Culture, General Things, Church Monuments, Church Monument Periods, Elizabethan Period

Elizabethan Period is in Church Monument Periods.

After 1549. St Leonard's Church Wollaton, Nottinghamshire [Map]. Monument to Henry Willoughby (age 32) and Henry Willoughby. Elizabethan Period.

Henry Willoughby: In 1517 he was born to Edward Willoughby and Anne Filiol at Wollaton. Before 1540 Henry Willoughby and Anne Grey were married. She the daughter of Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. On 27 Aug 1549 the rebels were defeated by an army led by John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland. Henry Willoughby was killed at Mousehold Heath, Norwich.

After 19 Mar 1553. St Martin's Church, Stamford [Map]. Monument to Richard Cecil (deceased) and his wife Jane Heckington. Kneeling figures under an elaborate cornice. Attributed to Cornelius Cure. Elizabethan Period.

Jane Heckington: She was born to William Heckington. Before 1520 Richard Cecil and she were married. On 10 Mar 1587 she died.

In 1555 Anthony Lowe (age 73) died. St Mary's Church, Wirksworth [Map]. Monument to Anthony Lowe (age 73). Elizabethan Period.

Anthony Lowe: In 1482 he was born.

Around 1560. Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire [Map]. Monument to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (age 46) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 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.

On 12 Mar 1560. [Some sources say 25 Feb 1560] Catherine Blount (deceased) died. On 11 Aug 1580 Maurice Berkeley (age 74) died. Church of St Mary, Bruton [Map]. Elizabethan Period recumbent effigies of himself and his two wives Catherine Blount (deceased) and Elizabeth Sands (age 27) in an Easter sepulchre-type recess with double round arched front, Corinthian pilasters and strapwork panels. Ruff. Panel with quartered arms 1 Berkeley Arms 2 probably Tiptoft Arms, possibly Wotton Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 probably Babington Arms, possibly Zouche Arms differenced with a label three points, overall a Crescent.

Catherine Blount: John Champernowne and she were married. Around 1518 she was born to William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy and Alice Keble Baroness Mountjoy. After 1541 Maurice Berkeley and she were married. Henry Machyn's Diary. 12 Mar 1560. The xij day of Marche was bered at Dyttun my lade Barkeley, the wyff of ser Mores Barthelay knyght, with a penon of armes and a iiij dosen of skochyons, and a harold of armes, master Rychemond.

Elizabeth Sands: In 1533 she was born to Anthony Sands of Throwley in Kent. In 1562 Maurice Berkeley and she were married. The difference in their ages was 27 years. On 16 Jun 1585 she died at Berkeley House. She was buried at the St James' Church, Clerkenwell where a monument was constructed. Before 16 Jun 1685 she was appointed Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

On 16 Sep 1562 John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt (deceased) was buried at All Saints Church, Turvey [Map].

A curious monument to John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt (deceased) and Elizabeth Vere Baroness Mordaunt with effigies that appear correct for the time of death, Elizabethan Period, whereas the surrounding monument appears a hundred years later. The carving of his head and torso also appear somewhat out of date. No explanation for his missing right foot. Sculpted by T Kirkby.

Elizabeth Vere Baroness Mordaunt: She was born to Henry Vere. Before 1508 John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt and she were married. In 1529 John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt was created 1st Baron Mordaunt. She by marriage Baroness Mordaunt. Before 1561 she died.

What appear to be Harpies supporting the monument.

The Mordaunt Crest has changed to a Blackamoor's Head.

On 08 Jun 1564 Ralph Gell (age 73) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church, Wirksworth [Map]. Elizabethan Period. Chest with Weepers.

Ralph Gell: In 1491 he was born.

After 08 May 1566. St Mary's Church, Fawsley [Map]. Elizabethan Period monument to Valentine Knightley (deceased) and Anne Ferrers.

Valentine Knightley: In 1495 he was born to Richard Knightley. Before 1566 Valentine Knightley and Anne Ferrers were married. On 08 May 1566 Valentine Knightley died

Anne Ferrers: In 1495 she was born to Edward Ferrers. On 12 Dec 1554 Anne Ferrers died.

John Shirley: In 1533 he was born to Francis Shirley and Dorothy Giffard at Staunton Harold, Leicestershire. On 12 Sep 1570 John Shirley died at Staunton Harold, Leicestershire. He was buried at Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire.

In 1571 John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt (age 63) died. He was buried at All Saints Church, Turvey [Map]. His son Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt (age 32) succeeded 3rd Baron Mordaunt.

On 02 Jun 1543 Ellen Fitzlewis (age 21) died. In Apr 1592 Joan Fermor (age 76) died.

Elizabethan Period monument with eight Doric Columns with John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt (age 63) in an elevated position with a wife either side, each lying on a rush mat. All three wearing ruffs. .

Ellen Fitzlewis: In 1522 she was born to John Fitzlewis. Before 1538 John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt and she were married.

Joan Fermor: Around 1516 she was born to Richard Fermor and Anne Browne. After 1543 John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt and she were married.

The Mordaunt crest an Blackamoor's Head.

What appear to be Harpies supporting the monument.

Francis Shirley: Francis Shirley and Dorothy Giffard were married. The difference in their ages was 24 years. Around 26 Jan 1515 he was born to Ralph Shirley at Staunton Harold, Leicestershire.

Around 1573. Church of the Holy Trinity, Bosbury [Map]. Monument to John Harford died 1559. Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating John Harford died 1559, signed by John Guldo of Hereford: 'JOHN GULDO of Hereford made this tombe w. his owne hande Ano. Dn. 1573. Pedimented surround with Corinthian columns on tall bases, semi-circular head to arched recess with Ionic capitals to pilasters, recumbent effigy in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two lions, the whole enriched with rosettes in spandrels and large leaves and rounded in tympanum, shell motif and three panels with vases and two shields and an achievement of arms at back of recess.

Around 1578. Church of the Holy Trinity, Bosbury [Map]. Monument to Richard Harford died 1578.

Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating Richard Harford died 1578, his wife Martha and Anthony Harford, attributed improbably to John Guldo of Hereford, caryatid-type figures possibly Adam and Eve flank central semi-circular headed arched recess with segmental pediment. Two recumbent effigies, male and female in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two grotesque animals, the whole enriched with foliage and flock motifs and rather more primitive in style than John Harford memorial on opposite wall.

On 21 Dec 1579 Thomas Richards died. Monument to Thomas Richards. In 1603 Elizabeth Fiennes (age 80) died.

Monument in St Mary the Virgin Church, Chipping Norton [Map]. Finely made in alabaster. Elizabethan Period. Renaissance chest with stripped-down strapwork. Rush Mat. Dress Folds at Feet. Ruff. Possibly Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

Thomas Richards: Before 21 Dec 1579 he and Elizabeth Fiennes were married.

Elizabeth Fiennes: Around 1523 she was born to Edward Fiennes 5th Baron Saye and Sele and Margaret Danvers Baroness Saye and Sele.

On 19 Sep 1580 Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk (age 61) died. Her son Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby (age 24) succeeded 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Mary Vere Baroness Willoughby Eresby by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.

She was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby [Map] with her second husband Richard Bertie Baron Willoughby (age 63). Elizabethan Period. Sideboard Tomb. Cornice supported by three figures of a monk and two wildmen, each holding aloft a shield of arms. In the frieze are flowers, fruit and escutcheons.

Mary Vere Baroness Willoughby Eresby: She was born to John de Vere 16th Earl of Oxford and Margery Golding Countess of Oxford. On 25 Dec 1577 Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby and she were married. She the daughter of John de Vere 16th Earl of Oxford and Margery Golding Countess of Oxford. He the son of Richard Bertie Baron Willoughby and Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk. Around 24 Jun 1624 Mary Vere Baroness Willoughby Eresby died.

After 21 Feb 1581. Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map]. Elizabethan Period monument to Robert Keilway (deceased). This memorial is attributed by Pevsner to Nicholas Johnson and by others to Nicholas Stone. Made of various marbles, a large standing wall monument of 1580, richly decorated and with a recumbant and kneeling figures of the whole family, in an aedicule, capped by obelisk, arms, etc.

His son-in-law John Harington 1st Baron Harington (age 41).

His daughter Anne Keilway Baroness Harington (age 27).

His grandson Kelwey who died aged 21 weeks.

His grand-daughter Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford (age 1).

His feet resting on a horse with its head turned back.

A Harpy. The begin to appear at the end of the 16th Century - see All Saints Church, Turvey [Map].

The same armorial on both sides include Harrington Arms, Keilway Arms

His arms quartered 1: Keilway Arms.

A separate wall mounted monument to Robert Keilway (age 84) with the inscription "Here lies Robert Keylway a distinguished esquire among civilians (whilst he lived), renowned for talent, learning and virtue, who loved retirement, lived as a Christian and died in the Lord on the 21st of February 1581 in the year of our Salvation, 1580, and the 84th year of his age. He left Anne (age 27) his sole heiress and only dearly loved daughter married to John Harrington of Exton, Knt (age 41), whom he had always affectionately loved as a son and friend, by which Anne (age 27) the said John (age 41) had during the life of the aforesaid Robert (deceased) two children, a son, Kelwey, who died Dec. 2nd, 1570, 21 weeks old, and lies buried here with his grandfather, and also a daughter Lucy (age 1) still surviving, and may God grant her a long life. To pay, therefore, a just tribute to so dear and affectionate a parent and to leave to posterity an evidence of their deep gratitude, the said John (age 41) and Anne (age 27) have raised this. Monument and dedicated to their father, Keylwey, and their son Keylwey (to their lasting memory if it so please God) and design it, if God will, as a sepulchre for themselves also".

On 29 Jun 1583 Anthony Gell (age 63) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church, Wirksworth [Map]. Elizabethan Period.

Anthony Gell: In 1520 he was born to Ralph Gell.

On 24 Jun 1584 Dorothy Vernon (age 53) died. On 04 Jun 1611 John Manners (age 84) died at Haddon Hall [Map]. Both were buried at All Saint's Church, Bakewell, Derbyshire [Map]. Elizabethan Period facing each other. Complex armorial of his arms impaled with her arms.

Arms of John Manners (age 57) impaled with those of Dorothy Vernon (age 53).

On the left, Top Row: 1 Manners Augmented Arms 2 His great-grandmother Eleanor Ros.

Second Row: 5 Beauchamp Arms 6 Beaumont Arms 7 Berkeley Arms 8 Lisle Arms.

Third Row: 11 Tiptoft Arms.

On the right the arms of Dorothy Vernon (age 53). Top Row: 1 Vernon Arms. Her arms. Second Row: 5 Welles Arms. Third Row: 9 Tailboys Arms. Fourth Row: 10 Berkeley Arms.

On the left his arms from top left to bottom right:

After Dec 1584. Elizabethan Period monument to Godfrey Foljambe (deceased) and Troth Tyrwhitt (age 50) at the St Mary and All Saints Church, Chesterfield [Map]. She wearing a Bongrace.

Godfrey Foljambe: On 04 Mar 1527 he was born to James Foljambe and Alice Fitzwilliam at Walton. Before 21 Nov 1558 Godfrey Foljambe and Troth Tyrwhitt were married. In Dec 1584 Godfrey Foljambe died at Chesterfield.

Troth Tyrwhitt: In 1534 she was born to William Tyrwhitt and Isabel Girlington at Walton. On 11 Apr 1617 Troth Tyrwhitt died at Aldwark.

After 14 Apr 1587. Elizabethan Period monument to Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland (deceased) and Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland (age 37) sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder (age 37) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland: In 1550 she was born to Thomas Holcroft. On 06 Jun 1573 Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland and she were married. She by marriage Countess of Rutland, Baroness Ros Helmsley. He the son of Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland. Around 16 Jan 1606 she died.

Both wearing a @@Ruff.

Detail of the sculpture of their only child Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley (age 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 24 Feb 1588. Elizabethan Period monument to John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland (age 37) and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland (age 35) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder (age 38).

John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland: Around 1551 he was born to Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland. Before 1572 John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland were married. He the son of Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland. On 14 Apr 1587 Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland died at his home Ivy Bridge on the Strand or at Puddle Wharf aka Dock. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire. His daughter Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley succeeded 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley. His brother John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland succeeded 4th Earl of Rutland. Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland by marriage Countess of Rutland. He would be Earl for ten months only dying on 24 Feb 1588. On 24 Feb 1588 John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland died. His son Roger Manners 5th Earl of Rutland succeeded 5th Earl of Rutland.

Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland: In 1553 she was born to Francis Charlton of Apsley Castle in Shropshire and Cecily Fitton. Around 21 Mar 1595 she died. She was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire.

Detail of the Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck on which his feet rest, and the Lion on which her feet rest.

Detail of the Biographical panels.

Armorial above the monument showing top row: Manners Augmented Arms, Ros Arms, Roet Arms, Trusbutt [or Belvoir],
2nd Row: Beauchamp Arms, Beaumont Arms, Berkeley Arms, Lisle Arms
3rd Row: Unknown, Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397 Arms, Tiptoft Arms, Powys Arms aka Charlton
4th Row: Badlesmere Arms, Vaux Arms, Todeni [Albini ancient] Arms, Daubeney Arms.

On 24 Jan 1592 James Harrington (age 81) died. He was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map]. Monument to James Harrington (age 81) and Lucy Sidney. A large standing Elizabethan Period monument with 2 kneeling figures at a prie-dieu in a double aedicule. Wrought in various marbles and enriched with low-relief carving, strapwork etc. surmounted by obelisk, and arms. Stylistically similar to the monument to Robert Keilway. Possibly sculpted by Nicholas Johnson or Nicholas Stone (age 5).

Lucy Sidney: James Harrington and she were married. Around 1520 she was born to William Sidney and Anne Pakenham at Penshurst, Kent. Around 1591 Lucy Sidney died at Exton, Rutlandshire.

On 07 May 1592 Christopher Wray (age 68) died. He was was buried in St Michael's Church, Glentworth [Map]. Monument to Sir Chistopher and his wife Anne Girlington. Elizabethan Period. 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.

Anne Girlington: She was born to Nicholas Girlington. Christopher Wray and she were married. After 07 May 1592 Anne Girlington was buried at St Michael's Church, Glentworth. Before 18 Oct 1602 John Darcy 2nd Baron Darcy Aston and Anne Babington were married. She by marriage Baroness Darcy of Aston.

On 15 Nov 1592 Thomas Cockayne (age 71) died. He was buried at St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne [Map]. Monument to Thomas Cockayne (age 71) and his wife Dorothy Ferrers. Elizabethan Period.

Thomas Cockayne: On 27 Nov 1520 he was born to Francis Cockayne and Dorothy Marrow. Before 1545 Thomas Cockayne and Dorothy Ferrers were married.

Dorothy Ferrers: She was born to Humphrey Ferrers and Margaret or Margot Pigot. Dorothy Ferrers was buried at St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne.

On 27 Jun 1598 Bridget Paston died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tittleshall [Map]. Arched niche with kneeling effigy at prie-dieu which carries the inscription. Flanking pilasters with partly painted carved trophies surrounded by ribbon-work. Carved achievement in strapwork surround above and eight kneeling weepers below.

Armorials top left Coke Arms and top right Paston Arms.

Above the monument an amorial Quarterly: Coke Arms, Crispin, Folkard and Pawe impaling Quarterly of Seventeen with 1 Paston Arms, 2 Peche 3 Leach 4 Somerton 5 Peyver 6 Walcot 7 Berry 8 Craven 9 Kerdeston 10 Wachesam or Sotherton 11 Hethersett 12 Charles 13 Tatshall 14 Hengrave 15 Gerbridge 16 Mautby 17 Basinges?.

Bridget Paston: She was born to John Paston. On 13 Aug 1582 Edward Coke and she were married. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 04 Aug 1598 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley (age 77) died. His son Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter (age 56) succeeded 2nd Baron Burghley. He was buried at St Martin's Church, Stamford [Map] 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. 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, knight, of whom ie begat one son, Thomas (age 56), now Baron of Burghley; and Mildred, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, knight, who bore to him Sir Robert Cecil (age 35), knight, Privy Counsellor to Queen Elizabeth and President of the Court of Wards; Anne, married to Edward, Earl of Oxford (age 48); and Elizabeth (age 34) to William Wentworth, eldest son of Baron Wentworth.

Mary Cheke: She was born to Peter Cheke. In 1541 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley and she were married. In Feb 1543 Mary Cheke died.

Elizabeth Cecil: On 01 Jul 1564 she was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley and Mildred Cooke Baroness Burghley. On 26 Feb 1582 William Wentworth and she were married.

On 25 Jun 1601 Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby (age 45) died at Berwick on Tweed [Map]. His son Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey (age 18) succeeded 14th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. He was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby [Map].

On 15 Feb 1610 Catherine Bertie (age 15) died in childbirth. She was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby [Map].

Monument Elizabethan Period. Tall Sideboard Tomb with reclining hooded figure of Lady Katherine, daughter of Peregrine, with Chrisom Child in the crib at her feet. Above a standing figure of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby (age 45) in a niche, with strapwork embellishments, all supported on composite columns with a dentilated cornice.

Catherine Bertie: Around 1595 she was born to Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby and Mary Vere Baroness Willoughby Eresby. Sources are confused about her birth year stating she was born in 1610 and that she married in 1609. Date adjusted to around 1595 on the assumption she was married around twenty years of age. Her son died at six days old on 09 Feb 1610. Her father died in 1601. Sources also refer to her as Baroness Rockingham whereas she died some eleven years before her husband was created Baron Rockingham. In 1609 Lewis Watson 1st Baron Rockingham and she were married.

After 09 Dec 1601. The Bassett Tomb at St Bartholomew's Church, Blore [Map]. William Bassett (deceased) (centre), his wife Judith Corbet (his left), Henry Howard (age 9) (his right) and kneeling Catharine aka Elizabeth Howard and Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne (age 9). Sculpted by Jasper Hollemans. Elizabethan Period.

Henry Howard: In 1592 he was born to Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk in Henley In Arden. Before 1616 Henry Howard and Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne were married. He the son of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk. Around 1616 Henry Howard was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Blore. Around 1616 Henry Howard died in Clun Castle.

Catharine aka Elizabeth Howard: In or before 1616 she was born to Henry Howard and Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne.

On 03 Jun 1602 Elizabeth Seymour (age 50) died. Monument in All Saints Church, Norton [Map]. Painted alabaster. Monument with recumbent praying effigy in coffered arch flanked by black marble Corinthian Columns and outer obelisks and topped by armorial panels. The monument also to Dudley Knightley (deceased). Elizabethan Period.

Elizabeth Seymour: In 1552 she was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset in the year in which her father was executed. Around 1578 Richard Knightley and she were married. They had seven sons and seven daughters. She the daughter of Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Dudley Knightley: Around 1583 he was born to Richard Knightley and Elizabeth Seymour. In Jun 1602 Dudley Knightley died in Norton, Northamptonshire. He had been shot in the neck whilst in the defense of Ostend. Having returned home he "fell down wherwith a fever took him whereof he died".

In or after 1610. St Chad's Church, Longford [Map]. Elizabethan Period monument to Nicholas Longford (deceased).

Nicholas Longford: Around 1532 he was born to Ralph Longford and Dorothy Fitzherbert. In 1550 Nicholas Longford educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. In 1610 Nicholas Longford died.

After 26 Jun 1612. Elizabethan Period monument to Roger Manners 5th Earl of Rutland (deceased) and Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] sculpted by Nicholas Johnson. Cost £150 including carriage by sea from London to Boston [Map].

Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland: In 1585 she was born to Philip Sidney and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex. On 05 Mar 1599 Roger Manners 5th Earl of Rutland and she were married. She by marriage Countess of Rutland. Childless, unhappy and possibly not consummated. She the daughter of Philip Sidney and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex. He the son of John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland. In 1612 Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland died. She was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire.

After 28 Oct 1613. Monument to George St Paul 1st Baronet (deceased) and Frances Wray Countess Warwick. at St Lawrence's Church, Snarford [Map]. Elizabethan Period. A base supporting the reclining figures of the deceased with composite Pillars supporting an entablature and armorial termination. In the base is a central semi-circular niche containing a carving of the deceased's daughter, flanked by niches containing mourning putti. Above on the lower step is a figure of Frances in full mourning dress with formal Ruff and hat, reclining on a cushion holding a prayer book. On the upper step he reclines in plate armour with a sword. The figures are contained in a semi-circular headed Recess with roses in the archivolt and on the back wall is an inscribed rectangular panel with scrolls and memento mori. The Pillars to either side support a frieze and entablature from which rise flaming urns and at the angles, and at the centre is a raised achievement of arms flanked by scrolled shields and obelisks. Possibly sculpted by Cornelius Cure.

On 19 Mar 1616 Henry Pierrepont (age 70) died. Church of St Edmund Holme Pierrepont [Map]. Carved by Robert Smythson (age 46). Elizabethan Period. Armorials:

Top left Cavendish Arms - he was married to Frances Cavendish (age 67) daughter of William Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick.

Top right Pierrepoint Arms.

Centre Bottom: Quartered 1&4 Pierrepoint Arms 2&3 Unknown Arms impaled Quartered 1&4 Cavendish Arms 2&3 Unknown Arms.

Frances Cavendish: On 18 Jun 1548 she was born to William Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick. Before 1584 Henry Pierrepont and she were married. She the daughter of William Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford. In Jan 1632 Frances Cavendish died.

After 1653. Church of the Holy Cross, Ilam [Map]. Monument to Elizabeth Meverell Countess Ardglass. Elizabethan Period.

After 1653. Church of the Holy Cross, Ilam [Map]. Monument to Robert Meverell and Elizabeth Fleming. Elizabethan Period.

Robert Meverell: On 05 Feb 1628 he died. Before 05 Aug 1628 he and Elizabeth Fleming were married.

Elizabeth Fleming: She was born to Thomas Fleming. On 05 Aug 1628 she died.