Yet more heraldry in Holy Trinity
The heraldry theme continues with another set of photos from another recent visit to Holy Trinity in Kendal. First off, the 13th century Strickland chapel, which houses the tomb of Walter Strickland, son of Thomas, aged 9. There will be another entry on the blog about this tomb, so for now, here's the low down on the heraldic symbols on this small tomb. As you can see from the image below, there is a small shield at the bottom right hand side of the tomb, to the right of the date, 1656.
Above. Walter Strickland's tomb in the Strickland chapel.
As seen elsewhere on this web site, the Strickland coat of arms consists of a simple trio of shells on a plain background. Apart from the chevrons on the lower parts of the tomb, the date and this shield are the only embellishments on the tomb.
The shield on the long side of the tomb in the Strickland Chapel, bears a very precise and excellently rendered shield. It contains the Deincourt arms in the top left and bottom right hand quarters, representing the Deincourt ancestry of Sizergh. The top right and bottom left quarters contain the Strickland arms...the three cockle shells seen elsewhere throughout the church.
The other shield on this strange tomb, represents the Fitzhugh coat of arms
This is one of the three shields on the long side of the tomb, said to belong to Queen Katherine Parr's grandfather, Sir William Parr. The top left and bottom right quarters show the arms of the Ros family of Wark. The top right and bottom left quarters contain the arms of a family I've not yet been able to identify.
This shield shows the Marmion family arms.
Sir Williams coat of arms is made up of the following family arms. The top left quarter shows the arms of the Ros of Wark family, and the Parr arms. The bottom left quarter shows the arms of the Marmion family. The top right quarter shows the arms of the Fitzugh family, whilst the bottom right quarter shows the arms of the Ros of Wark family again.
Finally for this post, some of the most beautiful and vibrant glass in the whole of the church. These photos are close up shots of some of the coats of arms to be found in windows throughout the church.
The coat of arms in this window contains elements of the Irton family arms, the three gold rings in the top half of the shield, and the Noble family, represented by the three lions heads in the bottom half of the shield.
The top left and bottom right shields contain the arms of the Yeates family (three shields on a yellow and red shield) The top middle shelled shows the family arms of the Bretagh family (a lion over a red grid pattern on a white background) The top right shield shows the arms of the Irton family (a single chevron with three rings over it) The middle bottom shield shows the arms of the Jues family (three gold stars diagonally across a blue band)
This shield shows the simple Irton family arms. A single chevron with three rings above it.
This shield shows the Yeates family arms. Three gates separated by gold and red chevrons.
The Bretagh (Bretargh) family arms consisting of a lion a the top of the shield, with cross-crosslets beneath it.
I've not been able to identify this family arms yet.
A shield overlaid by another shield. I'm not sure what this indicates, or who the coats of arms belong to.
The shield here shows the arms of the Jues family. Three stars on a diagonal band of blue.
A complicated shield, this incorporates elements of the Charlton family (the lion in the central shield surrounded by the fleur-de-lys) What the other elements of this coat of arms relate to is beyond me at this stage!!
This coat of arms represents the Chambre arms dated from about 1716, and consists of four 'marlets' (birds of some kind) between an ermine cross.
This coat of arms depicts the Charlton family arms. Simply showing a 'lion rampant' filling the whole of the shield.
As usual, as more information is obtained about these beautiful renditions of various Westmorland and Cumbrian family coats of arms, it will be posted here.