Thomas Berkeley Monument, Spetchley

Recent Photograph of Thomas Berkeley Monument (Spetchley)

One of many monuments to the Berkeley family in their private chapel in Spetchley Church. The inscription reads:

To the Pious and Sacred Memory of Thomas BERKELEY
Esqr. ye. only Son of Sr. Robert BERKELEY a younger
Male Branch lineally descended from Thomas BERKELEY
of Dursley in Gloucestershire who dyed in the 2d. yeare of
Richard the 3d. 1484, and lyse buryed in the Chancell of
Berkeley Church, Brother to William Earle of Nocting-
cham, who was after created Great Mareschall of Eng-
land, and Marquess Berkeley by Henry the 7th being the
4th. Son of James the firste Baron Berekely of Berkeley
Castle in the said County of Gloucester, and of Isabell
the Eldest Daughter of Thomas Lord Mombray, Duke
of Norfolke, Earle Mareshchall and of Nottingham, And of
Elizabeth a Coheiress of a Second Family of COIGNIERS
of Sokeborne in the Bishoprick of Durham.
He died Decemb ye 22d 1693 Aged 63
P. S. M.
And to the Pious and Sacred Memory of Anne BERKE
LEY, Wife of the first named Thomas BERKELEY,
Eldest Daughter of William DARELL of Scotney in
Kent Esquire. And of Elizabeth Daughter to Sr.
Roger APPLETON of Southamstead in Essex Bart.
She died Setpembr. ye. 18th. in ye. yeare 1692
Robert BERKELEY of this parish of Spetchley in
the County of Worcester Esqr. their Eldest Son, Erected
this Monument in the yeare of our Lord

(Transcription provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Mel Lockie on 4th April 2008.
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