James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
St. Martins Day
By Browne Willis (16821760)
An antiquary, known as Browne Willisa sort of Old Mortality, who in the early part of the eighteenth century, devoted himself to the study and care-taking of old churcheshaving inherited a fortune from his grandfather, Dr. Thomas Willis, the celebrated physician, placed this inscription on a conspicuous part of a chapel at Fenny Stratford, dedicated to St. Martin, his grandfather having been born in St. Martins Lane, and on St. Martins Day.