Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Leicestershire, Bottesford, St Mary the Virgin Church [Map]

St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire is in Bottesford, Leicestershire.

Exterior of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

Memorial in the churchyard at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] to Rev Augustin Megginson of Bolam Northumberland1823-1856.

Commonwealth War Graves at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] including one to Flight Sargeant William Dundas Fordwych who was killed aged twenty-one with the rest of his crew on 19 Aug 1942. Took off 0001 hrs to practicing overshoot procedures. The starboard outer engine was feathered by error, resulting in a stall and the crash that followed at 01.15hrs at Normanton [Map], 12 miles NE of Nottingham.

Interior of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

Around 1140 St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] was commissioned by William "Brito aka Breton" D'Aubigny (age 54). The current Chancel formed that church.

Around 1280 Robert Ros (age 44) commissioned the extension of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] adding the nave and aisles in the Decorated style.

Around 1345 the South Aisle at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] was further developed albeit interrupted by the Black Death.

In or after 1404. St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. Brass to Henry De Codryngtoun, Rector of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] from 1361 to 1404.

After 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) was buried at Belvoir Priory [Map]. At the dissolution of the monasteries his monument was moved to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] on the right side of the High Altar. Alabaster Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period. Possibly Sutton and Prentys.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Scabbard with IHS. Wire Wrapped Grip. Hip Belt.

Detail of the Ros Family Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm.

Detail of decorated Orle and Vervelle Cover.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and face. Note the twisted moustache that is frequently seen on Sutton and Prentys monuments. The fixing of the Esses Collar to the Camail using a small trefoil.

In 1420 the tower and spire at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] were constructed.

After 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) was buried at Belvoir Priory [Map]. His remains and monument were subsequently relocated to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley: Around 1397 he was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley. On 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley died. His son John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley succeeded 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. Before 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley and Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer, Baroness Ros were married. She by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley. They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.

Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Detail of Lancastrian Esses Collar and the trefoil fixing holding the Lancastrian Esses Collar to the bottom of the Camail.

Detail of IHC NASARE Lettering and Decorated Orle and decorated Vervelle Cover. Bascinet with Gorget. Lancastrian Esses Collar.

Detail of the Ros Peacock Crest which surmounted his Great Helm; only the feet remain.

Detail of the Spaulder and Besagew with some early graffiti.

Detail of the Hourglass Gauntlets and graffiti.

Around 1450. The nave at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] was constructed. Above each column there is a carving. This one a Manticore which may indicated an association with the Hastings family.

On 20 Sep 1543 Thomas Manners 1st Earl of Rutland (age 51) died. He was buried in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. His son Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland (age 16) succeeded 2nd Earl of Rutland, 13th Baron Ros Helmsley. Margaret Neville Countess Rutland by marriage Countess of Rutland.

After 20 Sep 1543. Alabaster Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl of Rutland (deceased) and Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland (age 48) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

Chest with Weepers. Monument sculpted by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent.

Detail of his head with a short haircut and beard. He wearing a circlet, possibly coronet. His head resting on a Great Helm with Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of his Leg Garter, Shoulder Garter and his Knots and Encircled Shields Collar Livery Collar.

Her feet on a Griffin. His feet resting on a Unicorn, with its horn missing.

His Mitten Gauntlets with the cloven-hooved foot of the Unicorn visible.

Detail of his Great Helm with Cap of Maintenance and the Manners Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of the panels of the chest.

Detail of her dress with fastenings, heart locket, hands crasped in prayer.

On 17 Sep 1563 Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland (age 36) died. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. His son Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland (age 14) succeeded 3rd Earl of Rutland, 14th Baron Ros Helmsley. Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland (age 14) became a ward of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 30) and was specially under the charge of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley (age 43).

After 17 Sep 1563. Alabaster Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland (deceased) and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

Monument an unusual Table Tomb with their effigies beneath surmounted by effigies of their children. The table may once have been raised in the same way as the one at St Lawrence's Church, Snarford [Map] to Thomas St Paul which may be by the same carver.

His arms showing quarterly: 1&4: Manners Augmented Arms.
2nd: Top Row: Ros Arms, Roet Arms, Trusbutt [or Belvoir], Bottom Row: Todeni [Albini ancient], Daubeney Arms, Badlesmere Arms.
3rd Quarterly: 1 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397 Arms, 2 Tiptoft Arms, 3 Vaux ArmsPowys Arms aka Charlton.

Her arms. Quartered 1&4 Neville Arms, 2 Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397 Arms, 4 Neville Ancient Arms.

Detail of his Leg Garter.

Peacock in Pride ie with its feathers displayed.

Detail of their children.

Detail of the corner of the pediment on which the arms are displayed decorated with fruit and detail of one of the legs of the table.

Detail of his armour, in his right hand a prayer-book, his left hand clutching his sword.

Detail of the St George Pendant Pendant signifying his being a Knight of the Order of the Garter.

Detail of the Unicorn on which his feet rest and Lion on which her feet rest.

The Manners Peacock Crest.

Detail of the Heart locket on her necklace and his St George Pendant.

On 14 Apr 1587 Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland (age 37) died at his home Ivy Bridge on the Strand [Map] or at Puddle Wharf aka Dock [Map]. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. His daughter Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 12) succeeded 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley. His brother John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland (age 36) succeeded 4th Earl of Rutland. Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland (age 34) by marriage Countess of Rutland. He would be Earl for ten months only dying on 24 Feb 1588.

After 14 Apr 1587. Elizabethan Period monument to Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland (deceased) and Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland (age 37) sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder (age 37) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland: In 1550 she was born to Thomas Holcroft. On 06 Jun 1573 Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland and she were married. She by marriage Countess of Rutland, Baroness Ros Helmsley. He the son of Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland. Around 16 Jan 1606 she died.

Both wearing a @@Ruff.

Detail of the sculpture of their only child Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 12).

His feet resting on a Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck - a change from the Unicorn seen on earlier Manners effigies.

Detail of his Leg Garter and his Poleyn and Shoulder Garter.

Detail of her Ermine lined mantle and hands clasped in prayer.

Her arms quarterd 1&4 Holcroft 2 Unknown? A squirrel, possibly fox, eating what may be a nut. 3 A black bird and an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.

On 24 Feb 1588. Elizabethan Period monument to John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland (age 37) and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland (age 35) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder (age 38).

John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland: Around 1551 he was born to Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland. Before 1572 John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland were married. He the son of Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland. On 14 Apr 1587 Edward Manners 3rd Earl of Rutland died at his home Ivy Bridge on the Strand or at Puddle Wharf aka Dock. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire. His daughter Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros of Helmsley succeeded 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley. His brother John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland succeeded 4th Earl of Rutland. Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland by marriage Countess of Rutland. He would be Earl for ten months only dying on 24 Feb 1588. On 24 Feb 1588 John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland died. His son Roger Manners 5th Earl of Rutland succeeded 5th Earl of Rutland.

Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland: In 1553 she was born to Francis Charlton of Apsley Castle in Shropshire and Cecily Fitton. Around 21 Mar 1595 she died. She was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire.

Detail of the Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck on which his feet rest, and the Lion on which her feet rest.

Detail of the Biographical panels.

Armorial above the monument showing top row: Manners Augmented Arms, Ros Arms, Roet Arms, Trusbutt [or Belvoir],
2nd Row: Beauchamp Arms, Beaumont Arms, Berkeley Arms, Lisle Arms
3rd Row: Unknown, Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397 Arms, Tiptoft Arms, Powys Arms aka Charlton
4th Row: Badlesmere Arms, Vaux Arms, Todeni [Albini ancient] Arms, Daubeney Arms.

1590. The Packhorse, or Dr. Samuel Fleming's, bridge over the River Devon, at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. Said ot have been commissioned by Samuel Fleming, Rector of Bottesford from 1581 to 1620, when he was unable to walk to the church as a consequence of a flooded River Devon.

Around 21 Mar 1595 Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland (age 42) died. She was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

In 1612 Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland (age 27) died. She was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

On 26 Jun 1612 Roger Manners 5th Earl of Rutland (age 35) died. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. His brother Francis Manners 6th Earl of Rutland (age 34) succeeded 6th Earl of Rutland. Cecily Tufton Countess Rutland by marriage Countess of Rutland.

After 26 Jun 1612. Elizabethan Period monument to Roger Manners 5th Earl of Rutland (deceased) and Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map] sculpted by Nicholas Johnson. Cost £150 including carriage by sea from London to Boston [Map].

Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland: In 1585 she was born to Philip Sidney and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex. On 05 Mar 1599 Roger Manners 5th Earl of Rutland and she were married. She by marriage Countess of Rutland. Childless, unhappy and possibly not consummated. She the daughter of Philip Sidney and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex. He the son of John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland. In 1612 Elizabeth Sidney Countess Rutland died. She was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire.

On 17 Dec 1632 Francis Manners 6th Earl of Rutland (age 54) died at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire [Map]. On 20 Feb 1633 he was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. His daughter Katherine Manners Duchess Buckingham (age 30) succeeded 18th Baroness Ros Helmsley. His brother George Manners 7th Earl of Rutland (age 52) succeeded 7th Earl of Rutland. Frances Carey Countess Rutland (age 61) by marriage Countess of Rutland.

On 29 Mar 1641 George Manners 7th Earl of Rutland (age 61) died. His second cousin John Manners 8th Earl of Rutland (age 36) succeeded 8th Earl of Rutland. Frances Montagu Countess Rutland (age 27) by marriage Countess of Rutland. Monument sculpted by Grinling Gibbons at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

After 17 Dec 1642 Monument to Francis Manners 6th Earl of Rutland, Frances Knyvet Lady Bevill and Cecily Tufton Countess Rutland at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

Detail of his Leg Garter.

Detail of the Manner's family Peacock in Pride.

On 29 Sep 1679 John Manners 8th Earl of Rutland (age 75) died at Nether Haddon [Map]. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. His son John Manners 1st Duke Rutland (age 41) succeeded 9th Earl of Rutland. Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland (age 22) by marriage Countess of Rutland.

Archaeologia Volume 32 Appendix. Sepulchral Memorials, commemorative of Robert de Roos of Hamlake, in the Church of Bottesford [Map], and of Lord Grey of Codnor, in Eton College Chapel.

After 1918. Memorial to those killed in the First World War at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

After 1945. Memorial to those killed in the Second World War at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

In Jan 1999 the funeral of the 10th Duke of Rutland (age 79) was held at St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].

2015. A list of the Rectors of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map].