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On another, under the left-hand window,

In Memory Of Henrietta Maria Wife Of
Sir John Gresham Bart. And Daughter Of
Sir Kenrick Clayton Of Marden Park, Bart.
She died Jany xxvi. MDCCCIV. Aged lxvi. yrs.

And Is Buried In This Chancel.
On another, under the right-hand window,-

In Memy of Katherine Maria Leveson Gower
Only Daughter And Heiress Of Sir John Gresham
Bart. And Wife of William Leveson Gower, Esq.
She Died Oct. vii. MDCCCVIII. Aged xxxviii. years
And Is Buried In This Chancel.

On the north wall of the mortuary chapel, over the entrance door, is a mural tablet of alabaster. Above are the Arms of Gower and Leveson quarterly; over all, an escutcheon of pretence for Gresham. Above, a Wolf for Gower, and a Grasshopper for Gresham. Below, Frangas non flectes, for Gower; Fiat Voluntas Tua, for Gresham.

In Memory Of Katherine
Maria Wife Of William Leveson
Gower Esq. And Daughter And
Heiress of Sir John Gresham,
Bart. Of Titsey Place. She
Was Born Feb. 11, 1770, And
Died Oct. 7, 1808, Aged 38 Years.
Her Remains Are Interred
In a Vault In The Chancel
Of This Church.....

CROYDON, SURREY. On a black gravestone on the south wall, under Archbishop Whitgift's tomb, is this Inscription in capitals (Aubrey, 'Hist. of Surrey,' vol. ii. p. 22), now gone :

M. S.

To the memorie of that worthie

Lady Elizabeth Gresham,

late wife of Sr William Gresham Knight who after

she had lived 72 yeares unspotted in her Conversation

Charitable to the poore
Sincere in her Religion re-
signed up her Soule into the
hands of her Creator upon

9 day of December 1632
& lyeth here interred in
hope of a glorious

For a memoriall of which
singular vertue her deare &

only daughter H. G. hath
consecrated this marble as a

duty she could



On a black marble slab in the north chancel, with the Arms of Gresham impaling Maynard :

Here lieth Dame Martha
Gresham Relict of Sir Edward
Gresham B+, daughter of Sir
John Mainard Kt, Serjt at
Law & one of the Lords Commiscioners
of ye great Seal of England.
She died Jan. 14th, 17;}.

On a gravestone on the floor of the Nave, on a brass plate :-

Here lyeth buried Edmond Gresham Es-
quyre the sonne of Sir John Gresham,
knight, who deceased the last of

August, 1586.


On the south wall of south chancel aisle on a mural tablet of alabaster, in gilt letters, on black marble. Below are the Arms of Michell impaling Gresham :

Here under lyeth ye bodies of John Michell
of Stamerham gent ye sonn of Avery Michell
gent. & Mary his wife, daughter of William
Gresham of Titsey in ye County of Surrey, Esq.
which said John died ye six & twentieth day of November
in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six
hundred & tenn, and ye said Mary his wife died
the ninth day of March then next following
unto whose remembrance Edward Michell now
of Stanmerham, gent. cousen to the said John
hath caused this to be erected in the yeare of
our Lord God one thousand six hundred & twelve.

SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE. On a marble mural tablet on the south wall of the chancel, over which were formerly the Arms of Oldfield impaling Gresham :

Near this place lyeth the body of
Dame Elizabeth Oldfield ye relict of Sir Anthony Oldfield
of this Town, Bart. and daughter of Sir Edward Gresham of
Lympsfield in the County of Surrey, Kt. She departed this
life the 22 day of Jan 168 in the 58th year of her age, leaving
2 sons and 2 daughters viz. Sir John, Anthony, Elizabeth and
Mary, which said daughters erected this monument that
so dear a mother and so good a Ladye may not be forgotten
when they shall be dead that would tell her virtues. She was
truly religious, just, chaste, generous, and charitable. Reader, con-
sider, goe thou and dve likewise.

St. LAWRENCE, WALTHAM, BERKSHIRE. At the east end of the north aisle, against the wall, is a stately monument, on which is placed the statue of Sir Henry Nevill, Kt, with those of his two wives behind it, kneeling with their faces to the east. Below is this inscription :

Here Lyeth Buried Sir H. Nevil, Knight, Descended Of The
Nevils Barons Of Abergavenny Who Were A Branch Of The

House of Westmerland. He Was (Besyde Martial Services)
Of The Privy Chamber to K. Henry The VIII. And Edward The VI.
He Dyed xiii. January MDXCIII. Issue He Had Only By Dame Elizabeth

Sole Heyer to Sir John Gresham Knight by Dame Frances Sole

Heyer To Sir Henry Thwayts Knight, Which Dame Elizabeth
Dyed vi. November A. MDLXXIII. Dame Frances
And Are Both Here Also Buried With Elizabeth Nevil

The Eldest Daughter.

In the Chapel of the Thynne family at Longbridge Deverill, Co. Wilts, is a marble monument to Sir John Thynne, Kt; it records that,

“Duas habuit conjuges, primam Christianam Richardi Gresham
Militis, alteram Dorotheam Wilhelmi Wroughton Equitis
Aurati filiam ; e quibus numerosâ utriusque sexus
beatus prole placide in Domino obdormivit mense
Aprilis MDLxxx.”

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