Floor slab – Arthur Saltmarsh
Rectangular heraldic ledger, now outside, commemorating former Sheriff of Hull Arthur Saltmarsh(e) (1629-78), of the Howden Saltmarshe family, brother of Ann Saltmarshe, wife of Anthony Lambert (qqv, now both in South Porch).
Blue stone with fossil inclusions. Inscription at top in upper case Roman script. In centre, heraldic roundel 660mm diameter showing Saltmarshe arms in relief: Argent, semée of crosses crosslet, 3 cinquefoils gules pierced of the first (White/silver, scattered with small red cross-barred crosses, and three five-petalled red flowers with a white/silver centre). The helmet crest is a ship's rudder, or (gold).
Inscription and donor(s)
HERE LYETH INTERRED Ye BODY OF Mr ARTH
SALTMARSH LATE OF KINGSTON UPON
HULL MERCHANT, SHERIFF OF Ye SAME
TOWNE AND COUNTY ANNO DOMINI 1674
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE Ye 23d OF OCTOBr
1678 ÆTATIS SUÆ 49.
Physical attributes & manufacture
Generally good condition, intact and legible, but now outside, having previously been indoors.