Cadaver Tombs

Cadaver Tombs is in Church Monument Details.


In 1470 John Boleyn 1414-1470 (56) died. Probably his memorial brass in Church of St Peter and St Paul Salle. He appears as a Cadaver.

After 1549. Tewkesbury Abbey. Cadaver Cenotaph to Abbot John Wakeman -1549. The Cadaver unusual for the detail of worms and mice.

Cadaver Underneath

On 07 Oct 1471 Richard Willoughby -1471 died. He was buried in St Leonard's Church Wollaton.
Monument to Richard Willoughby -1471 and Anna Leeke 1425-1468. Excellent brass with Cadaver Underneath. The arms being, left to right, Bugge Arms, Bugge Arms impaled with Leeke, Bugge Arms impaled with Foljambe Arms, Bugge Arms impaled with Annesley Arms.

On 20 May 1475 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71) died. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. 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 Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's paternal grandparents.
2 De La Pole Arms impaled Stafford Arms. Her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.
3 Montacute and Monthermer Arms 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 Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms.
5 Roet Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms.
6 Chaucer Modern Arms.
7 De La Pole Arms.
8 De La Pole Arms impaled England Henry IV Arms signifying Alice's son John's (32) marriage to Elizabeth of York (31) sister of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (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 Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms impaled Unknown.
2 De La Pole Arms. Her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
3 De La Pole Arms quarted Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (32) by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
4 Chaucer Arms. Alice's father Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434.
5 Montacute and Monthermer Arms quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428.
6 Roet Arms. Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387.
7 Roet Arms impaling England Henry IV Arms 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 Arms impaling Chaucer Modern Arms. Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

In 1528 Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (77) was buried at St Leonard's Church Wollaton. A fine chest tomb monument in sandstone (rather than alabaster), somewhat damaged, with his four wives, two each side.Lancastrian Esses Collar somehwat unusual given the 1528 date of his death.Sphinx Crest. Cadaver Underneath. Henry Willoughby's Arms including Willoughby top left hand corner (Water Bougets from Willoughy family original name Bugge). Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Lancastrian Esses and Inter twined Knots Collar.

On 29 Dec 1595 Frances Berkeley 1564-1595 (31) died. She was buried at Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill. Monument to Frances Berkeley 1564-1595 (31) and George Shirley 1st Baronet Staunton Harold 1559-1622 (36). The armorial shows Shirley Arms and Berkeley Arms impaled. Cadaver Underneath. Attributed to Jasper Hollemans Sculptor.

In 1608 Francis Fitton -1608 died. He was buried at the Church of St James Gawsworth. Cadaver Underneath.

In 1625 John Sydenham V 1568-1625 (57) died. Monument at St Andrew's Church Brympton d'Evercy.
A Corinthian column at each corner supports the fine canopy, and the whole is adorned withmany coats of arms, which,commencing on the north side, illustrate, as it were, the pedigree of the family. On either side the canopy is surmounted by the arms ofSir John Sydenham, on the north impaling those of his first wife, and on the south the arms of his second;each coat is flanked by a small shield supported by a ram. Bound the edge of the canopy are thirteen shields, on which are impaled the arms brought inby various atches. On each side of the tomb itself are three large shields :those on the north side bearing the arms of Sydenham, impaling those of Audley Arm, Bruges, and Godolphin Arms, with their various quarterings;on the south are the arms of John Sydenham (36), who erected the monument, his sister impaled with those of her husband Edward Paston, and another coat in which the sinister side is not filled in. Probably it was meant to await the marriage of Sir Balph Sydenham (34), a younger brother of the founder. At the west end base is the large quartered coat of Sir John Sydenham, impaling the arms of Buckland with its nine quarterings. At the head of the tomb, surmounted by the helmet, crest, and lambrequin, is the—Sydenham coat of twelve quarterings, beneath which is the following inscription :
My foundir Sydenham, match'd with Hobye's Heyr,.
Badde me inform thee (gentle Passenger).
That what hee hath donne in mcc is onlie meant.
To memorize his father and s discent.
Without vayne glorye but he doth intreat.
That if thou comst his legende to repeate.
Thou speak him truly as he was and than — Report itso, hee dyed an honest mane.
10 November 1626.
The main armorial as follows: 1 Sydenham Arms 2 Kitsford Arms 3 Dalingrige Arms 4 Hussey Arms 5 Stourton Arms 6 Langland Arms 7 Beaufre Arms 8 Furneux Arms 9 Godolphin Arms 10 Balune Arms 11 Killigrew Arms 12 Trenouth Arms. Source.
Cadaver Underneath.