The medallion is 17inch in diameter and is cut in relief on a blue
marble ledger stone, 79inch x 39inch in the south Transept. It is the
third slab from the South door on the west side.
Arms: Ar, on a bend engr. az. A sun in chief or, and an eagle, wings
elevated, of the field, in base in the sinister chief point a cross
flory gu. for AYERST impaling ... per pale [The tinctures are
those given by Berry "Encycl. Heraldicainch].
Beneath are deposited the Remains of Willm AYERST,
D.D. A person of distinguished abilities & merit both as a Divine
& a Man of Business. He sustained with great Credit the Character of
Chaplain in the Reigns of Q. Anne & K. George I & in recompence
for his faithful service was advanced by ye latter of those Princes to a
Prebend in this Church. He enjoyed that Preferment 40 Years and by his
singular diligence in the duties of a Retired Life maintained the
Reputation which he had acquired in his Publick Employment. He died May
9 1765 Aged 81years.
Note: An account of Dr Ayerst is given by Hasted, Ed. 1801, Vol xii,
Rubbed Nov 1 1924 by Nicholas Eyare Toke