Judith Ivye 1 2
- Born: 1550, West Kingston, Wiltshire, England
- Marriage (1): Anthony Thomas Prater about 1566 in West Kingston, Wiltshire, England
- Died: 6 Feb 1578, West Kingston, Wiltshire, England at age 28
- Buried: West Kingston Church, Wiltshire, England
Another name for Judith was Judith Ivry.
From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3143362&id=I631844426 :
Judith (Ivye) Prater died when her seventh son was born. Anthony placed a stone carving in the wall of West Kingston Church above her tomb. This stone carving shows Anthony, his coat-of-arms with symbols of his wife's family coat-of-arms, and a carving of his children, and a eulogy to his children and all the people who were to read this stone carving.
Oh mi dear children marke what I saye,
your mothers bones truli are warpt here in clay
her soule no doupte, to heaven is gone thither
where we most joyfully shall meet altogether
te lord be your guide, the lord be your strength
and give you this special grace to die in him at length
you gentell readers remember your end
be true unto such whom faithful you find
let this be example and tell hit abroad
how faithfulli this woman died in the Lord
Judith's tomb is in the floor of the Ivye Chapel with the the above carving in the wall just above the tomb. The following inscription was placed in the stone which covers the tomb. It was written by Anthony, as was the above inscription. The following inscription can no longer be seen because a wooden floor has been placed in the church so that it could be properly heated, but the carving on the wall can still be seen.
Rest in the Lord most loving wife,
thy daies are spent and gonne,
they husband's raceand end of life
shall be, God knoweth how soon
Though death hath doon the worst he can
to part us twayn a space,
yet time will come to meet again
in heaven that joyfull place.
With bitter tears thy husband spake
these words upon thy toombe.
His hand did write, thes vers did make
to show in time to cum
how faithfull thou has been to me,
and haddest six children dear,
within six yeare a marvell to see
all borne one time of yeare;
the seventh also in like manner,
if death had not them lett,
borne had been as the other wear,
at midsummer time direct.
Alas how should it chance so bad
to little babes so young,
to tell in time what losse they had
bi nature whence they sproung
but God is he who givith life,
and he that takes away,
let us therefore avoyd all strife
and geve ourselves to pray.
Thy children's names if men would know,
which God hath geven to thee,
behold are written here below
in order as they bee.
Thomas, William, Elizabeth, Ferndinando, George, Thomas
Above these verses, in the Limbe, thus: Here lieth Judeth Prator, the
wife of Anthony Prator, Gentilman, daughter unto Thomas Ivie, Esqr., Who dieth the sixth day of February, Anno Domini 1578.
Judith married Anthony Thomas Prater, son of George Prater and Jane Plott, about 1566 in West Kingston, Wiltshire, England. (Anthony Thomas Prater was born in 1545 in Latton, Wiltshire, England, died on 21 Aug 1583 in Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire, England and was buried on 21 Aug 1593 in Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire, England.)
May have been married abt 1570