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Here lies (near the remains of his Ancestors) the Body of Mr William Boys Gent. Eldest son of the Revd Mr James Boys late Vicar of this Parish. He married Hester the youngest daughter of John Cox Esqr, and Ann his wife who was the daughter of Major General Haynes of Copford Hall in this County. John Cox was of Emmanuel College in Cambridge and of Grays Inn London Barrister at Law and (late) of Mount Hall in this Parish. A Gentleman justly esteemed and respected as an eminent and able Councellour an Honest and upright Man and a good Christian. Hester, wife of the said Mr William Boys departed this life May 30th 1742. Aged 53 years and was buried in this chancel, whereby by his own desire his remains are also Interr'd after a long life spent in Peity and good works his great care and study in particular was to instruct the poor and ignorant in the knowledge of their Cristian Duty. Witness the many Good Books that he dispersed for that purpose, witness that charitable donation to the parish of Great Bardfield to perpetuate the same pious design to the end of the world. Thus lived this good Man and thus he died July 25th 1768 Aged 83 Years. === Beatus fervus ille, quem, quum venerit Domninus Ejus invenerit ita facientem. === The Revd M. John Harrison, nephew and executor to the deceased, to testify his respect to his memory, caused this monument to be erected.


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