St James's Church, Longborough (Leigh Memorial)

Recent Photograph of St James's Church (Leigh Memorial) (Longborough)

The plaque at the top of the monument reads:

Memoriæ Sacrum
Gulielmi Leigh Militis
nec non
Elisabethæ conjugis

The remainder is in latin, a translation of which is available by courtesy of Britain Express - St James, Longborough.

William died 1631 and Elizabeth 1664/5. The epitaph records that she was a widow for 34 years, during which her house provided a refuge for the poor, and an ‘asylum to faithful subjects of the King (in most diffuclt times)’ that is, during the Civil War.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 8th May 2007.
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