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Collection of epitaphs in the diocese of Rochester

Reference code
MSS/0196
Title
Collection of epitaphs in the diocese of Rochester
Date
mostly 1716-36
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff.iv + 313. Folio. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards.
Contents relate to 196 in Ellis (1816), 58, but the spine is numbered 128*. Notes of contents of this bundle before binding, by John Thorpe, junior, fol. iv.
Scope and content
Collection of epitaphs in the diocese of Rochester made by John Thorpe, senior, and his amanuensis, Thomas Allen, with some material by others; mostly 1716-36. Arranged by parishes (partial list, fol. ii). Also includes:- Notes by Thorpe on John Weever's Ancient Funerall Monuments (1631), fol. 1-8 (see also MSS 127,128); an account of a visit to Maidstone and Rochester, 1-2 May 1695, in the hand of Peter Le Neve, fols. 184-7v; with extracts throughout from parish registers and heraldic notes.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/196