Launceston, St Mary Magdalene

South aisle 2

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
1880
Number of lights
4
Maker
Lavers, Barraud & Westlake
Main subject
Entertaining strangers surrounded by six Corporal Acts of Mercy (Matthew 25:35–36) and arms of four generations of Lawrence:
3a. I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat 3b. I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink 3c. I was a stranger, and ye took me in 3d. Naked, and ye clothed me
2a. I was sick, and ye visited me 2b, 2c. The Eastern mode of entertaining strangers 2d. I was in prison, and ye came unto me
1a. Arms of Arthur Lawrence (great grandfather) 1b. Arms of Humphrey Lawrence (grandfather) 1c. Arms of Humphrey Lawrence (father) 1d. Arms of Northmore Herle Pierce Lawrence (dedicatee)
Tracery subject
Christ in Majesty and two scroll bearing angels
Subject type
Narrative
Donor
  1. Mrs Maria Hosken Lawrence, third daughter of Henry Prynn Andrew of Bodrean, near Truro, widow of dedicatee
  2. Family of dedicatee
Dedicatee
Northmore Herle Pierce Lawrence, father-in-law of former vicar Revd Wickham Montgomery Birch, died
Design
LBW Acts of Mercy: Hungry (3a)
  1. 1870. Marhamchurch, St Marwenna, North Chapel east. 2b.
  2. 1876. Trull, All Saints, South aisle 4. 2a.
  3. 1881. Tysoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, [unknown location]. 1a.
LBW Acts of Mercy: Thirsty (3b)
  1. 1870. Marhamchurch, St Marwenna, North Chapel east. 1a.
  2. 1881. Tysoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, [unknown location]. 1b.
LBW Acts of Mercy: Stranger (3c)
  1. 1870. Marhamchurch, St Marwenna, North Chapel east. 2a.
  2. 1876. Trull, All Saints, South aisle 4. 2c.
  3. 1881. Tysoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, [unknown location]. 1c.
LBW Acts of Mercy: Naked (3d)
  1. 1870. Marhamchurch, St Marwenna, North Chapel east. 2c.
  2. 1876. Trull, All Saints, South aisle 4. 1a.
  3. 1881. Tysoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, [unknown location]. 2a.
LBW Acts of Mercy: Sick (2a)
  1. 1870. Marhamchurch, St Marwenna, North Chapel east. 1c.
  2. 1876. Trull, All Saints, South aisle 4. 1b.
  3. 1881. Tysoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, [unknown location]. 2b.
LBW Acts of Mercy: Prisoner (2d)
  1. 1870. Marhamchurch, St Marwenna, North Chapel east. 1b.
  2. 1876. Trull, All Saints, South aisle 4. 1c.
  3. 1881. Tysoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, [unknown location]. 2c.
Notes
  1. Marriage of Northmore Herle Pierce Lawrence to Maria Hosken Andrew, , Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 2
  2. Death of dedicatee, London Evening Standard p 1, Cornishman p 8, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  3. Maker’s mark and dated.
  4. Truro Diocesan Kalendar p 147. Heard & Sons, Truro (D/E/3/2, D/E/4/1) (no date given; probably ). A painted Window (Lavers, Barraud, & Co.) representing the Corporal Works of Mercy, has been erected by Mrs. Lawrence and her children in memory of N. H. P. Lawrence, J.P.
  5. Maker, donor, dedicatee, subject Cornish & Devon Post p 7, Cornish & Devon Post p 7.
  6. The dedicatee of this window was the donor of St Clement, Nave north 1. The donor of this window, Maria Hosken Lawrence, was a member of the Andrew family, to whom the St Clement window is dedicated.

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Northmore Herle Pierce Lawrence. Born ; died . This window is dediated by Maria Hosken Lawrence his widow & by his family

At the bottom are four sets of arms, of which the components are:

  1. Lawrence, possibly of Iver, Bucks, or St Ives, Hunts, argent a cross raguly gules, on a chief of the second a lion passant guardant or (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 589. , London, Harrison & Sons).
  2. Morshead of Trenant Park, Cornwall: azure a cross crosslet argent between four martlets or, on a chief of the second, three escallops gules (Burke , op. cit., p 709). The dedicatee’s mother was Harriet Morshead.
  3. Andrew of Backhould and Plymouth: sable a saltire argent between four crosses crosslet or. (Burke , op. cit., p 18). The dedicatee’s wife was Maria Hosken Andrew.
  4. Kendall of Kingsbridge and Exeter: argent a chevron between three dolphins naiant embowed sable, a crescent for difference (Burke , op. cit., p 558). The dedicatee’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Kendall.
  5. Northmore: gules a lion rampant or langued and armed azure crowned with an Eastern crown argent. (Burke , op. cit., p 739). One of Charlotte Kendall’s ancestors (probably her grandmother) was Elizabeth Northmore.
  6. Bligh: azure a griffin segreant or between three crescents argent. (Burke , op. cit., p 558). The arms here appear to have a mullet or estoile, presumably for difference. One of the dedicatee’s paternal great-grandmothers was Judith Bligh.

The arms are therefore:

1a. Arthur Lawrence, great grandfather of dedicatee. Arms of Lawrence with those of his wife, Judith Bligh, in an escutcheon of pretence.
1b. Humphrey Lawrence, grandfather of dedicatee. Arms of Lawrence with those of his wife, Charlotte Kendall, Kendall quartered with Northmore, in an escutcheon of pretence.
1c. Humphrey Lawrence, father of dedicatee. Arms of Lawrence impaled with arms of Morshead. His wife was Harriet Morshead.
1d. Northmore Herle Pierce Lawrence, dedicatee. Arms of Lawrence with those of his wife, Maria Hosken Andrew, in an escutcheon of pretence.

Lawrence genealogy from Lawrence One-Name Study and Launceston Then.

LAVERS BARRAUD & WESTLAKE LONDON

The maker’s mark in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.