In Latin: Sacred to perpetual memory. In faith and hope of a resurrection, John Laurence ordered his ashes to be buried near those of his son who died before him. Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, he fought for Charles I during the Civil War, and for his fidelity, probity and prudence was an esteemed servant of Charles II. Very remarkable for his constancy to the Church of England and true piety to God, he at length returned to his heavenly country, which he had been long wishing for. February 1, 1684, aged 66. [Translation courtesy of Westminster Abbey website, amended.]
Church: Westminster Abbey (in Westminster, London).
Profession: Civil Servant, Soldier*.
Virtue(s): Faith*, Fidelity*, Hope*, Loyalty/service to crown*, Orthodoxy*, Piety, Probity, Prudence.
Afterlife: Known, Looked for*.
Year of death: 1684.
Age at death: 66 (classed as: Adult).