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On the north wall of the Vestry. White marble tablet on black ground, surmounted by a draped urn. Arms below: Or, 3 crescents sa. on a canton of the second a ducal crown of the first. Motto: Praevisa mala periunt.

to the memory of Rebecca,
wife of Thomas Law HODGES, Esqre.
of Hemsted in this parish,
only child of Sir Roger TWISDEN, Bart,
of Bradbourne Park in East Malling,
who died a short time before her birth.
She was the last survivor of that
ancient family,
born at Bradbourne Janry 5th 1780,
married Febry 16th 1802,
died at Hemsted Febry 2nd, 1843.
Her affectionate duty to widowed mother,
her love for her husband and children,
and her active sympathy with the sufferings
of the afflicted and the needy,
were sanctified by an unfailing trust
in the merits of her Saviour,
and the deepest resignation to the
divine will.
"I am the resurrection and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live: and
whosoever liveth and believeth in
me, shall never die."
11th chap. St. John 25th 26th verses

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