Lucy Hutchinson (16201681). Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson. 1906.
Inscription on the Monument of Col. Hutchinson
AT OWTHORPE, IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. (Supposed to have been written by Mrs. Hutchinson.)
Quousque Domine! In a vault under this wall lieth the body of JOHN HUTCHINSON, Of Owthorpe, in the county of Nottingham, Esq.,
Eldest son and heire of Sir Thomas Hutchinson, by his first wife, the Lady Margaret, daughter of Sir John Biron, of Newstead, in the said county.
This monument doth not commemorate
Vain airy glorious titles, birth, and state;
But sacred is to free, illustrious grace,
Conducting happily a mortals race;
To end in triumph over death and hell,
When, like the prophets cloak, the frail flesh fell,
Forsaken as a dull impediment,
Whilst loves swift fiery chariot climbd th ascent.
Nor are the reliques lost, but only torn,
To be new made, and in more lustre worn.
Full of this joy he mounted, he lay downe,
Threw off his ashes, and took up his crowne.
Those who lost all their splendour in his grave,
Evn there yet no inglorious period have.
He married Lucy, the daughter of Sir Allen Apsley, lieutenant of the Tower of London, by his third wife, the Lady Lucy, daughter of Sir John St. John of Lidiard Tregooze, in the county of Wilts, who1 dying at Owthorpe, October 11, 1659, lieth buried in the same vault.
He left surviving by the said Lucy 4 sons; Thomas, who married Jane, the daughter of Sir Alexander Radcliffe, buried in the same vault: and Edward, Lucius, and John: and 4 daughters; Barbara, Lucy, Margaret, and Adeliza; which last lies buried in the same vault.
He died at Sandown Castle, in Kent, after 11 months harsh and strict imprisonment,without crime or accusation,upon the 11th day of Sept. 1664, in the 49th year of his age, full of joy in assured hope of a glorious resurrection.