Shenfield - St Mary: Robinson Memorial
The only tomb memorial in the church is that of Elizabeth Robinson who died in childbirth aged 16 in 1652. She was the daughter of Walter Merrell, a Puritan and Parliamentarian. She married Timothy Robinson, a keen Royalist, at the age of 15, but
"Lost her life to another, That she might unite in a closer bond of love, the families of her father and her husband"
At the side of the tomb is another skull centred over a collection of bones.. The alabaster figure, sited under the tower, is attributed to Thomas Burman, the 17th century London based sculptor.