Bourne Archive: Clay: Chandelier                Latest edit 27 Jul 2009

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Clay Family Papers

Chandelier in Bourne Abbey: given by Matthew Clay.

While this is not strictly a ‘paper’, it is a document relating to the Clay family. It is to be found in the middle of the nave of Bourne Abbey Church. It is the one, the gift of which is mentioned in Ball’s list of Bourne charities.

Names Included:-






Matthew Clay
Ann Clay




The orb at the base is inscribed:

The Gift of Matthew Clay Of Bourn Gent In Memory

Of Ann Clay His Daughter Who Dyed In The 22 Year

Of Her Age 1st March


Her Piety And Virtue The Last

Day Will Manifest

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