“Ile of Jesus”

This phrase occurs in the will of Richard Arnold of Bagber, 1595 as the place he wanted to be buried in the Parish Church of Milton, the building now known as the Abbey Church of Milton Abbas.

“Ile” clearly indicates the aisle of the church. We have never heard of the “aisle of Jesus” before.

Can any of our readers shed light on this term?

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