Monuments and Memorials
West wall, viewed from right to left:
Brass plaque on wood
20 x 12cm
|Floodlighting in the church was installed in 1984 in loving memory
of Curzon and Mabel Moss.
Brass plaque on wood
22 x 14cm
|The engraved windows in this entrance are in memory of GRACE MARY FORREST
Organist of this church for 40 years died December 23rd 1977 “The
music of the Gospel leads us Home”
Two stone tablets - memorials to John and Sarah Brown
Sarah, Wife of
and MARY REDFERN;
who departed this life
Feby. 25th. 1821,
Aged 40 Years.
departed this life
Aged 54 Years
and a Daughter
34 x 73 cm
|Sacred to the memory of Alice Wodehouse who died January, 1934.
South wall, viewed from right to left:
Memorial to Anne Borrow.
90 x 208cm
|In memory of ANNE who was 29 Years the wife and 13 of Sincere Mourning
Widow of Thomas Borrow Esqr. Her life displayed an eminent Example
of Christian Piety, Charity and Urbanity. Her death, to the Poor and
her familiar Friends, a source of sincere regret; was to herself, through
the merit of merciful Saviour and Redeemer, the gate of everlasting
life and Happiness. After 40 Years of affectionate and enlightened
Discharge of duties of a parent and 78 Years of mortal probation, She
depart hence to her great account, On the 21st day of March 1799, having
imposed a debt of Gratitude: never, but with life, to be extinguished;
of which this inadequate Record of her Virtue is a sincere tribute
of her only Son.
Marble memorial to Thomas Borrow
106 x 275cm
|In a vault beneath lie the remains of THOMAS BORROW Esq: forty years
the RECORDER of the Borough of Derby, he married ANN, Daughter and Heiress
of JOHN ALT Esq. of Loughborough in the County of Leicester, by whom
he had issue a Son and Daughter, his Daughter ANNA HONORA died March
10th 1773. Aged 12 years, and lies interred with her beloved Parents,
having distinguished a public Character with the strictest Integrity
and his Private Conduct by exemplary Piety and domestic Virtues. He died
August the 6th 1786. Aged 77.
memorial to John Borrow
103 x 230cm
|Sacred to the Memory of JOHN BORROW of DERBY in the County of DERBY
Esq. High Sheriff of the said County in the Year 1688. He died Febr.
21 1707 Aged 73, And also ISAAC BORROW of DERBY Esq. His Son Barrister
at Law. He died July 7 1745 Aged 72, And also HONOR BORROW Relict of
the said ISAAC. She died Aug: 19 1756 Aged 70. This monu! was erected
out of Filial Piety & Dutiful respect by their Son THOS BORROW Esq.
Barrister at Law & Recorder of DERBY 1764.
HENRY HEMSLEY Senr.
Who dy’d March ye 18th.1715
He left Issue one Son
and two Daughters
And HENRY HEMSLEY
his Son, departed this life
December the 9th.
In ye Year of our Lord 1747
& the 76th. Year of his Age.
He had Issue 2 Sons
and 4 Daughters.
Near this Place
lieth the Body of
Who departed this life
September ye 3 1755.
Aged 45 Years.
Leaving a Wife
and 6 Children.
to Samuel Martin
Black Marble 97 x 198 cm
|M S Samuelis Martin A M
Collegi Orielis in Academia Oxoniensi
Florentissimæ Scholæ de Appleby in Agro Leicestri:
Magistri simul celeberrimi:
Qui mortem obiit Natalibus Christi 1775, Aetat: suæ 75,
Hujus Ecclesiæ per annos 29 Rector assiduus,
Olim Rector Ecclesiæ de Newton Regis in Agro Varvicensi:
Sed alterius Emolumento modico satis superq:contentus,
Publicæ providus Utilitatis, ac privatæ non indecore profusus,
Alteram (credite posteri) Iubens resignavit.
Agnoscas, Lector, viri eximiam Pietatem.
Et Mores apprime spectatos.
Et in Literis, cum sacris, tum humanioribus,
Haud mediocrem Progressum:
At in hac inicâ Laude prorsus hæreas,
Pro certo habens,
Quod quanto erat in terrenis opibus
Tanto splendidiorem in Cælis,
Master of Science Samuel Martin Master of Arts One
time fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford. At the same time
a most celebrated master of the most reputable School of Appleby in the County
of Leicester: who died on Christmas Day, 1775, aged 75, hardworking rector
of this church for 29 years, once the rector of Newton Regis in Warwickshire:
he willingly resigned the former (Posterity, believe me), being careful of
the public good and not extravagant with his private means but satisfied
with the rewards of the latter. Learn, O Reader, the exceptional sense of
duty of the man. And especially his worthy morals. And his outstanding achievement
in scholarship, not only theological but also in the humanities: and may
you continue to sing his praises knowing for sure, that the more restrained
he was amassing worldly goods, the more splendidly in heaven, by the Grace
of Christ, will he share the Crown.
South wall, viewed from right to left:
Brass plaque on marble
63.5 x 35.5cm
|To the memory of the Revd. Henry Maturin Finny sometime curate of this
church. Born June 14, 1830. Died February 17 1865. Son of Rev. T. H.
C. Finny Grandson of William Finny, Commissary General of Ireland. This
tablet is erected by his son Alderman Wm Evelyn St Lawrence Finny JP
of Kingston upon Thames. Spes Mea Deys
93cm x ?
|IN MEMORY OF THE REV. JOHN KIRKBY WHO WAS 48 YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
AND ONE OF HER MAJESTYS JUSTICES OF PEACE FOR THE COUNTY. HE WAS THE
ONLY SON OF HENSON KIRKBY ESQR. OF WORKSOP, AND DIED THE 14TH OF FEBRUARY
IN THE YEAR 1836. HE MARRIED FRANCES DAUGHTER OF THE REVD. DOCTOR ALLANSON
OF RIPON, YORK CHAPLIN TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS BY WHOM HE HAD ONE DAUGHTER.
Collection of tablets
on chancel wall
58 x 38cm
|In loving memory of the Reverend Canon Bernard Parker Hall. Rector
of Gotham from 1931-1954. Hon. Canon of Southwell. Died January 2nd 1956.
61 x 35cm
| In loving memory of Arthur Powys Wodehouse, eldest son of Rev. F.
A. Wodehouse, rector of Gotham 1882-1913. Born at Nottingham, 2 June
1881, entered army 1902, Captain 1911, Deputy Comr Police, Calcutta,
1909, killed in action at Ctesuphon, Mesopotamia 22 Nov. 1915 aged 34
61 x 76cm (inner 43 x 58)
|In loving memory of the Rev. Frederick Armine Wodehouse B.A. rector
of Gotham and Ratcliffe on Soar from 1882-1915, died 12 June 1921, aged
78 and is buried at Southborough. Remember them who have spoken unto
you the word of God whose faith follow: Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
today and for ever. Heb. 13 7-8.
61 x 35cm
|In loving memory of Frederick Armine Wodehouse 2nd son of the Rev.
F. A. Wodehouse, rector of this parish. Born at Gotham 23 June 1884,
professor of history, Agra College, India, 1910- 1912. Died at Agra 21
Sep. 1912, aged 28 years
36 x 23cm
|In loving memory of Reginald Alfred Bidwell M.A. rector of Gotham 1915-1925
: died 8 February 1947, aged 62.
36 x 23cm
|In loving memory of Vice-Admiral Norman Atherton Wodehouse C.B. R.N.
Born at Gotham 18 May 1887, killed in action 4 July 1941.
122 x 77cm
|IN MEMORIAM OF THE REVD. JOHN JAMES VAUGHAN, WHO WAS FOR NEARLY 50
YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH. [SON OF THE RT. HON. SIR JOHN VAUGHAN AND
THE HON. AUGUSTA ST. JOHN, HIS FIRST WIFE] BORN MARCH 9TH. 1809, DIED
NOVR. XXX 1881. BURIED IN THE FAMILY VAULT OF THIS CHURCH ALSO HENRY
VAUGHAN, COMMANDER, R.N. ELDER SON OF THE ABOVE. HE SERVED WITH DISTINCTION
IN THE BALTIC AND BLACK SEA DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR. BORN DECR. 31ST.
1834. DIED AUGST. 5TH. 1882. BURIED AT GODALMING, SURREY. ALSO OF EMILY.
FIRST WIFE OF HENRY VAUGHAN. DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HUDSON OF OUSECLIFF,
YORK, AND WIDOW OF WILLIAM HENRY PRESTON BORN AUGST. 9TH . 1834. DIED
FEBR. 21ST.[?]1870. BURIED IN THIS CHURCH. ALSO OF AMELIA MARY. SECOND
WIFE OF HENRY VAUGHAN. DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH WIKKINS. LIEUT. R. N. BORN
MARCH [?] 1841 DIED SEPR. 15TH . 1909. BURIED AT ALASSO, ITALY. THEY
SHALL BE MINE SAITH THE LORD IN THAT DAY WHEN I MAKE UP MY JEWELS. THE
EAST WINDOW OF THIS CHURCH WAS ERECTED AS A THANK OFFERING FOR PEACE
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE BOVE BY THEIR CHILDREN. A. D. 1920.
Monument to William St Andrew
183 x 330cm
The three small panels below the kneeling figures are now illegible. The text
is found in Godfrey’s Nottinghamshire Churches: Rushclffe Hundred, pages
116-7, albeit in reverse position when looking at the monument.
|Here lyeth in hope of ye resurrection, ye body of ye right woorthy
WILL : St ANDREW, Esqr Lord of the Manor of Gotha whose ancestors haue
resided here this 350 ye : He dyed (to ye unspeakable griefe of all his
frends in ye 40 ye : of his age ye 25th of No Ao DNI 1624 Livinge desired,
dyinge Lamented, for ye greate goode wch was founde in him towarde his
God, his countrie, his frendes. He had three wiues
|MARY ye eldest daughtr of THO Skeffington of Skeff : Esqr: She was
virtuous and religious dyed ye 15th of March, 1605, at ye age of 27 ye
: who brought great aduancement to ye house
& by who he had issue, 2 sonns and 2 daughtr: IOHN the eldest married
Elizab : daughtr of IOHN Bainbrigge of Lockington Esqr : WILLIA died
at ye age of 11 ye : & IANE died at 18 ye : BARBARA married to William
ye only son of ye said Io : B : & died ye 5 of Apl 
|His second wife was MARY ye daught. of EDW. Pilkingtö of Stanton
Esqr: an ancient familie she was modest and full of pyetie : her age
27: Depted this life ye 7th of July 1618 : Both these lye here interred
wth him, His third wife was ELIZAB : of ye worfll family of Wedgewoods
of Haracles in ye County of Staff : who is yet livinge this Iune, Ao
D--- : 1625 VIVIT POST FVNERA VIRTVS
Memorial to John Bridges P. M. S.
134 x 250cm
Here lye the Remains of The Revd. MR. JOHN BRIDGES Rectr: of this
Church Preferred thereto by ye Renownd. LOYALIST Willm. first DUKE
of Newcastle his GRACE, Anno Dom: 1674 Interment Mar: 26, 1710.
||Mrs ELIZABETH BRIDGES [his] wife
||May: 3 1712
||HENRY BRIDGES their Son
||June: 3 1675
||JANE BRIDGES their Daughter
||July 28 1703
||Mrs MARY WANKLIN sister to ye said ELIZABETH
||Feb: 13 1727
||MARY RITTON Niece to the present Rect: WILL: BRIDGES & ALICE
||Jan: 30 1721
||Mrs ALICE BRIDGES wife of W: BRIDGES
||Aug: 25 1754
||MARY BRIDGES the wife of WILLIAM BRIDGES
||Feb: 19 1744
||WILLIAM BRIDGES Rector of this PARISH
||Sep: 5 1746
Memorial to William Danvers
59 x 133cm
|Here lyeth the body of Mr William Danvers rector of this church. He
was descended from the auntient family of the Danvers of [Coathrop ?]
of Banbury in the county of Oxford. He departed this life the XXV day
of March in the yeare of our LORD, 1674 & in the XXIX yeare of his
to George Foxcroft
66 x 70cm
|REQVIESCIT IN PACE CORPUS
GEORGIJ FOXCROFTE GLORI:
OVSA EXPECTANS RESVRRECTIô
QUI OBIIT 22 DIE IVLIJ 1619
AETAT SUAE 67
IN CVI VENIS REQVIE EXOPTAT
(SI DNVS VOLVERIT ) QUI HOC
MOERENS POSVIT MOESTISS: FIL
JOA: FOX: R: HVIVS ECCLIAE
The body of George Foxcroft who died on the 22nd day
of July 1619, 67 years of age, rests in peace awaiting the glorious resurrection
in whose grace he fervently hopes to repose (if the Lord wills). John Foxcroft
, a most sorrowful son, rector of this church who, mourning, erected this.
55 x 32cm
|TO THE MEMORY OF FRANCES KIRKBY WHO DIED MAY 25, 1818 IN HER 96th YEAR.
LOUISA FRANCES ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE REV. JOHN KIRKBY, THE PRESENT RECTOR
OF THIS PARISH, WHO DIED ON THE 25th OF JULY 1831 IN THE 38th YEAR OF
56 x 25.5cm
|IN MEMORY OF HIS ANCESTORS OF THE FAMILY OF ST ANDREW OF THIS PLACE
BURIED IN THIS CHANCEL, AND ALSO IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE LOUISA
BLANCHE WHO DIED 7. OCT ; 1871, AGED 29, AND IS BURIED AT SCOFTON IN
THIS COUNTY; THIS BRASS IS ERECTED BY CECIL GEORGE SAVILLE FOLJAMBE OF
Monument to John St Andrew
|HERE RESTETH IN FVLL ASSVRANCE OF A GLORIVS RESVRRECTION, THE BODIE
OF THE TRVLY VERTVOUS RELGIOVS &
WORTHY IOHN STANDREW ESQR IN WHOM THE MALE LINE OF THE LORDS OF THIS
MANNOR OF GOTHAM IS EXTINCTE. HE DIED THE 14TH IANVARY 1625, IN THE 26TH
YEARE OF HIS AGE. THE EARLY SETTINGE OF THIS SVNNE HATH BEREAFTE YE CHVRCH
OF A GOOD
|MEMBER & PATRON, THE COMMONWEALTH OF A GOOD CITIZEN & SERVANT & THIS
TOWNE OF A SIGVLAR GOVERNOR. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH THE DAUGHTER OF IOHN
BAINBRIGGE OF LOCKINGTO[N] ESQR BY WHOM HE HAD ISSVE ONE SONNE WILLIAM
WHO DIED YE 23RD OF DECEMBER, 1625 HIS AGE 14 DAIES, & THREE DAUGHTS
MARY, ELIZABETH & BARBARA NOW, ALL LIVINGE.
to John Foxcroft
|The Remains of John Foxcroft Rector of the Church was here Interr’d
May 23, 1662 and Anne His wife the Daughter of William Phipps Maksrok
in ye County of Warwick Sept. An Dni 1662. Jane Storer was Buried Dec.
16 An Dni 1669. Moses Foxcroft Son of John and Rector of this Church
was Buried Apr. 10 An Dni 1673 and Anne his Wife the Daughter of Bartholomew
Storer of Buckmister in County of Leicester by Jane his Wife Nov. 22
An Dni 1701. To Whose Memory this monument was appointed by John Foxcroft,
Son of Moses and Vicar of Nuneaton in Warwickshire. I am a Stranger wth
thee and a Sojourner as all my FATHERS were Ps 39.12.
56 x 25cm
|To the memory of William Henry Newell Parish Clerk 1915-1959. Died
14th July 1959 aged 75 years. A man greatly beloved.
Floor burials in the church.
|Two pictures of floor monuments
Thoroton noted the following burials in the church:
On a plain stone. Hic jacent corpora Johnnnis Santandra,
Ar. & Aliciæ
ejus uxoris; qui Johannis ob[it] in festo St. Lucæ, 1510 & dicta
Alicia ob. 14 Apr. 1509. [Here lie the bodies of John St Andrew, knight and
of his wife Alice; of John who died at the feast of St Luke, 1510 and the aforesaid
Alice who died on 14 April 1509.] Upon it a chevron between three water bougets,
ie representations of ancient water vessels.
Upon another plain stone. Hic jacet Dominus Heugo Santandra,
qui quondam fuit Rector de Gotham, ob. 20 Apr. 1528.
On another. Hic jacent corpora Willielmi St. Andra, Ar. & Margaretæ
uxoris ejus; qui Willielmus ob. 3 Dec. 1565. & dicta Margareta ... rather
St. Andr. there impales with Arg. a Fesse sable, and three Lozenges in the
chief sable, Aston.
Upon a tomb. Here lieth the Body, of George St. Andrew,
Esq. which departed this Life 27 Aug. 1584. This George had to wife Barbara
Nevill, by whom God sent him Children, Gervis, George, John, Francis, Winifrid,
Barker, who visited Gotham before 1835, mentions the aged appearance of the
south porch entrance and the decayed pews. At that time he saw a long Latin
inscription in the chancel to the memory of the Rev John Lightfoot, whose widow
rebuilt the church [he means the chancel], at which time it was most probably
diminished in size. This inscription has not been found.
Godfrey refers to a floor slab to the memory of John, son of William and Mary
Redfern, died March 31st , 1795, in his 19th year and of Ann, their daughter,
who died December 24th, 1788, aged 30 weeks and 3 days and another in memory
of Mary, wife of Edward Kirby, who died April 30th, 1712, aged 57 and of Mary,
their daughter, who died May 31st 1692, aged 7 years.
He also records a large brass plate in the central aisle of the nave that
is now covered by a carpet. The plate is inscribed: ‘Thou hast made him
most blessed for ever.’ To the beloved memory of my father the Revd.
John James Vaughan MA. 46 years Rector of this Parish, Vicar of Ratcliffe upon
Soar and Rural Dean eldest son of the Right Honble. Sir John Vaughan Knight
one of the Justices of Her Majesty’s Court of Common Pleas Born March
9th 1809 fell asleep in Jesus Novr. 17th 1881 and is interred in the vault
beneath together with Lucy his first wife daughter of Paynton Pigott Stainsby
Conant Esqe. Born July 8th 1809 Fell asleep June 12th 1840. Paynton Le Marchant
his third and youngest son Born Sept. 24th 1838 Fell asleep Novr. 16th 1853
and Mary his second wife daughter of R. Hawgood Crew relict of Henry Tredcroft
Esqs. Born Augt. 24th 1795 Fell asleep June 3rd 1872 ‘When He who is
our life shall appear then shall they also appear with him in glory’.
This tablet is erected by his daughter Isabella Margaret Ainsworth.
Under the back of the altar there is a floor slab to the rector Johanes Bridges
with the inscription: dignus sum micis recidunt quae tegime mensae Domini.
Nearby on the north side of the chancel is a worn floor slab bearing the inscription:
‘... Lieth the bodys of Henry and Laru Bridges [of] ye former r[ector]
who died June ye 2nd 1675 [&] Laru’ July the [ ]. Had two daughter
the LZABETH dyed the 22 day of September [1676?] in the [ ] of her age 96.’
There are other floor slabs that are too worn to record.