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On the east 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.

Sacred to the memory of
Thomas Law HODGES, Esquire of Hemsted,
Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Kent,
Justice of the Peace for the counties of Kent
& Sussex, Chairman of the Quarter Sessions for
many years and Major in the West Kent Militia, he
represented the county and subsequently to the
passing the reform bill the Western Division in
five parliments. He married in 1802 Rebecca, only
child of Sir Roger TWISDEN, Bart, and had issue
Thomas Twisden HODGES, Esqre. who married
first, Mary Ann Floretta CHANDLESS & 2ndly
Rosa WILSON, widow of General Sir W. NOTT,
K.C.B. - Anne Rebecca, wife of
Cook Tylden PATTENSON, Esqre
Frances Dorothy, wife of the Honble
Robert FORBES, - Caroline Cordelia HODGES, -
Julia Elizabeth, wife of the Revd.
W.M. Smith MARRIOTT, - Katharine, wife of
William PEARETH, Esqre - Charlotte Lydia,
wife of Edward Barrett CURTEIS, Esqre -
Francis, - Frederick George - & Owen,
who all three died in infancy. -
A true patriot, a kind and liberal landlord, an
unfailing friend to the poor, - faithful in every
relation of public and private life, he served his
generation according to the will of God, and now
rests in sure and certain hope of a blessed
resurrection, through the merits of his Redeemer,
born June 3rd, 1776, - died May 14th 1857.
"He that believeth in me hath everlasting life". John c.6, v.47.

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