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Stanier Memorial in Cropredy Church

Francis Stanier [1657-1725] and his Widow Mary [1653 - 1726]

Liz Newman has sent me this email

I recently visited Cropredy Church, Oxfordshire, and transcribed the 
memorial to Francis Stanier and his widow.

	"HERE LIETH THE BODY
	OF THE REVd Mr FRANCIS
	STANIER VICAR OF THIS
	PARISH FOR THE TERM
	OF 41 YEARS WHO DEPAR
	TED THIS LIFE MAR qtrCH 25
	IN THE 76th YEAR OF HIS
	AGE ANNOQ DNI 1725

	Here alfo is Interrd Mary ye
	wife of the Revd Mr Francis
	Stanier daughter of William
	Taylor of Williamcot Gent
	and Iemima his wife who de
	parted this life May the 11
	in the 73rd year of her age
	Annoq Dni 1726"

Francis died March 25th - a tricky date! I checked the Cropredy P.R. 
and found his burial on March 28th 1726. So his widow followed him to 
the grave some six weeks (rather than fourteen months) later.

The memorial is a flat ledger in local stone with no decoration. The 
inscription is very clear. The memorial lies within the chancel, 
immediately inside the communion rail on the south side. It owes its 
special position quite as much to the local importance of the Taylor 
family of Williamscot (note current spelling) as to deference to 
Francis as vicar.

I found two sons of this marriage in Cropredy P.R. - Francis baptised 
16 Oct. 1691 and John baptised 17 Oct. 1695.

Best wishes
Liz Newman

Last modified by Alan Stanier on 19 July 2002