Extracted from LDS microfilm F 81252 0991990
Stowmarket Churchyard Inscriptions
Items # 17 & 18
This article appears to have been written in May 1901.
For generations the Marriotts were lawyers, and for generations they have lived near Stowmarket-- at Mendlesham, Stowupland, Needham Market. In Mendlesham churchyard they are commemorated by a group of altar-tombs on the S. side of the Chancel. The oldest is for Robert Marriott, who died 26th October, 1707, aged 102 years. He was born, therefore, in 1604 or 1605. his son, Robert Marriott of Mendlesham, born 1649-50, died in 1726, aged 76. In the next generation was Robert Marriott of Mendlesham, afterwards of Stowupland, attorney-at-law, born 1688-89, bought Thorney Hall in Stowupland in 1740, and died in 1767, aged 78. He married, Sarah, daughter of Francis Brooke of Kersey Priory, by Martha his wife, youngest daughter and co-heiress of Peregrine Clarke of Kersey Priory. (Mary Brooke, Mrs. Marriott's sister, married John Medows of Henley Hall, and their son, John Medows Theobald, was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1787. Elizabeth Brooke, another sister, married Francis Theobald of the Middle Temple, grandson of Sir Francis Theoobald of Barking Hall.) Robert and Sarah Marriott had two sons: Robert of Stowupland, attorney, died without issue in 1794, aged 60, and John of Needham Market, born 1736-37, died in 1785, aged 48. the latter married Martha, daughter of Nich. Diggon of Wangford Hall, by Martha his wife, daughter of the Rev. Matt. Goodrich, Rector of Brandon, who was descended from Tho. Goodrich, Bishop of Ely in Henry VIII's reign. (The Rector of Brandon's wife was daughter of the Rev,. John Wright, Vicar of Stepney, brother of Sir Robert Wright, Chief Justice of the King's Bench in 1687). John and Martha Marriott were parents of John Marriott of Thorney Hall, Stowupland, born 1760-61, died in 1824, aged 63, having married Martha Diggon Batman. She was younger daughter of the Rev. Tho. Batman, Rector of Ickburgh with Langford, Norfolk. Their second son, John Marriott of Stowmarket, solicitor, born 1795-96, died in 1875, aged 79, having married Anna Laetitia, daughter of Edward Bigsby Beck of Creeting S. Mary. Their son, The Hon. John Marriott, Advocate-General of bombay, was father of Mr. Charles Marriott now one of our Churchwardens.
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