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(Transcribed in 1913)
On a floor-stone in the nave close to entrance:-
To the memory of
Relict of JOHN FOSTER BARHAM, ESQ.
who departed this life
March 9 1846
Aged 73 years
(2 lines omitted)
Below is a small white marble spade shield let into the slab. It is cut quarterly. In the 1st quarter the bottom of a cross may be distinguished, and in the 3rd quarter a fess embattled. Everything else is obliterated by wear.
1789, Sept. 24. John Foster Barham, esq.; gentleman commoner of Hertford college, to Miss Elizabeth Gill, of Oxford. (" Bath Chronicle.")
He was 2d son of Joseph Foster Barham of Bedford and Jamaica, and was b. 17 Jan. 1763, matriculated 24 May 1787, aged 24, an died at Totness, co. Devon, 24 Nov. 1822. (" Foster Barham Genealogy," p. 16.)
On a plain stone tomb within iron railings, in the north-west portion of the church-yard. On the top slab :
GERALD FITZGERALD Esq.
died 31st March 1819
(10 lines omitted)
GERALD FITZGERALD ESQRE
of the Queen's County Ireland
Born September 28th A.D. 1772
Died, at BATH 8th April A.D. 1845
EMILY ANN FITZGERALD
Born 23rd Jany A.D. 1822
Died at BATH Feby 25th A.D. 1825
CAROLINE MARIA FITZGERALD
Born 20th Feby A.D. 1824
Died at BATH 26th April A.D. 1845
Daughters of the above
and EMILY his wife.
At the east end:-
Here lies also
Widow of the above named
GERALD FITZGERALD ESQRE
and Daughter of
ROBERT GIBBONS ESQRE
who died 23rd Octr 1884
1845, April. At Bath, aged 21, Caroline Maria, 3rd daughter of the late Gerald Fitzgerald, esq. ("G.M.," 676)
Two of his sons are in Foster's "Alumni Oxonienses." I have been informed by a member of the family that they formerly owned estates in Jamaica, that two brothers settled there and that a Mrs. Fitzgerald married secondly a Browning, (?) of the poet's family.
(Transcribed 9 Sept. 1913)
In the north chapel on a plain tablet on the north wall:-
Qui ob: [who died] Jul: 27: 1793 aet: suae 76 [aged 76]
Hoc marmor, nec superbum,
Nec aliquid habens ornatus
Praeter ipsum ejus nomen,
A. M. S.
1793, July 21. At his house. in Golden-sq. in the parish of Westmorland, Jamaica, Thomas Storer, esq. ("G.M.," 1149). His will was proved in the P.C.C. 436, Dodwell. See his pedigree in Burke's "Landed Gentry."
In the north chapel over the doorway to chancel:-
the Memory of
ANTHONY MORRIS STORER ESqr,
who died the 28th of June 1799
Aged 57 Years.
1799, July 5. "At Bristol Hott Wells, of a deep decline, Anthony Morris Storer, esq. of Devonshirest. & Purley, Berks." A long obituary follows, by which it appears that he was bred at Eton and Cambridge, was a great dancer and skater, became Secretary of Legation at Paris, and lived much with Lord North. His father, Thomas, died in Jamaica 21 July 1793, aged 76, and lived 23 years longer than the son to whom he left an estate of £1000 a year in that Island, to which the son added £5000 a year in Berkshire. Anthony left his engravings, and books, rich in old plays, bindings and Caxtons, to Eton College. He made a place at Purley, and left from £12,000 to £15,000 to build a house. He has left his fortune of £8000 a year to his nephew who is in the Navy, and in default to his niece. ("G.M.," 626.) His Will was proved in the P.C.C., 539, Howe.
Anthony Morris Storer bequeathed to Eton College a valuable collection of books, including, three Caxtons and mezzotint engravings. His portrait hangs over the fireplace in the Library. He was born 1746 and was at Eton 1760-4, went thence to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, sat as M.P. for Carlisle 1774-80, Morpeth 1780-4, and was Secretary of Legation at Paris in 1783. ("Eton Guide," by Leigh, p. 110.)
1792, Nov. 10. At the Earl of Carysfort's, in Hill st., Berkeley-square. Thomas James Storer, esq. brother-in-law to his Lordship and 2nd son of Thomas Storer, esq. of Golden-square. ("G.M." 1060.)
1774, Sep. 9. Thomas Storer of this parish, & Elizabeth Proby, of St. Mary le Bone, Lic. (St. George's, Hanover Square.)
On the west wall of the nave to the north of the tower arch is a monument finely sculptured in low relief. To the left are represented the widow, one son and four daughters facing an urn, on which is carved the head of the deceased, and on the pedestal of which is an inscription. To the right stands an angel.
TO THE MEMORY OF
ANTHONY GILBERT STORER ESQR
OF PURLY PARK, IN THE COUNTY OF BERKS, AND OF BELLE ISLE AND FROME,
IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA;
WHERE HE WAS MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR THE PARISH OF WESTMORELAND.
HE DIED AT NEW PROVIDENCE, ON THE 13TH OF JUNE 1818, AND LIES BURIED IN A MAUSOLEUM ERECTED
ON THE ESTATE OF BELLE ISLE, BY HIS WIDOW, ANN K. STORER, WHO HAS LIKEWISE
CAUSED THIS MONUMENT
TO BE PLACED HERE IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MANY AMIABLE AND FXCELLENT QUALITIES.
(10 lines omitted)
On the pedestal above the foregoing is inscribed:
A. G. STORER ESQRE OBIT JUNE 18TH 1818 1 ANN KATHERINE HIS WIFE OBIT MAY 7TH 1854, AETAT 69 SINCERELY REGRETTED BY ALL HER FRIENDS.
Higher up above the preceding is another tablet with Latin inscription to ANTONIUS MORRIS STORER, who died aged 59. No year mentioned, tablet made in 1800.
1818 June 13. At Nassau, New Providence, on his return to Jamaica Anthony Gilbert Storer esq. of Purley Park, Berks, & of Westmorland, Jamaica. ("G.M.," 373)
1831, July 7. At Jamaica, Charlotte, third daughter of the late Anthony Gilbert Storer, esq. of Purley Park, Berks. (Ibid., 286)
1854, May 7. Ann Katharine Storer, of Upper Hyde-park-st. relict of Anthony Gilbert Storer, esq. of Purley-park, Berks. (Ibid., 670)
In the churchyard on a Scandinavian granite cross
LOVING MEMORY OF
ANTHONY MORRIS STORER
BORN SEP. 25TH 1813
DIED APRIL 5TH 1902
ALSO CICELY BARR STORER
WIDOW OF THE ABOVE
BORN NOV. 26TH 1832 DIED NOV. 22ND 1908.
The west window of the tower has stained glass, under which is a brass inscribed as follows:
IN MEMORY OF CHARLES PARKE ESQRE
WHO DIED 21 MAY 1860, AGED 68
ARMS.-Azure, on a fess engrailed, between three hinds trippant Or, as many torteaux, each charged with a pheon of the third (PARKE) ; impaling: A fess Or between three cocks' heads erased (ALCOCK).
CREST. A buck's head couped, in the mouth a key.
On the same wall is another brass:
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM PARKE ESQRE
BORN 19 SEPTR 1819 DIED AT CANNES IN FRANCE
8 FEBRY 1864 ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM PARKE
OF THE THICKETS JAMAICA ESQRE
Arms of Parke (but the field Sable), impaling, Ermine, a saltire Azure, in chief and base quarters a thistle slipped and in fess quarters a mullet. Crest of Parke.
The above two M.I., together with a pedigree, are given in Hutchins' "Dorset," iii., 362. The following additional inscriptions I transcribed on my visit to the Church on 15 Sept. last.
North wall of the nave, on a brass:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES JOSEPH PARKE BORN DEC. 4TH 1820. DIED MARCH 9TH 1893
Also MARY ELLEN HIS WIFE
BORN MAY 31ST 1827. DIED DEC. 8TH 1900.
On another brass on the same wall :
CREST. A buck's head embossed, and on a label above: 1ST BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS; and below: CUIDICH'N RICH.
IN MEMORY OF
SIR WILLIAM PARKE, K.C.B.
COLONEL OF SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
WHO DIED AT THORNHILL DORSET
ON MARCH 29th AGED 74.
SECOND SON OF CHARLES PARKE
OF HENBURY HOUSE ALSO OF
WILLIAM ALCOCK WHITBECK PARKE,
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN AUG. 25th 1866 DIED OCT. 7th 1897.
On a brass under a window, of the south wall of the nave:
IN MEMORY OF LETITIA PARKE
Who died Decr. 29th 1877 aged 83.
On another one lower down:
Also to the memory of LETITIA PARKE daughter
of the above who died April 10th 1882.
On the north wall of the chancel, on a small brass:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
MARY ELLEN PARKE,
DIED 8 DECEMBER 1900
THIS REREDOS WAS ERECTED BY HER CHILDREN
South wall of the nave, on a brass:-
In loving memory of
born May 17th 1825 who died at
Henbury House April 10th 1882
This Brass is here placed by her Cousins
Charlotte Kemble, Mary Austen, Charles Parke
On a small plain brass below:
IN MEMORY OF WILFRED PARKE
WHO WAS KILLED IN AN AEROPLANE ACCIDENT
ON DECEMBER 15TH 1912
AGED 23 YEARS.
On another one alongside:-
IN MEMORY OF
W. EVELYN PARKE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
ON 13th OCTOBER 1914
AGED 23 YEARS
William Parke, a younger son, born 5 Nov. 1752, settled in Jamaica about 1760-70, where he owned an estate called The Thickets in St. Ann's Parish. He was a Lieut.-Gen. of Militia, and died 27 April 1813. By his wife Eleanor, daughter of Samuel Baldwin Crosse of Jamaica, whom he married before 1786, he had: (1) William, who inherited his plantations; (2) Charles, who purchased Lower Henbury in Dorsetshire. and several daughters.
Nave, south-west corner. Small white marble tablet:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES DINHAM CHARD, SON
OF HENRY DINHAM CHARD AND
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE, WHO DIED
OF THE YELLOW FEVER
AT OLD HARBOUR JAMAICA,
30, MARCH 1817, AGED 16 YEARS
Transcribed 15 April 1912.
In the churchyard:
MISS MARTHA BAKER HORLOCK, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Horlock, of the Island of Jamaica, died 15 Oct., 1797, aged 17.
On 9 June 1910 I visited Cerne. There are several old altar-tombs in the churchyard, but the inscriptions are becoming illegible owing to weather and lichen, and I did not find the above stone.
In the chancel on the north side is a mural monument of freestone and white marble:
Here lieth interred the body of ELIZABETH MOORE, late wife of Samuel Moore, esq. of the island of Jamaica, born July the 31, 1695, and died March 16, 1722,
Arms. Argent, three greyhounds courant in Pale Sable, a crescent Gules for difference; impaling, Gules, a fess Ermine between two wolves passant argent.
CREST. A moorcock ppr. holding in its beak a branch vert.
(See Archer, 301.)
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