from Samuel Bentley, History of Bosbury 1891
In the churchyard are two tombs encompassed with iron rails adorned with the arms of Brydges thus inscribed:
Tomb 1.5m from the wallSepultus jacet Giulielmus Brydges
(Here) lies buried William Brydges of Old Colwall, Gentleman, in the parish of Colwall,
the oldest son of Thomas Brydges and his wife Joan.
And his wife Ursula, daughter of John Drew of Dymock, Gent in the county of Gloucester.
His sons, William, John, Thomas & Richard (four pledges of mutual love).
Mourned very much by his wife and children, he departed from life on the twenty-third day of July in the year of our Lord 1704, he was aged 63.
On WB tomb cover, photograph courtesy of Catharine Knott
Tomb 0.5m from church wall:
In memoriam Thomae Brydges
Generosi ayus obitus fuit sexto
die Aprilis Anno Domini 1692
Et jacet in hoc tumulo in aneribus
Gulielmi Brydges Gent: ? Patris
In memory of Thomas Brydges, Gentleman, whose death was on the sixth day of April in the year of our Lord 1692, aged 89. And he lies in this tomb near the remains(?) of his father William Brydges, Gent.
To clarify, Thomas (d. 1692) was the father of William (d. 1704) but mention is made of an earlier burial
of Thomas’s father, also called William. BSS