Biography of Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511
On 02 Mar 1484 [her father] Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 (56) died at Norbury. He was buried at Church of St Barlok Norbury.
On 20 Oct 1490 [her mother] Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490 (53) died. She was buried at Church of St Barlok Norbury.
Monument to Ralph and Elizabeth. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster of the Fluted Period. His effigy notable for being the only remaining with the Yorkist Boar Pendant (boar of Richard III) on his Yorkist Suns and Roses Collar. Bobbed hair with finely detailed ringlets. No facial hair. The chest finely made with weepers on the three extant sides. On one side five single men (a knight, a monk, two merchants and one unknown), and one couple. On the other side women, four single, two duos. Ralph and Elizabeth had twelve children, six male, six female so probable the weepers represent their children, possibly with spouses, possibly with offspring since in the two females duos there is a noticeable difference in height. Tudor Livery Collar. Fine Sabatons, the armoured feet, with spurs. Note the Bedesman under the right foot. Unlikely the sculptor had ever seen a lion. Feet resting on a Lion. The Fitzherbert Clenched Fist Crest. A finely carved Butterfly Headress. A finely carved collar with Mary and baby Jesus pendant. A Bedesman looking somewhat bored. Excellent weepers on all sides, probably their issue, possibly with grandchildren, on the longer sides since they had six boys and six girls. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.
On 13 Mar 1518 [her former husband] Thomas Babington 1449-1518 (69) died at Ashover. He was buried at All Saints Church Ashover.
Monument to [her former husband] Thomas Babington 1449-1518 (69) and Editha Fitzherbert 1457-1511. Excellent painted alabaster. Monument of the Tudor Period with the colours much refreshed. He in civilian clothes with a purse (aka scrip aka gypciere) hanging from his belt. Dogs chewing at her dress. Gabled Headress. The chest tomb of exceptional quality with the fifteen weepers under Crocketed canopies broadly undamaged. The weepers are believed to represent Thomas and Editha's children and their respective spouses. The chest tomb now abuts the south wall of the chancel meaning only three sides visible. Carved by Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. impaled .
Paternal Family Tree: Fitzherbert
Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858
Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170
Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth 880-950
Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132
Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093
Kings Franks: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine I King Franks 778-840
Kings France: Great x 14 Grand Daughter of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031
Father: Ralph Fitzherbert 1428-1484 8 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
GrandFather: Nicholas Fitzherbert 1400-1473 7 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
Great GrandFather: Henry Fitzherbert 1365-1410 6 x great grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
Great x 2 GrandFather: William Fitzherbert 1330-1398
Great x 2 GrandMother: Alice Longford 5 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
Great x 3 GrandFather: Nicholas Longford 1285-1356
Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Boteler 1290-1356 4 x great granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
Great GrandMother: Amilia Downes
GrandMother: Alice Booth 1414-1453
Great GrandFather: Henry Booth 1385-1476
Great x 2 GrandFather: John Booth 1354-1422
Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Booth 1330-1370
Mother: Elizabeth Marshall 1437-1490
GrandFather: John Marshall 1411-1460