Cardinham, St Meubred

Chancel south

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Warrington, JP
Main subject
Principal ground of lace-work character with decorated intersections of colour.
Tracery subject
a. Arms of Miles (see notes) impaled with Grylls (William Miles and his second wife Louisa Anne Miles, née Grylls)
b. Arms of Grylls impaled with Willyams of Carnanton (Revd Thomas Grylls and his wife Sarah Grylls, née Willyams)
Probably Louisa Anne Miles, née Grylls daughter of Revd Thomas and Sarah Grylls
  1. Marriage of William Miles, of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards, to Dorothea [sic] Rose Drewe, only surviving child of John Rose Drewe, of the Grange, Devon, on , Exeter Flying Post p 2 (by special licence, at the residence of Mrs Drewe in Dix’s Field, Exeter), Oxford Journal p 4, Bristol Mercury p 3
  2. Engraving ‘Lame leading the Blind’, engraved by Henry Beckwith after a painting by Charles Hancock, dedicated to William Miles, Esq, 2nd Regiment Life Guards, Library of the Fine Arts, Vol Ⅲ, p 166, London, M Arnold, . The engravings (1) and (2) in the British Museum have the crest and motto of Miles at the bottom, including the distinctive serpent nowed.
  3. Death of Dorothy Rose Miles, daughter of John Rose Drewe of the Grange, Broadhembury, first wife of William Miles, on aged 91, Exeter Flying Post p 5, Southern Times and Dorset County Herald p 16
  4. Portrait by Thomas George Webster of William Miles as army officer. It is claimed that this portrait was painted in , which is the year after William Miles died at the age of 81.
  5. Records of 1851 and 1861 censuses state William Miles was born in in Windsor, Berks.
  6. Marriage of William Miles, JP, formerly of the 2nd Life Guards, to Louisa Anne Grylls at Hardelot House, Weston-Super-Mare, on , Naval and Military Gazette p 9, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 11, Home News for India, China and the Colonies p 28, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  7. Originally inserted in Chancel south
  8. Maker, original insertion from West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 7.
  9. Maker, original insertion, subject from Royal Cornwall Gazette p 6.
  10. Probably the same donor as Chancel east in memory of Revd Thomas Grylls and Chancel north 2 in memory of Sarah Grylls, viz., their daughter.
  11. Death of Cordelia Vivian Vicars, youngest daughter of Revd Thomas Grylls, wife of Revd John Vicars, on aged 46, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5, Southern Times and Dorset County Herald p 8, John Bull p 14
  12. Death of William Miles, of Dix’s Field House, Exeter, on aged 81, Western Times p 5, Western Times p 2, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams p 2, Express and Echo p 2 (funeral).
  13. Donation of steeple for St Leonard’s Church, Exeter, by Louisa Miles in memory of her husband. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams p 2, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams p 2, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams p 2 (describes memorial plaque including arms of donor in porch, and window in memory of Louisa Miles’s sister Cordelia Vivian Vicars). Exeter Flying Post p 5.
  14. Moved to North aisle east in and replaced with Chancel south (1949).
  15. Louisa Miles left the bulk of the Miles fortune to her nephew Miles Vicars, the son of her sister Cordelia, on condition that he changed his surname to Vicars-Miles and assumed the arms of the Miles family. Richard G Grylls, Grylls and Grills, the History of a Cornish Clan, Chapter 12 p 222, .

a. Arms of Vicars-Miles impaled with Grylls (William Miles and his wife Louisa Anne Miles, née Grylls). The arms of Vicars-Miles are gules a serpent nowed bendways or, within two bendlets argent, the whole between two horses’ heads erased of the second. The crest is on a wreath of the colours, a serpent nowed or, thereon a horse’s head erased gules (Fox-Davies, AC, Armorial Families; a Directory of Gentlemen of Coat-Armour Vol 2, p 2006, , London, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.). The motto is Ut miles obsta. The arms of Grylls of Helston are or three bendlets enhanced gules (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 433. , London, Harrison & Sons). The same arms (Miles impaled with Grylls), crest and motto appear at the base of the Miles Clock Tower in Exeter. In William Miles presented a drinking fountain for horses to the city of Exeter, and in his widow, Louisa Anne Miles, incorporated the drinking fountain into the base of the clock tower which she erected to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and to perpetuate the memory of her husband.

b. Arms of Grylls impaled with Willyams of Carnanton (Revd Thomas Grylls and his wife Sarah Grylls, née Willyams). The crest of Grylls is a porcupine passant argent, and the motto is Vires agminis unus habet (One has the strength of a regiment). The arms of Willyams of Carnanton are argent a fess chequy gules and vert between three griffins’ heads erased of the third, each gorged with a ducal coronet or. (Burke , op. cit., p 1119).