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Elizabethan Period

On 19 Mar 1553 Richard Cecil 1495-1553 (58) died at Canon Row. He was buried at St Margaret's Church. Monument to Richard Cecil 1495-1553 (58) and his wife Jane Heckington in St Martin's Church Stamford. Kneeling figures under an elaborate cornice. Attributed to Cornelius Cure Sculptor -1607. Elizabethan Period.

In 1555 Anthony Lowe 1482-1555 (73) died. St Mary's Church Wirksworth. Monument to Anthony Lowe 1482-1555 (73). Elizabethan Period.

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 20 Jun 1561 Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (47) died. His son Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon 1535-1595 (26) succeeded 3rd Earl Huntingdon 7C 1529, 5th Baron Hastings 2C 1430. Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon 1538-1620 (23) by marriage Countess Huntingdon 7C 1529. He was buried at Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouche.
On 23 Sep 1576 Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (65) died. She was buried in the Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouche.
Elizabethan Period. Leg Garter. Garter Robes. Widow's Barbe. Feet resting on Manticore. The Manticore being the badge of the Hasting's family. Alabaster chest tomb and his wife. Two alabaster effigies are on a tomb chest with shields and weepers.
The Monument was `restored' in 1698 by the 6th Earl when it was placed against the wall beneath a mural. Monument with armorial bearings. It was moved back to the centre of the chapel after 1837.

On 18 Aug 1562 John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562 (82) died at Bedford. He was buried at All Saints Church Turvey. His son John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt 1508-1571 (54) succeeded 2nd Baron Mordaunt.
Before 1562 Elizabeth Vere Baroness Mordaunt -1561 died.
Curious monument with effigies that appear correct for the time of death, Elizabethan Period, whereas the surrounding monument appears a hundred years later. The carving of his head and torso also appear somewhat out of date. No explanation for his missing right foot. The Mordaunt Crest has changed to an African Woman's Head. The table supported by bare-breasted women that become the Mordaunt crest.

On 08 Jun 1564 Ralph Gell 1491-1564 (73) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church Wirksworth. Elizabethan Period.

On 12 Sep 1570 John Shirley 1533-1570 (37) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried at Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill. Elizabethan Period.

In 1571 John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt 1508-1571 (63) died. He was buried at All Saints Church Turvey. His son Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt 1538-1601 (32) succeeded 3rd Baron Mordaunt.
On 02 Jun 1543 Ellen Fitzlewis 1522-1543 died.
In Apr 1592 Joan Fermor 1516-1592 (76) died.
Elizabethan Period monument with eight Doric Columns with John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt 1508-1571 (63) in an elevated position with a wife either side, each lying on a rush mat. The Mordaunt crest an African Woman's Head.

On 27 Jul 1571 Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (56) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried in the Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill. Elizabethan Period.

Around 1573. Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury. Monument to John Harford died 1559. Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating John Harford died 1559, signed by John Guldo of Hereford Sculptor: 'JOHN GULDO of Hereford made this tombe w. his owne hande Ano. Dn. 1573. Pedimented surround with Corinthian columns on tall bases, semi-circular head to arched recess with Ionic capitals to pilasters, recumbent effigy in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two lions, the whole enriched with rosettes in spandrels and large leaves and rounded in tympanum, shell motif and three panels with vases and two shields and an achievement of arms at back of recess.

Around 1578. Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury. Monument to Richard Harford died 1578.
Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating Richard Harford died 1578, his wife Martha and Anthony Harford, attributed improbably to John Guldo of Hereford Sculptor, caryatid-type figures possibly Adam and Eve flank central semi-circular headed arched recess with segmental pediment. Two recumbent effigies, male and female in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two grotesque animals, the whole enriched with foliage and flock motifs and rather more primitive in style than John Harford memorial on opposite wall.

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. 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 29 Jun 1583 Anthony Gell 1520-1583 (63) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church Wirksworth. Elizabethan Period.

In Dec 1584 Godfrey Foljambe 1527-1584 (57) died at Chesterfield. On 11 Apr 1617 Troth Tyrwhitt 1534-1617 (83) died at Aldwark North Riding. Elizabethan Period monument in Church of St Mary and All Saints Chesterfield to Godfrey Foljambe 1527-1584 (57) and Troth Tyrwhitt 1534-1617 (50). Bongrace.

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).

In 1592 Thomas Cockayne 1520-1592 (71) died. He was buried at St Oswalds Church Ashbourne. Monument to Thomas Cockayne 1520-1592 (71) and his wife Dorothy Ferrers. Elizabethan Period.

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 04 Aug 1598 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (77) died. His son Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 (56) succeeded 2nd Baron Burghley. William Cecil (77) was buried at St Martin's Church Stamford. Large free-standing Elizabethan Period monument under the north chapel arch, in coloured marbles with a figure on tomb chest under an arched canopy supported on paired columns. Attributed to Cornelius Cure Sculptor -1607. The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William's left shoulder. Leg Garter. In his right-hand he is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office; originally white.

Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (44). His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

After 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His left-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

Before 1623. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623.

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 Sculptor. Elizabethan Period.

In 1610 Nicholas Longford 1532-1610 (78) died. He Nicholas Longford 1532-1610 (78) was buried at St Chad's Church Longford. Elizabethan Period.

After 1653. Church of the Holy Cross Ilam. Monument to Elizabeth Meverell Countess Ardglass -1653. Elizabethan Period.

After 1653. Church of the Holy Cross Ilam. Monument to Robert Meverell -1628 and Elizabeth Fleming -1628. Elizabethan Period.

Elizabethan Recumbent

Elizabethan Kneeling