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. HE MARRIED
TABITHA, DAUGHTER & SOLE
HEIR OF JAMES SPENCER GENT.
BY WHOM HE HAD ISSUE 2
SONNES AND 2 DAUGHTERS. HE
DECEASED THE 8 DAY OF
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
W with credit and applause, at ST Catherine-Hall in Cambridge,
he dedicated his Soul to GOD, and his Righteousness
and served him in Spirit & in truth.

Thirty years he fed his Flock of Barton,

His only Flock, with faithfulness & tenderness,
At the same time shewing the Shepherd lov’d his Sheep,
And teaching the Sheep to love the Shepherd.

Tho’ late he entred on his Judicial Charge,
Yet bless’d with a sound & penetrating Mind,

He became well the important Post,
And in the opinion of every wife and good man,
Presided with Ability & Dignity.

But in no part of his Life was he more usefully distinguish’d
Than in the generous offices of private Friendship.
His prudent Advice & Affectionate Address
Directed by a candid & open Simplicity of Heart
In most Cases happily prevailed.

Deprived of such a Partner, and Oh How soon depriv’d!
His tenderly & justly beloved Wife ELIZABETH
Daughter of the Revd MR JOHN WOODS,
Rector of Wilford & Cortlingstock,
As a Monument of his Worth, & a Pledge of her Affection,
This Marble Table caused to be erected,
First 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 son
of FRANCIS SITWELL Esq
& KATH: his wife Eldest
daughter of HEN: SACHE-
-VERELL Esq he died the
7th day of MARCH 1691
and in ye 30th yeare
of his age

Good condition.

S wall of chancel

A mural monument above a tomb.

HERE LIETH BURIED RAEFE SACHEVERELL ESQR SONE & HEIRE OF
WILLIAM, SECOND SONE OF HENRY SACHEVERELL KNIGHT & EME,
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM DETHICK ESQR. HIS WYFE HAD ISSUE WILLIAM, ANTHONY, JOHN, JOHN, THOMAS, EDMUND, &
RAEFE, 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 OF
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 LORD 1598.

Good condition.

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 Age.
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.

NEAR
this Place
lies Buried the
Body of the Revd.
JOHN WICKLIFFE M.A.
forty one Years Rector
of this Parish.
He died 25th Novr.
MDCCXCII,
Aged 68
Years.

Good condition.

Leaning against S wall of chancel

A gravemarker.

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 Years.

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
AND ESTEEM, BY THE PARISHIONERS CHOIR AND
CHILDREN OF THIS PARISH, TO WHOM HE
MINISTERED FOR 38 YEARS, AND ALWAYS
SHOWED THE GREATEST KINDNESS AND
SYMPATHY IN TROUBLE AND DISTRESS.

Excellent condition.

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.