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Wixit Ann. V. M. V. III super D.
Eheu ! delicias breves.

Quicquid placet mortale, non placet diu,

Quicquid placet mortale, ne placeat nimis.

MARY EVELYN,
eldest daughter of John Evelyn,
and Mary his wife, borne the last day of
September 1665, att Wootton in
the County of Surrey. A beautifull
young woman, endowed with shining
Qualities both of body and mind, infinitly
pious, the delight of her Parents and Friends.
She dyed 17 March 1685 at the
age of 19 years, 5 months, 17 dayes,
regretted by all persons of worth
that knew her value.

A tablet adjoining the foregoing, is thus inscribed:

M. S. Neere this place are deposited ye bodys of Sir RICHARD BRowNE of Sayes-Court in Deptford, Knt; Of his wife Dame Joanna Vigorus of Langham in Essex, deceased in Nov. 1618 aged 74 years. This Richard was younger son of an ancient family of Hitcham in Suffolk, seated afterwards at Horsly in Essex, who being Student in the Temple, was by Robert Dudley, the great Earle of Leicester, taken into the service of the Crowne when he went Governor of the United Netherlands, and was afterwards by Queene Elizabeth made Clearke of the Greene Cloth, which honorable office he also continued under King James untill the time of his death, May 1604, aged 65 years:

Of Christopher Browne, Esq., son and heire of Sir Richard, who
deceased in March 1645, aged 70 years;
Of Thomasin his wife, day of Benjamin Gonson of Much Bado
in Essex, Esq. whose grandfather William Gonson, and father
Benjamin,
were successively Treasurers of the Navy to King Hen. VIII.,
to K. Ed. VI.,
to Queene Mary, and Q. Elizabeth ; and died June 1638, aged
75 years ;
Of Sir Richard Browne, Knt. and Baronet, onely son of
Christopher;
Of his wife Dame Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Pretyman of
Dry-field in Glocester shire, who deceased v1 Octobo
1652, aged 42 years.
This Sir Richard was Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to
K. Charles y” First, and Cleark of the Council of his May, and to
K. Charles y” Second, and (after several foraigne and honorable
employments)
continued Resident in the Court of France from K. Cha. the I.
and
from K. Char. II" to the French-Kings LEwes XIII. and
LEWEs XIV. from
the years 1641 (the beginning of our un-natural civile-warr)
untill the happy
Restauration of K. Cha. ye II* 1660; deceased XII Feb. A"
1682-3 aged 78 yrs;
and (according to ancient custome) willed to be interred in this
place.
These all deceasing in the true Faith of Christ,
hope, through his merits, for a joyfull and blessed
Resurrection. X. A. P. D.

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