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St. Mary's Church
Photos by
John Wilkes of Cam
near Dursley, Gloucestershire
The Gloucestershire Photo Library

Page composition by Allan Taylor of Vancouver, Canada
http://www.allthecotswolds.com

Translation of plaque to left:
To the sacred memory of Walter Parker of Lushill, Esquire, who married Mary Fettiplace, who was a member of the baronial family of Swinbrook in Oxfordshire, who bore six sons and one daughter. The survivors are Walter, the eldest, Edward, John, [illegible] and Mary. Charles and Philip are dead. He was a lover of peace at home, but did not shrink from military service abroad. He established peace among his neighbours, and was loyal to the king and dear to all. After emitting a copious quantity of blood from his nostrils he suffered from dropsy, and died on the 5th of November A.D. 1664, aged 40. To be mourned by all.