Tomb of John Cressy - Dodford Northamptonshire
Alabaster tomb of Sir John Cressy (d1445) Dodford, Northamptonshire. The sides of the tomb chest have angels holding shields and mourners between them, the offices he held in France are listed around the top edge.
John Cressy inherited large Estates in Bedfordshire and the Welsh Marches, and became MP for Hertfordshire. He held offices in France including the governorship of Lisieux, Orbec and Pont l'Evêque, Normandy. His earliest position was that of lieutenant in Rouen in 1432. His last position was as part of the English mission to Charles VII of France, and to escort the fourteen year old Marguerite of Anjou back to Normandy, from Lorraine, for her marriage to Henry VI of England. However he became ill and was left behind when the English left Toul, on the 2nd of March, he died the following day on the 3rd of March 1445.
The effigy wears the Lancastrian Collar of Esses and its head rests on a helmet.