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Great Helms and Male Headwear

African Woman's Head

Ass's Head Crest

In 1399 William Mainwaring 1345-1399 (54) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Acton. Monument Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Ass's Head Crest. Orle.

Bare Breasted Woman

On 20 Jul 1601 Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt 1538-1601. He was buried at All Saints Church Turvey.
Black-painted alabaster pall and black marble slab. The Mordaunt crest changed to a Bare Breasted Woman.

Bearded Man

After 09 Aug 1396 Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1349-1396 was buried at St James' Church Spilsby with his third wife Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baroness Latimer Corby Baroness Neville Raby Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1357-1395. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Remarkable helm on which the Baron's head rests with a Bearded Man crest. Excellent orle around the Baron's bascinet.

Calf's Head Crest

On 23 Apr 1394 Hugh Calveley 1324-1394 (70) died. He was probably buried in St Boniface's Church Bunbury. Monument Early Plate Bascinet Period. Finely carved Calf's_Head on the breastplate representing Hugh Calveley's canting arms. Calf's Head Crest. Hip Belt. Basinet with unusual decorated Orle.

Clenched Fist Crest

Cockerel Crest

Dogs Head Crest

Eagle Crest

Eagle and Baby Crest

After 1423. St Peter's Church Elford. Monument to John Stanley 1423-1474. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Maiden's Face Buckle. Eagle and Baby Crest; the legend associated with Sir John's descent from his ancestor, Sir Thomas Latham, whose wanted his barren wife to adopt his illegitimate son so he placed the baby in a nearby eagle's nest. His wife was delighted with this 'miracle' and took the child as her own.

Elephant Crest

Before 1596 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 with the  with Elephant Crest on her right.

Before 1596 George Gower Painter 1540-1596. Portrait of Elizabeth Knollys 1549-1605 with Elephant Crest the  on her right.

Elephant and Castle Crest

On 07 May 1592 Christopher Wray 1524-1592 (68) died. He was was buried in St Michael's Church Glentworth. Monument to Sir Chistopher and his wife Anne Girlington. Elizabethan Recumbent. Elephant and Castle Crest. 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.

In 1582 Seventtenth Century copy.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Christopher Wray 1524-1592 (58).

Feathered Crest

Goat Crest

Horses Head Crest

Maiden's Face

Peacock Crest

On 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414 (44) died. His son John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421 (17) succeeded 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. He was buried in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. Monument of the Early Plate Bascinet Period. The Manners Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.

After 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421 was buried in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. His. Monument of the Early Plate Bascinet Period. The Manners Peacock Crest did surmount his Great Helm; only the feet remain.

Saracen's Head Crest

Screaming Man

Sphinx Crest