Translation of Church Memorial to William Brown

By Kathi Jacobs, in 'Latin to English Translation', Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Kathi Jacobs New Member

    Against the north wall of the chancel of St. Bartholomew's Church in Horley, Surrey, England is a marble tablet with an inscription in Latin. The tablet was installed to honor the 50 years of service as vicar by William Brown upon his death in 1615. The tablet names his two wives, his children and his grandchildren. William Brown is my 12th great grandfather. I've attempted to transcribe the text and am asking for your assistance translating it into English. I've attached below a link to a photo of the tablet.

    MEMORI/E SACRUM
    Gulielm’ Brown pastor’ Hu’s ecl’e p’spacium quinquagint’ annorum obiit 14° Novembris, 1615 ; Magdalene uxor ejus prima expiravit septimo Septemb’ 1604, et Margaretasponsa ultima cecidit 17° Febr. 1611.

    E lumbis
    GULIELMI
    et
    Magdalenae
    oriuntur


    filii
    Joseph et ejus
    nati
    Gulielm’ Steph’
    Joseph’ et Joh’s
    natae
    Sara Susa’ Phaebe
    Benjamin et ab illo
    mares
    Joseph, Benjamin
    Gulielm’, John
    Barnabas, Tho.
    foeminae
    Sara,
    Maria,
    Elizabetha.
    filiae
    Phaebe
    Sara

    Doctrina vitaqve gregem constanter alebat
    Christi servvs amans atqve fidelis erat.
    GLORIA DEO

    https://peter-brown.net/Images/certificates/Brown/Browne_william-1583_Ins.jpg

    Many thanks for your assistance.
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Hello,

    Here's my translation:

    A SACRED MONUMENT TO MEMORY

    William Brown, vicar of this church for a period of fifty years, passed away on 14th November 1615. His first wife Magdalene expired on the seventh of September 1604, and his last wife Margaret died on 17th February 1611.

    From the loins of William and Magdalene sprang:

    Sons:

    - Joseph and his:
    ____________- sons: William, Stephen, Joseph and John
    ____________- daughters: Sarah, Susan, Phoebe
    - Benjamin and from him:
    ____________- males: Joseph, Benjamin, William, John, Barnabas,
    __________________Tho(mas?)
    ____________- females: Sara, Mary, Elizabeth

    Daughters:

    - Phoebe, Sara

    He constantly nourished his flock with his teaching and his life.
    He was a loving and faithful servant of Christ.
    GLORY TO GOD
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  3. Kathi Jacobs New Member

    This is fantastic! Thank you very much.

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