Brass of the Month
March 2007: Hindolveston, Norfolk M.S.III, Edmund Hunt, 1558
March's brass of the month is is in its third church, all at Hindolveston in Norfolk.
On Sunday 31 July 1892, the nave of the church of St George at Hindolveston, Norfolk, was demolished when the eastern half of the tower fell on it. Until a temporary church was set up, the parish used the chancel for worship. It wasn't until 1932 that a new church was opened. The new church, while obviously a twentieth century building from the outside, reused a significant amount of the fabric of the old one inside. Among the items rescued was the memorial to Edmund and Margaret Hunt, which was in the temporary church at the time it was recorded by Mill Stephenson for his list. It is now on the wall of the nave.
Entered a couple heare doth ly, that hatefull death did kill
Whiche lyvinge loved as man and wife and bent to God there will
Whose names to tell thus weare they called, that deathe hathe reste of life
Edmon Hunt the Gentilman, and Margret hight his wife
Children these had fourtene in all Daughters four, and Sonnes tene
Two Infants dyed, thre marchants weare, Lawiers foure, and one devine
These Huntes huntinge abrode the chase one Hunt oute hunted the rest
Who made this stone in memory, how God his huntinge blest
Who hopes by fayth heaven for his haven, in Christ that he shall finde
Where welcom once no farewell is, suche welcome God us sende
Obiit ille Anno domini.1558.Octobris.11.
Obiit illa Anno domini.1568.Decembris.3.
Edmund Hunt was recorded in a Chancery Court document in the last couple of years of his life as constable of Hindolveston and late servant to Sir John Robsart but little is otherwise known of him. The children recorded in the heraldic visitations of Norfolk were Edmund, later of Horningtoft, who married Lucy, daughter of ... Howett of Weston, Norfolk, Nicholas, Thomas, Richard, Geoffrey, Henry, William, John, Margaret, who married Francis Beaumont, Mary, who married William Wagstafe, Elizabeth, who married William Whyte, and Cicely, who married Robert Lawes. Their mother Margaret was recorded as the daughter of John Potter of Beeston, Norfolk.
I presume that the unnamed Hunt who out-
The brass at Hindolveston belongs to group named 'Daston' by John Page-
Copyright: Jon Bayliss
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