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In the Chancel of this Church are six large blue marble slabs, bearing the arms of Stanhope, Masterman, and Pindar ; and also the following inscriptions.

HENERICUS MASTERMAN, ARMIGER,
MORTALIBUS VALEDIXIT NONO DIE
MARTII, ANNO PARTU VIRGINIS,

1674.
ALTERIUS CINERES TACITAM DUM CERNIS ET URNAM

VITAM MIRARI DESINE DISCE MORI.

QUICQUID D'ARCEI STANHOPE ARMS
TERRENUM FUIT IN TERRAM NULLO
NON LUGENTE REDIIT UNDECIMO DIE

JANUARII, 1681.
HOC MARMOR IN AMORIS MERORISQ.
TESTIMONIUM ISABELLA UXOR EJUS,
DUM VIXIT CHARISSIMA, NUNC, EHEU!
VIDUARUM M@STISSIMA PONI CURAVIT.

UNDER THIS MARBLE LYETH INTERRED THE

BODY OF JOHN STANHOPE, ESQ. OF
MELWOOD HALL, WHO DEPARTED THIS
LIFE OCT. THE FIRST DAY, 1705,

ÆTATIS SUÆ 29.

On the same stone.

TO THE MEMORY OF THE REV. ROBT. PINDAR,

OF BRUMBY WOOD HALL, IN THIS COUNTY,
FORMERLY FELLOW OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 14TH DAY OF

DECEMBER, 1795, AGED 55.

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JOHN PINDAR,
GENT. WHO WAS BORN JULY THE 7TH, 1628,

AND

AND DIED THE 22ND FEB. 1703, LEAVING
ISSUE TWO SONS, MATTHEW AND ROBERT,

AND ONE DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH.
HERE ALSO LYETH ANN, THE WIFE OF
THE SAID JOHN PINDAR, WHO WAS BORN

MAY 1641, OBIIT 1718.

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JOHN PINDAR, ESQ.
WHO DIED MARCH THE 5TH, 1776, AGED 74 YEARS.

TO THE MEMORY OF THOS. PINDAR, ESQ.
OF BRUMBY WOOD HALL, IN THIS COUNTY,
LATE FELLOW OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE,

IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 8TH DAY OF MAY,

1813, AGED 78.

In the middle of the Chancel is a large stone, bearing an inscription, part only of which is legible. From what remains, I conjecture that it marks the burial place of some former Vicar of this Church,

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On the north side of the Chancel, partly obliterated from the decay of the stone,

HERE LYETH THE BODY

TORKSEY OF OWSTON,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIF..

A. D. 1695.

On the south wall of the Chancel is a neat Gothic monument to the me. mory

of Edward Peart, M. D. who died Sept. 10th, 1824, aged 78. It consists of a small tomb, under a stone canopy.

On the wall of the south aisle is a similar one to the memory of John Littlewood and Elizabeth his wife, bearing the following inscription :

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN LITTLEWOOD,
WHO DIED SEPT. 18TH, 1821, AGED 50 YEARS.

ALSO OF ELIZABETH HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED MARCH 22ND, 1837, AGED 45 YEARS.
THEIR REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THE SOUTH AISLE

OF THIS CHURCH.

On a marble tablet,

TO THE MEMORY OF EDWARD PEART OF WEST BUTTERWICK, WHO DIED ON THE Ist OF DECR. 1795, IN THE 66T. YEAR OF HIS AGE.

On a gravestone, in the south aisle,

HERE REST THE REMAINS OF MR. JAMES LITTLEWOOD,

LATE OF HIGH MELWOOD,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 19TH DAY OF

NOVEMBER, 1797, AGED 61 YEARS.
HERE ALSO REST THE REMAINS OF MRS. ANN LITTLEWOOD,

WIFE OF THE ABOVE, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 26th DAY OF AUGUST, 1797, AGED 60 YEARS.

SACRED

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES LITTLEWOOD,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21st DAY OF OCT. 1819,

AGED 51 YEARS.
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES LITTLEWOOD,
INFANT SON OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH LITTLEWOOD,

WHO DIED THE 19TH MARCH, 1806.

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On a gravestone, in the middle aisle,

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF FRANCES MAW, OF EAST LOUND,

AND DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND SARAH GIBSON,
OF HAXEY, WHO DIED JAN. 5th, 1794, AGED 28 YEARS.

SHE WAS PIOUS, HUMANE, DevOUT, AND GOOD,
AND PATIENTLY RESIGNED HER SOUL TO GOD.

ALSO, NEAR THIS PLACE LIE HER TWO CHILDREN,
SAMUEL AND ANTHONY, WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY.

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“ In the Churchyard of Oxtun,” says Leland, " half a mile from Milwood Park, I saw a 5 tumbes of the Sheffields. Young Sheffield's father is buried in the Church of Oxtun.” At this time none are to be found ; for John Earl of Mulgrave, in the reign of Charles the Second, removed the tombs, the bodies, and the escutcheons to Burton Church, on the other side of the Trent, and caused a marble Tablet to be put up in the Chancel, alluding to this strange proceeding, in the following terms, which seems rather to blazon forth his own exploits than to afford any satisfactory reason for thus disturbing the bones of his ancestors. “ These venerable remains of the five Sheffields, mentioned in the famous

Itinerary of Leland, upon the printing of the book were rescued from the danger of oblivion, and removed from Owston to this place, by the pious direction of the not degenerate heir of that antient family, John Earl of Mulgrave, who, after the famous seafight in Sold-bay, was, at twenty-three years of age, by King Charles the Second, made Captain of the Royal Catherine, Colonel of the

Old

EFFIGY of one of the SHEFFIELD'S, a KN? TEMPLAR, in BURTON CHURCH,

Supposed to have been removed from Owston.

Drawn & Etched by J Greenwood Hull

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