Katherine Pole (nee Popham) monument - St Andrew - Colyton, Devon
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N 50° 44.485 W 003° 04.187
30U E 495076 N 5621072
Quick Description: Memorial monument to Katherine Pole (nee Popham) (d. 1588) in St Andrew's church, Colyton.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/28/2022 12:15:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM167QY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoRams
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Long Description:
Memorial monument to Katherine Pole (nee Popham) (d. 1588) in the Pole chapel of St Andrew's church, Colyton.

"The monument to Katherine Popham (d.1588) stands adjacent to the left (north) of the monument to her husband William Pole (d.1587), and shows her kneeling surrounded by her seven children. Underneath is a tablet with the following inscription in relief:

Heer lieth the body of Katherin daughter of Alexander Popham of Huntworthi in the counti of Somerset Esquir., the sister of Sir John Popham, knight, Lo. Chief Justice of England, lately the wief of William Pole Esquier the Elder unto whom shee brought foorth William Pole, knight, and Dorothe the wife first of Thomas Erle Esquier, secondly of Walter Vaughan, knight, which were liveing and Alexander, Hugh, Richard, Arthur and Amy which died younge. She died the 28 of October 1588 unto the memori of whome Sr. Wm. Pole Knig. her son hath set this monument.

Four shields with armorials are displayed on the frieze of the monument supported by two pairs of Corinthian columns, as follows:

Popham impaling Stradling: Paly of six argent and azure, on a bend gules three cinquefoils or. Joan Stradling of St Donat's Castle, Glamorgan, was Katherine's mother.
Stradling impaling Arundell: Sable, six hirondelles 3,2,1, argent.
Popham impaling Knoell: Gules, on a bend argent three escallops sable. Isabel Knoell was JKatherine's paternal grandmother.
Knoell impaling Hampden: Argent, a saltire gules between four eagles displayed azure"

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1588

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