E.C. Obiit ye 27th of November 1703 - Miss Elizabeth Culling of Hertingfordbury Park.
'Yesterday my cousin Isaacson, his wife, and young Cullen dined here.... their eldest girl [Arabella born 27 July 1735, baptised St John, Smith Square, Westminster] has just recovered from the small pox'.
'In the Vault Beneath this Tomb are interr'd the remains of WILLIAM CULLING ESQR. who departed this Life July the 1st 1773 - Aged 56. He was the most tender and affectionate Husband, Father and Friend.
Also SARAH CULLING his Daughter who departed this Life July 6th 1789 - Aged 46.
Also ELIZTH CULLING Wife of the above named WILLIAM CULLING and Mother of the above named SARAH CULLING who Died June 30th 1790.
The Tomb which contained the (fore)going several inscriptions having become much injured by time are so decayed as to be incapable of repair was in pursuance of the Directions of MRS. CULLING'S Will taken away in 1802, and this new one erected in its stead by the Minister and Churchwardens then in office at the Expense of the Fund left for that purpose by the said Will'.
'MRS. ELIZABETH CULLING, Widow of WILLIAM CULLING Esq, who died in London on 30th day of June, 1790 bequeathed upon trust to the / minister and Churchwardens of this Parish / three per cent reduced bank annuities for the purposes and effects following / that is to say / that they the said minister and churchwardens shall apply the / interest of one hundred and fifty pounds a part of the said annuities the / same shall become due in painting, repairing, and keeping clean the vault in this / churchyard in which the said William Culling Esq. and Elizabeth his late widow / are buried - that is - the iron rails, round the said vault, are to be painted twice / over in oil every two years at Michaelmas, for which the painter, who if there is one / resident, is to be of this parish, shall be paid for every such painting the sum of two / guineas. The inscription on the stonework of the said vault, is to be kept legible and for keeping the said stonework constantly clean from weeds and dirt, the sexton / of this parish is to be paid the annual sum of ten shillings and six pence. And these intentions being properly provided for and complied with, then such / surplus as may remain, from the interests of the said sum of one hundred and fifty / pounds is to be applied to the relief of proper objects of this parish, in cloathing / and bread which bread, as the vault is a faculty vault, it is requested may be termed faculty bread. It is also directed by the last will and testament of the said Mrs. Elizabeth Culling / that the fifty pounds residue of the above two hundred pounds, shall be permitted / to accumulate for the extraordinary and accidental repairs of the said vault. As in / process of time the top of the vault may fall in, it is particularly specified that none / of the earth shall be removed, nor any of the Pavement taken up; but that the surface / of the vault shall be made even by putting on chalk or other materials proper for / that purpose, and paved anew with stones fastened by good iron cramps and protected by new iron railings. And these intentions being fully answered and complied with / the minister and churchwardens shall from time to time when the said fifty pounds and / the accumulations of interest thereon, amount to one hundred pounds stock, sell out / twenty pounds of the said stock, which shall be applied in the putting of poor / children apprentices, or in such other charitable uses as shall to them seem most proper. And in recompense of the trouble which may arise in carrying these intentions / into effect, the said Mrs. Elizabeth Culling bequeathed to the minister of this parish / for the time being the interest of one hundred pounds stock for ever and to the churchwardens / for the time being the like sum. Provided always, that they the said minister and church / wardens, shall fulfill the wishes and requests of the said Mrs. Elizabeth Culling, respecting her / said vault; and if they shall at any time fail herein, then the said interest shall not be / payable to nor received by, such minister or churchwardens, but by such of their / successors as shall faithfully apply the interest of the said sum of two hundred pounds / beforementioned, according to the true intent of her will. This Stone is erected this twenty ninth day of September, 1790, by the executors of / the above named testatrix, according to the express tenor and directions of her will / and is to be retained legible from the interest and accumulation of the above / mentioned fifty pounds for ever.
The Reverend John Jefferson Execr. David Mac Culloch, Esq