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Suburbs. Monuments in Bunhil Fields.

taturus unguento preciosius, Ipsoque cui inscribitur marmore perennius. Anno æræ Christianæ 1679. ætat. 80. die Februar.
Sanctos cum Goodwino cineres charissimus illi commiscuit Thankful Owen, S.T.B. elapsa vix horula post absolutum Proloquium ad magnum illud Goodwini in Ep. ad Ephes. opus, cujus Editionem accuraverat, eadem, qua vixerat, æquanimitate, absque ullo, præterquam cordis ad Christum anhelantis, suspirio, animam expirævit, Die April Anno salutis 1681. ætat. .
Hic jacet Maria Thomæ Goodwin, S.T.P. in tertiis Nuptiis Uxor, ex antiqua Hamandorum Familia in Salopia oriunda, omnibus fÅ“minæ veræ officiis defuncta, optima filia, conjux, mater. Ob. Maii 1. Anno Dom. 1693. ætat. suæ 60.

A Head Stone.

Thomas Dawson, Minister of the Gospel. Octob. 9. 1694. Aged 65.

H.S.E.

Dulcibella Butler, nuper Uxor Edwardi Butler, Gen. Quæ obiit 16 die Januarii, Anno Dom. 1702. Et ætat. suæ 48.

A flat Stone.

Mr. Roger Morris, Master of Arts, and Chaplain to the late Honourable Denzil Lord Hollis. Who departed this Life, Jan. 17. 1701. ætat. suæ 73.

[This Gentleman was a very diligent Collector of Ecclesiastical Mss. relating to the later History of the English Church, whereof he left vast heaps behind him. And who favoured me with his Correspondence.]

John Harwood of London, Merchant, born in Little Wallingfield in Suffolk, Febr. 1. 1622. died May 21. 1685. And his Wife Elizabeth, Febr. 27. 1686/7.

John Bethby, Citizen and Leatherseller, May 2. 1694. Aged 68.

William Kiffen, eldest Son of William Kiffen of London Merchant [and an Anabaptist Preacher] died in the Lord August the 31. 1669. The 21 Year of his Age.

Also Priscilla Liddel, Wife of Robert Liddel, and Daughter of William Kiffen, Who fell asleep in the Lord, March 15. 1679. Aged 24.

And Hanna, late Wife of William Kiffen, and Mother to the abovenamed William and Priscilla, Who fell asleep in the Lord the 6. of October in the 67 Year of her Age.

And Henry Kiffen, Son of the above said William Kiffen, Dec. 8. 1698. Aged 44.

Also Henrietta late Wife of John Catcher, Aug. 15. 1698. Aged 22.

And William Kiffen the Elder, of London, Merchant, Husband to the abovesaid Hanna, and Father to the abovesaid William, Henry and Priscilla, Dec. 29. 1701. in the 86 Year of his Age.

M.S.
Hoc Conditorium imprimis incoluit Mercia Johannis Smith, M.D. Uxor, Johannis Jackson Mercatoris Filia. Quæ obiit 4. November 1670. ætat. suæ34. Cui duodecies peperisset Liberos. Novem superstites reliquit, Qui omnes defunctam matrem ad hanc sedem usque prosequebantur, Novem. ix. Atque hic intus in spem beatæ Resurrectionis repositam reliquerunt.

Quot Menses abeunt utero dum prodeat infans     
Legatum, * natos tot dedit illa viro.
Hæc famulis, natis, sponsoque, Parente secunda     
Nulli, nunc tantus non reperitur amor.
Queis vivens placuit, dubios jam mortua fecit,     
Mater erat, domina, an filia, sponsa prior
Officium Virtute suis prænobile amicis,     
Sed pietate magis præstitit illa Deo.

*Quære.

Pater, maritus, filius primogenitus hunc Xeroliphum mærentes posuerunt, expectantes (cum reliqua familia) illico hic colligi, & in æternum unà habitate.

Charles Fleetwood, Esq; and Dame Mary Hartopp, his Wife. He departed October 4. 1692. Aged 74. She, Dec. 17. 1684.

Z.R. late Minister of the Gospel, who died Prisoner in Newgate, March 20. 168.

William Dashwood, Esq; 1679. Aged 63. And also William Dashwood his Grandchild, aged nine Months.

L. Colonel William Blenner Hayset: Who was a Lover of Arms and of Christian and English Liberty, Jan. 6. 1699.

Thomas Holmes, Citizen and Haberdasher of London; and Son of Thomas Holmes of the County of Leicester, who yielded to Nature the Day of December 1694. in the 34 Year of his Age.


Dear Holmes hath found a Home amongst the Blest,
His wearied Body for to rest.
For no where can his Flesh true Slumber have,
But in this truest Home, or homely Grave,
His Soul in heavenly Tune doth sing;
Hell, where's thy Triumph? Death, where is thy Sting?

Abel Collier, Minister of the Gospel, and Pastor of the Congregation at Halsted in Essex, May 29. 1695. in the 66 Year of his Age.


He was for Selfdenial eminent,
To seek his Masters Glory fully bent.
In Gospel Truths of deep Insight:
Win Souls to Christ was his delight.
Poor in Spirit, rich in Faith:
Christ was his Wish, and him he hath.

Here lies interred the Body of Elizabeth, Wife of Edmond Portmans of London, Gent. who died in the 70th Year of her Age, Dec. 22. 1693. and in the 45th Year of her Marriage. By whom he had two Sons and five Daughters. In Memory of whom this Monument was by him erected, and in whom was that Question of Solomons answered, Proverbs 31. and 10. [Who can find a vertuous Woman, &c.]

And also Elizabeth, Eldest Daughter of the said Edmond and Elizabeth, Nov. 12. 1669. in the 19 Year of her Age.

Also, the Body of Nehemiah Cox, Doctor in Physick: Who married Margaret, second Daughter of the said Edmond and Elizabeth, May 5. 1689.

Also Edmond, the only Son f the said Nehemiah and Margaret Cox, 1688.

Omnia sunt hominum tenui pendentia filo:
Et subito casu quæ valuere ruunt.

Hereabouts stands a very fair Monument with no Inscription at all.

In Commemoration of Robert Theyer, Citizen and Merchant Tayler of London, Jan. 8. 1697. Aged 53. Also Hanna Theyer, Daughter of the said Robert and Sarah, his Wife, March 1. 1696. Aged 11 Years.

Johannes Owen, S.T.P. Agro Oxoniensi oriundus patre insigni Theologo, Theologus ipse insignior, & sæculi hujus insignissimis annumerandus, communibus humaniorum Literarum suppetiis, mensura parum communi instructus, omnibus quasi benè ordinata ancillarum serie suæ jussis famulari Theologiæ, Theologiæ Polemicæ, Practicæ, [et] (quam vocant) Casuum. (Harum enim omnium, quæ magis sua habenda erant, ambigitur.) In illâ viribus plusquam Herculeis, Serpen-

tibus