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Monument to Sir John St.John,1st Bt, by Samuel Baldwin, 1634

Monument to Sir John St.John,1st Bt, by Samuel Baldwin, 1634
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Marble monument erected by Sir John St.John (d1648), 1st Bt; as a memorial to himself and his two wives; Anne (Leighton) (d.1628) and Margaret (Lady Grobham born Whitmore) (d.1637). Anne, who died in childbirth, is seen on Sir John's right holding her baby. The couple's surviving sons and daughters kneel at their parents' head and feet respectively. The children who did not survive infancy are represented around the base of the monument. One of the little girls, Anne St.John, grew up to marry (1) Henry Lee of Ditchley Park; and (2) Henry Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. See her letters, will, and portrait in The Lydiard Archives.

Year:
1634
Artist:
Samuel Baldwin
Type:
Sculpture
Location:
St.John Chapel, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze
Owner:
St. Mary's Church, Lydiard Tregoze
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Credit:
St. Mary's Church Lydiard Tregoze
Last updated on:
Friday 24th September 2021

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Anne Leighton (c1591-1628), First wife of Sir John St John, 1st Baronet
Anne Leighton (c1591-1628), First wife of Sir John St John, 1st Baronet

Medium - oil on canvasMeasurements - H 58 x W 45 c...

Will of Anne Countess of Rochester nee Anne St.John Lee
Will of Anne Countess of Rochester nee Anne St.John Lee

Transcription of the Will and codicils of Anne Wil...

Anne Countess of Rochester, nee Anne St.John Lee, Letters to her Grandson the Earl of Lichfield
Anne Countess of Rochester, nee Anne St.John Lee, Letters to her Grandson the Earl of Lichfield

Margaret Whitmore (c1576-1637), Lady Grobeham, 2nd wife of Sir John St.John 1st Baronet
Margaret Whitmore (c1576-1637), Lady Grobeham, 2nd wife of Sir John St.John 1st Baronet

Oil on canvasJ73 X W62cmPurchased in 1965 from Ver...

Brick with finger marks by Brian Carne, 2014
Brick with finger marks by Brian Carne, 2014

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Sir John St.John monument - the children, 1634
Sir John St.John monument - the children, 1634

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