Lancastrian Esses Collar is in Livery Collars.
The Lancastrian Esses Collar first appears in the later 14th Century. Its is believed to represent the last words of his wife Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster "Souveyne vous de moi" or "Don't forget me". The earliest example being seen on the tomb of John Swynford in Spratton, Northamptonshire, dated to 1368.
On 12 Sep 1368 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster (age 23) died at Tutbury Castle [Map]. Her last words were said to be "Souveyne vous de moi" ("Don't forget me") the 'S' of which was possibly subsequently represented on the Lancastrian Esses Collar. She was buried at St Paul's Cathedral [Map]. Her son Henry IV King England (age 1) succeeded 3rd Earl Derby 2C 1337 and 6th Earl Lancaster.
On 25 Feb 1387 John Grey aka Marmion (age 44) died in Spain. In 1400 Elizabeth St Quentin (age 53) died.
Monument in St Nicholas Church, West Tanfield [Map]. Camail and Jupon Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Hip Belt. Feathered Crest on Great Helm. Angels Supporting Pillow. His bascinet has decorated edges with the camail appearig to attach inside the bascinet. Decorated flat band. She wearing a unusual headress which appears to be a cross between Gabled Headress and Bongrace. Her dress long with a Low Rounded Neckline and appears to be decoated with an armorial: vair at the top, chevrons at the bottom, which may be Marmion Arms or a variation of.
John Grey aka Marmion: In 1343 he was born to John Grey 1st Baron Grey (age 42) and Avice Marmion Baroness Grey Rotherfield (age 34). Before 25 Feb 1387 John Grey aka Marmion (age 44) and Elizabeth St Quentin (age 40) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.
Elizabeth St Quentin: Before 1347 she was born to Herbert St Quentin and Mary Lisle (age 39).
In 1389 Robert de Fouleshurst (age 59) died. He was buried at St Bertoline's Church, Barthomley [Map]. Camail and Jupon Period. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Hip Belt. Lancastrian Esses Collar. IHC NASARE Lettering.
After 31 Aug 1401. St Chad's Church, Longford [Map]. Monument to Nicholas III Longford (deceased). Lancastrian Esses Collar. Camail and Jupon Period. Curious helm crest which at first sight appears to be surmounted with three mushrooms but on closer inspection is a Feathered Crest; the Longford Crest.
Nicholas III Longford: Around 1351 he was born to Nicholas II Longford (age 17) and Alice Deincourt (age 33) at Longford. Before 1373 Nicholas III Longford (age 22) and Alice Cockayne were married. On 11 Nov 1394 Nicholas III Longford (age 43) was appointed High Sheriff of Derbyshire. On 11 Nov 1394 Nicholas III Longford (age 43) was appointed High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire. On 31 Aug 1401 Nicholas III Longford (age 50) died at Shrewsbury.
After 21 Jul 1403 Thomas Wendesley (age 59) was buried at All Saint's Church, Bakewell, Derbyshire [Map]. Camail and Jupon Period armour. IHC NASARE Lettering. His Coat of Arms just visible. Lancastrian Esses Collar.
In 1406 John Curzon died. Monument in All Saints Church, Kedleston [Map]. Fluted Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Reset in tomb recess with depressed crocketed and pinnacled ogee arch, with shields above. This effigy is somewhat anomalous being much earlier than other Fluted Period effigies. It may have been decades after John Curzon died, or may be a mis-attribution, or the effigy may have been placed into the arch from another monument at a later date.
After 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) was buried at Belvoir Priory [Map]. At the dissolution of the monasteries his monument was moved to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] on the right side of the High Altar. Alabaster Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.
Detail of the Ros Family Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.
Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and face. Note the twisted moustache that is frequently seen on Sutton and Prentys monuments. The fixing of the Esses Collar to the Camail using a small trefoil.
After 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) was buried at Belvoir Priory [Map]. His remains and monument were subsequently relocated to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. Early Plate Bascinet Period.
John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley: Around 1397 he was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 27) and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros Helmsley (age 25). On 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) died. His son John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 17) succeeded 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. Before 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) and Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer Baroness Ros Helmsley (age 24) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley. They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.
Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and the trefoil fixing holding the Lancastrian Esses Collar to the bottom of the Camail.
Detail of the Ros Peacock Crest which surmounted his Great Helm; only the feet remain.
Detail of the Hourglass Gauntlets and graffiti.
After 1423. St John the Baptist's Church, Tideswell [Map]. Thurstan de Bower -1423 and Margaret. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Basinet with decorated IHC NASARE Lettering. She wearing a Crespine Headress.
On 26 Feb 1432 Ralph Longford (age 31) died. St Chad's Church, Longford [Map]. Monument to Ralph Longford (age 31). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Hip Belt. IHC NASARE Lettering.
Ralph Longford: Ralph Longford and Margaret Melton were married. On 27 Oct 1400 he was born to Nicholas IV Longford (age 27) and Sarah Harrington at Colwich. He was baptised at St Peter's Church Ellastone. On 19 May 1426, Whitsunday, King Henry VI of England and II of France (age 4) was knighted by his uncles John Lancaster 1st Duke Bedford (age 36) and Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 35) at Leicester, Leicestershire. Henry then went on to knight Ralph Longford (age 25), Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon (age 12) and Robert Wingfield (age 23).
In 1435 Richard Delamere died, and Isabel his wife, died 1421. Monument in the North Transept of Hereford Cathedral [Map]. Figure of man in plate armour, feet on lion, figure of lady in horned headdress and SS collar, two dogs at feet, double canopy with cinque-foiled and sub-cusped arches and crocketted ogee gables and upper cornice, parts of standards and pinnacles missing, foot inscription and three shields-of-arms (a) Delamere, (b) the same impaling Acton.
In 1436 John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (age 47) died. He was buried at St Andrew's Church, Greystoke [Map]. His son Ralph Greystoke 5th Baron Greystoke (age 22) succeeded 5th Baron Greystoke. Monument in St Andrew's Church, Greystoke [Map]. Fluted Period. His Pauldrons are unusual in their style. His arms are fully encased in plate with a couter (or coude) protecting the elbow joint. Fine detail of the straps that held the armour in place may be seen on the underarms. A gorget, has replaced the camail. His head is, very unusually, bare as is his face, his hair cut in the style so typical of portraits of Henry V. The effigy was possibly made somewhat after John's death or, possibly, that the effigy has been incorrectly assigned. His head rests on the decorated tournament helm. He wears the Lancastrian Esses Collar. John had supported the usurpation of Richard II by Henry IV in the 1390s; staunch Lancastrians. John had married, in 1407, Elizabeth Ferrers, daughter of Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III. Two sword belts: diagonal (bawdric) and horizontal. The jupon, beneath the waist has been replaced by a fauld; horizontal strips of metal that wrap around.
John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke: In 1389 he was born to Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke (age 35) and Catherine Clifford Baroness Greystoke (age 20). On 28 Oct 1407 John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (age 18) and Elizabeth Ferrers Baroness Greystoke (age 14) were married at Greystoke Castle Greystoke. She by marriage Baroness Greystoke. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England. On 06 Apr 1418 Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke (age 64) died. He was buried at Newminster Abbey. His son John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (age 29) succeeded 4th Baron Greystoke.
Ralph Greystoke 5th Baron Greystoke: Around 1414 he was born to John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke (age 25) and Elizabeth Ferrers Baroness Greystoke (age 21). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. In or before 1436 Ralph Greystoke 5th Baron Greystoke (age 22) and Elizabeth Fitzhugh Baroness Greystoke were married. She by marriage Baroness Greystoke. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. Chronicle of Gregory 1460. Then the Quene (age 30) havynge knowelechynge of thys praty whyle sche sende unto the Duke of Somersett (age 24), at that tyme beynge in Dorset schyre at the Castelle of Corffe, and for the Erle of Devyschyre (age 28), and for Elysaundyr Hody, and prayde hem to com to hyr as hastely as they myght, with hyr tenantys as stronge in hyr harnys as men of warre, for the Lorde Rosse (age 33), the Lorde Clyfforde (age 25), the Baron of Grestocke (age 46), the Lorde Nevyle (age 50), the Lorde Latymer (age 53), were waytyng a-pon the Duke of Excete[r] (age 30) to mete with hyr at Hulle. And thys mater was not taryd but fulle prevely i-wrought; and she sende letters unto alle hyr ehyffe offycers that they wold doo the same, and that they shulde warne alle the servantys that lovyd hyr or purposyd to kepe and rejoyse hyr ofYysce, to wayte a-pon hyr at Hulle by that day as hit a-poyntyd by hyr. Alle thes pepylle were gaderyd and conveyde so prevely that they wer hole in nombyr of xvM [Note. 15000] or any man wolde be-leve hyt; in so moche yf any man sayde, or tolde, or talkyd of suche gaderyng, he shulde be schende, and sum were in grete donger, for the comyn pepylle sayde by thoo that tolde the, troughthe, "Ye talke ryght ye wolde hit were," and gave noo credens of hyr sayynge. But the laste the lordys purposyd to knowe the troughthe. And the ix day of December nexte folowyng the Duke of Yorke (age 49), the Erle of Salysbury (age 60), the Erle Rutlond (age 17) (he was the Duke of Yorke ys secunde sone, one the beste dysposyd lorde in thys londe), and Syr Thomas Haryngdon (age 60), whythe many mo knyghtys and quyers and grete pepylle with hem, and soo departyd owte of London towarde Yorke, &c. Calendars. 17 Mar 1465. Grant to the king's kinsman Ralph, lord of Graystok (age 51), knight, and the, heirs male of his body of the manors and lordships of Storthwayte, Garton and Melburne, co. York, with their members, worth 60/. yearly, and the advowson or patronage of the priory of Kirkeham, co. York, worth nothings and the manor of Ravensthorp, co. York, worth 35/. yearly, the custody of which was granted by letters patent dated 5 November, 1 Edward IV. to Robert Danby and Thomas Wytham (age 45), chancellor of the Exchequer, for 20 years from Michaelmas then last past at a rent of 26/. 13s, 4d. yearly, with a toft and a bovate of land in Boltby, co. York, late of John son of William de la Boure, worth 2^. yearly, and the said 26/. 13^. 4d. and all issues and arrears of the above premises from 3 March before the said 5 November, and pardon to the said Ralph, Robert and Thomas of all accounts for the same. By p.s. Vacated by surrender and cancelled because the king granted the above I to him and the heirs male of his body by other letters patent on 30 November, 8 Edward IV. On 01 Jun 1487 Ralph Greystoke 5th Baron Greystoke (age 73) died. His granddaughter Elizabeth Greystoke 6th Baroness Greystoke Baroness Dacre Gilsland (age 15) succeeded 6th Baroness Greystoke.
After 07 Jun 1438. Monument to John Cockayne (deceased) at St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne [Map]. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Cockerel Crest (most of which is missing). Horned Headdress. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.
Sybil Aldeburgh: Around 1363 she was born to William Aldeburgh 1st Baron Aldeburgh Harewood (age 41) and Elizabeth Lisle Baroness Ferrers Harewood (age 23) at Harewood. Around 1379 William Rhyther (age 20) and Sybil Aldeburgh (age 16) were married. On 03 Sep 1439 Sybil Aldeburgh (age 76) died at Harewood.
On 06 Jun 1441 William Phelip (age 58) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Dennington [Map]. Monument to William Phelip (age 58) and Joan Bardolf (age 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.
William Phelip: In 1383 he was born to William Phelip (age 30) and Juliana Erpingham (age 23). Before 1407 William Phelip (age 24) and Joan Bardolf (age 16) were married. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. Around 1418 William Phelip (age 35) was appointed 132nd Knight of the Garter by King Henry V of England (age 31). In 1422 William Phelip (age 39) was appointed Treasurer of the Royal Household. After 1422 William Phelip (age 39) was appointed Lord Chamberlain of the Household.
Joan Bardolf: Before 08 Jul 1382 Thomas Bardolf 5th Baron Bardolf (age 12) and Avice Cromwell Baroness Bardolf (age 12) were married. Baron Bardolf of Wormegay in Norfolk abeyant betwen his two daughters Anne Bardolf Baroness Cobham Sternborough and Joan Bardolf. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. On 11 Nov 1390 she was born to Thomas Bardolf 5th Baron Bardolf (age 20) and Avice Cromwell Baroness Bardolf (age 20). On 12 Mar 1447 Joan Bardolf (age 56) died.
Ralph Grey: In 1406 he was born to Thomas Grey of Werke and Heaton (age 21) and Alice Neville. On 10 Dec 1427 Ralph Grey (age 21) and Elizabeth Fitzhugh were married. She the daughter of Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Grey Baroness Fitzhugh (age 63). He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. On 17 Mar 1442 Ralph Grey (age 36) died.
After 1451. St Bartholemew's Church Tong [Map]. Monument to Richard Vernon aka Pembridge (age 62) and Benedicta Ludlow. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. He with an Lancastrian Esses Collar. Chest of sandstone with twenty-three niches containing, alternatively, twelve angels with shields, and eleven apostles. His head rests on the Vernon Horses Head Crest. She wearing Esses Collar and mitred Crespine Headress. Scabbard with IHS. Possibly the work of Sutton and Prentys.
Richard Vernon aka Pembridge: Shropshire Archaeological Society. And in addition, of our more abundant favour, we grant and give permission on our own behalf, and, as far as is in our power, on behalf of our heirs, to the aforesaid Isabel, Walter, and William Mosse, their heirs or assignees, that they themselves may give and grant the advowson and patronage of the aforesaid College, when it has thus been effectually founded, to Richard Vernon aka Pembridge, son of Richard Vernon, the near relative [Note. Richard Vernon aka Pembridge was great-nephew of Fulk de Pembridge of Tong Castle and heir of the the aforesaid Fulk, and to Benedicta, wife of the same Richard Vernon aka Pembridge, and to the heirs of the body of Richard son of Richard, and Benedicta, to be held, after after the death of the aforesaid Isabel, in such a way that if the same Richard son of Richard, and Benedicta die without heirs of their bodies, then the advowson and patronage of the aforesaid College remain with the heirs of the body of the same Richard son of Richard; and if the same Richard son of Richard die without an heir of his body, then the advovson and patronage of the aforesaid College remain with William Ludlow [Note. Son of William Ludlow and Isabel de Lingen] and Isabel Vernon aka Pembridge his wife, sister of the aforesaid Richard Vernon aka Pembridge, and the heirs of the body of the same William Ludlow and Isabel his wife; and if the same William Ludlow and Isabel his wife die without heirs of their bodies, then the advowson and patronage of the aforesaid College remain with the heirs of the body of the same Isabel, wife of William. Around 1389 he was born to Richard Vernon (age 21) and Joan ferch Rhys Griffith at Haddon Hall. On 24 May 1409 Fulk de Pembridge of Tong Castle died. The estates at Tong were inherited by his great-nephew Richard Vernon aka Pembridge (age 20) grandson of his sister Juliana Pembridge. In 1426 Richard Vernon aka Pembridge (age 37) was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons. Before 1427 Richard Vernon aka Pembridge (age 38) and Benedicta Ludlow (age 35) were married. On 24 Aug 1451 Richard Vernon aka Pembridge (age 62) died at Haddon Hall. He was buried at St Bartholemew's Church Tong.
Around 1456 John Curzon (age 76) died. Monument in All Saints Church, Kedleston [Map] to John Curzon (age 76) and Joan Bagot (age 56). Fluted Period. Eagle Crest. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Couters. Pauldrons. Sabatons. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar. Probably Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.
After 1456. St Lawrence's Church, Over Peover [Map]. Monument to Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover (deceased) and Margery Venables (age 87). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. He with a Lancastrian Esses Collar and IHC NASARE Lettering his head resting on an Ass's Head Crest. She wearing a mitred crespine headress. Possiby Sutton and Prentys.
Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover: Around 1363 he was born to William "The Elder" IV Mainwaring (age 47). Before 1390 Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover (age 27) and Catherine Harcourt (age 17) were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. In 1391 Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover (age 28) and Margery Venables (age 22) were married at Kinderton Middleton. In 1456 Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover (age 93) died.
Margery Venables: Around 1369 she was born to Hugh Venables of Kinderton (age 39). Around 1387 Richard Bulkeley (age 18) and Margery Venables (age 18) were married. In 1459 Margery Venables (age 90) died.
Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford: In 1400 he was born to Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (age 21) and Eleanor or Catherine Peverell at Farleigh Hungerford. Around 1408 Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford (age 8) and Margaret Botreaux 4th Baroness Botreaux Baroness Hungerford were married. They were third cousin once removed. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England. Chronicle of Gregory 1439. 30 Apr 1439. And the laste day of Aprylle deyde the Erle of Warwyke (age 57) at Roone. Ande the same yere the Cardynalle Archebyschoppe of Yorke (age 59), the Byschoppe of Northewyche (age 51), the Byschoppe of Syn Davys and many othyr docters, and the Duke of Northefolke (age 23), the Erle of Stafford (age 36), the Lorde Bowcer, and the Lorde Hungerforde (age 39), with a grete mayny, wente unto Calys; and they hadde the Duke of Orlyaunce (age 44) with hem for to trete of pes by twyne Ingelonde and Fraunce. And there mette with hem the grete lordys of Fraunce, that ys to wyte, of spyrytualle and temporalle, the Archebyschoppe of Raynys (age 59), whythe many moo byschoppys, the Erle of Wendon (age 63), a the Bastarde of Orlyaunce (age 36), and many othyr lordys of Fraunce; and thedyr come the Byschoppe of Spayne and of Colayne, and many moo othyr dyvers contreys that com fro the Counselle of Basylle. On 09 Aug 1449 Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (age 71) died at Salisbury. He was buried at the Hungerford Chapel at Salisbury Cathedral. His son Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford (age 49) succeeded 2nd Baron Hungerford 1C 1426. Margaret Botreaux 4th Baroness Botreaux Baroness Hungerford by marriage Baroness Hungerford. In 1459 Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford (age 59) died. His son Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford 1st Baron Moleyns (age 28) succeeded 3rd Baron Hungerford 1C 1426. Eleanor Moleyns Baroness Hungerford (age 32) by marriage Baroness Hungerford.
Around 1470. St Helen's Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire [Map]. Believed to be Thomas Hastings otherwise a Pilgrim unusual for wearing and Lancastrian Esses Collar.
On 12 Mar 1487 William Gascoigne (age 35) died at Gawthorpe Hall [Map]. All Saints Church Harewood [Map]. Monument to William Gascoigne (age 35) and Margaret Percy (age 40). Fluted Period. Alabaster chest tomb with a fine array of weepers, possibly their children although too many, women one side, nine men the other, one of which appears with angels wings, possible children and spouses. He wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with unusual O links. Clean shaved, no bascinet, his head resting on a helm with bulls head crest. His armour plate over which there appears to be, unusually for the period, a tabard. The left hand side of his face appears disfigured. Possibly a war wound. She wearing the widow's barbe. Note. Gardner describes this monument as being to Sir John Nevill of Womersley, died 1482. Chest with Weepers. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Angels Supporting Pillow.
William Gascoigne: Around 1452 he was born to William Gascoigne XIII (age 22) and Joan Neville (age 18) at Gawthorpe Hall. Before 1467 William Gascoigne (age 15) and Margaret Percy (age 19) were married. She the daughter of Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland and Eleanor Poynings Countess Northumberland (age 44). They were half second cousin once removed. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. In 1478 William Gascoigne (age 26) was appointed Knight of the Bath. In 1480 William Gascoigne (age 28) received a license to crenellate at Gawthorpe Hall.
Margaret Percy: Around 1447 she was born to Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland (age 25) and Eleanor Poynings Countess Northumberland (age 25). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.
After 29 May 1495. Monument to Thomas Fitzwilliam (deceased) and Lucy Neville (age 27) in St Mary's Church Tickhill Doncaster [Map]. Originally located in Tickhill Friary the tomb was moved to St Mary's Church at the Dissolution in 1538. Restored in 2012. The alabaster chest tomb believed to be one of the earliest examples of Italianate carving. The Lancastrian Esses Collar highly unusual; unique even but then so is the armour.
Thomas Fitzwilliam: On 13 Jan 1448 he was born to Richard Fitzwilliam (age 33) in Aldwark. Around 1473 Thomas Fitzwilliam (age 24) and Lucy Neville (age 5) were married. She the daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe (age 32). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. On 29 May 1495 Thomas Fitzwilliam (age 47) died.
Lucy Neville: In 1468 she was born to John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 37) and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe (age 27). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. After 1492 Anthony Browne (age 48) and Lucy Neville (age 24) were married. The difference in their ages was 24 years. She the daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe. They were fourth cousins. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. In 1508 Charles Brandon 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 24) and Anne Browne were married secretly at Stepney. She, Anne, being the step-daughter of his first wife's (age 42) sister Lucy Neville (age 40). They, Charles and Anne, had possibly been betrothed before his marriage to Margaret Neville (age 42). Around 27 Mar 1534 Lucy Neville (age 66) died at Bagshot Manor Bagshot, Surrey.
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.
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 1517. St Bartholemew's Church Tong [Map]. Monument to Richard Vernon (age 40) and Margaret Dymoke (age 17). Fluted Period. Angels Supporting Pillow. The alabaster chest was once used as the altar. He with an Lancastrian Esses Collar and Tudor Rose Pendant. Chest with Bedesmen. Note the swirling tail at his feet which may indicate the work of Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent.
Richard Vernon: Around 1477 he was born to Henry Vernon (age 32) and Anne Talbot (age 32). In or before 1508 Richard Vernon (age 31) and Margaret Dymoke (age 7) were married. The difference in their ages was 23 years. In Aug 1517 Richard Vernon (age 40) died. He was buried at St Bartholemew's Church Tong.
John ap Ellis Eyton: In 1526 he died.
She wearing a Gabled Headress.
Tudor Roses on his sword pommel.
A curious lion at his feet. Unlikely the carver had ever seen a lion.
Lancastrian Esses Collar.
Detail of the orle, mantling and what remains of the crest on his Great Helm. Difficult to tell what it was originally.
In 1528 Henry Willoughby (age 77) was buried at St Leonard's Church Wollaton, Nottinghamshire [Map]. A fine chest tomb monument in sandstone (rather than alabaster), somewhat damaged, with his four wives, two each side.Lancastrian Esses Collar somehwat unusual given the 1528 date of his death. Sphinx Crest. Cadaver Underneath. Henry Willoughby's Arms including Willoughby top left hand corner (Water Bougets from Willoughy family original name Bugge). Lancastrian Esses and Inter-twined Knots Collar.
Hall's Chronicle 1533. 19 May 1533. The coming by water from Greenwich the Thursday.
The ninetteeth day of May the Mayor and his brethren all in Scarlet, and such as were knights had collars of Esses and the remnant having good chains, and the counsel of the city with them assembled at saint Mary Hill, and at one of the clock descended to the New Stair to their barge, which was garnished with many goodly banners and streamers, and richly covered. In which barge were Shalmes, Shagbushes and diverse other instruments, which continually made goodly harmony. After that the Mayor and his brethren were in their barge seeing that all the companies to the number of fifty barges were ready to wait upon them. They gave commandment to the companies that no barge should row nearer to another then twice the length of the barge upon a great pain. And to see the order kept, there were three light wherys prepared, and in every one of them two officers to call on them to keep their order, after which commandment given they set forth in order as hereafter is described.
First before the Mayors barge was a Foyst or Wafter full of ordinance, in which Foyst was a great Dragon continually moving, and casting wildfire, and round about the said Foyst stood terrible monsters and wild men casting fire and making hideous noises: Next after the Foyst a good distance came the Mayors barge, on whose right hand was the Batchelors barge, in the which were trumpets and diverse other melodious instruments. The decks of the said barge and the sailyards and the top castles were hanged with rich cloth of gold and silk. At the foreship and the Stern were two great banners rich beaten with the arms of the king and the queen, and on the top castle also was a long streamer newly beaten with the said arms. The sides of the barge were set full of Flags and banners of the devises of the company of Haberdashers and merchant adventurers, and the cords were hanged with innumerable pensels having little bells at the ends which made a goodly noise and a goodly sight wavering in the wind. On the outside of the barge were three dozen Escutcheons in metal of arms of the king and the Queen which were beaten upon square bucram divided so that the right side had the King's colours, and the left side the Queen's, which Escutcheons were fastened on the clothes of gold and silver hanging on the decks on the left hand. On the left hand of the Mayor was another Foyst, in the which was a mount and on the same stood a white Falcon crowned upon a rote of gold environed with white roses and red, which was the Queens devise: about which mount sat virgins singing and playing sweetly. Next after the Mayor followed his fellowship the Haberdashers. Next after them the Mercers, then the Grocers, and so every company in his order, and last of all the Mayors and sheriff's officers, every company having melody in his barge by himself, and goodly garnished with banners and some garnished with silk and some with Arras and rich carpets, which was a goodly sight to behold, and in this order they rowed to Greenwich to the point next beyond Greenwich, and there they turned backward in another order, that is to wete, the Mayor and Sheriff's officers first, and the meanest craft next, and so ascending to the uttermost crafts in order and the Maior last as they go to Paul's at Christmas, and in that order they rowed downward to Greenwich town and there cast anchor making great melody. At three of the clock the Queen appeared in rich cloth of gold and entered into her barge accompanied with diverse ladies and gentlewomen, and incontinent the Citizens set forwards in their order, their minstrels continually playing, and the Batchelors barge going on the queen's right hand which she took great pleasure to behold. About the Queen's barge were many noble men, as the duke of Suffolk, the Marques Dorset, the Erie of Wiltshire, her father, the Earls of Arundel, Derby, Rutland, Worcester, Huntingdon, Sussex, Oxford, and many bishops and noblemen every one in his barge, which was a goodly sight to behold. She thus being accompanied rowed toward the Tower, and in the mean way the shippes which were commanded to lie on the shore for letting of the barges shot diverse peals of guns, and or she landed there was a marvellous shot out of the Tower as ever was heard there. And at her landing there met with her the Lord Chamberlain with the officers of arms and brought her to the King, which received her with loving countenance at the Posterne by the water side and kissed her, and then she turned back again and thanked the Mayor and the citizens with many goodly words, and so entered into the Tower. After which entry the citizens all this while housed before the Tower making great melody and went not aland, for none were assigned to land but the Mayor, the Recorder and two Aldermen. But for to speak of the people that stood on every shore to behold the sight, he that saw it not would not believe it.
After 1554. St Mary the Virgin Church North Aston [Map]. Believed to be a. Monument to John Anne but the armour would suggest it is around a hundred years or so earlier than his death in 1554. Finely carved in alabaster. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Lion Pendant. Fine Bedesmen on the chest. Dogs chewing at her dress. Possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Angels Supporting Pillow. Chest with Weepers. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Gabled Headress with Lappets.
John Anne: In 1554 he died.
Introduction. Often when a monument was so disfigured as, to the eye of any ordinary observer, to appear hopeless as the subject for a drawing, would Mr. Stothard, by industriously stripping it, by means of a penknife, of its barbarous coat of whitewash, or other plastering (called by country churchwardens beautifying restore the sharpness of the parts, and produce a drawing replete with the finest minutiae of detail. Never was there an eye more accurately observant of the characteristic points of art in different ages than Mr. Stothard's. Not a fragment of painted glass, or tile decorated by any sort of ornament, but be could assign to it a proper era. This lion rampant was of the manner adopted in blazoning heraldic bearings in the reign of the First Edward; the ornament on that belt was of the Third; the mitre on the head of a certain Bishop was of Henry the Third's time; the style of such a capital bespoke a coeval date. The original conjecture that the collar of SS. expressed Henry the Fourth's favourite motto, was one instance of his critical acumen; and a good proof that his solution of the enigma was right, is, that some antiquaries have since unhesitatingly adopted it as their own:—an observation which might be extended to the piracies which have been committed on his monumental etchings; for such they become, when his drawings have been copied without even the courtesy of acknowledgment.