Biography of Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781

On 25 Mar 1675 Michael Wharton MP 1648-1725 (27) died. He was reputed to be the richest man in England worth £15000 a year. Monument in Beverley Minster. Sculpted by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781.

In or before 1686 [his father] Pieter Scheemaeckers 1640-1714 (46) and Catharina Van Der Hulst were married. They were divorced in 1707.

In 1691 Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 was born to [his father] Pieter Scheemaeckers 1640-1714 (51) and Catherine Hennekin.

In 1714 [his father] Pieter Scheemaeckers 1640-1714 (74) died at Antwerp.

After 26 Jul 1723. Church of St Michael and All Angels Edenham. Monument to Robert Bertie 1st Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1660-1723 sculpted by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 and Henry Cheere 1st Baronet 1703-1781. A Classical Period with Corinthian Capitals supporting open dentilated pediment with garland, urns and putti. Before the Aedicule a rounded Pedestal supports a marble image of the deceased attired as a Roman General.

In 1727 [his half-brother] Henry Scheemakers 1686-1748 (41) and Catherine Hennekin were married.

On 25 Mar 1733 Captain William Berkeley -1733 died at sea whilst Commander of Tyger on its journey from Guinea to the West Indies. He was buried at sea. Memorial in the Church of St Mary Bruton sculpted by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 (58) in 1749. Berkeley beneath.

After 23 Nov 1733. Monument to John Meller at St Deiniol & St Marcella Church Marchwiel sculpted by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781.

On 02 Jan 1740 Elizabeth "Lady Betty" Hastings 1682-1739 (57) was buried at All Saints Church, Ledsham. Marble monument by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 (49) with statues of her half-sisters Anna Hastings -1750 and Frances Hastings -1750 either side representing Piety and Prudence.

Before 1710 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Elizabeth

After 05 Jun 1741. Monument in Church of St Oswald, Methley to Charles Savile of Methley 1676-1741 erected by his wife Aletheia Millington 1682-1759 who was also subsequently interred at Church of St Oswald, Methley. Sculpted by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781.

On 30 Jun 1753 George Strode of Parnham -1753 died. On 14 Sep 1746 Catherine Brodrepp -1746 died. Monument in Church of St Mary Beaminster. Classical Period.

Probably by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 (62), erected by Thomas Strode, brother of George, with reclining figures of a man and woman on a sarcophagus and on either side standing allegorical figures one with a cornucopia the other an anchor, above is an achievement-of-arms.

On 10 Jul 1759 Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759 (22) died of a malignant fever. She was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Armorial Yorke differencede with a crescent to indicate son of the current holder; her husband Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (36) with an inescutcheon of Freeman Arms quartered with unknown arms two lions passant guardant with a bordure engrailed.

Stylised sarcophagus in white veined marble, bearing a white inscription panel; above is an urn in brown marble against a grey background standing on a base of three steps around which are grouped three putti: two garlanding the urn while the third stands by in dejection with reversed torch; in front of the steps is a portrait medallion and at the base of the sarcophagus is an achievement of arms; signed 'JAMES STUART (46), INVT. PR. SCHEEMAKERS (68), SCULP. MDCCLXI'.

In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Charles Yorke 1722-1770.

From 1760 Joseph Nollekens 1737-1823 (22) studied under Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 (69) in Rome.

After 06 Mar 1764. St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Monument to Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764 and Margaret Cocks Countess Hardwicke -1761.

Framed inscription panel in white marble surmounted by an enriched sarcophagus in brown veined marble against a grey obelisk to which is affixed an achievement of arms in oval frame; around the base are putti with wreaths and emblems of office; on each side, life-size figures, one of Athene; two medallions on the sarcophagus depict the Earl (73) and Countess; signed 'J. STUART (51), INVT P. SCHEEMAKERS, SCULPR (73).'

1763. William Hoare 1707-1792. Portrait of Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764 wearing the Robes of Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and holding the Great Seal. In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764. Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Margaret Cocks Countess Hardwicke -1761.

On 20 Jan 1770 Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (47) died. He was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Grey marble obelisk on break-front pedestal of white marble with inscription tablet flanked by festoons and frieze carved with emblems of the Chancellor's office; at the base of the obelisk two putti unveil a portrait medallion and at the apex is an achievement of arms; signed 'P. SCHEEMAKER (79) FaT'.

In 1781 Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 (90) died.

Bradford Cathedral has the following monuments:

Memorial to Abraham Balme main promoter of the Bradford Canal, sculpted by John Flaxman RA.[16]

Monument to Abraham Sharp (d.1742) by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781

Monument to Faith Sawrey (d.1767) by John Bacon The Younger 1777-1859.

Monument to William Northrop (d.1800) by John Bacon The Younger 1777-1859.

Monument to Dr William Sharp, surgeon (d.1833) by Joseph Gott 1785-1860.

Monument to Samuel and Mary Hanley by Joseph Gott 1785-1860.

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St Mary's Church Preston on Stour. That on the left signed Richard Westmacott 1775-1856. That in the middle sculpted by Peter Scheemakers 1691-1781 and James "Athenian" Stuart.