Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Volume 7

Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Volume 7

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...fastened across the breast, but the fastening is covered by the widow's barbe or wimple, which covers the chin, is closely pleated 1 According to Haines Manual, p. 116). 2 The oulline which we give of the lower portion of the figure is largely conjectural, the edges of the matrix being very indistinct. Sir William Pyrton And Family, 1501, Little Bentley. on the throat, and the waved lower edge of which covers the chest. Upon her head is a coverchief, the ends of which fall upon the shoulders. She wears a ring upon the third finger of her right hand. The top of her head is flat, the brass plate having apparently not been quite large enough to allow of this portion being properly represented. The five sons (about 7 inches in height) are placed beneath their father and have a half-turn to the left. All are attired alike in long gowns, girt at the waist, and pointed shoes. Their hair is worn long and loose. The five daughters (about 7 inches in height) are placed beneath the mother and have all a half-turn to the right. If they had really had necks as long and features as ugly as here represented, they would certainly have all died unmarried; but one of them, Margaret by name, became, as we know,1 the second wife of William Roberts, Esquire, of Little Braxted. They are all dressed alike in long lownecked gowns, with close-fitting sleeves having large cuffs, and all have the butterfly headdress. A piece about one inch square has, for some reason or other, been cut out of the lower edge of the plate, as well as a small portion of the bottom of the dress of the hindermost. The escutcheon (6 inches in height) above the man has lost its upper portion. It bears, Ermine, on a chevron engrailed azure, three leopard's heads or, for Pyrton. more

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