Probus, St Probus and St Grace

n4. North Chapel north 2

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
3. Biblical texts on scrolls
2a. St Matthew 2b. St Mark 2c. St Luke 2d. St John the Evangelist
1. Arms of the dedicatee’s parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great great grandparents
Tracery subject
B1. Arms of the dedicatee impaling those of his wife
A1, A2. Angels holding scrolls
Donor
Daughters of dedicatee.
Dedicatee
Revd William Stackhouse of Trehane, near Truro, former vicar of Modbury, died , aged 88
Notes
  1. Death of dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  2. Manufacturer, donor, dedicatee, Western Morning News p 2, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7.
  3. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol IV p 94. William Lake, Truro, .
  4. Donors, dedicatee, subject, Kelly’s Directory p 848

To the honour of the Most Holy Trinity in memory of William Stackhouse M.A. of Trehane—formerly vicar of Modbury in the county of Devon who died aged 88 years this window is erected by his sorrowing daughters Domine Deus miserere nobis Amen (Lord God have mercy on us) (from the Mass)

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Tracery

B1. Arms. Stackhouse quartering Williams, Courtenay and Reskymer (as in the dexter side of 1d) impaling Smith. The dedicatee, William Stackhouse, married Sarah Smith.
A1, A2. Angels holding scrolls on which are written They that turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12:3).
  1. Smith of Hadley, Middlesex. Vert three acorns slipped or (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 935. , London, Harrison & Sons).

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Scrolls on a background of acanthus.

3a. ☩ The Memory of the Just is Blessed (Proverbs 10:7)
3b. ☩ He that walketh uprightly walketh surely ☩ (Proverbs 10:9)
3c. ☩ Blessed are the Dead which die in the LORD (Revelation 14:13)
3d. ☩ In the Way of Righteousness is Life (Proverbs 12:28)

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☩ Saint MATTHEW ☩

2a. St Matthew, holding a quill pen and a book.

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☩ Saint MARK ☩

2b. St Mark, holding a quill pen and a book.

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☩ Saint LUKE ☩

2c. St Luke, holding a quill pen and a book.

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☩ Saint JOHN ☩

2d. St John the Evangelist, holding a quill pen and a book.

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1a. Arms of Courtenay quartering Reskymer, impaling Pendarves. John Courtenay of Tregellas (died about 1718), son of Reskymer Courtenay, married Dorcas Pendarves. Their daughter and heiress Catherine married John Williams of Trehane (Visitations of Cornwall, p 357) (1b)

  1. Courtenay. Gules three torteaux (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 235. , London, Harrison & Sons).
  2. Reskymer in Mawgan, Cornwall. Argent three bars gules in chief a wolf courant azure (Burke , op. cit., p 847).
  3. Pendarves of Cornwall. Sable a falcon between three mullets or (Burke , op. cit., p 788).

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1b. Williams with Courtenay quartering Reskymer on an escutcheon of pretence. John Williams of Trehane married Catherine Courtenay, the daughter and heiress of John Courtenay of Tregellas. (Visitations of Cornwall, p 357) Their daughter and heiress Catherine married Revd William Stackhouse (1c)

  1. Williams of Trevervo, Cornwall. Argent a greyhound courant sable between three Cornish choughs proper on a border engrailed of the second eight crosses formée or, and as many bezants alternately. (Burke , op. cit., p 1114).

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1c. Stackhouse with Williams, Courtenay and Reskymer on an escutcheon of pretence. Revd William Stackhouse, rector of St Erme (died 1771) married Catherine Williams, heiress and daughter of John Williams of Trehane, Probus. Their son, William Stackhouse, married Mary Rashleigh, (Visitations of Cornwall, p 357) (1d) whose son was the dedicatee.

  1. Stackhouse of Trehane. Argent a garb between three saltires, in chief a shed (Burke , op. cit., p 958).

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1d. Stackhouse quartering Williams, Courtenay and Reskymer, and impaling Rashleigh. The dedicatee’s father, William Stackhouse, married Mary Rashleigh

  1. Rashleigh of Menabilly. Quarterly, sable a cross or, between a Cornish chough argent beaked and legged gules in the first quarter, and in the second a Saxon T of the third; in the third and fourth, a crescent of the last; on the cross in chief a rose (Burke , op. cit., p 839).

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