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I was, good Reader, Aesh and blood like thee,
In the Middle Aisle.
On a brass plate. Here under lieth the body of Edward Arnold, a Brewer of this towne, about the age of 64 yeares, who deceased on the 10 day of August, Anno Dni, 1628.
In the South Aisle. On a brass plate, on the South wall in Capitals ; Here under lieth buried the body of Franc Tirrel, sometime Citizen and Grocer of London. He was a good Benefactor to the poore of divers Hospitals, Prisons, and Parishes of London, and to the continuall reliefe of the poore Freemen of the Grocers. He gave to this parishe 2001. to build a new Market-house, and 401. to beautifie this Church and to make a new Saintes Bell. He died in September 1600,
On a brass plate. Hereunder lieth the body of John Davenant * Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, who had to wyfe Margaret Clarke, and had issue by her x sonnes and inj daughters. He beyng about the
age of lx and one yeares deceased the xxiijth of October Anno Domini 1596. William Mitchel died 17 July 1658 aged 60
North Aisle. Cornelius Clifton, died 15 May, 1609 aged 20. Elizabath, daughter of Robert Crowe, & Catharine his wife,
died 1638. On a brass plate are the figures of a man and woman, and this
inscription; Here lyeth buried the body of Robert Jackson the younger,
* This plate is now torn off and placed in the Sexton's pew.
yeoman. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Wackrell, yeoman, who departed this life 11th October Anno Dom. 1629. For whose pious memorie his loving wife caused this memorial. They had issue 17 children, 12 sonnes and 5
On another brass plate, near the former;
Here lyeth the bodyes of Robert Jackson yeoman, the sonn of Nicholas Jackson, and Anne his wife, daughter of Richard Wood yeoman, who had issue by her 9 children, whereof 3 were living at his decease the 21 daye of September 1622; and Ann his wife died the 30 of August 1612.
In the middle or Rectors Chancel.
On the South side of the altar, is a large tomb supported by two black marble Corinthian pillars; on the tomb lies the effigies of a Bishop in his doctor's robes at full length, his hands in the posture of praying: his eyes have a whiteness in the pupil to denote his blindness; he has also a long black beard forked and curling: over him are these verses;
GRINDALLUS doctus, prudens, gravitate verandus,
Beneath his effigies are these verses;
Præsulis eximii ter postquam est auctus honore,
Worn out with age and toil, he pass'd from pain
On the other side are these verses; Mortua marmoreo conduntur membra sepulchro, Sed mens sancta viget, Fama perennis erit, Nam studia et Musa, quas magnis censibus auxit, Grindali nomen tempus in omne ferent.
Clos'd in this marble tomb his mortal frame,
Beneath is this inscription;
Edmundus Grindallus, Cumbriensis,
R. Elizabetha evectus, Ecclesiam Londinens. Primum, deinde Eboracens, demum Cantuariens. rexit. Et cum hic nibil restaret, quo altius ascenderit, e corporis vinculis liber ac beatus ad cœlum evolavit 6°. Julii anno Dom MDLXXXIII. Etat, suæ LXIII. Hic præter multa pietatis officia quæ vivus præstitit, moribundus maximam bonorum suorum partem piis usibus consecravit. In Paræcia Divæ Begha (ubi natus est) Scholam Grammaticam splendide extrui, et optimo censu ditari curavit. Magdalenensi cœtui Cantab. (in quo puer primum Academiæ
ubera suxit) discipulum adjecit, Collegio Christi (ubi adultus literis incubuit) gratum MNEMOSUNON reliquit,
* Archbishop Grindal, was in the year 1599 appointed Bishop of London; in 1570 he was translated to York, and in 1575 to Canterbury.
Aulæ Pembrochianæ (cujus olim Socius, postea Præfectus
extitit) Ærarium et Bibliothecam auxit, Græcoque
Prælectori, uni Socio, ac duobus Discipulis, ampla Stipendia assignavit. Collegium Reginæ Oxon. (in quod Cumbrienses potissimum cooptantur) nummis, libris et magnis proventibus locupletavit. Civitati Cantuar. (cui
moriens præfuit) centum libras, in hor, ut pauperes
atque impendendas dedit. Residuum bonorum
Ecclesiæ, Patriæ, et bonis literis profuit.
EDMUND GRINDALL a native of Cumberland, Doctor in Divinity, celebrated for his learning, prudence, And gravity of character; remarkable for his
Constancy, Justice, and Piety;
Having returned from exile
Promoted to the summit of dignity
By a gradation of Honours
Under the auspices of Queen Elizabeth He governed successively the Churches of London, York, and
Canterbury, And when now no loftier pre-eminence remained for him, Released from the shackles of the body,
Free and happy
He took his flight to Heaven On the VI of July in the year of our Lord MDLXXXIII.
And of his
* The Archbishop being friendly to the Reformation (but inclined to the Puritans) left England upon the accession of Queen Mary, and retired to Germany, where he remained till her death.
Which he performed in his lifetime,
When near his death
To pious uses.
Which he richly endowed.
When a Boy, He drew his first nutriment from the breast of Alma Mater,
He added a Scholar
To Christ's College,
He left a grateful memorial :
And to a Lecturer in Greek,
He assigned ample salaries.
He enriched Queen's-college, Oxford, Into which the natives of Cumberland are chiefly admitted,
With money, books, and large revenues.
To the Corporation of Canterbury,
He gave for ever
The sum of one hundred pounds
The residue of his property
Thus living and dying
He was a Benefactor