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

(93) EASTBOURNE, St. Mary

93G Mural monument for Thomas WILLARD, d. 1794, his wife, 3 children and ancestors

-  North aisle, North wall, far West end, above head height.

-  c.90(W), (H) inaccessible~Good; staining.

-  M.I. (many lines, engraved, black, centred) fills a white oval plaque with light black inlay border; above, an escutcheon on a stand; below, white base moulding and partial black backplate; below that, black apron with engraved M.I. in slate (11 lines, engraved); at foot, small ball finial; unsigned.

-  Thomas Willard, Esq., of Eastbourne, d. 21 Jan 1794, aet 64; his widow, Harriot, d. 14 Dec 1807, aet 68; their eldest son, Thomas George Willard, d. 2 Feb 1794, aet 34, buried St. Bride's, Fleet Street, London; second son, William Davis Willard, d. 18 May 1778, aet 16; and fourth daughter, Louisa, d. 13 Jan 1777, aet 4; also, George Willard, of Eastbourne, buried 24 Feb 1559, aet 75; his widow, Sisley Willard, buried 26 Apr 1559, aet 71.