History of Church of St Mary Bruton

Church of St Mary Bruton is in Bruton.

On 25 Feb 1560 Catherine Blount 1518-1560 (42) died. On 11 Aug 1580 Maurice Berkeley Standard Bearer 1506-1581 (74) died. Church of St Mary Bruton. Recumbent effigies of himself and his two wives Catherine Blount 1518-1560 (42) and Elizabeth Sands 1533-1585 (27) in an Easter sepulchre-type recess with double round arched front, Corinthian pilasters and strapwork panels. Ruff. Panel with quartered arms 1 Berkeley 2 probably Tiptoft, possibly Wotton Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 probably Babington, possibly Zouche differenced with a label three points, overall a Crescent.

Diary of Henry Machyn March 1560. 12 Mar 1560. The xij day of Marche was bered at Dyttun my lade Barkeley (42), the wyff of ser Mores Barthelay (54) knyght, with a penon of armes and a iiij dosen of skochyons, and a harold of armes, master Rychemond.

In 1636 William Godolphin Governor of the Scilly Isles -1636 died. Memorial in Church of St Mary Bruton.

On 12 Jun 1668 Charles Berkeley 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1599-1668 (68) died. He was buried at Church of St Mary Bruton. Maurice Berkeley 3rd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1628-1690 (39) succeeded 3rd Viscount Fitzhardinge of Berehaven in Kerry. Anne Lee Viscountess Fitzhardinge 1623-1704 (45) by marriage Viscountess Fitzhardinge of Berehaven in Kerry.

On 23 Nov 1704 Anne Lee Viscountess Fitzhardinge 1623-1704 (81) was buried in Church of St Mary Bruton.

On 25 Mar 1733 Captain William Berkeley -1733 died at sea whilst Commander of Tyger on its journey from Guinea to the West Indies. He was buried at sea. Memorial in the Church of St Mary Bruton sculpted by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 (58) in 1749. Berkeley beneath.

On 19 May 1782 John Donne died. Memorial in Church of St Mary Bruton.