Friday, 12 September 2014

Brocklesby Church tomb details


Joy Davis said...

Whose tomb is this Peter? was intrigued by the number of representations of babies at the base. Wonder what the history is about the occupant?

Peter Mullins said...

I think it is for one of the Elizabethan Pelhams who first came to the Brocklesby estate and who were ancestors of the first Lord Yarborough. I've seen lines of children who died young on similar tombs, but, as you say, the babies in their cots are quite striking.