Greenstead St Andrew: Tomb

St Andrew's, Greenstead
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Hardly anything remains of the inscription on this tomb, partly hidden by ivy just to the west of the church. Fortunately, both Charles Golding (1889-90) and Francis Crisp (1878) made transcriptions of the monumental inscriptions in this churchyard. Careful comparison of the transcript below with the few remaining letters on the tomb confirm its identity.

Here lies the Remains of
Frances Hickeringill, Spinster
who departed this life
the 29th of October 1748
Aged 79 Years
Sarah Alefounder formerly
Sarah Vaughan only Daughter of
Henry and Ann Vaughan
who departed this life
the 23rd of September 1762
Aged 29 Years
Ann Vaughan her Mother
who departed this Life
the 23rd of Feb 1768
Aged 72 Years
Also George Alefounder
who died February 1st 1840
Aged 84 Years


Photograph taken July 1999 by Peter Alefounder