This is very much work in progress, in this case the result of the first evening's work only, and subject to amendment.
Radulphus Radulphi Sneyd de keel Armig(eri)
In com(itatu) Staff(ordiensi) filius natu tertius
Franciscċ uxore filiċ: Gulielmi Noel Equit:(is)aurat(i)
De Kirckby Mallery in agro Leicest:(ri)
Et tribus liberius
RADULPHO EDUARDO HONORIA
Objit prid(ie) nonas April A C MDCXCV
Vixit annos XXV M III D XIII
Magnum apud Parentes, Necessarios, Conjugem,
Sui desiderium reliquit.
Et ingente plorantium frequentiċ elatus est.
Pientissima conju x contra Votu
B M d s p P C *
* Bene Merenti de sua pecunia Ponendum Curavit - a series of abbreviations commonly found on inscriptions from the classical Roman period.
Ralph the third son of Ralph Sneyd, Esquire, of Keele
In the county of Stafford
Survived by Frances his wife, the daughter of William Noel, Knight
Of Kirkby Mallory in Leicestershire
And his three children
RALPH EDWARD HONORIA.
He died the 4th April * in the Year of Christ 1695.
He lived 25 years 3 months and 13 days. **
He is greatly missed by his parents, relatives, wife
and good men.
And he was buried attended by a great crowd of mourners.
His most devoted wife dolefully
Had this monument erected at her own expense for her well-deserving husband.
* Literally, the day before the Nones of April
** possibly born 22 December 1669
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