Bongrace

Bongrace is in Female Headwear.

On 25 Feb 1387 John Grey aka Marmion 1343-1387 (44) died in Spain. In 1400 Elizabeth St Quentin 1347-1400 (53) died.

Monument in St Nicholas Church West Tanfield. Camail and Jupon Period. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Hip Belt. Feathered Crest on Great Helm. Angels Supporting Pillow. His bascinet has decorated edges with the camail appearig to attach inside the bascinet. Decorated flat band. She wearing a unusual headress which appears to be a cross between Gabled Headress and Bongrace. Her dress long with a Low Rounded Neckline and appears to be decoated with an armorial: vair at the top, chevrons at the bottom, which may be Marmion or a variation of.

On 08 Feb 1556 Robert Townshend -1556 died. He was buried at St Laurence's Church Ludlow. Elizabethan Period. She wearing a Bongrace. He, unusually, with his head on a book.

In 1580 Henry Sacheverell 1547-1580 (33) died at Ratcliffe on Soar. Tomb in Holy Trinity Church Ratcliffe on Soar. His head on a great helm with Goat Crest. She wearing a Bongrace.

Sherbourne Abbey. On 26 Apr 1584 John Leweston 1506-1584 (78) died. In 1579 Joanna Culpepper 1520-1580 (59) died. Bongrace.

In Dec 1584 Godfrey Foljambe 1527-1584 (57) died at Chesterfield. On 11 Apr 1617 Troth Tyrwhitt 1534-1617 (83) died at Aldwark. Elizabethan Period monument in Church of St Mary and All Saints Chesterfield to Godfrey Foljambe 1527-1584 (57) and Troth Tyrwhitt 1534-1617 (50). Bongrace.

After 1588. St Peter's Church Shelford. Alabaster Monument to Anne Rawson 1515-1588. Carved by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

The quartered Stanhope impaled with Rawson Arms: Gules, a four square castle in perspective with as many towers and cupolas one at each angle or standing in water azure.

Detail of her Bongrace.

Dress folds typical of Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

On 26 Jul 1594 Richard Shireburn 1526-1594 (68) died. He was buried in Church of All Hallows Great Mitton. Monument sculpted by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent. Bongrace. Unicorn Pendant. Ruff. Dogs chewing at her dress. Dress Folds at Feet. Chunky Lions Mane. Chest with Weepers holding Shields. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar.

On 04 Apr 1617 Charles Cavendish 1553-1617 (63) died. On 18 Apr 1629 Catherine Ogle 8th Baroness Ogle 1570-1629 (59) died at Bothal. Monument to Charles Cavendish 1553-1617 (63) and Catherine Ogle 8th Baroness Ogle 1570-1629 (47) in Church of St Mary and St Laurence Bolsover. Jacobean Period. Bongrace. Rush Mat.

On 17 Jan 1625 Henry Sacheverell 1566-1625 (59) died. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Ratcliffe on Soar.

Dutch School mural monument with his three wives (Marie Giddings -1600 wearing Bongrace, Elizabeth Copley -1616 and Lucie Boughton 1570-1625 (55)) above and he recumbent. Below effigies of children including Chrisom Child. Possibly Jasper Hollemans Sculptor or Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (38).

After 15 Aug 1625. St Oswald's Church Malpas. Monument to Hugh "The Younger" Cholmondeley 1552-1601 and Mary Holford 1562-1625. Jacobean Period. She wearing a Bongrace. Chrisom Child.

A Bongrace was a velvet-covered headdress, stiffened with buckram, that covered the top of the head only.