Abbey of Boxley was dissolved

In 1536, Henry VIII dissolved the Abbey of Boxley, and the vicarage of Eastchurch passed to the Crown. In 1544, the King granted them to Sir Thomas Cheyne of Shurland. Eventually, the parsonage and other possessions were sold to Roger Livesey of Tooting. The Livesey family substantially rebuilt the parsonage, and Gabriel Livesey and his wife Anne Sondes were buried in Eastchurch Church.

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