Culture, General Things, Church Monuments, Church Monument Details, Shroud Monument

Shroud Monument is in Church Monument Details.

On 20 Mar 1627 Anne Chichester died in childbirth. She was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map]. In north aisle, a very classical monument for its date, black and white marble table tomb with shrouded effigy.

Anne Chichester: She was born to Robert Chichester and Frances Harrington. On 04 Jul 1622 Thomas Bruce 1st Earl Elgin (age 23) and she were married at Holy Trinity Church, Minories.

The Chichester Family Crest being a Heron with an Eel in its mouth.

Around 16 Jun 1662 Mary Witham Baronetess Bolles (deceased) was buried at All Saints Church, Ledsham [Map] some six weeks after her death as stipulated by her will by which she provided £120 to "retain her kindred, friends and servants together, and to entertain other persons ordinary and extraordinary". Shroud Monument.

Her tomb consists of a large block of white marble on a black slab on which her finely carved effigy rests showing her in a winding sheet. The black slab is supported by black pillars with white capitals and base.

At the head of the tomb are the arms Witham as a widow: Or three eaglets overall a bend gules. The Witham crest: Out of a ducal coronet or a demi-woman hair dishevelled holding in dester hand a gem ring.

At the sides Jobson (impaling Witham and Bolles implaing Witham.

The inscription ...

Here under, lyeth interred the Body of the Right Worshipful Dame Mary Bolles of Heath Hall, in the County of York, Baronetess, on of the daughters of William Witham, of the worshipful and ancient Family of Witham of Leadstone Hall, in the County aforesaid, Esquire; who married to her first husband Thomas Jobson of Cudworth, in the said County, Esquire, by whom she had issue Thomas Jobson, Esquire, and Elizabeth, who married Thomas Sheerebrooke of Oxon, in the Country of Nottingham, Esquire. The said Dame Mary Bolles had to her second husband Thomas Bolles of Asbarstone, in the Country of Nottingham, Esquire; by who she had issue Ann, married the Right Worshipful Sir William Dalston of Dalston, in the County of Cumberland, King and Baronet; and Mary, who married Thomas Legh of Alington, in the County of Cheshire, Esquire. The said Dame Mary Bolles, being 83 years of age, departed this mortal life at Heath Hall, aforesaid, the 5 day of May, in the year of our Lord 1662.

Her bowels were buried at the Church of St Peter Kirkthorpe [Map].

Thomas Jobson of Cudworth: In or before 1600 he and Mary Witham Baronetess Bolles (age 20) were married. On 21 Nov 1606 he died.