Kingscliffe, Northamptonshire - All Saints and St James
The tower is the earliest part of the church, built in the first half of the 12th century. The broach spire was added in the 13th century and the rest of the church dates mainly from the 15th century. There may have been an earlier Saxon church on this site, round headed windows can be observed in the north and south walls of the tower with their Saxon-style centre shafts and capitals. Similar windows have been blocked in the east and west walls.
Ventross is an unusual first name.
The names on this gravestone have been cut out and re-engraved, probably because of spelling errors.
Willis Attkins was a surgeon and apothecary. Ann, his relict, died in 1781. I still do not know whether the words "relict" and "widow" have different legal meanings or not.
The Attkins family obviously had several generations of practicing apothecaries.