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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.

On 07 May 1592 Christopher Wray 1524-1592 (68) died. He was was buried in St Michael's Church, Glentworth. Monument to Sir Chistopher and his wife Anne Girlington. Elizabethan Recumbent. Elephant and Castle Crest. Pink, white and blue-grey marble. Two recumbent effigies, Sir Christopher above and a little behind his wife, he in red robes, black cap and thick Ruff; she in black robes, large Ruff and hood. Four kneeling white marble daughters below. Ornate tomb recess above with flanking pink marble columns with white and gold Corinthian Capitals. Undersurface of Recess decorated with white and gold bay leaves. Plaque inscribed above with raised plaque above with Sir Christopher's son at prayer flanked by coats of arms and Obelisks.

In 1582 Seventtenth Century copy.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Christopher Wray 1524-1592 (58).

On 26 Jul 1594 Richard Shireburn 1526-1594 (68) died. He was buried in Church of All Hallows, Great Mitton. Monument in Church of All Hallows, Great Mitton sculpted by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent. Bongrace. Unicorn Pendant. Ruff.

On 28 Oct 1613 George St Paul Baronet St Paul 1562-1613 (51) died. He was buried at St Lawrence's Church, Snarford. Monument to George St Paul Baronet St Paul 1562-1613 (51) and Frances Wray Countess Warwick -1634. Elizabethan Recumbent. A base supporting the reclining figures of the deceased with composite Pillars supporting an Entablature and armorial termination. In the base is a central semi-circular niche containing a carving of the deceased's daughter, flanked by niches containing mourning Putti. Above on the lower step is a figure of Frances in full mourning dress with formal Ruff and hat, reclining on a cushion holding a prayer book. On the upper step he reclines in plate armour with a sword. The figures are contained in a semi-circular headed Recess with roses in the archivolt and on the back wall is an inscribed rectangular panel with scrolls and memento mori. The Pillars to either side support a frieze and Entablature from which rise flaming urns and at the angles, and at the centre is a raised achievement of arms flanked by scrolled shields and Obelisks.