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Memorials inside Canterbury, Holy Cross, Westgate Church, Kent, England

In the North Wall

At the west end, in a window now stopped up, is a figure of a man, holding a skull. Between the two columns, on the frieze, In Memoria Almundi Colph: arms, Colse- Or, a sess between three colts current, sable.

Mr. Somner has transcribed some of the ancient epitaphs in this church, remaining in his time, but they have been long since all of them obliterated. Several of the vicars lie buried in the chancel; as Nicholas Chilton, obt. 1400. Robert Raynhull, obt. 1416, and Patricius Gerard, obt. 1458; and close by them lies one Clement Harding, B. L. but their inscriptions are long since gone.

The following monuments and inscriptions are among others, at present remaining.

At the South Side of the Chancel

An elegant mural cenotaph, for James Six, A. M. and fellow of Trinity college, Cambridge, who died at Rome in 1786, and was buried in that city; arms, Azure, in chief, two crescents, in base a mullet of six points, argent.

Near the altar-rails, a memorial for John Seaman, son of the late Dutton Seaman, esq. and Elizabeth his wife, of Guildhall, London, obt. 1789.

A memorial opposite the pulpit, for Leach, wife of Peter Boudry, obt. 1750; also for the said Peter Boudry, obt. 1753.

A memorial near the west door, for the Rev. Francis-William Durand, 41 years minister of the French church, within the precincts of the cathedral, obt. 1789.

In the North Aisle

Memorials for several of the Turners.

In several parts of the church are stones, which appears by the marks on them to have been robbed of their brasses, particularly...

In the Chancel and Middle Aisle

Mr. James Six, of this parish, F. R. S. a gentleman well known to men of science, for his ingenious pursuits in astronomy and natural philosophy, was a good benefactor to this church; by whose gift principally, the late erected organ was placed in it, where he lies buried. He died in 1793.

Source:  Edward Hasted, Canterbury: The churches within the city and suburbs, in The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 11 (Canterbury, 1800), pp. 209-288. Also found at