RICHARD MAT HEWS HIS BVR IAL PLACE 173 (or 1761)
A double row of scalloped decoration occurs above the inscription which is in low false relief. The slab is in two pieces. A further Mathews (Robert) was also an alderman in 1679. See Blake (1907-8). See also No. 173 for Jane Mathews alias Stroaker, "wife of alderman Richard Mathews".