov 1810, aet 40; only remaining son of Captain John Haddock, of Rye; his widow, Elizabeth, d. 17 Jan 1841, aet 71.


221III Ledger for Sarah BARNES, d. 1795

-  South nave aisle floor, just North of 221JJJ.

-  93(W) x 210(L)~Good.

-  M.I. (5 lines, engraved) in upper 25% of a black slab; head to West.

-  Sarah Barnes, d. 28 Feb 1795, aet 71.


221JJJ Ledger for John HOLMES, d. 1816, and his family

-  South nave aisle floor, near South door.

-  93(W) x 210(L)~Fine.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper 50% of a black slab; head to West.

-  John Holmes, d. 15 Oct 1816, aet 67; his daughter, Charlotte, d. 18 Oct 1802, aet 5; his widow, Anne, d. 22 Apr 1844, aet 81.


221KKK Ledger for Robert LEWIS, d. 1816

-  South nave aisle.

-  92(W) x 120(L)~Worn.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a pale cream freestone slab; head to West.

-  Robert Lewis, Ordnance barrack-master, d. 29 Feb 1816, aet 60; his grandchildren - Sophia Mary Knott, d. 25 Jun 1828, aet 1; Sydney Knott, d. 13 Nov 1829, aet 4; and Adelaide Knott, d. 24 Aug 1830, an infant; the children of Rev. Robert Rowe Knott and Robert Lewis' daughter Sophia Mary Lewis.


221LLL Ledger for Thomas SHARPE, d. 1738

-  South nave aisle floor, far West end.

-  83(W) x 175(L)~Local losses (lower right); stained.

-  Skull (engraved), then M.I. (6 lines, engraved) in upper 40% of a pale brown freestone slab; head to West.

-  Thomas Sharpe, d. 28 Nov 1738, aet 24; son of another Thomas Sharpe, Gent. and Ann, his wife.


221MMM Ledger for John YOUNG, d. 1721

-  North-East chapel floor, centre of South wall, East of 221AA.

-  Dimensions unknown~Sound.

-  M.I. (engraved) fills upper 80% of a black slab.

-  John Young, Gent., of Rye, d. 28 Oct 1721, aet 61; eldest son of Francis Young, Gent. and Mary; his wife from 1680, Elizabeth, d. 1701, aet 48, second daughter of William Burwash, of Rye, jurat; issue - Francis, d. 1682, aet 1; Mary, 1687 - 1707, died unmarried; Elizabeth, b. 1693, wife from 1714 of Edmund Martin, Jnr, Gent., of New Romney, Kent.


221NNN Mural monument for Chiswell SLADE, d. 1787

-  North aisle, North wall, North-West corner, high.

-  50(W) x 110(H)~Fine; fading.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) on a white marble convex tablet; above, an achievement; dark grey baseplate with a low pitched top, projecting sides and a curved base.

-  Chiswell Slade, d. 25 Jan 1787, aet 70; his wife, Jane, d. 18 Sep 1792, aet 72, daughter of Daniel Davis of Rye; their issue - 8, of which 3 sons and 2 daughters living in 1787.


221OOO Mural monument for Mary HADDOCK, d. 1823

-  North aisle, North wall, East end, at head height.

-  61(W) x 51(H)~Serious cracks.

-  M.I. (8 lines, engraved, black) on a tablet of sarcophagus form, with 2 lion's feet; rectangular black baseplate; plain cornice; pointed pediment over; below, a ledge on 2 block corbels.

-  Mary Haddock, d. 30 Oct 1823, aet 72; daughter of Chiswell and Jane Slade, and second wife of Captain John Haddock.


221PPP Mural monument for Captain John HADDOCK, d. 1812

-  North aisle, North wall, East of 221NNN, high.

-  70(W) x 140(H)~Good; colour.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) fills grey marble tablet set portrait-wise; dark grey baseplate with pointed top and curved bottom; below, an escutcheon; above, a strong moulded cornice supporting a draped urn.

-  Captain John Haddock, d. 29 Jul 1812, aet 75; his first wife, Ann, d. 27 Jun 1790, aet 57; their issue, Henry, d. 19 Aug 1783, aet 18; John, d. 15 Nov 1797, aet 29; Joseph, d. 28 Nov 1810, aet 40; also Elizabeth, Ann and Margaret, all still living after 1812; his second wife, Mary, eldest daughter of Chiswell Slade, Esq.


221QQQ Mural monument for Thomas OWENS, d. 1769, Mrs Elizabeth WELLER, d. 1781, and Catharine OWENS, d. 1797

-  North aisle, North wall, at head height, below 221PPP.

-  66.5(W) x 70(H) and 66(W) x 90(H)~Very good.

-  Against a mottled grey baseplate with shallow pointed top, M.I. on a tablet (engraved, black) set landscape-wise; above, huge quartered palmettes left and right; a fluted urn adorned with acanthus on a plinth; below, a 2nd M.I. with a curved apron; signed (below): 'FLAXMAN. SCULPTOR'.

-  Thomas Owens, Esq., d. 12 May 1769, aet 62; Elizabeth Weller, d. 1 Dec 1781, aet 72; Catharine Owens, d. 31 Jan 1797, aet 89.


221RRR Mural monument for James LAMB, d. 1756, and his daughter-in-law

-  North aisle, North wall, immediately East of 221PPP.

-  90(W)x 170(H)~Very good; colour.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a grey marble panel, set portrait-wise; ogival top; at summit, heraldic supporter; flanking, garlands and scrolls; below, base mouldings then escutcheon on ornamental apron.

-  James Lamb, Esq., merchant, mayor, host to royalty, d. 21 Nov 1756, aet 63, buried St. Andrew, Holborn, London; also Dorothy Lamb, also d. on 21 or 22 Nov 1756, aet 39, wife of his eldest son, Thomas; their many virtues.


221SSS Mural monument for Margaret and Peter COLLETT, d. 1770 and 1790, and his second wife, Elizabeth, d. 1841

-  North aisle, North wall, high, East of 221QQQ.

-  92(W) x 76(H)~Very good.

-  White marble on black; baseplate with pointed top; tablet set landscape-wise with pointed pediment and moulded cornice; M.I. (engraved, black) fills tablet; 3 guttae as corbels each side; signed (lower right): 'SMITH FT'.

-  Margaret Collett, d. 6 May 1770, aet 36; first wife of Rev. Peter Collett, rector of Denton and curate of Rye for 30 years, d. 14 Sep 1790, aet 55; issue - 3 died in infancy; his second wife, Elizabeth, d. 11 Feb 1841, aet 95.


221TTT Mural monument for Thomas LAMB, d. 1804

-  North aisle, North wall, East of 221RRR.

-  81(W) x 130(H)~Very good.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) fills a white marble tablet, set portrait-wise; a dark grey baseplate with domed top and ornamental apron; below, escutcheon; above, a moulded cornice and a small urn largely obscured by drapery; signed (below): 'J.BACON Junr Ft / London'.

-  Thomas Lamb, Esq., magistrate, d. 29 Mar 1804, aet 84; eldest son of James and Martha Lamb; his wife, Dorothy, sixth daughter of Rev. George Eyles, A.M., vicar of Turkdean, Gloucestershire; issue - Thomas Phillipps Lamb.


221UUU Mural monument for Elizabeth MORRIS, d. 1827

-  North aisle, North wall, at head height, below 221TTT.

-  61(W) x 49(H)~Good.

-  Description as for 221OOO, pendant also with 221WWW.

-  Elizabeth Morris, d. 4 Aug 1827, aet 65; eldest daughter of Captain J. Haddock; quotes Matt. XII. 6.


221VVV Mural monument for William PROSSER, d. 1795, and his family

-  North aisle, North wall, East of 221TTT.

-  40(W) x 75(H)~Very good.

-  A grey marble convex escutcheon set on a matching black baseplate; ogival top; M.I. (engraved, black) fills escutcheon.

-  William Prosser, jurat, of Rye, d. 6 Nov 1795, aet 87; his wife, Hannah, d. 26 Mar 1791, aet 73; their issue - William, Lieutenant in the East India Co., died in battle on the Malabar Coast, 18 May 1775, aet 26; James, d. 3 Dec 1792, aet 35; John, d. 2 Jul 1796, aet 42.


221WWW Mural monument for Daniel SLADE, d. 1826

-  North aisle, North wall, East of 221 UUU.

-  61(W) x 50(H)~Fine; fading.

-  Description as for 221OOO.


221XXX Mural monument for Henry LAWRENCE, d. 1781

-  North aisle, at head height between windows.

-  82(W) x 39(H)~Very sound; dirty.

-  M.I. (engraved, black) on unframed grey marble panel, set landscape-wise; strong moulded cornice.

-  Henry Lawrence, Esq., of the Kingdom of Ireland, Lieutenant in his Majesty's 52nd Regiment, d. 4 Aug 1781, aet 20.


221YYY Mural monument for Richard HAY, d. 1825, and his wife Mary, d. 1827

-  North aisle wall, above head height, above 221XXX.

-  c.75(W); (H) inaccessible~Sound; fading.

-  M.I. (engraved) on a panel set portrait-wise; between, plain pilasters; above, pointed pediment; below, 3 roundels in a decorative frieze; base moulding and a plain curved ornamental apron.


221ZZZ Mural monument for William DAVIS, d. 1783

-  North aisle, above head height between windows.

-  c.60(W) x 100(H)~Fine; local losses (below).

-  M.I. (7 lines, engraved, black) of Latin in upper 50% of a rectangular panel of grey marble, set portrait-wise; inlaid border of red hardstone; irregular at foot.

-  William Davis, d. 25 Sep 1783, aet 61.