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ob. at Berkeley Castle, not having recovered from wounds
received at Poictiers 8 June 1368, aged 37 ; bur. at St.
Augustine's, Bristol.



Despencer, by Eleanor, da. and
coheir of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of
Gloucester. Mar. Aug. 1338, and
died 13 July 1389.



Thomas, Lord de^Margaret, only da., and eventually sole Sir James de=pElizabeth, da. and



Berkeley, born at
Berkeley Castle 5
Jan. 1352-3; he
died s.p. m. 13 July
1417, aged 65.



heir of Warine de L'Isle, Lord De
L'Isle, by Margaret, da. and heir of
Sir William Pipard. Mar. Nov. 1367,
she being then aged 7 years. She died
20 March 1391-2.



Berkeley.



heir of Sir John
Bluet of Raglan, co.
Monmouth.



A quo Earls of Berkeley.



Elizabeth, only child and heir, aged 30 in 1416.=pRichard Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick.



r



Margaret, eldest=f=John



da. and coheir ;
died 14 June
1468.



Talbot,
Earl of
Shrews-
bury.



I

Thomas de=Eleanor=Edmund Somerset,
Roos, Lord Duke of Beaufort,

Roos. 1st but died s.p. 1467.

husb. 2nd husb.



"I

Elizabeth=pGeorge
Nevill,
Lord
Latimer.



ahn'



John Talbot, created Viscount de L'Isle^=Joane, da. and coheir of Sir Thomas=Richard Stafford,



30 Hen. VI. In 1442 he was with his
father in the French wars.



Cheddar.



Esq. 1st husb.



I I

Thomas Talbot, Elizabeth,=pSir Edward Grey, 2nd son of Edward,

Viscount L'Isle, sister and I Lord Grey of Groby.

ob. s.p. coheir.

From this marriage was descended the wife of Dean Jenkins.



Margaret,^Sir George



sister and
coheir.



Vere.



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY.
Table II.



121



Edmund, Lord Stafford, descended from Hervie Bagot and Margaret, :
sister and heir of Rog. Stafford.



Ralph Staf-
ford, 1st
Earl of
Stafford,
ob. 31 Aug.
1372.



=Margaret, da. Sir William Stafford of Sandon=y= Sir Richard^Maud, da. and

and heir of and Bromshall, co. Stafford, Stafford of heirof William

Hugh de And- descended from a younger son Clifton. de Camvell of

ley, de jure of Hervie Bagot, and Milliceut, Clifton, co.

uxoris Earl of sister and heir of Rog. de Staf- Stafford.

Gloucester. ford.




:Philippa,


Joan.=Thomas


da. of


Hol-


Thomas


land,


Beau-


Earl of


champ,


Kent.


Earl of


See


War-


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wick.





I I

Margaret=pSir John
Stafford
of Amel-
cote, co.
Stafford,
2nd son.



Richard, sum-
moned to Par-
liament 44
Edw. III. to
4 Rich. II.,
when he died.



Edmund Staf-
ford, 5th Earl
of Stafford,
having suc-
ceeded his
brothers
Thomas and
William.



: Ann, da. of Thomas,
Duke of Gloucester
(6th son of King
Edward III.), by
Eleanor, da. and co-
heir of Humphrey
de Bohun, Earl of
Hereford, Essex,
and Northampton.



SirHum-=j=. . . . da.
phrey and heir



Stafford.



of Peter
Greinvil.



Edmund, son and
heir, became Bis-
hop of Exeter.



SirThomas. :




Humphrey Edmund=Ann=John SirHum-=p.

Stafford, Mortimer, Holland, phrey

created Earl of Earl of Stafford,

Duke of March, Kent. ob. 1

Bucking- ob. s.p. 2nd Hen. V.

ham. 1st husb. husb.



I
Sir Hum-
phrey
Stafford.



da.
and heir
of

Aumarle,



Thomas, Cathe-
died rine.

s.p.



=Sir
John
Ardern .



: Elizabeth, da. and
heir of Sir John Mal-
travers of Hooke.



I
John Stafford, educated
at Oxford, became Bishop
of Bath and Wells, after-
wards Archbishop of
Canterbury.



Maud.=j=Thomas Stanley.



This coat on the
North front of
the N.W. tower,
being the
Bishop's family
coat with a
mitre on the
chevron for dif-
ference.




Sir Jo



hn



Stafford=Ann, da. of William,
Lord Botreaux.



Sir Edmund Cheney .=r=Alice=^Walter Talboys



T



Elizabeth=Sir John Coleshill,
ob. s.p.



Ann=f=John Willoughby
de Broke.



Eleanor=Thomas Strangwayes.



122



WELLS CATHEDRAL.

North Choir Aisle.



GENDRAULT




KEEN.



P. M. L.

Jacobi Gendrault

armigeri

Gallo Britani

odi religioni patriara

conscientia3 rem

lautam satis et opimam

Longe post habuit

obiit xxvi Die Julii

M.D.C.C.VII

Jana uxor mcestissima

mauritii vice comitis

Fitzhardinge

filia.

L. M. P.

Nuper Xristophori Keen, armig. & Irenarcha conjux

quis virtutum stellse nunquam Occident ....

deravit Honori serviit alias vixit & sanguine

vere nobilis obiit Dec. 23, 1794 iEtat 65.

(Floorslab.)



Cathedral Register.

Baptisms.

1689 Feb. 18 Charles s. of James Gendrault, Esq., and Jane his wife; born
29 Jan.



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 123

1690 Mar. 4 Jane dau. of James Gendrault, Esq., and Jane his w.
1692 Nov. 23 Ann dau. of James Gonder [sic], Esq., and Jane his w. ; born
4 Nov.

Wedding.
1708 May 14 Christopher Keen, of Wells, gent., and M r8 Jane Gendrault, widow.



POPE. Friseida Pope

patri Johanni

(praebendario) et matri

Margarets (Rob u

Cryghton Canonici

filise) moerentibus prserept*

ostensa tan turn terris 17

dierum tantella mora

indulta ad caelum

emigravit Dec 3°

1702.

(Floor slab.)



Cathedeal Register.

1702 Dec. 1 Frideswed dau. of John Pope, clerk, and Margaret his w. ; born

17 Nov., and pr. bapt.

1702 Dec. 5 Fridswade dau. of M r John Pope, bur.

1707 July 9 Margaret Pope, bur.

1716 Jan. 21 M rs Margaret Pope, bur.

1719 Sep. 12 William s. of John and Margaret Pope, bur.

1762 Dec. 30 M rs Pope, bur.



St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.

1705 April 10 (born 7, pr. bapt.) Margaret dau. of John Pope, Vicar of S l Cuth-

bert's, brought to church 12 April (of S. Cuthbert S 1 ).

1706 Jan. 1 (born & pr. bap.) Frances dau. of John Pope, Vic. of S 4 Cuth.,

brought to church 14 January.

1709 June 22 (born 10 th ) Margaret dau. of John Pope, Vic. of S. Cuth.

1710 July 3 (born 25 June) William s. of John Pope, Vic. of S. Cuth.

Burials.
1708 July 9 Margaret dau. of M r John Pope, Vicar of S l Cuthbert's, buried at
y e Cathedral.

1711 June 1 Margaret dau. of John Pope, Vic. of S. Cuth., bur. " at y e

Cathedral."
1719 Sep. 19 William s. of M r John Pope, Chancellor of y e Diocese, and Vicar
of S l Cuthbert, bur. " at y e Cathedral."



124 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

Under
this stone lieth the remains
BRIDGES, of the Rev. Robert Bridges)

(gone)

(Floorslab.)



POPE. William Pope

son of John Pope, clerk, chancellor

of this Diocese, by Margaret his wife

daughter of D r Robert Creyghton, chanter

and Residentiary of this church, dyed
Sept. 9 th 1719, in the 10 th year of his age.

(Floorslab.)



PRIEST. This stone has a matrix of a brass for an inscription, also that of the
demi-figure of a priest with an inscribed plate, both gone.

(Floorslab.)



Here lyeth the body of M ra
LANYNG. Catherine Lanyng who dyed

March the 18, 1726 aged 26.

(Floorslab.)



BISHOP GISO. Here is the recumbent effigy commemorating Bishop Giso,
1060, d. 1088 ; he was a native of Lorraine and chaplain of King
Edward the Confessor. It is inscribed, " Giso epc' Wellensis."



Johannes
SELLER. Sellek, S. T. P.

Archideacon' Bathon

hujus eccliaB canonic'

residential! quondam

ad algerienses a serenisso

rege car : 2 d0 missus de

captivis redimendis legatus

tandem et naturae quod

debuit persolvit et

mortalitatis vinculis

exultus animam solutam



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 125

ac liberam x t0 redemptori

reddidit 9° Cal. Julias

An'o setatis suae 80°

redemptions nostras

1690°.

(Floorslab.)

His will, dated 2 Dec. 1685, styles him "John Sellick the elder of Wells, Somerset,
Doctor of Divinity, Archdeacon of Bath," and was proved 9 Oct. 1690. He leaves
bequests to the poor of Wells and several other parishes in Somerset, and to Clifton
Campville, co. Stafford. To his sister Joane a house at Nether Stowey. His son
John Sellick and his wife Elizabeth. His son Nathaniel Sellick and his wife
Susannah, daughter of Theophila Wyne. Cousin William Pratt and Mary his
wife. Cousin Robert Sellick. Brother-in-law Nicholas Aish. His eldest son John
married twice, his second wife being Penelope, daughter of Sir John Newton of
Barr's Court, Bart., by Mary, daughter of Sir George Eyre of Rampton, co. Notts.
She died 28 May 1722, aged 69, and is buried at Stanton Drew ; her will, dated
26 May 1722, was proved by her nephew John Sellick 11 Ang. 1722.



Here resteth
the body of
John the son
DAWES. of Robert Dawes

gent, who died
April y e 25

1677.
(Floorslab.)



1677 April 26 John s. of M r Dawes, " my Lord Bishop's Steward," buried.
1680 Sep. 20 M r Robert Dawes, of the Liberty, bur.



Here lieth the
body of Theophila
the daughter of M r
SELLICK. Nathaniel Sellick

and Ann his wife

who died August

the 7 th 1681

aged 3 years.

(Floorslab.)



126 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

Here lyeth the

body of Margaret

the daughter of

M r Nathaniel

SELLICK. Sellick and Ann

his wife, who died

the 9 th day of

December

1676.

(Floorslab.)

The will of this Nathaniel Sellick, as Nathaniel Sellick, Clerk, of Clifton Camp-
ville, co. Stafford, dated 2 Dec. 1690, was proved 4 Jan. 1700 by Susanna Sellick,
relict of testator. He desires to be buried at Clifton Campville. Names John
Sellick, younger son of John Sellick, D.D.

The Rev. Nathaniel Sellick was instituted to the Vicarage of Buckland Newton,
Dorset, 1 March 1679, which he resigned in 1690. He married first Anne,
daughter of the Rev. William Peirs, Archdeacon of Taunton, and relict of Dr. Henry
Deane, Chancellor of Bath and "Wells. She died in May 1680, and is buried with
a monument at Buckland Newton. The will of Dr. Sellick's sister Joane was proved
at Wells, and is a long and interesting one, on account of the number of relations
mentioned in it. The following is an abstract of it :

Dated 5 June 1681. Joane Sellock of Wells, spinster. To be buried in the
Cathedral Church of S 1 Andrew, Wells. For the funeral £20. Cousin John
Sellock, "eldest son of my brother D r John Sellock," £10, and to his wife, my
cousin, Elizabeth Sellock, 21s. Cousin Nathaniel Sellock, youngest son of the said
D r John Sellock, £10, and to his wife, my cousin, Susanna Sellock, 21s. and " my
silk mantle." John Sellock his son, " my cozin," £7 and a gold ring " which I
had had at the funeral of his grandfather D r Sellock," and to his daughter, " my
cozin," Susanna Sellock, £7 and my best sheet. Cousin Theophila Wyne £15, best
black mantle, and a silver spoon, and to her son, "my cozin," John Wyne, £7 and
a gold ring " I had at his father's funeral." Cousin Robert Aish and his wife
Joane Aish. The seven children of the said Robert and Joane Aish, viz., Robert,
John, Edmund, William, Abraham, Ann, and Theophila Aish. Cousin John Irish,
son of my sister Hurdaker, and his wife Elizabeth Irish. G-rizell Irish, daughter of
the said John and Elizabeth Irish, to have mourning clothes, etc., " I had at the
funeral of my niece Grizell Irish." Cousin Joane Irish, " widow of my cousin
Edmund Irish," and her son Edmund Irish, and her daughter Theophila Irish.
Cousin Honor Sellock and her daughter Mary Sellock. Cousin John Sellock, son
of " my cozin Robert Sellock, deceased," if he ever arrive in England and give my
executors a discharge for the amount, if not to be divided between the children of
my cozins Nathaniel Sellock, Robert Aish, Thomas Wyne, John Sellock, Honor
Sellock, and Joane Irish, being in all 14 in number. To Francis Carver, Grase
Whately, and John Dun 10s. each. The poor of S 4 Andrew, Wells, the poor of
Nether Stowey. Widow Laws. Widow Wats and her daughter Elizabeth Wats.
Residue to cousin John Irish, " son of my sister Hordaker," who is to be executor.



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 127

Proved 3 Sept. 1692. This is sealed with these arms, A cross between four doves
(or pea-hens). Crest, A demi-lion. {Quarterly or and az., a cross quarterly erms.
and of 'the first betw. four pea-hens counter -changed . Crest, A demi-lion per pale or
and az. Grindall.

The will of John Sellock of Stanton Drew, gent., dated 24 Feb. 1715, refers to
the marriage settlement between self and his now dear wife Penelope, by which her
life was put on Otterford Farm, and the rectory or parsonage impropriate of Stanton
Drew. Nephew John Wyne, nephew John Sellock, Thomas Rosewell, or Rouse-
well, of North Curry, Yeoman, trustees. Proved 14 Jan. 1719 by relict Penelope
Sellock at "Wells. Inventory £528 19s. Sealed with these arms, A lion ramp,
debruised by a bendlet. Crest, From a crest coronet a cock's head. It is difficult
without the colours or further information to identify whose arms these are,
probably Poole or Churchill. She was a dau. of Sir John Newton of Barres Court,
second Bart., by his wife Mary, dau. of Sir Gervase Eyre, Knt.

A Licence was granted 12 March 1713 for Henry Sellick, gent., Junior, of West
Monkton, to marry Mary Bere, spinster ; John Bere, gent., being bondsman.



1676


Dec.


11


1681


Aug.


9


1690
1692


July
June


1
2



Cathedral Register.

Margaret dau. of M r Nathaniel Sellecke, bur.
Theophila dau. of M r Nathaniel Sellecke, bur.
D r John Sellick, bur.
M rs Joan Sellick, bur.



H. S. E.
LESSEY. Thomas Lessey, A.M.

hujus ecclesige canonicus
Rector de Lydeard S te

Lauren

quae desideratissimus

Mar. ii° a.d. m.dccxxv

Mt. LXXVIII.

(Floorslab.)



BISHOP RALPH. Here stands the recumbent alabaster effigy of Bishop Ralph
of Shrewsbury (1329-1363), Keeper of the King's Wardrobes,

and Chancellor of Oxford, etc. He surrounded the Palace with a moat and walls,

and otherwise benefited the Bishopric. The inscription is : —

" Radulphus de Salopia
Epc' Bathon' et Wellensis mccclxiii."



128



WELLS CATHEDRAL.




CLEMENT.



Gulielmus Clement

Archidiaconus Bathon

et hujus aedis

Canonicus

H. S. E.

obiit xi Decembris, a.d. mdccxi.

iEtat lxvii.

(Floorslab.)



1701



Cathedral Register.
M r William Clement, Vicar-choral, bur.



Arms : Three martlets within a bord., imp. A stag's head caboshed. These are not
the arms of Clement, but those of Cairnes. Gu., three martlets within a bord. or.
The impaled coat is doubtful, several families bear it with different colours.



An almost obliterated inscription, of which alone can be read " September the
ix." On the same stone was a square brass, now gone. (Floorslab.)



WICKSTED.



H. S. E.

Joh'es Wicksted archi'nus "Well : hujus

Eccl* Canon 8 nee non Decus

Litteris ac ingenio pariter

Insignis



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY.

Fide probitate & pura coram

Deo religione nulli

secundus

ob. 14° Nov r A. n°. X tt

1742.

Mt&t. 82.

(Floorslab.)



129



Cathedral Register.
1742 Nov. 17 The Rev d M r Archdeacon Wicksted, bur.




BARKER. Radulphus Barker, S.T.P.

hujus ecclse Thesaurarius

et can. Residen.

Noluit Dign ssi viri modestia sub ingentis epitaphii

Mole laborare sufficet inscriptum nomen jam dudum

Noti et Bradestede et Babraham aedibus

Lambethanis et Cantabrigiae suae collegium

Gonu. et Ca. Grat ssq Alumnus anima Pensione auxit

ut a Matris gremio nondum recessisse videatur ne morte

quidem divnlsus infensa valetudinae tandem triumphata

exuvias hie deposuit 9° Jun. A mdccviii setat lx.

Cave ossa temeres quae Rev nl

Thesaurarii Sacrarii hujus

Fidei comendavit.

(Floorslab.)

Arms : (Arg.), three bears' heads erased (sa.), in chief as many roundels (torteaux).
Crest, A head as in the arms.



130 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

M.S.
DAYIES. Edmundi Davies

qui ab uno alteroque hujusce

Dioceseos Episcapo In consilia et

negotia adscitus annos xvn Idem

Aunos v Decano Canonicisque com-

probantibus clerici capitularis functus punnere

munere E ecclesiastici juris et

rerum peritus omnia scite prudenter

accurate ut vir bonus et benignus

fideliter et comiter peragebat clerus

Popubisque collatis peculiis P. C.

obiit 8 V0 Augusti die anno Sacro

mdccclxiii natus annos lx.

(Floorslab.)



HUNT. Here lies M™ Sarah Hunt

Relict of Doctor Hunt late
Archdeacon of Bath
but formerly wife to M r
CASTELL. Henry Castell, who died

December the 29 th 1737.
(Floorslab.)



Cathedral Register.
1737 Dec. 27 Sarah widow of Archdeacon Hunt, bur.



POWELL. Hie Jacet Willimus Powell, S. T. Doctor

archidiaconus Bathoniensis et Canoni-

cus residentiarius hujus ecclesiae expec-

tans diem plense Redemptionis Dormiyet

in D'no 12 Martii 1613 Jacobi Regis 11°

(Floorslab.)



Near the last was another small brass, but the matrix alone indicates its having
been there. Also a large ledger-stone quite obliterated.



1622


July


22


1624


Sep.


1


1626


Mar.


1


1628


May


11


1629


July


20


1630


Sep.


28



St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.
Philip s. of M r Robert Powell.
Sarah dau. of Valentine Powell.
Robert s. of Valentine Powell.
Frances dau. of M r Valentine Powell.
Valentine s. of M r Valentine Powell.
John s. of M r Valentine Powell.



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 131

Burials.
1623 Feb. 6 M r Valentine Powell.
1668 July 13 M r Valentine Powell.
1668 Nov. 13 Mary Powell, widow.



Heare are intombed
REVETT. Timothy Revett Doc'r

of Divinity and Kather-

ine his wife, the former

died the first of Aprill 1638

The latter the 11 th of

March 1647.
Requieseunt in pace.

On the same stone is the matrix of a small square brass, and the following
inscription on a similar brass plate still remaining : —

Sub hoc lapide resurrecti
onem expectans quiescit quod

terrestre erat venerabilis

Viri Tymothei Revett Sacrse

Theol. D lls Archidia Bathon et

hujus ecclesias residentiary

qui annum setatis quinqua-

gesimum septimum agens obiit.

Calendis Aprilis Anno

Domini 1638.

(Floorslab.)



Cathedbal Register.
1679 Mar. 9 M r Timothy Revett, bur.

This Timothy was a younger son of Michael Revett of Lynne, co. Norfolk. He
married Katherine, daughter of Francis James, D.O.L., of Barrow Court, one of the
Masters in Chancery, a Judge of the Court of Audience and Archbishop's Court,
and Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, by Blanche, daughter of Francis
Grunter of London and his wife Jane, daughter of Edward Lloyd of Lloyenmayne,
and relict of Edward Southworth, Esq. This Francis James in his will, dated
27 May 1613, names his daughter Katherine, wife of Timothy Revett, D.D. ; and the
will of Jane Grunter of Wells, widow, dated 24 Feb. 1612, names her daughter
Blanche, wife of Francis James of Wells, Esq., and directs that she is to be buried
in the Cathedral, but no memorial of her remains. Dr. Timothy Revett's will, dated
17 March 1637, was proved 30 June 1638. It leaves bequests to the poor of
Cheddar, Compton Martin, Knowle, etc. Names his friend Tristram Towse of
Wells. His cousin Mr. William Bull (who married the daughter of Henry South-
worth). His brother Mr. Thomas Coward. His sister Philippa James. Gives
his books to the Cathedral library. He had two sons^Timothy and Arthur. The
will of Timothy Revett, son of the Archdeacon of Wells, gent., dated 22 Dec. 1679,



132 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

and proved 20 May 1680 by Henry Strode of Ham, desires that he be buried by his
father in the Cathedral. Names Dr. "William Peirse, Archdeacon of Taunton and
Yicar of Kingsbury Episcopi, and his son William, testator's cousin. Charles
Mattocke and his wife Jane, cousin of testator, and her sister Mary Coward. Edward
Strode of Downside. Cousin Thomas Peirse, son of Dr. Peirse. Children of cousin
Jane Mattocke. God-daughter Mrs. Mercy Strode. The brother, Mr. Thomas
Coward, named in Dr. Revett's will, had married Mary, daughter of Francis James
and sister of Dr. Revett's wife; she proved her husband's will 27 April 1621,
and remarried Mr. Richard Phillips. The will of her son by her first husband
Thomas Coward of Wells, gent., is given below. Jane, wife of Charles Mattocke,
named in the will of Timothy Revett, was a daughter of his uncle Thomas Coward,
who had married first Thomas Roberts of Wells, by whom she had a son Thomas
Roberts of Wells, gent., who died 15 April 1688, aged 36. She married secondly
Charles Mattocke of Wells, gent., a Notary Public, by whom she had Thomas, Mary,
and Katberine Mattocke ; this Charles Mattocke's will, dated 16 September 1685
and proved 16 October 1686, is sealed with these arms : — A chev. betw. three fleurs-
de-lis ; imp. On a chev. three martlets, and on a chief a cannon, for Coward ; but
really the coat of Leigh, whose heiress married Coward.



Cathedral Register.
Baptisms.

1731 July 14 Mary dau. of Edward and Mary Coward, priv. bap., and publicly

admitted 19 July.

1732 Jan. 18 Ann dau. of Edward Coward and Mary hisw.; born 29 Dec.

preceding.
1734 Aug. 28 Sarah dau. of Edward and Mary Coward ; born Aug. 1.

Weddings.
1681 Jan. 23 John Coward and Jane Ward, both of Ditcheat.
1704 May 15 John Coward and Mary Spencer, both of Witham Friary.
1706 Dec. 16 Samuel Coward and Jane Coward, both of Witham Friary.

Burials.

1665 May 14 Capt. Francis Coward.

1665 June 4 Thomas s. of Capt. Francis Coward.

1669 Dec. 20 M rs Ann Blower, in y e Lady Chapel.

1693 Mar. 13 M M Catherine Coward, widow.

1736 April 23 Sarah Coward.

1742 Oct. 31 Edward Coward and Sarah his dau.

1777 Sep. 10 M r John Coward.



St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.

1633 Sep. 26 Francis s. of M r Thomas Coward.

1634 July 19 William s. of M r William Coward.

1636 April 4 Christopher s. of M r Edward and Catherine Coward.



1638


Sep. 6


1640


Feb. 24


1642


Sep. 29


1644


Aug. 23


1652


April 20


1653


Mar. 3


1666


April 16


1668


Feb. 28


1733


April 24



1735


May


16


1736


May


5


1738


Sep.


13


1739


Aug.


16



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 133

William s. of M r Thomas and Jane Coward.

John s. of M r William and Katherine Coward.

Francis s. of M 1 ' William and Katherine Coward.

Katherine dan. of M r William and Katherine Coward.

Mary dau. of John Coward and Priscilla his w., of Harters Hill.

Francis s. of M r Francis Coward, of East Wells.

William s. of M r William and M rs Bridget Coward.

Catherine dau. of M r William and M rs Bridget Coward.

William s. of William Coward, of Sadler Street, born 20 Ap.,

priv. bap., brought to Church May 25.
1734 June 17 Samuel s. of M r William Coward, of Sadler Street, born May 17,

priv. bap., and brought to Church.
John s. of William Coward, born and priv. bap., of Sadler Street.
John s. of M r William Coward, of Sadler Street, born 4 May, priv.

bap., brought to Church May 28.
Elizabeth dau. of M r William Coward, born and priv. bap.,

brought to Church 20 Nov.
Jane dau. of M r John Coward, of Sadler Street, born and priv.

bap.

Weddings.

M* William Coward and M rs Sarah Woodyatts.

Robert Coward and Mary Hellier, both of Street ; by licence.

Burials.
Katherine Coward.
M T Thomas Coward.

Mary dau. of John and Priscilla Coward, of Harters Hill.
Francis s. of M r Francis Coward, of East Wells.
M r William Coward, " then Mayor."
M rs Catherine Coward, widow.
M r George Coward.
Edward Coward, gent.

William Coward, Sergeant at Law and Recorder of this City, from
Chamberlain Street.
1724 April 28 Madam Coward, widow, brought from London.

In St. Cuthbert's Church a floorslab is inscribed to the memory of George
Coward, gent., who died 24 Aug. 1677. Another is for Thomas Coward, gent., who
died 18 Jan. 1640. Round the edge of the latter is cut " John Whittington, gent. ;"
the other side with the remainder of the inscription is covered. There are also two
mural tablets, the remains of what were handsome mural monuments, one inscribed
for Bridget, wife of William Coward, Esq., Recorder of Wells, and only daughter
of Thomas Hall of Bradford in Wiltshire, and Lady Catherine his wife, daughter
of Sir Edward Seymour of Bury Pomery, co. Devon, Bart. ; she died 22 March
1682, aged 43. Among some other fragments of stonework is a shield in a boldly
cut bordure with a cherubin's head at the top, originally coloured and gilt, of



1656


April 7


1676


Jan. 17


1617


Nov. 6


1620


Jan. 22


1652


April 24


1654


Mar. 25


1664


Aug. 24


1670


Mar. 21


1677


Aug. 25


1701


Aug. 12


1705


April 12



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which but little remains, having these arms, Or, two bars sa. charged with three roses
of tM first, two and one, Coward ; imp. Sa., three battle-axes erect arg., garnished or, Hall.

The other tablet has a Latin inscription commemorating William Coward, Esq.,
of Lincoln's Inn, Kecorder and M.P. for Wells, who died 8 April 1705, the monu-
ment being erected by his son William Coward. Another shield, much like the
former in style, has these arms, Per pale of three : 1, Coward, as before ; 2, Hall,
as before ; 3, Palg of six arg. and az., a bend gu.



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