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Image of Sponne coat of arms St Lawrence Church, Towcester

T. Trotter's coloured engraving of Sponne's recumbent figure 1801

Image of Archdeacon Sponne
Trotter's inscription at bottom:

"Recumbent figure of William Sponn at Towcester in Northamptonshire.
Inscription Tablet placed against the East wall at the Foot of the Monument.
Wm. Sponn sometime Archdeacon of Norfolk and Rector of Towcester gave a Messuage Close and Lands in Towcester to certain Feoffes. Their Heirs and Assignes and declared the uses thereof to be in Trust to relieve the Inhabitants from a Tax to be granted by Parliament then called a fifteenth on the Goods amounting to ten Marks as one fifteenth, if none granted then at the sound discretion of the said Feoffes to be apply'd as well in repairing the said Messuage and the Pavement of the said Town as by distribution among the Poor residing in the Parish of Towcester."