Barton-in-Fabis St George
Monuments and Memorials
| Two views of the
William & Tabitha Sacheverell monument
NE corner of chancel
An alabaster tomb with the recumbent figure of a man in plate armour, his
head lying on his helmet and his feet [missing] upon his gauntlets; a female
by his side with a ruff and lappet, her head on a pillow.
|HERE LIETH BURIED YE BODY
OF WILLIAM SACHEVERELL,
OF BARTON ESQ.
TABITHA, DAUGHTER & SOLE
HEIR OF JAMES SPENCER GENT.
BY WHOM HE HAD ISSUE 2
SONNES AND 2 DAUGHTERS. HE
DECEASED THE 8 DAY
MARCH ANNO DMI 1616.
Somewhat damaged – William’s feet are missing; neither effigy
has the usual praying hands.
On the tomb’s south side there are images of four children – two
male, one female and one of unknown sex in a shroud. The Sacheverell crest
is carved on the west end.
N wall of chancel
A monumental tablet.
NEAR this Table lies deposited
The Body of that honest and good man,
JOSEPH MILNER M.A.
Rector of this Parish, Official of this Arch-Deaconry,
And Son of ye Revd & worthy
MR WILLIAM MILNER,
Rector of Shephall in Hertfordshire.
Having gone thro’ his Academical Studies
applause, at ST Catherine-Hall in Cambridge,
dedicated his Soul to GOD,
and his Righteousness
and served him in Spirit & in truth.
years he fed
his Flock of Barton,
His only Flock, with faithfulness & tenderness,
same time shewing the Shepherd lov’d his Sheep,
And teaching the
love the Shepherd.
Tho’ late he entred on his Judicial Charge,
a sound & penetrating Mind,
He became well the important Post,
opinion of every wife and good man,
Presided with Ability & Dignity.
no part of his Life was he more usefully distinguish’d
offices of private Friendship.
His prudent Advice & Affectionate
Directed by a candid & open Simplicity of Heart
In most Cases happily
Deprived of such a Partner, and Oh How soon depriv’d!
tenderly & justly beloved Wife ELIZABETH
Daughter of the Revd MR JOHN
Rector of Wilford & Cortlingstock,
As a Monument of his
Worth, & a Pledge of her Affection,
This Marble Table
caused to be erected,
bathing it with a Flood of Tears.
He was born Octr 7th 1695 & died
Jany 27th 1750/1.
Good condition, some letters no longer black.
W wall of chancel, N of the arch
A mural monument of marble.
|HERE lies the body of
HENRY SITWELL third
of FRANCIS SITWELL Esq
& KATH: his wife Eldest
-VERELL Esq he died the
7th day of MARCH 1691
in ye 30th yeare
S wall of chancel
A mural monument above a tomb.
|HERE LIETH BURIED RAEFE SACHEVERELL ESQR SONE & HEIRE OF
SONE OF HENRY SACHEVERELL KNIGHT & EME,
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM DETHICK
HIS WYFE HAD ISSUE WILLIAM, ANTHONY, JOHN, JOHN, THOMAS, EDMUND, &
AND HENRY, MARY, LUCY, JANE, MILLICENT, ISABELL,
DOROTHIE, & ELLEN.
RAEFE DIED THE
FIRST OF SEPTEMBER
1605 AND EME DIED THE LASTE OF APRILL 1606.
Good condition, some damage to marble surround.
The inscription is surrounded by various heraldic shields which show the
intricacy of the family line; the Sacheverell crest is above – Argent
on a Saltire Azure, five Water Bougets Or; the crest above is a Goat Passant
- and also a small picture of a skull.
SE corner of chancel
A black marble tomb.
The inscription is in Latin and names Maria Sacheverell, née Staunton, wife
of William Sacheverell, and their offspring. This is badly eroded but the words
are recorded in the Stretton MSS and elsewhere. The arms carved in white on
the west end are of the two families.
S wall of chancel
An alabaster mural monument, with heraldic shields.
|HERE LIETH BURIED HENRY
SACHEVERELL, OF BARTON
ESQR, SONE AND HEIRE
RICHERD (THE 3 SONE OF
HENRY SACHEVERELL KNIGHT)
AND ELIZABETH HIS WYFE,
DAUGHTER & SOLE HEIRE
OF HENRY GRAYE, BASE SONE
OF HENRY, LASTE LORD
GRAYE OF CODNOR, WHICH
DIED THE 27 OF DECEMBER
IN THE YERE OF OUR
Underneath this there is a stone slab, probably set into the floor when made,
but now on the wall.
|Here lieth Interr’d the Body of Ann Sacheverell Relict of ROBERT
SACHEVERELL Esq of Barton and Daughter of Thomas Marshall of the same
place. She departed this Life May 28th MDCCLIV in the 80th Year of her
|Here also lieth the Body of ANN CLIFTON Relict of George Clifton Esq & Daughter
of ROBERT SACHEVERELL Esq by Ann his Wife. She departed this Life October
the 2nd 1754 Aged 47.
W wall of chancel, S of the arch
A memorial tablet dated 1792.
lies Buried the
Body of the Revd.
JOHN WICKLIFFE M.A.
forty one Years Rector
of this Parish.
He died 25th Novr.
Leaning against S wall of chancel
|Here lyeth the Body of JOHN MARSHALL Esq CAPTAIN in the ROYAL REGIMENT
of ENGLISH FUZILIERS Who Departed this life October 15th 1747 Aged 69
Reasonable condition; probably part of it below the inscription is missing;
it may have been sited in the chancel or nave floor before this and like memorials
were taken up so as to pave all with York stone.
E wall of nave, N of the arch
A memorial tablet.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
the Rev C.A. Hodgson, B.A.
WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 16TH 1916
AGED 75 YEARS.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED AS A MARK OF LOVE
THE PARISHIONERS CHOIR AND
CHILDREN OF THIS PARISH, TO WHOM HE
FOR 38 YEARS, AND ALWAYS
SHOWED THE GREATEST KINDNESS AND
TROUBLE AND DISTRESS.
E end of S aisle
A Derbyshire marble altar tomb.
Two panels each with a Latin inscription, recorded in the Stretton MSS. One
is for Alice Sitwell [died 1713], the second for her husband William Sacheverell
[died 1715]. In 1820, Stretton recorded this tomb as present in the chancel.
Some of the lettering is blurred.
N wall of aisle altar space
A slate memorial tablet.
For Henry Stevenson [died 1779] and his wife Jane [died 1778].
Maker’s mark –“Winfield fecit”.
S wall of aisle altar space
A slate memorial tablet.
For Henry, son of John and Isabel Stevenson, [died 1804, aged 20].
S wall of aisle
A wall tablet.
John Stevenson [died 1811] and his wife Isabella [died 1827].
S wall of aisle near the church door
Three memorial tablets.
Three members of the Wilkinson family dated 1799 [maker – Surplice,
Chilwell]; 1802 [maker – Winfield]; 1822 [maker – Winfield].
SW corner of nave
Several memorial tablets, wall and floor.
All for members of the Stevenson family. Makers – Winfield; J.W.; J.C.B.