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Two white stones inserted in east wall of south aisle. At top, a Coat of Arms ~ a shield, lion rampant bet. 3 escallops. The first stone is in lower case with extensive use of capitals:

Near this Place lieth the body
of Edmd GIBBON, who died
Jany 1727 Aged 53 and Sarah,
his Wife who died June 1751
Aged 75 they had Three Sons
and two Daughs. the Surviving are
Sarah who Married Samuel
PLUMER of Sedlescomb in Sussex,
Gent, who also lies in a Vault near
and Francis, who Married the
Daughr of Samuel STILEMAN
of Otford in Kent Gent.
Here lieth the Body of Francis
GIBBON of Cranbrook who
Departed this Life February
the 20th 1756 aged 53 Years.

The second stone continues immediately, but is carved in smaller, capital letters:

His said wife is also buried here.
She died 29th Septr 1785
aged 77 years.
Their only son Walter was buried
in Clerkenwell churchyard.
The same vault contains Sarah,
wife of the said Samuel PLUMMER,
their daughter Martha, wife of
William WARD of this parish,
and their daughters Martha,
Elizabeth and Sarah. The last
married William CLEVELAND
of London, who died Septr 1820 and
lies in the same vault with Sarah
his wife, who died July 19th 1842
aged 79 years.
In the said vault lies also
Sarah CLEVELAND, the youngest
daughter of the said William
and Sarah CLEVELAND, who died
April 3rd 1869 aged 77 years.

Haslewood p63-64, who adds: [Register: 1727 Jany 15. Mr Edmund Gibbon Sen: House: Holder.] He describes the Arms as: Sa. a lion ramp.guardant or, between three escallops ar. Crest a demi lion ramp. guard. ar. ducally crowned or. holding between paws an escallop of the last. The location of the vault is not known.

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