Widow's Barbe is in Clothing.
Widow's Barbe. A covering of the neck. From French 'barbe' meaning 'beard'.
After 1446. St Bartholemew's Church Tong [Map]. Monument to Fulk de Pembridge of Tong Castle and Isabel de Lingen (age 76). She the foundress of the church. Camail and Jupon Period. His head rests on a Great Helm with his crest of a Turkish Woman with plaited hair. At his feet a lion, at her feet a fawn albeit no longer with its head. She in widow's clothes with a barbe. Note the curious chain attached to the bottom of her dress.
Around 1465. All Saints Church Harewood [Map]. Monument to William Gascoigne XII (age 56) and Margaret Clarell Lady of the Garter. Fluted Period. Suns and Roses Collar. His bare head, with finely detailed hair, no facial hair, rests on an unusual helm which appears to be a Maiden's Face, with an orle. Below the waist faulds and tassets under which mail may be seen. Both rest on a chest tomb with finely detailed weepers on each side. She, on his right, with a Widow's Barbe drawn up to her chin at the finely carved end of her dress two dogs, one pulling at the folds. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar. Dress Folds at Feet.
William Gascoigne XII: Around 1409 he was born to William Gascoigne (age 43) at Gawthorpe Hall. On 07 Feb 1426 William Gascoigne XII (age 17) and Margaret Clarell Lady of the Garter (age 29) were married. Around 1465 William Gascoigne XII (age 56) died at Gawthorpe Hall. All Saints Church Harewood.
Margaret Clarell Lady of the Garter: Around 1397 she was born to Thomas Clarell of Aldwarke. In or before 1422 Robert Waterton Constable (age 62) and Margaret Clarell Lady of the Garter (age 24) were married. The difference in their ages was 37 years. In 1462 Margaret Clarell Lady of the Garter (age 65) died. Before 17 Sep 1474 John Fitzwilliam (age 77) and she were married.
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.
Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon: In 1511 she was born to Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu (age 19) and Jane Neville Baroness Montagu (age 30). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.65%. On 25 Jun 1532 Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (age 18) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 21) were married. He the son of George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon (age 45) and Anne Stafford Countess Huntingdon (age 49). They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. On 24 Mar 1545 George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon (age 58) died. His son Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (age 31) succeeded 2nd Earl Huntingdon 7C 1529, 7th Baron Botreaux 1368, 6th Baron Hungerford 1C 1426, 4th Baron Moleyns 1C 1445 and 4th Baron Hastings 2C 1461. Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 34) by marriage Countess Huntingdon. On 23 Sep 1576 Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 65) died. She was buried in the Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.