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The Harpole Slab
In the south-east corner of the church of Ballyadams is the Harpole
slab measuring seven and a half feet in length by three feet in breadth
and nine inches thick. On the slab is the effigy of a cleric cut in
low relief, with an inscription around the edge:
Here lyeth under this stone
Two brethern all in one
Brittianes born, Hartpooles by nacion
Heare living gott great comendacion
Valliant Thomas with his swoord
Virtuous Walter by the written woord.
It is possible that the soldier Thomas and the cleric Walter were brothers
of Alice Harpole Bowen.