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MONUMENTS IN NEWPORT PAGNELL CHURCH
© Dennis C Mynard
And
Shaun Higgins
2011
Transcriptions and typing by Dennis, photographs by Shaun
The earliest record of Memorial monuments in the Church is by Browne Willis the
renowned antiquary who lived 1682-1760. Willis visited the church c1735-40, when
he was collecting material for a History of The Newport Hundred. The latest burial
that he recorded was that of Elizabeth Chapman 1735.
Browne Willis, Antiquary and Historian researched and published Histories of all of
the Cathedrals and Abbeys in the Country. He also wrote and published a History of
the Buckingham Hundred but as this was not well received his work on the Newport
Hundred remained unpublished.
His original manuscript History of the Newport Hundred is preserved with his other
works in the Bodliean Library in Oxford. After Willis' death in 1760, his friend, the
Revd William Cole, also a keen antiquary, transcribed the Newport Hundred material
and had it bound into a volume which is preserved with his own manuscript
collection in the British library.
MONUMENTS RECORDED BY BROWNE WILLIS
Willis obviously made notes when he visited the church and in rewriting these he
occasionally altered the layout of the original inscriptions. Cole's transcriptions
contain a few errors but this is understandable as Willis' hand is not easy to read. As
far as possible Cole's transcriptions, and spelling, are given below exactly as he wrote
them, apart from his underlining of certain words.
On an ordinary stone at the lower end of the Church is this Inscription:
Here Lyeth the body of Thomas White Esq., late Lord of the Manor
of Caldecote, who having obtained a good Report died in the Faith of
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Christ the 26 Day Sept A.D. 1670 in the 63 year of his Age.
He lived piously towards the God, justly towards Men, temporately as to himself.
He was a loving Husband, a provident Father, a prudent Peacemaker,
a faithful Friend, a Benefactor to the Poor, a great Promoter of
the publick good.
He did much in little Time.
non etam diu, sed quam bene
It is not so much how long, as how well a man liveth.
The memorial of the Just is blessed. Prov.X.7
-------On an ordinary Stone near the last is a brass Plate bearing this Inscription :
Here under lyeth the Body of Mr. Anthony Potter of Newport Pagnell
who departed this life the 16. July, 1653, aged 68 years and 9 months.
On a like stone near the last is a brass Plate, on which is this inscription.
Here lyeth the body of Mrs Mary White, wife of Mr Thomas White , the
younger of Caldecot, and Daughter of George Rotherham of Farley. Esq., who
died in the 38 year of her Age upon the 15 day of July 1635, aged 38.
On the same stone is this engraved
Mr Samuel White died October 11 1701.
In the middle of the Church are laid 3 large antient stones abreast, of the Paganels, as
supposed, said to be brought from Tickford Priory Church, on which were Arms &
Inscriptions on brass Plates, some of which are torn off: On one remain the Figure of
a man and a woman, on another the portrait of a man, with a label from his mouth;
on the stone were Arms and a Plate with an Inscription which are lost .
Here was buried one of the Paganels, my Account has S Paganel, who died Anno
1390: as also one of the Family of St Leger who died 1447. There were also anciently
in the windows of this Church the Arms of Aylesbury Lord of Milton Keynes, & of
Neville Earl of Warwick; & another Coat, viz: 2 Bars in Chief & in Base 3 Annulets.
On an ordinary stone is this cut:
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Here lyeth the Body of Mr George Chapman who
departed this life March the 1. 1696 Aetatis sue 70.
Under the Window of the N. Isle is an ancient Altar Monument on which was
an Inscription on a brass Plate now taken away.
Under the upper window of the S. Isle is an Altar Monument of Stone on which
is this Inscription:
Here lieth the Body of Mr Thomas Kilpin
who departed this life April the 16. 1677.
Against the S. Wall, near the S. Door is a white marble set in freestone, on the
Top of which are these Arms, viza ^ or a crescent countercharged for Chapman
impaling 2 Lions pafsant crowned for Catesby. “ I remember to have seen these
Arms on a small painted Atchievement at the House of Mr Robt Chapman, Rec
tor of Little Woolstone. W.C.” Under there Arms, having this Crest, out of a Wreath
an erased Arm is this Inscription:
Here lye interred the several Bodies of Roger Chapman Esq.
Rebecca his wife, & Felicia their daughter, who died on the Days
& in the years underwritten. Rebecca died the 25 April 1697.
Felicia who was married to Captain James Dumas died 31 December 1698
And Roger died 15 of Feb'y 1702.
Buried here Tho Chapman Esq., Son of Roger Chapman & Elizabeth his wife
on April 6 1735. Her Corpse was brought from Potters Perry, she was Dau of one …
Goodman a Keeper in the Forest. Mr Roger Chapman was member of Parliament
for Bucks & Amersham.& an excellent Justice of the Peace but squandered his Estate.
In the middle against the S. Wall is such another Monument, at the top of
Which are these Arms A Crest, viz A lion Passant for Taylor impaling Chapman as
before. Crest a Panther. On the White marble Tablet is the following Inscription under
the Arms:
Under this place lyeth the Body of Mr Chapman Taylor who departed
this life September the 30 1705 in the 47 year of his age. Also the Body
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of his sister Mrs Rebekah Taylor who departed this life Aug the 21 1706
Near the Altar Monument on a flat Stone is this Inscription cut:
MS
Thomas Kilpin Ecclesia Lynford Magna
Rectoris qui Resurectionem Mortiored Expectat
HSE
Aetat An' 52 Mens 10 Deibus 15
On an ordinary Stone near the last is this Inscription cut:
MS
Jane Kilpinae Thomae Kilpini Lynfordiensis
Viduaet Thomae Stanley Aeschyte ediot et
Philosophorium vitis conscritpis inter eruditos celebriani, Filia que Reusrectionem
Justoriati Expectans
HSE
Thomas Kilpinus, Thoams et Jane Filius
Prianogenitis Maeroris et Pietatis sue Testimonium
HMPC
On an ordinary stone fixed to the S Pillar of the Chancel is this:
Here lyeth the Body of Thomas Jenkins who departed
this Life June 13 1705, & Mary his wife
On a Large Gravestone at the Upper End of the Church are these arms viz a ^
between 3 Nags or Horses Heads impaling the same erased & bridled, & under them
this:
Here lyeth the Body of Samuel Christie Esq.,
who died the 21 of July 1703
n.b. He was buried under his Pew in the Church & making the Grave near a
Pillar damaged the Church.
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On an ordinary stone in the middle of the Chancel is this Inscription:
Here lyeth the Body of John Cook A. M. &
late Vicar of this Parish, Ob 7ber 28 1688
Within the Communion Rails on a black marble are these arms cut viz
B. 3 Bars, A in Chief 3 Bezants & in Fefs the Arms of Ulster. Under them is this
Inscription:
MS
Here under lyeth the Body of Sir Richard Atkins, Bart, Son
of Sir Richard Atkins of Clapham in Surry, Bart, & Marie Re
Becca his Wife, Daughter of Sir Edmund Wright alias Buckly of
Swachley in Middx. The valuable Accomplishment of his Mind
& Body recommended him to the Love & Esteem of all who knew
him & qualified him for the Service of King and Country with double Capacity as Representative of the Gentry of Buckinghamshire
in the High Court of Parliament, 7 as Colonel of a Regiment of Foot
under his most sacred Majesty King William. Both which employ
he honourably discharged with unbyassed Integrity & un
alterable Fidelity. He might have been said to be truely happy being universally beloved by his worthy Acquaintances & blessed
with a numerous and hopefull Progeny, had not the latter Part of
his life been clouded with some domestick Troubles caused
by the Fault of others not his own: and which ought to be covered
with a veil of Silence. But these misfortunes tho' in a great
measure they hastened his End yet they could not take from him
the well deserved Caracter of a true honest English Gentleman:
a man of strict Honour, a hearty Lover of his King & Country.
To preserve the Memory of which singular good qualities & as an
Instance of her tender Affections to him, the Lady Rebecca Atkins
his mother & sole Executrix has caused this stone to be laid over
him. He dyed Nov: 28 1696 in the 42 year of his age.
the S Wall of the Chancel are these Arms painted, & Quarterings
1. Barry of CB & A in Chief 3 Besants: Arms of Ulster in Fess Atkins
2. Poly of Ga and G in chief 3 Cockle Shells S
3. Bendy Wavy a Lion pafst A in chief 3 Plates
4. B a Bend indented between 2 Cotises O, overally an Escoheon of Balance viz S on
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a ^ it. 3 Bulls Heads A as mainly B
Under these Arms is this Inscription on the Wall
The Coat Armour of Sir Richard Atkins of Much Hadham in
the County of Hertford Knt & Baronet, Son & Heir of Sir Henry
Atkins Knt quartering the Arms of Hawkins, Barry & Power, by
Anabella his Wife, Daughter and sole Heir of John Hawkins of Cheal
drington in Kent, by Anne his Wife daughter & Coheir of Mr Power
of Hamshire, together with the Arms of his Lady on an Escocheon of
Pretence, scilicet Rebecca youngest Daughter and Coheir of Sir Edmund
Wright, Knt Alderman of London.
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MONUMENTS RECORDED BY JOSEPH STAINES
The earliest published work containing a record of monuments in the church is in the
History of Newport Pagnell, published in 1842 by Staines whose list contains some
of the memorials recorded by Willis and others up to 1837.
Staines' list has been retyped as below, the original linage has been retained as far as
possible, and his page numbers are given.
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The interior of the Church is very handsome ;
it is well pewed, and contains a great many free
seats. The font is modern ; in the south aisle
are three stone stalls ; the cloth on the altar is
marked N. P. 1664, and the altar piece contains the Ten Commandments, the Belief, and
the Lord's Prayer. In addition to the inscriptions on the monuments, given in the text, are
the following :
CHANCEL.
Church Monuments.
In the Vault beneath lie the Remains of
Sarah Needham, Daughter of Caroline and the
Revd. C. Kipling, Vicar of this Parish,
Who Died April 9th, 1813, Aged 1 Year and 5 Months.
------Sacred to the Memory of
Henry Van Hagen, Esquire, of Tickford Park,
in this Parish,
Who Departed this Life 18th June, 1832, Aged 40.
"As for me I will behold thy face in righteousness ; I shall be satisfied when I awake
with thy likeness." Ps. 17.
------Thomas Pike Died July 10th, 1831, Aged 60 Years.
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Ann Price, Wife of Luke Price,
Died January 30th, 1837,
Aged 31 Years.
-------J, G. Durham, A.M., Vicar of this Parish,
Died June 7, 1832,
Aged 50.
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SOUTH AISLE.
Here lyeth the Body of Thomas Jenkins,
Who Departed this Life June the 13, 1705,
and Mary his Wife.
-------William Lucas Died 29th Dec. 1827, Aged 69.
Letitia, his Wife, Died 31st Aug. 1823, Aged 59.
-------Under this Place lieth y° Body of
Thomas Taylor, who Departed this Life August ye 12th,
1719, in the 47th Year of his Age.
Also ye Body of
Thomas Taylor, the Son of Thomas and Ann Taylor,
Who Departed this Life April the 16th, 1719,
In the 4th Year of his Age.
-------Under this Place lieth ye Body of Mr. Chapman Taylor,
Who Departed this Life
September the 30th, 1705, in the 17th Year of his Age.
Also ye Body of his Sister, Mrs. Rebekah Taylor,
Who Departed this Life August ye 21th, 1706.
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Dorothea Conjux Dilectissima
Johannis Hurst Gcnerosi
E Vita Excessit vicessimo
secundo Die Octobris
Anno Salutis 1749. Aetatis 37.
In Eodem Tumulo Etiam Hic Requiescit
Foelicem Expectans Resurrectionem,
Johannes Hurst Maritus Ejus Amantissimua.
Qui Decessit die Octobris Quarto,
Anno Dom V MDCCLXXTI.
Aetatis Suae LXVI.
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Georgius Pitt Hurst Generosus.
Filius Natu Maximus,
Johannis et Dorotheae,
Obiit die Martis Decimo None.
MDCCCXVII.
Aetatis SUAE 73.
-------Here ly Interred y" severall Bodys of
Roger Chapman, Esqr.
Rebecca, his Wife, and
Felicia, their Daughter,
Who Dyed on the Days and in the Yeares underwritten.
Rebecca Dyed ye 25° of Apr. 1697.
Felicia, who was Married to Capt. Ja: DVMAS,
Dyed ye 31" of Decbr, 1698,
And Roger Dyed y" 15" of Febr. 1702.
-------Hic Requiescit.
Felicem Expectans Resurrectionem
Joannes Rogers Generosus
Vixit Annos LXXV.
Decessit die Jan. XXVII.
Anno Dom. MDCCXXVI.
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Here Resteth the Body of James Hartley,
Who departed this Life June the 27th, 1666, Aged 63.
Here lyeth y" Body of Alice,
ye Wife of Mr. John Chowne,
Who departed this life March ye 21, 1699-1700
In ye 46 year of her Age.
Here also lyeth ye Body of
Mr. John Chowne, Who departed this life May ye —
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Thomas Forster died 23 Jan. 1775, Aged 56.
Thomas Godfrey Forster, (Son of Thomas Forster)
died 30 Jan. 1792, Aged 43.
-------Thomas Barringer, Son of Thomas and Ann Barringer,
Late of Ravenstone,
died February 2, 1810, Aged 45.
Sarah Barringer, Wife of Samuel Barringer,
died January 4, 1825, Aged 76.
Samuel Barringer, Husband of Sarah Barringer,
died December 27, 1833, Aged 76.
-------Mary Knibb, died 2 Jan. 1822, Aged 78.
George Valentine Knibb, died 5th Jan, 1817, Aged 37.
Mary Ann Knibb, died 12 July, 1824, Aged 43.
George Knibb died 23rd Octr. 1826, Aged 76.
-------Hic Jacet Thomas Pvlford,
In Artibvs Bach
Obijt 29 Maij, 1672, Mtat suae 21.
Ante Obitvm Nemo.
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John Perrott, Son of Richard and Mary Perrott.
1721.
-------Beneath this Stone are deposited the Remains of
Ann Plowman, Daughter of Thomas Foster, Senr.
Was born Septr. 27, 1753;
Died June 1st, 1840.
-------Here lyeth y° Body of Thomas Bazeley,
of Hemingforth Abbott, in ye County of Huntingdon,
Yeoman,
Who dyed y' 4th of October, 1703, In the 63rd year of his Age.
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Robert Collison,
Died 8th March, 1803, Aged 54.
Lucy Collison,
Died 24th August, 1799, Aged 50.
-------Mr. Samuel White, Died October y" 11, 1701.
-------NORTH AISLE.
Here lieth ye Body of
Frances Mander, Wife of Daniel Mander,
Who departed this Life Octr. the 24th. 1704,
In the 26th year of her Age.
-------Here lieth the Body of Susannah Kilpin,
Who departed this Life December 6th, 1711, Aged 71.
Here I lie, sleeping in the dust, Untill the resurrection of the just:
Untill our Christ (Saviour) does say,
' Arise, ye dead, and come away.
-------Here lieth the Body of Mr. John Johnson,
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He departed this Life the 28th of August, 1711,
In the 48th year of his Age.
Read on the other hand, and thou shalt see,
The dismal tokens of mortality:
Here lies the Mother, with her Children dear;
And here the Father, coming in the rear;
All sleeping now together in the dust
Untill the resurrection of the just.
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Here lieth the Body of Mary Johnson,
Wife of John Johnson, and their 12 Children,
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She died October 10th, 1708,
In the 35 year of her Age.
What root and branches too ! O cruel death,
So early in our day to stop our breath !
Tis true we all lye conquered here by thee,
Yet thou, O death, soon conquered must be;
When thou thy sleeping prisoners must let go,
Free from the feares of any after blow.
NAVE.
Here lyeth the Body of Samuel Christie, Esq.
Who died the 21st of July, 1703.
Here also lyeth the Body of Ann, his Wife,
Who-died August the 28th, 1713.
-------To the Memory of William Pomfret,
Late of this Parish, Gent.
Who, together with his three Wives, and a numerous
Offspring,
Lyeth near this place Interred.
He departed this Life the 6th day of June, 1666,
Virtus post Funera Vivit.
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-------Here lieth ye Body of Mr. George Chapman,
Who departed this Life March ye 1, 1696,
AEtate sve 70.
There are in different parts of the Church
several old stones, robbed of their brasses, which
are probably some of those to which Browne
Willis refers. Besides those already mentioned
there are no monuments in the Church-yard that
particularly claim our attention. The Church-
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yard is in an airy open situation ; and the view
from the iron railings, at the end of the terrace, is
one of the finest landscapes in the neighbourhood.
OTHER INSCRIPTIONS RECORDED BY STAINES
SIR RICHARD ATKINS
PAGES 125-6
By the death of Sir Richard Adkins in the year 1689,
the Abbey at Tickford with the other
estates in this parish belonging to the family,
devolved upon his son, the second Sir Richard
Adkins who was a Member of Parliament for
this county, and Colonel of a foot regiment; a
pair of large drums belonging to him are still
preserved. Seven years after the decease of his
father, and while in the full vigour of his days,
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he was removed by death, and was buried
within the Altar Rails of the Parish Church.
Over his remains there is a marble slab bear
ing the following epitaph ; and it is much to be be
regretted that the memorial of so distinguished
an individual should be in so obscure a situation.
Here under,
Lyeth the body of SIR RICHARD ATKINS, Bart.,
Son of Richard Atkins of Clapham, in Surrey, Bart., :
And Dame Rebecca his wife, daughter of
Sir Edmund Wright, alias Bunckley, of Swakely,
In Middlesex.
The valuable accomplishments of his mind and body re
commended him to the love and esteem of all who knew
him, and qualified him for the service of his King and coun
try, in a double capacity, as representative of the gentry
of Buckinghamshire, in the High Court of Parliament, and
as Colonel of a regiment of foot, under his most sacred
Majesty, King William, both •which employments he honor
ably discharged with unbiassed integrity, and unalterable
fidelity. He might have been said to be truly happy, being
universally beloved by his worthy acquaintance, and blessed
with a numerous and hopeful progeny ; had not the latter
part of his life been clouded with some domestic troubles,
caused by the fault of others, not his own, and which ought
to be covered with a veil of silence. But these misfortunes,
though in a great measure they hastened his end, yet they
could not take from him the well deserved character of a
true, honest, English gentleman, a man of strict honor, and
a hearty lover of his king and country. To preserve the
memory of which singular good abilities, and as an instance
of her tender affection to him, the Lady Rebecca Atkins,
his mother, and sole executrix, has caused this stone to be
laid over him. He died November 28th, 1696, in the
42nd year of his age.
-------A tablet in the west porch states, that about
this time, the Lady Rebecca Adkins gave two
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silver flagons, and one silver salver, for the use
of the Communion, and also gave fifty pounds
for the putting out apprentice, ten poor children
of this parish.
REVD JOHN GIBBS
PAGE 128
Joseph Staines referring to Gibbs stated that “An Altar Tomb was erected to his
memory; of which the top and one end stone now only remain; it was with great
difficulty that many years ago a gentleman was enabled to trace the Latin inscription,
the following is nearly the substance of it:
This tomb is erected, equally from gratitude and affection,
Over the spot where are laid the sacred ashes of
The Reverend John Gibbs;
A man of a well cultivated mind, wonderful memory,
Acute judgement, and great learning,
As well as eminent piety and great integrity;
A fervent preacher both to saints and sinners.”
(Having been) Pastor of (an Independent) Church, . . years,
He willingly dismissed his spirit,
In the year of Christ, 1699,
And of his age 72”
On one end stone,
Here lieth the body of MARTHA
The wife of Mr. John Gibbs,
Who departed this life the 2nd of January, 1704,
In the 73rd year of her age.”
On the other end stone,
Friendship and gratitude have raised this tomb,
Wherein his sacred body find a room:
Happy his wit, his memory was vast,
Piously learn'd, and accute to the last.
Holy as were the purest saints of old,
In the defence of the true faith most bold;
To saints and sinners equally he preached,
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And God's own church as faithfully he teach'd
JAMES SANDERSON
PAGE 154
Staines recorded that
“the Rev. Humphrey Gainsborough, Minister at the independent Church, brother to
the celebrated portrait painter, was the author of the Latin inscription on a Tomb in
the Church yard, to the memory of Mr. Sanderson, a monument which has
unfortunately been suffered to fall into decay, a portion of the tablet now only
remaining".
The inscription was to the following effect.
Sacred to the Memory of
JAMES SANDERSON,
Of Newcastle,
Who died suddenly at Newport,
on his way to his native place,
September, 13th 1745,
On the day of the month on which he was born
Anno Domini 1706
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Life, like a tale that's told, runs smoothly on,
Charms the vain mind awhile and then 'tis done,
So found poor Sanderson. He left his native home,
Pleased with the thoughts of gain, but gained his tomb;
From native soil to this fair spot he came,
Here dyed, but dying left a deathless name;
His sudden and extensive sorrows spread,
Spectators wept, the hearts of lovers bled.
But why ? the man was good, the soul released,
Fled up the skies to heaven, with God is blest.
Reader, then know thyself, live but as he,
Die where thou wilt, such glory waits for thee.
REVIS
PAGES 160-161
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“On his decease Mr. Revis was brought to his native Town for interment, and was
buried in a Vault under the north porch, a monument bearing the following
inscription, has been recently removed to the east end of the north Aisle, immediately
over the Pew, appropriated to the inmates of the alms houses”.
Sacred to the Memory of
MRS. ELIZ. & ANN REVIS,
Daughters of MR. John Revis, Apothecary,
and Sarah, his wife,
Ann after a very long and painfull illness,
which she bore with a true Christian Patience
and Resignation to the Divine will,
exchanged this life for a better, on Wednesday, Jany. 8th
1755, in the 53d year of her Age.
Eliz'th Died on Wednesday Feby. 26, 1755,
in the 60th Year of her age.
Eliz'th Clark, Daughter of Mr. John Clark,
Apothecary, and Sarah his Wife, Died Friday
Octobr26, 1750, Aged 13 years & 17 days,
And all three lye buried in a Vault in this Porch.
This monument was erected by Mr. John Revis,
of Charing: Cross, in the Parish of St Martin's in the
Fields, Westminster, Linnen Draper,
to Testifie the great love and Affection he bore
his Sisters, and the Sincere regard he had for
the other.
Among whose Remains now lie those of the above worthy John Revis, the last of his
Father's Family, who after acquiring a good Fortune with Justice & Honour, and
taking care of his Mother's most distant Relations : did in his Life Time Erect Seven
Almshouses in this Churchyard, for 4 Men & 3 Women, for ever, and att his death
give a generous Endowment to this his native Town, in Houses, Land, & Money, to
the value of 3700£, and who was suddenly translated into a better world.
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MONUMENTS RECORDED BY LIPSCOMB 1847
These are mostly copies of Browne Willis' record
On an ordinary stone, near the west end of the church, is this inscription :
Here lieth the Body of Thomas White, Esq. Late
Lord of the Manor of Caldecote, who, having obtained
a good property, died in the Faith of Christ, the 26th
day of Sept. A.D. 1070, in the 60th year of his age. He
lived piously towards God, justly towards men, tempe
rately as to himself. He was a loving Husband, a pro
vident Father, a prudent Peace-maker, a faithful Friend,
a Benefactor to the Poor, a great promoter of the Public
Good. He did much in a little time.
Non tarn diu, sed quam bene.
It is not so much how long, as how well, a man liveth.
The memorial of the just is blessed.—Prov. x. 7.
On an ordinary stone, near the last, is a brass plate, with this inscription :
Here under lyeth the Body of Mr Anthony Potter, of
Newport Pagnell, who departed this life the 16th July
1653, aged 68 years and 9 months.
(Note, Re above Lipsomb incorrectly says Andrew, it was Anthony)
On a similar stone, with another brass plate, is this inscription :
Here lyeth the Body of Mrs Mary White, wife of Mr
Thomas White the younger, of Caldecote, and daughter
of George Rotheram of Farley, Esq. who died in the
38th year of her age, upon the 15th day of July, A.D.
1635, aged 38.
In the middle of the church are laid three large stones, parallel (of the Paganells, as
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supposed), said to have been brought from Tickford Priory
Church,3 (Cole's Mss) on which had been effigies, and inscriptions on brass plates:
on one remained the figures of a man and woman ; and on another, the portrait of a
man, with a label from his mouth: the inscription gone.
On slabs, in the floor of the nave :
Dorothea Conjux Dilectissima Johannis Hurst Generosi e vita excessit vicesimo
secundo die Octobris Anno Salutis 1749 aetatis 37.
In eodem tumulo etiam quiescat faelicem expectans Resurrectionem, Johannes Hurst
Maritus ejus amantissimus qui decessit Die Octobris 4 th A.D. 1772.
Georgius Pitt Hurst Gen. filius natu maximus Johannis et Dorotheae obiit die Martis
19° 1817, aetatis suae 73.
Alice, wife of Mr. John Chowne, died March 21, 1699, aged 46. Mr. John Chowne
died May 4, 1730, aged 90.
On a tombstone on the south side of the churchyard, are the following lines, written
by Cowper
Pause here, and think a monitory rhyme
Demands one moment of thy Fleeting time.
Consult Life's silent clock, thy bounding vein;
Seems it to say, " Health here has long to reign ?"
Hast thou the vigour of thy youth ? An eye,
That beams delight? a Heart untaught to sigh ?
Yet hear: youth oft-times, healthful and at ease,
Anticipates a day it never sees;
And many a Tomb, like Hamilton's, aloud
Exclaims, " Prepare thee for an early shroud! "
!
Weever's Funeral Monuments, p. 30. See also Gent. Mag. 1748, vol. xviii. p. 506.
- Some portions of parietal bones were exhibited at an Anatomical Lecture in
London, about the year 1794; which bones were then stated to have been brought
from Cambridge, and were inspected by the writer of this History. (Quere.) Whether
there were not a specimen of this kind in the Collection of John Heaviside, Esq.
Surgeon to King Geo. III. in Great George Street, Hanover Square ? 3 Cole's MSS.
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MONUMENTS RECORDED BY SHEAHAN 1862
Sheahan copied Lipscomb's entries re the Windows.
He also gave the following list:
The church contains memorials to members of the families of White, Potter,
Chapman, Chowne, Revis, Pike, Price, Jenkins, Taylor, Bazeley, Barringer, Knibb,
Perrott, Forster, Collison, Mander, Kilpin, Lucas, Johnson, Christie, Etc.
Also to Henry Van Hagen, Esq., of Tickford Park who died in 1832 aged 40;
and the late Vicar of the Parish the Rev. James George Durham, who died in the
same year, aged 50.
Sheahan also stated “ In the middle of the church are laid three large grave slabs, on
which had been effigies, etc. on brass plates. These are said to have been brought
from Tickford Priory, and to have belonged to the Paganells.
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MONUMENTS RECORDED IN RATCLIFF'S
HISTORY OF THE NEWPORT HUNDRED 1900
Brass Lectern given in Memory of Philip and Margaret Butler of Tickford Abbey by
their sons in 1898
The Marble floor in the Chancel was given in 1894 by Mrs Catherine Elizabeth
Taylor, the roof of the Chancel was restored at the same time by her sons.
The East window erected in 1860 in Memory of Robert Collison, Surgeon, by his
friend George Morley, vicar.
The South window in the Chancel erected 1862 in Memory of Robert Collison by his
brother George.
The West, tower, window erected by the Parishioners in Memory of Samuel
Wilberforce, for 25 years the Bishop of Oxford.
Brass Chandelier in Belfry roof given in 1758 by James Leverrett, whitesmith.
The church contains memorials to the members of the families of Chapman, Revis,
Pike, Price, Jenkins, Taylor, Barringer, Knibb, Forster, Collison, Kilpin, Lucas,
Powell, Johnson, Van Hagen, Rogers, Atkins etc..
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MONUMENTS RECORDED BY F.W.BULL C 1900
THREE mural monuments (to the memory of Roger Chapman, John Rogers, and T.
and T. G. Forster) have coats of arms, but beyond these and the monuments specially
mentioned elsewhere, there are none of any special interest in the Church.
Some altar monuments were once in existence, but they have long since disappeared,
while most of the older stones on the floor of the church of which there are records,
were covered over when the seating was re-arranged.
In the middle of the Church were formerly three large stones (laid parallel and
brought, it is supposed, from Tickford Priory), on which had been brasses. On one of
them remained at the time the MS. quoted from was written, the figures of a man and
a woman, and on one of the others the figure of a man with a label issuing from his
mouth, but all inscriptions had gone.
One of the brasses was later on stolen by the sexton. The other, which is detached
from the stone, is still in existence, and is supposed to be that of a civilian of about
the year 1440.
Bull also recorded the following inscriptions
A brass plate on the organ has the following inscription :—" A.M.D.G. George Cooch
and his sister Anne gave this Organ to lead the praises of God in this Parish Church,
where during long lives they were devout and pious worshippers. October, 1867."
The black and white marble paving in the chancel was the gift of the late Mrs. Taylor,
and the roof restoration was carried out by her family in remembrance of her. A brass
on the south side of the chancel records these facts as follows:—
" To the Glory of God the marble floor was placed in this chancel by bequest of
Catherine Elizabeth Taylor, A.D. 1894. The roof of the chancel was restored at the
same time by her sons and daughters in loving remembrance."
A marble slabs in the pavement is inscribed;—" J. G. Durham, A.M., Vicar of this
Parish. Died June 7, 1832. Aged 50." An old stone slab to his memory having been
removed in the course of the restoration.
The window at the East end of the South aisle represents the Brazen Serpent in the
Wilderness, Christ and the lame man, Christ healing the blind man, and the Good
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Samaritan, and beneath is a brass plate inscribed as follows:—
"This window was erected to the memory of Robert Collison Surgeon a liberal
Benefactor to this Parish who died April 3rd 1860, Aged 78 years (by his grateful
friend George Morley Vicar)."
The next window in the South aisle has the words " Feed my sheep " in a scroll
above, and represents the Adoration of the Magi, the delivery of the keys to Peter, and
Christ blessing the Children. It also has beneath it a brass plate with the following
inscription:—
“This window was erected by George Collison, brother of Robert, who died
September 15th, 1862, aged 75 years."
The remaining stained glass window, that in the Tower, was placed there in 1876, and
is referred to in the brass plate on the side of the Tower arch, which runs as follows :
"To the Glory of God and memory of Samuel Wilberforce, fo 25 years Bishop of
Oxford, the Parishioners of Newport Pagnell have placed in the west window of this
Church figures of Patriarchs and Prophets, whose labours he emulated and whose rest
he shares."
The very handsome brass lectern bears on its base the following] inscription:—
"To the Glory of God. In Memory of Philip and Margaret Butler, of Tickford Abbey.
Presented by their Sons. Christmas 1898."
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MONUMENTS RECORDED BY RCHM 1912
In South Aisle
The Chapman monument
In the South Porch
A stone dated 1699 but very worn (Note: This may be Alice wife of John Chowne,
DM)
In the Tower
A monument to John Barton 1701 and his wife 1699. (Note: This was not recorded by
Willis, Staines or Lipscomb, DM)
In the Chancel
The slab to Sir Richard Atkins, set in the floor next to the north wall
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MONUMENTS RECORDED BY
THE VICTORIA COUNTY HISTORY
1927
A brass figure of a civilian of about 1440, now much worn, is nailed to the doorway
of the turret stairway at the south-east of the nave.
On the wall above this doorway is a tablet to Thomas Jenkins (d. 1705) and Mary his
wife.
In the south aisle are mural monuments to John Revis, apothecary (d. 1765), 'who did
in his life time erect seven alms houses in this churchyard for 4 men & 3 women for
ever and at his death gave a generous endowment to this his native Town,' and
Elizabeth and Ann his daughters ;
Thomas Taylor (d. 1719) ; Chapman Taylor (d. 1705) and Rebecca his sister (d.
1706).
Roger Chapman (d. 1702), Rebecca his wife (d. 1697) and Felicia Dumas, their
daughter (d. 1698), with a shield of arms, a lion standing, impaling a cheveron cut off
at the ends, a crescent for difference.
John Rogers (d. 1726), with a shield of arms, a cheveron between three harts.
Thomas Foster (d. 1775) and T. G. Foster, his son (d. 1792).
A floor slab to Sir Richard Atkins of Clapham, Surrey (d. 1696), has been placed
against the north wall of the chancel; it has a shield of arms and the Ulster badge.
In the tower are a floor slab to John Barton (d. 1701) and Mary Barton (d. 1699), and
an early 16th-century slab with matrices for brasses.
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MONUMENTS RECORDED BY
DENNIS MYNARD AND SHAUN HIGGINS
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IN THE NORTH AISLE
WALL MONUMENTS
1
MORLEY
White Marble tablet
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE MORLEY
VICAR OF THIS PARISH FOR 33 YEARS
BORN 1802 - DIED 1865
AND OF HIS WIFE
MARTHA REBECCA
AND THEIR TW0 INFANT SONS
GEORGE AND THOMAS LUCY
THEY ARE BURIED IN THIS CHURCHYARD
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2
COLLISON-MORLEY
White Marble tablet
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN LACY COLLISON-MORLEY. MD;
SECOND SON OF REV. G. MORLEY
FOR 33 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
BORN 5th MARCH 1841 -DIED 10th APRIL 1907
FORMERLY LIEUT. IN THE XX EAST DEVONSHIRE REGT
MEDICAL OFFICER TO ST PAUL'S SCHOOL W. KENSINGTON
IN QUIETNESS AND CONFIDENCE SHALL BE YOUR STRENGTH
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3
MORLEY
White Marble tablet
IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR LIONEL ST HELIER MORLEY. D.S.O.
SHERWOOD FORESTERS
2nd SON OF THE ABOVE
1876-1954
AND OF HIS WIFE
MILDRED CONSTANCE OGILBY
OF PELLIPAR DUNGIVEN
Co LONDONDERRY
1885-1945
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4
COLLISON-MORLEY
An inscribed brass plate
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. COLONEL
HAROLD DUKE COLLISON-MORLEY
THE BUFFS
COMMANDING THE 19th LONDON REGIMENT . T.F.
SON OF J.L. COLLISON-MORLEY. M.D.
BORN NOVEMBER 30th 1877
HE FELL LEADING HIS MEN AFTER BEING WOUNDED
IN THE ATTACK ON LOOS. SEPTEMBER 25th 1915
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5
LYDDON MORLEY
An inscribed brass plate
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT COLONEL
GEORGE LYDDON MORLEY
LATE 79TH CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
AND THE ARMY SERVICE CORPS
WHO DIED IN JERSEY
ON 15TH JANUAY 1902
AGED 62 YEARS
ALSO
OF HIS BELOVED WIFE
MABEL INGRAM
WHO DIED IN LONDON
ON 6TH JUNE 1910
AGED 64 YEARS
THIS TABLET ERECTED BY
THEIR SONS
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6
ODELL
White and black Marble tablet
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CORPORAL PERCY JOHN ODELL M.M.
1ST BUCKS TERRITORIALS
KILLED IN ACTION IN THE BATTLE
ON THE SOMME OCT. 7TH 1916
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SLABS IN FLOOR
7
PERROT
REDEVIVA PERROT
DIED OCT THE
15TH 1706
8
Not sure who, the stone under a radiator between columns
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IN THE SOUTH AISLE
WALL MONUMENTS
9
REVIS
White Marble tablet, formerly at the East end of the North aisle and moved to the
South Aisle.
Sacred to the Memory of
MRS. ELIZ. & ANN REVIS,
Daughters of MR. JOHN REVIS, Apothecary,
and SARAH, his wife,
ANN after a very long and painfull illness,
which she bore with a true Christian Patience
and Resignation to the Divine will,
exchanged this life for a better, on Wednesday, Jany. 8th
1755, in the 53rd year of her Age.
Eliz'th Died on Wednesday Feby. 26. 1755,
in the 60th Year of her age.
Eliz'th CLARKE Daughter of MR. JOHN CLARKE,
Apothecary, and SARAH his Wife, Died Friday
Octobr 26. 1750, Aged 13 years & 17 days,
And all three lye buried in a Vault in this Porch.
This Monument was Erected by Mr. John Revis,
of Charing Cross, in the Parish of St Martin's in the
Fields, Westminster, Linnen Draper,
to Testifie the great love and Affection he bore
his Sisters, and the Sincere regard he had for
the other.
Among whose remains lie those of the above
worthy JOHN REVIS, the last of his Father’s Family, who
after acquiring a good Fortune with Justice and Honour,
taking care of his mother’s most distant Relations:
did in his Life Time Erect Seven Almshouses in
Churchyard, for 4 Men and 3 Women, for ever, and att his
death give a generous Endowment to this his Native Town
in houses, Land and Money to the value of 3700, and
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who was suddenly translated into a better world
Sept 7th 1763 Aged 68 years
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10
ROGERS
White Marble tablet
HIC REQUIESCIT
FELICEM EXPECTANS RESURRECTIONEM
JOANNES ROGERS GENEROSUS
VIXIT ANNOS LXXV
DECESSIT DIE JAN. XXVI
ANNO DOM. MDCCXXVI
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11
CHAPMAN
White Marble tablet
Hereby Interred ye several bodys
of
ROGER CHAPMAN. Esqr
REBECCA his Wife
and
FELICIA their daughter
who dyed on the days
and in the yeares under Writen
REBECCA dyed ye 15th of Apr 1697
FELICIA Who was married
to Capt Ja DUMAS
dyed ye 31st of Dec 1698
ROGER dyed ye 15th Feb 1702
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12
CHAPMAN TAYLOR
White Marble tablet
Under this place Lieth ye Body of
Mr Chapman Taylor who Depa
rted this Life September the 30th
1705 in 17th year of his age
Also ye Body of his Sister Mrs
Rebekah Taylor who departed
this Life August ye 21st 1706
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13
TAYLOR
White Marble tablet
Under this place lieth ye body of
Thomas Taylor who Departed
This life August ye 12th 1719
Also ye Body of Thomas Taylor
the Son of Thomas Taylor and Ann
Taylor who Departed this life
In the 4th Year of his age
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14
LUCAS
White Marble Sarcophagus shaped tablet on black rectangular panel
GEORGE LUCAS,
DIED XIth OCT MDCCCLXI
AGED LXXVII
GEORGIANA HIS WIFE
DIED VIIth FEBry MDCCCLXXXII
AGED LXXVIII
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15
LUCAS
White Marble Sarcophagus shaped tablet on black rectangular panel
WILLIAM LUCAS
DIED 29th DEC 1827
AGED 69
LETITIA, HIS WIFE
DIED 31st AUG 1823
AGED 59
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16
LUCAS
White Marble Sarcophagus shaped tablet on black rectangular panel
HENRY LUCAS
DIED XXVI AUGUST 1847
AGED LVI
ELIZA ANNE, HIS WIFE
DIED XXIII SEPT 1851
AGED LI
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PRICE and PIKE
White Marble tablet
THOMAS PIKE
DIED JULY 10th 1831
AGED 60 YEARS
ANN PRICE
WIFE OF LUKE PRICE
DIED JANUARY 30TH 1837
AGED 30 YEARS
LUKE PRICE
DIED AUGUST 29th 1844
AGED 40 YEARS
GEORGE OSBORNE PRICE
JULY 29th 1905
FRANCES ELIZABETH PRICE 1848-1930
HENRY ANTHONY PRICE
(TONY)
CAPTIAN BEDS YEOMANRY R. A.
OCT 2nd 1915 -SEPT 12th 1944
JOHN ANTHONY PRICE
1880 1933
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NEEDHAM
White Marble tablet
IN THE VAULT BENEATH LIE THE REMAINS OF
SARAH NEEDHAM DAUGHTER OF CAROLINE AND THE
REVD. C KIPLING VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED APRIL 6th 1813 AGED 1 YEAR AND 2 MONTHS
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD CHARLES KIPLING
PERPETUAL CURATE OF STONEY STRATFORD AND FORMERLY VICAR OF THIS PLACE
WHO DIED 25th MAY 1844 IN THE 73RD YEAR OF HIS AGE
A FAITHFUL AND AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND AND A KIND AND INDULGENT PARENT
HIS MEMORY WILL BE EVER FONDLY CHERISHED BY HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM KIPLING COX
THE INFANT SON OF WILLIAM COX GENT. AND CAROLINE HOWE HIS WIFE
BORN 13TH APRIL 1834 AND DIED THE 28th OF AUG IN THE SAME YEAR
CHARLES HODDLE KIPLING SURGOEN OF THIS TOWN AND ELDEST
SON OF REVD CHARLES KIPLING, B.C.L., DIED DEC 29 1844
AGED 39 YEARS
HE LIVED BELOVED AND DIED LAMENTED
MARY WIFE OF CHARLES HODDLE KIPLING SHE DIED NOVr 28TH 1840
CLARISSA ANN KIPLING YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
THE REVD CHARLES KIPLING
BORN FEB 24th 1847 DIEDMARCH 28th 1855
CAROLINE MILES KIPLING RELICT OF THE ABOVE
NAMED REVD CHARLES KIPLING
DIED 21ST OCT 1853
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19
POWELL
Within a Wreath on a White Marble tablet
IN MEMORY
OF
HENRY MILLER POWELL
CAPT 57th REGT
KILLED BY LIGHTNING
AT NEWPORT PAGNELL
OCTOBER 26th 1870
AGED 28 YEARS
ERECTED
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
BY
HIS LATE COMRADES
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20
VAN HAGEN
Rectangular white Marble tablet within black marble border
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY VAN HAGEN, ESQ,
OF TICKFORD PARK IN THIS PARISH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
18, JUNE 1832 AGED 40
“AS FOR ME I WILL BEHOLD THY FACE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS:
I SHALL BE SATISFIED, WHEN I AWAKE, WITH THY LIKENESS”
Ps 17
45
SLAB IN THE FLOOR
21
FOSTER
TO
The Memory of
THOMAS FOSTER
Husband of
ELIZABETH FOSTER
Stone missing below here
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ON THE WEST WALL OF THE AISLE
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BARRINGER
White Marble tablet
THOMAS BARRINGER SON OF
THOMAS AND ANN BARRINGER
LATE OF RAVENSTONE
DIED FEBRUARY 2.1810
AGED 15
SARAH BARRINGER WIFE OF
SAMUEL BARRINGER
DIED JANUARY 4 1825
AGED 76
SAMUEL BARRINGER HUSBAND OF
SARAH BARRINGER
DIED DECEMBER 27 1833
AGED 76
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23
KNIBB
White Marble tablet
MARY KNIBB
DIED 2ND JAN: 1822
AGED 78
GEORGE VALENTINE KNIBB
DIED 5TH JAN: 1817
AGED 37
MARY ANN KNIBB
DIED 12TH JULY 1824
AGED 43
GEORGE KNIBB
DIED 23RD OCTOBER 1826
AGED 76
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ON COLUMNS AT THE WEST END OF THE SOUTH AISLE
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COLLISON
White Marble tablet
ROBERT COLLISON
DIED 8TH MARCH 1803
AGED 54
LUCY COLLISON
DIED AUGUST 24TH 1799
AGED 50
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FORSTER
White Marble tablet
THOMAS FORSTER
DIED 23. JAN. 1775,
THOMAS GODFREY FORSTER
SON OF THOMAS FORSTER
DIED 30. JAN. 1792,
AGED 43
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IN THE NAVE
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Nailed on the door to the tower stairs is the Brass figure of a Civilian dated by VCH
to about 1440
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27
JENKINS
On the wall above the door to the stairs to the roof of the South Aisle is a Wall
monument of white marble, a shroud like slab, with a skull and crossbones above
the inscription,
HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
THOMAS JENKINS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE THE 15TH 1705
AND MARY HIS WIFE
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IN THE FLOOR AT EAST END OF NAVE
After the clearance of the Churchyard in 1965 several stones were brought into the
Church and laid in the floor of the Nave. These are numbers 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37,
38, 39, and 40 below.
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CHRISTIE on a Black marble slab
Here Lyeth the Body of
SAMUEL CHRISTIE Esq
Who dyed the 21st of
JULY 1703
Here Also Lyeth the body
of ANNE HIS WIFE Who
dyed AUGUST the 28th
1713
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29
COLES
Erected to the Memory of
THREE CHILDREN ONE SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS
JOHN and ANN COLES
JOHN Died Sep 17 1814 aged 3 Months
SARAH Died Feb 29 1816 Aged 8 Months
MARY ANN Died March 1 1816 Aged 3 Years & 2 Months
The above were buried in the Churchyard, Grave no 182
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30
HARRIS
IN
Memory of
SUSANNA HARRIS
Wife of
JOHN HARRIS
who died Novr 20th 1830
AGED 74 YEARS
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31
HARRIS
IN
Memory of
JOHN HARRIS
Husband of
SUSANNA HARRIS
Who Died June 17th? 1812
AGED 66 YEARS
The above were buried in the Churchyard grave no 141
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32 & 33
SAUNDERS and HOLLINGWORTH
Two slabs removed from a table tomb, Grave 302 in the churchyard, brought into the
church and laid in the floor in the 1960s
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In this Vault lie the Remains of SARAH SAUNDERS
who was buried Feb. 6 1776
Also of JOHN HOLLINGWORTH GENT
who died Dec. 20 1807 Aged 78
Also of MARY Wife the above JOHN HOLLINGWORTH
who died April 18th 1808 Aged 77
Also two Children of the above
JOHN and MARY HOLLINGWORTH
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33
In Memory
OF THO SAUNDERS HOLLINGWORTH GENT.
Who died April 9th 1813 Aged 47
Also
ANN Relict Of the above and Widow of EDWARD COWLEY
Who Died January 19th 1863 Aged 81
THEN SHALL THE DUST RETURN TO THE EARTH AS IT WAS
AND THE SPIRIT SHALL RETURN UNTO GOD WHO GAVE IT
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34a, 34b and 34c JACKSON
Words in brackets are an inserted and not visible on the stones
34c The upper part of the stone
TO THE MEMORY OF
CHARLOTTE JACKSON
(Wife of)
34b
THOMAS JACKSON
Daughter of
GEORGE & SUSANNA
MILLS
Who died March 29th 1853
Aged 26 Years
34c
Probably but not certainly part of the above.
(Also)
MA(RY)
AB
WIFE OF
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JOHNSON
The stone to John Johnson was recorded by Staines but only part has survived.
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MR. JOHN JOHNSON,
HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 28TH OF AUGUST, 1711,
IN THE 48TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.
READ ON THE OTHER HAND, AND THOU SHALT SEE,
THE DISMAL TOKENS OF MORTALITY:
HERE LIES THE MOTHER, WITH HER CHILDREN DEAR;
AND HERE THE FATHER, COMING IN THE REAR;
ALL SLEEPING NOW TOGETHER IN THE DUST
UNTILL THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST.
-------HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MARY JOHNSON,
WIFE OF JOHN JOHNSON
AND THEIR 12 CHILDREN,
SHE DIED OCTOBER 10TH, 1708,
IN THE 35 YEAR OF HER AGE.
WHAT ROOT AND BRANCHES TOO ! O CRUEL DEATH,
SO EARLY IN OUR DAY TO STOP OUR BREATH !
TIS TRUE WE ALL LYE CONQUERED HERE BY THEE,
YET THOU, O DEATH, SOON CONQUERED MUST BE;
WHEN THOU THY SLEEPING PRISONERS MUST LET GO,
FREE FROM THE FEARES OF ANY AFTER BLOW.
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36
LEVERRET
SACRED
To the
MEMORY OF
JAMES LEVERET
Husband of
SARAH LEVERET
who died Jan 19th 1814
Also GEORGE son of the above
who died Jan 19, 1792
AGED 9 MONTHS
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37
MAYNE
IN
MEMORY OF
MARTHA WIFE OF
WILLIAM MAYNE
WHO DIED 21ST JANUARY 1837
AGED 71
ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED
WILLIAM MAYNE
WHO DIED 19TH JULY 1813 (0R 15)
AGED 84
The above were buried in the Churchyard Grave no 125
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38
MILLS
Very worn stone.
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE MILLS
HUSBAND OF SUSANNA
SON ----- MILLS
AGED
The above were buried in the Churchyard grave no 206
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39
MILLS
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ABRAHAM MILLS
Who Died DEC. 13TH 18-8
Aged 83 Years
The above were buried in the Churchyard grave no 205
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40
PAINE
Very worn stone
JOHN PAINE
SON OF THOMAS ISLETON PAINE
SARAH
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JANUARY XIX MDCC- - - III
The above was buried in the Churchyard grave no 168
65
41
PRICE
Very worn stone
HANNAH PRICE
42
No Stone
66
43
67
44
Sacred
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARY WIFE OF
JAMES HITCHIN
daughter of
----- ELIZABETH
ROSE
Who Died April 16th 1855
Aged 20 Years
68
45
Has Indented border
Died Jan - - 18
Aged 34
YEARS
ALSO JOSEPH SON OF THE ABOVE WHO
DIED IN HIS INFANCY
69
46
LINNELL
Daughter of
Henry & Sarah Linnell
of Paulers Pury
Co. of Northampton
who departed this life
17 Sep. 1832
In the - - - year of her age
70
47
Not enough of stone remains to be read
48
Inscribed letters to small and worn to read
71
49
Part of initials and date only remain.
-W
1782
50
SIR RICHARD ATKINS
This stone slab was formerly set in the floor, above a vault, by the North Wall, but
was removed between 1912 and 1927 and placed in the North wall to block the
former doorway to the Vestry.
It is interesting that Willis rewrote and expanded the memorial inscription into a more
extensive obituary, and that when Cole transcribed Willis' work he read the date of Sir
Richard’s death as the 28th instead of 26th. Staines merely copied Willis' version.
The arms of Annesley are engraved above the inscription.
Here lyeth the Body of Sir Richard Atkins,
late of Clapham in the County of Surry, Baron,
whose valuable Accomplishments of Mind & Body
recommended him to the Love & Esteem of all
who knew him & qualified him for the Service
of King and Country with double Capacity as he was
Member of Parliament for the County of Bucks,
and at the same time a Colonel of a Regiment of Foot
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in Both which Employment He acquitted
Himself with Honour and Integrity and
has left behind him the Character
of an Honest and Brave English Man
To preserve the Memory of
which good Qualities
The Marble hath been
laid over Him.
He Died November
The 26.th 1696, in the 42nd
year of His Age
POSTSCRIPT
In recording these monuments we realised that many that had been recorded earlier
had not survived or were covered over as Bull noted by changes to the seating in the
church. This was obviously also a problem that earlier recorders had encountered.
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