History of Church of St Mary, Bruton
On 25 Feb 1559 Catherine Blount 1518-1559 (41) died. In 1585 Elizabeth Sands -1585 died. On 11 Aug 1581 Maurice Berkeley Standard Bearer 1506-1581 (75) died. Church of St Mary, Bruton. Recumbent effigies of himself and two wives in an Easter sepulchre-type recess with double round arched front, Corinthian pilasters and Strapwork panels. Ruff. Panel with quartered arms 1 2 probably , possibly Wotton Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 probably , possibly , overall a Crescent.
In 1636 William Godolphin Governor of the Scilly Isles -1636 died. Memorial in Church of St Mary, Bruton.
On 12 Jun 1668 Charles Berkeley 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1599-1668 (68) died. He was buried at Church of St Mary, Bruton. His son Maurice Berkeley 3rd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1628-1690 (39) succeeded 3rd Viscount Fitzhardinge of Berehaven in Kerry. Anne Lee Viscountess Fitzhardinge 1623-1704 (45) by marriage Viscountess Fitzhardinge of Berehaven in Kerry.
On 25 Mar 1733 Captain William Berkeley -1733 died at sea whilst Commander of HMS Tyger on its journey from Guinea to the West Indies. He was buried at sea. Memorial in the Church of St Mary, Bruton sculpted by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 (58) in 1749. beneath.
On 19 May 1782 John Donne died. Memorial in Church of St Mary, Bruton.