Elizabethan Period

Elizabethan Period is in Church Monument Periods.

After 1549. St Leonard's Church Wollaton. Monument to Henry Willoughby 1517-1549 and Henry Willoughby 1451-1528. Elizabethan Period.

After 19 Mar 1553. St Martin's Church Stamford. Monument to Richard Cecil 1495-1553 and his wife Jane Heckington -1587. Kneeling figures under an elaborate cornice. Attributed to Cornelius Cure Sculptor -1607. Elizabethan Period.

In 1555 Anthony Lowe 1482-1555 (73) died. St Mary's Church Wirksworth. Monument to Anthony Lowe 1482-1555 (73). Elizabethan Period.

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.

Around 1560. Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby de la Zouch. Monument to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1560 (46) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon 1511-1576 (49) by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent. Chest tomb with five sons on one side, five daughters on the other side, and eldest son on the end. Elizabethan Period. Leg Garter. Garter Robes. Widow's Barbe. Lancastrian Esses and Inter-twined Knots Collar. Feet resting on the Manticore badge of the Hasting's family.
Inscription: "Here lyeth ye corps of Francys late Erle of Hutyngdun, Lord Hastyngs, Hungerford, Botreaux, Molyns, and Moyles, Knight of ye honorable order of ye Garter, which deceased ye XXth daye of June ao Dni 1561: and ye ladie Katheryn, Countisse of Hutyngdon his wife, which deceased ye XXIIId daye of Sepbr anno dni 1576". Moved at least twice. Some restoration.

On 16 Sep 1562 John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562 (82) was buried at All Saints Church Turvey.
A curious monument to John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562 (82) and Elizabeth Vere Baroness Mordaunt -1561 with effigies that appear correct for the time of death, Elizabethan Period, whereas the surrounding monument appears a hundred years later. The carving of his head and torso also appear somewhat out of date. No explanation for his missing right foot. The Mordaunt Crest has changed to an African Woman's Head. The table supported by bare breasted woman that becomes the Mordaunt crest. Sculpted by T Kirkby Sculptor.

On 08 Jun 1564 Ralph Gell 1491-1564 (73) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church Wirksworth. Elizabethan Period. Chest with Weepers.

After 08 May 1566. St Mary's Church Fawsley. Elizabethan Period monument to Valentine Knightley 1495-1566 and Anne Ferrers 1495-1554.

After 12 Sep 1570. Monument to John Shirley 1533-1570 at Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill. Elizabethan Period. Helm with Folds. Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

In 1571 John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt 1508-1571 (63) died. He was buried at All Saints Church Turvey. His son Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt 1538-1601 (32) succeeded 3rd Baron Mordaunt.
On 02 Jun 1543 Ellen Fitzlewis 1522-1543 (21) died. In Apr 1592 Joan Fermor 1516-1592 (76) died.
Elizabethan Period monument with eight Doric Columns with John Mordaunt 2nd Baron Mordaunt 1508-1571 (63) in an elevated position with a wife either side, each lying on a rush mat. All three wearing ruffs. The Mordaunt crest an African Woman's Head. Man with Two Wives.

On 27 Jul 1571 Francis Shirley 1515-1571 (56) died at Staunton Harold. He was buried in the Church of St Mary and St Hardulph Breedon on the Hill. Elizabethan Period. Chest with Weepers holding Shields. Helm with Folds. Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent.

Around 1573. Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury. Monument to John Harford died 1559. Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating John Harford died 1559, signed by John Guldo of Hereford Sculptor: 'JOHN GULDO of Hereford made this tombe w. his owne hande Ano. Dn. 1573. Pedimented surround with Corinthian columns on tall bases, semi-circular head to arched recess with Ionic capitals to pilasters, recumbent effigy in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two lions, the whole enriched with rosettes in spandrels and large leaves and rounded in tympanum, shell motif and three panels with vases and two shields and an achievement of arms at back of recess.

Around 1578. Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury. Monument to Richard Harford died 1578.
Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating Richard Harford died 1578, his wife Martha and Anthony Harford, attributed improbably to John Guldo of Hereford Sculptor, caryatid-type figures possibly Adam and Eve flank central semi-circular headed arched recess with segmental pediment. Two recumbent effigies, male and female in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two grotesque animals, the whole enriched with foliage and flock motifs and rather more primitive in style than John Harford memorial on opposite wall.

On 21 Dec 1579 Thomas Richards -1579 died. Monument to Thomas Richards -1579. In 1603 Elizabeth Fiennes 1523-1603 (80) died.
Monument in St Mary the Virgin Church Chipping Norton. Finely made in alabaster. Elizabethan Period. Renaissance chest with stripped-down strapwork. Rush Mat. Dress Folds at Feet. Ruff.

On 19 Sep 1580 Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk 1519-1580 (61) died. Her son Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1555-1601 (24) succeeded 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Mary Vere Baroness Willoughby Eresby -1624 by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.
She was buried at St James' Church Spilsby with her second husband Richard Bertie Baron Willoughby 1516-1582 (63). Elizabethan Period. Sideboard Tomb. Cornice supported by three figures of a monk and two wildmen, each holding aloft a shield of arms. In the frieze are flowers, fruit and escutcheons.

Around 1597 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619. Portrait of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1555-1601.

After 21 Feb 1581. Church of St Peter and St Paul Exton. Monument to Robert Keilway 1497-1581. Elizabethan Period. This memorial is attributed by Pevsner to Nicholas Johnson and by others to Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647. Made of various marbles, a large standing wall monument of 1580, richly decorated and with a recumbant and kneeling figures of the whole family, in an aedicule, capped by obelisk, arms, etc.
The inscription reads "Here lies Robert Keylway a distinguished esquire among civilians (whilst he lived), renowned for talent, learning and virtue, who loved retirement, lived as a Christian and died in the Lord on the 21st of February 1581 in the year of our Salvation, 1580, and the 84th year of his age. He left Anne his sole heiress and only dearly loved daughter married to John Harrington of Exton, Knt, whom he had always affectionately loved as a son and friend, by which Anne the said John had during the life of the aforesaid Robert two children, a son, Kelwey, who died Dec. 2nd, 1570, 21 weeks old, and lies buried here with his grandfather, and also a daughter Lucy still surviving, and may God grant her a long life. To pay, therefore, a just tribute to so dear and affectionate a parent and to leave to posterity an evidence of their deep gratitude, the said John and Anne have raised this. Monument and dedicated to their father, Keylwey, and their son Keylwey (to their lasting memory if it so please God) and design it, if God will, as a sepulchre for themselves also".

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Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of John Harington 1st Baron Harington 1540-1613.Around 1606 John Critz Painter 1551-1642. Portrait of Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627.Around 1615 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619. Portrait of Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627.Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627.1612. Studio of Isaac Oliver Painter 1565-1617. Miniature Portrait of (probably) Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627. Oliver painted the woman's pearl earrings using Nicholas Hilliard's jewelling technique, which involved laying a raised blob of white lead paint with some shadowing to one side. This form was then crowned with a rounded touch of real silver that was burnished with, to quote Hilliard, "a pretty little tooth of some ferret or stoat or other wild little beast." This technique brought the silver to a sparkling highlight, while actual gold is used to paint the pearl's gold setting. Silver tarnishes with age, therefore, the pearl earrings now appear black.

On 29 Jun 1583 Anthony Gell 1520-1583 (63) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church Wirksworth. Elizabethan Period.

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 14 Apr 1587. Elizabethan Period monument to Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 and Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland 1550-1606 sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. Leg Garter.

On 24 Feb 1588. Elizabethan Period monument to John Manners 4th Earl Rutland 1551-1588 (37) and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland 1553-1595 (35) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 (38).

On 24 Jan 1592 James Harrington 1511-1592 (81) died. He was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul Exton. Monument to James Harrington 1511-1592 (81) and Lucy Sidney 1520-1591 (72). A large standing Elizabethan Period monument with 2 kneeling figures at a prie-dieu in a double aedicule. Wrought in various marbles and enriched with low-relief carving, strapwork etc. surmounted by obelisk, and arms. Stylistically similar to the monument to Robert Keilway. Possibly sculpted by Nicholas Johnson Sculptor -1624 or Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (5).

29 Jan 1592. St Laurence's Church Ludlow. Monument to Edmund Walter Chief Justice -1593 buried 29 Jan 1592 and Mary Hakluyt 1518-1583 (74). Elizabethan Period. Appears to be a work of Cornelius Cure Sculptor -1607

On 15 Nov 1592 Thomas Cockayne 1520-1592 (71) died. He was buried at St Oswalds Church Ashbourne. Monument to Thomas Cockayne 1520-1592 (71) and his wife Dorothy Ferrers. Elizabethan Period.

On 04 Aug 1598 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (77) died. His son Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 (56) succeeded 2nd Baron Burghley. He was buried at St Martin's Church Stamford with a large free-standing Elizabethan Period monument under the north chapel arch, in coloured marbles with a figure on tomb chest under an arched canopy supported on paired columns. Attributed to Cornelius Cure Sculptor -1607. The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William's left shoulder. Leg Garter. In his right-hand he is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office; originally white.
The inscription one the monument is on contained within three panels: two on the south (Chancel) side, and one on the north (Chapel) side.
Sacred to God most good and great, and to memory. The most honourable and far renowned Lord William Cecil, Baron of Burghley, Lord High Treasurer of England, President of the Court of Wards, knight of the most noble order of the Garter, Privy Counsellor to the most serene Elizabeth, Queen of England, &c., and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, under this tomb awaits the second coming of Christ: Who for the excellent endowments of the mind, was first made Privy Counsellor to Edward the sixth, King of England; afterwards to Queen Elizabeth: under whom being intrusted with the greatest and most weighty affairs of this kingdom, and above all others approved, in promoting the true religion, and providing for the safety and honour of the commonwealth; by his prudence, honesty, integrity, and great services to the nation, he obtained the highest honours: and when he had long enough to nature, long enough for glory, but not long enough to his country, quietly fell asleep in Christ. He had two wives: Mary, sister of Sir John Cheeke (84), knight, of whom ie begat one son, Thomas (56), now Baron of Burghley; and Mildred (72), daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke (94), knight, who bore to him Sir Robert Cecil (35), knight, Privy Counsellor to Queen Elizabeth and President of the Court of Wards; Anne (41), married to Edward, Earl of Oxford (48); and Elizabeth (34) to William Wentworth (43), eldest son of Baron Wentworth (73).

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After 1585 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636 (attributed). Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.After 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His left-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.Before 1623. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623.Around 1602 John Critz Painter 1551-1642. Portrait of Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612.Around 1650 based on a work of 1575.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604.1568. Formerly attributed to Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth 1525-1584.

After 09 Dec 1601. The Bassett Tomb at St Bartholomew's Church Blore. William Bassett 1551-1601 (centre), his wife Judith Corbet (his left), Henry Howard 1592-1616 (his right) and kneeling Catharine aka Elizabeth Howard 1616- and Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne 1592-1643. Sculpted by Jasper Hollemans Sculptor. Elizabethan Period.

Around 1616 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619. Portrait of Elizabeth Bassett Countess Newcastle upon Tyne 1592-1643.

On 03 Jun 1602 Elizabeth Seymour 1552-1602 (50) died. Monument in All Saints Church Norton. Painted alabaster. Monument with recumbent praying effigy in coffered arch flanked by black marble Corinthian Columns and outer obelisks and topped by armorial panels. The monument also to Dudley Knightley 1583-1602 (19). Elizabethan Period.

In or after 1610. St Chad's Church Longford. Elizabethan Period monument to Nicholas Longford 1532-1610 (78).

After 26 Jun 1612. Elizabethan Period monument to Roger Manners 5th Earl Rutland 1576-1612 and Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland 1585-1612 sculpted by Nicholas Johnson Sculptor -1624. Cost £150 including carriage by sea from London to Boston.

On 19 Mar 1616 Henry Pierrepoint 1546-1616 (70) died. Church of St Edmund Holme Pierrepoint. Carved by John Smythson Sculptor 1570-1634 (46). Elizabethan Period. Armorials:
Top left Cavendish - he was married to Frances Cavendish 1548-1632 (67) daughter of William Cavendish 1505-1557 and Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608 (89).
Top right Pierrepoint.
Centre Bottom: Quartered 1&4 Pierrepoint 2&3 Unknown Arms impaled Quartered 1&4 Cavendish 2&3 Unknown Arms.

Around 1550 John "The Elder" Bettes Painter 1531-1569. Portrait of William Cavendish 1505-1557.1592. Rowland Lockey Painter 1565-1616. Portrait of Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 1527-1608.

After 1653. Church of the Holy Cross Ilam. Monument to Elizabeth Meverell Countess Ardglass -1653. Elizabethan Period.

After 1653. Church of the Holy Cross Ilam. Monument to Robert Meverell -1628 and Elizabeth Fleming -1628. Elizabethan Period.

Elizabethan Recumbent

On 25 Feb 1560 Catherine Blount 1518-1560 (42) died. On 11 Aug 1580 Maurice Berkeley Standard Bearer 1506-1581 (74) died. Church of St Mary Bruton. Recumbent effigies of himself and his two wives Catherine Blount 1518-1560 (42) and Elizabeth Sands 1533-1585 (27) in an Easter sepulchre-type recess with double round arched front, Corinthian pilasters and strapwork panels. Ruff. Panel with quartered arms 1 Berkeley 2 probably Tiptoft, possibly Wotton Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 probably Babington, possibly Zouche differenced with a label three points, overall a Crescent.

On 07 May 1592 Christopher Wray Chief Justice 1524-1592 (68) died. He was was buried in St Michael's Church Glentworth. Monument to Sir Chistopher and his wife Anne Girlington. Elizabethan Recumbent. Elephant and Castle Crest. Pink, white and blue-grey marble. Two recumbent effigies, Sir Christopher above and a little behind his wife, he in red robes, black cap and thick ruff; she in black robes, large ruff and hood. Four kneeling white marble daughters below. Ornate tomb recess above with flanking pink marble columns with white and gold Corinthian Capitals. Undersurface of Recess decorated with white and gold bay leaves. Plaque inscribed above with raised plaque above with Sir Christopher's son at prayer flanked by coats of arms and obelisks.

In 1582 Seventtenth Century copy.Unknown Painter. Portrait of Christopher Wray Chief Justice 1524-1592.

On 25 Jun 1601 Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1555-1601 (45) died at Berwick on Tweed. His son Robert Bertie 1582 1642 (18) succeeded 14th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. He was buried at St James' Church Spilsby.
On 15 Feb 1610 Catherine Bertie 1595-1610 (15) died in childbirth. She was buried at St James' Church Spilsby.
Monument Elizabethan Recumbent. Tall Sideboard Tomb with reclining hooded figure of Lady Katherine, daughter of Peregrine, with Chrisom Child in the crib at her feet. Above a standing figure of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1555-1601 (45) in a niche, with strapwork embellishments, all supported on composite columns with a dentilated cornice.

Before 27 Jun 1641 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Bertie 1582 1642.

On 28 Oct 1613 George St Paul Baronet St Paul 1562-1613 (51) died. He was buried at St Lawrence's Church Snarford. Monument to George St Paul Baronet St Paul 1562-1613 (51) and Frances Wray Countess Warwick -1634. Elizabethan Recumbent. A base supporting the reclining figures of the deceased with composite Pillars supporting an entablature and armorial termination. In the base is a central semi-circular niche containing a carving of the deceased's daughter, flanked by niches containing mourning putti. Above on the lower step is a figure of Frances in full mourning dress with formal Ruff and hat, reclining on a cushion holding a prayer book. On the upper step he reclines in plate armour with a sword. The figures are contained in a semi-circular headed Recess with roses in the archivolt and on the back wall is an inscribed rectangular panel with scrolls and memento mori. The Pillars to either side support a frieze and entablature from which rise flaming urns and at the angles, and at the centre is a raised achievement of arms flanked by scrolled shields and obelisks. Possibly sculpted by Cornelius Cure Sculptor -1607.

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On 24 Mar 1619 Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick 1559-1619 (59) died. His son Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick 1587-1658 (31) succeeded 2nd Earl Warwick 3C 1618, 4th Baron Rich Leez. Frances Hatton Countess Warwick 1590-1623 (29) by marriage Countess Warwick.
He was buried at St Lawrence's Church Snarford. Elizabethan Recumbent. Unusual head and shoulder portrait sculpture of deceased full face, with a profile of his wife Frances Wray Countess Warwick -1634 behind, set in a circular medallion. To either side are pelleted Pilasters supporting an entablature with scrolled Cartouche of arms and flanked by heraldic supporters. The whole is painted and gilded and beneath is a panel containing an inscribed poem. Above his Arms implaled with hers. His are quartered 1&4 Rich 2&3 Baldry Arms (his mother), hers quartered 1&4 Wray 2&3 Unknown. the monument is perhaps the work of Epiphanius Evesham. Sculpted by Epiphanius Evesham Sculptor -1623.

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In 1631 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick 1587-1658.Around 1632 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick 1587-1658.In 1633 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick 1587-1658.Around 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick 1587-1658.

Elizabethan Kneeling

On 24 Jun 1584 Dorothy Vernon 1531-1584 (53) died. On 04 Jun 1611 John Manners 1527-1611 (84) died at Haddon Hall. Both were buried at All Saint's Church Bakewell. Elizabethan Kneeling facing each other. Complex armorial of his arms impaled with her arms.
Arms of John Manners 1527-1611 (57) impaled with those of Dorothy Vernon 1531-1584 (53).
On the left his arms from top left to bottom right:
Top Row: 1 Manners Augmented 2 His great-grandmother Eleanor Ros 1449-1487. Second Row: 5 Beauchamp 6 Beaumont 7 Berkeley 8 Lisle. Third Row: 11 Tiptoft.
On the right arms of Dorothy Vernon 1531-1584 (53). Top Row: 1 Vernon. Her arms. Second Row: 5 Welles. Third Row: 9 Tailboys. Fourth Row: 10 Berkeley.

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On 27 Jun 1598 Bridget Paston -1598 died. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin Tittleshall. Arched niche with kneeling effigy at prie-dieu which carries the inscription. Flanking pilasters with partly painted carved trophies surrounded by ribbon-work. Carved achievement in strapwork surround above and eight kneeling weepers below.
Armorials top left Coke and top right Paston.
Above the monument an amorial Quarterly: Coke, Crispin, Folkard and Pawe impaling Quarterly of Seventeen with 1 Paston, 2 Peche 3 Leach 4 Somerton 5 Peyver 6 Walcot 7 Berry 8 Craven 9 Kerdeston 10 Wachesam or Sotherton 11 Hethersett 12 Charles 13 Tatshall 14 Hengrave 15 Gerbridge 16 Mautby 17 Basinges?.