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Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)
Monument to Anne Frewen (1803–1844)

Photo credit: Lawrence Suss / Art UK

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A bust of Anne Frewen mounted on a inscribed plinth.

Date

1844 or later

Medium

white marble

Measurements

H 220 x W 125 x D 30 cm

Accession number

TN31_LS_S011

Acquisition method

commissioned by Thomas Frewen

Work type

Bust

Owner

Frewen family

Custodian

St Mary's Church

Work status

extant

Access

by appointment

Access note

The chapel is normally locked and an appointment has to be made with the church warden.

Signature/marks description

signature to bottom right of outer aspect of plinth: W. BEHNES / SCUR LONDON.

Inscription description

inscription to front of plinth, black painted incised letters: IN THE VAULT BENEATH LIES THE BODY OF / ANNE, THE WIFE OF THOMAS FREWEN, ESQRE OF BRICKWALL. / SHE WAS THE ELEVENTH OF TWELVE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM WILSON CARUS WILSON, ESQRE M.P. / BY HIS WIFE MARGARET, DAUGHTER AND SOLE HEIR OF BENJAMIN SHIPPHARD, OF NATLAND / AND WAS BORN AT HER FATHER'S SEAT, CASTERTON HALL, WESTMORELAND, JULY 19TH 1803. / SHE DIED AT BRICKWALL, AT THE BIRTH OF HER SIXTH CHILD, (A STILLBORN FEMALE INFANT) FEBRUARY 18TH 1844, / LEAVING FIVE YOUNG CHILDREN, MARY, SELINA, JOHN, LATON, AND ELEANOR, / TO DEPLORE THE LOSS OF A TENDER MOTHER. / HER DISPOSITION, NATURALLY MILD AND GENTLE, WAS IMPROVED BY A RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, / AND IT PLEASED GOD IN HIS INFINITE MERCY, TO CALL HER IN EARLY YOUTH TO A SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF HIMSELF. / HER RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES WERE DEEP-SEATED BUT UNOBTRUSIVE, AND THOUGH SHE FELT STRONGLY, / SHE WAS DIFFIDENT IN HER PROFESSION, LEST THROUGH THE INFIRMITY OF HUMAN NATURE, / RELIGION MIGHT BE DISGRACED BY AN INCONSISTENT WALK. / FOR HER STATION IN LIFE, SHE WAS VERY MODERATE AND SELF-DENYING, / AND EVER READY TO MINISTER TO THE TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL WANTS OF HER FELLOW CREATURES. / IN PROSPERITY SHE WAS MEEK AND HUMBLE, PATIENT AND UNCOMPLAINING IN ADVERSITY AND IN SICKNESS, / AND RESIGNED IN THE HOUR OF DEATH: HER LAST WORDS WERE “THY WILL BE DONE! "/ THOMAS FREWEN, ESQRE, ERECTS THIS MONUMENT / TO COMMEMORATE HER MANY EXCELLENCIES, AND HIS OWN IRREPARABLE LOSS. / THOU ART GONE TO THE GRAVE, WE NO LONGER BEHOLD THEE, / NOR TREAD THE ROUGH PATHS OF THE WORLD BY THY SIDE; / BUT THE WIDE ARMS OF MERCY ARE SPREAD TO ENFOLD THEE, / AND SINNERS MAY HOPE, SINCE THE SINLESS HAS DIED. / “WHAT SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST? SHALL TRIBULATION, OR PERSECUTION, / OR DISTRESS, OR NAKEDNESS, OR FAMINE, OR PERIL, OR SWORD; NAY, IN ALL THESE THINGS WE / ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS, THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US? / “QUICQUID EX ILLA AMAVIMUS, QUICQUID MIRATI SUMUS MANET."; incised letters on banner underneath shield at base of plinth: MUTARE NON EST MEUM.


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Located at

Church of St Mary, Church Lane, Northiam

TN31 6NN

On the east wall of the Frewen Chapel, Church of St. Mary.