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

(93) EASTBOURNE, St. Mary

93H Mural monument for Mary Ann WILLARD, d. 1812, and later members of the family

-  North aisle, North wall, East of 81G, above head height.

-  102(W); (H) inaccessible~Very good; colour.

-  M.I. (many lines, engraved, black) on a rectangular white panel set portrait-wise; flanking, black Doric pilasters, breaking forward on scrolled and fluted corbels; below, curved apron with additional M.I. and pink inlay border; above, entablature mouldings supporting a white marble obelisk with achievement.

-  Mary Ann Willard, d. 22 Feb 1812, aet 30; daughter of Nathaniel William Thomas, Esq., of Cobcourt, Selmeston; and first wife of Nicholas Willard, Esq., of Eastbourne, d. 12 May 1852, aet 77, sixth son of Thomas Willard, Esq.; second wife was Barbara Bean Willard, d. 30 Apr 1817, aet 28, daughter of Captain George Bayly, of Storrington, Sussex; and third wife was Louisa, d. 21 May 1866, at Paris; also, Charles Willard, Esq., of Eastbourne, fourth son of Thomas Willard, d. 22 May 1843, aet 80, buried Sevenoaks, Kent; also Maria Ann Cole, third daughter of Thomas Willard and widow of Rev William Cole, d. 12 Apr 1844, aet 75, buried Brighton; also Harriott Willard, spinster, eldest daughter of Thomas Willard, d. 30 Jan 1846, aet 80.