St John, Aylmerton - chancel

There is supposedly a monument by the north wall of the chancel, with ten coloured shields.

Here resteth in Christ the body of John Palgrave, Esqre, who married Vrith, the daughter of Sir William Saunder, Kt, by whom he left issue one sone and three daughters, and at the age of 80 years commended his spirit to his redeemer, the 29th of May, 1611. Sir Austin Palgrave, his son, married Elizabeth, eldest sister of Sir Henry Willoughby, Kt and Baronet. Jane Palgrave first married Robert Laurence, Esqre, and after Sir Isaac Jermy Kt. Elizabeth Palgrave married Sir Steven Ridlesden, Kt, Surveyor of ye King's Ordnance. Margaret yet unmarried.

Arms on shield 3: Argent, a lion rampant gules, Jermy impaling Palgrave.

Ref: Farrer, E. 1887. Church Heraldry of Norfolk.


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