The History of Essex, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...et collegii sanctae Mariae Winton'in Oxonio quonda' soci'; obiit anno 1610, mensis Decembris die 14, aetatis suae anno 50." Near this is a memorial of Charles Pratt, deceased Feb. 5, 1624, aged 55. On the same wall is a monument with the profiles of the deceased, on a white marble tablet, supported by angels, with this inscription: "Erected by Henry and Dorothy Askew to the memory of Richard Spencer, who died 15th December, 1748, aged 68; and Maria Elizabeth, his wife, died April 8, 1772, aged 51." On the south side of the chancel is a monument of veined marble, with the effigies of the deceased and his lady in attitudes of devotion, with their eleven sons and one daughter under them, and the following inscription in black marble: "Here lyeth the bodies of Francis Ram, and Helen his wife; which Francis deceased July 11, 1617, of the age of 80; and Helen departed July 11, 1613, of ye age of 58. They lived together in the holy state of matrimony 40 yeares, having 11 sons and 1 daughter." Near this is a monument to the memory of Thomas Witlierings, esq. postmaster of Great Britain and foreign parts; died 1651, aged 51. On the chancel floor are brass plates--In memory of James Pollexfen, 28 September, 1587. Of Pierce Pennante, servant to king Edward VI. and queen Mary, and thirty years gentleman-usher to queen Elizabeth; died 30th November, 1590, aged 70. Also, with effigies in brass of the deceased, Thomas Drywood, 16th March, 1591; and of his brother, Omphry Drywood, 1st June 1595. Also of Thomas Hone, of Garolines, gent. aged 64, and his lady, their six sons and six daughters. On stone slabs are the following inscriptions: Mary, wife of John Blount, 1637. John Thoroughgood, 1661. Ann and Susanna, daughters of William...
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