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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.


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Mary Brocas
Mary Brocas memorial

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Image © 2020 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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