The Parish of St. Clements. Monuments.115

The Parish of St. Clements. Monuments.

On the same Wall downward, another fair Monument, with this Inscription.

This Monument was made at the only Charges of Katharine Metcalf of Bedale, in the County of York, Widow, Mother to the hereunder named Thomas and Nicholas, and Executrix to the said Nicholas, the 28 of May, Anno Dom. 1583.

Memento mori.

Here against this Place lieth buried the Body of Thomas Metcalf, late of Bellerby, in the County of York, Gent. who died the 18 Day of May, 1575.

And also the Body of Nicholas Metcalf, Esquire, late one of the Six Clerks of the Chancery, and Brother to the said Thomas, who died the 8 Day of September, Anno Dom. 1581.

To whom God grant a joyful Resurrection.

Amen.

A fair Table in Glass, hanging close by the Pulpit, with this Inscription.

S.

Memoriæ Virg.

Helenæ Moseley ex equestri Moseleyorum Familia oriundæ. Cujus Annos nubiles summa virtus ac Modestia merito coronarunt, correptæ præmaturâ morte, heu! dies 17 Feb. anno Christi, 1607. Supremus diluxit.

Amoris ergo mœst. P. Q. A.

A fair Monument on the North side, with this Inscription.

Jussus Johannes Painus
concedere fato,
Paruit, & moriens
constitit ipse sibi:
Nam cum animas cœlo
deberi, corpora Terræ
Sciret, utrique suum
reddidit ipse lubens.
Hinc animam ipsius
sedes Æterna beavit,
Fœlici jussam
conditione frui.
Corporis hæc Domus est,
Terreni Terrea moles;
Illa Dei, hæc Fidi
cura Nepotis erat.

Anno Dom. 1573. Aprilis 25.

A very fair Monument in the same Wall, near unto the other, with this Inscription.

Secundum Christi Redemptoris Adventum, hoc in tumulo, expectat Rogerus Houghton, antiqua Houghtonorum Familia in Agro Lancastriensi, oriundus. Qui quum illustrissimi viri Domini Roberti Cecil Salisburiæ Comitis & Angliæ magni Thesaurii, per annos 42. Summa cum Fide & Industria, Familiæ præfuissit, in Patriam cœlestem evocatus, placidè pieque emigravit, Ann. Dom. 1617. Ætatis 64.

Charissimo viro Anna Conjux, filia Johannis Little, mœstissima, hoc Monumentum in memoriam ejus & Filiolæ, ac Mortuæ, posuit.

Upon a fair Marble Stone in the middle Ile, is this Inscription,

Quam facit incertos
humani tempris annos,
Addidit exemplo
mors inimica novo.
En! Gulielmus erat teneris
cui nomen ab annis
Hac Saintalbonus
membra sepultus humo.
Cujus non minimum
mores meruere favorem,
Regia in hoc plenus
curia testis erit.
Virtutis causa, Comes
Arundellius illum
Qui summo studio
persequeretur erat.
Mitto quod assiduus
fuerat virtutis amator,
Quodque erat ex ortu
stirps generosa suo:
Membra sepulchrali conduntur
frigida lecto,
Spiritus æthereis astra
petivit equis.

William Saintalbone sleeps in rest,
Within this Marble Stone.
Whose Corps in Clay, and Soul well blest,
Deserves dispraise of None.
He had such Feats, so full of fruits,
So prompt with Word and Pen,
So skilful in his courtly Suits,
So dear a Friend to Men.
So ripe to rule the Works of Fame,
So tempering hot and cold,
His Deeds deserve that his good Name
Were siphered here in Gold.

Upon a Stone in the middle Ile, is this Inscription.

Memoriæ sacrum, & Deo opt. max. Sacrum

Secundum Christi Redemptoris adventum hoc in tumulo expectat Rogerus Houghton, antiqua Houghtonorum Familia in agro Lancastrensi oriundus. Qui quum Illustrissimi viri Domini Roberti Cecilii Sarisburiæ comitis, & Angliæ magni Thesaurarii, per annos 42 summa cum Fide & Industria Familia præfuisset, in Patriam cœlestem evocatus, placide pieque emigravit. Anno Dom. 1617.

Charissimo viro Conjux mœstissima Monumentum hoc amoris & observantiæ causa posuit.

On another Stone near the former, is this Inscription.

Here lieth buried the Body of Elizabeth, late Wife of George Dalton, Esq; who died the second Day of January, 1605. and hath left Issue of her Body to her Husband, Maximilian and Thomas.

Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no Evil, for thou are with me, thy Rod and they Staff they comfort me.

Jesus Christ is my Light and my Salvation, whom then shall I fear? God is the Strength of my Life, of whom then shall I be afraid?

A fair Stone in the middle Ile, near the Chancel, having this Inscription.

Bartinus Heselrigg, Armiger, Capitaneus Militiæ Leicestrensis, hic sepultus est. Qui obiit 4 Maii, Ann. Dom. 1630. Ætatis suæ 24.

Another in the same Ile, with this Inscription.

Hic jacet Edmundus Arnold,
postremus Aprilis
Ulcere quem rapuit
tristis atroxque dies,
Istius Ecclesiæ Rector
Meritissimus olim,
Et summus medica

Doctor