Honing – Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (Tomb of Andrew Chamber)

The tomb of Andrew Chamber is located in the aisle of St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Honing.

Andrew Chamber was born in Walcott on 24 July 1690 and he died on 24 December 1743 and was buried just two days later. The Latin on this tombstone reads ‘The noble human remains, son of Andrew and Susannah Chamber of Walcott. He left three children, Bevill, Andrew and John. Died on 24 December at the age of 53, AD 1743’. I don’t know how Bevill translates, I can’t imagine that’s the correct name I’ve translated there.

It’s evident that as Andrew has this tomb in the centre of the church that he had some money or influence. And indeed, his son who was also known as Andrew, built Honing Hall in 1748 and he had made his money from Worstead weaving. I’m not entirely sure, but I’d imagine the Andrew Chamber buried here would have also been a weaver (and Honing church is near to Worstead), who had managed to build up some wealth.