Launceston, St Mary Magdalene

s2. South Chapel east

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
4
Maker
Wailes, William?
Main subject
3a. Angel—symbol of St Matthew 3d. Eagle—symbol of St John the Evangelist
2a. Agnus Dei 2b, 2c. Noli me tangere 2d. Pelican in her piety
1a. Winged lion—symbol of St Mark 1b. Arms of Roe 1c. Hatchment: arms of Roe impaled with unidentified arms 1d. Winged bull—symbol of St Luke
Tracery subject
B1. Dove of the Holy Spirit
A1. Angel holding cross and crown of thorns
A2. Angel holding sponge
Subject type
Narrative
Donor
Anne Cudlipp, possibly sister of dedicatee, died aged 86
Dedicatee
John Roe, Mayor of Launceston and , died aged 70
Notes
  1. Marriage of John Cudlipp and Anne Roe,
  2. Death of dedicatee, Falmouth Express and Colonial Journal p 4.
  3. Death of donor, Cornish Telegraph p 3.
  4. Western Morning News p 2 Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7, Launceston Weekly News p 8. Similar article in all three papers, which states Since the restoration of this church in , six memorial windows have been put in by the families of Thorne [ South aisle 1 ], Rowe [ North aisle east ], Cudlipp [ South Chapel east ], Spettigue [ Chancel east ], Lethbridge [ South aisle 3 ], and Ching [ South aisle 4 ]
  5. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 71. William Lake, Truro, .
  6. Donor and insertion from inscription
  7. *Manufacturer from style and colour (pair with North aisle east).

In memoriam Joh. Roe Obiit Ann Cudlipp posuit (Ann Cudlipp erected [this window] in in memory of John Roe who died in )

Main lights. The central scene shows Mary Magdalene meeting Christ after the Resurrection (John 20:14–17).

The arms of Roe of Dartford and London are argent on a chevron azure between three trefoils slipped per pale gules and vert as many bezants (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 866. , London, Harrison & Sons). The motto below the arms is Spernit pericula virtus (Valour despises dangers). The impaled arms in sinister in the hatchment may be Broughton or Brocton: gules a chevron between three bears passant or (Burke , op. cit., p 131).