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Jefferis Monument in the Churchyard Approximately 3.5m South of Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7532 / 51°45'11"N

Longitude: -2.0226 / 2°1'21"W

OS Eastings: 398538

OS Northings: 206055

OS Grid: SO985060

Mapcode National: GBR 2P4.5FC

Mapcode Global: VHB2H.W6MB

Entry Name: Jefferis Monument in the Churchyard Approximately 3.5m South of Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 24 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 127186

Location: Duntisbourne Rouse, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Duntisbourne Rouse

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Duntisbourne Abbots St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 90 NE DUNTISBOURNE ROUSE DUNTISBOURNE ROUSE VILLAGE

6/86 Jefferis monument in the churchyard
approximately 3.5m south of
Church of St. Michael

GV II

Chest tomb. Dated 1611. Limestone with contemporary brass
inscription plate. Long and narrow with plain ends and sides.
Very thick chamfered top and chamfered base. Inscription plate on
south side reads: 'AN / ELEGIE OF ELIZABETH JEFFERIS WYDOWE OF
JOHN / JEFFERIS OF DVNSBVRNE VPON HIS DEATH WHO / DECEASED THE XII
DAY OF SETEMBER 1611 / TWO BODYES ONE VNITED HART CONTEINED / FAST
LINCKT IN LOYAL LEAGVE OF TRVE AFFECTION / BVT DEATH, THAT SVCH A
SWEETE CONTENT DISDAIND / MAD OF ONE HALFE TO IMMANVRE DISCRETION /
ONE HALFE YET LIVES ALASSE, WHY LIVES IT LONGER? / IT LIVES TO MAKE
MY GRIEFE AND SORROWES STRONGER / YET TILL THE TIME MY FATALL THRED
BEE SPUNNE / MY HALFE SHALL PAY PERPETVALL OBSEQVIES / AS FRESH AS
WHEN MY FIRME LOVE FIRST BEGVNNE / AND DECK THY HEARSE WITH ENDLESS
ELEGIES / WHEN IN SELFE SAME THRISE DESIRED SHRINE / MY BODY SHALL
THE LAST REST TAKE BY THINE / WE HAD VIII CHILDREN IIII SONNES / &
IIII DAVGHTERS AS FOLLOWETH / JOHN ELIZABETH / GEORGE ANNE / THOMAS
SVSANA / JOHN ELIZABETH / THIS JOHN JEFFERIS DECEASED WAS YE
YOVNGEST SONNE / OF HIS FATHER RICHARD JEFFERIS OF DVNSBVRNE.' A
very early example of a brass inscription plate.


Listing NGR: SO9853806055

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