Memorials of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London. Originally published by Harrison, London, 1875.
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1. (fn. 1) A brass of a merchant and his wife, date about 1400, names unknown. See "Fairholt," p. 183. (Lost.)
2. Brass of Joana, daughter of Henry Seamer, wife of Richard, son and heir of Lord Poynings. The account of this brass given in " Stowe's Survey," adds, " Died a virgin in 1420." This figure is now lost, but an impression of it taken by the late Mr. E. R. Mores when it was preserved in the Church chest, represents her habited in a mantle, surcoat, and kirtle with mitten sleeves, and on her breast a large " I. H. U. Mercy," her headdress of the veil kind with the bosses of reticulated hair above the ears. Mr. Mores has written under it "Obiit Virgo, 1420." See "Gough's Sepulchral Monuments," vol. ii., p. 55.
5. Brass, very elaborate, of a Lady Abbess of the period of Henry VII., the costume that of the aged ladies of that day, who not unfrequently ended their days in a nunnery as Lady Abbesses or even as mere sisters, to the no small emolument of the Church.See "Fairholt," p. 238.
9. Thomas Benolte, sometime Windsor Herald to Henry VIII., otherwise Clarenceux King of Arms, died May 8th, 1533. Figure in Herald's Tabard, bearing arms of England and France quartered, on each side two female figures; that of later date in more elaborate costume than the former (lost, but stone remaining). (fn. 2)
10. Monument to Sir Andrew Judd, Lord Mayor, Citizen and Skinner, 1551. (fn. 3)
14. John Robinson, Alderman and Merchant Taylor, Merchant of the Staple, 1599. (fn. 4)