Location: Wingerworth, Derbyshire, England
Surnames/tags: Hunlocke Hunloke
The Hunlocke (later Hunloke) family owned Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire and were Baronets of Wingerworth from 1643.
Despite being Roman Catholic, the family were buried within the parish church, and latterly in the purpose built mausoleum attached to the church.
During the 1960s the church was extensively remodelled with a new modern church built by removing the north wall with the extension on the site of part of the graveyard. The old mediaeval church still has the entrance to the church but is now the back of the current church.
The Chancel of the old church is now the Lady Chapel.
There are five Hunlocke memorial floor stones under the altar of the Lady Chapel, covered with a carpet. They are carved from polished black marble, and are embellished with the coats of arms of the various family members. Photos of the stones are on the wall near the internal entrance to the Hunloke Mausoleum.
NICHOLAVS HVNLOKE ET THOMAS FRATER EIVS SEPTULTI
[Nicholas Hunloke and Thomas his brother were buried]
XII DIE IVLII A.D. M D LII [Nicholas 12th day of July A.D. 1552]
X DIE AVGVSTI A.D. M D XLVI [Thomas 10th day of August A.D. 1556]
Two coats of arms - each has the Hunloke arms impaled by the arms of the wife's family.
HENRICVS HVNLOKE FILIVS NICHOLAI ET CHRISTOPHORVS FRATER EIVS SEPVLTI
[Henry Hunloke, son of Nicholas, and Christopher his brother were buried]
XX DIE OCTOBRIS A.D. M D C XII [Henry 20th day of October A.D. 1612]
IV DIE MARTII A.D. M D C V [Christopher 4th day of March A.D. 1605/6]
Three further coats of arms
Under Henry's death date, there are two coats of arms, reflecting his two marriages.
Under Christopher's date, just the one.
Henry requested in his |Will of 1610 "to be buried in the Chancell of the parysh Church of Wingerworth aforesaid by Margarett my ffirst and deare lovinge Wife. However, there is no memorial to Margaret.
HENRICVUS HVNLOKE FILIVS HENRICI SEPVLTVS
[Henry Hunloke, son of Henry, was buried]
XVII DIE AVGVSTI A.D. M DC XXIV
[17th day of August A.D. 1624]
Two coats of arms reflecting Henry's two marriages.
HENRICVS HVNLOKE MILES ET BARONETTVS FILIUS HENRICI PRAEDICTI SEPVLTVS
[Henry Hunloke Knight and Baronet, son of the aforesaid Henry, was buried]
XIV DIE IANVARII A.D. M DC XLVII
[14th day of January A.D. 1647/8]
A single coat of arms.
The comment underneath the photos of these two stones notes that the stones were probably carved many years after the events, as it is the burial dates which are given (rather than the death dates) implying that these would have been taken from the parish register.
This would also explain the spelling of HUNLOKE, standardised to the modern family rather than the older HUNLOCKE.
Arms above the inscription
Sr HENRY HVNLOKE BARONET
Son of Sr HENRY HUNLOKE KNIGHT
And BARONET And MARINA his Lady
Who was sister to the Lord WINDSOR
HE MARRIED KATHERINE THE
ONELY DAVGHTER AND HEIR OF
FRANCIS TYRWHIT OF KETTLEBY
IN THE COVNTY OF LINCOLN Esqr
DEPARTED THIS LIFE IANVARY Ye 3d
Ao Dni MDCCXIV in the Seven=
=tieth YEAR OF HIS AGE.
Arms above the inscription
Sr. Thomas Windsor Hunloke
Baronet, Son of Sr. Henry Hunloke Baronet,
Departed this life Ianuary 30th Ano. Dom 175 - [ last number missing]
In the Sixty eighth year of his age.
He married Charlotte the Sixth Daughter
of Sr. Robert Throckmorton Baronet of Coughto [word unfinished]
She Departed this life December 31st 1738
In the Thirty Eighth year of her Age
And was here interr'd.
Stone 5 Small stone with no embellishment
Miss Charlotte Constance Hunloke
died December the fourth 1772;
Aged two years & three months.