Europe, British Isles, East England, Norfolk, Wickmere, Church of St Andrew [Map]

Church of St Andrew, Wickmere is in Wickmere, Norfolk.

Founded in Saxon times; Saxon round tower. Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map] rebuilt around 1400.

On Sunday after the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, 1453, and proved 8th of April, 1454; Roger Harsick desires to be buried in the chancel of South-acre [Map]; bequeaths to the fraternity of St. Mary at Dunham 6s. 8d. to the churches of Wickmere [Map] and Calthorp, 13s. 4d. to Edmund his brother 5 marks, and to the Lady Margaret Harsyk his sister a legacy.

In 1596 William Dix died. He was buried in the Chancel of the Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map]. Monument kneeling figures. Ionic columns, strapwork around armorials, panels with raised shields.

On 19 Nov 1698 Henry Spelman of Wickmere (age 69) died. On 02 Sep 1729 Margaret Spelman (age 81). Monument and chest tomb in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map].

Henry Spelman of Wickmere: On 14 Jul 1629 he was born to Clement Spelman.

Margaret Spelman: Around 1648 she was born to Clement Spelman.

After 05 Feb 1757. Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map]. Graves slabs to Horatio Walpole 1st Baron Walpole (deceased) and William Walpole (age 1).

William Walpole: Around 1756 he was born to Horatio Walpole 1st Earl Orford and Rachel Cavendish. On 21 Dec 1764 William Walpole died.

On 09 Jun 1760 Elizabeth Vanneck (age 28) died. She was buried in the Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map] on 17 Jun 1760.

On 18 Apr 1765 Henry Spelman (age 46) died in Calcutta, India whilst working for the East India Company. His remains were brought to England by Peter Downes. He was buried in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map].

After 18 Apr 1765. Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map]. Memorial to Henry Spelman (age 46).

Henry Spelman: Around 1719 he was born to William Spelman. Something of a guess. Henry is buried in Wickmere suggesting he is descended from Henry Spelman of Wickmere whose heir William Spelman we guess was this Henry's father. On 18 Apr 1765 Henry Spelman died in Calcutta, India whilst working for the East India Company. His remains were brought to England by Peter Downes. He was buried in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere.

On 15 Jun 1766 Mary Walpole (age 41) died. She was buried at the Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map] on 15 Jun 1766.

Mary Walpole: On 25 Feb 1725 she was born to Horatio Walpole 1st Baron Walpole and Mary Magdalen Lombard. On 20 Jun 1764 Captain Maurice Suckling and she were married. She died twenty months later. There was no issue from the marriage.

After 01 Apr 1876. Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map]. Memorial to Frederick Walpole (deceased). Note the memorial incorrectly describes his father as 7th rather than 3rd Earl Orford.

Frederick Walpole: On 18 Sep 1822 he was born to Horatio Walpole 3rd Earl Orford and Mary Fawkener Countess Orford at Naples. Before 10 Jul 1854 Frederick Walpole and Laura Sophia Frances Walpole were married. He the son of Horatio Walpole 3rd Earl Orford and Mary Fawkener Countess Orford. They were half second cousin once removed. On 01 Apr 1876 Frederick Walpole died. He was buried at St Andrew's Church Kingsbury.

On 20 May 1893 Horatio Corbin Walpole died. Monument in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map].

Horatio Corbin Walpole: On 09 Jan he was born to Robert Walpole 5th Earl Orford.

On 09 Apr 1918 Lieutenant Horatio Spencer Walpole (age 36) was killed in action. Memorial in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map].

Lieutenant Horatio Spencer Walpole: On 19 Jun 1881 he was born to Henry Spencer Vade-Walpole.

On 27 Sep 1931 Robert Walpole 5th Earl Orford (age 77) died. Earl Orford extinct. His third cousin twice removed Robert Walpole 9th and 7th Baron Walpole (age 18) succeeded 7th Baron Walpole of Wollerton. Monument in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map] sculpted by Esmond Burton (age 45). The stone brought from St Paul's Island in the Pacific where HMS Magaera, in which the Earl of Orford served as a midshipman, was wrecked in 1871. Armorials include Walpole Arms impaled Barkham Arms. Motto fari quae sentiat. Saracen's Head Crest.

Robert Walpole 5th Earl Orford: On 10 Jul 1854 he was born to Frederick Walpole and Laura Sophia Frances Walpole. On 07 Dec 1894 Horatio Walpole 4th Earl Orford died. His nephew Robert Walpole 5th Earl Orford succeeded 5th Earl Orford, 6th Baron Walpole of Wollerton.

Robert Walpole 9th and 7th Baron Walpole: On 25 Apr 1913 he was born to Lieutenant Horatio Spencer Walpole. In 1989 Robert Walpole 9th and 7th Baron Walpole died. His son Robert Walpole 10th and 8th Baron Walpole succeeded 8th Baron Walpole of Wollerton.

William Spelman was born to Henry Spelman of Wickmere. A William Spelman is described as Henry's heir on Henry's memorial in Church of St Andrew, Wickmere [Map].