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Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681).  Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson.  1906.
 
Inscription on the Monument of Col. Hutchinson
 
AT OWTHORPE, IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
(Supposed to have been written by Mrs. Hutchinson.)

Quousque Domine!
In a vault under this wall lieth the body of
JOHN HUTCHINSON,
Of Owthorpe, in the county of Nottingham, Esq.,

Eldest son and heire of Sir Thomas Hutchinson, by his first wife, the Lady Margaret, daughter of Sir John Biron, of Newstead, in the said county.

        This monument doth not commemorate
Vain airy glorious titles, birth, and state;
But sacred is to free, illustrious grace,
Conducting happily a mortal’s race;
To end in triumph over death and hell,
When, like the prophet’s cloak, the frail flesh fell,
Forsaken as a dull impediment,
Whilst love’s swift fiery chariot climb’d th’ ascent.
Nor are the reliques lost, but only torn,
To be new made, and in more lustre worn.
Full of this joy he mounted, he lay downe,
Threw off his ashes, and took up his crowne.
Those who lost all their splendour in his grave,
Ev’n there yet no inglorious period have.


  He married Lucy, the daughter of Sir Allen Apsley, lieutenant of the Tower of London, by his third wife, the Lady Lucy, daughter of Sir John St. John of Lidiard Tregooze, in the county of Wilts, who 1 dying at Owthorpe, October 11, 1659, lieth buried in the same vault.

  He left surviving by the said Lucy 4 sons; Thomas, who married Jane, the daughter of Sir Alexander Radcliffe, buried in the same vault: and Edward, Lucius, and John: and 4 daughters; Barbara, Lucy, Margaret, and Adeliza; which last lies buried in the same vault.

  He died at Sandown Castle, in Kent, after 11 months’ harsh and strict imprisonment,—without crime or accusation,—upon the 11th day of Sept. 1664, in the 49th year of his age, full of joy in assured hope of a glorious resurrection.
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Note 1. Who refers to the Lady Lucy Apsley. [back]
 
 
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