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On a blue marble stone upon the floor, within the altar rails, is the following inscription :
On a small brass pillar attached to one of the pillars.
HERE LYETH THE BODY
TAYLOR, OF HIRST, WHO
Round the edge of an antient gravestone in the north isle, which seems to have been injured lately.
HIC JACET WILEIUS EVERS, ARMIGER,
ET AGNES W. ENES FILIA,
On the stone are engraved the arms of Evers, quarterly or and gules a bend sable.
On On three marble tablets, on the wall of the Chapel, on the north side of the chancel, are the following inscriptions :
REST NEAR THIS PLACE.
PRESENCE OF HIS GOD,
1827, AGED 70 YEARS.
AND THREE DAYS,
AGED 72 YEARS.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED
DIED AND ROSE AGAIN,
EVEN SO THEM ALSO WHICH
SLEEP IN JESUS
WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM.
1 THES. 4 Ch. VERSE 14.
KATHERINE SUSANNAH COLLINSON,
LATE OF BELTOFT IN THIS PARISH,
AT WHICH PLACE SHE WAS BORN.
AT WEST BUTTERWICK,
HER MORTAL BEMAINS REST HERE
AWAITING THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,
IN WHOM SHE TRUSTED.
FOR THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN
WITH A SHOUT, WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL,
AND WITH THE TRUMP OF GOD, AND THE
DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
IN THIS PARISH.
ON THE 23RD DAY
HE SHALL FEED HIS FLOCK
LIKE A SHEPHERD, HE
WITH HIS ARMS, AND
CARRY THEM IN HIS BOSOM.
40 CH. ISAIAH, 2 Verse.
Under the organ loft is this inscription.
IN MEMORY OF
Near the same place.
IN MEMORY OF
THIS LIFE ON THE 19TH
It appears from a MS. of the celebrated antiquarian Torr, now in York Minster, that one of the quarterings in the coat of arms of Ferne was blazoned in the windows of the Chapel, on the north side of the chancel, when he visited Belton Church.
Gu. on a bend componee az. argent
Also the arms of Evers quartered with those of Mowbray.
Gu. a lion rampant arg. debruised by a bend
There is also another coat of arms in the east window of this chapel.
Bendy of 6 argent, and gules a fyle of 5 points az.
We learn from a memorandum in the register of this parish, “that the
blasphemous blasphemous pictures of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, were removed out of the glass windows of the choir of Belton, January 10th, 1595, the expence whereof was ten-pence and no more. Witness, John Melton, Clark, Henry Glew, William Ashton, William Mercer, Richard Medley.
This Church has a small estate for the sustentation of the fabric*, con. sisting of a house and five acres of land, which is now let for the annual rent of £12; and also a close containing about eight acres, given at the inclosure as a common-right to this house, which is now let at the annual rent of £4, on condition that the person who took it should discharge the expences of the inclosure, which amounted to the enormous sum of £63, “to hold the said land on those terms until the aforesaid sum be paid off.”
OF this parish was given along with Epworth, Owston, and Haxey, by Mow. bray, to the Abbey of Newburgh, in the year 1145; and in a list of the possessions of the Priory of Essold or Asholt, in the West-Riding of Yorkshire, we find that the advowson of this living was given by Margaret Clifford, widow, with the King's licence, temp. Richard I. A. D. 1191, to that house. This probably took place in some exchange between these two religious houses, in which somehow or other Dame Clifford was concerned, for in Dugdale there is a release to Asholt of all debts due to the Prior and Convent of Newburgh. It
appears from the institutions at Lincoln, that there were three presen. tations of this Rectory by the family of Beltoft, which were probably per concessionem. Then it was transferred to the Priory of Alta Prisa or Haltem
* There are no documents in existence from which we can ascertain who were the original donors of these Church estates, or what were the specific objects for which they were left : but there is great doubt whether they ought to be considered as fabric funds. The fabric had already been provided for by the parochial rates; and therefore it is very probable that these pious bequests were intended as funds for the better celebration of divine service,