NORTH STAFFS BRANCH OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION
The text below is linked by William Mills' name with that on the West Wall of the Porch of the Church of St Edward the Confessor, Leek, although not itself in North Staffordshire.
This is work in progress and suggestions are welcome.
Ricardi Edensor de Hartington Generosi
Dilectissimę nuper Conjugis
Gulielmi Mills de Leek arm:[igeri] atq:[ue] Dorotheę ^
Filię natu maximę;
Quę obiens 10 Sept:[embris] Anno Dom:[ini] 1762,
Quotquot illam nosse contigit,
Triste Sui Desiderium reliquit
Foemina Virtute eximia
Et singulari erga Deum Pietate
Fidelitate & Amore
In Re familiari et libera et provida;
Hoc qualecunque Monumentum,
Amoris ergo Maritus
Sacred to the Memory
 literally, "dying"
of ANNE EDENSOR
late beloved wife of
Richard Edensor of Hartington, Gentleman
eldest daughter of William Mills of Leek, Esquire and Dorothea his wife
who died  10th September in the Year of Our Lord 1762
however many happened to have known her
and especially her own 
she left a sorrowful longing,
this woman outstanding in virtue
and greatly distinguished by her singular Piety towards God.
In fidelity & love
she was most closely bound to her husband,
both generous and prudent in household affairs,
to her family, most loving
to the poor, beneficent
to her friends she was loyal
and pleasant to all.
This memorial such as it is
her grieving husband set up
out of love.
 i.e. her family
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