Culture, General Things, Church Monuments, Church Monument Details, Great Helms and Male Headwear, Saracen's Head Crest

Saracen's Head Crest is in Great Helms and Male Headwear.

In 1390 Sampson Strelley was buried at All Saints' Church Strelley [Map]. Monument to Sampson and Elizabeth Hercy. Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Finely made in Chellaston alabaster. The detail of the mail incomplete. Bascinet, no orle, moustache. Great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, strangled as denoted by the tongue out. Extended mantling. She wearing an early form of Crespine Headress. Holding Hands. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Angels Supporting Pillow. Bedesmen. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar.

Sampson Strelley: He was born to Robert Strelley. Sampson Strelley and Elizabeth Hercy were married. In 1390 Sampson Strelley died.

Elizabeth Hercy: In 1405 she died. She was buried at All Saints' Church Strelley.

After 22 Jan 1502 John Strelley (age 46) was buried at All Saints' Church Strelley [Map]. Monument to John Strelley (deceased) and Sanchia Willoughby (age 50). Fluted Period. Described as the finest alabaster monument in the country. Chellaston alabaster. Bobbed hair to the shoulder. Feet resting on a Lion, two fine Bedesmen, one male, one female;possibly Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. Great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, strangled as denoted by the tongue out. Extended mantling. Four arms above the effigies represent, from left to right: Strelley impaled Kempe - his father Robert Strelley and his mother Isabel Kempe, Strelley Arms impaled Willoughby - John and his wife, Strelley impaled Pierrepoint - John's paternal great-grandfather Nicholas Strelley and great-grandmother Elizabeth Pierrepoint.

After 1503. Monument to John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk and Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk (age 58) in St Andrew's Church, Wingfield [Map]. 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.

Edith Latimer: Before 1479 John Greene and she were married. Around 1450 she was born to Nicholas Latimer and Joan Hody at Duntish, Dorset. Before 1475 John Mordaunt and she were married. The date somewhat unreliable. Her first husband John Greene is supposed to have died in 1483 which makes the date of her marriage to John Mordaunt and the birth of her sons by him unreliable? On 01 Sep 1504 Edith Latimer died at Turvey. She was buried at All Saints Church, Turvey.

On 27 Sep 1931 Robert Walpole 5th Earl Orford (age 77) died. Earl Orford extinct. 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.