Inside St Michael & All Angels Church, Edvin Ralph (W)

Recent Photograph of Inside St Michael & All Angels Church (W) (Edvin Ralph)

Looking towards the west end of the church, and bell tower, where 13th century effigies of the Zeddefen (Edefen) family rest on the floor against the west wall, and monuments, mainly to the BURWELL family occupy the walls.

Below is a list of (most) of the Inscriptions (I omitted one from my photo collection).

Near this place
are deposited the remains of
of Elizabeth INGRAM
Wife of the Rev. JA INGRAM
Rector of this Parish,
and daughter of Mr. Ed: BURWALL
of Butterley Court
She died Nov:r 16: 1784 in 36th Year
of her age.
Leaving behind her two dear Infants
and a disconsolate husband
To lament their early loss
of the tenderest of Mothers
and the most Affectionate of Wives.
Aoripe / Cara uxor haec nostri monumenta doloris

In Memory of
Edward BURWALL of Butterley Gent.
he died Feb 27? 1800(?)
in the 80th year of his age
most lamented by his family and friends
He was (ceaseless?), charitable and humane,
regular in the discharge of his religious duties
and a (domitant?) friend of the Poor
Reader go and do thou likewise
Melborough his Relict
died Nov 11, 1803
Aged 83.

Jane daughter of
and Milborough his wife
departed this life
Aug 6 1800 / Aged 12

Here lies the Body of / ??? INGRAM
50 years Rector of this Parish
He died July 7th 1815, aged 74 years
A man of dear and sound judgement an unwearied promoter of the public good
a kind master and friendly neighbour of a quick and strong ??? of piety
and one of the best of parents.
His two daughters Milborough the wife of
Edmund PATESHALL Esquire of Allensmore
and Frances Elizabeth the wife of
Dansey Richard DANSEY Esquire of Easton Court,
both of this County
raise this tribute of their affection and regret
to his memory

Elsewhere, on the wall of the nave:

To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of
Albert James POWELL.
Herefordshire Regiment.
The dearly loved second son of Edwin and Mary POWELL
of The Pound Farm. Edwyn Ralph.
who gave his life for his country at Bullecourt, France
and was buried at Etaples on December 6th. 1917.
aged 26 years
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends.”

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 13th October 2008.
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