[Christ's Church.] Faringdon Ward within. [Monuments.]136

[Christ's Church.] Faringdon Ward within. [Monuments.]

Gamiliel Pye, under this Stone     
doth lye in peace and rest,
Whose Service to his Prince and Realm,     
well knowne not to be least:
At Bullen, Muttrel, and each Place else,     
where then the King had Warres,
Not any one that serv'd in Campe,     
lesse feared Wounds and Scarres.
In Age he liv'd in Peace and Love,     
abhorring Worlds Inconstancy,
And chosen was eleven times,     
the Warden of his Company.
The Poore, Sicke, Lame, abroad, at     
home, his Bounty ever felt,
But chiefly his owne Parishioners,     
where Threescore yeers he dwelt.
He held disdaine to brawle, or seeke     
what others had to doe;
And with his Wife he liv'd     
full Forty yeeres and two.
He liv'd devout, and dy'd devout,     
the chiefest way to Heaven,
The complete Date of this his Life,     
was Fourescore yeers and seven.

A fair plated stone in the Quire.

Mole sub hac, si fortè roges     
quis (Candide Lector)
Vel qualis recubat?     
Gamaliel Pius est.
Vita pium, nomenque pium,     
mors sancta piumque
Exhibet, & vita est,     
nomine, morte PIUS.
S. Memoriæ.

Gualtero Haddono, Equestri loco nato Jurisconsulto, Oratori, Poetæ celeberrimo, Græcæ, Latinæque eloquentiæ sui temporis facile principi, sapienta & sanctitate vitæ, in ad evecto, ut Reginæ Elizabethæ à supplicum libellis Magister esset: Destinareturque majoribus nisi fato immaturius cessisset: Interim in omni gradu viro longè eminentissimo, Conjugi suo optimo meritissimoque Anna Suttona, uxor ejus 2. flens, mœrens desiderii sui signum posuit. Obiit Anno Salut. hum. 1572. Ætatis 56.

A fair Monument in the Wall, at the upper end of the Chancel.

Within this Grave enclosed here,     
Anne Beaumont now doth rest,
A loving and a faithful Wife,     
with many Children blest.
She served God with zeale of Truth,     
and learn'd to flee from Sinne;
And as she learn'd his holy Will,     
so liv'd and dy'd therein.
A Friend to such as Vertue sought,     
a Foe unto no wight;
A Helpe to those that feared God;     
with all her power and might.
The Poore shall oft bewaile her want,     
by whom they found Reliefe;
Whose Minde with earnest Care was bent,     
to ease them of their Griefe.     
Thus happy She, that now is gone
form hence, Reward to finde;     
Unhappy yet for such her Friends,
as she hath left behinde:     
But thrice unhappy for his Losse,
that doth her Praise rehearse;     
A woful Praise unto her Sonne,
who wrote this doleful Verse.

A fair plated stone by the Communion Table.

Anne, Wife unto Nicolas Beaumont, of Coleoverton in Leicestershire, Esq; and Daughter unto William Saunders, of Welforde in Northamptonshire, Esquire; and half Sister unto Walter Haddon, Master of the Requests. Departed this Life the 7. day of September, Anno Dom: 1581. leaving behinde her sixe Children.

This Monument stands in Christ's Church, and was made 1627.

Neere unto this Place lyeth buried the Body of Nicolas Beaumont, of Coleoverton in the County of Leicester, Esquire; and Anne his Wife, the Daughter of William Saunders, of Welford, in the County of Northampton, Esq; By whom he had issue foure Sonnes and two Daughters; viz. Henry, Francis, Thomas, and Hunting; Dorothy and Katharine. The said Nicolas died the 4th of November, 1598. His Wife died the 10th of February, 1591. In Remembrance of whom, this Monument was erected at the Care and Cost of Elizabeth Lady Ashburnham, Widow, the late Wife of Sir John Ahsburnham, Knight; Daughter to Sir Thomas Beaumont, of Staughton, in the County aforesaid, their third Sonne; at the Appointment of her Uncle, Master Francis Beaumont, Esquire, their second Sonne, to whom the Erector hereof was Executrix.]

R.

Hic jacent corpora Wil. Drewe, Armig. filii Johannis Drewe, de Ken, in Comitat. Devon. Armigeri, & Elizabethæ uxoris ejus, filiæ & hæredis Wil. Cecil; ac consanguineæ & hæredis Tho. Cecil, Armig. Quæ quidem Elizab. obiit 10. die Novemb. Anno Dom. 1586. Et prædict. Wil Drewe obiit, &c.

Another plated stone on the other side of the Table.

We dye to live, that liv'd to dye,
Through Jesus Christ, and so did I:
Which Christ, as I have loved best,
Among his Saints I trust to rest.

Under this Stone lyeth buried the Body of Robert Smith, Gentleman; who had to his first Wife Elizabeth Reycroft. By whom hee had Issue three Daughters; viz. Margaret, Julian, and Joane. And he had to his second Wife, Margaret Larkin, by whom hee had no Issue. The which Robert dyed the 8th day of December, Anno Domini 1581. Whose Soule resteth with God.

A fair plated stone in the South side of the Quire.

Here lyeth buriee Margaret, ths Wife of Lawrence Hussie, Doctor of Law, and Daughter of Sir John White, Knight; for her vertuous Life, worthy of memory. Who dyed the 3d day of August, 1569.

A fair plated stone in the South Ile.

D. Opt. Max. Laus.
Gulielmo Herberto, naturali fil. Georgii Herberti, de Swansey, Militis; Joannes ejusdem Georgii ex filio Nepos, ac Sereniss. Elizabethæ Angliæ Reginæ à supp. libellis H.S. mœsto unimo P.Q. Januar. 1590.

A plated stone at entring into the Quire.

Here lyeth the body of John Tredwy, of Easton, in the County of Northampton, Gentleman; who dyed the 10. day of May, Anno Domini 1610.

A Grave stone in the North Chappel of the Quire.

Rodolpho Waddingtono, hujus Scholæ per annos 48. Moderatori digniss. Qui postquam una cum uxore sine prole, annos 47. suavissimiè degisset, An. ætatis 84. An. Dom. 1614. Aug. 24. in Domino placidè obdormivit.

A small Monument erected in the School Wall, in the Cloyster, where (according to his desire) he lyeth buried.

Joanna uxor ejus mœstiss. posuit.
Hic Waddingtonus tenui
requiescit in urna,

Nestor