St Columb Major, St Columba

s7. South aisle 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
3
Maker
Percy Bacon Bros
Main subject
Baptism of Christ with attendant angels
Tracery subject
Dove with seraphim.
Donor
Mrs Morten
Dedicatee
Francis Baptist Hicks, died in Selangor, Federated Malay States.
Notes
  1. Marriage of Richard Henry Morten to Frances Mary Hicks (sister of dedicatee), elder daughter of Francis Hicks of Oakhurst, Ealing on , Bucks Herald p 8, Reading Mercury p 5.
  2. Marriage of James Edward Morten to Florence Catherine (‘Katie’) Hicks (sister of dedicatee), second daughter of Francis Hicks of Oakhurst, Ealing on , Ealing Gazette and West Middlesex Observer p 7, Weekly Freeman’s Journal p 4.
  3. Death of dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  4. Probate was granted on to Frances Mary Morten (wife of Richard Henry Morten) and Florence Catherine Harriet Morten (wife of James Edward Morten), sisters of the dedicatee.
  5. TDM 1911 : 166.
  6. Maker, donor, dedicatee Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5. In Baptistry
  7. Manufacturer from BSMGP Dir. 1930 (“in Baptistry”).

To the Glory of God and in memory of Francis Baptist Hicks, born , died in Selangor, F.M.S.,

Thou art My beloved SON (Mark 1:11).

The baptism of Christ by St John the Baptist, who may be a likeness of the dedicatee, Francis Baptist Hicks.

Left-hand light: angels. Photograph copyright © www.cornish-churches.co.uk.

Centre light: St John the Baptist pouring water on to Christ’s head. Photograph copyright © www.cornish-churches.co.uk.