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Jane Colt More

Birth
Death 1511 (aged 21–22)
Burial Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 204817291 View Source

Inscription

Sir Thomas More’s first loving wife lies here
For Alice and myself this tomb I rear.
By Joan I had three daughters and one son
Before my prime or vig’rous strength was gone.
To them such love was Alice shown
In stepmothers, a virtue rarely known.
The world believed the children were her own
Such is Alicia, such Joanna was.
It’s hard to judge which was the happier choice:
If piety of Fate our prayers could grant,
To join us three, we should no blessings want.
One grave shall hold us, yet in heaven we’ll live.
And Death grants that which Life could never give.

Gravesite Details

Originally buried at Northaw, Hertfordshire, she was reinterred in the new chapel her husband had constructed in Chelsea Old Church.


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  • Maintained by: Lucas
  • Originally Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 18 Nov 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 204817291
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/204817291/jane-more : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Colt More (1489–1511), Find a Grave Memorial ID 204817291, citing All Saints Churchyard, Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Lucas (contributor 50499237) .