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Josse Glover

Darcy's Advowson.

L. 1. An Act to settle Josse Glover, Clerk, Presentee of Dame Grace Darcy, Widow, and George Wilmore, Esquire, Committees of the Body and Lands of Edw. Darcy Esquire, his Majesty's Ward, in the Church of Sutton, in the County of Surrey, and to re-settle the Inheritance of the said Advowson in Edward Darcy, and his Heirs, as appendant to the Manor of Sutton.

L. 2. Act to settle Josse Glover, Clerk Presentee of Dame Grace Darcy, Widow. -Committed to Mr. Treasurer, Sir Edw. Cooke, Chancellor Duchy, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Fra. Barrington, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Taylor, Sir Jo. Stradling, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Alford, Sir Rob. Cooke, Mr. Noy, Sir Will. Massam, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Jo. Savyle, Mr. Howard, Mr. Jo. Drake, Sir Edw. Gyles, Sir Tho. Hoby, Sir Wal. Earle, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Craven, Sir Hen. Poole, Mr. Wainsford, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Brereton, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Miles Fleetwood, Sir James Perrot : - To-morrow, Seven Clock, Court of Wards.

From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 07 May 1624', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 1: 1547-1629 (1802).

URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=1352. Date accessed: 21 March 2008.

An Act to settle Josse Glover, Clerk, Presentee of Dame Grace Darcy, Widow, and
George Wilmore, Esquire, Committees of the Body and Lands of Edward Dercy,
Esquire, His Majesty's Ward, in the Church of Sutton, in the County of Surrey;
and to re-settle the Inheritance of the said Advowson in the said Edward Darcy,
and his Heirs, as appendant to the Manor of Sutton.
From: 'Acts this session:
2 November 1624', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 3: 1620-1628
(1802), pp. 427-430.

URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30435.
Date accessed: 21 March 2008.
In the church there is a mural monument in memory of Sarah Glover, the first wife of Josse Glover, Rector of Sutton. Sarah died in the year 1628. The inscription is as follows:

Death to mee is gayne; Here under lyeth interred the corps of that vertuous & religious gentlewoman and servant of god Mrs Sarah Glover one of the daughters of Mr Roger Orofeld (Citizen & Fishmonger of London) late wife of Mr. Jos : Glover & Rector of Sutton by whome she had 3 children viz. Roger Eliz. Sarah she died the 10th of July 1628 at her age of 30 yeares in memory of whome her said Husband hath caused this monument to be erected 24 May An° Doni 1629.

This Monument presents unto your Viewe
A woman rare, in whome all grace divine,
Faith, Love, zeale, piety, in splendid hue
With sacred knowledge, perfectly did shine.
Since then examples teach, learne you by this
To mount the stepps of everlastinge blisse.

Above the inscription Sarah Glover is represented in bas-relief kneeling in prayer with her three children. Above the monument is a shield, the tinctures of which can now be with difficulty recognized. The charge is as follows: A battled fesse ermine between three crescents, with a molet for difference, impaling Quarterly (1) and (4) a pile engrailed, (2) and (3) a fesse between three molets. The monument is now concealed behind the screen beneath the west gallery.

Josse Glover married later Elizabeth Harris.

According to the biography of Stephen Day by Hugh Amory in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the Revd Joseph Glover, resigned his cure at Sutton, Surrey, in 1636 rather than read King James's Book of Sports. He took passage to New England on the "John" of London.

Josse Glover took along a small press worth £20, fonts of English, Greek, and unpointed Hebrew, and 120 reams of paper. He had been intending to print religious material for the conversion of the Indians, but he died on the way over and the press, together with the services of Stephen Day (first printer in the American colonies) and his workmen, passed to his widow. On 21 June 1641 she married Henry Dunster, president of Harvard College, who controlled the press until 1654, when he resigned from the presidency and sold it to the college.

The parish register began with Josse Glover in 1636. See the entry about Henry Wyche.

Glover is a local family name that is well represented in the parish registers of Beddington and Sutton in the 16th to 18th centuries.

From: 'Sutton', The Environs of London: volume 1: County of Surrey (1792), pp. 492-496.