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CHANCEL MEMORIALS

The Chancel, being the holiest part of the church, was the most desired location for burial. It was often reserved for the local elite and therefore the memorials there often reflect local clergy or important members of the local community. Unfortunately, all of the chancel memorials have been swept away, possibly in the 19th century restorations of the church. Nothing physical exists of them, and we have to rely on older surveys to see what memorials were there. In this case, the historian John Nichols published details in 1800. Although generally accurate, he does not always provide the fullest details of an inscription, so what we're left with are the bare details. However, beggars can't be choosers, and at least there is a listing!

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Sileby St Mary : Location of the Chancel Floor Memorials

 

CM1

 

Here

lieth the body of

Theophilus Barnard, efq

who departed this life

the 28th day of March,

In the Year of our Lord God 1688

 

 Details in RED added from John Nichols

in his 'History of Leicestershire', Vol III (1800) p424

CM2

 

Hic

jacet Maria Reading,

filia Georgii Sherard, armigeri,

uxor Johannis Reading, clerici,

ecclefiae de Rotherbie nuper rectoris,

obiit 18 die Julii, anno Dom. 1696

Details in RED added from John Nichols

in his 'History of Leicestershire', Vol III (1800) p424

 

 

CM3

 

 

Here

Lieth the Body of

George Pochin,

fon of Jofeph Pochin, gent.

Who departed this Life

Oct 25, [.....]

Aged 2 Years

Details in RED added from John Nichols

in his 'History of Leicestershire', Vol III (1800) p424

CM4

Here

Lieth the Body of

Bithiah Pochin,

daughter of Major Jofeph Pochin,

who departed this life

April the 8th,

in the 7th Year of her age, 1714

Details in RED added from John Nichols

in his 'History of Leicestershire', Vol III (1800) p424

 

CM5

 

 

​​Here

Lieth the Body of

Colonel Joseph Pochin,

Who died Sept 26, 1721

Aged 67

 

Details in RED added from John Nichols

in his 'History of Leicestershire', Vol III (1800) p424

 

​CM6

 

 

SAMUEL SHERWIN

hujufce nuper ecclefiae vicarius,

obiit Martii die primo, anno Salutis 1730

 

Accumbunt finiftrae filii quatuor filiaeque duae,

e Bithia conjuge ;

 

quae infeliciter fuperftes,

memoriale hoc depofuit,

amans, grata, lugens

Details in RED added from John Nichols

in his 'History of Leicestershire', Vol III (1800) p424

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