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On 21 Dec 1579 Thomas Richards -1579 died. Monument to Thomas Richards -1579. In 1603 Elizabeth Fiennes 1523-1603 (80) died.
Monument in St Mary the Virgin Church, Chipping Norton. Finely made in alabaster. Elizabethan Period. Renaissance chest with stripped-down Strapwork.
On 19 Sep 1580 Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk 1519-1580 (61) died. Her Son Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 (24) succeeded 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby.
She was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby with her second husband Richard Bertie 1516-1582 (63). Elizabethan Period. Sideboard Tomb monument. cornice supported by three figures of a monk and two wildmen, each holding aloft a shield of arms. In the frieze are flowers, fruit and escutcheons.
On 24 Feb 1588 John Manners 4th Earl Rutland 1559-1588 (29) died. His Son Roger Manners 5th Earl Rutland 1576-1612 (11) succeeded 5th Earl Rutland (3C 1525). Elizabethan Period Monument sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor -1611 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford. The service attended by his son and heir Roger Manners 5th Earl Rutland 1576-1612 (11).
After 07 May 1592 Christopher Wray 1524-1592 was buried at St Michael's Church, Glentworth.Monument to Sir Chistopher and his wife Anne Girlington. Elizabethan Period. Elephant and Castle Crest. in pink,white and blue-grey marble. Two recumbent effigies, Sir Christopher above and a little behind his wife,he in red robes, black cap and thick Ruff; she in black robes, large Ruff and hood. Four kneeling white marble daughters below. Ornate tomb Recess above with flanking pink marble columns with white and gold Corinthian Capitals. Undersurface of Recess decorated with white and gold bay leaves. Plaque inscribed above with raised plaque above with Sir Christopher's son at prayer flanked by coats of arms and Obelisks.
On 25 Jun 1601 Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 (45) died at Berwick on Tweed. His Son Robert Bertie 1582-1642 1st Earl Lindsey 1582-1642 (18) succeeded 14th Baron Willoughby Eresby. He was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby.
On 15 Feb 1610 Catherine Bertie 1595-1610 (15) died in childbirth. She was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby.
Monument Elizabethan Period. Tall Sideboard Tomb with reclining hooded figure of Lady Katherine, daughter of Peregrine, with Chrisom Child in the crib at her feet. Above a standing figure of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 (45) in a niche, with Strapwork embellishments, all supported on composite columns with a Dentillated cornice.
On 09 Dec 1601 William Bassett 1551-1601 (50) died at Blore Hall, Blore. He was buried in St Bartholomew's Church, Blore. The Bassett Tomb. William Bassett 1551-1601 (50) (centre), his wife Judith Corbet (his left), Henry Howard 1592-1616 (9) (his right) and kneeling Catharine aka Elizabeth Howard 1616- and Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne 1592-1643 (9). Sculpted by Jasper Hollemans. Elizabethan Period.
After 28 Oct 1613 George St Paul Baronet St Paul 1562-1613 was buried at St Lawrence's Church, Snarford.Monument to George St Paul Baronet St Paul 1562-1613 and Frances Wray Countess Warwick -1634. Elizabethan Period. A base supporting the reclining figures of the deceased with composite Pillars supporting an Entablature and armorial termination. In the base is a central semi-circular niche containing a carving of the deceased's daughter, flanked by niches containing mourning Putti. Above on the lower step is a figure of Frances in full mourning dress with formal Ruff and hat, reclining on a cushion holding a prayer book. On the upper step he reclines in plate armour with a sword. The figures are contained in a semi-circular headed Recess with roses in the archivolt and on the back wall is an inscribed rectangular panel with scrolls and memento mori. The Pillars to either side support a frieze and Entablature from which rise flaming urns and at the angles, and at the centre is a raised achievement of arms flanked by scrolled shields and Obelisks.
After 24 Mar 1619 Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick 1559-1619 was buried at St Lawrence's Church, Snarford. Elizabethan Period. Unusual head and shoulder portrait sculpture of deceased full face, with a profile of his wife Frances Wray Countess Warwick -1634 behind, set in a circular Medallion. To either side are pelleted Pilasters supporting an Entablature with scrolled Cartouche of arms and flanked by heraldic supporters. The whole is painted and gilded and beneath is a panel containing an inscribed poem. Above his Arms implaled with hers. His are quartered 1&4 Rich Arms 2&3 Unknown, hers quartered 1&4 Wray 2&3 Unknown.