The upper of these two monuments is a handsome composition of black marble plaque on white backplate with a segmental head and a black pillar on either side. The text is in gold and reads:
IN THIS CHURCHYARD REST THE BODIES OF/ GEORGE MARMADUKE ALINGTON ESQ./ OF SWINHOPE, JP AND DL WHO DIED/ 18TH OF FEBRUARY, 1890, AGED 92./ AND OF MARY, HIS WIFE, THIRD DAUGHTER/ OF MATTHEW BANCROFT LISTER, ESQ./ OF BURWELL PARK, IN THIS COUNTY./ SHE DIED 9TH OF MAY, 1877, AGED 72/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED IN LOVING/ MEMORY BY THEIR GRATEFUL CHILDREN.
The lower plaque is for their youngest son, Frederick William Alington who lived from 27 July 1845 – 28 June 1915
Several members of the numerous Alington family are mentioned in the following article:
Jean Howard, 27 January 2021