Friday, August 7, 2015

Grave, Windsor Parish Church - Anglophile Friday

P  M  S

Here vnder lyes the body of
Daughter of Robert Harris of Reading Esq.
Wife vnto three Husbands

1. Richard Vaughan Citiz. and Clothworker of London
By whom fhe had one sonne and 3 daughters
Edward, Elizabeth, Nazareth, and Rachael
He died An: Dom: 1608

2. Zephaniah Sayers Citiz. & Haberdasher of London
By whom fhe had Ishue 3 daughters
Elizabeth, Nazareth, and Sarah
And dyed An: Domi: 1628

3. James Paget one of the Barons of the Exchequer
In y Reign of K: Charles the firft
Departed this life An: Domi: 1638
After whofe death fhe continued a Widdow 28 years
In a pious and charitable life
Defiring to lye here intombd with her 2 husbands
Yielded up her spirit to him that gave it
The 22 of July
An: Domi: 1666
Aetaris sux 88

R E S V R G A M 

Translation of the Latin 'Aetaris': Age
Translation of Latin 'RESURGAM': I shall rise again
Translation of Latin 'sux':  Unsure. One site I visited read, 'Yeah, Latin sucks!' That gave me a laugh, but didn't help solve the mystery. Anyway, I'm still trying to find out what it means before the number 88. Nevertheless, she died at age 88.
In the meantime, I happened to see the word RESURGAM on Poldark (Masterpiece) a couple weeks ago. It was written by the profligate fool Francis, but that's another whole story, or as we usually say here, 'a whole nother story'...

Oh. And the P M S at the top? Evidently, it is Latin for 'In Pious Sacred Memory,' not a condition which caused Nazareth's demise.

I realize it has nothing to do with poor Nazareth, but a month and a half later, this is what was happening in London...

The Great Fire of London

On a family coat of arms, 
the Cat represented
Vigilance, Warrior Spirit, and Courage
Or maybe Nazareth just liked cats.

But really, don't take my word for it.

Nazareth happened to die in a month between the Great Plague of London which began in February of 1665 and within 7 months had killed  20% of London's population (according to The Museum of London) ...and The Great Fire of London which began on the 2nd of September, 1666.


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podso said...

A strong woman to last through three husbands and all those births.

The Cranky said...

Perhaps her strength came through vigilance, or perhaps she stood upon a Rock. =)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I can not imagine living in the time of the Great Plague or the Great Fire of London. She lived a long life to the age of 88. Thanks for sharing this interesting post. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Tired Teacher said...

Isn't history amazing!

MadSnapper said...

I am sooooooooo glad i did not live back then and the spelling gave me a few chuckles.. usually it was the husband who had 3 wives.

TexWisGirl said...

some serious tragedies.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Thanks for the the history lesson! Tombstones can be so fascinating! I always think it is interesting what was put in them. This one would be quite the find for a genealogist!

Terri D said...

Old tombstone inscriptions can be quite entertaining, as well as enlightening! I look forward to always learning something new from your Friday posts!! Thanks!!

LV said...

Thank you for sharing so much interesting history.

L. D. said...

I will repeat it too. It is amazing history. The painting is a beauty.

Denise said...

wonderful history.

Michelle said...

Interesting story and she must have been a hearty woman, for those times.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

What an interesting story so thanks for sharing it. Have a lovely weekend.

This N That said...

Love the painting of the fire..Interesting story..Happy weekend..

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

So interesting, and such hard times for everyone then. Loved the Latin translation, too.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

My goodness, Judy---what a life this woman had. History teaches us many lessons. ♥

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Interesting, wonderfully tongue-in-cheek, post, CM. Enjoyed it very much. I googled "Aetaris sux 88" and the first option was your post - note to self: dig deeper..! Quite a life that lady had - wonder if her descendants are still with us?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This is really interesting. I love this sort of history. Too funny about Latin sucks!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Living to that age in that time was a kind of miracle! Lots of history packed into that stone!


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