Johannes Blyth effigy - St Andrew - Denton, Lincolnshire
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Monument and effigy of Johannes Blyth de Denton (d.1602) in St Andrew's church, Denton.
Waymark Code: WM10ADR
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 04/01/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Johannes Blyth died 8th November 1602. Little is known of this man.
The tomb is made of Ashlar and features a reclining figure of the deceased, his prayer book in hand, he lies on a half rolled up mattress on a tomb chest on which are portrayed his wife and 6 children, all named in raised letters - Robert, John, William, his wife, and daughters Anna, Katerina and Maria. The Latin raised letter inscription is set in an egg and dart surround, flanked by Ionic pilasters and free standing Composite fluted columns, supporting a pediment containing a pair of naked female figures holding hour glasses leaning on a skull.

"On a pannel between two columns, in raised letters:
Hic jacet Johannes Blyth
de Denton Filivs Gvlielmi Blyth
de Stravson in Comitatv Linco
Generosi qvi Dvxit Vxorem
Margaretam Thorold filiam
Robeti Thorola de Haigh in
comitatv P Dict Armigeri ix qv
Genvit Proles Gvlielmi Johan
Robertom Annam Katherina
Mariam et oby octavo die
Novembris Anno Dmi 1602

Under this is an altar Monument with a figure incumbent and these Christian names:

At the end are the arms of Thorold quartering Hough, Marston, and Brereborough, impaled with Toutchet quartering Audley. "

W. MARRAT January 1, 1816
Approximate Age of Artefact: 1602

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