Northeast corner of North aisle.

Here by sleepeth in hope the body of Sir George Waldegrave, knight, sonne of William Waldegrave, Esq., and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Richard Poey of Boxted, Esq. Which William was the sonne of George Waldegrave Esq., both of Hitcham, and Mary Frauncis his wife, the daughter of Sir Richard Corbett, knight; second son of George Waldegrave of Smalbridge Esq., and Anne his wife, the daughter of Sir Robert Dreury, knight and Sir. George married Mary ye daughter of John Moore Esq., by whom he had Elizabeth, his sole daughter and heir, who married unto Arthur Coke Esq., & by him had 4 daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Winifrid & Theophila. Sd George had to his second wife Dame Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Jermy of Metfield, Knight of the Bath, with whom he having lived nyne years and more, he dyed the 15th of January 1636: being in the 68 yeares of his age, in memory of whom ye said Dame Elizabeth caused this small monument to be erected: and styll laments her loss, and bids these lynes declare
His piety, his bounty to the poore
The bench and county speakes his publique care
Imployed and tryed for fourty years and more
Late faithfull mate, now blisfull soul (quoth she)
Though weeping for myself, joy for thee

Arms on top of monument: Quarterly of eight, impaling quarterly of 13. 1) Arg. a lion rampant guardant Gu. Jermy

Ref: Anon. The Heraldry of Suffolk Churches. Booklet 2, 8


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