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Notes and drawings of monuments and arms in churches in Kent

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Notes and drawings of monuments and arms in churches in Kent
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. xvii + pp. 101.
Leather binding, brown (early 19th century), with raised heraldic shields in the corners and a coffin on raised ground in the centre. Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Edward Dering, dated 1630, fol. iv, now laid down on fol. v (where a reference 'J. 2', in red, is still visible). Armorial bookplate of Cholmeley Charles William Dering (d. 1858; second son of Edward, 7th Bt.), fol. i. Phillipps MS 14298 (note on fol. i)
Scope and content
Original notes and drawings made by or for Sir Edward Dering of monuments and arms in churches in Kent; 1628-34. Consists of pen and ink drawings relating to 32 parishes in Kent, including Ashford, Cranbrook, Maidstone and Sittingbourne, with MS descriptions. Dering may have been assisted by John Philipot, Somerset Herald (Arch. Cant., 1 (1858), 51; but see A.J., 27 (1947), 11). Original index of names, fols. vi-xvii. Draft pencil drawings in another MS relating to Dering's collection (now Kent Record Office, Maidstone, U. 350/Z. 24) include Ightham (not in the present volume). A note by Dering, fol. v, (now obscured by his bookplate, fol. iv), explains that entries not underlined in red had been added by him 'upon good certainty' (note transcribed by Herbert L. Smith, fol. iii). See also Arch. Cant., 1 (1858), 176-83; 2 (1859), 103-10; 4 (1861), 117-22; A.J., 27 (1947), 11-23.
Dering, Edward (1598-1644), Knight, 1st Baronet, MP and antiquary
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