"A slab memorial is dedicated to Thomas Ball, servant of Sir Francis Fane, inscribed:
In Memory of Thomas Ball Who dyed the 10th day of February, 1673 in the 74th year Of his Age.
His Wife Was Elizabeth daughter of M. Thomas West of Doncaster by Whom hee had six Sons, & left onely one daughter Elizabeth Survivinge
Hee was 50 years a faithfull servant to Sr Francis Fane Kt of the Bath Second Son of Francis Earle of Westmorland, & travelled with him into Holland, Denmark, Germany, Loraine, Switzerland, Naples, France & Flanders, where hee considered the Courts and Camps of most of the European Princes their splendor & mutabilitie, concluding with the Preacher, there was nothing new under the Sun, & that all was Vanity, and onely one thing neccisary to fear God & to keep his Commandments:
Soe doth;: F. F. who fixed this stone: 1674"
DB 3 April 2018