Iv12 Judith Ivye

    Iv12 Judith Ivye was the daughter of Thomas Anthony Ivye (Iv13) and Elizabeth Malet
    Born:  1550, West Kingston, Wiltshire, England
    Married: 1572 in Kingston West her cousin (Pr12) Anthony Thomas Prather,
    d. 5/6 FEB 1577/1578, West Kingston, Wiltshire, England
    bur. 1578, Ivye Section, South Aisle, West Kingston Manor Church, Wiltshire, England
    Anthony placed a stone in the wall of the church above his wife's tomb. This stone carving shows Anthony, his coat-of-arms with symbols of his wife's family coat-of-arms, and a carving of his children, and a eulogy to his children and all the people who were to read this stone carving.

    OH MI DEAR CHILDREN MARKE WHAT I SAYE,
    YOUR MOTHERS BONES TRULI ARE WRAPT HERE IN CLAY
    HER SOULE NO DOUPTE, TO HEAVEN IS GONE THITHER
    WHER WE MOST JOYFULLY SHALL MEET ALLTOGETHER
    THE LORD BE YOUR GUIDE, THE LORD BE YOUR STRENGTH
    AND GIVE YOU THIS SPECIAL GRACE TO DIE IN HIM AT LENGTH
    YOU GENTELL READERS REMEMBER YOUR END
    BE TRUE UNTO SUCH WHOM FAITHFUL YOU FIND
    LET THIS BE EXAMPLE AND TELL HIT ABROAD
    HOW FAITHFULLI THIS WOMAN DIED IN THE LORD 
     

     Anthony Thomas Prather and Judith Ivye  had issue:
    (Pr11-1) Thomas Prather [Died as Child]
    (Pr11-2) William Prather b 1574 Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire
    (Pr11-3) Elizabeth Prather b 1575 Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire
    (Pr11-4) Ferdinando Prather b 1576 Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire d after 29 Sep 1592
    (Pr11-5) George Prather [b 1577 died 8 Mar 1578]
    (Pr11) Thomas Anthony Prather Gentleman b 1577 Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire, d. 1628 Eaton Water, Wilthire

    Judith's tomb is in the floor of the Ivye Chapel with the the above carving in the wall just above the tomb. The following inscription was placed in the stone which covers the tomb. It was written by Anthony, as was the above inscription. The following inscription can no longer be seen because a wooden floor has been placed in the church so that it could be properly heated, but the carving on the wall can still be seen.

    REST IN THE LORD MOST LOVING WIFE,
    THY DAIES ARE SPENT AND GONNE,
    THY HUSBAND'S RACE AND END OF LIFE
    SHALL BE, GOD KNOWETH HOW SOON.
    THOUGH DEATH HATH DOON THE WORST HE CAN
    TO PART US TWAYN A SPACE,
    YET TIME WILL COME TO MEET AGAIN
    IN HEAVEN THAT JOYFULL PLACE.
    WITH BITTER TEARS THY HUSBAND SPAKE
    THESE WORDS UPON THY TOOMBE.
    HIS HAND DID WRITE, THES VERS DID MAKE
    TO SHOW IN TIME TO CUM
    HOW FAITHFULL THOU HAS BEEN TO ME,
    AND HADDEST SIX CHILDREN DEAR,
    WITHIN SIX YEARE A MARVELL TO SEE
    ALL BORNE ONE TIME OF YEARE;
    THE SEVENTH ALSO IN LIKE MANNER,
    IF DEATH HAD NOT THEM LETT,
    BORNE HAD BEEN AS THE OTHER WEAR,
    AT MIDSUMMER TIME DIRECT.
    ALAS HOW SHOULD IT CHANCE SO BAD
    TO LITTLE BABES SO YOUNG,
    TO TELL IN TIME WHAT LOSSE THEY HAD
    BI NATURE WHENCE THEY SPROUNG
    BUT GOD IS HE WHO GIVITH LIFE,
    AND HE THAT TAKES AWAY,
    LET US THEREFORE AVOYD ALL STRIFE
    AND GEVE OURSELVES TO PRAY.
    THY CHILDREN'S NAMES IF MEN WOULD KNOW,
    WHICH GOD HATH GEVEN TO THEE,
    BEHOLD ARE WRITTEN HERE BELOW
    IN ORDERS AS THEY BEE.
    THOMAS, WILLIAM, ELIZABETH, FERNDINANDO, GEORGE, THOMAS

    Above these verses, in the Limbe, thus: Here lieth Judeth Prator, the
    wife of Anthony Prator, Gentilman, daughter unto Thomas Ivie, Esqr., Who
    dieth the sixth day of February, Anno Domini 1578 

    Source: Stirnet
    http://enchantedfamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I645&tree=enchanted