St James's Church, Staunton by Redmarley (Horton Memorial)

Recent Photograph of St James's Church (Horton Memorial) (Staunton by Redmarley)

The inscription along the top of the Monument reads:

William HORTON Esqvire Liethe here who died the 13 Day of November A.D. 1612

William was the Lord of the Manor of Staunton - according to the account on Staunton in the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 4 (1924), pp.197-202. URL: www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=302 the estate was settled on him by Thomas HORTON his father following his marriage to Mary GRESLEY in 1590.

Unfortunately it was not possible to read the plaque beneath the statues. Arthur Mee's The King's England says the figures represent William's 8 children, but it seems to me just as likely the larger figures are himself and his wife.

There is a close-up of the figures below.

Staunton, St James's Church (Close-up of Horton Memorial)

Above, everyone has ‘eyes-right’ except the little fellow, who has his head turned partly towards us, taking a sneaky look towards the ‘camera’ perhaps?

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 3rd November 2007.
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