Index of Jacobean Sculpture entries.

Children and Monuments from the late medieval period to the 17th century.

Monuments or memorials to children in English churches were extremely rare until the late 18th and early 19th century. In the 16th century one can find the occassional child tomb amongst the aristocracy, such as that of the The Noble Impe at St Mary's Warwick, but otherwise children do not appear to have warranted memorials in their own right.

Thomas Lucy and wife Constance - Charlecote, Warwickshire

Effigy of Thomas Lucy (d1605) in armour, his second wife Constance kneels by the side, and the fourteen children (6 sons and 8 daughters) from his two marriages are shown on the side of the monument.

Richard Cave Monument - Stanford-on-Avon, Northamptonshire

Richard Cave monument (1606)
Monument to Richard Cave, kneeling within an arched canopy on top of a tall pedestal, all surmounted with an obelisk

Bishop Martin Heton Monument - Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Recumbent alabaster effigy of Bishop Heton (1609).

Monument to Abigail Goldsborough - Worcester cathedral



Monument to Abigail Goldsborough (d1613). Worcester cathedral.



John Moore and Family - Worcester Cathedral

Monument to John Moore (d1613) and wife Anne. Worcester cathedral.

Tomb of Thomas Cave and Wife - Stanford-on-Avon, Northamptonshire

Thomas Cave - Stanford-on-Avon
Tomb of Sir Thomas Cave (d1613) and wife, with dog at feet and children on side of chest.

Thomas Machen family monument - Gloucester Cathedral.

Monument by Samuel Baldwin of Stroud, dedicated to Thomas Machen (d1614), Christian Baston his wife and 13 children. Thomas Machen was mayor of Gloucester three times, and was elected to parliament in 1613.

Knightley family Monument - Fawsley, Northamptonshire

Monument to member of the Knightley family (1566-1619).

Elizabeth Williams - Gloucester Cathedral

This monument is to Elizabeth Williams (d1622) who died in childbirth, an effigy of a baby in its chrisom shroud lies by her side. Her sister also died in childbirth a year later and a monument to her is nearby. Both monuments are the work of Samuel Baldwin of Stroud.