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The History Of All Saints' Wickhambrook

The Burrough's Family

Burrough's Family Brasses

Burrough's family brasses

Deeply inserted in the south wall, and protected by a wooden screen, is a monument, inlaid with several brass plates - the centre brass represents a man in a gown with ruff and short hair standing between his two wives, the hands are joined in front of the body; the female figures in caps and ruffs, with petticoats curiously figured. The brass on the dexter side has three figures (also standing), two sons and one daughter. The brass on the sinister side has six figures (standing), three sons and three daughters.


Beneath the figures the following inscription in Roman capitals:-

Anno ætatis suæ 66.

Neare to this place lyeth buryed the body of
Thomas Burroughe, Gent., first maryed to Elizabeth
Burwell, secondly maryed to Brigett Higham, who
died the XIX of June, 1597, whos Soule Resteth with God.

Above the figures, three shields of arms in brass, enamelled.

The centre shield -Burroughe, Argent, 2 chevrons between 3 chaplets Azure (qy. Vert) seeded Or.

Above the shield, the helmet and crest. Crest - an eagle (or griffin's) head couped Argent, beaked Or, charged on the neck with 2 chevronels Azure. Motto-Constantiam Diligo.

The dexter shield-Burroughe, impaling blank.

The sinister shield-Burroughe, impaling Heigham.

Last Modified Thursday 14 June 2012