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, but has been translated on an informational plaque beside the tomb.[1]

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)

[1] To be found by choosing the following menu items: England > Gloucestershire > Historic Churches > Longborough on the Britain Express website. It is worth noting that this website belongs to an “avid historian, photographer, and ‘Britain-ophile’”, and not, as I'd first imagined, from its name, a long-distance coach company!

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 8th May 2007.
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