The CRIPPEN - CRIPPIN Connection- Contents
Catherine Hayes, daughter of John Crippen - 1790
St Stephen's, Hackington, Canterbury
The stones are located to the right of the church entrance and can be seen in the picture with the edge lit by sunlight.
INSCRIPTION ON THE MAIN STONE READS AS FOLLOWS:
"To the memory of Catherine HAYES, daughter of John CRIPPEN, who departed this life November 4th, 1790 aged 77 years.
Ah me, oh transient life! Humbled to dust. Thus cold and lifeless lies a human form. Once the dear child, fond mother, friend sincere. Lo here the ghastly King of Terror reigns in regal pomp where very stones can pace about.
Also to the memory of William Roy GROOMBRIDGE who departed this life April 26th 1791 aged 9 months."
The smaller stone reads C H 1790 W R G 1791
Further archive records for St Stephen’s can be foundhere
Information kindly provided by Marten Rogers, Parish Archivist, St Stephen's, Hackington, Canterbury
This page was first created 2 November, 2002 and last updated Saturday, November 02, 2002.
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