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Mary Brocas

On the south wall of St Margaret's church Westminster is a monument with bust to Mary Brocas. It shows her in Puritan dress within a roundel and a lozenge of arms above (now plain but they were "sable, a lion rampant guardant, or"). The monument is attributed to the studio of Edward and Joshua Marshall. The inscription reads: 

Here lyeth the body of Mrs Mary Brocas one of ye daughters and coheirs of Williams Brocas of Ffedding-worth in ye countye of Leicester, Esqr. [Esquire], who departed this life the third day of December in the yeare of Our Lord 1654. For whose pious memory her lovinge sister Mrs Frances Staresmore erected this monument.

Location

St Margaret's Church

Memorial Type

Bust

Material Type

Marble

Mary Brocas
Mary Brocas memorial

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2019 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.

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The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

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