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Monument to Thomas Smith d.1577. This monument was moved from the old church. Sir Thomas is depicted 'stiffly' reclining, head propped up on elbow. There is a shallow coffered arch behind the figure, flanked by two Ionic columns, with an entablature carrying two black obelisks and the large achievement shown above. The inscription within the arched recess reads thus: Thomas Smithus Eques auratus huius Maneriu DNS, cum Regis Edvardi sexti tum Elizabatha Regina Consiliarius, ac frimi nominis Secretarius eorundemq, Principum ad maximos Reges legatus Nobiliss ordinis Garterii Cancellarius, Ardae Australisque Claneboy in Hibernia Colonellus, Iuris civilis supremo titulo etiam num Adolescens insignitus Orator, Mathematicus, Philosophus, excellentiss (vs) Linguarum Latinae, Grecae, Hebraicae, Gallicae etiam et italica callentiss (vs) Proborum et ingeniosorum hominum favtor alieniss Deniq sapientia, pietate, integritate insignis et in omni vita sev aeger sev valens intrepidus more, cum aetatis svae 05m annum compleuisset in aedibus suis Montaulensibus 12o die Augusti, Ao Salutis 1577 pie et suauiter in Domino obdormiuit


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