East Sussex Church Monuments - 1530 to 1830 - Archive of Photographs
by Professor Nigel Llewellyn

(192) OVINGDEAN, St. Wulfran

Norman - Nairn & Pevsner (577-8); West end reportedly unpaved in 1686 (Ford 37); condition tolerable in 1724 (Ford 139); re-floored in 1852 and in 1867 and ledgers relocated (see 192E, H and I); parish had 4 families in 1724 and a population of 85 in 1801.


192A Mural monument for Mary PALLISER, d. 1826

-  Loose in vestry cupboard.

-  62(W) x 39(H)~Good; local damage to left side.

-  M.I. (9 lines, engraved) on a rectangular white marble panel; engraved border.

-  Mary Ann Rachel Palliser, died at Brighton, 10 Dec 1826, aet 28; daughter of the late Sir Hugh Palliser Palliser, Bart.; patron her brother, unnamed, current Bart.


192B Mural monument for Catherine COOPER, d. 1816

-  Detached from South Tower wall, now in vestry cupboard.

-  49.5(W) x 75(H)~Good.

-  Unframed white oval marble plaque; M.I. (14 lines, engraved).

-  Catherine Cooper, d. 13 Feb 1816, aet 62; daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Jackson, formerly of Uckfield; and widow of William Cooper, Gent., late of Lewes.


192C The MARSHALL mural monument, d. 1776 etc.

-  Tower North wall, above head height.

-  152(W): H unknown~Very good.

-  As a temple facade, in shallow stone, flat on the wall; white with black frame; pointed pediment and urn in relief at very top; 2 narrow borders left and right; all supported by 2 corbels with paterae.

-  Erected in 1832 by Ann Marshall;@ William Marshall, d. 7 May 1776, aet 5, buried at Hurstpierpoint; son of William and Ann [email protected] Christiana, d. 2 Oct 1805, aet 28, buried at Hurstpierpoint; daughter of H. and S. Hughes of West Grinstead, and wife of Rev. John [email protected] William Marshall, Gent., patron of Ovingdean, d. 10 Feb 1812, aet 65, buried at [email protected] Christiana, d. 24 May 1826, aet 27, buried at Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire; daughter of Rev John and Christiana Marshall, and wife of George I. [email protected] Sarah, d. 24 Dec 1829, aet 75, buried at Ovingdean; widow of Henry [email protected] Mary Elizabeth, d. 2 Aug 1831, buried at Ovingdean; infant daughter of Rev. J.W.H. and Jane [email protected] Ann, d. 14 Feb 1834, aet 82, buried at Ovingdean; daughter of William and Barbara Borrer, of Hurstpierpoint, and widow of William Marshall, [email protected] Rev. John Marshall, rector of Ore for 31 yrs, d. 2 Aug 1835, aet 62, buried at [email protected] Rev. John William Henry Marshall, rector of Ovingdean for 5 years, d. 23 Mar 1841, aet 38, buried at Ovingdean; son of Rev. John [email protected] John Cragg, Esq., of Croydon, d. 16 Sep 1839, aet 73, buried at [email protected] Sarah Jane, d. 23 Jun 1875, aet 48, buried at Brompton cemetery; eldest daughter of Rev. J.W.H. and Jane Marshall, and wife of C.M.S. [email protected] Jane, d. 24 Dec 1878, aet 78, buried at Ovingdean; daughter of John Cragg, and widow of Rev. J.W.H. [email protected] Louisa Maria, d. 14 Jun 1891, aet 61, buried at Ovingdean; second daughter of Rev. J.W.H. and Jane [email protected] Annie Emma West, d. 10 Jul 1893, aet 38, buried at Ovingdean; granddaughter of Rev. J.W.H. and Jane Marshall, and second daughter of C.M.S. and S.J. [email protected] Emily Mary Marshall, 15 Feb 1841 - 14 Feb 1917, buried at Ovingdean; youngest daughter of Rev. J.W.H. and Jane [email protected] Lieut-Col. John William Henry Marshall-West, (Somerset L.I.), 27 Jun 1857 - 31 Mar 1928, buried at Haslemere; grandson of Rev. J.W.H. Marshall and eldest son of C.M.S. and S.J. [email protected] Ellen Constance Jane West, 10 Mar 1862 - 13 Apr 1928, buried at Ovingdean; youngest daughter of C.M.S. and S.J. West and granddaughter of Rev. J.W.H. [email protected] Emily Mary Louisa West, 1 Feb 1853 - 14 Feb 1939, buried at Ovingdean; eldest daughter of C.M.S. and S.J. West and granddaughter of Rev. J.W.H. [email protected] Algernon Edward West, 24 Feb 1865 - 16 Jun 1944, buried at Ovingdean; youngest son of C.M.S. and S.J. West and grandson of Rev. J.W.H. Marshall.


192D Mural monument for Sir John EAMER, d. 1823

-  Nave North wall, over North door arch, high.

-  W inaccessible; 103(H)~Very good.

-  White marble on dark grey; pointed pediment over an unframed tablet; M.I. (10 lines, engraved, black); below, achievement; 2 fluted brackets.

-  Sir John Eamer, Knt., Colonel of the Royal East London Militia, died at Brighton, 29 Mar 1823, aet 73; his widow, Mary, d. 13 Aug 1842, aet 83.


192E Ledger for Elizabeth DEANE, d. 1819

-  South-East chapel floor, near South wall.

-  57(W) x 133(H)~Good, faded.

-  M.I. (engraved) in upper (W) 50% of a pale freestone slab; head to West.


192F Mural monument for Thomas Holles PAYNE, d. 1800

-  Nave South wall, East end, above head height.

-  100(W) x 87(H)~Very good.

-  Above, a cornice; M.I. (8 lines, engraved) on a white marble tablet; base mouldings; brackets with foliage and pointed bases; ornamental apron with dark grey skull.

-  Thomas Holles Payne Esq., d. 12 Feb 1800, aet 66; also, Sophia Elizabeth Beard, his executrix.


192G Mural monument for Martha KEMP, d. 1821

-  Nave, high over South door.

-  c.130(W); H unknown~Very good, faded.

-  Pointed pediment in black; no entablature; box-like pilasters; above, Greek key ornament in frieze; foliate corbels; M.I. (many lines, engraved) in upper 75% of a white tablet with a pointed top; below, ornamental black baseplate with escutcheon; unsigned.

-  Martha Kemp, d. 12 Feb 1821, aet 66; wife of Nathaniel Kemp, Esq., of Ovingdean.


192H Ledger probably for a sister of Thomas YATES, d. 1820

-  Nave floor, at South door.

-  105(W) x 195(L)~Very worn.

-  Traces of M.I. visible at upper (North) end of a pale sandy freestone slab; head to South.

-  Is the name Thomas Yates legible?


192I Anonymous ledger, date unknown

-  Nave floor, at South door, West of 192H, partly obscured by furnishings.

-  (W) inaccessible; 197(L)~Very worn.

-  Traces of M.I. visible in upper end of a freestone slab; head to South.