The epitaph was apparently written by Beddome and is on the tomb:
Must read his mournful epitaph
Here lies the tenderest husband Providence could send.
The kindest father and the warmest friend.
The scholar, Gentleman and Christian too
what more could Grace, what more could Nature do?
Sound was his judgment, just were all his ways.
Ever applauding yet not fond of praise.
With feet he trod the Heavenly road.
Here sleeps his body but his soul is with God
Benjamin Seward's wife (his second wife Elizabeth) remained in London until her death which occurred on January 29 1754 at the age of 58. Her remains were interred in the same vault. "Thus" Richard remarked in his diary “both left their house at Bengeworth and never returned it to it. Oh how wondrous are the ways of the Lord, but he gives no account of any of his matters.” As noted previously, in her will Elizabeth left the income from £4,550 to various Baptist causes. This charitable trust was to be overseen by seven Baptist ministers,
including the minister at Bengeworth, Dr John Gill and Beddome from Bourton. Richard Hall and William Snooke were the executors of the will – and also the residuary beneficiaries.