Knightley Tomb, Fawsley - Northamptonshire

walwyn Sun, 10/18/2009 - 13:55
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Alabaster freestanding tomb to Sir Richard Knightley and his wife Jane Skenard, heiress to Old Aldington (d1534) St Mary, Fawsley, Northamptonshire. In his will of 1528 he specified that he should "be buried in the chancel, before the image of our blessed lady, in accordance to mt degree".12 The effigy of Richard Knightley is wearing the Collar of Esses which was an emblem used by the Lancastrians during the Wars of the Roses and adopted as a Tudor badge of office, and around the sides are his children.

 

Their daughter Susan Knightley married Sir William Spencer the son of Sir John Spencer of Wormleighton an ancestor of the present Earl Spencer.3

 

Alabaster freestanding tomb to Sir Richard Knightley, northamptonshire

 

Richard Knightley effigy with Lancastrian double S motif

 

ane Skenard effigy, Tudor headdress and jewellery
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Alabaster freestanding tomb to Sir Richard Knightley, northamptonshire

 

Alabaster tudor tomb sculpture of mourner weeper