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History of St Laurence's Church, Ludlow

1502 Death of Prince Arthur

St Laurence's Church, Ludlow is in Ludlow.

West Window, St Laurence's Church, Ludlow.

High Alter and Reredos. St Laurence's Church, Ludlow.

Monument to Edward Waties and his wife Martha daughter of Charles Fox. She died 02 Oct 1629. St Laurence's Church, Ludlow.

Death of Prince Arthur

After 02 Apr 1502 Prince Arthur's heart was buried in St Laurence's Church, Ludlow. See Death of Prince Arthur.

On 23 Apr 1502 Prince Arthur's funeral was held at St Laurence's Church, Ludlow presided over by William Smyth Bishop of Lincoln 1460-1514 (42). George Grey 2nd Earl Kent 1454-1505 (48), George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (34), Richard Grey 3rd Earl Kent 1481-1524 (21), John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Powis 1485-1504 (17) and Richard Pole 1462-1504 (40) attended. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (59) was Chief Mourner. Edward Howard 1476-1513 (26) and Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex 1483-1542 (19) carried The Canopy.

On 08 Feb 1556 Robert Townshend -1556 died. He was buried at St Laurence's Church, Ludlow. Elizabethan Period. She wearing a Bongrace. He, unusually, with his head on a book.

On 22 Feb 1574 Ambrosia Sidney -1574 died. Her father Henry Sidney KG 1529-1586 (45) was President of the Council of the Marches in Wales and resided at Ludlow Castle, Ludlow. Monument in St Laurence's Church, Ludlow with her father's (45) arms top middle as follows: Sidney, Clunford, Barrington, Mercy, differenced with an escarbuncle, Chetwyn, Belhouse (the lions should be shown between three black cross-croslets), and (the lion's crown should be per pale gules and Argent).
Bottom Left her father's arms impaled with 1 Dudley 2 Unknown 3 4 5 6 Neuborg Arms 7 Unknown 8 Unknown.
Bottom Right. As impaled Bottom Left; possibly some form of Duke of Northumberland.

St Laurence's Church, Ludlow. Monument to Edmund Walter Chief Justice buried 29 Jan 1592 and Mary his wife daughter of Thomas Hackluyt of Eyton. Elizabethan Period.

On 19 Mar 1612 Mary Dawnay Baroness Eure -1612 died. Monument in St Laurence's Church, Ludlow. Jacobean Hooded Monument. Elbow Reclining Figure.

On 01 Apr 1617 Ralph Eure 3rd Baron Eure 1558-1617 (58) died. He was buried at St Laurence's Church, Ludlow. His son William Eure 4th Baron Eure 1579-1646 succeeded 4th Baron Eure.

On 30 Jun 1958 Princess Margaret 1930-2002 (27) unvieled a tablet to commemorate the restoration of St Laurence's Church, Ludlow.
On 15 May 2001 Princess Anne Windsor 1950- visited St Laurence's Church, Ludlow to celebrate 21 years of restoration work and to commemorate th e800th anniversary of its first rebuilding.