Mary Bond,Wife of John Eyrick Esq.

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Mary Bond,Wife of John Eyrick Esq.
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Mary Bond,Wife of John Eyrick Esq.
Died 1611 Aged 97
London ca. 1790
195 x 150 mm
An interesting portrait of Mary Bond the wife of
John Eyrick or Heyrick of Leicester, born 1513;died April 2, 1589; twice mayor of that corporation, 1559 and 1572. He married
Mary, daughter of John Bond, Esq., of Ward End in Warwickshire, who was born in 1514.
The following epitaph on the tombstone of John Heyrick,Esq., and Mary Bond, his wife, is found in St. Martin's Church,Leicester, at the last end of the north aisle, in a part thereof called "Heyrick's Chancel," being appropriated as a burying place for that family:
"Here lieth the body of John Heyrick late of this Parish, who departed this life ye 2d of April, 1589, being about the age of 76. He did marry Marie, ye daughter of John Bond of Wardende, in the County of Warwicke, Esquire, and did live with said Mary, in one house, full fifty-two yeares; and in all that tyme, never buried, man, woman, or child, though they were sometimes twenty in household. He had yssue by ye said Marie five sonnes and seven daughters. The said John was mayor of this towne in anno 1559, and again in anno 1572. The said Marie departed this life ye 8th of December, 1611, being of the age of 97 years. She did see before her departure, of her children, and children's children, and their children, to the number of 142."