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County/Country = Leicestershire AND Town/Village = Leicester
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County: Leicestershire Click on Image to see original watercolour
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Town/Village: Leicester
Place Details: All Saint's church
Artist and Date: F Renaud 1887 October
Iconography: Heraldic
Copied from (Collection): Soc of Antiq Ren III p 315
Watercolour Ref. No.: J517
Notebook: FMP  
Portfolio: Jas P,  
Notebook: IH 4
Other details: A tile on which the arms of Seagrave of Seagrave in Leicester are displayed viz sable a lion rampant argent, crowned or. This tile also in the Museum at York (F Renaud). Stephen de Seagrave who had previously held the office of Justice of England, having incurred the disfavour of Henry III took Holy Orders and retiring to St Mary's Abbey, Leicester died here a canon in AD 1241. The male descent failed in the person of John de Seagrave who died 27 Edward III (AD 1353) and whose daughter was married to John of Mowbray. See Nichol's Leicestershire and Roll of Edward II. The added bells on tile may commemorate a gift to Leicester Abbey. Dr Cox (Churches of Derbyshire) believed the adjoining tile to commemorate the gift of a peal of bells to Morley church made by John Stalham who died AD 1454 and in his life time gave a peal of bells to this church. He says Stalham of Morley often assumed these arms and that the Morleys married Stalham's heiress. The Stalhams were originally a Cheshire family (Renaud III p 315). In pencil: AS under leg of altar.
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