28 Sep 2017 - Dorchester Priory, Oxfordshire

William The Younger Valence -1282

Early Medieval. Crossed Legs.

Half-nephew of Henry of Winchester III King England 1207-1272. Henry's mother , wife of John Lackland I King England 1166-1216, was also the mother of William Valence's father, also, William.

Killed at the Battle of Llandeilo Fawr 17 Jun 1282

A particularly fine effigy with some remnants of its original colouring.

Hugh Segrave Lord Keeper of the Great Seal Lord Treasurer 1296-1387

Camail and Jupon Period

(Probably) The son of John 2nd Baron Segrave and Christiana Plessey. Christiana's father was Hugh Plessey.

Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and Lord Treasurer (after his predecessor Robert Hales had been killed during the Peasant's Revolt). One of a number of regents during the minority of Richard


Sarah Fletcher

The sad story of Sarah Fletcher. Having waited years for her husband to return from sea she discovered him in the process of marrying another woman, bigamously, driving her to suicide. The church agreed she had 'Died a Martyr to Excessive Sensibility' allowing her to be buried in consecrated ground.

Her ghost is said to haunt their family home Courtiers House, Clifton Hampden near Oxford.