Memorial to Jane Waller, Bath Abbey :: Shared Description

Wife of Sir William Waller. William was the leading Parliamentarian commander in southern England during the first three years of the English Civil War, later a political leader of the Presbyterian faction in the House of Commons. When William came of age, he inherited a substantial fortune. He was knighted by James I in June 1622. Two months later, he married Jane Reynell, only daughter and heiress of a prosperous Devonshire family. Jane died in May 1633, after giving birth to a son (1631) and daughter (1633). William remarried and produced more children. He erected this tomb in memory of Jane, with the intention of his own burial with her. He died in 1668 but was buried in Westminster.
The tomb appears damaged, probably by Royalists who occupied Bath in 1643.

"Sole issue of a matchlesse paire
Both of their state and vertues heire
In graces great, in stature small
As full of spirit as voyd of gall
Cheerfully grave bounteously close
Holy without vainglorious showes;
Happy and yet from envy free;
Learn'd without pride, witty yet wise
Reader this riddle read with mee.
Here the good Lady Waller lyes."
by Julian P Guffogg
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ST7564 : Daughter of William & Jane Waller, Memorial, Bath Abbey by Julian P Guffogg
ST7564 : Tomb of Jane Waller, Bath Abbey by Julian P Guffogg
ST7564 : Tomb of Jane Waller, Bath Abbey by Julian P Guffogg
ST7564 : Son of William & Jane Waller, Memorial, Bath Abbey by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Tue, 10 Apr 2012, Updated: Tue, 10 Apr 2012

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