January 10, 2007

Elizabeth Hobyís, 1609

Monument to Sir Thomas Hobyís widow, Elizabeth (died 1609). Nine years after the death of Sir Thomas she married Lord John Russell who also predeceased her.

She kneels at a prayer desk. Behind her kneel three daughters who predeceased her.

Facing her is Anne, Countess of Worcester, her only surviving daughter. In front of her, too young to kneel is the son of her second marriage, who died an infant. Outside the arch but behind her are her two sons who survived her, Sir Edward Hoby and Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby whom as his name suggests was born after the death of his father.

Bisham, Berkshire

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