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In Memory of
William Cave who died
January 20th 17[2/1]4 Aged 45 Years

Also of Jane HIS WIFE who died
September 4th 1745 Aged 70 Years

While here on Earth we Liv'd in Love,
And now enjoy the peace above,
We sleep together in the dust,
Until the Resurrection of the just.

William Cave was born about 1668. He married Jane East in 1695. Jane was baptised in 1674, the daughter of Lewis East and Ann Loake.

Several men named Lewis Cave came from Desborough, including Sir Lewis William Cave, a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division. It may be that the Christian name was introduced into the family by Jane.