From: "Clayton E. Quarterman"
Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 01:49:18 +0300 (EET DST)
By the way, on our trip to England last June, we visited Thame, Oxon, and
were delighted to find that a church where the Quartermans played such a
leading role continues to be today a very active, vital church. In order to
see the Quarterman tombs there, we had to clear out a section of their
The history of the church says that the tomb of Thomas
Quarterman used to be called the "Poor Corner" because the offerings for the
poor were laid there
and it continues to be a spot of vibrant actvity.
Praise God! I truly loved the town of Thame.
We also visited St. Mary's church in Chalgrove, and made some brass rubbings
in the chancel. The pastor told me they were Quartermans, but I have some
doubts. I'm still trying to decipher the Old Latin inscriptions! Do you know
anything about them? I also noted the Quarterman plaques there. The info on
you web page was really helpful, since I had a taxi waiting impatiently, and
I only have one hour to see and film it all. It was FUN! I'll tell you
later about my eventful trip to
[Inside Rycote Chapel]
From: "Clay Quarterman"
Subject: Chalgrove brasses not Q's
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:22:31 +0300
Greetings from Ukraine.
I noted on your site a few broken links on the page
from "Brasses in Church in Chalgrove, June 1998"
My email address there is also now outdated - I no longer have
I also see that the Chalgrove church now has a nice site with pictures.
As I suspected, the brasses are not Quartermans. That's one of the things I
was pretty sure of in the Latin - it was the Barantyn family:
Drew Barantyn, Esq. & wives Joan & Dame Beatrix - 1446. And the single
figure is Reginald Barantyn, Esq - 1441.
But the Quartermans are still represented there: the plaque on the wall
above the pulpit lists the Adeane families in 1685 - 1750, mentioning at the
end that they "became possessors of Chalgrove Manor by marriage with the
family of Quartermaine."
At the rear of the church, above the baptismal font, there is a plaque to
(And note the 4-handed Quarterman coat of arms at the top.)
Gentleman, who died at the
Manor House of Langley Hall
in Chalgrove in the County of Oxon
lyes buried here.
And Elizabeth his wife
and Richard and Robert
[hi]s sons and Ciceley his daughter, the wife of
.n Sims and Elizabeth the daughter of Robert
Quatremaine and wife of Alexander Hawkins,
.n [Ann?] and Martha, the children of Alexander and
.zabeth Hawkins and Martha Wade the
[G]randdaughter of Frances the wife of
Robert Quatremaine Junior who in the me
mory of the above written persons caused
[this] monument to be made in the year of
[our] Lord 1692. This Quatremaine is near
[rel]ated to Richard Quatremaine Duke of
[G]loster who lyeth inte'd in Tame church,
who built Ricut.
Near this place lyeth also interd the
body of Robert Quatremaine Gent
the son of Richard & Martha Quatre
-maine who died the 15th
day of December 1697,
aged 47 years."
A few blocks from the church is Quarterman Road. (You can see that on Google
I still haven't digitized all my photos from that trip. Maybe someday..
Dr. Clayton Quarterman, PhD
President, Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine
|Brasses in Church in Chalgrove|
General View of the Brasses in Chalgrove
|Inscriptions Under the Single Male Figure|
Left, Single Male Figure
Right, Single Male Figure
|Inscriptions Under the Composite Figure|
Left middle, Composite
Right middle, Composite
|2011 Chalgrove pictures|
From: John S. Quarterman
To: Clay Quarterman
Date: 8 July 2011
There is a letter-for-letter transcription
of the Chalgrove Robert Quatremaine plaque on page 11 of the
of Liberty County, Georgia
Your pictures of the plaque look about the same as when I transcribed it
in August 1994.
Robert's coat of arms is one of four represented on page 10
of the green book.
It's the bottom right one on
this web page.
Richard Quatremaine was not actually "Duke of [G]loster";
he worked for the Duke of York. Apparently his cousin
Robert's daughter-in-law misremembered that history.
The Duke of York in question was also the Duke of Gloucester,
and is more commonly known by his later royal name,
Richard III, the king Shakespear depicted so unflatteringly.