Inscriptions on Tombs in ThameQuarterman, Victoria (UK - England)
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 14:48:41 +0100
Carters interpretation [of the inscription on the tombs in Thame] is as follows:
O certeyn deth that now hast overthrowCarter notes that 'Her almys' means 'their alms' ie their charity'.
Further note that the date has not been finished so presumably it was done in Richards life and upon his death noone finished it.
Further in St Marys Church guide it states that the other tomb stone (ie that of Thomas Quatermain died 1342 and his wife Katherine, their son Thomas died 1396 and his wife Joan was formerly known as the 'poor stone' because charitable gifts were placed on it before distribution.
Carter refers to Dr Lee's interpretation of the wording on this tomb as when Carter found that most of the brass strip surrounding the tomb which contained had almost completely been torn away.
Carter quotes 'Dr Lee from Cottonian MS. Cleoptra C iii, folio 3b ' as follows:
'Hic jacent Thomas Quatremayn de Notrh Westene (et) Kath'r'na uxor eius quee fuit filia Roberti d'ni de Grey Rotherfeld' qui obierunt vi die Junii Anno d'ni millesimo cccxlij. Similiterque hic jacent Thomas filius precicti Thome Quatremayn et Johanna uxor eius qui quidem Thomas obiit vi die Maii Millesimo ccclxxxxvi quorum animabus p'picietur Deus. Amen.'Carter notes that of the small part remaining that the word 'Militis' exists after 'Grey Rithirfeld.
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