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Underneath the chancel of this church reposeth all that was mortal of Judith Dowager, Lady Rous, the daughter and heiress of John Bedingfield of Beeston in Norfolk Esq, and wife of the Revd. Edward Lockwood, of Dews Hall in this parish and county. In 1749, she married 1st Sir John Rous Baronet of Henham Hall, Suffolk, who deceased October 31st 1771, and by him was the mother of John the present Lord Rous.2nd of Frances the late wife of Sir Henry Peyton Baronet and 3rd of Louisa Judith, wife of John Birch Esquire.By her second husband (to whom she was married November 3rd 1772) she left no issue and died in Portman Square, London, September 10th 1794, aged 64 years.Near unto her are likewise deposited the remains of Revd. Edward Lockwood M.A., third son of Richard Lockwood and Matilda Vernon, rector of Hanwell in Oxfordshire and of St Peters in the town of Northampton, who died January 22nd 1802 in the eighty second year of his age.His second son, Edward Lockwood Percival Esquire having sustained with the resignation and fortitude which became him as a Christian and as a man the protracted sufferings of a severe and painful illness, departed this life July 6th 1804.June 15th 1790, he married Louisa Bridger 2nd daughter of the late Lord George Manners Sutton, of Kelham in the county of Nottingham, youngest son of John the 3rd Duke of Rutland and by her, who died February 5th 1800, left four surviving children viz: Edward George Harvey, Louisa Elizabeth and Frances Lucy, whereof George Harvey born February 1st 1793 captain in his Majesty's coldstream regiment of footguards, followed his excellent parents November 11th 1815, and was interred with his father and grandfather in the vault of his family in the chancel; he was not more respected in the public duties of his profession than respectable and beloved in the endearing intercourse of domestic life. Those who knew him best will bear the readiest testimony to the merits of his character and will join his sorrowing relations in deploring their early and untimely loss.Into thy hands I commend my spirit: for thou hast redeemed me, o Lord, thou God of Truth. Psalm 31 verse 6th [should be 5].


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