St Mary Magdalene
Monuments and Memorials
Against the north wall of the chancel north aisle is a slate and alabaster monument to Francis Williamson who died in 1639. It depicts Francis and his wife Elizabeth kneeling at prayer, with their three sons below. Francis Williamson was High Sherrif of Nottinghamshire in 1628. It is by the renowned sculptor Edward Marshall and dates from 1659.
The inscriptions on the monument read:
FRANCISCI WILLIAMSONI I. GENEROSA
WILLIAMSONORUM PROSAPIA ORIUNDI
ROBERTI WILLIAMSONI HUIUSCE COMITAT
FILIJ NATU QUARTI
|My life to loose, my soul to save,
My goods to spend, I took, I gave
See what remains all you that pass,
And make my monument your glass.
Mistake not youth nor Ladyes faire,
A glass but not to curle your hayre,
No flatterer; but true and just,
It measures out your time in dust,
All men doe erre, and judg(e) amiss
Till they have viewed themselves in this.
Which to thee Reader shows this much,
Some few houres past and thou art such
Then thoughts and cares for long life save,
And bee undressing for the grave.
There are also several floor stones in the chancel.
to the Memory of
Last surviving Daughter
of the Late
THOMAS and ANN SLATER
who departed this life
July 29th 1831
Aged 83 Years.
IN MEMORY OF
who departed this Life
the 27th day of December 18[??]
Aged 60 Years.