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Monument to Sir Giles Mompesson and his wife Katherine (St.John), 1633

Monument to Sir Giles Mompesson and his wife Katherine (St.John), 1633
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A fine seventeenth-century memorial over the south door and family entrance to St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze, erected by Sir Giles Mompesson for himself and his wife Katherine St.John.

Sir Giles was brother-in-law to Sir John St.John 1st Bt of Lydiard Park. He was widely regarded as a notorious criminal, epitomising the corruption of the early Stuart regime.

A full-length portrait of Katherine standing (far right) alongside her five St.John sisters is seen on the central panel of the family polyptych in the chancel of the church

Year:
1633
Type:
Carving
Location:
St.John Chapel, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze
Owner:
St. Mary's Church, Lydiard Tregoze
Credit:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Saturday 4th September 2021

Items of Interest

Satirical engraving regarding Sir Giles Mompesson, 1621
Satirical engraving regarding Sir Giles Mompesson, 1621

The Description of Giles Mompesson late Knight cen...

Monumental Inscriptions, Sir Giles and Lady Katherine Mompesson, by Frank Smallwood
Monumental Inscriptions, Sir Giles and Lady Katherine Mompesson, by Frank Smallwood

A biography of Sir Giles Mompesson (c1583-1663) an...