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Document number: 6172
Date: 11 Sep 1848
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: DOGLAS Henry Alexander
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 11th December 2010

Salwarpe Rectory
Sep: 11 1848


I am much obliged for yr promised contribution towards the restoration of the Talbot Mont and will write, as you advise, to Lord Talbot – but have some doubt if I can with propriety apply to Ld Shrewsbury – who descends from another Branch. Of course you know your Pedigree better that I do – and are therefore aware that Sr John Talbot Kt, who died in 1549 – was twice married – By his first wife he was Ancestor of the E. of Shrewsbury – By his second, of Talbot of Salwarpe & Lacock Abbey – & of Earl Talbot – Ld Shrewsbury is therefore so much more distantly related, than your branch, to our “Eximius Vir,” that he may feel but little disposition to attend to my application – However if I am right in supposing that the Talbots of Margam Abbey are a younger branch of [yr?] family, I think I can get some help from the present representative through my friend Mr J. Trahearne [sic] of Coedriglan, who is married to his Sister – I will take the liberty of letting you know how I speed in these applications –

On the other side I send a Copy of the Inscription &c –

I am Sir your obedt Servt
H. Douglas.

Copy of Inscription on a Mural Monument on the South Side of the Chancel of Salwarpe Church –

“Eximius Vir Thomas Talbot Miles a fidelis uxoris Magdalenæ triumque liberorum Consortio morte præproperâ raptus 8 Junii Ann: Dom: 1613”

Above the Monument is a Shield containing the principal coats of the E– of Shrewsbury, quartering

1. Gules two crosses patèe Or voided Sable in pale between as many flasques dexter and sinister chequè Argent & Azure (Sherington)

2. Azure on a Bend Or a Crescent Sable – (Scroope) with a difference.

3. Party per pale indented Or & Azure six martlets counter-changed. (Franshaw[?])

The Crest a dieu passant &c as Shrewsbury, with a difference denoting the branch, In a Crescent Or a mullet Sable.

On the right of the Monument the first Coat of Shrewsbury single, with a difference as before – On the left his Wife’s Arms: Gules 3 Chevrons Vaire Argent & Azure, a Chief Or. (Wyvel)

Above the montment monument are were two projecting iron rods. Upon the one a Helmet, which is preserved – the other had once probably supported the Armour – but that has been long removed –

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Unfortunately there are no Parish Registers of an earlier date than 1666 – so that nothing can be learnt of Thomas Talbot’s relationship to Sherington Talbot, who was Patron of the Rectory in 1608 –

Several of our Bells are the gift of “Sir Gilbert Talbot Kt

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