History of St Mary's Church Ewelme

St Mary's Church Ewelme is in Ewelme.

On 18 Nov 1434 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (67) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme.

After 18 Nov 1434. St Mary's Church Ewelme. Monument to Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 and Maud Burghesh 1379-1437.

The Arms in two rows left to right ...

Top Row 1 Beaufort 2 Possibly Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495; possibly Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 who married Philippa Mohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess York -1431, impaled Neville 3 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 4 Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk 1300 1338 impaled Neville 5 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 (again?) 6 Stafford impaled Neville 7 Montacute and Monthermer impaled Chaucer Modern.

Bottom Row 1 Beauchamp quartered with Newburgh; Earl Warwick reflecting the Beauchamp family having inherited the Earldom of Warwick through marriage to Isabel Maudit who was the sister of William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 who died without issue. Isabel Maudit and William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 were the children of William Maudit and Alice Beaumont -1262. Alice Beaumont -1262 inherited the Earldom of Warwick when her half-niece Margaret Beaumont 7th Countess Warwick -1253 died. 2 Unknown impaled Beaufort 3 Montacute and Monthermer impaled Mohun 4 Montacute and Monthermer quartered Neville 5 De La Pole quartered Chaucer Modern 6 Despencer impaled Chaucer Modern 7 Mohun impaled Chaucer Modern. John Mohun 2nd Baron Mohun Dunster 1320-1375 and Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404.

On 27 Apr 1437 Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (58) died at Ewelme. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme.

On 20 May 1475 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71) died. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme.

After 20 May 1475. St Mary's Church Ewelme. Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver Underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). From left to right ...

1 Roet impaled Chaucer Modern. Alice's paternal grandparents.

2 De La Pole impaled Stafford. Her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 (99).

3 Montacute and Monthermer impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424.

4 De La Pole quartered Chaucer Modern.

5 Roet impaled Chaucer Modern.

6 Chaucer Modern.

7 De La Pole.

8 De La Pole impaled England Henry IV signifying Alice's son John's (32) marriage to Elizabeth of York (31) sister of King Edward IV (33).

Detail of the North Side of the monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). Arms from left to right ...

1 De La Pole quartered Chaucer Modern impaled Unknown.

2 De La Pole. Her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (78).

3 De La Pole quarted Chaucer Modern. Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (32) by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (78).

4 Chaucer. Alice's father Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434.

5 Montacute and Monthermer quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 (86).

6 Roet. Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

7 Roet impaling England Henry IV probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387 who married Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400.

8 Roet impaling Chaucer Modern. Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

Interior of St Mary's Church Ewelme.