Monuments and Memorials
In the south chancel is a monument to Ann Cartwright (1804):
ANN, SECOND DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT ESQR AND ANN HIS WIFE
BY THE FORTITUDE OF A CHRISTIAN, SHE ROSE SUPERIOR
TO THE SUFFERINGS OF A MORTAL;
AND IN THE SIXTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF HER AGE,
HER IMMORTALITY COMMENCED,
ON THE 20TH DAY OF JANUARY IN THE YEAR 1804.
TO THE REVERED MEMORY
OF A BELOVED, AND EVER LAMENTED FRIEND AND SISTER
Also a monument to Ann Catharine Cartwright, 1799, decorated with an urn on the crown and a crest on the apron:
CONSECRATED TO THE MEMORY
OF ANN CATHARINE CARTWRIGHT
TO THE LATE WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT ESQR
AND THE BELOVED, THE ADOPTED CHILD
OF HER FRATERNAL AUNTS:
TO THEIR UNUTTERABLE GRIEF, SHE DIED
THE 25TH OF NOVEMBER 1799
AGED 17 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, AND 15 DAYS.
WHEN YOUTH AND BEAUTY FIND ONE COMMON TOMB,
WITH EVERY VIRTUE AND WITH EVERY GRACE,
LOST IN REGRET, AND WRAPT IN SILENT GLOOM,
SAY SHALL NOT TEARS BEDEW THE MOURNING FACE,
YES! DEAR LAMENTED! LONG AS LIFE REMAIN,
THOSE WHOSE ATTENTION AND MATERNAL CARE,
REAR’D THY FAIR FORM, AND SOOTH’D EACH INFANT PAIN,
THEY LONG SHALL SADDEN O’ER THY EARLY BIER,
BUT, IF THY SPIRIT, NOW RELEAS’D FROM EARTH,
HOVERS AN ANGEL MID THE FIELDS OF AIR,
THAT TUNEFUL VOICE WHICH FIRST INSPIR’D THEIR MIRTH,
SHALL BREATHE SWEET COMFORT ON THE BROW OF CARE,
TO FANCY’S EAR SHALL TELL IN SOUNDS DIVINE,
THAT BLISS AND IMMORTALITY ARE THINE.
There are several floor slabs commemorating members of the Cartwright and Nicholson families in the sanctuary:
Anne, widow of William Cartwright, died 1st November 1787, aged 80
Ann Catharine Cartwright (1799 )
Catharine, the third Daugh[ter] of William and Rebecca Cartwright, born in 1704 and 'resigned her Life' in January 1740 aged 35
Edmund, son of William Cartwright was buried 19th December 1740, aged 4 Years
Elizabeth, Daughter of William Cartwright was buried 27th April 1733, aged 8 months
George, son of William Cartwright was buried 14th May 1736 aged 1 year
Elizabeth, the widow of Edmund Nicholson was buried 20th April 1739 aged 91 years
William, oldest son of William Cartwright and Ann his wife, was born 10th June 1733 and died 21st November 1780 aged 47
A further collection of floor slabs lie to the west of the altar rails.
Rebekah, wife of William Cartwright (1712):
REBEKAH wife of
Esqr was Interred here June ye
24th in the Year 1712.
and in the 30th Year of her Age.
And near here unto the Bodies
of six of her Children.
Edmund, son of Edmund Nicholson (1700):
Edmund onely son
of Edm: Nicholson Esqr.
was interred Augst 5TH
in ye 17th year of his Age.
TIS not long life but good our care must bee
He hath liv’d long that old in piety
And all are equall in Eternity.
The Reverend John Alexander Lawrence who collapsed in Low Marnham church while giving his sermon and died shortly afterwards in the rectory on 9 June 1844:
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE REVD JOHN ALEXANDER
( VICAR OF THIS PARISH
FOR XX YEARS AND RECTOR
OF KEDDINGTON IN THE
COUNTY OF LINCOLN )
DIED IX JUNE MDCCCXLIIII
AGED LIII YEARS.
Theodosia, wife of the Reverend John Alexander Lawrence (1833):
Take ye heed watch and pray
To the Memory of
Theodosia Wife of
the REVD JOHN ALEXDR
Vicar of this Parish and
daughter of the Late
WILLM MANNERS ESQR
of Spittal Gate House near
GRANTHAM who was
hastily summoned from
this life of Vicissitudes
she departed this life
Jany 7th 1833
AGED 43 YEARS
for ye know not when the time is
Mark XIII v 33
Miss Frances Cartwright, daughter of William Cartwright, who died in 1834:
JUNE 3RD 1747
DIED APRIL 8TH
[...] was the last surviver
[...] thirteen children o[f]
[William] and Ann Cartwright
Catherine Cartwright, second sister of Major Cartwright, who died in 1830:
Lies in humble hope
Daughter of the late
[Willi]am Cartwright Esqr
of this place
By ANNE his Wife
Daughter of the late
George Cartwright Esqr
in this County
who died Feb 12th 1830
Aged 92 Years
Late of East Markham.
Harriet, daughter of the Reverend John Alexander Lawrence (1827):
To the Memory of
HARRIET, Daughter of
the REVND JOHN ALIX
and Theodosia his Wife
who died October 16th 1834,
Aged 2 Years.
Also of Theodosia, infant
daughter of the same, who
who died the 27 of July 1827.
“of such is the Kingdom of God,,
Mark X v14
The north nave wall has a monument to Mary Owtram, 1778:
In this Church lies MARY OWTRAM,
Descended from a respectable family,
Once of DRONFIELD in ye County of DERBY.
She from ye first dawnings of reason
Promised ye fair character for wch she was conspicuous;
The Precepts of her SAVIOUR being ye rule of her Life,
Her purity of heart, & piety were unaffected
A disinterested temper,
The quickest penetration,
And true female softness,
(But void of weakness)
The tender & chearful nurse,
The judicious adviser,
And the firmest friend
Were most happily united in this excellent woman
She bore ye tedious & painful approaches of Death
With ye fortitude
Of a real Christian,
And resigned her breath in that family
Where she had lived truly respected
By her Master & Mistress
Willm Cartwright Esqr & Anne his Wife;
To whom she had been Housekeeper 45 years & 7 months
Dying August ye 2d 1778
To perpetuate so spotless a Character
This Marble is placed
By those who sincerely lament her Death.
There are a number of floor slabs in the nave:
Elizabeth Wright (1684)
Mary Owtram (1778)
Edward Wright of Sutton, 'But Formerly of Marnham,' died 29th December 17[..] aged ?71 years
Attached to the south aisle wall is a fine and elaborate monument to Edmund Nicholson (1693) decorated with cherubs and urn on the crown and crest and skull on the apron. The tablet is flanked by carved drapery.
The Body of EDM NICHOLSON Esqr
Interr’d Iuly ye 18 1693
In ye 43 year of his Age
And Near Here unto
The Bodies of Five of his Children
(Two Onely of Seven
Surviving Their Father)
ELIZA. JANE. KATH. MILLICENT. & MARY.
BUT A MORE LASTING Offspring he hath Left
VERTUES Yt EVER LIVES
VERTUES Yt Life Shall GIVE
TO These of coul Ashes NOW Of SENSE BEREFT.
A further fine monument to William Cartwright (1748) is decorated with an urn on the crown and flora and crest on the apron.
Here lieth the Body of WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT Esqr,
who departed this life Septr the 11th 1748, Aged 73 Years :
having fulfilled every Public & Private Duty of his Station
with such Integrity & Prudence, such exemplary Piety & diffusive Charity,
as gained him the Love, Esteem & Veneration of all who knew him.
He married REBECCA, Daughter of EDMD NICHOLSON Esq,
who died June 22d 1712 in the 30th Year
of her Age, having born him 9 Children; viz. 1 Son & 3 Daughters who died Infants;
the 8th of July 1722 Aged 18 Years;
Who died unmarried
the 31st of Jany 1724-5 Aged 18 Years;
the 6th of Jany 1740, Aged 35 Years;
WILLIAM, who married ANNE Daugr of GEO. CARTWRIGHT of OSSINGTON Esq, and
Viscount TYRCONNEL of BELTON in the County of LINCOLN.
ELIZABETH, who in the Year 1732 was married to the Right Honble JOHN Lord
By These, his only surviving Son & Daughter, this Monument was erected
To the Memory of the Best of Fathers.
The north aisle wall has remnants of a fine monument to William Wilson (1698), decorated with two skulls on the apron. The Latin inscription on the left is badly worn: the one on the right is illegible.
Vera que Laudis
Et cuius famamili huiurrtiorem
Sera celebrabil posteritas
Emalis aevi nequioris
Panoplia Dei intiructus
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