Cold Aston Village Church Inscriptions

North Wall Of The Tower

Benefactor Of This Parish

Goddard Carter Esq., Lord of this Manor by his will dated 9th November 1723 gave the sum of twenty pounds to the poor of this parish, which sum is now placed with Robert Hughes of Cheltenham, in this County Gentleman, agent to the present Lord of this Manor, and the interest is annually distributed to the poor at Christmas.

The same Goddard Carter also founded a free school for ten poor children of this parish, and charged his estate with the payment of the annual stipend of five pounds to the school mistress.

In the year 1796 the Reverend Henry Mungo Noble the Lord of the Manor, the Reverend John James the Vicar, Edmund Waller, Esquire the improprioter and other free-holders inclosed this parish and allotted a piece of ground measuring 50a : 2r : op situated in the East Field, and which was then let at twenty two pounds fifteen shillings per annum to purchase fuel for the use of the poor.

Thomas Acock.........)
William Walker.........)

Stone In Churchyard Wall By Gate


October Third Was buried John Taylor son of Richard Taylor

Wall Plaque By Towerarch

In Memory

Of Samuel the son of Joshua Elyott Clerk, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter unto Edward Aylworth of Aylworth Esqr. He died Aug 1 1667

The Lord hath called Samuel hence Who Joshua did succeed He feasteth now on Joyes divine The Lord his flock did feed.

Wall Plaque Opposite Entrence

In Memoriam

Cl. Viri Aegidii Carter Olim de Swell Inferiori in hoc Comitatu Armirigeri qui probitate morum fide, et Pietatetin divinis nec non erga principe Insignis inter paucos pia senectute vitam Claudens decessit Anno aetatis suae oc-togesimo vicesimo quarto die Martii Annoque Dom 1664 Et praeivit Octo ante mensibus Charissima Ejus uxor Elizabetha honesta et Splendida Familia de Tracy orta quae una cum illo sex- aginta annos matriminie vixit uterque caeles Tis regina ne rurus separenter partisipes Giles Carter was ye Eldest sonn of John Carter of Never-swell in ye County of Gloucester, Esqr. His two brethren being John Carter of Breesnorton in Oxford Shire Hee marries Elizabeth ye Daught Of Sr Paul Tracy of Stannwell and died Without issue.


In Memory

of the noble Giles Carter formerly of Lower Swell in this county Esquire who by probity of manners faith and piety in divine things and also to the Prince was famous among the poor, in pious old age closing his life, died in the eightieth year of his life, the twenty fourth of March in the year of our Lord 1664. And there preceded him by eight months his dearest Wife Elizabeth Splendid family of Tracy, who together with him lived for sixty years of marriage and both will not be separated again in the celestial kingdom.