Hertfordshire

Abbot's Langley Anstey Ardeley Barkway Benington Great Hormead Radwell St Albans Standon  Watton-at-Stone 
 Willian                   
Abbots Langley - St Lawrence
A. G. Armstrong by T. Armstrong Dame Anne Raymond (1714)
Note the three grandchildren in cradles.
 2nd Lord Raymond (1756), by P Scheenmakers 1st Lord Raymond (1732), designed by Westby Gill; executed by by Cheere

 
Anstey - St George

The canopy above the recess is c. 1300; note the woman's head below the arch. Thr effigy which does not belong is said to be that of Sir Richard de Anestie.

Ardeley - St Lawrence
'Neare this place lyes interred ye body of Mary Markham wife of Robert Markham of Greys-In Esq. Daughter  of William Peerson of Yardley &amp Frances his wife, who had issue one sonn deceased, she dyed in the foure and twentieth yeare of her age Febr 19th 1673'
Note the baby lying on the ledge below the main figure. Attributed to Edward Stanton
Sir Henry Chauncy (1719) Sergeant-at-Law & Recorder of Hertford. Author of The Historical Antiquities of Herfordshire (1700) Buried in the chancel. Monument erected 1913
Barkway - St Mary Magdelene
Thomas Talbot Gorsuch (1820) (left and centre) & James Andrews (1796) (right and centre). Epitaphs by P Chenu. Friends who each left interest on £300 to the poor.
Hon Sir John Jennings (1743) by J M Rysbrack. (signed) Rear Admiral, Governor of the Royal Hospital, Ranger of the Park at Greenwich, MP etc. 'George Jennings Esq, his only son by Alice daughter of Francis Bacon Esq of Wallington,hath caused this monument to be erected...' Rt Hon Lady Susan Clinton (1829), wife of Lt Gen Sir Henry Clinton.

Benington - St Peter
John de Benstede John de Benstede & Edward de Benstede Joan (Joanne) Benstede
Edward de Benstede (1432)
Joan can just be seen behind
John de Benestede (1359) & Petronilla Moyne (1378)

Great Hormead StNicholas
Betty Romer (1916)
Radwell - All Saints
Mary Plomer (1605) Monument and details: note the skull and hour glass.
Sir William Plomer (c. 1625) This monument - together with the brass of William Wheteaker - were stolen in 2000 but recovered the following year. John Parker (1595) Member of the Inner Temple. Also his wife Mary (1574) and un-named son kneel with him. This son may be John, husband of Elizabeth Parker on a brass here, who died in 1602.


St Alban's Cathedral
St Alban's is a Cathedral of the new Foundation. Before the Reforation it was a Benedictine Abbey (and is often referred to as St Alban's Abbey), the a parish church; it was given cathedral status in
    North Chancel Aisle    North Transept South Tansept    South Aisle     
 
South Aisle   North Transept
John Thrale (1704)   Christopher Rawlinson (1733) by  William Woodman. Figure of History Bishop T. Legh Claughton (1895). Alabaster tomb chest with marble effigy. Designed by Oldrid Scott; figure by Forsyth. Frederica Mure (1832) by Chantrey 
         
South Transept      North Chancel Aisle 
     
Ptolemy James (1729) & Charles James (1695)      John Gape (1701)  Robert (1689) & Mary (1685) Nicholl 
 


Standon - St Mary
Sir Ralph Sadler (1587) He began his career in the household of Thomas Cromwell. Sent by Henry VIII on several diplomatic missions to Scotland, including that to arrange the proposed marriage between Prince Edward and Mary, Queen of Scots. Before King Henry died he appointed Sadler to sit on the Council of State to govern England during the minority of Edward VI. He retired from public duty during the reign of Queen Mary but returned when Elizabeth succeeded to the throne, as the trusted colleague of Lord Burghley. He continued his missions to Scotland to treat with the Scottish Protestants. He became Mary, Queen of Scots reluctant jailer. He arrested the Duke of Norfolk during the rising of the norther earls and sat on the council that sentenced Mary to death.
Sadler married Margaret Mitchell or Barré. According to Catholic writers she was a laundress, and he had married her during the lifetime of her husband, Ralph Barré; however when this marriage took place the latter had gone abroad and was presumed dead, so this accusation seems to have been sybstantially correct. In 1546 a private act of parliament was passed to legitimise his children. No wife is shown on the tomb.

Sir Thomas (1606) Sadler and Gertrude Markham This Sir Thomas was the son of the above/
 
Walter, Lord Aston (1748) He married Mary Howard (1723) sister to Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk. She died giving birth to her 121th child.
 

Watton-at-Stone - St Andrew & St Mary
Philip (1712 age 30) & Elizabeth (1740) Boteler
'Philip Boteler Esq only son and heir of Sir John Boteler knight by Dame Elizabeth his wife who was one of ye daughters and coheires of Sir Nicholas Gould of Dorset, who lyes interred near this place.
'This Philip had 1 sister Elizabeth whose fortune he agumented very considerably upon her marriage with Grey Neville Esq.
'He marryed Elizabeth Crane Ettricke 1 of ye 2 daughters and coheires of William Ettricke Esq but leaveing no issue, he (out of due regard to yer continuation of his name and family, which is of great antiquity in this county, by his will entayled ye antient seate and park called Woodhall...upon his cousin John Boteler Esq son of his great uncle who is now the last branch...in the male line.
'This monument was erected by his said cousin John Boteler Esq in honour of his benifactor.
'Here lies Elizabeth Neville, widow....In hopes of joyfull resurrection: what manner of person she was that day will discover'.
Sir Thomas Rumbold (1791) by Bacon
Willian - All Saints
Left & Above: Rev John Chapman (1624) & Anne (1633) 'He was a monument before he dyde' 'A double surgeon she oft restored to health the pined wretch, as oft the poore to wealth'

Left & Above: Thomas Wilson (1656) & Lucy
Edward Lacon (1625) & Joanna (née Gray)(1624) sometime 2nd wife of Edward Wilson

With many thanks to Jean McCreanor and aslo to Dr D & Mrs J Kelsall for the photographs on this page.

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