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r ree-Burgeffes ; having L werty granted, to them ana their
Heirs for ever, to difpofe of their Ejlates by their Lajl
Wills and Tcflaments ; to have the Return of Writs, with
an Exemption from the Execution of any by the King s Of-
ficers, except in Vacancy of the Warden, or chief Magis-
trate : That no where elfe they should plead, or be im-
pleaded, for Trefpaffes, Tranfgrefjions, Contracts, or Te-
nures, ailed or made within their Bounds : That they, or
their Sncccffors, by Writs of Chancery, might eh nfe a Co-
roner of their own, to be prefented to, (and take the Oath
of his Office before) the Warden : That a Prifon should
be built for various Offenders, particularly* Thieves, who * The War-
were to be judged by the Head Ruler : That the Inhabi- den had the
tants should be free over England from payingto Bridges, { !' w ' v '' ,.""
or to the King's Tor refers for Wood ufed in building to put them to
Ships, or towards feeding Swine ; or Murage, a Toll for Death,
repairing the Walls of a City or Town, paid by the Owners
of every llorfe and Cart that enter d therein : nay, freed
from the Payment of their own Merchandizes : That two
Markets should be kept Weekly ; Monday appointed for
the one, and Friday the other : Likewife ouef /-'air, an- f To begin
nually, to begin at* St. Austin's Day, and hold 29 Days J' 00 ' ' a f tn '
after, except in that 'Time, which might prejudice a j May 29.
neighbouring Market. These were the substantial
Heads of the Charter, figned by WILLIAM, Bishop of
Coventry and Litchfield ; HENRY de LaCV, Earl of
WALTER de BEAUCHAMP, Steward of the King's

Peter Mallore ; Walter de Glocester ; and
Others. Dated at Wefttninfler, in the Year 1299 Reg. i\

What could be the Confequence of such Munifi-
cence from the King, but a willing Obedience from
thofe Subjects, who, by yielding to his Defire, pro-

12 Chap. i. The History and Antiquities of

moted their own Intercft ? Numbers came from all
Parts: The Shepherds and Folds were fcarcely re-
moved, hut loon began t<> appear well-contrived
Habitations, fill'd (in about three or four Years
Time) with Artificers and Merchants, who accuf-
tomed themfelves to Trade and Navigation. The
Rivers afforded them Plenty of their Finny Race ;
which, being taken, dry'd and harden'd, were call'd
kief Stock-Fish, and became their principal Commo-
/m,/,-. dity. Tn thofe Days, it was much more ufeful, and

People lefs accuftom'd to Flesh, than at Prefent.
By this, and their Exemption from Taxes, they ii"t
only obtain'd immenfe Treafure ; but had, in Ex-
change, the luxurious Dainties of the Eafl, and what
was neceffary from other foreign Parts of the World,
brought into their fafe Harbour, by lofty Ships of
the greateft Burden. Thus the Inhabitants increas-
ing in Riches, and (in Confequencc thereof) the
Tie Town Place well fortify'd, where it rcquir'd, with Walls,
Towers, and Bulwarks ; it foon eclips'd the Glory
of the other Towns near it ; fuch as Barton, Beverley^
Grimsby, Headon, PatHngton, and Rapenprod : which
by Degrees, funk to that Condition, very little-
different from what we may now behold them.

TJufirfi WHO was the firft Warden, or Bailiff, or what
Warden, or Number in Succeffion were of them, is not eafily,

baylift, un- . . . , ' - J

knowntptu, 'f at all, to be found ; but in the Year 1301, KI-
at prefent. ' CHARD OYSEL, or SYSSEL, was in the Office of the
former ; and Rotjert de Barton, fupply'd that of
the latter. About this Time, RICHARD de MARE-
" Valet WELL, one of the King's Gentlemen of the Bed Cham-
ber, who had conftantly attended his Royal Matter,
- An />;,'- f" gloriously fignaliz'd himfelfby his Valour againft
poftticn for the Scots, and thro' it fo much won the King's Affec-
tke Mainttn- t j fch t Reward, the Monarch granted him

•nice 0/ ,! Sea ' . „ r . r T ,

Peer. the Cultoms of* Peerage for the weighing of Lead,

, .. ,, and t Tronage for that of Wool, which were about 61.

+ LuJIom or , ° , , <- • 1 r -r\

T«u per Annum, no doubt, a great bum in thole Days.


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Holy Trinity Church in Kingflon-upon-Hull. 13

Tho' the Town was happily brought to fome Per-
fection, yet were there no confiderable Inclofures to
beautify the Country about it, or Highways for
the Conveniency of Paffengers. But thefe were re-
medy'd by the Warden, Bailiff, and Burgesses ; Reg. \\
who, in 1302, petition'd the King to appoint a Ju-
ry, that should fettle Roads from hence to the
Neighbouring Towns. A Writ for this Purpofe
was foon granted to the chief Inhabitants, viz. Sir
Ralph de Hengham ; William de Carleton ;
and GALFRID de HOTHAM : Who, setting about Ztu'lt
this neceffary Bufmefs, ordained Highways to be Town.
made to Anlaby, Beverley, Cottingham, and Holder nefs,
very probably thofe that remain to this Time.

We cannot conclude this Chapter, without taking
Xotice of the King's Death, after a triumphant
Reign of above thirty four Years. It happen'd at
Burgli-on-tlic- Sands, a fmall Town in Scotland, where
he was taken ill with a Dyfentery, or Bloody Flux ; The King's
and expir'd in the Arms of his Servants, on Friday Death.
the 7th of July, 1307 ; whofe Body, being brought
into England, was interr'd in the Abbey of Wejlmin-
Jler, near the Shrine of King Edward the Confcffor.


Of the Building of the High-Church, dedicated to the EDW. II.
HOLY TRINITY : With the Monuments, and In- King,
fcriptions, at prefent therein, and in the Church-
Yard : Likewife thofe of St. Mary's, called the


NO doubt, but Divine Service was perform'd,
alniolt from the Beginning of the Town's

Foundation ; tho' perhaps in little Chapels «>f
Wood, or Chambers set a-part for that Purpofe. But

a^ People began to flourish, their Thoughts were A. D.

infpir'd to raife a Building, in which it was mure fit- '3'2.

ting Reg..:.

14 Chap. u. The History and Antiquities of

ting to ferve the Divine Architect of the World.
The late King, their Benefactor, (who, as recorded,
founded a famous Monaftry for White-Fryers, in a
Place call' d from thence White-Fryergate) was some
Wars ago laid in his Tomb, having the Character of
the molt excellent of Princes : For he was tall, pro-
portionable, and beautiful ; of great Courage and
Intrepidity ; adorn'd with the moft penetrating
Judgment, and comprehenfive Underftanding : Who,
had he but liv'd 'till the Foundation of this Structure
was laid, would without doubt have been a great
El AY. II. Contributor to the Defign. However, his Son,
Another was not in this Rcfpect wanting in his Royal
llo - v '\{ Bm t Beneficence ; whofe Example was follow'd not only
was then at by the rich Merchants and Tradefmen of the
York. Town, but alfo by the 'Gentlemen and Inhabitants
round about it. 'Tis pity but every one of them
should be immortaliz'd, by a grateful Remem-
brance. Their Names are buried in Oblivion, ex-
Scale-Lane C ept Mr. John Scales ; who, dying in the Year
m Hull, m w h en th e Building of the Church was begun, be-

calltd from p r t . __ » ' ,

thtfe antient queath d 20/. to be paid out of his Eltate towards

Itihabitanfs. its Erection, and requir'd to be bury'd in the

Church-Yard ; and one Mr. William Scales alfo,

about the fame Time, bequeath'd his Body to be

interr'd within the Church itself.

A. D. Some Years after, the Streets were well paved,

13 17. (with the Stones, as some write, that were brought

Reg. !',' in the Ships as Ballaft) both for Beauty and Convc-

niency ; when the King, hearing of the Town's

a nr.,< Char- wonderful Improvements, granted a Charter, which

tergrantedin empower'd the rich Inhabitants, for the future, to

\"" ol build their Houfes of Lyme and Stone ; to erect

l?ccr 4-4 ft ron g Caftles and Towers ; to make a Wall, as de-

& ' 15 fign'd by his Royal Predeceffor ; with a Moat for

greater Security, as well as to part their Limits

from thofe of their Neighbours, in like manner as

the Saxons of old were wont to do in Engla)id, by


Holy Trinity Church in Kingfton-upon-Hull. 15

raifing Ramparts, and digging Ditches, at the ex-
tremeft Parts of their Dominions, where there were
no Mountains or Rivers to ferve for Boundaries.

And when the Church was finished, in the moft
•venerable Manner to behold, it continued in great
Splendor ; and had feveral Chantries founded there-
in, by Perfons of Eminency, Learning and Piety.

The Firjl, that appears recorded, was founded A. D.
by Robert Del Cross, formerly Mayor, who left 1383.
eight Meffuages in Hull, for the Benefit of the
Town ; befides Eftates, in other Places, bequeathed
to the Vicar of Holy Trinity's, his two Chap-
lains, and twelve Priefts of the Choir, for perform-
ing Divine Service, in praying for departed
Souls : To which Purpofe, he alfo endow'd another
Chantry, in the Conventual Church of Meatw-
Abbey, and dy'd in the Year 1408.

There were Tivo Chantries more founded by 1414.
Mr. John Gregg, Merchant, (Mayor in 14 16.) one
dedicated to St. Laurence, the other to St. Mary ;
which he endow'd with the annual Rents of fix or
{even Meffuages in Hull. He alfo founded the
Hofpital, known by his Name, within the Poftern- GREG'S
Gate, then call'd Old-Church-Lanc ; and built Houfes Hofpital.
for Habitations to the Priefts, (who officiated in
Holy Trinity's) near the Weft End of the Church,
which retains the Name of Priefls-Row to this Day.

But, here, a fmall Digrcflion muft be made from
the Chantries, on Account of the Church itfelf, bc-
caufe of fome Alteration that happen'd in the Ser-
vice this Year. The Fcajl Day, (or the fame annually churches
in Memory of That, on which the Church foon after Wake-Dayt
its Erection had been confecrated) called the Wake, attend.
was held on the 10th of March, and St. Marys the
8th. Thefc, frequently, fell in Lent ; a Time more
fit for Fading. Upon which, the Worshipful John
BBDVOBD, Mayor, with others, petition'd the Arch-
bishop of York, John Kemps, (a Prelate, who l>e-

c canu-

16 Chap. 11. The History mid Antiquities of

came Lord Chancellor, Bishop- Cardinal of St. Bal-
, n bina, afterwards of St. Rufince, and at last translated
-7' to Canterbury) "That he would be pleas'd, they
*45 2 ' " should be Both celebrated the Sunday following
" St. Thomas a Beckett To which the good Arch-
bishop confented ; and the Anniversary Celebra-
tions continued 'till the Reign of King James the
Firft. As to the Martyrdom of St. Thomas a Becket,
the Murder was committed on Tue/day, Jan. 4,
1 1 30; but the Day of his Translation was Yearly
kept on the 7th of July.

Another intervening Digreffion is this. It was
a Cuftom (and is obferv'd in many Countries to
this Day) decently to plant Rows of Trees in the
Church-Yards, under whofe flourishing Shade, both
before, and after Divine Service, the People might
Why Trees refresh their Soids by Contemplation. But if this
)7 church- ^ e unreafonable to suppofe, it cannot however be
Yards. ' deny'd, but that thofe Trees, with their thick Bran-
ches, were of great Defence to Places of Worship,
from the Fury and Rage of Storms and Tempefts.
Such were planted in this Church- Yard. The Vicar
1462. fent this Year for Robert Tefiney and Richard Wright,
Hewers of Wood, whom he order'd to cut down one
of the largeft, and moft ornamental, for Reafons
beft known to himfelf. They had scarce obey'd
Worshipful his Command, before the Mayor heard of it ; and,
John sending for them, committed both to Prifon, for da-
Barker. ring to commit such an Action, without Advice and
Confent of the Bench and Church-Wardens. And,
on the next Hall-Day, sending for the Vicar, told
him, That, by the Conjlitutions of the Church, neither he,
his Prcdcccffors, or any other P erf on, had Power to de-
fray what was placed therefor the Prefervation of that
venerable Building. The juft Authority, with which
he spoke, and indeed the Reafonablenefs of the
whole Court thus exerting themfelves, for the Good
of the Church, so melted the tender Heart of the


Holy Trinity Church /// Kingfton-up on-Hull. 17

Gentleman, that he moft humbly crav'd their Par-
don. Nor were they unwilling to grant it, but alfo
difmift the Prifoners, on Condition, That the Vi-
car would, at his own Expence, plant Six Trees, in
the Church-Yard, for that One he had order'd to
be cut down. All which the good Prieft chear-
fully confented to ; and no doubt but it was per-
form'd accordingly.

The famous Bishop of Worcejier, and Lord Chan- A. D.
cellor, John Alcock, who was a Native of Beverley, 1476.
founded, in //////, a noble Free-School, to inftru£l the
Children both in Latin and Greek. About eight 1484.
Years after, he order'd a little Chapel to be built Two Years
on the South Side of this Church, where two Altars JjjJjjJ'TI
were creeled ; one in Honour of the Saviour of of Ely. He
the World, and the other dedicated to St. John wastheFoun-
the Evangelift. The Chantor, or Prieft of this per- c7//&cam-
petual Chantry, was to pray for the Soul of King bridge.
Edward IV. that of the said Bishop's, thofe of his \Tkey were
t Parents, and of every Chriftian. He was alfo j^£ rf in
bound, by the Foundation, freely to teach in the
aforesaid Grammar-School : For all which, he was
to have Ten Pounds Yearly, paid out of Tenements
in Lincolnshire and Hull : Befides, he was allow'd
forty Shillings more, to pay to the Clerk of the
Church, for teaching the Children to fing ; and
three Pounds to be diftributed, Yearly, to twelve
of the beft Scholars, (five Shillings each) provided
the Revenues would extend to allow it.

John Riplinghah, D.D. Prefident of Beverley

College, founded another Chantry; wherein two 15 17.
Priefts (the laft of whom were Laurence Allan,
and WlLLIAU PABKIN8) were daily to officiate:
One of those had Yearly 5/. 8j. the other 5/. The 7/ ; ''"'"
former, as usual, (on the Day of this pious Bene- ^/ ' f ^'i/,' c
r*s Death) paid to the Poor i5j\ C><1. the other Ufe of the
4v. 2d. Yearly. The Doctor erected befides an Hos- * <mm -
pita] in Vicar-Lane, for twenty poor People. Tin's,


18 Chap. ii. The History #//</ Antiquities of

and the Chantry, he endow'd with the Rents of

eighteen Tenements, and four Gardens, within the
Town : The Hospital continu'd for a long Time,
'till, at length, it was converted to another Use.

Three Chau- Besides the Chantries aforesaid, others were dc-

iT.-f',"!'/' dicatcd to the Holy Trinity, St. John Baptist,
Hi li. belong- „ _ . . _ ' -, J

ttfteGisbume St. James, St. Anne, and St. Christopher, &c.

Prion-. Three of these belong'd to the Prior and Convent of

St. Mary's, Gisburn, (or rather Gisborough) in the
North Riding of Yorkshire. Which Priory, of Re-
gular Canons of the Order of St. Angnjlinc, was
(thro' Advice of Calixtus II. Bishop of Rome, and
Thurjtan, Archbishop of York) founded Anno 1 128, af-
ter it had taken 9 Years in building, at the Expence
of a noble Knight, of Skelton Caftle, in the same Ri-
ding, that accompany'd the Conqueror from Nor-
The lyiat- ) Uam {y^ named Robert Brus, Brufe, or Bruce ; who,
once {fiend- gi ym & ^ e Valley of Anandalc, in Scotland, to his
ent Build- youngeft Son, called by his Name ; from his Loins

tn S- descended Robert and David, the 97th and 98th

Kings of the Scots ; who, as their Hiftorians tell us,
reigned from the Year of our Lord 1306 to 1352, at
which Time John Baliol their 99th King suc-
ceeded to the Throne. William, who was crown'd
Benefactors King of Scotland, Anno 1165 ; Peter and Robert
t° >t- Bruce ; Ralph Clare ; and Richard, Bishop of

Durham ; these were great Benefactors to the Priory
above-mention'd. All which, tho' it may seem a
Digreffion, yet is delightful Hiftory, and redounds
to the Honour of Holy Trinity Church in Hull,
when some of the Chantries in it belong'd to
such a diftinguished Monastry in former Ages.

A. D. The Church having been put under an Interdict,

1522. the Windows and Doors were clos'd with Briars

The church and Thorns ; the Pavement turn'd up ; and the

interdicted. Bc ]| s ( once hallow'd, by Baptism, as tho' their

Sounds should drive evil Spirits afar) so curb'd,

or perhaps taken away, that there was no Tolling


Holy Trinity Church in Kingfion-upon-Hull. 19

for Prayers, or at the Soul's Departure from the
Body : No Worship perform'd within the Walls ;
neither Chriftian Burial allow'd therein, or even
the Church Yard ; and every Perfon lay under
an Anathema, who prefum'd to enter the Place !
But no Reafon is affign'd for this severe Sentence ;
tho' it may be rightly judg'd, that it was for a
Sermon preach'd therein, againft the Romish Re-
ligion ; becaufe, some Years after, (a Time, when
Editions of the Neiv-Teftament, were sent over by
TiNDAL, and others, from Antiverp, with many more
Books againft Popery) the Vicar of North-Cave was p c S^ t '^\ v
fore'd, in this Town, to make publick Recantation the Vicar of
of what he had deliver'd from the Pulpit ; and both North-Cave,
upon a Sunday, and on a Market-Day, was oblig'd to
walk round the Church in his Shirt only ; his Arms,
Legs, and Feet being quite bare ; and, befides, to
carry a large Faggot, as tho' he deferv'd Burning
for what was then look'd upon to be his great
and most capital Offence.

In the Time of King Edward VI. this Church
(with St. Mary's ; as also, Dr. Riplingham's, and
.Mr. Gregg's Hospitals, with the Charter-House) J

was refounded ; tho' it never could recover those J,^I'
Revenues which Henry VIII. had given away. In r gfem6iiMg
this Reign too, when Images were ordcr'd to be taken cinijlontiu
from Churches, such of them here as represented the Cro J s > " Cl ' ; '
Saints to whom the Chantries had been dedicated, „. p l( "u' t .j
were broke in Pieces ; the Histories of their Actions, down.
painted on the Walls, wash'd over to deface them ;
and, inftead of Legenda Aurea. which contain'd the , . ' .' ''"

T • I TIT- 1 *• T» • 1 O • ^ SHOb Of (.WW-

Lives and Miracles of Romish Saints, a Common- terbury.
Prayer Book was introduce!, by the firft Reformers ; t Bishop of
(Doctors in Divinity, as • CbanmEB, Cox, GOOD- ^n?\,

TT 1> I 11 11 C ItOthMiV-

rick, Harris, Redman, f Ridley, Robinson, Skip, tyrs % at Ox-

Taylor, and ThiBXBT) wrote in such a Style, that lord.
was not only thought to be the most eloquent ; but, ^Tcran?'
by the Parliament, concluded to be done with ruettke Year

the fiHowimg.

20 Chap. ii. The History and Axtiouitihs 4/"

the Affiftancc of the Holy Spirit ; and confequently
establish'd, with their unanimous Confent, over the

whole Kingdom.

THE Prelates having, it seems, in the Beginning
of the Reign of King HENRY VIII. made Com-
plaint, that the Performance of their high Office
(as it should be) lay heavy upon their Shoulders,
and that Suffragan Bishops would be a great Com-
fort, and Eafement ; the King, at their Request,
placed Twenty Six of them in several noted Towns.
Among thefe, KingJlon-wpow-Hidl was one. Thofe
Perfons, of that under Stamp of Epifcopal Dignity,
who prefided here, lived in Hull-Street, where they
had a stately Palace, mostly built of Free-Stone,
adorn'd with Church-Windows, Gates, and Towers.

A. D. And, at the latter End of Queen Mary's Reign,
I 557- when many severe Commiffions were iffu'd against
the Protestants, one was directed to the Bishop of
this Place. There could not be many more, be-
cause the Reformation soon follow'd the Death of
that Princefs ; and very probable, that Robert
PuKSGLOVB might be that commifTion'd Person ;
whose Epitaph was lately taken Notice of, by an
induftrious modern Writer. That Bishop, who dy'd

t/« Darby- May 2, 1 579, was bury'd in the Church oft Tide/well;

shire. a Town suppos'd to be call'd so from a Well in Peakc-

b'orrcjl, which us'd to ebb and flow, in just Tides, for
the Space of an Hour. I lis Tomb is in the Chantry,
and on it the Portraiture of him in Brass, as tho' in
his Pontificalia, with an Epitaph, much in this Strain.

/TinDcr t fj i)3 <fetonc, a Corpfe is lain, sometime a Q9an of JFamc,

In Tidefwell Ije toas liojn aim lueti ; Robert Purfglove l)is J^ame ;
^j?roun:f)t up, lu> }9arntts trntrir lave, nnti OBaftrrs Iranub K tiles ;
*ZTi t{, aftcrtoams, tjis Uncle Dear, Cent f)im to lieft of ^eljoofe.
pt, William Bradshaw, London's fame, in Paul's toe £otit'y DiD place ;
In (jentle fort tin feint maintain, full tbrec times tljree £ears space :
^he\x fent unto an fllibcp fair, by William Giffard founDrt,
CCllio Biftjop l»as of Winchefter, aim in o;ooD CUovks a'fjouimcn :
'Cwas rall'D <£>atnt Mary Overis, iff Southwark, near tf)c Thames,
Jfor Canons Secular, tfjctr WiW, to feck op f;oli> flames :

Hol y Trinity C hur ch in King fton-u pon- H u 1 1 . 21

£hep taucrht much more the fearncB £outh, ioho luasf to Oxford gent,

31 n Corpus Chriiti, tuheie to (Truth, hiff [email protected]) ioae freelp hent :

JTotir £carsf |e in that <£oI(ege ftap'o, in Learning; moft rcnoton't) ;

%* Gisbum Cent, he there Bifyfap'O, rfjat lSnotu(et>g;e tohich ujas' croton'ti.

JFor he toa0 plac'D in Prior's* *>ta({, anD jobetn'B o'er the reft ;

Bishop of HULL fjc toasf tuithatt, lip tocah'n fuptcmeh" Weft :

3rrl)Dcaron too of Nottingham, Broboft of Rotherham,

( 3 College once of noWe JFantc ) ant) of York Suffragan :

Cujo (Grammar behoofs he did erect, an Iboisnitaf orDatn'D ;

JFor w-ourT) he neber luoulD neglect, ano SDto Jfofks he maintain'!).

O TUlefwell fair, ano Gisbrough STolons ! motion ano lament pe map,

<femce lje that fou'lr pou &ear, ig gone, anti hut a JLiimu of <£(ap :

'Bat per, tho' araU, f|f fffm0 to fprah, Come, Mortal, come and fee ;

And think, tho' I'm a Corpfe to Day, to Morrow you may be !

rratti'e irttri Dart has laifc him loto, pet can't fupprrfsi his fame :

jTmiuoital i$ the fjappp &onI, aittr Iafttnrr is* fits SBtamt.

tifitift'0 more to him tfjan Life on €artfi, a Weft <£rcfjann;e is jiti'n,

jFront piruinu i02ief to raptiuous CTjiztf), f2ont this bain tuorllJ to H.ieau'u.

ifor tnir it is, tfir *>tate of Q9an, is brittle lifer tfje (Slafg,

CCtf)osc cTimr is hectn'o hut as a *pan, ano quick aluap mill pals'.

In the Year 1622, it was defign'd that an Organ
should be set up over the Door leading to the Chan-
cel ; where, in former Times, there had been one
placed. The Archbishop of York, wrote to the
Mayor and Vicar for that Purpose ; but the Defign
dropt, thro' Jealoufies and Fears that were incident
in those Days.

But, at this Time, the Church wants nothing
that is neceffary, or ornamental. The Represen- // fine
tation of the Last Supper (of our Bleffed Saviour, Altar Pif ' f -
with his Apostles) is finely pourtray'd, as a modern
Author tells us, by Monficur Pebmentieb :
Another writes, " That oil the South Side of the
" Choir, is a neat Library, made such from a Place, The Chunk
" where formerly had been a Chapel." Mail)', I - ll "' t, 'y-
who were eminent Inhabitants, lie bury'd in this
Church : But as the King of Terrors makes no Dis-
tinction amongst the Race of Humankind, and it
i> expected an Historian should omit nothing of
this Nature, because of so tender a Concern to tin

meanest Person who has placed the least Memo

rial ;

22 Chap. ii. Epitaphs cvid Inscriptions in

rial ; so every Infcription. both herein, and the
Church- Yard, is exhibited with as much Care, as

Epitaphs, pofliblc. This will preferve their Remembrance,
4-c. eafify from the Injury of Time, to their living Friends ;

found. f or u -i lonl| to make them more eafy to be known,
they are compil'd in an alphabetical Manner.

Epitaphs, and Inscriptions,/^ the Church.


cy Uxta hcuic columnam, euflodiendum deponitur collapfum, il-
J lujlris Auima? Domicilium, viz. NlCHOLAI ANDERSON ;
kujus dim Eccleficu, per vigiuti feptem Auuos, Vicarii. Qui ob
fummam Doclrinam, Morum Sanelitatem, ob Inviolatam, in Ec-
clefiam Matron, Pictatem, & Gravitatcm circa res facras Apo-
jiolicam, fingiilarcmquc turn Prudcntiam, turn Humanitatcm, cut ob
' ' immotam Animi conjlantiam, tarn minis quam Blanditiis Popitli
cedere nefcientem ; quodcunquc aliud magnum & vencrabile in
confummatijfimo Pajiorc requiri fold, fummo apud omncs in Prc-
tio era I. Exccptis (qui Optimo cuivis obmurmurant ) Fanaticis.
Horum Splcndorc Virtutum, Mandati fibi Gregis ad ALternam

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