Tomb of Sir George Forster in Aldermaston Church- image 17
View from the main body of the church. Some colouring can still be seen- originally the tomb would have been richly decorated. The inscription running along the top rim (surprisingly for this period in English except for Latin dates) as recorded by Charles Keyser in 1893 reads:
Here lieth Sir george forster knyght son and heyre of humfray forster esquier coson and one of the heyres of Syr stephen popham knyght and elizabeth wif of the Same sir george daughtur and heire of John dalamare esquier son and heire of thomas dalamare knyght wiche elizabeth dyed the V11 day of december in the yere of our lord god MCCCCCXXVI and wiche syr george dye in the yere of our lord…..
Here the inscription ends. Sir George died in 1533 and the date of Elizabeth’s death, MCCCCCXXVI , is 1526.
The 19 figures lining the sides may be professional “weepers”, or just possibly the couple’s children who reputedly numbered 20!