The monument is for Margaret Thorndike nee Coppinger, daughter of the Revd Henry Coppinger, vicar of Lavenham, Suffolk.
She was born 1 May 1592, married Francis Thorndike in 1614 and possibly died soon afterwards.
The Latin is hard to decipher and abbreviated but there is a verse in English which reads:
THE RIGHTEOUS SOULE HER TOMBE OF FLESH FORSAKING/ NO JET, NO MARBLE MONUMENT REQUIRES/ BUT TO HER PLACE NY (NIGH?) GOD ABOVE BE TAKING/ THE HART ON EARTH NO OTHER TOMBE DESIRES/ AND ENVIES NOT THOSE POMPOUS NAMES WHOSE LIVES/ MONY AND SKILL, NOT LOVE AND SORROW, GIVES/ FRANCISCUS THORNDIKE L.M.P.
[Note: These details have been carefully checked. There are errors in the Historic England Listing Description]
DB 9 September 2018