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Over this upon an arch are the Begg arms with mantling, doubling, helmet, wreath and crest, set out with two pillars on both of which are the arms of Bigg empaling Throckmorton. On the right side of the tomb are his 4 sons, eldest armed; and behind him Biggs arms empaling a bend between 3 falcons. Behind the eldest daughter a chevron between 3 griffins heads erased impaling Bigg. Behind the second a bend ermine between 2 martlets empaling Begg. Behind the third a blank shield empaling Bigg.

On the north side of this chapel is a raised monument of marble and alabaster, the roof of which is supported by pillars of jet. On the tomb, which is gilded, lies the statue of a man armed except the head and hands and the following inscription - "Here resteth the body of Sir Thomas Bigg, Knight, Baronet, who was both faithful to his Prince and loving to his Country, he married Ann daughter to William Witham of Leadstone in the County of York Esq. & she in love and mercy of her husband erected this monument. He departed this life 11th June anno 1621 astatis suas 45."

Above this an hour glass and on top of the tomb the arms viz Argent on a fess engrailed between 3 martlets sable as many annulets or, the middle annulet being an escutcheon argent charged with the bloody hand and motto "Christus mini vitae." To the right of a Helmet with a plume of feathers to the left of the crest Bigg, only the serpent is here argent, which ought properly to be gules.


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