Cadaver Tombs

Cadaver Tombs is in Church Monument Details.


In or after 1481. Memorial brass to John Brigge of Salle 1454-1481 (27) in Church of St Peter and St Paul Salle. He appears as a Cadaver. The inscription reads "Here lyth John Brigge under this marbil ston, Whos sowle our lorde ihu have mercy upon, For in this world worthily he lyved many a day, And here his bodi ys beryed and cowched under clay, So frendis fre whatever ye be pray for me I you pray, As ye me se in soche degree so schall ye be anothir day."

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 (46). Excellent brass with Cadaver Underneath. The arms being, left to right, Bugge, Bugge impaled with Leeke, Bugge impaled with Foljambe Arms, Bugge impaled with Annesley Arms.

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.

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). 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 and Berkeley 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, 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 5 Stourton 6 Langland Arms 7 Beaufre Arms 8 Furneux Arms 9 Godolphin 10 Balune Arms 11 Killigrew 12 Trenouth Arms. Source.

Cadaver Underneath.