Coventry Memorial, Croome d'Abitot (1661)

Recent Photograph of Coventry Memorial (1661) (Croome d'Abitot)

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

The inscription reads:

Thomas Dominis Coventrye Baro Coventrye de Allesborough
Paterni nominis, honorois, opum & virtutum.
Hœres. at Promotor
Inconcussæ erga Deum, Principem at Patriam fidei.
Æquissimæ in arduis, et bonis rebus mentis,
Magnificus elegantarium cuitor.
Erga suos paterfamilias vigilantissimus,
Erga clienteias Dominus æquus, & bonus
Erga pauperes benignus,
Erga omnes justus.
Ubiq. inculpatus.
Juxta charissiman Conjugem
Guilielmi Domini Craven
Illius Herois sororem
Sepulturæ majorum fuorum additus
Ætatis LV
Anno Christi 1661.

This Memorial is on the wall of the Chancel. On the opposite side is a matching one commemorating Thomas's wife Mary, who died in 1634 aged 29.

(Account & Transcription provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Mel Lockie on 11th June 2010.
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