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Prebendary of Cblwall, in Hereford Cathedral, 
and Vicar of Upton Bishop. 


Robert Clarke. 

London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Stationers' Hall Court, E.C. 

Walsall : W. Henry Robinson, The Bridge. 

Hereford : Jakeman & Carver, High Town. 


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List of Subscribers 

Introduction ... 

Groundpians ... 

Monumental Inscriptions, King Ethelber'j 

„ ,, Bishops 


,, ,, Clergy and Laity 

Notes on Effigies and Monumental Stones 
Description of Illustrations ... 
Present Members of the Cathedral 





C.H.Y.— Chapter House Yard. 

N.T. and S.T.— North or South Transept. 

N.E.T. — North Eastern Transept. 

S.E.T.— South Eastern Transept. 

B.C.— Bishop's Cloister. 

V.C. — Vicar's Cloister. 

Frequent reference is made to the following Authors : — 

A.J. — Archceological Journal of the Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 

D. — Rev. J. Duncomb, History and Antiquities of the County of Hereford, [ 804-1 z. 

Ding. — History from Marble, by Thomas Dingley, temp: Charles ti. Pub. by 

Camden Society, 1867. 

V.H.G.— Visitor's Hand Guide to the Cathedral, by Rev. F. T. H, 4th e&, 1876 
R.— History and Antiquities of the City of Hereford, by 1 )r R. Rawlinsnn. 1717. 
B.W.— Survey of English Cathedrals, 1742, by Browne Willis. 
Price's Hist. — Historical Account of City of Hereford, by J. Price, 1796. 


G. F. Adams, Esq., North Cliff, Penarth 

Rev. Henry Addington, Hemlow Grange, Biggleswade 

Captain E. Mynde Allen, Upton Bishop 

Charles Anthony, Esq., The Elms, Hereford 

W. Havard Apperley, Esq., Withington 

John H. Arkwright, Esq., Hampton Court (2 copies) 

"John C. Aston, Esq., Barnamore House, Withington 

B. St. John Attwood-Mathsws, Esq., Pontrilas Court 

Sir Joseph Bailey, Bart., M.P., Glanusk Park, 

R. W. Banks, Esq., Ridgebourne, Kington 
Rev. E. L. Barnwell, Melksham, Wilts 
Charles Bath, Esq., Swansea 
H. C. Beddoe, Esq., N.P., Hereford 
B. H. Beedham, Esq., Ashfield House, Kimbolton, 

Mr. J. Powell Bennett, Upton Bishop, Ross 
Rev. S. Bentley, Vicar of Bosbury. 
Rev. J. Blackburn, Tvvemloe Lodge, Leamington 
Frederick Bodenham, Esq., Hereford 
J. A. Bradney, Esq., Rockfield House, Monmouth 
'II. G. Bull, Esq., M.D., Hereford 

Very Rev. Lord Aluyne Compton, Dean of Worcester 

Rev. Sir George Cornewall, Bart., Moccas Court 

Sir Herbert Croft, Bart., Lugwardine Court 

E. Caddick, Esq., Wellington Road, Edgbaston 

Thomas Cam, Esq., Hereford 

Canterbury — Rev. The Dean and Chapter 

Rev. A. J. Capel, Vicar of St. John Baptist, Hereford 

Joseph CarlesSj Esq., Hereford 

W. Fowler Carter, Esq., Edgbaston, Birmingham 

Rev. R. Cattley, Hon: Canon of Worcester 

Rev. A. W. Chatfield, Vicar of Much Marcle 

John Cheese, Esq., West Malvern (2 copies) 

W. Chiake, Esq., Sutton, Hereford 

Rev. E. ff. Clayton, Rector of Ludlow, Prebendary 

j. J. Cleave, Esq., Hereford 

Mevsey Clive, Esq., Whitfield 

Rev. R. H. Cobbold, Rector of Ro>s 

N. Kyrle Collins, Esq., Wiltondale, Ross (2 copies) 

Rev. W. Cooke, Hon. Canon of Chester 

William Henry Cooke, Esq., Q.C., 42, Wimpole 

Street, London (4 copies) 
Mrs. Crane, Oakhamp f >\\ Stourport (2 copies) 
John Henry Crane, Esq., Hillhampton, Stourport 

Rev. G. H. Davenport, Foxley, Hereford (2 copies) 
Rev. James Davies, Moorcourt, Prebendary of Hereford 
T. Theophilus Davies, Esq., North Villas, Hereford 
Rev. J. B. De la Bere, Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham 
Mrs. Delamain, Queen's Terrace, Windsor 
R. H. De Winton, Esq., Graftonbury 
Rev. Robert Dixon, LL.D., High School, Nottingham 
Albert W. V. Duncombe, Esq., Hereford 

W. Fairer Ecroyd, Esq., M.P., Credenhill 

Rev. J. Edwards, Rector of Croft, Prebendary of 

' Hereford 
Mrs. Evans, Moreton Court 
Rev. E. A. Evans, Vicar of Holmer 
Exeter — Rev. The Dean and Chapter 

Right Hon. Lady Emily Foley, Stoke Edith 
Rev. W. C. Fowle, Vicar of Brinsop 
J. T. Owen Fowler, Esq., Hereford 
J. B. Fowler, Esq., Brecon 

Lewis Ffytche, Esq., F.S. A., Thorpe Hall, Elkington, 

Right Hon. the Earl of Glasgow, Isle of Cumbrae 
Lieut. Col. Sir William V. (niise. Ban., Elmore 

Court, Gloucester 
Mr. J. Gawthorp, 16, Long Acre 
Mrs. J. S. Gibbons, Boddington Manor, Cheltenham 
Mr. W. Godwin, Lugwardine 
Miss Guthrie, The Poole, Hereford 

Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Hereford ( 2 copies) 
Hon. and Very Rev. The Dean of Hereford (2 dpi,.- ) 
Hereford — Rev. The Dean and Chapter 

,, Rev. The Custos and Vicars 

,, The Permanent Library 

,, The Public Free Library 

Mr. G. C. Haddon, Hereford 

Richard Hanby, Esq., Chetham's Library, Manchester 
W. Hebb, Esq., Ross 
H. Higgins, Esq., Thinghill 
Rev. H. T. Hill, Rector of Felton, Prebendary of 

James Hilton, Esq., 60, Montague Square, London 
Rev. F. H. Hotham, Ructor of Rushbury, Salop 
W. Hogarth, Esq., Upton Bishop 

Messrs. Jakeman and Carver, Hereford 

L Gwynne James, Esq., Hereford 

Rev. John Jebb, D.D., Chancellor of the Choir and 

Canon Residentiary 
Mrs. Johnson, The Steppes, Eign, Hereford 
Rev. Alexander G. Jones, Vicar of Ballingham 
Rev. Christopher Jay Jones, Vicar of Westbury on 

Miss Jones, Moorfields, Hereford 
Mr. Joseph Jones, Hereford 
Mrs. Jones, Hampton Park Villas, Hereford 

F. R. Kempson, Esq., Hereford 

J. H. Knight, Esq., N.P., Castle Street, Hereford 

Lieut. Colonel Money Kyrle, Homme House, Marcle 

Messrs. Ladmore and Son, Hereford (2 copies ) 
Thomas Llanwarne, Esq., Mayor of Hereford 


C. Landon, Esq., Harley Street, Cavendish Square, 

Theophilus Lane, Esq., Broomy Hill, Hereford 

Major General Lawrence, Gloucester Square, Hyde 

Edwin Lloyd, Esq., Leominster 

Mr. James W. Lloyd, Kington 

Lincoln — Rev. The Dean and Chapter 

London — Rev. The Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's 
,, Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House 
,, Library of the Corporation, Guildhall 
,, Library of Sion College, London Wall 

Right Hon. the Earl of Mar and Kellie, Alloa Park 
The Dowager Countess of Mar and Kellie, Ennismore 

Gardens, London 
Venerable Archdeacon Maddison, Rector of Richard's 

Manchester — Public Free Library 
Rev. W. K. Marshall, Vicar of Wragby, Prebendary 

of Hereford 
Mrs. Colonel Martin, Upton Bishop 
Charles G. Martin, Esq., Hereford 
William E. Martin, Esq., Moorfields, Hereford 
W. Merewether, Esq., White Cross Road, Hereford 
Rev. G. M. Metcalfe, Vicar of Pipe and Lyde 
Rev. W. Moreton, Succentor of St. Asaph Cathedral 
Rev. W. Peete Musgrave, Canon Residentiary and 

Prrelector of Hereford 

J. E. Norris, Esq., Hereford 

Rev. Sir F. A. Gore Ouseley, Bart., PrEecentor of 

Hereford Cathedral 
W. Watkins Old, Esq., Hereford 

Right Hon. the Earl of Powis, Powis Castle 

Rev. E. Palin, Vicar of Linton. 

Rev. C. S. Palmer, Rector of Eardisley 

T. Gambier Parry, Esq., Highnam Court 

R. Kyrke Penson, Esq., F.S.A., Dinham House, 

Rev. H. W. Phillott, Rector of Staunton on Wye, 

Prebendary of Hereford 
Mr. Edward J. Pilley, High Town, Hereford 
Reginald Lane Poole, Esq., British Museum 
Rev. \V. Poole, Vicar of Hentland, Prebendary of 

Mr. J. C. Powles, Hereford 
Courtenay C. Prance, Esq., Hatherley Court, 

J. E. I'restage, Esq., 65, Princess Street, Manchester 

(2 copies) 
Rev. W, Price, Vicar of Llangwm, Usk 
Rev. William Pulling, Rector of Easlnor, Prebendary 

of Hereford 
Rev. fohn Purton, Rectory of Oldbury, Prebendary 
" <,f Hereford 

James Rankin, Esq., M.P., Bryngwyn. 

John James Reynolds, Esq., Hereford 

Rev. M. II. Ricketts, Vicar of Knighton 

Arthur Robarts, Esq., Lower Norwood Lodge 

T. 1). Roberts, Esq., M.I.C. Eng: The Grove, 

New 1 "lit, Mon: 
\\ . Hamilton Rogers, Esq., Colyton, Devon 
lohn Rolls, Esq., M.P., The Hendre, Monmouth 

Right Hon. and Ven. Lord Saye and Sele, Canon 

Residentiary of Hereford 4 copies 
Sir H. Scudamore Stanhope, Bart., Holme Lacy 
Salisbury — Rev. The Dean and Chapter 
Rev. Holland Sandford, Rector of Eaton-u-Heywood, 

Arthur Schomberg, Esq., Seend, Melksham. 
J. Oldrid Scott, Esq., Spring Gardens, London 
J. P. Seddon, Esq., 1, Queen Anne's Gate, London 
Rev. J. E. Sewell, D.D., Warden of New College, 

Rev. T. Shackleton, Vicar Choral, Hereford 
Rev. W. R. Shepherd, Vicar of Preston-on-Wye. 
E. P. Shirley, Esq., Ettington Park, Stratford-on-Avon 
Rev. J. S. Sidebotham, Vicar of Aymestrey 
Rev. W. Sparrow Simpson, D.D., F.S.A., St. Paul's 

Rev. Isaac Gregory Smith, Vicar of Great Malvern, 

Prebendary of Hereford 
Rev. Sidney Lidderdale Smith, Canon Residentiary 

of Hereford 
Mrs. Townshend Smith, St. John's Street, Hereford 
R. Vassar Smith, Esq., Ashfield, Great Malvern 
Rev. T. T. Smith, Rector of Thruxton 
Rev. W. C. Sparrow, LL.D., Ludlow 
Rev. H. J. Stillingfleet, Rector of Hampton Bishop 
Rev. H. F. St. John, Dinmore Manor House 
Mr. Edwin Stooke, Hereford 

Rev. b. H. Tatham, Cathedral School, Hereford 
Rev. Charles Taylor, Rector of Great Cressinghani, 

Prebendary of Hereford 
Captain Telfer, R.A., Hereford 
Charles P. Terrott, Esq., Wispington, Horncastle 
Rev. S. Thackwell, Vicar of Aconbury 
T. C. S. Torney, Esq., Airfield, Dublin 
Rev. John J. Trollope, Vicar of Lydney, Prebendary 

of Hereford 
Stephen Tucker, Esq., Somerset Herald, Herald's 


Edward M. Underwood, Esq., Castle Street, Hereford 

Miss Wade, Walmcr, Rent 

Sir Offley Wakeman, Rait., Rorrington Lodge, 

Miss E. Loveday Walker, Richmond Place, Hereford 
Edmund Waterton, Esq., F.S.A., Deeping Waterton 

Hall, Lincolnshire 
Rev. T. W. Webb, Vicar of Hardwick, Hay 
Mr. J. Whitmarsh, Si. Budeaux, Plymouth 
Rev. J. F. Wickenden, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, 

Prebendary of Lincoln 
E. W. Colt Williams, Esq., The Gate House, 

Hereford, H. M. Inspector of Schools 
Miss E. Williams, Ethelbert House, Hereford 
Miss Margaret Williams, 162, Huskisson Street, 

Rev. Charles T. Wilton, Vicar of Foy 
Rev. J. Woollam, Vicar of Varkhill 
W. G. Wybrants, Esq., J. P., 45 Ragland Road, Dublin 
Nicholas S. Wynn, Esq., Hereford 



N the following pages an attempt is made to record all existing 
Inscriptions in the Cathedral and its Churchyard ; also to collect from all sources 
Epitaphs no longer remaining. 

In all cases copies have been taken from the original stones by the author's own hands, 
as accurately as possible. (Note i.) This work has been attended with great difficulty in 
consequence of the decayed state of many stones, or the unskilful repainting of numerous 
tablets. Doubtless there have been many other inscriptions destroyed at various times, of 
which no record remains. This remark applies not only to ancient stones, but to many 
placed in the Churchyard within the last hundred years. The following order of arrangement, 
which was deemed the simplest, has been followed in these pages : — 
I. Epitaphs of the Bishops of Hereford. 
II. „ Deans of the Cathedral. 

III. All others in Alphabetical order. 

It has been found convenient to adopt abbreviations of the names of the various parts of 
the Cathedral, also of the authorities to whom frequent reference is made. A table of these 
will be given, and a general index will complete the volume. A description of the 
Monuments is occasionally, but not generally, given ; otherwise this work would be largely 
increased. Notes are added, stating facts oftentimes trivial, but worthy, it is hoped, of 
permanent record. 

The Illustrations consist chiefly of Heraldic remains and other Monumental objects of 
antiquarian interest. Three ground plans have been prepared which indicate the present 
positions of all the most important Monuments and Epitaphs. 

For the modern Heraldry which brightens these pages I would express my gratitude 
for the assistance received in the production, as specially due to the Right Hon. and 
Ven. Lord Saye and Sele, the Hon. and Very Reverend The Dean of Hereford, and Sir 
Joseph Bailey, Bart., M.P., for the County of Hereford. 

To Mr. Robert Clarke, of Hereford, Architectural Sculptor, I am under special 
obligation for the great and unwearied interest he has taken in the preparation of most 
of the Illustrations. Without his assistance, frequent and gratuitous as it has been, the 
pictorial portion of this volume would never have been produced. 

I must also record the important assistance I have received from Stephen Tucker, Esq., 
Somerset Herald. To him I am indebted for correct drawings of the modern Heraldry, 
and for much valuable information and advice. To those many friends and subscribers 
whose names are appended, I beg to offer my best thanks for their support ; trusting that 
they will extend much indulgence to me for the many defects they may discover in the 
attempt now made to collect and rescue from oblivion, the whole of the sepulchral epitaphs 
in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Ethelbert. 

Note I. — Those who may think that the work of copying is a simple and easy matter should spend half an 
hour in the corner of the Bishop's Cloister, or over Bishop Bisse's epitaph, or Andrew Jones's 
tomb in the Crypt. A due estimate may then be formed of the tedious nature of such work. 


places for Burial. 

About the year 750 a.d. Archbishop Cuthbert introduced the practice of enclosures 
near to the Churches or Monasteries for the burial of the dead. Hence the origin of 
Churchyards. Before this time the dead had usually been interred near highways, according 
to the custom of the Romans, or in burial places remote from the cities, (a.) It was, 
however, an early custom to bury persons of high rank in the Porch and outer buildings 
of a Church ; subsequently persons of inferior quality were admitted thereto. The threshold 
of the Church itself was soon crossed by Ecclesiastics generally, and Laymen were not long 
in obtaining the privilege of burial within the walls of Churches, (b.) In this Cathedral 
we cannot point to any Saxon or early Norman place of burial. Bishop Athelstan (ob: 1056 
a.d.) is said to have been buried in his Cathedral. (See the Saxon Chronicle ; also Florence 
of Worcester, Vol. 1., p. 214.) Dingley, 188, gives a sketch of his supposed Tomb. Several 
ancient graves have been discovered near the " Magdalen Chapels " ; an interesting drawing 
of one of them remains in the Library, (c.) 

It will be observed that our Bishops, as soon as the Norman edifice arose, were always 
buried inside its walls. What arrangements were made for the interment of other persons 
in those early times we know not. The Cathedral, with its large staff of Dignitaries, 
Prebendaries, Vicars, and others, was the principal place of burial for successive generations 
of these ecclesiastics. Few distinguished Laymen were buried here in consequence of the 
attractions of other monastic houses in the immediate vicinity. The great rival of the 
Cathedral was the Church of the Blackfriars, which has now altogether disappeared. 

In early times it was considered to be the highest honour to be buried near the High 
Altar; this privilege was for a long time guarded most carefully. Bishops or Dignitaries 
only were buried beneath effigies, or within arched recesses. Other Ecclesiastics adopted 
sepulchral slabs, which at a later period were enriched with brass work of ever varying design. 

That burials took place in the Cloisters at an early period is more than probable. Six 
stone effigies of Lay persons, formerly there, are now in the Cathedral ; and a Sub-treasurer 
was buried at the entrance of the Chapter House in 1375. (d.) It is also certain that the 
northern side of the Cathedral was used for burial purposes. Several early documents 
in the Cathedral archives relate to disputes between the Chapter and the Citizens respecting 
the boundaries. Whether the Churchyard was used by the inhabitants of St. John Baptist's 
parish, or by citizens generally cannot now be easily determined. Numerous burials also 
took place near the College. The Vicar's Cloister was used as a burial place soon after 
its erection for members of the College, but many of the Vicars Choral were buried where 
they held preferment. In the Crypt no other burials are known to have taken place 
besides that of Andrew Jones and wife, a.d. 1497. The Transepts and eastern Aisles 
were used during the 17th and r8th Centuries for a large number of those who could 
afford the higher fees, while outside, the whole area was so completely filled with the dead 
that it was necessary to close the Churchyard, in the year 1791. (e.) 

Note A. — Epitome of Anglican Church History. E. W. Perry, 1879. 

B. — Bingham's "Antiquities of the Christian Church." 

c. "A saw pit was sometime since dug out, A.n. 1837-38, on the site of the ancient Chapel of the 
Magdalen's. A drawing of which, representing a stone coffin with a lid engraved with a 
foliated cross, is preserved in the Cathedral Library." Extract from a paper by Dean 

d. — See also inscription to John de la Halle. 

E. — In the "Gentleman's Magazine," June 24, 1796, the following statement appears: — "They write 
from Hereford, that in consequence of an order of the Dean and Chapter, all the tomb-stones 
and grave-stones in the Cathedral yard were levelled and removed, in the presence of an 
assembled multitude, who could not refrain from venting their grief at this outrage offered 

in a civilized and Christian country, to the memorials of their relations It is even 

added, that a subscription is set on foot to try if redress cannot be obtained in a court of law.' 


It appears that on Sept. nth, 1790, the Dean and Chapter sent a communication to the 
Incumbents of the several parishes within the City and the Suburbs thereof, to the following 
effect : — "That having seriously considered the state of the Minster Churchyard and that of 
the Lady Arbour, the only places of interment in this populous city, how greatly crowded 
they are, and have been, with Bodies, having great reason to apprehend that some contagious 
distemper may arise, endangering the health and even the lives of the inhabitants, we have 
found it necessary to declare, That after March 25, 1791, no bodies can be admitted 
for sepulture here, except such as shall happen to die within the Precincts," &x. 

Throughout the former part of this century occasional burials took place in vaults, the 
last being that of Mr. John Davies, the aged Verger, in 1874. The last burial inside the 
Cathedral was Lieut. A. J. Grey, R.N., in 1854. But the last body deposited in the 
Cathedral was in 1867, when the remains of Bishop Ironside were removed from London. 
So completely was the interior of the Church undermined and the foundations injured by 
vaults, that it became necessary to lay down a thick bed of concrete beneath the whole of 
the present pavement, a.d. 1860-62. I cannot forbear adding the words of a highly gifted 
living writer, to whom in boyhood's days, for nearly two years, I listened with wonder and 
delight. " What a venerable and fearful place is a Church, in and around which the dead 
are deposited ! Truly it is chiefly sacred, as being the spot where God has for ages 
manifested Himself to His Servants; but add to this the thought that it is the actual 
resting-place of those very servants through successive times who still live unto Him." 
J. H. Newman's Sermons, I., 322. 

Extract from a paper read by Dean Merewether, circa 1840, " I will proceed to resume 
the subject previously introduced to your notice, namely, the remarkable assemblage of 
ancient interments which our Cathedral and its precincts contain. We possess within our 
walls the ashes of no less than 36 of those who have occupied the station and function of 
the successors of the Apostles of our Lord, and whatever might have been the conduct 
or the doctrinal error in which the ministry of some of them was executed, yet throughout 
the list are to be found the names of pious and devoted men, to some of whom we owe 
the splendid fabric which shields their bones. It is difficult in the presence of their remains 
to divest the mind of a sensation of peculiar solemnity and grateful veneration. Without 
enumerating their names it may suffice to remind you that we can point out the grave 
of the first of the series of the date 1079, whilst, probably, indeed doubtlessly, many of an 
earlier date have mouldered away in the same sanctuary, like those whom we described 
as being unquestionably of Saxon days, in our last notice, — but where so many Prelates 
had sought their final resting place, it is reasonable to suppose that the place would 
acquire an estimation of peculiar sanctity, — and that aided by the impressions of the times 
upon such subjects, the great and good would alike desire that their bones should rest 
in such hallowed communion." 

flDobes of Burial. 

Considerable care must have been bestowed on the preparation of the dead for burial 
at an early period. Otherwise they could not have been buried in the most sacred parts 
of our great Churches throughout the kingdom. It was usual in Norman times to bury 
great personages inside the Church only, just beneath the level of the floor, or above 
that level when the body was placed in a stone chest. Much is certainly known respecting 
the means adopted to preserve the bodies of our English monarchs and other great 
persons from an early period. Full details are given in such works as Gough's " Sepulchral 
Monuments," the "Liber Regalis," deposited in Westminster Abbey, the " Archaeologia," 


or by Mr. M. H. Bloxham, in his " Monumental Architecture," and other works. But 
present remarks are confined to Hereford, as it is necessary to keep this wide subject 
within narrow limits. We do not know what means were adopted to prepare the bodies 
of our Norman Bishops for interment. I am not aware that any of their tombs have 
been opened or examined. It was usual to remove the inner part of the body ; after a 
careful washing it was soaked in vinegar or saturated with salt. It was then encased in 
hides or leather, or it was regularly embalmed with spices and aromatic gums, &c. 
Sometimes cere-cloths only covered the body, or a liquid pickle was used when leaden 
coffins were adopted. These were not common until the xv. Century. Bishop Swinfield 
a.d. 1 316, lies encased in lead which is fitted to the body resembling the shape of an 
Egyptian mummy. Lime or charcoal do not appear to have been used in our early 
graves. Stone coffins hewn out of a single block, with' a recess for the head, and a small 
circular orifice about the centre, in the bottom, were common during the xm. Century. 
A fine specimen may be seen in the N. Transept. These were seldom of the same width 
throughout, but tapered gradually from the head to the feet. Shortly after that time oblong 
chests of equal width throughout came into use. In all cases great care was bestowed 
on the remains of ecclesiastics previous to burial ; the funeral ceremonies were conducted 
with much solemnity, the pomp and splendour being varied according to the rank and 
wealth of the deceased. Each ecclesiastic was carried to the grave by those who held 
the same rank in the church as himself. Those of superior, were not allowed to carry the 
clergy of inferior degree, nor were the clergy ever permitted to carry the bodies of the laity. 
The nobility, and eminent persons, were buried with great solemnities, especially in the 
xv. and xvi. Centuries ; the proceedings sometimes extending over several days. Whether 
embalmed or not, the bodies of Bishops were dressed in their episcopal robes, generally 
with the Pastoral Staff, ring and other things appertaining to their rank, and sometimes 
with a chalice and paten, according to the fashion of the age. The body was usually 
placed in a light wooden shell which fitted the inside of the stone chest or coffin. Those 
of inferior grade were buried in their respective vestments, with the chalice and paten on 
the breast. Several specimens of these are preserved in the Library, the metal being a 
kind of pewter. 

The bodies of middle-class persons were sometimes buried in coffins of which the 
lid was angular in shape, though many were interred without coffins at all, The bodies of 
the common people so lately as the xvi. Century were only enveloped in a shroud, and 
thus buried. We have no interments of hearts in this Church, as customary in the middle 
ages, but we know where those of Bishops Le Breton and Cantilupe were deposited. Many 
of the later interments were in coffins of lead, but no regulations seem to have required 
their general adoption. 


The earliest monumental stones remaining in this Church are to be seen in the N. E. 
Transept. (Illustration xvm.) These are portions of flat coffin lids, of varied size and 
design, which belong to the xn. and former part of the xm. Centuries. There are many 
other specimens of these early stones incorporated into the fabric. The head of an effigy 
in armour, a solitary remnant of that class, is also fixed on the W. Wall of the N. E. 
Transept. A change in the shape of stone coffins gradually took place soon after the 
middle of the xm. Century; equal width throughout being adopted. Shallow incised 
slabs were in use before the introduction of brasses, (f.) Our earliest episcopal Monument 

Note F. — See Ground Plan, No. 35B. 


with its effigy, is a most beautiful and elaborate production, constructed (as supposed) by 
Bishop Aquablanca himself during lifetime, circa 1245-68. (g.) The next important 
Monument is the stonework erection pertaining to the Shrine of St. Thomas de Cantilupe 
in the N. Transept. Bishop Swinfield's tomb is probably the earliest of the numerous 
burials beneath mural arcades or canopies. Shortly after this period the series of effigies 
(ten in number) was introduced where the Norman Bishops are rightly supposed to be 
buried. Other effigies were from time to time adopted, (h.) Altar Tombs were 
adopted in the xiv. Century, but were never numerous in this Cathedral. The sides were 
usually embellished with quatrefoil compartments, or small canopied niches containing 
statues. (j.) Slabs with inlaid Brasses were very popular and numerous in this 
Church in the xv. and xvi. Centuries. As art declined the Monuments became more 
imposing in size, while abuses of all kinds crept in. Before the time of Queen Elizabeth 
there was a distinctly religious character about the Monuments of all kinds ; the attitude 
was invariably that of prayer. The posture of later effigies was changed to that of 
meditation, and numerous incongruities — of which no further mention need be made — 
came into fashion, (k.) Although vast changes were made within this edifice, and 
much destructive violence was applied to everything which was thought to be idolatrous, 
it is marvellous that our Monuments escaped as well as they did. We have numerous 
examples of a wanton defacing of the pious works of former times ; but whether these 
were the works of the Reformers or of Puritan fanatics under Cromwell cannot now 
be easily determined. The object of the Reformers was, generally speaking, to purify, 
not to desecrate ; while on the other hand the Puritans were not satisfied, unless 
desecration was accompanied by demolition, (l.) Most of our effigies bear traces of 
violence having been applied generally to the heads and hands. In the enthusiastic hatred 
of all church ornaments, the Cathedrals were exposed to rapine, plunder, and profanation. 
But at Hereford there does not appear to have been any disturbance of the remains of the 
dead. After the Commonwealth, interments were numerous, especially in the Transepts 

Note G. — Mr. Gordon Hill's "Architect: History," p. 19. 

H. — There are many valuable remarks in Haines' "Introduction Mon: Brasses." He says, "Sculptured 
Effigies hold the first rank, by reason of their higher antiquity, their greater size, and the 
labour, skill, and taste required for their execution. On account of their costliness they were 
chiefly confined to persons of rank and wealth. Figures of Priests below the dignity of 
Abbots, and of civilians, are rare. They were almost always coloured, although few of them 
now retain any traces of it. " The following is a list of the 41 Monumental Effigies in the 
Cathedral. See Nos. in Ground Plan. 29 Ecclesiastics, ancient and modern. — Nos. I, 5, 6, 
10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 31, 35A, 40, 47, 50, 51, 60, 61, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
73, 78, 82, 83. 10 Lay persons.— Nos. 27 (5 effigies), 35, 41, 77 (2 effigies), 84. 2 Half 
Effigies — Nos. 9, 56. 
J. — The principal Tombs with canopies, or rich side panels, are Nos. 8, 11, 21, 29, 67, 76. Of Lay 

persons, Nos. 40, 77. 
K. — Mr. Matthew H. Bloxham states that the various Monuments of the XVII. Century may be included 
in one or other of the following classes : — 

I. — Altar Tombs, or sarcophagi with effigies beneath semi-circular arcades, generally 

II. — Tombs or sarcophagi beneath square heavy canopies of Corinthian order, ponderous 
III. — Altar Tombs, with or without canopies, with effigies reclining on their side ; along the 
sides of many, small effigies of children kneel on cushions, males in succession on the 
one side, females opposite on the other. 
IV. — Upright monuments with small-sized effigies kneeling before faldstool. 
V. — Brasses with inlaid portraitures, altogether inferior in detail to those of more ancient date. 
VI. — Monuments with bustos. 
VII. — Full length effigies, recumbent, kneeling, or reclining. 
VIII. — Mural tablets — not common until after the Restoration — or flat engraven stones. 
IX. — Churchyard altar tombs and headstones, not often found of an earlier date than 1670. 

Glimpses at Mon: Architecture, 1834. 
L. — J. H. Markland, on "English Churches," 1847. 


and eastern parts of the building. Many mural monuments were erected, and inscribed 
stones continued to fill the pavement. Much injury was caused to these stones when 
the marble pavement was laid in the Choir, and during the progress of other extensive 
works in the time of Bishop Bisse. In the Cloisters additions were constantly made to 
the tablets and gravestones, and in the Churchyard a large number of headstones and low 
Tombs were from time to time erected. After the fall of the western Tower in 178.6 
extensive works were undertaken which lasted for several years. During this period great 
injury was done to countless memorials of the dead. Many stones were broken or 
removed, brasses were torn up and sold as old metal, and several of the Tombs and 
Effigies were removed unnecessarily to other parts of the Church by Mr. Wyatt. Many 
of these have been replaced in their original positions. 

There does not appear to have been further disturbance until about 40 years ago, 
when the Crypt was excavated and the soil of the Churchyard lowered considerably. 
This involved the taking down of all the Tombs and headstones, very few of which now 
remain. Inside the Cathedral vast preparations were made to shore up the piers of the 
central Tower, which was pronounced to be in a state of imminent danger. All Monuments 
under or near the Tower were hastily taken down, and the remains of the dead were 
removed to a common receptacle in the centre of the Nave, (m.) The Monuments 
thus taken down were heaped with some degree of order in the S. E. Transept, and 
remained there several years. There is no doubt that their complete restoration was 
intended at some future time, had Dean Merewether lived a few years longer. The 
smaller Tablets were stored in the Crypt in comparative safety, until it was resolved 
to fix them on the walls of the Bishop's Cloisters in 1866. In 1853, when my 
connection with the Cathedral commenced, the whole of the inscribed stones were 
placed outside the S. Transept ; while thousands of fragments of most costly monuments 
were to be seen in hopeless confusion in the Chapter House Yard, (n.) The sum of 
^500 was provided by the Dean and Chapter to effect the present arrangement of the 
Monuments inside the Cathedral, while several inscriptions have been restored by private 

Of the following costly Episcopal Tombs little now remains, besides the effigy or 
inscription: — 5, Westfaling ; 9, Field; 18, Bennett; 50, Lewis Charlton; 51, Coke; 
60, Lindsell ; Near 73, Bisse ; 80, Tyler (Dean of Hereford). 

In the Report of the Sepulchral Monuments Committee, presented to both Houses of 
Parliament in 1872, the following Historical Monuments were deemed worthy of being placed 
under the protection and supervision of the Government :— Nos. 6, 8, 12, 21, 50, 67, S4. 

There is a valuable essay on the Preservation of Monumental Inscriptions by T. W. 
King, Rouge Dragon {Arch: J-ourn: 1., 135), in which the gentry and clergy are exhorted 
to a zealous and watchful care over the monumental records of families. The concluding 
remarks refer to the removal of a stone from Stoneleigh Church some years previously, 
which in 1828 would have afforded important evidence when the claim to the Barony 
of Leigh was brought before the House of Lords. "This case" — the writer observes— 
" exhibits one of those instances of the want of similar care in the preservation of family 
sepulchral monuments, in which not only a title of peerage, but claim to property was 
deeply involved." 

Note M. — See Ground Plan, No. ill. 

N. — The sight of such a wreck of Monuments was a truly strange and grievous one. My first care was 
to rescue this and many other interesting fragments, shields, &c, by placing them inside the 
Church. The alabaster half-effigy of Pishop Field was exposed on the top of the heap. 
With the assistance of a friend (Mr. J. T. Owen Fowler, late Mayor of Hereford) this effigy 
was conveyed to its original position. After exposure for several years, many pieces were 
lost, broken, or removed, so that it was deemed advisable to consign the remnants to an 
excavation prepared on the spot for that purpose. Sec Ground Plan of C.H.Y. marked J. 



"The shortest, plainest, and truest epitaphs are best," saith honest Fuller. "For 
when a passenger sees a chronicle written on a tomb, he takes it on trust that some great 
man lies there buried, without taking pains to examine who he is. I say also, the plainest, 
for except the sense lie above ground, few will trouble themselves to dig for it." On the 
earliest Monumental stones few words, if any, were ever inscribed. The name and rank 
of the deceased were alone recorded, the date being rarely given until xiv. Century. 
The early inscriptions had but little variety of language or sentiment, but they were always 
striking and solemn, flowing naturally from the faith then professed. They generally 
expressed that deep humility which is altogether wanting in many later examples. We 
have no perfect specimen at Hereford, but the fragments in the N. E. Transept are 
worthy of careful examination. A large number of these ancient stones have been 
discovered in Parish Churches of this Diocese restored during the last 40 years. 

In many Churches these ancient memorials are preserved with most laudable care ; 
while in others they are turned out of doors, simply to perish, their place in the pavement 
being filled up with modern encaustic tiles altogether devoid of interest or beauty. 

As time advanced, coped stones or flat slabs were gradually enriched with raised 
carving or incised work of much skill and beauty, the cross always being the leading idea. 
Medallions were introduced on monumental stones with diminutive heads or effigies, which 
speedily developed into the full effigy. Latin was the universal language for Inscriptions 
until the latter part of the xm. Century, when Norman-French came into fashion for a 
limited time. Of these we had a few examples, (o.) Our oldest remaining inscription 
is on the Tomb of Bishop Swinfield, a.d. 1316. See Plate iv. Dingley asserts (cliv.) that 
there was one yet earlier on the Tomb of Bishop Acquablanca, a.d. 1268. The introduction 
of brass work on monumental stones increased the number of inscriptions in our Churches 
very largely. At first they were very brief, but at a later period they were much expanded. 
The simple " Priez pour sa alme," of Centuries xn. and xm., and the "Orate pro anima," 
of the xiv. Century prevailed ; and occasionally some holy text or important truth was 
brought forward, conveying an impressive lesson to the bystander. There was nothing 
trifling or ludicrous — says Johnson (p.) — nothing that did not tend to the noblest end, the 
propagation of piety, and the increase of devotion. These short but solemn mediaeval 
inscriptions, when contrasted with those which derive their merit from their classical 
elegance, seem to harmonise best with the dignity of our Gothic piles, and remind us 
plainly of the worship to which they are dedicated. We read these solemn supplications 
for pardon and mercy, as voices from the grave, and are admonished by them that we are 
but dust. 

Towards the close of Century xvi. a great change took place in the general character 
and specially in the length of inscriptions. Long pompous epitaphs in Latin, so frequent 
during Century xvu., came into use. This lengthiness possibly arose from religion being 
viewed more in its human than in its divine relations. The Cross was forgotten — self was 
commended — long epitaphs, proverbially false and incredible, appeared ; men's virtues, not 
Christ's merits, — what they have done, not what they need or have left undone, — make 
up a pompous record, seldom read and never believed ! Other epitaphs frequently amounted 
to little more than an enumeration of preferments or political services, a mixture of 
spiritual and secular affairs, graces and titles, in a word, God and Mammon. 

Epitaphs on eminent divines are sometimes diffusive, and generally too secular and 

Note O. — See Ground Plan, No. 35B. 

P. — Johnson's "Essay on Epitaphs," vol. v., 264, which originally appeared in the "Gentleman's 
Magazine," 1740. 


laudatory, involving the talents and virtues of the deceased in a maze of classical panegyric. 
In that secular age the language of assurance rather than of hope was too often adopted, 
forgetting that the Church ventures only thus to express herself even of the most excellent 
of the earth. No wonder then that many holy men requested that no monument should 
be set up to their memory. These pages testify that several of our own Dignitaries were 
buried here without any memorial. Bishop Sanderson (q.) directed in his Will, "that 
no costly monument be erected for my memory, but only a fair fiat marble stone to be 
laid over me." And Sir H. Wootton directed his executors to "lay over his grave a marble 
stone, plain and not costly, — considering that time moulders even marble to dust, for 
monuments themselves must die." Of Sir Matthew Hale it is said, that "his tombstone 
was like himself, decent and plain, with a bare and humble inscription." (r.) Of such 
monumental stones those to the memory of Bishops Croft, Humphreys, and Ironside, are 
excellent examples. For historical and genealogical purposes old inscriptions are of the 
utmost value, giving as they do facts and dates which no Registers supply. The inscriptions 
in these pages have in all cases been copied from the original Monuments or stones. 
Lost portions, printed in italic, are made up from the authorities quoted. It is scarcely 
possible to state where many of the tablets were originally fixed which are now in the 
Bishop's Cloister. Their present position is indicated as nearly as possible in most cases. 
These remarks apply also to the stones in the Chapter House Yard. Neither is it possible 
to reproduce the punctuation which has perished on many painted tablets, or to set out 
the same in lines of varied length as in the originals. The greatest care has been taken 
to give accurate copies of all inscriptions, which work was commenced in 1856, and 
gradually carried on until 1874. On retracing my steps over all in 1880, it was found 
that several inscriptions were gone — simply perished or destroyed, while others were 
partially obliterated, or far advanced in decay. 

public Memorials. 

There are twelve Public Memorials in this Cathedral, which demand a few words 
of explanation, further details being given in the Visitor's Hand Guide, (s.) The order 
of their erection is now followed ; the inscriptions will be found in subsequent pages. 

I. — Richard Jones Powell, of Hinton Court, Esquire, Recorder of this City. Died 
1834. Monument in Caen stone designed by N. J. Cottingham, Architect, several years 
later. It was erected in S. Choir Aisle, where the Map is now placed. The carved angel 
with expanded wings, being considered unsatisfactory, this Monument was removed in 
1 86 1, to the South Cloister, Bay 14. 

II. — John Hunt, Organist of this Cathedral, ob: November, 1842. A stained glass 
window of two lights in N. Choir Aisle ; also a brass plate in pavement. This Memorial 
was raised chiefly through the exertions of Archdeacon Freer. 

III.— John Merewether, D.D., Dean of this Church, ob: April, 1850. Five windows 
containing 21 medallions illustrating the Life of Our Lord; erected in 1852. Designed 
by N. J. Cottingham . Artist, Charles A. Gibbs, London. 

IV. — Joseph Bailey, Esquire, M.P., ob: August, 1850. The Reredos of Caen stone 
(5 richly carved panels) and polished marbles, designed by N. J. Cottingham. Artist, 

Note Q. — Extract from Will given in "Walton's Lives." 
R. — J. H. Markland on "Sep: Memorials," 1847. 

s. — Published by Jakeman and Carver, Hereford. Fourth Edition in 1876. A new edition will 
shortly be issued. 


W. Boulton. A granite pedestal, bearing an inscription, with a white marble bust was 
erected at the back of the Reredos^ but this in 1861 was removed to a central position in 
the Shire Hall. Sculptor, J. Evan Thomas. The inscription was replaced by a brass 
plate now fixed on the pillar behind the Reredos. 

V. — Thomas Musgrave, D.D., Bishop of Hereford, afterwards Archbishop of York, 
ob: May, i860. A large 4-light window in N. Choir Aisle, filled with stained glass, 
illustrating the Life of St. Paul ; also two small windows in the Stanbury Chantry, with 
a brass plate. Artist, J. Warrington. 

VI. — Richard Lane Freer, D.D., Archdeacon of Hereford, ob: August, 1863. The 
large window in the N. Transept filled with stained glass, representing the Church Militant 
and the Church Triumphant. Artists, Messrs. Hardman. Also a large brass plate fixed 
on the wall beneath. 

VII. — Richard Dawes, AM., Dean of this Church, ob: March, 1867. Altar Tomb 
of alabaster and marble, with full sized recumbent effigy in N. E. Transept. Designed by 
Sir G. G. Scott, R.A. Artists, Brindley and Richards. Sculptor, J. Noble, R.A. 

VIII. — Henry Arkwright, Esquire, Captain 84th Regiment, ob: October, 1866. A 
stained glass window of 3 lights in N. T. Aisle. Also a brass plate with inscription. Artist, 
Wailes, of Newcastle. 

IX. — Samuel Clarke, M.A., Rector of Eaton Bishop, ob: July, 1875. A stained glass 
window of 3 lights in N. T. Aisle. Also a brass plate with inscription. Artists, Clayton 
and Bell, London. 

X. — William Waring, M.A., Canon Residentiary and Archdeacon of Ludlow (t.), 
ob: March, 1877. Mural brass plate and cross in corner of S. Transept. Artist, Kell (late 
Rattee), of Cambridge. 

XL — John Goss, M.A., Custos of the College, and Vicar of the Parish of St. John 
Baptist. Stained glass window of 4 lights in N. E. Transept, representing the Visit of the 
Magi and the Baptism of Christ. Also a brass plate with inscription. Artists, Heaton. 
Butler, and Bayne, London. 

XII. — Military Memorial, 36th Regiment (Herefordshire), recording the names of 
346 Officers and Men who died on service from August, 1865, to December, 1875. A 
large brass plate fixed on the wall of the S. Aisle of Nave, (u.) 


It may be well to state in these pages precisely what Registers are to be found at 
Hereford. Frequently this Cathedral is regarded as a storehouse of much that relates to 
ancient times — that many old Registers are in the Episcopal or Decanal archives of 
inestimable value to the genealogist. Great indeed has been the disappointment of 
many inquirers when the true state of matters was laid before them. The value of the 
Inscriptions in these pages is greatly enhanced by the fact that the Cathedral Registers 
only commence in the year 1686, and the Parochial Registers of St. John Baptist in 1604. 
The oldest Bishop's Register commences a.d. 1275, recording only Diocesan proceedings. 
The valuable and early documents in the possession of the Dean and Chapter in no way 

Note T.— Archdeacon Waring was generally known as "Archdeacon of Salop," but the title was changed by 
Order in Council dated March 24, 1876, to that of Ludlow. 
u.— The inscription on this plate will be found on Page 58. 


refer to burial matters, with the exception of those now enumerated. It is my belief that 
these Burial Registers were in the sole charge of the Vicars Choral until the year 1853 
or 1854. The two junior Vicars were responsible for the burials entered therein, and they 
received the fees payable to the Officiating Minister. This duty was discharged by the 
author of these pages when the last burial took place inside the Cathedral on May 2nd, 1854. 

•Registers in possession of tbc Dean ano Chapter of Ibereforo. 

Baptisms. — There are no old Registers. There is a single entry in 1807, probably one 
or two others. The Register for those residing in the Precincts only, extends 
from 18 1 3 to the present time. 
Marriages. — I. 1686 to Dec, 1727. 
II. 1727 to Jan., 1743. 
III. Feb., 1743, to March. 1754. 
Burials. — The following only are recorded before the year 1813, from extra parochial and 

other places. 
1730, Aug. 5. William Griffiths, Apparitor from the Palace. Thomas Whitmore, of 

Haywood, Esq. W. Symonds, of Breinton. 
1732, March 15. Mrs. Mary Whitmore, of Haywood. 

1735, May 27. Thomas Apperley, Dr. of Physick, was buried from Grafton, by George Phelps. 
The only other Register of Burials is from 181 3 to 1867. 

•Registers belonging to tbe parisb of St. 3obn Baptist. 

There are seven volumes in a good state of preservation, containing Baptisms, Weddings, 
and Burials from a.d. 1604 to 181 2. The usual modern Registers are complete to the 
present time. 

Notes from the Burial Register of the Parish of St. John Baptist. 
Theophilus Alley, Aturney at Law, was buried ye 28 day of Jan., 1704. 
John Clark, Prebind, dyed 9th day of Dec, 1712. 
a.d. 1730. Mr. William Griffiths was buried August 6th, from the Palace. Thomas 
Whitmore, Esq., was buried August 7th, from the Haywood. Mem: The two 
persons above registered, Mr. G. and Mr. W., are entered (as I am told) in 
ye Cathedral Register by order of ye Bishop of Hereford. 
Henry Swarbrick, organist, June 23. 1754. 

Rev. Mr. William Willim, Lecturer of ye Cathedral, August 20, 1767. 
Mrs. Sarah Croft, relict of Mr. Thomas Croft, Register, buried Dec 12, 1769. 
Thomas Croft, Proctor, May 7, 1766. 
1777. Baptism of Mary and William, children of John and Mary Shakespear. 
1783. The operation of the Act (which took place on Oct. 1) requiring three pence to 
be paid for each Baptism, Wedding, and Funeral, ceased on the 1st of October 
last, 1794. 


Rev. Canon Whishaw, May 25, 1780. 

(There is a portrait of this Canon in the Library, presented by R. Walond, Treasurer, 1S31.) 
Rev. Dr. John Stone, June 4, 1783. 
Mrs. Apperley, Dec. 28, 1780. 

Right Hon. Lord James Beauclerk, Bishop, Oct. 29, 1787. 
•95. No Parishioner buried in the Churchyard this year. 
Rev. Dr. Thomas Luntley, Ap. 16, 1800. 
Mrs. Anne Russell, w. of Dr. T. R., buried in the Cathedral. 
Rt. Rev. Dr. Butler was buried Dec. 20, 1802. 
Mrs. Anne Butler, his widow, Jan. 27, 1804. 
Joseph Trumper, in Lady Harbour, Sep. 28, 1809. 
Sarah Cox, in the Cathedral, Nov. 9. 181 1. 
There is no record of ages in these Registers until the year 181 2. 

Statutes of tbe Catbeoral. 

The Constitution is a Corporation aggregate, governed by the Caroline Statutes — 
a.d. 1636 — and by ancient custom in such matters as are not regulated by those Statutes. 

In the year 1870 certain Injunctions or Statutes, more particularly regarding the Vicars 
Choral, Ministers, and others of the College of Vicars Choral of Hereford, were promulgated 
by the Dean and Residentiaries with the consent of the General Chapter of the Cathedral 
Church, and the sanction of the Lord Bishop of Hereford the Visitor. 

IDesctiption of (Srounbplans, 


fIDoimmcntal (Brouno plan of Ibercforb Catbeoral, 

Indicating the present position of all Tombs and Memorials with the places 


1 Bishop Boothe, 1535 Tt 

2 Canon Clutton, 1838 § 

4 Archdeacon R. Lane Freer, D.D., 1863 §*m 

5 Bishop Westfaling, 1601 At 

6 Bishop Thomas de Charlton, 1343 At 

7 Ancient Stone Coffin 

7A Captain E. Kempson, 186S §*m 

7B Captain Henry Arkwright, 1866 §*m 

8 Bishop T. deCantilupe, Base of Shrine, 1282 

9 Bishop Field, half effigy, 1636 

9B Rev. S. Clark, 1875 §* m 

10 Dean Acquablanca, 1310 -f 

11 Bishop Peter d'Aquablanca, 1268 Tt 

12 John Phillips, 1708 * 
12B G. Townshend Smith, Window in Clerestory 

of N. T. § 
12c Proposed Mural Tablet to Sir G. G. Scott, 

R.A., Architect, 1878 
On the Western face of the first pier N. of the Tower. 

14 Bishop Hugh de Mapenore, 1219 Tt 

16 Bishop Geof: de Clive, 1 1 19 Tt 

17 John Hunt, 1842 §* 

18 Bishop Robert Benett, 1617 At 

19 Bishop Giles de Braose, 1216 At 

20 Bishop John Trilleck, 1360 * 

21 Bishop John Stanbury, 1474 At 

23 Bishop Richard de Capella, 1127 Tt 

24 Archbishop Musgravc, i860 §*m 
24A Rev. John Goss, Cttstos, 1877 §*m 

25 Bishop Raynelm, 11 15 Tt 

26 Matrix of a Brass, Sir John Devereux, as 

supposed, 1394 S 

27 Effigies of four unknown Lay persons f 

28 Matrix of a Brass, unknown Ecclesiastic S 

29 Bishop Richard de Swinfield, 1316 T 

30 Terry Family # 

31 Altar Tomb, unknown At 

32 East Wall, Miscellaneous Collection of 

ancient slabs 
32 West Wall, Miscellaneous brasses restored 

from J. (lough Nichol's collection *m 

35A Dean Dames, 1867, Cenotaph At 

35B Effigy of 'unknown Layman Tt 

37 Dean John Merewether, 1850. * 

38 Richard Delamare and Lady, 1435 

40 Peter, Baron de Grandison, 1358 Tt 

41 Joanna de Bohun, 1327 Tf 

42 Dean Merewether. Five Memorial Windows § 
43A Morgan Family. Eight Memorial Windows S 


45 Bishop Aud/ey's Chantry, 1502 

47 Dean Berew, as supposed, 1462 

48 Brass of Canon Richard de la Ban; 1386 * 
Dean Harold was buried here, 1393 

49 Brass Plate to Joseph Bailey, Esq., M.P., 

1850 *m 

50 Bishop Lewis de Charlton, 1369 A* 

51 Bishop George Coke, 1646, Cenotaph Tf 

52 Portion of a Brass, unknown XV. Century 

Ecclesiastic * 

Canon Hugh Morgan. Inscription S 

53 Bishop, Hunting ford 1832. Memorial 

Window § 

56 Bust and Monumental Stone, Mr. Tames 

Thomas, 1757 S 

57 Bishop Humfreys, inscription. 1712 S 

58 Sir Richard de la Bere, 1514 * 
59A Bishop Herbert Croft, 1691. Inscription S 
59B Bishop Gilbert Ironside, 1 70 1 S 

Dean Benson, 1692. Inscription S 

60 Bishop Augustine Lindsell, 1634. At 

61 Dean John Harvey, 1501 A-f 

62 Dean Chaundeler, 1490 *m 

63 Brasses, Archdeacon Rudhall, 1476 *m 

A Civilian, 1394 *m 
63 B Fragments of Brasses — Canons Ryall, 1428; 
Pratt, 1415 ; Jordan, 1465; Morgan, 

1789 *m 

66 Dean Edmund Frowcester, 1529 * 

67 Bishop Richard Mayo, 1516 T+*n 

69 Bishop William de Vere, 1 199 Tt 

70 Bishop Robert Foliot, 1176 T-f 

71 Bishop Robert de Bethune, 1 148 Tt 

Note 20.— The remains of this Bishop are not beneath this Brass, but are mingled with adjacent dust. 
92.— The exact place of burial is not known, but probably in the eastern Bay of the Choir. 
1 ' '• — During the restoration of the Tower Piers it was necessary to make large excavations for concrete 
around them. All interments were removed with care to a large grave extending across the 
Nave at the spot marked t- There is reason to suppose that Nos. no, 125, 127, and several 
others were removed to this place. 
131. The position of these vaults is here given approximately, on information derived from those who 
knew tlie old Choir before it was dismantled 40 years ago. 


\nehv& dafbtftb&I * 



(Monumental : Ground = Plan -ad-issi 




Bishop Robert de Melun, 1167 




Bishop Robert of Lorraine, 1095 




Alexander Denton and Lady, 1566 




Bishop John Trevenant, 1404 




Richard Philips, Mayor, 1^22. 

A Dean — perhaps Stephen de Ledbury, 









Unknown Dignitary — perhaps Thomas de 


Pembridge, 132S 




Sir Richard Pembridge, K.G., 1375 




Bishop Bisse and Lady, 1721 




Effigy of King Ethelbert 




Reredos— Public Memorial to J. Bailey, 


Esq., M.P. 



Colonel J. Matthews, 1S26 




Bishop Hon. Edward Grey, 1837 




Bishop Huntingford, 1832 



io 3 

Dr. Clarke Whitfield, 1836 




R. Jones-Powell, Esq., 1834. Public 





Dean Richard Dawes, 1867. Burial 



Dean Tyler, 1724. Burial 



A general grave for bodies disturbed during 

the restoration of the Tower piers, 


1842 — 46 

I 4 I 


Precentor Downe, 1489. Burial 



Precentor Porter, 1524 



Mr. Richard Burgehyll, 1492 


I! S 

Precentor Lochard, 143S 



John Stockton, Mayor, 1480 



John Byndden 


William Hotale, Esq., 1432; Dean Middleton, 

Rev. Adam J. Walker, 1839 

Ganon Jacqueson, 1497 

Canon Robert Jordan, 1465 

Canon John Homme, 1473 

Archdeacon Waring, 1877 

Velters Come wall, Esq., 1768. Burial 

Former position of Denton Tomb 

G. Tcnvnshend Smith, 1877 

Bishop John Butler, 1802, Burial 

Archdeacon Rudhale, 1476. Burial 

Canon Richard de la Barre, 1386 

Bishop Humfreys, 17 1 2. Burial 

Canon Ford, 1813. Burial 

Canon Napleton. Burial 

Bishop, Lord John Beauclerk, 1787. Bur 

Dean Benson, 1692, Burial 

Bishop Herbert Croft, 1691. Burial 

Bishop Grey and Son, 1837. Burial 

Modern incised slab — King Ethelbert, 

a.d. 793 
Former position of Cantilupc -Shrine 
In the Crypt — Andrew Jones and wife. 

In N. Transept — Canon Benson, 1548 
Modern brass Eliz: Ffarington, 1747 
Thomas de Birynton, 1375 
Theophilus Lane, 1816 
Canon Cope, D.D., 1821 
Mr. John Davies, late Verger, 1874 
Richard Tomson, restored Tablet 

.0. 1380, was buried near this place 

, used to indicate that the person is not buried where the Monument or Memorial is now seen. 
The dates are those of decease, not of the erection of the Memorial. The numbers correspond 
with the "Visitor's Hand Guide." 
t Indicates an Effigy. 
A. Altar Tomb. 
M. Monument or Tablet. 
S. Slab in pavement. 
Tomb under arch < 
Brass, laid in floor 


Stained Glass Window. The figures representing these are placed outside the walls 



Note.— These shield.-, are copies of those in the J. G. Nichols' Collection. Metal blocks by R. Clarke. 



flDonumental (Brounb plan of Stones laib in tbe Chapter 
Ifoonse J£aro, &c. 

A. Thomas de Birynton, Sub-Treasurer, 1375 

B. Dean Dawes, 1867. Burial place 

C. Bishop Grey, 1837. Monument 

D. Bishop Huntingford, 1832. Monument 

E. Colonel John Matthews, 1826 

F. Dean Tyler (Bishop of Llandaff). Inscription 

G. Rev. Thomas Talbot, D.D., 1788. Tablet 
H. Richard Tomson. Restored Tablet 

J. Underground Collection of Monumental 


John Davies, 1811 

W. Reece 

Isaac Skyrme 

Elizabeth Lamb, 1705 

T. Meredith, 1777 

Children of F. and M. Thomas 

Mary Symonds, 1723 


John Maddox, 1727 

E. Drew, 1731 ' 

E. Bullock, 1764 

H. Bullock, 1 72 1 

S. Holland, 1771. 


(Illegible, probably Withers Fox?) 

M. Symonds 

Mary Symonds, 1 705 

Mary Clarke, 1695 

Thomas Symonds 

S. Graham 

J. Symonds, 1767 

R. Simmons, 1680? 


T. Garbett, 1787 

Bridget Blount, 1775 

Thomas and H. Bird, 

— Apperley, 1690 

K. Dil worth, 1784 

Philip Miles 

Jane Berington, 1820 
Archdeacon Evans, 1748 
Eliz. Jennings, 1726 

Diana Whishaw, 1769 
Joseph Payne, 1734 
Thomas Driver, 17 15 
Richard Weaver, 1642 
J. T., 1727 (Dean Tyler) 


Mrs. Joan Marten, 

Thomas Meredith, 

J. W., 1828 


Samuel Oakley, 

Elizabeth Jones, 

Herbert Aubrey 

Philip Traherne 

S. T., 1726 (Sarah, wife of Dean Tyler) 

Mancela Thomas, 1 73 1 

Edward Gwyn, 1690 

• — Berrington, 1657 

Lretitia Birch, 1754 

Katherine Thomas, 1 734 

Lucy Broughton, 1684 

Thomas Baker, 1788 
Joan Cheston, 174- 
Rev. Thomas ? Evans, 1809 
Mary Roberts, 1821 
John Knowles, 1735 
Mark Phillips, 1816 

Monimia Smith, 1842 
Daniel Powell 
Thomas Smyth 
Peter Smith 

Anna Sophia Rodd, 1691 
— B., 17-7? 

William Castell, 1698 
Jane Dobson, 1738 
Stephen Bowdler, 1727 
Mary Tamberlane Hords, 1 737 
Benjamin Fallowes, 1817 

Matilda Tryst 

Constance Williams, 1694 

Magdalen Page 

H. Williams, 1723 

Anne Clerke, 1771 

Martha Greene, 1687 

Cecilia Fitz William Coningsby, 1689 

William Jones, 1790 

Robert de la Hay, 1668 

Edward Cope, 1775 

Lydia Reece 

Mary Philips 


Elizabeth Richards 
Catherine Hall, 1689 
Jenet Watkins, 1715 
Samuel Jennings, 1699 
Mary Craig, 1782 
Morgan Cove, D.C.L., 1830 

125 Eliz. Fell, 1810 

126 Mary Skinner 

127 Thomas Apperley, M.D. 

Rev. Isaac Donnithoi 
Mary Tryst 
Sarah Dickins, 1S13 
John Coren, 1804 
Thomas Pitt 
— Kyffin, 1777? 
Ann Nicholetts, 1728 
Mary Tangett 
Ann Banister, 1778 
Mary Nicholetts, 1702 
Frances Richardson, 1645 
James Hill, 1790 
George Packwood 
Thomas Summers, 1745 
Children of T. (lough 



Richard Gret 
E. G., 1816 

Thomas Gwillym. 
Ann Philopson 
Catherine Woodhouse, 1783 
Tohn Smyth 
Eliz. Jones, 1780 
Eliz. Hankins, 1783 
John Jones, 1807 
Francis Woodhouse, 1 76S 
Tohn Tryst, 1724 


Theodocia Nicholetts, 1708 
Brydget Dobyns, 1698 
Joyce Bisse, 1 731 

to 135 — 

John Gwillim, 1818 
Ann Wynn, 1829 
Mary Walwyn, 1684 
Bridget Westfaling 
Thomas Boycott, 1698 
Eliz. Ffarington, 1747 
Judith Gunter, the elder, 1720 
Judith Gunter, 1720 
Philip Hunt, 1694 ? 
John Wellington 
Eliz. Bissell, 1738 
Tane Pyle, 1 72 1 
Margaret Geers, 1702 
Bridget Croft, 1694 
H. Meredith Price 
Anne Bosworth, 1738 
Thomas Gwillym, 174S 
Eliz. Jones, 1761 
Rev. Thomas Russell 
Margaret Pugh 
— Willis, 1792 
Rev. Custos Felton, 1769 
Rev. Thomas Russell, 1831 
Archdeacon G. Leigh, 18 16 
Ann Boycott, 1697 





fIDonumental (Srounb plan of tbe IRortb transept. 

HIS Ground Plan, so far as 

it relates to Tombstones i to 47, 
is a reduced facsimile of an old 
document in the possession of Mr. Theophilus 
Lane, of the City of Hereford. It gives "the 
position of Graves in the North Transept of 
Hereford Cathedral, as apparent about the 
year 1800." 

The following is a true copy of the infor- 
mation given in this Ground Plan, which 
will in future pages be referred to as " Lane's 

Nineteen of these Monumental Stones 
(printed below in italics) are not to be found. 
Many other burials took place in this part 
of the Church, from an early period not 
indicated in this plan. Few, if any, burials 
took place there after 1800, as the whole 
Transept was by that time filled with pews 
for the Parishioners of St. John Baptist. 

Burial place of "the late celebrated Mr. John 

Philips," ob: 1708 
Supposed original position of a cross-legged 

effigy in mail armour. Ding. CLVI. 
Tomb of Bishop Westfaling 
Present position of an ancient stone coffin. 

This is the supposed burial place of Bishop 

Ethelstan. Ding, clxxvi. 
Burial place of Bishop Field 
Effigy of Dean Acquablanca 
Supposed burial place of Prebendary Chapman, 

Canon Ryall, 1428 
Canon Benson, 1548 
ie Monuments C. E. and F. were removed before 1800 


Elizabeth, wife of William Westfaling, of Grafton, 

Gilbert Hearne 

Mrs. Aubrey 

Elizabeth, wife of Harford Jones, also Elizabeth, 
daughter of Harford Jones 

Bridstock Harford 

Bridstock Harford, Esq., only son of Brid: Har- 
ford, and Eliz: his wife Catherine, wife of 
Bridstock Harford, of this City, Esq. 

Thos. Clarke, Principal Registrar of this diocese 

Griffith Reignolds, LL.B., and Elizabeth, his wife 

9 Wm. Westfaling, of Grafton, Gent, and Jas. 
Westfaling, of Grafton, Gent 

10 Mrs. Bridget Westfaling, youngest daughter of 

Mr. Cornwall, of Humber 

11 Mary Coyle 

12 Eliz., relict of Wm. Farrington, Esq., of Werden, 


13 Eliz., daughter of Captain Wm. Bissell 

14 Thos., 2nd son of Robert Gwillym, of Langstone 

15 Jane, wife of Rob. Symonds, Gent, and Robert 

Symonds, Gent, son of Robert Symonds, 
mercer, and Robert Symonds, Gent 

16 E. Pyle. R. Pyle. R. Pyle 

17 Jana filia. Gulielmus filius Richardi Pyle 

18 John Westfaling 

19 Mancela, wife of Edmd. Thomas, Gent, also 

Edmund Thomas 

20 Walter Rogers, Gent 

21 Mrs. Judith Gunter the younger 

22 John Wellington the younger 

23 Mrs. Judith Gunter, Sen., and Judith Godden, 

her niece 

24 Mrs. Evans 

25 Ann, relict of Harry Bosworth, late a Physician 

of this City 

26 Mary, relict of Roger Bosworth, M.D., and 

Mr. Benelize Bos7twth, their daughter 

27 Catherine, eldest daughter of Humphrey Thomas 

and Mary Thomas 

28 Thomas Apperley 

29 Mrs. Grace Apperley, Eliz. Apperley, and Ann 


30 Eliz., Eldest daughter of Charles Vatighan, of 

the town of Brecon 

31 Wm. Winson, late of Brecon 

32 Cave Woodhouse, and Ann, relict of Thomas 


33 Edward Swyn, Esq., Councellor at Law 

34 Mr. Joseph Philips 

35 Margt. dr. of Thos. Geers, Esq., and Eliz., his 


36 Mrs. Bridget Croft, daughter of Sir Herbert Croft 

37 Saml. Oakeley, of Oakeley, Gent, Co. Salop 

38 Margaret Geers, youngest daughter of Thomas 


39 Ann, dr. of Thos. Boycott, Esq. 

40 Thomas Boycott, of Hinton Hall, Co: Salop, Esq. 

41 Ann, wife of Rodney Croxall 

42 John Pye, Gent 

43 Miss Hunt 

44 Mrs. Butler 

Bp. Cantilupe's Tomb 

45 Saml. Croxall, D.D. 

46 Letitiafil: Sa: Birch and Let: ux~ ejus ob: 4 die 

Aug: 1712 

47 Lcetitia Birch, wife of Sam: P.irch, of Garnstone. 

in this County 


Ii€R€FORD : dAZn^DRAh 



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Ifcing Btbelbert. 

IN ancient stone effigy of this King and Martyr stands 
erect on a bracket on the South side of the eastern bay 
of the Choir,* near the head of Bishop Mayo's tomb. 

In 1875 a slab of incised Sienna marble was laid down 
in the centre of the pavement in front of the Bishop's Throne 
depicting the scene of the murder. Around is the following 
inscription — 

"Saint Etbelbert is bebeaoeo bp order of ©ffa ming 
of flDercia BCKI2M333." 

* For illustration and full particulars see Fasti Heref : page 1 10. The original Will of this Bishop 
having come into my possession by purchase, I am enabled to give the following extract : 

" Imprimis lego etiam meum omnipotent^ Deo corpus q~ meum sepeliend~ in 


et gloriosi Regis et Martiris Ethelberti." 


ffiisbops of Ibereforb. 

JIOTHING is known of the burial 
places of the Bishops of Hereford 
in Anglo Saxon times. It is only 
natural to suppose, that they sought 
for resting places as near as possible to their 
own Cathedral. No Burials were allowed 
within the precincts of towns before the 
middle of the eighth. Century. 

Our 5th Bishop, Cuthbert (a.d. 
736-40) erected "tumulum magnificum" to 
his predecessors in this See (Note 1.) 

When he became Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, he obtained permission from the Pope 
to allow Cemeteries to be contiguous to 
those Churches which were erected within 
the walls of Cities (a.d. 752.) 

During the three following centuries none 
were ever buried inside a church unless the 
deceased was of the highest rank. 

In Norman times Bishops and great 
ecclesiastics were generally buried inside the 
churches which they had built or endowed. 

Our last Saxon Bishop is the first of 
whom there is a clear record that his burial 
took place inside the Cathedral he had 
built (Note 2.) 

25. Ethelstan, died at Bosbury, 
February 10, a.d. 1056. "His body was 
carried to Hereford and interr'd in his 
Church there." (Note 3.) 

27. Walter of Lorraine, died 
a.d. 1079, and is said to have been buried 
in this Cathedral. (Note 4.) 

28. Robert of Lorraine or de 
Lozing, died June, 1095, "and lieth buried 
on the South side of the High Altar, under 
an Arch of Free stone, in the north wall 
of that Isle," (R. 175) bearing the following 
inscription — " Dominus Robertus Lozing, 
Ep~us Herefordensis, obiit a.d. 1095." 
(Note 5.) 

30. Reinhelm or Reynelm, died 
October, 1115. Buried in the N. aisle of 
the Choir, under an arch and effigy with 
this inscription — " Dominus Reynelmus, 
Ep~us Herefordensis, ob: a.d. 1117." 

'te 1. "Qui quondam extiterant famosi altique per orbem, 

Corpora sena tenet hominum hie niarmor obumbrans ; 
Tumbaque mirifico prresens fabricata decore, 
Desuper ex alto cohibet cum culmine tecta. 
Hos ego Cudbertus sacri successor honoris, 
Inclusi titulis, exornavique sepulchris. 
Pontifices ex his ternos sancta infula cinxit, 
Nomina sunt quorum Walhstodus, Torthere, Tirhtil. 
Regulus est quartus Milfrith cum conjuge pulchra 
Cuenburga, extitit e senis hxc ordine quinta. 
Sextus prceterea est Oselmi filius Osfrith." 
William of Malmesbury (ob: a.d. 1143) gives the above epitaph in his work " De gestis l'ontilicum." 
2. — The figures placed before the name of a Bishop indicate his place on the succession roll of this See. 
3. — I am not aware that any author described the precise spot of this Bishop's interment, until Dingley's 
"History from Marble" appeared in 1876. On page clxxvi. we find a drawing of a 
tomb ascribed to "Bishop Ethelstan in ye north wall of ye north Isle." There is no trace 
of any such monument. 
4.— Brown Willis in his Ichnography ascribes the monument in the S. wall of the Nave nearest 
to the Cloister door, to this Bishop. But our greatest living authority states that the effigy 
on this tomb shews the ordinary dress of the clergy when not engaged in divine offices — 
that there are no episcopal insignia whatever — and that it represents a Dean of the XIV. 
Century. (Mr. M. H. Bloxam on "Sepulchral Effigies," Arch: Jour:, vol 34 for 1877.) 
5.— Dingley saw this inscription on this tomb circa, 1684. But it appears that before Rawlinson 
saw it in 17 1 7 the inscription had been re-painted, altogether erroneously. This "mistake 


31. DorrT"? Geoffry de Clive, 
Ep~us Herefordensis, obiit a.d. 1 1 19. Buried 
in the N. aisle of the Choir under an arch 
and effigy. 

32. Dn~ u . s Richardus de Capella, 
Ep~us Hereford's, obiit a.d. 1127. Buried 
under an arch and effigy within the Chantry 
erected by Bishop Stanberry. Removed 
from the N. aisle of the Choir when this 
Chantry was built. 

■$■$. Dn~ u .? Robertas de Bethune, 
Ep~us Hereford ~ sis, obiit a.d. 1148. Buried 
under an arch and effigy in the S. aisle of 
the Choir. (Note 6.) 

35. Dom~ u . s Robertus de Male- 
don (or de Melun), Ep~us Hereford" sis, obiit 
a.d. 1 167. Buried under an arch and effigy 
in the S. aisle of the Choir. 

36. Dom~ u . s Robertus Ffolliott, 
Ep~us Hereford" sis, obiit a.d. 1176. Buried 
under an effigy and arch in the S. aisle of 
the Choir. A modern shield is fixed on 
the wall above this effigy — Gules, a bend 

37. Dom* u . s Gulielmus de Vere, 
Ep~us Hereford" sis, obiit a.d. 1199. Buried 
under an effigy and arch in S. aisle of the 

Choir. A modern shield is placed over the 
effigy of this Bishop — Quarterly, Gu. and Or., 
in 1st Quarter a mullet Argent 

38. Dom~ u .s Giles de Bruce 
(or Braose), Ep~us Hereford" sis, obiit a.d. 
1 2 16. Buried under an effigy in centre of 
second arch on N. side of the Choir. 

39. Dom~ u f Hugh de Mapenore, 
Ep~us Hereford's, obiit a.d. 12 19. Buried 
under an effigy and arch in the N. aisle of 
the Choir. (Note 7.) 

40. Hugh Ffolliott, ob: 1234. 
The exact place of this Bishop's burial is 
not known. Possibly he was buried in the 
N.E. Transept under an arch with ball flower 
ornament. (Note 8.) 

42. Peter d'Aquablanca, ob : 
a.d. 1268. Buried under a rich effigy and 
canopied tomb on the N. side of Choir Aisle. 
There is no inscription remaining. Dingley, 
cliv., states that — "The imperfect inscription 
neer this is, — Dn~v. s Peeter de Engueblanke 
episcop" Hereforde~sis obiit anno mcclxviii. 
His heart is enclosed in a» monument with 
a superscription at Aquabella in Savoy, the 
place of his birth, in a monastery of his own 
foundacion there." (Note 9.) 

of the painter " is specially noticed by Rawlinson (p. 175.) I wish to call attention to this 
fact, which accounts for B. Willis, Gough, and many others assigning this tomb to Bishop 
Reynelm. Hence much confusion. The S. side of the High Altar was the most likely 
place for the burial of this great builder of the first Norman Church, and the N. side of 
the same Altar the next great builder would naturally select for his resting place. At that 
time the whole eastern bay of the Choir was occupied by the shrine and relics of St. 
Ethelbert ; so that these Norman prelates were buried as near as possible to the High 
Altar which stood 15 feet (or more) to the West of its present position. Mr. Bloxam 
gives the following description of the Tomb and effigy, "Beneath a sepulchral arch of the 
xiv. Century with the ball flower in a hollow moulding, is the recumbent sepulchral 
effigy of a bishop, executed in the XIV. Century, similar to and of the same class as the 
four effigies I have thus described, but with a low mitre. The representation of a church 

is held in the left hand This monument to his memory could not have been 

constructed till nearly two centuries and a half after his decease. Above the sepulchral 
arch is some decorated woodwork of good character of the XIV. Century." 

6. — For details respecting this series of effigies see Arch: Journal xxxiv. 414. 

7. — See Dingley clxxxi. 

8. — Bloxam "Sepulchral Effigies," No. 20. 

§. — This beautiful monument was designed and carved with consummate skill, and is in a very 
fair state of preservation. The details of the episcopal vestments are rich. Careful 
drawings have been taken, and are in the possession of the author. The face of this 
Bishop exhibits both the moustache and beard. He is vested in alb, stole, tunic, dalmatic, 
and chesible, with the maniple. Gloves cover the hands, and the feet rest against a 
canopy. Mr Gordon Hills gives an excellent architectural sketch of this tomb in Arch: 
Journal, III. 23S. XXVII. 21. Archasologia xvm. 18S. 


43. John de Breton, ob: a.d. 
1275. This Bishop was buried in the 
Cathedral, but the actual place does not 
appear to have been recorded. It has been 
suggested that he was buried in the fine 
stone coffin — now in the Cantilupe Aisle — 
which was discovered during the restoration 
of the Tower piers, under the northern arch. 
The Coffin may fairly be assigned to that 

44. Thomas de Cantilupe, ob: 
a.d. 1282. Dingley, clv. and clvii.. gives a 
sketch of this tomb with the following im- 
portant information — "On the right hand, 

is seen the following fair 

monument .... of St. Thomas of 
Cantilupe adorn'd with several small figures 
about in it coats of maile bearing shields with 
armes not discernible. Under ye upper 
arches, were his figure and Inscription inlayd 
with brass which escaped not the rapine of 
sacrilegious hands ; the onely inscription 
relating to it is on the wall on the right hand 
thereof thus. Dn~f? Thomas de Cantilupe 
Ep~us Herefordensis obiit anno d~ni 
mcclxxxii." (Note 10.) 

45. Richard Swinefield, ob: a.d. 
1 3 16. Buried in the N.E. Transept in a 
stone coffin beneath a richly moulded canopy. 
The inscription is complete, being the earliest 
in this Cathedral. 

Hie: requiescit: Ricardus: dictus: de: 
Swinefeild: cantuariensis: diocesis: quondam : 
Episcopus: Herefordensis. (Note n.) 

47. Thomas de Charlton, ob: 
a.d. 1343. Buried under an effigy and 
canopy beneath the great window of the N. 
Transept. The inscription has recently been 
painted on the lower part. " Dn~* Thomas 
de Charlton, Ep~us Hereford's obiit a.d. 
1343." (Note 12.) 

48. John Trilleck, ob: a.d. 1360. 
This bishop was buried in the centre of the 
Choir under the modern circular design. 
From this place the brass effigy was moved 
when the new marble pavement was laid 
down by Bishop Bisse. His remains were 
disturbed in 181 3 when Canon Ford was 
buried in that place. (Note 13.) 

This fine early brass bears a figure of the 
Bishop 5 feet in height, drawn with remark- 
able boldness. The Vestments are those 
proper to the Episcopal office, but the Tunic 
is wanting. The pastoral Staff terminates in 
an elegant foliaged scroll. The Canopy is 
mutilated, and the inscription is entirely lost. 
Dingley's sketch preserves the words " gratus 
prudens pius. . . Andree festo preventus 
morte recessit . . prope favens." 

49. Lewis de Charleton, ob: a.d. 
1369. Buried in S.E. Transept under what 
was formerly a rich monument. The effigy, 
and portion only of the original Tomb have 
been replaced. The original inscription, 
visible until taken down circa 1842, has 
been lately replaced. " Lud~s de Charleton, 
Epu~s Hereford's, obiit a.d. 1369. (Note 14.) 

Note 10.— In Carter's Architecture, a.d. 1795, there are two sketches of shields and spandrel on this 
tomb. Plates 45, 78. Mr. Bloxam, in his remarks on Sep. Effigies, says :— Perhaps the 
most interesting feature in the Cathedral is the stone-work erection pertaining to the Shrine 
of St. T. de C. The design is a rich specimen of Decorated work, and consists of a high 
tomb arcaded along each side in 6 divisions, by cinquefoiled pointed arches, each containing 
the statuette of a knight in a hooded hawberk of mail with a sleeveless surcoat, shield, and 
sword. The spandrels of the arches are covered with sculptured foliage. Above this is an 
open arcade of 6 pointed arches trefoiled within, and the spandrels enriched with sculptured 
foliage. The slab which covers the upper portion of this work is flat. On it probably was 
placed the wooden feretrum or shrine which contained the actual remains of the canonized 
Bishop. This tomb was opened some 40 years ago. I have an account written by one who 
was present, which it would not be prudent to publish. It has been carefully restored and 
moved from the eastern wall, and mounted on a new stone base, under the direction of 
the late Sir G. G. Scott. 

1 1. — For further details of this tomb see the description of Plate II. 

12. — Arch: Journal, xxxiv. 422. 

13. — Full particulars of the opening of this grave were given by Canon Russell in a small pamphlet, 
published in 1830. This brass has been engraved in Cough's Sep: Mon. Haines Mon: Brasses. 
Dingley, exxni. Fasti Herefordenses. Plate XX. 

14. — Ding: exxv. One panel remains bearing the Arms of this Bishop. Or, a lion rampant, gules. 


52. John Trevenant, ob: a.d. Hu~c co~misso grege lupu~ sibi quando 

1404. Buried in the S. Transept beneath a fugavit 

canopy and effigy. There is no record of an Mors cu ~ dente cruento trux tunc bellua 

inscription. Three panels forming the front strauit 

part of this tomb have been placed in error 

Anno Milleno. C quater L. x quoque bino 

beneath the effigy of Dean Harvey in S.E.T. QuatUQr hHs junctis in tempU tempor> fe?to 

' x Sv Qui legis hec ora. pro presule mente benigna 

59. John Stanberry, ob: a.d. Vt sint absque mora, celi sibi gaudia digna." 

1474. Buried under an effigy and monument \ Wote l6 -/ 
of alabaster on the N. side of the High Altar. 

No record remains of the inscription originally 5^. Richard MayO,ob: A.D. I 5 1 6. 

in metal on the N. side of this Tomb. A Buried under an effigy and rich tomb on s . 

metal plate remains on the adjacent wall in side of High Altar The anc i en t brass work 

the N. aisle of Choir, with the following d j sap peared in former times from the carved 

lines panel on the adjacent wall. The Tomb and 

" Marmoris hac ffossa. tetra. petra contegit ossa inscription have been restored at the cost of 

Stanbury pontificis. carmeliteque Joh~is. Magdalen College, Oxford, of which College 

Doctoralis erat. sibi regnans fama p' orbem this Bishop was the first President. "Dn~s 

Criminis O xte petimus quo tergere sordem Richardus Mayo, Ep~us Herefordensis, obiit 

Qui Bangorensem. Lustro. rexit bene sedem xviii. ' die Aprilis mdxvi. Restored 1857." 

X bino post I. simul hanc decoravit et edem (Note 17.) 

Note 15. — Dingley, cxxvm. Arch: J., xxxiv. 413. Arms, Or, within a bordure engrailed Az. 3 Lion's 
heads erased, Gules. 
16. — This very beautiful effigy is worthy of a detailed description. The Bishop is represented wearing 
the mitra prcliosa, with the face close shaven. Beneath the alb are the skirts of the cassock. 
Over the alb appear the extremities of the stole, and above this the dalmatic. The chasuble 
over the dalmatic is richly worked with orfreys in the front and at the sides. About the neck 
is the amice ; gloves are on the hands. The pastoral staff veiled, is on the left side, but the 
crook is gone. Figures of angels — now much mutilated — were on either side of the head. 
At the feet is a lion. On the north side are 10 panels filled with mutilated statuettes, also I 
on the W. and I on the E corner, representing — 

1. A Bishop. 

2. Angel holding shield — modern Arms of See. 

3. St. Ethelbert, as supposed. Model of Church in left hand, Sword in right hand. 

4. Angel, with Ancient Arms of See. 

5. Virgin and Holy Child. 

6. Angel, Arms of Deanery. 

7. Bishop. 

8. Angel, with Stanbury Arms. 

9. King, with Orb and Sceptre. 

10. Angel. Arms, 1 and 4th, 3 fleur-de-lis. 2 and 3, Three lions rampant. 

11. Bishop with Staff (west end). 

12. St. John Baptist. 

Rawl:40. Dingley, cxxxvi., gives a sketch of this Tomb surrounded by iron railing, but he 
gives no inscription. 
17. — This Bishop is represented wearing the mitra pretiosa with the infulce depending behind, and his 
face close shaven. He is vested in the amice with richly worked apparels, in the alb, tunic, 
dalmatic, and chasuble. The stole is not visible : the maniple on the left arm is richly 
ornamented and fringed. The sandals are round toed. The pastoral staff, veiled, is on the 
left side, the crook being richly worked. The gloves are covered with rings and jewels at the 
back, the wrists having pendant tassels. At the feet are two dogs. The southern side of 
the tomb is panelled in 8 divisions, with statuettes more or less mutilated, in each recess 
representing — I, a Bishop ; 2, St. Paul ; 3, St. John Baptist ; 4, B.V.M. and Child ; 5, Our 
Lord, with orb in his hand ; 6, St. Matthew : 7, St. Peter ; 8, St. Ethelbert (as supposed). 
His Arms were Arg. on a fess Sa., between 3 roses Gu. a lily of the first. 

Arch: J., xxxiv. 415. This tomb is in a very perfect state, with the exception of certain finials 
which are lost. It was opened by Dean Merewether, who described the contents in the 
Arch: J. ill. 263. 


64. Charles Booth, ob : a.d. 1535. 
Buried under an effigy and Tomb in the N. 
wall of the Nave, erected by the Bishop 
during lifetime. The original inscription, cut 
into stone fixed above the effigy remains 

" Carolus Booth, Episcopus Herefordensis 
cum 18 annos, 5 menses et totidem dies 
Ecclesise huic cum laude prefuisset, quinto 
die Maii 1535 defunctus sub hoc tumulo 
sepultus jacet." (Note 18.) 

68. Robert Warton, alias Purefoy, 
ob: a.d. 1557. 

Bp. Godwin states that this Bishop "jacet 
in Australi parte Ecclesi~ Cathedralis." 

B. Willis in his M.S. states that "he was 
buried in H. Cathedral without any memorial." 
(Note 19.) 

70. Herbert Westfaling, ob: a.d 
1 601. Buried under an effigy against the N. 
wall of the N. Transept. The original monu- 
ment is altogether destroyed, but a portion 
of the original inscription is placed in the 
S. Cloister, of which the following is a copy 
made up from Rawlinson 127 — 

" Memorial Herberti Westfalingi quondam 
Episcopi Herefordensis sacrum. Herbertus 
Westfaling natus Londini, educatus Oxonii, 
in y£de Christi, Academic Vice-cancellarius 
dignissimus erat. 

"Bonorum, Pauperum, Doctorum &ct, 
amantissimus semper vixit. Oxonii igitur 
Collegium Jesu annuis redditibus; Episcopali 
munificentia non indignis, in perpetuum 
auxit. Hunc virum moribus graciosissimum, 
prudentia clarissimum, pietate admirabilem, 
heec Ecclesia ad annos sexdecim et amplius 
Episcopum habuit ; cujus corpus quamvis 
Mortalitas terrse subjecit, animum tamen ejus 
pietas caslo inservit. Obiit i° die Martii. a.d. 

The following was painted on the stone 
base a.d. 1877 — "Dom~s Herbertus West- 
faling Epis~c Hereford", obiit a.d. 1601. 
(Note 20.) 

71. Robert Benett, ob: a.d. 
16 1 7. Buried beneath an effigy on the N. 
side of the Choir. The whole of the original 
monument of alabaster and marble is des- 
troyed. On the adjoining wall in N. aisle of 
Choir, the following fragments may be seen — 

1. A circular tablet with Mitre and Arms 
of See, impaling those of Benett, quartering 
the Arms of Langley. 

2. Painted tablets of wood, with Latin 
verses, which are here given. 

Hoc sita sunt tumulo crelesti digna Sepulchro 

Ingenium, pietas, et sine fraude fides ; 
Religionis Honos, Dux templi, et gratia Doctis 

Porta patens miseris, Urbis et orbis amor. 
O veri Antistes vera? pietatis amator 

Non sine fruge fides, nee sine fine preces, 
Prresul in Urbe tribus Tu lustris : cum tua sese 

In Christi Sacrum conderet umbra sinum. 

Leonardus Benett. 

Note 18. — Most of our large ancient monuments were protected by iron railings. The ironwork in front of 
this Tomb is the only specimen in the Cathedal which has not been disturbed. 
The front is divided into six square panels, each containing a shield with armorial bearings. The 
recumbent effigy represents the Bishop as vested with the mitra pretiosa with pendant fillets. 
He wears the cassock, amice, alb, stole, fringed tunic and dalmatic, and chasuble with 
orfreys in front. Broad toed sandals appear on the feet ; the hands are gloved ; the pastoral 
staff is veiled on the right side. The crook and ferrule are gone. The head reposes on a double 
cushion, and on the right side is a feathered angel. At his feet there is no animal. By his 
will be appointed to be buried in the vestments in which he was consecrated. Arms, Arg. 
3 boars heads erased erect, Sa. A rose in fess point. 
1 9- — The mutilated Tomb in the N.E. Transept may possibly have something to do with this Bishop. 
20. — Dingley, cxxxvn., gives a good sketch of this Tomb. This being the earliest example of a Tost 
Reformation effigy a great change is found in all the details of dress and position. This 
Bishop is represented reclining on the right side, with the head supported by the right hand. 
On his head is a scull cap, a moustache and a long (lowing beard, and round the neck a ruff. 
He is vested in the rochet and chimere, over which is worn the tippet ; the drapery of the 
rochet or cassock is gathered up and held by the left hand. The folds of these are very 
numerous and unsatisfactory, and the execution of the stune effigy is indifterent. The Arms 
were Arg. a cross between 4 caltrops, Or. 


Quam pia vita fuit, quam Sancta et sacra Benette 

Testis erit vers Relligionis amor ; 
Te pietas, te vera Fides, te Gloria Christi 

Te quoque doctrinre nobilitavit Honor 
Doctus et indoctus pendebat ab ore Loquentis, 

Dum populum qua; sint cxlica jussa doces. 
Et qurecunque doces homines mandata colebas, 

Ut tua verba forent, ut Tua vita fuit. 
Faelix, o nimium Frelix in lege Magister, 

Qui, facienda docet, Quique docenda facit. 
Qui sic in vita mundum terrasque replevit 

Laudibus, hie caelum morte premente tenet. 

Gulielmus Saintbarbe. 

On another Wooden tablet — 
Quern docti agnoscunt Sanctum, quem pulpita doctum, 

Quem validum impietas, quem pia turba patrem, 
Flumen in ore, manu cui lumen, numen utroque, 

Qui miranda canens, ipsa canenda gerit. 
Qui querulus repetita trahit suspiria, damans, 

(Sponse) tuos thalamos mens viduata sitit. 
Est benedictus, eras talis Tu (maxime praesul) 

Nomen et omen habens (o Benedicte) bonum : 
In te vixit enim, qui pro te mortuus, ergo 

Hunc et in retemum tu benedictus eris. 
Stet tamen ista loquens moles, bullata, dicata 

Tarn tibi vita docens, quam tibi lingua placens, 
Parce mihi nato (qui transis Lector) inermes 

Si nimis in cineres officiosus ego ; 
Nomen testor, erat pater ille, et testor amorem, 

Dum vaga te coluit reflua, nonne pater 
Ille olim mihi, nunc Deus illi, semper amanti 

Christum, sit Christus duke levamen. Amen. 

Georgius Benson. 

On the verge of this Tomb the following 
inscription was originally placed — " Reveren- 
dus Robertus Benett, Ep~us Hereforden", 
sacra; theologian professor et fidelis Christi 
Minister obiit xxv. Octobris. Anno D~ni 
1617, et aetatis suas 72." 

Also the following — Benedict et Benet 
promiscue sonant vide lib. Diet. The re- 
maynes of a greater Worke. Benson the 
Son of Benet, ibid, tractatu de Cognominibus 

Ben' et: O quam bene luxit. 
Luxit vitas et vocis . . moris et oris erat. 

This effigy is of alabaster, the hands are 
gone, and the head reposes on a cushion. 
This Bishop wears a close-fitting skull cap, 
moustache, and beard. Round the neck is 
a ruff. He is vested in the rochet, chimere, 
and tippet. The feet rest on a lion. Arms 
Quarterly 1 and 4 Arg., a cross between 4 
demi Lions rampant Gu., 2 and 3 paly of 
six, Arg. and Vert. 

72>- Augustine Lindsell, ob: a.d. 
1634. Buried in S.E. Transept under an 
effigy. The whole of the original monument 

and inscription have been destroyed. Raw- 
linson 32 gives the inscription, also Dingley 
cxxxiv., but no sketch of the monument. 

" D. O. M. S." 

" Augustinus Lindsell. Primo 
Petriburgensis mox Herefordensis Ecclesias 
Gubernaculis admotus, tandem ex motu 
Requiem invenit. Calculo extinctus est die 
sexto Novembris mdcxxxiv. Vir omni 
literatura excultissimus, pietate egregia et 
candore animi singulari, et per omnia sceculo 
suo major. De quo si forte sileat ingrata 
posteritas, sat erit compendio dixisse Theo- 
logian Oraculum hie jacet." 

In this recumbent effigy the Bishop is 
represented as wearing the square cap, 
moustache, and beard. He wears the rochet 
and chimere with the tippet over. The rochet 
is plaited in front with a worked border, and 
the lawn sleeves are very full, the lappets of 
the breast of the chimere being thrown back. 

75. Theophilus Field, ob: a.d. 

1636. Buried in the N.E. Transept in a 

vault beneath an alabaster half effigy. The 
monument is entirely destroyed. 

Epitaphium Reverendissimi in Christo 
Patris Theophili Field, Episcopi. 
" Aspicis effigiem Cleri par nulla figura 
Theophili genio ; qui fuit Orbis Honos 
Doctior an melior fuit, haud scio. Fama 

Quod si Fama negat, Tu pia scripta lege. 
Lux Landavensis,Menevensis,et Herefordensis 
Haud sterili tumulo clauditur almus Ager 
Prcesulis officio functus Qui triplicis olim 
Hie jacet, hie toto flumine flendus Ager 
Qualis odor variis distincti floribus Agri 
Non minus est grati noster odoris Ager." 

"Fratri mcerenti, mcerens moriturus P(osuit) 
Jonathan Field. JEt lxii., mdcxl. Obiit 
2 die Junii 1636." 

"TheSun,that light unto threeChurches gave, 
Is set. The Field is buried in a grave. 
This Sun shall rise; this field renew his 

That sweetnesse breathe for Ages, not for 



Copied from R. p. 17, as corrected by 
J. Duncomb. The above inscription is en- 
tirely lost. The alabaster bust alone remains 
in original position on N. wall of aisle of N. 
Transept. (Note 21.) 

Ding: cliv. 

78. Herbert Croft, ob : a.d. 1 69 1 . 
Buried in the Choir beneath the present 
Episcopal Throne. There was no monument, 
but the marble slab formerly over this Bishop's 
grave is now placed in the S.E. Transept, 
beside that of Dean Benson. On these two 
stones are two hands joined, with the words — 
" In vita conjuncti, Morte non divisi." 

" Depositum Herberti Croft, de Croft, 
Episcopi Herefordensis. Obiit 18 die Maii 
A? Dn! 1 69 1. ^Etatis suae 88." 

The arms of this Bishop are well cut in 
the upper part of this black marble. Quarterly, 
per fess indented Az. and Arg. in 1st quarter 
a Lion passant guardant, Or. 

79. Gilbert Ironside, ob: a.d. 
1 701. Buried in the Church of St. Mary 
Somerset, London, under an inscribed marble 
slab. Removed to this Cathedral in 1867, 
to a vault in the S.E. Transept. 

"H. S. E." 

" Reverendus admodum in 
Christo Pater Gilbertus Ironside, S.T.P. Coll. 
Wadhamensis in Acad~ Vicecanc~. primo 
consecratus Bristoll Episcop~ postea trans- 
latus ad Episcopat. Hereford. Obiit 27 
August, 1 701. ^Etat~suae 69." 

The above inscription is in the pavement 
of the S.E.T. The following inscription on 
a brass plate is fixed on the wall immediately 
adjacent — 

"M.S. Reverendissimi in Christo Patris 
Gilbertus Ironside. Qui obiit 27 die Augusti 
a.s. 1 701. et in aede B. Maria? de Somerset 
in urbe Londinensi fuit sepultus. Postea, 

sede diruta, relliquia? ejus mortales, pio Here- 
fordensium nonnullorum officio, cura fideli 
F.T.H. hujus Ecclesiae Sub Thesaurarii in 
hunc locum transvectaa, demum requiescunt. 
AD. 1867. 
Virum fuisse, strenuum, sagacem, 

Christianas fidei tenacem, 
Libertatis Ecclesiae gravia inter pericula, 

Defensorem intrepidum 
Britannici annales satis testantur." 
(Note 22.) 

80. Humphrey Humfreys, ob: 
a.d. 17 12. Buried in the Choir (G.P. No. 
130) beneath a black marble slab, which was 
placed in the S.E. Transept when the new 
pavement was laid down a.d. 1861. 

"Hie jacet." 

" Humphredus Humfreys, S.T.P. 

Primo Decanus ) mdclxxx. ( t> „ ^ 
MoxEpiscopus } mdclxxxxix. i Ban g° r ensis 
Inde Herefordiam translatus, a.d. mdcci. 
Tandem vitae Satur et ccelo maturus. 
Obiit xx° die Novembris, a.d. mdccxii. 
^Etatis suae lxiii. 

Cujus ad exemplum si vLxeris, amice Lector, 
mori non timebis. (Note 23.) 

81. Philip Bisse, ob: a.d. 1721. 
Buried in the archway immediately behind 
the present Bishop's Throne. The whole 
of the sumptuous white marble monument 
which formerly filled the archway, has entirely 
disappeared with the exception of the follow- 
ing inscriptions which are deposited in this 
place — 

"H. S. E." 
" Reverendus in Christo Pater 

Philippus Bisse, S.T.P. primum Menevensis, 

deinde hujus Ecclesiae Ep~us. 

Vir omnium consensu ad munus Episcopale factus. 

Omnium plausu evectus ; 

Sanctus, sapiens, gravis, modestus ; 

Moribus facilis, sed decorus. 

21. — His head is covered with a close fitting skull cap, he wears a moustache and beard. A ruff 

encircles the neck, and he is vested in the rochet and chimere. In his left hand a book is held. 

22. — The correspondence relating to the removal of this Bishop preserved, forming a volume of no 

ordinary interest. There was a tradition that he had been buried in a silver coffin. 
23. — The Arms of this Bishop are well cut on the stone — 

Quarterly. 1 Gu., a Lion rampant, Arg. I 3 Three Lions passant. 

2 Three eagles displayed in fess. 4 Three children's heads couped at the neck 

with a serpent, proper. 


Ad agendum fortis, ad corrigendum lentus : 

In fide defendenda splendide obstinatus ; 

In disciplina ministranda prudenter stabilis. 

Sin de literis scisciteris, 

In quovis fere eruditionis genere, 

Et judicandi solertia, et disserendi facultate erat cum 

primis numerandus ; 

Certe in Diaecesis suae notitia nulli secundus : 

In qua perlustranda, gubernanda, ornanda, 

omne studium tempusq~ (heu nimis breve) 

collocavit hujusce Chori ac Altaris omatum, 

Ut exemplo suo spectabili, 

Ita mira qua apud Generosos pollebat, gracia 

plurimum promovit. 

^Edes, quas juxta cemis, episcopates, 

(hocce posthumo multo augustius monumentum) 

tantiim non a fundamentis instauravit : 

In quibus, hospitali comitate omnes, 

patema benevolentia Clerum, amplexus est. 

Qua fide interim Ecclesiae sibi concreditae 

(magno ac tremendo deposito) invigilarit, 

Quam curam in Sacros Ordines conferendo, 

quam in Confirmando sedulitatem adhibuerit, 

qua dicendi vi, qua dignitate Episcopali, 

Et Clerum Visitator et Populum Concionator, ad 

officia excitaverit 

Quam deniq~ pietatem quam ardorem ad altare, 

in oblatione precum, in ministratione Sacrorum. 

Clero populoque prffilucere fecerit ; 

cum laeto animo praesens admirata est aetas, 

turn grato reminiscetur postera. 

Ita Episcopus hicce, vere Apostolicus, 

Ministerii cursu finito, non spatio sed actis mensurando, 

ad requiem et coronam accersitus, 

e vita migravit sexto die Sept. annoq~ 

Dom 1721° .Etat: 550 Consec n° Transla~9° 

Narus est Oldburiae in Agro Gloucestrensi, 

A Sacerdotum stemmate per quinque successions 

deducto : 

institutus in Schola Wintoniensi, 

dehinc in Nov : Coll : Oxon cooptatus, 

cujus honori promovendo, omnimode ut vivens studuit, 

ita centum Libras legavit. 

On another marble slab — 

H. S. E. 

Brigitta Comittissa de Ply-mouth, 

filia Thomse Ducis de Leeds, 

Magni Angliae Thesaurarii. 

Et Brigittae filise Mountague, Comitis de Lindsey. 

Magni Anglia Camerarii ; 

Nupta primum Carolo Fitzroy, Comiti de Plymouth, 

deinde Philippo Episcopo Herefordensi : 

In aula regia vitas maximam partem egit 

Regibus et Reginis semper accepta ; 

acceptissima vero R. Marise, cui a Cubiculis erat. 

Hasc praenobilis Faemina 

Solido, et ex Magno Patre plane traduci, ingenio 

Muitifariam eruditionem addidit ac celavit. 

Celsitudinem in Moribus et dignitatem vere Aulicam 

mira lenitate augustiorem efiecit : 

At supra haec, utcunque illustria, sapiens, 

Pietati se devovit totam, immortalitatemque 

in summo vitae splendore indies anhelans, 

tandem assecuta est Maii die g°° 

Anno Salutis MDCCXVliryp. ^Etatis suse 54M . 

Conjux maestissimus Philippus, Ep~us Here- 
fordensis (juxta quem ipsa cupiit deponi moriens) 
Illius Memorias Sacrum hoc posuit Marmor : idemque 
sibi, quam primum ita Deo videbitur, lato corde 
destinat a suis in Christo laboribus secessum. 

On a small brass plate, formerly in the 
pavement, is the following — 

The Rt. Revd. Father in God Philip Lord 
Bishop of Hereford. Died Sept 6th, anno 
Doml 1 72 1. Aged 55 years. 

84. Lord James Beauclerk, ob: 
a.d. 1787. Buried in the Choir beneath a 
small inscribed marble slab, which is now 
fixed on the E. wall of the Bishops' Cloister, 
bearing the following inscription — 

The Right Honourable and Reverend 
Lord J-ames Beauclerk, departed this life the 
ig: of Oct. {1787) Aged 77. 

The following tablet used to be on the E. 
wall of the S. Transept It was erected by 
Canon Cope about the year 182 1. 

Gratitude devotes this Memorial to the 
Right Hon. and Right Rev. Lord James 
Beauclerk, D.D., who was Bishop of Hereford 
nearly Forty-two years, and died on the 19th 
day of October, 1787, in the 78th year of 
his age. He was the eighth son of Charles, 
Duke of Saint Albans, by Lady Diana Vere, 
daughter of Aubury de Vere. Earl of Oxford, 
and reflected honour on his descent, by 
personal Virtue His life evinced the utmost 
Purity of intention and sincerity of heart 
He animated the exertions of his Clergy, by 
disposing of his preferments so as to reward 
them and promote the Comfort and Conciliate 
the esteem of Persons in every Station, by a 
Princely residence in his Palace during his 

86. John Butler, ob: a.d. 1802. 
Buried in the Choir near the Screen on the 
N. side, beneath a small square of white 
marble, now in the Bishops' Cloister. 

Jolm Butler, LL.D., died the 10th day 
of Dec. 1802, Aged 8j. 

The following inscription was formerly in 
the Choir on the N.E. side of Tower pier. 
Portions of it being broken off are lost. It 
is now fixed on the E. wall of the Bishops' 
Cloister. (Note 24.) 

24. — A ; xtiait of this Bishop, lately presented, is preserved at the Palace. 


M. S. 

Joh . . nis But . . . 

. . . iscop 

Qui qu 

icet quae Probitatis L 

ncionatoris atque S 

use demum .... Episcop 

Exaedi re possent 

Abunde in .... Ho haberentur ; 

Vetuit tamen ut Hoc Marmor 

Quidquam de Foso testaretur aliud, 

Quam quod Sacellura Episcopale 

Sumptu suo instauravisset 

In privatos usus Prsesulum deinde Herefordiensium 

Et quod omni ope feliciter preeivisset 

Ad Ecclesiam Cathedralem 

Vetustate jam dilapsam, 

denuo extruendam 

In Sacra Publica Suorum in Hac Diocesi. 

Tumulatur quoque ibidem Episcopi vidua, 

Anna, Caroli Vernon de Farnham in Com. Surr, 

Equitis Aurati, Filia natu Major. 

Obit Jan. 20. 1804. ^Etat 83. 

90. "Hon: Edward Grey, ob: 
a.d. 1837." 

On a square white marble formerly in the 
pavement of the Choir, now in the Bishops' 

The following is on the monument, now 
in the Cloister, formerly erected under the 
Organ loft on the west side. 

' ' Sacred to the Memory of 



Youngest Son of Charles, first Earl Grey, 

Who was born 25th March, 1782, and died 24th 

July, 1837- 

In the year 1831, he has appointed to the office of 
Dean of this Cathedral, from which, in the following 
year, he was elevated to the See of Hereford. 

As a Prelate of the Church of England, to the 
principles of which he was devoutly attached, firm, 
conscientious, and uncompromising. 

As a Preacher, eloquent, faithful, and impressive ; 
yet his most distinguishing characteristic, for which 
he was remarkable in his earliest youth, was fervent 
and unaffected piety. 

His mortal remains are deposited within the Choir 
of this Cathedral ; his spirit, as we humbly trust, is 
with God, his Saviour." 

On a brass plate in the Choir on base of 

" The Hon. and Right Rev. Edward Grey, 
I). I)., xc'.': Bishop of Hereford, was here 
buried July 31, 1S37. 

Also his son Arthur John Grey, Lieut. 
R.N., May 2nd, 1854." 

This was the last actual interment inside 
the Cathedral. 

See Ground Plan, No. 136. 

flDemorials of tbe following 

Bishops wbo arc not biuueo in 

tbe Catbeoral. 

61, Edmund Audley, presided 
over this See a.d. 1492 — 1502, when he 
erected a Chantry consisting of two vaulted 
chambers on the S. side of the Lady Chapel. 
He was promoted to Salisbury where he 
built another Chantry, and was there buried. 
The whole being coloured internally must 
have presented a magnificent appearance. 
The stone screen on the N. side of this 
Chantry is divided into 20 panels, containing 
painted effigies of saints and personages who 
have not been identified. The coloured 
figures are arranged in two rows. In the 
lower row 4 spaces are taken by the Vestry 
window and 4 by the doorway. Nine figures 
have perished; about 23 remain. The panels 
in the base contain shields. 

1. Initials entwined, I.R. 

2. Arg. or fess on bar, arg. Fleur-de-lis 

Arg. 3 roses gules 

3. Gules — interlacing work — colour gone 

4. Arms of Deanery. 5. Modern See. 

6. Antient See 

7. Shield. Blue ground with green dragon 


There are similar shields carved on bosses 
of groining, and fragments of antient glass in 
the upper windows. There is a shield bearing 
2 wings joined to a heart, as may also be 
seen in the groining of S. Transept.* Also 
another shield having 3 oval spots from which 
the original glass is gone. 

Note * See Plate XVII 


76. George Coke, ob: a. l). 1646. 
Buried in the S.E. corner of the Chancel at 
Eardisley. An imposing Monument was 
erected about 20 years after the decease of 
this Bishop in the N.E. corner of the S.E. 
Transept. This was taken down circa 1S43; 
various portions becoming lost or injured 
during the repairs, the effigy only was 
replaced a.d. 1861. A portion of the original 
inscription remains on the adjacent wall, 
and another portion, nearly illegible, is now 
in the Bp. Cloister, 8th bay.f (See R. 35 for 
copy of the same.) The upper portion of 
the Tomb was erected by his descendants 
a.d. 1875, with the following inscription: — 

" In Memory of George Coke, fifth Son of 
Richard Coke, of Trusley, Derbyshire, and 
brother of Sir John Coke, Secretary of State 
to Charles I. : born 3rd October, 1570. 
Bishop of Bristol, 1631 ; translated to Here- 
ford, 1 8th June, 1636; died 10th December, 

" A meek, grave, and learned man, much 
beloved by those who were subjected to his 
jurisdiction, in defence of the Church 
privileges in the stormy period in which he 
was Bishop of this Diocese, he suffered 
fine and imprisonment at the hands of the 

" This monument was restored by some of 
his descendants a.d. 1875." 

The following extract and translation of 
the original inscription, written by Francis 
Hodgson, late Provost of Eaton, is taken by 
permission from a Family History compiled 
by Major J. Talbot Coke, printed for private 
circulation a.d. 18S0 : — 

Over the Bishop's effigy was a Latin 
inscription, on two tablets, in the verbose 
and inflated style of the period, and which, 
as aptly observed by a late dignitary of the 
church, is " indeed composed in the most 
unchastised spirit of the Restoration " ; yet, 
after due allowance has been made for the 
times in which it was written, there can be 
little doubt that he was a man of distinguished 
learning and ability, of great firmness and 
discretion, and singular piety. 

Hear, Traveller, or behold him, who is no longer 
heard. Learn his singular sense of Discipline. The 
Prototype has impressed upon the statue the Image 
of his Person. See him teaching a more wonderful 
God, healing by the Shadow of Peter, dividing the 
waters by the wonder-working mantle of Elijah, (but) 
not a truer God than in this truth-telling Image. If 
you do not believe the teacher, believe him who 
experienced thai "Godliness hath the promise of this 
life, as well as of that which is to come." 

He experienced it who taught it. This Prelate 
full of (76) years, happy in a pious and fruitful wife, 
happy in his marriage chain, every day more pleasing, 
and in the torch brighter every day, above the torch 
of hymen. In his three Sacerdotal Sons, and four 
Sons who were Laymen, but theologically pious — 
fuller of God than of hope inasmuch as filled with 
the assurance of faith, and inspired by the Deity, he 
so lived as possessing life in patience, and death in 
desire : wishing to die the death which he hardly 
felt ; and as soon as he was dead feeling himself 

Oh day to be extolled above all length of years 
the tenth day of December, after the tenth year of 
his Episcopal Translation. In the year of his Saviour 
1646 the most auspicious day of his Translation into 
Eternity, on that birthday of his Glory died the 
Angel of the Church of Hereford, endowed on the 
same with an equality to the Angels. 

The second tablet contains — 

Emulous Posterity will be interested as we hope, 
in knowing that, which, if men were silent, the stones 
would proclaim, that the excellent and venerable old 
man, George Coke, Lord Bishop of Bristol first, then 
of Hereford, ennobled his birth with every instance 
of Virture worthy of his Ancestors, through their 
series prolonged from afar, and the knightly splendour 
of his Father, and the Family Lineage. And that 
he was the greatest ornament of those who had been 
anciently well-born. 

That he examined Divine subjects and the highest 
mysteries with a diligent and severe scrutiny, nor 
unravelled them only, but also taught them with a 
lucid perspicacity, that he administered the Sacred 
Rites suitably to the worship of the Deity, and to 
the Piety of the Worshippers, trembling with most 
reverential awe. That he gave answers from the 
sacred Oracles to those who consulted him concerning 
religion. That he set forth the fundamental principles 
of the English Reformation as doctrines to be imbibed 
in the inmost hearts of the Clergy and people. That 
he lived in the most incorrupt, long, and unwearied 
practice and exemplification of every kind of purity. 
That he rendered and left himself by his severe 
gravity an object of respect to his Fellows in the 
mysteries (for by that title he loved to distinguish 
the clergy), and most acceptable to them by his bland 
conciliating courtesy and meekness. 

Note t B. Willis states that this was written by Canon Sherborne (ob: 1679). Dingley, CXI I., 

sketch of the Tomb. Arch. J., xxxiv., 417. Arms, Gules, 3 crescents and a canton, Or. 


(His health) at length becoming infirm, and failing 
among our late commotions, intestine tumults, and 
calamities of the Church, among the confessors of the 
Priestly Order, imprisoned together with him, not 
without the prerogative of persecution and conformity 
with Christ, that he proved himself the most 
courageous fellow-sufferer. That as the consolation 
of all his sorrows, of his life, and of his death, he 
constantly pronounced one but most comprehensive 
word (which was appended like a label to his most 
trustful lips) "I shall rise again." 

89. "George Isaac Huntingford, 
D.D., Bishop of Hereford, died April 29th, 
1832, aged 83 years." 

A Memorial Window was erected in the 
S.E.T. at the sole cost of Lord Saye and Sele 
in 1863. The above inscription is painted 
on the glass. 

There is a monument in the Bp's Cloister, 
formerly under the W. side of the organ 
loft, with the following inscription. 

To the Memory of 


Lord Bishop of this Diocese and Warden of 

Winchester College. 

He died in his 84th year, April 29th, 1832. 

Deeply versed in Biblical and Classical Literature, 
he was held in high estimation as a profound theologian 
and accomplished scholar. Humility of mind and 
simplicity of manners, integrity of heart, benignity of 
disposition, and the most expansive charity, shone 
conspicuously in the character of this excellent and 
amiable Prelate. 

His mortal remains, at his own particular desire, 
are deposited in the churchyard at Compton, near 
Winchester, where he was first appointed a minister 
of that Gospel, which it was the leading object of his 
life to explain and illustrate, faithfully endeavouring, 
both by precept and example, to adorn the doctrine 
of God his Saviour in all things. 

Arms carved on Monument, and painted 
on Memorial Window : Per fess Sa. and 
erminois a fess per fess nebulee counter- 
changed, in chief 3 crosses patee fitchee, 
Arg. the base fretty, Gules. 

91. Thomas Musgrave, 1837 to 
1847. On a brass plate, erected Dec, 1862, 
beneath a large 4 light window, by Warring- 
ton, in N. aisle of Choir, is the following 
inscription : — 

"The window above, and those in the 
chapel beneath were filled with stained glass 

a.d. 1862, in token of respect and love to 
the Memory of Thomas Musgrave, D.D. 
Bishop of Hereford, afterwards Archbishop 
of York, who died 4th May, i860." 

Subjects in stained glass illustrate the life 
of St. Paul. 

92. Renn Dickson Hampden. 
Died in London on April 23, 1868, and was 
buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, near his 
predecessor Archbishop Musgrave, under a 
plain Tomb, with a brief inscription. 

It is with sincere regret that I have to 
record the fact that there is no Memorial in 
the Cathedral to this learned and memorable 

Beans of tbe Catbeoral Cburcb 
of Ibereforo. 

John de Aquablanca. " He died 
1320, and was buried in the Cathedral, 
under a sumptuous monument, near Bishop 
Aquablanca." B.W. 533. 

The effigy on the floor of the aisle covers 
the original grave of this Dean, which is 
immediately below the pavement. He was 
not deposited in a solid stone coffin, but 
within stone slabs. The remains had been 
disturbed and filled with rubbish. No 
inscription has been recorded. G P. No. 10. 

Stephen de Ledbury. In the 
South wall of the Nave, near the Bishop's 
Cloister door, is the effigy of a Dean under 
a cusped arch. This is considered to be the 
work of the middle of xiv. Century. 
There is no inscription. It is suggested that 
this would represent Stephen de Ledbury, 
who was Dean from 1320 to 1352.* 


V. II. Guide, No. 82. B. W., 533. Arch: Journ:, xxxiv., 411. 


John de Middleton. Deprived 
a.d. 13S0. 

Brown Willis, in his M.S., says that "he 
was buried no doubt under one of the great 
gravestones in the Nave, about 5 yards below 
the choir door."f 

John Harold, ob: Oct. 19, 1393. 

B. Willis, in his M.S., states, "On the 
north side of the letter L. lies another long 
stone marked 31, for Dean Harold." 

Also B. W., 533, states that "he was 
buried in the Cathedral, where is yet an 
imperfect inscription on a gravestone to his 
memory. What remains is these words, 
"de salme mercy, 1393." 

The spot thus indicated is in front of 
Dean Berew's tomb, where a fragment of an 
interesting brass was laid down in i860 
which was then supposed to represent Dean 
Harold. See Fragments of Inscriptions, No. 


Henry Shelford, ob: Sep. 26, 
circa 1445. 

B. Willis, in his M.S., states, "about a 
foot or two northward of No. 23, and near 
the letter L, which is just about the middle of 
it, and about a foot from it, lies a long stone 
marked 30, for Dean Shelford." 

This would be in the vestibule of the Lady 
Chapel to the N. of Dean Berew's tomb. 
No trace of this stone remains. 

John Berew, or Beaurieu, ob: 
April 6, 1462, "and was buried under an 
arch in the Lady Chapel on the south side." 
B. W. 534. 

Dingley, clxxix., gives a sketch of the 
monument attributed to this Dean, with his 
rebus of a boar wearing a coat of the Arms 
of the Deanery, among leaves of rue. R. 225. 

The effigy is a very beautiful work, but it 
is now considered to be that of a Dean, or 
other ecclesiastic attired in a cassock with 
close sleeves, surplice, and tippet, who lived 
about the middle or early half of the xiv. 

Century. (M. H. Bloxham, A. y., xxxiv. 
419.) There is no record of an inscription. 
The engraving of this tomb by Carter gives 
a good view of the painting formerly under 
the arch, and Hollis in his " Monumental 
Effigies," Part vi, Plate 5 gives a highly 
finished engraving of this ecclesiastic. 

Thomas Chawndeler, ob: 1490. 
Against the W. wall of the S.E. Transept 
is a much mutilated figure in the attire 
of a Canon with the orphrey of the cope 
ornamented with pomegranates, the head 
and lower part broken off. It probably 
commemorates Dean Chawndeler, 1490, as 
it corresponds with the description given by 
Duncumb 1., 559, of his effigy which lay on 
the floor of this transept by the door opening 
into the Vicar's Cloister. 

The inscription still remains (now mural) 

"Orate pro aia~ p'nobilis viri Magistri 
Thome Chawndeler sacre Theologie p'fes 
[soris nuper Cancellarij] Uniu'sitatis Oxoii 
ac hujus ecclie~ Decani qui obiit in crastino 
om~i sc~or circit' [hora~ quarta~] versus 
Mane Anno Domini Millimo cccc° lxxxx 
Cuius Anime p~picietur [De' fiat fiat.]" J 

John Harvey, ob: 1501. 

Ding, clxix. mentions this tomb without 
any inscription as " An alabaster monument 
of one in Episcopall habit, quaere what Bishop 
it was." 

There is no record of any inscription 
having been attached to this tomb. The 
alabaster effigy was replaced in its original 
position, in the S.E. Transept, on a new 
base in i860. The three shields beneath it 
belong to Bp. Trevenant's Tomb and were 
placed under this effigy in error. R. does 
not allude to this Tomb. 

B- W. 534 states, " he appointed to be 
buried in the Cathedral before St. Margaret's 
altar. ... I presume the effigies lying 
on a tomb in the upper end of the S. Isle, 
near the Vicar's Cloysters, may be his." 

t Several of the large stones turned out of the Cathedral are now placed at the entrance to the ancient 
Chapter House. The metal pins remaining in these stones indicate the former existence of 
very fine brass work. 

i Dingley, clxviii. B. \Y., 534. 


The brass of Dean Froucester 
who died a.d. 1529 is in the §. Aisle of the 
Choir, measures 8ft. 6in. X 4ft. 4m., and 
is much worn in places. This Dean is 
pourtrayed in cap, almuce, surplice, and 
rich cope ornamented with pomegranates ; 
the orphrey is adorned with jewels. The 
canopy in debased style is supported by 
niches containing saints with their names 
beneath. The two upper ones appear to be 
representations of the Holy Trinity. St. 
Ethelbert, holding a church, St. John 
Evangelist, St. Katherine, St. Thomas, a 
Bishop, St. Peter, St. Mary (?) 

Above is a large plate engraved with a 
triple canopy, having in the centre the 
sacred monogram I.H.C., and on either side 
a monogram of Froucester. Between the 
finials are the arms of the Deanery, the See, 
ancient and modern, and those apparently 
of Froucester (argent on a fess [?] between 
3 columbines sable, a lily). The whole 
composition is surrounded by an inscription 
in raised letters, and with symbols of the 
Evangelists at the corners. 

"Orate pro ai~a ven'abilis viri Magri~ 
Edmu~di ffrowsetoure in sacra theologia 
p'fessoris ac nuper decani ecclie~ cath- 
Herforden ac p'bendarii de bartoncollwalle 
in eadm~ecclia cathl qui quidem Edmudus via 
vniuse camis. est ingressus xvi. (die mensis 
Mali ?) Anno domini Millesimo Quingen- 
tesimo vicesimo nono et Anno regni regis 
Henrici Octaui vicesimo primo. Cuius Anime 
et Animabus omniu~cristi fidelium propicietur 
Misericors deus. Amen." 

At the foot are twelve laudatory verses. 

Hue que facta satis quern fama remisit ad astra 

Mirum erit indigno me celebrare metro 

Sed licet ille sua toto sit notus in orbe 

Virtute et su~mo notus sit ille polo 

Nox tamen ingratas capiet oblivio mentes 

Que quod non Videat nee meminisse solent 

Sed quos sancta iuuat pietas quos optima virtus 

ffunde puella puer femina vir que preces 

Nam jacet hie pietatis honor rigidus que satelles 

Virtutis, pulchri consilii que pater 

Nomen in orbe volat celebre, hec sed corpore tellus 

Gaudet et etherea spiritus ille domo.§ 

Gamaliel Clifton, ob: April 29, 
1541, was buried in this Cathedral. 

B- W„ 535, states in his M.S. that, "he 
lies as I take it on the left hand of Dean 

Charles Langford. " Was buried 
in this Cathedral Oct. 28, 1607, without any 
memorial." B. W., 536. 

George Benson, D.D., ob : 1692. 
" Depositum Georgii Benson, Decani Here- 
fordensis, obiit 24* die Augusti A° D n! 1692. 
^Etatis suae 78." 

Buried beside Bishop Croft, underneath 
the Throne in the Choir. 

The stone, now in pavement of S.E. 
Transept, was turned out into the C.H.Y., 
circa 1852, but was brought inside the 
Cathedral, and repaired at cost of Lord Saye 
and Sele, December, 186 7. II 

John Tyler, D.D., ob: 1724. 

" Infra conduntur reliquiae Reverendi 
admodum in Christo patris Johannis Tyler, 
S.T.P. hujus ecclesiaa Decani, permissione 
divina Episcopi Landavensis; Qui dignitatem 
apostolicam vita, vere apostolica ornabat, 
pietate, eruditione, probitate, charitate insti- 
tutam, suavitate morum temperando amabilem 
reddebat, comis omnibus, sibi soli austerus. 
Divinam quam sibi ipsi proposuerat vivendi 
normam, mira qua pollebat facundia e rostris 
felicissime aliis commendabat, proventum 
quern habuit, tarn secularem quam eccle- 
siasticum ad egenos sublevandos, quotannis 
vicesimabat. Hujusce ecclesia? altare, et 
Bibliothecam ditavit illius ecclesia^, cui 
prsefuit, Episcopalem censum ducenis fere 
libris per annum adauxit. Natus est Westhide 
haud procul ab hac civitate decimo sexto die 
Aug., 1640. Vita? satur ad Christum migravit 
octavo die Julii, a.d. i 7 24,^-Etat 84, Consecrat: 
19. Cum mariti amantissimi una commiscentur 
ossa Saras fidissima? conjugis, vidua; nuvstis- 
simse; filia Johannis Scudamore de Trecelley, 
generosi, et Dorothea? uxoris sua?, natns 
Gulielmi Cook de Highnam militis, qua? 

Note 8 Dingley, 168. R., 102. B. W., 534. 

II There is a good sketch of this S. Aisle by John Coney, 1S21, showing the stairs to seats over the 

Stalis and the Tombstones in the pavement. 
f Anns well cut on head of the stone. Or. on a Chevron 3 crosses forme impaling on two Chevrons 

3 crosses Tate fitche. 


rupto multorum annorum felici consortio, non 
diu superesse sustinens, e vita exeessit, decimo 
Novembris a.d. 1726 /Etat 80. Pauperibus 
hujus civitatis centum libras tantundem in 
usum Scholse, ad erudiendos pauperum liberos 
instituta 3 ; ducenas ad venerandi Prsesulis 
memoriam hoc monumento consecrandam 

On a large white marble slab, formerly in 
S. Transept, now in Cloister close to the 
Bishop's door. 

John Merewether, ob: a.d. 1S50. 

On a brass plate inserted in a large black 
marble slab over vault in Lady Chapel. 

In this vault is interred the body of 

Sometime Deputy Clerk of the Closet to King William 

IV., Queen Adelaide, and Queen Victoria, 

And for 18 years Dean of Hereford. 

To the Restoration of this Cathedral he devoted the 

unwearied energies of his life, till its close on 

the 4th of April, 1S50, in the 53rd 

year of his age. 

" Whatsoever ye do, do all to the Glory of God."— i Cor. x. 31. 

Also, Adelaide, his eldest daughter, who died 17th 

July, 1S41, in the 17th year of her age. 

The 5 eastern windows of the Lady Chapel 
were fitted with stained glass, as a Public 
Memorial, in 1852. There are 21 medallions 
illustrating the Life of our Lord, designed by 
N. J. Cottingham, and executed by Charles 
A. Gibbs. 

The following inscription is on the glass : — 

"In memoriam Johannis Merewether, sacre 
theologie professoris, ecclesiae Herefordensis 
decani, quo strenue fautore hujus sacra? pedis 
restitutio feliciter est inchoata Obiit pridie 
nonas Aprilis anno Domini mdcccl." 

Richard Dawes, M.A., ob: 1867. 
Buried in the area of the B. Cloister without 
any monument. A rich and beautiful Altar 
Tomb has been erected in the N.E.T., 
designed by Sir G. G. Scott, R.A. Artists 
Messrs. Farmer and Brindley. The base 
consists of polished marbles and alabaster 
divided into richly carved panels. A life 
sized effigy of purest Sicilian white marble 
occupies the upper portion of this cenotaph : 
the work of Mr. M. Noble, R.A. The Dean 

is represented in academical costume, with 
his head resting on volumes relating to 
Educational matters. The following inscrip- 
tion, in gilt letters, runs round the margin : — 
"In memoriam Richardi Dawes, A.M., 
Ecclesia? Herefordensis Decani, praa reverentia 
et desiderio hanc effigiem ponendam curave- 
runt amici et familiares ; natus iv. Non. Mai, 
a.d. 1793; obiit prid. Non. Mart. a.d. 1867." 

Clero\> ano Xait£ bnrieo in tbe 

Catbeoral or its precincts, 
arnmoeo in alphabetical oroer. 

William Adams. Vicar Choral. 

There used to be a tablet to the above in 
the V. Cloister, next to that of Custos Allen. 
R., 61, gives the inscription. 

"Quajris quis cubat hie ? cubat hie Gulielmus 

Olim dulcisoni clarus in arte Chori, 
Quern Pietas Sanctum monstravit, Pulpita 

Doctum ; 
Dixerunt Cives, hie jacit Urbis amor. 
Vir tam divinus ; Prasco tarn dignus honore, 
Post mortem merito perpetuatus erit. 
Obiit 28 Martii, 1616. 

Memoria justorum beata 

Guil: Adams sui memor Patris 
tam bene merentis posuit." 

Hunc juxta locum tacito sepulchro . . 
. . . . dormit Thomas Alderne, Armig. 
Qui prceter et irenarcha necnon hospitii 
divi ^Egidii custos, apud Herefordiam fuit 
dignissimus urbis istius antique, et invicta 
fidelitate clarse. Olim presidium et decus, 
jam desiderium et dolor. Dubium est an 
legum peritior, an pads fuit studiosior, 


lance tam justa ministravit jura, cantate tarn 
sedula elaboravit pacem. Tres duxit uxores ; 
Elizabetham filiam Edwardi Honywood, de 
Evingtona in Com Cantii Baronetti. Elea- 
noram filiam Johannis Guise de Abotscourt, 
in com Gloucest: armigeri. Martham filiam 
. . . . Austin, armig: viduam Henrici 
Dryden de Londino generosi. 

Duos tantum filios ex consorte ultima 
superstites reliquit Thomam et Edwardum. 
Thomas natu maximus paternas memoriae 
hoc sepulchrale marmor D. D. 

Christi 17 17. 
^Etatis 68° 

On a large, well-carved white marble. Shield 
gone. Dun, 574. 

obiit 3 Octr. A° { 2j 

. . . alias Alderson . . 

togenarius r quinquaginta 

annos .... ujus Collegii Vicarius, 
beatam resurrectionem . . . ter merita 
Salvatoris sui expectans, .... medio 
excessit Feb. 3 a.d. 1741. 

On a tablet on S. wall of Vicars Cloister, partly 
gone. Letters cut very shallow. 

Henry Allen, 1688. 

" Hie jacet sepultus 
Henricus Allen, Rector de Ullingswick. 
Obiit 14 Decemb. Anno D~ni. 1688. 

Copied from R. 115. Formerly on a monument 
in area of B. C. 

Hie jacet Rev. Guil: Anderton, 
obiit 28 Sept., 1823 yEtatis 69* R.I.P. 
In churchyard N.W. corner. 

William Allen, 1691. 
"Infra requiescit quod reliquum estGulielmi 
Allen, A.M., Coll. Cust. D~no Herberto 
Episcopo Heref. a Sacris : nuper Rectoris de 
Ullingswick plus quam Octogenarius placide" 
in D~no obdormivit xv° Cal Nov r .'. s 1691." 

Copied from R. 61, who also gives a copy of an in- 
scription to his wife, who died May 18, 1634, aged 34. 
"Tu mihi Penelope, fueram tibi fidus Ulysses, 
Nee vicit nostram Fabula prisca fidem 
Tu quamvis penso ducendo Docta, misella 
Non poteras Vita? ducere Kila tuns." 

Guil. Allen uxori suce P. P. 
This inscription was on vellum, in a black oak 
frame, in the Vicar's Cloister. 

Here lyeth interred the body of 
Rowland Andrews, who departed y s life 
y e 7 th day of Aprill, in y e yeare of our Lord 
God 1689. 

And of Ann, his wife, who died Dec. 28th, 
Anno Dn' 1705'° yEtatis suae 90™° 

. . lieth the body of (Sjjf™?) Andrews 
Gent, who died the 18th day of Feb. 1729, 
Aged 60. 

In B. C. Area. Broken and fast perishing. 

Here lyeth . . . Margaret 
the (wife of Row)land Andrews, Gent, . . 
. . died Feb: the 13th, 170(7?) 

In B. C. area, in last stage of decay, adjoining 
Rowland Andrew's stone. Formerly on a raised tomb 
in area of cloister. Inscription completed from R. 
114, who gives also the inscription: — 

"Here lyeth the Body of Rowland Andrews, Gent., 
who died July the 7th, 1710." 

. . . lyeth ye body . . . 
. . . . the daughter of .... y 
Apperley, gent, by Ann . . wife, who 
died ... of Deer. 1690, ... 17 
years and 9 months. 

There is another inscription above this illegible ; 
the rest fast decaying. In C. H. Y., No. 27. 

Mrs. Grace Apperley. 
Eliza Apperley and Ann Apperley. 
Lane's G. P., No. 29. 

M.S. Thomas Apperley, M.D. 
Collegii divi Johannis apud Cantabrigenses 
quondam socius. Obiit vicessimo quinto 
Maii, anno salutis humanae mdccxxxv, aetatis 
lxi. Depositum Elizabethan conjugis charis- 
simas Tho. Apperley obiit xxiv mensis Augusti 
MDCCXLin, anno aetatis lxix. 

Fine coat of arms, a few letters gone, lower part of 
stone cracked. Formerly in N. T. No. 132 in 
C. II. V. Moved January, 1S6S, at cost of Mr. \Y. 
H. Apperley, of Withington, and placed erect against 
\V. wall of Vicar's Cloister. Lane's U. P., No. 28. 


Emericus de Aquablanca. 

Pnecentor 1263-86, also Chancellor, died 
Sep. 13, circa 1288. 

Brown Willis, 538, " presumes he was 
buried in the Cathedral, as doubtless all 
those were interred here whose obits were 
celebrated in the same." 

. . . Archbold, late Governour 
of Ca~no~ Froon, who departed thys lyfe the 
17 of Aprell, An~o D~ni 1646. 

The late J. Gough Nichols gave me a copy of the 
above in 1867, which he found among the papers of 
the late Rev. John Hopton, of Canon Froom. It 
appears to have escaped the notice of all previous 
writers. From the same source it appeared that this 
inscription was "on a flat stone which lies just without 
the door of the Library belonging to Hereford Cathe- 
dral ; the first line being cut off." 

Here lyeth the body of Richard 
Arkell, of this City, Gent, who deceased this 
life the . . . ofAprill. 1676. 

On a grey sandstone in very large letters, fast decay- 
ing ; next to that of Alice Benett, in B. C. 

In Memory of Henry Arkwright, 
fourth son of John Arkwright, Esq., of 
Hampton Court, Herefordshire, Captain in 
the 84th Regiment, who was lost in an 
Avalanche on Mont Blanc, on the 13th 
October, 1866, in the 29th year of his age. 
This window was erected by his brother 
officers serving, and who had served with 
him, in affectionate remembrance of the 
many qualities which endeared him to them 

On a brass plate, beneath a window of 3 lights, by 
Wailes, of Newcastle, on E. side of aisle in N. T. 

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth 
Armstrong, wife of Major General G. A. 
Armstrong, who departed this life 30 March, 
1823, aged 39 years. 

Accept blest shade the tributary tear, 

That moans thy exit from a w irld like this, 

Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, 
And stayed thy progress to the realms of bliss." 

Also of the above-named G. A Armstrong, 
who attained the rank of Lieut. Gen. and 

died on 19 Nov., 1834, aged 63, and was 
buried at Cheshunt, in Hertfordshire. 

On a large slab found inside the Cathedral, but 
fixed Nov., 1869, at cost of a relative, in Bp's Cloister 
against east wall. 

Canon Ashby, Canon Bay sham, 
or Dean Stanwey. 

On the wall of the S.W. angle of the S.E.T. is a 
much worn fragment, defaced at an early period, 
which may be assigned to the above-named. The 
inscription, in three lines, begins apparently with — 

"Vertitur in cineres humatur," and the date may 
be recognised as — " Christi milleno C quater ter X 
quoque quarto," i.e. 1434. 

Jocosa Aubrey, 1638. 

Infra jacet quantum. 
Mortale fuit Jocosse Aubrey, uxoris Samuelis 
Aubrey, Militis, filise et cohaeredis Gulielmi 
Rudhall, de Rudhall, Armig. qua? obiit 
duodecimo die Julii, Anno Uom. 1638. 
Could dull words speak what buried here doth lie, 
'Twould raise both Envy and Idolatry. 
'Twas an Exchequer, throng'd with so much good, 
The age that lost it, never understood. 
Just heaven finding 'twas but envied here, 
Left us the Casket, fix'd the Jewel there. 
Juxta charissimse sponsne cineres depositum 
est corpus Samuelis Aubrey, Militis, filii 
Morgani Aubrey, Armig. qui obiit decimo 
nono die Maii, Anno Domini, 1645. 

He who did never lodge within his breast 
Dishonour, Baseness or selfe Interest, 
The just man's Friend, the poor man's Treasury, 
The oppress'd Man's Patron in extremity, 
Lies here (Reader) if now thou grudge a Tear, 
Find some more worthy object, spend it there. 
On a small black marble slab in 1st bay of B. C, 
formerly on W. wall of N.T., Dingley clxxviii. and 
CLXXXI. gives these inscriptions with the following 
addition—" Vita et Morte Concordes Conjuges 
Samuelis et Jocosa Aubrey hie jacent." 

R., 18. D., 573. The inscribed stone formerly 
in the pavement is lost. See Lane's G.P., No. 3. 

Here *son 

of Herbert Aubrey, of Clehonger .... 

Also of* 

in the 

On a stone much decayed C.H.V. No. 46. 
There were four Herbert Aubreys, who died 1671, 
1691, 1744, and 1758. 

•Possibly the missing names were Brydges and 
Reginald. Both died in 1691. 


To perpetuate the memory of 

Joseph Bailey, Junior, Esquire, 

Representative of this County in the House 

of Commons, 

For more than ix. years. 

A bust has been placed in the Shire Hall, 
and this Altar Screen erected in the Cathedral 
which his piety assisted to restore, not only 
by those united to him by the ties of kindred 
or private friendship, but by a general and 
voluntary subscription of the many who knew 
and appreciated his worth. For the great 
benevolence of his disposition and humility 
of his mind he was universally beloved. For 
the sound judgment, the strict integrity, and 
the active energy manifested in the duties 
of his station he was valued and admired. 
Firmly relying on the merits of his Redeemer, 
his fortitude unshaken by the pressure of a 
lingering and complicated disease, he was 
removed out of this world the 31st day of 
August, mdcccl., in the xxxixth year of his 

Wife, children, father, brothers, friends, 
his County deplore their loss. 

On a brass plate behind the Altar Screen. 

J. P. Here lieth the body of 
Thomas Baker, late of this City, salesman. 
He departed this life the 12th of May, 1788, 
aged 63 years. 

Also here lieth the body of Ann Baker, 
wife of Thomas Baker, who departed this 
life Feb. 9th, 1795, aged 83. 

In C.H.Y., 57. 

Here lieth the body of 

Banister, spinster, who died 1 1 th May, 
aged 60. 

On a small headstone, C.H.Y., 105. 


Here lyeth y e body of Elizabeth 
wife of John Barnes, butcher, of the City of 
Hereford, who deceased February 27th, — 91. 

Here lyeth the body of Mary, daughter of 

John Barnes 

In large letters on a broken sandstone in Lady 
Chapel (circa i860.) 

In memory of . . John Barroll, 
who died 19th Oct., 1810? (or 1816), aged 
84 years. 

On a large sandstone in pavement of B.C. formerly 
containing medireval legend with two figures. There 
are traces of another inscription on the lower part of 
this stone — " . . . nold Barroll, May the 7th, 
1 749-" 

Beneath this plate lieth the body 
of William Barroll, of this City, baker, who 
died June the 3rd, ... * 

And of Mary, his wife, who died June the 
nth, Anno Dom' 1698. 

On a small oak plate in Cloister near Bp's door. 
Immediately beneath on a white marble tablet is 
this : — " To the memory of Mr. Richard Barroll, late 
of this City, draper, who died April 22nd, 1S10, aged 
64 years. Also of Mrs. Anne Barroll, his wife, who 
died June 24, 1812, aged 63 years. 

Edward Baskerville, S. T. P., 
Chancellor of this Cathedral. 

B. W., 544, states, "He died about Jan., 
1566, and was, as I presume, buried in this 
Cathedral, as he directed in his will dated 
Jan. nth, 1566, in which he made Edward 
Cowper, Archdeacon of Hereford, his 

Gulielmus Baylis, A.B., hujus 
collegii Vicarius, obiit Dec. 3o mo - Anno 
Domini 1774, ^Etatis 40. 

On the W. wall of V.C., on a sandstone fast 
perishing, letters very faint, in gold, on a black 
painted ground. 

Here lieth the body of Catherine, 
the wife of John Baynham, one of the 
Aldermen of this City, who departed this 
life the 7th day of Sep., 1757, aged 80 years. 

Also here lyeth the body of the said John 
Baynham, who departed this life the 4th 
. . . . 1766, aged 87. 

On a much broken stone in B.C. area, 1S59. 

Sacred to the memory of George 
Trotman Baxter, Esq., who departed this 
life Oct. r, 1S41, in his 78th year. 

Note * St. John's Keg., "June 6th, I.698. Barrell. 



The deceased was of a very ancient North 
Wales family ; was the eldest son of the late 
Rev. George Baxter, one of the Brethren 
of St Catherine's Hospital, London ; and 
grandson of James Baxter, Esq., of the Rock 
and Brynn, Montgomeryshire. 

O kind he was, and just he was, 

As father and as friend ; 
In life to all an honest man, 

And very calm his end. 
In manners mild and merciful, 

And Christian and pure : 
May others lead the life he led 

And be of bliss as sure ! 
And may they die as died he 

When shall this life's breath cease, 
For his death was the good man's death ; 

His latter end was peace. 

Written by G. R. Wathen Baxter. 

On a flat stone in Churchyard opposite Deanery. 
Shield on this stone obliterated. 

Here lieth interred the body of 
Anne, the wife of Thomas Bell, of this Citty, 
Gent, who died y e first day of Sept., Anno 
D m - 1676, ./Etatis suae 40. 

Death, Soul and Body parts, and Consorts dear, 
But separates neither from their Saviour's love. 

The Soul deceas'd is his, and Corpse that's here, 
The Pilgrim left below, and Saint above. 

He to this dust its .Spirit will restore, 

When pious friends shall meet, and part no more. 

Also here lieth the body of Mr. Thos. 
Bell, husband of the above said Anne Bell, 
who died . . . 1708, aged 84. 

Also y e body of Mrs. Dorothy Matthews, 
daughter of the above Thos. and Anne Bell, 
and wife of the Reverend Thomas Matthews, 
of Monkland, late Prebend of this Church. 
She was a woman of great piety and truly 
charitable, who died the 6th day of April, 
1 741, Aged 75. 

In the S. C, on a large stone, nearly defaced. 
R. 112. 

Here lyeth the body of Alice 

Benett, the wife of Mr. John Benett, of 

Much-burch, whoe departed this life the 29th 

of March, 1675. 

On a large grey stone in B.C. area near S. of Nave. 

Here lieth the body of Dorothy, 

one of the daughters of Leonard Benet, late 
of Shelwick's Court, in the County of Heref., 
Gent, first the wife of Capt Tho. Lewis, 
and died the wife of Capt. Tho. Weaver. 
She was a true Loyalist, an eminent couragious 
Instrument in the Preservation of this City 
against the rebellious Scots, and a great 
sufferer in the late Rebellion against King 
Charles the first She departed this life the 
6th day of April, An. Dni. 1692, in the 84th 
Year of her Age. 

Formerly on gravestone in area of B.C. R. 109. 

Of youir charyte pray for the 
soule of Mr. Richarde Benson, late Canon 
Residenser of this Cathedrall Churche of 
Hereforde, wiche decessid the XL daye of 
Febrary, An M Y c xlviij. whose soule 
Jesu have mercy. 

Dingley, clxxxvii., gives the above, but no sketch 
of the same. R., 26, gives it with erroneous date, 
A.D., 1447. R. B. was Preb. of Huntington, and 
was buried "on the north side of the Lady Altar." 
D., 578. B. W., 578. 

Jane Berington, died Jan. 1st, 
1820, in the 69th year of her age. 

W T inefrid Berington, died Sep. 24th, 1826, 
in the (89th or 69th ?) year of her age. 

Elizabeth Lambe, died Sep. 30th, 1823, in 
the 87 th year of her age. 

InC.H.Y., 31. 

. ry Berr . (Berrington) 

ton in the 

. . . . reford, Esqr., 

. . . . eased the 24th (day of) April, 
Anno. Do. 1657. 

Underneath, on a shield, 3 greyhounds, collared 
courant. See Plate XIII. 

On a red sandstone, fast perishing. C.H.V., 51. 

In commemoracion of Ottowell 

Berrington, of this City, blacksmith, who 

deceased y e IX. day of February, mdclii. 
Beneath this place old Ottowell doth rest, 
Who was with grief and pain long time opprest, 
Of Blacksmiths he accounted was the best, 
Now voyd of pain he lives among the blest. 
D., clxxxvi., "On the north side of this minster 

against a stone buttress on the outside is this wrote 

in Roman Letters." 


Here lyeth the body of Beatrix, 
the wife of John Bhilnote, Gent, and the 
daughter of John Gardiner, of the City of 
Hereford, who deceased the first day of 
December, Anno Dni. 1668. Resurgam. 
On a long narrow red sandstone in area of B.C. 

The body of Mrs. Joyce Bisse, 
sister of Dr. Philip Bisse, Ld. Bishop of 
Hereford, who departed this life the 17th 
day of October, Anno Dni. 1731, ^Etat 63. 

Shield on this stone is cut very shallow. 3 scallop 
shells, much decayed, in C.H.Y., 131. Plate xm. 

Lsetitia Birch, wife of Samuel 
Birch, of Garnston, in the County of Hereford, 
Esq., and daughter of Rowland Hunt, of 
Bo . . then?* in the County of Salop, 
Esq., by the Hon. Frances, his wife, daughter 
of the Rt. Hon. William Lord Paget, died 
17th May, 1754. 

A large lozenge-shaped shield at head of this 
stone. Argent 3 fleur de lis. Plate XIII. 

InC.H.Y., 52. Lane's G.P., 47. 

*Boreatton or Bratton, suggested by W. H. Cooke, 
Esq., Q.C. 

Lsetitia, daughter of Samuel Birch, 
and Lsetitia, his wife, ob : 4 die Aug : 1 7 1 2. 
Lane's G.P., 46. 

Underneath are deposited the 
remains of Hannah Maria, wife of Thomas 
Bird, of this City, Esquire, youngest daughter 
of Edward Phillips Clerk, M.A., Rector of 
Patching and Vicar of West Terring, in 
the County of Sussex, by Anne, youngest 
daughter of William Boulton, of Feckenham, 
in the County of Worcester, Gent. She 
departed this life 17th October, 1825, in the 
48th year of her age. 

Also of the above-named Thomas Bird, 
F.A.S., a Deputy Lieutenant, Clerk of the 
Peace, and Provincial Grand Master of Free 
Masons for this County. He died March 
5th, 1836, aged 64. 

Arms at top of a blue stone, very much broken, in 
C.H.Y., 26. 

The Rt. Hon b Je- Bridgett Countess 
Dowager of Plymouth, daughter of the Most 
Noble Thomas Duke of Leeds, was married 
first to Don Carlos, Earle of Plymouth, and 
afterwards to Philip, Lord Bishop of Here- 
ford, she died May y e 9th, 17 18, in y e 54th 
year of her age. 

On a small brass plate. Buried on May 17th. 
St. John's Register. 


quondam sub thesaurarius hujus eccli e qui 
obiit 12 die mens: Junii, a.d. mccclxxv. 

Dun., 582, from Hail. MS. Formerly at entrance 
of Ancient Chapter House. 

Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth, 

daughter of Captain William Bissell, who 
died October 26th, 1738, aged eight. 
In C.H.Y., 146. Lane's G.P., 13. 

Here lyeth y e body of Harriett 

Bleik, late of 

In large letters (circa 1660 — 80) on a fragment of 
sandstone in B. C. area. 

Here lyeth the body of Bridget 
Blount, daughter of Thomas and Margaret 
Blount, of this City, who died December the 
7th, 1775, Aged 91. 
In C.H.Y., 25. 

. . . Booth. 

(Christian name not recorded). 

Hie jacet Virtus, Pietas, Fides, Ingenium, 
Virgo matronarum imitatrix optima 
Quae ab infantia Dei cultrix assidua, 
Ad omnia peragenda videbatur nata, 
At ! at nimis immature erepta fato, 
Non sine propinquorum luctu omnium 
In spe tamed ampla Resurrectionis lajtae. 
Obiit 28 Martii a.d. 1699, ^Etatis 25. 

On a black marble gravestone, formerly at \V. end 
of N. Aisle. Copied from R., 13. 

A note in my copy of that book states, that the 
above was to the memory of "a natural daughter of 
Colonel Booth." 


Here lyeth the body of John Booth, 
late of Letton, in this County, Esquire, An 
old Royalist, and a zealous lover of the 
Church of England. He deceased March 
ist, Anno Dom. 1704, aged . . . 

On a black marble gravestone, formerly at W. end 
of N. Aisle (Transept) now gone. R., II. D., 562. 

P. M. S. 
Lucice Booth (filiae natu maximae 
Roberti Whitney de Whitney, Esq., aur'.'.-, 
et in primis nuptiis Guil: Smallman, armigeri 
data;), majstissimus conjux. Johannes Booth 
Armiger erigi curavit hoc marmor non magis 
Prosapia clariut, quam pietate excelluit, cujus 
indubitatam charitate erga pauperes dedit 
Tesseram affabilitas erga omnes emicuit, et 
conjugalis Affectus in ea fuit Specimen, 
patientia indomitam Morbi ferociam superavit, 
et cum ad novam Paleestram sole exorto vestes 
induisset, Corpus exuebat, placideque in 
Domino dormiebat Obiit in Non: Apr. 
Salut: 1673. ^Etat suae 64. Pseuche. 
The sicke, Diseased, Wearied, and Opprest, 
Fly to the grave for Refuge, and for Rest. 
Let then this sacred Earth my Body close, 
And noe rude Hands its quiet interpose ; 
Whilst I this Tabernacle of Clay forsake, 
And to Elysium do my Journey take. 
But when the Trumpet a Retreat shall sound, 
And pierce the Caverns of this holy Ground, 
These scattered Ashes shall to mee repaire 
And re-united, equal glory share. 
On a black marble tablet on W. wall of N. Aisle, 
also on a brown free stone on the ground, see R., 
page 10. Dingley, cxxx. D., 562. Now mural 
in B. C, ist Bay. 

Sacred to the memory of Olivia 
Bornford, spinster. Obiit January, 175S. 
AiXaX 52 years. 

Catherine Mainwaring, sister to the above, 
and wife of Cavendish Tyrrell Mainwaring, 
Esq., obiit March, 1772, /Etat 72 years. 

Cavendish Tyrrell Mainwaring, Esq., obiit 
24th August, 1775, --Etat 72 years. 

Harriet Mainwaring, daughter of Thomas 
Bornford Mainwaring, Captain in the Royal 
Navy, and Grandfather of the above Caven- 
dish Tyrrell Mainwaring, Esq., obiit 21st 
August, 1798. 

On an oval white* marble tablet in S.E. corner of 
B. C. 

Anne Bosworth, relict of Harry 

Bosworth, late Physician of this City, died 
Sept. 10th, 1738, aged 54. 

On a fragment in C.H.V., 151. Lane's G.P., 25. 

Mary, relict of Roger Bosworth, 
and Mrs. Benelize Bosworth their daughter. 
Lane's G.P., 26. 

Here lyeth ye body of Mr. Roger 
Boulcott, mercer, departed this life . . . 
On a stone much broken, in pavement of B. C, 
Bay 15. 

Here lieth the body of Mr. Roger 
Boulcott, of this City, mercer, one of the 
Common Council of the same city, who 
departed the 10th day of October, 1680. 

Also the body of Theodosia, the wife of 
Mr. Richard Witherstone, she being the 
eldest daughter of Robert Mynors, of Treago, 
Esq., deceased, and formerly the wife of the 
above Roger Boulcott, who was interred 6th 
day of December, 1700. She had nine 
children living at her death. 

Here also lyeth the body of Bohun, the 
youngest son of Mr. Richard Witherston 
and Theodosia his wife, who married Anne, 
the daughter of Sir John Hoskyns, of Hare- 
wood, Bart, and died the . . . day of 
February, 17 17. 

Here lieth Margaret, the wife of Richard 
Waring, clerk, the youngest daughter of Mr. 
Richard Witherston and Theodosia his wife, 
who died May the 20th, 173— (?) 

On a large stone in pavement of B.C., Bay 15. 

Hie jacet Jana uxor Gulielmi 
Bowdler, gener~ filia Doctoris Fel, ecclesise 
Cathedralis Christi Oxon, Decani. Quae 
magnum vixit, pietatis exemplar ecclesiaj 
Anglicanag (etiam dum nubibus persecutionis 
adumbrata) filia obedientissima Carolo se- 
cundo (Variis exilii longi eventibus exagitato) 
fidelissima marito conjux amantissima, liberis 
mater indulgens, egenis libera, singulis 
benigna. Qua; cum vix ulli mortalium 
secunda inter immortales numerata est sexto 
die Junii, 1660. 

On an oval black slab in B. C. R., 19. Ding. 
ci.xxvii. D., 5-2, who further states, "On the 
Gravestone read also, on ye Pavement, ' Depositum 
Jana; Bowdler spe gloriosa: resurrectionis Ypo die 
Junii, MDCLX. 1 " 


Conduntur hie exuviae Stephani 
Bowdler, generosi Gulielmi Bowdler, armigeri 
filii natu secundi, obiit (ille?) vicesimo quinto 
die Octobris. 

Anno Dni. 1727, ^Etat 56. 

On a stone, fast decaying, in C.H.Y., 74. 

Roger Bradshaw, Prebendary of 
Norton, 1589 — 1612, Vicar of Presteign, was 
buried in this Cathedral, June 29, 161 2, 
without any memorial. 
B. W., 591. 

In memory of the most imitable 
and religious Life, and most happy and pious 
Death, of Mary, the daughter of Richard 
Seaborne, Esq., and wife of William Bowdler, 
Gent., who with much Christian Patience 
and Humility, lay'd down y's body ye 5 th 
Day of May, 1665. 

Formerly on a marble tablet on W. wall of N.T. 
R., 19. 

Here lyeth the body of William 
Bowdler, Esq., who died March 29th, 1686, 
aged 60. 

Here also lieth the Body of Mary, the 
Relict of William Bowdler, Esq., who died 
the 20th of November, 1721. 

Copy of the above from John Davies, Sexton, as 
taken from him before Restoration commenced. No 
record of place in Cathedral. D., 578. 

Here lieth the body of Ann ye 

daughter of Thomas Boycott, Esq., and of 
Elizabeth, his wife. She died May 14th, 

Also of William, y e son of Thomas Boycott, 
and Elizabeth, his wife. He died Jan. 18th, 

Cherub's head at top of this stone now in C.H.Y. 
~ 579. Lane's G.P., 39. 

160. R., 126. 

Here lyeth the body of Thomas 
Boycott, of Hinton Hall, in the County of 
Salop, Esq., who died the 20th of February, 

Buried in N.T. partly beneath the Cantilupe Shrine. 

There is a well cut shield, on an excellent stone 
in good preservation in C.H.Y., 140. R., 124. 
D., 578. Lane's G.B., 40. 

In hope of a blessed resurrection 
(God's kingdom come and the number of 
his elect accomplished). Here lieth deposited 
the body of Wm. Brewster, Dr. in Physic, 
who died the fourth day of June, An Dn' 

Pise Memoriae Edwardi Broade, 

Herefordensis Coll. et Parochise de Wellington 
Vicarii. Qui multis, eheu ! flebilis occidit 
nulli flebilior quam conjugi maestissimse ; 
Ex qua duos susceperat filios, tres filias ; 
quos superstites reliquit, charissimi patris 
desiderium lugentes. Ut vixit, sic animam 
Deo afflavit maritus amantissimus, in universos 
comis et affabilis Maii die decimo quinto 
Anno Salutis 1704. 

Formerly on a painted board in V. C. R., 63. 


and wife Vicar Choral. 

(Thomas Broade, Custos, died 1709. 
John Broade, died 1703.) 
Edward Broad, Vicar, buried May 17, 1704. 
Richard Broade, bookseller, bur. Oct. 17, 1704. 
On a stone in pavement, nearly obliterated, in 
B.C., Bay II. 

felt maker, who 

departed this life Jan. the 29th, 1729, aged 29. 

Also the body of Mary, the wife of John 
Brooks, who died the 20th day of Jan. 17441 
aged 45. 

On a grey sandstone, fast perishing, when seen in 

Note* In that valuable work by the Rev. W. D. Macray, " Annals of the Bodleian Library," it is stated 
that Dr. Brewster presented on May 7th, 1715, "five MSS. together with a large number of 
printed books. He was a well known antiquary." 


2 3 

Lucia Broughton, cujus anima 
requiescat in pace cujus ossa cubent molliter 
precare, obiit 29"° Maii, 1684. 
E. B. * 

On a red sandstone in C.H.Y., 54. 

*It is suggested that these are the initials of Edward 
Broughton, of Kington, who practised as a medical 
man in Hereford. 

Richard Brumfelde, Canon, ob: 

D., clxxv., gives an illustration of this 

"To give place to this" (Dr. John Harford's 
inscription) "it is sayd y e following Tombstone 
had the brass taken out." 

The effigy is under a triple canopy, with 
the following inscription under the feet : — 
"Off your charite pray for y e soule of Rychard 
Brumfelde, under amner to Kyng Henry 
y e VII., and Canon residensarye of y e Cath~ 
Church of Harford, whyche decessid the 
xxvii. day of October an° dn~i. mcccccviij. 

R., 127. B. W., 562, says "he was buried near 
Bp. Westfaling," also that "the epitaph perished by 
burning the stone as it is said." D., 579. 

Also the body of 
Edward, the son of . . . 
Bullock, who died July the 
aged 65? 

. 1764, 

In C.H.Y. 

this stone. 

[I. Inscription illegible at head of 

Hannah, the wife of Edward 
Bullock, baker, died December the . . . 
1721, aged 61. 

Likewise James, the son of Edward Bullock, 
by Hannah his wife, who died May . . . 

Also the body of Eleanor Bullock, widow 
of the late Edwd. Bullock, who died 25th 
April, 1775, aged 73. 

Hie j'acet Ricard~ Burgehyll 
quod~m instructor gramatice istius Civitat~ 
qui obiit Octavo die mensis Novembris 
A° dn~i millio cccc Nonagesio n. Cuuis 
Anime p~piciet~ de~s. Amen. 

Dingley, CLXXXIV., gives a sketch of this inscrip- 
tion, with the effigy above it, stating that it was " in 
the middle Isle towards the west gate." 

R. states that "it was in the Body of the Church 
near the third Pillar." Haines Manual, 234. 

This plate was found among the brasses of the 
late J. Gough Nichols ; restored to this Cathedral, 
November, 1SS0. 

William Burghill,LL.D., Treasurer, 
Jan. 5, 1518, to August, 1525. 

"In his will he appointed to be buried in the 
Cathedral, with this epitaph on his gravestone, which 
if ever placed there has long been defaced : — 

'Hie jacet magister Will~ Burghill, decretorum 
doctor quondam Thesaurarius et Residentiarius hujus 
Ecclesix qui ad hoc altare sancti Nicholai fundavit 
unam missam inter horas IX. et X. quotidie celebrand. 
per unum Vicarium Choralem cursu suo et unum 
Anniversarium per omnes Yicarios Chorales singulis 
annis celebrand ~ modo et forma suo Testamento 
express, ac in novo Registro Decani et Capituli in 
Thesaurario eorundem remanent.' " B. W., 548. 

. . lyeth the Body of 
Richard Butler, second . . . 
. . . (lower part illegible). 

Lord . . . 

This fragment is in enclosure between Lady Chapel 
and S.E.T. There is a well cut shield on the top. 
Plate XIV. 

Mrs. Buttler. 

Lane's G.P., 44. 

John Bynnur, or Byndden (xv. 

Dingley, clxxxii., gives an illustration of 
a brass in "St. Catherine's Isle." 

"Hie jacet Joh~es Bynnur civitatis Here- 
ford - Cujus aie~ ppicietur deus. Amen." 

" This gravestone inlayd w 1 . 1 } brass, having 
a fish and wever's shuttle at foot, is in ye 
body of the Church." 

R., 29, gives the name as Byndden. B. W., 502. 


Sacred to the memory of Dorothy 
Carless, late of this City, spinster, and daughter 
of the Rev. Joseph Carless, of Eccles Green, 
in this County, who departed this life 14th 
February, 1827, aged 74 years. 

On an oval white marble tablet by Chapter House 
door in B. C. 

George Carpenter, died February 
7th, 1837, aged 61. 

In the Churchyard. 

Here lyeth the body of Francis 
Carwarden, of y s City, Gent, who departed 
y s life y e 28 day of November, 1640. 

And Jane his wife, and afterwards wife of 
Simon Traunter, Gent, who departed y s life 
y e 29th of November, 1684. 

Here lieth the body of Herbert Traunter, 
. . . . December .... 

On a stone in pavement of B. C, Bay 17. 

Here lieth the body of William 
Castell, of Reding, in the County of Berks, 
Gent, who departed this life the 14th of 
July, 1698, aged 48 years. 

Here lieth the body of Mary the wife of 
William Castell, who departed this life the 
27th of August, 1729, aged 63. 

And their son William Castle, Gent., one 
of their Majesties Justices of the Peace for 
the County of Southampton, who .... 
of January, 1768, aged . . . , 

On a stone, fast decaying, in C.H.Y., 72. R., 123. 
D., 578. 

William Chapman, Prebendary of 
Bartonsham, a.d. 147 i — 93. 

" In his will, dated Oct. 8, 1493, he 
appointed to be buried in the Cathedral in 
the North Isle, before St. Thomas, of Can- 
telupe's Head." B. W., 557. 

of Joan 

of April, 

Here lieth the body 
Cheston, widow, she died . . 
174- (1748?), aged 81. 

Also the body Richard Cheston, of y 3 city, 
who died the 22nd of October, (1753 or 
i775 ? )» a ged 86, 

In C.H.Y., 58. 

(Margery?) the relict of Mr. Thos. 
Church, died y e 27th of May, Anno Domini 
1732, ^Etatis 76. 

In Lady Chapel in i860. 

Rev. Richard Clack, Vicar Choral, 
D., 556. 

Sacred to the memory of Samuel 
Clark, M.A, sometime Principal of the 
College of St. John Baptist, Battersea, 
afterwards Rector of Brobury, and Vicar 
of Bredwardine, and lastly Rector of Eaton 
Bishop, in this County.* 

Born a.d. mdcccx. Died a.d. mdccclxxv. 
This window was placed here by some of 
his friends and former pupils to bear witness 
of their deep sense of the good service 
rendered by him to the Church of Christ, 
especially in the work of Christian Education. 

On a brass plate on E wall N. Transept. 

Upon Mrs. Ursula Clarcke. 

A virtuous and ingenious vergin whose 
soule tooke leave of this world the eleaventh 
of Aprill, 1666. 

Gase not but weepe for here in dust is 
laid Ursula Clarke, a most accomplished 
maide, her thread is cut in twayne. her 
that is ended her soule tooke leave divinely 
and ascended, but though steme fate . . . 
abruptly stopt her breath, . . . vertuous 

. . . put defiance 

unto death. 

This inscription is not given by R. I am unable to 
state where this used to be. 

Note * Mr. Clark was author of several articles in the "Speaker's Commentary." A volume of his "Journals 
and Letters," was published in 1878 (Macmillan). He was buried at Wymering Cemetery. 


Here lieth the body of Mary, the 
wife of . . . ke, the elder, of the 

City of Hereford, Gentleman, and T . . e 

who departed this life, the . . . day of 
June, in the year of our Lord one thousand 

hundred .... five of 

her age .... nty second. 

Here ... the body of y e s J . . . 
Clarke, who died June 5, 1704, aged 83 (or 

Much broken and mutilated in C.H.V., 18. 

Spe Resurgendi. 

Subtus requiescit in Christo 
Jacobus Clarke, Armiger in Civitate Here- 
fordensi Irenarcha ; Vir ut singulari Legum 
scientia, ita et summo animo candore, olim 
peritissimum patriae Propugnaculum, jam 
dolor et desiderium. Huic Civitati Juris 
vere Oraculu.m ; nisi quod dubiis istis, pro 
more, oraculis fidelior minusque ambiguus, 
qui annis tandem seque ac virtute provectus 
(sua cum Astrsea) terris deseruit. 

- I Renovati hominis 1 640. 

j -"Etatis suae 57. 

Impendas lacrymam, Viator, unam ; 

Cnecatas hoc tacito vigil sepulcro 

Lumen Justiciae jacet secundum. 

Hie voces miseris dedit patronas : 

Pollutum neque redidit Tribunal 

Aut dives reus, aut potens amicus. 

Nee Lanx, Mappa, Scyphus gravis, vel Aurum, 

Justum fecit adulterum. Hie rexit 

Astrace trutinam aequiore dextra ; 

Jam cum YIRGINE fulget intra Astra. 

Memoria justorum est benedicta, qui ad 

Justiciam multos erudiunt ; fulgebunt sicut 

Stellx- in perpetuas .Eternitates. 

On a board, in dilapidated oak frame, on S. wall 
■'l B. C. R., 113, says "it was against the west 
wall near the S. Door leading into the Church." 


life the 

Here lyeth the body of 
Clarke, Gent., who departed this 
27th day of February, 1697. 

R., 112, "on an ordinary Free stone in the middle 
of the S. side of the cloisters." 

In memory of Thomas Clarke, 
Principal Registrar of this Diocese, died 
March 26, 1780, aged 52. 

"A good life hath but few days, but a 
good name endurcth for ever." — v. 13, 41 
chap. Eccles^- 

On a circular white marble 9th Bay B. C. D., 572. 
Lane's G.P., 7. 

Thomas Clarke, died 22 January, 
1 8 18, aged 62 years. 

Mary Clarke, died 16 January, 1836, aged 
83 years. 

On a small white marble in B. C. 

In Memory of Anne Clerke, spin- 
ster. A Christian, sincere in her belief, 
exemplary in her practice, she died the 26th 
day of November, 1771, in the seventy first 
year of her age. 
In C.H.Y., S2. 

Here lieth the body of Mr. John 
Clerk, Master of Arts, and Prebendary of 
this Church, who departed this life December 
the 9th, 1 7 12, aged 70. 

Formerly in area of B. C, on a rough white raised 
stone. R., 50. B. W., 608, gives the name as 

Here lieth the body of William 
YVillim Clerk, A.M., and Mary his wife, who 
both died greatly lamented. 

He . . August 1 . . . aged 54. 
She . . (October?) . . . aged 48. 

Copied in 1861 from a stone in S. Cloister, much 

John Clutton, D.D., Canon of this 

Church, died 7th May, 1838, aged 78. 

Mary his wife, daughter of Nathan 
Wetherell, D.D., Dean, died 22nd May. 
1849, aged 70. 

Inscribed on the glass of memorial window "ii A. 
side of Nave. Erected by Archdeacon and Mr>. Freer, 
circa 1864. Mrs. Harriet Freer, only daughter of 
Canon Clutton, died at West Malvern, Feb. 15. 1876. 


To the memory of the Rev. John 
Clutton, Doctor in Divinity, twenty four years 
Canon Residentiary of this Cathedral, and 
fifty three years Rector of Kinnersley in this 
County, who died 7th May, 1838, aged 
seventy eight years. This monument was 
erected by his affectionate widow, Mary, 
daughter of the late Doctor Nathan AVetherell, 
Dean of Hereford, both as a tribute of heart- 
felt gratitude for his many domestic virtues, 
of which she and her children reaped the 
fruit, and as a token of deep respect for his 
attachment to the cause of true religion ; 
while he was judicious as a Divine and 
eloquent as a Preacher, his exhortations to 
duty were impressive, since he ever practised 
what he taught to the glory of God his 

On a marble tablet, B. C, Bay 6. Shield painted. 
See Plate XV. 

Here lieth the body of John, the 

son of Matthew Colbatch, of this city, Glover, 
by Mary, his wife, who departed this life the 
29 day of May, 1744, aged 25. 

Also the body of Matthew Colbatch, of 
this city, Glover, who departed this life the 
15th day of February, 1746. 

Also the body of Mary, his wife, who 
departed this life June 28th, 1760, aged . . 

Also the body of Ann Colbatch, widow of 
Henry Colbatch, who departed this life 1st 
day of February, 1782, aged 66. 

On a grey stone in B. C. 

Richard Colloe, died 1 1 November, 
1836, aged 76. 

The above was assistant to Dr. W. Symonds. In 
the Churchyard. 

Infra Jacet sepulta Cecilia Fitz 
Gulielmi Coningsby, de aula Hampton agro 
Hereforden~, Armigeri filia Davidi Hyde, 
Arm: Bercheriensi primis nuptiis data; 

Secundis Roberto Woolmer,Gen,Vigorniensi; 

cui etiam superstes fuit, donee vita? mortalis 

pertaesa, ad seternam fuit evocata 7 die 


. f ,Etatis 68. 

Anno { a \ .■ co 
\ Salutis 1689. 

Here lyeth y e body of Philippa ye wife of 
Thomas Rodd, of Hinton, Gent., and 
daughter of David Hyde, Esq., who departed 
y s life Apr: y e 4th, 1 7 1 1.* 

There is a large well cut shield. Now in C.H.V., 
84. Not mentioned in R. 

To the memory of John Constable,* 
butler of this College, who departed this life 
on the 30th day of July, 1828, aged 45 years. 

This tablet was erected by the Custos and 
Vicars in testimony of the deep sense they 
entertained of his exemplary fidelity, and 
their unfeigned regret at the loss of so upright 
and valuable a Servant. 

On a marble tablet on W. wall of V. C. 

Ann Constable, aged 58, died 25th March, 

On pavement immediately below. 

fHis portrait is preserved by the Custos and Vicars. 
He saved the College plate, but lost his life when a 
disastrous fire destroyed the south side of the building. 

Near this place lieth Priscilla, 
daughter of the Reverend Tho. Wiat, D.D., 
and Relict of the Rev. Tho. Cooke, B.D., 
Archd~ of Salop, who lead a pious and 
exemplary life, becoming a daughter of the 
Church of England as she always profess'd 
herselfe. Fearless of the approach of Death, 
with much Christian comfort and joyful 
hopes of a happy change. She died Mar: 
the 4th in y e Year 1690, of her age 77, and is 
bury'd near Her most beloved Grandson Tho: 
son of her only Daughter Mary, once happy 
wife, now sorrowful Wid~ of Dr. Steph~ 
Philips, Canon of this Church, and Archd~ 
of Salop. 

Formerly over the door at E. end of N. Transept : 
black marble tablet with gold letters. R. , 20. 

Note * This Stone was formerly in the S.T. If the first husband of this lady was Colonel David Hyde 
mentioned in Rev. J. Webb's "Civil War in Herefordshire," his character is most 
graphically described.— Vol. I., 24 and 219. He was said to have been the first that had 
applied the expression of " Roundhead," to the favourers of the Parliament 


Edward Cope, died the 26 June, 
775, aged 61 years. 
C.H.Y., 87. 

Filial piety dedicates this Memorial 
to Parents the most affectionate and deserving, 
To Edward and Ann Cope of this City, Who 
through life endeavoured to discharge every 
Christian duty, and in death felt strong con- 
solation, from firm faith in their Redeemer 
and the blessed hope of a Resurrection to 
eternal glory. 

He 1 died f 26thof J une . J 775 U„ pr1 (61. 
She I died 1 4 th August, 1778 } aged \ 68. 

Copy of above given to me by John Davies, Verger. 

The Reverend George Cope, D. D., 

died September 5, 1821, in the 66 year of 
his age. 

On a blue stone in centre of Bp. Booth's porch, 
where Dr. Cope is buried. G.P., 144. 

Sacred to the memory of the Revd. George 
Cope, D.D., Canon Residentiary of this 
Cathedral, and sucessively Vicar of Aliens- 
more, Bromyard, Sellack, and Madley, in this 
diocese. He was an orthodox, instructive, 
able preacher, an affectionate and faithful 
pastor, delighting in his duty, zealous in the 
discharge of it, and ready to every good 
work. He closed an exemplary and valuable 
life the 5th day of September, 182 1, in the 
66th year of his age. To each of his parishes 
he bequeathed a legacy to promote the 
spiritual and temporal comforts of the poor 
for ever. Gloria Deo. 

In B. C. over S. door of Nave. This tablet was 
originally placed on the W. wall of S.T. 

Sacred to the memory of John 
Coren, Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 
Hereford volunteers, who died of a decline 
October 7 th, 1804, aged 44 years. 

His death was considerably hastened by 
his laudable endeavours to perfect the military 
character of the Corps to which he belonged 
and by which he was universally and justly 

On a tablet, B. C, Bay 4. 

Sacred to the memory of John 
Coren, Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 
Hereford Volunteers, who departed this life 
7th October, 1804, aged 44 years. 

Also of Ann his wife, who departed this 
life the 10th day of March, 1837, aged 72 

In C.H.Y., 100. 

To the memory of Velters 
Cornewall, Esq., of Moccas, who represented 
this County during forty-six years in seven 
successive Parliaments. Encomiums upon 
the dead are often the dictates of flattery to 
the living. But the faithful friend who 
inscribes this marble (though he cannot but 
blame that excess of patriot jealousy, which 
too cautiously withheld the deceas'd from 
engaging in employments of State) yet does 
justice to those generous and unshaken 
principles, which alone directed his conduct, 
opposing whatever seem'd to interfere with 
the true interests of his country. By his 
last wife Catherine, youngest daughter of 
William Hanbury, Esq., of Little Marcle, he 
had two children, Frederick Henry, who 
died an infant, and Catherine, who (with her 
surviving mother) has caused this monument 
to be erected. He died at Moccas, upon 
the third of April, 1768, in the 73rd year of 
his age, just when his constituents were 
preparing to re-elect him to an eighth 

On a marble tablet, formerly in S.T., now on E. 
wall B. C, 5th Bay. Price's History, 99. D., 554. 

Here lieth the body of Morgan 
Cove, D.C.L. He died April 9th, 1830, in 
the 77th year of his age. 

Also of Esther Cove (spinster), sister of the 
above, she died May 5th, 1849, in the 95th 
year of her age. 

In C.H.Y., 96. These are buried in the S.E.T. 

Underneath are deposited the 
remains of Edward Cox, Esq., many years 
one of the senior Aldermen of this City. 
He died 20th Jany., 1801, aged 76 years 
On a slab in area of 15. C. 



Here lieth the body of Mr. Richard 
Cox, Custos of this Colledge, who died the 
9th of March, 1684. 

On a large gravestone in V. C, much worn. R., 
67. " 

Mary Coyle. 

Lane's G. P., No. II. 

Elizabeth, the Wife of Herbert 

Croft, Gent., died, and was here buried the 
second day of September, An. Dni. 1687. 
Formerly on an ordinary stone in S.T. R., 120. 

Underneath are deposited the 
remains of Mrs. Mary Craig, daughter of the 
Reverend William Skinner, M.A., Rector 
of Llangattock, in the County of Brecon, 
relict first of Edward Vaughan, Esq., of 
Llanfrvnaeth in the said County, and secondly 
of Robert Craig, a Captain in the Royal 
Navy. She died Dec. 1st, 1782, aged 57. 

Also those of her second brother Richard 
Skinner, B.D., Rector of Basingham in the 
County of Lincoln, he died the 20th of 
November, 1795, in the 67th year of his age. 

Arms on head of stone which was much injured by 
workmen throwing down lead from roof of S.T. In 
C.H.Y., 95- 

Anne, the daughter of Herbert 
Croft, Gent, and Anne, his wife, died May 
13, 1690. 

Formerly on a stone in B. C. beside her father. 
The inscription is gone. R., 51. D., 585. 

Here lyeth y e body of Mrs. Bridget 

Croft, daughter of Sir Herbert Croft, of Croft 
Castle, in this County, who died upon the 
21 day of December, in y e 86 year of her 
age, and of our Lord 1694. 

On a good stone, cracked, now in C.H.Y., 149. 
R., 121. Lane's G.P., 36. 

Herbert Croft, Son of Mr. John 

Croft, of Burton, Secretary and Kinsman 
of Herbert, late Bishop of Hereford, who 
deceased Jan. the . . 170^. ^Et. suae 53. 

On lower part of the same stone is part of 
the following : — 

" Also . . . the body of ... . 
daughter of the Reverend Thomas Broade, 

of the College of ... . 

. . . . the 24 th of January, . . 8." 

The first inscription is copied from R., 51, as the 
stone is barely legible in the S. Cloister. D., 585. 
Copied Feb. 14, 1861. 

Robert Bryan Crowther. 

Sawyer, in his History of this Cathedral, states 
as buried J 

le of Nave. 

that R. B. C, aged 21, was buried January, 1823 
at the east end of the S 

Ann, wife of Rodney Croxall. 

Lane's G.P., 41 

Here lyeth the body of John Cyril, 
sometime Maior of this Cit: who being of 
the age of 86 years, decesed June 21, 1632. 

Also the body of Margaret his wife, who 

exchanged this life of 

On a good sized red sandstone, Bay 3, area B.C. 

Here lieth the body of Lucy 

Graciana Davenport, daughter of Sharrington 
Davenport, Esq., in the County of Salop, by 
Graciana Davenport his wife, daughter of 
Bampfield Rodd, Esq., of Stoke Canon in 
the County of Devon and of the Rodd in 
Herefordshire, who departed this life May 
2 1 st, 1739. Aged 4 years and 13 weeks. 

On a small perfect stone now overturned, found 
laid over Dean Merewether's vault (a.d. 1861). 
D., 562. 

Ann Davis, died 16 March, 1822, 

aged 84. 

Ann Davis, spinster, died 19 Jany 1827, 
aged 57. 

In the Churchyard. 

Sacred to the memory of Mr. John 
Davies, late of this City, gent., who departed 
this life January 21st, 181 1. Aged 65. 

In C.H.Y.. No. 1. 



In Memory of John Davies,* who 
died Jan. 12th, 1S74. Aged 84. 

Also Margaret his wife, who died April 
24th, 1S50. Aged 70 years. 

On a flat stone near Bp. Booth's Porch. G.P., 145. 

The brass of 

ob: 1386, was formerly in the centre of the 
Choir, west of steps to the High Altar. It 
has been placed in the Lady Chapel near the 
tomb of Dean Borue, under the impression 
that it commemorated Dean Harold, who was 
there interred. It consists of a small figure 
in a Canon's dress; the cope ornamented 
with an orphrey of fleur de lys in lozenges, 
probably with reference to the arms of 
Cantilupe. The effigy is placed inside the 
head of a cross, of which one of the principal 
and 3 of the smaller finials were until recently 
remaining. Nearly 3 feet of the shaft are 
preserved, together with the 4 steps of the 
base, which are inscribed — 

" mat' dei — miserere mei." 

The marginal inscription is gone ; but 
from a comparison of D., cxxiv., and R., 99, 
it probably ran thus — 

" Hie jacet Magister Ricardus Delabarre 
quondam Canonicus hujus Ecclesias qui obiit 
xvi. die Mensis Octob' Anno Dni. Mill" 
ccclxxxvi. cui' ai~e p~picietur Deus. 

This brass is engraved in Boutell's Mon. Brasses. 

On the floor of the S.E. Transept 
is the nearly perfect brass of 

15 14, and his two Wives, the first with 5 
children and the second with 16. 

The figures, which are small, are in the 
usual attire of the begining of Cen. xvi. The 
knight has a lance rest on his right breast, and 
his head reclines on a helmet with a large 
plume of feathers, and a demi-hound collared 
and couped as a crest. There is a small 
slip of brass below the groups of children, 

but it contained the names of 5 or 6 only 
out of the 21 children — Thomas, George, 
Anne, and Sibill. Three shields remain with 
the arms of Delabere. Az a bend ar. cotised 
or, between six martlets of the last, and 
other quarterings. A marginal inscription 
runs round the whole : — 

" Off your charite pray for the soull of Sir 
Richard De[labere knyght, late of y e ] Countie 
of Hereford. Anne, dought' of the lord 
Awdeley, and Elizabeth, dought' of Willam 
Mores, late s'geant of the hall to King Henry 
the vii. wives of the said Sir Richard, whiche 
decessid the xx. day of July, An dni Mill ~ mo 
ccccc° xmj on whois soules ihu~ have M'ci. 
Amen. " 

B. W., 502, describes the place as St. Michael s 
Chapel. U., exxxm., gives a large sketch of this 

John de la Halle. 

An early inscription, described as Saxon 
and Norman by local writers, (but probably 
belonging to latter half of xm. Century), was 
formerly in the modern wall of the Music 
Room, which was taken down in 1830, but 
no trace can be found of it after that time. 

It was on a soft sandstone much decayed. 

In Wright's History, 1819, the following 
copy of it is preserved : — 

"Jon: de: la: halle: gyt: ici. dieu. de. 

"Sa. alme. en. eyt. merci. 

"ky. pur. sa. alme. priera. 

"cent. iors. de. pardon, avera." 
John de la halle lies here. God of 
his soul have mercy. 
Who for his soul shall pray, 
a hundred days of pardon shall have. 

Richard Gough, who visited Hereford in 
1789, gives a copy of this inscription in his 
Collection which he bequeathed to the 
Bodleian Library. The following is an 
exact copy, taken Feb., 1879 : — 

"Jon: de: la: Halle: git: ici: Dieu: de: sa: 
alme: en ait: merci: ky: pur: sa: alme: priera: 
cent: jours: de: pardon: aurai:" 

Gough says it was " found under some old 
stones in the Cathedral yard, Hereford." 

Note * This was the last burial within the Precincts. J. D. was for many years Sexton of the Cathedral and 
from him I derived much local information. The above inscriptions, lately on two stones, 
have been re-cut on one stone (Feb., 1SS1) at request of relatives. 



Here lyeth the body of Robert 
De la Hay, of this City of Hereford, Gent., 
one of the sons of John de la Hay, of 
Alterunis, in the County of Hereford, Esq., 
who departed this life Apr: 16. A Dni. 


D., clxviii., gives the above as being next to 
Philip Traherne, in the Isle next the Colledge. R., 

On the same stone, "And also of Sarah his wife, 
afterwards the wife of Wm. Johnson, D.D." 

On a red sandstone, much decayed, C.H.Y., 86. 

Here lyeth the body of Richard 
Delamaine, Minister of the Gospel in Heref: 
who deceased 13 May, 1657. 

Formerly in S.E.T. D., clxix. 

Mr. Webb, in his "Civil War," II., 316, gives full 
information about this man. " R. D. assumes high 
precedence, domineers over the other ministers, 
displaces Primrose from St. Nicholas, interferes with 
the repair of the Cathedral of which he claims to be 
parochial pastor, alters the aisles and pews, pulls 
down Birch's seat, breaks the lock off Taylor's, and 
paints Taurus on the Governor's seat, Gemini on the 
Mayor and Aldermen's, Aries on that of the garrison 
officers, . . . and sends off a runaway glover's 
apprentice to London to be ordained for Little 

Here lyethe Alexander Denton, 
of Hyllesdon, in ye Counte of Buckynghara, 
and Anne, his wyffe, Dowghter and Heyre 
of Richard Wyllyson, of Suggewas, in the 
Counte of Hereford ; wch Anne deceased 
ye xxix. of October, A° Dni. (1566) the 
(xvm.) year of her age, the (xxm. of) his 

On an alabaster Tomb in S.T. Figures within ( ) 
now gone. R., 119. B. W., 501. D., cxxix. 
Arch: J., XXXIV., 412. 

Sir W. Devereux. 

B. W., in MS., states " In the S. aisle just 
in the middle and between the 4 &: 5th 
Pillars lies another long slab marked 29 for 
Sir Wm. Devereux." 

Also, "below Sir R. Pembridge." 

G.P., 26 in N.E.T. 

Richard and Isabella Delamare. 

In the centre of the Lady Chapel, in 
original position, lies the fine brass of Richard 
Delamare, 1435, and Isabella, his wife, 142 1. 

It forms one of the best specimens of a 
military brass remaining, the figures being 5 
feet and a half in height, and the entire 
composition 9 feet 7 inches. Portions of 
sides and canopy are lost. Besides the finials 
were 4 shields — 

1. Arms, or, 3 bars dancettee gu, a crescent 

for difference. Delamare. 

2. Delamare impaling a fess within a 

bordure engrailed. 

3. Lost. 

4. Delamare, quartering the second coat. 
The inscription at the feet is as follows : — 
" Hie jacent Ric~us Delamare armiger qui 

obiit primo die Mensis Februarii. Anno 
domini Mill ~ mo cccc xxxv Et Isabella 
nuper uxor Ricardi Delamare que obiit 
xnij° die Mensis Februarii Anno domini 
Millesimo cccc xxj° Quorum animabus 
propicietur deus. Amen." 

R., 103. D., ci.x. and clxiii. B. W., 502. 

Sarah Dickins, 
18 1 3, aged 39 years. 
(4 lines in verse.) 
In C.H.Y., 99. 

died 5th May, 

In memory of Rebecca, wife of 
Robert Dilworth, of this City, she departed 
this life the 27th of June, a.d. 17 84. Aged 
47 years. 

Also four lines in verse. 

On a red sandstone in C.H.Y., 28. 

Elena, Gulielmi Dobson, S.T. P. 
Col. S. Trinitatis Oxon: nuper prsesidis filia, 
Ricardi Pile, civitat: Hereford: gen: uxor, 
femina, pia, prudens et benigna, animam Deo 
creatori reddidit 29 Julii. a.d. 1732. /Etat 47. 
D., 572. 

Jane, the relict of William Dobson, 
D.D., daughter of William Bowdler, Esq., 
died the nineteenth day of September, 1738. 

In C.H.Y., 73. D., 578. 

Here lieth the Body of Robert 
Dobyns, Esq., who died the third day of 
October, in the year of our Lord God 1710, 
aged 78. 

In the S. aisle on a gravestone. R., 99. 


Here lyeth the body of Bridget, 
the wife of Robert Dobyns, late of Easbatch, 
and now of Heref: Esqr. She was the eldest 
daughter of Fulke Walwyn, of Hellens in 
Much Marcle, Esq., and of Margaret, the 
eldest daughter of Sir Walter Pye, Knight. 
She departed from hence to all her fellow 
saints upon the first day of Novemb r - 1698. 

Only a portion of the above remains, the stone 
being broken and defaced. It is made up from R., 
100. Now in C.H.Y., 130, formerly in the S. aisle. 

Doddington family. 

A traveller who visited Hereford in 1799, 
states in his published narative that " there 
is a very old tomb with two painted figures ; 
but among all the funeral relics, a most 
exquisitely finished monument in memory of 
the Doddington family, deserves particular 

Journey into South Wales, by G. Lipscomb, 
1802, page 80. 
Qry — Does he not mean the Denton tomb? 

Isaac Donnithorne. 
E(lizabeth) D. N(icholas) D. 
J(ohanne) Whitmore. 

Formerly over vault in S.T. Now in C.H.V, 97, 
on a red sandstone. 

Rev d - Isaac Donnithorne, A.M., 
died June 13, 1782, aged 72. 

Elizabeth, his wife, died March 19, 1795, 
aged 52. 

Joanna Whitmore devotes this memorial 
to her honoured parents and a beloved 

Formerly over the door leading into the Nave was 
a tablet bearing the above inscription, with a female 
figure in white marble, torch inverted, weeping over 
an urn. D., 554. 

Hie iacet venerabilis vir diis 
Thomas Downe quondam precentor et 
canonicus residentiarius hui' ecclie~ cathed: 
Hereford qui obiit xxvi. die mensis March 
Anno Dni. mcccclxxxix. cujus aie ppicietur 
Deus. Amen. 

In the pavement of S.E.T. adjoining tombs of 
Bps. Charleton and (Joke, is a slab containing the 
pediment and part of one shaft of a single canopy 
with the sacred monogram in the centre. Below 
was the effigy of an ecclesiastic apparently not habited 
in a cope. This may be assigned to Thomas Downe, 
who died in 14S9, anil was interred on the S. side of 
the nave near the 1st arch. D. gives a sketch (CXL.) 
of this brass when the effigy only had disappeared. 
He gives also a sketch of a shield in the Cloister 
roof, " Pray for T. Downe, " on a band surrounding 
a heart and cross, with a copy of the inscription now 
lost. R., 28. Haines Mon. Brasses. B. YV., 540. 

Richard Draper. 

" Buried in St. Ann's aisle next to Canon 
Jacqueson." B. W. says he was Preb. of 
Church Withington. I do not find this name 
in Le Neve's Fasti. 

Here lieth the body of . . . 
the son of Edward Drew, of this city, Inn- 
holder, by Deborah, his wife, who died . . . 
of June, 1 73 1, aged . . . years, and 6 

Also William, son of Edward Drew, by 
Deborah his wife, who died the nth day of 
Jan., 1 73 1, aged 3 months. 

Also of Deborah, the wife of Edward Drew, 
who died Feb. . . . 17 63 (or 17 65) aged . . . 

Also of the said Edward Drew, who died 
May 27th, 1764, aged . . . 

In C.H.V., 10, much decayed. 

Here lies the body of Thomas 
Driver, gent., who died April ye 21, 17 15, 
aged 77 years. 

Here also lies the body of Joshua I >river, 
son of Thomas Driver, who died the 9th day 
of May, 1755, aged 60 years. 

In C.H.V. ,37. D., 563. 

Here lieth the body of Elizabeth, 
the wife of Thomas Driver, of this County, 
Gent., and only daughter of Matthew 
Romayne, D.D., and Minister of Stock- 
gayliard, in the County of Dorset. She died 
Novemb. the 10th. Anno .Etatis 50, Dom. 

Formerly on a black grave -tunc in the X. aisle. 
R., 45- U-. 563- 

3 2 


Underneath are deposited the 
remains of John, the infant son of John and 
Martha Edwards, of this city, who departed 
this life the 16th day of April, 1818, aged 2 

Also of Mary Jane, third daughter of the 
above John and Martha Edwards, who died 
the 14th day of June, 1819. Aged 7 years. 

On a cast iron slab in the floor B. C. 

In memory of Mrs. Eliz. Ellys, 
the loving and beloved wife of Mr. Charles 
Ellys, of y s City, Surgeon, who died AuglV 
y e 27th, 1722. 

Also Mr. Jn° Ellys, lost at sea. 

On E. wall of B. C, by Chapter H. doorway, on 
an oak board with gilt letters. 

(Herbert?) Evans, 

aged 80. 
Also Catherine, first wife of 

17 16. Aged 71 years. 
On a Stone in C.H.Y. (1857) much obliterated. 
Not noticed by other authors. 

Here lieth the body of John Evans, 
Archdeacon of Landaff and Canon Resi- 
dentiary of this Church. 

He was born Sept. 27, 1695. 

He died March 23, 1748. 

On a very good light blue stone in C.H.Y., 32. 
D., 564. St. John's Register states that he was 
buried March 25, 1749. 

Vile quidem e terris corpus formatur ab aura 

Qui fugit retherea Spiritus iste venit. 

Ne dubites, terram repetet creleste ; coaevus 

Hinc lit utrisq ~ suus consocietur honos. 

Qui fueram, perii, sed enim sic salvus ut essem 

Et tua sit (lector) sic periisse salus 

Vita mihi Christus. Mors lucrum, Patria Caelum. 

In quo cum Sanctis regnat honore Deus, 

Gloria sacra Deo Crelis, Pax Candida terris 

Reddatur, cordis charus amorque viris. T. B. 

Malus Oculus (Bene vixit, qui bene latuit) Malus 

Hie subtus in spem Resurreetionis dormit 
Maria Evans, filia natu maxima Nicolai 
Tayler de Presteigne in Comitatu Radnor, Armig: 
uxor Gulielmi Evans. S.S. Theologian Doctoris, 
Ecclesire hujus Cathedralis Prxbendarii. 

The above is lost. Copied from R., IS- 

Vivit ad invidiam usque venusta pariter ac pudica virgo 

Floruit prudens et fidelis uxor, adolevit matrona 

Sapiens, pauperibus liberalis, inimicis propitia, 

Omnibus chara ; Occubuit nemini non 

Flebilis, veneranda juvenis, 

Virginum, uxorum, matronarum, prope singularis 

Exemplar omnibus, virtute et pietate secunda nulli. 
Tricessimum septimum Mtatis sua? annum agens 
Solo quod suum, Ccelo restituit suum : 
Ultimo die Martii Anno Domini 1659. 
Hie virtus Pietas et ab omni parte venustas 
Hie quod erit, fuit, est in muliere, jacet. 

All women shall be, what she now is here ; 

But what she was, few women are, few were. 

A fragment only of the above mural inscription 
(formerly in the N. aisle on the east wall) is now 
placed in the B. Cloister, bay 7. R., 13. B. W., 

(John Evans, Archdeacon of 

Bartholemew, son of the above John Evans, 
and Catherine his wife, died 16 May, 1738. 

D., 564. 

Hoc tumulo sepultus estGulielmus 
Evans, Sacra? Theologise Doctor, hujus 
Ecclesise Cathedralis 1'rcbendarius et Ecclesire 
Anglicanaj orthodoxus et fidelis Alumnus. 

Depositum Gulielmi Evans, S.S. 
Theologia; Doctoris et hujus Ecclesia? Pras- 
bendarii : Qui post rerumnas ob causam 
Caroli beati Martyris exantlatas, post Dolores 
ob Ecclesiam olim lacrymantem perpessos, 
cailestem qurerens Patriam emigravit die ult 
Sept: Ann: 1668. 

Matri quod mortale redit pretiosa Parenti 

Pars tendens caelum fessa el anhela redit. 

Oscula dat Matri dat . . . spice provida mors est 

Funere divisum Mater et Uxor habent. 

O fielix iterum dum te mors ipsa marital 

Umbram conjugii talis et urna beat 

Hoc pise Observantiae Monumentum 

Posuit Simon Traunter Consobrinus. 

On a gravestone, formerly in the N. aisle, but now 
(June, 1866) in last stage of decay from exposure, 
outside B, C. window, 2nd bay. D., 576. 



Rev. Thomas Evans, died . . . 
March, aged 87 years. 

Buried March 9, 1S09. St. J. B. Register. 

One or two other inscriptions on same stone now 
illegible: stone much decayed. In C.H.V., 59. 

Benjamin Fallowes, Esq., many 
years clerk of the peace for the County of 
Hereford. Died xxvi. Nov: a.d. mdcccxvii. 
Aged Lix. years. 

J. Bacon, fecit, London. 

On a small neat marble, urn and foliage on the top. 
In B. C. 

Benjamin Fallowes, Esq.,* died 
November 26, 181 7, aged 59 years. 

Jane Fallowes, relict of the above, died 7 
July, 1S39, aged 73 years. 

In C.H.Y., 76, on a good light stone. 

Here lieth Elizabeth, the relict of 
William Farington, Esq., of Werden, in the 
County of Lancaster, daughter and sole 
heiress of James Rusine of Bologne in 
France, she died March 6th, 1747, aged 68. 

On a small stone in C.H.Y, 141. This inscription 
is repeated — with that to Elizabeth Bissell — on a 
modern brass plate (1866) on W. wall of N. Transept, 
with the following addition. Lane's G. P., 12. 

This brass records the inscriptions on two 
gravestones formerly lying side by side under 
the belfry of this Cathedral, and now broken 
and removed to the Chapter House Yard. 

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, 
the beloved wife of Quarter-Master James 
Fell, late of the 4th Queen's Own Dragoons, 
who died the 19th day of December, 18 10, 
in the 68th year of her age. Her affectionate 
husband died the 12th day of November, 
1820, in the 81st year of his age. 
On a soft red sandstone in C.H.Y., 125. 

H. S. I. 

Gulielmus Felton.t A.M., hujus 
Cathedralis .... Collegii vicariorum 

Custos et sacris? 

Vir animose Justus multiplici doctrina eru- 
ditus, verum musicarum peritissimus. Obiit 
sexto die Decembris Anno Domini m i >CC 1 x j x. , 
retatis uv. 

Natam unicam reliquit superstitem aman- 
tissima Conjuge Anna filia Reverendi viri 
(Egerton) Leigh de High Light, I.L.D., 
Archidiaconi Salopiensi, istiusque Ecclesiae 
Canonici Residentiarii. 

Formerly in vestibule of Lady Chapel, now on 
much broken stone in C.H.Y., 157. D., 561. 

Here lieth the body of Mr. John 

Finch, late Vicar of this College, and Minister 
of St. Nicholas in this City, who died 
December the .... Anno Dom. 1705. 
Aged 56. 

Formerly on a gravestone in the V. C. R., 66. 

Thomas Finch,;}; aged 42. 

William died August 

tst, .... aged 76. 

Here lieth the body of Mr. 
Humfrey Fisher, one of the Vicars of this 
College, who died the 17 of January, 1701. 

On a grave stone in the V. C, probably next to 
Custos Cox. R., 67. 

John Fisher, verger of this church, 
died 28 March, 1686, aged 33. 
D., 585- 

Note * A principal promoter of the Hereford Savings Bank. See " Ree's Walk, &c, 1827." 

t Custos Felton was son of Dr. Felton, Principal of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He greatly promoted 
Chamber music, anil was an excellent performer on the Harpsicord and Violin. He revived 
the College Musical Society, which held its meetings fortnightly in the old Hall. This place 
becoming inconvenient, the Coffee House (now the Savings Bank) was selected, which 
possessed the only room in the City sufficiently commodious for the purpose. This led to the 
building of the present College Hall, which was opened at the Meeting of the Three Choirs 
in 1753. W. F. wrote the "Burial Chant" for the funeral of his patron, Mr. Cornewall, 
M.P., when buried in this Cathedral in 176S. Rev. W. Cooke, in his M.S., states that he 
died at the age of 57. The family of Custos Garbett have presented a portrait of Mr. Felton 
to the Custos and Vicars. July, 18S1. I have lately found a Viola which can be traced to him. 
t On a fragment seen in the Lady Chapel, May 10, 1S61. Examined St. J. li. Register previously to 
1727, but find no trace of this name prior to that date. 



To memory of Mrs. Margaret 
Fisher, Widd : whose body lieth interr'd near 
this place. She departed this life the 16th 
day of June, Anno Dom'. : 1721, aged 78. 

And in the next grave lieth interred the 
body of Abraham Fisher, her son, who 
departed this life the 22nd day of November, 
Anno Dom: 1721. Aged 46. 

On a black oak frame in S.E. corner of B. C. 

and is designed to glorify God through Jesus 


in the honour paid to his faithful servant, 

Who by the diligent discharge of his Ministry, 

and by his singular kindness and munificence, 

commended himself to the love of all, 

and shed around him the light 

of a holy and consistent example. 

On large brass plates beneath the great Window 

in the North Transept, erected 1864 as a Public 


In memoriam desideratissimi 
fratris Ricardi Stukeley Fleming, ab antiqua 
stirpe in agro Salopiensi .... viri 
moribus, ingenio, bonisque Uteris admodum 

Quern immatura mors 

corripuit ... die Martis decimo, anno 
Christi 1806 .... Hoc marmor soror 

unica et haered P.C. 

On a white marble tablet in B. C. Right hand side 

Elizabeth, ye wife of George 

Fletcher, one of ye Sextons of this church, 
died y e 10 of Feb:, 16.88 .... Mont. 
On a long narrow red sandstone, near buttresses 
of Nave in B. C. area. 

Henry Ford J.C.D., died the 

26th day of July, 18 13. Aged 61. 

On a small white marble in B. C, formerly in 
pavement of Choir. G.P., 131. 

The Venerable Richard Lane Freer, 

Rector of Bishopstone cum Yazor, 

Prselector in Theology in this Cathedral, 

and during the last eleven years of his life 

Archdeacon of Hereford. 
Born February 1 oth, a. d. i 806. Died August 

nth, A.D., 1863. 

The window thus adorned with sacred device 


the Church Militant and the Church 


is the offering of many hearts, 

specially of the Clergy of his Archdeaconry, 

and of his brethren of the" Ancient Order of 


Quod mortale fuit Elizabethan 
uxoris verse Thomas Frizer hujus civitatis 
Phamacopaeus, et filiae bonae J ohannis Dobbins 
de Tewxbury generosi hie sepultum jacet: 
vitam deposuit suam decimo quarto die 
Februarii. Anno salutis 1687. astatis suae 37? 

Followed by a line not legible, commencing 
"ecce dies." 
In B. C. R.. 108. 

John Fuyster, or Foster, Mayor 
of Hereford, ob: a.d. T455. 

D., cxlii., "At the entrance into the great 
west door even with the pavement is this 
Tombstone inlayd with brass over one that 
had been five times Mayor of Hereford 
with this ancient inscrip~con designed for 

"O ye pylgrims that hereby make your 
passage praie for John Fuyster and Katherine 
his wyfe, That of this lyffe have endyde her 
pylgrimage That fourteen chyldreine hadeen 
with pesible lyffe vm. sonnes vi. dowtres in 
marriage withouten stryffe, and fyve tymes 
was Meyre of this Citee that as a merchaunt 
ledde a worthy lyffe and honourably ruled 
hit yn prosperitie, that hense decessid as alle 
wee schulle undoutedly in the yeere of grace 
from Crystes Incarnac~on mcccc. with fyve 
and fyfty y s xx. dey of September, made 
here mutatyon prom Erth to hevin have 
cheynged habitacion with a pater noster and 
an ave prayeth it may so be." 

In the above inscription word 10 is not distinct in 
Dingley's sketch, but it appears to be an abbreviated 
monogram, I.H.C., i. c. "praie Christe for." 


I)., 544, R., 117, B. W., 503, omit first 
14 words and give the following additional 
words at the end, "restenge .... for 
her endles Salvacion eternaly to preyse." 

At the bottom of the canopy were portraitures of 8 
sons and 6 daughters, but their names were obliterated 
(1717). There were 5 shields. D. describes the 
arms at the dexter corner — 3 fleurs de lis. R. 
describes the shield between the two effigies — per 
pale a Bend, a Lion rampant. 

E. G., 1S16. 

'art of this stone only remains in C.H.V., 115. 

J. G., 1792. R. — , 1820. 

J. c;., 1821. M. T., 1829. 
In the Churchyard. 

T. T. G., 1838. 

In the Churchyard. 

Here lieth the body of Thomas 
Garbett, late of this city, butcher, who died 
23 Feb:, 1787. Aged 56. 
Formerly a headstone. In C.H.Y., 24. 

Neer this sacred mansion are 
deposited the remains of Thomas Gomond, 
Cent., many years a member of the Corpora- 
tion of this City. He departed this life the 
3rd day of December, 1794, in the 81st year 
of his age. 

A superior understanding, so that judgment 
and pure integrity were in him most happily 
blended to form the character of the usefull 
Citizen and good Man. 

Also Mary, his wife, who died the 3rd day 
of December, 1804, aged 76 years. 

Also the remains of Mary, their daughter, 
Widow of Samuel Gomond, late of Bristol, 
Merchant, who departed this life the 14th of 
May, 1820, in the 56th year of her age. 

On a small oval tablet, of white marble, on wall 
of B. Cloister. Bay 17. 


Thomas Good, S.T.P., Preb: 
Episcopi, 1660 — 78, Master of Balliol 
College, Oxon, died at Hereford and desired 
to be buried in the Cathedral. 

D. Hardy's edition of Le Neve's Fasti states that 
"He was buried in this Cathedral, without any 
Memorial," B. \\\, 571. 

Here lyeth y e body of William 
Gardner, son of John Gardner, of this city, 

hee departed this life the 

2 d . . . November, Anno Dn' 1662. 
In B. C. area, broken. 

Here lyeth the body of Margaret 
Geers, youngest daughter of Thomas Geers, 
Serjeant at Law, by ElizaV his wife, who 
died ye 29th of September, 1702, aged 16 

A portion only remains of this stone in C.H.V., 148. 
K., 125. D., 579. Lane's G.P. has two stones 
with this name, 35 & 38. 

Judith Godden, neice of 
Judith Gunter. 
Lane's G.P., 23. 


Gloria in excelsis Deo. 

In piam memoriam Johannis Goss, A.M., 

Collegii Vicariorum Choralium Custodis, 

per xxvii. annos in ista Ecclesia Vicarii, 

per xvii. annos S. Johannis Baptists Parochi, 

vitream hanc fenestram 

ponendam curaverunt amici. 


Vigilate, state in fide, viriliter agite, et 

On a handsome brass plate with ornamental border 
by Gawthorp, of London. In X.K. Transept by the 
Memorial Window — Artists : Heaton, Butler, and 
Bayne, of London. 

Rev. CustOsGoss died mi Sept: 27th, 1877, aged 51. 
He was buried at the Hereford Cemetery, where a 
beautiful headstone (by Forsyth, of Worcester) marks 
his resting place. 



Here lyeth the bodie of Dorothye 
Gough, the wife of Richard Gough, Gent, 
of y e parish of St. Nicholas, who decesed 
the first day of May, Anno Domini 1630. 
R. G. 

On a sandstone, much broken, in area of B. C. 

Arthur John Grey, Lieut: R.N., 

May 2nd, 1854. 

On a brass plate near the Bishop's Throne. Buried 
in vault with his father, Bishop Grey. This was the 
last interment inside the Cathedral, the body having 
been brought from the south of France. The author 
attended officially as " Secondary." 

Here Heth the bodys of . 
children of Thomas Gough, and . . 
his wife 

Th (Thomas . . son) died Oct: 
Aged .... 


On a much decayed stone in C.H.Y., in 


Here lieth the body of Samuel 
Graham of this City, who departed this life 
the 23rd day of February 1741 in the 42nd 
year of his age. 

On a gravestone in C.H.Y., 20. 

Peter, Baron de Grandison. 

Brown Willis, in MS. notes, says, " No. L. 
or Lady Chapel at the west end on the S. 
side between No. 23 and No. 99, parallel 
with the last, and about a foot or two from 
it and the N. wall is a Gravestone marked 26 
for Sir Peter Grandison." 
Dingley, 162 and clxii. 

Here lyeth the body of Martha 
Greene, who departed this life September 
17th, 1687. 
In C.H.Y., 83. 

In memory of Richard Green, 
late of this City, gardener, who died July 4, 
1775, aged 70 years. 

And also Thomas Meredith, son of Thos. 
Meredith, mercer, and Eliz: his wife, and 
grandson of the said Rich 1 !- Green, who died 
25th March, 1774. 
InC.II.Y., 114. 

Lsetitia (eheu! jam dolor et desi- 
derium conjugis, parentum, familiariumque 
superstitum~) Josephi Griffith de Dinthill, 
in agro Salopiensi, generosi, sponsa fida, 
Richardi Moore, hujus civitatis, gen, et 
Marise uxoris ejus, filia unigenita febri miliari 
Puerpera correpta est 27 Martii a.d. 1759? 
/Etatis suae 23 

On a white stone tablet, 8th bay, B. C. Lane's 
MS. gives 1758 as the correct date, also the informa- 
tion that "this was three days in putting up after it 
was finished and was compleatly erected the 15 Nov: 
1763 in the B. C." 

Infra jacet Robertus Griffiths 
hujus Collegii et Ecclesiae parochialis de 
Yarkhill Vicarius. Vir vere probus, et integer, 
amicus semper paratissimus, Rei publics 
tanquam suse studiosus,plurimum desideratus, 
obiit 1 4 Februarii Anno Dom. 1685. /Etatis 
suae $\ m °- 

R., 64, states that this was on a board, framed, 
in V. C 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Judith 
Gunter the elder, who died the 19th October, 

Here lyeth the body of Mrs. Judith Godden 
(neice of y e late Mrs. Judith Gunter ye elder) 
who died y e 17th of Nov- Ann: /Etat~ 43. 
Dom~ 1732. 

On a good stone in C.H.Y., 142. D., 574. 
Lane's G.P., 23. 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Judith 
Gunter the younger, who died the 21st of 
May, A. Dom: 1720. 

In C.H.Y., 143. Lane's G.V., 21. 



Underneath are deposited the 
ashes of John Gwillim who departed this life 
on the 1 2th day of March in the ninetyeth 
year of his age. 

Also Elizabeth his wife and Anne their 
daughter. Elizabeth died the 24th of June 
18 16 in the eightysixth year of her age. 
Annie died unmarr .... the fifti .... 
of her ... . 

On a slab in C.H.Y,, 136. 

Near this place lies the body of 
Thomas, second son of Robert Gwillym, of 
Langstone, in this County, Esquire, who 
departed this life June the 25th, 1748. 

On a small stone in C.H. V., 152. Lane's G. P., 14. 

In memory of Thomas, the son of 
Thomas Gwillym of this city, joiner, by Ann 
his wife, who died Jan. 21st, 1787, aged six 

Also Thomas James Gwillym their son, 
who died Nov. 17, 1789, aged 12 days. 

Ann, wife of Thos. Gwillym, who died 
Sept 1st, 1790, aged 27 years. 

Also John their son, who died Feb. 28, 
1792, aged 2 years and six months. 

In C.H. V., 116. 

Here lyeth interred the body of 
Edward Gwyn, Esq., Counsellor att law, who 
departed this life the xxm 1 . 1 day of June. 
Anno salutis 1690, ajtatis 36. 

Underneath in a later style of lettering — 

A. Woodhouse. 

Penelope Hallings. 

Formerly in the pavement beneath the monument 
on S. wall of N. aisle by Lady Frances Throckmorton. 
In C.H.Y., 50. 

T. H. 1844. 

In the Churchyard. 

Conditur hie Catharina uxor 
Henrici Hall filia Roberti Woolmer in Com~ 
Wig~ Generosi, et Cecilia? uxoris ejus. Claris 
orta parentibus sua tamen virtute clarior. 
Animi corporisque bonis usque ad invidiam 
praedita ; venustate, modestia, comitate, per- 
paucis secunda. Efflavit animam 19"}?- die 
Feb. Anno salutis 16S9, aetatis suae 21"??- 

On a red sandstone, broken and mutilated on right 
hand side, in C.H.Y., 92. Formerly in north Isle, 

R-, 133. 

Mr. Henry Hall, Organist, died 
March the 30th (1707). 

R., 60, states that this was on a stone at the West 
end? of V. C. The above is generally known as 
H. Hall, Senior. 

Juxta jacet Edwardus Gwyn juris 
consultus, Johannis Gwynn de Abergrave in 
agro Brecon armigeri Alius primogenitus. 
Vir probus, pius, et Amicus pauperibus et 
locupletibus aeque semper sua patebant 
limina : Judicio haud vulgari et animo 
prasscienti insignis, quem nee minse, nee 
honos allexit sed Regis authoritatem, et 
populi libertatem aequa lance libravit. 

Religione cordatus, lege peritus, Vita 
innocuus, mundum et vicit et deseruit, Junii 
23, 1690. .Etat: 36, et hasc verba subnecti 
jussit, Qui bene latuit, bene vixit Mcestissima 
conjux Francisca Domina Throckmorton hoc 
sepulchrale marmor P.M. posuit 
D., 576. R., 16. Formerly mural. 

Henry Hall, Organist of this 
Church, Son of Hen: Hall, Vicar and 
Organist, died Jan: the 22nd, 17 13. 

R., 105, states that this was on a plain stone in the 
N. cloister ( Vicar's cloister no doubt. ) 


And of James, son 

who died April 9th, 1749. 

St. John"s Register says, "James, son of John and 

Elizabeth Hall, buried April 14, 1749." 

There is another obliterated inscription above this. 

Copied this from a stone (1S57) then in the C.H.Y. 



In memory of Penelope Hallings, 
daughter of the Revd. Mr. William Hallings, 
Vicar of Evesbatch, by Penelope his wife, 
daughter of Frances (sic) Woodhouse of 
Larpott, Gent., who died Jan. 18th, 1757. 
Aged 31. 

On a white marble, in excellent state, now on E. 
wall of B.C. D., 576. 

Contradixit ille, et contra vixit, vitam enim 
longam et Artem brevem, sibi et suis reddidit 
segrotis : Pauperum et Divitum Medicus, 
horum sive Petulantia, illorum sine Pnemio. 
Arti ejus et exemplo debet Herefordia, quod 
tanto Medico nunc possit carere. Anno 
^Etatiscjo. Dom: 169J. Feb. 23. Recessit. 

Formerly in N. T. on a gravestone. R., 25. 
D., 577. Lane's G.P., 5. 

In the vault beneath are deposited 
the remains of Elizabeth Hankins, late of 
St. Nicholas parish, who departed this life on 
the 15th of January, 1783. 

In the same vault are deposited the 
remains of her brother Richard Hankins, 
Esq., late of Lyon's Inn, Middlesex, who 
departed this life on the 6th of January, 1788. 

On a light stone, cracked and decaying, in C.H.Y., 
121. D., 563. 

Richard Hankins, Esq., Alderman 
of Hereford, n Aug., 1730. 

Rachel his wife, 19 Oct., 1716. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hankins, 15 Jan., 1783. 

Richard Hankins, Esq., her brother, 6 Jan., 

D., 563- 

S. H. (Hanson) 1834. 
w. H. 1844. 

In the Churchyard. 

Here lieth interr'd y e body of 
Catherine, wife of Bridstock Harford, of this 
City, Esq. (second sister to Sir Compton 
Read, of Shipton, in ye County of Oxon, 
Baron), who departed this life 5 t0 die Martii, 
An° Dom. 1665. 

A pure chaste Wife under this Marble lyes 
Whose Vermes live although her Bodie dies. 
Farewell, farewell then, now (oh happy soule) 
Sith none but God above, can Death controule. 

on a large 
small metal 

The former part of this inscription 
slab in B. C. But the whole is on 
plate, lately fixed on wall of N.E.T. near No. 35. 
The stone slab used to be in S.W. corner of S.T. 
D., clviii. R., 129. D., 579. Lane's G. P., 6. 

Here is interr'd y e Bodie of 
Elizabeth, wife of Bridstocke Harford, of this 
Citye, Dr. of Physicke, who decessed Feb. 
23, 1669. 

A grave tender hearted Matron, here doth lie, 
Who to God & Christ, made her own elegie. 
Death thought to have surpris'd her pious cries, 
But was deceav'd, For first hee praid, after dies. 
On a small brass plate in N.E.T. 

M. S. Bridstochii Harford hujus 
civitatis Medicinae Doctoris celeberrimi 
antiqua et honesta familia oriundi siste et 
mirare qui cultros Lachesi soepius extorsit et 
strenuum contra morbos bellum tarn diu 
gessit ; Inter mortuos nunc ipse gessit 
magnus olim Mortis Antagonista. Primo 
illl et Maximo Magistri sui et medicorum 
omnium facile Principis Aphorismati, 

O B/09 fipayys >; rte Te%v>i fiaKOt]. 

Here lyeth interred the Body of 
Bridstock Harford, Esq. (only son of Bridstock 
Harford and Catherine his wife), who departed 
this life 8° die Junii, Anno Dom. 17 13, in 
the 60 year of his age. 

R., 128, "On a small black marble are these 
Arms, — 2 bends on a Canton, a bend impal. 3 eagles 
displ: a Fess vary Ermine in chief 3 crescents. Crest, 
a Phoenix issuing out of a fire. Formerly in the N.T. 

I saw this stone broken up before i860 ; the 
remains were embedded in the foundation. D., 579. 



Here is interr'd Joyce y e wife of 

Bridstock Harford of this City, Dr. of Physicke, 
who deceased Jan. 19, An° Dni 1680. 

Here lies she, whose soul to Heaven's fled, yet her 

That is intrusted with her sacred Reliques shall have 
This true inscription, that it contains the dust, 
Of one, that was Vertuous, Pious, Chaste, and Just. 

On a small brass plate lately fixed on wall of 

Johannes Harford medicinae pro- 
fessor 21 die Novemhris, 1681, animam Deo 
reddens mortalitatis exuvias deposuit. 

Contra vim Mortis nullum mendicamen 
in Hortis. 

D., CLXXV., states "in S. Catherine's aisle upon a 
fair stone, even with the pavement are these arms 
and inscription." 

Here lyeth the body of Mr. 
Thomas Harper, of this City, Mercer, who 
married Anne, the daughter of Henry Hyett, 
of the Brome in this County, Gent., by whom 
he had viii. children. He was a loyal subject 
to his King, a kind Husband to his wife, a 
tender Father to his Children, an honest 
Tradesman, and just in all his dealings. He 
lived beloved, and died lamented, the second 
day of August, 1704. 

Formerly in area of B. C. on a gravestone. R., 106. 

William Harper, deceased the 
25 1 . 1 ? Day of February, who bequeathed for 
binding poor Children in the City Apprentices, 
the interest of 400 Pounds for ever, together 
with 6s. and 4c!. of his Land and Houses to 
the same use. ^Etatis suae So, 1641. 

Formerly on a Buttress of the Church facing the 
entrance into the Vicar's College, painted on the wall 
and erected by his son. R., p. 47. 

D., cxcix., gives this inscription, stating that the 
charge upon his land was £6 6s. 4d. Also that 
"this inscription was refreshed by order of the Rev. 
Custos K. Cox, 16S3." 

Depositum est quod mortale fuit 
Standishii Hartstronge, Baronetti, Juris- 
consulti, in Hibernia quondam celeberrimi 
o!) Scientiam, qua multorum patronatum, ob 
probitatem, qua Judicis Officium commeruit; 

quod a Carolo secundo, rege ultro in seipsum 
prsestitisset, fatigatus tandem negotiis quieti 
Jucundre contulit quam ob Jucundiorem 
commutavit Augusti vicessimo septimo die. 
Anno retatis 74. 1701. 

Formerly in N.T. on a black marble gravestone. 
R., 12. I)., 563. 

Hie jacet in spe Resurrectionis 

Gulielmus Hayfold quondam Vicarius hujus 

Collegii, et Musicae Magister Scholar, qui 

obiit decimo die Junii Anno Dom. 1632. 

Guil. Hayfold. 

Filius fecit. 

Formerly on a tablet of wood in the V. C. R., 60. 
D., CXCIX., gives a sketch of this, adding that this 
Vicar was "poysoned with an adder." A viper, 
skull and bones being depicted between 2 shields of 
Church and ancient See of Hereford. In this copy 
the date of death is "July xm° MDCXXXHI." 

Elizabeth Hayward, died the 18* 

day of February, 1797. Aged 54 years. 

George Hayward, died the 2 2 n . < } day of 
June, 1798, aged 65 years. 

On a stone laid over the vault of Dean Merewether, 
still there (a.d. 1861). 

In memory of Elizabeth Hayward, 
who died the 18th day of Feby. 1797, aged 
54 years. 

And of George Hayward, Esq., who died 
the 22nd day of June, 1798, aged 65 years. 

Also of Elizabeth, daughter of the above 
named, and wife of Maj r - Gen'- G. A. Arm- 
strong, who died the 30th day of March, 
1823, aged 39 years. 

Also of the above named G. A. Armstrong, 
. . . obtained the rank of Lieut. Gen. . . . 
died the 19th day of Nov., 1834, aged 63 
years . . . buried at Cheshunt in the 
County of Hertford. 

This stone formerly was laid in the floor of S.E. 
Transept, then laid in C.H.Y. Removed to E. wall 
of B. C. and repaired at expense of relatives Nov: 


Memorise sacrum Gilberti Hearne, 
mariti charissimi, hoc sepulchrale marmor, 
Jocosa, conjux maestissima posuit. Gratis 
suae 50, obiit 13 die Aug 1 17 16. 

On a sculptured white marble tablet, now in B. C. 
D., 573. Buried in N.W. corner of N. Transept. 
Lane's G.P., 2. 

In memory of James Hill, who 
died 17 February, 1790, aged 65 years. 
In C.H.Y., 108. 

In memory of James Hodges, 
who died (May 13th, 1774?) Aged . . . 
On a sandstone in Churchyard nearly perished. 

In memory of George Holland, 

Gent., universally respected for his integrity 
and Benevolence, who died December 18th, 

Also of Ann his wife, who died September 
the 4th, 1806. 

She was a help to them who could not 
recompense Her, but she shall be recompensed 
at the Resurrection of the Just. 

"Blessed are the dead which die in the 

Copy of the above from John Davies. D., 578. 

In memory of William Holmes, 
Alderman of this City, and Mary his wife. 
He died July, 1763, aged 86 years. She 
died January, 1747, aged 64 years. 

Also of William Holmes, son of the above, 
and late Alderman of this City, and Mary 
his wife. He died July 7th, 1793, aged 81 
years. She died June 17, 1792, aged 75 

Thomas Holmes their son, died August, 
1775, aged 20 years. 
On a small tablet, 9th bay of B. C. D., 5S5. 

In memory of Sarah, the wife of 
James Holland, of this city, who died April 
23rd, 1 77 1. Aged 50 (?) years. 

Also James their son, who died June 3rd, 
1 77 1, aged 24 years. 

Also Theodora their daughter, who died 
August 28th, 1 771, aged 22 years. 

Also Anna Maria, their daughter, who 
died Sep. 22nd, 177 1, aged 20 years. 

Also Francis Holland, who departed this 
life March 2nd, 1794, aged . . ? years. 

In C.H.Y., 13. 

Hie jacet magister Joh~is Homme 
quondam Canonicus hujus Ecclie~ et Pre- 
bendari~ Prebende de Nonnington et 
Secretari~ Illustrissimi Principis Plumphredi 
Ducis Gloucestrie qui obiit xxvi. Novem- 
bris anno Domini mcccclxxxiii. cuj~ a~ie 
p~picietur Deus. Amen. 

Dingley, clxviii., gives a copy of the above, also 
a sketch of a full sized figure in rich vestment, under 
a single canopy, with shields of France and England 
on either side. R., 102, gives the date as 1472, but 
the brass figure was then gone. B. W., 588. 

Underneath lieth the body of 
Mary Hooke, relict of Edward Hooke, of 
Datchet, in the county of Bucks, who departed 
this life 26th May, 1765, aged 76 years. 

Also of George Hooke her son, who 
departed this life 28th March, 1773, in the 
51st year of his age. 

On E. wall of B.C. on black marble, with ornamental 

Hopkins, died 

On a broken stone in area of B. C. 

also the above John 
oth June, 1768 aged 73 

Julia (?) the wife of ... . 
Hopkins, of this city (weaver or mercer?), 
who departed this life . . . 6th day of 
Decem r - 1749. 

On a fragment of stone in area of B. C. 


Here lieth the body of Mary, the 
wife of Tamberlane Hords, Gent., and 
daughter of Griffith Reignolds, Bachelor of 
Laws, she departed this life the 8th of April, 
in the year of our Lord 1737, aged 56. 

Here also lieth the body of the said 
Tamberlane Hords, who died 9th Feb., 1745, 
aged 75. 

On an excellent hard stone in C.H.V., 75. D., 

Here lyeth the body of William 
Horton, of this city, Gent, who died the 
. . . . ay of June, An Dn' 17 14. 

This fragment is in the enclosure between Lady 
Chapel and S.E. Transept. 

Hie jacet Will ~ us Hotale, Armig: 
qui obiit xxv. die mensis Januarii, Anno Dni. 
Millimo ccccxxx. Scd~o. Cujus anime 
propitietur deus. Amen. 

R., 103, states "on an antient Marble in the body 
of the Church, near the Organ, under a seat on the 
north side is this inscription on a brass tablet." 
Dingley did not notice it. B. W., 502. 

This brass plate was found in the collection of the 
late J. Gough Nichols, and was restored to this 
Cathedral November, 1880. 

Mrs. Mary Howell, died May 1, 
1 7 1 1. She left a great part of her estate to 
charitable uses. 
D., 558. 

William Hull, Chancellor of this 
Church, 1524—43. 

Brown Willis, 544, states that there was a brass 
on a gravestone of the above who "by his will 
appoints to be buried in the Cathedral, between 
Bishop Bothe's tomb and St. James' altar." 

Neither Dingley nor R. notice this. 

John Hunt,* died November 17, 
1842, aged 56 years. 

James Hunt, died November 20th, 1842, 
aged 15 years. 

Painted on the glass window, erected in 
N. aisle a.d. i860. 

On a brass plate immediately adjacent on 
the wall, — "The glass in this window was 
given to the glory of God in memory of his 
servants, John Hunt, organist of this Cathedral 
and James Hunt, his nephew and adopted 
son, a Chorister. They were lovely and 
pleasant in their lives and in their deaths 
they were not divided. John Hunt, born 
December 30, 1806, died by an unforseen 
accident Nov. 17, 1842. James, born Dec. 
18th, 1827, died of grief on the third day 
after his beloved uncle." 

"The souls of the righteous are in the 
hand of God." 

A small brass plate in the pavement of the N. aisle 
with name and date, marks the place of these burials. 

Here lyeth the body of Martha, 
y e daughter of Phillip Hunt, obit Octo 1 /. 25, 
. . 94 (probably 1694). 

In C.H.Y., r44. This is an ancient stone with 
traces of a cross and border lines. Lane's G.P., 43. 

Toy 6 Memory of Mr. Philip Hunt, 
of this City, Chyrurgion, who died Feb. y e 3, 
1698. Aged 58. 

Also Martha, his daughter, died October 
ye 25. 1694. 

On a blue slate, 18x15 inches, fast perishing. 
Saw this in the Lady Chapel in 1861. D., 575. 

E. I. 

On an ancient stone now over the burial place of 
Dean Chaundler, are certain incised lines with the 
above letters, followed by the solitary figure 8. I am 
inclined to suppose that these lines were cut about 
A.D. 1640. A stone of similar character has lately 
been found under Chancel seats at Wormbridge. This 
may have been an altar slab with one end cut oil ? 
It is not known where it was found during recent 

Note • This highly respected Organist fell down the staircase near the College Common Room, on the 
occasion of the Chapter's Audit Dinner. The sad event caused a great sensation in this City. 



In the Churchyard. 

J- I8 3 6. 

Here lyeth the body of Meredith 
James, son of Meredith James, of the town 
of Brecon, Gent., who departed this life the 
2nd of Feb., A° Dni. mdccxi. /Etatis suae 

Formerly in the N.T. on a small black marble. 
R., 123. Also the following verses : — 

This youth in life was lovely, full of Grace, 
And did in nought but Virtue grow apace : 
His early parts began to shine most bright, 
But soon, alas ! this Day was turn'd to Night. 
What though he chanc'd by Violence to fall 
Yet that was still his Great Creator's Call, 
That from the Joys of Earth he should remove 
To joys immortal with Himself above. 

Here lieth the body of Charles 
Jennings, late of this City, who died the 
1 7th day of August, 1 742. 

On a grey stone fast decaying, in area of B. C. 
opposite Bay 3. 

Hie sepelitur venerabilis vir 
Magister Rich~ Jaqueson in Decret Bac- 
calareus, Canonicus residentiarius Eccles" 
Cathedralis Herefords~ et Prebendarius 
P e bende de Ewythyngton in ead~qui obiit 
vicessimo tertio die mensis Novembris Anno 
Domini, millimo quadringentesimo nona- 
gesimo septimo, cuj~ aie~ p~picietur Deus. 

Brown Willis states that the stone was destroyed 
and Bishop Taylor buried under it with only the 
initial letters of his name. 

Dingley, exxxix., gives a copy of the above 
inscription, but not an illustration. R., 30, gives 
it also, but he erroneously ascribed it to a Canon 
Farynden. B. W., 568. Formerly in S. aisle. 
Not mentioned by Haines. 

Here lieth the body of Mr.Thomas 

Jauncey, who died January 22, 1729, aged 35. 
On a grey stone between the 2 iron gates near 
V. C. door. 

Here lyes the Body of Elizabeth 
the relict of Thomas Jennings, late of the 
Newhouse, in the County of Hereford, Gent , 
who departed this life the 1 2th day of April, 
a.d. 1726. Aged 86. 
InC.H.Y., 33. D., 563. 

Here lieth the body of Samuel, 
only son of Thomas Jennings, Gent, late of 
Newhouse, in the parish of Clodock, in the 
county of Hereford, who died April the 6th, 

Also Sarah, the daughter of the said Thomas 
Jennings, who died June 2nd, 17 12. 
R., 45. InC.H.Y., 94. 

. . . Jenks, of Newhall, Salop, 

was buried in 1601, on the N. side of this 

Cathedral, where an inscription once existed. 

This information was obtained by W. H. Cooke, 

Esq., Q.C., from and is unnoticed 

in local publications. 

Underneath an adjacent stone 
lieth interred the body of Sarah Johnson, 
daughter of the late Thomas Johnson, Esq., 
of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, 
who died in this city in her way to the Hot- 
wells, Bristol, August 6th, 1777, aged 18. 
On a small white marble tablet, B. C, 6th Bay. 

Robert Jeffry, Archdeacon of 
Salop, 1449. Archdeacon of Hereford, 1483, 
ob: a.d. 1494. 

" He willed to be buried in the Cathedral, 
under a gravestone betwixt Bishop Stanbury's 
Chapel and Tomb, where is still to be seen 
the gravestone robbed of its brasses." 

He was one of this Bishop's executors. 

B. W., 551 and 554. Not noticed by Ding, or R. 

B. M. lectissimee faminae Sarae, 
Johannis Brome de Ewithingtona generosi 
filise, Roberti de lay Hay de Waterstona 
generosi, primum ; deinde Gulielmi Johnson, 
S.T.P. ecclesiae hujusce Cathedralis canonici 
residentiarii, conjugis utriq: fidelissima; j quae 
cum degener hoc seculum vel optimorum 
virtutibus diu illustravisset, anno demum 
aetatis suae 63 qui fuit reparata; salutis 



1689?."?.- ccbIos petens, exuvias suas terrestres, 
Christi olim spiritu caglesti vita donandas, 
hie asservari voluit. Amoris ergo posuit 
maestissimus conjux G. J. 

In the B. C, Bay 3. 

This was formerly in Lady Chapel vestibule W. 
wall. See R., 8. 

Underneath here are deposited 
the remains of Elizabeth, the wife of David 
Jones, of this City, who departed this life 
on the 5th of April, 1780. Aged 43 years. 

Also are deposited the remains of David 
Jones, late of this City, officer of Excise, who 
departed this life on the 7th of January, 1800. 
Aged 58 years. 

Likewise to the memory of John Jones, 

late of this city, hatter, son of the abovenamed, 

who departed this life on the ... . of May, 

181 1 ? (or 1814), aged 39 years. 

On a soft stone cracked and decaying in C.H.Y., 

Elizabeth, widow of Harford Jones, 
also Elizabeth, daughter of Harford Jones. 
Lane's G.P., 4. 

H ere lieth the body M rs. Elizabeth 
Jones, relict of the Revd. Isaiah Jones, of 
Llangarran, in this County. She died the 
20th of Novr., 1788, the 93th year of her 

Also of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, spinster, 
who died the 13th of Novr., 1797, in the 81st 
year of her age. 

Also of Mrs. Eleanor Jones, spinster, who 
died the 2nd day of Novr., 1805, in the 80th 
year of her age. 

In the C.H.Y., 45. 

Here lies the body of Elizabeth 
Jones, widow of John Jones, who died 3 
April, 1 761, aged 56. 

Also of Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Harfd. 
Jones, the younger, Esq., by Winifred his 
wife, she died 15 Novt: 1791, aged 26 years. 

. . . rford Jones, Esq., 

the 26th March, 1798, . . ed 60. 

Lower part of stone broken off. In C.H.Y., 153. 

Here lieth the body of John Jones, 
Esq., Mayor of this City in 1806. He died 
March 7th, 1807, in the 61st year of his age. 

Also of Elizabeth Jones his wife, born 
July 4th, 1749, died May 23rd, 1833. 

Also of Sarah Jones, their Grandchild, born 
Jan. 29th, 1817, died July 6th, 1829. 

Also of the Revd. John Jones, M.A., born 
August 11, 1786, died August 6th, 1842. 

On a good light stone in C.H.Y., 122. 

In memory of John Jones, Esq., 
who served the office of Mayor of this city 
in 1806, the duties of which he most faithfully 

Upright in mind, benevolent in heart, plain 
in his manners, unassuming in his habits of 
life, he was exemplary as a man and a 
Christian. Zealous for the publick welfare, 
he showed himself at all times a loyal and 
useful member of the community. He died 
March 7th, 1807, in the 61st year of his age. 

Also of Elizabeth his wife, born July 4, 
1749, died May 23, 1833, in her 84th year. 

On a small white marble tablet over B. C. door. 

Here lyeth the body of John Jones, 
of this city, carier, who deceased Novem r - 
30th, 1643. 

And Anne his wife, who deceased Novemb: 
28th, 1666. 

C. I.-1697. 

On a stone much broken in area of B. C. 

Sacred to the memory of Mary, 
wife of Richard Jones, late of this city. She 
departed this life on the 21st day of February, 
1793, aged 31 years. 

Also to the memory of Elizabeth, relict of 
Robert Frith, of Kentish Town, Middlesex, 
gent, she departed this life on the nth day 
of June, 1830, aged 71 years, second and 
eldest daughters of the late William and 
Elizabeth Bullock of this city. 

This monument is erected by their affec- 
tionate sister, Jane Fallowes, as a mark of 
her affection and regard. 

On a white marble tablet in 6th bay of B. C. 


Meredith, son of Meredith Jones, 
of Brecknock, gent., died 2 Feb., 17 11, 

D., 578. 

Walter Jones, A.M. (or Johnson) 
Pnecentor, 1560 to 1572, desired in his will 
"to be buried in this Cathedral where his 
friends shall appoint." 
B. Willis. 

Here lieth the body of William 
Jones, gent., who died September 7th, 1790. 
Aged 28 years. 

Also of Isaiah Cove Jones, who died 
December 27th, 1793. Aged 4 years and 
6 months. 

Also of Sarah Jones, who died September 
29th, 1794, aged 6 years and 9 months. 

Also of Elizabeth Jones, spinster, who 
died June nth, 1810. Aged 65 years.* 

In C.H.Y., 85. D., 570. *St. John's Register 
says May nth, 1810. 

Robert Jordan, Canon, 1465. 
Formerly in the S. Transept with figure and 
single canopy. 

Hie jacet venerabilis Vir Magister Rob'tus 
Jordan quo ~ dam Canonic' hui' ecclie" qui 
obiit ij° die ffebruarij Anno dni Mill ~ mo 
cccc° lxv° Cuj' Anime ppicietur deu'. Ame~ 
Now on W. wall of retro Choir. Dingley, cxliii. 
R., 30. B. W., 557. 

Hie jacet Andreas Jonis qu'odam 
m'cator hui~ civitatis et Elizabet uxor eius 
qui hanc domu~ carnarie diu desolata~ de 
nouo re edificauit et repaiut erga festu~ om~ 
scor~ anno dni mccccxcvij. 

Eciam ad tuc~ bii et laudabilit~ ordinauit 
capellanum futuris temporibus in eade" 
celebratur p~ ai~abus benefactoris~ prae- 
dictis et om fidelium defuc~torum quor~ 
ai~abz propicietur deus. Amen. 

Reme~b thy life may not eu~ i~dure 
Y' thow dost y~ selfe therof art y u sewre 
But and y u leve y~ wil to oth~ me" is cure 
A~ y u have it aft~ it is but a ve~tur. 
Copied this very difficult inscription on 
Sept: 23, 1867, assisted by the late J. Gough 
Nichols. On page 86 of his description of 
"Dingley's History" he gives the above lines 
without the contractions. 
Remember thy life may not ever indure, 
That thou dost thiself thereof art thou sewre, 
But and thou leve thi will to other men is cure, 
And thou have it after, it is but a venture. 

On the Tomb in centre of the Crypt. See Dingley, 
CCIII, for illustration and copy of inscription. B.W., 
503. T. Wright, in Arch: J., 1., 210. 

Richard Judde, Treasurer. 

" In the south Cross Isle was the figure 
of a person in Brass under a Canopy, round 
the verge whereof is this remaining 'Ecclesie 
Cathedralis Hereford . . . Anno Domini 
Millimo ccccc duodecimo, cujus anime.' " 

R., 102 and 131, erroneously assigns this to Dean 
West. It may more probably belong to Treasurer 
Judde, who died A.D. 1512. He desired in his will 
to be buried in St. Anne's aisle in this Cathedral. 
See No. 27 in B. Willis, also p. 54S. 

Edward Kempe, Esquier 


Saw this on a fragment in enclosure between Lady 
Chapel and S.E.T., on June 4, 1868. 

In memory of Captain Edward 
Kempson, Son of the Rev. William Brooke 
Kempson, late Rector of Stoke Lacy in this 
County, who died at sea near Marseilles, on 
October 14th, 1868, on passage home from 
India, aged 32 years. The above window 
is erected by his brother Officers of the 
Cameronians as a tribute of affectionate 
regard and esteem. 

Inscription on stained glass window by Clayton and 
Bell, of 3 lights N. side of aisle N. Transept. Subjects 
1. St. George and legendary Dragon. 11. St. Michael. 
III. Martyrdom of St. Alban. Erected A.D. 1S70. 

Robert Kent, D.D. 

Pnecentor of this Cathedral, 1491 to 15 15. 
Buried near the rood loft as he desired in 
his will. 

B. Willis. 




His faith and Sickness long together strave, 
That Christ might have his Soul, his Corps 

the Grave 
Death ends the strife, both Conquerors appear; 
Christ hath his Soule, his Body lieth here. 

Verses, part of an epitaph written by Dr. Kerry on 
one of his sons, on a stone in the N. Transept. 
Dingley, clxxxii., gives a copy stating that it was 
then "not now to be seen." R., 128, states that 
it was then "quite worn out." D., 579. 

.... Kyffin, D. . . . 
the 3rd of August, 17 . . . aged 63. 

Also Ann Kyffin, died the 3rd of June, 
1797, aged 80. 

D-. 559. gives the above, Uvedale Kyffin, D.D., 
3 August, 1777. 

St. J. B. Register mentions the burial of Robert 
Kyffin, Prebendary, April 27, 1724. 

In C.H.Y., 102. 

Francis Kerry, Treasurer, 1 606-50, 
ob: circa 1650. 

B. W., 549, states that he "was buried in 
the Cathedral without any memorial, in the 
cross Isle near the Clock." 

The exact spot where this Clock was placed in the 
N. Transept is not known ; it was probably near the 
brass of Canon Brumfelde. 

In spem gloriosae Resurrectionis 
infra jacet corpus Edwardi King, Arm, hujus 
Civitatis anno Servitutis Britannicee primo 
Praetoris, salutis humanaa 164S. Propter in 
concussam Carolo martyri, et Ecclesiee 
Anglicanae fidelitatem Civitate pulsus, ex 
Officio exutus, et delinquentis onere gravatus 
(a Regicidis ad invidiam et vindictam usque 
nomine exoso) Carolo steclo feliciter redeunte 
ad Irenarchte honorem est provectus, obiit 
8 V0 Decembris Annoq~ Dn' 1684. Anno 
,Etat S3. 

Quis sapiens homo 
Confidat fragili dum licet utere 
Tempus sed taciturn subruat horaque 
Semper prseterita? deterior subit 
On an oak board in S.E. corner of B. C. D., 585. 

Here lyeth the body of John 
Knowles, of this city, draper, who died Dec. 
25th, 1735. Aged 36. 

Also Frances, his daughter, who died Sep. 
11, 1736, aged 4 years. 

In C.H.Y., 61. 

Ann, the wife of Francis Lambe, 
and daughter of Mr. John Wellington, died 
the 1st of October, 1707. 
Formerly in area of B. Cloister. 

Here lieth the body of Elizabeth, 
the wife of Mr. Francis Lamb, mercer, who 
died the 24th of May, 1705. Aged 30. 
InC.H.Y., 4. 

In memory of Theophilus Lane, 
Gent, Attorney at Law and formerly Mayor 
of this City, whose great ability and honesty 
in all his employments, unfeigned love of 
Truth, sincere affection to friends and rela- 
tions, and universal benevolence, made him 
esteemed by all that knew him. He died 
Nov. 27, 1737, aged 47. 

Here also lyeth the body of Ann, relict of 
Theophilus Lane, Gent, who died May 19, 
1760, aged 59. 

Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth, the 
beloved wife of James Lane, Gent, who 
died Feb: 6, 1771, aged 34. 

Here also are deposited the remains of the 
said James Lane, who finished a well spent 
life on the 3rd day of May, 1 791, in the 60th 
year of his age. He was a Solicitor, County 
Treasurer, Auditor of the Cathedral, and 
High Bailiff and Chief Steward of the Dean 
and Chapter. 

William Lane, Lieut. R.N., buried Decem- 
ber 29, 1809. 

These inscriptions, formerly in the Lady Arbour, 
are copied from Mr. Lane's MS. 

4 6 


John Lane, 1687. 
On same stone with inscription to Anne 

John Lane, buried January 17th, 

Elizabeth, married second husband Thomas 
Fowler, died a widow, buried October 19, 
1707, in the Lady Arbour. 

The above information is from Mr. Lane's MS. 

H. S. E. 
Juliana Lane, Bamfyld Rodd, 

armigeri, venusta filia, Theophili Lane, 
armigeri, placens uxor, cujus amabilissimas 
virtutes semper retinebit memoria, conjux 
non ingrata. Nat: 16, October, 17 17, Denat: 
23 Mar: 1752. 
On a marble tablet, now in B. C, Bay 15. 

Theophilus Lane, died 7 April, 
1816. Aged 71. 
Juliana Symons, died May 1, 1818. Aged 


On a sandstone in two pieces in Bp. Booth's Porch. 
See G.P., 143- 

Jacobus Lawrentius, Arm: Jacobi 
Aid: Alius inter templi legum municipalium 
peritia nee non bellicae centurionis laude 
clarus. Post reditum Caroli ad Praetoris 
urbani et Arenarchae honores provectus usq: 
tamen clarior evasit, vir ingenii acumine oris 
facundia, invicta erga Regem et Ecclesiam 
Fidelitate omni laude major emicuit, magno 
suorum luctu et desiderio sexagenarius 
decessit Martii xxvi. mdclviii. 

Dingley, 1S7. Formerly on a stone in B. C. 

William Lane, Gent., Alderman 
of this City of Heref: was here interred the 
29th day of June, in the year of our Lord 
God 1661. 

His Corps men carried to the Grave in peace, 

Angels his Soul into eternal ease. 

He lived loving, and beloved by all, 

He died lamented both of great and small. 

Also Mary his wife (and Relict of John 
Wild, of this City, Gent.), died the 6th of 
Dec, 1689. 

Her vertue and her graces made her fit 
With Saints above in Heaven for to sit 
Formerly on a gravestone in area of B. C. R., 109. 

George Leigh, youngest son of 
the Reverend Egerton Leigh, of High Leigh, 
LL.D., Archdeacon of Salop and Canon 
Residentiary of this Church, died September 
21st, 1 8 16, in the seventy-fourth year of his 

Ariana Leigh, last surviving daughter of the 
above-named Reverend Egerton Leigh, died 
December 15th, 1826, in the seventy-ninth 
year of her age. 

On white marble set in a large gravestone now in 
C.H.Y., 159. 

Griffith Lewes, Prebendary of 
Morton Magna, died June 7, 1607, being 
also Dean of Gloucester. Desired to be 
buried in this Cathedral. 
B. W., 585. 

*Here lieth the body of Thomas 
Lewis, of this City, Barber Chyrurgeon. He 

deceased the 6th of June, 1657. 
On a gravestone formerly in area of 

D. L 
!. C. R., 109. 

^Etatis suae 22, Anno Domini 1595. 

Thoma Lewis, valeas patri dulcissima proles 

Ah moriens laetus patre dolente migras 

Oxoniensis eras Doctus regiusque Scholaris 

Ecclesise Christi clarus alumnus eras 

Lenis eras leovis cunctis ter dulcis amicis 

Sanctus eris Christo terque beatus eris. 

Formerly in S. Transept on a rough stone. R. , 30. 
D., 555. B. W., 504. 

Note * I have a note stating that there formerly was an inscribed stone in centre of archway to S. of Bishop 
Mayo's tomb to a Lewes or Lewis. 


William Lewson, Treasurer, 1558 
to 1583. 

In his will, dated April 4, 1578, he appointed 
to be buried "at Hereford if he died there." 

Blanch, daughter of Roger Lingen 
of Radbrooke, in Gloucestershire, 16 March, 
D., 558. 

Hie jacet Cecilia Domini Henrici 
Lingen de Sutton in Com: Heref. militis et 
Alicia? uxoris ejus filia, quce ex hac vita ad 
faelieiorem migravit ix n .'° Mail .... 

On a broken stone in 6th bay of Nave in area of 
B. C. R., 29. D., 55S. 

Here lyes the Body of James 
Lloyd, of this City, Gent., who dec d - Jan. 
the 9th, 170I, aged 52. 

R., 1 12. On a stone in S. Cloister. 

Anthony Lochard, a.d. 1696. 

Siste gradum, Viator, justumque lachry- 
marum debitum huic persolve funeri. Jacet 
hie sepultum quod de terra fuit Antonii 
Lochard modo de Bylers, armigeri. Vixit non 
pluribus notus quam delectus, in Deum 
pietate felix, in egenis sublevandis Dives; 
quorum pari dolori ac desiderio, coelo dudum 
maturus, ex hac vita migravit, anno reparataa 
salutis 1696, Pridie idus Decembris aetatis 
suae circiter septuagesimo secundo. 

Arms 3 fishes, crest a bird. 

Formerly on a raised gravestone in the area of the 
Bp's Cloister. Price, p. 102, says he was the eldest 
of 7 brothers who all lost their lives in the cause of 
Charles I. except this one. 

Here lyeth the Body of Anne, the 
wife of Anthony Lochard, Esq., and daughter 
of James Aston, Gent., who departed this 
Life the 27th of April, 1699, aetatis suae 71. 

R., 1 15, states that this used to be in the area of 
the B. C. near the Cross on a brick raised monument, 
covered with a Free stone slab. Arms for Aston 
argent a Fess, and in Chief 3 lozenges sable. 

William Lochard, Canon and 
Praecentor of this Cathedral, ob: Nov. 24, 
a.d. 1438. 

Hie jacet Dns Will~us . . . quondam 
canonicus ac residentiari~ et p~centor eiusd~ 
ecc~lie, insuper decan~ sce~ beriane sive 
capellaa regie in Cornubia qui inter alia 
bona que huic ecc~lie magna fenestra in 
occidentali p~te eidem ecc~lie . . . xxiv. 
die Novembris anno dni Millimo . . . 

Ding., clxxxiv., gives the above, also a sketch of 
the brass (figure and I shield gone), Single canopy. 
Inscription round the border. Arms remaining — 1. 
Antient See of Hereford ; 2. Royal Arms, as Dean 
of royal Chapel of St. Burian in Cornwall. R. does 
not notice this. B. W., 539. 

In spem future resurrectionis 
retinet tumulus infra positus pulverem Annas 
Willielmi Lowe pastoris Ecclesiaa omnium 
Sanct: Heref. Uxoris charissimse: Filia 
Johannis Rea de Powick Com. Wigorn, 
Generos: que postquam in terris 30 annos 
insigni pietate pregrinata est 24 April: 1648. 
Gloriam in excelsis attigit. 
Quae Rea nata renata fuit dulcissima conjux. 
Hie humilis Christo nupta, levato fuit. 

Formerly on a small black marble tablet near the 
Library. R., 9. 

Hannah, first wife of William 
Lowe, 20 Aug: 1636. 

William and Hannah, their infant children 
20 Dec. 1635. 

"On a black marble enchased in white," D., 561. 

Ann, wife of William Lowe, 
Minister of All Saints, in Hereford, died 24 
April, 1648, aged 30. 

Formerly behind the altar on a small tablet of black 
marble. D., 560. 

A curious document in the possession of The 
Somerset Herald, bearing date April, 1654, shows 
that " the sum of Fifty six poundes five shillings was 
due unto a Mr. William Lowe one of the Ministers 
of the Cathedrall Church, for halfe a yeare." This 
sum was paid by the Receiver General out of the 
profits of the First fruits and Tenths. 



Infra repositse in diem restitutionis 
sunt cineres Harms, Wilhelmi Lowe conjugis 
charissimse, ut et Hannae ejusdem Willielmi 
et Hannae filiae infantilis quae morti suc- 
cubuere: filia Decemb r 1653, mater autem 
Sextilis 18. 1656. 
Now in B. C, 9th Bay. R. ,9. 

Here lieth the body of Mr. John 

Maddox of this City, taylor, who died .... 
15th, 1727, aged (40?). 

And also his wife Mrs. Elen Maddox who 
departed this life 27 day of Sept: 1751. 

Ellen Probert, died Jan. 14, 1830, aged 79. 

In C.H.Y., 9- 

Sub hoc lapide sepultus est 
Venerabilis vir magister Henricus Martun 
utroq~ jure Bachalaureus Archidiaconus 
Salop ~s in hac Eccl~ia Cathedrali Here- 
forden~ et Canonicus residentiarius ejusdem 
Eccl~ie qui obiit xxvn. die mensis Januarii 
An~o Domini secundum computationem 
Ecc~lie Anglica~ Millimo — (a.d. 1522) — 
propietur Deus. 

Dingley, clxx., gives a copy of the above and 
states that "in the Church and south side of the 
Presbytery near Bp: Mayo's monument is seen a 
Tombstone inlayd with brass carrying this Inscription 
in Church Text." B. W., 555. R., 37. 

Infra positse sunt exuviae D. Hen: 
Manfield Rect. de Sollers Hope et in hac 
Ecclesia Cathedrali min Can. et Succentoris 
Kal. Mart. i66f. 

Si posteri manes colant Nicossii 

Henrice amaverint Tuos 

Utriq: Musis chari alumni, Lauro ut et 

Uterque honestatus sua, 

Nunc est ruina flebilis vestra Chorus 

Amousikoi sunt Musici. 

On a painted board on \V. wall of V. C. R., 64. 

William Marbule, Prebendary of 


"In his Will, dated March 10, 1552, he 
appointed to be buried in Hereford Cathedral, 
near his Father." B. W., 591, 

Near this place lieth the body of 
Elizabeth Matthews, Widow, Relict of Mr. 
Samuel Matthews, Minister of the Parish of 
Bucknell, in the County of Salop, who died 
the 19th day of May, 1708, in the 69th Year 
of her Age. 

On a small tablet in the S. Cloister, fast decaying. 
D., 585. Feb., 1861. 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Joan 

Marten of this city spinster who deceased 
the 17th day of August in the yeare of our 
Lord God mdclxxiiii. /Ftatis suae 69. 

Here also lyeth the body of Ann Martin 
of the Bovine, spinster who departed this life 
the 13th day of May Anno Domini 1685. 
/Ftatis suae 86. 

In C.H.Y., 40. 

Dorothy Matthews, daughter of 
Thomas and Anne Bell, and wife of Revd. 
Thomas Matthews Vicar of Monkland and 
Prebendary of Hereford, died April 6, 1741. 
Aged 75. 

The above inscription is in MS. on page 50 of my 
own copy of R. 

In memoriam Henrici Matthews 
filii natu maximi Thorns Matthews armigeri, 
Dorothea conjux maestissima posuit. Obiit 
1 9 die Maii Anno 1696. Gratis suae 38 

Here also lieth the body of Dorothy 
Matthews who died Jan: 15, 1717, aged 57. 

Formerly on a black marble slab in Kp's Cloister. 
Rawl., 49, gives the former only; the latter I rind 
in MS. in my copy of Rawlinson. I)., 5S5. 

Sacred to the memory of John 
Matthews Esq. of Belmont in the Parish of 
Clehonger, Fellow of the Royal College of 
Physicians, Senior Alderman of the City, 
Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the first 
regiment of Herefordshire Volunteers and 
local Militia, Knight of the Shire in the 



Parliament of 1S02 — 1S06, and for nearly 
twenty years Chairman of the Quarter Sessions. 

He was the only son of William Matthews 
Esq. of Burton in the Parish of Linton, by 
Jane his wife daughter and surviving heiress 
of Philip Hoskyns Esq. of Bernitham Court 
and Eliza his wife, daughter and sole heiress 
of Philip Scudamore Esq. of Kcnchurch in 
this County. He was born 29th October 
1755, died 15th Jan: 1826 in the seventy 
first year of his age. To diffuse happiness, 
uphold the laws and promote improvements 
of" every kind, were the leading objects of his 
active and useful life. For the furtherance 
of these he possessed intellectual and moral 
qualifications not often united with ability, 
zeal and temper for the exemplary discharge 
of public duties. He joined the kindly 
virtues of cultivated talents which cheer and 
embelish social life. Respect and confidence 
awaited him abroad. At home the tenderest 
affection. In every vicissitude of joy and 
sorrow he maintained a meek composure of 
mind and a constant sense of divine pro- 
vidence worthy of his Christian faith. His 
remains with those of Eliza his beloved wife, 
and of William Hoskyns Matthews, their 
deeply lamented eldest son, are deposited 
in the cemetery of the Parish in which he 

This monument, formerly erected under the Organ 
screen on west side, was re-erected against E. wall of 
B. C. circa 1861. 

Here lieth the body of Mary the 
the wife of Thomas Matthews of this City 
Alderman, who departed this life the tenth 
day of September 1694, astatis suae 53 (or 58)? 

Here lieth the body of Mr. William Matthews 
of this City who departed this life the 18th 
day of January 1727. Aged 63. 

Also Jane his wife who departed this life 
the 23rd day of May . . . aged . . 

In B. C. in floor, Bay XI. ' 

Here lieth William Maylard Gent, 
a true son of the Church of England, who 
being elected Mayor of this City, died the 8 
day of August, Anno Domini 1687. Gratis 
SUffi 82. 

R., 116. In area of 13. C. 

Here lieth the body of Thomas 

Mayo who 

died Aged . . . 

On adjoining stone — 

Here lieth the body of Ci . . . ode Mayo 
who departed this life the 1 9th day of April 
1750? Aged (63 or 83 ?) 

On another stone — 

Ann Mayo .... of Charles Mayo 
who departed this life the 5th day of May 
1754? Aged 62. 

On stones in pavement S. C. nearly illegible. 

Infra jacet sepultus in diem Resur- 
rectionis Henricus Melling, Prebendarius 
ecclesiae Llandavensis, vir egregia pietate, 
prudentia, et animi candore, nee non omni 
literatura excultissimus, qui morti succubuit 
duodecimo die Augusti Anno Dni. 1665. 

Formerly on a gravestone in the B. C. near the S. 
door of Cathedral. Dingley, clxxxvi., gives the 
words "omni candore." 

Here lieth entombed Sarah 
Melling daughter of the Right Rev d Father 
in God Roger Maynwaring late Lord Bi~pp 
of St. David's and wife of Henry Melling 
Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of 
Llandaf, who died the 19 of June 1664. 

A cinere ad Caelum. 

On the same stone as her husband's. This in- 
scription is not given by R. Dingley, clxxxvi. 

Here lyes the Body of Richard 
Meredith, borne in Overbury parish in Shrop- 
shire, a servant to Dr. Williams. He was 
dutiful to his Master, loving to his Fellow 
Servants, and helpful to his Neighbours. 
He readily resigned his Soul into the Hands 
of his merciful God, June the 16, 1699. 
Formerly on a gravestone in area of B. C. 

In memory of Thomas Meredith, 
mercer, who died 16th April 1777, ag^-d 33 


Elizabeth Meredith wife of Thomas 
Meredith, died Jan. 7, iSco. Aged 64 

Charles Sugat many years a faithful assistant 
in the shop of the above, died March 4th 

In C.H.Y., 5. 

Sacred to the memory of Thomas 

Meredith, late of this city, hatmaker, who 
departed this life on the 8th of August 1787, 
aged 44 years. 

Also to the memory of Elizabeth the wife of 
Thomas Meredith who departed this life on 
the 20th of September 1790, aged 62 years. 

Likewise are deposited the remains of 
Benjamin Meredith, late of this city, hatter, 
nephew of the above named, who departed 
this life on the 13th of March 1815, aged 36 

In C.H.Y., 41. 

Walter Mey, Treasurer, 1547 to 
1558, directed in his will to be buried near 
Bishop Booth. B. W., 548. 

In the list of Mayors of the City of Hereford, given 
by Dingley, p. 531, it appears that between the years 
1405 and 1500 John, James, and Thomas Mey filled 
that office 27 times. 

To the memory of Philip Miles, 

late of this city who 

In C.H.Y., 29. 

Here lieth the body of John 
Monnington of Shelwicke in the County of 
Heref: Gent, who departed this, the XV. 
Septemb. 1625. 

Dingley, clxxxiv., gives a sketch of a plain oblong 
stone, with the above inscription and shield. D., 558. 


Thomas Moreton, ob: 
Archdeacon of Salop and Hereford. 

"In his will dated June 25, 15 n, he 
appointed to be buried in the cloysters, near 
the South door, under a gravestone which he 
had provided before the Image of the Trinity, 
with an inscription in brass on his gravestone." 
B.W., 55 1. 

Dingley, cxl., gives a sketch of his shield as 
carved on the roof of S. (?) cloister. 

Hac sub lamella conduntur ossa 
Caroli Morgan, A.M. hujus ecclesia? Pre- 
bendarii Episcopi et Canonici Residentiarii. 
Obiit die Aprilis 30. a.d. mdcclxxxix, anno 
setatis suae lxiii pridie exacto. 

On a brass plate formerly in floor of Lady Chapel 
over vault ; then fixed on wall of S. Cloister 1862, 
removed and restored by Miss M. A. Morgan (circa 
1870) to W. wall of S.E.T. D., 561. 

Sub hoc lapide sepultus est Hugo 
Morgan S.T.P. ecclesia? Canonicus Residen- 
tiarius, obiit vicessimo octavo die Julii. 
Domini mdcccix. 


/Etatis lviii. 

Necnon Carolus Ricardus Alius ejus unicus 
ex nuptiis Mariaa conjugis secundaa, quern 
natum vicessimo septimo die Augusti 
vicessimo secundo die Decembris, mors 
immatura corripuit, a.d. mdcccvii. 

Maria Elizabetha, Hugonis Morgan supra 
dicti, uxor amabilis, tabe confecta amimam 
placide efflavit decimo die Decembris. 
vEtatis xxxv. 


Anna Maria Morgan obiit nono die Augusti. 


I Domini mdcccxxxviii. 

\ ^Etatis sure xxvm. 
(Wood, Hereford.) 

In C.H.Y., 127. Finely cut shield 

Letitia Moore, 1759, aged 23 

Lane MS 

Formerly in Lady Arbour. 

Morgan Family. 

Eight stained glass windows were erected, 
December, 1867, in the Ladye Chapel in 



memory of the following members with 
inscriptions painted on the glass. 

Commencing at the N. W. end. 

No. 1. In memoriam Elizabethan Morgan 
filioe obiit die Martii 27, ,\.r>. 1839, et Annae 
Morgan, Caroli Morgan filiae obiit die Maii 
22, a.d. 1820. 

No. 2. In memoriam Anna? Mariae Hugonis 
Morgan filiae, obiit die Augustii 9"??-, a.d. 
1838, aetatis suae 27. 

No. 3. In memoriam Caroli Ricardi 
Morgan, Hugonis Morgan filii, obiit die 
Augusti 17 mo., a.d. 1807, aetatis suae \ m °- 

No. 4. In memoriam Marias Elizabethan, 
Hugonis Morgan uxoris secundae, obiit dii 
Decembris to"}?-, a.d. 181 2 aetatis suaa 35. 

No. 5. In memoriam Hugonis Morgan, 
D.D., Caroli Morgan filii, hujus ecclesiae 
Canonici Residentiarii, obiit die Julii 28"??-, 
a.d. 1809, aetatis suae 58. 

No. 6. In memoriam Caroli Morgan, A. M. , 
hujus ecclesiae Praebendarii Episcopi et 
Canonici Residentiarii, obiit die Aprilis 30, 
a.d. 1787, aetatis suae 63. 

No. 7. In memoriam Hugonis Hanmer 
Morgan, B.D., Hugonis Morgan filii, hujus 
ecclesiae Canonici Residentiarii, et Cancellarii, 
obiit Junii 30, a.d. 1861, aetatis suae 79. 

No. 8. In memoriam Helenae Mariae 
Morgan, Hugonis Hanmer Morgan uxoris, 
obiit die Aprilis i m °-, a.d. 1863, aetatis suae 77. 

In memory of James Morgan, son 
of Sir Thomas Morgan, Bart., .... and of 
Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan, his wife, daughter of 
William Matthews, late of the Postles, in this 
County, Esq., a woman of strict virtue and 
eminent example ; her whole life and con- 
versation being guided by the most strict 
rules of prudence and charity. In her 
religious deportment she was pious and 
regular, constant and devout in every duty ; 
to the necessitous, liberal without ostentation; 
affable, courteous, and of distinguished hos- 
pitality to all. Thus, full of good works, as 
well as days, she departed this life 14 Jan. 
1739, aged 79. 
D., 5 85- 

Here lieth buried the bodies of 

William Morris and Frances his wife, deceased 

On ye same stone. 

Here lieth the body of Walter the son of 
William Morris of this City, Tanner, dec'd 
30 May, 1656. 

Dingley, cxcix., gives the above inscription, with 
the following remarkable observation— "Note that 
ye Morris-es of Hereford have been Tanners in ye 
very house of Mr. Blyke in neer 400 yeers." 

William de Mortimer (de Mort 
uomari) Preb, of Cublington, died 1316. 

Brown Willis in his M.S. states that he was buried 
in the S. aisle below Sir R. Pembridge "as I 
take it." 

Mynors. Theodosia, wife of 
Rowland Mynors of Treago, and daughter 
of Sir Percival Willoughby, was buried in 
this Cathedral Nov: 7, 1630. 

See C. J. Robinson's "History of Manor Houses," 
p. 296. 

John Nans, LL.B., Prebendary 
of Gorwall and Canon of Exeter, 1490 — 1509, 
desired in his Will to be buried in the 
B. W., 572. 

John Napleton, D.D., died the 
9th day of Dec, 181 7. Aged 79. 

On a small white marble, 8th Bay of B. C. 

This used to be over his grave in the Choir. His 
monument used to be in S. Transept by Bp. Tyler. 

Sacred to the Memory of John 
Napleton, D.D., Canon Residentiary of this 
Cathedral and Chancellor of the Uiocese, 
who died on the 9th of Dec, 181 7, in the 
80th year of his age. Worthy to be number'd 
with the good for his exemplary Virtues, and 
with the wise for the application of high 
talents to important purposes. Distinguished 
during his academical career, by his exertions 

5 2 


for the advancement of Learning. Diligent 
in the discharge of his judicial duties, an 
active promoter of the temporal welfare of all 
who relied on his assistance. He labour'd 
more abundantly at the great work of the 
eternal Salvation of Mankind ; not ceasing 
to prove his zeal for Religion when he grew 
old in its service; but through the decline 
of life and in the prime of his days. And 
even amidst the afflictive langour which 
preceded his dissolution, enlightening the 
world by fresh illustrations of the Gospel to 
the very last. 

On a white marble tablet over the B. C. door on 
S. side of Nave. Buried in centre of Choir between 
Canon Ford and Bishop Beauclerk. 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Ann 

Nicholetts daughter of Gilbert Nicholetts of 
ye Hill in the parish of Eastham in ye County 
of Worcester, Esq., and of Mary his wife. 
She departed this life July the 27th 1728, 
aged 46. 

Shield on upper part, in good state. 
InC.H.Y., 103. 

In obitum Gulielmi Nicholls, Art: 
Magist. et hujus Collegii quondam Vicarii 
qui obiit ultimo die Maii An: Dni 1635. 

Tam mites mores modulans tarn Lingua Manusque 
Orphea tam vincens ! nee movet iste lapis ! 
Quamvis non lacrymas moveat desudat amaras 
Nam qui decessit, Musica totus erat. 

Formerly on a tablet in V. C. R., 64. 

In memory of Henrietta Maria, 
wife of John Nicholas, Bricklayer, who dyed 
Nov. 22nd 1760. Aged 45 years. 

Copied this from a small stone (1S60) in Lady 

Here lyeth the body cf Mrs. 

Theodosia Nicholetts (the wife of Collonell 
Gilbert Nicholetts of Hopton in this county) 
who was daughter of John Tomkins of 
Bromyard M.D. departed this life the 19th 
day of Feb: 17 of. aged 23. 

In C.H.Y., 129, formerly in S. T. or S. Aisle of 
Choir. R., 119. 

Richard Noyes. 

Ann his wife. 1750. 
D-> 555- 


Here lieth the body of Samuel 
Oakeley, of Oakley, gent, in the County of 
Salop, who died September the 4th 1754. 
Aged 70. 

In C.H.Y., 44. Lane's G.P., 37. 

Here lyeth the body of Mary 

Nicholetts, widdow and Relict of Gilbert 
Nicholetts of the Hill in the parish of 
Eastham in the county of Worcester Esq. 
and daughter of Edward Cornewall of 
Mockas in the County of Hereford Esq. 
She departed this life the 20 day of May 
in the 46 year of her age, and of our Lord 
God 1702. 

Also the body of Velters Cornewall Esq. 
and Catherine his wife died April y e 3rd 
1768 and she departed this life May y e 18th 

Shield well cut at the top. Broken by recent fall 
of lead circa 1864. In C.H.Y., 106. R., 100. 

In memory of George Packwood, 

who died 7th May 17 . . aged 60 (or 66?) 

[2 verses then follow.] 

Also Ann his second wife who died October 
1st 1786, aged 56 years. 
InC.H.Y., 109. 

Here lyes the body of Magdalen, 
late wife of John Page, Dr. of Divinity and 
Prebendary of this Church; she departed 
this life the 10th of Feb: An? Dni 1698. 

Arms — Chevron between 3 martlets. InC.H.Y., 
80. D., 563. Formerly in N. Aisle. No longer 
legible. Aug: 1880. 


In memory of Ann the relict of 
James Parry, Prebendary of this Church, 
daughter of Francis Godwyn late Lord Bishop 
of Hereford, son of Thomas \A Bp: of 
Bath & Wells by the only daughter of John 
Lord Bp: of Exon, she deceased Jan. 16, 
1674, nupta an: 44. vixit 65. 

R., 132, gives a copy of 10 lines on this stone by 
Rcvd: Thos: Broade — 

This so sacred honour'd Dust 
From three Mitres hallowed, must 
Sleep secure in silent Urne, 
Till their glorious Spirits return. 
Then shall primitivive Sanctity, 
Regular zeal, great Charity, 
All those good deeds she hath done, 
Dart rays, that eclipse the Sun, 
And this earth's translated load 
Live rewarded with its God. 

T. B. (i.e.) Tho: Broad, Vicar. 
I find a portion of six lines only altogether different, 
terminating with two large letters T. G. — 

I. , . . misers of spring though here lodge 

2 live their of celestial .... 

3 thy ruins how great .... 

4. . . . worlds divided thee each hath . . 

5. . . . stedfast sends her body to the grave 

6. From heaven both Rescue & reward she have. 
On a large red sandstone in C.H.Y., 6S. 
Thomas Godwin was Bp. of Bath & Wells from 

1584 to 1592. 

John Wolton or Woolton, whose daughter was 
married to Bp: Godwin, was Bishop of Exeter from 
1579 to 1594, D., 564. 

Here lieth the body of Joseph 
Payne of this City who departed this life the 
2nd day of June, A.D. 1734. Aged 71. 
In C.H.V., 36. D., 563. 

Thomas Payne, A.M. hujus 
Collegii Custos, obiit Jun'.- 20™?- Anno Dnl- 
1744. setatis 53. 
On west wall of V. C. on a stone tablet. 

riate 1. iv. for tomb, shield, helmet, ami inscription. 
Arch: Jonni: xxxiv., 410. Strong's "Heraldry of 

Hollis, in "Mon: Effigies," Part v., plate 8, gives 
the best illustration ever published. The plume is 
coloured blueish green — girdle, mail, and ornaments 
gilt, and the garter blue. 

Joseph Perrin Esq. 15 Dec. 

Mary his wife, 
D., 559- 

:6 March, 1799. 

Gulielmus Peyton, A.M., Novi 
Coll. apud Oxon, Sacell. Rector de Bacton 
S'A- Johan. Bapt. et hujus Coll. Vicarius obiit 
1 3 Decemb. 1697. 

Quern pietas et cana fides virtusque sepulchri 

Nescia quem vetuit Musica sacra mori 
Mortalis certa fatorum Lege probatur 

Hunc fortem miserum fata nee ulla probant 
Mens invicta malis lxtos petit ilia Triumphos, 
Sed placida remanent ossa quieti frui. 
Formerly on a small painted tablet in V. C. near 
S. door. R., 65. 

George Phelps, Custos of the 
College . . . Hereford, Rector of All 
Saints and Vicar of Marden, died 18th 
March 1754. Aged 71. 

March y 

C. T. or X? 

Theophila Phelps died June . . . 1799. 

In B. C. Bay xiv., in floor, much worn. (Buried 

close to S. wall where Powell's monument is erected ; 

moved 2 feet North for that purpose.) 

Richard Phelps, Esq., 177c 

Dorothy his wife, 1779. 
D., 556. 

Sir Richard Pembruge or Pem- 
bridge, Knight of the Garter, in the reign of 
King Edward III., ob: a.d. 1375, "being 
the 53rd Knight of that most noble order." 
He fought at Poitiers, and was Lord Warden 
of the Cinque Ports. 

D., 540, states that there was a tablet in the wall, 
above the effigies, thus inscribed, under the 4th 
window of S. AL-le from west door. See Carter, Formerly on a tablet in V. C. R., 65. 

Egregii viri Johannis Philips, 
Artium Magistri hujus Collegii Custodis 
dignissimi, obiit 4 Non. Martii A° Dni 165^. 
Quam sacri parva cinercs conduntur in Urna 

Rogum hie manentes ultimum. 
Quantus erit damno par luctus ! (dicite) Tanto 

Ut Justa solventur viro. 
Cui doctum ac niveum pectus, discordia vocis 

Cui nulla nee vitae fuit 
Virtutum cxlebs . . (al . . castissima) novit 

Et artium connubia, 
Et recti, et fratrum Custos cavit inde beatus 

In C.t-litum Custodian). T. B. 



Johannes Philips, obiit 15 die 
Feb: Anno Dom: 1708, aetatis suae 32. 

Cujus ossa si requiras, hanc Urnam inspice, 
si ingenium nescias, ipsius Opera consule, si 
Tumulum desideras, Templum adi Westmo- 
nasteriense, qualis quantusque Vir fuerit, dicat 
elegans ilia et prseclara; quse Caenotaphium 
ibi decorat inscriptio. Quam interim erga 
Cognatos pius et omciosus testetur hoc saxum 
a Maria Philips matre ipsius pientissima, 
dilecti filii memorise non sine lacrymis dicatum 

Formerly on a gravestone in the N. Transept. 
R., 22. D., 576. 

When the present pavement was laid down a small 
brass plate was provided (by subscription) to mark 
the place of burial, with the following inscription : — 
"Johannes Philips, obiit 150 die Feb: Anno Dom: 
1708 ^Etatis 32." 

A spray with a bunch of apples copied from 
" Knight's Pomona " was engraved on this plate in 
allusion to his " Poem on Cyder." 

( I n hope of a bless)ed Resurrection 
(Here lieth) interred the body of Mr. Joseph 
Philips, fourth son of the Reverend Mr. 
Stephen Philips, formerly Canon of this 
Church, who deceased the 14th of March in 
the 60th year of his age. An° Dom: 1708. 

On a fragment in 6th bay of Nave in area of B. C, 
upper corner gone. R., 21. D., 577. Lane's 
G.P., 34- 

Beatam resurrectionem praestolatur 

Maria Philips, filia (dono quodam providentise 
genita) Thomae CookS.T.B. pientissima uxor 
Stephani Philips, S.T.P. hujus Ecclesias 
Canonici conjunctissima mater prole virum 
septenaria felicissima e seculi, sive pietatem 
sive prudentiam quis spectat, decus aeque et 
exemplar, Que pauperes (quibus semper 
patuere fores) largitate prolixitate aluit. 
Sustentavit amicos sermonis amaenitate et 
ingenii acumine, quippe ultra muliebrem 
sexum exculta comparavit devinxit omnes 
morum probitate et vitoe integritate in 
admirationem sui rapuit, raptos detinuit. 
Sed tandem rerum mundanarum vicissitudinis 
pertaesa, crebris jejuniis et assiduis precibus 
exhausta, mortis vero contemplationi unice 

intenta, Proh dolor, quinto idus Octobris 
extremum habitum efflavit. An. ^Etat: lxxv. 
Dom: mdccxv. 

Filius et haeres St. Philips matri optimae posuit. 

Dune:, 573. On a white marble slab now placed 
behind the Bishop's Throne. 

Sacred to the memory of Mr. Mark 
Philips who died 21st May, 1816, in the 42nd 
year of his age. 

Also in memory of Mrs. Ann Drew, mother 
of the above named Mr. Mark Phillips who 
departed this life the 28th day of October, 
1819. Aged 79 years. 

In C.H.Y., 62. 

Mary Philips, widow of Stephen 
Philips, D.D., dyed Oct: nth a.d. 17 15. 
Aged 75. 

On a good plain stone, C.H.Y., S9. 

Richard and Anne Philipps, circa 

Good Cristeyn people of youre Charitie 

That here abide in this Transitorye lyfe 

For the Soules of Richard Philips pray ye 

And also of Anne his dere beloved wyfe 

which here togeder Contynued wythout stryfe 

In this worshipfull Citie Called Hereford by name 

He being seven tymes Mayer & Ruler of the same 

ffurther to declare of his port And fame 

his pitie and compassion on them that were in woe 

To doe work' of charite his hand' were nothing lame 

Throughe hym all people here May frelye come and goe 

Wythoute payeng of Custome toll or other moe 

The whiche thing' to Redeme he lefte both house and 

for that intent p'petuallye to Remayne and Stand 
Anne also that godlie woman hathc put to her hand 
Approvyng her Husband' acte and enlargyng the same 
which benefite considered all this contrey is band 
Intierlye to pray for them, or ellis it were to blame 
Now Criste that suffered for us all passion payne and 

graunt them their Reward in hevyn among that 

gloriouse company 

there to Reigne in Joye and blysse with them Eternally. 


The above inscription on a small brass plate is on 

the wall of the S. Aisle of Nave by the Bishop's 

Cloister door. Ding.,ccvn. R., III. B. W.,504. 


I nfrajacetsepultus Thomas Philips 
filius natu maximus Doctoris Philips, hujus 
Ecclesiae Canonici Puer per quam felici 
indole et pietate supra annos singulari, retate 
tener, caelo tamen maturus. Obiit Jan: 6, 
1 68 1, retatis sua; 13. 
Immodicis brevis est aetas 
Heu dilecte puer, Laches in tua vita fefellit, 
Qua; mores spectans, credidit esse senem. 

Ding., CLXXXI. R., 122. Formerly in N.T. on 
an ordinary stone. 

Spe beatse Resurrectionis in hoc 

tumulo obdormit Vincentius Stephani Philips 

S.T.P., et Maria; uxoris ejus, filius tertio 

genitus: Eximii juvenis ingenii, et jucundis- 

simae consuetudinis. Qui magnas Naturae 

dotes primum in Schola Wintoniensi Alumnus, 

deinde in Coll: S. et individual Trinitatis apud 

Oxonienses commensalis, summo studio 

excoluit ; et quas si status temporum tulisset, 

illustriores effecisset. 

~, •• tv* f Dom. 1700 

Obnt xxx. Juln Anno < ^^ ^ 

Formerly on a black marble gravestone in N. T. 
R., 21. D., 577. 

Here lieth the body of William 
Phillipps, Esq., late Mayor of this city and 
one of ye King's Mag: justices of ye Peace 
within ye said city, who departed this life 
ye 26th day of May in ye year of our Lord 

Here lieth the body of William Phillipps, 
Gent, who died ye 24th day of Decembr: 

Here lieth the body of John Phillipps, Gent, 
who died the 13th of July, 1721. 

Ne pereat avorum memoria Robertus 
Biddulph Phillipps de Longworth, Armiger, 
hunc lapidum vetustate pene abrasum. 
Pietatis ergo rest: cur: a.d. 1834. 

On a slab 4 feet from S. door of Nave in B. C. 

To the memory of Ann Philopson, 
widow, who departed this life February 27, 
1800, aged 76. 
On a soft sandstone in C.H.Y., 117. 

Here lyeth the Body of John 

Philpot, Esq., who died (being Maior of this 
City) in y e midst of his Maiorality, on Friday, 
the 27th day of March A" Dni. 1674, And 
in the 56th Yeare of his Age. 

R., 28, states that this was painted upon a Pillar 
on N. side of the Nave. 

Ding., clxxxvi., gives the date of decease as 1676. 
D., 558- 

Here also lieth the body of 
Elizabeth the wife of Richard Philpots, Esq. 
who was twice Mayeress of this City. She 
deceased the first day of March, 1656. 

Ding., 187, states that this was on the same stone 
as John Prophete, Mayor of Hereford, in B. C. 

R. P. 

Infra jacet quod mortale fuit 
Richardi Phillpotts, Armigeri, Qui olim bis 
hujus Civitatis Major, dein Irenarcha ; diu 
insignis propter Pietatem, Fidelitatem, Bene- 
volentiam erga Deum, Regem, Amicos. 
Omnibus charus, Deo dilectus, tandem 
senex ex hac vita migravit, 24 Maii Anno 
salutis 1675, et astatis sua; 92^?. 

In eodem tumulo sepulta fuit Elizabetha 
Uxor charissima sua, filia Humfridi Walter, 
Gen. Qui hoc amoris ergo posuit. 

On an oak painted board in S.E. corner of B. C. 
R., 48. D., 584. 

Here lieth the body of Thos: Pitt 
of this City, died the 3rd March 1 743, aged 

Also Jane his wife, died the 27th Jan'- 
1758, aged 56. 

InC.H.Y., 101. 

Hie jacet WillrrTus Plott Civitat 
Heref~ Geneross: Natus in P(arochia) de 
Stockburye Com~ Cantiae et Diocess Cant", 
qui obiit Quinto die Aprilis Anno Dm- 
Millimo Sexcent~imo Yicessimo octavo. 

On a small brass plate, lately fixed on S. wall of 
N.E.T. R., 38. Ding., cxxvu. 



Hugh Pole. Prebendary of 
Moreton cum Whaddon. In his Will dated 
July 23, 1529, he gives ,£10 for a Chauntery 
to be founded near his uncle Owen Pole's 
sepulchre in Hereford Cathedral. 
B. W., 5S3. 

Owen Pole, Treasurer, 1506, 
directed in his Will, dated Dec. 10, 1509, 
that he should be buried here. 
B. Willis, 547. 

Hie jacet venerabilis Minister 
Johannes Porter sacre theologie Bacchalareus 
quondam Collegii beate Marie VirginisWinton 
in Oxon gardianus (et hujus Ecclesise Cath~ 
Precentor meritissimus)ac in eademCanonicus 
residentiarius. Qui quinto die mensis Novem- 
bris inter horam triam et quartam versus 
mane obiit Anno Domini mdxxiv. Cujus 
ai~e propitietur Deus. Amen. 

Dingley, cxliii., gives a good sketch of this fine 
brass. R., 28, gives the inscription inaccurately. 
B. W., 540. See Plate xn. 

Underneath are deposited the 
remains of Daniel Powell, Gent, of the 
Vineyard near this city, who died September 
11, 1807, aged 86 years. 

Also Mrs. Mary Powell, sister to the above, 
who died February 2, 1823, aged 92 years. 

On a good grey stone in C.H.Y., 65. 

Here lieth the body of Edward 
Powell of Kinaston late of this city, Gent, 
who departed this life the 18th day of 
February. Anno Domini 1735, /Etatis 48. 

Above is a large well cut shield in a good state. 
In area ofB. C. 9th bay. 

H. S. E. 
Hugo Powell, de castello Madoc 
in agro Brechinrensi, Armiger necnon Eliza- 
betha mater ejus folia* Georgii Gwynne de 
Lanetweth in agro Radnoriensi, armiger. 
Hsec obiit April 4, 1729. yEtat 73. I He 
n°Aug:i7|9? yEtat 66. 
•Evidently a workman's error for "filia." 
On a small white oval Marble in B. C. 5th bay. 

To the memory of Richard Jones 
Powell of Hinton Court in the County of 
Hereford, Esquire, M.x\., Barrister at Law, 
Recorder of the City, Chairman of the 
Quarter Sessions for the County, Treasurer 
of the Infirmary, and the able, zealous and 
active promoter of all that was beneficial to 
the community, in whose welfare the talents 
which Almighty God had entrusted to him 
were cheerfully and efficiently employed. 
This monument is dedicated as a public 
testimony by some of those many friends and 
fellow Citizens who could best appreciate his 
qualities and deplore the bereavement of one 
so universally esteemed, so prematurely lost. 
He was born xx* May mdccxcv., and died 
U3K? December, mdcccxxxiv. 

On a monument (designed by N. J. Cuttingham) 
formerly in the S. Aisle of the Choir, removed in 1861 
to the S. Cloister, Bay 14. 

Hie jacet Dfis Joh~es Prat qu° d a m 
Canonicus Hui' Eccl~ie qui Obijt x° Die 
Mens' Marcii Anno Dni Mill ~ mo ccccxv. 
Cui' Aie~ ppicietur De'. Amen. 

Now a mural brass in retro Choir, formerly in N.T. 
R., 26. D., 578. B. W., 572. 

Here lieth the body of Fowler 
Price, Esq., of Huntington Court near this 
city, second son of the late Meredith Price 
Esq. of Lincoln's Inn Fields. Born 13th 
November 1794. Died nth March, 1837. 

On a stone immediately beyond W. end of S. B. C. 
"Fowler Price, born 13 Nov: 1794 died nth March 

On a small stone laid against S. wall of Nave. 

Henrietta Price, daughter of 
Thomas Price, clerk, died the 31st of March 
1742, aged 23. 

Also the body of Elinor Watkins daughter 
of William Watkins, of Court Coleman in 
the County of Glamorgan, Gent, died 19th 
Dec. 1744, aged 19. 

In pavement of S. Cloister in good preservation, 
Bay 14. 



Here lyeth y e body of Henry Price Here lyeth y e Body of John Pye, 

of this citty, Gent, who departed y 5 life y e Gent, y e 7th Son and Survivor of all Judge 

16th day of Janu: 1682. Pye's children, who departed this life the 

Here lieth the body of 2 5 th of / e b: i" the year of his age 82, and 

Price, Gent, late Maior of this of our Lord 170 1. 

This stone formerly had two brass effigies and Here also lieth Blanch y« wife of John 

corner ornaments and must have been very fine. Pye, Gent, who departed this life y e 12 of 

Size 4 feet x nearly 8 feet. In B. C. area, S. side January in ye year of her age 91 and of our 

near Bay 11. Lord 1708. 

Also Anne daughter of Charles Pye Esq. 

Here lieth the body of James Price. died A P r: ye 5* 1723- ^tat 13 months. 

In B. C, the remainder not legible, near Bay 14. n 0n a * ma11 black mar £ le in D N - Transept now lost. 

3 ' H R., & MS. p. 124. D., 578. Lane's G.P. St. 
J. B. Register records Walter Pye, ob: 1698. 

Henry Meredith Price son of the 
late Meredith Price Esq. Clerk of the Assize 
on the Oxford Circuit, died September 16th 
1803, aged 10 years. 

The luwer part of this stone is broken off. In 
C.H.V., 150. 

E. Pyle. R. Pyle and R. Pyle. 

Lane's G.P., 16. 

. . . . the Bo . . . 

. . . . organ Price, of 

Elli-vell in the 

. . . . Brecon who 

On a small fragment of grey stone in area of B. C. 

H. J. 

Jana Filia . . . Gulielmus Filius 
Richardi Pyle, generosi, et Elena? uxoris ejus, 
nata 24 Nov 1 :-. .... sis 15 Jan. 172 1. 
denata (?) 3 . . . natus 12 Oct: 1726. 

Half only of this stone remaining in C.H.V., 147. 
Formerly in N. Transept. Lane's G. P., 14. 

Mr. Philip Price, died 8 Nov. 1716, 

D., 564. 

I. R. 177/. 

In the Churchyard. 

Hie jacet Johannes Prophete 
quondam maior Herefordie cu~s a~ie p~pi- 
cietur Ueus. Amen. 

Formerly on a brass plate in B. C. He was Mayor 
of Hereford in 1391. Ding., 170 and 187. R., 104. 

Margaret Pugh born Feb>:.- 12th 
746, died Jan>': 8th 1817. 
On a plain sandstone in C.H.V., 155. 

Here lieth the body of Sibile 
Pugh late servant of Mrs. Mary Trist who 
departed this life ye 27th day of June M? 
D» L 1682. 

Much broken, fast perishing, in middle of area B. C. 

S. R. 
February 27th 1-3 7 (probably 1737.) 

On a large stone in C.H. Yard in 1856. Not to 
be found now. 

In memory of William Ravenhill, 
one of the senior members of the Common 
Council of this City who died October 13th 
1805. Aged 69. 

Also Ann his relict who died November 
the 26, 181 r. Aged 69. 

John their youngest son Lieut: in the 
Madras Infantry died at Pallamcattah in 
the East Indies on the 9th of August 1799, 
aged 26. 

On a white marble tablet on E. wall of B. C. 



James Rawlins, Prebendary of 
Putston Major. "Dying 1660, was buried, 
as I am informed, in the Cathedral, without 
any Memorial." 
B. W., 599. 

H S E 

Jacobus Read, A.M., et istius 
Collegii Custos, qui Statutis ejusdem ac 
Privelegiis patrocinari, nee ignoravit, nee 
timuit Vir animi, licet non corporis, infracti, 
Ingenio agilis, acerque. Judicio gravis et 
maturus, placida morum urbanitate inter 
conversandum imbutus, In campo, pro 
Monarchico contra perfidos Rebelles, In 
Ecclesia, pro Hierarchico regimine contra 
Neotericos Puritanos, In utroque contra 
Inferni Satellites, fideliter dimicavit: Corpus 
demum exuit humanum, Quo melius potuit 
Angelorum frui consortio, Ac inter Caslites 

Obiittertio die Jan. Anno { £«j f^ 

On a wooden tablet on \V. wall of V. Cloister — 
white ground, letters red and black. 

A large stone covers the place of burial on which 
part of J. R's name is still visible. The pavement of 
this Cloister was lowered in or about 1S60, when all 
the old stones were replaced. 

In memory of Lydia the wife of 
William Reece. She died the 2nd day of 
June 1777, aged 38 years. 

Also the body of William Reece, late of 
this city, Plumber, who departed this life the 
9th day of April 1781, aged 72 years. 

Also the body of Lydia the daughter of 
William and Lydia Reece who died June 
. . . . aged . . . years. 

Fast decaying in C.H.Y., 88. 

Here lieth the body of Richard 
Reece of this City who departed this life 
the .... of October in the year of 
our Lord 172 1 ? aged 75. 

Here lieth the body of Margery wife of 
Richard Reece who departed this life . . y 
12, 17 . . ? aged 72. 

Also in memory of William Reece apothe- 
cary of Billericay, Essex, he died 28 October 
1787? aged 44. 

Mary the wife of Richard Reece Jun. died 
M . . ye 25th 1754, aged . . . 

On a sandstone partly decayed, in C.H.Y., 2. 



erected by the Officers, a.d. 1876. 

I n memory of the following Officers 
of the 36th Regiment who died during its 
tour of Service in India from August 4th 
1865 to December 18th 1875. Major and 
Bt. Lieut:-Col: Edward Charles Butler died 
at Peshawur May 21st 1868. Lieutenant 
Thomas Enraght Percy Tyrwhitt, died at 
Murree July 20th 1868 aged 28. Asst: 
Surgeon John Francis Foster at Malta on 
passage home Feb: nth 1869 aged 30. 
Surgeon Arthur Bell died at Peshawur 
October 2nd 1869 aged 41. Lieut: Lewis 
George Orchard Stuckley died at Murree 
October 7th 1870 aged 27. Captain John 
Dickenson Atkinson died at Gibraltar on 
passage home, April 13th 1871, aged 31. 
Colonel Patrick William Macmahon, C.B., 
died at Brighton October 14th 187 1 aged 55. 
Quarter Master John Bryant died at Rawul 
Pindee December 1st 1S71, aged 41. Captain 
Christopher Palgrave Spurgeon, died at East 
Dereham, Norfolk, March 5th 1874, aged 37. 

Also of 346 Non-Corn: Officers, Drummers, 
and Privates, who died during the same 
period. Sergeants 20, Corporals 17, Drum- 
mers 2, Privates 307. All Ranks 346. 

This Memorial is fixed on the S. wall of the Nave, 
near the Bishop's Cloister door. It consists of a 
large tablet of brass (5' 6x3'). The title and great 
actions* of the Regiment are engraved in the centre ; 
beneath is the inscription, while on each side beneath 
canopies are engraved representations of 1. An 
Officer ; 2. A Sergeant ; 3. A Private ; 4. A Drum- 
mer. There is an ornamental rose pattern around 
the border. 


Hindostan, Vimiera, Salamanca, Nivelle, Orthes. 

Pyrenees, Nive, Toulouse, and 



Here lieth the body of Griffith 
Reignolds, Batchelor of Laws, who departed 
this life the 15 day of December, Anno 
Domini 1696. 

Formerly on a large black marble near the W. door 
of the N. Transept. R., 130. D., 579. Lane's 
G.P., 8. 

Here lieth buried y e body of 
Frances, first wife to Francis Pember, Esq., 
and last to John Richardson, deane of this 
church shee deceased y e nth day of February 

I. W. 
On a Red sandstone in C.H.Y., 107. 

In memory of Elizabeth the wife 

of David Richards, she died 16th Feby, 1785, 
aged 59 years. 

Also David theair (sic) son, died Dec. 1st 
1784, aged 20 years. 

In C.H.Y., formerly a headstone, 91. 

In memory of John Rickards Esq. 
youngest son of Peter Rickards Esq. of 
Evenjobb in the county of Radnor who 
departed this life the 31st of Jany 1817, 
aged 57. 

Formerly in 4th Bay of B. C. area. This stone 
cannot be found now, A.D. 1 88 1. 

Also in memory of his wife 
Catherine Rickards, daughter of Edward 
YVitherstone of Wellington in the county of 
Hereford Esq., by Anne his wife, who died 
Jan. 19, 1793, in the *7oth year of her age. 

On a fragment in area of B. C, opposite 14th Bay. 

*A figure has here been inserted " 170." 

Peter Rickards of Evenjob, was 
buried in this Cathedral. Born 17 16, died 
Robinson's Manor Houses, 297. 

In memory of Christopher, son of 
Christopher Rideont of this City, baker, by 
Mary his wife. He departed this life De- 
cember 21st, 1763 in the fourth year of his 

Copied this (i860) on a stone in Lady Chapel, which 
cannot now be traced. 

Underneath lieth the remains of 
Mary the wife of Griffith Roberts of this city, 
tailor, who died nth March 182 1, aged 64 

In C.H.Y., 60. 

Here lyeth the body of John Rodd, 
Gent., of the Parish of Marden, who departed 
this life July 15, Anno Dom. 1699. /Etatis 

Formerly on a gravestone on S. side of B. C. 
R., 113- 

Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth 
the wife of John Rodd, clerk, who departed 
this life Oct: 9 in the 36 Year of her age. 
Anno Domini 1707. 

R., 113. Formerly on a gravestone on S. side of 
B. C. 

Hie jacet Johannes Rodd, A.M., 
hujus ecclesiae Cathedralis Prsebendarius, 
necnon S. Petri et S. Andoeni parochiarum 
(quippe quse una erant conjunctas) Vicarius 
et Rector. Qui idem ludi literarii provinciam 
hac in Urbe, annos quinque et triginta multa 
cum' laude administravit. Erat enim vir 
probus, gravis, diligens. Is denique, qui 
non satis existimaret si vitas vere Christiana; 
exemplo, aetati qua vixit plurimum prodesset, 
nisi et suorum animos pietatis studio, optimis 
disciplinis ita excoleret, ut de sasculo etiam 
venture sit prreclare meritus. Obiit die 10 
Novembris, a.d. 1746. /Etatis suae 76. 

Francisca filia Johannis Rodd, obiit 28° 
Februarii, a.d. 1799. .Ftatis sua 1 96. 

T. Ricketts fecit Glou: 

On E. wall of B. C. near Chapter House door — 
white marble tablet, letters cut in a very shallow 



Mary the wife of John Rodd, Vic: 

of St. Peters and Prebendary of the Cathedral 
in this City, died 3rd of DeO 1742. Aged 

On a plain black slab in floor of B. Cloister, Bayxi. 

Here lieth the body of Philippa, 
the wife of Thomas Rodd of Hinton, Gent, 
and daughter of David Hyde, Esq., who 
departed this life Apr. the 4th 17 11. 

Formerly on a gravestone near Bp: Coke's monu- 
ment. R., 36. 

Anna Sophia Rodd (widdow to 
Robert Rodd of Foxley Esq 1 :- deceased) died 
the nth day of March, Anno DnV 1691. 

On a large grey stone, fast becoming obliterated in 
C.H.Y., 69, formerly in N. E. Aisle. R., 120. 
D., 564. 

John Rogers* of this city died 
April 2, 1835, aged 66 years. 

*Used to live, I am told, in a house where the 
Roman Catholic Chapel is now built. There is a 
Latin cross at the head of this stone. 

In Churchyard N. W. corner. 

Ann daughter of Thomas Romayne 
8 Sep: 171 1. 
Dune: 563. 

Thomas Rogers, Mayor of Here- 
ford, died 8 Nov. 1643. 

Blanch, his wife, 20 June, 1644. 
D., 558. 

Here lieth the body of Thomas 
Rogers, Esq., who died Mayor of this City 
Novemb 1 :- 8, Anno Dni. 1643. 

Ding., CLXXXIV., states that this was formerly in 
the Nave near Canon Lochard's brass. 

" Near the monument of Bp: 
Bennett is an elegant marble monument to 
the memory of Anne Rudd, who died August 
23, 1781, aged 28, with the following simple 
and elegant inscription, written by the Rev. 
A. Rudd, A.M.,to whose unfortunate memory, 
each one who knew him will certainly drop 
the sympathising tear of pity." 

"To a form unaffectedly elegant, was 
join'd the more permanent possession of a 
soul elevated by religion and a mind enriched 
by a familiar acquaintance with useful science. 
Her exemplary manner of discharging the 
relative duties of social life, proclaim'd the 
soundness of her judgment & the purity of 
her principles. This humble tablet is not 
inscribed as a tribute to vanity or a sacrifice 
to custom; but solely to record the virtues 
of an amiable character, and to alleviate those 
pangs of separation, which they only can 
adequately conceive, whom similarity of 
suffering may have taught sympathy of 

Price's History, 96. D., 570. 

Here alsoe lieth the body of 

Blanch the wife of Thomas Rogers mayor of 
this Citty, she departed this life Iunii xx. 
A. Dom. 1644. 

Painfully she liv'd and godly died. 
Ding., cxliv. 

Walter Roger.- 

Lane's G.P., 20. 


Archdeacon Richard Rudhale, 

A portion of the inscription is fixed on the 
S. W. wall of E. Transept 

[Hie jacet venerabilis vir magist~] Ricardus 
Rudhale Decretor' doctor quo ~ dam Sanctis- 
simi Domini n~ri pape Subcollec [tor] ac 
Archidiaconis (sic) Herefordensis necnon 
[canonicus residentiary hujus ecclesie Cathe- 
dralis qui obiit xvj° die . . . lxxvj cui' 
a~ie ppiciet' Deu'. Amen.] 

Some Latin lines formerly at the feet are thus 
preserved by B. W., 550. 

"Mors mundo prima nunc Rudhall . . Ricardi 
Corpus et ossa tulit hac fossa condita tristi, 
Quam vitaret nequi nullus qui vi . . . cepit 
Sed quia signatur tidei clipei cruce captus 
Virginis O natc non ultima .... 
Pascio sancta tui sit medicina sui." 
Ding., exxxvm. R., 134. 



Frances Russ the only & beloved 
child of Robert and Frances Russ. Died 
1 8th December, 1792, aged 21 years. 
A good life hath but a few days, 
And a good name endureth for ever. 
Robert Russ her disconsolate Father died 
17th Feb: 181 7, aged 77 years. 

Frances Russ her afflicted Mother died 
14th April 1827. Aged 87 years. 
On a small marble tablet over Bishop's door on S. 

Hie requiescit in spe, Thomas 

Russell, M.A. hujus ccclesiaj Cathcdralis, 
canonicus, (ejusdem nominis alter) necnon 
sancti Ethelberti domus eleemosynariae 
Custos. Idem paulo ante decessum turrem 
Cathedralem quatuor pinnis adornandam 
sumptibus suis curavit Obiit vn. Maii, 
anno Domini mdcccxxxi. setatis suae i.xxvm. 

In B, C, 6th Bay on a white marble tablet. 

Here lyeth the Body of Samuell 
Russell, Gent, who departed this life May 
the 23, 1689. Aged 50. 

In my copy of R., 51, the above is given in MS. as 
being on a stone in B. C. beside Mr. Herbert Croft's. 
This is still in situ., in the area S. E. corner. Arms 
incised on stone. 

Underneath are deposited the 

remains of Thomas Russell, M.A., Canon 
Residentiary of this Church who died 7th 
May, 1 83 1, aged 78. 

Shield above, same as his Father, No. 154. In 

c.ii.Y., 158. 

In memoriam viri reverendi 
Thomae Russell, S.T.R hujus ecclesiae 
Canonici residentiarii, nee non Annas uxoris 
ejus amabilis, claris ortae natalibus, hoc 
marmor animo gratissimo colocatur. 

^Ille nono \ mdcclxxxv. 

aetat 72. 
die Jan"?.' a.d. \ 


\Illa, decimo octavo J aetat 79. 
In the B. C. East wall on a marble tablet. D., 560. 


Underneath are deposited the 

remains of Thomas Russell, S.T.R Canon 

Residentiary of this Church 

(January 9th?) 1785. 

daughter of the Honble Visct. 

Egerton and brother to Scro(?) . . Duke 
of Bridgwater by Anna Maria 

This stone was perishing very fast, and probably 
will never be read again. July 1S66. In C.H.Y., 154. 
On top of stone was a well cut shield. 

In memory of William Russell, 
gent, late master of the Canon's bakehouse, 
who died January 20th 1776. Aged 53. 

On a small inlaid marble tablet in qth Bay of B. C. 
D., 583- 

Affixed to the W. wall of S. E. 
Transept is an effigy of a priest in a cope 
20*4 inches long with the head lost* This 
probably commemorates Edmund Ryall, 
canon, 1428, whose inscription is now on 
the wall behind the Reredos. 

*It formerly had a triple canopy near S. \V. 
of the Cantilupe Shrine. Ding., clxxxiii., gives an 
illustration and copy of inscription. D., 578. B. W. 

"Hie iacet Magist' Edmu~dus Ryall 
quondam Canon - ' hui' Eccl~ie qui obiit 
vij die Ap'lis anno dni m° cccc° xxvnj Cui' 
a~ie ppiciet' deus. Ame~." 

R. S., 1821. 

On a stone in pavement of B. C, Bay 9. 



Hie jacet terrea pars Andrei 
Sanders de Sisam in agro Northamptonensi 
armigeri cujus mens in corrupta terram reliquit 
10 Calend Septemb. A. Dni. mdcxliii. 
Morte jam victor requievit atra 
Morte quern vivens petiit . . . 
Mente celesti nece jam beatus 

Morte triumphat. 
Ter triumphavit triplicemque vicit 
Pugilem mundi, illecebras Dinastse 
Carnis et pravse Phlegetontis arcem 
Scandit Olympi. 
Formerly mural in N. Aisle of Choir. R., 39. 
Ding, doe? not notice this. D., 575. 

Here lieth the Body of Samuel 

Saunders of this City Ironmonger, who 

deceased the 12th day March 1700, in the 

58th year of his age. 

Come here my friend and cast an eye, 

Then go thy way, prepare to die; 

Learn here thy Doom, and know thou must 

One day like me be turned to Dust. 

Formerly on a gravestone in area of B. C. R., 1 10. 

John Scudamore, Esq., late of 
Kentchurch, in this County, died greatly 
regretted July 1796, in the 69th year of his 

A gentleman in whose life & conduct 
were happily exemplified, elegance of manners, 
liberality of sentiment, and elevation of mind. 
By the free suffrages of generous and 
discerning citizens, he was repeatedly chosen 
to represent the City of Hereford in Parlia- 
ment, and discharged the important duties 
of that situation during a series of 34 years, 
to the satisfaction of his constituents, and 
with honour to himself; uniformly supporting 
those measures which he considered best 
calculated to maintain the rights of English- 
men, and to promote the general interests of 

This humble stone is erected to preserve the 
memory of exalted worth, and to gratify the 
feelings of warm and respectful friendship." 

D., 561, on a tablet of white marble, behind the 
altar. Buried in N.E.T. 

Proposed tablet and inscription to the late 
Architect of this Cathedral, Sir G. G. Scott, 
R.A., who died March 27, 1878. Aged 67. 

M. S. 
Georgii Gilberti Scott, Eq. 

Cujus relliqui?e 
Apud /Edem S. Petr. Westmonast: 
Sunt Deposits. 
Ut in hac Aede 

Cura ejus instaurata 
Viri boni Architecti fidelissimi 

Nomen et Memoria 
Pio studio adservarentur 
Hoc marmor qualecunque 
Positum est. AS. 1882. 
A design has been prepared for a mural tablet, by 
Sii ('.. G. Scott's son, to be placed in the N. Transept 
on the pier to W. of Bp: Acquablanca's tomb. On 
this spot Sir G. Scott addressed the members of the 
Royal Archaeological Institute, August 7, 1877. The 
tablet will be erected by subscription. 

The inscription has been prepared by that able 
scholar, Prebendary Phillott. 

Here lieth the body of John 

Seaborne who died March 30th 1783, aged 
36 years. 

(Followed by some verses.) 

Copied from a stone in Lady Chapel, circa 1S60. 

In memory of the i~mitable and 
religious life and most happy and pious death 
of Mary the daughter of Richard Seabourne, 
Esquire, and wife of William Bowdler, Gent 
who with much Christian patience and 
humilitie, layd down this body 1665. 

Dingley, CLXXVUI., gives the above, adding "On 
the gravestone on the pavement read this ' The body 
of Mary Bowdler the 5th of May 1665. 

From our dear earthly bridegroom gone 
To Christ Jesus our Heavenly one.' " 
On black marble, letters formerly gilded, now 
almost illegible, in 9th Bay of B.C. R., 19. D., 572. 

John Sebrande, Prebendary of 

Putston Major. 

"By his Will dated June 16, 1496, he 
appointed to be buried in the North Isle 
of Hereford Cathedral, before the image of 
St. Catherine." 

B. W., 599. 



P. M.S. Elizabeths Gulielmi et 

Elizabeths Seward filias ; uxoris Petri Senhouse 
Clerici, merito amatae ploratajque ad modum. 
Cujus quanta pars jacere potuit, hie jacet 
terris credita Feb: 21 

Anno Dom. 1697 /Etatis sua; 24 

Formerly on a raised Tomb in B. C. area. 
50, gives the name Stenhouse for Senhouse. 


Infra requiescat quod mortale fuit 
Abrahami Seward, Prstoris optimi et Iren- 
archa; Civ: Heref: Fato cessit 3 Non. Aug. 
Anno Christi 1698, ^Etat: sua; 67* 

Juxta sepulta est Elizabetha prior conjux 
charissima. An 1687. /Et: 69. 

On a small dark tablet on East wall of V. C. 
*R. gives 63 as his age. 

. . . . Richard Simmons of 
this city 1680? 

Also Elizabeth the wife of Richard Sim- 
mons of y s city, butcher, who died May 
28th 1744. 

Here also lieth the body of Richard Sim- 
mons who died March the 1st 1749. Aged 

George Townshend Smith, Born 
Nov. 14, 1813. Died Aug. 3, 1877. 

He honourably and conscientiously dis- 
charged the office of Organist of this Cathedral 
for upwards of 34 years, and was during that 
period Conductor of the Triennial Music 
Meetings of the Three Choirs at Hereford. 
He died suddenly in the midst of active and 
useful duty and left behind him a memory of 
kindly regard. 

This Tablet is erected by his widow and 
surviving daughters in affectionate remem- 
brance of him. He rests in peace till the 
day break and the shadows flee away. 

Also in loving memory of Ada Blanch 
Townshend 2nd daughter of the above and 
wife of the Rev? : RobV Dixon, LL.D. She 
died May 29, 1876, aged 28 years. 

He giveth His beloved sleep. 

On a brass plate, S. wall, S. Choir aisle on right 
hand side of doorway to present Chapter House. 

He was buried in the Hereford Cemetery. 

A stained glass window will also be erected ( 1SS1 ) 
in the Clerestory of the N. Transept to the memory 
of Mr. G. T. Smith by the former choristers of 
Hereford Cathedral. 

Upper part almost illegible. In C.H.Y., 22. 

Here lieth the body of Mary- 
Skinner, daughter of Edmund Styles, late 
of the County of Kent, gent, and wife to the 
deceased William Skinner, Dr. of Law, Canon 
of this Church and Chancelour of the Diocess. 
She departed this life June the 29th 1672. 

Here lieth the body of Lucy the wife of 
John Tryst of Hereford, Esq., second 
daughter of Herbert Westfaling of Rudhale 
in this County, Esq. She departed this life 
September the 26th 17 11. 

R., 44. Now in C.H.V., 126. Ding., ci.xix. 
I>., 559- 

Underneath are deposited the 
remains of Monimia Smith wife of John 
Smith of this city who died April 8th 1842. 

In C.H.V., 64. 

In memory of Peter Smith, who 
died the first day of August, 17S2, aged 82 

A loving husband and a Father dear 
A faithful friend lies buried here. 

Underneath lie the remains of Also Mary the wife of 1'eter Smith who 

Isaac Skyrme (late of this City, Alderman) departed this life Sept: 24th 1788, aged 82 

who died Sept: 9. 1799. Aged 75 years. years. 

In C.H.Y., 3. On a large grey sandstone in C.H.V., 67. 



Here lyeth the body of John 

Smyth of this City (surgeon?) on who 
departed y s life . . . c bi (Octobri ?) the 
5th 1723, aged 33. 

Also Henrietta Maria his daughter who 
died June y e 24th 1721. 

Also Mary his wife who died July 14th 
On a soft sandstone fast decaying in C.H.Y., 119. 

In the same grave are placed the remains 
of her husband the Revd. Robt. Squire 
formerly head Master of the College School 
and a Prebendary of this Cathedral. He 
died June 3rd 1821. Aged 65 years. 

On a white marble tablet over B. C. door. 

Here lyeth the body of Mrs. Mary 
Smyth late wife of Miles Smith Doctor of 
Divinity and Canon Resident" of this Church 
and after preferred to ye Bishoprick of 
Gloucester. She died very piously the xu. 
day of April an. Dom 16 12, of whom the 
world was not worthy. Heb. 11., 33. 

Dingley, CXCIII., says that "in the middle of the 
Quire neer the Letany Desk was this inscription in 
brass before ye new pavement made." 


/Etat s 

Sub hoc lapide sepultus 
Thomas Smyth, Gen: qui obiit und 1 
Decembris, anno Dom: mdccxxxiv 
li 1 1. 

Shield above. Duncombe, 561, gives the record of 
" Elizabeth his wife. March 6, 1741." 

In C.H.Y., 66, close to S. E, buttress of Transept. 

Helena Sparkes, ob: 18 10. 

See brass to Terry family. 

Here lieth the body of William 
Steward, of this City, Gent, who deceased 
the 12th of June 1689. 

Formerly on a raised tomb in area of B. C. R. 1 14. 

Hie jacet Joh~es Stockton quo~da 
maior isti' civitatis qui obiit xxv° die Ap'I 
Anno Dni mcccclxxx. cui' ai~e ppicietur 
Deus. Amen. 

The brass used to lie in the middle of the Nave. 
Ground plan 116. All traces of it are now gone. 
The above is taken from Dingley, clxxxiii., who 
gives an illustration of a full-sized figure under 
crocketed canopy. B. W., 502. 

Mary daughter of Edmund Styles 
and wife of William Skinner LL.D. died 29 
June 1672. 
D-, 559- 

Martha the wife of Thos. Summers 
of y s City, butcher, she died October the 9th 
1745, aged 75. 
Formerly a headstone, now in C.H.Y., no. 

Near this spot are deposited the 
mortal remains of Mary the wife of the Rev. 
Robt. Squire. Of this virtuous and amiable 
woman it may with truth be said that, 

Underneath this stone doth lie 
As much virtue as could die 
Which when alive did vigour give 
To as much beauty as could live. 

She exchanged time for eternity April 2nd 
1802. Aged 48 years. 

Gilbert de Swinfield, ob: a.d. i 297 
and was buried in this Church. 

See Plate III. Dingley, clxxvii., gives 
a sketch of the flat stone covering the place 
of burial, with an inscription running round 
the margin, "Hie requiescit magister Gil- 
bertus de Swinfield (or Swinfend) Cantuariensis 
diocajsis quondam . . . ." 

There are several notices of this ecclesiastic in 
Bp. Swinfield's Household Roll. 

Edward Swin Esq. Counsellor at 
Lane's G.P.,33. 



Here lieth the [body of Jane] the 
wife of Ro[bert Symonds,] Gent and daughter 
of [Thomas] Willis, Doctor of Physic, . . . 
departed this life the (2nd) February 1692. 

Here also lieth the body of Robert Symonds, 
gent, son of Mr. Robert Symonds, mercer of 
this City, who departed this life May y e 4th, 
a.d. 171 1. 

Also here lieth the body of Robert Symonds, 
gent, who departed this life the 1st day of 
July 1 761, aged 51. 

Made up from R., 129. In C.H.Y., 156. D., 579. 
Lane's G.P., 15. 

Juliana Symons, ob: 

Sacred to the memory of Juliana 
relict of the Revd. Jelinger Symonds, B.D., 
Rector of Whitburn in the county of Durham, 
and daughter of the late Theophilus Lane 
Esq., Receiver General for this county, died 
May 1 st, 1818. Aged 73. 

On a small white marble monument 1 6th Bay of 
B. C. Underneath is a shield, indistinct, with arms 
of Symonds and Lane, said to be incorrect. Symonds 
bore Per fesse az, and erminois a pale counter charged 
3 trefoils slipped or. Lane bore, Per pale az and 
Gules, 3 saltires couped argent. 

See inscription to Theoph: Lane now in Bp. 
Booth's Porch. 

Here lyeth the body of Mary 

Symonds the wife of Mr. James Symonds, 
who departed this life the 28th of March 1723 
(or 1725?) Aged 31. 
In C.H.Y., 17. 

Thomas Symonds died March 12, 
1 791, aged 61 years. 

Thomas Symonds, son of the above who 
died in his infancy December 14, 1767. 

John Albright died August 31st 1791, 
aged 39 years. 

Esther Symonds died January 19, 1S06, 
aged 72 years. 

Ann James second daughter of the above 
Thomas and Esther Symonds died May 5th 
1834, aged 74 years. 

In C.H.Y.. 19. 

Here lieth the body of Mary the 
wife of Mr. James Symonds of this city, 

mercer, who died March 17th 

aged .... 

Another inscription illegible, 

Also the body of the said James . . . 

Alderman of this City 

June 1758, aged .... 

In C.H.Y., 16. 

Here lieth the body of Jane 
Symonds, spinster, daughter of James Sy- 
monds, late Alderman of this City, she died 
August the 7th, 1767. Aged 49. 

Also Elizabeth Sanford wife of Stephen 
Sanford of this city daughter of James 
Symonds. She died October 27, 1781. 
Aged 62. 

InC.ILY., 21. 

Near this place rest the remains 
of William Symonds Esq. and Bethia his 
wife daughter of the Rev. Thomas Adams, 
M.A., Vicar of Blackanton in Devonshire. 
He finished his course June 20th 1784 in 
the 73rd year of his age. She May 24th 
1787, the 78th of hers. 

And in another vault on the outside, 
Bethia their grandchild, cut off in the bloom 
of youth and promise April 27th 1807. 

Together with Elizabeth their daughter, 
who after fulfilling with exemplary piety 
every filial duty, and surviving to supply with 
like affection the cares of a parent to her 
beloved niece, closed a well spent life on 
the 6th of February 1809. 

On white marble in B, C, 7th Bay. 

Wm. Symonds, Esquire, M.D., 
obiit Aug: xvm., mdcccxi.iv. .Etat: i.xxix. 
In the Churchyard. 



The Governors of the Hereford 

Infirmary desirous of perpetuating the memory 
of Thomas Talbot D.D. the original promoter 
and founder of that excellent institution have 
caused this tablet to be erected. 

Dr. Talbot resided many years in Hereford, 
was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and 
died at his Rectory of Ullingswick in this 
County, February 18, 1788. Aged 80 years. 
" Blessed is he that considereth the poor & needy." 
On white marble, over S. cloister door into Cathe- 
dral ; formerly fixed inside over same door. 

James Lane Taylor, died Oct: 20, 
1838, aged 21 years. 

John O. Taylor A.B., died May 1, 1841 
aged 23 years. 

Lilly C. Taylor, died August 17, 1843, aged 
18 years. 

The above on 2 small white marble tablets on same 
stone as the following — 

Here body of Mary ye wife of 

Nicholas Philpotts, Gent & daughter of Thomas 
Matthews Esq., she departed this life the first day of 

(The stone is here broken.) 

In B. C, 3rd Bay. 

Here lieth the body of Mary 
Tangett, widdow who departed this life the 
27th day of Feb: 1742 in the 83rd year of 
her age. 

On a small headstone, C.H.Y., 104. There is an 
entry in the register of St. John Baptist relating to 
this family A.D. 1659. 

Sacred to the memory of the Rev- 
Henry Taswell, A.B. Vicar Choral of this 
Cathedral and Vicar of Marden near this 
City. He died 26th of February 1796. 

aged 57. 

On the West wall of V. C. on a small black marble. 

Charles Taylor, D.D., died June 
9, 1836, aged 56 years. 

Sarah his wife died 6 Sept: 1810, aged 
32 yf: 

On a small white marble in B. C, Bay XI. 

To the memory of Elizabeth 
Taylor, spinster, daughter of Thos. Taylor, 
gent, of Weston Begard in the county of 

William Andrews late of the city of 
Hereford, gent order'd by will, this monu- 
ment to be erected. She died 5th December 
1732. Aged 68. 

On a white marble slab — right side broken off — 
now in 1'.. C, Sth Bay. P., 561. 

(Robert) Taylor hujus 

Collegii quondam Vicarii epitaphium. 

Taylerus nostra Psalmum modulatus . . 
Caelorum (Patri Gloria) in sede canit Invidia 
est igitur dum gaudeat ille Stultitia est, 
Lacrymis, dum canit ille . . Obiit. Feb: 

Formerly on a painted board in V. C, next to 
Custos Read, long since destroyed. R., 62. 

The body of ... . wife of 

Thomas Taylor who departed this . . . 
. . . . , day of Nov: 17.. 

Here lieth also 

James Taylor , who died 

the . . . day .... 

On a stone in pavement of B. C, Bay xi. 

George Terry Esq. formerly High 
Sheriff and Receiver General of the Land 
Tax for this County. He died 1 7 Dec: 1 780, 
aged 49- 

D., 562, states that there was a marble tablet 
between the windows on the N. side of the N. E. 

Sacred to the memory of Helena 
relict of the above named George Terry, who 
died August n, 1816. Aged 73 years. 

On a small oval while marble, B. C, 6th Bay. 



George Terry died 1 7th Dec. 1 780 

Helena Sparks, died Aug: 31st, 18 10. 

Helena Terry died Aug: 11, 1S16. 

Sarah Terry died 27 Sept: 1852. 

This Monument of my revered Parents, 
my beloved Sister and myself, may put thee 
Reader in remembrance that it is appointed 
unto men once to die, and after that the 
judgment. Farewell. In that day, may 
Christ have mercy on thee and us. 

On a large black marble slab inlaid with Brass in 
N. E. Transept, laid down 1861. 

By Hardman ; said to have cost ,£100. 

Benjamin Thomas. 

Four lines are given from the gravestone (formerly 
in this Churchyard) of an individual who formerly 
spent much of his time at the Swan Inn in this City. 
No date given. Price's History, 104. 

Here lieth the body of James 

Thomas, Esq., who departed this life the 
twenty-ninth day of March 1757 in the 66th 
year of his age. 

Also Mrs. Ann Thomas, died toth March 
1 759, aged 62. 

Also here lieth the body of Mrs. Mary 
Thomas sister to the above James and Ann 
Thomas who died the nth day of Jan. 1775, 
aged 75. 

D., 559. This stone was brought in from the 
C.H.Y., in 1867 where it had been exposed for some 
years, but is now in its original position in pavement 
of S.E. Transept. The fine marble bust, by Roubilliac 
as supposed, remains near the spot, but a mural tablet 
is gone. 

Here lieth the body of Katherine 
the eldest daughter of Humphrey Thomas 
of Mi( Iiaelchurch, Esq., and second wife of 
Edmund Thomas of this city, Gent, ob: 
January 4th 1734. ^Etatis 42. 

Also Mar)- his third wife, daughter of Thos. 
Jauncy of YVhitwick in this county, Esq., ob: 
June 30, 1769. ^Etatis 72. 

Arms. Argent 2 lions rampant, holding uprooted 
trees, leaved. Crest, wolf's head tusked, with a 
gauntlet in its mouth. 

InC.H.Y., 53. Lane's G. P., 27. 

Here lieth the body of Mancela 
the wife of Edmund Thomas, of this city, 
gent, she died October the 7th Anno Dom: 
1 73 1. ^Etat:42. 

Also here lieth the body of y e above said 
Edmund Thomas, Alderman of this city, 
who departed this lite the 7th day of Sep- 
tember 1758, aged 66. 

' Fine shield at head of this stone. In C.H.Y., 49. 
Lane's G. P., 19. 

Underneath this tomb lie the 
remains of four children of Francis and Mary 
Thomas of this city, carpenter, viz. — Ann, 
William, Sarah and Francis who all died in 
their infancy. 
In C.H.Y.,6. 

— Thompson. 

" Dingley, cxxvu., states that there was a 
monument near the brass of Dean Froucester 
" against y e outside of y e north (?) of y e 
Presbitery of Mr. Thompson a Proctor in 
both Consistories of this Church it hath 
onely this remaining thereon in an alabaster 
Escocheon att the top, Beati in Domino 
mortui opera eorum sequuntur eos. Apoc. 
14, I3-" 

"He was a great benefactor to this 

Richard Tomson left in trust, to 
the Dean & Chapter of this Cathedral, certain 
lands for the purpose of distributing Bread, 
and Money to 12 poor persons who shall 
attend the Choir service on the Vigils of 
Sabbaths and certain Holydays ; to the 
Deacon having charge of such distribution ; 
for copying Music for the choir ; for clothing 
certain poor persons ; for obtaining discharge 
of some poor debtor from prison ; and for 
binding in apprenticeship some poor boy, 
brought up a Chorister of this Cathedral. 

While we have time let us do good unto 
all men, specially unto them that are of the 
household of faith. — Gal. vi. 

Hoc monumentum viri probi et singularis 
exempli, sacrilega manu fede" vastatum, et 
incuria pariim merita diu neglectum, Johannes 



Merewether, S.T.P., S.A.S., hujus ecclesise 
Decanus, pleno Capituli consensu restaurari 
curavit, pietatis ergo anno salutis mdcccxxxvi. 

On two small mural slabs of marble near V. C. door. 

I have been told that this was originally "by the 
Organ where his monument was." A table and 
shelves used to be there, now all gone. 

R., 135, describes the original mural tablet of 

Thompson LL.D. His name is 

not found in any of the lists of Prebendaries. Giles 
Thompson was Bishop of Gloucester 161 1 and John 
Thompson Preb. of Bartonsham was buried at Upton 
Bishop in 1688. 

Edward Threlkeld, LL.D., 
Prebendary of Cublington. 

"In his Will dated June 22, 1588, he 
names no place of burial ; but it being 
witnessed by a Prebendary of Hereford, I 
suppose it was made there, and that he was 
interred in the Cathedral." B. W., 564. 

Here lieth the body of Philip 

Trahern, whose fidelity and constancy to the 
injured cause of K. Charles the i«, fervent 
zeal for the Established Church and Clergy, 
friendly and affectionate behaviour in conver- 
sation, rendered him highly valuable to all 
the Loyal Party. He was twice Mayor of 
this city (as a principal agent in its defence 
ag 1 .- the Scots) he died the 17 of Oct: 
. ( Domini 1645 t tj 

Anno l^tatis 79 T - R 

Also here lyes the body of Thomas Barroll, 
gent, once Mayor of this city, who departed 
this life the 5th day of October 1727. Aged 

In C.H.Y., 47- R-> 3»- 

Philip Trahern. 

Dingley, clxviii., gives the following as 
being in the "Isle next the Colledg." 

" Recipit hie tumulus jacentem Philippum 
Traherne, gen, bis Majorem Irenarcham vice 
Colo manus bellicre invictse civitatis a Scotis 
obsessse, obeuntem 17 die Octobris Anno 
Dfii 1645. yEtatis 79." 

R., 107, gives this with slight alterations. The 
stone no longer remains. 

Here lieth the body of Mr. Thomas 

Traunter, Apothecary and late Mayor of this 
City who departed this life the 29th day of 
October. Anno Dom. 17 2- yEtatis 49 ? 

Also of Margaret his wife fourth daughter 
of Robert Mynors of Treago Esq. and 
Elizabeth his wife, who died the 24th of 
February 1752 aged 86. 

On a stone in pavement of B. C, Bay 17. Shield 
broken and defaced. 

Ann, relict of Thomas Trenchard 
of Wolveton in Dorsetshire, died Oct: 1680. 

I am unable to state where I have seen this. 

(Here lieth the body) of Charles 
Tiiste the son of John Triste, esquir who 
deceased the 14 day of August, anno Domini 

On a small sandstone close to entrance of Chapter 
House in B. C. D., clxix. D., 559. 

Here lyeth the body of John Tryst 
of the city of Hereford, Esq., son of John 
Tryst late of Maidford in y e County of 
Northampton Esq 1 :-. He married Lucy the 
second daughter of Herbert Westphaling of 
Rudhale in the county of Hereford, Esq., he 
departed this life the 28th of November 1722, 
aged 69. 

Also here lyeth the body of Mrs. Jane 
Tryst spinster the only surviving daughter of 
John Tryst Esq., and Lucy his wife, who 
departed this life the 22nd day of October 
1 741. Aged 46. 

"Virtue is its own reward." 

On a well cut light stone. In C.H.Y., 124. D., 

Buried in the S.E.T. close beside Bp: Ironside, as 
seen December. 1S67. 

Here lyeth Mary Tryst (daughter 
of William Skinner Y)\- of Law and Chancellor 
of the Diocese of Hereford) wife of John 
Tryst, Gent, second son of Richard Tryst of 
Maydford, in the county of Northampton, 



Esq. She departed this life the 15th of 
February 1691. 

Also the body of Mary ... of this 
City spinster only daughter of Richard Tryst, 
Gent by Sarah .... Son of the said 
John Tryst, she died the 21st of August 
1741, aged 63. 

This stone has been much injured by lead being 
dropped from top of S. Transept when roof was 
recovered in 1863. Now in C.H.Y., 98. Formerly 
in S.K.T. near Vicar's door. 

Here lyeth the body of Mrs. 
Matilda Tryst relict of Henry Vernon of 
Sudbury Esq. in the County of Derby and 
late wife of Herbert Tryst Esq. in ye city of 
Hereford,, the only daughter of Tho: Wright 
Esq. of Longston in the county of Derby 
who departed this life (lamented by all who 
knew her) on y e 29th day of July 1726, 
aged 31. 

Excellent shield, much injured by recent fall of 
lead, inC.H.Y., 78. D., 559. 

Underneath are deposited the 
remains of Joseph Trumper Esq. of this city 
who died September 24th 1809, aged 73. 

Immediately beyond west end of B. C. 

In memory of Charles Tucker, 
gent, died on the 14th day of June in the 
year 1749. Also Prudence, relict of the 
above Charles Tucker, died, on the 25th 
day of May in the year 1790, and in the 
Hundreth year of her age. 

In B. C.| 5th Bay, on a small white square tablet, 
in middle of the old inscription, much decayed. 

J. T. (Dean Tyler) 1724. 

On a I due stone with a "hand in hand." Formerly 
in S. Transept now in C.H.V., 39. 

S. T. (wife of Dean Tyler) 

The lower part is broken off. In C.H.V. 

Jacobus Upton de Feversham in 

agro Cantiano, Coll. S.S. Trin: Cantabrigiis. 
In omni polita literatura. . . . miranda 

Che iter, peractis studiis 

valetudinar . . . ut Philosophiam decuit 
sed nee . . . ut adversis fractus . . . 
Xnus, Optimam animam summis et acribus 
virtutibus alatam crelo reddidit. 

Aug: 22. 1684. /Et. . . . 

Formerly on a wooden tablet against W. wall of 
B. C. R., 47- D., 584. 

Elizabeth eldest daughter of 
Charles Vaughan of the town of Brecon. 
Lane's G.P., 30. 

John Vyall Prebendary of Pratum 


"In his Will dated 1525 he appointed to 
be buried in this Cathedral in St. Katherine's 

B. W. 597. 

Here lyes the body of John Wade 
of this citty of Hereff, Gent, who deceased 
y e 29 of August 1643. 

I. W. 

On a red sandstone, cracked in middle, 7 yards 
S. of 3 & 4 buttresses of Nave in B. C. area. 

William Wadeley, ^August 1723. 
Mary his wife, 3 May 1696. 
D., 558- 

James Wainwright Esq. died 30th 
August 1832. Aged 77. 

George James Wainwright, son of the 
above died 8th July 1833. Aged 25. 

On a grey stone in 1). C. 

The Rev. Adam John Walker, 
M.A, Rector of Bishopstone and Yazor, died 
January ist, mdcccxxxix. Aged 70 years. 
" He was a just man." 
On a brass plate on W. Wall of S. Transept, im- 
mediately above the vault in which he is buried. The 
initials are cut in the floor beneath. 



David Walker. Prebendary of 
Bartonsham, 1526-47: desired in his Will to 
be buried near the High Altar in the S. Aisle. 
B. Willis, 558. 

Here lieth the body of Elizabeth 
Walker wife of Gerard Walker and daughter 
of William and Abigail Barroll, she died 
. . . April 1774. Aged (31 or 51 years.) 

On a stone in S. Cloister, fast decaying, made out 
with greatest difficulty Feb. 14, 1861. 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Frances 
Walwyn, Daughter of Foulk Wahvyn of 
Hellens in the County of Hereford, Esq^-. 
being the last of the name of that first 
ancient Family of the Walwyns of Helens, 
who departed this life the 23 Day of October 
1708, aged 77. 

A portion only of this stone remains in the B. C. 
area, Bay 14. The part printed in italic is gone ; 
copy taken from R., 31. 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Mary 
Walwyn relict of the late Richard Walwyn, 
Esq., of Longworth in this County who died 
December . . . 1806 in the 86th year 
of her age. 

Also Mary Walwyn daughter of the above 
died November 6, 1823 aged 77 years. 

Also of Martha Walwyn daughter of the 
above died March 19, 1827, aged 78 years. 

On a stone in pavement of B. C, Bay 10. 

Here lyeth y e body of Mary 

y e daughter of (John) Wallwyn of Helens in 
y e County of Hereford who departed this 
life .... of July 1684, eetatis suee 16. 

What m . . . . , and 

God himselfe . . 
On a small sandstone much decayed in C.H.Y., 
No. 13S. I find no trace of this in R. 

Here lieth the body of Peter 
Warburton of this city taylor, who deceased 
the 27th day of February, 1667. 

On a flat stone, much broken, in B. C. area. 

John Wardroper, ob: July 15 15. 
Archdeacon of Salop and Treasurer of this 
Church, appointed in his Will to be buried 
in this Cathedral in St. Catherine's aisle in 
the north side. 
B. W., 554. 

The Venerable William Waring, 
Archdeacon of Ludlow, Canon Residentiary 
of this Cathedral and sometime Fellow of 
Magdalene College, Cambridge. Born a.d. 
1800. Deceased a.d. 1877. 

The grateful remembrance, and the loving 
care of those whom in their youth he in- 
structed, have wrought and placed this. 

" Make him to be numbered with Thy 
Saints in Glory Everlasting." 

Mural brass plate and cross in S. W. corner of the 
S. Transept. Erected March 1878. Made by Kell 
(late Rattee) of Cambridge. 

Archdeacon Waring died March I, 1S77, and was 
buried at Burwarton near Ludlow. 

J. W., 1828. 

On a perfect light coloured stone in C.H.Y., 42. 

Mr. W. H. Cooke suggests that this is for James 
Wathen, formerly in N.E.T. W. Sawyer in his 
History records that "James Wathen, aged 76, died 
August 20, 1S28." 

Here lieth the body of James 
Wathen of this city Cloathworker who 
departed this life the nth day of May 
1738. Aged 50 years. 

Also the body of Ann his wife who de- 
parted this life on the . . day of December 
1769, aged 84 years. 
Saw this in the Lady Chapel (a.d. i860). 

To the memory of Thomas Wathen 
late of this City. Ob 1 . Novem r 1779. .Et 154. 

Doroth? Wathen, ob*. July 15th 1S01. .F]t: 

On a small tablet in B. C, 8th Bay. D., 585. 


Elinor Watkins, ob: 1744. 

See inscription to Henrietta Price. 

Here lieth the body of Janet 
Watkins of Crickkadam who dyed July nth 

In C.H.V., 93- 

Here lyeth the body cf Anne 
Watts wife of Robert Watts, currier of this 
city who deceased December the 2 — 16-6. 

Here lyeth the body of John Lane of this 
city Gent who dyed the 16th day of January 
Anno Dn' 1687. 

On a stone in centre of Cloister area, copied 1859. 

Ann wife of Thomas Weare, A.M. 
and daughter of James Jones, LL.D., died 
October 21, 1736. 
D., 555- 

Here lie the remains of Francis 
Watkins Weaver of King Street in this city, 
youngest son of Bridstock Weaver, Gent, 
late of the above Eigne, and formerly of 
Sutton Court in this county, who departed 
this life February 10th, 1820, Aged 71. 

Likewise of Ann his wife who entered into 
rest Oct. 27, 1840, in her 91st year. 

Also of Sarah Eckley, Widow, Sister to 
the above Francis Watkins Weaver who died 
January 17th 1823. Aged 85. 

On a good stone in area of B. C. facing 2nd Bay. 

Here lieth the Body of Katherine 
the wife of Richard Weaver, Gent, sometimes 
Mayor of this City, who deceased the 27 of 
August Anno Dn'. 1631. 

R.. 101. Formerly on a gravestone in S. aisle of 
Choir adjoining that of her husband. 

I. H. S. 

Here lyeth the body of Richard 
Weaver of the above Eigne, gent, Six severall 
tymes freely and generally elected a member 
of y e honourable Comons in Pari: He was 
generally beloved whilst he lived, and now, 
Carendo majis, quam fruendo. His losse 
knowne he deceased y e xvi'. 1 ? day of May 
Vivit post funera virtus. E. W. 

Arms incised on a large red sandstone, formerly in 
S. aisle (R., 101) now in C.H.Y., 38. Ding., 128. 

William Webb, Archdeacon of 

Dingley, cxxix., gives a sketch of this 
brass with a portion of the inscription, " the 
figure being pickt out by sacrilegious hands." 
Haines in his Mon: Brasses, 14, gives the 
complete inscription, &c, " Fragments now 
on the S. E. Transept wall consisting of the 
end of a border, inscription, and some portions 
of the side shafts of a single canopy, &c. 

[Hie jacet venerabilis vir Will~ms Webb 
quondam Archid~ Hereford qui obiit a.d. 
1522 secundum Computationem Ecclesise 
Anglicane] .... cccc xxij° Cujus 
anime propicietur Altissimus. Amen. 

The effigy was lost in Dingley's time. The 
expression "secundum computationem," is 
extremely uncommon ; it appeared also on 
the brass of Archd: Martyn, 1523, now lost. 

This brass lay originally at the E. end of 
the S. Aisle of the Choir. 

B. W., 551. R., 37. D., 557. 

Thomas Weeks. 

Dingley, p. clxv. " The epitaph following 
was given me by my worthy friend Mr. Alve, 
as being against a wall of this Cathedral upon 
Mr. Tho. Weeks." 

His Labour's lost who hither comes & seeks, 
For Months, or Dayes or Veers, heer's none but weeks ; 
Can Weeks be without Dayes ? Yes be not offended 
For here you see that this Week's days arc ended. 

7 2 


Hie jacet corpus Annae uxoris 

Johannis Wellington generosi, et filiae Nicholai 
Philpot generosi, quae obiit 28 die Julii, Anno 
Domini 1676. ^Etatis suae .... 

Formerly on a gravestone in area of B. C. R., 107. 
Ding., clxxxvii. 

George Wellington, of the Hey- 
wood Esq., Nov. 24, 1721. 

Eleanor his wife, Sep. 21, 1730. 
Jane, their daughter, 19 June, 17 18. 
Ann Hester, their daughter, 8 Nov. 1736. 
D., SS 8. 

Here lyeth the Body of John 

Wellington of the City of Hereford, Gent, 
who died y e 25th of June. Anno Dom: 1 720. 
vEtat: 34. 

In C.H.Y., 145. Lane's G.P., 22. 

Elizabeth wife of William West- 

faling of Grafton, Gent. 

See Lane's G.P., of N. Transept, where three 
inscribed stones are shown in front of Bishp. West- 
faling's monument. All are gone and no other record 
remains of them. 

John Westfaling. 

Lane's G.P., 18. Stone lost. 

William Westfaling of Grafton, 
Gent, and James Westfaling of Grafton, 
Lane's G.P. 9. Stone lost. 

Martha West, deceased last of 

April 1657. 

Formerly in S. E. Transept. Ding., clxix. 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. 
Bridget Westfaling, youngest daughter of 
Mr. Cornewall of Humber, and wife of 
James Westfaling of Grafton, Gent, who 
died the 22nd May, 1722. Aged 77. 

Arms beneath partly gone. On a small stone in 2 
pieces in C.H.Y. 139. Formerly in N.T. see 
Lane's G.P. 10. 

Thomas Wheeler, late of this 

City died October 21, 1840. Aged 84. 
This tablet records the memory of an honest 
man, who whilst living possessed a conscience 
without reproach, and dying bequeathed to 
posterity a name unblemished. 
On a white stone on E. wall of B. C. 

Here lyeth Diana Ann Frances, 
wife of the Rev"?: H. Whishaw, Canon 
Residentiary of this Church, whose amiable 
disposition and behaviour render'd her life 
desireable and her death a real affliction to 
her friends, especially to her surviving 
husband. She died July nth 1769 (or 
'1760?). Aged 63. 
In C.H.Y. 35- D- 563- 

Sacred to the Memory of John 
Clerke Whitfield, Esq., Mus: Doc: in the 
three Universities and Professor in that of 
Cambridge. Born Dec 30, 1770, died Feb: 
22nd 1836, aged 65. He left to his family 
the inheritance of a fair and honourable 
name, and to the many who knew and loved 
him a memory without a stain ; as the father, 
the gentleman, and the friend. 

Also of Susannah his relict who died April 
18, 1845, aged 72. 

Beneath are deposited the remains of 
Emily W. Whitfield, daughter of John Clarke 
Whitfield, organist of this Cathedral who died 
Feb. 3rd 1826. Aged 16 years. 

We mourn not here in honours or in pride 

The flower whose blossoms withered, drooped & died, 

No pompous epitaph her worth can show, 

No scutcheon mocks the dust that rests here below. 

We bid the living pangs of memory prove, 

Alike the sisters and the daughters love. 

No more let unavailing tears be shed 

For why disturb the slumbers of the dead : 

The fount of love whose stream is yet unspent, 

Shall calm our hearts that live her monument. 

II. J. \Y. 
Monument on E. Wall of B. C. 



Thomas Whitmore, of the Hay- 
wood, Esq., died August 4, 1730. 
D., 556. 

Here lieth the body of Mrs. 

. . . . Whitmore, Spinster 

daughter of William Whitmore 

of the Haywood, Esq 

Mary his wife who de 

March y e 12th, Anno Dom~ 1732. 

A good and well cut shield at head of stone 
surrounded with foliage. On a slab in pavement, 
B.C. bay XIII. 


Mary the wife .... John Williams 
of this city Mercer who deceased April the 
29th 1666. 

I. W. 


died July 

On 3 fragments of sandstone in area of li. C. 


e lieth the 

r . Rich4 Williams 

derman of y s City . . . 23rd 


Hie jacet Constantia Williams 
conjux benignissima Davidi Williams, Med 
Doct : de civitate Herefordensi, filia primo 
genita Henrici Williams, Arm : de Cabalva 
in comitatu Radnor, in spem laetse et beatae 
Resurrectionis animam in manum Domini 
misericordis resignavit nono die Septembris 

In cujus reliquiis obdormit I). Williams 
pre faetus conjux post mortem fidus — 
medicus peritissimus et cautus, Vir pius, 
probus amicus et in se ipso totus teres, 
omnibus amatus, obiit 27 Novembris. 


Salutis nTF 17 14. 
.Etatis suae 63. 

Shield above inscription. Stone well cut, sadly 
broken by fall of lead. In C.H.Y. 79. Formerly in 
the N. Aisle. Dune : 563. 

. . . . the Body of (Henry) 

Williams, Gent, who life 

the 8th day .... Dom:i723. 

Arms at the top of this stone obliterated; now in 
C.H.Y., 81. D.,563. 

J. W. (Williams, late Verger) aged 
47 ... . 1S44. 

A (Ann) W. aged 12. 1846.' 
M. W. aged 24. 1850. 
In the Churchyard. 

Aged 85. 

this life Apr 

On two broken pieces of red sandstone in area^f 
B. C. 

Here lieth the body of William 
Williams, Clerk, A.M., and also of his wife 

(A few other words, illegible). 

On a stone in pavement of B. C, Bay XI. 

Here lieth the body of Ann the 
wife of William Williams who departed this 
life 17 . . 

Also William Williams who departed this 
life April 6, 1795. Aged . . . 

On a stone in C.H.Y. {1857), nearly defaced. 

Here lyeth the body of John 
Willim, Gent who departed this life the 8th 
day of October 1770 

Here ... are interred . . of the 
. . . Mr. . . . Willim who died on 
the . . day of . . . in the 75th . . . 

On a stone in pavement of D. C, Bay XII. 

William Winson late of Brecon. 

Lane's G.P., 31. 



Nicholas Wood, died April 26, 
1783. Aged 70, 

Anne his wife died December 15, 1792, 
aged 77. «, 

This inscription is on a stone over a gas pipe in 
middle of the path opposite N. W. corner of Booth's 
Porch, uncovered and replaced there Feb: S, 1867. 

Thomas Wood died 26 April 
783, aged 70. 
Ann his wife died 13 Dec. 1792 aged 77. 
the Churchyard. 

Catherine Woodhouse died De- 
cern 1 ? (18 or 13?) 1783. Aged 73. 

In C. H.Y.j 1 iS. On a sandstone fasf perishing. 

Susanna, the daughter of Francis 
Woodhouse, (lent, of Larport, in the Parish 
of Mordeford, within this County, departed 
this life the 31st Day of May An: Dom: 171 2. 
.Etatis suae 31. 

Formerly on a gravestone in B. C. R., 51. D., 585. 

Ann daughter of Thomas and 
Mary Wynn, died 19th March 1829 in the 
20th year of her age. 

Also John the son of Thomas and Mary 
Wynn, died 22nd May 1835, aged 28 years. 

Thomas Wynn, B.D., died July 18th 1839 
in 64th year of his age. 

Copied from a broken stone near Lady Arbour, 
Feb., i860. Last part supplied by Mr. N. S. Wynn, 
1881. Rev. T. W. was a Fellow (Founders Kin) of St. 
John's College, Oxford. He held the Vicarage of 
St. Nicholas, Hereford, and the Rect?ry of Colwall. 

Cave Woodhouse and Ann relict 
of Thomas Seaborne Esq. 
Lane's G. P., 32. 

Cave Woodhouse, mercer, Alder- 
man of this City, who dyed December 13th, 
1736. Aged 67. He was youngest son 
of Francis Woodhouse of Larpott in this 
county, Gent, by Elizabeth his wife daughter 
of Edward Cave of Larpott aforesaid, Gent. 

He left issue by Anne his wife, daughter 
of Lewis Jeffreys of y e county of Brecon, 
Gent, 4 sons and 2 daughters, which Anne 
died January 31st, 1743. Aged 63. 

Elizabeth daughter of Cave and Ann 
Woodhouse . . . (remainder illegible). 

On a large white marble, with drapery and cherub's 
heads. B. C, Bay VII. D., 576. 

I n memory of Francis Woodhouse 
Jiv. who died 6th September 1768. Aged 6 

Also Francis Woodhouse, Sn 1 : who died 
29th of November 1779. Aged 58 years. 

[n C.H.Y., 123. 

The following inscriptions were unfortu- 
nately omitted on pages 28, 34, 36, and 43. 

Sacred to the memory of Robert 
Bryan Crowther, Esq., Grandson of Bryan 
Crowther, formerly of Street Court in this 
County Esq r - ; and only son of the late Rev d - 
Robert Crowther, Vicar of Stratton in North- 
amptonshire, and Penelope his wife daughter 
of Thomas Symonds Powell of Pengethly in 
this County Esq r - ; this highly valued and 
much regretted youth was translated into 
eternity on the morning of the 25 of January 
a.d. 1823 in the 22 year of his age. 

" The days of man are but as grass," &c. 

A bereaved and deeply sorrowing mother, as a 
tribute of her tender affection consecrates this marble 
to the fondly cherished memory of her beloved and 
greatly lamented son. Correct and amiable in 
outward life, mild and endearing in manners, affec- 
tionate and kind ir disposition, nature mourns his 
early removal, but faith can look beyond the grave. 
And with praise adore the gracious influence of that 
divine power, which taught him to hail as blessings 
the very afflictions, that brought down his strength 
in the way and shortened his days, because they led 
him to see the vanity and nothingness of this transitory 
life and to fix his thoughts and hopes on those joys 
and that ineffable glory which through the mercy of 
redeeming love will endure for ever. 

On a white marble tablet in B. C. Bay ix. 


M. S. Henrici Ford, J. C. D. 
Aula; S. Maria.' Magdalenae Principalis. 
Necnon lingune Arabics? apud Oxonienses 
Prselectoris et hujus Ecclesiae Cathedralis 
Canonici Residentiarii, cui Uteris baud medio- 
criter imbuto prsecipue Iaudi contigit, quos 
cos lirrguas feliciter excoluerit : Vir moribus 
simplex, prsestans ingenii; multis ille quidem 
Sebilis, nulli quam conjugi et natis flebillor. 
Occidit Oxonise Julii xxvi l ° 

, v ) Domini mdcccxiii. 

Anno | -Etatis ..xi. 

i to a marble tablet, East wall of B. C. Bay IV. 

fragments of inscriptions. 

In memory of Mrs. Judith Gunter 
daug: of John Godden Esq. Alderman of 
ye City of London and Wife of Robert Gunter 
Esquire of the Priory of Abbergavenny in 
Monmouthshire who died the 19th day of 
Octb r - a.d. 1720. 

Of Mrs. Judith Gunter y e most dutiful 
daughter of Robert Gunter Esq. and Mrs. 
Judith Gunter of the Priory of Abbergavenny 
in Monmouth Shire who died the 21st day 
of May 1720. 

Of M. John Wellington son of John 
Wellington late of this City, Gent, who died 
the 25 day of June a.d. 1720. 

Mrs. Judith Gunter the Elder in Testimony 
of their mutual friendship appointed by Will 
this Monument to be erected. 

On a white marble tablet, head and sides carved 
with cherubs and drapery, now on E. wall of B. C. 
Bay II. 

M.S.Venerabilis viri Archidiaconi 
Herefordensis Rectoris Sanctae Marise Somer- 
set Londini necnon Yicarii de Shinfield in 
agro Eercheriensi, Jacobi Jones, S.T.P. 

Pius, probus, ingenuus et urbanus 

Literis Grxcis Romanisque non leviter imbutus 

Theologia et Historia civili multum versatus 

Concionatur ultra annum octogesimum 

Assiduus, facundus pnepollens. 

Fidxi Ecclesiaj Anglicans Custos ac vindex strenuus 

Regi et Reipublicce sapientcr fideliterque inserviens 

Suorum amans in pauperes et alTlictos beneficus 

Omnibus se facilem charumque pra:buit 

Natus 1 Maii 1731 apud Langarran in hoc Comitatu 

Placide obdormivit Londini 29 Januarii 1823. 

On marble tablet on E. wall of B. C. Bay III. 

HERE is a large stone in 
the enclosure by S.E.T.,with four 
square indented spaces on upper 
surface. An inscription was formerly on the 
sides, of which the following words only 

remain — "of Hereford who ie 

anno domini." 

2. On two small fragments of a 
light stone in the area of B. C. was the 

following — ". . . ila the wife .... 
Hopkins of this city D . . . erer who 
departed this life the 6th day of December 
1740 (or 1 749)." 

3. On a small stone in 2nd Bay 
of B. C. area, central part of inscription only 
remaining — "Here lyeth the body of Ja . . 
daughter of Joseph . . . erwood Esq. 
and . . lizabeth his wi .... tton 
in the Cou . . . . f Hereford, w . . 
departed this li . . March the 17th aged 
7 years." 

4. On a fragment in B. C. area 
near W. end of Nave — "Here lie . . . . 
Body of Griffith .... and Bri . . . 
decease . . xvx? 16 . . . : ' 

5. Here lieth y e body of John 

(Gwillim?) . . . Mary the wife of . . . 

Cook .... dep 

On a fragment of red sandstone in area of B. C. 

6. On a broken fragment in B. C. 
area, 2nd Bay — ". . . . late of . . . 
in the C . . . an . . who de . . . 
the 22nd day of ... r 1814, aged 65." 

7. On a fragment in the Lady 
Chapel (circa i860) — "Also Ann his wife who 
died October 26, 1806 (or 1809) aged S4 

8. On a slab in B. C. Bay xn ? 
now much defaced, were traces of an inscrip- 
tion to Mary Croft. A few words only are 

9. On a large grey stone in 
C.H.Y.,No. 70— " ... B ... y 
27, 17-7." 



10. On a stone in C.H.Y. No. 

34 — " she was born . . . she died . . ." 

ii. On a soft red sandstone, 
much decayed, No. 71 in C.H.Y., which 
formerly bore three inscriptions, the following 
only remains — ". . . . Catherine . . . 

died May And of James 

their . . son, who died April . . ." 

12. No. 43 in C.H.Y. had three 

inscriptions now illegible. 

13. No. 63 in C.H.Y. Formerly 
a headstone with cherub and drapery at the 
head — " Ann the wife of William .... 
Also . . . ." 

14. No. 15 in C.H.Y. has traces 
only of the name "Withers Fox." 

15. On a broken stone in area 
of B. C, Bay 11— ". . . th the . . 
Richard .... gent of ye . . rish 
of S. Nicholas who departed the first day of 
May, Anno Dom. 1630. R. G. Also . ." 

16. In B. C. area, 4th Bay — 
"Here lieth the . . . of Richard . . . . 
of this " 

17. In area of B. C. next to stone 

of Alice Bennett is a large rough slab broken 
into several pieces, whereon is a large Roman 
letter H nearly 5 inches in height. 

IRotes on Efftcues ano 

flDonumental Stones, &&, now 

placeo in tbe 

IRortb East {Transept 


ARGE stone slab, with faint 
traces of an inscription in French, 
HI with a full-length figure of a Dig- 
nitary, incised ; date circa 1300. There is a 
similar stone in York Minster. Now placed 

erect (in 1867) against W. Wall, near Bp: 
Stanbury's tomb. 

II. The head of an early military 
effigy, found in 1857 during repair of S. E. 
Transept. Rawlinson, p. 22, describes what 
he saw in the N. Transept. Dingley, clvi., 
gives a sketch of what appears to be the 

III. Large Coffin lid, nearly 
perfect, erect against W. wall. See Plate III. 
Discovered during late Restoration. This 
fine slab measures 7 ft. 3 in height. 

IV. Large slab with outlines of 
a Knight and Lady. Dingley gives a sketch 
which is inaccurate in details, as tho' drawn 
from memory. This stone was formerly in 
the vestibule of the Lady Chapel. It has been 
suggested that it may have been prepared 
for Sir John Devereux, K.G., who died in 

A large portion of the border of this stone was 
certainly filled with thin plates of alabaster when I 
first saw it. These were loosened by the action of 
rain and frost during exposure for several years 
outside the walls of this Church. I never had a 
chance of preserving any of these fragments, as they 
were all taken or destroyed by unknown hands. 

V. Fine stone effigy of a Layman 
in tunic and hood, with carved pateras in a 
hollow moulding on right hand side. The 
feet are gone. Hollis gives a full sized 
illustration of this effigy (Part iv., p.. 5), 
which Mr. Bloxham assigns to the middle 
of Century XIV. The remains of ancient 
Altars are placed beneath this and adjacent 

V I . Effigy of a Lady in a wimple, 
veil and gown with close fitting sleeves ; on 
a plain slab with head on a large pillow. 
Front portion of head gone, dog at feet Of 
rather later date than No. V. 

VII. Effigy of a Lady in a 
veiled head dress, arms gone, head perfect. 
XIV. Century. 

VIII. Fine effigy of a Layman 
in summer dress. Part of head and hands 
gone ; bareheaded, in a tunic with close 
fitting sleeves and hood. Large dog at feet. 
Date middle of XIV. Century. 



IX. Matrix of a brass, for a 
Dean or high ecclesiastic, under a canopy. 
Inscription formerly around the effigy. V. H. 
Guide, No. 28. 

X. Effigy of a Lady, mutilated, 
head and feet gone. Laid on floor against 
N. wall. 

XI. Part of a large incised slab; 
cross within a large circular design, foliated 
stem. An early example. On N. wall. 

XII. Altar Tomb with Effigy 
more mutilated than any other in this Church. 
It represents a Dean or other high ecclesiastic, 
wearing a cassock, over which is the short 
surplice with sleeves, and over this the 
almucium or furred tippet. Nothing is 
known about this tomb or effigy which 
belongs to Century XV. It has been sug- 
gested that it may be that of Dean Borue, 
as the very beautiful effigy usually assigned 
to him is considered to be at least 100 years 
older than the date of his decease. 

XIII. Fragment of a rich coffin 
slab, of XIII. Century work, with remains 
of a few words, probably "Ave Maria." The 
outer edge is chamfered; within is a beautiful 
flowing pattern, sunk one inch below surface, 
with a raised border. Found beneath adjacent 
Tomb, where other portions still remain. 
This and following fragments are on the E. 

XIV. Small portion of the head 
of an effigy. This came (as I believe) from 
Aconbury Church while undergoing restora- 
tion at the same time as this Cathedral. 

XV. Small flat stone cross with 
chamfer on each side. An early English 
example; fleur de lis pattern within quatrefoil. 

XVI. * Portion of a slab, with 
cross and chevron pattern. Norman character. 
There used to be another similar stone in the 

XV I I . Fragment of a coffin slab 
with large cross. This must have been a 
very large and fine stone. It is 2"8 across 
the head. 

XVIII. Portions of an early 

coffin slab. A beautiful design, with traces 
of a few letters on the top. 

XIX. Small portion of a slab. 
A most elegant example. 

XX. Large and elaborate coffin 
lid, discovered during the restoration of the 
staircase to the Library, in external founda- 
tions ; circa 1858. See Fasti Heref: 129. 

XXI. Small portion of a faintly 
incised cross, with fleur de lis terminals. 

XXII. In the wall between this 
Transept and the Lady Chapel is an arched 
recess with Ball Flower ornament. It is 
possible that Bishop Hugh Foliott, or John 
de Breton, may have been buried in this 
place. But the effigy of a Knight (circa a.d. 
1300) was placed here in 1861, of whom 
nothing is known. The details of the armour, 
after exposure for many years in the Cloister 
area, cannot now be made out. Dingley 
(clxxvii.) gives a sketch of this arch, con- 
taining the effigy of a bishop with mitre 
and staff; also this inscription, " Dominus 
Robertus Kilwardby, Episcop~ Herefordensis 
obiit a.d. 1282." Mr. J. G. Nichols well 
remarks that it is difficult to interpret this 
mural inscription. No such Bishop is on 
record. But this was the name of the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury who resigned that See 
when he became a Cardinal a.d. 1278. 

XXIII. Small tablet, now fixed 
on S. wall, formerly bearing brass work. 
Nothing is known about it. 


XXIV. Unknown. A Layman 
circa a.d. 1390. Fragments of a brass 
engraved in Haines' Manual, clxiv., with 
the following note : — " The above engraving 
is copied from a rubbing taken at Hereford 
in August, 1843, by Revd. H. Addington. 
A portion of the shaft about 1 9 inches long, 
engraved with small circles, also part of 



the inscription — bearing the words 'de saline' taken away, 
— were then remaining." This appears to ... . 
be the brass of the date 1393, (mentioned by 
Rawlinson, p. 138), conjectured erroneously 
to represent Dean Harold. The only re- 
maining portions were fixed a few years ago 
on the W. wall of S. E. Transept. The small 
animal's head at the foot of the effigy was 
stolen in 1877. 

Another — Hie jacet Joh~es 
cives Civitatis Herefordiae 
ai~e p~picietur de~. Amen. 

XXV. Unknown. Dingley.cxLiv. 
says, — In the body (Nave) of the Cathedral 
are read these inscriptions in brass inlayd 
first this — Ih~u fili dei miserere mei — in a 
scrowle, the figure in brass being wholly 

XXVI. A Priest. XV. Century. 
Unknown. On an antient stone in the N. 
Transept near the effigies of a man in armour 
was the figure of a Priest whereof nothing 
now remains but his head, over which is this 
inscription on a brass scroll proceeding from 
his mouth — Deprecare regem celi pro me 
virgo Katerina adjuvare queso veni et 
salvare me festina. Dingley, clxxxii., gives 
a copy and a sketch. R., 130, also mentions 


Frontispiece. Peter Baron de Grandisson 
is the correct title. 

Page 10. — There is a word in line 1 1 of the mutilated 
inscription to Bishop Butler which has puzzled the 
most eminent scholars — de foso. It must be remem- 
bered that this tablet was repainted by an illiterate 
hand a few years ago. After these pages were printed, 
I determined to make an effort to solve the difficulty 
by removing the paint and examining the original 
lines beneath it. I have no doubt that the true 
reading is " Quidqam de ipso testaretur aliud." The 
tablet was altered accordingly, August 24, 1881. 

Page 14. — Dean Oliver Lloyd died in 

Hereford 1625. Dean John Richardson died 1636, 
at Stretton or Hereford. These may have been 
buried in the Cathedral. It is not known where the 
following Deans were buried — 
Edward Doughtie, 1616. Jonathan Brown, 1643. 
William Leigh, 1809. Edward Mellish, 1830. 

Page 22.— I am unable to state my 
authority for inscription to Dr. W. Brewster. 

Page 20. — Thomas de Birynton, 1375. 

Dean Merewether describes the opening of this 
grave, when by his direction the plaster was removed 
from the doorway leading from the cloisters to the 
ancient Chapter House. "In prosecution of this 
object, the marks of the range of steps were distinctly 
traced, and on a level with the floor from which they 
sprung there appeared a grave or vault accurately 
built with well wrought stones, in which was con- 
tained a human skeleton in great measure decomposed, 
except the hair which was of a light sandy colour, 
appearing as fresh and firm in its texture as when 
first interred. There were the remains of one or two 
nails or screws, very much corroded which led to the 
conclusion that a wooden coffin had contained the 
body. But there was nothing to indicate the name 
of the person, altho' the central situation and the 
place itself bespoke him to have been a person of no 
mean rank in the fraternity." 

^Description of JUustrations. 


Efftflp of lPctcr Baron oc ©ranbisson, ob: a.©. t35S. 

^^|N the north side of the Ladye 

MR«j(J Chapel is a high Tomb surmounted 
"""-■^l with a rich canopy, panelled in 
seven divisions (G.P. No. 40). Within a 
recess lies a full-sized effigy which is in a 
very perfect state. On the head is worn a 
conical basinet attached to which is a camail, 
of mail of rings set edgewise. At the 
armpits are gussets of mail. Epaulieres of 
one plate each, brassarts, coudes and vam- 
braces protect the shoulders, upper arms, 
elbows and lower arms. Gauntlets cover the 
hands. The cyclass covers the body armour, 
coming down lower behind than in front, 
with fringed skirts, open at the sides. Beneath 
this appears the gambeson and a skirt of 
mail ; genouilleres, jambs and sollerets protect 
the knees, legs, and feet. Round the loins 
is a rich bawdrick or belt, from which depends 
a chain, to which a Dagger is fastened. A 
cross-hilted sword is on the left side. The 
hands are conjoined on the breast as in 
prayer. At the feet is a dog. This is one 
of those scarce monumental effigies shewing 
the cyclass, a linen or silken close fitting 
habit worn over the armour (which succeeded 
the surcoat) in the reign of Edward in. The 
tabernacle work above the effigy is very rich 
and chaste, and appears in design and work- 
manship to be later than the effigy.* In 
the upper portion are statuettes representing 
the Coronation of the B. Virgin by the second 
person of the Blessed Trinity. On the dexter 
side are King Ethelbert and St. John the 
Baptist ; on the other side Archbishop Thomas 
a Becket, and Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe. 
The central figures forming part of the monu- 
ment are mutilated, but the four effigies were 
discovered by Dean Merewether, secreted in 
the masonry which filled up the eastern 
archway of the choir. 

Those who were well acquainted with this 
Cathedral before the great Restoration com- 
menced, have stated that the position of the 
Shrine of St. Thomas was to be seen in the 
pavement so lately as a.d. 1842, when the 
stone floor was taken up. Several of these 
much worn stones are carefully preserved in 
the Library at the present time. Any one 
who recalls how in Westminster Abbey our 
Kings and Princes were buried around the 
Shrine of St. Edward, King and Confessor ; 
and how at Canterbury, Edward the Black 
Prince, and Henry iv. and his Queen, Joan 
of Navarre, are placed in similar relation to 
the Shrine of St. Thomas a Becket, will be 
aware of the importance attached to such 
proximity to the Shrine of a Saint. We 
might then expect that ' a monument in this 
position could only be assigned to some 
person of the highest rank. For many years 
past authors and artists have " supposed " 
that this effigy represented one of the noble 
family of De Bohun, Earls of Hereford, who 
flourished, temp: Edward n. and in., without 
any historical evidence. The burial places 
of all the xiv. Century members of that 
great family can be accounted for. f (Dugdales 
Monasticon iv., 140). It is only recently, 
that what appears to be the true clue, has 
been obtained. In September, 1867, a letter 
appeared in the Hereford Journal \ suggesting 
that the effigy represented Sir Peter, the 
father of Bishop Grandison. Further research 
leads to the conclusion that it represents 
Peter Baron de Grandisson, an older brother 
of that Bishop. 

Graunson, Grantsone, (Adami Murimuthi 
Chronicon, p. 205), or Grandisson, now 
called Stretton Grandison, is the name of a 
Parish in this County, 8 miles E. of the City 

Note • This description is taken from Mr. M. H. Bloxam's communication, No. 17 in Aick-.Jouni: XXXIV.,418. 
t This effigy is assigned to Humphrey de Bohum, Earl of Hereford and Constable of England, who died 

A.l>. 1321, by Hollis, in his "Monumental Effigies of Great Britain," Part IV., Plate 6. 
£The learned writer was the Rev. Willaxn Dyke, B.D., formerly Fellow and Tutor of Jesus College, 
Oxford, who for 20 years was Rector of Bagendon, near Cirencester. lie went to his rest 
Dec. 9, 1880. 


of Hereford. The family deriving a name 

therefrom was connected by ties of relationship 

with St. Thomas de Cantilupe. 

It may be well, first of all, to state certain 

dates connected with the various removals 

of Bishop Cantilupe's remains. 

1282 a.d. The Bishop died in Italy. His 
bones were deposited in the Ladye 
Chapel, and his heart sent to Ashridge, 

1288. Reliques of the Bishop removed to 
the North Transept. 

1349 or 1350. The Shrine, &c, removed to 
the Ladye Chapel, on 8 Kal. Nov. 

1382. Chapel of St. Anne in the Crypt 
beneath, described as "beneath the 
Shrine of St. Thomas." Harleian MS., 
6726, f. 168, B. 

1500 circa. The Chantry built by Bishop 
Audley on S. side of the Ladye Chapel 
is described in the Kalender of Obits 
as "juxta feretum Sancti Thome Con- 
fessoris." See Dean Merewether's 
Statement, p. 83. Also Rawlinson's 
Antiquities, 17 17. 

1545. In the month of October this year 
we may suppose that the Cantilupe 

reliques were removed thence according 
to the Order of Council for taking away 
Shrines and Images. 

1617-33. Bishop Godwin found the stone 
work portion of the Shrine very nearly 
in its present position in N. Transept 

1676. Dingley saw the Shrine, made a 
drawing and described adjacent mural 
painting of Bishop Cantilupe. 

1857. The stonework hitherto fixed against 

the wall, was taken down, cleaned and 

rebuilt with the utmost care under the 

direction of Sir G. G. Scott. 

Leland states in his Itinerary, vin., 86, 

"Petrus de Grandison miles in sacello S. 

Marie sepultus." 

Who was Peter de G . . ? In folio 

84 we learn that William Graunson had Peter 

by Sybylle, daughter of John Tregoz by Julia 

daughter of Lord William de Cantilupe 

and sister of Thomas, Bishop of Hereford. 

This Peter was buried in the Lady Chapel 

"juxta Thomam de Cantilupo Episcopum 

The following is the Pedigree of the De 

Grandissons : — 

William Lord Cantilupe = Milicent, Countess d'Evreux. 

Lord Grandisson -Sibilla de Tregoz. 



ob. 1359. 

John de Grandisson was Chaplain to the 
Pope, John XXII., and was one of his Privy 
Council, also " his Nuntio or Ambassadore, 
in matters of great weight and importance to 
the Emperor, to the Kings of Spain, France, 
England, and other the mightiest Princes of 
Christendome." He is said by Bp: Godwin 
to be descended from the Dukes of Burgundy. 

The following circumstance strongly con- 
firms the opinion now maintained that this 
effigy represents Peter Baron de Grandisson. 
During the preparation of these pages for the 


died young. 


Canon & Archdeacon. 

ob: 1350. 

press, a copy of the present illustration was 
seen by Mr. W. Hamilton Rogers, the learned 
author of a large work on the " Ancient 
Sepulchral Effigies of Devon." He remarks, 
"your illustration is specially interesting to 
me, as it is almost a fac simile in arms, 
armour, and general appearance to Sir Otho 
de Grandisson in Ottery Church, which is 
figured among my effigies, as you would see 
at a glance." 

The following valuable note from another 
learned genealogist throws much light on the 

Note * The obits of Lord William and his lady were kept on June 26 and Oct. 21 


case : — " Lord William Grandisson and his 
wife Sibilla died in 1335. They had 5 sons 
and 4 daughters. On the death of Lord 
William the title descended to his eldest son 
Peter, brother of the Bishop. This Peter 
Lord G. died in 1358, without male issue, 
as we find that the Bishop succeeded to the 
Peerage on the death of his eldest brother." 
Of the Bishop, Dr. Oliver thus writes : — 
"succeeding on the death of his brother 
Peter, Lord Grandisson, in 135S to the 
peerage, he became the wealthiest Lord 
Bishop that Exeter had hitherto possessed." 

If Leland's statement of the monument in 
Hereford Cathedral be accepted as a Peter 
Grandisson, it can not be other than that of 
Peter the Baron, as there is no other Peter in 
the Bishop's family, as his next brother Otho 
had a son named Thomas,* and both his 
younger brothers Thomas and William were 
ecclesiastics and therefore celebates. 

Of the Bishop's elder brother, Peter, Ur. 
Oliver says he was buried in Hereford 
Cathedral. Query? Is the Hereford tomb 
the monument of Peter? Or, had Peter 
a son? If so he would probably be Sir 
Peter. But there is no record at hand of 
the issue of Peter the Baron, and if he had 
a son he must have died before his father, 
or the title could not have descended to the 

The Arms of Grandison were Paly of 6 arg. and az. on a bend Gules, 3 eaglets 
displayed, or. The Bishop appears to have borne, for distinction, but 2 eaglets on the bend, 
but probably assumed the undifferenced coat on succeeding to the Barony. 

As there is no other layman's memorial 
in the Lady Chapel, we hesitate not to 
assign this fine monument to Peter Baron 
de Gandisson who was buried near the 
Shrine of his recently translated grand-uncle 
(with sculptures appropriate to the Chapel 
of the Virgin, and to the Saint who had 
found a brief repose in the Chapel of the 
Baptist in the N. Transept), which was now 
set in the most elevated part of the church 
which claimed Ethelbert, saint and king, for 
its Founder. 

The illustration of this fine effigyf has 
been reduced by photography from a full 
sized drawing made by Albert Hartshorne, 
Esq., Sec. of the Royal Archaeological Insti- 
tute of Great Britain. The original drawing 
is in the possession of the Society of 
Antiquaries, London. 

Rev. C. Boutell, when describing this effigy 
{Arch. J., xxvii., 176), says: — "This one 
has a peculiarity I will mention, the camail 
formed of chain work, and hung from the 
head-piece over the shoulders as a guard 
to the throat. It was attached to the helmet 
by little rings, which rings they found were 
liable to be cut: hence was adopted the 
method of sewing it on with a small leather 
interlace as it here appears." 



* This Thomas was of full age at his father's death. He was also a Soldier and a Knight, and died 
without issue, 50th Edward III. 

t The oolite panelling behind the effigy is fixed to the sandstone wall with iron plugs; thus leading to the 
supposition that there was a recess in this place before the Tornb was erected. There are no 
traces of heraldry or inscription, or colour. Length of effigy from head to feet, not including 
the helmet, 5 ft. 10 in. ; width across elbows, I ft. 11 in. The head rests on two cushions. 
The roses on the canopy are double ; on the belt and sword, single. A circular hole is sunk 
below the knees, I % in. diameter ; also a smaller hexagonal hole, which may have formed 
supports for the shield or other martial trophies of the deceased ; or they were sockets for 
the partial support of a wooden hearse over the figure. 



jRMS assigned to the Right Hon. Baron Saye and Sele, 
on taking the double name of Twistleton-Fiennes under 
Royal License. 

Arms, i and 4 Az, 3 Lions rampant, Or, for Fiennes. 

2 and 3 Arg. a chevron, between 3 moles, Sable, for Twisleton. 

Crests. 1st Fiennes, a wolf sejant, argent collar'd and chained Or. 

2nd Twisleton, an arm, embowed, vested, Sa: cuffed An, holding 
a mole spade, Or, headed and armed, ppr. 

Supporters. 2 Wolves Arg: gorged and chained as the Crest. 

Motto. Fortem posce animum. 




KETCH of an early coffin 
lid formerly in the Cathedral, circa 
1800, from portfolio of Mr. Theo- 
philus Lane. 

2. Sketch by Dean Merewether of the 
tomb of Gilbert de Swinfield, Chancellor of 
the Choir, ob: ad. 1297. 

3. Chalice, paten and gold lace pattern 
from the same tomb. 

4. Fine stone coffin lid now in N. E. 

It is not known who bore this shield ; 
perhaps Clifford. I am informed by Heralds' 
College that over twenty families or persons 
have born 3 Eaglets displayed on their 

The following account of Chancellor Swin- 
field's grave by Dean Merewether has been 
given in Fasti Heref: p. 198. The objects 
mentioned are preserved in the Library and 
glass case in the Canons' Vestry. 

" Another grave was situated on the north 
aisle of the Choir opposite Bishop Stanbury's 
monument. The stone which covered it 
had been carved, or rather etched, in lines, 
representing an ecclesiastic in robes, but the 
constant wear of those who for centuries had 
passed over it had almost obliterated the 
whole. At about two feet from the surface 
was a large and thick stone which covered 
the whole of the grave, cemented down by a 
very tenacious mortar. After considerable 
trouble the stone was raised, when the first 
object which met the eye was a chalice and 
paten of pewter, having on the top of it the 
decomposed remains of a square silk covering, 

upon which had been placed a taper in the 
form of a cross, partially burnt at each of the 
four ends, and exhibiting still the remains of 
the wicks. On taking off the top of the 
chalice, there was observable a mark round 
the sides, which had been caused by the 
consecrated fluid it had contained. It was 
placed near the right shoulder of a skeleton, 
which was tolerably perfect. The hands had 
been placed over the breast in the attitude 
of prayer, but they had long since deserted 
the bones, and they had collapsed in a con- 
fused heap upon the breast, which had been 
decorated with a plaiting of gold lace, sur- 
rounded by an embroidered band, which had 
passed round the neck. Another piece of 
broader gold lace extended from this at right 
angles down to the feet, and yet adhered to 
the fragile remains of a silken texture, 
which, though now brown, had once been 
evidently black, and which had descended 
to the feet. These were covered on the 
upper part with the leather of shoes, the 
soles of which were gone. It was evident 
that no coffin of any kind had contained the 
body, from the still visible mark which had 
been left on the side of the grave by the 
pressure of the arm giving the outline of its 
form when shrouded. The hair was perfect, 
as were also the finger nails, which were 
remarkable from the filbert-like form which 
they retained, and the precision with which 
they seemed to have been cut. But the 
presence of the taper is the most striking 
feature in this instance, which to me is 
unique. But the other remains are still 
enclosed in their resting place of 500 years 
and upwards with as little disturbance as 


I have a MS. written by the late Dean in the same year that the Music Room was taken down, giving interesting details of 

which a summary is now made. It was resolved to excavate the ground on the W. side of the Cloisters, remove a large quantity of 

id fill the excavation with earth accumulated in I d ' iur. The commencement was made on the side nearest 

The ( athedxal, and after passing through courses of rubbish and carved stones which could not be attributed to the fall of the W. 

Tower in 1736, the workmen came upon a stone coffin (at depth of 2 feet below level of ( li ed ol slabs of stone 

together, covered by similar pieces set in mortar. On removing this, there appeared the remains of a human fr 
tolerable state of regularity, but the bones on being touched were found to have acquired a consi tency like clay. The whole body 
had been enveloped in a winding sheet of very coarse texture,— sufficient remaining to shew the manner in whii h the body had 
been swathed therewith. But the most remarkable feature in this case was the appearance of a hazel stick or wand 1" 1 
by the left side of the body.' It was usual in early ages to distinguish, both when alive and dead, those whose piety and 
perseverance had carried them through the perilous adventures of a Pilgrimage to the Holj ' ing a little deeper 

another coffin of similar style and dimensions presented itself; the edges of the several stones foiming the sides were carved with 
balls or bosses of about 3 inches in diameter. Upon further excavation, at a depth of less than 2 feet from the floor of the old 
Cloisters, 12 or 13 coffins were discovered without the appearance of the linen winding sheet, with remains in some cases of wood 
and mils which had fastened it. The Dean then proceeds to notice the striking appearance of a line of black— burnt in. 
which runs in a regular stratum along the whole range of the excavation, which is said by the sextons and grave dlggi 1 
observable in almost every" part of the Cathedral precincts, at the depth of 6 or 7 feet. The 1 'can con id. r-. this to be accounted 
for by the incursions of Algar and Griffin, Prince of Wales, who in 1057 slew the seven Canons who defended the doors of the 
Cathedral which they then plundered and reduced to ashe 


' A few years ago one of these was preserved in the Library', and may still be there. 

8 4 



£omb of Bisbop Swinfielo, ob: B.1S). 1316. 


N the northern side of the 
N. East Transept there is a richly 
moulded arch over the Tomb of 
the once celebrated Bishop of this See, 
Richard de Swinfield.* In former times his 
name did not attract much attention, but 
recently the objects found in his Tomb, and 
the publication of his " Household Roll" (for 
the year 1289 — 90) have brought him into 
considerable prominence. Through the 
learned research of the late Rev. John Webb 
we have a remarkable insight into the habits 
of the Bishop and Clergy nearly 600 years 
ago. This Bishop lead a most active life, 
constantly visiting his clergy with a large 
retinue of officials, servants, and horses ; 
while his numerous Manor houses demanded 
a constant change of residence, he found but 
little repose at any place. It is gratifying to 
find a favourable notice of this Bishop in a 
volume just published, which cannot fail to 
interest ecclesiastical students.! 

"As early as 1281, Richard de Swinfield, 
Archdeacon of London, afterwards Bishop 
of Hereford, was appointed preacher in the 
Cathedral. He was learned in the sacred 
page, and an excellent preacher ; a most 
approved theologian and a gracious preacher ; 
beloved by Clergy and Laity of the City." 

This tomb does not appear to have 
attracted any attention from artists or anti- 
quaries, although there are many points of 
interest in its details. 

As far as I can ascertain, no illustration 
has been published of this, the earliest 
Inscription in the Cathedral. Although there 
are no remains, nor record of an Effigy being 
attached to this tomb, I feel confident that 

there must have been one here originally, in 
all respects very rich and beautiful. How or 
when it was destroyed we know not ; but 
with rich carving, colour, and gilding — the 
arch also having been enriched with colour — 
there is little doubt that this Tomb presented 
an incredibly rich appearance 560 years ago. 
The actual state at the present time is shewn 
in the illustration now given. The Tomb is 
constructed with a fine green sandstone, 
similar to the Cantilupe shrine. The stone 
coffin is a solid block, finely worked, being 
in a very perfect state. It commences 18% 
inches below, and stands 6 inches above the 
floor line. The coffin lid, 5 inches in thick- 
ness, rests thereon, having no ornament or 
mark of any kind. The external dimensions 
are 8" 1' in length, 2" 9' breadth at W. end, 
2" 4' at E. end. Sides 3^ inches thick. 
Above the coffin lid is a 6 inch course of 
rough masonry. The coffin was lowered 6 
inches in 1861, thus for the first time 
exposing the rough stonework. Above is 
another course of well-dressed stone, on 
which there are traces of red colouring. 
Above this course is a large stone 8'' 5'x 
1" 5^' inio which the inscription is cut ; the 
letters — 2^ inches in height — are filled with 
a black bitumenous substance, all around 
having been richly coloured originally. There 
are traces of small circles, but all other details 
have perished. The carved Crucifixion 
subject on the upper panel was studiously 
defaced in former ages. The surrounding 
foliage has been preserved by whitewash, 
which has been removed with great care, so 
that the original freshness is retained. The 
outer moulding is studded with a double 
row of small Ball Flower ornament, termina- 
ting on either side with the carved head of an 

Note * The late Sir ('.. <;. Scott has left a detailed account of the works accomplished by this Bishop in the 
Nave, Aisles, and N. E. Transept. The Monument, he states, was "no doubt in his later 
days, erected to himself." — Arch: Jouni:, XXXIV., 341. 
t Chapters in the History of "Old St. Paul's. London," Elliot Slock. 1S81, by Rev. \Y. Sparrow 
Simpson, D.D., &c, &c, 


ecclesiastic. Over the centre of the moulded 
arch there is a pierced trefoil which may 
have contained some lost ornament. The 
Ball Flower being carried up to form a gable, 
bearing crockets, now much mutilated, is 
terminated by a carved finial. The Ball 
Flowers on this and other Tombs form an 
interesting architectural study. 

Tli is Tomb was opened in the presence of 
the Dean, on July 30th, 1861. See Fasti 
Heref: 199, for full particulars. The body 
of the Bishop, encased in lead, has never 
been disturbed. The gilded head of the 

Pastoral Staff taken from this Tomb, was 
used as the model for the new Staff presented 
to Bishop Atlay in 1872. The Chalice and 
Paten* found on the right hand side of the 
Bishop's head are preserved in the Canon's 
Vestry. Fac similies have been manufactured 
in large numbers for colonial and missionary 
use by Pratt and Son, of London. The 
effigy of Giles de Braose was in this place 
for many years previously to its removal in 
i860 to original position. In the illustration 
the details and irregularities of the inscription 
are carefully delineated. 

N • Fasti Heref:, Plate 23 




Gbree flDonumental Stones. 

TONE panel inserted in the 

wall at the eastern end of Bishop 
Mayo's tomb in the S. aisle. 

The original brass work was taken away 
upwards of two centuries ago. The President 
and Fellows of St. Mary Magdalene College, 
Oxford, provided Funds to restore this tomb 
in 1857. An attempt was then made to 
replace the lost metal work, resembling as 
closely as possible the original plates. The 
Bishop is represented in full vestments, in 
prayer or contemplation. A shield bearing 
his arms occupies the central panel. The 
Blessed Virgin is represented as seated, 
bearing in her arms the dead body of Christ. 
See page 5 for discription of this tomb. 

2. Fragments of a beautiful early stone 
now fixed under the window in N. E. corner 
of the lesser Transept. See page 77, No. 

3. Sketch of an incised stone which forms 
part of the base of Bishop Cantilupe's shrine. 
This was visible when the tomb was taken 
down in 1857. The incised lines were cut 
with much neatness, about ]^ of an inch in 
breadth. The stone is 6"i' in length, having 
been worked at the head and two sides to 
adapt it to the shrine. It was my impression 
that this fine slab had been taken from an 
earlier grave ; but I may be mistaken in this 
opinion. Each arm of the cross is 1 6 *4 inches, 
the outer ends being 2 3^ inches. The central 
shaft is 2 inches to the outside the grooved 
lines. The cross tapers to 2 inches. See 
plate 4, Note ro. 


arms of 3osepb Bailey 3un. t JEsq., flD.p. 

HE beautiful Reredos in 
Hereford Cathedral was erected as 
a Public Memorial to the above- 
named in 1850, after having represented this 
County for more than nine years. This was 
one of the earliest adaptations of revived 
Ecclesiastical art to this sacred purpose. It 
was designed by N. J. Cottingham, Jun., and 
executed in Caen stone by W. Boulton. On 
the reverse side facing the Ladye Chapel the 
entire surface is covered with diaper, termi- 
nating in a continuous panelling, containing 
shields, coloured with the armorial bearings 
of the deceased. See "Visitor's Handguide," 
No. 95, for further details 

Bailey — Arms, Argent between two bars 3 
annulets, in fesse, gules, all between as 
many martlets of the last. 
Motto — Libertas. 

Latham — Or, on a chief indented azure, 3 
plates. A mullet of the second. 

Russell — Arms. Argent, a lion rampant, 
gu. on a chief, sa, 3 escallops of the 
field, over the centre escallop a mullet. 
Motto — Che sar& sara. 

The illustration, with all faults or defects 
is a fac simile of the shields on the Reredos. 
No attempt has been made to alter or im- 
prove what is there. 




Iking lEtbelbcrt. St. Gbomas, of Ibereforo. 
Brass plates formerly? on tbe sloes of tbe effigg of arcboeacon IRuobale, 

ob: 1476. 

EAR the centre of the Choir 
in front of the Ancient High Altar, 
in the pavement a large and hand- 
some brass, 8 feet long, covered the remains 
of Archdeacon Rudhale, who was there 
buried. G. Plan, 12S. 

Ding., exxxvm., gives a sketch conveying 
a good general idea of its appearance about 
200 years ago. The greater part of the 
effigy of this Archdeacon, measuring 4" 2', 
has lately been recovered from Mr. J. G. 
Nichols' collection. It represents him in a 
skull cap, and wearing a richly embroidered 
cope. On either side was a selection of 
figures of saints, 10 in number. An em- 
battled entablature surmounted the canopy, 
and an inscription (see Page 60) surrounded 

the whole in a single line. All the portions 
that remain are fixed on the W. wall of the 
S.E.T. (No. 63). Of the small side figures 
we have — r. St. Ethelbert. 2. St. Thomas 
of Canterbury. 3. St. Thomas of Hereford. 
4. St. John Evangelist. 5. St. Katherine. 
Two have been restored lately. 6. St. David. 
7. St. Anne. The missing figures are sup- 
posed to be — 8. S. George. 9. St. Michael. 
10. St. John Baptist. All these had their 
names subscribed. The lower part of Plate 
XI. is lost, and the surface of all the plates 
is much worn. The illustrations are faithful 
copies of the originals. Plate XI. being 
actually the size of the original, and Plate X. 
*/ s ditto, and are selected on account of 
their local importance. 




jfac simile of brass effigy of William {porter, 

Canon IResioentiai'E ano precentor, also TKIlarben of IRew College, 
©rtoro, ob: a.D. 1524. Ibalf real sise. 

HIS curious brass, formerly 
lying between the 2nd and 3rd 
Pillars on the N. side of the Nave 
(G.P. 1 13) with portions of the canopy, have 
lately been restored from Mr. J. G. Nichols' 

I cannot do better than transfer to these 
pages the remarks of the late Rev. Herbert 
Haines, who had examined the whole of 
these brasses before he wrote his last des- 
cription of them in 1871. He says, "Dingley 
has given a sketch of the brass (cxliii.), but 
it is evidently very inaccurate, as the deceased 
is represented as wearing a chasuble under 
his cope ; he holds a chalice with a wafer 
inscribed I.S.H., a very unusual arrangement 
with effigies in canonical vestments, (a.) 
The centre of the canopy is all in one plate, 
and consists of 3 small pediments drawn in 
perspective, as if the centre one projected 
forwards ; above under a similar canopy 
groining, is a large representation of the 
Annunciation ; the angel Gabriel holds a 
sceptre, and a pot of lilies is between him 
and the Virgin, (b.) From the figures 
issue two twisted scrolls inscribed respect- 
ively, "Ave. Graci(a) plena, diis. tecum, and 


twm. The letters are early specimens of 
Roman capitals, and the background repre- 

sents masonry. The centre and highest finial 
of the canopy is formed of 3 faces, and 
apparently served as a bracket to a representa- 
tion of the martyrdom of some saint, as two 
angels of similar style to the figure of Gabriel 
remain. The supporting shafts of the canopy 
were composed of 8 or 10 saints in niches, 
with their names subscribed. Seven are 
left. On the dexter side, St Thomas as a 
Bishop, St. George slaying the dragon, St 
Richard, (as a Bishop in dalmatic and cope) 
S. Katherine. On the sinister side, St John 
Baptist, St. Michael, and St. Leonard. The 
figures of Saints Ethelbert, Edward, and 
Mary Magdalene, probably completed the 

Two shields, with the arms of Porter 
quartered, and small fragments of the canopy 
are left. The surrounding inscription % (See 
page 56) is preserved by Rawlinson and 
Dingley ; it seems to be partly imitated from 
that of Dean Chawndeler, as it minutely states 
the time of decease in a very unusual manner. 

The brass is interesting as being the only 
remaining instance of a canopy with the 
Annunciation depicted in a style similar to 
those formerly in old St. Paul's Cathedral on 
the brasses of Dean Eyre, 1400, and J. 
Newcourt, 1485, after which patterns it may 
have been directed to be made. 

Note A. — There are other similar examples at Cobham, Buckland — Herts, and Higham Ferrers. 

B. — Mr. Haines fortunately took a rubbing of this most interesting plate, of which he gives a small 
illustration — Plate VII. — in his communication made to the Journal of the British Arch. 
Assoc, for 1871; This brass plate has not yet been restored to Hereford Cathedral. It seems 
to be again lost. 




No. Pace 

1 Dobbyns, Robert, of EvesbatchC.H.Y. 130 31 
Walwyn, d. of Fulke, Hellens, 

Much Marcle 

2 Coningsby, d. of FitzWilliam, 

Hampton Court, Hereford C.H.Y. 84 26 
Hyde, David, co. Berks 

3 Berrington, co. Hereford C.H.Y. 51 19 

4 Driver, Thomas C.H.Y. 37 31 

5 Jennings, Samuel, of Clodock, 
co. Hereford C.H.Y. 94 42 


Boycott, Thomas, of Hinton 

Hall, Salop C.H.Y. 



Benson, George, Dean of 

Hereford S.E.T. 



Williams, David, of Cabalva, 

co. Radnor C.H.Y. 









No. Page 

12 Nicholetts, Gilbert, of Kastham, 

co. Worcester C.H.Y. 103 52 

13 Nicholetts, the same 
Cornewall, Edward, of Moccas, 

co. Hereford C.H.Y. 106 52 

14 Birch, Samuel, of Garnston, 

co. Hereford C.H.Y. 52 20 

Hunt, Rowland, of Bratton, 
co. Salop 

15 Bisse, Joyce, Sister of Bishop 

Bisse C.H.Y. 131 20 

16 Croft, Bridget, d. of Sir Herbert, 

Croft Castle, co. Hereford C.H.Y. 149 28 

17 Tryst, John, of Maydford, co. 

Northampton C.H.Y. 98 68 

Skinner, Dr. W., Chancellor 
of Diocese of Hereford 

18 Westfaling, James, of Grafton, 

co. Hereford C.H.Y. 139 72 

Cornewall, — of Humber, co. 

19 Lingen, Henry, of Sutton, co. 

Hereford, S. side of Nave 

in Cloister area 47 

20 Whitmore, William, of the 

Haywood, co. Hereford B.C. Bay XI. 73 






Apperley, Thomas, of Hereford, C.H.Y. 




Hearne, Gilbert East Wall of B.C. 
Skinner, — 



Thomas, Humphrey, of Michael- 
church, co. Hereford C.H.Y. 




. . W. wall N.E.T. 


Thomas, Edmund, of Hereford C.H.Y. 
Berrington, — Nicholetts 




Phillpotts, Richard, Mayor of Hereford 

S.E. corner of B.C. 



Horton, William, of Hereford Near S.E.T. 


Walter, Humphrey- 
King, Edward, Mayor of Hereford 



Smyth, Thomas' C.H.Y. 



S.E. corner of B.C. 



Powell, — ' C.H.Y. 
Morgan, Canon Hugh 




Booth, John, of Treville, St. Devereux, 
co. Hereford On W. wall of N.E.T. 



Russell, Canon Thomas C.H.Y. 



Whitney, Robert, of Whitney, co. Hereford 


Powell, Edward, of Kinaston 

In area of B.C. Bay IX. 



carved in relief 

On W. wall of N.E.T. 


Evans, Dr. William, of Hereford 


Davenant, — ofPembridge, CO. Hereford 

N.E.T. west 



On E. wall of N.E.T. 

King, — 

Note. — Shields 10 and 11 are cut on the same stone. 
No. 12 and 13 are painted on wood. 

Shields 29, 31, 34, 35, 36. we carved and painted. 



Harford, Bridstock, of Hereford 

OnS. wall of N.E.T. 
Read, Sir Compton, of Shipton, 

co. Oxford 
Harford, Bridstock (ob. a.i>. 1 7 13) 


39 Harford, John 

40 to 42 Sir R. Delabere 

43 to 45 Sir R. Delamare 
46 Bissell, William 

In Ladye Chapel 

47 Ffanington, William, of Werden, 

co. Lancaster 

48 Symonds, Jelinger, of Whitburn, 

co. Durham B.C. Bay XVI. 

Lane, Theophilus, of Hereford 

49 Griffith, Joseph, of Dinthill, co. 

Salop ' B.C. South wall 

50 Tyler, John, Bishop of Llandaffand 

Dean of this Church On floor of N.E.T. 

51 Tyler 

52—57 J. G. Nicholas collection 

West wall of N.E.T. 





Whitfield, Dr. J. Clarke 

On wall of 

i.C. Bay VI. 72 

59 Symonds, Jelinger, B.D., Whitburn, 

co. Durham B.C. Bay XVI. 

Lane, Theophilus, of Hereford 

60 Clutton, John, D.D., Canon of 

Hereford B.C. Bay VI. 

Wetherell, Nathan, D.D. 

61 Bishop Coke — old shield InS.E.T. 

62 & 63 Coke — old and new shield on 

on Tomb No. 51 S.E.T. 

(Not known) 


On E. wall of N.E.T. 

Crest— Denton— recumbent effigy on Tomb 
Crest — XVII, Century, on defaced shield on 

W. wall of N.E.T. 
Crest — apparently a wheat sheaf on tablet 

to Thomas Alderne 

Note 40. — Three shields only remain. 

43. — One shield lost. Filling in destroyed where roughly marked, 

70. — There is also a fourth shield. Tyler impaling Deanery. 

54. — A well engraved shield, originally without enamel. 

55. — Engraved on a square plate, 

57. — This shield is below the figure of a man in armour. 

65. — Six panels formerly on sides of Denton Tomb in S. Transept, now loose on floor of N.E.T. These 
were not discovered for several years after re-erection of the Tomb. They are carved in 
(alabaster) relief, the grounds being originally painted. Portions only of colour remain. 
In 65 the 3 greyhounds heads on per pale can be assumed to have been painted on same part 
of 66. The colours indicated on 57 — 70, according to existing traces, will give the key to 
65 and 66. The crosses and ermine in 70 were doubtless painted on all the quarterings oi 
65 and 66. 67 is not in larger shields. 
Note. — The arms remaining on a few of our Episcopal Monuments are described but not illustrated in these 
pages. That has been completely and correctly done in Fasti Herefordenses, except in the 
following shields : — Bishop liennet bore quarterly two coats, viz., Argent a cross between 4 
demi lions rampant gules. Paly of six or and vert. In Bishop Hampden's shield the wands 
should btfbur in number. 



£tainefc (Blass anfc otber Sbiclfcs in ibercforfc Catbebral, 

i, 2, and 3 — Ancient Glass in S. Aisle of 

4, 5, and 6 —Ancient Glass on East side 
of N.E.T. 

i. — Sieur de Brewes of Brecknock. 

2. — Everinge. 

3. — Burnaville, or Crewker. 

4. — Devereux 

5. — Lindford. 

6. — Sir William Morteyn. 

7. — Bohun. 

8. — Pluncket, Sir Allain Plonknet, temp. 
Edward I. Also borne by old Hereford 
family of Pye. The shields, 7 and 8, though 
only superficially painted, are still visible on 
the monument of Joan, wife of Humphrey 
de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, called Joanna 
of Kilpeck, from her residence in that castle, 
ob: 1327. She was sister and heir of Sir 
Allain. See " Merewether's Restoration," p. 

9. Pembridge. The fine effigy of Sir 
Richard Pembridge, ob: 1375, now on the 
S. side of the Nave (G.P. 84) was originally 

in the Church of the Black Friars, and was 
brought to the Cathedral at the Dissolution. 
(Note c.) See page 53. 

10. ? This shield is carved and 

painted on the groining of the S. Transept. 
There are also partial remains of this shield 
in the window of Bishop Audley's Chantry. 
Dingley, clxi., describes what he saw there. 
"The first whereof painted in y e East window 
is not much unlike the bearing by the name 
of Henry de Wingham, according to Guillim, 
page 253." Wingham beareth Gules an 
heart between 2 wings displayed Or, the 

same did Bishop of London An° 44. 

Hen. III. (Note p.) 

n. — Shield of Richard Mayo or Mayew> 
Bp. of Hereford, ob. 15 16. This occurs 
in the painted panels on the base of the 
Audley screen ; also on the Bishop's tomb. 
(Note e.) 

12. — Episcopal Insignia. A mitre sur- 
mounting 2 croziers in saltire which altho' 
on a shield cannot be identified as otherwise 
than episcopal insignia. This shield is on 
the groining of the S. Transept. 

Note C — It is stated in Bloxham's "Funeral Rites," p. 134, that the jousting helme and shield ware 
suspended over this effigy, and were here until lately ; and that they had been taken down and 
presented to Sir S. R. Meyrick, of Goodrich Court. The whole of that celebrated collection 
of armour having been removed to South Kensington for sale, it is not known where these 
objects are now preserved. 
D.— Henry de Wingham was Bishop of London A. d. 1259 — 62. He bore Gu. a body heart between 

2 wings displayed Or. See " Bedford's Blazon of Episcopacy," p. 73. 
f.. — It is necessary to state that both these examples have been touched up by modern hands. 



]£ai*l£ Coffin Xtos, 

IRAGMENT of a thick and 
heavy slab in area of C. H.Y. 

The following are in the N.E. Transept. 
See Notes on page 77. 

2. — Fragment now fixed on E. wall. A 
very similar stone with bolder chevron was 

taken away without permission about 20 
years ago from the C.H.Y. 

3. — Fragment of an incised stone now 
fixed against the N. walL 

4. — Richly carved fragment on W. wall. 

5. — Small incised fragment on S. wall. 


Sbielo of the Ibon. ano IDer^ IRevereno (Seoroe iberbert, SDean of 


I RMS. Per pale, azure and gules. 3 Lions rampant, argent. 
Impaling Sykes. Argent a chevron sable, between 3 fountains. 

Crest. — A Wyvern, vert, holding in the mouth a sinister hand, couped at 
the wrist, gules. 

Motto. — Ung je serviray. 



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fiCatrty &$ 

Botes on Jfvaoinents of Brasses, 

RESTORED A.D. 1880. 

T was well known among 
antiquaries that the late Mr. J. 
Gough Nichols possessed numerous 
fragments of brasses from this Cathedral and 
other Churches, which had been sold as old 
metal. It had long been my wish to recover 
them. In 1867 Mr. Nichols visited this 
County, when preparing Dingley's MS. for 
publication. On making his acquaintance 
I brought this subject before him. In a 
letter dated March 21, 1868, he writes, "I 
am anxious to restore to youi church such 
fragments of sepulchral brasses as can be 
proved to have come from it. I have intended 
to propose it long since, but I am not sure 
what I have to offer. Mr. Haines has in- 
accurately appropriated the fragments, as he 
has now explained to me, but I think I shall 
be able to return portions of the brasses of 
Rudhall and Porter. Have you their stones 
ready for their reception ? If not you would 
put them against the wall." In another 
letter, April 12, 1870, he writes, "I find 
that in page 180 (Fasti Heref.) you have 
announced my intention to restore the frag- 
ments that came to my father from Mr. 
Gough. It would have been a greater 
pleasure if you could have recorded it as an 
accomplished fact. I must make it my 
business to identify them and see that they 
are all preserved." 

Shortly after this Mr. Haines examined 
the brasses which were nailed to the walls of 
Mr. Nichols' office, in Parliament Street, 
Westminster. Receiving Mr. Haines' written 
and verbal description, I was prepared to 

identify the Hereford brasses. A day was 
fixed for that purpose, but illness prevented 
Mr. Nichols from coming up from Dorking 
to Parliament Street. In February, 187 1, 
he writes, " I am sorry that you have not 
found me here, and that we cannot hunt up 
the Hereford brasses together. If you have 
no other prospect of re-visiting London soon, 
we can perhaps make some other arrange 
ment." The death of Mr. Nichols occurred 
soon after. 

Thus the matter fell through, until the 
visit of the Arch. Institute in 1877, when 
the subject was revived. Solely through the 
assistance of Stephen Tucker, Esq., Somerset 
Herald, 39 brasses, of which some were found 
not to belong to Hereford, were obtained 
from the executors of Mr. Nichols in Novem- 
ber, 1880. The only stipulation made was 
that a plate should record the circumstances 
of their restoration. They have been fixed 
chiefly on the W. wall of the N.E.T., with 
the following inscription, on a small bronze 
plate : — 

Vetera hasc Monumenta 

Ad hanc /Edem antiquitus pertinentia, 

Inter rudera murorum A.S. mdcci.xxxvi. 


Dejecta, confusa, et sub hasta vendita, 

Auctore J. G. Nichols, 

Qui emptoris hseres extiterat, 

Adjuvante Steph: Tucker, 

Fetiali cognomine Somerset, 


Hoc demum in loco posita sunt 



IV_-J Effigy of Arch. Rudhale, 1476. 64X14. Page 60. 
yj'~ r Small figures of St. Katherine and St. David. 18 X 6 an 
VII.'— Pracentor Porter. See Plate XII. 
VIII.— Figure with barrel under feet. Size 26 X j% 
IX.— Figure in armour with part of helmet ; fed r.. : 
Plate XV., 57. 
X. & XI. -Figures of Layman and wife : hands folded, erect. Size 12 
XII. — Part of crocketed Canopy. Finial gone. Size 23 X 19. 
XIII.— Ditto, small shield from centre lost. Size 21 * 19. 
XIV. to XIX. -Portions of Canopies. 

XX.— Square brass with shield, helmet, and crest. See Plate XV 
XXI. XXVII.-Shields and Monogram;. Plate XV., 53 to 57. 
XXIX.— Symbol of St. Mark. 5 H square. 

X 4K 

SDignitavies, prebenbavies, IDicars Cboral, 








DEAN, 1867. 



fl>ra:centou : 

Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, Bart., M-A-, Mus. Doc. 

Brcboeacon of Ibereforo : 

Ven. Lor') Saye and Sele, D.C.L. 

Brcboeacon of Xuolow : 

Ven. George Maddison, M.A. 

treasurer : 

Ven. Lord Saye and Sele, D.C.L. 

Cbancellor of tbc Gbotr : 

Johnjebb, D.D 


Canons IRcsiocntian?. 


Ven. Lord Saye and Sele, D.C.L. 

Prab: de Eigne 


W. Peete Musgrave, M.A. ... 

,, Episcopi 


Johnjebb, D.D 

,, de Preston 


Sidney Lidderdale Smith, M.A. 

,, de Moreton Parva 

lprarlector : 

W. P. Musgrave. M.A. 

Praeb: Episcopi 



Ven. Lord Saye and Sele, D.C.L. 

Praeb : de Eigne 


John Clutton, M.A. 

,, de Norton 


Charles Taylor. B.D. 

,, de Moreton Magna 


William Peete Musgrave, M.A. 

,, Episcopi 


William Knox Marshall, B.D. 

,, de Prato Majore... 


William Poole, M.A. 

,, de Withington Majore 


William Francis Raymond, M.A. 

,, de Wellington ... 


Hubert McLaughlin, M.A. ... 

,, de Hunderton ... 


John Jebb, D-D. ... 

,, de Preston 


Henry W. Phillott, M.A. ... 

, , de Gorwall 


Hon. A. Bateman Hanbury, M.A. 

, , de Hampton 


Edward Kenn Hampden, M.A. 

,, de Putston Minore 


J. Wayland [oyce, M.A. ... 

,, de Withington Parva 


William Pulling, M.A. 

,, de Bullinghope .. 


John Purton, M.A. 

,, de Warham 


Henry T. Hill, M.A. 

,, de Nunnington ... 


John J. Trollope, M.A. 

,. de Bartonsham ... 


Isaac Gregorv Smith, M.A.... 

,, de Prato Minore... 


William M. Rowland, M.A. 

,. de Hinton 


Joseph Edwards, M.A. 

., de Inkbarrow 


Sidney Lidderdale Smith, M.A. 

,, de Moreton Parva 


James Frederick Crouch, B.D. 
lames Davits, M.A. 



.. de Moreton et Whaddon 


Francis T. Havergal, M.A. 

,, de Colwall 


Henry Francis Bather, M.A. 

,, ile E. Withington 


William Frederick Powell, M.A. 

,. de Pionia Parva .. 


Robert More White, M.A. ... 

,, de Huntington ... 


Edward ffarrington Clayton, M.A. 

,. Putson Major 

tduu B*U \ruyv ikiUU 










5ub*Gbanter : 

J. R. G. Taylor, M.A. ... ... ••• ••• ■■• ... ... ... 1874 

5ub*Ureasurer : 

F. T. Havergal, M.A. 1866 

©rganist : 

Langdon Colbome, Mus. Bac. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1877 

Cbapter Clerfe : 

J. H. Knight, N.P. 

College of IDicars Choral. 

I. W. D. V. Duncombe,* M.A., Custos, Minor Canon 

II. J. R. G. Taylor, M.A., Minor Canon 

III. A. J. Capel, B.A., Minor Canon 

IV. Alfred Robinson, M.A., Minor Canon 
V. T. Shackleton, M.A., I Vicar de Dilbury 

VI. Francis L. Izod, B.A., II. Vic. de Dilbury 


Botes on tbe preacbing turns assignee bg tbe Statutes to tbe 
Members of tbis Catbeoral. 

To the Uean— Easter-Day. 

,, Prsecentor — Christmas-Day. 

,, Archdeacon of Hereford — The Purification of St. Mary the Virgin. 
, , Archdeacon of Ludlow — The Circumcision of Christ. 
,, Treasurer — The Epiphany. 
,, Chancellor of the Choir — The Ascension Day. 
The Prselector preaches on the Tuesday Mornings in Advent and Lent, and on all Saints' Days not 
assigned to the Dignitaries. 

The Prebendaries preach on the 28 Sundays after the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Good 
Friday being reckoned a preaching turn instead of Easter-day), as indicated in the above list by figures 
preceeding each name. The Minor Canons preach on the Holy Days after Easter, Whit-Sunday, and 
Christmas Day. 

assistant Wears Choral. 

W. J. Burville (Librarian of the Choir) 

C. Fredericks 


S. Houston Flint 

R. Andrews 

C. Chadwick 

W. B. Batcson 

W. J. Iveson 


Note * The present members of the College have all been Assistant Vicars, and were elected in the following 
years:— I., 1866, Custos 1877; II., 1867; III., 1869 ; IV, 1867; V, 1869; VI., 1872. 


Catbefcral School. 

Kev. Francis Henry Tatham, M.A., Head Master. 


A. E. M. Long 

A. E. Smith 
E. Powell 
J. Turner 
M. Leake 
R. J. Vemey 


A. J. Reynolds 
(i. Powell 
A. Davies 
(J. Verncy 
A. Cole 
A. N. Haywood 

Deans' Scholars. 

R. H. Thomason 

W. E. Adam.s 


K. U. Hutton 
C. H. Nicholso 


Verger :— W. Jennings. 
Sextons :— W. Caldwell and A. Moore. 




Bridgwater, Duke of 


Musgrave, Thomas ... 

XX. 12 

Charles I. 



XX. 2 

Charles II. 

••• 39-45 

Robert of Lorraine . . . 

xxi. 2 

Edward III. 


Saxon Bishops 


Egerton, Hon. Viscount 


Smith, Miles 

... 64 

Ethelbert, King 

xxi. 1 

Stanberry, J. 

xx. 5-42 

Gloucester, H., Duke of 


Swinfield, R. de 

xx. 4 

Grey, Charles, Earl ... 


Thompson, Giles 


Peter, Baron de Grandisson 

xx. 78 

Trevenant, J. 

xxi. 5-13 

Henry VII. 


Trilleck, J. 

xx. 4 

Henry VIII. 


Vere, W. de 

xx. 3 

Leeds, Thomas, Duke of 


Warton, Robert 


Paget, Hon. W., Lord 


Walter of Lorraine . . . 


Plymouth, Don Carlos, Earl of .. 


Westfaling, Herbert ... 


— iv. 6-23-72 

Saye and Sele, Ven. Lord 

... I2-I4 

Woolton, J. 


St. Albans, Charles, Duke of 


Victoria, Queen 
William IV. 




Aquablanca, John de... 

Benson, G. 

Berew, or Borue, John 

xx. — iv. 1 2 

xx. 8-14 

xx. 13-29-77 

Aquablanca, Peter de 

xx. 3 

Brown, Jonathan 

... 78 

Audley, Edmund 

XX. 10 

Chawndeler, T. 

xx. 13-41 

Beauclerk, Lord James 

xix., xxi. 9-52 

Clifton, G. 


Bennett, Robert 

xx. 6-60 

Dawes, Richard 

xx. — ii. 15 

Bethune, R. de 

xx. 3 

Doughtie, Edward 

... 78 

Bisse, Philip 

xxi. 4-8-20 

Frowcester, Edmund... 

xx. 14-67 

Booth, C. 

xx. 6-41-50 

Harold, John 

xx. 13-29-7S 

Braose, Giles de 

xx. 3 

Harvey, J. 

xx. 5-13 

Breton, L le 
Butler, John 

. ; . 4-77 
xix., xxi. 9-78 

Langford, C. 
Leigh, William 


Cantilupe, T. de 

xx. — i. — iv. 4-24 

Lloyd, Oliver 

... 78 

Capella, R. de 

xx. 3 

Merewether, John 



Charlton, Thomas de 

xx. 4 

Mellish, Edward 


xx. 4-31 

Middleton, John de ... 

xxi. 13 

Clive, Geoffry de 

xx. 3 

Richardson, John 

... 59-78 

Coke, George 

xx. 1 1-3 1 

Shelford, H. 


Croft, Herbert 

xx.— i. 8-28 

Stanwey, — 


Cuthbert, Bishop 


Tyler, John 

xxi. — ii 

. 14-42-51-69 

Ethelstan, Bishop 

xxiv. 2 

West. Reginaln 


Field, Theophilus 

xx.— iv. 7 

Wetherell, Nathan ... 


Ffoliott, R. 

xx. 3 


Godwyn, Francis 

••■ 3-77 

Clergy ano Xait^. 

Godwin, Thomas 

... 63 

Grey, Hon. Edward ... 

xxi.— ii. 10 

Adams. Rev. T. 


Hampden, Renn D. ... 


Adams, W. 


Humfreys, H. 

xx.— i. 8 

Addinglon, Rev. H. ... 


Huntingford, G. I. ... 

xx.— i.— ii. 12 

Aldeme, Eleanor — Martha- 


—Edward 16 

Ironside, Gilbert 

xx. 8-68 

Aldeme, T.— Eliz. ... 


Kilwardby, Archbishop 


Alderson, — 


Lindsell, A. 

xx. 7 

Allen, II., W. 


Maledon, or Melun, R. de 

xxi. 3 

Alye, or Alley, T. 

xviii. 71 

Mapenore, H. de 

xx. 3 

Anderton, W. 


Maynwaring, Roger, Bp. of St. David's ... 49 

Andrews, Rowland — Ann- 

-W. — Margaret ... 16 

Mayo, R. 

xx. 5-4S 

Andrews, W. 


Note. This Index refers only to Pages xviii. to xxiv, 1 to 7S. 



Apperley, Grace — Eliza — Ann — Thomas, M.D. 

William H. — Elizabeth xviii.-xxii.-iii.- iv. 16 
Aquablanca, E. ... ... 17 


Arkell, R. 

Arkwright, Henry— John 

Armstrong, G. A. 



xx. 17 

Ashby, — Canon ... ... ... 17 

Aston, James ... ... ... 47 

Atkinson, Captain ... ... ... 58 

Aubrey, Jocosa ... ... xxii. 17 

Samuel— Morgan — Herbert xxiv. 17 

Austin, — ... ••■ ... 16 

Bacon, T. •■ ••• ... 33 

Bailey, Joseph, J un., M. P. ... xx.— i. 18 

Baker, t. Ann ... ... xxii. 18 

Bannister, Ann ... ... xxiii. 18 

Barnes, Eliz.— John- Mary ... iS 

Barroll, John — W.— Mary — Richard — Anne 

Barroll, Thomas 

Barroll, W. Abigail ... 

Baskerville, E. 

Bayliss, W. 

Baynham, C.--John ... 

Baysham, — Canon ... 

Baxter. G. T. — G.— James — G. R. Wathen 

Bell, Arthur 

Bell, Thomas— Anne... 

Benett, Alice 

John — Dorothy 


Benson, R. ••• ••• xxi. — ix. 19 

G. ... •■■ ... 7 

Berington, J.— Winefnd ... xxii. 19 

Berrington, Ottowell... ... ... 19 

Bhilnote, B.— John ... ... ... 20 

Birch, Lretitia — Frances — Samuel xxiv. 20-30 

Bird. Hannah — Thomas ... xxii. 20 

Bisse, Joyce — Right Hon. Bridgett xxiii. 20 
Bissell, Eliz. — William ...xxiii. — iv. 20-33 
Birynton, T. de ... ... xxi. — ii. 20-78 

Bleik, H. ... ... ... 20 

Blount, Bridget — Margaret— Thomas xxii. 20 

Blyke, Mr. ... ... ... 51 

Booth, — ? — John ... ... ... 20 

Lucy ... ... ... 21 

Bornford, Olivia ... ... ... 21 

Bosworth, Anne— Mary — Roger... xxiii. — iv. 21 

Boulcott, Roger — Theodosia ... ... 21 

Boulton, Anne — William ... ... 20 

Bowdler, Tane— W — Stephen — Mary xxii. 21-22 

W. ... ... ... 30 

W.— Mary... 

Boycott, Ann — Thomas — Eliz. — W 









... 58 

... 1S-4S 


... I9 

... 6-19 

Bradshaw, Roger 

Brewster, W. ... ... 22-78 

Brome, John ... ... ... 42 

Broade, Thomas — John — Edward — Richard... 22 

Thos. ... ... ... 28-53 

Brooks, John— Mary... ... ... 22 

Broughton, L. — Edward ... xxii. 23 

Brumfelde, R. ... ... ... 23-45 

Bryant, J. ... ... 58 
























Bullock, Edward-James-Hannah- Eleanor 

William— Eliz. 

Burgehyll, R. 

Butler, Anna 

Lieut. -Col. 


Buttler, Mrs. 

Bynnur, alias Byndden, J. 

Carless, Dorothy — Joseph 

Carpenter, G. 

Carwarden, F. 

Castell, W.— Mary ... 

Cave, E. 

Chapman, W. 

Cheston, Joan — Richard 

Church, M. T. 

Clack, R. ... ... ... 24 

Clarke, John ... .. xvii. 

Clarke, Mary— James— Thomas ... xxii.— iv. 25 

Clark, Samuel ... ... xx. 24 

Clarcke, Ursula ... ... ... 24 

Clerk, Edward P. ... ... 20 

John— William W.— Mary ... 25 

Clerke, Anne ... ... xxii. 25 

Colloe, R, ... 20 

Clutton, John — Mary ... \x. 25 

Coke, Richard — Sir John — Major J. Talbot ... 11 
Colbatch, John — Matthew — Mary — Ann — 

Henry ... ... ... n 

Coney, J. ... ... ... i 4 

Coningsby, Cecilia Fitz G. ... xxii. 26 

Constable, Ann— John ... 26 

Cook, Thomas . C4 

William ... ... ... ,4 

Cooke, Rev. Thomas ... ... 26 

Rev. W. ... ... 23 

Cope, Ann — Edward — George ... xxii. 27 

G. ... xxi. s 

Coren, John— Ann ... ... xxiii. 27 

Cornewall (Mr.) ... ... 33 

Edward ... ... ... 52-72 

Velters— Frederick— Catherine xxi. 27-52 

Cottingham, N. J. ... ... 15 

Cove, Esther — Morgan xxiii. 27 

Cowper, E. ... ... ... iS 

Coyle, M. ... ... xxiv. 28 

Cox, Edward — Richard — Sarah ... xix. 27-28 

Craig. Mary — Robert ... xxiii. 2.S 
Croft, Anne — Herbert — Bridget — Sir Herbert — 

Eliz.— Mary ... xxiii.. xxiv. 28-61-75 

Thomas — Sarah ... xviii. 

Crowther, R. Bryan— Robert— Penelope ... 28-74 

Croxall, R.— Ann — Samuel ... xxiv. 28 

Cyril, John — Margaret ... ••• 28 

Davenport, Lucy G. — Sharington — Graciana 28 

Davies, John — Ann ... ... xxii. 2S 

fohn— Margaret xxi. 22-27-29-40 

De la Barr, Richard ... ... xx. — i. 29 

Delabere, Sir Richard— T.—G.— A.— Sibil- 
Ann— Eliz. ... ... xv. 29 

Dela Halle, fohn ... ... ■•• 29 

De la Hay, R.— John .. «»■ 3° 

Delamaine, R. ... ... ••• 3° 


Delamare, R. — Isabella ... xx. 

Denton, Alex. — Anne ... xxi 

Devereux, Sir John ... ... xx. 

SirW. ... 

Dickins, S. ... ... xxiii. 

Dilworth, Robert— Rebecca ... xxii. 

Dixon, Rev. Robert — Ada 

Dobbins, J. 

Dobyns, Robert — Bridget ... xxiii. 

Dobson, W. — Richard — Elena ... xxii. 

Doddington, — 

Donnithorne, Isaac — Eliz. — Nicholas xxiii. 

Downe, Thomas ... ... xxi. 

Draper, R. 
Drew, Ann 

Edward — W. — Deborah ... xxii. 

Driver, Joshua — Thomas — Eliz ... xxii. 

Dryden, H. 

Eckley, Sarah 

Edwards, John — Martha — Mary J. 
Evans, H.— John— Barth.—Cath.— William- 
Maria ... ... xxii. 

Evans, Thomas — Mrs. ... x .\iv 

Ellys, E.— Charles ... 

Fallowes, B. ... ... xxii. 

Jane ... ... • ... 

Farynden, Canon 

Felt Dr. ... 

Fell, James— Eliz. ... 

Felton, W. — Anna ... 

Ffarington, Eliz. — William ...xxi 

Field, J. ... 

Finch, J.— Thomas— W. 

Fisher, H.— John ... 

Margaret — Abraham 

Fleming, R. S. 

Fletcher, George — Eliz. 

Ford, H. ... ... ... xx 

Forsyth, — 

Foster, J. 

Fowler, Thomas ... ... 

Fox, Withers 

Freer, R. L., Archdeacon 


Frith, Eliz.— Robert ... 

Frizer, Eliz.— T. 

Fuyster, or Foster, J.— Katherine 

Oar belt, J. 


Gardiner, John 

Gardner, John— W. ... 

G.mvthorpe, — 

Geers, Eliz.— Thomas— Marti 

Gibbs, Charles A. ... 

Godden, J. 

Judith— John 

Gomond, T.— Mary— Samuel— Mary 
(<ood, T. 
(ioss, J. 

Gough, R— Dorothy— Thomas '" 

Graham, S. 

Grandisson, Peter Baron de 



-hi. — iv. 

Green, Martha — R. ... 
Grey, Arthur J. 


Griffith, J. L. 
Griffiths, R. 


Guise, John 
Gunter, Judith 


Gwillim, Anne — Eliz. — John 

John— Mary ... xx jij. 

Gwillym, Anne — James — John — Thomas 

Robert — Thomas ... xxiii. 

Gwyn, Edward — John ... xxii. 


i. 36 

i. 36 



Mailings, Penelope — W. 
Hall, Catherine— Henry- 
Hall, Henry (Sen. & Jun.)— James— John 

Eliz. ... ... ... 37 

Hanbury, Catherine— William ... ... 2 

Hankins, E. Richard— Rachel ... xx iii -so 

S. H. (Hanson) ... ... ... 

Harford, B.— Cath.— Eliz. -Joyce— John xxiv. ,8-, 

John ... ... J 39 

Harper, Anne — T. — W. 
Hartstronge, S. 
Hayfold, W. 
Hayward, E.— G. ... 

Ilearne, G. — J'. 

Heaton, Butler and Bayne 

Hill, J. ... ... xxiii. 

Hodges, J. 

Hodgson, Francis 

Holmes, M.— W.— T. 

Holland, A. M.— F. -J.— S. T.— G.— A. xxii. 

Homme, J. ... ... xx j_ 

Ilonywood, E. 

Hopkins, John — Julia 

Hopton, John 

Hords, M". T. 

Horton, W. 

Hoskyns, Sir John — Anne 

— Philip— Eliza 
Hotale, W. 
Howell, M. 
Hooke, E.— G.— M.... 

Hull, W. 

Hunt, John — James — Phillip 


Hunt, Rowland 
Hyde. David 
Hyett, H. 

- 37-3$ 
xxiii. ^7 



11. 41 







Jacqueson, R. 

James, Meredith 
Jauncey, Mary— Thomas 

— T. 
Jeffreys, Lewis 
Jeflry, K. ... 

Jenks, — 
Jennings, C. — Eli z .' '_ The 

Johnson, Sarah -William— Thomas 
Joins, David— Eli*.— John 

Elk., wid. of Harfor.l Jones— Eliz 

xxi. 31-42 
... 67 
Samuel — 

xxii. 42 
... 30-42 



Jones, Eliz.— John— Winifred ... xxiii.-iv- 43 

" Eliz.— Rev. Isaiah — Eliz., spinster — 

Eleanor ... ... xxii. 43 

John — Eliz. — Sarah — Rev. John xxiii. 43 

J., Archdeacon ... ... 75 

Mary— Richard — John— Anne ... 43 

Meredith— Walter ... ... 44 

William — Isaiah C— Sarah— Eliz. xxii. 44 

lonis, Andrew — Eliz. ... xxi. 44 

Jordan, Robert ... ... xx. -i. 44 

Judde, Richard ... ... ... 44 

Kemp, E. ••■ ... ... 44 

Kempson, E.— William ... xx. 44 

Kent, Robert 

Kerry, Dr. — Francis ... ... ... 45 

King, E. ... ... 45 

Knowles, F. — John ... ... xxii. 45 

Kyfnn, Robert— Ann — Uvedale ... xxiii. 45 

Lamb, F.— Eliz. ... ... ... 45 

Lambe, Eliz. ... ... xxii. 19 

Lane, John ... ... ... 71 

John— EH?. ... ... ... 46 

Juliana — Theophilus — William — Mary 46-65 

Theophilus — Ann — Eliz — James — 

William ... ... xxi. — iv. 45 

Ledbury, Stephen de... ... xxi. 12 

Leigh, Egerton ... ... xxiii. 

Lewis, Thomas 

Lewson, W. 

Lingen, Blanch — Roger — Cecilia — Henry 

Lipscomb, G. 

Lloyd, James 

Lochard, Anne — Anthony — William xxi. 

Lowe, W. — Ann — Hannah ... . .. 47- 

Luntley, T. ... ... xix. 

Macmahon, Colonel Patrick 

Macray. W. D. 

Maddox, John E. ... ... xxii. 

Mainwaring, Cath. — Cavendish T. —Harriet — 

Thomas B. ... 

Manfield, H. 
Marbule, W. 
Marten, Joan -Ann ... ... xxii. 

Martun, or Martin, Henry ... ... 48- 

Matthews, Dorothy ... 

Matthews, KHz. —Samuel — Dorothy — Thomas 

— Henry — John ... xxi.— 

Jane — Mary — Thomas — William.. 

Thomas ... 

William— Jane — Hoskyns Eliza 

Maylard, William ... 
Mayo, Charles — Thomas 
Melling, H. — Sarah ... 
Meredith, Eliz.— T. ... 

Richard — Thomas ... x> 

Thomas — Elizabeth — Benjamin xj 

Merewether, Adedaide 

Mey, Walter— John— James— Thomxs 

Miles, Philip ... x > 

Monnington, John 

Moore, Letitia 

Moore, K. 

Moreton, T, 

Morgan, Charles Hugh Amu- Charle 
Richard -Maria Eliz. Anne Maria 
Elizabeth Hugh llanmer -Ellen 
Maria ... ... xx. 50-5 

Morgan, Sir Thomas James Elizabeth ... 5 

Morris, William Francis Walter 

Mortimer, William de ... ... 5 

Mynors, Robert, Elizabeth ... ... 21-6, 

Roland Theodosia ... c 


Nans, John 
Napleton, John 
Nicholas, John- -Henrietta 
44 Nicholletts, Gilbert Mary Ann -The 


30 51 

Nichols, I. Cough ... x> 

Nicholls, W. 
Noble, M. 
Noyes, R. 

Oakley, Samuel 

Packwood, G. — Ann... 
Page, John — Magdalen 
Parry, Ann— James ... 
Payne, J. — Thomas ... 
Pember, Francis — Frances 
Pembridge, Sir R. ... 

Thomas de 

Perrin, I. 

Peyton, C. 

Phelps, G. Theophila— Richaid -Dorothy xvii 

Philips, Anne — Richard ... xx 

John (Custos) 

John— Joseph — Stephen... 

Maria — Mark— Mary ...xx. xxii. i\ 

Dr. Stephen — Mary ... xxi 

Thomas— Vincent S.— M. 

Phillipps, William -John R. Biddulph 
Philopson, A. "... ... xxii] 

Philpot, John 

Philpots, Eliz.— Richard 

Philpotts, Mary— Nicholas 

Phillpotts, Richard— Elizabeth ... 

Pile, Richard 

I'iu, Thomas— Jane ... ... xxiii 

Plott, William 

Pole, Hugh— Owen ... 

Porter, John ... ... xx j 

Powell, Daniel — Mary -Edward Hugo- 
Elizabeth ... ... xxii 

Richard Jones ... xxi 

T. Symonds... 

Pratt, J. ... ... xx 

Price, Fouler -Meredith Henrietta Thomas 
Henry — James — Henry M. Meredith — 

Morgan — Philip ... xxiii 

Probert, E. 
Prophete, John ... ... ... 1 

Pugh, M. Sibile ... ... xxiii 

Pye, John —Judge Pye — Charles Blanch — 

Anne ... ... xxiv 

Sir Walter— Margaret 

Pyle, E. — R. — Jane William Elena xxiii i 

xxni. 52 






Ravenhill, W.— Ann— John 

Rawlins, J. 

Read, Sir C. ... ■ •■ • •• 3» 

Read, J. ... ... ... 58-66 

Reece, Lydia— William— Richard— Margery xxn. 58 

Reignolds, G. ... ••• xxiv. 41-59 

Richards, David— Eliz. ... ... 59 

Rickards, John— Peter— Catherine ... 59 

Ricketts, T. ... ... ■■• 59 

Rideont, Christopher— Mary ... ... 59 

Roberts, Griffith— Mary ... xxii. 59 

Rodd, B. John— Eliz.— John— Frances ... 59 

Mary — Philippa — Thomas ... 26 

Anna S. — Robert ... xxii 60 

Rogers, John — Thomas — Blanch — Walter ... 60 

Romayne, Thomas ... ... ... 60 

M. ... ... ... 31 

Rudd, Anne— Rev. A. ... ... 60 

Rudhale, Archdeacon R. ... xx.— i. 60 

Rudhall, William ... ... ... 17 

Rusine, J. ••• ■•■ ■•• 33 

Russ, Robert— Frances ... ... 61 

Russell, Anne ... ... xix. 

S. — Thomas — William ... xxiii. 61 

Ryall, E. ... ... xx.— iv. 61 


... 65 


■ 15-62 
14 49-62 
... 22-74 


Sanders, A. 

Sanford, Eliz.— Stephen 

Saintbarbe, W. 

Saunders, S. 

Scott, SirG. Gilbert ... 

Scudamore, John— Dorothy— Philip 

Seaborne, R. Thos. ... 

Seabourne, Richard— Mary— J. ... 

Sebrande, J. ... ... ... 62 

Seward, Eliz. — William — Peter — Abraham ... 63 
Shakespear, John — Mary ... xviii. 

Sherborne, Canon ... ... ... 11 

Simmons, R. — Eliz. ... ... xxii. 63 

Skinner, W.— R. ... ... ... 28-68 

Mary — William— Edmund xxiii. 63-64 

Skyrme, Isaac ... ... xxii. 63 

Smallman, W. ... ... ... 21 

Smith, G. Townshend ... xx. — i. 63 

Monimia — John — Peter — Mary xxii. 63 

Smyth, John— Henrietta — Mary — Dr. Miles — 

Thomas — Elizabeth ... xxii.— jii. 64 
Sparks, Helena 
Spurgeon, Captain C. 
Squire, Robert — Mary 
Steward, W. 
Stockton, John 
Stone, J. 
Stuckley, L. 
Styles, E. — Mary 
Sugat, Charles 
Summers, Thos. —Martha 
Swarbrick, H. 
Swinfield, Gilbert de... ... 64 

Swyn, Edward ... ... xxiv. 64 

Symonds, Jelinger— Juliana— Jane "" 
M.— W. Bethia— Eli: 

... 64-67 
- 58 
... 64 
... 64 
xxi. 64 






R. — James — 
xxii. xxiv. 46-65 
Thomas— John— Esther— Ann xxii. 65 
William, M.D. ... xviii. 26-65 

Talbot, Rev. Thomas ... xxii. 66 

Tangett, Mary ... ... xxiii. 66 

Taswell, Henry ... ... ... 66 

Taylor, Rev. Charles — Sarah ... ... 66 

James L.— John 0.— Lilly C— Eliz.— 

Thomas — Robert — James ... 30-66 

Terry — George — Helena — Sarah xx. 66-67 

Thomas, Ann — James — Mary —Humphrey — 

Katherine — Edmund — Benjamin 

xx. — ii. — iv. 67 

Mancela — F. — Mary — Ar 

n— W.- 

S.— F. 


-iv. 67 

Thompson, — 


Threlkeld, E. 


Throckmorton, F. 


Tomkins, John 


Tomson, Richard ... 


-ii. 67 


\_jiics j onn ... 

Traherne, Philip 



Traunter, Herbert— Jane — Simon 


Thomas — Margaret 


Trenchard, Thomas — Ann 


Trist, Mary 


Triste, Charles, John 


Tryst, John — Lucy — Jane 


Mary — Richard— John 


. 68-69 

Matilda — Herbert 

xxii. 69 

Trumper, Joseph 

Tucker, Charles — Prudence 

xix. 69 

.. 69 

Stephen, Somerset Herald 


Tyler, Sarah 

.. 14-69 

Tyrwhitt, T. 

Upton, J. 

Vaughan, Charles — Eliz. 


Vere, Lady Diana — Aubury de 
Vernon, C. Henry ... 
Vyall, John 

... 69 

xxiv. 69 



... 10-69 

... 69 

Wade, John ... ... ... 69 

Wadeley, W. ... ... ... 69 

Wailes, — ... ... ... 17 

Wainwright, J. George ... ... 69 

Walker, Adam J. ... ... xxi. 69 

Eliz. — Gerard — David ... ... 70 

Walter, H. ... ... ... 55 

Wahvyn, Foulk — Frances — John — Mary — 

Richard — Martha ... xxiii. 31-70 

Warburton, Peter ... ... ... 70 

Wardroper, J. ... ... ... 70 

Waring, Margaret — Richard ... ... 21 

W., Archdeacon ... xxi. 70 

Wathen, James — Thomas — Dorothy ... 70 

Watkins, E. — Janet — Elinor— W. xxiii. 56-71 

Watts, Anne — Robert ... ... 71 

Weare, Ann — Thos. ... ... ... 71 

Weaver, F. W. — Bridstock — Ann — Katherine 

— Richard ... 

Webb, Rev. J. 

W., Archdeacon 

Weeks, T. 

xxii. 71 

... 26-30 


io 3 


Wellington, Ann— John— George— Eleanor 

—Jane— Ann xxiii. — iv. 45-72-75 

West, Martha ... ... ... 72 

Westfaling, Bridget— James — William — Eliz. 

— W.— John ... xxiii. — iv. 72 

Westfaling, Herbert ... ... ... 63-68 

Wetherell, Mary ... ... ... 26 

Wheeler, T. ... ... ... 72 

Whishaw, Diana — Henry ... xiw, xxii. 72 

Whitfield, J. C. — Susannah — Emily xxi. 72 

Whitmore, T.— W. — Mary— J. ... xviii. 31-73 

Whitney, R. ... ... ... 21 

W:'at, Priscilla— Thomas ... ... 26 

Wild, John ... ... ... 46 

Williams, Constantia — David — Henry- -John 

— Ann — Mary — Richard — William xxii. 73 

Williams, Dr. 

Willim, John— W. ... ... x 

Willis, Thomas ... ... x: 

Willoughby, Sir Percival 

Winson, W. ... ... x 

Witherstone, Richard -Bohun Theodocia 

Anne — Ed. ... 
Wood, N. — Anne— Thonui> 
Woodhouse, Cath. — Ann - Cave Francis 

Eliz. — Susannah ...xxiii. iv. 

Woolmer, C. — R. 
Wright, T. 
Wyllyson, R. 
Wynn, Ann— John— Mary— Thomas N.S. : 


"• 73 
u. 65 

»• 73 






iii. 74 


Page 2. — Line 7 read precinrts. Line 8 eight//. 

2.— Note 3, read 1S67 for 1876. 
8.— Note 22, this Bishop is preserved. 

„ 15.— T. Alderne, read sepulchr/ «««, praetor. Figures 1, 2, and 3 before names Eliz., Elea., 

and Mar/aw. Ab/'otscourt, retatis stiu. In B.C., Bay V. 

,, 17.— Aubrey, tix'd the Jewel/ there. 

,, 21. — Line 14, read clar«/t. 

,, Bornford. Olivia is painted on monument Olevio. 

.. 35-— Custos died in 1877. 

,, 37— J- Ciwynn de Abeirrave, Now in Bay 2, B.C. 

,, 38. -Line 7. read on S. wall of B.C. 

.. 40.— George Hook died 17-N. N,,w on S. wall B.C., Hay IX. 

., 42.— Last line but 7, read R. de la Hay. 

„ 54.— Maria Philips, read cl seculi — qu«- pauperes— aluit, sustentavit. Wmicos, ha/itum for 

habitum. Now in B.C., Hay III. 

,, 54.— Richard and Anne I'hili/s. 

, 56.— Hugo Powell— Brechiniensi-Llanelweth. The correct date is 1729 -both figures 2 and 4 

having deen cut into the marble. 
.. 57. -Last line. E wall of B.C., Ray //'. 
,. 62.— Mary d. uf R. Seabournc and wife of W. Bowdler. This inscription ought t" hive been 

on page 22. 
,, 64. — Last lines, E. Sw-j-n, Esq. 
,, 78.— Note on Page 10, Quidqwam. 

Smprtnteo at tbe printing Worfcs, at Malsall, 

3n tbe Counts of Stafforo, 

Bp. M. Ibenrp. IRobineon, 

Hno fintsbeb on tbe tbirtietb bap of November, 

Hnno Sncarnationis £"• 


S>eo oratias semper. Hmen. 


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