Monument to Sir William Smith d.1631, son of Sir William Smith who
built the church. He survived his father by just five years.
Here lyeth the body of Sr William Smith Knight
sonne of Sr William Smith of Theydon Mount in the Countie of Essex wher after
manie sweet expressions of his confidence in the mercies of his Saviour in the
two and thirtieth yeare of his age peaceably slept in our Lord Jesus He had two
wives. The first, Heleglnwagh [Heliganrith?] the daughter of the right
honourable Edward Viscount Conway. By her he had only one sonne and heire Edward
and two daughters. The second, Anne descended of the auntient [ancient?] family
of Croft in Herefordshire as yet living who as a testimonie of her loyall
affection erected this to the memorie of her deare consort deceased on the 5th
of March 1631.