Monuments and Memorials
Nicholas Lodge, d. 1612, son of Thomas Lodge, Lord Mayor of London 1563, and Lord of the Manor of Rolleston. Brother of Thomas Lodge, poet, dramatist and prose writer, who is best remembered for the prose romance Rosalynde, the source of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
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BODY OF NICHOLAS LODGE GENT
THE THIRD SONNE OF SR THOMAS
LODGE KNIGHT IN TYMES PAST
LORD MAIOR OF THE HONORABLE
CITTIE OF LONDON, AND SOME
TYMES LORD OF THIS MANNOR OF
ROVLSTON) WHOSE PIETIE TOW=
ARDES MANY ORPHANS HIS ALLIE’
& FRENDES ARE EXTANT IN HIS WILL
TO YE POORE OF THIS PARISH NOTI=
FIED BY HIS BEQVEST HIS VPRIGHT
DEALING TESTIFIED BY ALL YT KNEW
HIM : HE DIED YE 25TH OF SEPTEB : 1612
THOMAS LODGE DOCTOR MEDICVS TESTA
MENTI SVI SOLVS EXECVTOR CHAPISSIMO
FRATRI HOC AMORIS TESTIMONIUM
LUKE WILLIAMSON on the chancel wall, with Belvoir Angel above the inscription, much illegible.
lieth the body of
Mr LUKE WILLIAMSON
leaving no issue hath
There are several floor stones in the sanctuary.
|In Memory of
Mr John Twentiman,
son of the Rev John Twentiman
who died July 26th 1774 in the 79th year of his age.
|Sacred to the memory of
GEORGE JALLAND who died 29 June 1810 aged 45 years also of ROBERT his son who died in his infancy. Also ELIZABETH PHILLIPS JALLAND Daughter of the above GEORGE JALLAND who died November 26th 1836 aged 31 years
|In memory of
Mary Williamson who
died June 27th 1761
aged 27 years and of Sarah Wife of the
Rev John Mitchell
[rest of inscription hidden beneath carpet]
|To the memory of
Luke Williamson Gent
who died March 20th 1767
aged 70 years.
[rest of inscription hidden beneath carpet].
Brass plates in memory of the Rev John Edwards (died 1804) and his wife, Elizabeth (died 1814):
Here lieth the Body of the
Revd JOHN EDWARDS M.A.
who died the 21st Day
of March 1804,
Aged 70 Years.
In Memory of
ELIZABETH, WIFE of the
Revd John Edwards
who departed this life
the 14th of October 1814;
In the 77th Year of
A brass plate on the rear of the chancel screen to Thomas Butterfield who died in 1535:
Hic Jacet dns Thoms Buttfeled quodm
vicari istius Ecclia de Rollyston A dm
mo c c c c co xxxo vo cui aie ppitiet de
A brass plaque on the chancel wall to John Bedford (1898):
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
FOR 2 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED DEC 13TH 1898.
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY A
FEW OF HIS OLD PUPILS AT SOUTH
NORWOOD AS A TOKEN OF THEIR
AFFECTION AND REGARD.
A brass plate in memory of W. C. Drummond Hay (died 1878):
W.C. DRUMMOND HAY,
DIED AT ROLLESTON VICARAGE
APRIL 23 1878;
BURIED AT BUENOS AIRES
JANUARY 9 1906.
Brass plate on the chancel wall to Samuel Cliffe (1696) and his wife Anne:
Here Lyeth the Body of Samuel
Cliffe Gent who departed this Life
the 16th day of December 1696
and in the 28th year of his Age who
Married Anne Massey, one of the
Daughters and Coheirs of Richard
Massey of Sale in the County of Chester
Esqr and left Issue only one Daughter Anne
Memorial to John Twentiman, vicar 1687-1705, at the west end of the south aisle:
Sacred to the Memory
of the Revd John Twentyman
A.M: late Vicar of this Parish
Who by the Doctrine that he taught,
the Example that he set, and the Advice
that he gave both in publick and private,
hath approved himself a true Member
of the Church of England, an hearty Advo:
cate of Religion, a faithful Minister of
Jesus Christ, & a sincere Wellwisher to the
whole Race of Mankind, after a life of
strict Piety toward God, & of true Honesty
& Justice towards Men, resigned up his
Soul to GOD on the 13th of Novr 1705
in the 45 year of his Age.
Elizabeth Twentiman his Relict
after having continued 39 years his
Widow, departed this life the
12th of February 1745 aged 81 years.
Memorial to John Twentyman, son of vicar Twentyman (died 1774).
to the Memory of
the Revd JOHN TWENTYMAN
late Vicar of this Place
Who died July 26th 1774,
Aged 78 years.
A memorial to Selina, the wife of John Hempsall, who died in 1750:
To the Memory
of SELINA the Wife
of JOHN HEMPSALL
and Youngest Daughter
of LUKE WILLIAMSON
Senr Gent of this Parish.
She Died 27th March 1750
in the 35th Year of her Age.
ELIZABETH Daughter of
the abovementioned JOHN
and SELINA HEMPSALL
who Died in her Infancy.