The Honourable Elizabeth Richardson

Monuments and Memorials


Elizabeth Jermy (nee Richardson) requested in her will that she be buried in the parish church of East Walton, near the grave of her brother William Lord Richardson Baron of Cramond. However, there does not seem to be a gravestone for her in the chapel. The photographs below are of the monuments of her Richardson ancestors.

Westminster Abbey

Portrait of Sir Thomas Richardson when he was Speaker of the House of Commons in 1620

Sir Thomas Richardson (1569 - 1635), the Chief Justice of England was buried in Westmister Abbey in the south choir aisle. Near his grave a black marble and bronze monument was erected by his son. The bronze bust by Herbert Le Sueur shows him in hat and robes.

The Latin inscription on the bronze plaque can be translated:
To God, the best and greatest. Sir Thomas Richardson, Knight, Speaker of the House of Commons in the 21st and 22nd years of King James, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas; and lastly, by King Charles I, made Lord Chief Justice of England. He died in 1634, in the 66th year of his age. Sir Thomas Richardson, his only son, designated a Baron of Scotland, placed this to his incomparable father


St Andrew, Honingham

Monument to Thomas Richardson (1627 - 1674), the second Baron Cramond, on the south chancel wall of St Andrew, Honingham
Photo courtesy of Simon Knott.   www.norfolkchurches.co.uk
Engraving of Thomas Richardson's monument, dedicated to the Honourable Mrs Jermy (nee Richardson), in the 1739 edition of Blomfield's History of Norfolk

St Mary, East Walton

A number of the Richardson family were buried at St Mary, East Walton. The photographs below record their memorials in the chapel. Elizabeth Jermy stipulated in her will that she should be buried close to her brother William Lord Richardson, and according to the parish records she was buried there on 9 August 1751. There does no seem to be a gravestone for her within the chapel, however.

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