Leg Garter

Leg Garter is in Garter Knights.

On 26 Jul 1375 Richard Pembridge (age 55) died. Hereford Cathedral [Map]. Alabaster altar-tomb and effigy, altar-tomb with moulded base and capping, sides and ends panelled with alternate quatrefoils enclosing shields of his arms and trefoil-headed panels; effigy in bascinet, Camail and Jupon Period. His jupon with same arms as his shield. Hip Belt, Leg Garter, right leg modern, head on helm crested with a Feathered Crest, feet on hound.

On 06 Jun 1441 William Phelip (age 58) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Dennington [Map]. Monument to William Phelip (age 58) and Joan Bardolf (age 50). Early Plate Bascinet and Gorget Period. Feathered Crest. Detail of the Wyvern on which her feet rest. Detail of Eagle, possibly hawk, on which his feet rest. Crespine Headress covering her hair. He wearing a bascinet with IHC NASARE Lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter below the left knee.

After 30 Mar 1461. Monument in Church of St Oswald, Methley [Map] to Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles (deceased) and Joan or Cecily Waterton. He with bobbed hair typical of the period resting on great helm, livery collar of linked chain, standard (the chain mail around the neck), wearing a coat of arms (or (gold) a lion sable (black)), leg garter at the knee, fluted period with tassets that protect the thighs, his feet on a lion. She wearing a horned headdress, her head resting on a cushion supported by angels, small linked collar. Both with hands clasped in prayer with lots of rings. Little dog chewing at her dress. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Dogs chewing at her dress with Studded Collar. Angels Supporting Pillow.

Joan or Cecily Waterton: she was born to Robert Waterton Constable and Cecily Fleming. Before 14 Apr 1447 Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles and she were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Fluted armour typified by having no headwear, being clean shaven, a breastplate in two pieces and the neck protected by a Standard. Damaged angel, its head removed, holding the cushion on which his head rests. He wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with large Esses. Ringed fingers.

Detail of the heavily graffitied Shoulder Garter.

Detail of the heavily graffitied Leg Garter and Poleyn.

Mutilated Lion at his feet with its head missing. The figure beneath his right foot appears to be a Bedesman. That beneath his left foot may be the remains of the means by which a bedesman was originally fixed to the foot. What appears to be a birds foot lying across the lions body is the tail of the lion.

After 1503. Monument to John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk and Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk (age 58) in St Andrew's Church, Wingfield [Map]. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion. Chunky Lions Mane.

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.

In 1546 Unknown Painter. Italian. Portrait of Henry Howard (age 30) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter. His right Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk 1300 1338 Arms, his left Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester Arms.

Around 1560. Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire [Map]. Monument to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (age 46) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 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.

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.

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 04 Aug 1598 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley (age 77) died. His son Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter (age 56) succeeded 2nd Baron Burghley. He was buried at St Martin's Church, Stamford [Map] 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. 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, knight, of whom ie begat one son, Thomas (age 56), now Baron of Burghley; and Mildred, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, knight, who bore to him Sir Robert Cecil (age 35), knight, Privy Counsellor to Queen Elizabeth and President of the Court of Wards; Anne, married to Edward, Earl of Oxford (age 48); and Elizabeth (age 34) to William Wentworth, eldest son of Baron Wentworth.

Mary Cheke: she was born to Peter Cheke. In 1541 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley and she were married. In Feb 1543 Mary Cheke died.

Elizabeth Cecil: On 01 Jul 1564 she was born to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley and Mildred Cooke Baroness Burghley. On 26 Feb 1582 William Wentworth and she were married.

Around 1605 John Critz (age 54). Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 38) with Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1611 Robert "The Elder" Peake (age 60). Portrait of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 10) in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

In 1616 William Larkin (age 34). Portrait of George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham (age 23) wearing his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

Before 1619 Robert "The Elder" Peake (age 68). Portrait of Henry Frederick Stewart Prince of Wales in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

In 1619 Daniel Mijtens (age 29). Portrait of William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 75) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1621 Daniel Mijtens (age 31). Portrait of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 54) wearing his Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

In 1634 Daniel Mijtens (age 44). Portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery (age 49) wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar.

Around 1634 Anthony Van Dyck (age 34). Portrait of James Stewart 4th Duke Lennox wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar.

Detail of his Leg Garter.

Detail of the Manner's family Peacock in Pride.

Around 1678 Peter Lely (age 59). Portrait of Charles II King Scotland in his Garter Robes and Garter Collar and Leg Garter.

Around 1691 John Closterman (age 31). Portrait of Charles Seymour 6th Duke of Somerset (age 28) wearing his Leg Garter.

In 1767 Daniel Gardner (age 17). Portrait of George Montagu Dunk 2nd Earl Halifax (age 50) in conversation with his secretaries. He wearing his Leg Garter.

In 1807 John Hoppner (age 48). Portrait of King George IV of Great Britain and Ireland (age 44) in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

After 18 Nov 1834. St Andrew's Church, Wimpole [Map]. Monument to Philip Yorke 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (deceased).

Altar tomb with shaped ends and recumbent effigy in Garter robes with Leg Garter, all in white marble; the ends of the tomb chest are carved with arms and heraldic emblems; signed 'R. WESTMACOTT, JUNR, A.R.A. (age 35) 1844'.