Coventry Memorial, Croome d'Abitot (1634)

Recent Photograph of Coventry Memorial (1634) (Croome d'Abitot)

This is just one of several grand memorials to the Earls of Coventry in Croome Church.

The inscription reads:

In Obitum
Clarissimæ Mulieris Mariæ, Thomæ Coventrye filij natu maximi
Thomæ Baronis Coventrye de Allesborough Dni. custodis magni
Sigilli Anglicæ plæ uxoris fæmina equidem admodum admiranda cui
forma, (et quæ sexvi rarior) virtutis prodigus deus Vultus vitra
fæminem venusti, anumi ultra masculum generosi, famæ illibatæ
vitæ intergerrimæ fælicis acuminus, iudicij nervosi, eloquij facilis
linguæ bene moderatæ passionum tranquilla victrix, dotum
deniq, omnium non tantum prvdens, sedit tranquilla moderatrix
quatuor liberorum fæcunda mater, Ad ultimum fatale invenit
puperperium filium invita lucina potius ad funus quam vitam enixa
quo:cum dum dividere tentat vitah, perdit, ipsaq, brevi post
infantem intervallo communi comitata luctu,
fato cessit
Obiit 18o Octobris 1634. Ætatis suæ 29o.

This Memorial is on one wall of the Chancel. On the opposite side is a matching one commemorating Thomas himself, who died in 1661.

(Account & Transcription provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Mel Lockie on 11th June 2010.
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