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Hand On Skull is in Church Monument Details.

On 14 Aug 1671 John Lewis 1st Baronet (age 56) died without male issue. Baronet Lewis of Ledstone extinct. His daughters Elizabeth Lewis Countess Huntingdon (age 17) and Mary Lewis Countess Scarsdale (age 13) inherited his estates.

He and his wife Sarah Foote Lady Lewis (age 43) were buried at All Saints Church, Ledsham [Map]. Hand On Skull. Sculpted by Thomas Cartwright (age 36).

Elizabeth Lewis Countess Huntingdon: In 1654 she was born to John Lewis 1st Baronet. Evelyn's Diary. 24 Jun 1670. Came the Earl of Huntington and Countess, with the Lord Sherard, to visit us. On 19 Feb 1672 Theophilus Hastings 7th Earl Huntingdon and she were married. She by marriage Countess Huntingdon. He the son of Ferdinando Hastings 6th Earl Huntingdon and Lucy Davies Countess Huntingdon. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland. In 1688 she died.

Mary Lewis Countess Scarsdale: In 1658 she was born to John Lewis 1st Baronet. On 11 Feb 1672 Robert Leke 3rd Earl Scarsdale and she were married. He the son of Nicholas Leke 2nd Earl Scarsdale and Frances Rich Countess Scarsdale. On 27 Jan 1681 Nicholas Leke 2nd Earl Scarsdale died. His son Robert Leke 3rd Earl Scarsdale succeeded 3rd Earl Scarsdale, 3rd Baron Deincourt of Sutton, 3rd Baronet Leke of Sutton in Derbyshire. She by marriage Countess Scarsdale. In 1684 she died.

On 19 Aug 1721 Thomas Deacon (age 70) died. He was buried at Peterborough Cathedral [Map]. Powdered Wig. Hand On Skull. Elbow Reclining Figure. Heeled Shoes. Sculpted by Robert Taylor (age 7).

Thomas Deacon: Around 1651 he was born. B 1653 he and Mary Havey were married. Before 1718 he was appointed High Sheriff of Northamptonshire.

General Photos of Exeter Cathedral [Map]. Hand On Skull.