The Yeo Sisters

While I was photographing some more 360° panoramas for my ongoing series on the parish churches of Cornwall I came across this really touching memorial to three sisters of the Yeo family who all died young in the 1630s.

I’ve written out the full text below keeping the original spelling (errors and all), including the long s.

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Here lyeth the body of An Yeo who was buried on the 26 day of June Anno Domini 1633 being of the age of 14 years.

Here lyeth allso the body of Susanna Yeo who was buried on the 10 day of January Ano Dom 1634 being of the age of 20 years.

Here lyeth allso the body of Margreat Yeo who was buried on the 19 day of May Ano Dom 1638 being of the age of 20 years all which were the daughters of Edmond Yeo of this pr?h e?q & Elizabeth his wife.

SUSANA MARGERET AN

Here ly entombed 3 ?i?ters all ?weet girles
For graces rare for goodnes matchles perles
The younge?t fir?t did make up her account
And did ascend gods sion holy mount
The elde?t not willing here to ?tay
went on with cheere thy hard but happy way
The ?econd la?t on cherub wings did fly
Unto the place of ioy the ?tarrie ?kie
Theire ?oules are mett theire bodies ?leepe in dust
And ?hall not wake till ri?e againe the iu?t
when in the aire they ?hall theire iesus ?ee
And with a com ye ble??ed ble??ed be

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