The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Prayeth for the soul in way of charity
Epitaph — 10 lines
Subjects: epitaphs; inscriptions; Bontfant, Richard, of Stone (Kent)
Stone, Kent, [Minster Church?] Epitaph of Richard Bontfant (1459)
Preyeth for the sowl in wey of cheritie
Of Richard Bontfant late
mercer of London.
For the brethren and sisters of this
Owner of the plas callyd Castle of the Ston;
that is leyd under Ston.
For hys soul, and al christian to prey
merciful Jesew, a pater-noster anon,
An aue to hys moder, and mak no
In March which decessyd the xix dey.
In the yer of our Lord God
who kepe hym fro pyne
A thowsand fowr hundryd fifty and nyne
Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great
London: T. Harper, 1631 (STC 25223); repr. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis
Terrarum; and NY: Walter Johnson, 1979: 333.
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin.
Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800.
London: Masters, 1878: 12.
Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph.
Chronicles of the Tombs.
London: Bohn, 1857, and subsequent printings: 46.