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Posted on 06/26/2014


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St. MARY, MURSLEY, BUCKS.

St. MARY, MURSLEY, BUCKS.
The monument to Sir Francis Fortescue KCB, d.1623

The inscription reads -
Reader for example know that this Monument was
erected in pious memory of Sir Francis Fortescue of Salden in
the County of Buckingham, Knight of the Bath, eldest Son of
the Right Honourable Sir John Fortescue Knight, Privy
Counsellor to Queen Elizabeth and to King James, Chancellor to
the Exchequer and Duchy and Master of the Wardrobe, & of
Cecilia daughter and Co heir of Sir Edmond Ashfield Knight.
Whose piety, virtue & religion made him beloved, whose
prudent care and zeal of his countries good made him honoured.
And of Grace, daughter of Sir John Manners of Haddon in the
County of Derby, Knight, second Son of Thomas Earl of
Rutland, and of Dorothy, his wife, daughter and Co heir of Sir
George Vemoun Knight. Who in convivial love, maternal care,
domestic discipline, charitable works and religion equalling the
ancient and best Christian matrons, was 34 years his loyeful
wife, bore him 8 sons and 5 daughters and in testimony of her
everlasting loyalty not only remained till death his sorrowful
widow but also, in memory of their mutual love, erected this
monument at her own proper cost and charges.

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