This week I thought I would show you something different. Most churches I visit have a memorial on the walls to one person or another. Many have multiple memorials to different members of the family. Some of the stained glass windows I showed last week were placed there in memory of a loved one, other elaborate ones which are placed on the walls like mini effigies and a lot of them are very old indeed. I will show some of the more impressive ones I have seen in the churches.
Next we go to St Peter Little Wittenham beside the River Thames in Oxfordshire where we will find this memorial to Sir William & Lady Dunche Sir William was Married to Mary who was the Daughter of Oliver Cromwell's grandfather. Cromwell himself travelled to the wedding in the church. A relation of Sir William was Deblorah Moodyfounded Gravesend Brooklyn. I might add you will find memorials to the Dunche Family all over Berkshire & Oxfordshire.
This simple one at All Saints Sutton Courtenay is one many of you should recognise, mind you his grave is not so easy to find it is so simple like the memorial
Go to Uffington St Mary's Church for this memorial to John Saunders
This memorial can be seen at Reading Minster though I did not find out who it belonged to
I'm going to finish with a couple from St Andrews Tichbourne Where you can see this very impressive memorial to Sir Benjamin Tichbourne and his wife Ammphyllis I might add I see his first wife came from Mapledurham a few miles from where I live.