History of St Andrew's Church, Brympton d'Evercy
In 1625 John Sydenham V 1568-1625 (57) died. Monument at St Andrew's Church, Brympton d'Evercy.
A Corinthian column at each corner supports the fine canopy, and the whole is adorned withmany coats of arms, which,commencing on the north side, illustrate, as it were, the pedigree of the family. On either side the canopy is surmounted by the arms ofSir John Sydenham, on the north impaling those of his first wife, and on the south the arms of his second ;each coat is flanked by a small shield supported by a ram. Bound the edge of the canopy are thirteen shields, on which are impaled the arms brought inby various atches. On each side of the tomb itself are three large shields :those on the north side bearing the arms of Sydenham, impaling those of Audley Arm, Bruges, and , with their various quarterings ;on the south are the arms of John Sydenham (36), who erected the monument, his sister impaled with those of her husband Edward Paston, and another coat in which the sinister side is not filled in. Probably it was meant to await the marriage of Sir Balph Sydenham (35), a younger brother of the founder. At the west end base is the large quartered coat of Sir John Sydenham, impaling the arms of Buckland with its nine quarterings. At the head of the tomb, surmounted by the helmet, crest, and lambrequin, is the—Sydenham coat of twelve quarterings, beneath which is the followinginscription :
My foundir Sydenham, match'd with Hobye's Heyr,
Badde me inform thee (gentle Passenger)
That what hee hath donne in mcc is onlie meant
To memorize his father and s discent
Without vayne glorye but he doth intreat
That ifthou comst his legende to repeate
Thou speak him truly as he was and than — Report itso, hee dyed an honest mane
10 November 1626
The main armorial as follows: 1 Sydenham Arms 2 Kitsford Arms 3 Dalingrige Arms 4 5 6 Langland Arms 7 Beaufre Arms 8 Furneux Arms 9 10 Balune Arms 11 12 Trenouth Arms. Source
After 20 Aug 1790. Monmument to Richard Young died 20 Aug 1790 and his parents Robert and Mary Young. St Andrew's Church, Brympton d'Evercy.