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who died September 22 d 1777.

(Floorslab.)



DAY. Mary Day, Relict of

Francis Day who died

the 17 th day September

1766 aged . .

(Floorslab.)



16 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

Cathedral Register.
Baptisms.
Joseph s. of M r John Day and Rachael his w.
Rachael dau. of M r John Day and Rachael his w., bap. at

St. Cuthbert.
Catherine dau. of M r John Day and Rachael his w.
Mary dau. of M r John Day, in j* new works, and Rachael his w.

Burials.
Joseph s. of M r John Day.
Charles s. of M r John Day.
Mary dau. of M r John Day.
M ra Day, widow.
Rachael dau. of M r John Day.
M r John Day, of Wells.
M r John Day.
Francis Day, gent.
M r Francis Day, gent.
M r9 Mary Day.
M rs Elizabeth Day.

St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.
Ann dau. of Edw. and Ann Day, of High St.
Edward s. of Edw. and Margaret (?) Day.

Joseph s. of Edw. and Ann Day. \

John s. of M r John and M ra Rachel Day.
Francis s. of John Day, gent.

Mary dau. of M r Francis Day, of Chamberlain St., born 11 May.
Elizabeth dau. of M r Francis Day, of Chamberlain St., born 30 June.
Susannah dau. of M r John Day, of High St., born Sept. 8, brought
to church Sept. 9.
1708 Oct. 11 Mary dau. of M r Francis Day, born Sept. 28, priv. bap., brought to

church Oct. 21.
1713 May 14 Francis s. of M r Francis Day, of High St., born 1 May, bap. at
the Cathedral.

Weddings.
John Penny and Joan Day, both of St. John's, Glastonbury.
John Strowde, of St. Cuthbert par., and Mary Day, of the Liberty

of St. Andrew. Lie.
John Day and Mary Poole, of Huntspill. Lie.
Arthur Day, yeoman, and Jane Loveridge, sp., both of Milton in
Kewstoke.
1729 Oct. 30 John Day, of Milton in Kewstoke, yeoman, and Elizabeth Taylor,

sp., of Banwell. Lie.
1733 Aug. 20 William Day, yeoman, and Anne Millard, widow, both of
Bridgewater. Lie.



1681


Mar.


3


1683


Feb.


1


1685


July


20


1686


Jan.


17


1677


July


11


1680


Nov.


20


1687


Feb.


4


1688


Feb.


23


1694


Mar.


4


1704


Oct.


31


1714


Jan.


16


173|


Feb.


7


1772


Jan.


10


1777


Sep.


12


1778


Mar.


28


1655


Jan.


14


1664


June 16


1666


Mar.


17


1670


June


3


1673


Oct.


2


1702


May


13


1704


July


13


1708


Sep.


10



1645


Dec. 31


1667


April 7


1673


June 18


1729


June 21



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 17

Burials.

1675 May 3 Ann w. of Edward Day.

1675 May 3 Edward Day.

1675 May 3 Mary Day.

1708 Sep. 19 Susannah w. of M r John Day, in y e Cathedral.

1714 May 16 M r John Day, of High St., in y e Cathedral.

Cathedral Register.
1681 Jan. 20 Thomas Millard and Mary Dursen, both of Murlinch.
1699 Nov. 2 Stroud Clarke and Martha Millard, both of Crosscombe.
1777 Sep. 26 M ra Susanna Millard, bur.
1804 May 9 M rs Catherine Millard. In the south cloister.

St. Cuthbert Parish Register.

Baptisms.

1706 Oct. 25 Mary dau. of M r Thomas Millard, of Chamberlain St., born

Sept. 20.
1730 Feb. 26 Thomas s. of M r Thomas Millard, of Chamberlain St., born and

priv. bap., brought to church March 26.
1730 • Jan. 12 John s. of Samuel Millard, of Southover, born Dec. 14.
1732 Oct. 19 Mary dau. of M r Thomas Millard, of Chamberlain St., born Oct.
18, priv. bap. and brought to church Nov. 19.

Wedding.
1729 Mar. 24 M r Thomas Millard, stocking-maker, and M rs Mary Jebo, widow.
Lie.

Burials.
Mary dau. of M r Thomas Millard, of Chamberlain St.
M r Samuel Millard, of Southover.
M r Archibald Millard, brought from London.
Mary w. of M r Thomas Millard, of Chamberlain St.
Mary Ann dau. of y e widow Millard, of Southover.
Rebecca dau. of y e widow Millard, of Southover.

Among the St. Cuthbert parish papers, a document, dated 4 April 1772, is
signed and sealed by Thomas Millard as Justice of Peace, the arms being (az.),four
mascles in cross (or). Crest, a demi-lion ivith a mascle betw. his paws.

St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.

1711 May 21 Elizabeth dau. of M r Charles Penny, born 12 May, bap. at the

Cathedral.

1712 Oct. 30 Charles s. of M r Charles Penny, of High St., born 19 Oct., bap. at

the Cathedral.

1715 April 8 Hannah dau. of M r Charles Penny, born 24 March 1714, bap. at

y e Cathedral.

1716 Mar. 27 Ann dau. of M r Charles Penny, of High St., born Feb. 29, 1715,

bap. at the Cathedral.

D



1729


Feb. 5


1729


Mar. 15


1729


Aug. 9


1729


Sep. 13


1731


June 20


1731


June 30



18 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

1720 April 5 James s. of Charles Penny, born 16 March 1719, bap. at the

Cathedral.

1721 Mar. 15 John s. of M r Charles Penny, born March 2, bap. at the Cathedral.

1724 Feb. 2 Ann dau. of M r Henry Penny, of Coxley, born Jan. 18.

1725 May 29 Richard s. of M r Charles Penny, of High St., born 3 May, bap. at

the Cathedral.

1725 Jan. 5 John s. of M r Henry Penny, of Coxley, born 19 Dec.

1726 Mar. 2 Robert s. of M r Henry Penny, of Coxley, born 10 Feb.
1728 April 20 Henry s. of M r Henry Penny, of Coxley, born 18 Ap.

1728 Mar. 10 Martha dau. of M r Charles Penny, of High St., born 9 Feb., bap.

at the Cathedral.

1732 July 18 Susannah dau. of M r Charles Penny, of High St., born 3 July,

priv. bap., carried to the Cathedral Aug. 16.

1733 July 7 James s. of Henry Penny, of Southover, born 26 June, priv. bap.,

brought to church July 11.

Weddings.

1642 May 16 John Penny and Gertrude White.

1645 Nov. 27 Thomas Pennii and Ursula Daniell, both of St. Benets, Glaston-
bury.

1645 Dec. 31 John Penny and Joan Day, both of St. John's, Glastonbury.

1677 June 8 Henry Penny, of Castle Cary, and Joane Jenkins, of Ditcheat. Lie.

1696 Aug. 27 Charles Penny, of Evercreech, and Katherine James, of Glaston-
bury. Lie.

1707 May 3 Hugh Penny, husbandman, and Bridget Day, sp., both of Barton

David. . Lie.

1708 Oct. 22 William Burge, clothier, and Jane Penny, sp., both of Castle

Cary. Lie.
1719 Aug. 13 John Penny, of Milton Clevedon, stocking-maker, and Ann
Hannam, of Evercreech, sp. Lie.

1721 Dec. 4 Edward Penny, of Blackford, yeoman, and Edith Penny, of

Evercreech, sp.

1722 July 30 John Wason, yeoman, and Mary Penny, sp., both of Brewham.

Lie.
1724 Jan. 22 James Penny, husbandman, and Elizabeth Mayger, both of
Evercreech. Lie.

1729 April 12 Samuel Allen, yeoman, and Elizabeth Penny, sp., both of Ever-

creech. Lie.
1733 Mar. 25 William Watts and Sarah Penny, both of this parish.
1735 July 19 James Coles and Mary Penny, both of St. Cuthbert.

Burials.

1728 May 1 Henry s. of M r Henry Penny, of Coxley.

1731 Sep. 28 Christopher Penny, of East Wells.

1732 May 14 Ann dau. of M r Richard Penny, of Southover.

1733 July 15 James s. of M r Henry Penny, of Southover.

1735 Sep. 14 Elizabeth dau. of M r Edward Penny, of Southover.



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY.



19



1682


Nov.


26


1687


April


16


1689






1706


May-


7


1716


Mar.


27


1687


June 16


1689


May


23


1691


Nov.


17


1693


May


4


1726


Nov.


3


1732


Aug.


3


17££


Feb.


17


1751


July


16


1751


Sep.


1


1769


Sep.




1782


Sep.


1


1802


Aug.


31



KEENE.



WESTLEY.



1671 Mar. 26
1671 May 21
1686 June 11



Cathedral Register.
Baptisms.
Ann dau. of John Penny and Ann his w., of Sfc. Cuthbert's.
James s. of M r John Penny and Ann his w., of St. Cuthbert's.
Ann dau. of M r John Penny.
Martha dau. of M 1 ' John Penny and Mary his w., of the Liberty,

born 5 May and priv. bap.
Ann dau. of M r Charles Penny, born 27 Feb. 173 5.

Burials.
Ann dau. of M r John Penny.
M 1 ' James Penny.
M r John Penny.
James s. of M rs Ann Penny.
Mary w. of John Penny.
M rs Penny.
M r John Penny.
M r Charles Penny.
M rs Ann Penny.
M r8 Penny w. of James Penny.
M rs Mary Penny.
Mary Penny. In Palm churchyard.



Elizabeth the

daughter of Francis

Keene gent., deceased

the 18 of March 1651.

^Etatis 15.



William son of William

& Sarah Westley

born at Wells the 2 nd

of March 1679

dyed at London the 7 th

of Sept. 1684.

Resteth here.

(Floorslab.)



Cathedral Register.
Arthur s. of Joseph and Kath. Keen, bap.
Arthur s. of Joseph and Kath. Keen, bur.
M rs Katherine Keene, wid. In the new works, bur.



A floorslab, of which only a few letters remain, viz. :

Honor (?).... Henry .... Jan. 1654, and of
KEENE. .... his daughter wife of ... . Keen



20



WELLS CATHEDRAL.



ANDREWS.



Underneath this stone

was buried Benjamin Andrews

who died 17 July 18 . . ?

in the 59 th year of his age.

A truly honest man.

(Floorslab.)



1789
1803



Mar.
July



15



Cathedral Register.

Mary w. of Benjamin Andrews, gent.

Benjamin Andrews, an Att?, of St. Cuth. par., aged 59, bur. in
the nave.



The matrix of a brass consisting of a figure, four shields, and fillet for
inscription round the edge, with roundels at the corners for the emblems of the
four evangelists.



A floorstone on which alone can be read the word " July.



TUCKER.



Beneath this stone are placed
the Remains

of

Mary Tucker

wife of Richard. Tucker

and daughter of Thomas

Born the 4 June 174 .

Died the 27 of July 17 . 7.

(Floorslab.)



DAVIS.



Maiy Davis

relict of Francis Davis

who died September . . 1746.

aged . .



PORCH.



Beneath this stone

are deposited the remains of

Mary Porch

died May 22, 1810,

aged 58 years.

Also the Remains of John Porch

husband of the above Mary Porch

died August 28 th 1825.

(Floorslab.)



1628 June 10 Thomas s. of Richard Porch, bap.

1730 Feb. 2 Henry Porch and Martha Watts, both of St. Cuthbert parish,
mar. Vide St. Cuthbert Parish Register.



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY.

Cathedral Register.



21



1788 Jan. 28 Mary Ann dau. of John Porch, gent., and Mary his w., bap.
1796 Mary Ann dau. of M r John Porch and Mary his w., born 23 Jan.

1788, received into the church 6 Dec. 1796.
1812 July 4 John de Courcy s. of Capt. John Elliott Porch and Helen

Elizabeth his w., born 27 June 1809.



HASELSEAW.



ANDREWS.



Walter de Haselshaw Ep : 1308.
(Floorslab.)



John Andrews

Died y e 22 nd October 1804

Aged 25.

(Floorslab.)



Cathedral Register.
1804 Oct. 26 M r John Andrews, bur. in the nave.



PRICKMAN.



OGLETHORPE.



BARTON.



Here lies the body of Ann wife

of Charles Prickman, gent.,

ob l Nov. the 13 th 1686.

Also Sarah her daughter

ob l SQp. 2 nd 1720.

And James Oglethorpe Esq.

husband of the said Sarah

ob* June 16 th 1728.

Here lies the Body of

George Barton, gent.

of Barton-Cross in Lancashire

who died November the 24 th 1749

aged 63.

(Floorslab.)



From the Cathedral Register.
Baptisms.

Samuel s. of M r John Prickman and Jane his w.

Sarah dau. of James Ogellthorpe, gent., and Sarah his w., born

4 May.
Sarah dau. of M r John Prickman and Jane his w.
Benjamin s. of M r John Prickman and Jane his w.
1695 July 4 Ann dau. of James Ogelthorpe, gent., and Sarah his w.

Weddings.
1704 May 14 Robert Gutch, of Wells, and Jane Prickman, of this Liberty.
1735 July 10 John Prickman, of Shipham, widower, and Mary May, of Shipham.
By Licence.



1689


Nov.


28


1690


May


8


1691


Nov.


12


1692


Nov.


24



1691


Nov.


10


1693


Nov.


21


1695


July


28


1707


April


6


1720


Sep.


6


1749


Dec.


2


1750


April


9


1762


Dec.


9



22 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

Burials.
Sarah dau. of M r John Prickman and Jane his w.
M r John Prickman.

Ann dau. of James Ogelthorpe, gent., and Sarah his w.
M r Thomas Prickman.
Sarah w. of James Ogelthorpe.
M r George Barton, of S 1 Giles, Middlesex.
M rs Mary Prickman.
John Prickman, Esq.

The Rev. Thomas Holt, D.D., Rector of Wraxall, Somerset, in his will, dated
13 April 1688 and proved 8 April 1689, names his son-in-law John Prickman, of
Wells, gent., to be executor, who proved the will.

Cathedral Register.
Baptisms.

1785 April 6 Mary Ann dau. of Robert Gutch, gent., and Mary his w., born

Wednesday, April 6, priv. bap, and received at church
5 March 1786.

1786 June 3 Frances dau. of M r Robert Gutch, born May 27.

1788 Mar. 31 John s. of Robert Gutch, gent., and Mary his w., born March 19.

1789 May 4 Elizabeth dau. of Robert Gutch, gent., and Mary his w., born

Ap. 29.
1792 Thomas George s. of Robert Gutch, gent., born 2 Ap., priv. bap.

and received 21 Nov.

St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.

1675 Nov. 8 Flora dau. of M r Robert Gutch.

1679 Jan. 26 Charles s. of M r Robert Gutch.

1680 Aug. 19 Robert s. of M r Robert Gutch.

1705 John s. of M r Robert Gutch, in Close Hall, priv. bap., brought to

church Oct. 14.
1707 May 20 Flora dau. of M r Robert Gutch, of High St., born May 13, priv.

bap., brought to church May 23.
1710 Mar. 3 Barbara dau. of M r Robert Gutch, of High St., born Feb. 16,

brought to church March 18.
1712 Dec. 5 Robert s. of M r Robert Gutch, of High St., born and priv. bap.,
brought to church Dec. 11.
Robert s. of Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St., born Aug. 24.
Ann dau. of Joseph Gutch, of Harter's Hill, born Feb. 10.
Hannah dau. of Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St., born Jan. 6.
Mary dau. of Joseph Gutch, jun r , of Coxley, born July 26, priv.
bap. and brought to church Aug. 9.
1732 Jan. 21 John s. of Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St., born Dec. 24.



1728


Sep.


17


1728


Feb.


19


1730


Jan.


31


1731


Aug.


6



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 23

1735 Mar. 27 Joseph s. of Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St., born March 19.

1737 Aug. 29 Samuel s. of M r Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St., born Aug. 28.

1738 Aug. 20 John s. of M r Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St., born Aug. 8.

Weddings.

Robert Gutch and Mary Walter, both of this parish. Banns.
Joseph Gutch and Eleanor Brown, both of this parish. Lie.

Burials.
M rs Barbara Gutch.
Charles s. of M r Robert Gutch.
M r Robert Gutch.
M rs Flora Gutch.

M r Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St.
Henry s. of Joseph Gutch, of Coxley.
Hannah w. of M r Joseph Gutch, of Coxley.
Hannah dau. of Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St.
Joseph s. of Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St.
Joseph Gutch, of Coxley.

Samuel s. of M r Robert Gutch, of Chamberlain St.
Joseph Gutch.



1727


Oct.


29


1727


Feb.


18


1679


Jan.


2


1679


Jan.


28


1681


Aug.


2


1700


Oct.


15


1727


Nov.


16


1729


Sep.


12


1730


Jan.


25


1732


June 18


1735


Aug.


10


1736


April


22


1737


Aug.


31


1739


Aug.


26



Beneath this stone

was Buryed

Mary the most tender affectionate

and beloved wife of

ANDREWS. Benjamin Andrews who died the 3 rd of April 1789

in the 44 th year of her age.
(Floorslab.)



DAVIDGE. Ann wife of Jno. Davidge died

y e 2 rd Sept. 1677.
BARON. M rs Jane Baron wife of M r

T. Baron died y e 20 th Oct. 1740
aged 81.
WITHERELL. Sim : Witherell, gent, died y e 30 th

Jany 1781, aged 49.

Mary his widow died the 4 th of

December 1797 aged 70.

(Floorslab.)



From the Cathedral Register.

Burials.

1665 Aug. 18 Sarah dau. of M r John Davidge.

1666 June 1 Tristram s. of M 1 ' John Davidge.
1668 Mar. 15 Katherine dau. of M r John Davidge.



1671


Feb.


13


1677


Jan.


4


1681


Sep.


8


1704


Oct.


13


1781


Feb.


1


1793


Dec.


28


1794


Jan.


12


1797


Dec.


11



24 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

Mary dan. of M r John Davidge.

Ann wife of M r John Davidge.

M r John Davidge, of the parish of S fc Cuthbert.

John Davidge, of Wells.

M r Simon Witherell.

John Witherell.

John Witherell, Yicar Choral.

Mary w. of M r Simon Witherell.

Baptisms.
1764 Aug. 7 Simon Davidge s. of Simon and Mary Witherell, born 4 Aug.,

priv. bap. 7 Aug., and received at church 27 Dec. following.
1794 Aug. 21 Biggs Witherell s. of Simon Davidge and Eleanor Witherell, born

24 Jan. 1794.

In Shapwick Church are two floorslabs partly covered by the chancel seats, for
Catharine, wife of Richard Davidge, Esq., late of Shapwick ; Ann their daughter, died
1706 ; and a son. The arms are, on a/ess wavy hctiv. three lions pass, as many crosses
patee. Crest, a demi-lion. This on one slab impaling/owr bars, and on a canton a
lion pass., Lancaster. The only entries in the Shapwick Parish Register of Davidge
are : Master Davidge, bur. (no day or month) 1691. M re Ann Davidge, bur.
30 Nov. 1706. Madam Katherine Davidge, wid., bur. 15 Dec. 1711. The
signature of John Davidge as a J. P. occurs among the parish papers of St.
Cuthbert in 1699, and his seal of arms (gu.) on a fess wavy betw. three lions pass,
(arg.), as many crosses patee (of the first). Crest, a demi-lion. Burke says the crest
is arg., collared gu., charged with three lions pass, of the first.

St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.
Mary dau. of M r John Davidge and Ann his w.
Susan dau. of M r John Davidge and Ann his w.
Alice dau. of M r Thomas Davidge, of High St., born June 8.
John s. of M r John Davidge, of the New Works.
Thomas s. of Thomas Davidge and Alice his w.
Susan dau. of Thomas Davidge and Alice his w., of the New

Works.
Edmund s. of M r Thomas Davidge.
John s. of M r Thomas Davidge.
Ann dau. of M r Thomas Davidge.
Sarah dau. of John and Ann Davidge.
Charles s. of M r Thomas Davidge and Alice his w.
Alice dau. of M r John and M M Alice Davidge.
Mary dau. of M r Thomas and M M Alice Davidge.
Adrian s. of M r Thomas Davidge and M rs Alice Davidge.
Mary dau. of M r Thomas Davidge.

Weddings.
John Davidge and Alice Southey, of North Petherton.
Thomas Davidge and Sarah Corham.



1649


June


12


1653


Nov.


2


1654


July


17


1655


July


15


1655


Oct.


13


1657


July


13


1658


Nov.


16


1660


Feb.


20


1662


Mar.


17


1664


July


14


1665


April


22


1667


Feb.


11


1668


Aug.


14


1670


Feb.


5


1673


Deb.


15


1663


July


7


1697


Jan.


6



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 25

AULSEY. Thomas | Aulsey, Vicar Corrall

died the 22 nd of Jul | ie anno domini 1581 |

(Note. This is round the edge of the stone, the | mark denotes where the
corners are ; the first part of the inscription is obliterated. Floorslab.)



H. S. E.
BRODERIP. Willi'm" Broderip

nuper hujus Eccliae Vic : Choral

organista ac Subthesaur

morte occupatus ult Jan. Anno Dom'i 1726

JE43.

Uxore fsetu grairda' noveing liberis

perquam defletus.

On the same stone with this inscription is the matrix of the brass for which it
was originally used, consisting of a figure and inscription plate ; the date is about
1500 a.d., and the figure, which is standing sideway, appears to be that of a burgess.

(Floorslab.)



ERGHUM. Radulphus Erghum Ep : 1401.

(Floorslab.)



In memory
of Sarah wife of
WESTLEY. William Westley, gen*,

who died y e 4 th of June 1701.
(Note. The rest of this stone is cut away. Floorslab.)



H. S. I.
WESTLEY. Gulielmus Westley de Civitate

Wellen armiger,

obiit Sep. 23 Anno

( Domini 1719

1 .ZEtatis 84.

(Floorslab.)



The following extracts from the Registers of the Cathedral and St. Cuthbert will
be most conveniently arranged if put altogether here.

Cathedral Register.

Baptisms.

1677 Sep. 24 Ann dau. of M r William Westley and Sarah his w., born in the

par. of St. Cuthbert.
1679 Mar. 21 William s. of M r William Westly and Sarah his w.
1705 June 5 Frediswade dau. of Edmund Brickenden, clerk, and Frediswade
his w. ; born May 26.

E



26 WELLS CATHEDRAL.

Weddings.

1688 Oct. 3 M r Thomas Legge, of Lawrence Lydeard, and M" Ann Brickenden,

of Corton.
1702 Sep. 24 James "Watts, of Shepton Mallet, and Amicia Westly, of St.

Cuthbert par.
1710 April 13 William Westly, Esq., and M rs Frideswid Brickenden, widow, both

of St. Cuthbert par.

Burials.

1671 Nov. 18 Mary and Sarah daus. of M r William Westly, bur. in the body of

the church.

1675 Aug. 9 Mary dau. of M r William Westly.

1679 June 9 Ann dau. of M r William Westly.

1684 Sep. 25 William s. of M r William Westly.

1701 June 10 Sarah w. of William Westly, Esq., of Wells.

1719 Sep. 26 William Westley.

1731 Mar. 9 William s. of the Rev. Mf Westley.

1786 Jan. 11 M 1S Mary Westley, of Close Hall.

1791 May 5 M rs Margaret Westley.

St. Cuthbert Parish Register.
Baptisms.

1638 May 6 Pierce s. of M r Thomas and Ann Westley.

1639 April 30 Dorothy dau. of M r Thomas and Ann Westley, Vicar of

St. Cuthbert.
1708 July 6 Elizabeth dau. of M rs Frediswade Brickenden, relict of the Rev.
M r Edmund Brickenden, late dec, of St. Cuthbert Street, born
30 June.

Burials.

1610 Dec. 27 Ann Westley.

1653 Oct. 8 Ann dau. of M r Thomas Westley and Ann his w., of Chelcott.

1660 Aug. 1 Elizabeth w. of Thomas Westley.

1707 Feb. 18 M r Thomas Westley.

1719 Sep. 26 William Westley, Esq., buried in the Cathedral.

This William Westley appears to have used two shields of arms, for among the
parish documents of St. Cuthbert are two with his signature and seal ; in one case
the seal has a shield charged with three cross-crosslets ; the other document, date 1704,
has these arms on the seal, viz., Per fess six escallop-shells, three and three, counter-
changed. Crest, an escallop-shell cJiarged with a cross-crosslet. No colours are on
the seal, but we find on a monument in the cloister, Lovell impaling for Westley,
Per fess arg. and gu., six escallop-shells, three and three, counter changed, and this coat
is also quartered by Salmon (Sa., three salmons hauriant arg.) on a monument in
the Church of St. Cuthbert, for William Salmon.



MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AND HERALDRY. 27

Papworth gives for Wastley, Arg., three rross-crosslets saltire-ways with annulets
at each end az. (and sometimes gu.) ; which is the coat on one seal slightly altered,
but the other coat does not appear at all. What authority there is for either coat
beyond assumption does not appear. The authority is perhaps very much better
than is often the case, for if not registered in legal form at the College of Heralds,
it does not appear to have been stolen from its lawful owner, which, alas! is
frequently done.

The Rev. Thomas Westley, above, was instituted to St. Cuthbert's Vicarage
13 November 1634, and died at Butleigh, then being a Canon Residentiary of Wells.
His will was proved 25 October 1662 by his son Thomas Westley. In it he names
his son William, dau. Dorothy, and brother Billingsley.



Here resteth the Body
PITCHER. of Edward Pitcher

of this city Mercer and Draper
who departed this life
November 15 th 1795

aged 43 years.

Also Susan Pitcher

daughter of the above

Edward Pitcher

died January 27 th 1799

aged 22 years.

Edward Pitcher

son of the above

Edward Pitcher died May 1 st 1805

aged 24 years.

Jane wife of

Edward Pitcher, sen r

died 21 Dec. 1811

aged 65 years.

(Floorslab.)



1710 Nov. 27 John Pitcher, of South Petherton, and Helen Slade, of Barton

David, by Lie. Vide Cathedral Reg.
1718 Aug. 12 Sarah dau. of Thomas Pitcher, born Aug. 9, bapt. at St. Cuthbert,

Wells. Vide Par. Reg.
1795 Nov. 26 Edward Pitcher, bur. Cath. Reg.

1799 Feb. 5 Susan dau. of Edward and Jane Pitcher, bur. Cath. Reg.
1805 May 6 M r Edward Pitcher, bur. in the nave. Cath. Reg.



WILLMOT. James Willmot

Clerk

1675.

(Floorslab.)



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WELLS CATHEDRAL.



Cathedral Register.

1670 Nov. 27 James Wilmot and Sarah Morton, married.

1671 Oct. 22 Sarah dan. of James and Sarah Willmot, bap.

1673 Sep. 23 James s. of James Wilmot, clerk and vicar choral, and Sarah his

w., bap.
1675 July 25 M r James Willmott, priest vicar, bur.
1678 Oct. 16 Sarah dau. of M r James Wilmot before deceased and Sarah his

w., bur.

In the great west •window are two shields, the one, Erm., a lion ramp, sa.,
collared or. Crest, A cubit arm erect, the hand grasping a sword, all ppr., for
Creighton. The other being charged with the incorrect arms of the See, Az., a
saltire per saltire and quarterly counter changed imp., Az., a lion ramp, or, with what
appears to be a pastoral staff in bend sinister. Over the shield is a bishop's mitre.
These are not the arms of any Bishop of Bath and Wells. The error seems un-
accountable ; the window was reglazed by Bishop Creighton when Dean, and the
glass taken down, cleaned, and refixed in 1813. There are two buckler-shaped
shields charged with Az., a cross moline or. Probably not intended to be heraldic.
One is below the figure ascribed to King Ina, the other beneath that of Bishop

Ralph de Salopia.

South Aisle of Nave.
*j« In loving memory of Sarah Elizabeth Harriet, daughter of Lord
Arthur Charles Hervey. Bishop of this Diocese, wife of William Aysh-



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