If you visit the church of St Michael the Archangel in Chagford you will find a verse carved into the stone floor commemorating Mary Whiddon.
Behold a matron yet maid,
A modest look, a pious heart,
A Mary for the better part,
But dry thine eyes, why wilt thou weep -
Such damsels do not die but sleep.”
It is said that in 1641, as she left the church after her wedding, she was shot by a jealous former lover.