Leg Garter

Leg Garter is in Garter Knights.

On 26 Jul 1375 Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 (55) died. Hereford Cathedral. Alabaster altar-tomb and effigy, altar-tomb with moulded base and capping, sides and ends panelled with alternate quatrefoils enclosing shields of his arms and trefoil-headed panels; effigy in bascinet, Camail and Jupon Period. His jupon with same arms as his shield. Hip Belt, Leg Garter, right leg modern, head on helm crested with a Feathered Crest, feet on hound.

On 06 Jun 1441 William Phelip 1383-1441 (58) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Dennington. Monument to William Phelip 1383-1441 (58) and Joan Bardolf 6th Baroness Bardolf 1390-1447 (50). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Feathered Crest. Detail of the Wyvern on which her feet rest. Detail of Eagle, possibly hawk, on which his feet rest. Crespine Headress covering her hair. He wearing a bascinet with IHC NASARE Lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter below the left knee.

After 30 Mar 1461. Monument in Church of St Oswald Methley to Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles 1406-1461 and Joan or Cecily Waterton. He with bobbed hair typical of the period resting on great helm, livery collar of linked chain, standard (the chain mail around the neck), wearing a coat of arms (or (gold) a lion sable (black)), leg garter at the knee, fluted period with tassets that protect the thighs, his feet on a lion. She wearing a horned headdress, her head resting on a cushion supported by angels, small linked collar. Both with hands clasped in prayer with lots of rings. Little dog chewing at her dress. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar. Angels Supporting Pillow.

On 30 May 1499 John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (57) died. Fluted Period. Alabaster Monument at Salisbury Cathedral.

Fluted armour typified by having no headwear, being clean shaven, a breastplate in two pieces and the neck protected by a standard. Damaged angel, its head removed, holding the cushion on which his head rests. He wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with large Esses. Ringed fingers.

Detail of the heavily graffitied Shoulder Garter.

Detail of the heavily graffitied Leg Garter and poleyn.

Mutilated Lion at his feet with its head missing. The figure beneath his right foot appears to be a Bedesman. That beneath his left foot may be the remains of the means by which a bedesman was originally fixed to the foot. What appears to be a birds foot lying across the lions body is the tail of the lion.

After 1503. Monument to John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 and Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 in St Andrew's Church Wingfield. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion. Chunky Lions Mane.

After 20 Sep 1543. Alabaster Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 and Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland 1495-1551 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Chest with Weepers. Monument sculpted by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent.

Detail of his head with a short haircut and beard. He wearing a circlet, possibly coronet. His head resting on a Great Helm with Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of his Leg Garter, Shoulder Garter and his Knots and Encircled Sheilds Collar Livery Collar.

Her feet on a Griffin. His feet resting on a Unicorn, with its horn missing.

His Mitten Gauntlets with the cloven-hooved foot of the Unicorn visible.

Detail of his Great Helm with Cap of Maintenance and the Manners Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of the panels of the chest.

Detail of her dress with fastenings, heart locket, hands crasped in prayer.

In 1546 Unknown Painter. Italian. Portrait of Henry Howard 1516-1547 (30) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter. His right Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk 1300 1338, his left Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle 1st Duke Gloucester 1355 1397.

Around 1560. Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouch. Monument to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1560 (46) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (49) by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. Chest tomb with five sons on one side, five daughters on the other side, and eldest son on the end. Elizabethan Period. Leg Garter. Garter Robes. Widow's Barbe. Lancastrian Esses and Inter-twined Knots Collar. Feet resting on the Manticore badge of the Hasting's family.

Inscription: "Here lyeth ye corps of Francys late Erle of Hutyngdun, Lord Hastyngs, Hungerford, Botreaux, Molyns, and Moyles, Knight of ye honorable order of ye Garter, which deceased ye XXth daye of June ao Dni 1561: and ye ladie Katheryn, Countisse of Hutyngdon his wife, which deceased ye XXIIId daye of Sepbr anno dni 1576". Moved at least twice. Some restoration.

After 17 Sep 1563. Alabaster Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland -1559 at St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Monument an unusual Table Tomb with their effigies beneath surmounted by effigies of their children. The table may once have been raised in the same way as the one at St Lawrence's Church Snarford to Thomas St Paul -1582 which may be by the same carver.

His arms showing quarterly: 1&4: Manners Augmented.
2nd: Top Row: Ros, Roet, Trusbutt [or Belvoir], Bottom Row: Todeni [Albini ancient], Daubeney, Badlesmere.
3rd Quarterly: 1 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, 2 Tiptoft, 3 Vaux 4 Powys aka Charlton.

Her arms. Quartered 1&4 Neville, 2 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, 4 Neville Ancient Arms.

Detail of his Leg Garter.

Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of their children.

Detail of the corner of the pediment on which the arms are displayed decorated with fruit and detail of one of the legs of the table.

Detail of his armour, in his right hand a prayer-book, his left hand clutching his sword.

Detail of the St George Pendant Pendant signifying his being a Knight of the Order of the Garter.

Detail of the Unicorn on which his feet rest and Lion on which her feet rest.

After 14 Apr 1587. Elizabethan Period monument to Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 and Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland 1550-1606 sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Both wearing a Ruff.

Detail of the sculpture of their only child Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 (12).

His feet resting on a Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck - a change from the Unicorn seen on earlier Manners effigies.

Detail of his Leg Garter and his Poleyn and Shoulder Garter.

Detail of her Ermine lined mantle and hands clasped in prayer.

Her arms quarterd 1&4 Holcroft 2 Unknown? A squirrel, possibly fox, eating what may be a nut. 3 A black bird and an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.

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. He was buried at St Martin's Church Stamford with a 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.

The inscription one the monument is on contained within three panels: two on the south (Chancel) side, and one on the north (Chapel) side.

Sacred to God most good and great, and to memory. The most honourable and far renowned Lord William Cecil, Baron of Burghley, Lord High Treasurer of England, President of the Court of Wards, knight of the most noble order of the Garter, Privy Counsellor to the most serene Elizabeth, Queen of England, &c., and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, under this tomb awaits the second coming of Christ: Who for the excellent endowments of the mind, was first made Privy Counsellor to Edward the sixth, King of England; afterwards to Queen Elizabeth: under whom being intrusted with the greatest and most weighty affairs of this kingdom, and above all others approved, in promoting the true religion, and providing for the safety and honour of the commonwealth; by his prudence, honesty, integrity, and great services to the nation, he obtained the highest honours: and when he had long enough to nature, long enough for glory, but not long enough to his country, quietly fell asleep in Christ. He had two wives: Mary, sister of Sir John Cheeke (84), knight, of whom ie begat one son, Thomas (56), now Baron of Burghley; and Mildred (72), daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke (94), knight, who bore to him Sir Robert Cecil (35), knight, Privy Counsellor to Queen Elizabeth and President of the Court of Wards; Anne (41), married to Edward, Earl of Oxford (48); and Elizabeth (34) to William Wentworth (43), eldest son of Baron Wentworth (73).

After 1585 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636 (attributed). Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. 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. Around 1602 John Critz 1551-1642. Portrait of Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612. Around 1650 based on a work of 1575.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604. 1568. Formerly attributed to Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth 1525-1584.

Around 1605 John Critz 1551-1642 (54). Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625 (38) with Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1611 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619 (60). Portrait of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (10) in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

In 1616 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619 (34). Portrait of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham 1592-1628 (23) wearing his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

Before 1619 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619 (68). Portrait of Henry Frederick Stewart Prince of Wales 1594-1612 (24) in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

In 1619 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648 (29). Portrait of William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury 1544-1632 (75) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1621 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648 (31). Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland 1566-1625 (54) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1634 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648 (44). Portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery 1584-1650 (49) wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar.

Around 1634 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641 (34). Portrait of James Stewart 4th Duke Lennox wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar.

After 17 Dec 1642 Monument to Francis Manners 6th Earl Rutland 1578-1632, Frances Knyvet Lady Bevill 1566-1605 and Cecily Tufton Countess Rutland -1653 at St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Detail of his Leg Garter.

Detail of the Manner's family Peacock in Pride.

Around 1678 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (59). Portrait of Charles II King Scotland in his Garter Robes and Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

Around 1691 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711 (31). Portrait of Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset 1662-1748 (28) wearing his Leg Garter.

In 1767 Daniel Gardner Painter 1750-1805 (17). Portrait of George Montagu Dunk 2nd Earl Halifax 1716-1771 (50) in conversation with his secretaries. He wearing his Leg Garter.

In 1807 John Hoppner Painter 1758-1810 (48). Portrait of King George IV (44) in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

After 18 Nov 1834. St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Monument to Philip Yorke 3rd Earl Hardwicke 1757-1834.

Altar tomb with shaped ends and recumbent effigy in Garter robes with Leg Garter, all in white marble; the ends of the tomb chest are carved with arms and heraldic emblems; signed 'R. WESTMACOTT, JUNR, A.R.A. (35) 1844'.

After 1806. Thomas Phillips 1770-1845. Portrait of Philip Yorke 3rd Earl Hardwicke 1757-1834.