(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Antiente epitaphes (from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800) collected [and] sett forth in chronologicall order"



^OFCAllFOft^ ^.OFCAIIFO/?^ 





"^^AHVHeil-l^ "^^AHYHan-lN^^ 



.^\^EUNIVERS•/A 

< K,> ^ 




'^J^iiaoNvsoi^" 







^0F-CAIIF0;?4^ 




■^^Aavaan# 




%1JONYSO# 



AMrUN(VFR5/A 




'^/saaAiNomv 



v>:VOSANCFlfj^ 




'^/ia3AiNa-3V^^ 



^VLIBKAKY-^/: 




<A,OFCA1IFO«»^ 







^lOSANCElfj-^ ^^UIBRARY(9/ 




%il3AINa-3WV 



WvlllBRARY,9/^ 



A\^FL'NIVFR5//^ , 




^i^0JllVD-JO>^ "^^OJITYDJO^ 



O uL 



.Vl05ANCrifj;> 




'^/SMAINO-aW 



^OF-CAUFO/?^ 

't?Aavyan-# 




^•OFCAIIFO;?^ 




^^oTmm^^ 







^TiUONVSOl^ 



^;^IIIBRARY(9/: 
5 




^TOTOJO^ 






^v>lOSANCflfj> 







x^MIBRARY/?/^ . 







"OFCAilFOff^ 




^^V\EUNIVER% 
^ 1.^ 




^.lOSANCElfj-;. 



^<?AH-vyHn-3i^ <riia3NYsoi^ %a]AiNnmv^ ^^AavHaii^S^"^ 




^.OFCAIIFO/?^ 




^v- --^ ^^IIIBRARY/?/" -.^^VUBRARYQr 

l/O-l iiinri iiinrs 



vjclOSANCFlfJV. 



A\^tUNmRy//, . 











^^AUVJi 







i i 








^^lUBKAKl^,/ 




i^iiiDNVSoi^ ^ajAiNH-awv^ \^i\m'i^^ ^ojnvunS^ 



:.\fUNlVERr 




aSANCElfj> 






,0FCAIIF0^ 



'>F-CAI...:n.» 




j^UlBRAR'ft>/ \\u-LkSK 




'^"VOJIIVDJO'^ 



^ofca; 



^ 











■< s 



!ft iff! I 



' •Aavaan-^^^'" " ' invaan-a^'' 










vKlObANaUj^ 




AMEUNIVFR5'// 
>- 



OSAHCFl^ 




•^TiiiDNvsov'^ "^/iiiaAiNaawv 










^FCAIIFO^^ 



n, 



iiP 



-v^lUBRARYC^' 



S 




,^;OFCA11FO% 











^./.4^- 

^.^, ///5^. 



antiente €pitapl)es. 



O ^../^.jc gy^VW^^^^^C^ 



'dM^*. ^Jj-.J<J4 ^^y^<-^. lUJcj-^, £(L^.4ljM.. 



J 



<P>±£±^±^ 






'Mntitntt HBpit^pfftd 



(jTrom 9l.m. 1250 to a*J3. 1800) 



CollecteD $ sett fortb in Cftronologicall ortier 



BY 



Thomas F. Ravenpaw^ M.A., F.S.A. 



I 



iLouDon : 

JOSEPH MASTERS & CO. 

m.dccc.lxxviii. 



*• I will offer vnto yovr view a nvmber of choice Epitaphes of yovr 
Nation for matter and conceit, fome good, fome bad, that you may fee 
how Learning ebbed and flowed." — Remaines concerning Britaine, by 
Wm. Camden, 1636. 






The Epitaphs fet forth on the following pages have been 
collefted from many and various fources during the laft five and 
twenty years. 

Thofe which were formerly in the old City Churches are 
taken, of courfe, from IVeever and Stow^ in whofe volumes they 
happily were enfhrined previous to the deftru6lion of the originals 
in the Great Fire. 

A very large number 1 have myfelf copied from tablets, head- 
ftones, and brafles ; many have been fent me by friends ; others 
I have found in various County hiftories, and in the earlier feries 
of" Notes and Queries," &c. &c. 

They are here arranged chronologically, with a view to fhew, 
in fome degree, the ftyles which prevailed at different periods. 

The frontifpiece is a reduced fac-fimile of the earlieft epitaph 
in Englifli. 



Pewsey Rectory, Wilts. 
1878. 



' Antient Fvneral Monvments, by Iohn Weeuf.r. London, 1631. The Svrvay 
of London written in the yeere 1598 by Iohn Stow, & fince then continvcd i^- mvch 
enlarged. London, 1618. 



9181.2G 



Corrigenda et Notanda. 



>age 


17 


>» 


36 


" 


39- 


)> 


53 


>> 


66 



80 

86 
no 

124 
129 
146 

150 



"John Reed. The earlier portion of this infcription is loft. 

The name Henry Dypforde fhould be prefixed to the Berry-Pomeroy epitaph. 

fViUiam Kerivin. The eccentric arrangement of the lines is the fame as on 

the tablet. 
Jane Gee. For fioofecs read i)Oofecs. See Appendix for the Latin verfion. 
— Meredeth. The fifth and fixth lines fliould read thus : 

"Death, finding him receaving Cuftomes, lookes 
Tyme's records, fvmde his days, and crofT'd the bookes." 
For Somerjet read Gloucejlerjhire. 
The Forte/cue Monument is put at too early a date, 1650 is more probable. 

Hugo Fortefcue, who eredled it, did not die till 1661. 
Re'v. y. Dickes. A comma fhould be inferted in the firft line, after optima. 
Rev. y. Fletcher. In firft line infert the word hie zhtrfimul. 
Elizabeth Prince. In firft line, for Kipvov read Kpivov. 
For Thomas read Laurence Cole. 
For 5. Mullyon read Mullyon. 
For y. AJhe read AJke. 
Mr. R. Tally. For 1725 read 1675. 



The Compiler of this Volume will be grateful to any who will fend him corredlions 
or additions for infertion in a fecond and improved edition, fhould fuch ever be called 
for. 



ANriENTE EPITAPHES. 



c. 1250. Gundrada^ Daughter of William the Conqueror^ Foundrefs 
of S. Pancras^ Lewes. 

STIRPS . GUNDRADA . DVCV . DEC . EVI . NOBILE . GERMEN : 
INTVLIT . ECCLESIIS . ANGLORV . BALSAMA . MORV: 

MARTIR 

[MARTHA . F]VIT . MISERIS . FVIT . EX . PIETATE . MARIA . 
PARS . OBIIT . MARTHE: SVPEST . PARS . MAGNA . MARIE . 
O . PIE . PANCRATI_^TESTIS . PIETATIS . ET . EQUI . 
TE . FACIT . HEREDE: TV . CLEMENS . SVSCIPE . MATREM : 
SEXTA . KALENDARV_. JVNII . LVX . OBVIA . CARNIS . 
IFREGIT . ALABASTRV 

ISJow at Southover^ SuJJex. 

[The lonver end of the Jione Coffin- lid is broken off. Gundrada died A. D. 1085, but Mr. 
Boutell conjiders the Coffin to be not earlier than 1250.] 



^ ^ 



1 26 1. Ela.^ Abhefs of Lacock. 

INFRA . SVNT . DEFOSSA 
QUE . DEDIT . HAS . SEDES 
ABBATISSA . QVIDEM . 
ET . COMITISSA . SARVM . 



ELE . VENERABILIS . OSSA 
SACRAS . MGNIALIBVS . EDES . 
QVE . SANCTI . VIXIT . IBIDEM 
VIRTVTVM . PLENA . BONARVM 



Lacock Abbey^ Wilts, 



^ * 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



c. 1280. Sir John de Frev'ile. 

^ 3Eci • S^^^ ♦ ^^^^ • ^fi?)^« ♦ ^^ • ^inuile . qi . fust . sltiguiotir . 
tre . cc^te . bile . bouig . qe . par . ici . pasj^et . pav . cj^an'te . 
pur . lalme . prict. 

Little She If or d^ Camh. 

c. 1 3 10. Maud de Mortimer. 

X^l^aijauti tjc CT^ortuner gt^t ici 
Jc^u pour sla grantJe pite z mi'siertcortle 
Ue ^a almt cpt mercp. 

1320. Dame yoan de Cobham. 

»i« ^anu : Joanc : tJe : 'Koljdjam : gt^t : t^i : ^tuig : tie : 
ga : alme : fit : mcrci : feifec : pbr : \t : ainu : pn'era : 
qbarabute : 30111^ : tie : paiKobn : abcra. 

Cobham^ Kent. 

1337. Laurence de St. Maur^ ReSlor. 

^u^ctpiat it (^^xi^in^ qui bocauit te 

angeli tJctJbcat te. 

Higham Ferrars^ Northants. 

c. 1340. William la St. John. 

^ M^vX\ . f fs'te . ptre . letttre . nb . laton . gij^t . ^iZtriirm . 
la . ^cutt . Jolju . "tre . ramm . e^bbrn . pnsont . et . ftr . 
pore . !ga . alme . prier . oraiSon . qarant . iourig . aiSslbrou . 
Tie . patron. 

Ramfhury^ Wilts. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1376. Edward the Black Prince. [The verjes compofed by 
himfelf.) 

<gr» flift \t noble prince monf ^HUlDarli aifnt^ &I| tiu trtfnobU 
^ou ^E.tJiuai-ti tiers iatli<J T^rince tlaquitaine $ tit (3ale^ 
t<uc tie ^orneiDaille tt CjTounte tie C^cftre qi moriift en la 
fefte tit la rjTrnute qeftoit It biij iour tie jupn Ian tie grace mil 
troifccnsl ^eptante ^ifine lalme tJc qi titeu eit merci). J^^men. 

giJ^u qi paffe^ one boiulje clofe : 
^ar la ou ce corp^ repofe : 
JE^ntent ce qe te tJirai : 
^icome te tire le sja» : 
g^iel come tu ti it autiel fu : 
5I?u ferra^ tiel come it ^\i : 
^e la mort ne penfai it mm : 
plt^antcome iauoi la bit : 
^n tre auoi gnti ricljeffe : 
^ont it V fi^ gntJ nobleffe : 
^erre mefonsi ^ gnt( trefor : 
^rap5 cljibauv argent ^ or: 
(3T^eg ore fu teo pouresi ^ cljetifs' : 
^tv fonti en la tie gis". 
CTT^a gnt( beautc eft tout alee : 
.OTja cl)ar eft tout gaftee : 
,CT3)oult eft eftroit ma mefou 
en mon na ^n beiite non : 
E.^ )gi ore me beiffe^ : 
Je ne quitie pa^ qc bous* tieiffej : 
^e it euffe onqeei IjOiiie efte : 
^i ^u te ore tJe tant cl)angee : 
^ur Ijieu pvie^ au celeftien Xloi>, 
qe mercn ait lit larme tie moy : 
^ou^ ceulv qe pur mon prieront, 
ou a tJieu macortieront : 
^ieu It^ mette en son paran : 
ou nul ne poet eftre cj^etif^. 

Canterbury Cathedral. 

[^From a rubbing.'] 



Antiente Epitaphes, 



1370. yohn y^ Smith. 

JBan com ^ ge !)0U) ^djal alle UetJc be : luen uoU) comriS bati ^ bare 
^oti) !jab ben be ahiai) fare : all |)^ iuerine^ pt be for care : 
33ot 1)^ be tJo for gotlps; luf ioe ]^aue notljuiig pare. HuutJpr 
^isJ graue Ipjg Sioftn ^e ^mptl;. <^otJ \\i l)j)£l s'oiile i^euen grit. 

Brigh twell- Baldwin , O at^w . 

[The earlieji Epitaph in EngUp.'\ 



^ ^ 



1393. Sir Thomas Walfch, 



%m Ipej; Clitimas; OTal^cl; BnDgljt, lortle of ^nlep, ^ tiame 
Eat'ine l)i)^ iuufe, b)l)ic]bf in l;er twme matJe tl)e ISirfee of 
^nlep antJ l)alutr tl;e fetrfepartJ fir^t in b)urci)up of (!§oU ^ 
oure Hatjpe ^ ^eunt ^tdjola;^. CJ^at (^otJ Ijaue tl^er ^oble^ 
anti merci). 

Wanlep^f Leic. 



1398. John Bettejihorne. 

%\t }acet SJoJ^eig ?3ettfiSt!;orne quonlja tin^ Ke Cf;aKenbjpr]^e 
fiintfator i^tiusl eantarie qui obiit bi tJfe dTebruarii ^nno tfni 
pi" €€€ vCbiij, litera bnicar (£. Cui' aie p'pciet* tieus, ^me. 

Cu qui trasiieri^, bitlea^ sita plege plora 
<S)S qU eram et erisl qt( 6U p' me precor ora. 

Mere^ Wilts. 

[T/;/i injcnption is remarkable as containing the Dominical letter for the year of deceaje^ and 
in the original is reverfed, " ciT^ tCCa}," ^f. 

Englijh 'uerfons of the lines are found down to a very lateperiody if indeed they are not fometimes 
fit up in country parijhes at the prejent date."] 

* 4- 



Anttente Epitaphes. 



1407. Thomas Palmer. 

^Palmers; all ouv falicv^ iutrc 

^ a iSalmcr liiiDtJ ijcic 

^ntJ trabnlK iSore till iuonx hjt age 

^ tntJctJ tijusl iuovltJc'fl pnlgramagc 

(&\\ v>^ falusU ^^^nition tJape 

^Fn p^ cl)erful nioneti) of maue 

<B\\ tf;ob£{antJc tot foure ijunUrctJt slcueu 

^uti tooke mo lonttDC ijeusle to \)zmx[. 

Formerly at Snodland^ Kent. 



1410. 

(£a^ q«tJ tjrpttJi i^abbi 
(!l°tJ Konaui !)abto 
(QotJ ntgaui pbnior 
(fh°'Q struaui p'Uitli 

Ho al |)t eu' ]f sJptt pt gu tmt IjatJ i[ 
ai i)t IF ^af r g°B rtet pt itoiu Ijaiie if 
^* $ lUDu' ^af lie Ut yt nob) abie if 
1^ If feept' til If iutt pt lo^t ^. 

Formerly^ under the effigy of a prieji^y at S. Peter's^ S. Jlbans. 

Verfiom of the above occur not unfrcquently^ e.g., Robert Byrkes, lS79i William Lambcy 
1540,' John Orgerij 1 59 1 ,* Edivard Courtenay, 14 1 9, &c- 

[fUheJame in modern fpelling., and ivithout the contra&ions. • 

CFccc quotJ crpcntii I)nbui: 

^uotJ tionnUi I)nbco : 

(!5uoti ncqabi punior : 

^uoti serbabi pertfitii. 
ICo, all tbat cbcr V. spent, tl)at sometime fiatr E: 
'ail tbat E gabc in gooti intent, tijat notu babe E : 
®bat E neber gabe nor lent, tbat noiu abic E : 
©bat E feept tiil E toent, tbat lost E. 

In " Notes and ^eries" ifi Series, No. 276, is given the following Scotch verjion. 

Et tbat E gife, E l)aif: 
Et tbat E lent, E craif: 
Et tbat E spent, is mine : 
Et tbat E Icif, E tpne.] 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



c. 141 2. Thomas Knowles. 

^.txz Iptlj grauun bntiwr pf gton 

CijomaiS 3Snoiut])^ botij flf^l) antJ bon 

(!lro«r auti flltftrman mxt^ iQxXm 

^Ijciiff ^ tlBi^ £±laior trub^ 

^ntJ for \)t sljoltJe not b alon 

fltve h)tl) lupti^ !jpm i;i)5 gootl iupff $mu : 

CJ^tp tocrtu togttijtr sivty pcre. 

HntJ nuncttite ci^pltlrtn ti)ri) !jatJ tu inx. 

fSolD 6m t{)ci) gon, iou ti^tm mi^^t: 

Cljri^t i^aiie i\)tx ;golub^ to i^tueii' blislgt. ^mcn. 

S. AnthoUrCi. 

^ V\%.^ in the \ji and izth years of Henry IV. 

141 4. John Oundeley^ Re£lor. 

^iiixtn mis'erator quia ^txt i^bm pcrcator. 
Tntic puror Itctt rtb^, nugeverc nut Scb5. 

Flaynfted^ Herts, 

1416. Richard More. 

^uljiactt tcre pttfe BuartJb^ iHorb^, in etfe 

Btnt, ^\\\ "didfvctb^ fbit ampla pace qbictb^. 

C qbater ct iHille, qbater xX \si^ ^z\ obit ilU, 

Ebaq* scvta tcr {'bmj, fit pjb^ sibi niatn*; 

dTectt pibra loco, bona i^bnt iSbfTragia pro qbo. 

'^Q^X Ci3ri5tiana jgba btta )Sbbit ati rclabamtn 

(SbOi^ iHanb£i alma tua s'aluet, prccor, <© Stb^. Smm. 

iS^z/Z/z Moreton^ Berks. 



141 6. Richard Skypwith. 

h\ n^ ptre of Crn^t on tfjoiu^antJ four fjunKrntJ ful tvctut luitj^ 

four anU i^ivtcfn 
^r iiicl^artJ ^feppltjit!;, (§cutiluian in bnrt!;c, late fclolur of 

i^tlue frnnr. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



h\ nip atjc tlnfuti on, mi) i^olule partnti from yf botJPf in llbgbst 

j)f y\i\ tjai)e 
^nti noiu {■ \m \)txt abntlnnge (SotJS mtrri) bntJir p^ ^ton in clan 
iSc^nrnnge noln n^ ns' inX ^tZy bnto p^ iBcntltnc pian {Tor mtc 

^t bare botl)c ^otJ antJ man 
Hpfee aig n^ iuoltJ n* otJrr foir m sljoltJe 
raijan j)c m man ne can. 

6\ Peter's^ S. Alban's. 

1419. Edward Courtenay^ Earl of Devon. 

?^oc, i)oc, luI)o \m^ \)txz 

i[ p'^ gooUc <23rle of Stbons'I)irc 

raiti; iBauU mn ^nfF to met ful tjrm 

Wit IniictI togeatljtr fnftn fnu? ncarc. 

^ijat lufe gauc lue ijaue, 

raijat iuet sprnt lure JjatJtJc: 

eaijat lute lefte tJjat luet lo^te. 

Formerly at Tiverton^ Devon. 

1420. Robert Poyntx. 

f^ere betl) 2^obert ^onnt^ tortJ of ironacton ^ntJ {\)\^ stcpul 
i)ere mafenK lul)o OentJe tlje fifttne tJane of 5Jnnne, tl)f ncre of 
our Eortie mcrff)r)r of luijosle ^oule ^oti Ijaiie mcrcn. Slmen. 

Iron-A^on^ Glouc. 

c. 1420. Alice Thorndon. 

crn^t il)u pnte antJ mercn i)aue 

<B\\ aln^ farunl)am tl)at lulinlom luas" tl)e lunff 

^f gnln^ tijorntion iul)nfi) Ijer' n grant 

^ntJ Ijer tJffTtntJe fro lutrrt off fentin^ strnff 

fBafet i)tr partablc of tternal Inff 

33p tljt mcrnt of ti)n pajjsion 

OHI)i)ci) luntl) tijn blooU matJn^t onr rttJtpcion. 

Frettenham^ Norfolk. 



Aniiente Epitaphes. 



1424. John Micolt. 

(B^ mti^ Ci)n^te quoti now facet i)u lapi^ i^tc 
Corpus ut ornttur, ^tH ^piritum iit memorettir. 
^.tu^ tu qui trani^i^, magnuiS, mctJiu^, putr an i^i^, 
^ro me tuntit preces; quia ^ic mii)i bente jlpesl. 

5'. Martin's, Vintry. 

\^A frequent form.'] 

1425. JVtlliam Chichele, Sheriff and Alderman of London i and 
Beatrice his Wife. 

^^udj a^ »e be . i^uclb i«tv ioe. 
^tic!) aiS be be . s'uc]^ s1;al pe be. 
EcrnetJ to Ue»e . tl)at i5 tije laue 
Cijat t]^i^ \\i . j)otD to loot tJraiue. 
^orlne or glatJnes'se . noug!;t letten age. 
|3ut on \t fometi) . to lort( antf page. 
OTI)cvfor for us . t][)at ben goo. 
3Prei)et!j a^ oti^er . ^^ for pou tloo. 
C!)at (^otr of \)\^ benignpte 
<^xs. b)g ijaue mercp $ pite 
^nt( nougijt rememb' our iupfeetJne^^^e 
^tt]^ i)e b^ bougl^t of !jig gootJnei^ige. ^me» 

Higham-Ferrars, Northants. 



1429. y^^w Horfepoole. 

<© bone ^protector anime, miserere 3^oi)anni!S 

f^or^epoole, qui 3£lfctor ^uer!)am fbit eiui^ in annisl. 

Canccllarie fuerat biuentJo ;fHagi^ter, 

^i^ iSibi fon^ benie cuiu^ fuit ip^e iBagi^ter. 

Plcrte tlie tJecimo nono ifuni} rutt anno, 

Pl C quater nono ^ociato \y\^ sibi treno. 

S. Dunjian' s-in-the-TVeJi. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



c. 1430. Harry Hawles. 

f^tcr i^ j)bbvittJ InitJcv i\)\^ graiie 
fl?arrj) ?^aU)le^ i)i)^ ^abU <©otJ ^aut 
Eongc twme ^tctuartJ of \f i)Ie of ^ngijte 
fl}aue mcj) on i)|)m ^otJ fbl of mpgl^tt. 

Arreton^ IJle of Wight. 

1435. Richard Adane & Mary on his Wife. 

^.n' \\}X\) y« bones; of lapdjaitJ ^tJane ^ iHarwon iji^ touff" 
<^otl graunt tijtr i^ouU^ tucvla^ting Ipff 

Ci)e hji^id; SawdjartJ tjpttr 

i[n p^ wne of our HoitJ iirVCCCC . . 

Ws)t h)i)irij iinfljartl ^tJane ag IF i)ob jgaw 

EcgtJ ppsi 5ton be !)i)^ IpfF tJap : 

Clje uer^ of our lorU lua^ wan trulj) 

fm°CCCC° fj)be ^ tl)ri)tti). 

JBan ut bt!;obttfj ofte to i)auc in mi)ntJe 

C]^at yob) geut^t lu^ pyn ijontic pat ^Ijalt uob fj)ntJc, 

ffor bjomnt \i%\\ ^lobjfull ^ cijpItJrtn bcp bnfeuntJc 

(Jrjrtcutor^ \^z\} couftou^ $ ifecpc all y* pcu fpntjc : 

ffor our boi)c Joules' bnto \f Crmxpte 

^epctlj a 3P<itcrno^tcr for cljaritc. 

Keljhall, Herts. 



1437. fohn Spycer. 

^ prtw i)ob) all for cljaritc 
fiJcrtili) tl)at i)t prai) for mc 
Co oure lor"0 tljat i^nttftl) on \)m 
fful of grace ^ of nurcue 
Cljc b)icl)t liolJe ^s'olfr in tiji^ cljircljc 
bpon nil) co^t n tJttJr tlo luircljc 
iut a labmpc brninngc brigljt 
to bjor^cljip €>Q^ bone tiane {| nngljte 
^ntJ a gabulbnntJoU) tletJc tJo mahe 
in Ijeltljc of ^oule ^ for crist* dafee 
c 



lo Antiente Epitaphes, 



^oU) 3)i;u t!jat tJptipi^t on a trt 

<Bn bg ijaue mtvcpe $ pite. 
l^arwe motKcr mapUc clere ijaue m'cp on me jon ;^p»cer 
^nti on me ^b^l \)i^ iupff, EatJj)e for t!ji jowc^ fubc. 

Burford^ Oxo 



1440. 

dBrt!; mu iotipc fi giut to tijc 
(©n mj) !goiiU S)!ju Ijauc pite. 

Gr^^^ Ormjhy^ Norfolk. 

c, 1445. Richard Wood &' Joan his Wife. 

dFavlDcl i)ou toorltf, i[ tafe Icue for tucr, 
)f am dtpU to appcre $ [feuoto] not iuijcr. 
gen al j)ig toorltJ ut^ tnm !jatr \ leiicr 
^ litl spas'e to mafe a ^\\X) for ftre 
of mu trfjgpa^f, brofecn va for soroioc 
/ fKgn ]^trtc, noiu be tijat ^al not be tomorroloe. 

dfarbel frentli)*;, p^ ti)tJ bttJi)t!j noe man 
\ am tafe* fro ijen^— | igoe ^al pe. 
J3ut to b)!;at pa^g^age, tel j)olu IF ne can: 
ge J)* be lining man pray iul^i)! pe be, 
fSafentJ 1[ goe, nafentr ijiUer ioe cam, 
^reD ye ffor mee, requiem eternam. 

MaldonjMiddlefex, ) 

1445. Richard Manfield. 

flere lytfje irvydjartr y^ sione antJ \f ^mx 

of 2IlobartJ ftlanfielti ^quycr % Eateryne \\^ bjyfe 

iuyt!) IFsiabelle i;y5 ^u:Stcr boti)e yonge $ feyre : 

Cljat at \\\, yeer of age i;e lefte Ijys; lyfe 

OTit]^ yong Sloijn iji^ brotl;er be tj^e ^econtJe bjyfe : 



Antiente Epitaphes. 1 1 



Ci)e mzx ful complete of crisitisj incarnacpoix 

m^d^arti . tJi)tfe . i?^ » b^ ^^P^ ♦ ^^ ♦ ^P^'^^l • {:B,,€€€€.1 . f . b. 

@otr rttoaitJ tijer' ^oubsl bju^ eUvnall 5'aluan)on. 
M)\\ !)tbtn iiiyngc . grauntc big grace. 
i[n ijebeii to Ijaue a place 
^nK j)^ Crinite graunte b£{ t]^er' to be. 

Tap low ^ Bucks. 

1446. John Marjhall^ Canon. 

Tt 2ilo^a palle^cit, cum slole lElentit abesli^e ; 
^ic ijomo banei^cit, nunc e^lt, nunc tJeiStnit e^^e. 

Lincoln Cathedral. 

1447. William Read. ^^ Civis et pifcenarius.^^ 

Wi\)Q j)t pa^^pt!) bn p^ toaie 

ffor mercu of (ilotJ, beijoltJ antJ praie 

ffor all iSouleig cri^ten $ for b^ 

(!^n iSaternositei- antJ an Bbe 

to i)f bleg£ii)tJ ^aunt^ $ olur ble^^nti Hatlpe 

^eunt iiTarj) to pray ffor us. 

5. Nicholas Olave, 



(Shvii pro aliiS orat, 
pro !ge lab orat. 



1450. Robert & Chrijiine Savage. 

f^ere lytlje grauen bn"tJer t!)i)5 igtoon : 
ytine Manage botlj fle^fje antJ boon. 
3dob't l)ui)rc ^one luag person ijeere, 
moore tljan jrvtttj weere. 
Crnst goting ^one born of a mantle: 
tijat olut of \f luorltJ \^t\\ pa^^ctJ bs' fro : 
gaunte tl)j) m'c» antJ to bS al^o. ^men. 

Bujfhead., Sujfex. 

4. 4- 



1 2 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1459. Richard Bontfant. 

3Prtj) ^e for j)^ sloule in Imci) of t^txiit 

of S^idjartJ Bontfant latt mercer of EontJon. 

dfor t!jc 33rctl)ren $ ^t^tcr^g of p^ fraternite. 

(©iijnn- of p^ plasi catlptJ Ca^gtle of j)^ ^toh) : 

i^emembyr "^Vivx i)* j)^ IcptJ bntJtr iSton. 

dfor i)p^ ^ob)l | al crii^tm to prty 

to p^ merfifull ft^tu, a 3Patcr noi^ter anon, 

an ^bc to i;i)^ i^otftr, | mafe no tJelen. 

fin fHarcJ i»ijl?f^J^ ticct^sntJ tlje vtv titn. 

fn 1)^ j)er of olur EortJc @ot(, lui;o fecpe i)mn fro* pnnc, 

^ ti;otDjgant«; folure IjuntJrctJ fj)ftpe | nnne. 

Stone^ Kent. 

^ '^ 

1460. yc/'w Burton. 

%q{)\\ 33urton \mi}) bntier %txty 
^oimttme^ of HontJon Citizen | iHcrccr : 
^nt< $enct \)i^ iuife, init]^ t!jnr progtmc, 
33eene tbrneti to eart!;, a^ pe maj) set. 

dfrentle!^ free, iuijat slo j)e bee, 
3Pren for bi^, lue nou pren : 
^g nou iSee b:^ in tiji£i tiegree, 
^0 ^ej^al m be anotl^er tfan. 

S. Michael-Bajfijhaw. 

1463. 'John Baret. 

f l^e t!>it ioill igatJli) be!joltJ me hjiti; i)v^ le "1 

L plane iSee ijiS oione meroinr antJ lerne to trie. J 

OTrappitf in a Sd;ete a^ a ful reb)Iie bretci)e, 
i^o mor of al mn mnntJe to meloartr ioil sitretcije. 
dfrom tvti)t IF feam, antl on to ertije i am brougfjt, 
Ciji^ is mi) natur: for of ertje ^ b)a5 lurougijt. 
CIjuS ertj^e on to ertlje tentleti) to fenet. 
^0 tnti^tl) eclje creture : tioetl) 3lo!;n 33aret. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 13 

W(\)txiQX vt pcpil in Id ape of clj trite 
OT»t!; ^Qux gotje praters ^ prawe ye ijelpe me. 
dTor ^bd; as; if am: rig!;t ^oe i^j^alle pe al bi. 
^oiD @otf on mp ^otolc Ijaue mrrci antJ pite. amen. 

S, Mary's^ Bury S. Edmund's. 

1468. Thomas Hill. 

iMong in balle jacet: quern tu tJeuig erige rur^um, 
Tt tialcflt montem Crisstum perfingere ^ursJum. 

New College^ Oxford. 

1469. Robert Dalujfe. 

^^ floiur^ tn feeltJ tfjiig paslsiptf; Ipfe 

^afeptJ t!)e' elotp, feble tn ti;e entie: 

W iSijoiuetlj bj) laobert iBalui^se ^ ^It^on Iji)^ lupf 

CI)ri)£Jte i)em i^aue fro* t!je poiur of \f fientJe. 

*S. Martin., Vintry. 



^ '^ 



1470. Laurence Bartlot. 



%t^u antme famuli tut Eatirentii 33artlot, nuper 

i^egisitrartt (JBpi^cop: Eincoln. (!^ui obiit Ute . . . (0ftobri5> 

^nno mHat^l^x^y iSona requiem |c. 

(!|ui^C[ui^ atfe^ btiltumque billed, iSta, perlege, plora, 
l^nUicii mentor ei^to mei, tua nam benit };ora. 
^um quotr txi^y fueramque quoB e^, tua po^teriora 
Commemoranji, misieri^g mideran^, pro me precor, ora. 

S. Dunjlan' s-iyi-the-TVeJl. 



14 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1472. John Gyfe. 

?^ic S^acft %a[)ti @p^e et Hlicia upr eju^g, qui quiOfm 
^Q[)t^ UlitiUx obiit in communione omnium antmarum, a° tJni 
millcilimo iut\]:ifii quorum animabu^ pvopicictur Stus'. ^men. 

Elmore^ Glouc. 

1475. Sir John Smith. ^ ^ #Va/W^-' 

f^cre licti^ p^ l)ot»» of ^iv S^oi^n ^m»t!j Sutwme :fHai^t* of 
tf)i!^ place, ^ sootJ j^obsdjoltin-, a fFj)nc man, large in almp^, 
\^t tJiH iuorsljip to alle \)M fepnnc, all v>^ felb^siljip toaig y^ merwer 
gt ^ir ^oljn ^mptlj hja^ inne. if p^p to <§otr i)aue merep 
on ts^ ^^w^^ ^ ^^'f^ Crt^ttn. t)e passitr to @otl p^ X3° ^^p 
of ^oudjer in p^ »m of ©race H Pl^CCCC Ivr^i. dffor 
£!)arite iSap a ^at'no5* Wi^t. 

Gt. Ilford^ EJex. 

c, 1485. 

ffartiuel mi) frcntle^, tlje tptJe al)itret!j no man, 
If am tJcpartetJ from Ijtnsc ant( soc i^ljal »e, 
33 bt in i\)i^ passage tl)e best songc tl)at If can 
^^ requiem eternam : nob) %\)t^\x graunte it me, 
OTl^an $ ijaue entseU all mpn atJuers'itie, 
©raunte me in paratJi^e to Ijaue a mansion 
Ci)at )S]^etJ tl)g blotJe ffor m» retiempcion. 

Northleach^ Glouc. 

Alfo, ivith Jl'tght difference^ at Royjion and Baldjlock, Herts ; Maldon and Romford^ Effex ,• 
5. Martin s^ Ludgate ; and S. MjchaePs, Crooked Lane. 

i486. Margaret Cantelowe. 

Celestial iSrinceSS tI;ob) bleSSptJ Tergin ^arie 
CljD serbant IBargvet Cantelobie call to remembrance, 
^ntJ prep to tljp tiere ^onne pe bbell of all mercie 
Co partJone l)ir trespase $ fautes of ignorance 



Antiente Epitaphes. 1 5 

raijicij to ^t\\ : Canttloiue toa^ ^i)ffe tuitijoutcu barnauncc, 

'Biiti tJotoijtDr al^o to i}id)ola^ ^llunn 

iflnar of HontJon, ^otr !gi)(;ltJe ti^em all fro* si)nnc. 

^^ igaptJ iHargret Ui)tt( ye b tJap of {Bavcii ^0 mccrcl^vrbj. 

StreaiJiam^ Surrey. 



c. 1500. Richard Nor dell. 

iaic]^art( iiortJtU lytlj bbrptJ \)m 
^umtome of IContiou dti^rn antf Srapine 
^nU iBarjfm Jjug iupf, of ijtr progniie 
SSttbrnwtl to titljf, ant( so ^f][)al ^t. 
(©f ti)t rrtij bee lucr matJc f| formctJ 
^ntJ to pf ei'ti) lot bin rrtunuti. 
f^aue pi^ in mpntJc $ numorie, 
ge D* liutit In-nttfj to tJi). 
^ntJ bdjoltlttJ; \)ixt nour titstinc, 
^bd; a^ i)c tnic ^umtpmt b3Ci:trt b)ff. 
^c igfijal be tJwgfjt in \M avau, 
33c wtc nn'c ^0 ^tobt antl gar). 
Cljtrfor fitntJi)^ lot wob) pro) 
iHafec pob) rctJn for to tJnc 
^^ ut be not forr ^inne attewnt 
^t \f tiane of SiitJgment. 
i[Han t!je bei)obetl; oft to Ijaue v\<» in miinti 
^^ ti)ob) geiietij wntij tijin i)ontJ w* ^t)al tfjobj fnnb 
dTor b)i)tJob)e^ be sloful % djnitiren betij bnkuntJ 
(2BrefUtor;g be eoueto^ anK hep al \}^ tljen fnntJ 
M enu botiu e^fe iuijer i)^ tjetJbysi gootii)^ beram 

^ei) ans'queare 
^0 ^otJ ]^elpe antj ijalitjom, ije t)i)eti a pore man. 
j)inh 
on \}\i. 

S. Edmund^ Lombard St, 



1 6 Antiente Epitaphes, 



c. 1500. Elizabeth^ Lady Scaly s. 

%in xt^Ui\) y>^ botip of cli^ab^tf) g« bj)f of i^Q^^ g^ lortl ic^\y>i 

j)« iuoiti^r), 
(I^luylu p^ tfotut* of g^ nobpl lortf ftartJoXf i i^pjS tracts rj)t 

trohjgjtp, 
Co qluo^c igoiuk Mju stntlc p^ tiropptig of u* pltuttuoiu^S mtrci) 
^0 »^ after j)i^ olutlalurp ^djt abwtJc iuit]^* y>^ i^otp in ^^ p^petml 

glorj). 

Halvergate^ Norfolk. 



c, 1500. Katherine Huddesfield. 

CoiitJitor I rctftptov coi-pori^ $ animt 
^it mid;i nutJtcu^ | custom utrui^q* 
liamc Batn-pn p^ iuyfc of iS^^ h)il!;a !;ut» 
lic5:gfelt< I tiougijtti' of s"'^ pj^il courttnap feni)i;t. 

Shillingford^ Devon. 

c. 1500. John & Joan CreJJy. 

(Bxi Ipiie lu!jm lue bn* (^ot< iSmt b£5 sipaiSe 

Co pinfe^ on ]^im anU of \)\^ grcte (^ra^c 

dfor as iue be boti^ botJp antJ fast 

^0 bot]^ mor antf IfSig mu^t be in life casle, 

$n piteous arap ag nob) pob) ^ce, 

fit i^ no nap, ^q sal pe be. 
^our i^elf mafe mon, or pe bin gon, antr prep for big, 
OTitljout tJelep, pa^t i^ p^ tJep, b)e map not prep for pob) ; its; t!;b£l, 
OTJ^pligt pat pob) mep, bope npgjt | Uep, loofee pat pob) prep 

Sle^Su of gra^e, 
SSajen pe bin gon, Ijelp i^ tljcr iwn, b)ljerfor pink on 
a^ljpl pe Ijab spa^e. 

JValtham Abbey, 



Antiente Epitaphes. 17 



1 50 1. Richard Wenman. - 

i^an m h)]^at iStatc ti^at turr tljoto be 
Cimm- iiXoitisi ^f)xiltjc truble ti)c 
ffor hjljm tijoh) Itt^t totnpsit 
bciiict tc 
iitorig supcrarc 
^ntJ :got t]^i) grant srcbn^g 
(JBrgo movti]^ mtmorar(!B. 

Luton ^ Beds, 

\Aljo at Witney^ Oxon^ and Northleach^ GIouc.'] 



1502. Jgnes Halke. 

frn 1)1^ djDrdjcyertr lua^ sot fjir fj^abiut 
dfir^t afttr p^ ijaloiutingt of p^ i^amt 
^fort altt ot!)tr£l to btgunnt i)^ tJansI 
TOti to allt trttursi i^ \f Iot!)t gamt. 

tS. Alphege^ Canterbury 

1503. y^/^w Ree-d. ^^ 

Ci^ti) for man i»i;tn p^ tuintr blolosi 

i^afet tfjt mill grintJ : 

^ntJ tutr tijuu oton igoiilt 

^aut ti)olu pn mintrt 

C!jat t!;oio gt'iit^t lu* tijn fjontit 

C]^at tijoiu ^ijaltt fintJt 

QntJ »t tijoh) Itbi)!S t!jn ([B;:tnitov£{ 

Comt)£; far btJjintJ. 

So for i)oiirt oloii s'tlft 

^j^ilfe i)t ]^aut ^pact 

Co prai) jlju of m*n) antl graft 

hi \)tm\\ to ijaut a platt. 

IVr angle ^ Line. 



X- vTiO. ^.^^ C^^^ ^;^^^crv><fi^r^ ^ 4?^ lp^~^:^i^y<^l<t>y .^ ^ 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1503- 

i3omtne in btnia tua gcmptr £lperabimug 

^unc X33(!B te pttimu^, mi^trcrt quc^umu^ : 

(!Hui btni^ti rtHimtre noig, noli tJamnavt rctJcmptoig. 

S laugh am ^ Sujfex, 

^ 4- 

c. 15 10. Chrijiopher Urfwyk. 

(&Xciit pro antmabu^ 2liltgt^ f^mrid bu'"' tt Cn^toftn 'F'rsitoofe 
quontlam tiw^ (JBUtmosinarii magixi tt i^tiug Colltgii iBecani. 
►t-^bc fBarta, $c. ^t 33(netjicta ^it iSancti^igima tua Plattr 
^nua, tv qua ^mt macula proa^^git tua puris"^ima Caro Utrgmta. 
Smtn. ►I^Sniig qui ptr ^nigniitum tuum, tp uttro TJirginig 
iitfaruatum, ac morte pa^i^um, gemi^ !)umanum rttiimisti, tripiaiS 
quar^umu^ animal f^tnrifi bii''^^ ac Cvts'tofm, ntcnon omnium 
covimt, quo^ ip^gc Cri^tofnn^, tjum bivit, offtutlit, ab ttcnia 
mortc, atq' atJ tttrnam bitam ptrtJucaig, per X'" iSominum 
iTOjgtrum. ^mtu. 

S. George's^ Windfor. 

[fT/ih is hitereji'ingy as clearly J}ating the recently dejined dogma of the " Immaculate Con- 
ception.'''''] 

•*• ^ 

1 5 10. Richard Bewfforejie^ Abhat. 

%m \mi\) ^\x laicijartJ 33tbjftort^tt 
^rai) 3li)u gtue ]^P)S igotoU gooti restr. 

Dorchejler^ Ox on, 

4- 4- 

1 5 1 1 . Robert Fabian . 

mv'kt ais t!)t tfat)t ]^»!g courage tjot!) consume 
^nK ti)t lub) moroluc iSpvingiJti; agaync a^ fajgtc 
^0 man unti touman hv nature*!^ cbistome 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



Ci^DS luff to pa^^c, at la^t in txi\) are caste, 
jFn io» antJ sciroluf, to^ i)ctr tijepr tpm tJoe luasU 
^cutr in on igtatc, but in cobri^c tranigitorie 
^ot ful of djaungc isl of ti^i^g toorltJc pe glorit. 

S. Michael^ Cornhill. 

1 5 14. William Goldwyre. 

fHarp fHotJcr, fHaptJm cUre, 

3Pre» for nu William (^oltJioore, 

Hntr for mt f-^al)tl 5)i^ lupf, 

EatJi)t, for tijD 3)oi?t£! fuf. 

?^ab mtrrn on Cijristian \)\^ ^econtJ iupf, 

^btte 3)if^u for ti)D iuolDnt(pc{ fpf. 

Coggejhall^ EJfex, 

15 1 5. Catherine SewelL 

3Pran for \f ^oulc of Catf)mne ^ttucll late p^ luift of Ojoma^ 
^tlutU, \xA)\ci) tJccci^ctJ ti)t biij tlai)c jif IJanuari), tijc j)trc of 
our EortJ, mtJ)rb. on luljo^e i^oule 3)i)u i)abc mcrn). 

Bijley^ Glouc. 

A common form at this period. 

15 1 6. Thomas Burgoyne. 

(©f pour rf)arite prap ffor ti)c i^objle^ of Cijo^ 53urgoi)nf antJ 
(£Ii^abft!j J)i)^ topft : toijidje Cl^o^ tjcct^gytl p^ iv tan of ^ucjtist 
t!)c ncr of our EortJt <^otJ a tl)ou^antJ fnbt ijuntirftJ antj 
sliytcm. (©n bijo^c ^oult^ antJ all crii^ten Joules %\)w. l)auc 
merc|). ^nun. 

Luton ^ Beds* 



20 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1520. Edward CornwalUs. 

(©rate pro animalnig (JFtfbartJi Corntualltig ^ (JBli^abtt!; u^orig 
jgue, qui quitJtm ([BtlbartJb^ obiit iiij tJic ^tpttmbri^g iit 30. >•):. 
fuiu^ aninw proptciitur Stusi. ^mtn. 
CrctJitJt. 
I^ttitmtor mnig biuit 
l[n nobis'^imo Uie jgupn* terrain gtabit 
h\ came mea bitJelio i3eum iSaluatorem. 



1523- 



Walter Garden. 
?|ere Ipet!) 03 alter ^artren come out of t!;e toes't 
(ilotJ geeu to p^ soule of i^pm gootJ re^te. 
\ prai) pou uegljbour^ euertclj on 
3Piep ffor mee for \ am gon. 
OTijo tJpeti 26 ^prill. 1523. 

iS". Margaret* s^ Wejimlnjler, 

1526. Robert Trappis^ Goldfmlth. 

Wi\)tn ti)e \stU 6e merelie roung 

flnU ti;e £ilaig^e tie tieuointelie s'ouug 

^ntJ tje mate merelie eaten 

Cljen ^al l^obert Crappi^ ]^y^ iDi)ffe antJ ]^is cl)ilt^ren be 

forgotten, 
rai^erfor for ^leiSu ti^at of ^Harp jgproung 
^et tljir Noilly ^ t\)i ^epnt^ among 
Cljougi) it be bnKeslirbnU on i\)tx ^vtfe 
^et gooU ilortJe let tl;ein euermor i\)v mercp abgtre. 

^xCQ of pour cljerite 
dfor tl^ir jIouIjjjI ^ape a patemositer antJ an abe. 

S. Leonard^ Fofter Lane. 

c. 1529. ^nne Flint, 

(Bl mistrps; ^nne dHint^ jgoble ^tiu mercn ]^aue 
Wii)vci)t iua^ p^ tJointre of C^illwam EontJon 
W^^oS boUp tiitHf $ bjaig berpetr ijer in ^i^ graue 



Antiente Epitaphes. 21 

gf yi tJti) of itm, 1)1) rtcobri^c at compbtati)on 
XV. €. antJ nir V^^ of oiii* ii^ovtJi)^ mrarnatnon, 
Siitl to all j^)nn pat for Ijn* tljbs' tJot prn), 
%t^\x grabntt |)tm l;cui)n at tljcr Uftlji)!^ tJn). 

iS. Peter's^ Norwich. 



c. 1530. Thomas Grey. 

OTijat can mugljt pobr or aunmt blooUc abapll : 
(^x t\^ x\)d)t^ tijat mm cobntc ftlidtc: 
TO!;at can tljtp l)tlpc ftrfiil tjttl) to a^gigaull: 
Ccrtt^ notljincjt ant tljat t5 ptobwtl bp met: 
Cl)at Ijat tj^os" gifti'g rdjcr^ttJ to* all pitntc: 
^tuertljclt^se mi am ][ kptJ loiot in dai) : 
Ci^at lu!;ilom ioag ^quntr calktJ Ci^o^ (©rei). 

58tittt mp Mpf ffet t^ fro t^i^ ioorltr pasit: 

^tt iuc trb£!t to be IjatJ in mnnori) : 

^^ long a^ t!jc parp^ljc of Coople djall lasit: 

dFfor our bcncfi'tt^ tJon to it largtln : 

^£i luitnc^s'c vv^' polontf iu* otijtr gifti^ mann : 

naijtrfor allc cri^tnt nun tfjat goo bn tlji^ toap : 

^ra^ for j)f slobli^ of 33nut antJ €1)0:3 <©raD. 

1530. Andrew Benejfede^ Vicar. 

^M d)QX\\^ intJtcorus; futrat, mine baltJe tJtcorusi; 
^ntJrca^ i^ i^um qui ilecorauit mm. 

Herne^ Kent. 

1533. Richard Colwell. 

?L2ll!jo£!o \)m\\ brtljoft intuartlli) antJ oft 
flloiu Ijarti it lurr to flitt fro* bctitic bnto \f pntt : 
dfrom pntt bnto prnnc n* nnitr i^ljal rta^ rrrtannc 
?^e b)oltJ not tJoc oiu ;ginn all n^ luorltje to luinn. 

Feverjham^ Kent. 

* 4- 



22 Antiente Epitaphes, 

1539. Thomas Alejfe. 

Cijoma^ ^It^e (ir^qtuer ^ fBargaret ^-^^ tooff 

Ed bntJir tiji^ P^awn ^ton ; 

^otj grauntc !)cm tutrlai^ting Ipff, 

Co iDJ^om iut ]^op dyar gon. 

%z tJpctJ, asi ]^fr j)!S to be sline, 

(©n ti^olo^antJ fibt ijunUrptJ ti^irti) nine. 

rai^o^o p^ for t!)ti- igoiuUs toill preu, 

#oU siue i^nn meetJt at SoomungsS Kap. 

Milton^ Kent. 

c. 1539. ^««^ Danvers. 

OT!)at bapitt!; wt ridjeiS or iuijat po^i^ts'^ion, 
^pftesi of ijtg!) naturt, noblt^ iix gtntri), 
IBafttnt^ tifpuiptJ or frtqutnt polbrp 
^it!j prolof^ £iit]^ poiotr !)atie tijtir p'grt^s'ion 
dTfatc it i^ fatall on igtif iSuca^s'ton 
Ci^at toorltJ ]^ati^ no t!jing y^ iSmelliti) not frealtie 
raijcre mo^t a^^uramt ii mo^t uit^utrtie. 
^zxt \\ti\) tiame ^nne t]^c latJ^ of tJaunttiStg 
Co iSir 3lo!jn tianbtrig ^polo^e in ronunutton 
Co ^ir 3Jo]^n Sauntt^gcn 1)» bnc tJii^ccn^ion 
Coigpn antJ i;drc, loi)ost i){rptage i)ig:]&Ii)e 
dTa^telg be ffirnuti in crisite i)»^ mancion. 

Dauntefey^ Wilts, 

1540. y^^w Paynter, 

dffor p^ loue of %^\x 
^ map not pra» nolo : praj) pe 
TOpti^ on 3Patcrno^tn* anU on ^^z 
Cljat mp ptpnps Ic^igptJ man bt. 
^oi)n ^P^pnter of Sobor nampti ^ iuafl 
^nt( tioo tpmc^ ;fHaior of p^ place 
fi pa^^sptJ to <^otJ t^e fourteenth of Snip 
<©ne ti^ou^antJe fpue i)untJr£tJ anlr fourtp. 

Rainham^ Kent. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 23 

c. 1540. William Lamhe. 

^5 \ toasi, sot arc me 
Ssl if am, i)oU) ^fjall bee. 
Ci^at \ i;atJ, ti)at f- gaue, 
Ci)at fi gaue, ti)at ^l !;aue, 
C]^u^ ^ entj all mu coiSte, 
Ci^at ir left, ti;at {• lo^te. 

WMM!^^ ll^Pl?3©, ^Q sometime ba^ mi) name 
OTl){lt^ \ aliue tJiK run mp mortall race; 

periling a prince of mo^t immortal fame, 
f^enrp tlje eigl)t, iui)o of \)\^ priiueb graee, 
^n \i<o Cljappell allolueti me a place. 

f3i) h)J)o^e fatiotir, from Gentleman t' (Jrsqiiire : 

\ h)a^ prefevr'tl initi^ borsijip for mi) !)ire. 

W^\\X) hjiue^ 3 If ioDuetJ luetJlocfee bantJ 
^Ijici^ (all aline) true loners luere to mee: 

][oane, ^liee, autJ Ifoane, for ^0 t!;eu came to Ijautr, 
OTJ^at neetletlj praise, regartJing tljeir tJegree? 
\\\ iniueli) tnitlj none i^tetifast more conltJ be, 

W(\)^ tl)ougl) in eartl) tieatl)'^ force tlitJ once tliiSi^euer, 

f^eaben uet (1[ trueit) ^Ijall tonne b^ all together. 

(© ILambe of (!lotJ, bjljiclje iginne tlitis't tafee atoan, 
^ntf (a^ a lambe) b3a^ ofFeretJ bp for ^inne ; 

^Ijere \ poore 31ambe toent from tl)i) flocfe as'tran, 
^et tljou (gootl Eortrt) bouc!;^afe tl)i) Eambe to b)inne 
l^ome to tlji) foltJ, ant( i)oltJ tlji) Eambe tijcreiii : 

Cljat at tbe tfan biljen Eambe^ ^ (boats' i^ball seuer, 

<©f tljn cj^owce Hambe^, Uambe man be one for euer. 

\ prai) nou all tl)at receiue breatJ anti pence, 
Co £;ap tl)e HortJ*^ ^raner before nou goe Ijence. 

Formerly in the Jefus Chapel^ Old S. PauPs. 



24 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1540. Nicholas Gibfon. 

^,txz ba^ $ bonu, antJ Ijtre i[ malke mwne cntJe 
Cijougi; ^I iua^ €iti|m ^ <^rofn* of HonKon 
^ntf to 1)^ offirt 0! ^f!;rcbaUi) tJiU a^rtntJ : 
J3bt tijiug^ transitom pajgsic 6^ bani^^djt ^one 
€0 (flotJ I)e gccunt tljaufe^ if t!)at ^1 ougi;t i^auc tione. 
Ctat to Ijis* ijouobrc ^ to t!jc iirmgiug bp of i)out!j 
^ntJ to t!je iSuaobjre of j)^ age: for !geh)trl» t^i^ i^ ^oti;c. 

33 y ^bi^c mo iupff c!)ultivcn iucrt left met non 

mi^ii^ iue botl) tJitJ take a:g <gotf ijatJ it sent: 

^nt( fi):t our nxDntJe^ t]^at iopntb in on 

Co rtleue i\}t poore bw mutuall con^^tnt. 
f^aue mcrrp on oure i^onle^, ^ a^ for t!je reiSitJelu, 
H it be ti;i) toill ti)oh) magiSt obr ^cte contineb). 

Stepney^ Middle/ex. 



1542. John Bird. 



^l pou ti^i^ iuatt bp mee ^al pag, 
ConjoitJpr bijat i am, antJ b)i)o f' tuaiS, 
33irtJ i[ bja^ first Sloijn bn name; 
?|ere in ^cton ^xtt^i antJ iSariSon of j)^ iSame. 
dfiftp yeare f tijree gouerne tJitJ i[ !)eer 
SnK fpnisijt mp liff in j)^ tbo | fourtut!) peare 
^ftur a tl3obj^antJ ata of our EorKe'^ fir^t fommpng 
h\ erti) me to retJeenu bp ^ore pepne i^bfferynge : 
^ntJ nobj I i;aue peptJ t!je ^tipentf of i\)\^ Ipff, 
^eltiing mp fle^l) to toonne^ bjptijout eni) ^trpfF. 
dFor mi) ^oble intercetie t!;at glorp it map optepne, 
Wi\)txt iu^t) pe i)(t^gi)tj Crinitp eternallp it map repne. 
^nt( for pob) agrpn prep bp b3!jo5 djerite 5 am retebptJ 
Co )Sb)eete S^e^u b)it!j toJ^oiS blootJ ^ am retiennptl. 

A^on^ Middle/ex. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 25 



1543. Anthony Sutton. 

^l |)olu tijat tlot]^ tj^i^ fpitap^ vttJe or i^ce 
<Bi poiir mtrt gotJntfS^c autJ grctt cijmte 
:Prei) for j)^ ^oU)l of mai^ttr anti^onp 

button, 33adj" of Kiuiniti) 
a23})0 UpttJ in £ifcuntJo tJic Hugusiti 

flnnoq' iBomiui 
|H. cfcfc. vl. anU i\)xtt. 

Thijileworth^ Middle/ex. 

1545. Charles Blount^ Lord Mountjoy, 

Willingly ijabt \ !Soug:!jt, anti inillingli) ijabc If foimtJ 
Cfjc fatall cutJ tijat iurougijt tijitijtr a^ Kutpt l)ounK : 
Si^d3ar2ttJ \ am of tj^at If ougl]t to mu countrei) bi) ijoncs't 

iDountJ 
fHi) £louTe tJtparbtJ CI)ri^t i)atij boucjijt: Cijc cntJ of man \^ 

g;rountJe. 

5. Mary Aldermary. 

c. 1554. Pers Ideley, 

ge J)* bdjoltJ I 5e tl)y5 tctitU) graue 
Wit btsrdjc for djtrityc ijartiln to prai)e 
Co p^ HortJc of nurruc oiur sioblis" to i)auf 
8^ bee ijtre roiurctJ bntjcr flotljt£i of clawe 
iSttije fro* luijomc notijpnge escape mane 
|i>atij of ^er£i {^tJelen | \)\^ tiuo lonue^ 
33i) i)P!5 tJrerjfwll ofiire iSei^DtJ tljenr li)ue^. 

Formerly at Dorchejler^ Oxon. 



26 Antiente Epitaphes, 

1558. *S'/> Andrew Judd. 

Co l^usi^ia anti fBti^coua 
Co ^pauuc @pnnp luitfjoutc fable 

CrabeltJ i)c ftu lantJ antJ ^ea 
33oti)t fBaprt of Hontion antf ^taplt 

C!je Commrniutltljc i)e itorisfjttJ 

^0 iuortI)clit in all l)i^ Kap^ 
Ci^at «]^ ^tate fulliuell l)im lobtti 

Co Ijts prvpftuall praut^. 
C!;m iuibf^ t)e IjaU: om toag iHari? 

dfolotr sune^ one mapUe IjatJ \)t bp i)fr 

^nnus' bat! none bp Ijim truli) 
J3|) iSame fBarp i;e !;atJ one tJologl)tin* 

Ciju^ in tl;e montlj of :^fptrmbti* 

a tljoto^antJc fpbe Ijuntirfti fiftn) 
^ntJ tigljt tiictJ i\)\i iuoitl)ic ^taplcv 

OTorsljtppngc Ijt^ po^ttrptpt. 

^"^ glntJveb) 3iiitm Snt. 



S. Helen^Sy Bijhopfgate. 



* 4- 



1565. John Ejhn, 

^.ttxt rcstetlj in w^ mcvcie of ©otJ, i\)t boTJte of SJol^n ^5ton, 
(Jfi^iiuire, etc. etc. 

?|ob) rtcl) be tf;ei) cevtapne 
Cbat Ijeaucnlw 3RtngtJom gaine? 
^0 tongue can inell e^pre^^e 
Z)^tix topes tljat be entile^g^e. 

S. Thomas^ Southwark. 

1566. Thomas JV'iUiams^ Speaker of the Houfe of Commons. 

?^ei*e Upetl) tlje covp^ of CljomaS ^illm^ esqiuer 
Clothe reatier Ije in Court appointed ioaiS 
^ijo^e ^acvetl mintJe to bevtue tjitJ aspire 
(^f parlament Ije ^peafeer Ijmce tiit! paigiSe. 



Antiente Epitaphes. i-j 

C]^e fomm peace J)t sStutjictJ to prc^crbe 

^ntJ trciDt rttpgion t\^tx to mawntcunc 

\\\ plaa of jii^tnrc toj^cre a^ i)C HutJ sierbc 

^ntJ noil) ill i?cabcn ioitJ) mpgijtit S^obe tJotfj l^anne. 

Harford^ Devon, 

1566. Richard Chamherlayne. 

Co tf)e poore i^ee toajJ liberall $ gauc for <SotJf^ slafer, 

?3ut nob) !ji^ fame \<o plcntif uU, % \)tt a Ijeautnlic mafee, 

?^ce toa^ lifee on of bg, accortiing to ob)rc molU, 

33 bt nob) ]^cc bnlifec b^ in ]^caum b)ijtrt ijtt b)oll(. 

?^t£l tnnu b)a^ ^Sijortt, in ^ycfetne^sic rart, aig to all ig linobnc : 

J3bt nob) Iji)^ twme iSljal longc cnUbie, (| ntiitr be ca^tc tJotone. 

*S. Olavcy Jewry. 

1567. Alexander Belfyre. 

f^oc quotl es; ip^e fui mortali'^, uterque perintje 

iHortuuig, ac fato tii movieic tuo. 
^ii ergo biba<{ ut cum moriere ^upevslte^ 

T^ita flit in coeli^ non moritura tibi. 

Cftat tljou art nob), tlje flame b)a£i I; 
SintJ tI)ou lifeeb)i£le ^Ijalt ^uer tJne : 
Elbe ^0 tjat b)l)en tijou Ijeiue tJos't toentJ 
Ci^ou manesit i)abe \i\^i^z t]^at ]^at]^ no entJ. 

Handborough^ Oxon. 

4- •#• 

1570. Richard Fortefcue of Ffylleyghy Efquire. 

dFforget U)l;o can of tljat l;e li)^t to see 

dTfortes'fue of dffplleagljtt tl^e ^ebentl)e of tijat tJegre 

^Remembrance of a frnntle \)\^ brotljer Srafee tJotl) £il;olue 

33re^enting i\)\^ unto tlje enc^ of b)oo 

Slurtful to none anU frpntJlye to ti)e mo^te 

Cl)c eartl; Ijis bones i\)t Sleaben^ pos'i^es"^ \)i^ go^te. 

Fi Height Devon. 



2 8 Antiente Epitaphes. 

1570. Robert Weare^ alias Browne. 

WA)Q bag ^t.\^t\\ tpnusi fBatov of fHavlcbroug]^ Coiunt 

^ntJ IpbttJ m ptace all j^i'g Uayrg 

2i2ait!j ^nne Ijisi iuift to tfjcir great prap^c 

^ntJ tJptlJ y^ n'bi J3f oftottr in i)'^ ucrc of o*^ lortfe 1570 

W\)Q alltoaits' in <^otJ tiiU put \)\^ ijoXt tiii£it. 

Formerly at S. Peter's^ Marlborough^ Wilts. 



1570. E?n?na Foxe. 

Co you tl)at lufe poiSiSciSg grfte troublcig tJo btfall, 
OBljm iDf tljat gitpc ftp Srtijt tJo fctl no i;ann at all. 
^u Ijoncgtc lufe iotlje brings a lopfull tltati)e at last, 
^nt( bfc agapiu fcrgins h)l)tn titt^f i^ ona past. 
fHw louingf ffojrt ffavtiDtll, (^otJ SuutJt tijcc lo* Iji^ gvaa, 
i^vcparc tljp^clfe to fomc ^ I- bill gtut t!)€ plact. 
fBu cl)iltJi*m all atJclnc, | be rpgijtc gurc of tl)ig, 
gou gljal l)t bvougljt to Sb^tt ag emma ffo)re j)our iHot!jer i^. 

Aldeborough^ Suffolk. 

ISI^' yoh^ Herrenden^ Mercer^ Efquire. 

(Bxi an trig tji c bul gtra 

og guig ti ro urn ncrc bit. 

II san €\)xi^ mi t mu la 

S. Anne-in-the-Willows, 



1573. Thomas Oken. 

<Bi pour d;arptc gibt t!)anfes for tl)t goultg of Cijomag (&kt\x 
$ S^one l;ig bjyff, on bljogt ^oulcg ^cgug l;ati^ m'cp, S^ts'us' 
Ijatlj m'ci). ^nun. 

S. Mary^s^ Warwick » 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1573. Dr. Caius. 

Tibit poi^t fbncra birtb^ 

1573 
^ctat. 37 

C^/«i Coll. Camb. 



1576. y<3^« Brimleisy Organijl from 1557 /^ 1576. 

3loi)n JSrimltig' botjpt j^nc tJotf; li), 
W^)Q prai)£ii)tl (J^otJ iuitf; ijontJc | bow^t; 
33i) mb^Dffetjg fjfaiicnii) !;armon« 
Sbl mpntieg i)c maitJ in ^otJ rnopa. 
?^i)£i sioble into 1?^ Ijtaiifnei is; bft, 
STo prai)£5e ijim ^til i)* gatic i)^ syftc. 

Durham Cathedral, 

1576. 7^/2;^ %^o^. 

Wxt li)tt!j burittr untJir tjiig gtone tije botJpt of ^foljn ^tptiolf 
(iBsiquirt, ioljici) tJw^igDtl »« 8 tJawe of fBait, in v^ i)tvc of 
our UortJ iBracflvjibj. 

ifnumi portbm s'pt^ tt fovtbna ualeU 

^il mi!)i bobi^cbm IbtJite nbnc aliicJ. 

(J^bocbnq' insrcbitbr ^tq[bitbr mor^ 
Corpoiisl bmbram. 

Mickleham^ Surrey. 

4- ^ 

1576. Anthony Bond. 

C!)ri!St i£l to mc a^ life on rartfj, antJ tJtatI; to nu i^ gainc 
53fcau5c \ tvxi^tt tijorobc ijim atonr saluation to obtrnnc : 
^0 fcrntttc i^ t!)c state of man, ^0 goom it tiotl^c itfau, 
^0 all tl)c glori) of w^ loorltJt mu^t pa^gt ^ fatJc aloanc. 

Egharn^ Surrey. 

And in many other places. 



JO Antiente Epitaphes. 



1578. Sir Edward Bayntun & Family. 

f^ere btti^ Mx <£t(i»art( Bapntun l^nig^t toitfjin ti^ig marblt datj. 
}3p Hgmg 3^»a ijiig first trtiu lupft ti^at tl;»rtpnc d;iItJrcn j^atJ : 
rafjfarof !g]^t Uft abbe toitljt i)im at ][)er tjcpartiirt ti^rt, 
f^cnrp, Snne ^ (!Bli^abtt!), lu!;os'f pictured i)ci-e pou ^tc. 
%\)z ># llapc of ^ugiistc ^\)t ^ttt^tts of CijriiStt p^ ptrc; 1 j.-,. 
Ci^tslf litU figures s'tautJingc fttc present p^ nombtr \)txt : J 
Ci^m madttJ to ^nne 33afe»"Ston, ^^ ^rcontJ iuife ^l)e luaiS, 
dfor bJ^osJt ttmembrance i^ere in tombe tl)t^e bne^ b? kfte in 

ivagsle. 
^nno 13 ni 1578. 

Bromhaniy Wilts. 

1579. Robert Byrkes, 

floh), Joh), tDi)o iig !)frt? 
^ 2^obin of Soucasttr ^ iHargartte mu fere. 

Ci^at I )SpnU, ti^at fi i)atJ: 

Ci)at ^ gaue, tijat ^[ ijaite : 

C!jat I Uftt, tijat I loi^te: 
(Suotl) 3^ol)titug JSpi'to fa)!jo in ti^tig hjorttr tjitJ mgn 
Ci^rtc iScorc pcareg ^ igcutn, | |)ctt liuttJ not one. 

^no Sni Plcccalvriv- 

Formerly in Old Doncajler Church, 

•0- •*• 

1580. Thomas Tujfer, 

f^m Ci^omag Cugjitr clatJ in eart]^ tlotj Ipt, 
Cl)at iSomc tpme matJe Cije ^Point^ of f^u^banbrie; 
33p ]^im tl)m leame tl)ou mait^t, "^txt leanu iue mb^t, 
OTl)m all iiS tJonc, iut ^Ictpe, $ tbnte to lib^t: 
^ntJ pet, tl^roug]^ Cljrii^te, to i)taum loe Ijopc to got; 
OTf)o rtat(t)g !;i^ boofet^, ^Ijal fintle j^is; faptl; tuaig )Sot. 

S. Mildred's, Poultry. 
* 4^ 



Anttente Epitaphes, 3 1 

1 58 1. Thomas Eyer. 

C i)c life 1[ Uati mai) toitnc^sJe of mp Krati^c 

f^ ope in my C};n^te $ faiti)e fjati) i^aucti inee. 

(© i)appDe if \sy^\Ui pet If f)aletJ lireatlje, 

IH ore noh), pea ijapppe m j)^ be^te Kegie. 

^ £j fir^t If liuetJ full foure^core pearefii to tJpe, 

^ la^te if UnetJ to liue etenxalb. 

(B n^be tljat «lample \xi\)ii\) I l;aue Begone, 

g ou t!;at liue pett, bee fatljfi*:^ to m poore, 

(£ nforre poiiv^elbes; to tJooe asi if ijaiie tJoiuu, 

M ememljev Sie^bsi all^o Ijati) a tloore. 

Burnham^ Bucks, 

I 581. John BrinckhurJ}. 

Vi %Q^^ mam biget, tamen et mo)r be^pere languet, 
Bk Ijomo bane^fit; nunc e^t, nunc teiginit esl^e. 

1583. William Denham. 

Plan'^ Upfe on ePrtfje ig a^ Job jlapti^e 

^ (ISaarfare $ a Coplc 
rai^ere nought isf b)on h)]^en all i£( trone 

33 ut an bncertaine tople. 
<^i tl)inge£i moste baine for \)\}^ l^nge paine 

l^otijpnge to Ijim \i lefte: 
^et bertue ^uie totJj i^till entJure 

^ntJ cannot be berefte. 
33ei)olt(e %_ jlee a ^loofe bn mee 

Cl)at tJitJ enione mn 53i*eatl)e 
j^ivtie foluve neare as! man appeave 

HntJ tljen gaue place to Setlje. 
<^f Compann of (^oltJe^mitljes' free, 

^lilliam Senijam caltJe fan name, 
\ luasj Infee nou, $ (Srvtlje am nolue, 

^5 nou sijal bee tlje ^ame. 

3i2Eilliam Sen!)am luljose pnctuv in \f ball 
ifngrauetJ xw bvai^sie nou spne 



32 Antiente Epitaphes, 



h\ re^te | peace Uoet]^ be. 

Thorpe^ Surrey. 

1584. John Daye^ a Printer. 

%tm \\t^ i\)t Date t!jat tJarfene^ couItJ not bbnti 

h)]^en popt^i) fogged fjatJ ouer ca^t tl)e ^imne 

C!;i^ Z)^r£ t!je criitll ni)g!)t tJiti leaue beljuntr. 

Co bieto antj iSljeiu iuijat bloutii JcrES ioeave tJonne, 

l)e ^et a Fox to lungjt i^olu IHartpr^ runne 

^D tJeatt) to bfe : i^o^ benturetl papnes; ^ j^ealti^ : 

Co giue ti^em ligl^t Daye igpent in print |)i^ tuealt!;. 

33 ut @otJ ioitlj gapn retornetJ f)ig iotaltl) agapne 

^nti gaue to !;im : ag i;e gatie to ti^e poore, 

Ctoo iopbeig i^e l)atJ pertafeeriS of Jis pa»ne, 

^I^ toa^ ti^e laiSt encreaiger of l)t^ ^toore, 

iuljo mourning longe for ftfing left alone, 

^et bpp ti)i^ toombe, l)ergelf turnetf to a Stone} 

Little Bradley^ Suffolk. 

* She remarried to a perfon called Stone. 

1584. Theophilus Cave. 

f^ere in tfjiiS grabe tl^ere ixti one Cave; 

Wit call a cabe a grabe. 
j[f cabe be grabe, ^ grabe be cabe 

C]^en reatier }utJge \ crabe 
^Ijetljer Uotlj C^^e be \\\ ti^isS grabe 

(0r grabe i)ere be in cabe ; 
\l grabe in cabe !)ere burietJ be, 
C]^en grabe toljere i^ tijp bictorg? 
@o reatier antJ report 
%txz be^ a Cave 
OTljo conquer^ tJeatlj 
^ntr buried Ijiil objn grabe. 

Barrow-on-Soar^ Leic. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 23 



1584. Jlis Walker. 

Wi\)Q^t ^oiilc (no tJoiiljte) ]^at{) pcar^ctJc \f cloiitlts; k ^fealUc 

i\)t empire i)^it^ 
U)i)ost lieatje rtiSoimtJinge tci;ot^ !^I)ttDUe lu^ piUoiii^ plainteiS &r 

crif^ 
luijoc lattli) like a fruitfull bine at tafclc a^ ^i)c IjatJ banc 
lifee olibt brandjt!^ rountic aboiitc i)cr djiltJrtii migijt i>iuc 

^cnu : 
igljc Dt^tcrtJau in gootic ciStatt tl)t^e bUiS^iugc^ tjitJ bcl30iiltJt, 
to Kaie i)eie foiitrti littlj lu* tartljc a^ iuiti) l)cr fatall moiilt(t, 
tijc ilortlc ^ giiicr of tijf^c fruitt^ ticcrctJc p* s1)0iilUf be ^or, 
men bu tije nuaiu^ ijc tijus" i)tr bU^t, to ioovfe i)tv jorfull tuoc : 
goc nob 1)^ toombf y* fruitfull iua^ in prcltiingt fruitc "dfcaieti 
iiS mabe a place ^ footJe for toorme^, loe, tlju!^ man'^ parte i^ 

plaietl. 
£lur!j i^ t!;e fi'efele ^tate of man, tl)'bnfertaine lott of life, 
noe Sooner ^pune by Eadje^e l;antJe^ but eutte io* ^trop^ fenife. 

ilBepartetl t!;i5 Hife in n^ Hortje \\\ n^ ealentJ^ of S^anuarie, 
\^t\\\^t after some computatio \f fix^i tJaie of \f were of 0^ ilortJe 
one CJjoudantie fine i)untiretJ foure^core sV four, tl;e 44 neare 
of i)er age. 

Barford S. Martin^ Wilts. 

1585. John Coffer. 

€\x\^\. tjg to me aiS life on eartl) antJ tJeatlj to me is" gaine, 
JSecaui^e \ tru^t tljrougl) ijim alone valuation to obtame. 
^0 brittle \1> tlje ^tate of man, so soone it totl) tjeran, 
^0 all tl;e glorj) of tiji^ toorltl must pas" \^ fatie aluan. 

IVllton, Wilts. 

\_Aljo at Tiddejivell, Derby (hire, 1 579.] 



34^ Antiente Epitaphes. 



1586. Anne Venard. 

^f r)t bt laiuMl for a rural pmnc 
to ioritt of matters' toudjing ijtautnbc poiotr, 
or to reueibt a greatt complaiutc for ti)tm 
toi)0£Jt bcrtuou^ ticctJc^ ijauc gaintJ in ijappp Ijotorc 
a plaa ioitfj #otJ. Ci)fn gtiic mc Itauc to tdl 
of i^udjc a los'igc hjljo^t bfet fjati) n«rt befell : 
^nne T^enartJ :^i)ee iul;o;ge corps' interreU ijere, 
tuljosle ^oule in blis'^e ioljo^e bertue^ line one eartij. 
% motj^er ti^rice, yea, tljrice a motljer tJeare, 
toi^o^e gotJlpe lyfe a briligtJe bn fatall ^eatij 
mafeesi mee complawne. ^ntJ from a ^igljing Ijearte 
tooe b)is'j^ tl;at plare (tijougi^e not b» mp tie^erte.) 
S23i)ils'te i^lje tlitJ line Ijer uertueig bfeeioisle bueti : 
1^0 b)e s'ljee isi tJeatle tl;ei) are againe reuiuti. 
(I^ad^e one ti^at fenetue Ijir s'antl sl)ee liutf to tJi)e, 
^nti pet, nob) tJeatfe ijir praise tljeu ratifpe. 
%\)\^ me contents l)ope i^apig tl)at biee sljall meete 
Mitj^ totall ioi) in tl^roane of j^eauenlu ^eate. 

ifMors" mortis morti mortem \\\^\ morte tJetJi^^et 

^eternae bitae Sianua daus'a foret. ^n: 1586. 

S, Edmund's^ Sali/bury. 

1586. Sir Philip Sidney. 

Cnglantl, i5etl)erlantJ, ti^e f^eaiieniei, antJ tl)e ^rtjl, 
Ci;e ^oulUierig antJ tlje WiQxXti Ijaue matJe jii^e part^ 
(©f ^oble ^ibnep : for b)i)o biill ^iippojle 
CJ^at a ^mall ]^eape of sitone^ can ^iUnei) endo^e? 

ernglant( I)atl) ijig BotJj), for ^\)t it fetl, 

^etijerlantJ \)\^ lalontJ in Ijer tiefence ^^tH : 

Ci^e f^eauen^ J^be l)is ^oule, tlje ^xi^ i^aue Iji^ dFame, 

Cije ^oxiltiier^g tl)e (^riefe, t^e aSHorltr Iji^g (^ooU i^ame. 

Formerly in Old S. Paul's. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



35 



1590. Elizabeth Poticary. 

Heare fhee enterred lyes, depriu'd of breath, 
Whofe light of vertue once on earth did fhyne : 
Who life contemn'd, ne feared gaftly death. 
Whom worlde, ne worldly cares coulde caufe repine, 
Refolu'd to dye, with hope in heauen placed. 
Her Chrifte to fee, whom lyuinge fhee embraced. 
In prayer feruent, ftill in zeale moft ftrong. 
In deathe delighting God to magnifye : 
-^/•iS-How long wilt thou forgett mee Lord, this fonge, 
In greateft panges was her fweete harmonye, 
Forget thee ? no ! he will not thee forget ; 
In booke of lyfe for aye thy name is fet. 

Elizabeth Poticary, wife to Hierom Poticary, clothier, 
Deceafed at y® age of 35 yeres, 9° Aplis A" Dni 1590. 

Stockton^ TV i Its. 



^ ^ 



590. Florens Caldwell^ Efquire. 



Earth goes to 
Earth treads on 
Earth as to 
Earth fhall to 

Earth vpon 
Earth goes to 
Earth though on 
Earth (hall from 



EARTH 



EARTH 



As mold to mold 
Glittering in gold 
Returne ne're fhoulde 
Goe ere he wolde 

Confider may 
Naked away 
Be ftovt & gay 
PafTe poore away. 



Be mercifull and charitable 
Reliue the poore as thou art able 
A Shrowd to thy graue 
Is all thou {halt haue. 



S. Mart'ni's^ Ludgaie. 



* * 



36 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1590. Laurence Hyde. 

Quidquid eras terrae morbo cofe^t' & annis 
Concidit, et fa6lu eft terra quod ante fuit : 
Viuet at aeternu pars ducta ab orlgine coeli 

Mens generofa, nitens, fandla, recepta deo. 
Cu tuba terribilis iufti vocitarit ad aulam 
Sorte necis fpreta, viuet utruq) polo. 
Here lyeth the bodye of Laurence Hyde, late of Wefthatch, 
Efquire, who had iflue by Anne his Wyfe fixe fonnes & foure 
daughters, and dyed the vij day of June, in the yeare of the 
Incarnation of our Lord God 1590. 

BEATI QUI MORIUNTUR IN DOMINO. 

Tijbury, Wilts. 



1590. t:^4^>t.;t^ •^'irJt^J-c^x.c^ . 

Thou mortall man y* wouldeft attayne 
The'happie haven of heavenlye reft 
Prepare thyfelf: of graces all 
Fayth and repentance is the beft. 

Berry Pomeroy^ Devon. 

\_AlJo at Totties, and at Eton.'] 

1590. William Button.^ Efquire. 

THIS WAS BVT-ONe though taking roome for three 

RELIGION, WISTDOME, HOSPITALITIE : 
BVT SINCE HEAVE GATE TO ENTER BY IS STRAIGHT 
HIS FLEASHES BURDE HEERE HE LEFT TO WAIT 
TIL Y^ LAST TRUPE BLOWE OPE Y^ WIDE GATE 
TO GIVE IT ENTRACE TO Y^ SOVLE ITS MATE. 



Alton- Priors., Wilts. 



Antiente Epitaphes, 37 



I 591. yohn Orgen. 

In God is my whole truft. I. O. 159 1. 
lohn Orgen and Helen his wife. 
As I was fo be ye : as I am you (hall be. 
What I gaue, that I have, 
What I fpent, that I had : 
Thus I count all my coft, 
That I left, that I loft. 

S. Olave's^ Hart Street. 



1592. Thomas Walker. 

Man's life betimes, trie it who fhall, 
Shall finde noe tyme in it to truft : 
Sometime to climbe, fometime to fall. 
Till life of man be brought to duft. 

All Hallows^ Lombard Street. 
1592. George Bajlel. 

HEIR . LIETH . ANE . HONARABIL . MAN . GEORG . 



FIFE . FOSTRING . PEACE . ME . BRED . 5« 

> 
FROM . THENCE . THE . MERCE . ME . CALD . 2 

CO 

TO . BYDE . HIS . BATTELS . BALD . 
VERIED . VITH . VARES . AND . SORE . OPPREST . 

DEATH . GAVE . TO . MARS . THE . FOIL . 
AND . NOV . I . HAVE . MORE . QVIET . REST . 

THAN . IN . MY . NATIVE . SOYL . 
FIFE . MERCE . MARS . MORT . THESE . FATAL . FOVR . 



O 
w 
AL . HAIL . MY . DAYS . HAS . DRIVEN . OWR . ^ 



•z6Si • -Nvf • t • QHx-avdHa • ohm • inxsva 



J 8 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1592. John Morgan. 

OF + YOVR + CIERITI + PRAYE + FOR + Y"" 
SOVLE + OF + lOHN + MORGAN + GENTLEMAN + A 
ND + ELNOR + HIS + WIFE + WITH + ALL 
THAIRE + PROGENITORS + AND + ALL 
CHRIASTIANS + A 
MEN + WHICH + lOHN + DECESED + THE 
VI + DAYE + OF + APRIL + IN -!- THE 
YEARE + OF + OV 
R + LORD + 1592 

Knook, Wilts. 

[Probably the lateji injlance of " Praye for y'^ fowle"'] 



1592. Elizabeth., Widow of John Skory., Bijhop 0/ Hereford. 

Beati mortui qui domino moriuntur. 

Her corps heere lyes in cheft, 
Her foule in heauen now Hues, 
And fhe enioyes that reft 
Which God to his faintes giues : 
For in Chrift did fhe truft, 
That he will her reftore. 
Againe out of the duft, 
To liue for euermore. 

S. Leonard's J Shoreditch, 

1593. John Trujlowe. 

Come nere my friends, behould and fee 
Suche as I am fuche fhall you bee : 
As is my ftate within this tombe 
So muft yours be before the doome. 
For all men muft by God^s decree 
Once tafte of deth as ye fee me. 
Where fore in time Remember dethe 
Before you lofe your vitall breth. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 39 



yohn Trujlowe here interred is, 

And lyeth in this graue : 
Which unto me large benefits 

Moft bountifully gaue. 
The race he liued here on earth 

Was threefcore yeares & feuen, 
Deceaft in Aprill 93 and then 

Was preft to heauen. 
He havinge then no iflue lefte 

His liuinge wholly gaue 
To Richard Trujlowe of his name, 

For fo he would it haue. 
Who in remembrance of the gyuer 

This Tombe hath caufed to be 
Within this Church of Avebvrie 

Ere6led as you fee. 

Per Richardum TrvJIowe haeredem adoptivum & executorem 
dicli Johannis 18 Aprilis 1593. 

The bodye of John TrvJIowe here doth reft, 
Who dying did his foule to heven bequeft : 
His faith in Chrift moft ftedfaftly was fet, 
In fured hope to fatisfie his debte. 
A liuely theame to take example by, 
Contemning dethe in hope a Sainte to dye. 

Avehury^ Wilts. 

\fThcje latter 'verfes are frequently found about this date."] 



594. William Kerwin^ ^^ of the Cittie of London^ Freemajon.'' 

Aedibus attalicis, londinum qui decoravi ; 

Me duce furgebant aliis regalia te(?ta 

Exiguam tribuant banc mihi fata domu. 

Me duce conficitur, op(bus vrna meis. Af ^ 

S. Helen Sy Bijhopjgate. 



40 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1594. R. Scarlett. 

You fee old Scarlelt's pi6^ure ftand on hie, 
Bvt at your feet there doth his bodye lie : 
His graueftone doth his age & death-time fliew, 
His office by thefe tokens ye may know. 
Second to none for ftrength & fturdy limme, 
A Scar-babe mighty, voice & vifage grimm : 
Hee had interred two Queenes within this place, 
And this Towne's houfholders in his life's fpafe 
Twice over. But at length his own time came, 
What hee for others did, for him the fame 
Is done. No doubt his foule doth Hue for aye 
In Heauen, though here his bodye's clad in clay. 



July 2. 


1594. 


R. S. 




Aetatis 


98. 



Peterborough Cathedral. 



1596. John Windham^ Efq.^ ^ Florence his Wife. 

,^ . r When chanp-elefle fate to death did change my life, 
L I praied it to be gentle to my wife. 



Vxor 



Fatum 



fB, 

Id 



But fhee who harte & hande to thee did wedd 
efir'd nothyng more than thys thy bedd. 



r Brought your foules that linckt were in each other 
I To refte above, your bodyes heer togeither. 
1596. 

S. Decuman'' s^ Somerfet. 



^ 4- 



Antiente Epitaphes, 41 



1596. Anne Middleton. 

As Man liueth, fo he dyeth : 

As Tree falleth, fo it lyeth : 

Anne Middleton^ thy life well paft, 

Doth argve reftfvU blifle at laft. 
Oh'ijt Anno a partu Virginis Mariae 1596 Mens, lanuar. 
die II. Anno Reg. Reginae Elizabethae^ 39. Aetatis fuae 54. 

S, Matthew's^ Friday St. 

1596. Etheldreda Thornburgh. 

Here before lyeth interred 

Etheldred Thornburgh corps in duft. 

In Lyfe, at Death, ftyll fyrmely fixed 

On GOD to reft hir ftedfaft truft. 

Hir Father Jujiife Carus was, 

Hir Mother, Katharine his wifFe, 

Hir Hufbande William Thornburgh was 

Whilft here fhe ledd this mortail lyfe. 

Y^ thyrd of Martche, a yeare of Grace 

One Thowfand Fyve Hundred nyntie fix, 

Hir fowle departed this earthly plafe : 

Of aage nighe fortie yeares a fix. 

To whofe fweet foule heavenlye Dwelling 

Our Saviour grant euerlaftinge. 

Cartmelj Lane. 

1598. Mary Sandys. 

In remembrance of whofe pietie & fingular vertues, the 
eternall loue of her hvfbande haih caufed this Monument to 
be eredled. 

In Heauen her foule ^ in mee her loue^ 

Her hodye rejieth heere ; 
Which is to Gody was to y^ worlde^ 
To me her hvfbande^ dccre. 

S. Gregory's^ Noriuich. 



42 Antiente Epitaphes. 

1599. Edward Grimjione. 

EDWARD GRIMSTONE, THE FATHER OF RIS- 
HANGLIS, ESQUIER, DIED 17 MARCHE 1599. 

BY TWIICE TWO KINGES & QUEENES HIS LIFE WAS GRAC'd, 
YET ONE RELLIGION HELD FROM FIRST TO LAST, 
IVSTICE HE LOV'd & TRVTH, AND COMMON GOOD, 
NO LESSE THAN TH' ISSVE OF HIS PRIVAT BLOODE. 
HIS YEARES, MORE THAN HIMSELF, DID OTHERS PLEASE 
FOR COUNCELL & DISCOVRSE OF WARRE AND PEACE. 
HIS LIFE WAS RVLE TO LIVES, HIS DEATH A MIRROR, 
ONE FELT NOT VAINE CARE, NOR THE OTHER TERROR. 

EDWARD GRIMSTONE, THE SONNE OF BRADFIELD, 
ESQUIER, DIED 16 AVGVST 1610. 

THE SONNE PAID TO HIS FATHER'S PARTS INCREASE 
WITTIE & WISE HE WAS, VS'd LAWE FOR PEACE. 
WHAT FIRST HE CHUs'd FOR GOOD HE CHANGED NEVER, 
HIS CARE WAS TEMPERATE, HIS ZEALE FERVENT EVER, 
AND THEISE FAYER GIFTS Y"" HEAVEN HIS POWERS DID 

GIVE 
DID MAKE THE FATHER IN THE SONNE TO LYVE. 
WHER TRUTH HATH WRITT THAT ENVIE CANNOT BLOT, 
THE NAME OF GRIMSTONE CANNOT BE FORGOT. 

Rijhangles^ Suffolk. 

1599. Anne HorfwelL 

H twtx dja^tc or Ijonncs'tc gotJbc lyfe. 
iBigijt mtvwt prausc of tutrlastyuge fame. 
jForgtt not tijtit ti)at tuortiji) ^tcrni)oItJc loufc. 
(gbr f^obbits' mafer. ^lu f^or^iocll caltJ l)u name, 
dfrome luijome alas" to soue for \)zti \)txt lefte 
?^ati) (iloti i;er ^oble $jr Uet!)e i)tr lyfe burefte. 
^nuo 1599. 

Hurjley^ Hants. 

\_The ^^ Hobbies''' ivere an ancient family in thoje parts.'] 



Antiente Epitaphes. 43 



1600. More^ of Norwich, 

More had I once, More would I haue, 

More is not to be had ; 
The firft I [loft] the next is vaine, 

The third is too too bad. 
If I had vfd with More regard, 

The More that I did giue, 
I might haue made More vfe & frvit 

Of More while he did liue. 
Bvt time will be recald no More, 

More fmce are gon in briefe. 
Too late repentaunce yeelds no More 

Saue only paine & griefe. 
My comfort is y* God hath More 

Svch Mores to fend at will. 
In hope wherof I figh no More, 

Bvt reft vpon him ftill. 

Elingham^ Norfolk. 

)00. Sir Thomas Stanley. 

Afke who lyes here, but doe not weepe : 

He is not dead, he dothe but fleepe ! 

This ftonie regifter is for his bones, 

His fame is more perpetuall than thefe ftones. 

And his owne goodnefle with himfelfe being gone. 

Shall liue when earthelye monument is none. 

Not monumental ftone preferues our fame. 

Nor fky afpiring pyramides our name. 

The memorie of him for whom this ftands. 

Shall outlive marbell and defacers' hands : 

When all, to time's confumption fliall be giuen, 

STAN LET, for whom this ftands, ftiall ftand in heaven. 

To?ig.^ Salop. 

[^Sa'id, in Sir W. Dugdale% " Vifitation Book''' to ha-ve been ivritten by Shaieffere.'] 



44 Antiente Epitaphes. 



c. 1600. Thomas Wyfeman. 

Who lyfts to fee & knowe himfelfe 

Maye loke vpon this glafle, 
And wey the beaten paths of deathe 

Whiche he fhall one daye pafTe. 

Which way Thomas Wyfeman 
With patient mynde hath gonne, 

Whofe bodye here as death hath charged 
Lyeth couered with this ftonne. 

Thus duft to duft is brought againe, 

The earthe fhee hath her owne : 
This fhall the laft of all men be, 

Befoure the trump be blowen. 

Great Waltham^ EJfex. 

'^ '^ 

1600. Horatio Palavicene. 

Here lyes Horatio Palavicene, 

Who robb'd the Pope to lend the Queene. 

He was a thief. A thief! thou ly'ft ; 

For whie ? he robb'd but Antichrift. 

Him Death wyth befome fwept from Babram 

Into the bofom of oulde Abram. 

But then came Hercules with his club, 

And ftruck him down to Beelzebub. 

Babraham^ Camb. 

[^^uoted in Walpole\ Anecdote: of Painting.'] 

c. 1600. Gamaliel Pye. 

Mole fvb hac, fi forte roges qvis (Candide lector ?) 

Vel qvalis recvbat, Gamaliel Pivs eft. 
Vita pivmy nomenqve pivm^ mors fan6la pivmqve 

Exhibet, & vita eft nomine morte pivs. 

Chriji Churchy Bridewell. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 45 



1 60 1. Leonard Smith. 

Leonard Smith, Fifhmonger, ended his days 
He feared the Lord and walked in his ways. 
His bodye here in earthe doth refte, 
His foule with Chrift in Heauen is bleft. 
The 14th day of May, Anno Dom. 1601. 

S, NicholaSy Cole Abbey, 

1603. William Benfon. 

Heere th' earthly part of William Benfon lyes, 

Whome Robert Benfon had by Mary Lyle. 
The heauenlye movnted is above y^ fkies 

With winges of Fayth, difTolu'd but for a while : 
The linnen which he fold was nere fo white 

As is y^ Robe wherein y^ Sovle is dight, 
Yett Thomas movrnes in black, his onely fonne, 

And ^/V/?^r^ (of whole blood,) his eldeft brother: 
Bvt London^ s reuerend Bifhop this hath done. 

Which was by Rauis borne of the fame Mother : 
And William Lyle^ first coufen to them all. 

Long Hue his uerse, penn'd this Memorial], 
Hee departed in y^ 56 yeare of his age. An. Dom. 1603. 

S. Olave's^ Southwark. 

1603. Richard Aldworth ^ Elizabeth his Wife. 

My Turtle gone, all ioy is gone from mee, 

He mourne awhile, and after flee : 
For time brings youthfull Youths to age. 

And age brings Death, our Heritage. 

They liued maried togeather 44 yeares. 
Their race is runne, and Heauen is wonne. 

8. Andrew* s^ Holborn. 



46 Anttente Epitaphes. 



1604. ^^^ Henry Goody ere. 

An ill yeare of a GOODYER vs bereft 
Who gon to God, much lacke of him here left : 
Fvll of good gifts, of bodye and of mynde, 
Wyfe, comlie, lernede, eloquent, and kinde. 

Hadley^ Middlefex, 

"^ ^ 

1604. Dean Eedes. 

Viator ad tumulum de reverendiflimo viro domino 
RICHARDO EEDES olim hujus Ecclefiae Decano. 

Ede, quis hie ? Eedes. Cur hie ? ^ia praefuit Aedi^ 

Haec Domino qualis vifa ? Beata Domus, 
Ede gradum ? Do^or. Qualis ? Sacer Oxonienjis. 

Tamne pius vita quam fuit ore ? Fuit. 
Cur lapis et loqueris ? Sub me jacet orphea vincens, 

IJiefacit plufquam^faxa mover e^ loqui. 
Cur lapis et lacrimas ? ya^uram dejieo tantam, 

Eja ! viatorem me quoque flere facis. 

Worcejter Cathedral, 

1605. Frances Croke^ ^^ the loued & heloued wife of Paulus 
^mhroftus CrokeJ" 

Wellborne fhe was, but better borne againe, 
Her firft birth to the flefh did make her debtor. 
The latter in the Spirit, (by Chrift,) hath fet her 
Freed from fleftne's debtes. Death's firft & latter gaine : 
Wives pay no debtes v/hos Hufbands liue & reigne. 

S. Katharine-Cree. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 47 

1607. Nicolas LuttrelL 

If long confuming ficknefTe be a deathe, 
I was long dead before I gaue my breathe : 
Bvt if in hopefull iflue parents liue, 
I'm not halfe dead, my befte part doth furuiue : 
Ther's noe life loft, my progeny hath this, 
My fovle a better life enjoyes in blifTe. 
NICHOLAS LUTTRELL. 1607. 

Stoke S, Ne£ian^ [Hartland^) Devon. 



1608. Thomas Sothertone. 

Under this cold marbell fleepes 
He for whom even marbell weepes 
His name lives here in good men's hearts 
Whilft Heaven enjoifes his better parts. 
The race of fyftye yeares and three 
His lyfe ran oute religiouflye. 
Of gentill blud more worthy merrit 
Whofe breft enclofed an humbell fperrit. 
Oh ! death — thow haft the boddy wone 
Of worthy Thomas Sothertone. 
His vertues 'bove thy power is rayfed 
And ftiall while tyme dooth laft bee prayfed. 
Hir one yeare's Father Norw"** chofe him 
And wyfhed that ftiee myght never lofe him 
So deare a friend unto hir ftate 
Is reft from hir by cruell fate. 
But 'twas decreed all that hath breth 
Muft pafs y^ wombe to grave by deth : 
So all muft tread y'^ path that hee hath done 
And by deth follow worthy Sothertone. 
Obiit. May 12. 1608. 

S. yohn Maddermarket^ Norwich. 



48 Antiente Epitaphes. 



J 608. Thomaftn Petre. 

Heere underlyeth Thomafin Godolphin, The Wife of 
Thomas Petre, Gentlem : who dyed the ix of Septr. 1608. 

She was to God and Hvfbande trewe 
A mirror for all wyves to veiwe : 
The poore, the lame, the ficke & needy, 
She did releeve moft liberally : 
She lyved fo good and godlye lyfe. 
As never wronged man, maid, or wyfe : 
And made fo good and godlye ende. 
As none the fame on earth may mende. 

Formerly at Okehampton^ Devon. 

1608. Thomas Leake. 

Here refts T. Leake whos vertues were fo known 
In all thefe parts, that this engraued ftone 
Needs navght relate bvt his vntimely ende. 
Which was in fmgle fight : whylfte yovth did lende 
His ayde to ualor, hee w*^ eafe orepaft 
Many flyghte dangers greater than this lafte. 
Bvt wilfull fate in thefe things gouerns all. 
He towld ovt threefcore yeares before his fall : 
Mvch of w^ tyme hee wafted in this wood, 
Mvch of his wealth, and lafte of all his blood. 
1608. Feb. 4. 

Blidworth^ Hants. 

•§• ^ 

1609. John Roope. 

Twas not a winded or a withered face. 
Nor long gray hares, nor dimnefs in the eyes. 
Nor feble limbs, nor vncoth trembling pace, 
Prefadg'd his death that here intombed lies : 
His time was come, his Maker was not bovnde 
To let him Hue till all theis marks were fovnde : 



Antiente Epitaphes. 49 



His time was come, that time he did embrace 
With fence & feeling, with a joyfull herte. 
As his heft pafTage to a better place, 
Where all his cares are ended, & his fmarte. 
This Roope was blefte that trufted in God alone : 
He lives twoe lives where others live bvt one. 

S. Petrock's^ Dartmouth, 

•$• •«> 

1609. ^^^ William Stone^ Knight. 

As the Earth the Earth doth couer. 

So vnder this Stone lyes another. 

Sir William Stone^ who long deceafed 

Ere the world's loue him releafed, 

So much it lou'd him, for they fay 

He anfwer'd death before his day, 

Bvt tis not fo, for he was fought 

Of one that him both made and bought. 

He remain'd the great Lord's treafure. 

Who called for him at his pleafure. 

And receiu'd him. Yet be't fayd 

Earth grieu'd that heauen fo foone was payd. 

Heere likewife lyes inhumed in one bedde. 

Dame Barbara^ the wel beloved wife 

Of this remembred Knight: whofe foules are fled 

From this dimme Vale to everlafting life. 

Where no more change, nor no more feparation 
Shall make them flye from their bleft habitation. 

GrafTe of leuitie, Their richeS were like come Stone walls, brafs towers, 

Span in breuitie, lent tO the field ^ decay as flowers : 

Flowers felicitie, What it receilf d^ it 0"e gone, their good 

Fire of miferie, manifold did yield. is, Lo, heere they ftood, 

Windes ftabilitie, Their bodies have a grave ^^ tranfitory 
is mortalitie. ^/,^/^ virtues none : '^ o""" g'«''y- 

But Jh all with time grow greene 
when they are gone. 

S. Mary Magdalene., Milk Street. 



50 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1609. Edward Sherland. 

Here lyeth the Body of Edward Sherland^ of Gray's Inn, 
Efqre, defcended from the antlent family of Sherland in the 
Ifle of Sheppey, in Kent ; who Hved the whole of his life a 
fmgle man, and dyed in this parifh the 13th of May, 1609. 

Tombes have no vfe, vnlefTe it be to fhowe 

The due refpeft which friend to friend doth owe. 

Tis not a maufolean monument 

Or hireling epitaph that doth prevent 

The flux of fame : a painted fepulcher 

Is but a rotten truftlefTe treafure, 

A fair gate to oblivion. 

But he whofe life, whofe euerie a6lion. 

Like well-wrought ftones and pyramides, ere6le 

A monument to honour and refpecte, 

As this man did ; he needs none other herfe. 

Yet hath bvt due, hauing both tombe and verfe. 

Elmfet, Suffolk, 



1 6 10. Magdalen Cur f on. 

She that lyes heere w^Wn this gloomy grave 
Enioyd all vertues that a minde covlde have 
Let this fvffice thee then in breife to know 
She once was fvch as thov mayft reade belowe. 
Lord Dormer's daughter, S^ John Curfon's wife 
To whom foure fonns & daughte^^ twoe {he bore 
Belou'd of all fhe liud yet chang'd this life 
For fvch a life as neuer fhall change more 
A magdalen by name, a Saint by grace 
Dy'de mvch bewaylde h bvried in this place. 
Then happye ihe who fvch a life did leade 
As (he nowe Hues anewe thovgh fhe is deade. 

Waterpery^ Ox on. 



Ant lent e Epitaphes. 



l6l I. Anne Gibfon. ' 

Mentis vis Magna. 
What, is fhe dead ? doth hee furuiue ? 
No, both are dead, and both aliue. 
She Hues, hee's dead, by love, through grieuinge : 
In him, for her, yet dead, yet liuing. 

Both dead and liuing ? then what is gone ? 
One halfe of both, not any one. 

r One Mind, one Faith, one Hope, one Graue : 1 
I In Life, in Death, they had, h ftill they haue. J 
Amor coniugalis aeternus. 

S. Alban's^ Wood Street. 

1 6 1 1 . Barne Roberts. 

If humane worth could haue preferu'd him ftill. 
He had been much too ftrong for death to kill. 
Yet being conquered, he got, by the ftrife, 
A better being in a better life : 
So that great vi(?i:or ouer nature lefte him 
More happinefle tennefold then he bereft him. 

S. Stephen^ Coleman Street. 

•*• ^ 

i6i2. Dr. Low. 

Stay pafTenger, and view this ftone. 

For vnder it lys fvch an one, 

Who cvr'd many while he livM, 

So graciovs he no man griev'd. 

Yea, when his phyfic's force oft fail'd, 

His pleafant pvrpofe then prevaPd. 

For of his God he got the Grace 

To live in mirth and dye in peace. 

Heav'n has his fovl, his corps this ftone. 

Sigh pafTenger, and then begone. 

High Kirk^ Glafgow. 



52 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1 6x2. Catherine Mountague. 

What Epitaph fhall we afford this Shrine ? 
Words cannot grace this Piramid of thine : 
Thy fweet perfedlions, all fvmm'd up, were fvch, 
As heauens (I thinke) for faith did thinke too mvche 
Religious Zeale did thy pvre heart command, 
Pitie thin eie, & Charitie thy hand : 
Thefe Graces, ioyn*d with more of like degree, 
Make each man's word an Epitaphe for thee. 
Calm was thy death, well ordered was thy life, 
A carefvll mother, & a louinge wife. 
Afk anie, how thofc Vertves in thee grewe ? 
Thou waft a Spencer and a MoUNTAGUE. 

S. Buttolph's, Aider/gate, 

1 612. John & Jane Pearfe. 

Here lie the corpes of JOHN and JANE his wife 

Surnamed PEARSE, whom death bereaved of life. 

O ! lovely PEIRCE, vntill death did them call 

They obiecStes were to love in generalle. 

Living, they lived in fame & honeftie 

Dieing, they left both to their progenie. 

Alive & dead al-waies their charitie 

Hath, doth & will, help helplefs povertie. 

By nature they were two, by love made one 

By death made two again, with mournful mone. 

O ! crvell death, in turning odde to even 

Yet blefTed death in bringing both to Heaven. 

On earth they had one bed, in earth one toombe 

And now their foules in Heaven enjoy one roome. 

Thus PEARSE, being peirced by death, doth peace obtaine 

O ! happie PEIRCE fmce peace is PEARSE'S gaine. 

He dyed the loth day of December 161 2. She dyed the 
31ft day of Jvlie 1582. 

Bigbury^ Devon. 



Antiente Epitaphes. ^2 



1 612. John Rychards. 



I H S 



Anno Dom^ 161 2. 

Heare lyeth John Rychards under this wall, 
A faythfull true fervant to Turvey old Hall ; 
Page to the firft Lord Mordaunt of fame, 
Servaunt to Lewes, Lord Henry, & John : 
PaynfuU & carefull & juft to them all. 
Til death toke hys lyffe. 
God have mercie of hys foule ! 
Amen. 

Turvey^ Beds. 

161 3. y^«^ Gee. 

^n epitapf) of (IHtlhjartJ ^tt iSar^on of tl^tsl €\)\xxi^ ^ppo" 
i\)t ttat]^ of \)\^ most tJcarc bife 3)ane @ee lol30 trtceasctJ 
X\)t 21 tjai) of September, 161 3. 

(©\) ti)at m f^Dmcnacug' boofec^ It neare i^atJ ftteu tnroultr, 

^oc ioortl) ala^, mn ltgl)t, m» Sianc, Iif^ !)cvc idati in mouItJ: 
i^cara tm marc5 i;atr iuc libtJe in ili^:^, but tJfatJj rtft 3)anc 
aluau ; 

(IBnbious; ©eatij luoc iuort]^ mi) ligfjt, mw ^aiu, litiS i^tre in 
tlau; 
f^ere Slanc tijou Iwt!), to h)!;om ^Umct* toyfTe bntqual toa^ : 

l[n faitljfulntsis; ^^eutlopc tijou tJitJtJt^t far iguvpai^clc. 
^^tbcr luaig tuoman to !jtr ^poudc or to \)tx imp^ more liintK, 

^ more goKlwe ^ motJc^t one ti>in tfjee no ma couttJ fintJe. 
Ci)erefore a Ijappi) £{ouIc in peace etentalli) remanne 

In fjebeng l)igi), iuljere t!jou tJo£lt \\\ tlje ble^^etJ feingtjom ranne, 
get £l]|)all tlju featured, (?^ mi) S^ane, out of \\w ijeart tijen ^li)tJe, 

M!)en beaiStg from acHl, ^ fi!gi)e£; all out of g« igeajg ^l)all 
gbtJe, 
f^encefort]^ ^ biill no more aligl)t bpon a fair green tree, 

I3ut ass tl)e turtle tof l)aj( loiSt Ijiig tfeare mate I bill be. 

Tedburn S. Alary ^ Devon. 



54 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1 613. Sir 'James Pemberton^ Knt. 

Vertue & Death being both enamoured 
On worthy Pemberton^ In heate of Loue 

To be pofTefte of what each coueted 
Thus did they dialogue, & thus they ftroue. 

Vertue . V V hat Vertue challengeth, is but her right. 
Death . What Death layes claim to, who can contradict? 
Fert . . Vertue whofe power exceeds all other might. 
Dea . . Wher's Vertue's power when Death makes all 

fubmit ? 
Fert . . I gaue him life, & therfore hee is mine. 
Dea . . That life he held no longer than I lift. 
Fert . . T made him more than mortall, neere Diuine. 
Dea . . How hapt he could not then Death^s ftroke refift ? 
Fert . . Becaufe (by nature) all are borne to dye. 
Dea . . Then thine owne tongue yeelds Death the vi6lory. 
Fert . . No Death, thou art deceived, thy enuious ftroke 

Hath giuen him life immortall, 'gainft thy will. 
Dea . . What life can be but vaniftieth as fmooke ? 
Fert . . A life that all thy darts can never kill. 
Dea . . Haue I not lockt his body in the graue ? 
Fert . . That was but dufte, & that I prey thee kepe. 
Dea . . That is as much as I defire to haue, 

His comely fhape in my eternall fleepe. 
Fert . . But wher's his honourable life, renowne & fame : 
Dea . . They are but breathe, them I refign to thee. 
Fert . . Them mofte I couet. Dea. I prefer my claime. 

His body mine. Fert. Mine his Eternity. 

Jndfo they ceaji. Death triumphs o're his graue^ 
Fertue o^re that which Death can never haue. 

S. John Zachary.^ 

^ This ivas one of the City Churches not rebuilt after the Great Fire. 



^ ^ 



Antiente Epitaphes. 55 

1 613. Anne Ferrar^ aet. 21. 

Here was a Bud, beginning for her May : 
Before her flower, Death tooke her henfe away. 
But for what caufe ? That friends might ioy the more. 
Where their hope is, fhe flourifheth now before. 
She is not loft, but in thofe ioyes remaine. 
Where friends may fee, & ioy in her againe. 

S, Benet-Sherehog. 

1 6 13. An epitaph upon Anthony Cooke who deceafed upon 
Efter Monday, anno dom. 161 3. 
At the due facrifice of the Pafchall Lambe, 
Aprill had eayght dayes wept in ftiowrs, the cam 
Leane hungrie Deathe who never pitty tooke, 
And 'cawfe y^ Feafte was ended flew this Cooke. 
On Efter-Monday he lyves then no daye more, 
But fvnke to rife w^ Him that rofe before. 
Hee's heere entombed, A man of vertues' line 
Outreche his yeares, yet they were feaventy nyne. 
Hee left on earth tenn Children of eleaven 
To keepe his Name whilfte himfelfe went to Heauen. 

S. Peter's, Toxford, 

161 3. Izan Edwards. 

Vertue is not dead. 
The foule in Heauen, the bodye here, of Izan lyes. 
By her John Edwards good, & by her Parents bothe : 
She deare to all her three, that liuing, ftill {he cryes 
Lay me by them, for other graue I loathe. 
Oh God ! that heardft the crie of this thy creature. 
Make Izans many, in Vertue, Grace, and Feature. 
As Loue (in Life) conioyn'd vs once, 
And God (by Death) difioyn'd vs twaine : 
So Loue (by Death) reioyn'd ovr bones. 
And God (in Ioy) ioyn'd vs againe. 

All Hallows, Lombard St. 



^6 Antiente Epitaphes. 

1 6 13. Lady Mary Salter^ wife of Sir TV. Salter^ one of her 
Majejiy's cupbearers^ iff daughter of Thos. Sherland of Suffolk. 

Here the earthly manfion of a heavenly mind, 

A worthy Matron's mortal part, is fhrin'd. 

More might be faid, if any tombe or ftone 

Were large enough for her Infcription. 

But words are booties, more elegies hurl'd 

Upon her hearfe were vaine, for to the world, 

Like a vain glorious gamfter, 'twould but boaft 

Not what it hath, but what it has loft j 

And making her lyfe knowne, would caufe my feare 

'Twas greater than vertue's ftrength would beare. 

Iver^ Bucks. 

1 6 14. Mary Tr avers. 

Here lyes a Mary^ mirror of her fexe, 

For all that beft their foules or bodies decks, 

Faith, forme, or fame, the miracle of youth. 

For zeale & knowledge of the facred Truth, 

For frequent reading the whole Holy Writ, 

For feruent prayer, & for practice fit. 

For meditations, fvll of vfe & art. 

For humblenefle in habite & in heart, 

For pious, prudent, peacefull, praifefull life, 

For all the vertues of a chriftian wife ; 

For patient bearing feuen dead-bearing throwes, 

For one aliue, which yet dead with her goes. 

From Travers her deare fpovfe, her father Hayes^ 
Lord Maior^ more honored in her vertuous praife. 

Quam pie obijt puerpera die o6tauo martij 
Anno Aetatis 29. Anno Salutis 1614. 

S. Pancrate^ Needier^ s Lane. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 57 



1614. Sir Thomas Overbury^ his epitaph. 

The fpan of my daies meafur'd, heare I reft, 
That is my Bodye ; but my Soule his gueft 
Is henfe afTended whither neither Tyme, 
Nor Faythe nor Hope : but onelie Loue can Clyme. 
Where beinge nowe enlighten'd Shee doeth knowe 
The Trueth of all men argve of belowe. 
Onelie this Dvft doeth heare in pawne remaine, 
That when the Worlde diflblues, Shee com agayne. 

Thomas Overbury. 
1614. 

1 6 14. Richard & Mary Bluett of Holcombe-Rogus. 

NOR GOODNES, NOR DESERT, MUST HOPE TO HAVE 

A PRIVILEDGE OF LIFE AGAINST THE GRAVE, 

FOR THOSE LIE HERE INTOMBD : DEATH DID HIS BEST, 

IT CHANGED BUT HOURES OF TOYLE FOR HOURES OF REST; 

WHICH THIS GOOD MAN HATH FOUND. HIS FAITH MADE 

WAY 
TO HEAVEN BEFORE : HIS WORKES STILL DAY BY DAY 
NOW FOLLOW HIM. SUCH GRACE DOTH MERCY GIVE, 
AND WHO LIVES WELL TO DYE, DYES WELL TO LIVE. 
NASCENDO C MORIUR MORIEDO RENASCIMUR. 

A MODEST MATRON HERE DOTH LIE Y'' POORE SHE OFTEN WOULD RELIEVE, 
A MYRROR OF HER KIND ; YET WOULD NOT WASTEFUL BE 

HER HUSBAND & HER CHILDREN'S HER DEATH A PATERN WAS TO DIE 
GOOD, HER LIFE WAS GOOD LIKEWISE ; 

HER LYKE IS RARE TO FIND. HER LIFE & DEATH ASSUER HER 

GODLY, CHASTE, AND HOSPITABLE, FRIENDS, 

A HOUSEWIFE RARE WAS SHE ; THAT SHE TO JOY SHALL RYSE. 

VIXI IN ERETO MORIOR IN PORTU. 

Holcombe-Rogus^ Devon. 



Ant lent e Epitaphes. 



1 6 14. Dorothea Doddridge. 

^^ luljcn a airuoii^ cloffee ii out of frame 

^ iuorfeman tafetd in pftct^ ^mall t\)t same 

^ntr meUing iuljat amiss'e t^ to be fouutJ 

C!;e same rejopue^ antJ mafee^ it tveiue k ^Qvaxti 

^0 (^oti ti;i^ HaUpe into tloo partes" toofee 

Coo ^oon \)tx s'oiile !jev mortall eor^e for^oofee 

33ut by \)i^ migljte att tengti; !jer botiie fountJ 

^i^all rise rejopnti unto ijer soule nelo erotontJ 

Cill ti^en t!jep rest in eart]^ antJ j^eabe suntJreK 

^tt toi^ie]^ fonjopntr all ^uci^ a:S libe bje ti;e bjontJrelr. 

Exeter Cathedral. 



1 614. Juliana OJborne. 

BONIFANT a Virgin ; OSBORNE a loyall wife 
For thirty yeares ; a Widdow was fourty and more. 
A hundred yeares almofte fhe lead her life, 
Kinde to the riche and good to the poore. 
Here lyes her duft whofe foule's to Heauen gone, 
Since fhe did liue and dye a faintlike one. 

Clyji S. George y Devon. 

16 [5. Robert Kerwin. 

ROBERT KERWIN now here doth lie, 

A man of proved honeftie : 

Whofe fowle to heaven henfe did flie. 

To enjoy Chrift his felicitie, 

The feaventh of Februarie. 1615. 

Penjhur/i^ Kent. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 59 

1615. John Wally. 

In fpe refvrreftionis hie jacet corpvs Johannis Wally, 
qvonda : maior huivs civitatis : qvi obiit 4to die Aprilis. 

Thofe blvfteringe ftorms, which threat the blefled peace 
Of virtves sovle, nere her departure ceafe, 
Like miftie vapovrs which obfcure the fvn, 
Yet often vanifh ere his covrfe be done j 
True worth hath wings to beare her fpotlefs name 
Above the reach of ill-begotten fame. 
Witnefie the aged tenant of this tombe, 
Whofe harmlefs life was fubjecl to the doome 
Of headftrong rafhness ; but fmce here he lay, 
Error's reverfed, and trvth hath got the day : 
In heaven, kind reader, is his fpirit bleft, 
Blefs thov his name, and let his body reft. 
Anno domini 1615. 

Bath Abbey, 

1 616. Henry Air ay ^ Provoft. 

Ignis et afflantes pvrgarent A E R A venti 
Tranfitvs in coelvm promptior inde patet. 

^een's College^ Oxford. 

1 616. Anne Andrews. 

Nicholas Andrews to his deareft wife Anne 

doth this laft office of loue ; for fhe was 

3^eIigtou£i ICouing 

Si^rrctt €)brt)init 

She liued but 25 yeeres, h dyed at Chigwell^ in EJfcx^ the 
12 day of June, 1616 : and was heer vnder interred (in 
great forrow) the Thurfday following : leauing behind her 
liuing two fonnes, William & Nicholas. 

All Hallows Barking, 



6o Antiente Epitaphes. 



16 lb. William Crowe he. 

Loe thus he died^for vaine and fraile is flejh ; 
Tet Hues his Joule [by faith) in endlejfe blijfe^ 
By Faith in Chriji ; whofe grace was fo enlarged^ 
T^hat by his bloud^ man' s Jinne he hath dif charged. 

S. Dunjians in the Weft. 

•*• * 

1616. William Shakfpeare. 

IvDicio Pylivm, genio Socratem, arte Maronem. 
Terra tegit, popvlvs maeret, Olympvs habet. 



Stay Passenger, why goest t-jov by so fast. 

Read if T-iOV canst, whom enviovs Deat-i hat-i plast 

WiT-lIN T-IIS MONVMEKT, ShAKSPEARE, WIT-i WHOME 

qyick natvre dide i whose name d0t4 deck y^ tombe, 
Far more t-ien cost : Sieh all y"^ He hat-i writt 
Leaves living art bvt page to serve his witt. 

OBIIT ANO. DO 16 ID. 
AETATIS 53. DIE 23 AP. 

North ivall of Chancel. 
On the Gravejione. 

GOOD FREND, FOR lESVS SAKE FORBEARE 
TO DIGG TiE DVST ENCLOASED HERE 
BLESE BE Y^ MAN V^ SPARES TiES STONES 
AND CVRST BE HE Y^ MOVES MY BONES. 

Stratford-on-Avon, 



1616. Richard Randall^ one of the Governors of ChriJTs HofpitaL 

No caufe to mourne^ though here he lye^ 

That gave to many caufe to cry : 
For though his body turne to duji^ 

His Souk doth Hue among the iujl. 

S. Mary Summerfett. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 6 1 

1617. John Stoney a Freemafon. 

On our great Corner-Stone this Stone relied 
For bleffing on his building, louing moft 

To build God's temples ; in works he dyed, 
And liued the temple of the Holy Ghoft. 

In whofe hard life is proued an honeft fame, 
God can of Stones raife feed to Abraham. 

Sidbury^ Devon, 

1 61 7. yohn Sherman. 

Under this monument lyes one 
Did good to many, hurt to none : 
Friended the rich, relieved the poor. 
Was kind to all — who can do more ? 
That loved Hofpitality, 
Yet hated Prodigality. 

Ottery-S.'Mary^ Devon. 

[Part of a -very long one-l 

1 61 7. Sir Charles Cavendi/h. 

Charles Cavendijh to his Sonnes. 
Sonnes, feek not me among thefe polifh'd ftones, 
Thofe only hide part of my flefh and bones ; 
Which did they here fo neat or proudly dwell. 
Will all be dull, and may not make me fwell. 

Let fuch as have outliv'd all praife 

Trull in the toombs their carefull friends do raife : 

I made my life my monument, and yours. 

To which there's no material that endures ; 

Nor yet infcription like it. Write but that^ 

And teache your nephews it to emulate ; 

It will be matter loud enough to tell 

Not when I died, but how I liv'd. Farewell. 

Bolfover^ Derb. 



62 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1618. John Bonner. 

The Epitath of John Bonner. 

Heare lyeth intombed John Bonner by name, 
Sonne of Bonner of Pebworth, from thence he came. 

The 17 of 06lober he ended his daies, 
Pray God that wee liuinge may follow his wayes. 

16 1 8 by the yeare. 
Scarce are fuch to be found in this Shere. 

Made & fett vp by his loueing frend 
Evens his kindefman, & foe I doe ende. 

John Bonner fenior. Thomas Evens junior. 

1618. 

Mickleham^ Glouc, 

1 6 18. Lucy Bromfield. 

The Hufbande fpeakinge trewly of his Wife, 
Read his lofle in hir deathe, hir praife in hir life. 

Heare Lucie ^infte Bromfielde bvried lyes 

With neighbours weepinge, hartes, fighes, eies, 

Children eleaven, tenne liuinge, me fhe brought, 

More kinde, trewe, chaft, was noane, in deed, word, thought ; 

Howfe, children, ftate, by hir was rul'd, bred, thrives. 

One of the beft of maides, of women, wives. 

Now gone to God, hir hearte fent longe before ; 

In fafting, prayer, faith, hope, & almfdeedes ftoare. 

If anie fault, fhe loued mee too muche. 

Ah ! pardon that, for ther are too fewe fvch ! 

Then^ Reader, if thou not hard hearted bee, 

Prais God for hir, bvt fighe & praie for mee. 

Heare by hir dead, I dead defire to lye. 
Till, raifd to life, wee meet no more to dye. 
1618. 

Tttchfield^ Hants. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 6 2 



619. Elizabeth & Gertrude Leigh. 

To the remembrance of the two moft worthie & religious 
Gentlewomen, his late deare & loyall uiues, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bamf field w\\o died vij^'^ march 1615, Having bin y^ Mother 
of 15 hopful children. And Mrs. Gartrude Parcevall who 
dyed childles the xxij of decemb^ 1619, was this monument 
confecrated by their louing & forrowfuU hufband BAR- 
NABAS LEIGH. 

Since neither Penne nor Pencill can fet forth 

Of thefe two matchles Wives the matchles worth, 

Ware forc't to cover in this filent Tombe 

The Prayers of a chaft & fruitful Wombe : 

And with Death's fable vail in Darknes hide 

The ritch rare Vertues of a barren Bride. 

Sweet faint-like Paire of Soules in whom did fhine 

Such models of Perfection faeminine. 

Such pietie. Love, Zeale, that tho' we fmners 

Their Lives have loft : Yet ftill themfelves are winners. 

For they, fecure. Heaven's Happines inherit, 

Whilft we lament their Lofle, admire their Merit. 

Arret on., I. of Wight. 

^ He had married a ^rd tv'ife at the date of ereSi'ing this. 



1619. Elizabeth Leigh, 

The religious & Vertuous Ladie, ELIZABETH LEIGH, 
Daugh^ of JOHN DINGLEY, Efqvire, late Wife of Sir 
JOHN LEIGH, Knight, Died y' i-j day of Odob^ Ano. 
Dni. 1619. And lyeth here interred. 

Sixteene a Maid & fiftie yeares a Wife 

Make y"^ Summe totall of my pafTed life. 

Longe Thred, foe finelie fpunne, foe fairlie ended, 

That fewe fhall match this Patterne, fewer mend it : 



64 Antiente Epitaphes. 



What Friends, what Children, what bleft Marriage, 
Dead I forgette ; liuinge I light efteemed 
For thy deare Loue (O Chrifte) y* has redeemed 
My fovle from Hell ; & fhortlie fhall vpraife 
This mortall Dvft, in Heaven to fmge thy Praise. 

Arreton^ I. of Wight, 

1 6 19. William Keeling. 

Here lyeth the bodye of y^ right worthie WM. KEELING 
Efquire, Groome of y^ Chamber to our Soveraign Lorde 
KING JAMES, General for the Hon. Ea/i India Adven- 
turers^ where he was thrice employed, & dying in this I/Ie 
at the age of 42, an : 161 9, Sep : 12. hath this remembrance 
been fixed by his louing & forrowfull Wife Anne Keeling. 

Fortie & two yeares in this VefTell fraile 

On the rough Seas of Life did Keeling faile 

A Merchant fortunate, a Captaine bould. 

A Courtier graciovs, yett alas ! not old. 

Svch Worth, Experience, Honour & high Praife 

Few winne in twice foe many yeares & daies. 

Bvt what y^ worlde admired, he deem'd bvt drofTe 

For CHRIST ; without Chriji all his Gain bvt lofle ; 

For Him & His deare Loue, with merrie cheere 

To the Holy Land his laft courfe hee did fteere : 

Faith ferued for Sailes, the facred Word for Card, 

Hope was his Anchor, Glorie his Reward : 

And thvs with gales of Grace, by happie Venter 

Through Straits of Death, Heaven's Harbour he did enter. 

Carijbrooky I. of Wight. 



Antiente Epitaphes, 6^ 



1620. Richard Swift. 

R eader knowe that this narowe earthe 

I nclofeth one whofe name & worthe 

C an liue when marbell falls to dvfte : 

H onorM abroade for wife & iufte, 

A fke the Ruffe & Sweden, theis 

R eport his prudence with theire peace. 

D eare when at home, to his fayth giv'n 

S teadfaft as earthe, deuovt to Heaven. 

W ife merchant he fome ftorms endvr'd, 

I n y^ befte porte his foule fecvr'd. 

F or feare thou fhould'ft forget his name 

T is the firft Epitaphe of fame. 

Bakenham^ Suffolk, 

1620. Robert Longe. 

The life of Mann is a trewe Lottarie^ 

Where venteroufe Death draws forth lotts Jhorte bf longe : 

Yet free from fraude l^ partiall flatterie^ 

Hee Jhufd Sheildes of feuerall fi'ze amonge^ 

Drewe LONGE : i^f foe drewe longer his Jhort dales ^ 
Th^ Auncient of dales heyonde all time to praife. 

Broughton-Gifford^ Wilts, 

1620. John & Berfeba Taylor. 

The blefled token of the Daughter's loue, 
Vnto the Father's kind and louing care, 
May to the World this monument approue. 
How bleffed Parents in their children are : 
And blefled God, that fo his loue exprefl'eth 
Who thus both Parents & the Children blefleth. 



S. Margaret^ Lothbury. 



66 Antiente Epitaphes, 



c, 1620. Meredeth. 

Life is the Day of Grace, and Death the Night ; 

Live well, who knows when he ftiall loofe the Light. 

Soe did the tenant of this tombe, for hee 

Made hast to purchafe Immortalitie. 

Death finding him receaving Cvftomes, Lookes, 

Tymes, Records, fvmde his days, and crolT'd the Bookes. 

And now the Cvftomer's from Cvftomes free, 

He paid to Nature what her Dvties bee. 

Scarce had hee ranne ovt halfe his race of life, 

When Heaven and Earth to have him were at Strife : 

Whofe adlive Sovle wore ovt his flefh foe nigh, 

Twas time fhe fhovld the tired corps lay by. 

To bad men death is fad 3 when good men dy, 

It is then Birth to ioyes eternitie : 

ludg then, what hee did loofe who loft bvt breath, 

Liv'd to die well, and dyed a MEREDETH. 

Non tarn orha quam mortalitas finita, 

\_No Chrijiian name or date.'] 

Marjhfield.^ Somerfet. 



620. Sarah Haydon. 

Apollo moift this tomb with tears 
For fuch great lofs in tender years. 
Vertue's hope now is dead, 
And fro' earth to Heaven is fled. 
Wit's perfe6tion with pure fpirit 
Doth an Angel's place inherit. 
Stay in that celeftial fkie, 
Where thou fhalt live and never die. 

Ottery S, Mary^ Devon, 



Antiente Epitaphes. 67 



1 62 1. Gabriel Laurence. 

With diligence & truft moft exemplary 
Did Gabriel Laurence ferve a Prebendary. 
And for his paines, (now pafTed before, not loft,) 
Gained this remembrance at his Mafter's coft. 
Oh ! read thefe lines againe, you feldom find 
A Servant faithful, and a Mafter kind. 

Short-hand he wrote — his flow'r in prime did fade, 
And hafty Death Jhort-hand of him hath made. 
Well couth he numbers, & well meafured land. 
Thus doth he now that groud whereon you ftand : 
Wherein he lies fo geometricall, 
Art maketh fome — but this will nature all. 
Ob, Dec, 285 1621. aetat. 29. 

Wejlminjler Cloijiers, 

1622. yohn Day^ Vicar. 

This portraiture prefents him to thy fight 
Who was a bvrninge and a fhininge light : 
But now, confvm'd to afties, here hee lyes 
Who fpent himfelfe to lighten others' eies. 

Pinner^ Middlefex. 



1623. Anne Hathaway^ wife of Mr. William Shakfpeare. 

Vbera, tum mater, tu lac vitamq dedifti 
Vae mihi j protanto munera faxa dabo ! 

Quam mallem amoveat lapidem, bonus Angel' ore' 
Exeat ut Chrifti corpus^ imago tua, 

Sed nil vota valent, venias cito Chrifte refurget 
Clavfa licet tumulo mater, et aftra petet. 

Stratford-on-Avon. 

{Written by Dr. John Hall.'] 



68 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1623. William Bourschier^ Earl of Bath. 

HOC FAC ET VIVIS. 
BATHON-" COMTI DEVON* PR^FECTO MEMORI^ ERGO 

Mors mihi Ivcrvm Ana Crono Epi Bon Temps viendra 
Morior . . Orior Gramma Finis . . Coronat 

In "I , r tvm 

Ad J l chrvm 

Gvlielmvs Bovrchier 
Ana 
Lvge (fi ob Ivcrvm Heri) 
Quid fibi vult Tvmvlvs ? quseve haec infignia Ivcius ? 

Eft Comes in Svperos ecce Locumq tenens ! 
Qyare fles, Devonia ? vel, Bathonia, qvare ? 

EXIIt en bon teMps nVnCq VIenDra patet (Crono) 

IVLIVS, hoc, menfis fvit AVGVSTISSIMVS, anno 

Atq SECVNDA (decem jvnge) SECVNDA dies 
Non amor, invidia eft, Dolor, evge, lege, ALME VIATOR, 
Et difce exemplo VIVERE, difce mori. 
Sic cecinit, non flevit. 

Tawjiock^ Devon, 

1623. William Pen ell. 

This ftone that couers earth & claye 

Longe in y^ earth vncouered laye : 

Man forc't it from y^ mother's w^ombe. 

And made therof f9r man a tombe. 

And novice it fpeakes, and thvs doeth faye . . 

The life of man is but a daye : 

The daye w^ill pafs, the night mvft come : 

Then here, poore man, is all thy roome. 

The writer & the reader mvft. 

Like this good man, be turned to dvfte : 



Antiente Epitaphes. 6g 



He liued well, & foe doe thou : 
Then feare not deathe, when, where, or howe 
It comes : 'twill end all greifFe & paine. 
And make thee euer liue againe. 

Lindridge^ Wore. 



1623. 



^ ^ 



Paftor eram, dum paftor eram : nunc fiftula dulcis 
Nunc tuba, qua torvum fprevit ovile lupum : 

Sic ductans teneros fidus cum matribus agnos 
Edocui juvenes, admonuique senes. 

Orwell^ Camh. 

1623. John HelUerd. 

Decimo Tertio die Decembris ano dni 1623 

Of lohn. Hellierd Gentle, who dyed this day. 

Wee that are livinge have iuft cavfe to fay 
That never man dyed more Chriftian like death 

Which to vs appeared even by his laft breath. 
As terefore his body doth herevnder reft 

So dovbtles his fovle in heaven is bleft. 
For we finde in te Scriptvre by facred record 

That bleiled are they who dy in the Lord. 
God gravnt vs all then his mercy and grace 

So to end this life that in heaven we may have place 
There to remaine for ever and ever 

With Abrm and Ifaack and this my deare father. 

Per me Na : Hellierd filium prdci iohis. 

Road^ Sojnerfet. 



yo Antiente Epitaphes. 



1623. Tobie Waterhous, 

An° DnI 1623 . IVNE . 14. 

Tobie Waterhous aged fowre yeares & fixe moneths full of 
grace & truthe As a vefFell not as y^ fountaine . depted this 
life . the youngeft sone 

of 



Tobie Waterhous Doc^ Elizabeth Copley 

in Divinitie Daughter of Edward 

The youngeft fonne of Copley of Southill 

Gregorie Waterhous Efqr in Bedfordftiire 

The youngeft fonne of Efquire. 

Robert Waterhous of y^ 

Moote Hall in Halli- 
faxe in Yorkfhire Efqr. 

Both Life & Grace in the, fweet babe, Like paralells rann on 
When fudden death did feeme to make their points to meet 

in one. 
But then on the did Life & Grace, thy paralells attend 
Whofe equall Lenght keeps equall Bredth^ Now, never 
meeting End. 

Whitwell^ Derb, 
^ ♦$• 
1623. William Burgoin, 

Here lyes Will Burgoin^ a Squire by defcent, 
Whofe death in this world many people lament : 
The Rich for his love, 

The Poor for his alms. 
The Wife for his knowledge, 
The Sick for his balms. 
Grace he did love & Vice control, 
Earth has his Bodye & Heaven his Soule. 
The 12th daye of Auguft in the morn dyed he 
I 6 and 2 3. 

Arlington^ Devon. 

^ 4- 



Antiente Epitaphes. 71 

1624. Humphrey Cole. 

Hie jacet Humphridus carbo, carbone notandus 
Non nigro, creta fed meliora tua. 

Claruit in clero, nulli pietate fecundus 
Coelum vi rapuit, vi cape fi poteris. 

Ob : 27 Mart : 1624. aet : 77. 

Tillingham^ EJfex, 

c. 1625. On a monument ereSfed in honour of the FORTES CUE 
FAMILT. At the top is an Eye furrounded by clouds^ with 
ijfuant rays ; beneath kneeling figures^ and medallions containing 
hujis of fever al generations of children. 

Stay, Reader^ ftay, this ftru6lure feems t' invite 

Thy wandering Eyes, on it to fixe thy fighte. 

In this Pile's fummit thou majft defcrie 

Heaven''s all beholding & all guiding Eye 

That ftieds his benedi6tion's gracious beames 

Of Love & Goodnefs on thefe fruitfull ftreames 

Of numerous iflue, fprong from nuptiall tyes 

With various antient w^orthy families. 

Here is in briefe prefented to thy viewe 

The long Hv'd race of honoured FORTESCUE 

CombinM in holyeft rites, on Time's faire fcroll 

Wti^ CHICHESTER, then SPECCOTT, laft with 

ROLLE. 
And long h wide may facred Grace and Fame 
Produce & propagate this generous Name 
That it may brooke what Honour gave in fielde 
Le fort Efcue,, the ftrong & lafting Shielde. 
A Shielde not only their own righte to fence 
But alfo to repell wrong's violence. 
Which, that it may accordingly be done 
Pray, Reader^ pray GOD be their Shielde & Sunne. 
HUGO FORTESCUE, sCutiger, sFper^es, Fir Maria 
Rolle, ifihoc fieri fecit y honoris caufd. 

Wear Gifford, Devon. 



72 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1625. Mary Hold/worth. 



THE LORD GAVE 

[her a pious chriftian 

A dutiful child, an 
affe6lionat fifter, and 
an obliging neighbour, 
an affable indering 
Friend.] THE LORD HATH 
TAKEN AWAY [her a Virgin, 
redeemed from among 
men to be. with the Lambe. 
Having the name of the 
Lambe and of his Father 
written in her for : head. 
Rev. I.] BLESSED BE THE NAME OF 

THE LORD. 



South Stoneham^ Hants. 



♦ 4* 



1625. Sir Lawrence Tanfield. 

Here fhadows lie 
Whilft earth is fadd ; 
Still hopes to die 
To him fhee hadd. 

In blifTe is hee 
Whom I loved beft ; 
Thrice happy fhee 
With him to reft. 



So ftiall I bee 
With him I loved ; 
And he with mee. 
And both us blefled. 

Love made me poet, 
And this. I writt ; 
My heart did do it. 
And not my witt. 



Burfordy Oxon. 



[JVritten by bis wife.'] 



Antiente Epitaphes. 73 



1625. 

MemoricR Sacrum 
LJURENTIO & MARI/E CALDWELL conjugibus, 
facro fcedere junSfis^ i5f duodence Prolis Parentibus^ ^orum 
Uxor iff Mater MARIA obiit Oaobris xx. Anno Dom. 1 621. 
Maritus d5f Pater LAURENTIUS Novemb, 21, 1625. 
Septuagenariis utrifq. Liberalibus iff fuis^ iff de fuis. Hoc 
Sepulchrum pofuere parentalis haredes Bonitatis^ Filii eorum 
obfervantijjtmi : ^40S defun^os i^ Deus habet^ et pauperes 
carendo lugent. 



Omnia OJfa jufti cujiodit Dominus. 

Here is lodg'd a loving Pair, 

Sleeping, reft they free from Care. 

Though their journey, from their Birth, 

Had been tedious long on Earth, 

He that freed them from their Sin 

Sent them to this holy Inn. 

Joyful Requiems for to fmg 

Hallelujahs to their King 

Til the Summons, til the Day ; 

Til the Trump found Rife^ Aivay. 

S. Michael, Cornhill. 

1626. John y arret. Grocer. 

Some caPd him GARRET, but that was too high, 
His name was lARRET that here doth lye : 
Who in his life was toft on many a wave, 
And now he lyes anchor'd in his own grave. 
The Church he did frequent while he had breath. 
He defir'd to lye therein after his death. 
To heaven he is gone, the way before. 
Where of Grocers there is many more. 

S. Saviour's, Southiuark. 



74 



Ant lent e Epitaphes. 



1627. Anne Dunche. 

In honour of good Mrs. ANNE DUNCHE, 

Y^ Charitable, 
Wife to good Mr. EDMUND DUNCHE, 
Y^ Hofpitable. 
Both fweetly paradifd in Eternity : 
Reader, praife God, & pray for her Pofterity. 

Little Wittenham^ Bucks. 



1627. Ralph Tyer^ Vicar. 

London bred me . . 
Cambridge fped me . 
Study taught me . . 
Learning brought me 
Labour prefled me. . 
Death opprefled me . 
God iirft gave me . . 
Earth did crave me . 



Weftminfter fed me 

my fifter wed me 

hving fought me 

Kendal caught me 

ficknefs diftrefled me 

the grave poflefTed me 

Chrift did fave me 

and . . heaven vi^ould have me. 

Kendal^ Wejimoreland. 



1627, 8. James Hardy & Elizabeth his Wife. 

Were here no Epitaph nor Monument, 

Nor line, nor marble to declare the intent. 

Yet goodnes hath a laftinge memorie. 

The Jvfl are like to Kinges that never dye. 

Their death a palTage or tranflation is. 

An end of w^oes, an orient to Bliffe. 

Thrice happy covple that doe now pofTes 

The fruits of thine good works & holynes. 

Now God rewards theire allmes & charitye, 

Theire ftridl obfervinge of Saboath's pyetie. 

Here were they went to fpend ther feaventhe day, 

Heere was theire loue, their life, theire Heaven's way. 



Anttente Epitaphes. 75 

Here they did pray, bvt now they prayfes fmge, 
And God accepts their fovles fwwete OfFeringe, 
Onelye their bodyes heere remaine in grovnde, 
Waitinge the fvrge of the laft Trvmpet's fovnd. 

Dagenham^ EJJex. 

1628. 

To the facred memory of that worthy & faithful minifler of 

Chrift Mafter RICHARD STOCK j who deceafed 

Aprill 20, 1626, fome of his loving parifhioners have confe- 
crated this monument of their never-dying loue, Jan. 28, 1628. 

Thy lifelefTe Trunke 

(O Reverend Stocke,) 
Like Aaron's rod 

Sprouts out againe 5 
And after two 

Full winters paft, 
Yields BlofTomes 

And ripe fruit amaine. 
For why, this work of pietye, 

Performed by fome of thy Flocke 

To thy dead corpfe and facred vrne. 

Is but the fruit of this old Stocke. 

All Hallows^ Bread Street. 

1629. Mary a Arundell. 

Marya Arundell — Man a dry Laurel 
Man to the marigold compar'd may bee, 
Men may be liken'd to the laurell tree : 
Both feede the eye — both pleafe the optic fenfe ; 
Both foone decaye — both fuddenly fleete hence ; 
What then infer you from her name but this 
Man fades away — Man a dry Laurell is. 

Duloe^ Cornwall. 



76 



Antiente Epitaphes, 



1629. Richard Beji. 

If, Who lyes here ? thou doft enquire, 
Reade, and foe haue thy defire. 
Richard Bejl his name, and free 
O' th' Haberdafhers' companye. 
Y^ priveledg of Merchauntes hee 
Did clayme with y^ like libertye. 
The yeares that here he palTed ore 
Wanted bvt one of fowerfcore : 
Fourty yeares hee abroad did toyle. 
The reft he fpent in his owne soyle. 
Free from wedlocke, care, or ftryfe, 
Hee wedded was to fmgle life. 
To haue more fpoke hee did deferue 
Bvt 'twas his will that this fhould ferue. 

Hee dyed y^ 26 of Aprill 
1629. 

Geddington^ Northants, 



1630. Ellen Refon. 

The Charnel mounted on the W ' 
Sits to be feen in Funer 
A Matron plain, Domeftic 
In care and pains continu 
Not flow, not gay, nor prodig 
Yet neighbourly and hofpit 
Her children vii yet liuing 
Her 67th yeare hence did c 
To reft her bodye natur 
In hope to rife fpiritu 



>ALL. 



Hadleigh, Suffolk. 



* * 



Antiente Epitaphes. 77 



1630. Humphrey Brown. 

Humphrey Brown^ Merch*. ob : March 22, 1630. Alfo 
Elizabeth his Wife, daughter of George White of this Citie, 
Merchant. 

Here lyes a BROWN, a WHITE, y« colours one, 
Pale drawn by death, here (haded by a Stone ; 
One houfe did hold them both whilft life did laft. 
One grave doe hold them both now life is paft. 

S. Werburgh^ BriJioL 

1630. Dorothy Pytt. 

Here lyes, diuorced from her hvfbande's fide, 

One that by death is made her Saviour's bride : 
For on Good-Friday He did her betroth 

Vnto himfelfe for euer where he goth : 
And thvs vnited fhe a gueft became 

Vnto the Marriage Svpper of y^ Lambe. 
Leauing her earthly mate grief to fvftaine : 

Till death, by ftriking him, weds her againe. 
O languifh then, my foule, vntill I fee 

My deareft wife in her felicitie. 

Ombury^ Salop, 

•#• •$• 

1630. Richard White. 

In memoriam Ricardi White infantuli beatiiTimi 

in re 

Qui a peccato natus 
fme de 

A lavacro fimul et vita deceilit, in vitam aufpicato albatus 
eternam. 



Nailfea^ Somerfet. 



7 8 Antiente Epitaphes. 



163 1. Edward St, Maur^ the Infant Son of Wm, St. Maur^ 
Earl of Hertford. 

SPEECHLESS THO' YET HE WERE, SAY ALL WE CAN 

THAT SAW, HE PROMISE DID A HOPEFV^LL MAN. 

SVCH FRAME OF BODY, SVCH A HOLY SOVLE, 

ARGV'd him written in THE LONG LIV'd ROVLE. 

BVT NOW WEE SEE, BY SVCH AN INFANT's LOSSE, 

ALL ARE BVT INFANT HOPES, WHICH DEATH MAY CROSSE. 

Collinghourne Ducis^ Wilts. 

c. 1 63 1. Edward Cor dell. 

Heere Edward Cordell^ Squier, lyes ; 

Who when he life pofleft. 
Had place among the learn'd and wife. 

And credit with the beft. 
Abigail Henningham^ his wife 

This Monument prepar'd. 
For loue to him, who in his life, 

To loue her well declar'd. 
God hath his foule, this earth his earth. 

Her heart his loue ftill keeps. 
The ods 'twixt you and him is breath. 

Which gone, all flefh thus fleepes. 

S. DunJian's-in-the-Weft. 

1632. George Bolles^ Lord Mayor. 

He pofTeffed Earth as he might Heauen pofTefTe 

Wife to doe right, but never to opprefTe, 

His charity was better felt than knowne. 

For when he gaue there was no trvmpet blowne. 

What can more be comprized in one man's fame, 

To crowne a foule, and leave a living name ? 

S. Swithin^ Cannon Street. 



Ant lent e Epitaphes. 79 



1632. Sir Rogers Manners. 

In memory of the Right Noble, Learned and Reh'gious 
Knight, Rogers Manners of Whitwell in the County of 
Derby, who dyed the 17 of July Anno 1632. 

A Hving academie was this Knight 
Divinitye, the arts, the toungs, what might 
In learned fchooles exactly, be profeft 
Tooke up their lodginge in his Noble breaft 
Till death like Church diftroyers did pull downe 
MANNERS^ true fabricque and the arts renowne. 

Whitwell^ Derb. 

1633. Meneleh Ra'insford^ aged g. 

GREAT JOVE HATH LOST HIS GANYMEDE I KNOW 
WHICH MADE HIM SEEK ANOTHER HERE BELOW 
AND FINDINGE NONE, NOT ONE LIKE VNTO THIS 
HATH TA'nE HIM HENCE INTO ETERNALL BLISS. 
CEASE THEN FOR THY DEAR MENELEB TO WEEP 
god's DARLINGE WAS TOO GOOD FOR THEE TO KEEP : 
BVT RATHER lOYE IN THIS GREAT FAVOUR GIVEN, 
A CHILD IS MADE A SAINT IN HEAVEN. 

Hen fields Sujfex. 

1634. Roger Earth. 

From Earth wee came, to Earth wee muft retvrne, 
Witnefs this earth that Lyes within this VRNE. 
Begott by earth : Borne alfo of Earth's WOMBE, 
74 yeares Lived earth, Now Earth^s his TOAIBE. 
In Earth earth's Body Lyes Vnder this STONE, 
Bvt from this Earth to Heauen earth's fovle is gone. 

Roo;er Earth : Armio-r. 

o to 

Obijt - 3*^ - die. Aprilis. 
1634. 
Dinton., JV'ilts. 



8o Antiente Epitaphes, 



1634. Richard^ Lucy ReynelL 

Friends, you that reede our names that counfell take 
Wch being dead our living names doe fpeake. 

Richardo ©^-C® Lucye Reynell. 

Anag. ad 

CARE LERN LIVE & DYE RICH. 

who Care to Live who Live & loue to leaRne 

who leArne to dyE fhall In their Deaths dYcerne 

fuch caRes rewaRde thVs live You all in whiCh 
yo^ fhall livE happy aNd be£ fure dyE rycH. 

Woolhorough^ Devon, 

4- •*• 

1634. Rev. John Dickes, 

Hie jacet reverendus Johannes Dickes hujus ecclefiae re6tor, 
denatus Augufti 4°, 1634°. 

Hie, haee, hoc, hunc, huic, hujus, bonus, optima elarum, 
Fulgor, fama, decus, veftit, adhaeret, erit, 
Mente, anima, o, requiem vivens AIOEKAETOX ille, 
Carfit honore facro : jam fuper aftra manet. 

Dunkerton^ Somerfet. 

1635. Thomas Pierce. 

Here Lyeth Thomas pierce whom no man taught, 
Yet he in Iron, BrafTe, and filver wrought. 
He Jacks, and Clocks, and watches (with art) made. 
And mended too when others worke did fade. 
Of Berkeley live tymes Mayor this artift was, 
And yet this mayor, this artift was but grafle. 
When his own watch was downe on the Laft Day 
He that made watches had not made a Key 
To winde it up, but ufelefle it muft lie 
Untill he Rife Againe no more to die ! 
Died Feb. 1635 a.d. aet. 77. 

Berkeley y Glouc, 



Antiente Epitaphes. 8 1 

1635. Robert Graye. 

Confecrated To The BlefTed Memory Of 
Robert Graye Efq. And Founder. 

Taunton Bore Him : London Bred Him : 
Piety Train'd Him ; Virtue Led Him : 
Earth Enrich'd Him : Heaven Careft Him : 
Taunton Bleil: Him : London Bleft Him : 
This Thankful Town : That Mindful City : 
Share His Piety And His Pity. 
What He Gave, And How He Gave It, 
Afk The Poor And You Shall Have It. 
Gentle Reader, Heaven May Strike 
Thy Tender Heart To Do The Like. 
Now Thine Eyes Have Read The Story, 
Give Him The Praife, And GOD The Glory. 

i^TATIS SV^ 65. ANNO DOM. 1635. 

S. Mary Magdalene^ Taunton. 



1635. Thomas Parr. 

The Old, Old, very Old Man, THOMAS PARR, was 
Born at the Glyn, within This Chapelry of Great Willafton, 
and Parifh of Alberbury, in the County of Salop, In the 
Year of our Lord, 1483. He lived in the Reigns of Ten 
Kings and Queens of England (viz) K. Edw. 4, K. Edwd. 
5, K. Rich. 3, K. Hen. 7th, K. Hen. 8th, K. Edw. 6, 
Q. Mary, Q^ Eliz., K. James ift, and K. Charles ift ; died 
the 13 and was buried in Weftminfter Abbey on the 15th 
of November, 1635, Aged 152 years and 9 Months. 

Great TVillaJhn^ Chejh'ire. 



82 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1635. Thomas Randolph^ Poet. 

Memoriae Sacrum Thomae Randolph^ inter pauciores felt cijfimi 
atque facillimi ingenii juvenis^ necnon majora promittentis^ fi 
fata vifum non invidijfent faeculo. 

Here lleep thirteene together in one tombe, 
And all thefe great, yet quarrel not for rome, 
The mufes & the graces here did meete, 
And graved thefe letters on the churlifh flieete : 
Who, having wepte their fountains dry, 
Through the conduit of the eye. 
For their friend w^ho here doth lye. 
Crept into his grave & dyed, 
And foe the riddle is vntyed. 

For which this church, proud that the fates bequeath 
Unto her ever honoured truft 
Soe much & that foe precious duft, 
Hath twined her temples with an ivy wreath : 
Which fhould have laurel been. 
But that the grieved plant, to fee him dead. 
Took pet, & withered. 

Cujus cineres brevi hdc [qua potuit) immortalitate donat 
Chrijiopherus Hatton^ Afiles de Balneo et Mufarum amator 
illius vero^ quem deflemus^ fupplenda carminihus^ quae marmoris 
et aeris fcandalium manebunt perpetuum. 

Blatherwycke^ Northants. 

1635. Thomas Bannatine. 

" Hodie mihi, Cras tibi. 

Vita quid eft hominis ? Flos, umbra et fumus, arifta ; 
Ilia malis longa eft; ilia bonis brevis eft." 

To day is mine, tomorrow yours may be ; 
Each mortal man ftiould mind that he muft die. 



Ant lent e Epitaphes. 83 



What is man's life ? a fhade, a fmoak, a flower, 
Short to the good, to the bad doth long endure. 

If thou lift that pafTeth by. 

Know who in this Tomb doth ly : 

THOMAS BANNATINE, abroad 

And at home who ferved God. 

Though no children he polTeft, 

Yet the LORD with means him bleft. 

He on them did well difpofe. 

Long ere death his eyes did clofe. 

For the poor his helping hand. 

And his friends his kindnefs fand : 

And on his dear bedfellow 

JANET M^ MATH he did beftow. 

Out of his lovelie affe6lion, 

A fit and goodly portion. 

Thankful fhe herfelf to prove. 

For a fign of mutual love. 

Did no pains nor charges fpare 

To fett up this fabrick rare : 

As ARTEMISE, that noble dame. 

To her dear MAUSOLUS' name. 

He died i6th July 1635 & of his age 65. 

Know the multitude of thofe that are 

to be damned, the paucity of thofe 

that are to be faved, and the vanity 

^, , , •/' / of tranfitory thines. 

Oh ! that men were wile to ( _.^ , n 1 •, • 1 1 

Underltand evil committed, good 

things omitted, and the lofs of time. 

Forefee the danger of death, the laft 

judgment, and eternal punifhment. 

Grey Friars^ Edinburgh. 



84 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1636. Cicely Puckering. 

Anagrama. 
Miftres Ciflely Puckering 
I fleep fecure, Chrift's my King. 

Death's terrors nought affright mee, nor his fling; 
I fleep fecure for Chrifl^s my Sovereigne King. 

S. Mary^s^ Warwick. 
1636. Sir Julius Caefar} 

(iJm-itUHiA cfoii/ PLaetiULt^ ao qiio6 tvoc |tie6^en6 

cTcwktorw ke^aenelLfc : OoxoXviy^ me ViiLxwiw, Q/VDaeCrncLte 

QaDuoA ADcteiXLtem/ lUli^te^■^^ : LiUuU/i>a/ laiift ^Doctoiein : ©lizaue- 

tu/ae citoeauKte ivu^^^en^ae caxioe Q/vDam-LtaXutafcLi luotccm-, et 

uruim/ e ^lilpaaui>ttL6 tiu-eLtouu-n/ : LcUM>l>o «Jfceai, ct jviLiudLi- co+t- 

^iXli.6, HDartceLLaiLiwvi. iycacccw-iu eb uctctoiLtkW ^7c^LaL(>^^tn^ ©^{(paaLivtiM, 

fuui W-te^etiti/ ^attct m-eo/ He oiilLtiixctA-ive me amuteate WiyLain/O 

ruwuLRe Jtofcii^ae aetyutunx tioeatet &oLittiLtLti'n/ atuuvi/ k-iim^i/ 

^Deo klacu/etib. oin/ ch/LU'6 lei- te^tunotuiuri/ mcutiwri/ tueanv 

eb i^LaiXLunt oklxoiU/i. oatitm.. oou-li/ 

t^^\MXA,y.\ ct o m^Hcooou- 
Jul. Caefar. 

Per ipfum^ tempore mortis fuae^ Carolo 
regi a priuatis Conjilijs^ nee non Rotulo- 
rum Magijirum^ vere pium^ Apprime 
literatum^ pauperibus in portu Charitatis re- 
ceptaculum^ patriae^ filiis et Amicis fuis percharif- 
ftmum^folutum eji. Obijt. 18 Die Jprilis 
a' d^" 1636. AETJTISfue, -jc). 

IRROTULATUR caelo. 

S. Helen's^ Bijhopfgate. 

1 " Who^ feeling the ruling pajjion Jirong in deatk^ moulded his epitaph in the form of a deed^ to 
•which he affixed his broad feal^ ivhich is * railed,^ and alfo its enrolment in a court ^Juperior^ hoW' 
tver^ to that in ivhich he ujed to prefidey — Annals of S. Helen s, by Rev. J. E. Cox, D.D. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 85 



1636. Grace Grylls. 

Here lyeth Grace a flower gay, 

Far paffing all the flowers of May, 

Even at the fpring time of the yeare 

Was pluckt, & feicht as fit to bee 

In hands of higheft majeftye. 

Then let us prayfe God for this 

That fhe is crown'd with endlefl^e blifs. 



TotneSy Devon. 



1637. John Knowler. 

Here lies a piece of Chrift, a ftar in duft, 

A vein of gold, a china difh that mufl: 

Be ufed in Heaven when God fliall feed the juft. 

Approved by all, and loued so well, 

Tho' young, like fruit that's ripe, he fell. 

Herne^ Kent. 



1637. Elizabeth Bedingfield. 

Elizabethae Bedingfield 

forori Francefca fuae 

S. R, Q, P. 

My name fpeakes what I was, and am, and haue, 
A Bedding field, a peece of earth, a graue : 
Where I expert until my foule doth bring 
Unto the field an euerlafting fpring. 
For rayfe and rayfe out of the earth and flyme 
God did the firft, and will the fecond tyme. 
Obijt die 10 maij. 1637. 

S. Giles\ Norwich, 



86 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1637. Thomas Harris. 

Fear not to die, 
Learn this of me, 
No fear in death, 
If good thou be. 

AJhhurton^ Devon. 

\_AlJo at Kenne, Devon , to Am'iai Southcott.'\ 

1637. Nicholas Hookes. 

Here lyeth y^ bodye of Nich : Hookes of Conway Ge". who 
was y^ 41ft child of his Father William Hookes Efqre. 
by Alice his Wife, and y^ Father of 27 children, who 
dyed y^ 20th day of March 1637. 

Conway, 

1637. Jofeph Fletcher. 

To the memorie of the pious & worthily deferving MR. 
JOSEPH FLETCHER, late Reaor of this Church. He 
departed this life the 28th of September, 1637, Aged 60 
yeres. 

Re^fores hint ftmul fine pneumate vivunt 
^i dum fpirarunt VERUS uterq; fuit 

Nomine VERUS erat prior^ alter nomine FLETCHER 
Re verus verum quem Via Vera docet. 

Two Parfons here under one ftone are lay'd, 

Who whiles they livM were both true parfons fay'd : 

The firft was True by name, Fletcher indeed, 

Who left for all the True-Way booke to read ; 

Who doth, tho' dead, to all the true way tread, 

Whofe booke the True-Way ftill the truth doth fpread. 

Wilhy, Suffolk. 



Antiente Epitaphes, 87 



1637. Charles iff Grace Cutdiffe. 

TO. TTUVTO. XCii Iv TToici XpKTTOg 

. r CAROLI ^ 
In memoria 



< et >CVTCLIFFE 



^'''" I GRATIS i 
Annagrammata in nomina eorum. 
CAROLVS CVTCLIFFE 1 Thou mayft bend to thy 
Cruci fle6tas fluo J crofTe I pafTe away . . . 

GRATIA CVTCLIFFE "l He doth afflia, and 
Affligit ac curet / he can cure. 

C hriftian you may him infet : Grace doth become hir all fo fi T 
Here unto death y' trod y^ track. Right deare whofe loue to none was flaC 
A tender hufband I him call ; A louing wife was fhe witha L 
R egarding for to doe juftly C ompaffion could not den I 
Lacked, and bewail'd w' greife, E uen when y* death did berea F 
E Ider age & foe weaker youth C ould hardly nearer be cut o F 
Sure fortnight's day in w"'' died he V nto the earth returned fh E 

HE DYED SHE BVRIE° 

OCTOBER 25 NOVEM 8 

1637 1637 

^TAT 60. ^TAT 33. 

CHARLES founds of FORTITVDE yet courteous he; 

Vnto all forts feem'd rather ftill to bee 

Her name and difpofition ioind in one : 

Though name behind yet GRACE w^^ her is gone. 

Theife two fo liud and loud togeather, 

That death it felfe could not them feuer, 

One bed, one board, gaue them content : 

And now one graue with free confent 

Whofe BODYES here interred were. 

There SOVLES (we hope) celeftiall are 

Who ftil were friends unto the beft 

And that with fuch they now do reft. 

VIVERE TV MORIENS MVNDANVS DISCAS AB ILLIS 
VT VIVAS C-SLIS QVOD SINE FINE, CVPIS. 

llfracomhe^ Devon. 



88 Antiente Epitaphes. 

1637. Gilbert Staplehill^ once Mayor of Dartmouth, 

BEHOLD THYSELFE BY MEE 

I WAS AS THOV ART NOW 

AND THOV IN TYME SHALT BEE 

EVEN DVST AS I AM NOW 

SO DOTH THIS FIGVRE PAYNT TO THEE 

THE FORME AND STATE OF EACH DEGREE. 

S. Saviour's^ Dartmouth^ Devon. 

1637. Elizabeth Eyre^ wife of Thos. Eyre^ Genty & daughter of 
fohn Terbury^ Gent. 

Here lyes an Heire who to an Heire was ioyn'd, 
And dying lefte a little Heire behind. 
Hard hearted Death herein was fomewhat mild, 
He tooke y*^ mother bvt he fpar'd y*^ Child. 
Yett th'one's more happy farre than is the other. 
The Child's an Heire on earth, in Heaven y*^ Mother, 
Where with tryumphant Saints & Angels bright. 
She now enioies her blefled Saviour's fight. 

BromharUy Wilts. 

1638. George Southcote^ Thomas & Mary South cote ; ^ Mary 
Colman their daughter. 

Here in one bed of earth afleep doe lye 

Three generations, for they did not dye. 

Nor loofe a being, but exchanged, and muft 

At the trump's found awake out of this duft. 

Here's but their corps, in heaven their foules do dwell. 

Live heere, fo to live there with them \ farewell. 

Calverleighy Devon. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1638. Denys Rolle. 

The Remaines of 
DENYS ROLLE 
Efquire. 
His earthly part within this tombe doth reft, 
Who kept a Court of Honour in his breaft \ 
Birth, Beautie, Witt & Wifdom fate as Peeres, 
Till Deathe miftooke his vertues for his yeares ; 
Or elfe Heaven envy'd Death fo rich a treafure. 
Wherein too fine the Ware, too fcant the meafure. 
His mournful Wife her loue to fhew in part. 
This Tombe built here ; a better in her heart : 
Sweete Babe, his hopefull Heyre (heaven grante this Boon) 
Liue but fo w^ell ; but oh ! dye not fo foon. 
Dni. 1638. 
Aetatis 24. 

ReliquitFili ("'""""'"• 
L as quinque. 

Bi£lon^ Devon. 



Obijt I 



1638. Thomai Brook^ of New ho life ^ Gentleman. 

In the Church 
Mylitant I fout 
fo unftiaken : 
that to the 
Church tryump 
hant I am taken. 
I am one o'th' 
Church ftill. 
Greeve not frends 
to know me ad 
vanced higher : 
Whilft I ftayed 

I prayed, & now 
I fing in y*^ quier. 
Aet. fuae 87. 

Huddersfield, Torkjh. 



9© Antiente Epitaphes. 

1639. William Mafon» 

WILLIAM, fone of ARTHUR MASON 

of CORKWOOD, a hopefull Minifter 

of the Word, in his iourney 

from Exon was here with 

much loue & greife interd. May 25 

Ano Dni : 1639. then aged 28. 

MASON, how is't that thou fo foon art gone 

Home from thy worke ? what, was the fault i'th'ftone, 

Or did thy hammer fayl, or didft fufpedl 

Thy Mafter's wages would thy worke negledt ? 

Chrift was thy CORNER-STONE, Chriftians the reft; 

Hammer the Word, GOOD LIFE thy Line all bleft. 

And yet art gone, 'twas honour not thy crime 

With ftone hearts to work much in little time : 

Thy Mafter faw't, and tooke thee off from them 

To the bright ftones of NEW lERUSALEM : 

Thy worke & labour men efteem a bafe one, 

God counts it bleft. Here lies a bleft FREE MASON. 

Abbotts Kerfwell^ Devon. 



1639. John Moor. 

Mors mi hi lucrum. 
John Moor, of Moorhayes in the County of Devon, Efqr. 
aged 58 years, was buried here April 6th 1639, having by 
Mary his Wife, the daughter of Richard Coffyn of Portledge 
in the County of Devon, Efqr. 6 fonnes & 10 daughters. 

He that from home, for loue 

Was hither brought. 
Is now brought home ; thus God 

For him hath wrought. 

.S". Mary's^ Tenby. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1639. Robert Burton^ author of^^ The Anatomy of Melancholy.^' 

PAVCIS NOTVS, PAVCIORIBVS IGNOTVS 
HIC JACET DEMOCRITVS JVNIOR 
CVI VITAM PARITER ET MORTEM 
DEDIT MELANCHOLIA. 

Chr'ijl Church Cathedral, Oxford. 

c. 1640. Sir William Sutton. 

Sir William Sutton corps here toombed fleepes, 
Whofe happy foule in better manfions keepes : 
Theife nine yeares liued he with his lady faire 
A louely, noble, & lyke vertuous payre. 
Their generous offspring (parents ioie of hearte) 
Eight of each fex : of each an equal part, 
Ufher'd to Heaven their Father, the other 
Remain'd behind him to attend their mother. 

Averham, Notts. 

c. 1640. The Wife iff Daughter of Dr. Englijh, Vicar. 

Deare foules & bleft ! you both delivered be, 
Hauing exchanged yovr prifons before me : 
Whilft I furuiue to Hue & find it true 
That I grieve for myfelf more than for you. 
Nor can teares qvench my zeale, like fvneral fire 
That flames for her I loued till I expire. 

Sis mevs, O Jefu ! Sis Jefus, Chrifle, tuorum ! 
Sweet Saviour of Mankind 
The Saviour be of mee & mine ! 

rfpirans orauit 
Sic^ expirans exorauit 
Irefpiciens perorabit. 

acri rerbi 

Joh : Englifh S<] an6lae V< eritatis ftudiofus. 

empiternae '^ itae 

Cheltenham, Glouc. 



g2 Ant lent e Epitaphes. 



1640. yohn Chefter^ aged 1 years. 

Griev'd at the world and crimes, this early bloome 
Look'd round, and figh'd, and ftole into his tombe, 
His fall was like his birth, too quick this rofe 
Made hafte to fpread, and the fame hafte to clofe. 
Here lies his duft, but his beft tomb's fled hence, 
For marble cannot laft like innocence. 

Chicheley^ Ox on. 



1 641. Dame Dorothy Selby. 

D. D. D. To the pretious name & honor of Dame 
Dorothy Selby, the Relia of Sir William Selby K*. the 
onely daughter & heire of Charles Benham Efqr. 

She was a Dorcas 
Whofe curious needle wound the abufed ftage 
Of this leud world into the golden age, 
Whofe pen of fteel & filken inck enroll'd 
The a(5tes oi Jonah in records of gold. 
Whofe arte difclof'd that plot, which, had it taken, 
Rome had triumph'd, & Britain's walls been fhaken. 
She was 
In heart a Lydia^ Sc in tongue a Hannah^ 
In zeale a Ruth^ in wedlock a Sufanna. 
Prudently fimple, providently wary. 
To the world a Martha^ h to Heaven a Mary. 

Who put on i in the yeare | Pilgrimage, 69. 
immortalitie of her | Redeemer, 1641. 

Ightham^ Kent. 

{This lady is traditionally /aid to kanje ivritten the letter which led to the difcovery of the 
" Gunpowder Plot:' Specimens of her needlework are, or were, to be feen fujpended over her 
tomb.'\ 



Antiente Epitaphes. 93 

1 641. James Rivers. 

Within this hollow vault there refls the frame 
Of the high Soule which once informed the fame : 
Torn from the fervice of the State in's prime 
By a difeafe malignant as the time : 
Whofe life and death defigned no other end 
Than to ferve God, his Country, and his Friend : 
Who, when Ambition, Tyranny, and Pride 
Conquered the Age, conquered himfelf, and dyed. 

Gt. S. Bartholomew's. 

4. ^ 

1 641. Elizabeth Furlong. 

ICY . AVSSI . ET . METTRE . LE . CORPS 
DE . ELIZABETH . FVRLONG . LA 
FILLE . DE . THOMAS . TAWLEY . DE 
DITTISHAM . GEN . ET . FAME . DE 
FRANCOIS . FVRLONG . LE . FILZ 
DE . FRANCOIS . FVRLONG . DE 

LOD DDESV7ILL . GEN . QVI A 

ESTE . ENSEVELY . LE I5ME 
lOVRE . DE . NOVEMBRE 
164I. 

Stoke-in-Teignhead^^ Devon. 

[On a heart-Jhaped brajs plate adorned iv'ith Jkulh^ hour glajfei^ and crojs bones.'] 

1 64 1. Mary TVhiddon. 

Reader, would'ft know who here is laid ? 

Behold a Matron yet a Maid : 

A modeft look, a pious heart, 

A Mary for the better part : 

But drie thine eies, why wilt thou weep ? 

Such damfels doe not dye but deep. 

Chagford.^ Devon. 



94 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1 64 1, yeremiah Horrox, 

Venus in Sole visa. Nov. 24, 1639. 

In Memory of 

Jeremiah Horrox, One of the Greateft 

Aftronomers This Kingdom Ever Produced ; 

Born in Toxteth Park in 1619 ; 

Died in 1641, Aged 22. 

His obfervations were made at Hoole, 

Eight Miles from Prefton, where he 

Predi6led, and was the Firft Perfon 

Who Saw the Tranfit of Venus 

Over the Sun. 

iS. Michael^ s in the Hamlet^ Liverpool, 

1643. Thomas Turar^ ^^ twice Mafter of the Company of Bakers^ 
and twice Churchwarden of this Parijh.^^ 

Like to a Baker's Oven is the grave 

Wherein the bodyes of the faithful have 

A Setting in, and where they do remain 

In hopes to Rife, and to be Drawn again ; 

Blefled are they who in the LORD are dead. 

Though Set like Dough, they fhall be Drawn like Bread. 

All Saints {?) Briftol 

1643. Dr. Ward, ^^ Aetatis fuae 125." 

Here lyes Dr. Ward whom you knew well before. 
He was kind to his neighbours, good to the poor. 



1 
To God, 


2 
to Prince, 


Wife, 


4 5 6 
Kindred, Friend, the Poor, 


I 
Religious, 


Loyal, 


3 
True, 


4 5 6 
Kind, Stedfaft, Dear, 


In Zeal, 


2 
Faith, 


3 
Love, 


4 5 6 
Blood, Amity, and Store. 


He hath foe 1 


iv'd, and foe deceaPd lyes here. 








Soham^ Camh, 



Antiente Epitaphes. 95 



1643. John ChiJhulL 

His bodye is entombed within this graue, 
A fight of which his foule fhall never haue : 
For fayth and works againft his funerall, 
Haue got him place in ioyes celeftiall. 

Dunton^ Beds. 
«$♦ «§• 

1643. Richard Beaple^ Merchant^ thrice Mayor of Barnjiaple. 

Weret not more wifely done if with confent 

We joind to batter downe this monument. 

Left when the forrowing poore lift up their eyes 

They drowne the voyce o' th' fermon with their cryes : 

Let that bee others doome fuch as can give 

With liberal fpirit, but onely whiles they live. 

As for this fenator, his nobler minde 

Within one age did fcorn to bee confind : 

For which to future ages he convayed 

So rich a portion duly to be payed, 

That thenceforth, tears being banifht, it might bring 

To the orphans joy & make poore widowes fing. 

Let thofe who'de have their monuments to ftand 

Take fair example from this bounteous hand. 

Barnjiaple^ Devon. 

1645. Shiljion Calmady^ Knight. 

This Toomb's fublimed to a ftirine, and doth containe 
An holier Saint than could all legends faine, 
Whofe virtues fuperfede our fpice & baulme, 
Whofe name perfumes y^ breath y* founds the fame. 
As when a fly's involved in amber, 'twere 
Lefs gaine than pride fuch fepulchre. 
So life's not worth fuch honor as to have 
Fame write his epitaph, hearts afford his grave. 

A4e?nbnj-y^ Devon. 

^ 4- 



96 Antiente Epitaphes. 



645. Anna AJh, 

fDedit 

Anna Filia Richardi Aih, iEtatis Suae Tertio 
Obiit Vicefimo Quarto Die Mail 

1645.1 

An -1 f in Male i r Sprouts y*^ fame dale. 

This ) ^^ 1 was then / '^"^ '^"^"^ 1 Yet lives for aie. 



On a fiat Jlone beneath^ 

-] ^ „ r here dothe i ^^ r 



Rak'd up in 1 ^ f here dothe i ^^ r remaine, 
that}^^-' ^^"^ 

1 r r 

Which J -^ \ in Afhes here expe6ling, lies. 



In hope that J l mail be J I againe. 

Afhes to 1 r returne fhall, and arife ; 



S. Michael^ Brijlol [now deftroyed ?) 

' Here the figure of an Afl) tree cut off in the middle. 



1645. Elinor^ Lady Vincent. 

On the noble and 

truly vertuous Ladie 

Elynor, daugh^ & COHEIRE of 

Robert Mallet of Woodleigh, in the 

County of Devon, Efq^'^ wife firft to 

S'^ Arthur Acland of Acland K"\ and 

afterwards to S'^ Francis Vincent of 

Stoke Daubernon in y^ County of Surrie 

K"^ and Baron* ; who exchanged this life 

for a better Aug : y^ lOth 

^u r our Lord 1645 

The year oil rj 

-' (^ ner age 72 

Madam, to fay you'r dead were but to tell 
a lie, or make the Poet Infidell. 

You in your vertue live Immortall that 
free fro y^ dart of death, or ftroke of fate : 

You in your children live, yo^ Progenie, 
and thro' a kind of Immortalitie, 



Antiente Epitaphes. 97 



Yo'^ body doth but fleep, yo^ grave's a bed, 
yo^ ftone a Pillowe, whereo to lye yo^ head ; 

Till vertue, Children, body, foule, anon 
Shall all meet in the Refurredtion. 

Landkey^ Devon. 

1646. Annis Bailey, 

ANNIS y^ wife of JNO. BAILEY y« Elder 
ob : Nov : 21 : 1646. 

This ftony Regifter is for her Bones 
Her fame is more perpet'al y^ y*^ ftones : 
And ftill her goodnes, tho' herfelf be gone, 
Shall live v^^hen earth thy monuments are gone. 
Who reading this can chufe but drop a tear 
For fuch a loving Wife & Mother dear. 

Holt, Wilts. 

1646. Maurice Grejham. 

So good kind courteous hufband fFat 
her friend that Earth and 
Heaven about him did contend 
Earth was defirous here to have 
him reft Heaven was ambitious 
there to have him bleft to pleafe 
them both himfelf he thus divides 
on Earth his corps in Heaven his 
foule refides. 

S. Mary's., Geddington^ Northants. 



98 



Antiente Epitapbes. 



it^'j. William Whateley. 

To y^ memory of Mr. William Whateley, late Alderman 
& once Major of this Burrough. Dyed Jan: 24. 1647. 

He was like Enock in his walke, 

In zeale like Phineas more than talke ; 

Job-like a perfe6l upright man, 

In mercy y^ Samaritan. 

A foe to error and falfe waies 

A ftricSl obferver of God's daies. 

Caft up y*^ account, & when you've done 

Say, we have loft many in one. 

Banbury^ Oxon, 



1647. Edward Lamhe. 

Edward 

Ever 

Envied 

Evill 

Endured 

Extremities 

Even 

Earneftly 

Expe6ling 

Eternal 

Eafe 



1648. 



EDWARD LAMBE Lambe 

fecond fon of Lived 

Thomas Lambe Laudably 

of Trimley Lord 

Efquire. Lett 

All his dayes Like 

he lived a Batchelor Life 

well learned in Deveyne Learne 

and Common Lawes Ledede 

With his councell he Livers 

helped many, yett took Lament 
fees fcarfe of any. 
He dyed the 19th of November 1647. 

Eaji Bergholt, Suffolk, 

William Paget. 

Silence (Dear Shade) will beft thy Grave become 
And Griefe that is not only Deepe but Dumbe ; 
For who'll believe our Focal Teares, that fee 
The very Tongues themfelves here dead in Thee. 



Antiente Epitapbes. on 



Twelve welfpun luftres fent thee fpeechelefs hence 
Twice child in Jge^ always in Innocence. 
To fmooth thy entrance where true blifle doth raigne 
NATVRE & GRACE would haue thee borne againe. 

Tawjiock^ Devon. 

c. 1648. Katherine Randall 

K ind reader judge, here's underlaid 

A hopeful, young, and virtuous maid, 

T hrown from the top of earthly pleafure 

H eadlong, by which fhe gain'd a treafure 

E nvironed with heaven's power, 

R ounded with angels for that hour 

I n which (he fell : God took her home 

N ot by juft law, but martyrdom. 

E ach groan fhe fetch'd upon her bed 

R oared out aloud Pm murdered. 

A nd fhall this blood, which here doth lie, 

'N vain for right and vengeance cry ? 

D o men not think, tho' gone from hence, 

A venge God can't his innocence ? 

L et bad men think, fo learn ye good 

L ive each that's here doth cry for blood. 

Stohenham^ Devon. 

[She was killed in an attack en the place during the Civil Jf'ars.'] 

1648. Thomas Cotes. 

Honeft old Thomas Cotes, that fometime was 

Porter at Afcott hall, hath now (alas) 

Left his key, lodg, fyre, friends, & all, to have 

A roome in Heaven. This is that good man's grave. 

Reader, prepare for thine, for none can tell 

Bvt that yov two may meete to night. Farewell. 

He dyed the 20th of I Set vp at the apoyntment 
November 1648 \ and charges of his friend 

Geo : Houghton. 

lying ^ Bucks. 



lOO Antiente Epitaphes, 

1648. Mary Wejlcott. 

Dedicated 

To the pretlous memorie of 

MARY the deare <Sr onely daughter of 

George Westcott Paftor of this 

Church, and of Frances his wife, who 

leauing this vale of miferie for a manfion 

in felicitie, was heer interred, lanuar : 31 

Anno Domini 1648, aetat : 

fuse 7°. 

This Mary-gold lo heer doth ftiew 
MARIE worth gold lies neer below 
Cut down by death the fair'ft gilt flowr 
Flourifh and fade doth in an howr 
The Marygold in funfhine fpread 
(When cloudie) cloPd doth bow the head 
This orient plant retains the guife 
With fplendent Sol to fett and rife 
Euen fo this Virgin MARIE Rofe 
In life foon nipt in death frefli growes 
With Chrift her light fhee fet in paine 
By Chrift her Lord fhall rife againe 
When ftiee fhall (hine more brightly farre 
Then any twinkling radiant ftarre 
For bee aflur'd that by death's dart 
MARY enjoyes the better part. 
^^^ r Maria Weftcott G. W. "I p p 

"^^* I Mors eviaa tuta F. W, J 




Berry Narhor^ Devon. 



Antiente E-pitaphes. loi 



1649. Thomas iff George Cru/e. 

Within this fpace two brothers heer confined, 
Though by death parted, yet by death clofe joined ; 
The eldeft of the two; plac'd in his tomb, 
Greeted the younger with a welcome home. 
They liv'd, they lov'd, & now reft in tomb, 
Together fleeping in their mother's womb. 

AJhhurton^ Devon. 

1649. Richard Ferris^ Merchant^ twice Mayor of B arum. 

Reader, if thou wouldft know this gemme that lyes 
Cafd in this marble, firft afk the poores eyes 
Who that they may preferve their deere lofTe fafe 
Write in their lafting tears his epitaph. 
Then reade the Schole by him endowed t'advance 
Arts 'bove our monfter teeming ignorance. 
If next you'd learne the prudence of the Gowne 
And how he held the fcales, afk the whole towne. 
But laftly, view this place, which though it is 
God^s houfe by right, his zeal yet made it his. 
Here would he live — here he full oft hath been 
To fpeake to God & hear God fpeake to him. 
So that to write his epitaph muft be 
To picture Juftice, Arts, Faith, Charity. 
Let marble quarries then elfewhere be fpent 
Not ftones but deeds build up this monument. 
Reader, this toomb fpeakes not unto thy eyes 
But to thy hands — go thou h do likewife. 

Barnftaple^ Devon, 



102 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1649. Sufanna Hall. 

HEERE LYETH YE BODY OF SVSANNA 
WIFE TO JOHN HALL, GENT; YE DAVCH- 
TER OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, GENT: 
SHEE DECEASED YE ii"^" OF JVLY, A« 
1649, AGED 66. 

Witty above her fexe, but that's not all, 
Wife to Salvation v^as good Miftrifs Hall ; 
Something of Shakfpeare was in that, but this 
Wholly of him v^ith vi^hom (he's now in blifle. 
Then, PaiTenger, ha^ft nere a teare 

To weepe with her that wept with all ; 
That wept, but fet herfelf to chere 

Them up, with comforts cordiall. 
Her love {hall live, her mercy fpread. 
When thou ha'ft ne're a teare to fhed. 

Stratford-on-Avon. 

[It may be noted that the name Shakfpeare tohick occurs fwice on this gravejione h Jpelt 
differently.'] 

1650. Sufanna Tefdale. 

Hm \\ti\) i\)t botiw of M^^ SUSANNA TESDALE ti)c bife of 
CHRISTOPHER TESDALE, Rtftor of t!)if Cljuvd; lol;oc tlwtJ 
i\)t 17^5 of JVLY antJ loaf fturictr ri)C 19. 1650. 



Susianna iSignifitt]^ a lillu or a Ro^c. 



T]^t lillu of »« bailies bj) ]^if fpirit, 
Hif pure fpmt, matje.me a lillic io!;it. 
Tijc Rofe of SHARON bp \)ii BlooK'f mtrit 
Ml) foule atibauftti to a Roft'f l^tgljt. 
SUSANNA a lillie antJ a Roft t!jo' pale, 
Hoio lilte a ioijit lillie i\)tt fatJing lutf, 
Bu bertue of i\)t roote of DAVID f^all 
Wtti^ orient eoloiirC like a retJ ROSE rief. 

Everleigh^ IV i Its. 



Anttente Epitaphes. 103 



1650. Henry Parfons. 

1650. 

HIC . JACET . HENRICVS . ROBERTI 
PARSONII . FILIUS . QVI . EXIIT . ANNO 
iETATIS . SVJ£ . CLIMACTERICO 
AEYTEPOnPQTQ 



Sidbury^ Devon. 



1650. Nathaniel Hellierd^ ReSlor. 



Heere gather'd to his Father lies 

An object of our obfequies ; 
Whoo died defir'd, and liuM beelou'd, 

To moft well known, by th' bell approu'd. 
His name prefent may well preuent 

A larger line on's monument. 
Per me Robertm. filium. 



Road^ Somerfet. 



* •#• 



1650. Abraham Edwards. 

Here is inte 
rred the bodye 
of Abraham 
Edwards, gent 
who was in 
humed April th 
e 26. Anno Dom 
Chr. 1650. 

DunSfon^ SuJJex. 

[Thh was a common form during the Great Rebellion.'] 



I04 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1650. William Staples. 

Quod cum coelicolis habitas, pars altera noftra, 
Non dolet, hie tantum me fuperefle dolet. 
Hoc pofuit moeftiflima vxor SARA. 

S. Giles\ Cripplegate. 

•*• 4- 

1 65 1. George iff Sufan Laurence. 

Georgius Laurentius . 
Ego . VTi . LAVRvs . rigens . 

I . VNDER . LY . AS . LAUREL . DRY . 
VIXIT . OCTOB : 14. 1650. DEVIXIT. SEP: 29. 165I. 

SusANA Laurence . 

VaS . CARNE . VALENS . 
A . FLESH . PREVAILING . VESSEL . FOUND . 
BeAVTIFI'd . TO . LYE . VNDER . GROVND . 

VixiT . Dec : 13 . 1647 • 
Revixit . Jan: 18 . 1650. 

S. Crofs^ Hants. 

4- 4- 

1651. Richard Coffin of Portledge^ ^ Elizabeth his Wife. 

All heer portray 'd fhews one joyn'd Coffin : fent 
Through heavens canopy and to earth here lent 
Perfum'd with virtues and bedew'd with grace 
T'adorne them with a progeny for a fpace 
One man took life from dead Elifha's bones 
Eight martiall fonns liv'd from this Coffin's loynes 
With daughters feven y* from this vine did fprout 
Like olive plants their table round about 
Thrice happy fruitful Coffin, may thy buds fpring 
And to eternity halleluiahs fmg. 

j^lwington^ Devon. 

4. 4. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 105 



1 65 1. Sarah Colemore. 

HERE LYETH SARAH ELDEST DAVGHTER VNTO SIR GEORGE 
SOUTHCOTT KNT THE LADY SARAH HIS SECOND WIFE & 
THE CHIEFE EARTHLY COMFORT OF HER HVSBAND JOHN 
COLEMORE SONN VNTO THOMAS COLEMORE GENTLEMAN 
LATE OF LYSCOTT WHO DECEASED THE 28 DAYE OF 
FEBRUARY 165I. 

THY ASHES HERE : BVT IN MY MIND 
THY LOVE & WORTH I HAVE ENSHRIN'd 
SLEEPE DVST THEN TILL THY SOVLE IN STATE 
DESCEND TO FETCH HENCE ITS OLD MATE 
WHEN CLOATH'd WITH GLORY BOTH SHALL SHINE 

FOR EVER Christ's which once were mine. 



Heanton- Pun char don ^ Devon. 



1 65 1. William Gaye. 

Since epitaphs have given fpeach to ftones, 

Their Rhetoric extorted figh's tear's groan's : 

Some teach Divinitye : but this commends : 

Drys tears, flops fighs, and ftrangleth groans of Frends 

Oxford's Academie foe priz'd his parts : 

That it did crowne him Lawreate of Arts : 

In countrye he read men, in Court y^ laws, 

Lived both with fweet contentment and applaufe : 

Expir'd by degrees : yet our comfort's this 

That death his convoy was from paine to blifle : 

Sith Temperance, Prudence, Candor, Pietye, 

Tranfports from Grace unto Felicitie. 

Monkleigh^ Devon. 



io6 Antiente Epitaphes. 

1 65 1. Robert Freeman. 

Here (Reader) reade thine own eftate : 
Though young, wife, pious, fuch thy fate 

Muft fhortly be ; 

For fuch was he. 
Serve thou thy God, as he hath donne 
This fervice makes a fervant fonne 

Heaven's freeman be : 

For fuch was he. 

Bujhley^ Wore. 

1652. Daniel Evance. 

Bleft is the jufi: man's memorie 

Both here & in Eternitie 
Being dead he yet fpeaketh. 
Heb. XX. iij. 
In memory of the Reverend Religious and learned Preacher 
DANIEL EVANCE 
Who was born at London. March 2. 161 3. 
And dyed at Calbourne. Dec. 27. 1652. 
This monument was ere£led by HANNAH his mournfi|l relidl:. 

DANIEL EVANCE— Anagram— " I can deal even." 

Who is fufEcient for this thinge 
Wifely to harpe on every firing 
Rightly divide the word of truth 
To babes & men, to age & youth ? 
One of a thoufand — where's he found, 
Soe learned, pious, & profound ? 
Earth has but few — there is in heaven 
One who anfwers — " I can deal even." 

Calbourne^ I. of Wight. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 107 



1652. Lucy^ Lady Reynell. 

For The reLIgoVs LADY LUCy onLy Wife of y 
Wife sIr rIch ReyneL KnIght Who Left Earth on y' 
ResVreCtion Day, Ap. 18*^ 1652. 

L oe Here fate Majefty With Meeknefs Crownd, 

Y ailed Vnder Reverence was Courtfhip Found 
C ompofed Were All fuch Graces in Her Mind, 

Y ee knew in Morralift er Chriftian fhind. 
R efuge of Strangers, Prophets jointurefs, 
E afy Chirvrgeon, Poore men's Treafurefs, 

Y outh's Awe and Age's Honor ; To God when 
(N ot Thus to Man) Imployd in Prayers and Penn 

E ate Through This Marble, if Time fhall fhe hath 
L eft Vpon Living Stones her Epitaph, 
^tatis fuae 74. 

JVoolborough ^ Devon. 



1652. Rofe Dart. 

Here 

Lyeth the infant 
Daughter of Charels 
Dart Gent : and of Rofe 
His Wife, who departed 
Hence y° 26 of Aprill Ano Dni 
1652. 

A Rofe's fpringing branch no fooner bloom'd 
By Death's impartial dart lyes here entomb'd 
Tho' wither'd be the bud, the flock relyes 
On CHRIST both fure by fayth and hope to rife. 

Bijhop's Tawton^ Devon, 



io8 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1653. Nicholas Marty n^ Knt. 

Surpafling the philofopher's, this ftone 
Shall turn to pearles the teares are dropt thereon, 
Since to praife worth praifeworthy doth appeare, 
This fhrine makes faints of them w'^^ offer here, 
Their fpice and balme for too perfume his name 
Which rather more perfumed are by the fame. 

Kenton^ Devon. 

\_Sir N. Martyn married the dau. of Sir Shiljion Calmady [p. 95.) There is a curious rejem- 
h lance in Jiyle of the tivo epitaphs.'] 

1654. George Southcott. " Being in y^ 15 yeare of his age.'' 

Under this Tumbftone know there lies 
A dainty youth of richeft price, 
Sone cropt by death while under age 
Through feaver's violence & rage. 
Earth keeps his body in reftraint, 
But Heaven owns him for a faint. 

Quifquis (adhuc vivus) monumentum 
Hoc tueris abito, Refpice Te, 
Moriens vive, memento mori. 

Caherleigh^ Devon. 



1654. Hamon de Strange. 

Hamo, extraneus, miles, obijt 31 Maij. 1654. 
astat : fuae 71. 
In terris peregrinvs eram, nvnc incola coeli. 

In Heaven at home, a bleffed change : 
Who while I was on earth was Strange. 

Hunjianton.^ Norfolk. 



Antiente Epitaphes, 109 



1654. Richard Ruffell^ Mint/ier of the Parijh, 

Looke on this liuing faint this matchlefs fvmm 

Soe comprehenfive a compendivm ; 

A learned fcholler painfvl labovrer 

A faithfull fhepherd trve embafTadovr 

An vntired watchman & A fhining faint 

A bvrning taper, beavty withovt paint. 

Bright gem hath left its caflcett to be fett 

By God into a nobler coronett. 

Ripe grace now ends in glory, foe is he 

Sovnding trivmphs with the hierarchy. 

S. Ervan^ Cornwall. 

1654. The Wife of Dr. H. Wilklnfon. 

Here lie mother and babe both without fins, 
Next birth will make her and her infant twins. 

Great Milton .^ Ox on. 

\T^he entire epitaph h far too lengthy for infertion.'] 

1655. Hugh Grove. 

Hic jACET Hugo Grove de Enford 

In comitatu Wilts, Armiger. 

In restituendo Ecclesiam, 

In asserendo Regem, 

In propugnando Legem, 

Et Lieertatem Anglicanam, 

Captus et decollatus. 

16 MAY 1655. 

S. SidwelPsy Exeter. 



no Antiente Eptaphes. 

1655. Elizabeth Prince. 

In memoriam Elizabeths filiae Johannis 
Gough e comitatu Somerfettenfis Armigeri 
Conjugis Leonardi Prince hujus Ecclefiae 
Paftoris quae obiit 25° 7^^^ Ano Domini 1655. 

aetatis fuae 37. 

Qualis erat quaeras ? Klpvov cognofcito Lector 

Mop^Yjv uix capiant, marmora, talis erat 
E meliore luto Deus banc Naturaque finxit, 

Quippe Dei Veri uera et amantis amans : 
Corpore fic fuerat, fic mente fic undique pulchra, 

EfFulgens donis (ut puto) nemo magis. 
Corpus, terra tegit, Coeli mens fede quiefcit, 

Quod tibj munvs erat, Vae mihi funus erit. 
Quae fcribo nil funt ludlum teftantia ; non eft 

Eft quoniam dici non licet angit erat. 

Parce mihi LeSfor^ carnemque redargue inultum, 
Cura leuis loquitur quae grauis ilia ftupet. L. P. 

Nomen J El chari 
Anag : 1 pnati bees. 

I If r a combe ^ Devon. 

1655. Mary Courtney. 

Near this a rare Jewell's fet 

CloPd up in a cabinet 

Let no facrilegious hand 

Breake through — 'tis y^ ftrickte comaund 

Of the jeweller : who hath fayd 

(And 'tis fit he be obeyM) 

I'll require it fafe and found 

Both above and under ground. 

Fowey^ Cornwall. 
^ 4* 



(intiente Epitaphes. 1 1 1 



1656. Thomas & Anne Carew. 



HERE LIETH THE BODIES OF THOMAS 
CAREW ESQVIER AND ANNE HIS 
WIFE WHO DESESED THE 6^^ AND 8^^ 
DAY OF DECEMBER AN° DOMANI 1656 

Two bodies ly beneath this ftone 
Whom love and marriage long made one 
One fovle conioynd them by a force 
Above the power of death's divorce 
One flame of love their lives did bvrne 
Even to afhes in their vrne 
They dy bvt not depart who meet 
In wedding & in winding fheet 
Whom God hath knit fo firme in one 
Admit no feparation 
Therefore vnto one marble trvft 
Wee leave their now vnited dvft 
As rootes in earth embrace to rife 
Moft lovely flowers in paradife. 

Ha c comb e^ Devon. 



1656. Mrs, Amy Tooker. 

'Tis not "^er 'S^lenteous ifllie, nor this "^ile 
Her hvfbande's loue ere6ted can beguile 
Time's 'ftroying hand ; for fvch memorialls mvft 
Themfelues ly downe, wrapt in ©bliujon's @vfl:. 
No, fhee Preferu'd Her Name, §4 way more £Pvre 
By S^aith, £§oue, "^Patience, ^ meek Life & Pvre 
Thefe, thefe are Spices fhall embawlme Her Name 
And make it Fragrant when y^ World's §4 flame. 

Barnftaple^ Devon. 



112 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1656. Richard Richards. 

To the memory of Ric : Richards who by Gangrene loft 
firft a Toe, afterwards a Leg, & laftly his Life on the 7th 
day of Aprill, 1656. 

Ah ! cruell Death, to make three meales of one, 

To tafte and tafte till all was gone. 
But know, thou Tyrant, when the trvmpe fhall call. 
He'll find his feet^ & ftand when thou fhalt fall. 



1657, 



Banbury^ Oxon. 



4- •$• 



Edward Penell. 

Here refts his earthy part whofe foule above 
Views her bright Maker face to face, & proves 
Pure ioyes which fhall be full & perfe6l, when 
Thefe broken organs fhall be peec'd agen. 
And reinformed. Reader, before thou pafTe, 
Take his example, a clear looking-glafTe 
To drefTe thy foule by : learne of him to bee 
Good in bad times who mayft live worfe to fee. 
Beati mortvi qvi in Domino morivntvr. 

LindridgCy Wore, 



•*• * 



1658. Thomas Ford. 





THOM^ FORD DE SIDFORD, GEN., QUI 




CO 



PL. 

M 

Q 


DorMIo et vt spero CIneres 
sIne Labe resVrgent. 


2 

H 


w 
n 

S 





si"aa]Ar3A0N Hia onon 





Ilfington^ Devon. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1658. Anna is' Dorothy Freeborn, 

Here lieth the bodys of Mrs. Anna & Mrs. Dorothy Freeborne 
Wives of Mr. Samuel Freeborne ; whoe departed this life, 
one on y^ 31ft of July Anno 1641 ; The othar Auguft y'= 20 
Anno 1658 ; One Aged 33 yeares ; y^ other 44. 

Vnder this ftone two precious iems doe ly, 

Equal] in weight, worth, luftre, fandlity : 

Yet perhaps one of them doe excell ; 

Which waPt who knows ? afk him y* knew y"^ well 

By long enioyement. If he thus be preft, 

Hee'l paufe, then anfwere : truly both were beft : 

Were't in my choice that either of y^ twain 

Might be returned to mee to enioie agayne. 

Which ftiould I chufe ? Well, fince I know not whether ; 

He mourne for th' lofTe of both, but wifli for neither. 

Yet here's my comfort, herein lyes my hope, 

The tyme a comeinge cabinets fhall ope 

Which are lockt faft : then fhall I fee 

My lewelFs to my ioy, my lewells mee. 

Prittlewell^ EJfex. 

1658. On a Father iff Son. 

The wine that in thefe earthen vefTels lay 
The hand of Death has lately drawn away : 
And as a prefent fent it up on high, 
Whilft heer the VefTels with the lees doe lie. 

Branfcombe^ Devon. 

1658. Roger Gardiner iff Wife. 

Roger lyes here before his hour 
Thus doth Gardiner lofe his flower. 

Thundridge^ EJfex. 



114 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1658. Johfi Rofter^ Attorney of y^ Common Bench ^ Auntient of 



Lyons Inn. 



Loe with a Warrant feal'd by God's Decree, 

Death his grim Serjeant hath arrefted mee, 

No Bayle was to be giuen, noe Laue could faue 

My Body from y^ Prifon of y^ Graue : 

Yet by y^ Gofpell my poore foule had got 

A Superfedeas^ & Death feiz'd it not. 

And for my downecaft Bodye here it lies, 

A Prifoner of Hope it fhall arife. 

Fayth doth afTure mee, God of his great Loue 

In CHRIST fhall fend a Writ for my Remoue, 

And fett my Bodye, as my Soule is, free 

With CHRIST to dwell. Come glorious Liberty. 

Swimbridge^ Devon. 



1658. Nicolas Timperley. 




Lo Time = Pearle = Ey, a Rebus, which to thee 
Speakes what I whilom Was, a Timperley, 
Wing'd Time is flowne. So is y^ World from me, 
A glitt'ring Pearle, whofe glolFe is Vanitie. 
But th' Ey of Hope is of a nobler flight. 
To reach beyond thee (Death), enioye his fight 
Who conquer'd thee. Hence fpring my hopes y^ I 
Shall rife y^ fame, & more, a Timperley. 

Depofita eft haec Spes mea in finu meo. 

lob. 19. 
Nicolas Timperley, Sonne of Sir Thomas Timperley of 
Hintlefham in y^ Countie of SufFolke, Knight, dyed Anno 
dni. 1658. 

Colkirk, Norfolk. 



Antiente Eptaphes. 1 1 5 



1659. Mary Maule ^ her only fon child Charles. 

Reader, putt off thy fhoes, thou tred'fl: on Holy earth, 
Where lyes the rareft Phoenix & her onely Birth 
Whom fhee furuiu'd, O ftrange, vnheard of wonder, 
Bvt (alas !) now dead, thofe pavements bvried vnder. 
Lament her loffe, the world grows worfe ; of her rare brood 
There is none left, to breed the like : fhee was fo good, 
Bleft Saint ! once mine Squall ; O might I now adore thee, 
My Bliffe, my Loue, that thou art gone before mee. 
O let thy Cinders warm that Bed of Dvft for mee, 
(Thy movrnfvll hvfbande) till I come by thee. 

Lvgens fvdtt G. M. fvpradi£i : facr : 
Theolog : Baccalavr : 

Vange^ EJJex. 

1660. John & Sufanna Bajfett. 

Monumentum clariffimi Viri Johannis Baffett de Heanton 
Court armig : qui defideratus in Chrifto obdormivit Augufti 
calend. anno Dni. 1660, aetatis fuae 30. 

Si quidquam probitas valuiffet gratia fi quid 

Ad vitam in vivis ille fuiffet adhuc. 
Had lyfe to grace and goodnefs here been tyed 
Soe good foe gracious he had never dyed. 

Huic etiam inferltur cippo 
Sufanna amoena prefati Johannis confers antiqua Bluettorum 
(de Holcombe Rogus) profapia oriunda quae fatis ceiTit 22° 
die Aprilis, Ano Dni, 1662. 

Etfic 

Nobile par una pariter requiefcit in urna 

Uxores uxor, vir fuperanfque viros. 

Here fleepes a noble payre who were in lyfe, 

Hee beft of hufbands, fhee of wives the wife. 

Heanton-Pimchardon^ Devon. 



1 1 6 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1660. Chr'ijiopher Brownrigg. 

HERE LYETH 
CHR: BROWNR 

IG THE LAST 

OF THAT NAME. 

A. D. 1660. 

Dalton in Furnefs^ Lane. 



660. Catherine Parminter. 



. . . Never was Innocence Sc Prudence 
Soe louely, that had you known 
her converfation, you would have 
faid, fhe was the daughter of Eve 
before (he eated of the Apple. 
She hath left her name 

CATHERINE PARMINTER. 
A. D. 1660. 



Ilfracombey Devon. 



1661. Henry Mofoke. 

JESUS. MARIA. 
GOD SAVE THE KING. 

My aunceftors have been interred here 385 yeares 
This by auntient evidence to mee appeares ; 
Which that all maye know & none doe offer wrong, 
It is tenne ffotte broade & 4 yardes & a halfe longe. 

Anno Domini 1661. HENRY MOSOKE, ^tatis fu^ 14. 
Ad Majorem Dei gloriam. Richard Mofoke Sculpfit. 

Aughton^ Staff, 



Antiente Epitaphes. 1 1 7 



1662. Ludovicus Vicary. 

O Love, how ftrong doft thou tie knots, 
. That Death can't folve them with his plots. 
Death with thy fting th'haft loft thine art. 
For man and wife thou canft not part. 
True love made us one heart to live or die. 
Our bodyes reft below, our foules on high. 

Atherington^ Devon. 

1662. Elizabeth Wood. 

ELIZA'S foule, a graffe divine, 
With clay was faftened into WOOD : 
The tree did fuddenlie decline. 
The fruit was blafted in the bud : 
The clay which Death broke off lies here, the wife 
Is now engrafted on the Tree of Life. 
Reader, expeft not long to hold thy breath. 
For heart of oake thou feeft cut off by death. 

Eaji Allington^ Devon 

1662. Bijhop Samuel Rutter. 

In hac domo quam A Vermiculis 
Accepi Confratribus meis fpe 

Refurre6lionis ad Vitam 
Jaceo Sam : Permiffione divina 
Epifcopus Huius Infulas 
Sifte Leftor ! Vide ; ac Ride 
Palatium Epifcopi 
Obijt : xxx^ die Menfis Maij Anno 1662. 

S. German's Cathedr'al., I. of Man 



1 1 8 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1663. Jnne Allen. 

A pious, vertuous, blamelefle, fpotlefTe maid 
By cruell Death was fuddenly betraid 
Of fweeteft life. Alas ! a barbarous crime, 
To croppe a flower fo fweete, fo near the prime. 
Ceafe brinifh tears, forbeare your grievous moane, 
A happy change 'tis, a Coeleftial Throne 
Prepared is : what comfort doth this give 
To pay a debte, to dye & yett to live. 

Low eft oft ^ Suffolk, 

1663. Michael Hill 

Strange that this ftone fhould tell 
Of Saint turned Angel Michael : 
Stranger that foe high a Hill 
Should fmk foe low a vault to fill : 
Strangeft, when next we fleet. 
If two and all we Hills fhould meet. 

South Hill^ Cornw. 

1663. Sir William Walrond, 

This lowe built chamber to each oculous eye. 
Seems like a little chappell where I'fe lye ; 
Here in this tumbe my flefh fhall refl in hope. 
Whene'er I dye this is my aim and fcope. 

Bradfield^ Devon. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 



1664. 



1665. 



1 WALTON (^^^3- 
/ I 1664. 



GEORGE 

GEORGE / " ^^^ " ^'^ \ j55^ 



From the fame Parents both derived one breath, 

Both at the font received one name, 
In the fame grave united at one death, 

In Parents, Name, & Grave, the fame. 
Heaven foone conducted us, an earthly paire 
To that blelT'd heritage where each is heir : 
Our bodies v^aite the ioyfull Refurredlion, u^hen 
Old time fhall ceafe to be, 
And little infants we 
Rife in Chrift Jefus perfe<5t men. 

Little Burjied^ EJfex. 



1665. Anne Deney. 

Reader ftay, & you fhall heare 
With your eye, who 'tis lyes here : 
For when ftones doe filence breake, 
The voice is feene not heard to fpeake. 

Thurjion, Norfolk. 



WILLIAM WHITE 
GOD THAT SENT 
HIM INTO THE WORLD 
MAY THE 21^^ 1651 
SAID MAY THE 10^" 
1665 RETVRNE THO^ 
SONNE OF SORIE 
MAN PSAL. 90. 3. 

Pufey^ Berks, 



[20 Antiente Epitaphes. 

1666. 

At HAMILTON lie the heads of JOHN PARKER, 
JAMES HAMILTON, & CHRISTOPHER STRANG, 
who fufFered at EDINBURGH, 7th December, i666. 

Stay PafTenger, take notice 

What thou reads 
At Edinbro' lye our Bodies, 

Here our Heids : 
Our richt Honds ftude at Lanark, 

Theis we want, 
Becaufe with them we fware 

The Covenant. 

Hamilton^ N. B, 

1666. 

Whate'er I did believe, whate'er I taught, 
Whate'er HE did for me who mankind bought, 
Whate'er I fufFered in the good fight fought. 
By Faith, by Word, in Deed, in Heart, in Thought, 
Whate'er remains, now I am hither brought, 
RESVRGAM of them all is the full draught : 
Who preacheth aught that is not this is naught : 
Reader, learne well but this one Truth from me — 
Though I be dead, yet ftill I preach to thee. 

Beverley Minjier^ Torkjh. 

1666. Edward PenelL 

In foe little place doth lye 
Vertue, goodnefs, loyalty : 
He who in all relations flood 
And bafeft times, both true & good. 
Tis for no common lofTe our teares are paid. 
Here y^ befte hufband, father, friend is laid. 
XJiuit poft fvnera uirtvs. 

Lindridge^ Herts. 

4. ^ 



Antiente Epitaphes. 121 



1667. Mrs. Grace G'lffard. 

The Graces formerly were counted three, 
Now to the count a fourth may added bee, 
The Virgin that of Graces had fuch ftore 
As fhe made good her name of Grace and more. 
Her loving parents were to her foe deare. 
They goeing hence fhee'd ftay no longer here. 
But after hyes (bleft foule) to heaven above. 
To bee with them i' the family of love_, 
And by their bodyes here muft ly to reft 
That with them fhee may rife together bleft. 

Chittlehampton^ Devon. 

•*■ 4- 

1667. Sarah Ruddle. 

The Huft)and's Valediction. 



Bleft foule fmce thou art fled into the flumbers of the dead. 

Why ftiould mine eyes 
Let fall unfruitful tears, the off*spring of defpair and fears. 

To interrupt thy obfequies. 
No, no, I won't lament to fee thy day of trouble fpent ; 

But fmce thou art gone, 
Farewell ! fleep, take thy reft, upon a better hufband's breaft, 

Until the Refurredtion. 

Launcejlon., Cornwall. 

1667. R^'^' "John Williams. 

Svch pillars layde afide 
How can the Church abid. 
Hee left his pvlpit hee 
In Patmos God to fee 
This fhining light can have 
No place to preach bvts grave. 

Colyton., Devon. 



22 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1667. Gilbert Camjield. 

In this duft lyeth the body of Gilbert y^ elder twin of 
Benjamin & Martha Camfield. 

Eager to live he grow ded firft 
Into this world by fin accurfd 
But being born he lived 
Not ful 3 months he tryed 
Likd not the place & dyed 
Odober the 9*^ 1667. 

Bejide the above is 

Here refteth the body of Benjamin the younger twin of 
Benjamin and Martha Camfield who dyed April xx 1669 

Gone from his mother 

To his brother 

Lyes by his brother 

In his mother. 

Whitwell^ Derb. 

1669. Thomas Merrett^ Barber & Chirurgeon. 

T hough only ftones falute the reader^s eye 

H ere in deep filence precious duft doth lye 

O bfcurely fleeping in death's mighty ftore 

M ingled with common earth, till time's no more. 

A gainft Death's ftubborn laws who does repine 

S ince fo much MERIT did his life refign ? 

M urmurs & tears are ufelefs in the grave 

E Ife he whole Vollies at his Tomb might have. 

R eft here in Peace, who, like a faithful fteward 

R epaired the Church, the Poor & Needy cur'd. 

E ternal manfions do attend the juft, 

T o clothe with Immortality their duft — 

T ainted, whilft underground, with worms & ruft. 

Tewkejbury^ Wore. 



Ant tent e Epitaphes. 1 23 



1669. 

On the lamented death of his honored friend 

WILLIAM DRAX 

Efq. who exchanged this life for immortality Decern 17 

1669 in the 63 yeare of his age. 

To thy dear memory bleft foule I paie 

This humble tribuit though in fuch a way 

As reather doth proclaime my want of fkill 

Than any want of love of heart or will 

True to thy truft none in our memory 

Can charge the more or lefs with treuchery 

Bring forth the p'fon, Rich, poore, old or younge 

That can juftly fay he ever did them wrong 

In others weal or woe thy heart 

Would fympathies and take its part 

Oh what's more like the Deity 

Than blefTed hoary piety 

A foule fitted for heaven when glorious Grace 

Triumphs with him in his fure refting place 

But is he dead Can I beleeve 

That he fhould die and we fhould live 

Methinks we may the knot untie 

Better to live fitter to dye 

Now death I fee doth wifely chufe 

The gold but doth the drofs refufe 

Weepe not as without hope cry not alas 

Hees better where hee is than where he was 

Hearke, is not that his voice doth he not fay 

Heaven^s meaneft manfion, is worth this globe of clay 

Who fo doth live and doe and die like thee 

His fame ftiall laft to all eternity. 

S. Helen's^ Bijhopfgate, 

{T'he ivrher of the above is quite unkno^vn.'] 



124 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1669. Thomas Cole. 

Reader you have within this grave 

A COLE rakt up in duft ; 
His courteous fate faw it v^as late, 

And that to bed he muft : 
So all was fwept up to be kept 

Alive untill the day 
The trump fti'^ blow it up, & (how 

The COLE but fleeping lay. 
Then do not doubt the COLE'S not out, 

Though it in afhes lyes ; 
That little fpark now in y*^ dark 

Will like a Phoenix rife. 

Lillingtoriy Dorfet. 

4- •$• 

1670. Rev. Richard Richardfon^ 25 years minijier. 

Myfta, fidelis, amans, colui, docui, relevavi, 
Numen, oves, inopes, pecSlore, voce, manu. 

Laude orbem, fplendore polum, cinerefque beatos, 
Fama illuftravit, mens colit, urna tenet. 

Killyleagh^ co. Down. 

^ 4^ 

1670. Thomas More. 

Stay here awhile, and his fad fate deplore. 
Here lyes the body of one Thomas More i 
His Name was More^ but now it may be faid 
He is no more, becaufe that now he's dead, 
And in this place doth lye fepulchared. 

Barkings EJfex, 

\_Sotne%vhat Jitnilar lines are faid to be^ or to have been^ at S. Benet''sj PauPs fVharf. 
" Here lyes one More, Sc no more than he 
One more, & no more — how can that be 
One More 8c no more may well lye here alone j 
But here lyes one more, & that is more than one."] 



Antiente Epitaphes. 125 



1670. Richard Adlam . 

Ricardus Adlam hujus Ecclefiae Vicarius, obiit Feb : 10. 1670. 
Apo/irophe ad Mortem. 
DamnM tyrant ! can't profaner blood fuffice ? 
Muft Priefts that offer be the facrifice ? 
Go, tell the genii that in Hades lye, 
Thy triumphs o'er this facred Calvary, 
Till fome juft Nemefts avenge our caufe, 
And force this kill-prieft to revere good laws ! 

King's Teigntoriy Devon. 

1 67 1. Katherine Gourd. 

Under this Tomb a Female Gourd doth lye 
Was only born to have that name & dye 
Shee from the vv^omb unto the grave vi^as sent 
In a kw dales : yet this no Punifhment 
But Happinefs that ihee a Race hath run 
To Eafe : w^hich fome have fcarce begun 
And bee at once a rifeing and a fetting fun. 
'Set did I fay, Noe, fhe doth fhine more clear 
But in another orb, another fpheer : 
O happy thou, thrice happy thou 
Who ne'er didft know 
What 'twas to make or to break thy vow 
Nor thou into noe finne didft never fall 
But that wee mortals term originall 
Which though it wound the foule the firft was pure 
Our Saviour's blood will prove His fovereign cure 
Sweet innocent thou in no feas waft toft 
Nor in a wildernefs an age was loft 
Till to the promifed Canaan thou didft come 
All pious men's y*^ patriarchs & thy home. 
O had I but my wifli then I fhould bee 
Soone or at laft fwcet Saint to be with thee. 

Forraburvy Cornw. 



126 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1671. Thomas iff Rofe Gorges. 

The lovinge turtell having mift her mate 
BegM fhee might enter ere they fhut the gate 
Their duft here lies whofe foales to Heaven are gone 
And waite till Angels rowle away the ftone. 

Heavitree^ Devon. 

4. ^ 

1672. William Finch. 

^ijlte <©ratJum 
Peripatetice, & paulifper contemplare 
Ornatiffimi microcofmi heu ! breves reliquias 

Nunc in pulverem redadi olim 
GULIELMI FINCH, Armigeri antiqua & 
in Agro Cantii Familia oriundi 
Naturae et Gratiae dotibus egregie nobilitate Ad Oris 
Corporifq venuftatem acceffit major Animae pulchritudo 
optimis virtutibus infignitae Quas in Chriftianae Religionis 
teftimonium et decus luculenter ufque exeruit. 

Eximia in Deum. O. M. Pietate erga Sacros Paftores 
fumma Reverentia Fidelitate in Principem, Juftitia in 
Proximum Conjugali Paternaq Indulgentia Singulari in 
Familiares afFeftu integerrimo propenfa in Omnes Bene- 
volentia; Lingua caftus et candidus, manu fupra fidem 
Liberalis ; Nemini turpiter obloqui, aut obtrecStare folitus 
omnibus benefacere, imprimis Egenis abfq; praecinente buc- 
cina, Eleemofynis pariter ac Thefauris plenus, quo probe 
accumulatus in Terra plurimos prudens Mercator in Coelo 
recondidit, Vitam tandem commutandis aliquandiu mercibus 
profpere tranfadam 42 ^tatis annum emenfus Jun 27. 
1672. Meliori quaeftu cum 

Morte comutavit. 
Reliftis et bonae Spei Parvulis cum dile6liffima et aman- 
tiflima Uxore quae in perpetuam tam chari Capitis Memoriam 
Monumentum hoc conftantifTimi Amoris Pignus, extruendum 



Antiente Epitaphes. 127 



curavit, Ipfa interim moerore cum lUo confepulta Abi iam 
attonitus Viator & mirare tam probum in tam pravo feculo 
Virum, aut vivere 

potuifle, aut debuifle 
MORI. 
ESTHER FINCH, Foemina caftiflima, Viro morigera et 
curae domefticae dulce levamen liberorum (quos feptem reli- 
quit) mater provida, Sincera pietate, alacri erga tenuiores 
benignitate, liberalitate in omnes, morum denique fandlitate 
cofpicua. Viri (dum in vivis eflet) decus fimul et folamen, 
defun6li Vidua fupra quam dici poteft moeftiflima. Vixit 
annos4i. Menfes 5. Demptis diebus 11. Obiit maii die 4 
Anno Salutis 1673. 

S, Helen's^ Bijhopfgate, 



^ * 



1673- 



Received of PHILIP HARDING 
his borrowed earth 
July 4*1^ 1673. 

Crudwell, Wilis. 

1674. John Rohinfon. 

Death parts the deareft lovers for a while, 
But makes them mourn who only ufed to fmile : 
But after death our unmixt loves fhall tie 
Eternall Knots betwixt my Love & I. 

J. R. 
I SARAH SMITH whom thou didft love alone 
For thy dear fake have laid this marble ftone. 

Aldenhamy Herts. 



128 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1679. Chejien Bewes^ aged 19. 

Reader, this faint's duft doth afFe6l all eies 

Which faw her to incefTant obfequies ; 

'Tis her duft who was while {he trod this ftage, 

The beauty and the glory of her age. 

Marryed fcarce matched, on earth anon, 

God took her and efpoufed her to his fonn. 

Though both her parents live both widow'd be, 

Shortened in time by her eternity. 

Tears would diflblve them did they not believe 

With her to joy more then for her they grieve. 

Launcejion^ CornwalL 



1680. Ifobel Campbell. 

Stones weep the' eyes were dry : 
Choiceft flowers fooneft die : 
Their fun oft fets at noon, 
Whofe fruit is ripe in June. 
Then tears of joy be thine. 
Since earth muft foon refign 
To God what is divine. 

Nafci eft aegrotare 

Vivere eft mori, 

Mori eft vivere. 

Balquhidder^ N. B, 

•$• •*• 

1 68 1 . Daniel Blackford. 

When I was younge I ventered life and blood 
Boath for my Kinge and for my Countrey's good ; 
In elder yeares my care was cheife to bee 
Souldiere for Him that flied His Blood for mee. 

Oxhilly Warwick. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 129 



1682.. Rev. Thomas F lav el, 

Thomae Flavel clerici 
JoH : F. Flavel S. T. D. Fil : 

Com : Somersetens : nati 
Scholae Tivert : Dev : alumni 
Coll : SS. Trinitatis Oxon. A. M. 

T- r MULLIANENSIS ViCARII 

LccLES : S ^ „ „ 

L Sti. Ruani majoris Rectoris 

i^D : Petri Exon : Prebend : 

HiC DEPONUNTUR EXUVIAE, AnNO AETATIS SUAE LXXVIJ 
ET Doi NOSTRI JeS I XtI. 1682. 

Earth take thine Earth : my Sin let Satan havet, 
The Worlde my Goods, my Soule my God w^ho gavet : 
For from these foure. Earth, Satan, World & God, 
My Flesh, my Sin, my Goods, my Soule, I had. 

S. Mullyon^ Cornw. 

1683. Ixaac Walton. {Pifcator.) 

Alas ! Hee's gone before, 
Gone to returne noe more. 

Our panting Breafts afpire 
After their aged Sire, 

Whofe well-fpent Life did laft 
Full ninety yeares, and paft. 

But now he hath begun 
That which will ne'ere bee done, 

Crown'd with eternall blifle ; 
We wifh our fouls with his. 

Votis modejlis ftc fierunt liheri. 

Winchejier Cathedral. 

{Written by Bipop Ken .?] 



130 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1684. Charles Lifter. 

Hie jacet 
Carolus Lifter, in utraque 
Acad : Med : Stud : Qui ipfe, paulo 
Ante mortem, fuam cecinit 
Cygnaeam cantionem. 
I Cor: XV. 55. Phil : i. 23. 

Ubi Mors aculeus tuus ? Cupio diftblvi, &c. 

Grata venis, Mors, Mens mea mundum. 

Grata venis, nee Vanaque vitae 

Me tua terrent Somnia et umbras 

Spicula quae nunc Laeta relinquit 

Sentio in aegro Et cupit alis 

Corpore fixa Nixa duabus 

Mors etenim agni Speque, fideque 

In cruce caeii Scandere fummas 

(O Amor ingens !) -/Etheris eras 

Undique mentem Merfet ubi fe 

Munit, et illam Flumine puri 

Servat ab omni Gaudii, Jefu, 

Vulnere tutam. Teque fruatur 

Omnis in aeva. 
Obiit die 5 Aug : 
iEt: 23. Sal: 1684. 

Bardfey^ Torkjh, 

1684. John Mufgrave. 

Depofitum Johannis Mufgrave de Nettlecombe, Gent : 

Filii natu quarti, qui fibi uni vifus eft dire fe vixifle. 

Natus eft iij° die Martij Anno 1656. Obijt Aprilis xv° 

anno 1684. 

Much of my welfare & content below 
I to my Mother's love & vertues owe : 
Wherfore this humble grave fo neere her bones 
I more efteem than elfewhere marble ftones. 
JOHN MUSGRAVE. 

Nettlecombe^ Somerfet. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 1 3 1 



1685. 

Here lyes DANIEL McMICHEL, Martyr, fhot dead at 
Dalveen by Sir John Dalziel for his adhering to the Word 
of God, Chrift's Kingly Government in his Houfe and the 
Covenanted Work of Reformation againfl: tyranny, perjury, 
and prelacy 1685. — Revelations xi. 11. 

As Daniel was caft in lyons' den 

For praying unto God and not to men 

So lyons cruelly devoured me 

For bearing witnefs to Truth's teftimony 

I reft in peace till Jefus rend the cloud 

And judge 'twixt me and thofe who ftied my Bluid. 

Darrifdeer^ Dumfries/hire. 

1685. Robert Clarke. 

But is Clarke dead ? What doft thou fay ? 

His foule's alive — his body here doth lie 
But in a fleep until the Judgement Day 

And live he fhall unto Eternity : 

Men fay he's dead — I fay fo too, 
And ere awhile they'll fay the fame of you. 

Banham^ Norfolk, 

1687. John & Ann Mably, 

Remember man within thy youthfull dayes 
to ferve the Lord eare death thy body feize 
then live to dye to gaine foe high a prize 
that thy poore foule may liue in paradife. 

Here is the loue of my wife fhone 

that where we ly by this it may be known 

my wife & i did in loue foe well agree 

yet muft i part for God would have it foe to bee 

from my wife ANN MABLY. 

S. Enoder^ Cornw. 



32 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1687. 

Born Feb : 1582. 

Here lyes STEPHEN RUMBOLD 
He lived to the age of an hundred and one 

Sanguine and ftrong 
An hundred to one you don't live fo long. 
Dy'd 
March 4, 1687. 

Brigh twell- Baldw in , Oxon. 

1687. John Rofewell. 

This grave's a bed of rofes, here doth ly 
John Rofewell, Gent, his wife, nine children by. 
Aetatis fuae 79. Obijt i Decemb. anno 1687. 

Englijhcomhe^ Somerfet. 

1688. Rebecca Rogers. 

A houfe fhe hath, it's made of fuch good fafhion. 

The tenant neer fhall pay for reparation ; 

Nor will the Landlord ever raife her rent, 

Or turn her out of doors for non-payment. 

From chimney money too, this cell is free 

To fuch an houfe as this who would not Tenant be ? 

Folkejione^ Kent. 

1689. Nicholas Gree7ihill^ Firjl Head-Majier^ on record^ of Rugby 
School.^ ReSior of Whitnajh^ IVarw. 

This Greenhill periwig'd with fnow 

Was leavild in the Spring : 
This Hill y^ Nine and Three did know 

Was facred to his king. 
But he muft Downe although fo much Divine 
Before he Rife never to Set but Shine. 

[jDr. Greenhill died 1650, aged 70, but this epitaph ivas not Jet up till 1689^ by his juccejj'or 
in the ReBory, ^^Ri: Boles, M^ Art :'"'' 'who alfo compojed for bimjelf the following epitaph 
lubich appears on a brajs plate near the foregoing.'] 



Antiente Epitaphes. 133 

1689. Richard Boles. 

This Mirrour makes me Slight a Life Halfe Dead, 

Becaufe a Better comes when this is Fled. 

My Time and Place where I doe Live are knowne : 

My Deathe & Graue none knowes but God alone. 

My Death Is certaine, & Vncertaine, Then 

Mortalls Beware, Death comes you know not when. 

I value not a Tombe, obfcure to lie 

With Vertue is our Immortalitie. 

My life runs on Five yeares beyond Four Score. 

Once I muft die, and then fhall Die no more. 

R. L. Boles, Ano: Dni : 1689. ^tat : Meae 85. 

Whitnajh^ Warw. 

1689. 

Heir is the Burial-place appointed for JOHN GEEDES, 
Glover, Burges in Elgin, and ISSOBELL M-^KEAN his 
Spous, and their relations. 

Grace me guid : in hope I byde. 
Memento mori. 

THIS WARLD IS A CITIE 

FULL OF STREETS & 
DEITH Y" MERCAT 

THAT a' men meets 

IF lyfe were a thing 
that monie cold 
buy the puir cold 

NAT LIUE k Y"" RICH 
WOLD NAT DYE, 

South zuall of Elgin Cathedral. 

\VciJioni of the above are alfo to be Jeen at Milton, Kent, and at Btn%&0 and Hatfield, 
Herts.] 



134 Ant lent e Epitaphes. 

1689. Chr'iftopher Kay, 

C onfined . in . a . bed . of . dvft 

H ere . doth . a . body . lye 

R aifed . again . it . will . be . I . truft 

I nto . the . heavens . high. 

S in . not . but . have . a . care 

T o . make . your . calling . fvre 

O mit . thofe . things . vt^hich . trivial . are 

P rife . that . w^^ . vi^ill . indvre. 

H ange . not . your . minde . on . fecvlar . things 

E ch . one . doth . fade . apace 

R iches . the . chief . of . w^^ . hath . wings 

K eeping . no . certaine . place. 

A di6t . yovr . felves . vnto . his . conuerfation 

Y ovr . pvrchafe . heaven . for . yovr . habitation. 

Majham^ Torkjh, 

1690. nomas Gahetis^ Steward to the Countefs of Pembroke. 

The wife — the eloquent — the juft 

Lies here interred among the duft 

Below, who forty years & more 
• Was SherifFe — now is Heaven's ftore 

How wife & underftanding too 

At 86 as thofe that woo — 
When Death, with crooked fcythe & glafs, 
Sett out the bounds he fhould not pafs, 
Saintlike his ficknefs, & his death 
Admired by all. His parting breath 
So fweet as might perfume the earth. 
Doubtlefs that fpotlefs foul of his 
Is gone into eternall blifs. 

Brought Line. 

4. ^ 



Antiente Epitaphes. 1 3 5 



1690. Martha Tyrrell. 

Could this ftone fpeake it would the reader tell 
She that lyes here did her whole fex excell : 
And why fhould death, with a promifcuous hand, 
At one rude ftroake impoverifh a land ? 

Eaji Horndon^ EJf^^' 

1690. James Anderfon. 

Among the earth beneath this ftone 

Doth his forefathers ly 
And this hath been ther burial place 

Syne man's rememberie. 

Strathmartin^ N. B. 



1690. Hannah Wheeler. 

Grace, fweetnefs, beauty, — yet not touched with pride. 
She lived beloved, & much lamented died. 

Morchard-Bijhop.^ Devon. 



1 69 1. John Howfey i^c. 

Within this Little Howfe thre^ howf^^ ly*^ 

John Howfe, James Howfe, y^ fhort-liv'd twins, & I 

Anne, of John Howfe once y^ endeared w^^*' 

Wh« loft min^ own^ To giv'^ thof'^ Babe^ their Life. 

We thre^ though Dead ye* fpeake & put in mind 

The Huft)and Father, whom^ w^ left behi"^ 

That we wer^ howfes only mad*^ of clay, 

And calld For, could no longe'^ Here ftay, 

But wer^ layd Her<= to tak^ our reft & eafe 

By Death, who taketh whom^ & wher<^ he pleafe. 

Langford^ Berks. 



136 Antiente Epitapbes, 



1691. Edward Poyntz^ Gent, aged 81. 

A generous mind, a ftout courageous heart, 

A man uel ftor'd w^^ policy, witt & art ; 

In feats of warre and lawe he did abound 

As fcarce beyond him any could be found. 

What could be learnt both here & 'yond y'^ maine, 

He in's vaft memorie ftrongly did retaine. 

A uel experienced man in all affairs 

He fvch a name 'mongft us furuiuing bears. 

His body is here below, his fovle is fled 

Whither y^ winged cherubims are fed. 

Bittadon, Devon. 



1693. Mary y^ngell, aged 72. 

To fay an angel here doth interr'd lye 
May be thought ftrange, for angels never dye : 
Indeed fome fell from heaven to hell. 

Are loft, & rife no more : 
This only fell from death to earth, 
Not loft, but gone before. 
Her duft lodgM here : her foule, perfe6l in grace, 
^Mongft faints & angels now hath took its place. 

Stepney^ Middlefex. 

1694. "John Velley. 

In memory of JOHN VELLEY of HARTLAND, 

Gentleman, who faithfully ferved that Glorious Martyr 
PRINCE CHARLES & his Son during the late Civil Wars 
of England as a Captaine Lewetenant to SIR RICHARD 
CARY, and having furvived thefe calamities lived to the 
enioyment of peace h profperity & a good old age, dying in 
his 77th year, Dec^ 7th, 1694. 

Stoke S. Ne6ian^ Devon. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 137 

1694. John Weles. 

Quod fuit efle quod eft 
Quod non fuit t^o. quod efle 
EfTe quod eft non efle 
Quod eft non eft erit efl^e. 

Lavenham^ Norfolk, 

[T'ranjlation by Dr. Byrom. 

What was John Weles is what John Weles was not, 

The mortal being has immortal got. 

The Weles that was but a non ens, is gone, 

And now remains the true eternal John. 

< .^ 5.' /« ' Notes and ^eries,^ 1 ^ S 3 > gi'^^es ajimilar epitaph in EngUJh, without place or date. 

That which a being was, what is it? fhow : 
That being which it was, it is not now. 
To be what 'tis, is not to be, you fee, 
That which now is not, fhall a being be. 

There "would feem to be a reference to Eccles. i. 9, and iii. 15, " ^^^d eji quod fuit f ipjum 
quod futurum eji ; quid eJi quod faElum eji? ipjum quod faciendum eji.'''' 

" S^uod faBum eji^ ipjum permanet : qua futura junt, jam fuerunt : et Deus injiaurat quod 
abiit.''^ 

The lines occur aljo at Horfham, SufTex, nuith the folloiving addition : 

Vita malis plena eft, 

Mors pia — preciofa corona. 

Port vitam mors eft: 
Poft mortem vita beata.J 

•*• ^ 

1694. Mr. Thomas Holmes. 

Dear HOLMES hath found 
A Home amongft the Bleft, 
His wearied bodie for to reft : 
For nowhere can his Flefti 
True flumber have, 
But in this Trueft Home in Homely Grave. 
His foule in Heavenly Tunes doth fing 
Hell, where's thy Triumph .? 
Death, where's thy Sting? 

Bun hill Fie Us Cemetery. 



38 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1694. Deborah Keene, 

Here lieth interred Mrs. DEBORAH KEENE 
late OWNER of the MANOR of BRAUNTON- 
ARUNDELL in this Parifh. Shee was 
baptized Feb: 24th. 1624. lived un- 
married, and was buried 

Dec. 31ft. 1694. 

VIRGINITY was had in eftimation, 

And wont to be obferved with veneration : 
ABOVE 'tis ftill fo, fingle life is fed, 
None may marry nor are married, 
But live angelick lives : & VIRGINS crown'd. 
All with their coronetts the LAMBE furround. 
This maiden LANDLADY hath one obtained. 
Who tho' much fought in marying ftill refrain'd, 
And now the inheritance undefiled has gayn'd. 

HEREDES POSUERE. 

Braunton^ Devon, 

1695. William Newberry. 

Hie jacet Newberry Will 
Vitam finivit Cochiae pill : 
Quis adminiftravit \ Bellamy Sue : 
Quantum quantitas \ Nefcio — 

Scifne tu \ 
Ne futor ultra crepidam. 

Edmonton^ Middle/ex. 

* 4* 

1696. Andrew Meekie^ late Parijh Dominie. 

Beneath thir ftanes lye Meekie's banes : 

O Sawtan, gin ye tak him, 
Appeynt him tutor to your weans. 

An' clever deils he'll mak 'em. 

Curry by Edinburgh. 



Ant lent e Epitaphes. 139 



[697. Captain John Dunch. 

Though Boreas' blafts & Neptune's waves 

Have tofTM me to & fro : 
In fpite of both by Heaven's decree, 

Harbour I here below. 
Where I do now at anchor ride 

With many of our fleet : 
Yet once again I muft fet faile, 

Our ADMIRAL CHRIST to meet. 

Stepney^ Middle/ex. 

[Atfoy withjltght variations^ at Ipfwich, and at Ilfracombe and Pilton, Devon.] 

1697. Mr. Nathaniel Vincent^ Minijier of the GofpeL 

Though dead I ly, I fpeake to you that liue : 
Your Heart, your All, be fure to God you give : 
At death the day of grace will fully end. 
In Grief for bad, in Good Works your time fpend. 
Earthe is but Vanitie : Christ's Worth, and of his Crofs 
The Vertue know, & Greatnefs of Soule's lofs. 
Immortal Soules to benefit and faue 
I have thus made a Pullpit of my Graue. 

Bunhill Fields Cemetery. 

[Thefirji two lines occur on other tombjiones of^^ Minijiers"] 

1698. John Geers^ aged 80. 

Lo here he lyes ! His poor remains 

This gloomy monument contains : 

Let Fame in happy flory tell 

How much he others did excell 

In living and in loving well. 

Bleft with a competent eftate. 

None thought him little, none too great : 

From Pride & avarice exempt, 

Unenvyed yet above contempt. 

To thofe in want Heaven's almoner. 



140 Antiente Epitaphes. 



To all his friends extremely dear. 

Sincerely loyal to his Prince, 

A favourite of Providence. 

Oh, had I lived a life like thine, 

I then might wifh this grave vi^ere mine. 

Bridge Solers^ Hereford. 

1698. Rev. Griffith Higgs. 

Time's a thought to think upon. 
Thought's time is paft & quickly gone. 
Yet Time ftands here for all to fee : 
Think on't & death then, w^hat thou't bee 
At roome unto eternitie. 
The Church I lov'd, in it I fear'd 
Within the Church to be interr'd : 
But meekly I my GOD implore 
A place to ly, tho' at y^ doore. 

Griffith Higgs his Memento.^ born the 
18 of Oaob^ 1608. Who died the 
18 of February, 1698. 

South Stoke y Ox on, 

1699. yohn Randall. 

Here old John Randall lies 

Who counting from his tale 
Lived threefcore years & ten 
Such virtue was in Ale. 
Ale vv^as his meat. 
Ale w^as his drink. 
Ale did his heart revive ; 
And if he could have drunk his Ale, 
He ftill had been alive ; 
But he died January five 
1699. 

Gt. JVolford, Wore. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 141 

1699. 

GRISELL WEST, fpous to John Carnegie, Doctor of the 

Gramer Schuil of Aberbrothok. 

Here lyes a wife was chaft, a mother bleft, 
A modeft woman, all thefe in on cheft : 
Sarah unto her mate, Mary to God, 
Martha vnto men, whilft here (he had abode. 

Arbroath^ N. B. 

16 . . 

Thus youth, and age, and all things pafs away. 
Thy turn is now as his was yefterday : 
Tomorrow fhall another take thy room. 
The next day he a prey for worms become : 
And on your dufly bones fhall others tread, 
As now you walk and trample on the dead. 
Till neither fign or memory appear. 
That you had ever birth or being here. 

North MimmSy Herts. 

1700. Francis Thwaites. 

Here lies the body of Mr. Ffrancis, the fon of Mr. Ffrancis 
Thwaits, Re6lor of Stanford, & of Ann his Wife, who 
dyed the 4th of Septr. in the 2nd year of his age. 1700. 

As carefull nurfes 
To their bed doe lay 
Their children which too 
Long would wanton play : 
Soe to prevent all my 
Ivening crimes. 
Nature my Nurfe laid 
Me to bed betimes. 

Stanford^ Notts. 

[AIJo at Wilford, Notts.] 



142 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1702. yofeph Sommers^ aged C). 

A LITTLE TIME DID BLAST MY PRIME 

AND BROUGHT ME HETHER 
THE FAIREST FLOWER WITHIN AN HOURE 

MAY FADE AND WETHER. 

Cerne Jbbas^ Dorfet, 

I 'J 02. Thomas Heminge. 

The body that here buried lies 
By lightnings fell death's facrifice 
To him Elijah's fate was given 
He rode on flames of fire to heaven. 
Then mourn no more Hee's taken hence 
By the juft hand of Providence. 
O God, the judgments of thy feat 
Are wondrous good & wondrous great 
Thy ways in all thy works appear 
As thunders loud as lightnings clear. 

Tint age I y Cornw. 

4- ^ 

1703. William Borrows. 

'Tis true I led a fmgle life, 
And Nare was married in my life, 
For of that Seek I nare had none : 
It is the Lord ; his will be done. 

Braunfton^ Northants, 

1706. Sufan Pattifon. 

To free me from domeftic ftrife 
Death called at my houfe, but he fpake with my Wife. 

Sufan^ wife of David Pattifon lies here, 
Stop Reader, and, if not in a hurry, fhed a tear. 

Hadleigh^ Suffolk. 



Antiente Epitaphes, 143 

1706. Abraham Baby. 

Beneath this place in 6 foot in length against y* 
Clark's Pew lyeth the body of 

MR. ABM. BABY, 
Also y^ body of MARY his Wid. 
She dyed y^ 21ft May, 1705 
Alfo 2 Children of y^ faid Abm. and Mary, which dyed in 
their enfantry. 
Man's life is like untoe a winter's daye, 
Some brake their fafte, and fo depart awaye. 
Others fta dinner — then depart full fed. 
The longeft age but fupps and goes to bed. 
O reader, then behold and fee 
As we are now fo muft ye be. 
1706. 

Croyland^ Line. 

[Someiuhat fimilar linei are found at a later date in Jeveral churchyardsy e.g., Stirling, 1 809 } 
Barnwell Priory, 1772; Llangollen, &c.] 

1707. James Marjhall. 

Farewell poor world, I muft be gone. 
Thou art no home, no reft for me, 

I'll take my ftaff & travel on. 
Till I a better world may fee. 

Put on, my foul, put on with fpeed, 

Tho' the way be long, the end is near : 
Once more, poor world, farewell indeed, 



Oakham^ Rutland. 

» Illegible. 

1708. John Vine. 

I hope, I think, I underftan 
Here lies the body of an honeft man : 
I truft in CHRIST and hope that he 
The joys of Heaven now do fee. 

North Stoneham^ Hants. 



144 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1709. 



Here lieth RICHARD DENT 
In his lafte tenement. 



Finedon^ Northants, 

1 710. Mary Cripps. 

Her body Earthly was, and to the Earth 
Defcended is, from whence it took its Birth. 
Her Soul from a more high Originall 
Mounted aloft, became Angelicall. 
Clog not her wings, then, with your dewy tears 
On which She's raifd above the Starry Spheres. 
Ceafe Hufband, Children, ceafe, give God the praife 
Which She now warbles in immortal Layes. 

Tetbury^ Glouc. 

17x1. Samuel Okey^ aged i o. 

Here lies for Adam's firft offence 

Beauty, Wit, and Innocence : 
E'er fuch another turn to Earth, 

Time (hall throw a Dart at Death. 

Bunhill Fields Cemetery. 

4- •$• 

1711. 

GEORGE ARCHER & AGNES WALKER his wife. 

Here lyes within this airthen airk 

An Archer grave and wife : • 

Faith was his Arrow, CHRIST the Mark, 

And Glory was the Prize. 
His Bow is now an Hairp, his Song 

Doth Halleluiahs indite : 
His confort Walker went along 

To walk with CHRIST in white. 

Le/lie^ Fife. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 145 



1 713. Edmund Stephens^ Teoman^ aged 72. 

When he had ferved his God, His Church, his Friend, 

His Family, 'twas fit his life fhould end : 

As then he had no more ftrength to beflow. 

And God for him had no more work to doe. 

Even as a gueft well fed with Nature's flores. 

Thankful & pleafed, fteps flowly out of doors, 

So did he leave the world, went off the flage 

Gently ; not cloy'd, but fatisiied with age. 

More time he afked not, but obey'd the call 

That then did him, at lafl fhall fummon all. 

S, Winnion^ Cornw, 

1 7 14. Robert Gilbert^ Efq. of Cantley. 

In wife Frugality luxuriant, 

In Juflice & Good Ades extravagant. 

To all the world an univerfal Friend, 

No foe to any but the favage kind. 

How many fair eftates have been grac'd 

By the fame generous means ; yet his increaPd. 

His duty thus perform'd to Heaven & Earth, 

Each leifure hour frefh toilfome fports gave birth. 

Had NIMROD feen, he would y^ game decline, 

To GILBERT mighty hunter's name refign : 

Tho' hundreds to the grounds he oft has chaf'd. 

That fubtle Fox Death earth'd him here at lafl:. 

And left a fragrant fcent fo fweet behind 

That ought to be purfu'd by all mankind. 

Cantley^ Norfolk. 

1 7 14. Thomas Goldfinith^ Commander of the ^^ Snapdragon'^ pri- 
vateer : who became a Pirate. 

Men that are virtuous ferve the Lord ; 
And the devil's by his friends ador'd ; 
And as they merit get a place 
Amidft the bleft of hellifh race ; 



146 Antiente Epitaphes. 

Pray then, ye learned clergy, fhew 
Where can this brute Tom Goldfmith go ? 
Whofe life was one continu'd evil. 
Striving to cheat God, man, and devil. 

Dartmouth^ Devon. 

1 7 15. Freame Clutterbuck^ an infant. 

When CHRIST commands away 

'Tis Sin to wifh to flay 

Tho' foon thy Glafs be run 

For Heav'n thou'rt not too young 

For all are like thee there 

Go then, and be Heav'n's Heir. 

Stroudy Glouc. 

1715. 

Remember Man as you 

Pafby as You Are Now 

So once Was i As i Am 

Now So Muft You Bee 

Make Peace with CHRIST And 

FOLLOW ME 
Fear God and keep His Command 
Ment This is y^ whole duty of 
MAN. 

Potterne^ Wilts. 

1 7 16. John AJhe. 

Here lyes dear JOHN, his parents' love & ioy, 
That moft pretty & ingenious boy, 
His matchlefs foul is not yet forgotten. 
Though here the lovely body dead & rotten. 
Ages to come may wonder at his fame, 
And here his death by {hameful malice came. 
How fpiteful fome did ufe him, & how rude, 
Griefe will not let me write : but now conclude ; 



Antiente Epitaphes, 147 



To God for ever all praife be given, 
Since we hope he is with him in heaven. 
J. A. ob : 23 Dec : 1716. 

Dinton^ Wilts. 

1 716. Mary Tilly. 

Reader, behold me ; I return to duft, 

Yet, at the refurredion of the juft, 

My body to my foul {hall be united, 

To love with Chrift, in whom I have delighted. 

Ewerne Minjier^ Dorf. 

1718. 

Here lieth the body of Margaret Lupton, late wife of Mr. 
Sampfon Lupton of Braifty Woods in Netherdale, who 
departed this life the 2^^ of November, anno Domini, 1718 
in the 74*^ year of her age, & lived to be mother & grand- 
mother to above 150 children, and at the baptizing of the 
firft grandchild, the child had ten grandfathers & grand- 
mothers then prefent. 



1 719. yeremiah S imp/on. 

Here lieth He ould 
Jeremy who hath 
eight times maried 
been but now in his 
ould age he lies 
in his cage under 
the grafs fo green 
which leremiah fimp 
fon departed this 
Life in the 84 yeare 
of his age in the 
year of our Lord 
1719. 



Ripon^ Yorkjh. 



JVelton, Torkjh. 



148 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1720. Henry Wilcock. 

TO . THE . MEMORY . OF 
HENERY . THE . SON . OF . HEN . 
ERY . AND . HONOUR . WILCOCK . 

HE . WAS . BVRIED . THE . I9 . DAY . OF . 

JUNE . IN . THE . YEAR . I72O . AGED . 24. 

Stay . awhile . you . pafTers . bye . 
And . fee . how . I . In . duft . doe . lye . 
The . I . ly . here . in . confufing . mould . 
I . fhall . rife . vp . like . (hining . gold . 

Stoke S. NeSian^ Devon. 

1 72 1. John Whittle ^ Deborah his wife. 

The Fates John Whittle to the clay 

And prifon clofe have fent ; 
His leafe was out, he could not ftay, 

For Death would have his rent. 
Cover'd with duft the farmer lies, 

By Deborah confin'd : 
When trumpet founds thefe doves will rife, 

And leave their chains behind. 

Stourton Candel^ Dorfet. 

4. ^ 

1723. Frances Fry. 

Stop pafTenger, and view this mournful fhrine. 
That holds y^ reliques of a form divine ; 
O ! fhe was all perfe£lion, heavenly fair ! 
And chafte and innocent as mortals are. 
Her wit & humour and her youth confpired 
To warm y^ foul, and all who faw admired : — 
But ah ! how foon was all y^ heaven of charms 
Rifled by death, and withered in his arms ; 
Too foon for us, but not for her too foon ! 
For now upon y^ wings of angels flown. 
Their native fkies, ftie's by her God careiTed, 
And keeps eternal fabbath with the blefl^ed. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 149 



Learn hence betimes, (good reader) to be wife, 
This trifling world and all its joys defpife. 
With each bright virtue let thy bofom fwell, 
And live like her, y^ you may dye fo well. 

Memhury^ Devon. 

^ ■$• 

1723. Frances Flood. 

Stop Reader and wonder ! fee as ftrange as e'er was known, 
My feet dropt off from my body, in the midft of the bone. 
I had no furgeon for my help, but God Almighty's aid 
On whome I always will rely, and never be afraid : 
Tho' here beneath Intred they ly, corruption for to fee : 
Yet they fhall rife and reunite to all Eternity. 
FRANCES FLOOD. 
Apl. I. 1723. 

Saltford^ Somerf. 

1724. Elizabeth wife of Richard Cupper. 

Sharp was her wit, mild was her nature : 
A tender wife & a good humoured creature. 

OmberJIeyy Wore. 

1724. Elizabeth Corbett. 

Here refts a Woman, good without Pretence, 
Bleft with plain Reafon, and with fober Senfe : 
No conqueft fhe but o'er herfelf defired ; 
No arts effayed, but not to be admired. 
Paffion and Pride were to her Soul unknown, 
Convinced that Virtue only is our own. 
So unaffected, fo compofed a mind, 
So firm, yet foft, fo ftrong, yet fo refined. 
Heaven as its pureft Gold, by Tortures try'd. 
The Saint fuftain'd it, but the Woman dy'd. 

S. Margaret's., Wejiminjier. 

\JVnUen by Pope.'] 



150 Antiente Epitaphes. 



lyiS' Richard Tully, 

Here lies old Mr. Richard Tully, 
Who liv'd an C & 3 years fully, 
And threefcore years before the Mayor 
The Sword of this City he did bear. 
Nine of his wives do by him lye, 
So fliall the tenth when fhe doth dy. 

S. Katharine's^ Gloucejier, 

1727. George Warmington^ of Camelford^ Gent. 

Tis my requeft 
My bones may reft 
Within this cheft 
Without moleft. 

8, Stephen Dunheved^ Cornw. 

1727. 

John Durfton, Rector of Alton Berners, Wilts, and of this 
Church more than 40 years, aet. 82. 

All words are vain 
Where none can count the worth. 

Mtferden^ Glouc, 

1728. Henry Raper. 

Here Henry Raper 

Lies in duft ; 
His ftature fmall. 

His mind was juft. 
1728. 

Ripon, Yorkjh. 
* 4- 



Antiente Epitaphes. 151 



1 729. Robert ^ Mary Dighy^fecond fon ^ eldeji dau. of lVillia?n^ 
Lord Digby. 

Go, fair example of untainted youth, 

Of modeft reafon & pacific truth ; 

Compof'd in fufFerings, & in joy fedate, 

Good without noife, without pretenfion great ; 

Go, juft of word, in ev'ry thought fincere, 

Who knew no wifh but what the world might hear j 

Of gentleft manners, unaffected mind, 

Lover of peace, a friend of human kind ; 

Go, live, for heaven's eternal year is thine ; 

Go, & exalt thy mortal to divine. 

And thou, too clofe attendant on his doom, 

Bleft maid, haft haftened to the filent tomb ; 

Steer'd the fame courfe to the fame quiet fhore, 

Not parted long, and now to part no more. 

Go then, where only blifs fincere is known. 

Go, where to love & to enjoy are one ! 

Yet take thefe tears. Mortality's relief. 

And, till we fhare your joys, forgive our grief; 

Thefe little rites, a ftone & verfe, receive, 

'Tis all a father, all a friend can give. 

A. POPE. 

Sherborne Abbey ^ Dorfet, 

1730. Sir James Shepherd^ Knt.^ Sergeant at law. 

In expeftationis diei fupremi. 
qualis erat 
Dies ifte indicabit. 

Honiton, Devon. 

[EngUJh 'verfions of this may be fcen at Ilfracombe, and at Cofton-Hackett.] 

4- •*• 



152 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1730. Robert Prefton^ late drawer at the " Boards Head Tavern^'' 
Great Eaji cheapo aged 27. 

Bacchus, to give the toping world furprife, 
Produc'd one fober fon, and here he lies. 
Tho' nurPd among full hogfheads, he defy'd 
The charm of wine, & every vice befide. 
O reader, if to juftice thou'rt inclinM, 
Keep honeft Prefton daily in thy mind. 
He drew good wine, took care to fill his pots. 
Had fundry virtues that outweighM his fauts. 
You that on Bacchus have the like dependance. 
Pray copy BOB in meafure of attendance. 

S, MichaeVs^ Ea/icheap. 

1732. Charles Claudius Philips. 

Whofe abfolute contempt of riches, & innimitable per- 
formances on the Violin made him the admiration of all that 
knew him. He was born in Wales, made the Tour of 
Europe, & after the experience of both kinds of Fortune, 
died in the year 1732. 

Exalted foul, thy various founds could pleafe 
The lovefick virgin, & the gouty eafe, 
And jarring crowds, like old Amphion, move 
To beauteous order & harmonious love. 
Now reft in peace, till Angels bid thee rife 
And join thy Saviour's concert in the fkies. 

Wolverh amp ton . 

•*• •§• 

1733. Edward Strange. 

Vain King of Terrors, boaft no more 
Thine antient wide extended pow'r ; 
Each saint in life, with Chrift his head, 
Shall reign, when thou thyfelf art dead. 

Ahjion^ Glouc. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 153 

1733. Mrs. Ann Clarke. 

On helplefs Babes I did attend, 

Whilft I on earth my life did fpend : 

To help the helplefs in their need 

I ready was with care & fpeed. 

Many from pain my hands did free, 

But none from death could refcu me. 

My courfe is run & hower is paft. 

And you is coming all fo faft. 
John Bradley was the firft child fhe received into this world, 
in 1698, & fmce, above 5000 ! 

Tiverton .^ Devon. 

1734- John Eykyn. 

MARIAM juxtauxorem lOHANNES EYKYN, L.L.B. 
Iftius Ecclefiae Reftor, 
Diem hie expeftat 
Supremum. 
Tu vero Le6lor Vigila , 

Ne Dies tremendus ille 
Tibi fuperveniat 
inopinanti. 

I-E- )ob.(J"^-^7°i734 j AN. 1^3- 
M. E.i I Nov. 24" 1729 J 168. 

Farmington^ Glouc. 

1734. Robert Awood^ PraSfitioner of Phyftc, ^ Elizabeth his 
dau. {i€t. 7.) 

Here lies a Father with his offspring dear, 
Joy of his Heart, & Solace of his Care ; 
She frefti in Years, & tender in her Frame, 
Wither'd & fell by Febris' waftfull Flame. 
The Parent anxious to allay the Fire, 
Unguarded, ftricken, did near her expire. 



1 54 Antiente Epitaphes. 



Oh gloomy ftate of Man ! when void of Fence 
Not Virtue ftands, nor yet can Innocence ! 
But fince the Good awaits a better Lot ; 
A Child of God's can never be forgot. 

SUmbridge^ Glouc, 

1735. Rev, Samuel Wejley. 

Here 

Lieth all that was Mortal 
of Samuel Wefley A.M. he was 
Re6lor of Epworth 39 Years 
and departed this Life 25 of 
April 1735 Aged 72. 

As he liv'd fo he died in the 
true Catholic Faith of the 
Holy Trinity in unity and 
that Jefus Chrift is God 
incarnate and the only Saviour 
of mankind. A£ls 4 — 12. 

Blefled are the dead which 
die in the Lord yea faith the 
Spirit that they may reft 
from their labours and their 
works do follow them. 

Rev. 14 — 13. 

Epworth y Line, 

[From a rubbing.'] 

The Lord faw good, I was lopping oiFwood, 

And down fell from the tree : 
I met with a check, & I broke my neck, 

And fo death lopped off me. 

Ockhaniy Surrey. 



1736. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 1 5 5 



1736. John Sponge Carpenter. 

Who many a fturdy oak had laid along, 
Fell'd by Death's furer hatchet, here lies Spong. 
Pofts oft he made, yet ne'er a place could get. 
And liv'd by railing, tho' he was no wit. 
Old faws he had, altho' no antiquarian, 
And ftiles correded, yet no grammarian. 
Long liv'd he Ockham's prime archited ; 
And lafting as his fame a tomb t'ere6l 
In vain we feek an artift fuch as he 
Whofe pales & gates are for eternity. 

Ockham^ Surrey. 



1737. Humphry Jones. 

Underneath this ftone doth lye 

The bodye of Mr. Humpherie 

Jones^ who was of late 

By trade a plate 

Worker in Barbicanne ; 

Well known to be a good manne 

By all his friends & neighbours too. 

And paid every bodie their due. 

He died in the year 1737, 

Auguft loth, aged 80 ; his foule^ we hope's in heaven. 

S. Pancras' Churchyard, 

1740. Thomas Phillips. 

Hoc faxum Vivus Moriturus mihi pofui 
Thomas Phillips Gentleman. 

Ickford., Bucks. 



156 Antiente Epitaphes, 



1745. Richard Auftin^ Blackfmith. 

My Sledge & Hammer lye declin'd, 
My Bellows too have loft their wind, 
My Fire's extin6t, my Forge decaid, 
And in the duft my Vice is laid. 
My Coal is fpent, my Iron's gone, 
My Naills are drove, my Work is done. 

Aylejhury^ Bucks. 

[The above, faid to hanje been ivr'itten by Hayley, occur s, ivith flight 'variations j in many 
churchyards. In Jome feiv cafes tnvo extra lines appear. 

My fire-dried Corpfe lies here at reft, 
My Soule, like Smoak, foars to be bleft.] 

I 745. Samuel & Mary Auftin. 

Stay awhile & fpend a tear 
Upon the duft that llumbers here 
And while thou readft the fate of me 
Think on y^ glafte that runs for thee. 

MARY Wife of the above. 
I grieve to think I cannot grieve no more 
To think my deareft Friend is gone before 
But fmce it pleafed God to part us here 
In Heaven I hope to meet my deareft dear. 

Pewfe)., Wilts. 

1745. Anne Harrifon. 

S. M. Anne Harrifon, well known by the name of N ANNA 
RAN DAN, who was chafte but no prude ; & tho' free 
yet no harlot. By Principle vertuous, by Education a Pro- 
teftant ; her freedom made her liable to cenfure, while her 
extenfive charities made her efteemed. Her tongue ftie was 
unable to control, but the reft of her members fhe kept in 
fubjedion. After a Hfe of 80 years thus fpent, ftie died. 1745. 

Eafmgwoldy Torkjh, 



Antiente Epitaphes. 157 



1746. Daniel Jeffrey. 

This Youth when in his ficknefs lay, 
did for the minifter fend x that he would 
Come & With him Pray x but he would not ate'"^ 
But when this young man Buried was 
The Minifter did him admit x he fhould be 
Carried into Church x that he might money geet 
By this you See what man will dwo x to geet 
money if he can x who did refufe to come 
and pray x by the Forefaid young man. 

TVeJ} Allington^ Devon. 

\~luery^ How came the '"'' NTimJier"' to allonu jucb an infcriptlon to be Jet up in hh churchyard f^ 

i']\']. Jofeph Trapp., D.D.., Vicar. 

Death, Judgment, Heaven, & Hell ! Think, Chriftian, think ! 

You ftand on vaft Eternity's dread brink : 

Faith and Repentance, Piety and Prayer, 

Defpife this world, the Next be all your care ; 

Thus, while my Tomb the folemn filence breaks, 

And to the eye this cold dumb marble fpeaks, 

Tho' dead, I preach : if e'er with ill fuccefs 

Living, I ftrove the important truths to prefs, 

Your precious, your immortal fouls to fave. 

Hear me at leaft, oh hear me from the grave ! 

S. Leonard^ Fofier-Lane. 

I'J^'J, William Wefl^ aged 8. 

The Lord was pleafed His power to fhow 

In giving me a mortal throw. 
Which was from off a waggon's head 

Crufh'd with the wheels as it was faid. 
Let this my death a warning be 

The young or old I plainly fee 
Muft go when death doth for you call 

Appointed time there is for all. 

JVoherton^ Somerf. 



1^8 Antiente Epitaphes. 

1 75 1. Charles Rathbone. 

Here Charles Rathbone he doth lie 
And by a misfortune he did die 
On the 1 7*^ of July. 

175^- 

S. Gt/es\ Shrew/bury. 

1751. Jofeph Dain. 

Good peppell as you pafs by 
I pray you on me caft an I 
For as you am fo wounce wous I 
And as i am fo muft you be 
Therefore prepare to follow me. 

Hajiings^ Sujfex. 

1751. James Rafnfay^ Portioner of Melrofe, 

The earth goeth on the earthe 

Glifteringe like gold 
The earthe goeth to the earthe 

Sooner than it wold 
The earth builds on the earthe 

Caftles and Towers 

The earthe fays to the earthe 

All fhall be ours. 

Melrofe^ N. B. 

1752. Charles Brown. 

Here lyes in the duft Charles Brown 

Sometime a wricht in London Town 
Who comin' hame parents to fee 

And of his years being twenty three 
Of a decay with a bad hoft 

He dyed upon the Yorkfliire coft. 
The 18th of May 1752. 

We hope his foule in Heaven refts now. 

LeJIie, Fife. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 1 5 9 



1753. Thomas Payne^ aged 1 1 years. 

Silent Grave, to thee I truft 
Thefe precious Piles of lovely Duft 
Keep them fafely, facred Tomb, 
Till a Father afks for Room. 
T. F. hoc pofuit 1754. 

S. Helen's., Bijhopfgate. 

1753- 

Here lyes the body of JAMES VERNOR Efq^ only 
furviving fon of Admiral Vernor, died the 23^ July, 1753. 

S. Andrew's., Plymouth. 

1756. Rebecca Leyborne. 

In memory of Rebecca Leyborne 
Interred at the foot of this pillar, 

Born June the 4*^, i6g8, 
Deceafed February 18, 1756. 
A Wife more than twenty-three years to Robert 
Leyborne^ D.D. 
Who never faw her once ruffled with anger, 
or heard her utter even a peevifh word ; 
Whether pain'd or injur'd, the fame good woman. 
In whofe mouth, as in whofe chara£ler, 
was no contradiction : 
Refign'd, gentle, courteous, affable : 
Without paffion, tho^ not without fenfe. 
She took offence as little as fhe gave it ; 
She never was, or made, an enemy ; 
To fervants mild ; to relations kind ; 
To the poor a friend, to the flranger hofpitable ; 
Always caring how to pleafe her hufband. 
Yet was her attention to the one thing needful. 
How few will be able to equal. 
What all fhould endeavour to imitate ! 

Bath Abbey. 



1 6o Antiente Epitaphes. 



1756. John spearing. 

Here beneath this Cold ftone 
Lies Harmonious John 
Let not antient fongs claim 
To themfelves all the fame 
Comparifon leaves no room 
Their harmonious Powers 
Built but Walls & high Towers 
We've raifed with Muficlc 
This Toom. 

North Stoneham, Hants. 

1756. Mifs Bafnett. 

Go fpotlefs Honour & unfullied Truth, 
Go fmiling Innocence & blooming Youth, 
Go female Sweetnefs, join'd with manly Senfe, 
Go winning Wit that never gave offence. 
Go foft Humanity that bleft the poor. 
Go faint-eyed Patience from aifli61:ion's door, 
Go Modefty that never wore a frown. 
Go Vertue & receive thy heavenly Crown. 
Not from a Stranger came this heartfelt verfe. 
The Friend infcrib'd thy Tombe, whofe Tear bedew'd thy 
herfe. 

S. Pancras. 

1756. John Guley. 

Here lieth the body of JOHN GULEY Sen^ in expeaation 
of the laft Day. What fort of man he was, that Day will 
difcover.^ He was clerk of this Parifti 55 years. He died 
in 1756, aged 75. 

Cofton Hackett^ Wore, 

' This rather dubious remark occurs in more than one place, e.g., at Ilfracombe, Devon, to 
JOHN & MARY DOCKETT, of luhom it is Jaid, "They was Governour & Governefs 
of the Poor's Houfe near this Church. They was members of the Church of England 
all their days. Their bodies lies in thofe two graves expefting a joyful Refurredlion at 
the Laft Day. What fort of people they was, that Day will difcover." 



Ant lent e Epitaphei. 



IJS^' Mary Ward, 

May this Monument be fuftained 

To the end of Time 

SACRED 

To the Memory and Vertues of 

M'lfs MART WARD 

The Darling of her Friends 

The Admiration of Strangers 

And real BlefTing of her Family. 

Her Perfon 

Was tall and graceful] 

Her Features 

Handfome and Regular 

But her Mind 

Pious, Modeft, Delicate and Amiable 

Beyond the credit of Defcription. 

Parents of Children 

And Inhabitants of her Native Village 

Drop a Tear 

To this Sweet Short-lived Flower 

Who having juft added a Complete Education 

To her natural Excellencies 

DIED 

Uncommonly Perfect and Lamented 

On the 30"^ Jan>\ 

1756 

Aged 15 years 6 months. 

Gt. Wilhraham^ Camh. 

1757. yohn Dale. 

Know pofterity that on the 8th of April in the year of Grace 
1757, the rambling remains of the above faid JOHN DALE 
were in the 86th year of his pilgrimage, laid upon his two 
wives. 

This thing, in life, might raife fome jealoufy ; 

Here all three lie together lovingly ; 



1 62 Antiente Epitaphes. 



But from embraces here no pleafure flows, 
Alike are here all human joys & woes. 
Here Sarah's chiding John no longer hears, 
And old John's rambling Sarah no more fears ; 
A period's come to all their toilfome lives ; 
The Goodman's quiet, ftill are both his Wives. 

Bakewell^ Derb, 

1758. Jane Wyatt. 

O thou moft beloved fifter and dearefl: friend, let me thus 
bid thee a forrowful but, as my foul hopes, not an everlafting 
farewell. 

Ewerne Minjier^ Dorfet. 

1759. Thomas Terbury. 

From ev^ry bluftrous Storm of Life, 
And that worft ftorm, domeftick Strife, 
Which fhipwrecks all our focial joys. 
And ev'ry worldly Blifs deftroys ; 
I luck'ly am arrived at laft. 
And fafe in Port my Anchor's cafl: ; 
Where fhelter'd by the blifsful Shore, 
Nought fhall difturb, or vex me more ; 
But joys ferene, & calmeft Peace, 
Which Chrift beftows, fhall never ceafe. 

Newnham^ Glouc. 
^ ^^ 

1759. Thomas iff Elizabeth Pyndar^ & Reginald their Son. 

As their Memorials have one Stone, 
So were their hearts entirely one ; 
Whofe Virtues could this Stone relate. 
Or couldft thou. Reader, imitate. 
This Stone all others would excell 
In fpeaking, thofe in doing well. 

Kempley^ Glouc. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 163 



1759. yoan Ley. 



JOAN LEY here fhe Lay^ all mold in grave 
I Truft in God her Soul to fave 
And with her Saviour Chrift to dwell 
And there i hope to Live as well 
This Compof'^ by her Gratefull Hufband 
NICHOLAS LEY. 

llfracombe^ Devon, 



1760. Benjamin Dobins. 

The coftly Marble may perhaps exprefs 

In lying lines th' Unworthy's Worthinefs : 

Thy humble Stone fhall this fad Truth convey, 

The beft belov'd is fooneft call'd away. 

Full fhort, but full of Honour, was thy Span, 

Thou tender Hufband, and thou honeft Man. 

Almond/bury^ Glouc. 



1760. John Cook, 

Here lieth JOHN JAMES 
COOKofNEWBY 

who was a faithful fervant to his Mafter 

and an 

upright downright honeft man. 

Banes amang ftanes 

Do lye fou ftill : 
While the foul wanders 

Een where God will. 

Ripon^ Torkjh. 



1 64 Ant lent e Epitaphes, 



1 761. '' Beau Najhr 

Adefte O Gives, adefte Lugentes ! 

hie filent Leges 

RICARDI NASH, Armig, 

nihil amplius imperantis : 

qui diu et utiliflime 

afTumptus Bathoniae 

elegantiae Arbiter, 

eheu ! 

morti, (ultimo defignatori) 

haud indecore fiiccubuit, 

ann. Dom. MDCCLXI. .Etat. fuae LXXXVII. 

beatus ille qui fibi imperiofus ! 

If fecial virtues make remembrance dear. 
Or manners pure on decent rule depend ; 

To His remains confign one grateful tear, 

Of youth the Guardian, and of all the Friend. 

Now fleeps Dominion ; here no Bounty flows ; 

Nor more avails the feftive fcene to grace. 
Beneath that Hand which no difcernment fhews, 

Untaught to honour, or diftinguifh place. 

Bath Abhey, 

\Written by Dr. Harington.'\ 

1764. "John & Alice Browning. 

Death in a good old age 
Ended our weary pilgrim ftage 
It was to we a end of pain 
In hopes to enter Life again. 

Legh Delamere^ Wilts. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 165 



1765. Thomas Chambers. 

" Of fuch is the kingdom of heaven." 

Here lie the remains of Thomas Chambers 

DANCING MASTER 

whofe genteel addrefs and afliduity 

in Teaching 

recommended him to all that had the 

pleafure of his acquaintance. 

He died June 13, 1765. 

Aged 31. 

Llanbelig^ Carnarv. 



1767. Mary^ the wife of the Rev. William Mafon. 

Take, holy earth, all that my foul holds dear ; 

Take that beft gift which heaven fo lately gave. 

To Briftol's fount I bore with trembling care 

Her faded form ; fhe bow'd to tafte the wave, 

And died. Does youth, does beauty read the line ? 

Does fympathetic fear their breafts alarm ? 

Speak, dead Maria ; breathe a ftrain divine : 

E'en from the grave thou fhalt have power to charm. 

Bid them be chafte, be innocent, like thee ; 

Bid them in duty's fphere as meekly move ; 

And, if fo fair, from vanity as free, 

As firm in friendfhip, and as fond in love. 

Tell them, though 'tis an aweful thing to die, 

('Twas e'en to thee) yet the dread path once trod, 

Heav'n lifts its everlafting portals high. 

And bids "the pure in heart behold their GOD." 

Bri/iol Cathedral. 



* * 



1 66 Antiente Epitaphes. 

I'jd'J. Jofeph Newton. 

Who wifhed to live peaceably with all men. 

Born 12th July 1682: died Jany loth 1767. 

He lived in the reigns of 

Twelve crowned heads of Englande. 

Sheffield S. Peter. 

1767. John Bilbie^ Clockmaker^ aged 33. 

Bilbie, thy 
Movements kept in play 
For thirty years and more we fay, 
Thy Balance or thy 
Mainfpring's broken, 
And all thy movements ceafe to work. 

Axbridge^ Somerf. 

1768. John Archer^ at. 74. 

Beneath this ftone lies ARCHER JOHN, 

Late Sexton I aver. 
Who without tears for 34 years 

Did carcafes inter. 
Till to his difmay, on a fummer day. 

Death to him once did fay — 
Leave off your trade. Be not afraid 

But follow me away. 
Without reply, or word or figh. 

The fummons he obey'd ; 
In feventeen hundred & fixty eight 

RefignM his hfe & fpade. 

Selby Abbey. 

^ 4* 



Antiente Epitaphes. 167 



1769. David Williams. 

Under this Yew Tree 
Bvried he would be : 
Becaufe his Father he 
Planted this Yew Tree. 

Guildsfield^ Montgom, 

1770. Jane Shepherd. 

Short was my ftay in this vain world, 

All but a Teeming laughter, 
Therefore mark well my words & ways. 

For thou com'ft pofting after. 



Ripon^ Torkjh. 



1770. 



In memory of 
CHARLES WARD 

Who died May 1770 
Aged 63 years 
A dutiful fon, a loving brother 
and an afFedlionate hufband. 
N. B. This ftone was not ere61:ed by SUSAN his wife. 
She ereaed a ftone to JOHN SALTER hex fecond hufband, 
forgetting the affeftion of CHARLES WARD her firft 
Hufband. 
Let no one difturb his bones. 

Lowejioft^ Suffolk. 

4. 4- 

1770. George Morgan. 

Say more I need not, & fay lefs who can ; 
Here lies the gen'rous, humane, honeft man. 

Newland^ Glouc. 



1 68 Antiente Epitaphes, 

1770. Three Children o/yofeph and Arabella Maton. 

Innocence Embellifhes Divinely Complete 
To Prefcience Coegent Now Sublimely Great 
To the Benign, Perfecting, Vivifying State. 

So Heavenly Guardian Occupy the Skies 
The Pre-exiftent God, Omnipotent, All-wife : 
He can Surpaffingly Immortalize thy Theme, 
And Permanent thy fongul^ Celeftiall Supreme. 

3 
When Gracious Refulgence bids the Grave Refign, 

The Creator's Nurfmg Prote6lion be Thine : 

Thus each Perfpiring ^ther will Joyfully Rife 

Tranfcendently Good, Superiminently Wife. 

S. Edmund'' s^ Salt/bury, 

1 Song all? 

1 77 1. John BiJJey. 

Tho here Engrave our Son fo dear is laid 
If God had pleaPd for him with us to ftaid 
Until our eyes with his had clofed been 
Then had not us thefe days of forrow feen. 

Holt, Wilts. 

1772. John Stewart. 

Man's life is but a winter's day 
Some only breakfaft and away 
Others to dinner ftay & are full fed 
The oldeft man but fups & goes to bed. 
Long is his life who lingers out the day 
Who goes the fooneft has the leaft to pay. 

Barnwell Priory Church. 

\Verfions of this occur in feveral places, e.g., at Llangollen, ©"c] 



Antiente Epitaphes. 169 



1773. Rev. Samuel Love^ Minor Canon. 

When worthlefs grandeur fills the embellifh'd urn, 
No poignant grief attends the fable bier; 
But when dijiinguijh'* d excellence we mourn, 
Deep is the forrow, genuine the tear. 

Stranger, fhouldft thou approach this awful fhrine. 
The merits of the honoured dead to feelc ; 
The Friend, the Son, the Chriftian, the Divine, 
Let thofe who knew him, thofe who lov'd him, fpeak. 

Oh ! let them in fome paufe of anguifh fay. 
What zeal infpir'd, what faith enlarg'd his breafl ; 
How foon the unfetter'd fpirit wing'd its way 
From earth to heaven — from blefling to be bleft, 

Brljiol Cathedral 

{By Mrs. Hantiah More.'] 

•*• •*• 

1774. John Fojier.^ Head-?najier of Eton. 

Qui fuerim, ex hoc marmore cognofces : 

Qualis vero cognofces alicubi. 

Eo fcilicet fupremo tempore. 

Quo egomet qualis et tu fueris cognofcam. 

W'tndfor, Berks. 

1776. Richard Hooper. 

There Leyes the 
body of RICHARD 
HOOPER he dyed 

March the 31^*^ 
MDCCLXXVi aged 76 

Death in a good old age 
Ended my weary Pilgrimage 
The Tim^ will com*^ to rife, & then 
I hope to be with Christ. Amen. 

Pewfey, Wilts. 



lyo Antiente Epitaphes. 

I'J'J'J' Rebeka Gregor. 

I coo and Pine & Ne'er fhall be at Reft, 

Till I come to thee Deareft, Sweeteft, Beft. 

REBEKA GREGOR 

Daughter of John Ofborne efqr. 

of this Pa^^ lyes here buried. 

Hartlep^ EJfex. 

1777. Jnn Lingha?n^ aged 24. 

By death's rude hand untimely fnatch'd away, 
I fleep in hope, & wait the dawning day. 
When this frail duft fhall triumph o'er the tomb. 
And Virgin Beauty wear immortal bloom. 
Wafted by angels to the blifsful fhore. 
No more to ficken, & to die no more. 
Farewell, my friends, farewell for ever dear, 
Read this, & ceafe to drop the filent tear. 

Woodhridge^ Dorfet. 

1779- 

Annabella Willett 

Uxor RoDOLPHi Willett de Therley 

Ceffit fatis 10™^ Decembris, 1779, ^^' 6i™°i 

Quadraginta annis in amore mutuo 

Et in dies crefcente, feliciter exaftis. 

Quid luges .? Conviva fatur, cede. 

Cedo lubens ; 
Ens entium ! miferere noftrum. 

Gt. Canford^ Dorfet. 
4^ ^ 

J 779. Richard^ Elizabeth Barkland. 

When terreftriall all in chaos fhall exhibit efFervefcence 
Then celeftiall virtues with their full effulgent brilliant effence 
Shall with beaming beauteous radiance through the ebullition 
fhine. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 171 



Tranfcending to glorious regions beatifical fublime ; 

Then human power abforbed, deficient to delineate fuch 

effulgent lafling fparks, 
Where honeft plebeians ever will have precedence over 

ambiguous great monarchs. 

Ercall Magna^ Salop. 

\_Perhaps by the fame writer as that at S. Edmund's, Sarum.] 

1780. Richard Wejion^ Baker, 

Short of weight 
H . L . T . B . O . 

R . W . 
I . H . O . A . J . R. 
A . D. 1780. A. 63. 

iS*. Andrew's^ Worcefler, 



1 78 1. Aaron Barkers, 

My wife fo dear I've left behind 
With an akeing heart & a troubl'd mind 
In Heaven I hope your foul to fee 
So lead your life for to come to mee 
There paine & greif cannot annoy 
Nor yet eclipfe our lowing joy. 

Maker^ Cornw, 

1 78 1. "James Barker. 

O cruel Death, how could you be fo unkind, 

To take him before, and leave me behind ? 

You fhou'd have taken both of us if either. 

Which wou'd have been more pleafmg to the furvivor. 

S. Philip's.^ Birmingham, 

4- •*• 



1 7 a Antiente Epitaphes. 



1784. William Rideout. 

Full fixty years Life's bufy path I trod, 
And always walked in the fear of God ; 
Prepar'd for death, his fummons did obey. 
And here muft lie to hungry worms a prey. 
My body's rotting ; yet my foul, I truft, 
Will rife again, and live among the juft. 

Shrowton^ Dorfet. 

1787. Daniel Tear. 

Here, Friend, is little Daniel's Tombe, 

To Jofeph^s age he did arrive ; 
Sloth killing thoufands in their bloom, 
While labour kept poor Dan alive. 
Though ftrange yet true, full feventy years 
Was his wife happy in her tears. 
Daniel Tear died Dec. 9th, 1787. Aged no years. 

Kirk S. Anne^ L of Man. 

1789. 

O cruel death, fo foon to end 

Two faithful wives & fmcere friends 

Death takes the good, too good on earth to ftay, 

And leaves the bad, too bad to take away. 

Harborne^ near Birmingham. 

1790. Mary Ford. 

Here lyes MARY the Wife of JOHN FORD, 
We hope her foule is gone to the LORD ; 
But if for Hell {he has chang'd this life. 
She had better be there than be John Ford^s wife. 

Formerly at Potterne^ Wilts. 



Antiente Epitaphes, 173 



1790. Bryan TunJialL 

Here lies poor but honeft 

BRYAN TUNSTALL 

He was a moft expert Angler, 

until Death, envious of his merit, 

threw out his line, hoolcM him 

and 

landed him here the 21 ft day of April 

1790. 

Ripon^ Torkjh, 

1792. Ifaac Smith. 

Farewell vain world, I know enough of thee 
An now am carelefs what thou fayft of me 
Thy fmiles I envy not nor thy frowns fear 
My cares are paft, my head lies quiet here 
What faults you've feen in me, take care to fhun 
And look at home. Enough there's to be done. 

Bijhofs Cannings.^ Wilts. 



1793. Sarah Royjion. 

A pale Confumption gave the fatall blow, 
The ftroke was certain, tho' th' effecSl was flow : 
With lingering pain Heaven faw me fore oppreft. 
Pitied my fighs, & kindly gave me reft. 

TFoodhurJ}^ Hants. 

\_An early wjlance of this epitaphy which may be found, nvithjlight variations, in almoji every 
churchyard in the ivejiern and f out hern counties.'] 



174 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1793. John Ber ridge. 

Here lye 
the earthly Remains of 
JOHN BERRIDGE 
late VICAR of EVERTON 
and an Itinerant fervant of JESUS CHRIST 

who loved his MASTER & his WORK 

and after running on His errands many years 

was caught up to wait on Him in Heaven 

READER 

art thou born again ? 

No Salvation without a New Birth. 

I was born in fm February 17 16 

Remain'd ignorant of my fallen ftate till 1730 : 

Lived proudly on faith & works for 

falvation till 1754, 

Admitted to EVERTON VICARAGE 1755 ; 

Fled to JESUS alone for refuge 1756 ; 

Fell afleep in JESUS January 22, 1793. 

EvertoHy Lane, 

[Written by himjelf except the date of death."] 

* 4- 

1794. Sufanna Philips. 

Here lies a good & patient wife, 
Who in her life time hated ftrife ; 
A gen'rous friend in time of need. 
And one who lov'd the poor to feed ; 
A loving wife, a tender mother 3 
'Tis hard to find out fuch another. 



Stalbridge^ Dorfet. 



Antiente Epitapbes, 175 

1796. Benjamin Coombes^ Gent^ ^ Betty his wife. 

Great God ! is this our certain doom, 

And are we ftill fecure ? 
Still walking downward to our tomb, 

And yet prepare no more ! 

IVoodhridge^ Dorfet. 

1796. Robert Baxter^ of Farhoufe. 

All you that pleafe thefe lines to read. 
It will caufe a tender heart to bleed. 
I was murdered upon the fell. 
And by a man I knew full well j 
By bread & butter which he laid, 
I, being harmlefs, was betrayed. 
I hope he will rewarded be 
That laid the poifon there for me. 

Knar e f dale ^ Nor thumb. 

1797. fohn Hayne. 

'Tis done, the laft great debt of nature paid, 

HAYNE amongft the numerous dead is laid : 

O'er hills & dales, thro' woods, o'er mountains, rocks, 

With keeneft ardor he purfu'd the FOX : 

Heedlefs of danger, ftranger to difmay, 

Dauntlefs thro' obftacles he held his way : 

But now, alas ! no more his bofom beats 

High in the chafe, forgotten are his heats ; 

His ardor boots him not, for here are bounds 

Ne'er overleapM by huntfman or by hounds ; 

Here was his courfe arrefled ; then draw near 

Sons of the Chace, and drop the pitying tear: 

Now o'er his tomb as you impaffion'd bend, 

And penfive think of your departed friend. 

Repeat the tale conveyM in fimple ftrain, 

And fighing fay — here lies poor honeft HAYNE. 

Pilton^ Devon, 



1^6 Antiente Epitaphes. 



1797. William AJh, 

Reader, pafs on, nor wafte your precious time 
On bad biography and murdered rhyme : 
What I was before 's well known to my neighbours, 
What I am now is no concern of yours. 

., Weft Down^ Devon, 

1798. Sufanna Wheffen. 

Sober, though liberal, and though prudent, jufl ; 
Trufty, though cautious whom fhe ought to truft ; 
She pafTed through life refpe6led and admir'd. 
To that bleft kingdom fhe fo much defir'd. 

Bijhofs Candell, Dorfet. 

1799. Thomas Johnfon^ Surgeon. 

What I was once fome may relate. 
What I am now is all men's fate : 
What I ftiall be none can explain, 
Till he that call'd doth call again. 

Brancepeth, Durham. 
*§• ^ 

1 800. John Hart^ " The 6th defcendant from the Poet Shakefpere.'' 

Here lies the only comfort of 
my life. Who was the beft of , 

Hufbands to a wife. Since 
he is not, no joy I e'er fhall 
have, Till laid by him 
within the filent grave ; 
Here we fhall fleep, & quietly 
remain. Till by God's decree 
we meet in Heaven again, 
There with Chrift eternally 
to dwell. And until that 
bleft time, my Love, farewell. 

Tewkejburyy Wore. 



Antiente Epitaphes. 177 

1800. William Jlderjley. 

More would you have ? Go afk the Poor he fed. 
Whofe was the Hand that raifed their drooping head ; 
Afk of the ^Qw whofe path is ftrew'd with flowers, 
Who made the happy ftill have happier hours ; 
Whofe Voice like his could charm all care away, 
Whofe Look fo tender, or whofe Smile fo gay : 
Go afk of all — and learn from every tear. 
The Good how honour'd, and the Kind how dear. 

Stoke^ Surrey. 



1800. Elizabeth Chudleigh. 

Smitten friends ! 
Are angels fent on errands full of love : 
For us they languifh, & for us they die : 
And fhall they languifh, fhall they die in vain ? 
Ungrateful fhall we grieve their hov'ring fhades, 
Which wait the reformation in our hearts ? 
Shall we difdain their filent, foft addrefs, 
Their poflhumous advice, & pious prayer? 

Catti/hcke^ Dorfet. 



APP EJSIBIX. 



1613. Jane Gee. The Latin verfion accidentally omitted at p. 53. 

EPICEDIUM EDWARDI GEE HVJVS ECCLESIiE IN 
OBITV CHARISSIM^ SV^ CONJVGIS lAN^ GEE QV J£ OBIIT 
VIGESIMO PRIMO DIE SEPTEMBRIS 1613 

O MIHI SI NVMQVAM TAEDAS TETIGISSE JVGALES 

CONTIGERAT MISERO LVX MEA JANA JACET 
VIX DVO LVSTRA SIMVL SVAVISSIMA DUXIMVS & MORS 

INVIDA SVRRIPVIT LVX MEA JANA JACET 
JANA JACES CVI NEC SIMILIS FIDISSIMA CONJVX 

ADMETI : NEC PAR VXOR VLISSIS ERAT 
FCEMINA NVLLA VIRI NEC PROLIS AMANTIOR VNQVAM 

TE PIA NULLA MAGIS, NVLLA PVDICA MAGIS 
ERGO ANIMA O FCELIX AETERNA PACE QVIESCAS 

IN CCELIS VBI NVNC REGNA BEATA COLIS 
AT TVA JANA MEIS LABETVR IMAGO MEDVLLIS 

QVVM FERA DESTITVIT GRAMINA PISCIS AQVAS 
NON VIRIDI POSTHAC INNIXVS FRONDE SIDERA 

SED VELVTI AMISSA COMPARE TVRTVR ERO. 

The following Epitaphs came to hand too late for infertion in their 

proper places. 

1596. — Skerne. 

If each thing's end'^ do each thing's worth exprefs, 
What is man's life, bvt uagve vnperfeilnefs. 
How fwiftly rvnne we to ovr fatall ende. 
Which haue no hope, if death be not ovr friend. 



i8o Appendix. 



I Skerne doe fhew, that all ovr earthly trvft, 
All earthly fayers, and goods, and fweetes are dvft. 
Looke on ye worlde's infide, and looke on mee ; 
Here ovtfide is bvt painted vanitie. 



Bere-Regisy Dorfet. 



^ ^ 



1633. John Star re. 



JOHN STJRRE. 

Starr on hie ! 
Where Jhould a Starr be 

But on hie? 
Tho underneath 

He now doth lie 
Sleepinge in Duji 

Tetjhall he rife 
More glorious than 

The Starres in Jkies. 
1633- 



^ ^ 



Seat on y Devon. 



1642. Sir Edward Giles. 

No trvft to metals nor to marbles when 

Thefe have their fate and vi^ear away as men : 

Times, titles, trophies, may be loft and fpent : 

Bvt vertve rears th' eternall monvment. 

What more than thefe can tombs and tombftones pay ? 

Bvt here's the fvnfet of a tediovs day ; 

Thefe two afleep are, I'll bvt be vndreft 

And foe to bed ; pray wifh vs all good reft. 

Dean Prior ^ Devon. 

[^Recorded by Prince^ ncnu illegible.'] 



Appendix. 1 8 1 



1642. Elizabeth Oldfield. 

Here is the wardrobe of my dufty clothes, 
Which hands divine fhall brufh, and make foe gay 
That my immortal foule fhall put them on, 
And weare the fame vpon my Wedding Daye ; 
In which attire my Lord fhall me convoy 
Then to the Lodginge of eternal ioy. 

Chipping-Sodbury ^ Glouc. 

1643. Robert Gaunter^ Gent. 

His piovs fovle wrapt in diflemper'd earth. 
Was now prepared for a fecond birth ; 
He ftraight afcending the caeleflial fpheres, 
Cafl off her mantle, and hath left it here. 

Ajhburton^ Devon. 

^ 4^ 

1650. Mary Elford. 

TO THE MEMORIE OF 

MARY THE THIRD WIFE OF JOHN ELFORD OF 

SHITSTOR, Efq., WAS HERE INTERRED FEBR. y^ 16 

A° 1642, HAVING ISSUE AT A BIRTH MARY & SARAH 

Wed. poefie 

AS MARYES CHOYCE MADE lOHN REIOYCE 

below 
Soe was her lofTe his heauie crofTe moft know 
Yet loft fhe is not fure but found aboue 
Death gaue her life t'imbrace A dearer loue. 

Anagr.{MARY ELFORD} {FEAR MY LORD} 

Then FEAR MY LORD whilft yet y" mou'fl on mold 

That foe thofe arms that mee may thee infold 

Neer twelue moneths day her maridge heer did pafs 

Her heauenly nuptiall confummated was 

She fertile prou'd in foule and bodye both 

In life good workes at death fhe twyns brought forth 



1 8 2 Appendix. 



And like A fruitfull tree with bearing dy'd 

Yet Phoenix like for one there two furuiued 

Which fhortly pofted their deare mother after 

Leaft this contagion their poore foules might flaughter 

Then ceafe your fad laments I am but gone 

To reape aboue what I below haue fowne. 

A° aetat}{VIXlT obIIt sVperIs^ 
MarIa gaLe IohannIs eLforD VXor tertIa 
heV obIIt eX pVerperIo} {erectum fuit a« 1650. 
Widdecomhe-in-the-Moor^ Devon. 

^ This line ghes her age^ 25 ; the PwofoUcnving lines the date of her death ^ 1642. 

1662. Edward Gould ^ Margaret his wife. 

Death fpar'd not MARGARET, 
Although a PEARL in GOULDE foe nicely fet. 

Staverton^ Devon. 

1669. Robert Roch (1625) iff John Antrem. 

The bodys here of two Divines embrace, 
Both which were once the Paftors of this place : 
And if their corps each other feem to greet. 
What will they do when foule and body meet ? 

Elton .^ Dor fet. 

♦ *$* 

1672. Elizabeth Laurence. 

Goodnefs in heaven gave a birth 

In her to goodnefs here on earth ; 

And having time long-with her bleft, 

Took her to heaven there to reft. 
Goodnefs on earth doth now in mourning go, 
Becaufe fhe hath no pattern here below. 

Wraxhall^ Dorfet. 



Appendix. 183 



1672. Rev. Richard Ham, 

In memoriam RICH. HAM hujus Ecclefiae quondam 
Paftoris, qui in Mufaeo, Le6lioni, Precebus et Jejuniis 
incumbens, Spiritum ejus efflavit die fexto Septembris, 1672. 

Conditur hoc tumulo corpus venerabilis HAMI 
HAMI quo pifces Chriftus captabat acuti 
Quamvis nunc vili cubat ipfe rubigine plenus 
Attamen (ex putredine) clarus in aethera furget. 

Ipplepen^ Devon. 



TJie two following Epitaphs.^ though later than iSoo^ feem too 
curious to be rejeSfed. 

Many perfons probably will be glad to be prefented to the real 
" Lady O^ Looney^'' with whom I myfelf became acquainted only in 
February y 1877, during a cafual vifit to her place of reft. 

1802. George Rongleigh. 

Here lies in a horizontal pofition 

The outfide cafe of GEORGE RONGLEIGH, Watchmaker, 

Whofe abilities in that line were an honor 

to his profeffion : 

Integrity was the Mainfpring 

and Prudence the Regulator 

of all the actions of his life ; 

Humane, generous, and liberal, 

His Hand never flopped 

Till he had relieved diftrefs : 

So nicely were all his Actions regulated 

That he never went wrong, 

Except when fet a going 

By People 

Who did not know his key : 

Even then he was eafily fet right again. 

He had the art of difpofing his time fo well 



184 Appendix. 



That his hours glided away 

In one continual round 

of pleafure and delight, 

Till an unlucky minute put a period to 

His exiftence. 

He departed this life November 14th, 1802, 

aged S7 ', 

Wound up 

In hopes of being taken in hand 

by his Maker, 

And of being thoroughly cleaned and repaired, 

And fet a going 

In the world to come. 



Lydford^ Devon. 

[Copied Ju7ie, 1857.] 



1839. Mrs. Jane Molony. [^^ Lady 0^ Looney.^'Y 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF 

MRS. JANE MOLONY 

WHO LIES INTERRED IN A VAULT UNDERNEATH THIS CHAPEL 
DAUGHTER OF ANTONY SHEE OF CASTLE BAR IN THE COUNTY OF 

MAYO ESQRE 
WHO WAS MARRIED TO MISS BURKE OF CURRY IN THE SAID 

COUNTY 

AND COUSIN TO THE RT HONBLE EDMOND BURKE COMMONLY 

CALLED THE SUBLIME 

WHOSE BUST IS HERE SURMOUNTED OR SUBJOINED 

THE SAID JANE WAS COUSIN TO THE LATE COUNTESS OF 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 
AND WAS MARRIED TO THREE SUCCESSIVE HUSBANDS FIRST 

STUART ESQRE 

COUSIN TO THE LATE MARQUIS OF BUTE J SECONDLY TO WILLIAM 

COLLINS JACKSON 

^ In a 'very mutilated form thh epitaph has long been current as that of " Lady O"" Locney,'' 
& ivasfaid to be found at Pewfey, Wilts. 



Appendix. 1 8 5 



OF LANGLEY LODGE IN THE COUNTY OF BUCKS FORMERLY 

MILITARY SECRETARY 

TO THE HON : EAST INDIA COMPANY IN INDIA ESQRE 

THIRDLY EDMOND MOLONY OF CLONONY CASTLE KING's COUNTY 

IRELAND ESQRE 
BARRISTER AT LAW AND LATE, OF WOODLANDS IN THE COUNTY 

OF DUBLIN 
COUSIN TO THE EARL OF ROSCOMMON, WHO IS BROTHER IN LAW 

OF THE 

PRESENT EARL OF SHREWSBURY AND ALSO COUSIN OF LORD 

VISCOUNT DILLON 

OF COSTOLLO AND GALLON IN THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND 

THE FIRST WIFE OF THE SAID EDMOND MOLONY WAS JANE 

MALONE 

WHO IS INTERRED IN THE DEMESNE OF BARINSTOWN 

IN THE COUNTY OF WESTMEATH WITH HER 

BROTHER IN LAW ANTONY MALONE ESQRE, AND ALSO WITH 

HER COUSINS LORD SUNDERLIN 
AND HIS PREDECEASED BROTHER EDMOND MALONE COMMONLY 

CALLED 
SHAKSPEAR MALONE LATE OF QUEEN ANNE STREET EAST LONDON 
SHE WAS DAUGHTER OF SERGEANT RICHARD MALONE AN 

EMINENT LAWYER AND 
A GREAT STATESMAN WHO POSSESSED GREAT ESTATES IN THE 

SAID king's county 
AND NIECE TO THE RT. HONBLE ANTONY MALONE DECEASED 

WHO WAS GREATLY 
REdRETTED OF WHOM IT WAS SAID BY ONE OF THE MOST 

ELEGANT WRITERS 
OF THE DAY THAT HE POSSESSED ONE OF THE SWEETEST TONGUES 

THAT EVER UTTERED THE DICTATES OF REASON 
HE WAS A GREAT PATRIOT AND REFUSED THE GREAT SEALS OF 

IRELAND THE SITUATION 
BEING AT THE PLEASURE OF THE CROWN WHILE CHANCELLOR 

OF THE EXCHEQUER 

OF IRELAND FROM WHICH HE WAS REMOVED WITHOUT CAUSE 

OR HIS OWN CONSENT 



1 8 6 Appendix. 



HE AVAILED HIMSELF OF THE JUDICIAL PLACE ATTACHED TO IT 
AND SAT ON THE BENCH ABOVE THE CHIEF BARON AND DECIDED 

MANY CASES 

WHICH GAVE GENERAL SATISFACTION AND HIS DECREES WERE 

NEVER QUESTIONED 

HE DIED 1776 AGED 76 

THE SAID MRS MOLONY OTHERWISE MALONE DIED AT SAID 

WOODLANDS 

IN FEBRUARY 1808 AGED 59 

THE SAID MRS MOLONY OTHERWISE SHEE DIED IN LONDON IN 

JANUARY 1839 

AGED 74 

SHE WAS HOT PASSIONATE AND TENDER 

AND A HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED LADY AND A SUPERB DRAWER 

IN WATER COLOURS WHICH WAS MUCH ADMIRED IN THE 

EXHIBITION ROOM IN 

SOMERSET HOUSE SOME YEARS PAST 

"though lost for ever, yet a friend IS DEAR 

THE HEART YET PAYS A TRIBUTARY TEAR." 

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY HER DEEPLY AFFLICTED 

HUSBAND THE 
SAID EDMOND MOLONY IN MEMORY OF HER GREAT VIRTUES 

AND TALENTS 

BELOVED AND DEEPLY REGRETTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER 

FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. 

Chapel of S. George's Burying Ground^ London^ W. 

[Copied May ^ 1877.] 



* * 



INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES. 



Abjlon, 152, 
ABon^ 24. 
Adane, R., 9. 
Adlam, Rev. R., 125, 
Airay, Rev. H., 59. 
Aldeborough^ 28. 
Aidenham^ 1 27. 
Alderfley, W., 177. 
Aldworth, Richard, 45, 
AleHe, Thomas, 22. 
Allen, Ann, 118. 
Allington, Eaji, 117. 
„ Weji, 157. 

Almondjbury^ 163. 
Alton-Priors, 36. 
Aliuington, 104. 
Anderfon, James, 135. 
Andrews, Ann, 59. 
Angell, Mary, 136. 
Antrem, J., 182. 
Arbroath, 141. 
Arlington, 70. 
Archer, J., 166. 
Archer, G. and A., 144. 
Arreton, 9, 63, 64. 
Arundell, Marya, 75. 
Afh, Ann, 96. 
Afh, William, 176. 
Apburton, 86, lOi, 18 1. 
Afke, J., 146. 
Atherington, 117. 
Aughton, 116. 
Auftin, Richard, 156. 
Auftin, Samuel and Mary, 156. 
A'vebury, 39. 
Aver bam, 91. 



Awood, Robert, 153. 
Axbridge, 166. 
Aylejbury, 156. 

Babraham, 44, 

Baby, Abraham, 143. 

Bailey, Annis, 97. 

Bakenham, 65. 

Bakenvell, 162. 

Balquhidder, 128. 

Banbury, 98, 1 12. 

Banbam, 131. 

Bannatine, Thomas, 82. 

Bardfey, 130. 

Baret, J., 12. 

Barf or d, 33. 

Barker, J,, 171. 

Barkers, A., 171. 

Barking, 124. 

Barkland, R. and E., 170. 

Barnjiaple, 95, 10 1, ill. 

Barnwell, 168. 
BarroiM-onSoar, 32. 
Bartlot, L., 13. 
Bafnett, Mifs, 160. 
Baflet, J. &S., 115. 
Baftel, G., 37. 
Bath Abbey, 59, 159, 164. 
Baxter, R., 175. 
Bayntun, Sir E., 30. 
Beaple, Richard, 95. 
Bedingfield, Elizabeth, 85. 
Belfyre, Alexander, 27. 
Beneftede, Andrew, 21. 
Benfon, William, 45. 
B ere- Regis, 180. 



i88 



Index. 



Bergholt, Eajl, 98. 


Bromham, 30, 88. 




Berkeley, 80. 


Brook, T., 89. 




Berridge, Rev. J., 174. 


Brough, 134. 




Berry Narbor, 1 00. 


Broughton-Gifford, 65. 




Berry Pomeroy^ 36. 


Brown, Charles, 158. 




Beft, R., 76. 


Brown, Humphrey, 77. 




Bettefthorne, J., 4. 


Browne, R., 28. 




Be-verley, 120. 


Browning, J. & A., 164. 




Bewes, Cheften, 128. 


Brownrigg, Chriftopher, 116. 




Bewfforefte, R., 18. 


Bunhill Fields Cemetery, 137, 139, 


144. 


Biao?2, 89. 


Bur ford, 10, 72. 




Bigbury, 52. 


Burgoin, William, 70. 




Bilbie, J., 166. 


Burgoyne, T., 19. 




Bird, J., 24. 


Burnham, 31. 




Birmingham, J J I. 


Burjied, Little, 119. 




Bijhopfgate, S. Helen, 26, 39, 84, 123, 


Burton, J., 12. 




126, 159. 


Burton, Robert, 91. 




Bijley, 19. 


5«ry 5. Edmund's, 13. 




Biffey, J., 168. 


Bujshead, il. 




Bittadon, 136. 


B up ley, 106. 




Blackford, Daniel, 128. 


Button, W., 36. 




Blatherwcyke, 82. 


Byrkes, R., 30. 




Blewitt, R. & M., 57. 






Blidivorth, 48. 


Cjefar, Sir Julius, 84. 




Blount, C, 25. 


Caius, Dr., 29, 




Boles, Rev. R., 133. 


Calbourne, 106. 




Bolles, George, 78. 


Caldwell, Florens, 35. 




Boljo'ver, 66. 


Caldwell, L. & M., 73. 




Bond, A., 29. 


Calmady, Shilfton, 95. 




Bonner, J., 62. 


Cal-verleigh, 88, 108. 




Bontfant, R., 12. 


Cambridge, 29. 




Borrows, William, 142. 


Camfield, G. & B., 122. 




Bourchier, W., 68. 


Campbell, Ifobel, 128. 




Bradfield, 118. 


Candel, Bijhofs, 176. 




Bradley, Little, 32. 


„ Stourton, 148. 




Brancepeth, 176, 


Canford, Great, 170. 




Bran/combe, 113. 


Cannings, Bijhofs, l-jT^. 




Braunjion, 142. 


Cantelowe, Margaret, 14. 




Braunton, 138. 


Canterbury, 3, 17. 




Bridge Solers, 1 40. 


Cantley, 145. 




Brig/itivell- Baldwin, 4, 132. 


Carew, Thomas & A., 11 1. 




Brimleis, J., 29. 


Carijbrooke, 64. 




Brinckhurft, J., 31. 


Cartmell, 41. 




Brijiol, All Saints, 94. 


Cattijiocke, 177. 




„ Cathedral, 165, 169. 


Caunter, Robert, 181. 




„ S. Michael, 96. 


Cave, Theo., 32 




„ S. Wer burgh, 77. 


Cavendifh, Sir C, 61. 




Bromfield, Lucy, 62. 


Cerne Abbas, 142. 





Index. 



C/iagford, 93. 
Chamberlayne, R., 27. 
Chambers, T., 165. 
Cheltenham^ 91. 
Chefter, J., 92. 
Chichele, W., 8. 
Chicheley^ 92. 
Chipping. Sodbury^ 1 8 1 . 
Chifhull, J., 95. 
Chittlehampton^ 121. 
Chudleigh, Elizabeth, 177. 
Clarke, Ann, 153. 
Clarke, R., 131. 
Clutterbuck, F., 146. 
Clyjl S. George, 58. 
CofFer, J., 33. 
Coffin, Richard, 104. 
Ccibham, 2. 

Cobham, Joan de, 2. 
Co/ton. Hackett, 160. 
Coggejhall, 19. 
Cole, Humphrey, 71. 
Cole, Laurence, 124. 
Colemore, Sarah, 105. 
Colkirk, 114. 
Collingbourne Ducis, 78. 
Cohvell, R., 21. 
Colyton, 121. 
Conivay, 86. 
Cook, J. J., 163. 
Cooke, Anthony, 55. 
Coombes, Benjamin, 175. 

CopUy 21. 

Corbett, Elizabeth, 149. 
Cordell, Edward, 78. 
Cornhill, S. Michael, 19, 73. 
Cornwallis, Edward, 2C. 
Cotes, T., 99. 
Courtenay, Edward, 7. 
Courtney, Mary, 110. 
CrefTy, J. & J., 16. 
Cripps, Mary, 144. 
Croke, Frances, 46. 
Crowche, W., 60. 
Croyland, 143. 
Crudivell, 12 J. 
Crufe, G. &T., loi. 
Cupper, Elizabeth, 149. 



Curry, 138. 

Curfon, M., 50. 

CutclifFe, Charles & Grace, 87. 

Dagenham, 75. 

Dain, Jofeph, 158. 

Dale, J., 161. 

Dalton-in-Furnefs, 116. 

Dalufle, R., 13. 

Danvers, Anne, 22. 

Darrijdeer, 131. 

Dart, Rofe, 107. 

Dartmouth, 49, 88, 1 46. 

Dauntejey, 22. 

Day, Rev. J., 67. 

Daye, J., 32. 

Dean Prior, 180. 

Deney, Anne, 119. 

Denham, W., 31. 

Dent, R., 144. 

Dickes, Rev. J., 80. 

Digby, Robert & Mary, 151. 

Dint on, 79, 147. 

Dobins, Benjamin, 163. 

Dockett, J. & Mary, 160. 

Doddridge, Dorothea, 58. 

Doncajier^ 30. 

Dorchester, 18, 25. 

Drax, W,, 123. 

Duhe, 75. 

Dunch, Captain, 139. 

Dunche, Anne, 74. 

DunBon, 103. 

Dunheved, S. Stephen, 150. 

Dunkerton, 80. 

Dun ton, 95. 

Durham Cathedral, 29. 

Durfton, Rev. J., 150. 

Dypforde, Henry, 36. 

Earth, Roger, 79. 
Eajingwold, 156. 
Edmburgh, 83. 
Edmonton, 138. 
Edward the Black Prince, 3. 
Edwards, Abraham, 103. 
Edwards, Izan, 55.- 
Eedes, Dean, 46. 



190 



Index. 



Egham^ 29. 


Frivile, Sir J. de, 2. 


Ela, Abbefs, i. 


Fry, Frances, 148. 


Elford, Mary, 181. 


Furlong, Elizabeth, 93. 


Elgin, 133. 




Elingham, 4.3. 


Gabetis, T., 134. 


Elmore, 1 4. 


Garden, Walter, 20. 


Elmjet, 50. 


Gardiner, Roger, 113. 


Elton, 182. 


Gaye, W., 105. 


Englifh, Dr., 91. 


Geddington, 76, 97. 


Englipcombe, 132. 


Gee, Jane, 53, 179. 


Epivorth, 154. 


Geedes, J. & I., 133. 


Er call- Magna, 171. 


Geers, J., 139. 


Efton, J., 26. 


Gibfon, A., 51. 


Evance, Rev. D , 106. 


Gibfon, Nicholas, 24. 


E'uerletgh, 1 02. 


GifFard, Mrs. Grace, 121. 


E'verton, 174. 


Gilbert, R., 145. 


Enverne M'lnjier, 147, 162. 


Giles, Sir Edward, 180. 


Exeter, 58, 109. 


Glajgoiv, 51. 


Eyer, T., 31. 


Gloucejier, S. Katharine, 150. 


Eykyn,J., 153. 


Goldwyre, W., 19. 


Eyre, Elizabeth, 88. 


Goldfmith, Thomas, 145. 




Goodyere, Sir H., 46. 


Fabian, R., 18. 


Gorges, T. & R., 126. 


Farmington, 153. 


Gould, Edward & Mary, 182. 


Father and Son, 113. 


Gourd, Katharine, 125. 


Ferrar, Anne, 55. 


Graye, Robert, 81. 


Ferris, Richard, 10 1. 


Gregor, Rebeka, 170. 


Feverjham, 21. 


Greenhill, Rev. Nicholas, 132. 


Filleigk, 27. 


Grefham, Maurice, 97. 


Finch, W., 126. 


Grey, T., 21. 


Flnedon, 144. 


Grimftone, Edward, 42. 


Flamfled, 6. 


Grove, Hugh, 109. 


Flavel, Rev. T., 129. 


Grylls, Grace, 85. 


Fletcher, Rev. Jofeph, 86. 


Guildsjield, 167. 


Flint, A., 20. 


Guley, J., 160. 


Flood, Frances, 149. 


Gundrada, i. 


Folkefione, 132. 


Gyfe, J., 14. 


Ford, Mary, 172. 




Ford, Thomas, 112. 


Hac combe, ill, 131. 


Forrabury, 125. 


Hadleigk, 76, 142. 


Fortefcue Family, 71. 


Hadley, 46. 


Fortefcue, R., 27. 


Halke, Agnes, 17. 


Fofter, Rev. J., 169. 


Hall, Sufanna, 102. 


Foivey, no. 


Hahergate, 16. 


Foxe, Emma, 28. 


Ham, Rev. Richard, 183. 


Freeborne, A. & D., 113. 


Hamilton, 120. 


Freeman, Robert, 106. 


Handborough, 27. 


Frettenham, 7. 


Harborne, 172. 



Index. 



IQI 



Harding, Philip, 127. 


Ilfracombe, 87, IIO, 1 1 6, 1 60, 


163. 


Hardy, J. & E., 74. 


Ilfington, 112. 




Harford 1 27. 


Ipplefen, 183. 




Harris, T., 86. 


Ipjiu'ich, 139. 




Harrifon, Anne, 156. 


Iron-AElon, 7. 




Hart, J., 176. 


IJle of Man, 117, 172. 




Hartland^ 47, 136. 


/i/fr, 56. 




Hartlep^ 170. 






Hajiings, 158. 


Jarret, J., 73. 




Hathaway, Anne, 67. 


JefFery, Daniel, 1 57. 




Hawles, Harry, 9. 


Jefus Chapel, 23. 




Haydon, Sarah, 66. 


John y^ Smith, 4. 




Hayne, J., 175. 


Johnfon, T., 176. 




Heanton-Punchardon, 105, 115. 


Jones, Humphrey, 155. 




Heavitree, 126. 


Judd, Sir A., 26. 




Hellierd, J., 69. 






Hellierd, Nathaniel, 103. 


Kay, Chriftopher, 134. 




Heminge, Thomas, 142. 


Keeling, W., 64. 




Henfcid, 79. 


Keene, Deborah, 138. 




Heme, 21, 85. 


Keljhall, 9. 




Herrenden, J., 28. 


Kempley, 162. 




Higgs, Rev. G., 140. 


Kendal, 74. 




Higham-Ferrars, 2, 8. 


Kenne, 86. 




Hill, Michael, 118. 


Kenton, 108. 




Hill, T., 13. 


Kerfcuell, Abbot's, 90. 




Holcombe-Rogus, 57. 


Kervvin, R., 58. 




Holdfworth, Mary, 72. 


Kerwin, W., 39. 




Holmes, Thomas, 137. 


Killyleagh, 124. 




Holt, 97, 168. 


King's Teignton, 125. 




Honlton, 151. 


Knar ef dale, 175. 




Hookes, N., 86. 


Knook, 38. 




Hooper, Richard, 169. 


Knowler, J., 85. 




Horndon, Eaji, 135. 


Knowles, T., 6. 




Horrox, Jeremiah, 94. 






Horfepoole, Rev. J., 8. 


Lacock, I. 




Horpam, 137. 


" Lady O'L: -ney," 184. 




Horfwell, Ann, 42. 


Lambe, Edward, 98. 




Howfe, J. &c., 135. 


Lambe, William, 23. 




H udder sf eld, 89. 


Landkey, 97. 




Huddesfield, Katherine, 16. 


Langford, 1 3 5. 




Hutijianton, 108. 


Launcejion, 121, 1 28. 




Hwjley, 42. 


Laurence, Elizabeth, 182. 




Hyde, L., 36. 


Laurence, Gabriel, 67. 
Laurence, G. & S., 104. 




Ickford, 155. 


Laienbam, 137. 




Ideley, Pers, 25. 


Leake, T., 48. 




Ightham, 92. 


Legh' Delamcre, 1 64. 




llford. Great, 14. 


Leigh, Elizabeth, 63. 





IQ2 



Index. 



Leigh, Elizabeth & Gertrude, 63. 

Lepe, 144, 158. 

Ley, Joan, 163. 

Leybourne, Rebecca, 159. 

Lillingtonj 124. 

Lincoln, 11. 

Lindridge, 69, II2, I20. 

Lingham, Ann, 170. 

Lifter, C, 130. 

Liverpool, 94. 

Llanbelig, 165. 

Longe, Robert, 65. 

LONDON:— 

^Il-Hallows, Barking, 59. 

„ Bread Street, 75. 

„ Lombard Street, 37, 55. 

C/iriJi Church, Bridewell, 44. 
5. Alban, Wood Street, 51. 
S. Andrew, Holborn, 45. 
S. Ann in the Willows, 28. 
5. AnthoUn, 6. 

S. Bartholomew the Great, 93. 
5. Benet, PauPs JVharf, 124. 

„ Sherehog, 55. 
5. Botolph, Alderjgate, 52. 
5. Bunfian in the Weft, 8, 1 3, 60, 78. 
5. Edmund, Lombard Street, 15. 
S. Faith, 23. 

5. George's Burying Ground, 186. 
5. G/7«, Cripplegate, 104. 
5. fff/f«, Bijhopfgate, 26, 39, 84, 123, 

126,159. 
S. John Zachary, 54. 
5. Katharine Cree, 46. 
5. Leonard, Fojler Lane, 20, 157. 

„ Shoreditch, 38. 

5. Margaret, Lothbury, 65. 

„ Wejiminfter, 20, 149. 

5. Martin, Ludgate, 35. 

„ ^/«/;-j, 8, 13. 

5. M^ry Alder mary, 25. 
„ Summer jett, 60. 
5. Mar^y Magdalene, Milk Street, 49. 
5. Matthew, Friday Street, 41. 
5. Michael Bajfipaw, 12. 
„ Cornhill, 1 9, 73. 

„ Eajlcheap, 152. 

5. Mildred, Poultry, 30. 



iS. Nicholas Ola've, 11. 

5. Nicholas Cole Abbey, 45. 

5. OAz'z;^, i/^zrf 5^rfe?, 37. 
„ Jfw^iy, 27. 
„ Southnvark, 45. 

5. Pancras, 155, 160. 

5. Pancrate, Soper''s Lane, 56. 

5. Paul's, 34. 

5. Sa-viour''s, Southnvark, 73. 

5. Stephen, Coleman Street, 51. 

5. Sivithin, Cannon Street, 78. 

5. Thomas, South war k, 26. 
Love, Rev. Samuel, 169. 
Low, Dr., 51. 
Lowejloft, 118, 167. 
Lupton, Margaret, 147. 
Luton, 17, 19. 
Luttrell, Nicholas, 47. 
Lydford, 184. 

Mably, J. & A., 131. 

Maker, 171. 

Mai don, 10. 

Manfield, R., 10. 

Manners, Sir R., 79. 

Marlborough, 28. 

Marfhall, James, 143. 

Marfhall, J., 11. 

Marjhfeld, 66. 

Martyn, Sir N., 108. 

Mapam, 134. 

Mafon, Mary, 165. 

Mafon, William, 90. 

Maton, Children of J. & A., 768. 

Maule, Mary, 115. 

McMichel, Daniel, 131. 

Meekie, Andrew, 138. 

Melroje, I 58. 

Membury, 95, 149. 

Mere, 4. 

Meredeth, 66. 

Merrett, T., 122. 

Mickleham, 29, 62. 

Micolt, J., 8. 

Middleton, Anne, 41. 

Milton, Great, 109. 

Milton, Kent, 22. 

Mimms, North, 141. 



Index. 



'93 



Miferden, 150. 
Molony, Mrs. Jane, 184. 
Monkleigh, 105. 
Moor, J., 90. 
Morchard-B'ijhop^ I 3 5. 
More, of Norwich, 43. 
More, Richard, 6. 
More, T., 124. 
Moreton^ South, 6. 
Morgan, George, 167. 
Morgan, J. & E., 38. 
Mortimer, Maud de, 2. 
Mofoke, Henry, 116. 
Mountague, Catherine, 52. 
Mullyon, 129. 
Mufgrave, J., 130. 

Nailfea, T]. 
Nafli, "Beau," 164. 
Nettlecombe, 1 30. 
Newberry, W., 138. 
Neivland^ 167. 
Newnham, 162. 
Newton, Jofeph, 166. 
Nordell, R., 15. 
Northleach, 14. 
Norwich, S. Giles, 85. 

„ 5. Gregory, 41. 

„ .S. John Maddermarket, 47. 

„ 6'. Peter, 21. 

Oakham, 143. 
Ockham, 154, 155, 159. 
Okehampton, 48. 
Oken, T., 28. 
Okey, Samuel, 144. 
Oldficld, Elizabeth, 181. 
Omberjley, 149. 
Ombury, jj. 
Ofgen, J., 37. 
Ormjby, Great, 10. 
Oriudl, 69. 
Ofborne, Juliana, 58. 
0//sry 5. Mary, 61, 66. 
Oundeley, J., 6. 
Overbury, Sir T., 57. 
Oxford Cathedral, 9 1 . 
„ Neiu College, 13. 



Oxford, S^ueens, 59. 
Oxhill, 128. 

Paget, William, 98. 
Palavicene, Horatio, 44, 
Palmer, T., 5. 
Parker, &c., 120. 
Parminter, Catherine, 116. 
Pajr, Thomas, 81. 
Parfons, Henry, 103. 
Pattifon, Sufan, 142. 
Payne, T., 159. 
Paynter, J., 22. 
Pearfe, J. & J., 52. 
Pemberton, Sir J., 54. 
Penell, Edward, 112, 120. 
Penel), W., 68. 
Penfhurft, 58. 
Peterborough Cathedral, 40. 
Petre, Thomafin, 48. 
Peivfey, 156, 169. 
Philips, C. C, 152. 
Philips, Sufanna, 174. 
Phillips, T., 155. 
Pierce, T., 80. 
Pilton, 175. 
Pinner, 67. 
Plymouth, 159. 
Pointz, Robert, 7. 
Poticary, Elizabeth, 35. 
Potterne, 146, 172. 
Poyntz, Edward, 136. 
Prefton, R., 152. 
Prince, Elizabeth, no. 
Prittlciuell, 1 13. 
Puckering, Cicely, 84. 
Pujey, 119. 
Pye, Gamaliel, 44. 
Pyndar, T. & E., 162. 
Pytt, Dorothy, 77. 

Rainham, 22. 
Rainsford, Meneleb, 79. 
Ramfay, James, 158. 
Ramjbury, 2. 
Randall, J., 140. 
Randall, Katherine, 99. 
Randall, Richard, 60. 



C C 



94 



Index. 



Randolph, T., 82. 
Raper, H., 150. 
Rathbone, Charles, 158. 
Read, W., II. 
Reed, J., 17. 
Refon, Ellen, 76. 
Reynell, Lady, 107. 
Reynell, R. & L., 80. 
Richards, Richard, 112. 
Richardfon, Rev. R., 124.. 
Rideout, William, 172. 
Rlpon, 147, 150, 165, 167, 173. 
Ripangksy 43. 
Rivers, James, 93. 
Hoad, 69, 103. 
Roberts, Barne, 51. 
Robinfon, J., 127. 
Roch, Robert, 182. 
Rogers, Rebecca, 132. 
Rolle, Denys, 89. 
Rongleigh, George, 183. 
Roope, J., 48. 
Rofewell, J., 132. 
Rofier, J., 114. 
Royfton, Sarah, 173. 
Ruddle, Sarah, 121. 
Rumbold, Stephen, 132. 
Ruffell, Rev. R., 109. 
Rutter, Bifhop, 117. 
Rychards, J., 53. 

Salifiury, 34, 168. 

Salter, Lady Mary, 56. 

Saltford, 149. 

Sandys, Mary, 41, 

Savage, Robert & Chriftine, u. 

Scalys, Lady, 16. 

Scarleit, R., 40. 

Seatorij 1 81. 

Selhy j4bbey, 166. 

Selby, Dorothy, 92. 

Sewell, Catherine, 19. 

Shakfpeare, William, 60. 

Sheffield, 166. 

Shelf or d, Little, 2. 

Shepherd, Jane, 167. 

Shepherd, Sir James, 151. 

Sherborne Abbey, 151. 



Sherland, Edward, 50. 
Sherman, J., 61. 
Shillingford, 16. 
Sbrenvjbury, 158. 
Shro'WtofJ, 172. 
Sidbury, 6 1, 103. 
Sidney, Sir Philip, 34. 
Simpfon, Jeremiah, 147. 
Skerne, — , 179. 
Skory, Elizabeth, 38. 
Skypwith, Richard, 6. 
Slaughamj 18. 
Slimbridge, 154. 
Smith, Ifaac, 173. 
Smith, L., 45. 
Smyth, Sir J., 14. 
Smyth, John y^, 4. 
Snodland, 5. 
Soham, 94. 

Sommers, Jofeph, 142. 
Sothertone, T., 47. 
Southcote, G., T. & M., 
Southcott, Amias, 86. 
Southcott, G., 108. 
South Hill, 118. 
Southo^er, I. 
Southivark, S. Olave, 45. 

„ 5. Sa'viour, 73. 

„ 5. Thomas, 26. 

Spearing, J., 160. 
Spong, J., 155. 
Spycer, J., 9. 
Stalbridge, 174. 
Stanford, 141. 
Stanley, Sir T., 43. 
Staplehill, Gilbert, 88. 
Staples, W., 104. 
Starre, J., 181. 
Sta'vertorij 182. 
5. Albans, 5, 7. 
5. Crofs, 104. 
5. Decuman s, 40. 
5. Enoder, 131. 
S. Ervany 1 09. 
S. Germans, II J. 
S. John, W., 2. 
S. Maur, Edward, 78. 
S. Maur, Laurence de, 2. 



Index. 



95 



5. fVinnion, 1 45. 

Stephens, Edmund, 145. 

Stepney, 24, 136, 139. 

Stewart, J., 168. 

Stock, Rev. R., 75. 

Stockton, 35. 

Stoke-in-Teignheady 93. 

Stoke S. NeSian, 47, 136, 148. 

Stoke, South, 140. 

Stoke, {Surrey,) 177. 

Stokenham, 99. 

Stone, 12. 

Stone, J,, 61. 

Stone, Sir W., 49. 

Stoneham, North, 143, 160. 

„ South, 72. 
Stourton-Candel, 148. 
Strange, Edward, 152. 
Strange, Hamon de, 108. 
Stratford-on-Avon, 60, 67, 102. 
Strathmart'in, 135. 
Streatham, 15. 
Stroud, 146. 
Stydolf, J., 29. 
Sutton, Anthony, 25. 
Sutton, Sir W., 91. 
Swift, Richard, 65. 
Sivimbridge, 114. 

Tanfield, Sir L., 72. 
Taploiv, II. 
Taunton, 81. 
Taivjiock, 68, 99. 
Taivton, B'lpofs, 107. 
Taylor, J. & B., 65. 
Tear, Daniel, 172. 
Tedburn, 53. 
Teignton, Xing'" s, 125. 
Tew^j', 90. 

Tefdale, Sufanna, 102. 
Tetbury, 144. 
Tewkep^ury, 122, 176. 
Thljileworth, 25. 
Thornburgh, E., 41. 
Thorndon, Alys, 7. 
Thorpe, 32. 
Thundridge, 113. 
Thurjion, 119.. 



Thwaites, Francis, 141. 
Tichfield, 62. 
TiddeJ-well, 33. 

liUingham, 71. 
Tilly, Mary, 147. 
Timperley, Nicholas, 1 14. 
Tintagel, 142. 
7?/Jz/ry, 36. 
Tiverton, 7, 1 53. 

'^««|-j 43- 

Tooker, Mrs. Amy, iii. 

T<3?«f5, 85. 

Trapp, Rev. Dr., 157. 

Trappis, Robert, 20. 

Travers, Mary, 56. 

Truflowe, J., 38. 

Tully, Richard, 150. 

Tunftall, Bryan, 173. 

Turar, T , 94. 

Turvey, 53. 

Tufler, T., 30. 

Tyer, Ralph, 74. 

Tyrrell, Martha, 135. 

Urfwyk, Chriftopher, 18. 

range, 115. 
Velley, Captain, 136. 
Venard, Anne, 34. 
Vernor, James, 159. 
Vicary, Ludovicus, 117. 
Vincent, Lady, 96. 
Vincent, Nathaniel, 139. 
Vine, J., 143. 

Walker, Alice, 33. 
Walker, T., 37. 
Wally, J., 59. 
Walrond, Sir W., 118. 
Walfch, Sir T., 4. 
fValtbam Abbey, 16. 
„ Great, 44. 
Walton, G., 119. 
Walton, Izaac, 129. 
Wanlep, 4. 

Ward, Charles, 167. 
Ward, Dr., 94. 



196 



Index. 



Ward, Mifs Mary, 161. 


Wilcock, H., 148. 


Warmington, G., 150. 


Wilkinfon, WifeofDr., 109. 


JVarnvick^ 28, 84. 


Willajion, Great, 81. 


Waterhous, Tobie, 70. 


Willett, Annabella, 170. 


Waterpery^ 50. 


Williams, D., 167. 


Weare, R., 28. 


Williams, Rev. J., 121, 


Wear Gifford, 71. 


Williams, T., 26. 


Weles,J., 137. 


Wilton, 33. 


JVelton, 147. 


Winchejler Cathedral, 129. 


Wenman, R., 17. 


Windham, J. & F., 40. 


Wedey, Rev. Samuel, i 54. 


Windjor, 18, 169. 


Weft, Grifell, 141. 


Wing, 99. 


Weft, William, 157. 


Wittenham, Little, 74. 


Weftcott, Mary, 100. 


Wood, Elizabeth, 117. 


Wefi Down, 176. 


Wood, R. & J., 10. 


Wejiminfler Abbey, 67. 


• Woodhridge, 170, 175. 


„ S. Margaret, 20, 149. 


Woodhurji, 173. 


Wefton, R., 171. 


Woolborough, 80, 107. 


Whateley, William, 98. 


Wolf or d. Great, 140. 


Wheffen, Sufanna, 176. 


Woherhampton, 152. 


Wheeler, Hannah, 135. 


Wol'uerton, 157. 


Widdecombe in the Moor, 182. 


Worcejier Cathedral, 46. 


Whiddon, Mary, 93. 


„ S. Andrew, ijl. 


White, R., 77. 


Wrangle, 17. 


White, W., 119. 


Wraxhall, 182. 


Whitnajh, 133. 


Wyatt, Jane, 162. 


Whittle, J. & Deborah, 148. 


Wyfeman, T., 44. 


Wbitnvell, 70, 79, 122. 




Wilbraham, Great, 161. 


Yerbury, T., 162. 


Wilby, 86. 


Toxford, 55. 



CO 



J. Masters & Co., Printers, Albion Buildings, Bartholomew Clofe, E.G. 



'J 



-^^(I/OJIIVOJOV" <rji3DNVSm^ ^/Ja3AlNn]WV ^<!/OJI]V3JO^ ' 



4,0FCAlIF0ff^> ^^^^^UNIVEI?S•/^ ^lOSANCri£j> 




'^^Aiivaaii^s'? 







^OFCAIIFO;?^ 







.Vcl05ANCflfj> 










^;^MIBRARY<9/: 







\0JI1VJJ0^ 



33 



^^rtt UNIVf l?y//v 




o 



vvlOSANCFl% 

o 




A]>jr]UV 



^>;,.OF-CAllF0fi»^ 



^-'^Aavaan-^ 




^.OF-CAIIFO% 




^^Aavaan# 



-p c 




<^UDNVSOV"<^ 



, ^^MIBRARY^/ 




3 2 



,^WEUNIVER5"/A 




'%13DNVS01^ 



^lOSANCFlfj> 




"^aBAlNn-JWV^ 



^^lilBRARYC 

^ 1 ii— ^ ':j: 




^i^OJllVDJO' 



^OFCAIIFOff^ 




^^Aavaan# 



<: 




o 




<^DNVsoi^ "^/saaAiNn-artv 



^OFCAIIFO/?^ 







^lOSANCFlfj> 
o 




'^^/smm-m 



^^iimmo/:. ^Hmmo/: 




^<!/Ojnvjjo^ 



.^\^MINIVER5■/A 




^(JOJIIVO-JO'^ ^TiiJONVSOV"^^ 



^•lOSANCa^^ 




%a3AiNn}i\v 



^■OFCAlIFOfiU;^ 

. — . ^5 
^(JAJlV^aiH*' 




^OFCAIIFO^^ 







,^WE•UNIVER5/A , 

§ i 

p iL. 




.tC.IIOOAftV^. 



iir iiiii«/m(>< 



<riuoNV-sov^~ 



^\\^EUNIVERS/^ ^lOSANCFlij-^ 




o 



"^"Tii^ONYSOl^' 



o ^ 




JAiNrt-awv 



^'J'ly^fflTY OF CAUFORNIA-LOS A^iGEL 



Hill 




008 019 355 



ifJi ig I ill I I 



'^omv^' 










! iMt 







I 

JDNVSOl^ 



^UNIVFRS// 




11^^ 



'Tk-u rrvvx. 



■rj;, 




%129NVS01^ 



3/\lNnJ\V^ 



-n ^— > 

O Li- 






aofcaiifo% aofcau 




Wii mi