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To the mortall corpse that lieth here under stone
Carved memorial — eight lines
Subjects: inscriptions; prayers; Shavelocke, Roger; Shavelocke, Joan
Boston, Lincolnshire. Transcription in BL, MS Add. 36295, f.17r [MS owned by John Anstis, antiquarian (1669 –1744)].
To þe mortall coarse, þat lyeth here under stone,
Roger Shavelocke þe wife clepyd Jone.
Of London he was Citizen, on
Pilgrimage he went
To our Lady of Walsingham, with full good intent,
so header to þeir countrey, disporting in þeir life.
death, yet spareth none, he took away þe wife
In þe yeare of our
Ld 1488, þe day of Ascention,
All good Christian pepull pray for hir of
Badham, Sally, and Paul Cockerham.
“Catalogue of the pre-Reformation monuments of St Botolph’s, Boston.”
In Badham and Cockerham (2012)
: 170-225 (188).