Description pending (visited in 2008)
Details of connections are pending identification of those that are of interest. These will include the LORD inscriptions, for which I have details.
In chancel floor, a slab to Lydia Lord, daughter of Lawrence Lord late of Cottisford who died 18 Jan 178[3 or 5] aged 62. Also Eliza Lord last surviving daughter of Lawrence Lord esq. by his wife Anne, who died 9 march 1793 aged 76. The Cottisford register lacks a Lydia burial, but have a 15/3/1793 burial of Elisabeth Lord, 75, from Culworth. (Flaxman, pg 18)
There is a memorial in Latin that the Flaxmans state was originally recorded by Rawlinson in 1718. It refers to Elizabeth Lord, first-born daughter of Laurence Lord, esquire, and Anne, his wife, who was born on 27 August 1703, and buried four days later. It then mentions another sister with the same name and William a 'premature little flower' before stating 'They died on the 12 and 22 December, the daughter aged one, he aged 5, in the year 1712'. (Flaxman, pg 18)
The Flaxmans state that the burials register has
A rather uncertain Latin inscription in the chancel floor appears to relate to Lawrence Lord, esquire who died aged about 63 'with four sons and five daughters surviving him Sad if you count eight other issue which his wife bore him'. The incomplete text also mentions dropsey and August 1727. Cottisford burials register has - 25/8/1727 Lawrence Lord Esqre (Flaxman, pg 23).
In his Will dated 18 Fen 1726, Lawrence LORD of Cottesford left the Manor of 'Kemis' in Monmouth, together with the advowson and Right of Donation of the church there, to his son Lawrence LORD. He also left land in the parishes of 'Kemis', 'Lanwishant' and 'Llankennoy'. This would appear to refer to the Kemeys, Monmouthshire and Llantrisant, Monmouthshire from which region sprang the KEMEYS family into which married the BRAY family of Shilton, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire) and the FETTIPLACE family of Swinbrook, Oxfordshire.
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