St Peter in the Rushes

Monuments and Memorials

Thoroton records a tomb of Henry Stapleton in the church.

Here lyeth Henry Stapleton, Esq. Patron of this Parish Church of Rempston, who gave ten Pounds, for ever, to the Use and Help of the Husbandmen of the same Town; he was the first Son of George Stapletune, Esq. He left behind him Elizabeth his wife, Patroness, when they had lived virtuously together 26 Years and Faith their only Daughter. He departed this World in the true Faith of Christ 28th Dec. 1586.

The coat of arms on the tomb was described as:

Arg. A Lyon Ramp. Sable impales with Arg. 3. Broad Arrow-Heads Or, Phæons Sable, upon a Chief Sable, a Hound Argent. Upon the Lyon is a Crescent for a difference, and in the other Coat a Mullet.