Sunday, July 12, 2009

This splendid mural monument, made of marble and alabaster, is dedicated to Edward Holte and his wife Dorothy (nee Ferrers) and shows them kneeling in front of each other. Edward was the son of Thomas (of the tower brass) and father of Thomas who built Aston Hall.
The inscription below the mural was hidden by furniture when I visited and so I quote from William Eliot:

Here lieth bured Edward Holte, Esquire, and Dorothye, his wife; which
Edwarde was Lorde of this Towne and Patron of this Church or
Vicarage. He was also Lorde of Duddeston and Nechels, and of divers
other landes within this Parishe, who died
about Candellmas, beinge
about the age of one and fiftie years in the
XXXV. year of the raigne
of Queen Elisabethe, and in the year of our
Saviour Christ 1592.