Image Library: Tombs & effigies

Effigy of Sir Roger Hillary, etching reproduced by permission of the William Salt Library
An effigy of Sir Sayer de Rochford’s father-in-law Sir Roger Hillary, at Walsall church where he was buried in 1356. Etching c1790. The monument is still there, but severely damaged. Etching reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the William Salt Library, Stafford.
Etching of a brass effigy of Sir Hugh Hastings (British Museum, CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0)
A brass effigy of Sir John de Rochford II of Fenne’s father-in-law Sir Hugh Hastings, who died in 1347, at Elsing St Mary’s in Norfolk. In 1336 John’s father arranged for him to marry Hugh’s daughter Isabella. Etching by J. S. Cotman, now in the British Museum (CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0)
Effigies of Sir Ralph de Rochford of Walpole and his wife Matilda
Effigies of Sir Ralph de Rochford of Walpole and his wife Matilda, who died in 1369, in the Rochfords’ chapel at Walpole St Peter’s. No trace of this monument survives today. From Richard Gough’s Sepulchral Monuments, 1796.
Portrait of an unknown Rochford lady
Portrait of a unknown lady that was once in a north window at Walpole St Peter’s. This plate was included in some earlier copies of Blomefield’s History of Norfolk (volume 3, page 660), and has been coloured by myself to show the arms. She might well have been Sir Ralph de Rochford of Walpole’s mother Elizabeth, who was probably a Limesy. She was the first wife of Sir Sayer de Rochford.
The tomb of Elizabeth, Lady Clinton, who died 11 September 1423, at St Mary's, Haversham
The tomb of Elizabeth, Lady Clinton, who died 11 September 1423, at St Mary’s, Haversham. She was a cousin of Sir John de Rochford the Younger of Boston, and step-mother to Sir Ralph Rochford III‘s wife Margaret Russell. Engraving from Daniel and Samuel Lysons’ Magna Britannia, Volume 1, Part 3, published in 1813.
Effigy of Henry Rochford, died 1470, at Stoke Rochford church
A brass effigy from the tomb of Henry Rochford of Fenne, with coats of arms and an inscription, at Stoke Rochford church. Etching by William Fowler, 1812. © The British Library Board (Maps K.Top.19.54.2)
Brass rubbing from the tomb of Henry Rochford, died 1470, at Stoke Rochford
Brass rubbing from the tomb of Henry Rochford of Fenne, who died in 1470, with coats of arms and an inscription, at Stoke Rochford.
A brass rubbing of the effigies of Oliver St John and Elizabeth Scrope
A brass rubbing of the effigies of Oliver St John and Ralph Rochford V’s mother, Elizabeth Scrope, with shields, children and an inscription, at Stoke Rochford church. Elizabeth died in 1503.
The view from the chancel into the south chapel at Stoke Rochford church, by Acabashi, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-4.0)
The view from the chancel into the south chapel at Stoke Rochford church. The arms of Sir Ralph III and the supervisors of his will, Ralph Cromwell and William Alnwick, bishop of Lincoln, were in the east window, left of centre. Behind the pillar to the right is the window that had the Rochford arms impaling those of the Hastings and Russell families, representing Ralph and Margaret’s marriage. Photo by Acabashi, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-4.0).
An unattributed tomb in Stoke Rochford church, to the left of the alter, by Acabashi, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-4.0)
An unattributed tomb in Stoke Rochford church, to the left of the alter. There is another, similar unattributed tomb to the right of the alter. Members of the Rochford family are probably buried in these, but there is nothing to identify who. Photo by Acabashi, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-4.0).
Another unattributed tomb at Stoke Rochford, this one in the north chapel, by Acabashi, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-4.0)
Another unattributed tomb at Stoke Rochford, this one in the north chapel, which was built in memory of Henry Rochford of Fenne around the 1470s. This tomb probably also holds a member of the Rochford family. Photo by Acabashi, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-4.0).
The tomb of Joan Rochford, from John Throsby’s 1796 History of Nottinghamshire
The tomb of Joan Rochford, who died before 1510, at Haughton chapel in Nottinghamshire. From John Throsby’s 1796 History of Nottinghamshire, when the chapel was already in ruins.
The tomb of Thomas Skeffington and Margaret Stanhope
The tomb of Thomas Skeffington and Margaret Stanhope, at Skeffington in Leicestershire. Margaret was the heiress of the Rochfords, and died in 1539. Engraving c1800 for John Nichols’ History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester.

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