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Subject: [DEV] Blackford/Collett/Staynings
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 18:49:59 EDT

Good afternoon List --

On a trip to Devon I took photos of memorial tablets in Selway Church -
hope they are of interest to someone:

"Sacred to the memory of CHARLES STAYNINGS Esq. of Holnicote in this
[parish??] last of ye ancient Family. And of SUSANNA his wife Daughter to Sr.
NICOLAS MARTYN late of OXTON in ye county of DevonK. She departed this life
the 8th of May 1685. He the 4th of December 1700. Aged 78.haveing Made
and ordered the following verses to be written on his monument: Here lyes
CHARLES STAYNINGS by his wife who lov'd him as she did her life, as he did
her their loves increas'd till that sad day his wife deceas'd. To whom her
husband now is gone. Both liv'd togeather thirty yeares and one. This was
erected by Wm. MARTYN Esq. his Heir and sole executor in Testimony of his
profound respect and gratitude Anno 1701."

"Near this place is deposited the body of WILLIAM BLACKFORD late of
Holnycote in this parish Esq. and also ye body of HENRIETTA his wife. He was
the eldest son and heir of WILLIAM BLACKFORD of the same place Esq; by
ELISABETH the daughter of JOHN DYKE of Pixton in ye parish of Dulverton. He
died the 20th day of March 1730 in the 37th year of his age. She was one of
the daughters and coheirs of JOSEPH COLLET late of Hertford Castle in the
County of Hertford, Esq; and sometime President of Fort St. George in East
India. She died the 13th day of September 1727 in the 23rd year of her age.
HENRIETTA BLACKFORD their only daughter and heir died the 16th day of
December 1733 in the seventh year of her age."

Enjoy your weekend!
Lora in warm early Autumn Wisconsin with trees just starting to turn color
Quod cumque facitis ex anima operamini

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