Biography of Maximillian Colt -1641
On 23 Sep 1607 Princess Mary Stewart 1605-1607 was buried in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey opposite her sister Sophia's tomb in a private ceremony. Her effigy, created by Maximillian Colt -1641, represented a young girl, clad in a mature dress, with the traditional ruff, carved in ivory.
On 03 Mar 1626 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire 1552-1626 (73) died. His son William Cavendish 2nd Earl Devonshire 1590-1628 (36) succeeded as 2nd Earl Devonshire. Christian Bruce Countess Devonshire -1675 by marriage Countess Devonshire. On 12 Oct 1616 Henry Cavendish 1550-1616 (75) died. Both were buried at St Peter's Church, Edensor, Chatsworth, Derbyshire. Monument formed two bodies under a low four-poster with black Ionic columns and black covering slab. Henry appears as a skeleton on a straw mat, William in his shroud with his face exposed. Extremely grand architecture above the two martial flanking figures, then arches with, on the left armour, and on the right purple, coronet, and sword hung up, and in the middle an angel holding the black inscription tablet and blowing a trumpet. The whole is surmounted by a big broken pediment. The monument has been attributed to Maximillian Colt -1641.