George Durant I (1732-1780) Owner of Tong 1764-1780.

George Durant I (1732-1780) Owner of Tong 1764-1780.
© Copyright text based on Tong Church guide by R.M.C. Jeffery , picture R.P. Stallard
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Monument to George Durant I (1732-1780) who bought Tong from the Duke of Kingston in 1764. This memorial which used to be in the chancel, is now on the pillar by the stairs to the belfry, is unsigned but attributed variously to John Bacon , Westmacott and Sir Francis Chantrey .

On the wall in the north aisle is a list of the Durant family, who are buried in the chancel of the church and in the churchyard.

See also:
Maltese cross in Chrysom’s Cemetery, Tong Church and Tong Castle 1855

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