History of St Edmund's Church Warkton

St Edmund's Church Warkton is in Warkton.

On 06 Jul 1749 John Montagu 2nd Duke Montagu 1690-1749 (59) died without surviving male issue. Duke Montagu 1C 1705 extinct. His estates were inherited by his daughter Mary (38) and her husband George Brudenell aka Montagu 1st Duke Montagu 1712-1790 (36) who changed his name to Montagu from Brudenell. Monument in St Edmund's Church Warkton. Sculpted by Louis Francois Roubiliac Sculptor 1702-1762 (46). Erected by his widow, Mary Churchill (59), the daughter of the 1st Duke of Marlborough, who stands at the left hand side of the monument.

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of John Montagu 2nd Duke Montagu 1690-1749. Around 1740 George Knapton Painter 1698-1778. Portrait of John Montagu 2nd Duke Montagu 1690-1749. Around 1735 Gavin Hamilton Painter 1723-1798. Portrait of John Montagu 2nd Duke Montagu 1690-1749 and Mary Churchill Duchess Montagu 1689-1751, and Mary Montagu Duchess Montagu 1711-1775. Around 1735 Gavin Hamilton Painter 1723-1798. Portrait of John Montagu 2nd Duke Montagu 1690-1749 and Mary Churchill Duchess Montagu 1689-1751, and Mary Montagu Duchess Montagu 1711-1775. Before 1790. William Beechey Painter 1753-1839. Portrait of George Brudenell aka Montagu 1st Duke Montagu 1712-1790 in the Windsor Uniform. In 1751 Andrea Soldi Painter 1703-1771. Portrait of Louis Francois Roubiliac Sculptor 1702-1762. In 1762 Adrien Carpentiers Painter 1713-1778. Portrait of Louis Francois Roubiliac Sculptor 1702-1762. Around 1735 Gavin Hamilton Painter 1723-1798. Portrait of John Montagu 2nd Duke Montagu 1690-1749 and Mary Churchill Duchess Montagu 1689-1751, and Mary Montagu Duchess Montagu 1711-1775.

On 14 May 1751 Mary Churchill Duchess Montagu 1689-1751 (61) died. Monument in St Edmund's Church Warkton. Sculpted by Louis Francois Roubiliac Sculptor 1702-1762 (48). Erected by her Daughter, Lady Mary Montagu. The monument is adorned with figures representing the three fates of Clotho, Atropos and Lachesis, arranged to show the cutting of Mary's life thread, and Lachesis' dismay at it being cut short. Three putti also figure on the monument, one of whom holds the spindle from which the thread was cut.

On 01 May 1775 Mary Montagu Duchess Montagu 1711-1775 (64) died. Monument in St Edmund's Church Warkton. Sculpted by Peter Mathias Van Gelder Sculptor 1742-1809 (33). Mary's monument is more decorative that her parent's; Rococo. The composition of the monument centres around an ornate funerary Urn, which stands upon a Pedestal containing an inscription to Mary. To the right sits a grief stricken woman, inconsolable over the loss of an aristocrat considered a great benefactor to the poor and needy. In her left arm she cradles a baby, and a second, tearful child sits at her feet. To the right of the woman is that of an older woman draped in a shawl, who gently caresses the hand of the first babe. To the left of the Urn, an angel comforts the mourners, pointing to heaven.

On 21 Nov 1827 Elizabeth Montagu Duchess Buccleuch 1743-1827 (84) died. Monument in St Edmund's Church Warkton. Sculpted by Thomas Campbell Sculptor 1790-1858 (37). Erected by her grandson Francis Scott 2nd Duke Buccleuch 1695-1751. The quotation upon her monument from Book of the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 10 Verses 31: "Thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God".

Around 1767 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of Elizabeth Montagu Duchess Buccleuch 1743-1827.