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St Mary, Kempsford, Gloucestershire. Walter Hitchman (Church Guide) or Hickman (Pevsner Guide), d1521, and wife. Also full figure: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheepdog_rex/4232788401/

Pitchford, Shropshire. 1529 William Ottley and his wife Margery Bruyn (a 1530, daughter of John Bruyn of The Hay near Bridgnorth. William Sherrif of Shropshire bought Pitchford and built the hall. His parents were Thomas Oteley and Anna Scryven of Frodesley. Their son Thomas 1534 and his wife Kathleen Corbett and grandson Adam Ottley (1578) and Mary (1587) daughter of Sir Richard Manwaring of Ightfield have an engraved slab tombs here

Hertfordshire, Aspenden - "Pray for us sinners" 1508 Sir Robert Clifford / Clyfford, son of Thomas Lord Clifford, and wife Elizabeth, daughter of William Barley Esq and widow of the former squire Sir Ralph Jocelyn.

Anne Broke, Ewelme, Oxfordshire. "Here lyeth buried Thomas Broke, Esquire, late Knight-at-Armes to our Sovereign Lord, King Henry VIII, and Anne his wife, which Thomas deceased the XXV day of September, the yere of our Lord M.D. XVIII, and the said Anne deceased the [] day of [] the yere of our Lord M.D []. - On whose soules Jesu have mercy"

Professional mourners: From about 1600 to 1914, funeral mutes were professional mourners. Symbolic protectors of the deceased, the mute would usually stand near the door of the home or church.