Biography of Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781
St Mary's Church Preston on Stour. That on the left signed Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856. That in the middle sculpted by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 and James "Athenian" Stuart Sculptor 1713-1788.
In 1691 Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 was born.
On 26 Jul 1723 Robert Bertie 1st Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1660-1723 (62) died. His son Peregrine Bertie 2nd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1686-1741 (37) succeeded 2nd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven, 2nd Marquess Lindsay, 5th Earl Lindsey, 18th Baron Willoughby Eresby. Jane Brownlow Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven -1736 by marriage Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven.
Monument in the Church of St Michael and All Angels Edenham South Kesteven sculpted by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 (32) and Henry Cheere 1st Baronet St Margaret's Sculptor 1703-1781 (20). A Classical Period with Corinthian Capitals supporting open dentilated pediment with garland, urns and putti. Before the Aedicule a rounded Pedestal supports a marble image of the deceased attired as a Roman General.
On 25 Mar 1733 Captain William Berkeley -1733 died at sea whilst Commander of HMS Tyger on its journey from Guinea to the West Indies. He was buried at sea. Memorial in the Church of St Mary Bruton sculpted by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 (58) in 1749. beneath.
On 30 Jun 1753 George Strode of Parnham -1753 died. On 14 Sep 1746 Catherine Brodrepp -1746 died. Monument in Church of St Mary Beaminster. Classical Period.
Probably by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 (62), erected by Thomas Strode, brother of George, with reclining figures of a man and woman on a sarcophagus and on either side standing allegorical figures one with a cornucopia the other an anchor, above is an achievement-of-arms.
On 10 Jul 1759 Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759 (22) died of a malignant fever. She was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Armorial differencede with a crescent to indicate son of the current holder; her husband Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (36) with an inescutcheon of Freeman Arms quartered with unknown arms two lions passant guardant with a bordure engrailed.
Stylised sarcophagus in white veined marble, bearing a white inscription panel; above is an urn in brown marble against a grey background standing on a base of three steps around which are grouped three putti: two garlanding the urn while the third stands by in dejection with reversed torch; in front of the steps is a portrait medallion and at the base of the sarcophagus is an achievement of arms; signed 'JAMES STUART (46), INVT. PR. SCHEEMAKERS (68), SCULP. MDCCLXI'.
On 06 Mar 1764 Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764 (73) died. His son Philip Yorke 2nd Earl Hardwicke 1720-1790 (43) succeeded 2nd Earl Hardwicke. Jemima Campbell 2nd Marchioness Kent 1723-1797 (40) by marriage Countess Hardwicke. Buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole.
In 1761 Margaret Cocks Countess Hardwicke -1761 died. Buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole.
Framed inscription panel in white marble surmounted by an enriched sarcophagus in brown veined marble against a grey obelisk to which is affixed an achievement of arms in oval frame; around the base are putti with wreaths and emblems of office; on each side, life-size figures, one of Athene; two medallions on the sarcophagus depict the Earl (73) and Countess; signed 'J. STUART (51), INVT P. SCHEEMAKERS, SCULPR (73).'
On 20 Jan 1770 Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (47) died. He was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Grey marble obelisk on break-front pedestal of white marble with inscription tablet flanked by festoons and frieze carved with emblems of the Chancellor's office; at the base of the obelisk two putti unveil a portrait medallion and at the apex is an achievement of arms; signed 'P. SCHEEMAKER (79) FAT'.
In 1781 Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 (90) died.