Twenty Trees

Biography of Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647

Around 1587 Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 was born in Woodbury Exeter.

On 17 Jan 1625 Henry Sacheverell 1566-1625 (59) died. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Ratcliffe on Soar.
Dutch School mural monument with his three wives (Marie Giddings -1600 wearing Bongrace, Elizabeth Copley -1616 and Lucie Boughton 1570-1625) above and he recumbent. Below effigies of children including Chrisom Child. Possibly Jasper Hollemans Sculptor or Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (38).

On 14 Nov 1627 Elizabeth Waldegrave -1627 died. On 06 Dec 1629 Arthur Coke 1587-1629 (42) died in Bury St Edmunds. Jacobean Hooded Monument sculpted by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (40) in St Andrew's Church Bramfield. White and black marble; reclining effigy of Elizabeth with Arthur kneeling in prayer above within an arched Recess; Arms over the arch and surrounding it are seven Cartouches.

On 10 Mar 1629 Katherine Knyvet 1578-1629 (50) died. Monument in St Margaret's Church Paston sculpted by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (42). His diary ... made a tomb for my lady Paston ... veryy extraordinary entertained, and pay'd for it £340. The inscription is by John Donne Poet 1572-1631 (57): To the Reviving Memory of the virtuous and right worth Lady, Dame Katherine Paston, daughter unto the Right Worp'll Sir Thomas Knevitt, Knt., and wife to Sir Edmund Paston, Knight with whom she lived in wedlock 26 years and issue two sonnes yet surviving, vizt. William and Thomas, She departed this life the 10th day of March, 1628, and lyeth here intombed expecting a Joyful Resurrection.
On the pedestal ...
Can a man be silent and not Praise find.
For her that lived the praise of womankind.
Whose outward frame was sent this world to gess.
What shapes our soules shall weare in happiness.
Whose verture did all ill so overswaye.
That her whole life was a communion daye.
On another panel ...
Not that she needeth monument of stone.
For her wel-gotten fame to rest upon.
But this was reared to testifie.

On 18 Oct 1629 Baptist Hicks 1st Viscount Campden -1629 died. On 18 Oct 1629 His daughter Juliana Hicks 2nd Viscountess Campden succeeded 2nd Viscount Campden. Edward Noel 2nd Viscount Campden 1582-1643 (47)  by marriage 2nd Viscount Campden.
On 21 Jul 1643 Elizabeth May Viscountess Campden 1562-1643 (81) died.
Monument in St James' Church Chipping Campden. A sumptuous marble canopied and colonaded. Monument. Possibly by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (42).

On 03 Sep 1634 Edward Coke Lord Chief Justice 1552-1634 (82) died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin Tittleshall. Simple sarcophagus on pedestal with lying effigy. Pair of flanking Tuscan columns supporting a full entablature with putti on frieze and broken segmental pediment. Carved and painted achievement in and above tympanum flanked by four reclining figures of the Virtues on pediment extrados.
Above. Quarterly of eight: , Crispin, Folkard, Sparham, Nerford, Yarmouth,  and Pawe. The crest is broken. Farrer says it was: On a chapeau Azure, turned up Ermine, an ostrich Argent, holding in its mouth a horseshoe Or. The motto reads Prudens qui Patiens.
The effigy was carved by John Hargrave, the rest of the memorial was made by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (47).
Below the effigy are three shields. Left  implaling . His first wife Bridget Paston -1598. Middle . Right  impaling ; his second wife Elizabeth Cecil Countess Berkshire 1596-1672 (38).

On 24 Aug 1647 Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (60) died in Long Acre. He was buried in St Martin's in the Fields.