Jeffreyes Monument, Clifton upon Teme (2)

Recent Photograph of Jeffreyes Monument (2) (Clifton upon Teme)

The Inscription reads:

Uxor Henrici JEFFREYES de Home Castle Armig.
Filia Edwardi PITTS de Kyre Wyard Armig.
Fratrisq, sui Jacobi COHOEREDUM altera
Summo dignaologio,
Ni suorum luctus tacere jubeat
Annis quinquaginta sere duobus
pie et relugiose actis
obiit / Aug 26 / 1688
Uxori hoc dicans vivus mantus
Mortuum seipsum Spondet,
Et latus lateri commendat:
Ut ques Mors Separavit
Connubio Sepultchrati
Mors iterum conjungat amantes.
Henricus JEFFREYES de Home Castle Armiger:
Obiit 3d die July. Ano. Dom. 1709,
Aetatis Suae 73

The guide leaflet says this monument was by Grinling GIBBINS, and the only example of its kind in the country. It was erected in 1689 at a cost of £40m and is of Italian marble. The agreement, and receipt for the work is still extant, and includes Gibbins's signature, and the signature of the Vicar of the time, Thomas CREMER.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 24th July 2008.
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