Last month we dealt with the tablet on the south wall of the chancel.Opposite to this on the north wall is an identical tablet in design andlettering which was certainly executed by the same craftsman. Thistablet carries the following inscription:-“In this place is buried Rebekah who was the Wifeof my right hand and joy fortie and foure yearesten months and one weeke.It’s test (obliterated} Jonath Yates huius eccl:Rect : Sept 22: 1679”Unfortunately the third word of the last paragraph has been deeply scratched out, but a literal translation of this Latin meanshat Jonathan Yates witnessed and made this delightful statement about his wife and their 44 years of married life. This RevJonathan Yates was rector of Blisworth from 1663 to 1687, andwas the incumbent who buried Margaret Blackey who wasmentioned last month.Above this tablet is yet another one of a later date, but owing to the paintflaking it is not too easy to read. It carries this inscription::“Near this place lies the body of the Rev MrThomas Ward Rector of this parish for 38 yearsDied the 27 of Nov 1762 in the 79 year of his age.Also Mrs Ann Ward His wife who died the 25 day of Dec 1739 in the 53 year of her age.”In the year that the Rev. Thomas Ward died the register contains nineentries of births and baptisms, five entries of burials, but no mention ofmarriages. Two of the entries of births give the names of mothers, followedby the words “the father a stranger”.