So into the beautiful chancel at All Saints, Claydon. Against the north wall is a sizable 16th century brass to Roger Gifford, who had the chancel built. With Roger is Mary Nansicles, his wife. Below the couple are arrayed fully 13 sons and 7 daughters. The brass dates to 1543. Set before the brass is an alabaster tomb to Margaret (d 1539), the second daughter of Roger and Mary. Near the altar is a memorial to Urian Verney and his wife Lettice. But this interesting monument pales beside what awaits on the south side of the chancel. Here, almost filling the entire space, is a grandiose monument erected by Sir Ralph Verney to the memory of his father, Edmund. Sir Edmund Verney was standard bearer to King Charles I at the Battle of Edgehill in 1642, but was killed in the battle. Here, his effigy is joined with those of his wife Margaret, daughter-in-law Mary, and Sir Ralph himself.
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