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This lengthy inscription gives us so much information about the husband who died after only seven years of marriage. A translation from the Latin inscription reads:

His earthly remains here laid aside,
Wept over by his family and welcome to the saints,
And shining with eternal youthfulness.
With swift wing ascends to his ethereal home,
William Corie, Esquire,  Scion of the noble house of Corie;
A man born for great things, if he had not desired greater,
But entrusted to the earth.  The heavens call for him,
And nothing, alas, do they give in return. 
He was while on earth A most learned lawyer,
and (rare combination) most just.
Faithful to God and to godlike Princes;
Cheerful of character and mild in his speech;
Sweet of manner, and imbued with integrity;
And (Once and for all) the constant friend to the Church,
But his soul now free from its chains
(not inconstant nor seductive, but a dweller with God)
Now received into its homeland by right,

Hears nothing but a joyful HURRAH;
And makes no sound or break save HALLELUJAH
Which, that one day you may accompany, Reader,
Now, now while there is still time, sing. 
He died on 24th December in Year of our Lord 1686
In whose memory, with sobs, his inseparable
(Oh if only) wife Judith Corie set this up.

The Great Yarmouth Cory descendants of Robert Cory (1747-1840) & Esther Riches have often appeared in Cory Newsletters. This couple also had a large family of 14 children, and their eldest son, Robert (1776-1840) and his wife, Ann Preston,  had the same number. Robert Cory (Snr) was Registrar of the Admiralty Court and served a term as Mayor of Gt.Yarmouth. He was a solicitor by profession, buying and selling property. All of his sons (except Augustus Hanrott who died an infant) went to Cambridge and did well: barrister; surgeons; architect; cleric; and Town Clerk. His tenth child, Charles Cory (1813-69), was Town Clerk of Great Yarmouth, 1851-69 and said to be the Founder of modern Gt Yarmouth. (Tree Norfolk Corys: A14)

Robert Cory (Jnr) bought land beside the river for a ferry crossing and built a suspension bridge. Sadly, five years after his death, the bridge collapsed with a terrible loss of life- tragedy ensued when a crowd rushed to see a clown in a barrel float under the bridge. A small blue plaque on the wall of the nearby White Swan public house is the only reminder of the 79 people who died in the tragedy, 59 of whom were children. An enquiry blamed the addition of walkways, for the use of passengers at the nearby rail station, weakening the design.  See http://www.broadlandmemories.co.uk/documents/news/news_pre1900/gy_suspensionbridge_1845.pdf