Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset Volume 6

Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...in several places of the windowe (Powlett impaling Hungerford, with a mullet for difference) underneath is a little brass inscription of Nicholas Powlett, and Mary his wife who was a Hungerford." Of this glass only a few fragments remain, but there is little doubt the group originally represented Sir Thomas Hungerford, of Down-Ampney, ob: Oct., 1494, his wife Christian Halle and their six children. Sir Thomas was the son of Sir Edmund of Down-Ampney, ob: 1485, who was the third son of Walter, the first Lord Hungerford, K.G., ob: 1449, by his wife Katherine Peverell. Christian Halle was the daughter of John Halle of "The Halle, ' Salisbury, an eminent merchant and woolstapler of that city, whose fine mediaeval residence still remains there; and within it, as also at Down-Ampney, are found the arms of Hungerford with mullet for difference, impaling the coat of Halle, --Argent, a chevron sable, charged with an estoile of six points or, between three columbine flowers azure, leaved and stalked vert. The brass of Nicholas Powlett occurs on the north wall of the chantry, at the east end of the north aisle, which is enclosed from the body of the church by oak screens of carved tracery. Canon Jackson says this was a chantry " used" by the Hungerfords, which was probably the case, but its origin maybe ascribed Vol. VI. Part Xlv. March, 1899. N to the Claye family, as on the corbels that support its roof, are shields that bear their arms, --(Argent, ) a chevron engrailed, between three trefoils slipped (sable, ) as previously observed by Aubrey in the windows. The Claye family appear to have belonged to the parish of Chrich in Derbyshire, where they held an influential position, and in the church there (in 1750) were several...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912942
  • 9781236912947