07 Jan 2018 - St Oswalds Church, Ashbourne

Penelope's Tomb

Sculpted by Thomas Banks 1735-1805.

Penelope, the only child of Sir Brooke and Lady Boothby, died aged five. So affected by her death was her father he left both his wife and Ashbourne, travelled to the continent, eventually dying in poverty in Boulogne.

Cockayne Family Memorials

St Oswald's Ashbourne has a number of memorials to the Cockayne family including Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403 and his first wife Margaret Longford, his son John Cockayne 1411-1504.

Tomb of John Cockayne -1438 and his first wife Margaret Longford

Note the Lancastrian livery collar of esses believed to stand for ""Souvenir Soverayne"", the motto of Henry VI, although not proven. The Esses collar was indicated support for the House of Lancaster.

Note also the helm on which the head rests is missing its cockerell's head.

Memorial to Thomas Cockayne 1520-1592 and his wife Dorothy Ferrers

Memorial of George Errington

Sculpted by Richard Westmacott II 1775-1856.